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"The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" debuts NEXT MONTH!
Thanks to the tireless work of composer & lyricist Adam Boll, director Mike Cook (who every Mihmivite should know best as Gustav the Canoe Cop), production/lighting designer Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati (who last appeared as Gilliam in "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space") and the amazing cast and crew of the upcoming production, the first musical theater adaptation of one of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films will hold its opening night at 7:30PM on July 21st at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, WI.
The play will run for four days and, due entirely to the generosity of all the Kickstarter backers, a professionally produced cast album containing songs from the show will be released on opening day.
If you backed the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, you will receive "first dibs" on purchasing tickets until June 15th. Depending upon the incentive package you chose upon supporting the campaign, some of you will even receive free admission! All backers will soon receive an email containing a special code which will allow you to purchase tickets before everyone else.
IMPORTANT! If you do not receive an email containing your unique access code before June 8th, please contact Christopher R. Mihm at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you get it!
For everyone else, please visit monsterofphantomlake.com on or after June 15th to purchase tickets to "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" We'll see you there!
Exciting news! As of June 9th, principal photography of "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" is COMPLETE!
As post-production chugs along, things are falling into place to ensure it'll be ready for a late September premiere. As was mentioned last month, Mr. Mihm is still shooting for Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 as the best potential date for the big world premiere!
In honor of the next great Mihmiverse film inching closer to completion, we have a new cool still to share from the film! Check it out below!
(How scary is Master Mihmiverse Monster Maker Mitch Gonzales' design for the Weresquito!? Well done, Mr. Gonzales!)
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" is nearing the end of post-production and that means you're running out of time to get YOUR name in the credits!
In the next great Mihmiverse film, 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!
Following the overwhelming success of previous contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits are NOW AVAILABLE for the latest!
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.
THE MIHMIVERSE MONTHLY AUDIOCAST
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast
This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discusses the "jigsaw puzzle process" of editing his next film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
," reminds everyone to see "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!
" and meditates on the mind-blowing months of Mihmiverse madness ahead!
Also included: Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio
discusses what makes Nazis the perfect cinematic villians, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob
and a dramatic reading of "Incident Aboard Ship
," the sixteenth chapter in the "Canoe Cops Vs. The Mummy
" serial written by Stephen D. Sullivan
! (Support the Canoe Cops stories via Mr. Sullivan's Patreon at CushingHorrors.com
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!
CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH
The Monolith Monsters (1957)
Directed by John Sherwood
, starring Lola Albright
and Grant Williams
After a strange meteor crashes to Earth, its fragments begin to expand exponentially when they come into contact with water. A thunderstorm hits and, not unexpectedly, the shiny, obsidian-like space rocks begin to grow uncontrollably, reaching such heights they come crashing down under their own massive weight and crush everything and everyone in their path. Also, as if giant towers of rock raining down on your head weren't scary enough, survivors who come in contact with the rocks slowly and painfully turn to stone. Needless to say, the ever-multiplying rocks threaten the entire planet and it's up to the inhabitants of a small town to stop them. The premise is "out there," even by 1950's B-movie standards, but the execution is surprisingly good. The special effects are top-notch and the acting is frighteningly believable, even when the characters are surrounded by one incredible and preposterous situation after the next. I was skeptical going in but honestly, I was incredibly impressed afterwards. Over the years, it has definitely become one of my favorites from the era! Highly recommended!
Christopher R. Mihm
Howling with Laughter
The following horror films are considered to be cheesy comedy/horror classics. Or not.
(1941) Abbott and Costello are two gas station attendants who get in trouble with gangsters and end up in a haunted tavern looking for a hidden stash of money. The film also stars the Andrews Sisters and the once and future Stooge: Shemp Howard.
(1957) Frank Gorshin, who later played The Riddler on TV's "Batman
" series, stars in this film about teenagers and the aliens who kill them by injecting them with alcohol.
(1961) Roger Corman directed this parody of monster, spy and gangster movies that featured Robert Towne as a secret agent who has a run-in with the moband a monsterin Cuba. (EDITOR'S NOTE:
The monster in this film had a MAJOR
influence on the look of the title creature in "The Monster of Phantom Lake
(1963) This film, about a 19th Century undertaker who likes to reuse his coffins, features several murders, a haunted crypt, an evil cat, a love story and a list of horror movie all stars, including Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone.
(1965) A group of teens spend the night in a haunted house that also happens to be
the headquarters for a mad scientist and his hunchbacked assistant, who are working
on a way to turn humans into gorillas. At the end, live actors in gorilla suits ran through
the theater, scaring the audience half to deathwith laughter.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
FROM THE MIHMIVERSE TEST KITCHENS
Chicken Pasta Dinner
Winner, winner, Chicken Pasta Dinnerit's what's on the menu tonight! This lovely and oh-so-tasty meal-in-one is prepared in a skillet, which spares you from turning on the oven during these warm summer nights!
4 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk, divided
1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons cornstarch
5 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans during the last 2 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in 2 teaspoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, saute red peppers and garlic in remaining oil for 1 minute.
Stir in the broth, 1/2 cup milk, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Return to the pan.
Add chicken to the pepper mixture. Combine cornstarch and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into the chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Drain pasta mixture; toss with sauce. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.
Yield: 5 servings (1-1/4 cups per serving)
I recommend serving with a crisp garden salad and dinner rolls. My big monster crew gives this dish 5 out of 5 "bad wigs!" (See "House of Ghosts
" or the upcoming "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
" to see some REALLY
You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home
June 10-12, 2016
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at Crypticon Kansas City
and will personally present a screening of the 10th anniversary 3D special edition of "The Monster of Phantom Lake
!" Don't forget to visit the Mihmiverse merchandise table in the vendor room, hang out with Mr. Mihm himself and complete your Mihmiverse collection!Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
, 1601 North Universal Avenue, Kansas City, MO
June 20, 2016
Join writer/director Christopher R. Mihm as he personally presents a special screening of "The Giant Spider
" (complete with classic newsreels and trailers handpicked by Mr. Mihm!) at the Alamo Drafthouse
in Richardson, TX! DVDs, posters and other Mihmiverse merchandise will be on sale!Alamo Drafthouse
, 100 South Central Expressway #14 , Richardson, TX
July 8-10, 2016
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has been invited back to the 2016 Blobfest
in Phoenixville, PA to present a special screening of "The Late Night Double Feature
is a three day event which commemorates the original 1958 classic "The Blob
" and includes screenings of the film paired with other horror classics, a re-enactment of the iconic running-out-of-the-theater sequence from the film, competitions and a street fair!
Mr. Mihm and several other stars of the Mihmiverse will be in attendance! "The Giant Spider
" screened at Blobfest
in 2014 and by all accounts, the event was one for the ages! If you are anywhere near the town of Phoenixvilleor even if you're not, but can make it therewe highly recommend coming out to this unique and amazing classic film event!Colonial Theatre
, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA
July 21-23, 2016
- 7:30PM, July 24, 2016
Catherine Hansen (Yureena Null/Martha) will be part of Gadfly Theatre
's "Final Frontier Festival: Heroes and Villains
," performing on June 3rd (7:30PM), 5th (3:00PM) and 11th (7:30PM). For more information, visit gadflytheatre.org
This month, Emily Fradenburgh (Gorga) will be finishing up production of the short film, "Cured
"The Choo Choo Bob Show
" (which features Ms. Fradenburgh) is currently airing Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 and 8:30 CST on the Qubo network and every Thursday at 7:00 and 7:30 CST on the ION network.
Aside from the entertainment business, once Ms. Fradenburgh and her husband, Dustin Booth (the tall, thin polluter seen in "The Monster of Phantom Lake
") will re-open Sawmill Pizza
on Sunday, June 5 from 12-7. The pair have decided to switch their "pizza picnic days" from Thursdays to Sundays only.
Douglas Sidney (Barney Collins) is featured in two new TV commercials currently running in the Twin Cities area. The first is a radio spot for Friendly Chevrolet Fridley (check it out here
) and the other is a broadcast spot for Memphis Wood Fire Grills entitled "Putting Out to Pasture
Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann Saint Marie/Zita Marczak) is fleeing the great state of Minnesota for good at the end of the summer. Don't miss her Farewell Show
at the Parkway Theater
in Minneapolis when she'll be teaming up with the fabulous Miss Myra and the Moonshiners for a one-night-only show on June 18th. It'll be an evening of rockabilly, jazz and blues that's not to be missed!
Tickets are on sale now at theparkwaytheater.com
, $12 advance/$15 door.
"The Tiki War
," the award-winning film starring Rachel Grubb (Hagra/Amy), is screening as part of the online Fanboy Film Festival
. The film can be watched for free AND
, starting on July 15th, site visitors can vote for films to win awards!
"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, 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. "Hold That Ghost," 2. "Invasion of the Saucer Men," 3. "Creature from the Haunted Sea," 4. "The Comedy of Terrors," 5. "Monsters Crash the Pajama Party"
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