Christopher R. Mihm
Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the ''Mihmiverse,'' a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films which pay homage to 1950s-era ''drive-in cinema.''
Mr. Mihm's filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, The Monster of Phantom Lake. Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world.
Since his first film, Mr. Mihm has released one new as-authentic-as-possible 1950s-style feature a year, many of which have received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards. Attack of the Moon Zombies raked in the most 2011 Dead Letter Awards at mailorderzombie.com. House of Ghosts beat out several big-budget films to win the coveted Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Feature in 2012. Mr. Mihm's ode to the ''big bug'' films of the 1950s, The Giant Spider, won the Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival and the Best Action/Horror Feature award at the Highway 61 Film Festival.
Christopher R. Mihm has been featured in many publications, both online and off, including SCI-FI Magazine, Screem, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Scary Monsters Magazine. Mr. Mihm was the recipient of the first-ever Roger & Julie Corman Intrepid Filmmaker award at the ninth annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, won the Best Director award from mailorderzombie.com, and received the key to the city of Forest Lake, MN, where July 30th was officially declared ''Christopher R. Mihm Day.''
SAT 8:00p.m.: House of Ghosts -- An interactive film screaming (2 hrs.)
Room: RELECTIONS (Lobby, Lower) Rated: Mature
Produced By: Christopher R. Mihm
With his most ''terrifying'' supernatural thriller, HOUSE OF GHOSTS, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm pays tribute to the works of the master of classic horror, William Castle!
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?
Since this interactive screening is a tribute to William Castle (the king of movie gimmicks), attendees will experience a bevy of otherworldly shenanigans as the film will come ALIVE, pulling filmgoers into the HOUSE OF GHOSTS—and unleashing the terrifying spirits seen on screen!
NOTE: All attendees must sign ''waivers'' so as to release writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, Saint Euphoria Pictures, and ALL-CON from all liability should they be frightened to death during the event. To guard against this, all attendees will be provided fear shields and props. An optional drinking game will be part of this event, but beverages will not be provided...so make sure to bring your Pepsi in a red cup!