|| THE 2010 MIHMIVERSE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
Since the only news to report is that production of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "Attack of the Moon Zombies," continues apace, we've decided to use this space for something different! With the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to highlight all of the unique stuff out there related to either the films of the Mihmiverse or made by the great folks associated with the creation of them! So, without further ado, we present the first annual Mihmiverse Holiday Gift Guide!
|Give the most unique gift of all: make your loved one an associate producer of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next blockbuster, "Attack of the Moon Zombies!"|
For each small "equal exchange" monetary investment of just $50.00 (+$5.00 to cover merchandise shipping & handling costs), all associate producers will be entitled to having their name listed in the closing credits of the film, five (5) copies of the finished film on DVD, a pair of collector's tickets to the premiere, and a customized, framable document certifying their participation in the program!
Is there anything more unique or thrilling than giving the gift of your loved one's name on the big screen!? Order before December 20th and receive a special, perfect-for-framing-and-wrapping, hand-signed letter from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm himself!
Visit the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, for more information and ordering instructions!
|Two Right Feet Dance Lesson Gift Certificates!|
Forget Fred & Ginger We'll have you dancing like Fred & Wilma in no time! Owned and operated by Sid Korpi (Administrator Ripley/Eh'donish Woman) and her husband Anthony Kaczor (Dr. Phillips/Eh'Donish Man), Two Right Feet Dance provides affordable private social dance lessons to absolute beginners in the Twin Cities area. Learn the basics of East Coast swing, rumba, waltz, foxtrot, cha cha and more. Get ready for that first wedding dance or learn to dance for a lifetime of fun.
Gift Certificates available: $50 for one 90-minute private lesson or $135 for a package of three lessons.
Order by visiting tworightfeetdance.com or by calling 612-824-1800.
Other related products are also available at cafepress.com/TwoRightFeetDance!
Give the gift of the Mihmiverse this holiday season!|
From DVDs (including the "The Monster of Phantom Lake" Collector's Edition -- literally less than a handful left!) to exclusive posters, patches, T-shirts, and collectibles, the shop at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, has a little bit of something for every Mihmiverse fan! And remember, autographs are ALWAYS FREE!
Owned and operated by "Destination: Outer Space" and "Attack of the Moon Zombies" associate producer (and soon-to-be actor!) Rik Schwinden, Mr. Zero's is a store that embodies Einstein's* little-known "Theory of Retail Relativity," which states that "stuff should never be destroyed, merely traded in for different stuff."
Need a turntable for that awesome Bay City Rollers LP you just found at an estate sale? Mr. Zero's has 'em. Want to expand your video game collection beyond Ms. PacMan? Mr. Zero's has you covered. Outgrown your Molly Hatchet concert T-shirt? Bring it on down to Mr. Zero's and trade it in for some to-die-for action figures!
Mr. Zero's also sells, buys, trades, and consigns choice CDs, DVDs, VHS, cassettes, 45s, toys, non-sports cards, T-shirts, and handmade or vintage jewelry. Check out the Mr. Zero's website at mrzeros.com and dig all their goofy YouTube videos. You won't believe your eyes!
Mr. Zero's is Pop Culture Heaven and the perfect place to shop for that lovable but slightly deranged relative who is 43 and still lives in his mother's basement. Act now and save big. Mention you saw this verbose ad in the Phantom Lake Almanac OR that you've heard of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and/or his films and get 13% off when you spend $13 or more.
Mr. Zero's is located at 1744 Lexington Avenue North in Roseville, Minnesota.
*Seymour Einstein, Mr. Schwinden's neighbor's third cousin's tax accountant that is.
The monsters are coming and they're... cute? At least, these cuddly versions of the monsters of the Mihmiverse are! Designed and handmade in "era-appropriate black-and-white" by artist and associate producer Brenda Fulmer, these soft and lovable plush monsters are the next in a line of exclusive, rare Mihmiverse collectibles.
These unique collectibles are available individually for $15 (+$4.95 s/h) each or as a set of five for $50 (+$14.50 s/h) a savings of over $35! Since these are made on demand, order SOON to make sure you receive your order in time for the holidays!
Visit the shop at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, to order yours today!
The multiple-award-winning "Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss"
by animal chaplain, Sid Korpi (Administrator Ripley/Eh'donish woman), melds the author's personal
perspectives and astounding stories with those of professionals (such
as veterinarians, animal communicators, and religious leaders) and
other animal lovers the world over to help you make your pet-grieving
process as positive as possible.
Reading this book will teach you:
How to emotionally prepare for a pet's euthanasia
understanding when it's time;
How to take care of yourself while around people who just
don't understand your pain;
How to view death not as an ending, but (as animals see it) a
How to memorialize and celebrate your pet's life; and
How to move on after your loss and love again.
$21.95 ($2.00 will be donated to a no-kill animal rescue organization
and copies will be inscribed to their specifications when ordered
The Art of TheDarkCloak|
Check out the unique art of TheDarkCloak, the talented-as-heck artist who created both the poster & DVD box art for "Destination: Outer Space" and the super-cool "Monsters of the Mihmiverse" T-shirt!
Visit his website at thedarkcloak.com and purchase some of his macabre (and often quite funny) art on everything from T-shirts to throw pillows!
"Why Am I in a Box?," the directorial debut of Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra), is now available on DVD! The film was produced by Silent-But-Deadly Productions, the production company formed by Rachel and Brooke Lemke (Eina).
To purchase, mail a check or money order for $17.00 to:
Silent-But-Deadly Productions, LLC
P.O. Box 5969
Glendale, CA 91221 USA
OR PayPal $17.00 to email@example.com
Another artist has taken a crack at plush versions of the monsters of the Mihmiverse -- and in a completely different style from artist Brenda Fulmer's awesome plush monsters (listed above)! Crafted by Angel McFarlin of Saint Angel Productions, these are a bit simpler and more stylized, but certainly no less cool!|
To order them individually or separately... OR to have your own monsters custom "plush-ized," visit the Saint Angel Productions Etsy store!
Chainsaw Chips: custom Poker Chips $5
To purchase, mail a check or money order for $5.00 (each) to:
Silent-But-Deadly Productions, LLC
P.O. Box 5969
Glendale, CA 91221 USA
OR PayPal $5.00 (each) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Comic Book Divas Prints
Featuring Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra) as Jolly, the Harley Quinn-esque villian
Scream Queen card and Blood Edition -- Horror Trading cards featuring Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra) and many others.
Bodice Goddess by Maggie
Visit bymaggie.com and check out all the unique, handmade gifts and creations by costumer and actor Maggie Schultz!
Maggie's new Etsy shop is now open! Visit her website and take a tour today!
Currently, the shop is divided into five sections: "Take It With You," "Play Dress Up," "Stay Warm," "Housewares" and "Vintage." Check out each section and you will not be disappointed!
|| CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH
|The Astounding She-Monster (1957)
Directed by Ronald V. Ashcroft.
Starring Robert Clarke and Kenne Duncan.
"The Astounding She-Monster" is the kind of classic B-movie that has to be seen to be believed. Not because it's particularly ground-breaking or even good. Instead, this film should be experienced simply for its over-the-top awfulness! The story concerns a trio of crooks who kidnap a rich socialite and squirrel her away into the mountains. On their trek up, a meteor-like object crashes into the woods and a beautiful (and highly deadly) alien woman emerges to... well, we're not really sure what. Mostly she just aimlessly roams the woods in a very tight-fitting silver catsuit. The criminal driving the getaway car catches one glimpse of her and proceeds to crash and incapacitate the car. Luckily, they find themselves very near the cabin of a lonely geologist -- who, coincidentally, just happens to be studying the remains of the fallen meteorite-ish object. The kidnappers break in and hold the scientist and socialite at gunpoint until they can figure on a plan of escape. However, the menacingly silent space chick has her own plans -- which mostly involve just walking around and killing whatever she touches by sickening it with a massive dose of "radium poisoning." As was previously mentioned, this movie is truly terrible. From every angle, "The Astounding She-Monster" not only scratches the bottom of the barrel, it IS the bottom of the barrel! However, at only 62 minutes long, it is absolutely worth seeing. From the strange, overlong voiceover beginning to the mind-numbingly preposterous climax and pathetic attempt at a "Twilight Zone"-esque denouement, the so-bad-it's-good dialogue, painfully obvious day-for-night exterior scenes, and cheeseball camera effect used every time the alien "she-monster" is on-screen make this movie everything a classic-bad-movie fan could ever ask for! I highly recommend it -- if you can handle it!
Christopher R. Mihm
|| COUNTDOWN TO MOON ZOMBIES!
This month continues the series of monthly videos following two Mihmiverse superfans (Bob Arndt and Rob "Rod" Wartick) on their journey from Appleton, Wisconsin, to the shooting of the next Christopher R. Mihm film, "Attack of the Moon Zombies," in Minnesota. In this segment, we experience a little of what the superfans did while making the six hour journey to the set.
|| MEET THE ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS!
Since so many fans and supporters have contributed and become associate producers, we wanted to take time to highlight some of these wonderful people! Thus, every month between now and the release of "Attack of the Moon Zombies," we will randomly choose and interview one of them.
This month, we interview our first international (well, Canadian, anyway) associate producer, Mario Giguère!
Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
I'm a science fiction and horror movie fan and have been for over fifty years. I've worked in movie theatres mainly which helped fuel my love for cinema. I've been building my website, clubdesmonstres.com, for the past ten years.
When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
While doing research for my website I found out about "The Monster of Phantom Lake" about two years ago. I have this big database on monsters on the website (clubdesmonstres.com) and I am always searching for monsters old and new. After doing a page, I ordered two movies and liked them very much.
Which of the five released films is your favorite and why?
"The Monster of Phantom Lake"
Aside from "The Monster of Phantom Lake," I guess "Terror from Beneath the Earth" is my favorite. Although I like "The Monster of Phantom Lake" a lot. "Terror..." has a classic storyline, and is well performed with a thrilling and fun monster.
You recently became an associate producer of "Attack of the Moon Zombies." Why?
I once did two short movies a long time ago so I know how hard it is to do these things. As I appreciate the time and effort made to produce these fun little gems, I wanted to help a fellow monster aficionado as much as I could! Long live Saint Euphoria Pictures!
Interested in becoming an associate producer? For a miniscule monetary investment, all associate producers will get their name listed in the end credits of next year's "Attack of the Moon Zombies," a pair of collector's tickets to the premiere, five copies of the film on DVD, and a frame-able certificate with their name and title -- perfect for your own "wall of fame!"
Visit the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, for more information. Who knows? Maybe next month we'll be interviewing YOU!
|| CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|Now through January 16|
Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) appears as "Handy Andy" in "You Better Watch Out" at the Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre.
Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre, 3919 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
|December 3, 14, & 17|
Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann Saint Marie) dances and sings for Ovation: A Tribute to the Music of Prince at various venues across the upper midwest.
Check out the group's website at: ovationmusicgroup.com for specific locations, times and ticket information.
|December 4 - 8:00pm|
A double-feature of horror films starring Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra) screen at the Sci-Fi Center in Las Vegas! Rachel will be there to sign autographs and sell merchandise!
The Sci-Fi Center, 900 East Karen Avenue, Suite D202, Las Vegas, NV
|| ONLINE, ETC.
|Sid Korpi (Eh'donish Woman/Administrator Ripley) has a whole host of interviews and appearances scheduled over the next couple months. Keep track of all her signings, appearances, and other promotional events for her book "Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss" by visiting the appearances page at her website: www.goodgriefpetloss.com.|
|Anyone connected to the Minnesota Film Industry in any way, shape or form is encouraged to contact Justen Overlander (Jonathan/Sheriff Elliott) at email@example.com about the possibility of being profiled for Justen's blog or Examiner.com column. You would certainly be in good company, joining a recent Q & A with UCLA Screenwriting Department Chair Richard Walter and forthcoming features with beloved auteur Christopher R. Mihm. Familiarize yourself with Justen's blog and Examiner.com column, then send a story idea to him and see what you can work out!|
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