As of 10:30PM on Tuesday, October 29th, principal photography of "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" (the first half of the next Mihmiverse movie, "The Late Night Double Feature") is complete! Below, in honor of this milestone, you'll find an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo taken by monster maker Mitch Gonzales during one of the last nights of shooting! We're told this is our first real glimpse of the title creature! ALSO, this confirms a rumor going around that Daniel R. Sjerven will not only be in the film (What self-respecting Mihmivite wouldn't recognize that jaw?) but be playing a character he's played before! (HINT: The hat!)
Principal photography for "The Wall People" is ongoing and scheduled to continue through December. The world premiere of "The Late Night Double Feature" is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th, 2014, with additional, super-fun Mihmiverse-related events scheduled the night before. More information will be made public as it becomes available!
Don't forget! You can still join the dozens of others who have already contributed to "The Late Night Double Feature" and get your name in the end credits! In addition to an on-screen credit, everyone who contributes will receive a collector's ticket to the world premiere, a copy of the finished DVD and a cool, personalized certificate celebrating their contribution! Credits can even be given as gifts!
For more information about the contributor program, click HERE and enroll today!
Just in time for the holidays, we proudly present the latest plush collectible from the über-talented Brenda Fulmer, the woman who has, for years, been responsible for the cute-as-heck plushie monsters of the Mihmiverse available at SaintEuphoria.com!
This frighteningly adorable "The Giant Spider"-inspired arachnid is a full two feet wide and a foot long (the largest plushie to date) and is made of faux fur with poseable legs and hand sculpted fangs! Most importantly, this lovable beast is a 2013 holiday EXCLUSIVE and will ONLY be available for order until December 5th. Supplies are EXTREMELY LIMITED and the moment they're gone, they're gone FOREVER!
Visit the collectibles section of the SaintEuphoria.com merchandise page and order yours RIGHT NOW or risk never owning one of these amazing collectibles!
As seen in the Mihmiverse fan-favorite film, "The Giant Spider," the Uncle John's Burger Dog is now a REAL THING!
Based on a recipe created by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and brought to you by TCR, LLC and Center Cut Meats, this one-of-a-kind, meaty masterpiece is perfect for any meal!
Made from the finest farm-raised beef and pork, Uncle John's Burger Dogs are not only unique and incredibly delicious, they harken back to the nostalgic "drive-in days" of the 1950s and '60s captured so well in the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm.
Best of all? They're now available for MAIL ORDER! Sold in packs of eight, Center Cut Meats has the ability to ship them DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR. All Uncle John's Burger Dogs are vacuum sealed, frozen and shipped in special containers that will keep them that way for up to three days, thus making it possible to ship them to anywhere within the contiguous United States without the need for dry ice!
To order, visit the Uncle John's Burger Dog website at unclejohnsburgerdog.com and click the ORDER BURGER DOGS link!
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is close to completing the first issue of "Tales of the Fantastic," a Mihmiverse-inspired, 1950s-style sci-fi digest in the vein of "Astounding Science Fiction" and "Amazing Stories."
With cover art (right) by George Bryan Ward, the inaugural issue of "Tales of the Fantastic" will feature retro-styled fiction and art from independent authors and artists INCLUDING a pair of Canoe Cops-inspired stories from the accomplished (and VERY talented) writer, Stephen D. Sullivan!
The plan is to release the first issue in time for the holiday season!
Are you a business owner or independent creator looking for an inexpensive place to advertise? Ad space is currently available in the first issue of "Tales of the Fantastic!" If you're interested, please contact Christopher R. Mihm at email@example.com to discuss the possibility of including your ad!
More information about this exciting Mihmiverse-related offshoot will be made available in future issues of this newsletter! Stay tuned...
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download!
As filming of the latest movie, "The Late Night Double Feature," kicks into high gear, the podcast crew took a break from their frantic schedule to squeeze in another episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast!
Taking advantage of a gorgeous autumn afternoon, hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater lit the fire pit and welcomed writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (of course) and two of the stars of "The Wall People" half of the new faux-double-feature, Mike Cook (Dr. Edwards/Gustav) and Douglas Sidney (Dr. Collins).
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The Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast was created as a supplement to this newsletter and will be released on or around the 15th of every month. Moderated by hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, this free-to-download monthly audiocast offers exclusive news, interviews with the folks who make the Mihmiverse possible, shameless self-promotion, and original recurring content!
If you'd like to ask a question of the hosts, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, or any of the show's upcoming guest(s), click HERE to submit your queries! If we like them, we may even include them in a future podcast! OR, you can "like" the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast page on Facebook and "participate" by posting to the podcast's wall during recording!
Every month, the Mihmiverse Monthly, the official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, includes an ever-changing array of guest-written columns.
This month you'll find:
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other columns, OR if you're interested in writing one, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think!
- The Trivia Corner
Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) uses the skills learned when he was the coordinator of AOL's Trivia Channel to bring you trivia with a Mihmiverse twist!
- From the Mihmiverse Test Kitchens
The first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm (Rosemary/Ursula), shares her favorite recipes that are sure to satisfy any monster-sized appetite!
The Brain Eaters (1958)
Directed by Bruno VeSota.
Starring Ed Nelson and Alan Frost
A silver, building-sized, spiral-shaped object crash lands outside a small Midwestern town. The local academics investigate but, at first, find nothing inside but a series of closed-loop tunnels. Shortly thereafter, it becomes apparent there was more to the appearance of the craft when townspeople start acting strange and violentthe work of small, fuzzy, pipe-cleaner antennaed, brain-eating parasites from deep beneath the Earth's surface. Will the town survive the brain eaters' onslaught? Will the country? Will the WORLD!? Hyperbole notwithstanding, this film falls squarely in the "so-bad-it's-good" category. The production looks and feels very low budget. The acting, directing, editing, production values, and special effects all have a distinct "drive-in double feature" vibe. The brain parasite creatures are literally wind-up toys covered in fur and pipe cleaners! The film also contains what amounts to a speaking cameo appearance by a young Leonard Nimoy (though made up to look very old) -- a role for which his last name is incorrectly spelled in the credits! All in all, the film is REALLY bad. However, for anyone who likes classic 1950s B-cinema, being this bad can only mean this film is a must-see! Highly recommendedbut only for the hardest of the hardcore!
Christopher R. Mihm
Since so many fans and supporters have become Mihmiverse contributors, we wanted to take time to highlight some of these wonderful people! Thus, every month between now and the release of "The Late Night Double Feature," we will randomly choose and interview one of them.
This month, we interview multiple-movie contributor and fan-from-the-beginning, Diane Perrault!
Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hello there! I am Diane Perrault from lovely, HOT, Modesto, California. I am a marketing analyst at a major telecommunications company where I've worked for the past 11 years. I have, at various times, been a programmer, a technical writer, a program manager, an insurance salesperson and an EXTREMELY amateur filmmaker (as in home-only-for-home, not the public) and always a mom! I love movies, especially sci-fi, fantasy and horror. No small part of my life has been spent at conventions (TimeCon, BayCon, ComicCon, WorldCon) meeting people who starred in "Dr. Who," "Star Trek," "Star Wars," as well as the original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "War of the Worlds" and so many others. I love all of it, from the best to the worst (sometimes the worst is just so much fun). Films are huge in my life.
When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I have been hardcore fan of all things Mihm since I first saw "The Monster of Phantom Lake" when it was initially released. It was just the kind of B-grade '50s movie I adoreand this guy was making them that way...on purpose! I discovered the film at the ShockerFest film festival and very quickly contacted Mr. Mihm to voice my extreme pleasure and delight in his movie. Since then, every year I anxiously wait for the premiere date to roll around and to receive that package in the mail with the newest movie! And, for the first time this past year, I actually attended the premiere! It was awesome! I plan on coming back to Minnesota for the next one!
Which of the eight released films is your favorite and why?
My favorite had always been "The Monster of Phantom Lake," but I have to say "The Giant Spider" has pulled into the lead. It is amazing to see the growth in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films and this one is fantastic. It is fun, adventurous, has amazing special effects and the acting is first rate. Not to mention, I get a good giggle out of so much of it and love finding the multitude of references to past Mihm masterpieces.
Why did you contribute to the next Mihmiverse film, "The Late Night Double Feature?"
I want to do my part in making sure this never stops. I need my Mihm movie fix every year and the best way to make sure I get it is to support the movies. It is fun, even at a distance, to be a little involved in these projects. I think of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and his host of actors/actresses/crew members (many folks fall into both categories, to be sure) as friendsespecially having met so many of them in person this past year! The best thing about going to the premiere was finally meeting the man who rules the Mihmiverse himself, in person. All of you, come join us!
"X" Trivia: the sequel!
Once again, we honor the upcoming "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" half of "The Late Night Double Feature," with the following list of plotsthis time from other movies with the letter "X" in the title. Name them. (Sorry! There will be no "X-Men" or "X Files" answers in this round.)
1. (1950) Lloyd Bridges and Hugh O'Brian lead a group of astronauts on their way to the moon, but somehow they end up discovering Cavemen on Mars.
2. (1951) Long before starring as Patty Duke's fatherand uncleon TV's "Patty Duke Show," William Schallert starred in this movie about a mysterious planet hurtling toward earth, and the extraterrestrial scout who arrives in Scotland before it.
3. (1956) Once again, Scotland is the setting, and this time, Dean Jagger confronts radioactive mud-like creatures that are terrorizing the locals.
4. (1958) Before Forrest Tucker was banished to TV's "F-Troop," he starred in this film about a friendly visitor from outer space who warns that conducting experiments with the Earth's magnetic field could mutate insects into giant monsters.
5. (1963) Ray Milland and Don Rickles(!) led the cast and the legendary Roger Corman directed this masterpiece about a renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight...with shocking results!
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
Is it for breakfast? Is it for dinner? This tasty dish can be used for either meal! My family often likes to have breakfast items for dinner, hence "brinner" is served. These scrambled egg muffins were a big hit, even with my finicky egg eaters. With green pepper, onion and sausage (I used Jimmy Dean All-Natural Pork Sausage), this recipe is packed with a lot of great flavors!
Scrambled Egg Muffins
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
- 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add onion, green pepper, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Stir in sausage and cheese.
Spoon by 1/3 cupfuls into muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Yield: 12 servings
We give this "egg-licious" dish 6 out of 6 "alien tenticles." Serve with fresh fruit and other breakfast favorites, like chocolate chip pancakes. Enjoy!
You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home website!
|November 3 - 3:45PM
"The Giant Spider" has been accepted to and will screen at the 2013 Drunken Zombie Film Festival!
Landmark Cinemas, 3225 North Dries Lane, Peoria, IL
|November 9 - 6:30PM
Chicago Cinema Society and Fans For Living present a Mihmiverse double feature of "The Giant Spider" and "Terror from Beneath the Earth." Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be on hand for a Q&A between films!
All proceeds from this event will pay the fees for Fans for Living to become a non-profit organization with the goal of providing visual arts education to kids in Chicago! Visit the event's Facebook page for more information!
Fans For Living Screening Room, 920 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL
|On November 9th, Catherine Hansen (Mary/Yureena Null) will be performing in "FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFFA Drinking Game" at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, MN.
|Come see "Trials, Tribulations and Christmas Decorations" (tickets) directed by J. Andrew Wilkins (The Medium) at the Lakeville Area Arts Center (November 8-10, 15-17, 22-24).
|Mike Cook (Dr. Edwards/Harlan/Gustav) will be appearing as 3 different characters in "A Carol of a Christmas" November 14-January 12 at the Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre in Eau Claire, WI.
|M. Scott Taulman (Sven) will be playing the part of Hoke in "The Christmas Foundling" for Flying Pig Theater on the Centennial Showboat at Harriet Island in Saint Paul. More information can be found at riverrides.com.
|Throughout November, Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth) will be performing in "Dating Incorporated" at the Public House Theatre in Chicago (tickets) and in "Macbeth! Unrehearsed!" To stay up-to-date on all things Deanne McDonald, visit her website!
|Douglas Sidney (Dr. Collins) can be seen HERE in a fun commercial for Clothes Mentor, HERE in a video for the UVA+B Sunfriend (which also features the voice talent of the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm), HERE in a commercial for CarSoup and in Twin Cities Film Festival red carpet host interviews HERE.
"The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Cave Women on Mars," "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "Destination: Outer Space," "Attack of the Moon Zombies," "House of Ghosts" and "The Giant Spider" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.
In addition, exclusive movie posters, patches, collectibles and other merchandise are now in stock. Everything is available in extremely limited quantities, so get yours today before they run out!
The Trivia Corner answers:
1. "Rocketship X-M," 2. "The Man from Planet X," 3. "X: The Unknown," 4. "The Strange World of Planet X," 5. "X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes"
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