In Loving Memory of Haruo Nakajima!

15741073_10154024730361583_3253390045722977966_nLast week, we lost a legend both here and overseas. In 1954, a young Haruo Nakajima “suited up” as the monster who terrorized Japan….and soon the world. He played this creature through twelve films and made his mark for years to come!

This week, we will remember the legend through Godzilla. Clips, pictures, and we’d love you to share your memories if you had the opportunity to meet this man. He may be gone, but his mark on cinema will never be forgotten. Let us gather together during this time and celebrate the man who brought GODZILLA to life!

 

 

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

~Cay-CI

New T-Shirts, Podcast Guest Appearance, and Episode of the Week!

Good Morning, Afternoon, and Evening, Sleepless Knights!

 

We have BRAND NEW Cinema Insomnia T-shirts to add to your Collection!

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Our First T-Shirt is our first new Cinema Insomnia T-shirt in 10 YEARS! We still love the classic screen printed shirt from November Fire, but many of you already have that shirt and have been requesting new designs. This one has OSI 74 fonts and colors as well as features an original head shot of MR. LOBO and an updated version of the logo MR. LOBO himself designed over 25 years ago…

                                                                             Order Your T-Shirt Here!

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This Second T-Shirt is based off of the pin-back button featuring Mr. Lobo’s motto, “THEY ARE NOT BAD MOVIES — JUST MISUNDERSTOOD! Mr. Lobo has been wearing on the show and at live events in recent years featuring the motto he coined on the show back in 2001!

       Order Your T-Shirt Here!

In case you missed it…..this past Monday, MR. LOBO pitched a dark supernatural adventure film where a group of millennial’s search for an old TV studio gets them sucked into retro TV shows trying to break into the real world called “DARK CHANNELS” on the PITCH IT MOVIE PODCAST.

 

For this week’s CINEMA INSOMNIA EPISODE OF THE WEEK, we join other party guests and enter into Vincent Price’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)! We’ll be sharing memory-filled memorabilia featuring Mr. Vincent Price and HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. We even have a special T-Shirt designed by MR. LOBO and DIXIE LOBO to go with this week’s Episode!

 

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Order Your LIMITED EDITION HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL T-Shirt Here!

Get Your New T-shirts, Listen to the Podcast, and don’t forget to tune in and share our Episode of the Week!

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

~Cay-CI

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