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Another month has gone by, the worldwide pandemic rages on, political turmoil and social upheaval persists across the United States, and fear and division aggressivelybubble beneath the surface. During trying times like these, it's hard not to feel out-of-whack. But because of that sense of unease, the value of the things that bring us comfort is brought into much sharper focus. For many of us, that comfort comes by getting lost in the goofy innocence of the Mihmiverse, where monsters are real (but aren't particularly scary), the good guys fight for what's right, and we ALWAYS ignore meat and follow Steve!

As the summer comes to an end, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm continues to spend his time editing the Mihmiverse "quarantine movie," "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion!" As of the publication date of this newsletter, the film's "first draft" edit is three-quarters complete!

According to Mr. Mihm, if he keeps at his current pace, the film should be DONE by mid-October, putting it on pace for a holiday 2020 digital premiere—which would make it the fastest turnaround on ANY Mihmiverse film to date! AND, working back-to-back on Phantom Lake Kids movies has given writer/director Christopher R. Mihm a few GREAT ideas for a third to complete a trilogy! The only details we have at this point involve kaiju-sized chickens...

Lastly, check out the latest exclusive still from "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion" below. From what we can tell, Danny Johnson (Elliott Mihm) and his best buddy, Billy Blue (Caleb Frank), are staring at a VERY ominous-looking sky hanging over the Johnson farm. What exactly is going on, we don't know. It's nice to know it won't be too long before we'll all find out!

Despite "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion" being in the editing stage, it doesn't change the fact that the production still needs funds to complete the film! As such, we encourage you to contribute to the movie so you can see your name in the end credits—and help keep the lights on at Saint Euphoria Pictures!

In this all new Phantom Lake Kids adventure, Danny Johnson, his sisters Alice and Evelyn, and their wacky friends Butch, Chip, and Billy Blue find themselves stuck in the Johnson house during a government-mandated worldwide quarantine. When most of them inexplicably disappear in a flash of light, then reappear moments later, it becomes exceedingly clear this is no ordinary event! However, when Alice (Elizabeth Kaiser returning to a role she hasn't played since the character was introduced in 2009's "Terror from Beneath the Earth") doesn't return, the rest must meticulously (and hilariously) unravel the mystery behind her disappearance and the invisible forces behind it! Could it be...aliens?

For each $20.00 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 and a customized, frame-able document certifying their contribution! Copies of the film and/or world premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" with the purchase of at least one credit.

IMPORTANT! Unlike previous Mihmiverse films, physical media copies of the finished film are NOT automatically included with a basic contribution. If you would like to receive a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film when it is released, you MUST order them separately!

Credits can even be given as gifts! Imagine the looks on the faces of your loved ones when they find out their names will be immortalized on the silver screen!

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion"
Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 
DVDS (+$10 each)
BLU-RAYS (+$20 each)
Is your mailing address outside of the U.S.?
(All non-U.S. mailing addresses will be charged a shipping premium for physical media.)


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.


After YEARS not being available, the film that started it all is finally back on DVD!

A shell-shocked ex-soldier transformed by Atomic Waste into a revolting monster wreaks havoc at a high-school graduation party in writer/producer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first film, a monochromatic tribute to the B-movie flicks of the 1950s. The summer sun is shining and a group of recently graduated teens has taken to the outdoors to celebrate their newfound freedom. Something horrific is afoot in Phantom Lake, though, and as the rampaging beast makes his presence known to the horrified teens, a dedicated scientist and his beautiful graduate student soon realize that they may have just stumbled upon one of the most important scientific discoveries of their lifetime.

Includes a remastered transfer of the film, plus an introduction and feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes. Black & White, Widescreen, NOT RATED. Includes Esperanto audio and subtitles!

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" DVD
$9.99 (+$3.99 shipping & handling)

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
Check here to include writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's autograph
NOTE: Autographs require removal of a disc's protective plastic wrap.
By selecting this option, you agree to allow us to do this!


Your opportunity to own one of the first-ever Mihmiverse jigsaw puzzles is QUICKLY fading! The very small stack of puzzles we have left has gotten much smaller and, once that stack is gone, we will not be making more!

This high-quality, 24" x 18" 500-piece puzzle features the official Monsters of the Mihmiverse promo photo and is available in EXTREMELY limited quantities—that are dwindling fast!

This item is ONLY available for U.S.-based customers. If you live outside of the United States and would like to purchase one, please contact us HERE to discuss your options!

Monsters of the Mihmiverse 500-Piece Puzzle
$29.99 (+$9.99 shipping & handling)


When a local man is suspected of having been transformed into a hideous monster, it's up to a scrappy gang of local kids (Danny & Evelyn Johnson, Butch, Chip, and their friend Billy Blue) to uncover the truth and save Phantom Lake County—and everyone in it—from certain doom in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's tribute to the creature-features of the 1950s, the history of the Mihmiverse, and "Scooby Doo!"

The disc 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 subtitles, Esperanto audio & subtitles and much more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes. Black & White, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

IMPORTANT! This item is pre-order only. All orders will ship on or around the premiere date!

$9.99 (DVD) / $19.99 (Blu-Ray)
(+$3.99 shipping & handling)

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
Check here to include writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's autograph
NOTE: Autographs require removal of a disc's protective plastic wrap.
By selecting this option, you agree to allow us to do this!


You can now own a copy of the official Mihmiverse promotional photo taken by Christi Jean Williams (Mrs. Davis in "Queen of Snakes") of Grinkie Photography!

Every 8x10 photo will personally be signed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm! Order NOW!

Signed Mihmiverse Monsters 8" x 10" Photo
$9.99 (FREE shipping & handling)
In a stunning (and, frankly, confusing) turnaround, Amazon Prime has reinstated "Cave Women on Mars!" We honestly have NO IDEA why they pulled it in the first place before inexplicably re-adding it to their service. Regardless, we're excited that it's back! To make sure it (and all the Mihmiverse films) STAY on the service, PLEASE take the time to watch one (or all) of the films and absolutely MAKE SURE to watch them until the end credits begin! One of the ways Amazon measures "customer engagement," (their main metric upon which films are judged to remain in their streaming catalog), is based solely on if the people who choose to watch a film watch it to the end!

"It Came From Another World!" and "Destination: Outer Space" remain off the service and, unfortunately, will most likely never be re-added. Still, most of the Mihmiverse catalog IS on Amazon Prime and remains available (and commercial free) for Prime subscribers!

Amazon is still the number one place where people new to the Mihmiverse find the films. Without it, the ability of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to continue to expand his cinematic universe would be greatly reduced. As always, we have no idea how long Amazon will keep Mr. Mihm's filmography around, so we encourage you to enjoy it while it lasts. To reiterate, make sure if you START a movie, FINISH it! A huge factor in Amazon's decision to remove any particular film is that if a movie is started but not completed, it is implied that the movie may not be of sufficient "quality" to be on its service!

Another thing that helps keep films on Amazon is once you've finished watching something, give it a star rating...but only if your star rating is AT LEAST three. Anything below three stars negatively affects the film and potentially drags it toward the "removal threshold." If you feel so inclined, give it a review, but be honest! Tell the world what you think and maybe even let others know that there are MORE Mihmiverse films available to watch on the service! THEN, encourage everyone you know to do the same! The more streaming minutes the 'verse gets, the longer the films will remain—so feel free to view (and rate!) what's left of the collection!

Thank you for your help!

In addition to many of the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm being available on Amazon Prime, there are now OTHER options for streaming the Mihmiverse!

The entire Mihmiverse catalog (INCLUDING "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!") is available for on-demand streaming and digital download at Vimeo! Every film accessible through the Mihmiverse Vimeo page is of the highest quality transfer available to both rent and/or own! PLUS, every movie you purchase includes a blooper reel!

Drive-in Monsters is the official Mihmiverse Roku channel and is the place to find all the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm AND a curated collection of special features! We plan to add some really cool, exclusive content over time, so we encourage you to add the channel to your Roku lineup. To find the Drive-in Monsters channel, simply search for it through your Roku service!

To make sure we never have to charge a premium for the channel, we are currently collecting subscribers and star ratings so we can convert the channel to "advertiser-supported" (as opposed to a subscriber-based service). The more stars and ratings we receive, the better we are able to approach higher quality advertisers. The higher the "quality" of our advertisers, the more money the channel earns. The more money the channel earns, the more Mihmiverse content we make! It's a win-win for everyone!

SO, make sure that once you've installed the channel, you GIVE IT A STAR RATING—the higher the better! Then, be sure to tell everyone you know to install the channel and do the same! With your help, we'll be able to continue to bring you the best Mihmiverse-related content for years to come!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm updates us on the status of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion" and interviews two of the film's young stars!

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, and another "joke" from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob.

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

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!

Welcome to the Mihmiverse Monthly feature where we talk to YOU, the fans! Every month, we choose 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 Lisa Sanchelo!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hi I'm Lisa Sanchelo, and I'm the host of the "I Love that Movie!" Podcast. I'm a lifelong nerd, a cosplayer, and a movie lover. Three years ago, I started a podcast that was solely focused on discussing movies that my guests love and it's been amazing. I reside in Texas with my husband and two dogs. I like to podcast, sew, paint, but, most of all, I love watching movies!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
Like most Mihmiverse fans in Texas, I met writer/director Christopher R. Mihm through super-fan, Michael Cross. I approached Mr. Mihm about doing an interview for my podcast. I was super nervous, but Christopher put me at ease, and, before we knew it, we not only had an awesome interview but we became fast friends! I think we talked so long that Michael had to come find us and coax Christopher back to his booth!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
This is a tough one. I really enjoy them all, but the first one I think I saw was the "The Giant Spider" and I just love it. I know it's probably the "funniest" one, but that's not why I chose it. From the casting to the pacing, and, honestly, the humor (which is pretty good, too), the overall package just makes it one of my faves!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
Christopher has been a guest on my show several times since we met, and I attend every live showing he has in Dallas that I can get to. I advertise all his content for free (podcasts are not high paying haha), but I do it because I genuinely enjoy not only the great films he puts out, but the community of like-minded sci-fi loving enthusiasts who enjoy the Mihmiverse. I always say it's like running away and joining the circus! There's just something infectious about the Mihmiverse!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I would love for there to be some type of Mihimiverse channel, more interactive live content, really connecting with people, because I think that is a big part of the fandom. The movies stand on their own for sure, but its the community and brand that really draw you in! Also, I OBVIOUSLY want to get back to the movies! Maybe Christopher could try partnering with our local drive-ins here! That would be such a fun way to watch his content!
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!
The Giant Claw (1957)
Directed by Fred F. Sears
Starring Jeff Morrow and Mara Corday

This movie can easily be summed up in four tantalizing words: giant space turkey attacks! Basically, an overgrown "anti-matter" bird from space appears and starts destroying everything in its path. Humanity tries to fight back but every weapon tried fails miserably because of the creature's natural "anti-matter" defenses. Worst of all, with mankind on the brink of possible extinction, the bird's true intentions are revealed—it's building a nest! Naturally, it's up to a trio of scientists to figure out how to break through the "anti-matter barrier" and stop the creature once and for all. This film is considered one of the worst ever made but honestly, I totally disagree. Yes, it is "bad," but in all the right ways! The giant turkey creature is effectively cheesy and in almost every shot, you can see the strings. The plot is cliché, the acting is barely passable, the "action" is hardly exciting and yet, the movie is still a heck-of-a-lot of fun. Check it out if you get the chance.
— Christopher R. Mihm
Venus Envy

When it comes to cheesy sci-fi movies that involve the planets in our own solar system, there's no denying that Mars has more than its fair share. But the other planets also have some "cheese" they can call their own!

Below are 6 movies that involve the planet Venus, and a list of plot lines. I'm pretty sure we've never used ANY of these for trivia before, so maybe this will be a little tougher than you think. Or maybe not. Match them up and see!

1. (1958) "Queen of Outer Space"
2. (1959) "Have Rocket, Will Travel"
3. (1960) "First Spaceship on Venus"
4. (1962) "Masters of Venus"
5. (1965) "Voyage to the Prehistoric Plane"
6. (1972) "Doomsday Machine"

A. A mysterious force draws astronauts to Venus, where a tribe of beautiful women awaits—including Zsa Zsa Gabor!
B. Project Astra entails sending a manned mission to Venus. At the last minute, half of the men are replaced by women. No one knows why until shortly after the launch when the Earth is blown to smithereens by the Chinese. Bobby Van and Ruta Lee star.
C. Three janitors accidentally get sent to Venus, where they meet a talking unicorn—and a giant spider!
D. When a Venusian artifact is found on Earth, a team of astronauts is sent to Venus to investigate. This one is a Japanese film, if that helps.
E. Astronauts land on Venus and discover a tribe that may or may not have originated on Earth—on the lost continent of Atlantis.
F. Three spaceships are sent to Venus from a spaceport on the moon, and encounter prehistoric beasts, a raging volcano, and the remnants of an Earth-like race. Basil Rathbone is in this one.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Did you know that "The Monster 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.
Mihmiverse DVDs & Blu-Rays 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-A, 2-C, 3-D, 4-E, 5-F, 6-B

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