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"Guns of the Apocalypse" World Premiere
September 26, 2018 — doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM

Join us for the world premiere of the next great Mihmiverse film, "Guns of the Apocalypse," at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN! As of the publication of this newsletter, the event is NOT sold out...BUT more than 2/3 of the available seats are spoken for, so we HIGHLY recommend purchasing advance tickets!

Premiere attendees will enjoy an evening of retro-inspired cinematic fun complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with creatures from the film, a silent auction and more! DVDs, posters and other merchandise will also be on sale!

Advance ticket holders will also receive an individually numbered collector's ticket for every ticket purchased! Collector tickets will begin appearing in mailboxes within the next week!

IMPORTANT! Interest in this event is EXTREMELY HIGH! Because of this, we CANNOT guarantee the availability of day-of-admission tickets. If the event sells out through advance sales, there will be no tickets available at the door. ALSO, seating in the Heights Theater has been completely renovated and the number of seats has been reduced from 400 to less than 250. Based on previous Mihmiverse premiere ticket sales, 40% fewer seats, and a larger cast than other Mihmiverse films, we DO expect this event to sell out in advance!

DON'T FORGET! You MUST present your ticket(s) at the door (where they will be stamped) to be admitted. If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay AGAIN to enter—and only if tickets are available at the door!

The Heights Theater is located at 3951 Central Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights, MN.

"Guns of the Apocalypse" World Premiere Advance Tickets — $10.00 each


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!

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

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes. Black & White/Color, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

This item is pre-order ONLY and will ship on or around September 26th, 2018!

$9.99 (+$3.49 shipping & handling)
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Even though "Guns of the Apocalypse" premieres this month, don't forget that ANOTHER Mihmiverse film, "Queen of Snakes," is still in production!

To keep you excited while we focus heavily on the soon-to-be-released Mihmiverse "Midwestern," check out the exceedingly cool behind-the-scenes photo below which was taken during one of the last days of production! In addition to the side/back of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's head, we can clearly see star Stephanie Mihm (in full "Queen of Snakes" makeup) and someone we haven't seen since 2013's "The Giant Spider," Billie Jo Konze!

"Queen of Snakes" still needs YOUR help! Though principal photography is complete, a LOT of post-production work still needs to be done—and that means we STILL need contributions!

Contribute TODAY and not only will you be directly responsible for the creation of the Mihmiverse, you'll be entitled to have a single name* of your choosing listed in the contributors section of the closing credits of the film(s), a customized, framable document certifying your contribution and one (1) copy of the finished film(s)!

Additional copies of the film(s) and/or world premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit! Credits can even be given as gifts! What's more unique and/or special than your loved one seeing their name in the end credits of a movie AND on the IMDb?

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 

*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.

If you're a member of Amazon Prime, you can watch all 12 of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" FOR FREE! If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still rent or buy each film individually...or you COULD visit the DVDs section of the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com and pick up your own copies!

Remember, as you binge watch the entire Mihmiverse "saga," the films can be viewed two different ways: in release order or in-universe chronological order!

Release order is easy. Simply watch them in the order they were made. Always start with "The Monster of Phantom Lake" (2006). If you're watching them on Amazon Prime, the release year is listed with the title. If you're watching them on DVD or Blu-ray, refer to the back cover of each for the release date (or click HERE for a list).

In-universe chronological order goes this way: "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "House of Ghosts," "The Giant Spider," "The Wall People," "Danny Johnson Saves the World," "Demon with the Atomic Brain," "Queen of Snakes" (coming soon), "Attack of the Moon Zombies," "Cave Women on Mars," "Destination: Outer Space," "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" and, finally, "Guns of the Apocalypse" (coming soon)!

NOTE: It has been brought to our attention that the video quality of "Attack of the Moon Zombies" on Amazon Prime is faulty. Upon further inspection, there seems to have been an error in the film's digital encoding that more-than-likely happened when Amazon moved it to their current system. This makes the video seem choppy and as if it was filmed at a lower frame rate than 24 frames a second. It was not.

We would like to thank everyone who contacted us to let us know about the issue! We are in the process of fixing it and are just waiting on Amazon to approve the newly uploaded version!

Stay tuned...
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm waxes philosophic about the "trajectory of his career," discusses the imminent release of "Guns of the Apocalypse" and, since Dr. Bob Tesla was otherwise occupied with his forthcoming progeny, takes over "joke duty!"

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain.

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!

September 26, 2018 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM
"Guns of the Apocalypse" holds its world premiere at the historic Heights Theater!

In addition to the main attraction, attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with creatures from the film, and a silent auction! DVDs, posters, and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!

Advance tickets are available HERE!

Heights Theater, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN
September 28, 2018
"Guns of the Apocalypse" holds its Texas premiere with a Friday night screening hosted by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
September 29-30, 2018
Come see writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and pick up some Mihmiverse swag at the Granbury Paranormal Expo!

Granbury Square Plaza, 205 East Pearl Street, Granbury, TX
October 5-6, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will a guest of honor at the 7th annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival to present a "drive-in style" screening of his newest film, "Guns of the Apocalypse!"

Visit the event's website for more information!
October 6, 2018 - 10:30PM and October 7, 2018 - 7:00PM
Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob hosts the Ohio premiere of "Guns of the Apocalypse!"

Visit the Facebook event page for location and ticketing information!
October 7, 2018
Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX for a VERY SPECIAL Halloween "audience participation" screening of "House of Ghosts" personally presented by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm!

NOTE: Attendees run a significant risk of being frightened to death! Attend at your own risk!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
October 25, 2018 - 7:30PM
"Guns of the Apocalypse" 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
October 26-27, 2018 - 8:00PM
Continuing a long-standing Mihmiverse tradition, "Guns of the Apocalypse" will screen at this year's Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt in Mukwonago, WI, home of the actual Phantom Lake. This great family-friendly event will be in Field Park (essentially the town's "Central Park"), which will be decorated with hundreds of carved, lit pumpkins placed along the walking path that runs through it.

Field Park, corner of Highway 83 and County Road NN, Mukwonago, WI
October 26-28, 2018
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!

ALSO, the latest Mihmiverse film, "Guns of the Apocalypse," will screen on Saturday night with a Q&A with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm directly after! Be there!

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, 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!
Welcome to the newest feature in the Mihmiverse Monthly where we talk to YOU, the fans! Every month, we're choosing a random Mihmivite and ask them a few Mihmiverse-related questions in an attempt to get to know them better and find out what they REALLY think about the films of Christopher R. Mihm!

This month, we interview Pete Quint!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Greetings Mihmiverse! My name is Pete and I'm from Columbus, Ohio! I am pretty new, having watched my first Mihimiverse film only a few years ago. Since then, I've consumed all of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's library and am nearly through all of his podcasts. While I don't make films, I do have a few outlets that scratch my creative itch. I brew beer in my basement and have done very well at local competitions. I play trumpet in a street band the raises money for Nationwide Children's Hospital. I'm also a pinball enthusiast who participates in the occasional tournament and just started my own podcast called Good Beer Bad Movie Night.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
Like many of us outside the state of Minnesota, I first heard about the Mihmiverse through Monster Kid Radio. When Derek M. Koch described the films of the Mihmiverse, I immediately went out to Amazon and ordered "Werequito: Nazi Hunter." I fell in love with the monster effects and the dark, goofy storyline. I love me some giant monster films, so logically "The Giant Spider was up next. After that, there was no turning back!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
I'm not going to pick a favorite because I enjoy them all for different reasons. However, the one that impressed me the most was "The Monster from Phantom Lake: The Musical!." I'm a musician and have been to and participated in countless musicals. "The Monster from Phantom Lake: The Musical!" was so well done that I showed it to my mom who is considering bringing it to her director as an option for their next performance in 2020. It's a very small production but, from what I saw, I'm positive this small town cast can pull it off!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I've done two podcasts on Mihm films: "The Giant Spider" (a lost episode) and "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" (episode 15). I've also spread the gospel of the Mihmiverse to other monster kids in the Columbus area. I'll be bringing the Good Beer Bad Movie Night podcast hosts and several other "Mihm-Virgins" to Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob Tesla and Dwight Frye Underground Cinema's October Premier of "Guns of the Apocalypse." Hmmmm... "Mihm-Virgins"... Mirgins? Virgihms?

ALSO, I almost forgot to mention that Good Beer Bad Movie Night contributed to "Queen of Snakes" (you should, too!) and our silly little name will be in the credits! The "Queen of Snakes" make-up looks amazing! Can't wait to see it!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Where do I want to see the Mihmiverse go? One word: Dinosaurs!
Want to be interviewed for a future edition of the Mihmiverse Fan Focus? Send an email to info@sainteuphoria.com and let us know! Maybe next month the subject will be YOU!
Target Earth (1954)
Directed by Sherman A. Rose
Starring Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley

Based on the short novel "The Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman.

After a failed sleeping-pill-suicide attempt, Nora (played by the beautiful Kathleen Crowley) awakens to find the city seemingly completely deserted. While wandering the empty streets, she she runs into Frank (Richard Denning) and, finding him trustworthy, the two band together to survive. The pair run into random people (including a psychotic killer) and eventually discover that the entire city has been overrun by a vast robot army from Venus. The film works as equal parts paranoid-character piece and low-budget, period science fiction. It's blatantly obvious that the production only had enough money to construct one very cool looking robot costume, but it's used well and often to dramatic effect. The film clips along at a brisk pace and includes some intentional, genuine laughs. A great example of paranoid, classic sci-fi. Highly recommended!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Italian Cheese

To celebrate the September premiere of "Guns of the Apocalypse," the first ever "Spaghetti Midwestern," we present five questions about Spaghetti Horror films: cheesy Italian-made delights that were also dubbed into English. See if you can match the plots with the films! And we'll see you on the 26th at the Heights Theater!

1. (1963) Boris Karloff narrates a trilogy of stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.
2. (1973) In this sexy little horror film, a famous baron creates two "zombies:" one male and one female—hoping to mate them in order to create a master race. This one was filmed in Italian, English AND French.
3. (1973) Elke Sommer stars as a tourist who spends a harrowing night in a Spanish villa terrorized by a butler who resembles Satan. Supernatural events ensue. Telly Savalas co-stars.
4. (1976) This oddball thriller is the story of a demented painter, a church, dead people and a nymphomaniac. Not necessarily in that order. This one was definitely rated "R."
5. (1977) Jessica Harper plays an American ballet dancer who moves to Germany to perfect her skills. Unfortunately, the dance academy she has chosen to attend is actually a witch's coven.

A. "House with the Laughing Windows"
B. "Lisa and the Devil"
C. "Suspira"
D. "Black Sabbath"
E. "Flesh for Frankenstein"
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Roadside attractions and single-screen Main Street movie theaters are fun, kitchy day trips or overnight getaways that you and your family and friends can enjoy. They're also a great way to enjoy a little nostalgia and an opportunity to make some fun memories!

This month's journey takes us 61 miles Northwest of the Twin Cities to the quaint small town of Milaca, Minnesota.

Before visiting the town's single screen theater (known simply as the Milaca Theatre), we explored the town and were pleasantly surprised to find several fire hydrants painted as popular modern characters! I did a little online digging into the hyrdants and it seems that when they were slated to be repainted in 2014, the local VFW wanted to decorate five of them to pay tribute to the five branches of the military. Loving the idea, the town decided to get the community involved and asked for ideas to paint the other 30 found throughout town!

It being a beautiful day when we visited, we moseyed on over to the local park where the kids enjoyed some retro playground equipment and Elliott Mihm (Danny Johnson himself!) quenched his thirst at an old-school drinking fountain shaped like a lion's head! A little more online research revealed that lion's head drinking fountains first started appearing mostly around playgrounds in the 1960s. Though rare these days, they can still be found in random places throughout the Midwest.

As hunger eventually overtook us, we made our way to Daddio's Drive-in Restaurant. Located across the street from the park, we gobbled up some yummy home-cooked burgers and french fries! We finished our meal with homemade chocolate chip cookies and "The Giant Spider"-sized rice krispie treats for dessert.

Overall, Daddio's had a retro "small town family restaurant" atmosphere and, when we were there, we found it clean and the staff friendly.

The single-screen Milaca Theatre was built in 1950 and purposely designed to have a rustic, wood-covered exterior. Falling into disrepair, the theatre was eventually sold at auction in 2009. The new owner at that time cleaned it up and painted murals around the outside of the building. Upon reopening, the theatre showed second run movies at a low price.

The theatre's current owners bought the place in 2015 as an investment for one of their sons and is now open Fridays through Tuesdays. In addition to showing a recent movie for only $5 per ticket, concessions are also VERY affordable—so much so, you could have a movie date (with popcorn!) for less than $20!

Completely by chance, the night we visited happened to be the one year anniversary of their ownership. They were even giving out free cookies!

The Milaca Theatre was very clean and everything was well kept. We spoke to the owners and found them very kind and exceedingly friendly. Though the movie we saw wasn't very good ("The Emoji Movie"), the entire family had a wonderful time! AND, as we piled into the car to head back home, we noticed a Statue of Liberty replica on the grounds of the Milaca City Hall! Truly worth the roadside adventure!

Keep on road tripping!
— Stephanie Mihm
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-D, 2-E, 3-B, 4-A, 5-C

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