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Actors, they can come from anywhere, be anyone, and portray a variety of characters. But it takes a true legend to portray a character in the horror genre. When we speak about legendary horror actors, who first comes to mind? Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff – these names barely scratch the surface of those who have haunted our dreams and televisions for decades.
Horror has been portrayed not only through the magic of film or television, it was also brought to life through the air waves in the days of radio. Horror Legends, Dear CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights, are not limited to images or masks. Those who play upon your deepest fears of the corner of your imagination through their voice, now those, are where monsters truly begin to come to life.
This month, we’ll be saluting these legends, one at a time in various forms including radio broadcasts bits from horror radio actors. Also this month, Mr. Lobo will be hosting BRIDE OF THE MONSTER starring legend Bela Lugosi at the Anthony Wayne Theatre in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Mark your calendars and join in on the fun!
Who was the actor who caused your nightmares to come true when the lights went off? Join in on the fun by sharing your story and pictures of your favorite horror legends through our Cinema Insomnia Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. We’ll share your findings on the various platforms as well.
Get Ready for a Legendary Month here at Cinema Insomnia!!
MIDNIGHT SHOW(2016) producer and Sleepless Knight Newt Wallen is bringing a great late night cult movie program to Wayne, PA at a beloved local movie house REEL CINEMAS – ANTHONY WAYNE THEATER!
They have brought films like MANOS: HANDS OF FATE(1966), REEFER MADNESS(1936), FRED OLEN RAY’s SCALPS(1983), STAR CRASH(1978), AL ADAMSON’s DRACULA VS . FRANKENSTEIN, and more to eager fans…
Now for JUNE on the 17th they have partnered with CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO to bring ED WOOD’s BRIDE OF THE MONSTER(1955) starring BELA LUGOSI and TOR JOHNSON and a MYSTERY SCIENCE THEAT
ER 3000 Bonus feature DANIEL GRIFFITH’s CITIZEN WOOD: MAKING THE BRIDE, UNMAKING THE LEGEND 2010 – starring JOEL HODGSON from MST3k, LARRY BLAMIRE from LOST SKELETON OF CADAVERA, GEORGE “THE ANIMAL” STEELE, and MR. LOBO, himself!
Come on out FRIDAY JUNE,17th at 11:30 PM and bring $7 – there will be prize giveaways, surprises, food and fun! All presented by MR. LOBO LIVE and IN PERSON. We want a good turn out! We want shows like this continue in the area for a long time! Thank you, Newt and Anthony Wayne for letting us celebrate one of our favorite ED WOOD films!
Pictures: Dixie Dellamorto Lobo, Joel Hodgson, and Mr. Lobo from an event a couple years back. CITIZEN WOOD Director Daniel Griffith, Mr. Lobo and Crow T. Robot.
Just in Time for close to the end of ZOMBIE MONTH – For those of you who have Amazon Prime, you are able to access the Ed Wood classic inspired re-telling which features MR. LOBO himself, PLAN 9 (2015) for FREE to watch via your television, computer, tablet, and other various devices you can access the Amazon video app!
The Apocalypse is coming! Come with Mr. Lobo if you want to SURVIVE! At the New jersey Fairgrounds you can be safe at the Zombie Apocalypse Asylum! An amazing 2-day event with fun runs, obstacle courses, lazer hunts, VIP mixer, movies, celebrity Q&A and a $1000 grand prize costume contest!
April showers were said to bring May Flowers, but instead it brings the Undead. We’re bringing the zombies from all over the world to bring about an apocalypse so vast, you can’t help but come back for more! MR. LOBO also will be bringing Zombie Mayhem on Memorial Day weekend this year!
On May 28th & 29th, our host MR. LOBO will be at the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ASYLUM and MC for the Costume Contest – $1,000 Grand Prize! Located on the NJ Fairgrounds, you can also participate in the Zombie Run, Zombie Defender Laser Event, or meet other special guests attending alongside MR. LOBO.
If you’re unable to attend the festivities, do not worry! We will be loading you up with classic misunderstood zombie posters, clips, and art. If you have any zombie suggestions you’d like to see-do not hesitate to send them in or post their pictures of their favorite zombie feature on our pages.
Of course with every ZOMBIE party, you need to start with the George A. Romero classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968). Only, this version a variety of artists coming together to re-create this masterpiece with their art. Join MR. LOBO as he shows NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – REANIMATED!
So Load up Your Weapons and Gear, Zombies-do not forget to practice your zombie walk or run, and Remember “May All Your Days Be ZOMBIE DAYS!”
Every Sleepless Knight has a tale to tell…Lady Desiree told us her Sleepless Knight superhero origin. In a way, we are all superheroes in our own lives. Imagine the Sleepless Knights of Insomnia is not only a collective of fans of MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA, but a gathering of heroes who together create a “misunderstood” community of individuals and families who make the universe a better place.
Today, we explore the origin of Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame Inductee, Lady Desiree Clary along with her Sidekick/Partner in crime: Philip Rostonovich!
“In the early 1970s, a little girl defied her bedtime hour and crept stealthily along the hallway of her suburban home. Unable to venture further and risk parental ire, yet unwilling to retreat from the spooky glow of the TV, she closed her eyes and stood transfixed by the sounds of ‘Tarantula’ on Creature Features, hosted by venerable (and mega-stogiefied) Bob Wilkins on KTVU.
At roughly the same moment, a few hundred miles to the south, a young boy bravely watched the strangely fuzzy ‘Brain Eaters’ on KHJ’s Fright Night, hosted by gaunt-faced, darkly be-hatted Larry “Seymour” Vincent…from behind the demonstrable safety of the family’s living room sofa.
Drawn together, in the fullness of time, by their mutual love for dinosaurs, monster movies and Beat poets, Desiree and Philip settled down in the suburban hinterlands of the SF Bay Area. They became Sleepless Knights at a KFJC Psychotronix evening, when they took the Insomniacs’ Oath together. Thereafter they commenced a program of ‘passively stalking’ Lobo and Dixie online and during subsequent events at the historic Bal Theater in San Leandro. They are proud owners of Horror Hosts magazine Issue #1.
Today, Desiree is an actual, for-reals cyborg pursuing her lifelong fascination with all things historically spookidee into the Halls of Academia. Philip is a VFX artist, happily toiling away in the pixel mines of Burbank, and tends toward the more spaceship-heavy fare of classic Sci-Fi” Desiree finished her story with a grin upon her face.
Desiree, and Phillip, thank you for your support for CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO and your undying love for misunderstood films of the past, present, and future. Give a warm hand to the newest Inductees into The Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!
Attention SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS! CINEMA INSOMNIA: I BURY THE LIVING on OSI74 DVD will be released on an unsuspecting world!
In this Collector’s Edition of CINEMA INSOMNIA, Your Host MR. LOBO and MISS MITTENS host the horror film I BURY THE LIVING (1958). Enjoy Vintage Ads, Trailers, Creepy Comedy, and Slumber Party Thrills!
Featuring: Film Hosts BUNNY GALORE, ROXY TYLER, and NIGEL HONEYBONE along with JESSIE SEERHERMAN as the Reel-7-Girl.
This DVD will Be a GRAND ADDITION for your Celluloid Cemetery!
This month holds a very special place in Mr. Lobo’s heart. On both OSI74 and CINEMA INSOMNIA, it is Frankenstein Month/Day/Transplant Awareness Month. For those who have followed closely with Mr. Lobo, you’ll remember last year Mr. Lobo’s son received a kidney from a family friend, making them officially a Frankenstein Family. Transplant donation is truly a life changing event for not only the recipient but also for the donor as well. In honor of this noble and selfless act, April will forever be FRANKENSTEIN MONTH here at CINEMA INSOMNIA.
This month, we’ll be commemorating the many faces of the FRANKENSTEIN monster. Much like Donors giving a piece of themselves to their recipients in order to save their lives, these actors gave life to Frankenstein’s monster and has kept the character alive for decades. From Boris Karloff to Christopher Lee and onward, we will be honoring each actor who has portrayed Frankenstein through photos, video clips, art, and even Cinema Insomnia’s episode featuring FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE CREATURE (2005). If you have any pictures, posters, fan art, or specific clips you treasure of this creature-post them! Send them to us through the comments or direct message us and we’ll share them! Let’s make this month memorable for all of 2016!
Happy National Donate Life Month! Happy Frankenstein Month!
From MR. LOBO and all of us here at CINEMA INSOMNIA!
From the city of Baltamore, SIR DANIEL MYERS started his entry into the world of Horror Hosts back n the days before cable television where households around the globe had only a mere 5 or 6 channels to choose from verses what is available today. There were occasions where he would tune into the smaller television stations who would show old black and white horror or science fiction films. On one particular night as he was flipping through the channels, he ran across an odd program broadcasting out of Washington D.C. hosted by in his mind was an equally odd vampire, the one and only Count Gore De Vol!
Later down the road, Count Gore de Vol bid farewell to his former channel due to it being sold. It was a very sad day for Sir Daniel. But his sadness was soon ended when he rediscovered his childhood Horror host along with discovering some new faces including MR. LOBO. He reflects on his new discovery,
“Years passed and then one day while browsing the Internet, a familiar face appeared! The Count was back with his very own website showing movies once more! Not only was he back, he had friends! Fellow horror hosts from around the country who I had never seen before! I looked them up and found many of them online too, including the amazing Mr. Lobo and Cinema Insomnia! It was amazing seeing all the fun programs being created by everyone all around the country! I could tell these were labors of love that likely involved a lot of hard work, time, imagination and likely expense…..
My thoughts on Cinema Insomnia…I just love the retro feel, look and surreal (and clever) sense of humor found on Cinema Insomnia. I sometimes wonder if Mr. Lobo is a distant, if slightly unhinged, offspring of Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling, making keen observations of both the featured films and the mysterious world they inhabit. But wait! There’s more! I also love all of the well chosen cartoon shorts, the vintage commercials and, of course, the always entertaining, lovely and never wilting Miss Mittens.”
“As you can see, I have built up a nice collection representing some of the best “misunderstood” films and the great horror hosts who care for them. To you Mr. Lobo – and to all of our great horror hosts – I salute you as a fellow Sleepless Knight and thank you for all that you do!”
Today, we salute YOU Sir Daniel Myers! Thank you for your support of not only CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO but for the other Horror Hosts who are hosting their shows for both young and old. Welcome into the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!
Come back next week to see who else may join SIR DANIEL and the other long line of honorary Sleepless Knights! Who Knows, it may just be YOU!
TONIGHT AT 7 PM Easten time, Mr Lobo is bringing HorsenMilken Floats to DJ Charlie and Skunkie’s on air cocktail party. If you are a listener of their show NOTHING TO SAY, you may remember back in Episode 011 when Mr. Lobo introduced them to the concept that “They’re not bad Movies–just misunderstood.”