Less than four short weeks to go before the big world premiere of "The Late Night Double Feature!"
On April 26th, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will unveil his latest retro-styled feature at the Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights, MN. In addition to the main attraction, attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by much of the cast and crew, autographs, free cupcakes, photo opportunities with monsters from the film (Don't forget your camera!), a silent auction and organ music from the "WCCO Mighty Wurlitzer!" DVDs, posters and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!
If you've already ordered advance tickets (or are owed them by being a contributor), your individually numbered collector tickets are scheduled to be mailed within the first ten days of this month. To make sure your tickets are mailed to the correct address, please take time to double check the accuracy of your mailing address on file with PayPal (where all tickets and contributor credits were ordered). If you notice an issue, please bring it to our attention as soon as possible by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
IMPORTANT! You MUST present your ticket(s) at the door (where they will be be ink stamped) to be admitted into the event. If you do not present your ticket(s) at the door, you will be required to pay AGAIN to enter!
Advance tickets to the April 26th world premiere of the next Mihmiverse film, "The Late Night Double Feature
the first-ever pre-party are STILL AVAILABLE!
Coming from out of town and need a place to stay? The Mihmiverse has teamed up with the LivINN Hotel in Fridley, MN to offer a special deal on accommodations: $75.00 per nightor upgrade to one of their suites for just $10 more!
"The Late Night Double Feature"
World Premiere Advance Tickets
Saturday, April 26, 2014, doors @ 6:30PM
|The Heights Theatre|
3951 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN
"The Night Before The Thing"
Premiere Pre-Party Advance Tickets
$15 each (includes dinner) + $15 per T-shirt (optional)
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00PM10:00
LivINN Hotel, 5201 Central Avenue NE, Fridley, MN
Located just two miles north of the Heights Theatre, the LivINN Hotel is part of what's known as the "Best Value" Hotel Chain for lodging accommodations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, providing quality guest rooms and suites. The LivINN is ALSO the location where the premiere pre-party will take place!
To take advantage of this special offer, reserve your room(s) by phone and ask to be added to the "Saint Euphoria LLC" block of rooms!
Check out the LivINN's website at www.livinnfridley.com for more information about this great hotel!
IMPORTANT! We cannot guarantee the availability of "day-of" admission tickets. If either event sells out (The pre-party already has!) through advance sales, there will be no tickets available at the door.
These events are open to the public, so the ONLY WAY to ensure admittance to either event is to purchase an advance ticket!
Check out the official trailer below!
"The Giant Spider" has been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award!
Since 2002, the Rondos have been fandom's only true classic horror award. They are decided by fans, for fans. Every Rondo nominee is being recognized for a significant achievement in the genre during the year of 2013. Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is done through email. To vote, visit the following website:
Next, copy the ballot, paste it into an email, pick your choices ("The Giant Spider" is in section nine of the ballot under Best Independent Film), and send it along with your name to email@example.com.
That's it! AND, don't forget to pass this information on to EVERYONE YOU KNOW! We need as many people as humanly possible to make this happen!
This is the fourth Mihmiverse film to be nominated for this prestigious award after "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "Attack of the Moon Zombies" and "House of Ghosts." Of the previous Mihmiverse nominees, "House of Ghosts" was the only winner!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download!
As the endless frigid Minnesota winter rages on, podcast hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater and perma-guest writer/director Christopher R. Mihm are stuck back in the basement huddled around the "Mitch Gonzales Memorial Candle."
This month, the crew welcomes actor Aaron Courteau (who appeared in "The Giant Spider" as the Major) and the rest of the team behind Wondervision Productions: Kevin Horn and Michael Jurayj. The group engages in a lively discussion about the state of independent film, why European cars are sexy, how Mark Haider is a better actor than he realizes AND much, much more!
Click to download part 1 Click to download part 2
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!
- 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 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!
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
Directed by Roger Corman
Starring Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan and Russell Johnson
A team of scientists studying the effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of a remote Pacific island mysteriously disappear. A back-up team arrives to investigate and finds the island is being wracked by inexplicable seismic shocks. When members of the new team begin to vanish, the remaining scientists are plagued by the disembodied voices of their missing colleagues commanding them to go to a cave deep within the island. Intrigued, the team heeds the instructions and, once there, are shocked to find giant, radiation-mutated psychic crabs that are responsible for both the disappearances and the earthquakes. Plus, as an added bonus, they want to take over the world! This movie is a perfect example of the kind of low-budget, Z-grade drive-in "trash" that Roger Corman was infamous for. Everything about it screams "fast and cheap." The crab creatures themselves look like bad papier-mâché, the dialogue is ham-fisted and wooden, and the acting and directing are uneven and frequently laughable. Even the editing is questionable, with no eye toward continuity (Actors often appear to be wearing different outfits from shot to shot!) and, strangely, scenes that appear to end mid-conversation sometimes before the end of a sentence! From this description of the film, it sounds very much like something worth skipping but that's very far from the truth! "Attack of the Crab Monsters" is definitely the best of the very worst. It's so bad, you probably won't pay much attention to the actual story because you'll be too busy noticing all the flaws and laughing hysterically! This movie is definitely not to be missed!
Christopher R. Mihm
It's premiere month! Here is a spicy treat to share with your friends as you're watching "The Late Night Double Feature," "The Giant Spider" or any one of the films of Christopher R. Mihm!
In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; set aside. In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium for 1 minute; add seasonings. Cook and stir over low heat for 1 minute. Place the popcorn in a large bowl; add seasoning mixture and toss to coat.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 quarts popped popcorn
Yield: 3 quarts
This is a scrumptious treat that gets a big thumbs up from all of the monsters in my family! ENJOY! We hope to see you at the movies!
You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home website!
In honor of "The Late Night Double Feature," we present a double dose of scary movies with "Night" in the title: name them!
1. (1933) The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one. Bela Lugosi stars.
2. (1942) A rich recluse invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths. Bela Lugosi stars in this one, too.
3. (1957) A paranormal psychology symposium, a devil cult leader and a cursed parchment. Spooky stuff, starring Dana Andrews.
4. (1958) An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens. Roger Corman directs.
5. (1959) A phony spiritualist gets more than he bargained for when he actually raises the dead. Tor Johnson stars are "Lobo," no relation to Mike Mason's character in "The Monster of Phantom Lake."
6. (1962) A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years and forces her to destroy all her magical charms and stop the foolishness. Sounds like the plot to the TV series "Bewitched," but it isn't. Janet Blair stars as Samantha Stevens...uh, I mean Tansy Taylor.
7. (1964) A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire. William Castle directs a talented cast that includes Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck.
8. (1966) A scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens. After they're shipped to a south seas Navy base and thaw out, they become killer, acid-secreting monsters that live by night. Mamie Van Doren stars.
9. (1967) While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. Are aliens to blame? The legendary horror duo of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing star.
10. (1968) One of the all time classics: A group of people hide from zombies in a farmhouse. George Romero directs. Need I say more?
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
|April 25 - 6:00PM|
It's the first-ever Mihmiverse world premiere pre-party—an event we are playfully calling "The Night Before The Thing!"
The night will include dinner provided by Uncle John's Burger Dog, a panel discussion/live podcast recording with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast crew, appearances by several familiar Mihmiverse faces, AND top secret entertainment and shenanigans you will NOT want to miss!
Limited to only 40 lucky Mihmivites, this event is SOLD OUT!
LivINN Hotel, 5201 Central Avenue NE, Fridley, MN
|April 26 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM|
"The Late Night Double Feature" holds its world premiere at the historic Heights Theatre!
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, free cupcakes, photo opportunities with monsters from the film (Don't forget your camera!), a silent auction and organ music from the "WCCO Mighty Wurlitzer!" DVDs, posters and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!
Advance tickets are now on saleand selling fast!
The Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN
Representatives of the Mihmiverse (Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati and Tori Fox are confirmed) will be selling merchandise at StarFest in Denver! The weekend's events will includes screenings of "The Giant Spider" and "The Late Night Double Feature!"
Check out the StarFest website for more information!
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, Mark Haider (General Castle) and monster maker Mitch Gonzales will be representing the Mihmiverse at Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, TX! Stop by their table in the dealer's room, say hello and pick up a signed copy of the latest film, "The Late Night Double Feature"or an entire set of all nine films! ALSO, all VIP ticket holders will receive a free Mihmiverse sampler DVD in their VIP swag bags!
Check out the Texas Frightmare Weekend website for more information!
|May 8 - 7:00PM|
Come and enjoy a free screening of "The Late Night Double Feature" with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" star (and Mihmiverse rookie) Shane Donahue at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Special Q&A session will follow the film. Sponsored by Focus on U.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University Center, 500 Wild Rose Avenue, River Falls, WI
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be presenting a special screening of "The Giant Spider" at Horror-O-Rama!
Best Place @ The Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 West Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
"The Giant Spider" has been accepted to and will screen at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival being held in conjunction with Big Wow! ComicFest in San Jose, CA!
San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is a featured guest at Crypticon Seattle, a convention celebrating the Pacific Northwest's darker sidethree days of your favorite actors, authors, and artists, along with tons of new people and things you never knew existed!
The Hilton, 17620 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA
|May 30-June 1|
Come visit the Mihmiverse vendor's table and meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at Cleveland CONcoction, sci-fi, gaming, comics and more!
Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, OH
"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. "Night Terror," 2. "Night Monster," 3. "Night of the Demon," 4. "Night of the Blood Beast," 5. "Night of the Ghouls," 6. "Night of the Eagle," 7. "The Night Walker," 8. "The Navy vs. The Night Monsters," 9. "Night of the Big Heat," 10. "Night of the Living Dead"
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