RIP George A. Romero

It is a sad day, Sleepless Knights. A sad day indeed. Today, we lost a pioneer in the horror film industry who we hold a special place within our hearts. In 1968, a gentleman from Pennsylvania released a monster upon the world. A monster unlike people had ever seen around that time. This man shook millions across the globe for almost over fifty years and counting. This man was George A. Romero.

Night of the Living Dead – ReAnimated from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

 We may mourn today, but this week we remember the night he brought the dead back to life on our screens and his other accomplishments and contributions. This week, let us remember him and celebrate his life through his hard work and what he brought into this world. He will be missed and forever treasured by the young and the old, but will forever inspire future generations on how to never give up on one’s dream.

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RIP, GEORGE A. ROMERO, Father of the modern movie zombie!

 

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

Cay-CI

Mark Your Calendars and Time to Come Out, Sleepless Knights!

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This weekend, July 7-9th, MR. LOBO and DIXIE will be attending the Drive-In VHS-Fest at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Leighton, Pennsylvannia. They will be featuring RARE VHS TAPES FILMS. That’s right, RARE VHS TAPES at one of the largest drive-in theaters around! But that’s not all, they’ll be rolling tapes all day long in the snack bar as well! Come join MR. LOBO and DIXIE enjoy the following featured films:

Friday July 7th:
•Video Violence (1987)
•Video Violence 2 (1987)
•Cannibal Campout (1988)
•Drive-in Madness (1987)

Saturday July 8th:
•Slime City (1988)
•Abomination (1986)
•Mutilations (1986)
•Faces of Death (1978)

For More Information, including tickets, click here!

Cinema Insomnia – A Very VHS Halloween 2014 from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

 

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For our San Francisco Bay Sleepless Knights, Creatures-Con is coming to you in Moraga, California. Here is a Special Message from MR. LOBO:

A MESSAGE FOR CREATURE FEATURES FANS from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

Do not miss out on this! For tickets and more info, click here!

 

Lastly, get ready for BLOBFEST 2017!

BLOBFEST IN ABSORB-O-VISION! from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

 

MR. LOBO will be hosting the annual BLOBFEST 2017 NEXT WEEKEND at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvani. Join the for thrills, chills, and all things BLOB! 

Get your tickets and mark your Facebook Calendar Here!

 

So what are you waiting for? Mark Your Calendars, Get Your Tickets, and Join MR. LOBO and make this summer one that you and your family will never forget!

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

~Cay-CI

 

Mr. Lobo Does Monster Bash, Invasion of the Neptune Men Week, and Happy 4th!

Happy Soon-to-be-the-Fourth, Sleepless Knights!

Prepare yourselves as Our MR. LOBO journeys to Mars…..Mars, Pennsylvania, that is– for Monster Bash – a celebration of classic monster movies.

This episode features: The Patient Creatures, Daniel Griffith, Don Smeraldi, Tom Savini, David G. Hardy, David “Rock” Nelson, Penny Dreadful, Eric Park, Rachel Sands, Juan Ortiz, Christopher Mihm, Dwight Kemper, Dixie Lobo and Ron Adams as “Ron Adams”.

With a monstrous “Creature from the Black Lagoon” cameo by Ricou Browning and Drag-u-la courtesy of Tony Greco.

 

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Next for this week’s Classic Cinema Insomnia Episode of the week, we have a new LaneFilm Special Deluxe Edition of INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN (1961)! The episode is currently available to view on all the pages including our ROKU channel OSI74. We will also be posting different surprises throughout the week involving the episode and the feature film.

Put up your projectors, extend your television antennas, and fire up the grill!

 

 

Cinema Insomnia – S02E09 – Invasion of the Neptune Men (2017 Version) from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

~Cay-CI

A Message From MR. LOBO and a Movie with BOB WILKINS!

CREATURESCON is a celebration of CREATURE FEATURES, TV Horror Hosts, Classic and Camp Sci-Fi and Horror Films and Monster Kid Culture!

Among the Special Guests, there will be JOHN STANLEY, host of CREATURE FEATURES in the San Francisco Bay Area, and VINCENT VAN DAHL and Cast of the current version of CREATURE FEATURES on KOFY and NORTHBAY TV .

There will be vendors for collectors and Horror Panels as well as Films on the Big Screen. Also appearing is TOM WYRSCH the director of the documentary WATCH HORROR FILMS–KEEP AMERICA STRONG!–A must see for CREATURE FEATURES FANS that premieres tonight on OSI 74 !

MEGACHILLER THEATER is an original project for CREATURESCON that will include many of your favorite hosts wrapped around one super top secret film.

Don’t miss it! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

CREATURE FEATURES traditionally refers a proud history of Horror and Science Fiction movies formatted for broadcast TV on local stations throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Among the notable versions are:

WNEW 5 in New York

WKBG 56 in Boston–sometimes as
Creature Double Feature

WKBD 50 in Detroit

WSJV 28 in South Bend, Indiana–also, Creature Double Feature

WUTV 29 in Buffalo

WKBS 48 in Philadelphia as
Creature Double Feature.

WGN 9 and WFLD 32 in Chicago

KBSI 23 in Missouri with hostess
Misty Brew

WTOG 44 in Tampa with
Dr. Paul Bearer

WCIX 6 in Miami

WQAD 8 in Quad Cities with host Chuck Acri

KSHB 41 in Kansas City with hostess Crematia Mortem

KMTV 3 in Omaha hosted by
Dr. San Guinary

WDCA 20 with
Count Gore DeVol

AND

KTVU-Channel 2 in Oakland with Host BOB WILKINS and later JOHN STANLEY. Both host interviewed many celebrities from all genres on the show…

For our CREATURE FEATURES FOREVER category on our OSI 74 ROKU channel we’ve just added A COMPLETE BOB WILKINS SHOW with CITY OF THE DEAD as the featured feature.

To watch this special on your TV get an inexpensive ROKU streaming device for your TV or a ROKU enabled TV and add the channel “OSI 74”. We also have it on VIMEO for internet and non-ROKU Smart TV viewing.

Watch HORROR FILMS and prepare yourself for the total terror of CREATURESCON!

Cinema Insomnia Episode Theme of the Week!

 

MonsterBash2017newFirst and foremost, a big THANK YOU for all who attended the 20th anniversary of MONSTER BASH! And THANK YOU to those Sleepless Knights and guests who stopped by to visit MR. LOBO! If you have pictures from the event, don’t forget to tag Mr. Lobo!

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Photo Credit: Paul Sanders

 

Fantastic News is on the horizon, Sleepless Knights! Brand New episodes will be making their way to OSI74 very soon. To prepare, each week we will be honoring a “Classic Episode Theme of the Week!” The episode will be available to view on all the pages including on our ROKU channel OSI74. We will also have surprises throughout the week involving the episode and the feature film.

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This week, we celebrate ole big nose himself, Krankor, in the Classic Cinema Insomnia episode featuring PRINCE OF SPACE!

Our producer/editor has been hard at work behind-the-scenes, preparing a brand new release of our classic episode. There may be scenes, ads, and jokes featured in this edition you may or may have not even known existed! This LaneFilm Special Deluxe Edition is brought to you, Sleepless Knights, to cherish, to share, and witness over and over again this week and other surprises await…..

Put on your spacesuits, say goodbye to sleep, and enter Mr. Lobo’s domain for a week filled with KRANKOR and all things CINEMA INSOMNIA!

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

~CayCI

Monster Bash 2017 and a Classic Episode!

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LOBO will be celebrating the 20th year anniversary of Monster Bash, The Classic Monster, Horror & Science Fiction Expo in Mars, PA (North Pittsburgh) on June 23-25, 2017! This yearly, International fest with feature classic movie & TV stars, 200 vendors, rare film screenings, entertainment, and our very own MR. LOBO!  Mark your Facebook calendar and don’t forget to check out www.monsterbash.us for guest list, schedule and tickets!

 

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

Per Request of Sleepless Knight Jason Donald Schnars, we are on the case in this detective classic Cinema Insomnia episode featuring DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME!

What episode would you like to see posted next? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to favorite our Facebook page so you don’t miss a single update or episode!

 

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

~CayCI

MR. LOBO Interviews Movie Mogul LLOYD KAUFMAN of TROMA!

TRASH FILM FANS! YOU WONT BELIEVE THIS! Previously unreleased this is the LLOYD KAUFMAN interview gathered for the TROMA TOUR 5000 special. In this interview we get the deep down scoop and expose Lloyd in his naked glory (and trust us, what has been seen can never be unseen). Join CREATIVE CONTINUITY in a special cross over with CINEMA INSOMNIA’s Mr. Lobo as we dig down deep into the underpants of independent film-making. Viewer discretion is advised!

Happy Memorial Day from all of us at CINEMA INSOMNIA!

Cinema Insomnia – S1E12 – Bucket of Blood, 2016 Version from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Cinema Insomnia!
 
Per request of Sleepless Knight Rev Steve Galindo, enjoy this “hip” classic Cinema Insomnia episode featuring the Roger Corman’s A BUCKET OF BLOOD.
 
What episode would you like to see posted next? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to favorite our Facebook page so you don’t miss a single update or episode!
 
Want to catch more CINEMA INSOMNIA fun? Check out our the ROKU channel OSI 74!
Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,
~CayCI

MR. LOBO’S SCHOOL VISIT FOR GIFTED YOUNGSTERS! THANK YOU, MEDIA MUTANTS!

SealEven though it was an early day for this Insomniac, MR. LOBO is very grateful for the opportunity to speak to the “adults of the future” attending DELCASTLE HIGH SCHOOL on Tuesday. I was overwhelmed by their amazing facility and outstanding curriculum. We didn’t have anything like this back in California when I was growing up. I would have killed to focus on my media career while still in High School.
Not sure if I had much in the way of “words of wisdom” but I hope I was able to show how stubborn persistence and precious little professionalism can make a horrible student into a semi-famous horror movie host and the head of a streaming channel/creative collective.

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They combined The New Media Class and the Video Production Class into one room for my talk. Here is one of the videos we showed to represent OSI 74…our collective of independent video producers that enjoys cross promotion and shared resources for a larger impact.

HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO PRESENTATION from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

We talked about how Mr. Lobo got started on this path to cult success(fame without fortune)and the origin of the independently produced TV show CINEMA INSOMNIA.

From 2005 CINEMA INSOMNIA – House on Haunted Hill highlights – Web version from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

We compared early and later episodes and discussed low-budget and no-budget techniques…

Cinema Insomnia Haunted House DEMO Pt1 from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

Looking at them now–I hope they were not TOO subversive for school use. Please direct any angry parents or faculty in my direction. My apologies.

I especially would like to thank MRS. QUANN for suggesting that I address these students and Instructor MR. PHILLIPS of the NEW MEDIA DEPARTMENT and MRS. ABELL of DIGITAL MEDIA FILM/TV DEPARTMENT for actually inviting me and allowing me to once again–at my advanced age–waste valuable school time.
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Both media instructors mentioned that I made them feel like teenagers again, at the drive-in or in front of the old Zenith TV watching DR. SCHOCK–More high praise for my already inflated ego! Let’s hope we can create that kind of optimistic fun and memories for today’s teens. It was interesting to note that none of these media students ever heard of ELVIRA and only 3 of them ever saw MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER–So needless to say there is a lot of work to be done!

Thank you for your confidence in letting me show these students my work and do what I do best–talk. Your group not only listened but made me feel welcome! I ran out of business cards and stickers–so I think that means that we may have the good fortune of working with some of these young talented and tech savvy cadets in the months and years ahead.

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The audience asked some tough questions–but the eager silence on their faces was even more challenging…let them know they can always message MR . LOBO if public speaking is not “their thing”.

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TuxI think it would be great to plan some activities together creating content and making media magic–I think our organization could benefit and learn a lot from some new blood. I think they could gain valuable experience working on projects for a larger audience, sharpen their skills, build their confidence, and have something they can put on their resume. Maybe even help make a brand NEW SEASON of CINEMA INSOMNIA!

Thanks-A-Billion for inviting me to come back next year to work with these Sophomores as Juniors…

I’d also like to thank DELLCASTLE staffer MRS. QUANN for sweetening the deal by giving MR. LOBO a Tuxedo…and MR. PHILLIPS NEW MEDIA class for giving me a wonderful trophy in the shape of a Starbuck’s Coffee Travel Mug as a “Thank You” that says “Mr. Lobo, Mentor / Advisor”.

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I must admit I was choked up for a bit.

When I think of words like “Mentor” and “Advisor” I never think of MR. LOBO–I think of someone special who influences and inspires people…like my Mentor and Advisor, “BOB WILKINS” of CREATURE FEATURES. To be acknowledged in this way is a true honor and makes me feel like I’ve arrived and gives what I do extra meaning. I will strive to rise to this challenge. I will work harder to share what I discover and to deeply listen to the needs those I am attempting to serve in this role.

All Systems Go,
Mr. Lobo

Stay Connected!

Many Sleepless Knights have been wondering why many of our Facebook posts haven’t been showing up on their News Feeds. We put our team to investigate a better way you Sleepless Knights will be able to keep up with all things Mr. Lobo and Cinema Insomnia on Facebook. We finally discovered a remedy that will keep you always in touch!

When you pull up MR. LOBO’s page and/or our Cinema Insomnia page, make sure your notifications for the page are turned “On” and click the “See First” option so you don’t miss a thing!

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Join in on the fun and don’t forget, “They’re NOT BAD MOVIES – Just Misunderstood!”

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

~CayCI