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MIHMIVERSE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
Welcome to the seventh annual Mihmiverse Holiday Gift Guide! With the holidays upon us, this handy guide highlights all of the unique stuff out there that is either related to the films of the Mihmiverse or made by the great folks associated with the films' creation! Enjoy!
This year, give the most unique gift of all: contribute to writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," and dedicate it to your loved one!
For each contribution of just $25.00 (per credit), all contributors will have a credit of their choosing listed at the end of the film and receive one (1) copy of the finished film, and a customized, frame-worthy document certifying their participation! Additional copies of the film and/or premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit!
Is there anything more unique or thrilling than giving your loved one the gift of their name on the big screen!? PLUS, order before December 20th and you'll receive a special, perfect-for-framing-and-wrapping, hand-signed letter from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm himself!
|INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR CREDITS|
Separate credits by commas, & or "and."
|ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE FILM
|WORLD PREMIERE TICKETS
NOTE: If you purchase one of the following credits, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will contact you shortly after to discuss your purchase!
*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.
Give the gift of the Mihmiverse this year!
Click on a cover above to add that title to your shopping cart!
Each DVD contains an ultra-high-quality, widescreen presentation of the film, exclusive bonus features and featurettes, stereo audio, subtitles and audio commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (and assorted guests). All region/NTSC only! Mr. Mihm's autograph is free upon request*!
DVDs are $9.99 each plus $2.99 shipping & handling for orders shipped within the U.S.
Add some retro-monster-cheer to your holiday decorations with the first annual Mihmverse holiday ornament!
This exclusive holiday ornament was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the film that launched the Mihmiverse, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," AND to kick off a new Mihmiverse holiday tradition.
Lovingly hand-crafted by members of the Mihm family, each ornament will be individually numbered and include the year. This collectible is limited to no more than 50 ornaments.
We highly recommend ordering NOW to ensure shipment in time for the holidays...AND to make sure you get one, because once they're sold out...no more will be madeEVER!
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].
Lobby cards are a form of movie advertising that were quite common from the early days of film, up through the B-movie-rich 1950s and '60s. Usually issued in sets of eight, each card featured a different scene from the film. These days, full sets of lobby cards are highly sought after by collectors.
Lobby card sets for "Cave Women on Mars," "The Late Night Double Feature" and "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" are currently available in extremely limited quantities! Each set of eight 8.5" x 11" lobby cards depicts scenes from the film and are hand-colorized and stylistically "weathered" to look extra retro!
$19.99 per set
FREE shipping & handling!
An Egyptian mummy rises from the depths to wreak havoc upon the sleepy Wisconsin town of Phantom Lake. Now, only the bravest Canoe Cops, led by Lieutenant Richard Agar, and auxiliary Paddle Girl (and expert diver) Julie Browning stand between their city and the mummy's deadly curse!
"'Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy' reads like a lost Universal monster movie, and I'm very proud to have Mr. Sullivan playing around in my creative sandbox. Fans of my films and those who love classic monsters are in for a real treat, and I sincerely hope this is only the first of many Canoe Cops stories to come!"
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm
Stephen D. Sullivan is the author of more than fifty books and has worked on countless comics and games. His past projects include "Iron Man," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Star Wars." Steve's adaptation of the cult classic "Manos: The Hands of Fate" won the prestigious Scribe Award for Best Adapted Novel, 2016.
THE MIHMIVERSE MONTHLY AUDIOCAST
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast
This month, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discusses his next film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain
," the importance of community (especially when it's built around cheesy 1950s-style B-movies) and dissects more Amazon.com reviews of his films!
Also included: another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob
and a reading of "Success Story
," an uplifting story for the holiday season written by Robert Turner and which originally appeared in the January 1953 issue of "If: Worlds of Science Fiction
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!
December 29, 2016-January 1, 2017
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve
in Dallas, TX! Mr. Mihm will host a panel on micro-budget filmmaking, screen his films and sell Mihmiverse merchandise in the vendor room!Sheraton Dallas
, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX
January 21, 2017
- 3:00PM, $5.00
Don't live near one of the cities where the films of Christopher R. Mihm are screening? Why not check with an independently-owned theater near you about hosting a Mihm-movie-night event? If you can successfully book a screening of one or more Mihmiverse films in your area, you'll earn a $25 gift certificate to put toward any merchandise
featured on the merchandise
page at SaintEuphoria.com
, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Depending on scheduling and distance, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a monster or two may even make it to your event!
For a complete list of Mihmiverse-related events, visit (and bookmark) the SaintEuphoria.com events
CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)
Directed by Fred F. Sears
Starring Hugh Marlowe
and Joan Taylor
Dr. Russell Marvin heads Operation Skyhook, a government program tasked with sending unmanned rockets into space for future space flight purposes. Unfortunately, all the rockets seem to be disappearing! While driving through the desert with his assistant/wife, the couple are "buzzed" by a flying saucer and accidentally record a strange, garbled sound coming from the craft. Because the two are unable to recognize the recording as the important message it is, aliens land near the headquarters of Operation Skyhook and are immediately attacked by the military. In the ensuing melee, the visitors kidnap a general (who is also Mrs. Marvin's father) and use his knowledge to plot a takeover of the human race. Soon, it's mayhem and destruction on a global scale while humanity races against time to develop a weapon which can break through the flying saucers' defenses! This beautiful black and white film boasts impressive effects by stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen, including several impressive set pieces depicting the destruction of a handful of Washington D.C. landmarks which predates movies like "Independence Day
" (1996). This film is one of my absolute favorites from the era and, if you haven't seen it, do so as soon as possible!
Christopher R. Mihm
Miracles to Monsters, etc!
Over the course of their long and illustrious careers, the stars of the 1947 version of the Christmas classic, "Miracle on 34th Street," also appeared in a few sci-fi and horror movies. Many of them were comedies, some were musicals, and more than a few were pretty cheesy. See if you can match them up!
1. Maureen O'Hara (Doris Walker) starred as Esmerelda in this 1939 film about a 15th century gypsy girl who is framed for murder and the monster who can save her.
2. Gene Lockhart (Judge Harper) co-starred with Jack Oakie and Peggy Ryan in this 1945 musical about a vaudeville performer who returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter escape the clutches of a greedy banker.
3. Natalie Wood (Susan Walker) appeared as "young Anna" in another 1947 filmabout a widow who discovers her seaside cottage is haunted and forms a unique relationship with the spirit. Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison starred.
4. William Frawley (Charlie Halloran), who went on to play Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy," along with many, many other roles, had a co-starring credit in this 1951 film about two bumbling private eyes who help a man wrongly accused of murder clear his name--after he injects himself with an invisibility serum.
5. Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle) went on to star as Dr. Medford in one of the cheesiest sci-fi films of all time. The plot of this 1954 classic dealt with the effects of atomic fallout on insects in New Mexico.
BONUS: Jerome Cowan (District Attorney Mara) went on to co-star in TWO cheesy sci-fi comedies. In 1959, he joined this legendary comic trio in space. In 1960, he co-starred in a film about a childish alien who comes to Earth to study us and makes a complete mess of everything. Name the two films!
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
HOLLYWOOD HUMOR WITH JUSTEN
Some men strive for greatness, but Justen Overlander grows a mustache and makes bad pun videos. He's also writing this, so I guess he doesn't have to refer to himself in the third person. Or does he? Only Justen can decide.
Okay, enough. Hey, Mihmiverse faithful! It's me, Justen Overlander, from such classic Mihm talkies as "The Phantom of Monster Lake
," "Terrier from Beneath the World
" and "House of Goats
." I've failed to keep you all updated as to my whereabouts and doings and meanderings and ramblings, but writer/directopher Christer R. Mihm asked me to write up a little something about a series I've been doing on the YouTube called Hollywood Humor with Justen
. The "J" is pronounced as an "H."
if you so desire and give a thumbs up or two, subscribe to my YouTube channel
, like my Facebook page
and send me some good thoughts as I try to establish myself in this crazy little town called Hollywood.
IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE with DR. BOB TESLA
I hope you are ready for science because science is ready for you! I am Dr. Bob Tesla, official horror host of the Mihmiverse, and I am here with another important moment in science!
This month, I want to talk about an event that happened twenty years ago. Twenty years ago this very month if I am to be precise. On December 4th, 1996, NASA launched the Pathfinder mission to Mars! Now, there have been many missions to Mars over the years but not all of them have succeeded. In fact, some of the more superstitious people (like Igor) feel there is a "Mars Curse" because less than half of the missions sent there have succeeded. Mars does seem to have a strange probability of destroying or losing spacecraft sent there but we must remember that Mars is really really far away (54.6 million kilometers at its absolute closest) and really difficult to get to. There's a reason why people refer to things that are hard to do as 'rocket science,' you know!
Well, the Pathfinder mission did not fail! It made it to Mars and landed in a most unusual way- by bouncing! When the spacecraft got to Mars on July 4th, 1997, it slowed itself down with parachutes in the thin Martian air and then inflated shock-absorbing balloons all around it! It must have been quite a sight to any 'cave women on Mars' as it bounced and rolled to a stop! It bounced at least 15 times and the first bounce was 15.7 meters (over 51 feet) high. So with all this bouncing and the Martian "curse" dangling over it, the scientists back at NASA were quite relieved when Pathfinder opened up and reported it was fully operational! There was quite a bit of champagne passed around the Space Center that day, I can tell you!
Now that Pathfinder had safely landed, it could explore in a way none of the other Martian landers had been able to because this lander was like a Transformer: more than meets the eye! It had a small rover called Sojourner inside it that it deployed to drive around and explore away from the lander. It was only 65 centimeters long (smaller than a skateboard) so it was very small, especially compared to the later Martian rovers: Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity. The Pathfinder mission returned over 16,500 pictures (including this cool one of a sunset on Mars) and groundbreaking scientific data such as the first indication that there had been liquid water on Mars in the past. It was a trailblazer and 'pathfinder' for the missions to come!
Come out December 10th to the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, OH and see a mystery animated movie! The fiends behind Midnight Monster Movies aren't sure what it will be...
...but it will be animated and the tickets are free!
"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
," "Danny Johnson Saves The World
" and "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
" 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. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," 2. "That's the Spirit!," 3. "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," 4. "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man," 5. "Them!," BONUS: "Have Rocket, Will Travel" (starring The Three Stooges) and "Visit to a Small Planet" (starring Jerry Lewis)
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