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In this one-of-a-kind Mihmiverse "retro-Christmas-Special-esque" short film, an adorable alien named Stu must seek human help to hunt down Steve, his uncle and the leader of his people, who has inexplicably disappeared under mysterious circumstances!

With a single scene left to film, principal photography of "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special" is nearing its end! Though it was planned to be finished by the end of last month, with the last scene taking place in an snow cave and regardless of the fact that the special is being produced in Minnesota, the weather did not cooperate as hoped, so a snow cave still needed to be constructed from scratch!

Luckily, the Mihmiverse production crew is more-than-familiar with constructing faux caves, as made apparent in 2009's "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and 2017's "Demon with the Atomic Brain." The photo below shows the cave as it came together and, as of the publication date of this newsletter, the set has been completed and is "ready for its close-up!"

Should everything fall into place the way writer/director Christopher R. Mihm anticipates, the "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special" will be released later this year, just in time for the holiday season!

If you'd like to contribute to this project and get your name (or your spouse's, child's, dog's, cat's, puppet alien friend's, etc.) in the end credits, go HERE!


As active production of "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special" comes ever closer to wrapping up, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has already begun pre-production work on the third in the Phantom Lake Kids trilogy, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended!"

The script is being broken down in to manageable chunks, creatures and colossal props are being constructed, the costume department is working overtime, and cast and crew alike are starting to get EXTRA excited! PLUS Mr. Mihm has made a preliminary decision on which feature film will follow this one! Unfortunately, he was unwilling to share any details with us beyond that fact that, as he said, "Decisions have been made." He was also unwilling to discuss the Mihmiverse TV series currently in the beginning stages of development. All of that said, the Mihmiverse is definitely looking like a VERY EXCITING place to be for the foreseeable future!

In "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day The Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," Phantom Lake County is shaken by inexplicable earthquakes emanating from a local system of caves and being overrun by grossly mutated creatures of unusual size—a phenomenon which may point to the return of a long-since-forgotten menace! Thankfully, the Phantom Lake Kids (Danny & Evelyn Johnson and their friends Billy Blue, Butch, and Chip) are "on the job" and determined to solve the real mystery: what's the deal with Butch's magic hat?

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!

IMPORTANT! Physical media copies of the finished film are NOT automatically included with a basic contribution. If you would like to be guaranteed a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film when it is released, you MUST order it separately (with the purchase of at least one credit)!

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 Day The Earth Abruptly Almost Ended"
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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.


In the past month or so, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm proved to be a "hot commodity" in the "podcast biz," with several movie-related podcasts approaching him to be a guest on their shows. Here's a sampling of a few of them:

I Love That Movie!
Mr. Mihm drops by to discuss his new film, "The Phantom Lake Kid in The Unseen Invasion," and how the pandemic wound up shaping the narrative. He and the host also take some time to reminisce on their friendship with the late Michael Cross.

Your one stop shop for all things horror! Join Austin Proctor and his co-hosts (Gabby, Cory, Spencer and Chris) as they review movies, play trivia and keep you up to date on what's happening in horror!

Not Suitable For Anyone
A podcast about obscure, micro-budget, under-appreciated, or simply inappropriate films. Whether it's horror, sci-fi, dark comedy, or just an all-around genre-bending film, it's fair game. Join me for the latest news and updates in the underground film community, along with great conversations with filmmakers, writers, and fellow podcasters where anything goes!


The latest Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion," is here! It's proving to be quite popular with fans and, from "tea time with Butch" to Alice Johnson's reactions and Billy Blue's shenanigans, everyone seems to be coming away with their own favorite moments!

The first-ever Mihmiverse film to hold its debut digitally, the "premiere edition" (which included over an hour of special features) is no longer available. However, it is still possible to view the film (minus the extra content) on Vimeo!

If you did miss out on the special premiere edition (or hope to see some of the special features again), you're in luck! The physical media versions of the film contain some of those extras, including the blooper reel, interviews with the cast, exclusive photo galleries, and more! Blu-Rays and DVDs of the film are now IN STOCK, so order yours today!

Stuck in their house during a government-mandated worldwide quarantine, the Phantom Lake Kids (Danny Johnson, his sisters Alice and Evelyn, and their wacky friends Butch, Chip, and Billy Blue) are shocked when most of the gang inexplicably disappears in a flash of light—then reappears moments later! When Alice 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?

The disc includes a high-quality digital transfer of the film, a blooper reel, two photo galleries, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, and more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes. Black & White, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

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Own a signed 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!

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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm recounts his experience receiving his COVID-19 vaccine and discusses the myriad of Mihmiverse-related projects in the pipeline!

Also included: Another episode of "Atomic Tales," a new monthly short story from the author of "The Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," Stephen D. Sullivan!

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!

If you're like most people these days, you tend to stream your favorite TV shows and movies, particularly because it's way more convenient and you have access to them in more places! Did you know that there are now several places to stream the entire Mihmiverse catalog?

From the movie that started it all, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," to its musical offshoot, "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion," everything you need to "visit" the denizens of Phantom Lake County is available for your streaming pleasure!

Most of the films of the Mihmiverse (excluding a handful of titles) are free to watch for every Amazon Prime subscriber on Amazon Video. Most modern "smart" TVs, set-top boxes, and Blu-Ray players have the ability to stream Mihmiverse movies into your homes and devices. AND, as of right now, streaming through Amazon Video is one of the few services that earns Saint Euphoria Pictures a couple bucks in the process! It's not nearly as much as purchasing physical media, but every penny helps!

Drive-in Monsters is the official Mihmiverse Roku channel and the place to find all the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm AND a collection of special features curated by the man himself! It is Mr. Mihm's 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!

As of right now, the service is offered completely free... but, that most likely will not last forever! So, make sure to enjoy the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel while it's still completely free of charge!

Lastly, the ENTIRE filmography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (including the newest film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion") is available for both rental and purchase through the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal!

Every film is presented using the same ultra high-quality renders used for the official Blu-Ray releases and actually feeds video content to the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel. Most importantly, the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal is the ONLY PLACE to legally own the films digitally!
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 the author of "Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," Stephen D. Sullivan!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Stephen D. Sullivan, and I'm an author, artist, editor, and occasional game designer. I've been working professionally in fantasy for over 40 years on such things as "Dungeons & Dragons," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and even the junior novelization of the first "Iron Man" film. Now I mostly concentrate on my own writing work, including "Dr. Cushing's Chamber of Horrors," "Frost Harrow," "Daikaiju Attack," and of course "Canoe Cops vs. the Mummy" and "Atomic Tales."

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
It started with a William Shatner TV show called "Invasion Iowa." I enjoyed it, and while re-watching with a fellow Shatner fan, we got to wondering if one of the co-stars, the charming Brooke Lemke, had been in anything else. Turns out she was in a film called "Cave Women on Mars." I found the film online and ordered it, along with another film or two that were on sale at a discount. I liked those films, but they didn't stop my world or anything. Then my buddy Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio told me that the guy who made those films was doing even better films now, and I should check them out. So, I did. And he was right.

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
I love all the Mihmiverse films now, but if I had to pick just one, it'd be the one Derek recommended to me on that now long-ago day: "The Giant Spider." It had just come out. I grabbed it and was like, "Wow! This is a BIG step up from the previous films!" Now, I'm not sure that's entirely true. I think it's often which film first really connects with you that becomes your favorite. I also love "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and "The Late Night Double Feature" a lot. (And most of the rest, too!) Anyway, after I saw "The Giant Spider," I found out that writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's in-laws live about a half hour from me, and every year at Halloween he does a "drive in-style" film at their town's Halloween celebration. So, I drove over, watched the film again, introduced myself, and we've been friends ever since. Seems like only yesterday, but I guess it's been about 8 years now!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
Well, the most obvious way is how I've been sucked into Mihmiverse-related projects, especially "Canoe Cops vs. the Mummy," though there are other thing as well, some of which—like Madame Magda—we've only got glimpses of so far. Of course, I also own all the films (on both DVD and Blu-Ray), I buy other merch, sponsor to get my name in the credits, attend the premieres... Back when people could get together, we even ran Mihm film nights at our church.

And I try to include Mr. Mihm in cool related projects, the latest of which is "Atomic Tales." It's not precisely set in the Mihmiverse, but it's Mihmiverse compatible—or maybe even multiverse adjacent. It'd be fun to do some kind of crossover.

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Right now, I'd just like for things to get back to normal film production. So, I hope everyone gets vaccinated soon! Then I'm hoping we might be able to do a couple of Mihm-related "TV shows" that we've been talking about. And there's a comic series in there too, somewhere. Damn pandemic!

And personally, I hope to continue "Atomic Tales" for a good long while, and I hope that it brings more people to both my work and the Mihmiverse. People have asked me if I'll do more prose stories or books. That'll be fun when I have time, though I'm not sure whether I should tackle "The Mad Doctor of Phantom Lake" or "Canoe Cops vs. the Vampires" first.

So, buy my stuff or become a backer on my Patreon (PaySteve.com) and let me know your thoughts!

You can also find more info at my site (SDSullivan.com) or chat me up at the Monster Conservancy (of which Christopher R. Mihm and Derek Koch are also members) at SaveMonsters.com!

Long live the Mihmiverse!
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!
Don't Go Near the Water!

In 1975, "Jaws" started the "Let's Make a Cheesy Movie About Sharks" trend that continues yet today. Before then, there were other terrifying creatures climbing out of the sea to wreak havoc on the human race. This month's Trivia Quiz dives into the pool of cheese with 7 titles and 7 plotlines saluting these non-shark monsters. We hope you "take the bait" and match 'em up!

Note: We did not include the classic "Creature from the Black Lagoon." It's too good to be cheesy.

1. "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" (1953)
2. "Monster From the Ocean Floor" (1954)
3. "It Came From Beneath the Sea" (1955)
4. "The Monster of Piedras Blancas" (1959)
5. "Creature from the Haunted Sea" (1961)
6. "Gorgo" (1961)
7. "The Flesh Eaters" (1964)

A. Greedy sailors capture a sea monster and sell it to a circus. Then its mom shows up.
B. An American vacationing in Mexico sees a giant amoeba rising from the sea, but no one believes her...until it's too late.
C. In a story similar to "The Little Shop of Horrors," a lighthouse keeper has secretly been feeding a sea monster for years, but when the monster's appetite becomes too much for him to handle, the bodies start piling up.
D. A giant radioactive octopus terrorizes the Pacific coast. Ken Tobey stars.
E. A group of young adults is trapped on a desert island, surrounded by water filled with poisonous organisms.
F. Atomic tests awaken a giant dinosaur that terrorizes the East coast and, eventually, the Big Apple.
G. A criminal plans to kill off his gang and blame it on a mythical sea monster that turns out to be real!
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Satellite in the Sky (1956)
Directed by Paul Dickson
Starring Kieron Moore and Lois Maxwell

England launches the first manned mission into low-Earth orbit to secretly test the "Tritonium" bomb, a doomsday atomic weapon that, once witnessed by the people of Earth, will put an end to war forever! Naturally, things don't go as planned and the crew (plus a sexy, female stowaway reporter) are forced to make some hard decisions and deal with some extremely dubious science. Filmed in "Cinemascope" and presented in color, the movie can be slow at times but overall, the look and feel of it is so genuinely "1950s science fiction" that it can't help but be fun! The cast is perfectly hammy, and the soap opera-ish melodrama sprinkled throughout is quite entertaining. The sets are beautifully retro and it seems pretty obvious that a good deal of money was spent on the movie. The special effects include some wonderful, era-appropriate model work where, yes, you can see the strings! Worth a look for every fan of old science fiction, if for no other reason than to see what the writers got right AND wrong about space flight before it became a reality!
— Christopher R. Mihm
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-F, 2-B, 3-D, 4-C, 5-G, 6-A, 7-E

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