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CURRENT NEWS
"Guns of the Apocalypse" has arrived!


On a gorgeous Minnesota September evening, a crowd of amiable moviegoers descended upon the historic Heights Theater in Columbia Heights to be among the first to enjoy writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's 13th film in as many years. As the doors opened, attendees filed into the building and settled into the roomy, plushly comfortable seats in the theater's newly-renovated auditorium.

7:30 chimed and the official horror host of the Mihmiverse, Dr. Bob Tesla, took "center stage" to tell a few of his signature "groaner jokes" before introducing writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. To a generous round of applause, Mr. Mihm made his way to the front of the theater where he profusely thanked the crowd and the film's contributors, explained how the evening would proceed and then officially unleashed his latest film upon the excited assemblage.

As the film unspooled upon the screen, the audience laughed, gasped, hissed, and cheered in all the right places, with hardcore fans reacting appropriately when every Mihmiverse staple (like the "flashlight thing" and an appearance by "basement Jesus") made themselves known. Once the end credits rolled, the theater's walls echoed with loud claps, whistles and raucous shouts of approval.

The lights came up, the projector went dark and James "Dear God No" Norgard and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, announced the winners of the silent auction. Immediately after, Mihmiverse Master Monster Maker Mitch Gonzales brought out a Death Dealer with whom folks could take their photo. Happy and entertained, the crowd exited into the lobby and proceeded to purchase every copy of the film on sale!

The evening concluded with many autographs signed by cast and crew in attendance, countless selfies snapped and the overall feeling that "Guns of the Apocalypse" is, by far, one of THE BEST Mihmiverse films ever released!
 
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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!

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Now that "Guns of the Apocalypse" has been officially released, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's creative attentions are focused solely on his NEXT film, "Queen of Snakes!"

The film is 98% "in the can," with a handful of scenes still requiring the film's star, Stephanie Mihm, to record her audio. Mr. Mihm is not worried about this, however, because, as he likes to joke, he knows where she lives! (For those who are unaware, Christopher and Stephanie are married and live in the same house!)

Post production of the film is ongoing and, should everything work out, Mr. Mihm hopes to release it in the Spring. In the meantime, check out the cool still taken directly from the film below. In it, we see Mrs. Mihm in character as she examines the mysterious amulet that, presumably, has SOMETHING to do with the mythical "Queen of Snakes."


"Queen of Snakes" still needs YOUR help! A LOT of post-production work still needs to be done—and that means we STILL need contributions!

Contribute TODAY and not only will you be directly responsible for the creation of the Mihmiverse, you'll be entitled to have a single name* of your choosing listed in the contributors section of the closing credits of the film(s), a customized, framable document certifying your contribution and one (1) copy of the finished film(s)!

Additional copies of the film(s) 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! What's more unique and/or special than your loved one seeing their name in the end credits of a movie AND on the IMDb?

"QUEEN OF SNAKES" CONTRIBUTOR CREDITS
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ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE FILM
WORLD PREMIERE TICKETS

*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.
 
BINGE WATCH THE MIHMIVERSE ON AMAZON PRIME!

If you're a member of Amazon Prime, you can watch almost all of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" FOR FREE! If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still rent or buy each film individually...or you COULD visit the DVDs section of the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com and pick up your own copies!

Remember, as you binge watch the entire Mihmiverse "saga," the films can be viewed two different ways: in release order or in-universe chronological order!

Release order is easy. Simply watch them in the order they were made. Always start with "The Monster of Phantom Lake" (2006). If you're watching them on Amazon Prime, the release year is listed with the title. If you're watching them on DVD or Blu-ray, refer to the back cover of each for the release date (or click HERE for a list).

In-universe chronological order goes this way: "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "House of Ghosts," "The Giant Spider," "The Wall People," "Danny Johnson Saves the World," "Demon with the Atomic Brain," "Queen of Snakes" (in post production), "Attack of the Moon Zombies," "Cave Women on Mars," "Destination: Outer Space," "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" and, finally, "Guns of the Apocalypse" (coming soon to Amazon Prime Video)!

NOTE: The video quality of "Attack of the Moon Zombies" on Amazon Prime has been fixed! We would like to thank everyone who contacted us to let us know about the issue!
THE MIHMIVERSE MONTHLY AUDIOCAST
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about the release of his new movie, "Guns of the Apocalypse," over-analyzes why people may or may not attend live screenings of his films, and reminds listeners to contribute to his NEXT movie, "Queen of Snakes!"

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!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 5-6, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest of honor at the 7th annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival and will present a "drive-in style" screening of his newest film, "Guns of the Apocalypse!"

Visit the event's website for more information!
October 6, 2018 - 10:30PM and October 7, 2018 - 7:00PM
Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob hosts the Ohio premiere of "Guns of the Apocalypse!"

Visit the Facebook event page for location and ticketing information!
October 13, 2018 - 11:30AM
"Demon with the Atomic Brain" screens at Slash & Bash Topeka!

The Break Room, 911 South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS
October 25, 2018 - 7:30PM
"Guns of the Apocalypse" screens at the Lake 5 Theatre for a very special "Christopher R. Mihm Night" edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, a bi-monthly event that features classic horror and sci-fi films!

Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
October 26-27, 2018 - 8:00PM
Continuing a long-standing Mihmiverse tradition, "Guns of the Apocalypse" will screen at this year's Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt in Mukwonago, WI, home of the actual Phantom Lake. This great family-friendly event will be in Field Park (essentially the town's "Central Park"), which will be decorated with hundreds of carved, lit pumpkins placed along the walking path that runs through it.

Field Park, corner of Highway 83 and County Road NN, Mukwonago, WI
October 26-28, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at Crypticon Minneapolis! Come on down and hang out with the Mihmiverse gang at the BEST horror convention in Minnesota!

ALSO, the latest Mihmiverse film, "Guns of the Apocalypse," will screen on Saturday night with a Q&A with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm directly after! Be there!

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN
November 2, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm personally presents and discusses his film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," for "Movie Night" at Central Arts of Bedford!

Central Arts of Bedford, 2816 Central Drive #140, Bedford, TX
November 3-4, 2018
Come to the second annual Waxacon, meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, watch a few movies and pick up some Mihmiverse merchandise!

Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie, TX
November 17, 2018 - 7:00PM
Join us for a special screening of "Guns of the Apocalypse!" Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, will be on hand to introduce the movie and (afterward) answer questions about all the films of the Mihmiverse! AND, time permitting, we may ALSO show "Demon with the Atomic Brain!"

Plymouth UCC, 124 West Washington Street, Burlington, 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!
MIHMIVERSE FAN FOCUS
Welcome to the newest feature in the Mihmiverse Monthly where we talk to YOU, the fans! Every month, we're choosing 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 Jeff Yochim!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Jeff Yochim and I live in Arizona. During the day I am a WordPress web consultant/developer, and at night I write fiction (when I'm not watching modern 50s-style horror films).

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
My wife and I discovered "Terror Beneath the Earth" on Amazon Prime and were instantly hooked on the Mihmiverse. It reminded me of the movies featured by Larry "Seymour" Vincent that my friends and I watched on Fright Night when we were teens. Although back then there was usually beer involved.

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
I don't have to think about it; my favorite Mihmiverse film is "Cave Women On Mars!" I'd pick that one based upon the title alone.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
The way I show my Mihmiverse Pride is by spreading the word about these highly entertaining films (not MOVIES—these are FILMS).

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I think writer/director Christopher R. Mihm should go in the same direction as author James Patterson and collaborate with other producers. Give them some guidance, let them do all the work, then slap his name on the product!
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!
CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH
King Kong Escapes (1967)
Directed by Ishiro Honda
Starring Akira Takarada and Rhodes Reason

An evil genius with delusions of world domination (and extremely bad teeth) creates a robotic King Kong to mine the rare, radioactive "Element X." Why? Because he who controls "Element X" controls the world (of course). When his creation breaks down, a contingent of goons is sent to kidnap the real Kong in hopes of hypnotizing him into completing the task. Unfortunately, the big ape snaps out of it, swims to Tokyo and, naturally, starts tearing up the place. Robo-Kong follows shortly thereafter and the brawl-to-end-all-giant-ape-brawls begins! The film is beautifully and badly dubbed with great cheeseball miniature work and an amazing (for the era) King Kong costume which, while fun and era-appropriate, isn't even remotely realistic—which is why it's so fantastic!

All things considered, it's a really fun movie if you're into giant primates fighting and destroying stuff. Highly recommended!
— Christopher R. Mihm
THE TRIVIA CORNER
Before "The Twilight Zone"

Film was not the only medium that featured cheesy science fiction in the 1950s. During the earliest days of television, science fiction was a staple. It was all made on the cheap, but audiences couldn't get enough. Before "The Twilight Zone" debuted in 1959 (and the "Outer Limits" in 1963), there were several popular series that paved the way. See if you can identify these small slices of early TV cheese.

1. From 1949 to 1955, this series followed the exploits of the "Guardian of the Safety of the World" and his young assistants as they helped protect the world from bad guys like Dr. Pauli, Nargola and Mook.
2. From 1950 to 1955, Commander Corey and his sidekick Happy roamed the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra," tracking down super villains like Dr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti.
3. The saga began In 1950, when a 20th century football player was sucked into the 25th century to help fight an evil despot. Since then, there have been a number of updates, remakes, films...and even comic books!
4. Leslie Nielsen was one of the recurring stars of this anthology series that featured all manner of science fiction stories from 1951-53. Others included Brian Keith, Bruce Cabot and Rod Steiger.
5. Four centuries in the future, 3 solar guard trainees use their ship "Polaris" to "brave the dangers of the cosmic frontier!" From 1951 to 1955, this show appeared on all four of the major networks at the time: ABC, NBC, CBS and Dumont—sometimes during the same week!
6. In this anthology series that ran from 1955 to 1957, host Truman Bradley introduced stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950s, concentrating on concepts like space flight, UFOs and telepathy.

A. "Tales of Tomorrow"
B. "Captain Video and His Video Rangers"
C. "Buck Rogers"
D. "Space Patrol"
E. "Science Fiction Theater"
F. "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet"
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
RETRO ROADTRIPPIN'
Roadside attractions and single-screen Main Street movie theaters are fun, kitchy day trips or overnight getaways that you and your family and friends can enjoy. They're also a great way to enjoy a little nostalgia and an opportunity to make some fun memories!

Our road trip this month takes us to a local favorite just north of Minneapolis: the historical treasure, the Heights Theater.

Established in 1926, the Heights Theater is considered the longest continuously-operated movie house in the Twin Cities area and began its life hosting vaudeville acts and early Hollywood films. To date, this art deco gem has survived three fires, a bombing, and tornado damage to it's sign in 1949.

At one time, the Heights was slated for condemnation. However, in the 1990s it was renovated and restored to it's original glory by its current owner, Tom Letness.

This single screen movie house is beautifully ornate, well cared for and extremely clean. Large chandeliers hang in the auditorium with a large Wurlitzer organ resting just in front of the screen. Just this year, seating has been upgraded to include roomier aisles, more comfortable, reclining chairs and an improved area for patrons in wheelchairs. These days, the theater is enjoying a resurgence in popularity due to its focus on art house films and "flashback programming" of classic films.

Of course, the Heights Theater is best known to Mihmivites as writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's "theater of choice." The movie that began it all, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," premiered at the Heights and, every year since, the latest Mihmiverse film has debuted on its beautiful silver screen!


Keep on road tripping!
— Stephanie Mihm
THE MONSTER OF PHANTOM LAKE: THE MUSICAL!
Did you know that "The Monter 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.
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," "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-B, 2-D, 3-C, 4-A, 5-F, 6-E

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