It's back to school time and production of the next Mihmiverse film, "Danny Johnson Saves The World," continues apace!

According to Mr. Mihm, things are going so well, in lieu of the usual still image from the film, he has decided to provide this publication with a HUGE exclusive: a fantastic piece of edited footage from the film! It's EXTREMELY short but after you watch it, we can GUARANTEE your excitement level for this film will multiply tenfold!

Click "play" on the video below to see it for yourself!

Danny Johnson Saves The World
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 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.

The Late Night Double Feature DVD
Don't forget to pick up your copy of the latest critically-acclaimed Mihmiverse film, "The Late Night Double Feature," now on DVD!

This all-region NTSC DVD contains an ultra-high-quality widescreen presentation of the film, English and Esperanto audio and subtitles and exclusive bonus features and featurettes, including a blooper reel, the official trailer, a photo gallery, previews, a film introduction by horror host Dr. Ivan Cryptosis, director's audio commentary, behind-the-scenes audio commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, Stephanie Mihm, James Norgard, Mitch Gonzales, Mark Haider and Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati, and more!

$9.99 (+$2.50 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.*

* Autographs require removal of a DVD's protective plastic wrap.
By selecting the autograph option, you agree to allow us to do this!

Mid-August,, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, received a very cool piece of Mihmiverse fan fiction by Mr. Scott Heitkam, a Mihmivite who, as he put it, "very rarely" writes fan fiction. Judging by the tale he submitted (and has graciously allowed us to post), he should perhaps consider writing it more often! His very entertaining story effectively melds the worlds of "Cave Women on Mars" and "X: The Fiend From Beyond Space" into something very much worth the time it'll take you to read it.

To read Mr. Heitkam's story, either click HERE or visit the fan fiction section of the special features page at

Interested in submitting your own Mihmiverse fan fiction? Send it to, and if we like it, we'll post it!

The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download!

In this "very special episode" of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast, hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater and perma-guest Christopher R. Mihm welcome Andy Wilkins (known for such roles as The Medium in "House of Ghosts" and Doherty in the "X: The Fiend From Beyond Space" half of "The Late Night Double Feature") and her partner, Justin Ropella, to the warmth of the podcast bonfire to talk about Ms. Wilkins' (formerly known to the Mihmiverse as J. Andrew Wilkins) transition from male to female.

They chat, share stories, ask tough, probing questions, cry and laugh their collective behinds off! Educational and fun, this episode is definitely worth every second of your time! If, however, you are not interested in hearing this particular story but, instead, simply want to hear Mihmiverse-specific info, check out the heavily pared-down "Rhuby edit!"
Click to download part 1Click to download part 2Click to download the "Rhuby Edit"

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!

Every month, the Mihmiverse Monthly, the official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, includes an ever-changing array of guest-written columns.

This month you'll find:
  • From the Mihmiverse Test Kitchens
    The first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm (Rosemary/Ursula), shares her favorite recipes that are sure to satisfy any monster-sized appetite!
  • The Trivia Corner
    Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) uses the skills learned when he was the coordinator of AOL's Trivia Channel to bring you trivia with a Mihmiverse twist!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other columns, OR if you're interested in writing one, please contact us at and let us know what you think!

The Phantom Planet (1961)
Directed by William Marshall
Starring Dean Fredericks and Coleen Gray

In the not-too-distant future (1980 to be exact), Earth sends a manned rocket ship to investigate the disappearance of a previous expedition. As the rocket gets close to its destination, it gets caught in a meteor shower that damages the ship. During an extravehicular excursion to fix it, the two-man crew again is met with "meteoric resistance," this time resulting in the main character nearly being killed when his air-hose is ripped. The co-pilot saves his life but meets a very sad (and amazingly well-done) end. You'd think I'm giving everything away, but all this excitement happens in the very first reel. Needless to say, the main character survives, and his rocket ship mysteriously lands on a previously unknown asteroid—inhabited by a race of six-inch people! When the astronaut breathes the atmosphere of this "phantom planet," he too is shrunk to action-figure size. What follows is a great classic sci-fi adventure yarn complete with beautiful women, duels to the death, and hokey alien monsters. Overall, this film surprised me, mostly because it was so good! The special effects are effective (which sounds like a bad pun) and the look and feel of the whole film was definitely era-appropriately cool. Also, if you're a big original-series "Star Trek" fan, you'll notice that a whole host of episode plots were stolen almost directly from this film! Highly recommended for fans of classic science fiction!
— Christopher R. Mihm

Are you harvesting the last of the zucchini from your garden and want to try it in something different? My suggestion: try this pizza-flavored hot dish (casserole for you non-Midwesterners) that is INCREDIBLY yummy! AND, it so effectively masks the zucchini, my little monsters wanted seconds—even thirds!

Penne Beef Skillet

  • 1 package (12 ounces) whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 medium zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Cook penne according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the beef, zucchini, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, Alfredo sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and garlic powder. Drain penne; stir into meat mixture.

Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 8 servings

Serve this scrumptious dish with homemade garlic toast and a side salad. My family gave this meal 5 out of 5 "Evelyn Johnson's toy tea cups!" ENJOY!

You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home website!
— Stephanie Mihm

Trivia of Terror!

Six years ago at this time, Mr. Mihm and his minions were getting ready to film "Terror From Beneath the Earth." Just for kicks, we here at the Trivia Corner have decided to commemorate that anniversary by taking a look at some of the more than 200 other films that include the word "Terror" in the title.

Name them—if you can!

1. (1933) The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion, but one by one they're being killed off. Bela Lugosi stars, but not as Dracula.

2. (1957) A woman leads an expedition into a remote jungle to find her long-lost brother, but instead finds a mad scientist who has created a fungus monster that feeds on the locals.

3. (1958) A professor builds a time machine a starts trading artifacts with someone in the year 5200. Will the future trader appear in the present? Will there be a happy ending? Don't count on it.

4. (1958) The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form...which stows away on the rescue ship. Marshall Thompson had the lead, long before starring on TV's "Daktari."

5. (1959) A mad scientist transforms a panther into a man-like creature that escapes and goes on a murderous rampage. It's almost like "Gilligan's Island," if the Professor were insane and the castaways were mauled to death.

6. (1962) This trilogy of shorts based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe was directed by Roger Corman, and starred some pretty iconic actors: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone.

7. (1963) Roger Corman again! This time, Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson star in a period piece about a soldier in Napoleon's army and a haunted castle.

8. (1963) An undertaker who hasn't had any "customers" in a long time is forced to start killing people to raise rent money. Check out THIS cast list: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Joe E. Brown.

9. (1966) Grand Moff Tarkin—I mean Peter Cushing—starred in this film about a remote island community threatened by monsters that eat flesh and bone.

10. (1968) Once again Peter Cushing is front and center in a film about a scientist who creates a creature that can transform back and forth between a giant moth and a beautiful woman. Carnage ensues.

Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.

— Mike Cook

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

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 as the Lord High Sheriff at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival (weekends through September 26th).
Ware Carlton-Ford (Joe) will be working the SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSE EVER (wink) through Soap Factory's Haunted Basement, September 27th through November 2nd.
"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.
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!
Douglas Sidney (Barney Collins) will be co-hosting the Twin Cities Film Fest, October 15-16. Visit for everything you need to know about the event!

"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, 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. "Night of Terror," 2. "The Unknown Terror," 3. "Terror From the Year 5000," 4. "It! The Terror From Beyond Space," 5. "Terror is a Man," 6. "Tales of Terror," 7. "The Terror," 8. "The Comedy of Terrors,"
9. "Island of Terror," 10. "The Blood Beast Terror"


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