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Principal photography of "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special" is finally complete! In light of all the delays and false-starts the project has suffered due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, cast and crew were extra grateful to have reached this milestone in the production!

Now that the project has officially entered the post-production stage, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm anticipates he will be finished editing this "retro-Christmas-Special-esque" short film at some point over the summer. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, it is fully expected to debut later this year!

In honor of this momentous occasion, Mr. Mihm shared with us the following SUPER COOL still from the last day's shoot! We have no idea what's happening or who (or what) little Evelyn Johnson (Alice Mihm) is squaring off against, but we are EXTREMELY excited to find out!

DON'T FORGET! Just because principal photography has ended, it doesn't mean the project no longer needs funds! There are a whole host of expenses associated with this stage and, since the Mihmiverse is 100% fan-funded, every contribution helps! PLUS, given that this is a HOLIDAY SPECIAL which will be coming out just in time for the holiday season, what better gift can you give to your loved ones than their name in the end credits of a movie!?

If you'd like to contribute to this project and get your name (or your spouse's, child's, dog's, cat's, puppet alien friend's, etc.) in the end credits, go HERE! Though the film will be debuting digitally, DVDs & Blu-Rays will also be released day and date of the premiere, thus greatly simplifying your holiday shopping!


Within days of the release of this newsletter, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the Mihmiverse crew will officially begin shooting the third in the Phantom Lake Kids trilogy, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended!" Should everything work out just right, Mr. Mihm hopes to wrap principal photography by the end of the summer!

In "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day The Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," Phantom Lake County is shaken by inexplicable earthquakes emanating from a local system of caves and being overrun by grossly mutated creatures of unusual size—a phenomenon which may point to the return of a long-since-forgotten menace! Thankfully, the Phantom Lake Kids (Danny & Evelyn Johnson and their friends Billy Blue, Butch, and Chip) are "on the job" and determined to solve the real mystery: what's the deal with Butch's magic hat?

As was mentioned previously, the Mihmiverse is only made possible by contributions from fans like you. For each $20.00 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 and a customized, frame-able document certifying their contribution!

IMPORTANT! Physical media copies of the finished film are NOT automatically included with a basic contribution. If you would like to be guaranteed a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film when it is released, you MUST order it separately (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!

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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.


It is with sadness that we must announce that writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has been forced to "pull the plug" on his unfinished film, "That Which Lurks in the Dark."

Originally slated to go before cameras in early 2019, scheduling at the time proved to be an unsolvable puzzle and, as a result, the "Mihmiverse machine" had to be refocused toward making "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us." Then, in early 2020, production of "That Which Lurks in the Dark" found itself back on track but, after shooting a full third of the film, the COVID-19 pandemic swooped in and shut it down. In addition, this also led to the unfortunate postponement of the release of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," AND the unexpected blessing that turned into "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion!"

With the coronavirus pandemic still continuing into the foreseeable future, Mr. Mihm has concluded that, since the cast and crew live directly within the "Saint Euphoria bubble," the only safe Mihmiverse project to produce at this time is the next Phantom Lake Kids film: "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended." Because of this, the absolute earliest "That Which Lurks in the Dark" could return to full production would be next year and, to ensure consistency, it would have to start shooting from scratch. Thus, with all the unknowns concerning the project, it was deemed appropriate to cancel the film (FOR NOW) and offer refunds to all contributors.

As of this date, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has reached out to every person who contributed to the production. If you contributed, but have not received an email or Facebook message from Mr. Mihm, please contact us using the contact page at SaintEuphoria.com so everything can be squared away between you and the production!

Lastly, for as disappointing as this news is, it's good to know that the Mihmiverse will continue moving forward. We've been assured that Mr. Mihm still loves the script for "That Which Lurks in the Dark" and, once it is safe again to revisit it, he will take another look. After all, as they say, third time's the charm, right?

Stay safe everyone!


The latest Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion," is here! It's proving to be quite popular with fans and, from "tea time with Butch" to Alice Johnson's reactions and Billy Blue's shenanigans, everyone seems to be coming away with their own favorite moments!

The first-ever Mihmiverse film to hold its debut digitally, the "premiere edition" (which included over an hour of special features) is no longer available. However, it is still possible to view the film (minus the extra content) on Vimeo!

If you did miss out on the special premiere edition (or hope to see some of the special features again), you're in luck! The physical media versions of the film contain some of those extras, including the blooper reel, interviews with the cast, exclusive photo galleries, and more! Blu-Rays and DVDs of the film are now IN STOCK, so order yours today!

Stuck in their house during a government-mandated worldwide quarantine, the Phantom Lake Kids (Danny Johnson, his sisters Alice and Evelyn, and their wacky friends Butch, Chip, and Billy Blue) are shocked when most of the gang inexplicably disappears in a flash of light—then reappears moments later! When Alice doesn't return, the rest must meticulously (and hilariously) unravel the mystery behind her disappearance and the invisible forces behind it! Could it be... aliens?

The disc includes a high-quality digital transfer of the film, a blooper reel, two photo galleries, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, and more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes. Black & White, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm gets everyone up-to-speed regarding every current Mihmiverse production, laments the end of "That Which Lurks in the Dark," and introduces a new monthly feature: An Oral History of the Mihmiverse!

Also included: Another episode of "Atomic Tales," a monthly short story from the author of "The Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," 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 Apple Podcasts!

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!

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 Mark Deering!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Mark Deering, and I am a mental health therapist from just outside of Detroit, Michigan. I work a lot, but in my free time I enjoy spending time with my dog Stella, watching "Doctor Who," the NFL, and science fiction and horror movies (especially Mihmiverse movies).

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I had just purchased a projector and was looking for different horror/sci-fi channels on Roku so I could host movie nights with friends. I ran across the Drive-in Monsters Mihmiverse channel and was curious about its content, so I started watching and have enjoyed the movies ever since. My dad is a big fan of sci-fi movies from the '50s and '60s, so I grew up watching them with him. There was a feeling of nostalgia combined with genuine interest in these movies that had been missing for quite some time.

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite? My favorite Mihmiverse movie would have to be "House of Ghosts." It was the first Mihimiverse movie I watched, and I'll tell you, I was hooked. I have ADHD so it's tough for me just to sit back and watch something without doing something else at the same time, but that movie had me invested from start to finish. It was a true break from the real world I was looking for.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I had people over from time to time before the pandemic, but now I show my pride by wearing my "The Monster of Phantom Lake" shirts and supporting new Mihmiverse movies as they are announced. Once we're able to safely have gatherings, I'll be having more viewing parties!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I would like to see some animated versions of the Mihmiverse characters in a special someday, but for now I'd like to see a Mihmiverse movie in a theater here in Detroit!
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!

This month, we're dealing with classic (and not-so-classic) Science Fiction and Horror films from the Golden Age of Cheese that have been remade (and not always for the better) in modern times. In the first list below, you get the title, the year of original release and two stars of the film.

The second list gives you the year of the remake and two of its stars.

You'll notice there are 7 films in List A, and 8 films in List B. That's because one of the films has been remade TWICE! Can you match them up?

1. "King Kong" (1933) Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot
2. "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal
3. "Invaders From Mars" (1953) Arthur Franz, Helena Carter
4. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) Kevin McCarthy, Dayna Wynter
5. "The Blob" (1958) Steve McQueen, Aneta Corseaut
6. "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" (1958) William Hudson, Alison Hayes
7. "The Fly" (1959) Vincent Price, David Hedison

A. (1976) Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange
B. (1978) Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy
C. (1986) Karen Black, Laraine Newman
D. (1988) Kevin Dillon, Candy Clark
E. (1988) Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis
F. (1993) Daryl Hannah, William Windom
G. (2005) Naomi Watts, Jack Black
H. (2008) Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
Directed by Arthur Hilton
Starring Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, and Marie Windsor

The first manned mission to the moon lands to find nothing but a barren, lifeless hunk of rock...or so it seems at first! When the lone female of the ship's crew begins to exhibit strange symptoms, she inexplicably leads her shipmates to a cave with a breathable atmosphere...over-sized, very unconvincing spider puppets...and women in cat suits who do strange dances because their atmosphere has been reduced to a continuously shrinking pocket and the population of their once shining civilization has dwindled to a handful of angry females. Without the love of men, the women have grown bitter and must find a way to escape before it's too late. These strange alien women are extremely telepathic-ish, even across vast interstellar distances. Unfortunately, their extra-sensory gifts don't work on men, so they're stuck using their OTHER gifts (read: sex appeal) to force the men of the crew to teach them how to fly their rocket back to Earth where they plan on taking over. Will they succeed? Does it really matter? "Cat Women of the Moon" is a film that goes so far into "bad" territory that it crosses over that imaginary line and becomes something amazing! Literally EVERYTHING about this film screams TERRIBLE—but in all the right ways! If you like movies piled high with extra cheese, this should DEFINITELY be near the top of your list!
— Christopher R. Mihm
If you're like most people these days, you tend to stream your favorite TV shows and movies, particularly because it's way more convenient and you have access to them in more places! Did you know that there are now several places to stream the entire Mihmiverse catalog?

From the movie that started it all, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," to its musical offshoot, "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion," everything you need to "visit" the denizens of Phantom Lake County is available for your streaming pleasure!

Most of the films of the Mihmiverse (excluding a couple titles) are available on Amazon Video. Unfortunately, after another series of unannounced changes, Amazon has downgraded most of the films of Christopher R. Mihm to rental only.

A handful of the most popular ("The Giant Spider," "The Monster of Phantom Lake," etc.) are still available for "free" to Amazon Prime subscribers but, given the trends over the last few years, there is no indication they will remain that way for long! Therefore, we encourage you to watch those title NOW while the opportunity still exists!

Remember, Amazon Video is one of the few streaming services that earns Saint Euphoria Pictures a couple of cents per stream! In the end, it's not nearly as much as purchasing physical media—but every penny helps!

Drive-in Monsters is the official Mihmiverse Roku channel and the place to find all the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm AND a collection of special features curated by the man himself! It is Mr. Mihm's plan to add some really cool, exclusive content over time, so we encourage you to add the channel to your Roku lineup. To find the Drive-in Monsters channel, simply search for it through your Roku service!

As of right now, the service is offered completely free... but, that most likely will not last forever! So, make sure to enjoy the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel while it's still completely free of charge!

Lastly, the ENTIRE filmography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (including the newest film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion") is available for both rental and purchase through the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal!

Every film is presented using the same ultra high-quality renders used for the official Blu-Ray releases and actually feeds video content to the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel. Most importantly, the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal is the ONLY PLACE to legally own the films digitally!
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-A & G, 2-H, 3-C, 4-B, 5-D, 6-F, 7-E

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