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At roughly 3:03pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 23rd, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm completed the draft edit of his 14th feature and, since then, has spent numerous hours tweaking and making small changes to the film. As of the date this newsletter was released, Mr. Mihm says the film is "mostly perfect" and will ABSOLUTELY be ready in time for the now-set-in-stone world premiere on April 24th at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN!

From this point forward, Mr. Mihm will spend the next few months finishing everything required to release the film, including designing the official poster, cutting a trailer, authoring the DVD AND Blu-ray, and planning the premiere event, advance tickets to which will be on sale soon!
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Even though "Queen of Snakes" is complete, YOU still have the chance to get your name in the end credits—but you're quickly running out of time! Once writer/director Christopher R. Mihm completes the digital authoring work required to release the film, this opportunity will be gone FOREVER!

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 one (1) copy of the finished film!

Additional copies of the film and/or world premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit.

DON'T FORGET! Credits can even be given as gifts! What's more unique and/or special than your loved one seeing their name in the end credits of a movie AND on the IMDb?

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 

*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.

One of the most common questions received at Mihmiverse central is: "When will writer/director Christopher R. Mihm release Blu-Rays of his films?"

Manufacturing costs of Blu-Ray discs are considerably higher than standard-definition DVDs but, by comparison, DVDs suffer from a lack of video clarity and quality. Since we now live in a high definition world, it's time for fans to be given access to the best possible presentations of the films of the Mihmiverse! AND, even though the first six movies were shot in standard definition, higher quality, higher bitrate versions of the films DO exist, and no one besides the writer/director himself has ever seen them!

After FINALLY finding the right software to handle the authoring of such discs and a manufacturer with the perfect price point, Mr. Mihm has decided to go forward with officially releasing the first 12 films as special edition double-feature Blu-Rays!

The plan includes releasing six retail-ready, duplicated BD25 Blu-Ray discs—each containing a remastered, highest-quality-possible SD print of one of the first six films, paired with a full 1080p HD print of one of the subsequent six films. In addition, each film will include a NEW commentary by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm recorded specifically for these double-feature discs! Extra as-yet-to-be-determined special features will be added to each disc as space allows.

PLEASE NOTE: We need your help to make this a reality! If we can hit our goal of pre-selling 25 full sets, Saint Euphoria Pictures can produce these long sought-after releases!

Each disc will retail for roughly $20 each, with a full set of six costing $120. However, everyone who pre-orders a set NOW (before they're manufactured) will receive a special $20 off the full price and, in essence, get two Mihmiverse films (ONE DOUBLE-FEATURE BLU-RAY) for FREE! BOFO! (Buy five, get one!)

Mihmiverse Double-Feature
Blu-Ray Sets
(6 discs, 12 movies)
$100 per set (+S&H)
number of sets:
IMPORTANT! THIS IS A CROWD-FUNDING CAMPAIGN and by participating, you are PRE-ORDERING a full set of six Mihmiverse double-feature Blu-Rays. Discs WILL NOT be manufactured before we pre-sell 25 sets and, as a result, we cannot guarantee a specific ship date at this time. If we are unable to pre-sell 25 sets before March 31st, 2019, the campaign will be canceled and your money (minus a small PayPal processing fee) will be returned to you. This special crowd-funding offer is ONLY for full sets. Individual Blu-Rays WILL NOT be sold separately until AFTER (and only IF) the campaign's goal is reached!


Mutant Bat "Pocket Steve"
$9.99 (+$3.49 S&H)
For the first time in years, a new Mihmiverse monster has become a "Pocket Steve," one of the cute little collectible Mihmiverse plushies hand-made by the first lady of the Mihmiverse herself, Stephanie Mihm!

This time, it's the fan-favorite mutant bat monster from "Terror from Beneath the Earth!" As you can see from the photo, this cuddly stuffed animal includes the creature's iconic oversized ears and "horrific" smile!

"Pocket Steves" are named after the first "Pocket Steve" ever made (and featured in last year's Mihmiverse movie, "Guns of the Apocalypse"): Steve from "Danny Johnson Saves the World" and fit very well into your average shirt pocket (hence the name)!

To date, six Mihmiverse monsters are available for purchase including Steve, the Monster of Phantom Lake, an Oculon, a Moon Zombie, and X: The Fiend from Beyond Space.

To order any one of the six available "Pocket Steves," go HERE OR order your mutant bat right from this page by clicking the ADD TO CART button below the photo!

In writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's "post-apocalyptic-spaghetti-Midwestern," a man with no name is forced into a world of danger and bloodshed after he saves a scientist and a gifted child from a horde of radiation-scarred mutants. Though he would prefer to stay hidden until he can escape to a new life, something about the child—and the murderous "Death Dealers" hunting her—makes him realize he has no choice but to protect her or risk being responsible for the potential extinction of the human race!

The DVD contains a high quality digital transfer of the film and several exclusive special features, including a blooper reel, two photo galleries, hidden surprises, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, English subtitles, Esperanto audio & subtitles and much more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes. Black & White/Color, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

$9.99 (+$3.49 shipping & handling)

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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discusses the Mihmiverse Blu-Ray crowd-funding campaign, his reaction to seeing the final cut of "Queen of Snakes," and his next project, "That Which Lurks in the Dark!"

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain and another "joke" from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob.

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!

February 23, 2019 - 7:00PM
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm personally presents and discusses his film, "The Giant Spider," for "Movie Night" at Central Arts of Bedford! Admission includes all-you-can-drink locally brewed beer!

Central Arts of Bedford, 2816 Central Drive #140, Bedford, TX
February 24, 2019 - 3:00PM
Christopher R. Mihm returns to the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX for a special "audience participation" screening of "House of Ghosts!"

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
March 14-17, 2019
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at All-Con in Dallas, TX! Mr. Mihm will host panels on filmmaking, screen several of his films and sell Mihmiverse merchandise in the vendor room!

Crowne Plaza North Dallas, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
April 24, 2019 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM
"Queen of Snakes" 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, and a silent auction! DVDs, posters, and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!

Advance tickets will go on sale VERY SOON!

Heights Theater, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN
April 26-28, 2019
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, will be selling Mihmiverse merchandise and presenting Mihmiverse movie screenings at StarFest in Denver!

Check out the StarFest website for more information!
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?

Please contact us at info@sainteuphoria.com 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 page!
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 Mark Holmes!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Mark Holmes. I grew up watching all types of sci fi and horror movies from the '50s, '60s and '70s and reading comic books and science fiction. After taking a short break to get married and raise a family, I got the writing bug and started writing comics for the AC Comics "FemForce" title, the first and longest running team of all female superheroes. I have well over 30 stories printed under that title.

While visiting the editorial and publishing team for AC Comics down in Florida, I became friends with the imprint's creator, Bill Black. Alongside the AC Universe, Bill has made dozens of short films in the horror, sci fi and superhero genres. I offered to help with any future movie productions, and he has taken me up on that offer a couple of times! I also met and became online friends with a talented young filmmaker named Joshua Kennedy. We finally met in person when he started attending college in New York City. I have helped him with several of his movies, both behind and in front of the camera. With coaching and encouragement from both of those guys, I got the bug to make my own short films. With a "just-get-out-there-and-do-it!" mentality, I have produced several ultra-low-budget short films, including "A Coffin for the Black Phantom" and "Cyber-Ape vs. Hel-Bots," both of which are available for free on YouTube!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
While watching the trailer for one of Bill Black's productions on You Tube, (one I had helped with a little bit), someone in the comments said that this film reminded him of writer/director Christopher Mihm's moviemaking style. That was all I needed to encourage me to seek out the films of the Mihmiverse!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
"The Monster of Phantom Lake!" It was one was the first Mihmiverse film I've seen and it hit all the right notes and, as a result, it holds a very special place in my heart!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
Alongside Bill Black and Joshua Kennedy, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is part of my personal "trinity" of filmmakers! I talk up his productions to anyone who will listen. Someday I hope to meet him in person and shake his hand!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I actually enjoy the direction of the Mihmiverse! Personally, I would like to see a comedy like the beach bovies of the early 1960s. Something like a broad comedy full of bikini girls, motorcycle gangs, some singing and dancing, maybe a beach monster and shot in color! I love and appreciate black & white movies, but a little color never hurt anyone!
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!
The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)
Directed by Arnold Laven
Starring Tim Holt and Audrey Dalton

An earthquake beneath the Salton Sea opens an underwater chasm from which giant mollusks emerge. As people begin disappearing, it's up to Navy Lieutenant Twillinger (played by Western veteran Tim Holt) to solve the mystery and stop the prehistoric monsters from... challenging the world!

"The Monster that Challenged the World" boasts some great period-appropriate creature effects, a few surprisingly effective scares and a cheesy, half-hearted love story played by actors who are more-or-less up to the task (most of the time). Needless to say, I love this film because it stands as a perfect example of the types of movies to which my own pay tribute!

Highly recommended!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Ladies Fright!

Classic Sci-Fi in the 1950s featured a lot of movies about women. Some good, some bad. Below is a list of films, followed by a list of plot lines. Match 'em up! (Sort of like a cheesy version of Tinder...if Tinder were not cheesy enough...) Note: For more cheesy estrogen-related film fun, check out Michael J. Cross' RETRO-SPECTIVE below!

1. "Prehistoric Women" (1950)
2. "Captive Women" (1952)
3. "Untamed Women" (1952)
4. "Mesa of Lost Women" (1953)
5. "Attack of the 50ft Woman" (1958)
6. "The Wasp Woman" (1959)

A. After an encounter with a UFO, socialite Nancy Archer exacts revenge on her cheating husband.
B. Roger Corman directs this film about a cosmetic queen who tries to develop a youth serum. It does not go well.
C. A civilization of gorgeous women, abduct men for mating purposes. One of their victims impresses them with feats of derring-do and attempts to win the hand of the queen.
D. A mad scientist works to create a race of superwomen by injecting them with spider venom.
E. In a post-apocalyptic New York City, three tribes of mutants battle each other for survival.
F. Three survivors of a WWII plane crash wash up on the shore of an island where cavewomen, cavemen and dinosaurs rule supreme.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
"Space, Rockets, Astronauts and Cave Women on Mars!"

Welcome back to THE RETRO-SPECTIVE. Each month, I look back at some classic '50s and '60s sci-fi and horror films that provide the "backdrop" for the Mihmiverse. This month, we discuss films that deal with space travel, female aliens and the astronauts who fear, love and/or battle them.

The 2008 Mihmiverse film, "Cave Women on Mars," is a loving tribute to the "battle-of-the-sexes-in-space" genre. It has deep roots in the golden age of science fiction. Here's an (admittedly) incomplete list of the films that make up the "Cave Women on Mars" "family tree."

"Cat-Women of the Moon" (1953)
1953's "Cat-Women of the Moon" finds a group of astronauts discovering the last eight survivors of an ancient civilization of Moon Women. Living in a cave with the last of the moon's breathable air (and two giant moon spiders) the Cat-Women sport black unitards, beehive hairstyles, and elaborate cosmetics. Knowing they only have so much air left, the Cat-Women plot to steal the astronauts' ship and travel to Earth to, naturally, conquer it. The Cat-Women have special powers, specifically telepathic abilities and the power to transport themselves from place to place. How will our brave astronauts foil their evil plan? I would tell you, but that would ruin the fun!

1956 brought us "Fire Maidens of Outer Space." This time, a group of astronauts find the last surviving members of an ancient civilization (all female, of course) on the 13th moon of Jupiter. Duessa, the leader of the aliens, is determined to hold the Earth men captive to be used as mates. There is a monster (you can see the zippers!), a plot line involving the aliens being an Atlantean colony, and some really bad acting. It ranks high enough on the "so-bad-it's-good" scale that "Mystery Science Theater 3000" used it for an episode.

Next, we jump ahead to 1968 and end up with "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women." This one gets complicated. Originally a Russian film, it was re-purposed for American audiences with extra footage added courtesy of Peter Bogdanovich, director of the multi-Academy-Award-winning "The Last Picture Show." He left his name off the final product, but it only takes one viewing to understand why. Roger Corman was the producer and hired Boddanovich to add extra "production value" (read: attractive women) to the film. Bogdanovich hired Mamie Van Doren and a handful of blondes specifically because he thought the women of space should be blonde. This time, Venus is the home to our ancient tribe of women. The astronauts kill a monster, the monster turns out to be their god, and the women try to kill the astronauts. Amazingly, the Academy completely overlooked this film!

There are several other sci-fi films that deal with a society made up either entirely of women or with woman as the dominant sex, and they usually wish to do harm to male astronauts or capture them for breeding purposes. Looking back, it's clear this was because, at the time, Hollywood's idea of a woman's place wasn't very evolved. Still, through a modern lens, these films can be a lot of fun to poke fun at!

That brings us to "Cave Women on Mars." Here's the official synposis of the film: "It is the future. 1987. Great scientific advances have allowed mankind to achieve that which previously only existed in speculative fiction: space travel. But, on the eve of humanity's first manned mission to the red planet, no amount of speculation could adequately prepare us for the unexpected discovery of... CAVE WOMEN ON MARS!"

This film is a real treat for Mihmiverse fans. A great cast of returning regulars and some fresh new faces make "Cave Women on Mars" a "must see!" Daniel R. Sjerven and Josh Craig play the intrepid astronauts. There are two tribes of cave women: The (good) blonde tribe led by Brooke Lemke and Alana Bloom and the (evil) brunette tribe led by Rachel Grubb and Emily Fradenburgh.

The always wonderful Stephanie Mihm plays the mysterious High Priestess with Elizabeth Kaiser as her Acolyte. Ms. Kaiser turns in what is probably her best performance in a Mihmiverse film.

Is there a monster? Of course there is! Michael Kaiser once again plays the creature and I, for one, always look forward to seeing him.

The film is purposely tongue-in-cheek fun from beginning to end. Mr. Sjerven is always great as a stalwart hero and Ms. Lemke plays the strong leader perfectly. Ms. Grubb (one of my favorite Mihmiverse actors) is wonderful as the evil leader of the dark haired tribe. It is no wonder Mr. Mihm keeps bringing her back for more movies. She always gives us a great performance and, I have to say, she looks great in her black leather cave women outfit!

The plot takes some great turns I wouldn't dare give away, but it has everything from action to romance! If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you immedately go to SaintEuphoria.com and pick up a copy! You will be glad you did!

Til next month, "Ignore Meat. Follow Steve!"
— Michael J. Cross
Did you know that "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" is now available to be performed by schools and theatre companies nationwide?!

We offer carefully prepared materials of similar (or higher) quality than what you would receive from one of the big Broadway theatrical licensing companies. However, our independent licensing model allows us offer individualized service catered to your organization. When you decide to license a show with us, the success of your production becomes our number-one priority! Heck, the authors might even fly out to see one of your shows!

Production packages include scripts, orchestra books, and conductor/accompanist scores (condensed and full score options), all professionally printed in a beautiful and clean format. We even include rehearsal backing tracks that fully match the music printed in the libretto and on the cast recording CD! This is a great option for productions where using a live orchestra isn't possible, for "black box" style theaters, or when your group doesn't have a rehearsal accompanist regularly available.

We also include free logos for use in your advertising materials, and we can offer personalized graphic design as well as transpositions of vocal and orchestra parts on demand. Visit monsterofphantomlake.com to hear songs from the show, learn more about the script, and request a quote, perusal script, or license agreement.
"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," "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," "Demon with the Atomic Brain," and "Guns of the Apocalypse" 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-C, 2-E , 3-F, 4-D, 5-A, 6-B

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