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AMAZING NEWS! As of Sunday, September 1st, principal photography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," is COMPLETE!

Despite hot, sticky weather and a relentless onslaught of mosquito attacks, the cast and crew spent a good chunk of the month of August filming the final scenes of what promises to be the funniest and most thrilling Mihmiverse film yet!

As you can see from the photo above, the cast was ESPECIALLY excited to be done and they look forward to sharing their hard work with the world—particularly because these dedicated young actors, in essence, gave up their precious summer vacations to shoot a movie! According to writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, he found himself consistently impressed with the cast's talents and work ethic, especially in light of the grueling schedule and weather conditions. AND, being that he's the father of several main cast members, he feels a genuine sense of pride at their spectacular work!

Now that the active production phase of the film has come to an end, the kids have returned to school and Mr. Mihm is settling in to edit the dozens of hours of footage into a coherent, entertaining whole! As of the publication date of this newsletter, he has roughly 30 minutes of the film edited and expects to continue working into early next year...just in time to start filming the NEXT Mihmiverse film: the long-in-gestation horror-comedy, "That Which Lurks in the Dark!"

Should post-production go smoothly, we anticipate the film will be released in early Spring 2020! As always, when we know the EXACT date of the world premiere, we'll let you know right here in the Mihmiverse Monthly!

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.


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!

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 doing some extensive deep cleaning of the "Saint Euphoria Archives" (also known as writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's garage), the ORIGINAL "The Monster of Phantom Lake" monster costume has been FOUND!

Much to the surprise of Mr. Mihm and his "cleaning crew," the remains of the body suit worn by "monster-of-all-trades" Michael Kaiser was located in a plastic storage container beneath a pile of similar containers. The body portion of the costume was believed to have been lost, with the mask and hands thought to be the only pieces to survive the last 15 years.

Because this unexpected treasure has been unearthed, YOU now have a chance to own a piece of it! For only $19.99 plus $3.99 shipping and handling, you'll receive an individually-numbered, framed piece of the monster costume signed by both writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the monster himself, Michael Kaiser! This is a limited-time offer and will ONLY be available through this edition of the Mihmiverse Monthly newsletter!

Imagine owning this unique piece of Mihmiverse and cinema history...then get yours while they're available! Don't hesitate! Order now!

Framed Piece of the
"The Monster of Phantom Lake"
Monster Costume
$19.99 (+$3.99 shipping & handling)

Due to popular demand, this exclusive offer is being extended for an additional month...but ONLY until the end of September! As the summer comes to an end and we start to 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!

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)

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 DVD's protective plastic wrap.
By selecting this option, you agree to allow us to do this!

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 latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm celebrates the completion of principal photography of his next film, tells some stories about shooting it, and discusses what's up next!

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!

September 6-8, 2019
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! AND, the latest film, "Queen of Snakes," will screen on Friday at 7:20PM, with an extended Q&A with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to follow immediately after!

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN
September 14-15, 2019
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at the Spooky Spectacle (formerly known as the Granbury Paranormal Expo)!

Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
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
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest of honor at the 8th annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival and present a screening of his latest film, "Queen of Snakes!"

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!"

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
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 Stephen Miller!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Stephen Miller. I am an author, game designer, Renaissance Festival performer, and collector of games. I enjoy watching movies while playing one of the 800+ games I own. Many weekends are spent running game day events, where friends get together and play games.

One thing I have an odd sense of pride about is my "Toy Box," a room dedicated to my game collection. I group games by type, and I even made a database to make it easier to pick out games to play.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
In 2011, Christopher Mihm was a guest of honor at ValleyCon in Fargo, ND. I was also a guest of honor, promoting my roleplaying game. I would wander across the vendor room to see what the folks with the monster costumes were selling, and that is when I met writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the Mihmiverse crew. Since I love '50s era monster movies, I had to get one of their films!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
That would be the first film that I bought at ValleyCon, "Attack of the Moon Zombies." I watch it every year around Halloween, usually late at night with a big bowl of popcorn.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
Every Christmas, I proudly display the Mihmiverse Christmas cards I have received over the years, and my award from the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast sits in a prominent place on my desk.

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I think that several of the Mihmiverse monsters should battle each other in a blockbuster film! I would also like to see a Mihmiverse board game, and I am still working on completing one.
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 Angry Red Planet (1960)
Directed by Ib Melchior
Starring Gerald Mohr and Naura Hayden

Following the dazzling and "frightening" adventures of the crew of "Rocket M-1," Earth's first spacecraft to Mars, "The Angry Red Planet" is a perfect example of late-1950s/early-'60s science fiction. With nary a Zil or Liak tribeswoman in sight, the rocket's four-person crew find themselves tussling with oversized carnivorous plants, a gigantic Martian "rat-spider-bat" creature, inhospitable environs, and a one-eyed blob of sea dwelling alien goo hell-bent on devouring everything in its path! The film is heavy on questionably AWESOME special effects and contains some of the least convincing matte paintings ever seen in a movie. BUT, that's part of its great charm! The film's story is presented completely in flashback and it's very obvious from the outset that not every crew member survives the adventure, so there's an effective sense of foreboding that permeates everything. The movie was made in color but all the scenes that take place on the surface of Mars are bathed in a strange over-saturated and slightly solarized reddish pink (a process dubbed "Cinemagic"). The effect is shocking at first but ultimately, it's a very cool, though not quite original (1950's "Rocketship X-M" tried something similar), touch. The story is exactly what you'd expect, with the cast giving solid B-level performances. All in all, this ranks as one of my all-time favorite movies of the "drive-in" era. If you haven't already seen it, see it as soon as you can!
— Christopher R. Mihm
September Icons

Five people associated with classic horror, sci-fi and mystery were born in September.

Below, I've listed some of their achievements. With no other clues, your mission is to guess the icon. (This should be relatively easy...but perhaps not!)

1. This icon started in silent films...and in 1933, she became a legend for one BIG role.
2. Cornelius in "Planet of the Apes."
3. This icon's "Island of Dr. Moreau" has been adapted for film and TV at least 10 times.
4. This "Thinner" icon was born in Maine.
5. Ten Little Indians: at least a dozen film and TV adaptations.
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. Fay Wray ("King Kong") (9/15/1907), 2. Roddy McDowell (9/17/1928), 3. H.G Wells (9/21/1866), 4. Stephen King (9/21/1947), 5. Agatha Christie (9/15/1890)

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