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The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the world and, as a result, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has been inspired to expand the catalog of Phantom Lake Kids movies into the Mihmiverse's first-ever trilogy! And, with Mr. Mihm having finished the script for this new monster-filled adventure, the film is officially going forward, with cast and crew already in place and pre-production ALREADY underway!

In "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day The Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," Phantom Lake County is shaken by inexplicable earthquakes emanating from a local system of caves and being overrun by grossly mutated creatures of unusual size—a phenomenon which may point to the return of a long-since-forgotten menace! Thankfully, the Phantom Lake Kids (Danny & Evelyn Johnson and their friends Billy Blue, Butch, and Chip) are "on the job" and determined to solve the real mystery: what's the deal with Butch's magic hat?

For each $20.00 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 and a customized, frame-able document certifying their contribution!

IMPORTANT! Physical media copies of the finished film are NOT automatically included with a basic contribution. If you would like to be guaranteed a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film when it is released, you MUST order it separately (with the purchase of at least one credit)!

Credits can even be given as gifts! Imagine the looks on the faces of your loved ones when they find out their names will be immortalized on the silver screen!

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day The Earth Abruptly Almost Ended"
Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 
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BLU-RAYS (+$20 each)
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(All non-U.S. mailing addresses will be charged a shipping premium for physical media.)


NOTE: If you purchase one of the following credits, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will contact you shortly after to discuss your purchase!

Associate producers will earn IMBb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
Executive producers will earn IMBb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise, set visits, and other perks (TBD).

*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.

After a year of understandable, worldwide-pandemic-related delay, "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special" is FINALLY in full production! Principal photography officially got underway just a few weeks before the publication of this newsletter and saw the return of the "Steve People," the alien puppets last seen in 2015's "Danny Johnson Saves The World!"

In this Mihmiverse "retro-Christmas-Special-esque" short film, we'll be introduced to an adorable alien named Stu who enlists the help of young Evelyn Johnson (played once again by Alice Mihm, last seen in 2020's "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion") to find his lost uncle Steve, the fan-favorite alien puppet character last seen saving the world with Evelyn's older brother Danny. In the process, Evelyn & Stu find themselves on an adventure to faraway locations like the North Pole and outer space and, in the process, learn the true meaning of the season!

The exclusive, behind-the-scenes photo seen here was taken during filming and shows Alice and her puppet co-star (who is being puppeteered and voiced by the guy behind Danny Johnson, Alice's real-life brother, Elliott Mihm) in action!

Should everything come together the way writer/director Christopher R. Mihm hopes, the "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special" will be released on Thanksgiving Day 2021!

If you'd like to contribute to this project and get your name (or your spouse's, child's, dog's, cat's, puppet alien friend's, etc.) in the end credits, go HERE!


The latest Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion," has been available for over a month and, based on early reactions, it's proving to be quite popular with hardcore Mihmivites!

The first ever to hold its debut digitally, the "premiere edition" (which included over an hour of special features) is no longer available. However, it is still possible to view the film (minus the extra content) on Vimeo!

If you're a person who prefers to own the film on physical media, you can pre-order the DVD & Blu-Ray below. Authoring of both is complete and we are currently waiting for the manufacturer to ship the discs to us. Once we have received them, we will be sending them (plus contributor swag) out IMMEDIATELY!

Stuck in their house during a government-mandated worldwide quarantine, the Phantom Lake Kids (Danny Johnson, his sisters Alice and Evelyn, and their wacky friends Butch, Chip, and Billy Blue) are shocked when most of the gang inexplicably disappears in a flash of light—then reappears moments later! When Alice doesn't return, the rest must meticulously (and hilariously) unravel the mystery behind her disappearance and the invisible forces behind it! Could it be... aliens?

The disc includes a high-quality digital transfer of the film, a blooper reel, two photo galleries, interviews with the cast, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, and much more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes. Black & White, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

IMPORTANT! This item is pre-order only. All orders will ship on or around Monster Day (March 9th, 2021)!

$9.99 (DVD) / $19.99 (Blu-Ray)
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
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Following the holidays, we have a handful of Mihmiverse collectibles left in our warehouse and we're pricing them to MOVE! These prices are exclusive to this newsletter and better than you'll find anywhere else!

Check out the deals below and grab what's left before someone else does, because once this stuff is gone, it's gone LITERALLY FOREVER!

2020 Mihmiverse Holiday Ornament — ON SALE

Last year's exclusive ornament celebrates the 10th anniversay of the fifth Mihmiverse release, "Destination: Outer Space," with a design dedicated to the most memorable of all creatures from the film: the Oculons!

This limited-edition collectible (we only have TWO left!) is lovingly hand-crafted by members of the Mihm family, individually numbered, includes the year, and joins the ever-growing set which includes last year's title creature from "Queen of Snakes," 2018's mutant bat (from "Terror from Beneath the Earth"), 2017's Steve (from "Danny Johnson Saves The World"), and 2016's Monster of Phantom Lake (from the film of the same name).

$9.9930% off the original price!
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

Monsters of the Mihmiverse 500-Piece Puzzle — ON SALE

Less than five (5) of these Mihmiverse-themed jigsaw puzzles remain in our inventory and, once they're gone, we will not be making more!

This high-quality, 24" x 18" 500-piece puzzle features the official Monsters of the Mihmiverse promo photo and is available in EXTREMELY limited quantities that are dwindling fast!

This item is ONLY available for U.S.-based customers. If you live outside of the United States and would like to purchase one, please contact us HERE to discuss your options!

$19.9930% off the original price!
(+$11.99 shipping & handling)

2021 Mihmiverse Wall Calendar — ON SALE

A brand new, full-sized (8.5" x 11"), 12-month wall calendar for 2021...and we only have TWO LEFT!

This year's theme highlights "behind-the-scenes" aspects of the filmmaking process, with each month featuring rare photos taken by actors and bystanders during the production of the films of the Mihmiverse. AND, every calendar will be personally signed by Mr. Mihm himself!

$14.9925% off the original price!
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about the ongoing production of "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special," discusses the NEXT Phantom Lake Kids movie, and grumpily avoids politics as much as he can!

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, and another episode of "Atomic Tales," a new monthly short story from the author of "The Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," 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 Apple Podcasts!

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!

If you're like most people these days, you tend to stream your favorite TV shows and movies, particularly because it's way more convenient and you have access to them in more places! Did you know that there are now several places to stream the entire Mihmiverse catalog?

From the movie that started it all, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," to its musical offshoot, "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion," everything you need to "visit" the denizens of Phantom Lake County is available for your streaming pleasure!

Most of the films of the Mihmiverse (excluding a handful of titles) are free to watch for every Amazon Prime subscriber on Amazon Video. Most modern "smart" TVs, set-top boxes, and Blu-Ray players have the ability to stream Mihmiverse movies into your homes and devices. AND, as of right now, streaming through Amazon Video is one of the few services that earns Saint Euphoria Pictures a couple bucks in the process! It's not nearly as much as purchasing physical media, but every penny helps!

Drive-in Monsters is the official Mihmiverse Roku channel and the place to find all the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm AND a collection of special features curated by the man himself! It is Mr. Mihm's plan to add some really cool, exclusive content over time, so we encourage you to add the channel to your Roku lineup. To find the Drive-in Monsters channel, simply search for it through your Roku service!

As of right now, the service is offered completely free... but, that most likely not last forever! So, make sure to enjoy the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel while it's still completely free of charge!

Lastly, the ENTIRE filmography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (including the just-released "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion") is available for both rental and purchase through the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal!

Every film is presented using the same ultra high-quality renders used for the official Blu-Ray releases and actually feeds video content to the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel. Most importantly, the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal is the ONLY PLACE to legally own the films digitally!
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 Christopher Page!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Christopher Page, and I was born, raised and still live in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Which is about as far away from any good monster movie action as you can get, I think. News of the town being eaten by a giant cockroach was greatly exaggerated.) If I'm permitted a little shameless plugging, I've hosted two podcasts for many years now.

Time Shifters reviews films and television, some recent, but usually within the last 20-25 years, especially those that we may have missed at time of release. I have interviews with Mihmiverse monster-maker extraordinaire Mitch Gonzales and "General Castle" himself, Mark Haider. (Somehow I have not yet gotten Mr. Mihm himself... must make an effort to change that.)

Orphaned Entertainment focuses on films and radio that are in the public domain. So many amazing films, all creating the foundations for the films we watch today.

I have been a fan of sci-fi and monster flicks for as long as I can remember. I was raised on "Star Trek," and that lead me to search for and watch anything with space ships and lasers—which were often aimed at wonderful monsters. Everything from Godzilla to giant insects, blood thirsty carrots... and even gorillas in diving helmets!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
It must have been the spring of 2012. I was attending the Denver Starfest and stumbled onto a small table of DVDs in the crowded hallway typically reserved for authors. Being more drawn to buying movies than books, this piqued my interest. I spoke to the gentleman (not Mr. Mihm and I, for the life of me, cannot remember who it may have been) manning the table and learned what I was even looking at. His description intrigued me and led me to feel the need to speak to this "Mihm" guy. I was directed to where he was last seen and I did indeed find him. We spoke of what he was doing and why—and I was sold on the idea. I went back to table and purchased the first film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," and the most recently released at the time, "Attack of the Moon Zombies." ("House of Ghosts" was due for release but not yet available.)

When I got home, I don't think I made it halfway through "The Monster of Phantom Lake" before I knew I was going to be ordering all the others... which I did!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
This gets a little harder to answer as I continue to re-watch the films. On my first watch-through, not all of them really "did it" for me. It wasn't until I revisited the films that I started to appreciate each of them more, and maybe each one a little differently from one another.

I think I was comparing each to "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and thinking they didn't hold up to the high bar that that one set. But, while I was re-watching his films, I realized that Mr. Mihm was experimenting, and developing himself as a filmmaker. Once I realized that each film was more reminiscent of different classic films, I found new love for each of them.

All that being said, my heart will always belong to my first Mihmiverse movie, "The Monster of Phantom Lake." It is such a wonderful movie. I love its familiar 1950s monster movie theme, its "Looney Tunes" quality writing with the occasional innuendos that "big kids" might get, but are just "something silly" to the little kids. So much heart and love oozes out of that movie and I just enjoy it so much!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I'm always eager to share the Mihmiverse with people. I've shared my copy of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" on several occasions and I'm pretty sure each time it resulted in a new fan. I have several of the posters adorning my wall, as well as a "gold" record of "A-Rockin', A-Rollin', All The Way A-Ramblin'" right next to my piece of the Phantom Lake monster. Pocket Steve helps keep my son safe from potential wall creatures, and the Phantom Lake monster holiday ornament finds a spot on the Christmas tree not just once... but twice!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Another hard question. Like I said, I love that the films have evolved and changed over the years, but I do worry about them falling too far astray from that sweet spot that I feel "The Monster of Phantom Lake" or "The Giant Spider" fill. I'll confess something here that I've not mentioned to any of the Mihmiverse peoples: I've not yet watched "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter." I supported it, I bought it, but have never cracked the case. It, by description, seems so far removed from all the others, I don't know... it just frightens me. This is something that I WILL rectify, maybe even by the time you read this.

I think any fear I have of it losing its way is a bit unfounded. The recent projects, which I know were out of necessity due to the "COVID-pocalypse," but they look as though they are solidly in that aforementioned sweet spot! Really looking forward to them!

If push came to shove, and I HAD to say something, it would be great to see some past creatures resurrected and maybe even a multi-monster story. Perhaps the Phantom Lake monster could find his way into an underground grotto to discover the bat creature where the two strike out together to terrorize a nearby town!
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!
Can I be Frank?

Although Boris Karloff was the first and most identifiable in the role, Frankenstein's monster has been played by several different actors in classic (and not so classic) horror films. Below, I have listed 5 Frankenstein films, and 5 actors (including Karloff).

Can you match the actor with the film? This quiz is ALIVE with possibilities!

1. "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942)
2. "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman" (1943)
3. "House of Frankenstein" (1944)
4. "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957)
5. "Frankenstein 1970" (1958)

A. Boris Karloff
B. Bela Lugosi
C. Lon Chaney, Jr.
D. Christopher Lee
E. Glen Strange
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Day the World Ended (1955)
Directed by Roger Corman
Starring Richard Denning and Lori Nelson

The world is decimated by an atomic war and a small band of disparate survivors huddle together in a remote mountain cabin. Tensions run high amongst them as they desperately attempt to find meaning in the aftermath of humanity's destruction. Though a perfect set-up for a deep examination of the human condition and the cold war, this is ultimately a Roger Corman movie. Thus, all depth is quickly (though lovingly) replaced by cheesy monster suits and even more dubious science when, naturally, the irradiated fallout causes anyone exposed to large enough doses to mutate into three-eyed creatures with telepathic abilities that want nothing more than to be wild, mutant animals. Seriously, that's the plot -- and it's great. The acting is way better than you'd expect, with B-movie veteran Richard Denning turning in a particularly noteworthy performance. The overall sense of dread and horror that would (I'm assuming) come with the end of the human race is there and quite effectively done. All in all, this film from "drive-in-movie-master" Roger Corman is surprisingly good, albeit still "bad-in-a-good-way." Definitely worth your time!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Mihmiverse DVDs & Blu-Rays 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-B, 3-E, 4-D, 5-A

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