The official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm

July 2009 Edition

CURRENT NEWS

Here we are in the middle of a "weather roller-coaster" of a summer and writer/director Christopher R. Mihm just doesn't seem to want to stop! Even though he premiered the critically adored "Terror from Beneath the Earth" only six weeks ago, he, along with his merry band o' troublemakers, has already begun to film his next movie, "Destination: Outer Space!" Full principal photography on the sci-fi epic began just days ago (June 28th) at Carver Lake in Woodbury, Minnesota. In the past, Carver Lake has played a very important role in the Mihmiverse as the body of water that stood in as Phantom Lake in "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and the "edge of the Deadlands" in "It Came From Another World!" According to credible sources, the scene filmed does, in fact, take place at Phantom Lake. How, what or why... we don't know. But as soon as we do, we'll scream it from the hilltops!

In other news, due to personal circumstances, one of the producers of "Destination: Outer Space" was forced to pull their support, leaving the production temporarily on shaky ground. BUT, never being ones to shy away from a challenge, co-producers Christopher R. Mihm and Josh Craig (Professor Jackson/Captain Jackson) decided to try something new and ask the fans for help -- and help they have! In conjunction with All for George Productions, SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, is offering an "Associate Producer" package directly to you, the fans. For a miniscule monetary investment, all associate producers will have their name listed in the end credits of next year's "Destination: Outer Space" and receive a pair of collector's ticket packages to the premiere, five copies of the film on DVD and a framed certificate with their name and title -- perfect for your own "wall of fame!"

If you're interested in the associate producer program, visit the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, for more information.

Lastly, if want to see "Terror from Beneath the Earth," meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, support a great event AND you'll be in the Omaha area on July 18th, come on down to the Omaha Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival! In addition to a screening of the new film, most of the cast and crew will be on hand to sell merchandise, sign autographs, share stories, take photos and participate in several panel discussions. Don't miss it!
 

CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH

The Fly (1958)
Directed by Kurt Neumann.
Starring Vincent Price, Al Hedison and Patricia Owens.

Though remade extremely well in the 1980s as a graphic horror film starring Jeff Goldblum, the original is rightfully considered one of the best of the 1950s. The film is told mostly in flashbacks following the death of the main character -- which doesn't give anything away since he dies within the first five minutes! The meat of the story revolves around ambitious scientist Andre Delambre as he discovers the secret to instantaneous teleportation. Numerous experiments with the technology go off without a hitch, prompting the scientist to hastily test it on himself. Unfortunately, during one of these tests, a common housefly ends up in the teleportation chamber with him. The device malfunctions and mixes the two creatures up, resulting in two distinct half-human, half-fly creatures -- one possessing most of the body of the scientist (sans human head and hand). The full "fly-head mask" is kept hidden throughout most of the runtime but its reveal is exceedingly effective. Vincent Price gives a solid performance as the scientist's brother who tries desperately to figure out what happened. The film is surprisingly suspenseful with a very well crafted story. The special effects are perfect for the era, and none are so bad as to detract from the overall greatness of the movie. After seeing the original, you'll be surprised how much it has influenced popular culture since its release. If you've never seen it, you need to! I can't recommend this film enough!  
— Christopher R. Mihm
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 17, 6:30 PM

"Promise," a short film starring Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) will be shown at the Shamrock Film Festival.

Rosemount Community Center, 13885 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN


July 18, 10:00 PM

"Terror from Beneath the Earth" screens at the second annual Omaha Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival.

Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover Street, Omaha, NE


Now through July 25

M. Scott Taulman (Sven) appears in the Old Log Theater production of "Treasure Island."

Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN


Now through September 7, 8:00 AM

Leigha Horton (Stephanie Yates) portrays "First Class Stewardess/Nurse Evelyn Marsden" in "Titanic" at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN


July 22-August 9

Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) directs and also takes part in "Tech Support: The Musical," July 22 at the Little Grand Theatre in Eau Claire, WI, July 25 at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, WI, and on various dates from July 30 through August 9 at the U of M's Rarig Mainstage, during the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival.


July 30-August 9

Leigha Horton (Stephanie Yates) takes to the stage with the Ministry of Cultural Warfare in the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival.


August 22

"Thieves Like Us," starring Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann Saint Marie-Jackson), holds its world premiere!

Cedar Creek Cinema, 10101 Market Street, Wausau, WI
 

ONLINE NOW

Check out "Cutbacks," a short film featuring both Justen Overlander (Jonathan/Sheriff Elliott) and Daniel R. Sjerven (Lt. Elliott/Stan Johnson). The film was created for the 2009 Minneapolis 48-Hour Film Project. (Warning: not for children!)
 

DID YOU KNOW?

"The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Cave Women on Mars," and "Terror from Beneath the Earth" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm. In addition, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" Collector's Edition DVDs, exclusive movie posters, patches and other merchandise is now in stock. Everything is available in extremely limited quantities, so get yours today before they run out!
 
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