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Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is going to #dothewestern! OR, more specifically, #do-the-post-apocalyptic-spaghetti-mid-western! For his 13th film, Mr. Mihm has decided to continue "mixing things up" by throwing the Mihmiverse 150 years into the future for "Guns of the Apocalypse," a moody tale about what happens AFTER the bombs fall!

In writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's "post-apocalyptic-spaghetti-Midwestern," a man with no name is forced into a world of danger and bloodshed after he saves a scientist and a gifted child from a horde of radiation-scarred mutants. Though he would prefer to stay hidden until he can escape to a new life, something about the child—and the murderous "Death Dealers" hunting her—makes him realize he has no choice but to protect her or risk being responsible for the potential extinction of the human race!

When he's not out promoting "Demon with the Atomic Brain," Mr. Mihm is hard at work writing the script for "Guns of the Apocalypse." Should everything come together exactly the way he's hoping, the film will premiere late next year!

Following the overwhelming success of previous contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits for "Guns of the Apocalypse" are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase!

For each $25.00 donation, all contributors will be entitled to having a single name* of their choosing listed in the contributors section of the closing credits of the film, a customized, framable document certifying their participation in the program and one (1) copy of the finished film! Additional copies of the film and/or world premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit.

DON'T FORGET! Credits can even be given as gifts!

With the holidays quickly sneaking up on us, there are few gifts as unique as your loved one's name in the credits of a movie! AND, between now and December 20th, you will receive a hand-signed letter from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm for every credit purchased!

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 


NOTE: If you purchase one of the following credits, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will contact you shortly after to discuss your purchase!

Associate producers will earn IMBb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
Executive producers will earn IMBb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise, set visits, and other perks (TBD).

*A single credit is defined as the name of one (1) person or corporate entity. Any credit requiring the word "and," an ampersand (&), and/or a comma (except when part of a legal company name) will constitute multiple credits and MUST BE paid for separately.

NOTE: The contributor program is an "equal exchange" program, which means specifically that those participating have NO SAY in the decisions or actions taken by anyone involved in the actual production of the film and are NOT entitled to ANY possible future profits earned by the film, derivative works, and/or merchandise created for or featuring elements from the film. Becoming an contributor does not entitle the participant to ANY ownership WHATSOEVER of the finished film or associated elements.
Continue the Mihmiverse tradition by adding some retro-monster-cheer to your holiday decorations with the second annual Mihmverse holiday ornament!

This exclusive holiday ornament was created to celebrate the 12th Mihmiverse film in 12 years, "Demon with the Atomic Brain!" Sculpted, molded and hand-painted by Mihmiverse Master Monster Maker Mitch Gonazales, each ornament will be individually numbered and include the year. This collectible will be available in EXTREMELY limited numbers!

We highly recommend ordering NOW to ensure shipment in time for the holidays...AND to make sure you get one, because once they're sold out...no more will be made—EVER!

(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

In honor of the release of the 12th Mihmiverse film in 12 years, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has created a full-sized (8.5" x 11"), 12-month 2018 Mihmiverse wall calendar!

Each month will contain a different lobby card image from each of the 12 Mihmiverse films and be personally signed by Mr. Mihm! This calendar will be released in EXTREMELY limited quantities (less than 100 will be produced) and, once they're gone, they're gone!

NOTE: This item is currently in the process of being printed. Actual orders will begin to ship as soon as they are complete! Demand for this item is VERY HIGH, so grab yours now before they're sold out!

$14.99 each
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

The "Demon with the Atomic Brain" DVD is now available!

A failed attempt to weaponize a machine capable of opening portals to other worlds creates an exponentially expanding bubble of fractured space-time which threatens to engulf the entire universe! An elite team of specialists must enter a "crack" in the disturbance and make their way down a rabbit hole of increasingly more dangerous alternate realities to find and shut down the machine which created it! Will their last ditch attempt to save humanity be successful? Will this be how the universe ends? Find out in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's exciting homage to the sci-fi adventure films of the late 1950s: "Demon with the Atomic Brain!"

The DVD contains a high quality digital transfer of the film and several exclusive special features, including a blooper reel, two photo galleries, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, English and Esperanto audio & subtitles and much more!

$9.99 (+$2.99 shipping & handling)
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Lobby cards are a form of movie advertising that were quite common from the early days of film, up through the B-movie-rich 1950s and '60s. Usually issued in sets of eight, each card featured a different scene from the film. These days, full sets of lobby cards are highly sought after by collectors.

In honor of the release of the 12th Mihmiverse film, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has created a new set for "Demon with the Atomic Brain!"

Available as an extremely-limited-run collectible, this set of eight 8.5" x 11" lobby cards depicts scenes from the film and are hand-colorized and stylistically "weathered" to look extra retro!

$19.99 per set
FREE shipping & handling!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm recaps the release of "Demon with the Atomic Brain," talks about all the fun Mihmiverse events coming up and discusses his next project, "Guns of the Apocalypse!"

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and chapter eight of "For Your Ice Only," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's ongoing 1960s-set serial starring international spy and world champion curler, Beef McCormick!

To download an .mp3 of the audiocast, click HERE, visit archive.org where the file is stored or download it free from iTunes!

Otherwise, if you'd like to listen to the episode right from this browser window, click the play button on the player below!

The Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast is hosted by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and is focused specifically on what's going on RIGHT NOW in the Mihmiverse. In addition, Mr. Mihm will discuss the monster movie-making process, touch briefly on the future of the 'verse, pontificate on random subjects, and be joined by guests from within and without the Mihmiverse. PLUS, each episode will include something unique you won't find anywhere else!

November 2, 2017 - 7:30PM, FREE!
"Demon with the Atomic Brain" screens at the Lake 5 Theatre for a very special "Christopher R. Mihm Night" edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, a bi-monthly event that features classic horror and sci-fi films!

Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
November 3-5, 2017
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at Crypticon Minneapolis! Come on down and hang out with the Mihmiverse gang at the BEST horror convention in Minnesota!

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN
November 18-19, 2017
Come to Waxacon, meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and pick up some Mihmiverse merchandise!

Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie, TX
December 3, 2017 - 7:00PM
Come see "Demon with the Atomic Brain" in Eau Claire, WI and hang out with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and SEVERAL stars of the film!

The Little Grand Theater, 102 West Grand Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
December 9, 2017 - 11:00AM, FREE!
Join us for the first-ever Mihmiverse Christmas show, complete with a FREE screening of "Danny Johnson Saves the World" and an appearance by and photo opportunities with the robot from the film as well as Santa & Mrs. Claus! Free gift bags will be provided for all kids 12 and under!

This event will be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with a portion of all Mihmiverse merchandise sales being donated to the charity!

St. Michael Cinema, 4300 O'Day Avenue Northeast, St. Michael, MN
Don't live near one of the cities where the films of Christopher R. Mihm are screening? Why not check with an independently-owned theater near you about hosting a Mihm-movie-night event?

Please contact us at info@sainteuphoria.com for more information. Depending on scheduling and distance, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a monster or two may even make it to your event!

For a complete list of Mihmiverse-related events, visit (and bookmark) the SaintEuphoria.com events page!
Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Starring John Baer and Angela Greene

Humanity has finally sent a man into space aboard a "satellite" (yes, that's what they call it in this movie) but, on re-entry, the satellite crashes and seemingly kills its sole occupant. Or does it? A small team of doctors and scientists examine the wreckage and bring the astronaut's body back to a secret lab only to find that he doesn't seem to be completely dead! Eventually he "wakes up," only to find he is harboring baby aliens in his gut. The alien's mother shows up, kills one of the scientists and then, well... do I have to continue? Overall, the film is pretty flimsy in all the right ways. There are good classic movies and then there are "so-bad-they're-good" films. This one falls squarely in the latter category and it's all the better for it! The laugh-out-loud-bad "alien monster" costume and the unusually dark ending definitely makes this worth a viewing!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Hit the "Paws" Button!

Below you'll find a Meow Mix of films that feature some mighty freaky felines. Naming them correctly will make you "pick of the (kitty) litter!"

1. (1946) Lois Collier and Noah Beery Jr. (later of TV's "Rockford Files") starred in this cat-tale about a black cat possessed with the spirit of an elderly murdered woman.

2. (1961) The legendary Hammer Film Studio was behind this film (produced under the banner of BHP). The plot: a house cat sees her mistress murdered and becomes hell-bent on avenging her death. Andre Morell and Barbara Shelley starred.

3.(1964) Roger Corman directed this film based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe and starring Vincent Price. The short synopsis: A widower marries a new wife, and it doesn't go well. The tag line: "Cat...or woman...or a thing too evil to mention?"

4. (1969) A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of his eccentric but wealthy aunt. Her cats may have a different idea. Michael Sarrazin and Eleanor Parker starred.

5. (1971) When the Lotus Cat Food Company starts robbing the graveyard for a new, low-cost source of meat, the tabbies of the world develop a taste for human flesh. Producer/Director Ted V.Mikels was responsible for this tasty little tidbit of cheesy horror.

6. (1974) Young David Masters drowns several of his mother's cats. Mom swears vengeance. Several years later, David, his wife and newborn child suffer the "cat-sequences." Lana Turner starred.

7. (1977) The legendary Peter Cushing starred with Ray Milland in this film that featured a trilogy of stories about supernatural cats and their reign of feline terror.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE with DR. BOB TESLA Since I am about to start a new weekly show in an exciting new technological format (#1stHostInVR), I thought we would touch on the history of virtual reality for this month's moment in science. You might think virtual reality (or "VR" as all the kids say) is a recent creation but it goes further back. You might think it goes back to the pop culture blip it made in the 1990s but, again, it goes back beyond that. Would you believe that we have to start this trip back in the '30s?

Truthfully, the general idea of an "alternative existence" is hard to pin down to a specific person or date, but science fiction writer Stanley G. Weinbaum wrote a short story ("Pygmalion's Spectacles") about a virtual reality system with goggles back in 1935! The term "virtual reality" was first coined in 1938 by Antonin Artaud, a French actor and essayist. In 1968, computer scientist Ivan Sutherland designed and built the first VR display to be worn on the head, although it was so heavy that it needed to be suspended from the ceiling! The suspension was also needed to accurately track head motion. In 1979, a team from MIT (funded by ARPA) created the Aspen Movie Map that allowed a person to virtually take a tour around Aspen, Colorado. While this was an amazing feat at the time, Google Maps can do it now for almost any city—but not quite as fluidly as the Aspen Movie Map was.

The first time virtual reality impacted the masses was in the 1990s. "The Lawnmower Man" (1992) featured virtual reality prominently and, while the movie was horrible, it got the normal public aware of VR. In 1991, Sega announced a VR add-on for their popular Genesis/Megadrive game console which was never released, and in 1995, Nintendo put out their Virtual Boy (which was actually a 3D game console and not really VR) and immediately wished they had never released it. In 1991, Virtuality put out virtual reality gaming machines for select arcades and venues. These machines could be networked together, which allowed multiple friends to play a game together in the virtual space. While the graphics were primitive by today's standards, the ability to look around completely in a created reality and interact with others in that world was like nothing the public had seen.

After that spark in the '90s, VR went back into the realm of the lab. It needed technology to catch up to the idea—which brings us to today. 2010 was the launch of the Oculus Rift, the first commercially successful home VR system, though not the last. Technology has taken VR to the point where you can have photo-realistic images (in some cases, indistinguishable from real objects) and "haptic" devices that provide the sensation of touch. When "Star Trek: The Next Generation" brought us its take on VR in the '80s with the "holodeck," we didn't know that, in just a few decades, we would have the same ability in our homes, thanks to SCIENCE!
Did you know that "The Monter of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" is now available to be performed by schools and theatre companies nationwide?!

We offer carefully prepared materials of similar (or higher) quality than what you would receive from one of the big Broadway theatrical licensing companies. However, our independent licensing model allows us offer individualized service catered to your organization. When you decide to license a show with us, the success of your production becomes our number-one priority! Heck, the authors might even fly out to see one of your shows!

Production packages include scripts, orchestra books, and conductor/accompanist scores (condensed and full score options), all professionally printed in a beautiful and clean format. We even include rehearsal backing tracks that fully match the music printed in the libretto and on the cast recording CD! This is a great option for productions where using a live orchestra isn't possible, for "black box" style theaters, or when your group doesn't have a rehearsal accompanist regularly available.

We also include free logos for use in your advertising materials, and we can offer personalized graphic design as well as transpositions of vocal and orchestra parts on demand. Visit monsterofphantomlake.com to hear songs from the show, learn more about the script, and request a quote, perusal script, or license agreement.
"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," "The Giant Spider," "The Late Night Double Feature," "Danny Johnson Saves The World," "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical," and "Demon with the Atomic Brain" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.

In addition, exclusive movie posters, 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. "The Cat Creeps," 2. "The Shadow of the Cat," 3. "The Tomb of Ligeia," 4. "The Eye of the Cat," 5. "The Corpse Grinders," 6. "Persecution," 7. "The Uncanny"

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