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CURRENT NEWS
It's hard to believe it's been a decade since the release of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's sophmore effort, "It Came From Another World!" The film not only continued the adventures of intrepid, pipe wielding scientist Professor Jackson, but it also gave us the last time Canoe Cops Gustav (Mike Cook) and Sven (M. Scott Taulman) appeared on screen (not including in their animated form at the beginning of "Danny Johnson Saves The World") and introduced the Mihmiverse to a talented actress named Shannon McDonough!

Though the film has never enjoyed the popularity of its progenitor, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!" does have its share of hardcore fans. One of those fans is Dr. Bob Tesla, the official horror host of the Mihmiverse and the host of the popular monthly screening series, Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob.

In honor of the movie hitting double digits, Dr. Bob has gathered his minions and written a solid "riff track" script (think "Mystery Science Theater 3000") which he plans to unveil—and record—LIVE at a special 10th anniversary screening of the film's release!

Fully sanctioned by the head honcho of the 'verse, this event will take place at 7:00PM on May 20th in the Fellowship Hall of the Faith United Methodist Church in St. Anthony, MN. In addition to the Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob crew, several recognizable Mihmiverse faces will be in attendance! Soft drinks and snacks will be on sale and writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be there to sell DVDs, posters and other Mihmiverse merchandise.

IMPORTANT! The second event-specific Monsters of the Mihmiverse ultra-rare trading card will be available at this event! Remember, the only way to get one of these exclusive collectibles is to attend the event...or find someone who IS and have them pick one up for you! BE THERE!

"It Came From Another World!" 10th Anniversary Screening
Saturday, May 20th @ 7:00PM - $5.00 at the door
Faith United Methodist Church
2708 33rd Avenue Northeast
St. Anthony, MN  55418
Principal photography of the next Mihmiverse film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," is heading toward its inevitable end! We are being told that should everything stay on schedule, shooting will wrap by the end of the first weekend in June! Several actors who appear in the film have even finished their parts!

This means that time will soon be running out to purchase contributor credits for the film!

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, frameable 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 be given as gifts! There are few gifts as unique as your loved one's name in the credits of a movie!

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR CREDITS
QUANTITY
*CREDIT(S)
Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 
ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE FILM
WORLD PREMIERE TICKETS

EXCLUSIVE CREDITS!

NOTE: If you purchase one of the following credits, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will contact you shortly after to discuss your purchase!

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER — $500
Associate producers will earn IMDb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER — $1000
Executive producers will earn IMDb 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.
 
The winners of this year's Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were announced and, sadly, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" was not on the list. A big thank you to everyone who took time to vote!

Cross your fingers that "Demon with the Atomic Brain" will secure a nomination (and win) next year!

 
Supplies are almost gone!

Full sets of the first series of The Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading cards are still available...but we're down to our LAST SET!

A full set of these cool collectibles consists of 25 cards (24 monster cards, one cover/checklist) and were personally designed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. AND, every set includes one card hand-signed by actor Michael Kaiser, the man inside most of the iconic Mihmiverse monster costumes!

Mimicking classic trading cards like the "Mars Attacks" series from Topps, an image of a different Mihmiverse monster appears on the front of each card with a paragraph of unique information about that creature on the back.

IMPORTANT! The second ultra-rare card will be released at the 10th anniversary screening of "It Came From Another World!" on May 20th! The first was released at the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" performance DVD release party in early March.

$19.99 per set
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

Ever since the release of "Danny Johnson Saves The World," "Steve People" puppets (like those seen in the film) have been available for purchase from the collectibles section of the SaintEuphoria.com merchandise page!

These replica puppets are hand-made on-demand by the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, the person who personally designed and sewed every "Steve People" puppet used in making "Danny Johnson Saves The World." These "Muppet-style" hand puppets are made using the same pattern and materials used in the film and are all unique in their own special ways.

As of the date of the release of this newsletter, serious discussions are taking place about discontinuing this rare collectible. So, if you ever considered purchasing one, we cannot stress this enough: DO IT NOW! These will not be available forever and, mostly likely, not for very much longer!

IMPORTANT! Since these puppets are hand-made on-demand, please allow up to four weeks to receive your order!

$49.99 (+$6.99 shipping & handling)
THE MIHMIVERSE MONTHLY AUDIOCAST
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about why he loves to edit his own films, discusses why gratitude and positivity are important and reminds everyone why they need to come to the "It Came From Another World!" 10th anniversary screening with the Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob crew!

Also included: "The Creature Connection" with Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and chapter two of "For Your Ice Only," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's ongoing 1960s-set serial starring international spy and world champion curler, Beef McCormick!

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!

MEET THE NEW FACES OF THE MIHMIVERSE!
In the interest of expanding the reach of the Mihmiverse, for his next film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has cast a handful of actors new to most Mihmivites. To introduce these fine folks to the fans, we'll be including a short interview with a different person each month leading up to the release of the film!

This month, we talk to Jeremy Frandrup who will be performing the role of Sgt. Carlson, one of two male leads.

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hi there, my name is Jeremy Frandrup and I reside with my beautiful wife and four mostly wonderful children in the esteemed metropolis known as Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've been involved in the performing arts in one form or another since childhood and have, for the most part, enjoyed every aspect of it. I currently make most of my living doing the rounds on the casting couches and sound stages of the numerous venues here in the metropolitan area.

Tell us about your experience auditioning for "Demon with the Atomic Brain." In your opinion, how has the film shoot gone so far?
I found the announcement for "Demon..." while perusing the MN Film and Television website. I audition as much as possible and this sounded like something I could get behind, since I'm a big fan of creature features from the 1950s and 60s. I found immediately in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm that here was a guy who was enthusiastic about the films he made and, more importantly, had a successful track record of completing said films.

As with any audition, I did what I had to do the best way I know how and hoped for the best. Luckily, I was offered a role and by assuaging my wife that this was a great opportunity, despite the considerable time commitment of a feature film, I signed on and started the deliberate task of memorizing lines. As for shooting so far on the film? I would have to say that every shoot is a learning experience and it's always refreshing to get a different approach and perspective of the process. As an actor, you have to cast aside preconceived notions and surrender yourself to the needs of your director. Thankfully, Mr. Mihm is more than accommodating and makes this process relatively painless.

What most excites you most about being in "Demon with the Atomic Brain?" What makes you most nervous?
The most exciting thing about working on set is that the set itself changes with each passing week. It's always a new environment that we get to play in as actors, which is always delicious. The set details are always specific, so it keeps us in the moment of the world or "Mihmiverse" of the film. It's also a fairly relaxed set with a great cast and crew that work hard and can tell a great anecdote when needed to help alleviate some of the accumulated stress that can come with a longer shoot. As for what makes me nervous? I know my Screen Actors Guild waiver expires soon and I would like to be involved in more Mihmiverse films in the future, if they'll have me, but the union might have issues with that. Perhaps I'll change my name?

I'm a big believer in supporting small, local productions. Having worked in the industry for some time, I can tell you that funds are overwhelmingly distributed unevenly, with Hollywood taking a lion's share. It would be nice to see this inequity rectified in the future. I don't mean this in a socialist sense, but it would be a treat to see someone with the work ethic that Mr. Mihm has, and seeing what he and his team can accomplish on a shoestring, have a copious amount of funds at their disposal.

Support and contribute today!

Any parting thoughts?
I can't thank Mr. Mihm enough for this opportunity! I have my fingers crossed that this leads to more opportunities to live and breathe in the Mihmiverse!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 13, 2017 - 11:30PM
Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob holds the cinematic premiere of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" This event is free!

Gateway Film Center, 1550 North High Street, Columbus, OH
May 20, 2017 - 7:00PM, $5.00
Join writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the official horror host of the Mihmiverse, Dr. Bob Telsa, as they present a special 10th anniversary screening of "It Came From Another World!" with a live "riff track" (think "Mystery Science Theater 3000") performed by the Midnight Monster Movies crew!

IMPORTANT! The second event-specific Monsters of the Mihmiverse ultra-rare trading card will be available at this event! The only way to get one is to attend the event...or find someone who IS and have them pick one up for you!

Faith United Methodist Church, 2708 33rd Avenue Northeast, St. Anthony, MN
June 23-25, 2017
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, Mihmiverse-master-monster-maker Mitch Gonzales and Mark Haider (General Castle) will be selling Mihmiverse merchandise and signing autographs at the 2017 Monster Bash, the international classic monster movie conference and film festival!

Double Tree Pittsburgh North, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA
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!
CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Directed by John Sherwood
Starring Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason and Leigh Snowden

While almost everyone has heard of "Creature from the Black Lagoon," few know that it was actually part of a trilogy of films. "The Creature Walks Among Us" is the third and final in the series and marks the biggest departure from the previous two. After the events of 1955's "Revenge of the Creature," the creature is again captured -- this time by a heartless scientist who is interested in nothing more than experimenting on it. The creature attempts to escape, but is stopped and badly burned. The scientist and his staff save its life but quickly realize it has human-ish, air-breathing organs that could be "nudged" into taking over and giving the creature the ability to be more like us. Not-so-unexpectedly, this is exactly what the scientist does and, in the process, destroys the creature's ability to breathe underwater, thus dooming it to live amongst the human race for the rest of its life. Naturally, the creature is extremely pissed off about this. After being stuck in a zoo-like electrified enclosure on a rich weirdo's property, the creature eventually escapes (again), only this time he goes on a killing spree (offing only those who deserve it) before returning to the ocean. Granted, he can no longer breathe underwater, so going back to the sea would mean certain death, right? "The Creature Walks Among Us" is a strange little movie that almost feels like it doesn't belong in the series. It's certainly not as good as the previous two but it IS a good movie. It also has the saddest, yet most perfect, ending -- an ending that surprised me with how emotionally resonant it truly is. If you're a fan of the science fiction and horror films of the 1950s, this one is DEFINITELY not to be missed!
— Christopher R. Mihm
THE TRIVIA CORNER
The Price is Fright!

May is Vincent Price's birth Month (May 27, 1911). This legendary film actor was famous for his roles in dozens of science fiction and horror films, including "The House of Wax" and "Edward Scissorhands." This month, we salute some of his lesser known films. See if you can name them!

1. (1958) Andre (played by David Hedison) was experimenting with a teleportation device (sort of a pre Star Trek transporter), and after fixing some glitches, he decides to teleport himself. When an insect enters the device with him, disaster strikes. Vincent Price plays his brother, Francois.

2. (1961) In 1868, an American scientist and his team are held as "guests" of Robur on his incredible airship. Robur insists he wants to use the ship to ensure peace on earth—even if he has to bombard military targets all over the world. Charles Bronson plays the scientist and Price plays Robur.

3. (1963) Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's novel "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," this film begins as a warlock places a curse on a group of villagers about to burn him at the stake. Generations later, the warlock's descendant returns to the village to pick up where his ancestor left off. Vincent Price plays Ward, and the cast also includes another horror legend: Lon Chaney, Jr.

4. (1963) Vincent Price plays Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time. He owes a year's worth of back rent, so to raise money to pay it off, he starts to kill people in order to get new clients. This comedy also stars a trio of other horror legends: Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone.

5. (1964) Vincent Price plays Dr. Robert Morgan, the only survivor of a worldwide plague that has turned everyone else into zombies. When he encounters the contaminated Ruth Collins (played by Franca Bettoia), he uses his blood to heal her and he becomes the last hope on Earth to help the other contaminated survivors. It doesn't quite work out that way.

6. (1971) Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. Why? To exact revenge on the people he believes were responsible for the death of his wife. Price plays the doctor, and the cast also includes Joseph Cotton and British comedian Terry-Thomas.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE with DR. BOB TESLA
I think that books are very important to people. They can take you places you've never been before, teach you things you've never known and make you feel emotions you never knew you could feel. Don't believe me on that? If you read J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, you know how sad you felt at Dobby's end. Before you read that book, I bet you never thought you could grieve that hard over a fictional house-elf who spent the majority of the second book being annoying! This month, I want you to come with me, Dr. Bob Tesla, as we explore the first printed book!

You probably think the first printed book is the famous Gutenberg Bible printed in 1455 by Johannes Gutenberg. You would be wrong...by a LOT. The Gutenberg Bible is the first major book printed with moveable type, true, but the first printed book goes back 587 years before that!

"The Diamond Sutra" is a Buddhist holy book made in 868. It was made with 6 pages printed from wood blocks and another page that was a wood cut illustration. It even has a dedication from Wang Jie, the printer of the book: "Reverently made for universal free distribution by Wang Jie on behalf of his two parents on the 13th of the 4th moon of the 9th year of Xiantong." That date works out to May 11th, 868 by our calendar. The illustration is of Buddha with a court of disciples and a couple of cats. Yes, the first printed book and it already had cat pictures in it. The Internet doesn't seem so different, does it?

There were probably printed books before this point because the printing technique and the well laid-out design don't seem to be a first attempt! However, this is the earliest one that had an exact date for archeologists! Let this be a lesson to you—always date your work...and add cats! For science, of course!
Come out to Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob on May 13th to see the cinematic debut of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, OH!
DID YOU KNOW?
"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," "Danny Johnson Saves The World," "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical" 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. "The Fly," 2. "Master of the World," 3. "The Haunted Palace," 4. "The Comedy of Terrors," 5. "The Last Man on Earth," 6. "The Abominable Doctor Phibes"

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