Cool "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" newswith photographic evidence!
Recently, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm gathered the film's principal players in his home to do a "table read" of the film's finished script. As you can see from the photo below, the cast and crew includes several familiar faces, including (from left to right) Mitch Gonzales (who, not surprisingly, will be creating creature costumes for the film and playing a small role), Mark Haider, James Norgard, Rachel Grubb (who hasn't appeared in a Mihmiverse film since 2008's "Cave Women on Mars!"), Douglas Sidney and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm.
Pizza was eaten, the script was deconstructed and the cast and crew in attendance agreed "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" marks a distinctly dark departure from Mr. Mihm's previous work! We have been reassured, however, that it will fit in nicely with the other Mihmiverse films AND will have a VERY COOL tie into the other movies in the series!
Every true Mihmivite should absolutely check out the latest episode of Monster Kid Radio, the Rondo-award winning, twice-weekly podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-so-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear!
In this episode, Monster Kid Radio host (and good friend of the 'verse) Derek M. Koch welcomes writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to the show and in addition to discussing the current state of the Mihmiverse and the next film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," the duo list their top three favorite John Agar films and delve deep into EXACTLY what made Mr. Agar the BEST B-movie actor of the drive-in era! Also, you'll learn valuable information like which regular Mihmiverse actor got his start in the 'verse because of his "John-Agar-ness!"
DON'T MISS IT!
To listen to the highly entertaining episode, click HERE!
"The Late Night Double Feature" and "Danny Johnson Saves The World" have finally joined "House of Ghosts" and "The Giant Spider" on Blu-ray!
Presented in full 1080p HD, these movie-only discs include English audio and subtitles, and are produced on-demand using recordable Blu-ray (BD-R) media.
They are now available for $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping and handling for Blu-ray only or $14.99 plus $3.50 shipping and handling for Blu-ray plus DVD. These Blu-ray discs contain ONLY the film, while all DVDs are full retail versions (loaded with special features).
IMPORTANT! This bears repeating: these Blu-ray editions are produced on-demand using recordable Blu-ray media (BD-R). Recordable Blu-ray media (BD-R) is slightly less reliable and more prone to malfunction than replicated media. Blu-ray discs sold through this site are MOVIE ONLY and DO NOT contain the same special features available on the DVD versions of the films. Please keep this in mind when ordering.
Don't forget! Contributor credits for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" are NOW AVAILABLE!
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!
The film is currently in active production and, should everything work out just right, it will premiere in early October 2016!
Following the overwhelming success of previous contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits are NOW AVAILABLE for the next one!
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. ALSO, for every contribution received, all members of the official Mihmiverse fan club will receive an exclusive "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" teaser poster!
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.
Finally, in what can only be described as INCREDIBLE NEWS, "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" is definitely happening!
After enduring a harrowing crowd-funding campaign that came down to the very last minute, every goal of the campaign was metthanks to a combination of online and offline contributions! This means, of course, that the play WILL BE performed at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts AND an original cast recording of all the songs in the show will be created, released and made-available for purchase!
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the campaign and made it so successful! In the meantime, as more information becomes available, we will keep you apprised!
|The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!
This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about how the Mihmiverse has evolved over the years and how it continues to do so. In addition, Mr. Mihm discusses the production status of "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and reveals a few ideas he has for future events!
Also included: another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and a dramatic reading of "Incident on the Road," the twelfth chapter in the "Canoe Cops Vs. The Mummy" serial written by 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 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!
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Starring Gregg Palmer and Allison Hayes
A treasure hunter and his crew arrive on the coast of Africa with every intent to pilfer the loot contained in an old sunken ship. Unfortunately, they find the legends surrounding the wreck to be true: the crew of the ship has been reanimated by an ancient African idol and is cursed to guard it (and a cache of jewels) for all eternity. Though many have tried and failed miserably to obtain the booty, the leader of the expedition is undeterred from his quest, zombie curses be damned! Even when his own wife is mesmerized by the power of the idol, he presses on and not-so-surprisingly finds himself having to fight for his very soul. This cheap, quickly made film from legendary B-movie producer Sam Katzman is far more entertaining than it has any right to be! The zombie crew members are of the slow-moving type and aren't particularly gory or frightening. There's a bit of a romantic subplot running through the film that isn't detrimental in any real way, but feels more like a minor distraction. As a B-movie connoisseur, I was particularly impressed with the ultra-cheesy "underwater" scenes, which were basically filmed on a soundstage using a guy in a diving helmet being chased by a zombie (walking on the bottom of the sea, no less). They literally used a bubble machine strapped to the "diver's" back to emulate the underwater release of carbon dioxidea very low-budget solution to a big-budget problem that needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. The movie is a step above the cheapest-of-the-cheap 1950s B-grade picturesbut not by much! Definitely worth checking out if you've never seen it.
Christopher R. Mihm
In honor of Valentine's Day, name these cheesy, cholesterol-filled, heart-themed horror films:
1. (1958) A man and wife are terrorized by mad scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. The doctor, believed to be a vampire, conducts blood deficiency research on the inmates of a prison hospital to sustain his return to life.
2. (1960) When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. That night, Edgar begins to hear strange sounds coming from under the floor. This story has been made into a film at least a half dozen times, but this version starred Lawrence Marsh.
3. (1961) Hidden in a Cornish tin mine, a young doctor conducts ghastly experiments using curare to remove living, beating hearts from undeserving people in order to bring the deserving dead back to life. Kieron Moore played the doctor.
4. (1971) Vincent Price starred in this film about a horribly disfigured theology and music expert out to kill the doctors who could not save his late wife's life during an operation. His revenge involves forcing one of them to operate on his own son to remove a key implanted next to his heart. His time limit is 6 minutes.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
It's February, the month of love! You know the saying, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach?" Here is an old-fashioned comfort food that is sure to show your honey just how much you care!
In a medium saucepan, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Add 2 cups water, chicken, vegetables, noodles, bouillon and pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes or just until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and remaining water; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2-1/4 cups water, divided
- 1-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 3/4 cup uncooked thin egg noodles
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Pastry for single-crust pie (10 inches)
Pour into an ungreased 10-inch pie plate. Roll out pastry to fit plate; place over filling. Cut several 1-inch slits in the top.
Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving
Yield: 6 servings
Best served with a tasty salad. My main monsters gives this dish 5 out of 5 "Martian love stories."
You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home website!
Since so many fans and supporters have joined the official Mihmiverse fan club, we wanted to take time to highlight some of these wonderful people!
This month, we interview Monsters faction member Diane Perrault!
Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hi! I am Diane Perrault. I am a pricing analyst by need and a lover of the cinema by choice. I am a huge fan of all types of films but particularly of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. I sometimes get involved in projects I love to the point that for about 10 years I was on the Board of Directors of the Fireside Foundation, an organization which supported independent filmmakers. We ran Shockerfest, a film festival which provided a venue showing independent films.
When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
It was at Shockerfest that I discovered the filmmaker named Christopher R. Mihm. We screened "The Monster of Phantom Lake." This movie was so much fun and the audience instantly fell in love with it, singing along with Professor Jackson and loving that monster. The film won the Director's Choice Award and I found who was to become my favorite independent filmmaker. I eventually ended up not only a fan of Mr. Mihm's movies, but a backer as well. Then, after several years, I was able to fly across the country to attend a premiere and actually meet Mr. Mihm and the cast and crew of his incredible films, returning a second year for another movie premiere. AND, that will not be my last visit to the "State of Euphoria" (Minnesota)!
Which of the ten released films is your favorite and why?
My favorite Mihmiverse film is "The Giant Spider." I love all of his films but especially love this one. Everything about it, the actors, the special effects, is just perfect. I watch this one over and over. John Agar and Richard Denning, eat your hearts out!
When you joined the fan club, you chose to join the Monsters faction. Why?"
I joined the Monsters faction of the fan club because, hey, who doesn't love a good monster?! They have drawn me to movies since I was a kid and continue to do so. I love being a monstrous member of the team.
If you could suggest anything regarding the direction of the future of the Mihmiverse, what would you suggest? What do YOU want to see?
My hope is that these films continue. They are fun, some a little scary (but family friendly), talk about relationships, certainly teach a lot about the growth of movies. These are great looks at a view of how wonderful vintage movies were made. They contain the right touch of humor and heroicsand they are so darn entertaining! I loved "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" so I have always loved seeing aliens trying to pass as a humans. We know they are not human and try yelling it to the folks on the screen as the danger increases. I love a movie where I can really root for a seemingly doomed character and watch them prevail. And...it's best served when the 'baddies' resemble their victims.
I look forward to more from my favorite filmmaker, Christopher R. Mihm, and am anxious to see where he goes next!
Interested in joining the official fan club
of the films of Christopher R. Mihm? Designed as a way for fans to be more involved in the Mihmiverse and the direction it takes, members are entitled to a myriad of benefits including exclusive merchandise, pre-sale access to cool stuff, invitations to members-only events and much, much more! For around $4 a month (less than the price of most cups of coffee), you too can be a part of the fun. PLUS
, every member gets a cool membership card, a hand-signed welcome letter and will be enrolled in one of the two fan club "factions," (Monsters or Moon Zombies) which will be important for future team events, games and contests!
Visit the fan club
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
|February 19-21, 2016|
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a film industry guest at the 5th annual Galaxy Fest in Colorado Springs, CO!
Check out the event's website (www.galaxyfest.org) for location and admission information!
|March 4-6, 2016|
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest of honor at MarsCon 2016, a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March in the Twin Cities area.
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN
|April 16-17, 2016 - starts at noon|
Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob will be holding a 24-hour marathon of all of the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihmand showing them in "in-universe chronological" order! All films will include "RetroAudio" so you will be able to experience them like you never have before!
Mihmiverse and Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob merchandise (including exclusives!) will be on sale and there will be a RARE memorabilia silent auction!
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a handful of recognizable Mihmiverse faces will be in attendance alongside unique "Mihm-orablia"including actual MONSTERS from the films!
Tickets are $25 presale/$30 at the door. Everyone who purchases advance tickets will receive a swag bag with exclusive items! Click HERE to order your advance tickets NOW!
Gateway Film Center, 1550 North High Street, Columbus, OH
|Shannon Mac, the rockabilly, rhythm and blues band fronted by Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann Saint Marie/Zita) has a full list of performance dates taking place across the Twin Cities throughout February and March. To view the calendar or learn more about the band, visit their website at shannonmac.com!|
|Catherine Hansen (Yureena Null/Mary/Martha) will be co-producing and performing in "Tributante Ball Presents: Sexy Fun Time Improv Burlesque" on February 12th at the Bryant Lake Bowl. She also co-wrote and, on February 23rd and 24th, will be performing in, "Mark Question, Aliens R Us," an event described as "a music concert, a theatrical performance and a metamorphosis for the body, heart and consciousness." The event takes place at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Tickets are available HERE.|
|Douglas Sidney (Dr. Collins) plays a pastor in "Until Forever," the Christian film about the real life story of Michael Boyum who hailed from Minnesota was diagnosed with cancer in high school. The film premieres in Minnesota, South Dakota and Los Angeles over Valentine's Day weekend. Check out the film's official website for more information.|
Also, Mr. Sidney can be seen in this amazing commercial for a local Twin Cities car dealer. Check it out by clicking HERE!
|Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra) has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award at the London International Film Festival for her role in "The Tiki War!" The festival takes place February 19th through the 26th with the awards ceremony taking place on the last day. For more information, click HERE to visit the festival's website.|
"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, 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. "Blood of the Vampire," 2. "The Tell Tale Heart," 3. "Dr. Blood's Coffin,"
4. "The Abominable Dr. Phibes"
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