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THE WERESQUITO IS COMING!
Post-production of the next great Mihmiverse film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," is coming to a very quick end! With that in mind, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has officially nailed down the date for the WORLD PREMIERE: Wednesday, September 28th at (where else?) the historic Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN! As soon as the film is 100% complete, advance tickets to the big event will go on sale.
If you are unable to make it to the world premiere, fear not! We are ALREADY lining up several screenings of the film for AFTER the big event, including a screening at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, a showing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, an appearance at the Lake Charles Film Festival and a return to the Lake 5 Theatre in Forest Lake as the grand finale to this year's edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright!
Should everything work out just right, the film will be complete shortly after the release of this newsletter. As a consequence, you can reasonably expect a trailer, official poster design and advance tickets for the premiere to be made available soon after!
To keep the excitement level high for the coming film, check out the exclusive still below! The image shows Douglas Sidney in the human form of the Weresquito, John Baker. We know little about the context of this image BUT, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm tells us the sweat glistening on his face was 100% REAL, and was caused by Mr. Sidney having to hold a very heavy replica Walther P38 at arm's length for hours on end!
IMPORTANT! By the time you read this, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" may very well be complete! That means you may literally have only MINUTES before it will be too late to see YOUR name in the film's end credits! As soon as the film is 100% locked, this opportunity will CEASE TO EXIST. AND, once advance tickets to the world premiere go on sale, (if past events are any indication), it will most likely sell out quickly. The absolute ONLY WAY you can ensure you'll be admitted to the premiere is to contribute NOW and pre-purchase tickets to the big event!
In the next great Mihmiverse film, horrific Nazi experiments have left a surviving WWII soldier with a terrifying condition: at the sight of fresh blood, he transforms into a man-sized, blood-sucking killer insect! Refusing to let his affliction destroy him and all he loves, he instead commits himself to using his "powers" for goodby finding the people responsible and bringing them to justice!
Following the overwhelming success of contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits are NOW AVAILABLE for the latest!
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, frame-able document certifying their participation in the program and a choice of one (1) copy of the finished film (format of your choice) OR one (1) collector's ticket to the film's world premiere!
Additional copies of the film and/or premiere tickets may also be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit. Contributor credits can even be given as gifts!
If you'd like to contribute to "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," visit the contributor page at SaintEuphoria.com by clicking HERE!
*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.
The very short run of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" was a ROARING SUCCESS...and it's all thanks to the amazing bunch of folks pictured below!
Pictured from left to right, standing: Josh Hertel, Adam Boll, Marlee Anderson, Julia Lopez, Greg Kernkamp, Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati, Mike Cook, Michele Langhough, Christopher R. Mihm and Seth Berrier. Sitting: Kelan Smith, Cassie Pearson, Greta Kernkamp, Mandy Tietz, Joel Breed, Hannah Monterey Jones and Christopher Sturz. Not pictured: Violet and Irene Eigner.
To date, no official reviews of the show have been published, but reaction on social media was almost entirely positive, with words like "wonderful," "funny" and "masterpiece" being the most common. The show (rightfully) received extensive praise for its direction and catchy music. The true standout of the show was young Greta Kernkamp, who turned 16 just a day before the show opened and took on the role of Elizabeth. In particular, her rendition of the song "Afraid of Everything" sent shivers up the spines of everyone in the audience and showcased hers as a talent which will carry her far in life.
The photo below is of Ms. Kernkamp taken during a dress rehearsal of "Afraid of Everything" during which she sings opposite a spooky tree (played by Mike Cook).
On behalf of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, we would like to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the fine people who made "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" such a huge success!
The initial run of the musical theater adaptation of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," may be complete, BUT you can still enjoy the amazing songs featured in the show with the original cast recordingnow available on CD!
Made possible by over a hundred generous contributions to the show's crowdfunding campaign, this professionally produced CD includes 22 tracks:
Overture, Everybody's Dumping in the Lake, Call Me Professor, The Ballad of Lobo, Doing Science, Meeting the Professor, Hiking Music, Lobo's Campsite, Afraid of Everything, A-Rockin', A-Rollin', All the Way A-Ramblin', College, Someday, Gruff and Toady's End, Surf's Up, Swamp Monster, Paddlin' Along, Going All the Way, Afraid of Everything [Reprise], Nothing Bad Can Happen, George Attacked!, Bones, I Tell You! BONES!, It All Makes Perfect Sense and The Ballad of Lobo [Reprise].
"Attack of the Moon Zombies" is back in stock...and now available in a special MIHMIVERSE DOUBLE FEATURE edition alongside "Terror from Beneath the Earth!"
This special edition DVD includes new, higher-quality transfers of both films (taken from their original sources) and English subtitles. "Attack of the Moon Zombies" includes an alternate Esperanto audio track and feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. "Terror from Beneath the Earth" includes a commentary track featuring writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and actor Daniel R. Sjerven.
Now's your chance to own a single volume encompassing the "bookending" chapters in the "Dr. Edwards saga"available at a 2-for-1 price!
THE MIHMIVERSE MONTHLY AUDIOCAST
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast
This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about the upcoming "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
" premiere, catches the audience up on all the fun Mihmiverse-related events coming up, gives his honest reaction to "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!
" and reads some more Amazon.com reviews of his films!
Also included: a visit from Monster Kid Radio
's Derek M. Koch to discuss classic B-movie musicals, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob
and a dramatic reading of "Incident in the Tomb
," the penultimate chapter in the "Canoe Cops Vs. The Mummy
" serial written by Stephen D. Sullivan
! (Support the Canoe Cops stories via Mr. Sullivan's Patreon at CushingHorrors.com
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!
CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH
The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)
Directed by Irvin Berwick
, starring Les Tremayne
, Forrest Lewis
and Jeanne Carmen
Something murderous is wandering the streets of the sleepy port town of Piedras Blancas and, judging by the title, it's a monster! At first, the local lighthouse owner attempts to keep the beast confined to its seaside cave by offering scraps of meat and food, but eventually the prehistoric beast craves something more substantialHUMAN FLESH!
This leads the title creature to start making trips into town to snack on the locals and generally create a panic. The film includes a half-hearted attempt at a love story involving the lighthouse keeper's somewhat estranged daughter (played by Jeanne Carmen in her only lead role) and the young actor best known as the swinging, singing lead in the 1959 film "The Giant Gila Monster
," but it's ultimately pointless fluff. The creature costume was made up of a bunch of "leftovers" from other late-1950s B-movies, including the Metaluna Mutant's feet from 1955's "This Island Earth
" and the title creatures' hands from 1956's "The Mole People
." Surprisingly, the hodge-podge monster actually works and strikes an altogether unique profile! The story is more-or-less predictable, and the film itself is paced, acted, and directed like so many "cheapies" of the 1950s, but "The Monster of Piedras Blancas
" stands out for both its effective use of its location AND
its blatant and graphic depictions of violencesomething many movies of the era usually avoided. Like so many films of the time, it takes a while to get going, but once it hits its stride, the film's exciting conclusion makes it all worthwhile! Highly recommended!
Christopher R. Mihm
Name the director of these classicand not so classichorror films!
1. "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Invisible Man" (1933), "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)
2. "It Came From Outer Space" (1953), "Creature From the Black Lagoon" (1954), "Tarantula!" (1955)
3. "It Conquered the World" (1956), "Attack of the Crab Monsters" (1957), "The Little Shop of Horrors" (1960)
4. "House on Haunted Hill" (1959), "The Tingler" (1959), "13 Ghosts" (1960)
5. "The Mummy" (1959), "The Gorgon" (1964), "Island of Terror" (1966)
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
FROM THE MIHMIVERSE TEST KITCHENS
Creamy Swiss Steak
The last month of Summer can be very hectic while trying to squeeze in one more trip to the beach or one more drive-in picture show. So why not prepare a delicious slow-cooker meal that will satisfy the grumbly tummy after a long day in the sunshine? Here's a steak recipe that is incredibly easy to prepare AND
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds boneless beef round steak, cut into serving-size portions
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup water
Hot cooked noodles
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
In a large skillet, brown beef in butter on both sides. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with onion. Combine soup and water; pour over onion. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with noodles.
Yield: 8 servings
Serve over egg noodles. Add a fresh veggies from your garden to round out this spectacular meal! My family of monsters give this dinner 5 out of 5 singing atomic waste monsters!
You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home
August 5-7, 2016
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at Infinicon
and personally present a double-feature screening of "The Giant Spider
" and "Danny Johnson Saves The World
!" Don't forget to visit the Mihmiverse merchandise table in the vendor room, hang out with Mr. Mihm himself and complete your Mihmiverse collection!Crowne Plaza North Dallas
, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
August 25, 2016September 5, 2016
- 3:00PM daily
Come see a different Mihmiverse movie at the Blue Moon Dine-in Theatre
every day at 3:00PM at the Minnesota State Fair
The Blue Moon Dine-in Theatre
, on the corner of Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street at the Minnesota State Fair
, 1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN
August 26, 2016
- 7:30PM, $5.00
Join writer/director Christopher R. Mihm as he personally presents a special screening of "The Giant Spider
" (complete with classic newsreels and trailers handpicked by Mr. Mihm!) at the Alamo Drafthouse
in Vintage Park, TX! DVDs, posters and other Mihmiverse merchandise will be on sale!Alamo Drafthouse
, 114 Vintage Park Boulevard Building H, Suite J, Houston, TX
August 28, 2016
- 3:00PM, $5.00
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm returns to the Alamo Drafthouse
in Richardson, TX show present a special Sunday matinee screening of "The Monster of Phantom Lake
" in retro red-blue 3D! DVDs, posters and other Mihmiverse merchandise will be on sale!Alamo Drafthouse
, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
September 28, 2016
- doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM
"Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
" 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 the title creature from the film (don't forget your camera!) and a silent auction! DVDs, posters and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!
Advance tickets will be on sale soon!The Heights Theater
, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN
The Minnesota Society of Costumers, upon which Maggie Schultz (Dr. Deering) serves as a board member, will be hosting a Post Con/Pre Fest Garage Sale
on August 6th at Pearl Park in Minneapolis, MN! For more information about the event, go HERE
Check out Douglas Sidney (Dr. Collins/Barney) in this commercial
for Park Jeep of Burnsville!
In early- to mid-August, Billie Jo Konze (Dr. Hackett) will be performing in "Evil Twin
" at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis for the 2016 Fringe Festival
"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
" and "Danny Johnson Saves The World
" 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. James Whale, 2. Jack Arnold, 3. Roger Corman, 4. William Castle, 5. Terence Fisher
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