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Retro-style movie maker Christopher R. Mihm’s “House of Ghosts” screens at the New Hope Cinema Grill for a special “dinner-and-a-movie” event Thursday, June 7 following sold-out world premiere in May.

PRLog (Press Release)May 02, 2012
Arden Hills writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is the king of new old, good bad movies. Known as Minnesota’s own Roger Corman (“Little Shop of Horrors”), he brings to life spot-on re-creations of the B&W 1950s-drive-

in-style creature features many of us grew up loving. Fans from across the country will be swarming the Heights Theater on May 23 for the world premiere of his latest B-movie, “House of Ghosts.” Trouble is, the event sold out on Friday the 13th of April (how’s that for a positive omen for a ghost movie?), leaving hoards of people upset that they’ll be missing out.

Well despair not. Diehard fans who are kicking themselves for failing to order their tickets early have been issued a reprieve of sorts. Mihm’s message to them: “If you chose to snooze on buying your tickets to the World Premiere of ‘House of Ghosts’ at the Heights Theater, you lost because that show is 100% sold out. We have, however, scheduled a second chance for you to experience this awesome B-movie in another great theater, the New Hope Cinema Grill.”

“House of Ghosts” screens at the New Hope Cinema Grill for a special “dinner-and-a-movie” event! Mark your calendar for Thurs., June 7, 7:00–10:00PM.

“Do NOT delay this time,” Mihm advises. “The Heights holds 400 and it sold out. The Cinema Grill theater holds about 150. Do the math. Get your tickets TODAY if you know what’s good for you! This is an exceedingly rare opportunity.”

Located in a suburb of Minneapolis, the New Hope Cinema Grill is a full-service restaurant (with three showrooms) that offers a variety of entertainment, including movies, live standup comedy, sporting events, and the latest film from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm! The New Hope Cinema Grill is also one of the select establishments serving Surly beer on tap!

This screening of the newest Mihmiverse film is in the perfect setting for the whole family. For only $15.99 a ticket, you’ll be treated to a screening of “House of Ghosts” and a kid-friendly all-you-can-eat pizza/salad/pop buffet. PLUS, alcoholic beverages will be sold on-site to make the evening that much more enjoyable for those inclined to partake in adult libations!

A Q&A with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a few of the actors and behind-the-scenes folks from the film will follow the screening. DVDs and other merchandise will also be on sale at the event.

Check out the official movie trailer at

Advance tickets are now available! Check out the events section of the http://www.SaintEuphoria.com merchandise page to order yours right now!

New Hope Cinema Grill, 2749 Winnetka Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55427

SYNOPSIS

With “House of Ghosts,” his first supernatural thriller, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm pays tribute to the works of the master of classic horror, William Castle! (“The Tingler,” “House on Haunted Hill,” “13 Ghosts”)

Rich socialites Isaac and Leigh have a tradition of throwing exclusive dinner parties that include unique (and expensive) forms of entertainment. This time, they’ve booked a spiritual medium who promises to “open a portal to the great beyond” and allow the couple’s equally eccentric guests to contact the “afterworld.” But, before he begins his presentation, the occultist offers a warning: once the door has been opened, no human being can anticipate or control what might come through. Regardless, the group collectively agrees to go forward, only to find itself greatly disappointed by the results… at first. Trapped in the couple’s oversized house by a massive winter storm, the partygoers begin to experience unexplainable and increasingly frightening things. As these occurrences intensify, it becomes apparent that something evil is at work. Can the group survive the night or will ignoring the medium’s warning be the last thing they ever do?

STARRING
Mike Cook, Justen Overlander, Michael Kaiser, Sid Korpi, Mark Scanlan, Stephanie Mihm,
James Norgard, Catherine Hansen, Andrew Wilkins, Mark Haider, Anthony Kaczor, and
Christopher R. Mihm as himself

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Get your tickets today for the double feature “Cave Women on Mars” and “Terror from Beneath the Earth” by Christopher R. Mihm. It’ll be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the New Hope Cinema Grill 2749 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, MN. Advanced tickets available at or at the door. Two movies; all-you-can-eat salad, pizza and soda buffet; and a silent auction of Mihm-movie-related items and other great things–like a signed copy of “Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss” by Sid Korpi (a.k.a. Administrator Ripley in “Attack of the Moon Zombies“) to raise money for his latest film, “House of Ghosts,” all for just $15.

 

Filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm Raises Funds for New Film with Double Feature at New Hope Cinema Grill

Cave Women on Mars

Terror from Beneath the Earth
Terror from Beneath the Earth
PRLog (Press Release)Aug 10, 2011 – A fan-favored pair of Christopher R. Mihm’s 1950s-style B-movies, “Terror from Beneath the Earth” & “Cave Women on Mars,” will screen exclusively on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, 7 p.m. at the New Hope Cinema Grill at 2749 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427 (763) 417-0017. At this unique venue, viewers can enjoy both movies and an all-you-can-eat buffet of salad, pizza, and soda for just $15; a full bar also is available to adults.

Mihm’s latest release, the wildly popular “Attack of the Moon Zombies,” screened at the Cinema Grill to a sold-out crowd in July. Mihm’s intention is to attract new fans into the Mihmiverse with this showcasing of two more of his purposely campy, drive-in-style, B&W movies.

B-movie aficionados will have the chance to meet the director, some of the actors, and maybe even a monster or two, so bring along a camera. Audience members, as always, are encouraged to come dressed in their finest 1950s togs to fit in with the era. Contests and a silent auction will help to raise funds for Mihm’s upcoming independent film,House of Ghosts,” an homage to director William Castle (“House on Haunted Hill,” “The Tingler,” and others). Also offered will be special deals on becoming an associate producer of the new movie. Mihm-orabilia, including the full set of his six movies—“Monster of Phantom Lake,” “It Came from Another World,” and “Destination: Outer Space” completing the set—will also be available for sale on-site.

“Terror from Beneath the Earth”—Synopsis
After years of underground atomic testing, one of the animals living within the Wisawa caves (a system that stretches from Phantom Lake to the Deadlands) has undergone a radical and unimaginably horrible transformation! While exploring the caves, Dr. Vincent Edwards (Mike Cook) and colleague Rosemary Bennett (Stephanie Mihm) stumble across evidence in the disappearance of local children. After reporting the find to the local sheriff, Dr. Edwards and Rosemary are tapped to lead a rescue attempt. Along with the sheriff (Justen Overlander) and small-town farmer Stan Johnson, the children’s father, (Dan Sjerven), the rescue party quickly comes to the realization that if the caves don’t get them, whatever unseen terror lurking in the shadows just might!

“Cave Women on Mars”—Synopsis
It is the future: 1987. Humanity has finally left the confines of its home world. When the two-man crew of the MARS-1 spaceship lands on the surface of the red planet, they are astonished to find it strangely Earth-like. After deciding to split up and scout around, Lieutenant Elliott (Dan Sjerven) stumbles across an amazing discovery—primitive, matriarchal warrior women! He is promptly taken prisoner by the Martian beauties and led unwillingly across the alien landscape. While his commanding officer, Captain Jackson (Josh Craig), searches for his lost comrade, Lieutenant Elliott encounters unimaginable excitement in the form of fierce monsters, exotic vistas, strange magic and most unexpectedly… true love! An astounding adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, “Cave Women on Mars” is not to be missed!
Can’t make this event? You can still enjoy all the Mihmiverse movies. Each DVD is available for sale for just $10 at http://www.sainteuphoria.com.

IMPORTANT! Purchasing advance tickets to this exclusive double feature—“Terror from Beneath the Earth” and “Cave Women on Mars”—is highly recommended, as there will be no guarantee of walk-in tickets being available. Purchase yours at www.sainteuphoria.com!

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Christopher R. Mihm has devoted himself to re-creating the campy, cheesy goodness of old B&W B-movies featuring family-friendly monsters. Lowest-of-the-low-tech and high in fun, his movies are singularly entertaining in a non-CGI way.

By Coco Mault Wed., Jul. 13 2011 City Pages

Local filmmaker Christopher Mihm has come a long way since his 2006 horror flick, The Monster of Phantom Lake. Since then, he has used the magic of cinema to explore what happens when beasts and beautiful women clash in Cave Women on Mars, as well as other strange happenings in Destination: Outer Space. Mihm’s latest creature feature includes more mysterious and otherworldly happenings. Actor Mike Cook once again plays Dr. Vincent Edwards, a character who debuted in Terror from Beneath the Earth. This time, he finds himself looking for answers to a horrifying discovery. But instead of journeying underground to defend humanity against a mutant beast, he must set his sights skyward to fight the moon zombies. This Thursday, there will be a screening of Mihm’s latest creation, Attack of the Moon Zombies, at New Hope Cinema Grill. The film features a cast of local actors, and is sure to be a wry, tongue-in-cheek, B-movie thriller. What more could you want from a movie promising a “terrifying fusion of man and plant!”

Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity! Preorder your tickets tonight for tomorrow’s screening: <www.sainteuphoria.com>

Keep tabs on my upcoming appearances on my website . FurEver Fun Day and Pet-a-Palooza are just two great events this June. Hope to see you and your pets there!

And don’t forget to buy your tickets now to the exclusive screening of Christopher R. Mihm’s “Attack of the Moon Zombies” (in which I play Administrator Ripley) at the New Hope Cinema Grill on Thursday, July 14!

This weekend, we did a highly impractical thing: We drove nearly 600 miles, round-trip, to watch our new movie, “Attack of the Moon Zombies,” in its natural element, the drive-in movie theater! We had to go from our home in Minneapolis, MN, to Jefferson, WI (just outside Madison), to get to the Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theater. Along with us on this adventure were our four Westies, Blanche, Keely, Ambrose, and Oliver. They truly had the right to be there, too, because all four dogs were associate producers of the movie!

Why would we do such a thing, you ask. Chris Mihm had continually teased us during filming about our heads being 90-feet-tall on the drive-in screen so I had to see for myself.

The pooches were angels the whole ride there and during the meet-and-greet before the movies started, and they drew in a lot of dog lovers as they sat alongside director Christopher R. Mihm and his “Zombie” stepson Michael Kaiser, pictured below.

Naturally, we brought our own camera then proceeded to forget to get any pictures of our own adventures. Grrrr. Ah well, one must live in the moment.

“Attack of the Moon Zombies” was the third in a triple feature following “Pirates of the Carribbean on Stranger Tides” and “Tron Legacy.” (Both only so-so movies in my opinion, despite their big-budgets, big-name-actors, and special effects-ladenness.) I was asked to make announcements over the P.A. system to remind people to drop by the snack bar to buy Mihmorabilia and DVDs of all his movies. I had to announce, following the almost totally CGI-based “Tron,” “And now for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…” because of the absolutely low-tech, ’50s creature-feature quality of our movie. The fact that it started at nearly 2 a.m. didn’t help keep the crowds there, but a few diehards remained nevertheless (and all those LOVED the movie, by the way!). And a good number of people thought ahead and bought their own DVDs to watch at home after a good night’s sleep.

We’d been planning on staying the night in a camper trailer in Stephanie Mihm’s (Dr. Rutherford in the movie and Chris’s wife in real life) mother’s driveway, because she lives only about 45 minutes from the drive-in, but throughout the night we discovered that might not be a good idea. Keely and Oliver had begun spazzing over every new noise and every person who walked past the car. They almost never do that when in the car during the day, unless another dog or a squirrel passes by. Plus, I think Keely spotted some kind of night-rodent action near the car and stayed on high alert for hours. It was exhausting keeping them quiet. We finally learned the only way to shut up Oliver was to bribe him with popcorn.

Oliver, Blanche, Keely and Ambrose, associate producers and barkie dogs at the drive-in

Given this ongoing naughtiness of theirs, I knew we’d get no sleep in the trailer and the dogs would likely just disturb those trying to sleep in the house, so at nearly 4 a.m., we drove back the five hours to the Twin Cities. We took turns, so we’d each have had at least a small nap to sustain us.

One cool thing was that by the time we were leaving, ours was the only car left in the whole drive-in and a heavy fog had drifted in. I felt like we were in the midst of the mist from an old Universal Studios monster movie. More than a little cool-creepy. But driving home was treacherous to say the least. I’d counted more than a dozen dead deer along the freeway on the way there, and I was really worried one would dart out in the heavy fog so I’d stand zero chance of avoiding a collision. Luckily, we made it out unscathed, but two days later, my bio rhythms are still out of whack. I’m too old for operating on this little sleep!

But the experience was nevertheless infinitely worthwhile. The Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theater is a wonderfully maintained piece of Americana. For $8, you get to see three movies, they have great burgers and popcorn at the snack bar (and probably other stuff is yummy, too, but this was what I personally sampled), their staff was friendly and personable, AND they have WORKING SPEAKERS for you to hang on your car window!! Old school drive-in action at its best! Before the shows started, these speakers were playing awesome oldies music to put you in that nostalgic, 1950s mood. Part of a dying breed, this drive-in is a treasure and worth a trip if you’re ever in the Madison/Jefferson, WI, area in the summer.

You can emulate this experience at home by fashioning a screen from, say, a bed frame with a white sheet stretched across it, and projecting your own collection of Christopher R. Mihm DVDs onto it. Watching these lovingly made cheese-fests is best under the stars!

“Attack of the Moon Zombies” is available for just $10 at <www.sainteuphoria.com>. And, if you live in the Twin Cities and missed the May 25 premiere, you can catch it on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at the recently renovated New Hope Cinema Grill. A mere $15 will get you in to see the greatest B-movie of our time, PLUS an all-you-can-eat salad bar/pizza/soda buffet! (Alcohol is also available for the grown-ups.) Bring the whole family! Advance tickets are available. Purchase yours NOW because there are only 150 seats available and the premiere sold out at the Heights Theater, with 400 seats.

Height Theater premiere lineup

Before the premiere:

From Monsters to Zombies to the Heights

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 24, 2011 – 11:55 PM

Arden Hills filmmaker Christopher Mihm is back tonight with his latest foray into the world of sci-fi cinema.

Christopher Nihm’s new release, “Attack of the Moon Zombies

The Moon Zombies are coming to the Heights.

B-movie maker Christopher Mihm — who’s made his mark with low-budget classics such as “The Monster of Phantom Lake,” “It Came From Another World” and “Cave Women on Mars” –will unveil his latest creation, “Attack of the Moon Zombies,” tonight at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights.

The Arden Hills creator of “Destination: Outer Space” and “Terror from Beneath the Earth” — his last two productions, which also debuted at the Heights — has a devoted fan base in the Twin Cities and beyond. Way beyond. Last year, Mike Obrecht drove 14 hours from Omaha to help build sets for “Destination.”

First Nebraska, now the moon.

So what can viewers expect?

“One of, if not the best, films I ever made,” Mihm said.

“It’s again another classically styled retro-type B movie,” he said last week. “It’s never stopped being fun. It always feels rewarding to me.”

In fact, with this one, the father of four young children expects to break even. The Heights premiere is sold out — a first — and Mihm is hoping to line up a second local screening.

So what is this eventual classic, which took four months to shoot, about?

Mihm, who runs a small software company, says it’s a scientific expedition on the moon in the 1970s. A strange alien plant sprays spores into the face of one of the scientists, killing him. But the scientist is reanimated — as a leafy plant monster.

Want more? Here are some clues from the on-line poster for this soon-to-be epic:

“The most shocking motion picture of all time.”

“An ancient evil returns to infect mankind … on the moon.”

“You’ll never sleep again.”

The Heights may never be the same.

Paul Levy • 612-673-4419

Then, after the premiere:

The audience and other reviews are in for “Attack of the Moon Zombies”…

A sold-out show, the ticket holders line up outside the Heights Theater 5/25/2011

This message was sent to me from one of our beloved Two Right Feet dance students following the premiere:

Sid,

Thank you, thank you, thank you  so much for letting us know about Christopher Mihm movies!!!!  We had so much fun.

 YOU and Anthony were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

The cast was great, the crowd was fun and the whole atmosphere was really relaxed and fun.  We laughed and laughed at the movie, the props, and  the filming.  The kids “got it” which we didn’t know if they would, and they really had a good time too.  They thought you were a beautiful movie star, YOU LOOKED SO GORGEOUS (not that you don’t normally but you know what I mean…the dress, etc…).

Again you have made us HUGE Christopher Mihm cult followers, we are going on the website to get more stuff today!!!  We scored some t-shirts and posters last night.  The movie far exceeded our expectations and was SO WELL WRITTEN and PERFORMED!

 Thanks Sid!!

Kate

* emphasis throughout was Kate’s

Anthony, Sid and Zombie with friends "Company Man" Warren Porter and his lovely wife Judy

And from my friend Kerry:

“Sid, We had such an awesome time! … LOVED the MOVIE. I laughed so hard. I think it’s time for a ‘Mystery Science Theatre’ reprise! produced by Mr. Mihm!”

And from our illustrious director, Christopher R. Mihm, himself:

I just wanted to send you all this email and thank you for making both “Attack of the Moon Zombies” the movie and “Attack of the Moon Zombies” the premiere so [goshdarn] wonderful. I said it multiple times that this was the best experience I have ever had making a movie and I want you all to know that that was not me just blowing smoke. I meant it every single time I said it and it’s worth repeating now. Last night’s premiere was amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better night. Thank you all for everything you did for me, the production, and last night’s event! Without you guys, it never could have happened and honestly, the way I feel is so great that it’s literally beyond my ability to put into words.

So, all I can really say is: THANK YOU!

Chris

Sid and Chris (Center L and R, respectively) compete for doofiest look in a photo after the premiere.

If you missed the premiere of “Attack of the Moon Zombies,” you have one more chance to see it on the big screen in the Twin Cities. It’ll have a special showing at the groovy New Hope Cinema Grill, where for a measly $15 you’ll see the movie AND partake in an all-you-can eat buffet of salad, pizza and soda!!! Thurs., July 14 and advance tickets will be available on Christopher R. Mihm’s website.

Or, order your very own copy of the DVD on his site. Check out the special features, including commentary from a big chunk of the cast and crew; bloopers galore; and hidden “Easter Eggs” only found on the DVD with spectacular zombie-laden surprises. (To find these, click on menu items and side- or up-click to see if something on the screen changes to yellow to indicate a buried treasure. Then just click play.)

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