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CURRENT NEWS
THE BEAST WALKS AMONG US!

With principal photography of the next Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," complete, the film has entered what writer/director Christopher R. Mihm refers to as his "favorite phase" of any project: post-production! This is the point during the movie-making process that's dominated by editing, wherein Mr. Mihm collects all the footage he's shot and starts to meticulously piece it together like a giant video jigsaw puzzle!

To help keep all the fans excited about the forthcoming flick, we're going to continue posting each and every still we're provided. This month, we see our first glimpse at the title creature...albeit only a VERY SMALL slice of what to expect! We see fur...and...not much else. Still, it certainly appears that Deputy O'Donnell (as played by Thom Gladhill) is shocked by what he sees! Let's hope he survives!


According to Mr. Mihm, over 45 minutes of the film have been edited, mostly because he often edits during the normal downtime that comes during the long film shoot. He anticipates the length of the finished movie will end up between 80 and 90 minutes, so he has ALREADY passed the midway point! Should everything go the way he's hoping, the film will be more than ready for a Spring 2020 debut!

AND, while post-production of one film remains ongoing, filming of the NEXT Mihmiverse film, the long-in-gestation horror-comedy, "That Which Lurks in the Dark," is slated to begin in December! So much Mihmiverse goodness is on the way, it's pretty safe to say we're excited AS HECK! Mr. Mihm promises to talk more about this OTHER movie in next month's Mihmiverse Monthly. Stay tuned!


In "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," a local man is suspected of having been transformed into a hideous monster and it's up to a scrappy gang of local kids 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. This one, however, will be special in that it is being specifically designed to reference as much "Mihmiverse history" as possible and will include a bevy of familiar faces, characters and locations!

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" is currently in post production! 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 STILL 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.

DON'T FORGET!

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! AND, just because the film is in the post-production stage doesn't mean it still doesn't need funds! In fact, now is when it needs them the most to ensure the movie is completed without delay!

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.
 
OWN A PIECE OF THE NEXT MIHMIVERSE MOVIE!

Half a dozen IMPORTANT scenes from the next Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," take place in a graveyard: the "St. Euphoria Cemetery."

To ensure the ability of the Mihmiverse crew to shoot in a cemetery without disturbing ACTUAL graves, AND to purposely pay homage to one of the "best" B-movies to ever take place in a graveyard (Ed Wood's "masterpiece," 1959's "Plan 9 from Outer Space"), writer/director Christopher R. Mihm asked fans and friends to lend their artistic skills to help craft a "small town cemetery." A handful of very talented folks stepped up and submitted their work, all of which end up plainly seen in the finished film!

One group of fans in particular went far above-and-beyond and, in essence, single-handedly created 95% of the gravestones used on the set! As a result, Perkins Prop Productions () was born! Now that the film is in the can, and because we ended up with so many extra tombstones, has given us permission to sell the handful of extras to help fund post-production!

For only $49.99 (plus $19.99 shipping and handling), YOU can own one of these rare and exclusive props! Everyone who orders will receive a randomly-selected gravestone guaranteed to have been used in "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us!" Gravestones are made of lightweight, hand-carved & painted foam core and measure roughly 3' x 2' x 3".

This is a limited-time offer and will ONLY be available through the Mihmiverse Monthly newsletter! This item is limited to ONLY seven (7) tombstones and, once they're sold out, there will never be any more! Imagine owning one of these unique pieces of Mihmiverse and cinema history...then get yours while you can! Don't hesitate! Order now!

This offer is ONLY available to residents of the United States.

St. Euphoria Cemetery Tombstone
$49.99 (+$19.99 shipping & handling)
 
MIHMIVERSE HALLOWEEN BLU-RAY SALE!


Due to extremely popular demand, this exclusive offer is being extended for another month! As we enter the "Halloween season," we want to continue to give you a less-expensive way to own the ENTIRE Mihmiverse catalog in the highest quality versions currently available ANYWHERE!

With this offer—only available through this newsletter—you can now own the entire collection of Mihmiverse Blu-Rays for ONLY $99.99! These discs normally run $19.99 each and, with eight discs (14 titles) total, that's a cost of $159.92! Through this sale, you'll save almost $60! Also, if you've been on the fence about "upgrading" your collection, this is the BEST deal you're EVER going to get! ACT NOW!

Mihmiverse Blu-Ray Set (8 discs, 14 films)
$99.99 (+$12.99 shipping & handling)

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
Check here to include writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's autograph
NOTE: Autographs require removal of a Blu-Ray's protective plastic wrap.
By selecting this option, you agree to allow us to do this!
 
ORDER "QUEEN OF SNAKES" TODAY!

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 disc 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 (DVD) / $19.99 (Blu-Ray)
(+$3.99 shipping & handling)
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Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
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THE MIHMIVERSE STILL NEEDS YOUR HELP ON AMAZON!

If you're not aware, almost every Mihmiverse film is currently available to be streamed on Amazon Prime! Amazon, however, is currently undergoing a "silent purge" of independent films on its service. Many films of a particularly lower-budget stripe are starting to be pulled (without explanation) in an attempt by the company to "clean up" its movie selection. Unfortunately, the works of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm are not immune.

The first Mihmiverse film to be dropped from their service was "Destination: Outer Space" and, unfortunately, once removed, it CANNOT be resubmitted and will NOT be reconsidered by the service. Again, there was no explanation beyond a vague boilerplate response about "customer quality standards." "Destination: Outer Space" was the first Mihmiverse film to have a "star rating" slip below three and, as far as we can tell, that's the biggest reason it was dropped.

For a majority of people around the world, streaming has become the de facto home delivery method for movies, and having the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm available on one of the largest services is important to help fund future projects!

To make sure the films STAY on Amazon Prime, we desperately need your help—and it's easy to do! Simply stream any Mihmiverse film from beginning to end. Once it's done, give it a star rating. Then, if you feel so inclined, give it a review! Be honest! Tell the world what you think! THEN, encourage everyone you know to do the same! The more streaming minutes the 'verse gets, the more likely the films will remain on the service, so feel free to view (and rate!) the entire collection!

Thank you for your help!
THE MIHMIVERSE MONTHLY AUDIOCAST
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm fights through a bout of stomach flu to update the fans on the status of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," considers the date of the film's premiere, and discusses the planned beginning of principal photography of the next NEXT Mihmiverse movie, "That Which Lurks in the Dark!"

Also included: Another piece of Mr. Mihm's epic "poetry," "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 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!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 3, 2019 - 7:30PM
"Queen of Snakes" screens at the Lake 5 Theatre for a very special "Christopher R. Mihm Night" edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, a weekly event that features classic horror and sci-fi films!

Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
October 4-5, 2019
"Queen of Snakes" will screen at the 8th annual annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival!

Visit the event's website for more information!
October 6, 2019 - 4:00PM, $5.00
Back by popular demand and just in time for Halloween, Christopher R. Mihm returns to the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX for a special "audience participation" screening of "House of Ghosts!" This is your chance to enjoy the film with all the live, in-theater "William-Castle-esque shenanigans!"

Order advance tickets HERE!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
October 18-19, 2019 - 8:00PM
Continuing a long-standing Mihmiverse tradition, "Queen of Snakes" 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
November 1-2, 2019
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the Queen of Snakes herself, Stephanie Mihm, will be on hand to personally present their latest film at the Dead in Decatur film festival!

Madden Arts Center, 125 North Water Street #100, Decatur, IL
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 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 Robert Forto!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
I am a man who is mushin' down a dream in the wilds of Alaska. My wife, Michele, and I live with a pack of 40 sled dogs and run expeditions in the Alaska Back country. When I'm not working with my sled dogs, my wife and I travel on what I call the "Rock 'n' Roller Tour Across America" where we go to music festivals and ride roller coasters. I'm also a huge scary movie buff and each October we do what we call "The 31 Nights of Horror" where we watch a different scary movie every night through Halloween! Last year we included all of the Mihmiverse movies in the mix! I know they arenít TECHNICALLY scary flicks, but it was a ton of fun!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
Several years ago, my friend Sid Korpi (Administrator Ripley) was involved in the "Attack of the Moon Zombies" and she hyped it up so much that I personally traveled from Alaska to the premiere of the film! What an awesome experience! Along with having writer/director Christopher R. Mihm on my podcast (a dog podcast, at that!) a few times to talk about his films, I have been a contributor for all of the Mihmiverse films ever since.

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
It would have to be a close toss-up between "The Monter of Phantom Lake" and "The Giant Spider!" Growing up, I watched "Creature Feature" every weekend and loved the old sci-fi movies from the 1950s that always had something to do with the scariness of atomic waste, the cold war, and, of course, out-of-this-world monsters. Close on the heels of "The Giant Spider" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake" would have to be "House of Ghosts" and "Queen of Snakes" for the sheer cheesiness factor. I loved the scenes in the houses. Fun fact, I was able to visit the "Flintstones shrine" and the '50s-era diner in the attic of the actual house used in the film. Sadly, Sid Korpi and Anthony Kaczor (last seen as the beleaguered husband of the "Goat Lady" in "The Giant Spider") have since sold the house. Luckily, it will continue to "live in infamy" in the films of the Mihmiverse!

Oh, wait! The question asked me to pick JUST ONE movie? In that case, "The Giant Spider"—but how could you realistically like JUST ONE?

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I love to support the films. I thoroughly enjoy the creativity of Mr. Mihm and everyone involved in creating the Mihmiverse. Independent film-making is such a cool endeavor and I look forward to many more films to come! I can't wait to go to another premiere—hopefully the next one!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I have mentioned this to writer/director Christopher R. Mihm in the past, but it would be so cool for the behind-the-scenes crew to head up to Alaska and somehow include my sled dogs and the whole romantic mystique of the Alaskan frontier! Almost like "Guns of the Apocalypse" meets John Carpenter's "The Thing." I will offer up the accommodations for the crew! Let's do it!
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
Earth vs. The Spider (1958)
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Starring Edward Kemmer and June Kenny

After "30-year-old-teenager" Carol Flynn's father goes missing, she enlists the help of her boyfriend Mike to find him. While searching, they come across her dad's wrecked car near a spooky cave that's clearly marked DO NOT ENTER. They enter anyway and find not only her father's desiccated remains, but the gigantic spider responsible for his death. Through a ridiculous (albeit strangely engrossing) series of events involving the local sheriff, their science teacher and a high school rock-'n'-roll band, the spider is released from the cave and begins terrorizing the town. The special effects are era-appropriate cheese and the acting (not to mention the ages of the actors playing teenagers) is questionable. Despite its many shortcomings, the film is still one of my favorite classic 1950's monster films and one of director Bert I. Gordon's better efforts. Highly recommended!
— Christopher R. Mihm
THE TRIVIA CORNER
Which Witch is Which?

What better way to celebrate Halloween month than with a quiz about witches? Can you match which broom belongs to whom?

1. Everyone knows Margaret Hamilton was the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz," but she also played a witch in this film that mixed witches and hillbillies with Abbott and Costello.
2. Barbara Steele starred in this creepy thriller about a vengeful witch who returns from the grave to begin a bloody campaign to posses the body of her tormentor's beautiful look-alike descendant.
3. The legendary Angela Lansbury played an apprentice witch in this Disney film about finding the components of a spell that could turn the tide for the British in WWII.
4. Kim Novak played a sexy witch who enchants Jimmy Stewart to fall in love with her just to get back at his fiance—an old college rival. But she ends up in danger of losing her powers when she finds herself actually falling in love with him. Jack Lemmon also starred.
5. Veronica Lake starred as a beautiful 17th century witch who returns from the grave to torment a descendant of her persecutor.
6. Patricia Jessel led the cast as the proprietor of an inn which is actually a front for a large coven hellbent on making sure one of the inn's guests—a student writing a paper on witchcraft—is sacrificed to the devil. Christopher Lee also starred.

A. "I Married a Witch" (1942)
B. "Comin' Round the Mountain" (1951)
C. "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958)
D. "Black Sunday" (1960)
E. "City of the Dead" (1960)
F. "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971)
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
THE MONSTER OF PHANTOM LAKE: THE MUSICAL!
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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-B, 2-D, 3-F, 4-C, 5-A, 6-E

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