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Join us on March 9th in Fridley, MN for the "The Monster of Phantom Lake" 10th Anniversary Viewing Partyin 3D!
On the same date in 2006, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," held its world premiere at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN to a near sold-out crowd. The audience laughed, sang along and, in general, had a fantastic time! When the final credits rolled, the crowd broke into a rousing cheer before filing into the lobby to buy DVDs and posters and eat a cake shaped like the title creature's head. At the end of that night, few would have expected that ten years later, "the little movie that could" would give birth to a series of movies now collectively known as the Mihmiverse.
In honor of this important Mihmiverse milestone, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and Bob Gilbert (of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob) have converted the film to "old school" red/cyan anaglyph 3D, and on the exact date of the tenth anniversary of the release of the film, you're invited to attend a VERY exclusive viewing partyin 3D!
The event will start at 6:00PM and, in addition to a screening of the 3D version of the movie (3D glasses will be provided), the night will include exciting Mihmiverse-related activities, pizza, soda, popcorn and tons o' fun! Also, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and several Mihmiverse stars will be in attendance to celebrate the film that started it all! DVDs and other merchandise will be on sale AND all attendees will receive a free "The Monster of Phantom Lake" poster!
Admission is $15.00 per ticket and includes food!
IMPORTANT! This event is limited to ONLY 50 attendees and is already almost half sold out! We anticipate this event will sell out quickly, so DO NOT HESITATE or you WILL MISS OUT!
Click HERE to buy tickets RIGHT NOW!
"Danny Johnson Saves The World" has been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award!
Since 2002, the Rondos have been fandom's only true classic horror award. They are decided by fans, for fans. Every Rondo nominee is being recognized for a significant achievement in the genre during the year of 2015. Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is done through email.
To vote, first click HERE to view the full ballot. Next, copy the ballot, paste it into an email, pick your choices ("Danny Johnson Saves The World" is in section 7 of the ballot under Best Independent Film), and send it along with your name to email@example.com.
That's it! AND, don't forget to pass this information on to EVERYONE YOU KNOW! We need as many people as humanly possible to make this happen!
This is the fifth Mihmiverse film to be nominated for this prestigious award after "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "Attack of the Moon Zombies," "House of Ghosts" and "The Giant Spider." Of the previous Mihmiverse nominees, "House of Ghosts" was the only winner!
Principal photography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
," has begun and with it, the second decade of the Mihmiverse is OFFICIALLY
Just forty-eight hours before Valentine's day, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and his small-but-dedicated crew began shooting the next great Mihmiverse film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
!" James Norgard, who is best known as Dr. Gabriel from "The Giant Spider
" and "The Late Night Double Feature
," was the only actor present for these first scenesand we have photographic evidence to prove it...sort of! Mr. Mihm was kind enough to provide us with a still from the. It's not entirely clear...but it IS
creepy as heck!
We've been hearing for months that this movie will be the darkest Mihmiverse film to date and something about this cryptic photo makes that abundantly clear. However, monster-of-all-trades Michael Kaiser took some of the wind out of the photo's "creepy sails" when he remarked that it made Mr. Norgard look like a demented version of "the guy from 'Inside the Actor's Studio
.'" Depending on your own impressions of James Lipton, host of "Inside the Actor's Studio
," your personal mileage may vary when it comes to just how creepy you find the photo below!ENJOY!
In writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," 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!
The film is currently in active production and, should everything work out just right, it will premiere in early October 2016!
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 shares his excitement over the beginning of principal photography of his latest film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter
," talks about the tenth anniversary of his first film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake
," mentions a secret little project he's on the verge of releasing, gives advice about independent filmmaking AND
reads a handful of Amazon.com reviews of his films!
Also included: a visit from Derek M. Koch of one of the best podcasts around, Monster Kid Radio
, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob
and a dramatic reading of "Incident at the Exhibit
," the thirteenth chapter in the "Canoe Cops Vs. The Mummy
" serial written by 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 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 Land Unknown (1957)
In this overlooked classic directed by Virgil W. Vogel, an Antarctic mapping expedition turns fantastical when, after encountering a heavy storm, one of its helicopters goes missing. Assumed to have crashed into the ice, it instead lands within a deep, seemingly sub-tropical crater populated by dinosaurs! While searching for the means with which to fix their damaged 'copter, the small crew (and a "hitchhiking" lady journalist played by Shirley Patterson) are treated to wild adventures of the prehistoric and "man-in-Tyrannosaurus-Rex-costume" type.
Overall, I was extremely surprised by just how good this movie is. It starts a bit slow, with a few too many "helicopter-model-flying-in-front-of-snowy-stock-footage" shots but, once the crew arrives in the crater, the movie picks up significantly and we, the audience, are treated to a fun adventure. Sure, in the age of "Jurassic Park
," the monsters look dated and fake, but they're absolutely perfect in a 1950's-drive-in-B-movie way.
I watched this film again recently and was quickly reminded why it ranks as one of my all-time favorites from the era. That, and the actor who plays the main character is named Jock Mahoney. Not "Jacques," but Jock. Weird!
Christopher R. Mihm
Who Played It!
In honor of the 10th anniversary of "The Monster of Phantom Lake
," here's a list of the characters from the film. WITHOUT CHECKING IMDb
, your job is to identify the actor who played the role in the original film.
It may not be as easy as you think!
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
FROM THE MIHMIVERSE TEST KITCHENS
Chicken & Sausage
This is a simple dish I created one evening when the hubby was out and the kids and I just didn't know what to have for dinner. Going out was not an option, so I had to cook up something to feed all the rumbling tummies!
3 pounds of chicken breasts
2 rings of lean turkey kielbasa
2 bottles of your favorite barbecue sauce
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken breasts in skillet and then set chicken aside. Slice the turkey kielbasa into chunks. Place chicken and kielbasa in 13" x 9" casserole dish and pour both bottles of barbecue sauce over the meat. Cover and bake in oven at 425° for 40 min or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove from oven and serve!
You can also finish this dish right in a skillet. After browning the chicken, add cut-up kielbasa and barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on medium until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
This dish pairs wonderfully with smashed potatoes and green beans or sauteed asparagus!
My crew gives this 5 out of 5 "creepy laboratories." ENJOY!
March 4-6, 2016
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest of honor at MarsCon 2016
, a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March in the Twin Cities area.Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN
March 9, 2016
Join us for the 10 year anniversary of the release of "The Monster of Phantom Lake
" at an exclusive viewing party of the 3D re-release of the film! Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and several Mihmiverse stars will be in attendance to celebrate the film that started it all! In addition to the movie, the night will include exciting Mihmiverse-related activities, pizza, soda and popcorn and tons o' fun!IMPORTANT!
This event is limited to ONLY
50 attendees! Advanced tickets
are on sale RIGHT NOW!
We anticipate this event will sell out quickly SO
make sure to grab tickets
as soon as possible or risk missing out!
to purchase your tickets
, 5201 Central Avenue NE, Fridley, MN
April 16-17, 2016
- starts at noon
Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob
will be holding a 24-hour marathon of all of the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihmand showing them in "in-universe chronological" order! All films will include "RetroAudio" so you will be able to experience them like you've never seen them before!
Mihmiverse and Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob
merchandise (including exclusives!) will be on sale and a silent auction for RARE
memorablia will take place!
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a handful of recognizable Mihmiverse faces will be in attendance alongside unique "Mihm-orablia"including actual MONSTERS
from the films!Tickets
are $25 presale/$30 at the door and everyone who gets one will receive a swag bag with exclusive items! Click HERE
to order your advance tickets NOW!Gateway Film Center
, 1550 North High Street, Columbus, OH
Shannon McDonough's (Julie Ann Saint Marie/Zita Marczak) band, Shannon Mac and Her Motley Monsters are playing all over the Twin Cities area! Put on your swinging shoes and come out for some rockabilly, rhythm and blues!
Full calendar, details and more available at www.shannonmac.com
. More dates added all the time, so check back often!
Coming up this month, the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" cast will be making a full cast recording of all the music in the showwhich was made possible when the production's crowd-funding campaign reached all its stretch goals. Rehearsals are underway with the man who composed the vast majority of the music and lyrics, Adam Boll, working with the orchestra, Luke Otto working with the singers, and Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) working on the characterizations.
"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. Mike Mason, 2. M. Scott Taulman, 3. Rachel Grubb, 4. Leigha Horton, 5. Deanne McDonald, 6. Brad Tracy, 7. Justen Overlander, 8. Christopher R. Mihm, 9. Dustin Booth, 10. Lindsey Holmes, 11. Mike Cook, 12. Josh Craig, 13. Michael Kaiser
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