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The "Queen of Snakes" world premiere was a SMASHING success!

It seems the assumption that the best time of year to release a Mihmiverse film is in the Spring is true because, for the first time in several years, a world premiere was completely sold out! In fact, the event was OVERSOLD because several advance ticket holders were unable to attend, thus freeing up their seats for the lucky few who purchased the paltry number of tickets available at the door.

By every metric, the world premiere of "Queen of Snakes" was a roaring (hissing?) success! Congratulations to the cast and crew on another fantastic addition to the ever-growing shared universe that is the Mihmiverse!

With the release of "Queen of Snakes," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the behind-the-scenes crew have turned their full attention to the NEXT Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us!"

In the film Mihmiverse-monster-of-all-trades Michael Kaiser referred to as the Mihmiverse-equivalent of "The Avengers," a local man is suspected of having been transformed into a hideous monster and it's up to a scrappy gang of local kids (Danny & Evelyn Johnson, Butch, Chip, and their friend Billy Blue) to uncover the truth and save Phantom Lake County—and everyone in it—from certain doom! Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is creating a "triple tribute" to the creature-features of the 1950s, the history of the Mihmiverse, and "Scooby Doo!"

According to Mr. Mihm, this film will follow Danny Johnson (last seen in 2015's "Danny Johnson Saves The World"), his sister Evelyn and three of their buddies on another adventure into the Mihmiverse. However, this one will be special in that it is being specifically designed to reference (and INCLUDE!) as much "Mihmiverse history" as possible—hence Mr. Kaiser's allusion to the Marvel Studios "Avengers" series of films. We have been assured that we can expect appearances by a bevy of familiar faces, characters and locations!

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" is currently in active pre-production, and principal photography is scheduled to begin in the first weekend of June! Should everything work out, it seems that 2020 will be a banner year for the 'verse, with potentially TWO features slated to be released during the year! AND, following the overwhelming success of contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits for this new film 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 IMDb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
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.

After a HIGHLY effective crowd-funding campaign, Mihmiverse Blu-Rays are officially for sale! AND, our campaign was so successful, we were able to release EVERY Mihmiverse film to date on the format!

These Blu-Rays break down into two types: single film ("Guns of the Apocalypse" and "Queen of Snakes") or double-feature discs.

Each retail-ready, duplicated BD25 Blu-Ray contains a full 1080p HD print of a film and, as is the case with the double-feature discs, an additional, remastered, highest-quality-possible SD print of one of the first six films.

In addition, each film (except "Guns of the Apocalypse") includes a NEW commentary by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm recorded specifically for these discs! PLUS, Blu-Rays for "Guns of the Apocalypse" and "Queen of Snakes" contain the same special features found on the DVDs!

These Blu-Rays are currently available in extremely limited quantities and, as of the release date of this newsletter, are the only place you can find physical copies of some of the films of Christopher R. Mihm!

Mihmiverse Blu-Rays
$19.99 each (+$3.99 Shipping & Handling)

Angry at her daughter/ caretaker for being directly responsible for her paraplegia, the reclusive Mrs. Crawford accidentally receives a package containing a mysterious amulet. The ancient treasure grants her the horrific powers of a lesser Norse goddess known as the Queen of Snakes and, in a quest to control them, becomes a danger to herself...and potentially the ENTIRE WORLD!

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

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 9 minutes. Color, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

$9.99 (+$3.99 shipping & handling)

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By popular demand, full sets of Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading cards are once again available! This series of cool collectibles consists of 25 cards (24 monster cards, one cover/checklist) and were personally designed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. AND, every full set includes one card hand-signed by actor Michael Kaiser, the man inside the creature suits of most of the iconic monsters of the Mihmiverse!

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

IMPORTANT! This run of Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading cards was limited to ONLY 25 full sets—and only 10 sets remain after the "Queen of Snakes" world premiere! If you missed out on these amazing collectibles last time, we highly recommend purchasing your set NOW!

In addition, certain ultra-rare cards have already popped up at events, including two ultra-rare cards celebrating "Guns of the Apocalypse" and "Queen of Snakes" which were ONLY available at last week's "Queen of Snakes" world premiere!

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

Queen of Snakes "Pocket Steve"
$14.99 (+$3.99 S&H)
In honor of the release of the latest film, a new Mihmiverse monster has become a "Pocket Steve," one of the cute little collectible Mihmiverse plushies hand-made by the first lady of the Mihmiverse herself, Stephanie Mihm!

This time, it's the title monster from "Queen of Snakes!" As you can see from the photo, this cuddly stuffed creature brings to life the film's tagline: There will be fangs!

"Pocket Steves" are named after the first "Pocket Steve" ever made (and featured in last year's Mihmiverse movie, "Guns of the Apocalypse"): Steve from "Danny Johnson Saves the World" and fit very well into your average shirt pocket (hence the name)!

Including the addition of the Queen of Snakes, seven Mihmiverse monsters are available for purchase: Steve, the Monster of Phantom Lake, an Oculon, a Moon Zombie, X: The Fiend from Beyond Space, and the mutant bat creature from "Terror from Beneath the Earth."

To order any of the currently available "Pocket Steves," go HERE OR order your Queen of Snakes right from this page by clicking the ADD TO CART button below the photo!

After years of receiving requests for this very thing, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm continues to work on a very special side 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 several pages to be included in the book.

We've been assured that now that "Queen of Snakes" has been released and the Blu-Rays have been shipped, Mr. Mihm will have more time to devote to this project. Hopefully, if pre-production of the next two Mihmiverse films doesn't take up too much time, we'll see the Monsters of the Mihmiverse Coloring Book sooner rather than later!

Stay tuned!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discusses his newest film, "Queen of Snakes," talks about what's up next for his cinematic universe, and explains why YOU should buy physical copies of his movies!

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, a little recap of the "month that was" at Monster Kid Radio, 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!

May 18, 2019 - 10:30PM
Dr. Bob Tesla, the official horror host of the Mihmiverse, presents the Ohio premiere of "Queen of Snakes!"

Click HERE for more information!
May 25, 2019 - 5:30PM, $15 at the door (includes dinner)
Join us as we simultaneously celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and Mihmiverse-monster-of-all-trades Michael Kaiser's 30th birthday! (Can you believe he was only 16 years old when he first appeared in "The Monster of Phantom Lake!?")

In addition to a screening of the fourth Mihmiverse film, attendees will enjoy pizza, soda, trivia, games, AND another annual round of Mihmiverse musical chairs! Who will take home the 2019 trophy!? Only way to find out is to join us!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1100 East County Road E East, Vadnais Heights, MN
June 7, 2019 - 7:00PM
Friday Fright Night presents a special FREE screening of "Queen of Snakes" at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh! Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be there to sell DVDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise!

Time Community Theater, 445 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI
June 8, 2019 - 2:00PM
Join writer/director Christopher R. Mihm for a FREE Saturday matinee screening of "Guns of the Apocalypse" at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh! Mr. Mihm will be there to sell DVDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise!

Time Community Theater, 445 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI
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 Derek M. Koch, the host of one of the best podcasts in the world, Monster Kid Radio!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
I'm Derek M. Koch (pronounce that COOK or suffer the wrath of the Oculons!), and I'm a writer/podcaster/sound designer/luchador-movie-enthusiast/monster kid. I'd also like to think I'm the Pacific Northwest's biggest Mihmiverse fan, and I'm the Unofficial Official President of the Unofficial Official Stephanie Mihm Fan Club.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
Several years ago (maybe 2009?), I attended a HorrorHound Weekend convention, and someone had a few Mihmiverse DVDs available for sale. I had never heard of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm or the Mihmiverse at that point, and back then, I was still trying to figure out my place in monster kid fandom. The movies—and there were only a couple then—spoke to me, and now that I think about it, I think the Mihmiverse is an essential puzzle piece in my monster kid-ness. If I hadn't have discovered these movies...man...I don't want to think about that! I can seriously draw a through line from "The Monster of Phantom Lake" to my Monster Kid Radio podcast (with a few stops along the way!).

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
I haven't watched "Queen of Snakes"...yet. It just arrived in my mailbox yesterday, so who knows if that will change my own personal ranking of the Mihmiverse films (although with the amazing Stephanie Mihm in the cast, I'm sure it's something special!). As of right now, "The Giant Spider" is my favorite. I love them all, of course, but "The Giant Spider" hits all the right notes for me. It's a monster movie that delivers. The effects are fantastic. The performances are some of the best I've ever seen, not just in the Mihmiverse, but in all of monster-movie-dom. It's a wonderful movie. (Although "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" is right up there!)

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
You mean OTHER than asking for a lock of Mr. Mihm's hair a few years ago (true story!)? I talk about the films of the Mihmiverse on my Monster Kid Radio podcast quite a bit, and try to promote what writer/director Christopher R. Mihm does whenever I can. I've tried to make sure the movies are represented on websites like Flickchart. I helped Mr. Mihm get the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast listed in iTunes. I've arranged for the Joy Cinema out here in Tigard, OR, to show several of the films, and when that happens, I also hop up on stage and introduce them. I've hooked a number of my friends on the Mihmiverse (and did you know contributing to one of the upcoming movies in a friend or loved one's name makes an EXCELLENT gift and a great way to introduce them to the Mihmiverse?).

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Oh, man...where WOULDN'T I like to see it go? There's so much that could be done, and writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the gang have proven they've got the chops to make nearly anything happen!

I'd love to see a Mihmiverse take on the kaiju film (not just a giant monster like "The Giant Spider," but a full-on man-in-Mitch-Gonzales-designed-suit). However, what I'd really like to see is the Mihmiverse grow beyond the movies.

Steven D. Sullivan wrote a Canoe Cops novel, and I think it'd be a lot of fun to see even more Mihmiverse tie-in novels available. I'd even love to see the movies' scripts packaged and made available for sale. For my money, the Mihmiverse is really the leader when it comes to making these movies that pay homage to the classic sci-fi and horror films, and I want to live in a world where everyone knows that...and can consume it! Mihmiverse TV! A yearly Mihmiverse Convention (Mihm-i-Con!)! Roku! YouTube! More books! Action figures (I NEED A FIGURE OF THE X: THE FIEND FROM BEYOND SPACE ON MY DESK)! Radio dramas! A comic book! I NEED TO FEED THE MIHM-FECTION!
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 Brain Eaters (1958)
Directed by Bruno VeSota
Starring Ed Nelson and Alan Frost

A silver, building-sized, spiral-shaped object crash lands outside a small Midwestern town. The local academics investigate but, at first, find nothing inside but a series of closed-loop tunnels. Shortly thereafter, it becomes apparent there was more to the appearance of the craft when townspeople start acting strange and violent—the work of small, fuzzy, pipe-cleaner antenna-ed, brain-eating parasites from deep beneath the Earth's surface. Will the town survive the brain eaters' onslaught? Will the country? Will the WORLD!? Hyperbole notwithstanding, this film falls squarely in the "so-bad-it's-good" category. The production looks and feels very low budget. The acting, directing, editing, production values, and special effects all have a distinct "drive-in double feature" vibe. The brain parasite creatures are literally wind-up toys covered in fur and pipe cleaners! The film also contains what amounts to a speaking cameo appearance by a young Leonard Nimoy (though made up to look very old)—a role for which his last name is incorrectly spelled in the credits! All things considered, the film is not GREAT, but it is a great example of low-budget mid-twentieth-century schlock. Highly recommended—but only for the biggest fans of the genre!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Double and Triple Trouble!

Three of the most iconic horror film actors of all time were born near the end of May: Vincent Price (5/27/1911), Peter Cushing (5/26/1913) and Christopher Lee (5/27/1922). Below is a list of 10 horror films. Every film on the list starred at least 2 of these gentlemen, and more than one starred all 3!

Your mission: name who starred with whom!

1. "The Curse of Frankenstein " (1957)
2. "Horror of Dracula" (1958)
3. "The Mummy" (1959)
4. "The Gorgon" (1964)
5. "The Oblong Box" (1969)
6. "Scream and Scream Again" (1970)
7. "Horror Express" (1972)
8. "The Creeping Flesh" (1973)
9. "Madhouse" (1974)
10. "House of the Long Shadows" (1983)
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
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.
Mihmiverse DVDs & Blu-Rays 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: 1-4, 7-8: Cushing and Lee, 5: Price and Lee, 6 and 10: All 3, 9: Price and Cushing

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