This all-region NTSC DVD contains an ultra-high-quality widescreen presentation of the film, English and Esperanto audio and subtitles and exclusive bonus features and featurettes, including a blooper reel, the official trailer, a photo gallery, previews, a film introduction by horror host Dr. Ivan Cryptosis, director's audio commentary, behind-the-scenes audio commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, Stephanie Mihm, James Norgard, Mitch Gonzales, Mark Haider, and Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati, and more!
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May turned into a busy month for the Mihmiverse!
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, several actors and the behind-the-scenes crew found themselves following the amazing world premiere of "The Late Night Double Feature" by traveling to multiple events across the country. With stops in Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and Ohio, the Mihmiverse spread itself far and wide in support of the latest release.
Many events, screenings and convention appearances are scheduled for the coming months. If you're interested in finding out where writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (and assorted cast and crew members) will be appearing next, visit (and bookmark) the events page at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm!
Early last month, the winners of the 2013 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were announced and, although "The Giant Spider" was nominated, it DID NOT win the award for Best Independent Feature. However, just a single week later, it was announced that writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's ode to the "big bug" movies of the 1950s DID win a much more coveted and important award: the Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival!
For those who aren't aware, Forrest J. Ackerman was the editor and principal writer of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, a science fiction/horror publication that first appeared in the 1950s and helped popularize science fiction fandom. Mr. Ackerman was also a huge proponent of the Esperanto language and, in fact, it was his love of Esperanto that inspired writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to include it in "Attack of the Moon Zombies" and each subsequent Mihmiverse release!
A new, exclusive collectible is now available: Phantom Lake Paddle Girls Trading Cards!
Hand-made by the "head" of the Paddle Girls, Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati, these retro-styled trading cards come in randomly stuffed packs and show the Paddle Girl characters in various fun situations and poses! AND, to add to the authentic classic trading card experience, every pack of Paddle Girl cards includes a free stick of chewing gum!
The Paddle Girls were played by actors Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati, Kira Pontiff, Melissa Dirtzu and Ann Segar in the 2013 Mihmiverse film, "The Giant Spider."
Available for $3.00 for one pack, $7.50 for three packs or $15.00 for seven. To order Paddle Girl cards and get your collection started today, click HERE!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download!
It was the night before the big world premiere of the latest Mihmiverse movie, "The Late Night Double Feature," and the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast crew (hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm) were the center of attention as they recorded the latest episode at the "Night Before the Thing," the first-ever Mihmiverse premiere pre-party!
In this episode, 2013 Versie awards are awarded, stories are told, "Commander Lambent: Space Explorer...in Space!" returns from the grave AND, most importantly, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm FINALLY reveals whether or not he's quitting the movie-makin' game! You DO NOT want to miss it.
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The Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast was created as a supplement to this newsletter and will be released on or around the 15th of every month. Moderated by hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, this free-to-download monthly audiocast offers exclusive news, interviews with the folks who make the Mihmiverse possible, shameless self-promotion, and original recurring content!
If you'd like to ask a question of the hosts, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, or any of the show's upcoming guest(s), click HERE to submit your queries! If we like them, we may even include them in a future podcast! OR, you can "like" the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast page on Facebook and "participate" by posting to the podcast's wall during recording!
Every month, the Mihmiverse Monthly, the official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, includes an ever-changing array of guest-written columns.
This month you'll find:
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other columns, OR if you're interested in writing one, please contact us at email@example.com and let us know what you think!
- From the Mihmiverse Test Kitchens
The first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm (Rosemary/Ursula), shares her favorite recipes that are sure to satisfy any monster-sized appetite!
- The Trivia Corner
Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) uses the skills learned when he was the coordinator of AOL's Trivia Channel to bring you trivia with a Mihmiverse twist!
The Angry Red Planet (1960)
Directed by Ib Melchior
Starring Gerald Mohr and Naura Hayden
Following the dazzling and "frightening" adventures of the crew of "Rocket M-1," Earth's first spacecraft to Mars, "The Angry Red Planet" is a perfect example of late 1950s/early 1960s science fiction. With nary a Zil or Liak tribeswoman in sight, the four-person crew find themselves tussling with oversized carnivorous plants, a gigantic Martian "rat-spider-bat" creature, inhospitable environs, and a one-eyed blob of sea dwelling alien goo hell-bent on devouring everything in its path! The film is heavy on questionably AWESOME special effects and contains some of the least convincing matte paintings ever seen in a movie. BUT, that's part of its great charm! "The Angry Red Planet" heartily represents the "space is a dangerous place to be" style of sci-fi films that sadly aren't made anymore. The story is presented completely in flashback and it's very obvious from the outset that not every crewmember survives the adventure, so there's an effective sense of foreboding that permeates everything. The movie was made in color but all the scenes that take place on the surface of Mars are bathed in a strange oversaturated and slightly solarized reddish pink (a process dubbed "Cinemagic"). The effect is shocking at first but ultimately, it's a very cool, though not quite original (1950's "Rocketship X-M" tried something similar), touch. The story is exactly what you'd expect, with the cast giving solid B-level performances. All in all, this ranks as one of my all-time favorite movies of the "drive-in" era. If you haven't already seen it, see it as soon as you can!
Christopher R. Mihm
With summer comes picnic season and below I offer a delicious salad recipe for you to try. It's one of my family's favorites and I'm lucky if I even get a small bowl before it's all devoured! All your neighbors, friends, and family will be asking you for the recipe.
Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, crab, peas, broccoli, green pepper and onions. Combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing and Parmesan cheese; pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
- 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat, chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Yield: 6 servings
ENJOY! Serve with Uncle John's Burger Dogs! My monster crew gives this salad 5 out of 5 "Oculon eye-laser blasts!"
You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home website!
By the numbers!
Each of these films has a number in the title. Name them. (Hint: All of the numbers are spelled out. Example: Forty-Two as opposed to 42.)
1. (1946) An Italian Village, the severed hand of a dead pianist and murder. Robert Alda and Peter Lorre star.
2. (1951) Australia, a romantic triangle, pirates...and dinosaurs! "Gunsmoke" star James Arness leads the cast.
3. (1951) A nuclear holocaust, a pregnant woman and a neo-Nazi, among a few others.
4. (1953) A friend marries the girl you love. You replicate her to have a copy of your own. She falls in love with your friend as well. There may not be a happy ending.
5. (1955) A dysfunctional family, a California date farm and an extraterrestrial: a recipe for horror and mayhem. Dick Sargent ("Bewitched's" second Darrin) stars.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
|June 13, 2014 - 6:00PM|
"The Giant Spider" and "The Late Night Double Feature" have their Australian premieres (together in one night!) at the Skyline Drive-in Blacktown. The event will be hosted by horror host Nigel Honeybone, and all profits will go to Westmead Children's Hospital!
Cricketers Arms Road, Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia 2148
|July 11-13, 2014|
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm presents a special screening of "The Giant Spider," with a special Q&A session immediately afterward. "The Giant Spider" will screen as part of Blobfest, a three day event in commemoration of the original 1958 classic "The Blob," which includes screenings of "The Blob" and other horror classics, re-enactment of the theater escape stampede sequence, competitions and a street fair.
Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA
|July 17, 2014 - 9:30PM|
"The Late Night Double Feature" screens FOR FREE at the Lake 5 Theatre for a very special edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, a bi-monthly event that features classic horror and sci-fi films!
Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
|July 25, 2014 - 8:00PM|
Friday Fright Night presents a special FREE screening of "The Late Night Double Feature" at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh!
Time Community Theater, 445 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI
|On Friday, June 6th (7:30PM), Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra) will be appearing in person to promote her role in "The Bitch Who Cried Wolf" for "Double Feature Friday: An Evening with Creep Creepersin" at Bigs Sports Bar & Billiards (3110 West 12th Street) in Sioux Falls, SD.|
|Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) will be appearing as President Franklin Roosevelt in the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production of "Annie Warbucks" (the sequel to "Annie"), June 26-29 at the State Theatre in Eau Claire, WI.|
|The official website of Douglas Sidney (Dr. Collins/Barney) has been completely updated with a slew of new material. Check it out @ douglassidney.com!|
|Maggie Schultz (Dr. Deering) will be sitting in on a costuming panel at CoreCon in Fargo, ND over the weekend of June 13th and 14th. She will also be participating in several panels (including one specifically about costuming for film) at the Convergence sci-fi convention held in Bloomington, MN over the July 4th weekend. Lastly, her website (bymaggie.com) was recently updated and now includes a social feed aggregate to pull in her Facebook and Pinterest data.|
|Billie Jo Konze (Dr. Hackett) will be performing in "Crazyface" by Clive Barker July 10th through the 26th with Shadow Horse Theatre at the Nimbus Theatre in Minneapolis, MN.|
"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" and "The Late Night Double Feature" 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. "The Beast with Five Fingers," 2. "Two Lost Worlds," 3. "Five," 4. "Four Sided Triangle," 5. "The Beast with a Million Eyes"
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