As the "Halloween season" arrives, production of the next Mihmiverse masterpiece, "Danny Johnson Saves The World," continues apace. More than half of the film is "in the can" (an old term which refers to when movies were actually made on film and that means "having been filmed") and the editing process has begun in earnest. We've been assured by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm that, should everything continue on the schedule, the film WILL be released in Spring of 2015!
DON'T FORGET! As in years past, SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, will be presenting a special sneak peak at the next Mihmiverse film on Halloween day! This video preview will be available on the site for ONLY 24 hours and, once November rolls around, it will disappear until the release of the film! DON'T MISS IT!
Also, check out this new still from "Danny Johnson Saves The World" below! We're not sure what's happening here but...it sure is creepy!
Following the overwhelming success of previous contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's last five films, contributor credits are NOW AVAILABLE 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 a choice of one (1) copy of the finished film on DVD OR one (1) collector's ticket to the film's world premiere!
ALSO, for the first time ever, additional DVDs of the film and/or premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit.
Contributor credits can even be given as gifts!
If you'd like to contribute to "Danny Johnson Saves The World," 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.
Anyone who's a true Mihmiverse fan (colloquially known as a "Mihmivite") knows that October is traditionally the "Mihmiverse season," the time of year flush with Mihmiverse screenings and events. As in years past, this month is no exception, with cool events ranging from film festival screenings to the Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt (an almost decade-long tradition!) and a cool drive-in double feature in Peoria, IL.
For every event scheduled this month (and the eleven others than make up the rest of the year), please visit the events page at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download!
It's a beautiful night in September and the podcast crew (hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm) have found themselves around a fantastic fire while interviewing two (and a half) great guests: Ware Carlton-Ford (the ill-fated Joe in "The Giant Spider"), Rik Schwinden, owner of Mr. Zero's Pop Culture Shop and multiple extras in multiple Mihmiverse films AND fire-tender Tim Fox (Eleanor in "The Giant Spider").
Jokes and stories fly, a name or two is forgotten and fun is had a-plenty! Enjoy!
Click here to download part 1 Click here to download part 2
The Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast was created as a supplement to this newsletter and will be released on or around the 15th of every month. Moderated by hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, this free-to-download monthly audiocast offers exclusive news, interviews with the folks who make the Mihmiverse possible, shameless self-promotion, and original recurring content!
If you'd like to ask a question of the hosts, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, or any of the show's upcoming guest(s), click HERE to submit your queries! If we like them, we may even include them in a future podcast! OR, you can "like" the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast page on Facebook and "participate" by posting to the podcast's wall during recording!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other columns, OR if you're interested in writing one, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think!
Directed by Arch Hall, Sr.
Starring Arch Hall, Jr., Marilyn Manning and Richard Kiel
"Eegah" is the kind of movie that's next to impossible to describe well enough to do justice to its wonderful awfulness. After a young, beautiful socialite nearly runs her car into a 7 foot tall caveman (seriously), she tries to convince her writer father and wannabe-Elvis-Presley boyfriend of the primitive creature's existence. The two are unconvinced until the next morning when she leads them back to the scene of the incident and they find a larger-than-average footprintwhich is apparently enough to convince her pseudo-adventurer father to charter a helicopter and have it drop him off, alone, in the middle of a remote mountain area to search of the beast. Not surprisingly, the prehistoric giant finds him first. When her father doesn't return, the socialite and her boyfriend load up the boyfriend's groovy dune buggy and set out to locate the lost man. Unfortunately, while the swingin' kids take an inexplicable sleep break, the caveman realizes they're there. The man-monster subsequently stalks them, kidnaps the woman, and takes her back to his lair. Once there, she finds her quite alive father and the very dead mummified remains of the caveman's ancestors. In an overlong segment of the film, the woman and her father learn the giant's name (Eegah) and try to find ways to distract him from wanting to mate with the sexy young womaneven going so far as to convince Eegah to let her shave off his ancient caveman beard! Meanwhile, the girl's beau desperately searches for her knowing that with every passing moment, anything could happen! Everything about this film is terrible in all the right ways. The director cast himself to play the father and his real-life son to play the young a-rockin' lead. In fact, with the ample number of so-so musical interludes that have very little to do with the story, it's pretty clear the director included his son to give him a place to show off his musical "talents." The audio is almost entirely overdubbed and is so poorly synched that it often looks like the script was written AFTER the film was shot! The one bright spot (if you can call it that) is the late Richard Kiel as the title character. Best known as "Jaws" from a pair of 1970s James Bond films, the 7' 2" actor looks scarcely older than a teenager and is decked out in a cheesy, almost-Flintstones-esque costume complete with a large, bulbous, and very fake-looking clubvery much like the one baby Bamm-Bamm Rubble sported in "The Flintstones" cartoon! Young Richard Kiel also bears a certain resemblance to Mihmiverse monster-of-all-trades Michael Kaiser! Again, "Eegah" is a terrible, terrible movie in all the right ways. If you are a fan of movies considered "so bad they're good," this one might be the worst... or best!
Christopher R. Mihm
'Tis the season for pumpkins and everything that tastes like them. To join in the fall fun, this month From the Mihmiverse Test Kitchens brings you a recipe for a scrumptious treat that pairs well with any (and all) autumn get-togethers!
Thoroughly mix the first four ingredients. Add and mix remaining ingredients.
- 1 can pumpkin
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Pour into a greased jelly roll pan.
Bake at 325° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely before frosting.
Mix all frosting ingredients until smooth. Apply evenly to COMPLETELY COOLED pumpkin cake!
- 6 tbsp butter
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp milk
These bars are simply "delish!" My monster crew give them 8 out of 8 "giant spider legs!" ENJOY!
In honor of Halloween, here's a "witch's brew" of trivia from classic "witchcraft-related" movies. All you have to do is determine "Which Witch (Movie) is Which!"
1. (1942) Fredric March and Veronica Lake lead a strong cast in a lighthearted film about a beautiful 17th-century witch who returns to life to plague a descendant of her persecutor.
2. (1945) After a bus accident, Lorna Webster (played by Nancy Kelly) believes she's actually a 300-year-old witch.
3. (1958) How about THIS cast: Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermoine Gingold, Elsa Lancaster and Howard McNear (Floyd the barber) in a story about a modern-day witch who likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead.
4. (1960) A professor, played by Christopher Lee, urges a young coed to study witchcraft by visiting a town called Whitewood. While staying at the local hotel, she discovers a coven of undead witches who mark her for sacrifice.
5. (1962) Another professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. After forcing her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices, he discovers her protections are necessary to save his life and career. It almost sounds like the plot of "Bewitched," but it's not.
BONUS: Gale Sondergaard was originally cast as a witch in this film, but when the studio said she was too pretty, she refused to wear "ugly makeup" and lost the role of a lifetime.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
|October 4, 2014 - 10:00PM|
The "The Wall People" half of "The Late Night Double Feature" will screen at the Highway 61 Film Festival.
Visit the festival's website for location and admission information!
|October 17-18, 2014, $1.00 donation|
Continuing a long-held Mihmiverse tradition, "The Late Night Double Feature" will screen at this year's Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt in Mukwonago, WI! Mukwonago, home of the actual Phantom Lake, will again host this great family-friendly event wherein Field Park (essentially the town's "Central Park") is decorated with hundreds of carved, lit pumpkins placed along the walking path that runs through it.
Admission is only $1.00 per person and the proceeds go to good local causes.
Field Park, corner of Highway 83 and County Road NN, Mukwonago, WI
|October 24-26, 2014|
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is a featured guest at Crypticon Minneapolis, "The Nightmare Before Halloween"three days of your favorite actors, authors, and artists, along with tons of new people and things you never knew existed!
Ramada MSP Airport at the Mall, 2300 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, MN
|October 25, 2014 - dusk|
It's a Mihmiverse drive-in double feature courtesy of the fine folks at Drunken Zombie!
Come see "Cave Women on Mars" paired with "Attack of the Moon Zombies" at a special Drunken Zombie Deadly Drive In Double Feature! Dress up as your favorite '50s monster or hero and get $2 off admission!
Landmark Cinemas at Landmark Recreation Center, 3225 North Dries Lane, Peoria, IL
|October 31, 2014 - 8:00PM, $5.00 at the door|
Enjoy a Mihmiverse Halloween with a screening of "The Late Night Double Feature" at the Sci-Fi Center in Las Vegas!
600 East Sahara Avenue #13, Las Vegas, NV
|The voice acting career of Leigha Horton (Stephanie Yates) has taken off spectacularly, with her voice being featured in several national commercials, including this one for Land O' Lakes butter and this radio commercial for New Pacific Premier Bank. For more Leigha Horton related entertainment, visit and bookmark her blog at www.leighahorton.com!|
|Andy Wilkins (Doherty) hosts trivia Wednesday nights at Tin Whiskers Brewing in St. Paul, MN from 7:00PM-9:00PM, Thursday nights 9:00PM-11:00PM at The Green Mill in Lakeville, MN and October 11 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Summit Tap Room in St. Paul, MN. In addition, she will be performing "Double-Blind Improv" with Fearless Comedy October 16th (7:00PM) in Minneapolis.|
|Ware Carlton-Ford (Joe) will be working the SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSE EVER (wink) through Soap Factory's Haunted Basement, now through November 2nd. He, along with Billie Jo Konze (Victoria Hackett), will be performing in "A Drinking Game: Labyrinth" on November 1st at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. He will also be appearing in "Encyclopedia Show" in Minneapolis on November 16th.|
|"The Tiki War," featuring Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra), will be screening October 2nd as part of the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival. Also, on October 9th, the film will be playing on a double bill at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, IL. The other film on the bill, "Citizen 'Caine," comes from the same director and also stars Ms. Grubb. In addition, "Zombie Dolls," which features Ms. Grubb, will be screening at Crypticon Minneapolis on October 25th. The production company (Empty Flask Entertainment) for "A Cursed Coven," another film she will be appearing in, will be holding a party at the same event in a suite (located by the hotel's pool) that will have a taco bar, homemade margaritas, jello shots, mixed drinks and more.|
|The Fringe play Catherine Hansen (Martha/Yureena Null) appeared in, "Don't Let Them See You Cry: The Failures and Successes (But Mostly Failures) of Daisy Kay McChubbins," is being remounted for October. The show is a delightfully quirky tale of an exiled clown looking to make it big as a professional actress in the Twin Cities. Will Daisy Kay find love, friendship, and fame?|
Visit the Freshwater Theatre website for more information!
|October 18th and 25th, Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth) will be performing in "Henry V" with The Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company in Chicago.|
|Starting October 28th, Douglas Sidney (Barney Collins) appears in the 9-episode web series, "Superhuman." Also, Mr. Sidney's YouTube channel is now available at youtube.com/douglassidney1.|
|Maggie Schultz (Dr. Deering) will be costuming the East Ridge High School performance of "Into the Woods" which will be showing the second and third weekend in November. Visit the East Ridge High School website for exact date, location and admission information.|
|Kira Pontiff (Paddle Girl) be performing in Lex-Ham Community Theater's production of "The First Man" by Eugene O'Neil on November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22. All performances are at the James J. Hill House at 7:00PM. For more information and to reserve tickets, click HERE.|
"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" and "The Late Night Double Feature" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.
In addition, exclusive movie posters, patches, 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. "I Married a Witch," 2. "The Woman Who Came Back," 3. "Bell, Book and Candle," 4. "Horror Hotel" (aka "City of the Dead"), 5. "Burn, Witch, Burn," BONUS: "The Wizard of Oz" (Margaret Hamilton became the Wicked Witch of the West)
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