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"Queen of Snakes" World Premiere
April 24, 2019 — doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM

The 14th Mihmiverse film in as many years, "Queen of Snakes," is complete, and that means it's time for another world premiere at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN! Advance tickets to the event are NOW AVAILABLE!

Enjoy an evening of retro-inspired cinematic fun complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with the title creature, a silent auction and more! DVDs, Blu-Rays, posters and other merchandise will also be on sale!

Advance ticket holders will also receive an individually numbered collector's ticket for every ticket purchased!

IMPORTANT! Interest in this event is EXTREMELY HIGH! Because of this, we CANNOT guarantee the availability of day-of-admission tickets. If the event sells out through advance sales, there will be no tickets available at the door.

DON'T FORGET! You MUST present your ticket(s) at the door (where they will be stamped) to be admitted. If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay AGAIN to enter—and only if tickets are available at the door!

The Heights Theater is located at 3951 Central Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights, MN.

"Queen of Snakes" World Premiere Advance Tickets — $10.00 each

In addition to preparing for the forthcoming release of "Queen of Snakes," pre-production of the NEXT film, "That Which Lurks in the Dark," continues—and we need YOUR help to keep it going!

Following the overwhelming success of contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits for "That Which Lurks in the Dark" are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase!

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 one (1) copy of the finished film! Additional copies of the film and/or world premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) 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!

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 


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.

One of the most common questions received at Mihmiverse central is: "When will writer/director Christopher R. Mihm release Blu-Rays of his films?"

Manufacturing costs of Blu-Ray discs are considerably higher than standard-definition DVDs but, by comparison, DVDs suffer from a lack of video clarity and quality. Since we now live in a high definition world, it's time for fans to be given access to the best possible presentations of the films of the Mihmiverse! AND, even though the first six movies were shot in standard definition, higher quality, higher bit rate versions of the films DO exist, and no one besides the writer/director himself has ever seen them!

After FINALLY finding the right software to handle the authoring of such discs and a manufacturer with the perfect price point, Mr. Mihm has decided to go forward with officially releasing the first 12 films as special edition double-feature Blu-Rays!

The plan includes releasing six retail-ready, duplicated BD25 Blu-Ray discs—each containing a remastered, highest-quality-possible SD print of one of the first six films, paired with a full 1080p HD print of one of the subsequent six films. In addition, each film will include a NEW commentary by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm recorded specifically for these double-feature discs! Extra as-yet-to-be-determined special features will be added to each disc as space allows.

These discs will retail for roughly $20 each, with a full set of six costing $120. However, everyone who pre-orders a set NOW (before they're manufactured) will receive a special $20 off the full price and, in essence, get two Mihmiverse films (ONE DOUBLE-FEATURE BLU-RAY) for FREE! BFGO! (Buy five, get one!)

Mihmiverse Double-Feature
Blu-Ray Sets
(6 discs, 12 movies)
$100 per set (+S&H)
number of sets:
GREAT NEWS! We have hit our original goal! A big "thank you" goes out to everyone who helped to make it possible for Saint Euphoria Pictures to produce these long sought-after releases! As a "stretch goal," if we can pre-sell only THREE (3) more sets, we can add "Guns of the Apocalypse" too! Since "Queen of Snakes" is already going to be released on Blu-Ray on the same day as DVD, this would cover every completed Mihmiverse film to date. AND, if we reach the new goal, every person who helped make it possible will be given the ability to order a Blu-Ray copy of "Guns of the Apocalypse" for only $5!

IMPORTANT! THIS IS A CROWD-FUNDING CAMPAIGN and by participating, you are PRE-ORDERING a full set of six Mihmiverse double-feature Blu-Rays. Each disc is currently in the "authoring" stage and should be in the hands of manufacturers at some point this month. As of right now, the plan is to have them available to ship in time for the big "Queen of Snakes" world premiere on April 24th!


After years of receiving requests for this very thing, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has revealed that he's working on a special project: a Monsters of the Mihmiverse Coloring Book!

The photo seen here of the Mutant Bat from "Terror from Beneath the Earth" is an example of what we can expect from the final product! As of the publication date of this newsletter, Mr. Mihm has completed over a quarter of the pages to be included in the book.

Since Mr. Mihm is deep in the process of releasing "Queen of Snakes," pre-production of "That Which Lurks in the Dark," and authoring Mihmiverse Blu-Rays, this project is currently at the bottom of his priority list. Regardless, he continues to work on it and it will be released as soon as possible!

Stay tuned!

In writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's "post-apocalyptic-spaghetti-Midwestern," a man with no name is forced into a world of danger and bloodshed after he saves a scientist and a gifted child from a horde of radiation-scarred mutants. Though he would prefer to stay hidden until he can escape to a new life, something about the child—and the murderous "Death Dealers" hunting her—makes him realize he has no choice but to protect her or risk being responsible for the potential extinction of the human race!

The DVD contains a high quality digital transfer of the film and several exclusive special features, including a blooper reel, two photo galleries, hidden surprises, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, English subtitles, Esperanto audio & subtitles and much more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes. Black & White/Color, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

$9.99 (+$3.49 shipping & handling)

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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm gets excited for the forthcoming "Queen of Snakes" premiere, discusses the Mihmiverse Blu-Ray campaign, and fills the audience in on all that the immediate future holds for his movie universe!

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain and another "joke" from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob.

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!

March 14-17, 2019
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at All-Con in Dallas, TX! Mr. Mihm will host panels on filmmaking, screen several of his films and sell Mihmiverse merchandise in the vendor room!

Crowne Plaza North Dallas, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
April 13, 2019 - 7:00PM
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will personally present and discuss his film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," during "Movie Night" at Central Arts of Bedford!

Central Arts of Bedford, 2816 Central Drive #140, Bedford, TX
April 14, 2019 - 4:00PM, $5.00
Christopher R. Mihm returns to the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX for a screening of "Cave Women on Mars!"

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
April 24, 2019 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM
"Queen of Snakes" holds its world premiere at the historic Heights Theater!

In addition to the main attraction, attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with the title creature, and a silent auction! DVDs, posters, and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!

Advance tickets are now ON SALE HERE!

Heights Theater, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN
April 26-28, 2019
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, will be selling Mihmiverse merchandise and presenting Mihmiverse movie screenings at StarFest in Denver!

Check out the StarFest website for more information!
Don't live near one of the cities where the films of Christopher R. Mihm are screening? Why not check with an independently-owned theater near you about hosting a Mihm-movie-night event?

Please contact us at info@sainteuphoria.com for more information. Depending on scheduling and distance, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a monster or two may even make it to your event!

For a complete list of Mihmiverse-related events, visit (and bookmark) the SaintEuphoria.com events page!
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 Lee Fillingsness!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Lee and I'm an actor/stuntman in the Twin Cities. I've been involved in film for a while, but it really started taking off last year with roles in around 30 different projects, mostly playing a "bad guy" of some sort. As a six foot, seven inch behemoth, those roles are easy for me—and they're a lot of fun. I've played soldiers, monsters, cowboys, space pirates, barbarians, gangsters, prisoners and republicans, but I've also been able to play different roles including voiceovers. AND, I occasionally play someone who doesn't kill or try to kill someone else!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I discovered the Mihmiverse because a good friend of mine, Shannon McDonough, was in several of these films. Aside from being her friend, I'm also a big fan of everything she does! I've gotten to know other actors in these movies over the years, too. It's always fun to see how they play out!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
Last year I would have said that my favorite was "The Giant Spider," but I think "Guns of the Apocalypse" has really taken its place (even though it's missing Shannon). Watching it was like watching Tim Burton's "Big Fish," because I could see everything that made the Mihmiverse unique and fun, but it was done in a completely different way that shows writer/director Christopher R. Mihm can step outside of his genre.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
As to Mihmiverse pride, I got to tell the guys at Hot Comics and Collectibles in Richfield, MN that I was friends with actors in the movies. They had six or seven movies on displayed over the "Star Wars" collectibles (I'm also a huge nerd) and it was cool to see the movies being represented. Having become a part of the film community and getting to work with some amazingly talented people, I feel lucky to know so many actors and directors I'm legitimately a fan of. The best part of this whole community is getting to make movies with my friends!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I think they should look into movies featuring large middle aged Norwegians. I also think it'd be fun to see the bad "USA-Network-1980s-style" movies represented as well and, wouldn't you know it, I have a pitch!
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!
The Atomic Submarine (1959)
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
Starring Arthur Franz and Dick Foran

The nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark is sent to the arctic to investigate why futuristic "trans-arctic passenger submarines" keep disappearing. Upon their arrival, they're shocked to find the real reason for the enigma: a flying (swimming?) saucer beneath the waves, manned by an alien hell bent on colonization.

The acting is wooden, the script is worse and the special effects are absolutely deplorable... which is why it's such a great movie! The movie is highly entertaining in a low-budget 1950s way. The scenes inside the alien craft and the alien monster inside are the kinds of things that inspire me to make the films I make. I highly and emphatically recommend this so-bad-it's-amazing movie for all lovers of 1950s cheese!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Hear Me Roar!

The old weather-related saying, "March Comes in Like a Lion," appears to be true this year in the upper Midwest, home of the Mihmiverse. That got me thinking about classic horror and science fiction from the movie studio that features a lion as its logo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer!

Below is a very short list of the films produced, co-produced and/or distributed by MGM in the 1960s, proving that even the major studios could crank out some quality cheese! Match them to the plot descriptions in the second list, and you'll be the cat's meow.

1. "Village of the Damned" (1960)
2. "The Time Machine" (1961)
3. "Gorgo" (1961)
4. "The Haunting" (1963)
5. "Eye of the Devil" (1966)
6. "Fearless Vampire Killers" (1967)

A. Sharon Tate (just a few months before she was killed by the Manson family) co-stars with her husband Roman Polanski (who also directed) in a tale about a professor and his apprentice who run into some serious trouble while searching a creepy castle for a damsel in distress.
B. David Niven, Donald Pleasence, Deborah Kerr, and Sharon Tate (Again!), lead an all-star cast in a film about workers at a French vineyard who follow old pagan rituals that call for the life of the owner to save his crops.
C. In Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity have frightening powers. George Sanders leads the cast.
D. Robert Wise, the man who directed "The Sound of Music" and "West Side Story," switched genres to helm this pic about a scientist doing paranormal research and the affect it has on the women he invites to his castle. Julie Harris and Claire Bloom star.
E. Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.
F. Easy one: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux and Alan Young (Wilbur on "Mr. Ed") star in this H.G. Wells story about the search for utopia and a girl named Weena.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Teenagers and Monsters!
The Phantom Lake Equation

Hey! You've made it all the way to the bottom of the page and found THE RETRO-SPECTIVE where I talk about the films of the Mihmiverse and the movies that inspired them. This month, we are going to talk about teenagers, monsters and the classic B-movies in which they collide!

Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" is a prime example of this particular film genre. A group of teenagers uncover a monster but the adults don't believe them—and there is almost always a lot of dancing. Let's look at some of these classics.

"The Blob" (1958)

We'll start with the big guns: 1958's "The Blob!" This is a classic in every sense of the word. Steve McQueen plays our teenage hero (who also had visible crow's feet as the actor was closing in on 30 years old when he appeared in the film). The police won't believe his story of an alien goo that eats people, but he's able to find the solution to how to defeat the oozing menace. This is one of my personal favorites and I could talk about it for hours but, if you've never seen it, I would much rather you watch it and make up your own mind!

Another gem is "The Giant Gila Monster" which came out in 1959. Hoping to ride on the success of "The Blob," the filmmakers pit teenagers in hot rods against the title creature. Per the "formula," the film contains unbelieving adults and hero kids who are better behaved and more pure than the adults think. This is a true B-grade movie, but it has some great moments and it's very much worth your time.

There were also the "teenager-becomes-the-monster" movies. "I was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957) has a very young Michael Landon (of "Little House on the Prairie" fame) as the title character. It's a story of a werewolf that is induced by a serum and hypnosis. It's oddly effective and has a cult following of its own.

In "Teenage Monster" (1957), exposure to a meteorite causes a teenager to turn into an elderly man that his mother hides in the basement. If that isn't nightmare fuel, I'm not sure what is!

All of that brings us to the very first movie in the Mihmiverse, "The Monster of Phantom Lake!" The film includes the introduction of fan favorites, the Canoe Cops. Mike Cook, who played Officer Gustav, would go on to give us some of the best performances the Mihmiverse (or any other verse for that matter) has to offer.

In Rachel Grubb's first appearance in the Mihmiverse, she does a wonderful job as Amy, the good girl trying to convince herself to be bad. Despite a lack of Ms. Grubb's presence in the 'verse after playing the evil Hagra, lead huntress of the Liak tribe in "Cave Women on Mars," she returned in 2016's "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter." She is also starring in the soon-to-be-released "Queen of Snakes!" Rachel always brings her "A-game" and it always shows!

If you would like to meet Director Christopher R. Mihm, there will be ample opportunity over the coming months, including at All-Con in Addison, TX, March 14th through the 17th. All-Con is four days of fun with every fandom you can imagine. It's open all day and doesn't stop until well after 2am! Mr. Mihm will have items for sale including movies and posters, so make sure to stop by his table and get an autographed copy of your favorite movie!

Thank you for reading and make sure to pick up a copy of "The Monster of Phantom Lake"—soon on Blu-Ray! You'll be glad you did!
— Michael J. Cross
Did you know that "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" is now available to be performed by schools and theatre companies nationwide?!

We offer carefully prepared materials of similar (or higher) quality than what you would receive from one of the big Broadway theatrical licensing companies. However, our independent licensing model allows us offer individualized service catered to your organization. When you decide to license a show with us, the success of your production becomes our number-one priority! Heck, the authors might even fly out to see one of your shows!

Production packages include scripts, orchestra books, and conductor/accompanist scores (condensed and full score options), all professionally printed in a beautiful and clean format. We even include rehearsal backing tracks that fully match the music printed in the libretto and on the cast recording CD! This is a great option for productions where using a live orchestra isn't possible, for "black box" style theaters, or when your group doesn't have a rehearsal accompanist regularly available.

We also include free logos for use in your advertising materials, and we can offer personalized graphic design as well as transpositions of vocal and orchestra parts on demand. Visit monsterofphantomlake.com to hear songs from the show, learn more about the script, and request a quote, perusal script, or license agreement.
"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," "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," "Demon with the Atomic Brain," and "Guns of the Apocalypse" 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-C, 2-F, 3-E, 4-D, 5-B, 6-A

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