DIXIE AND MR. LOBO’S OFFICIAL “FAREWELL” PARTY & SHOW

Movies on a Big Screen

Crime Wave MOBS

CRIME WAVE IS NOT OUR LAST SHOW IN SACRAMENTO BEFORE THE MOVE–MR. LOBO WILL, OF COURSE, BE HOSTNG MEN IN SUITS w/BEAST WISHES at the CREST SATURDAY THE 12TH!

BUT PLEASE JOIN US THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THAT FOR CAKE AND A NIGHT OF TEARS

A Night of Tears? A Farewell Show of Epic Proportions? Join us as we say “See ya later” (never “Goodbye”) to Sacramento and our Pals at MOBS!

From  www.moviesmonabigscreen.com

388839_3136655335281_168323152_n“Raechel (Left), who has usually worked the door and run equipment for the last few years at MOBS is moving from Sacramento to attend college.
Cat , who’s often sold you candy for the last couple of years, will soon be running into schedule conflicts for the semester.

Clown funAnd late night horror host Mr. Lobo (whose show is Cinema Insomnia, now featured on the Zom-bee Channel on the Roku) and the wonderful Dixie Dellamorto (Right) are moving to the East Coast!
There will be balloons!
And dancing!
And cake!

 

And for this very special night, Movies on a Big Screen is showing a movie they have shown before – in fact, the prior screening of it was how it was discovered by Mr. Lobo and Dixie, and they have kicked around doing another screening with them for at least a year!POSTER

Crime Wave plus the rarely seen early short by John Paizs, The Obsession of Billy Botski

From “Kids in the Hall” director John Paizs comes a surreal comedic obscurity from 1985. There’s no true way to try to convey this film in words, but the general plot centers crimewave2on a quiet young man (also played by Paizs) who is intent on writing “the greatest color crime movie ever made,” but can only write beginnings and endings – and those only by streetlight. After befriending the young Kim, she tries to help him complete his opus, but fails. Throughout the film, the various beginnings, endings, and rejected “middles” are dramatized. Throw in a mysterious and psychotic script doctor named Dr. Jolly, a private club for imaginary friends, a quarantined city — and you still won’t come close to the idea of what this film is really like.”

“Genuinely unique–every time you think you know where it’s going, it veers off in some strange, and strangely fascinating, direction.” – Baltimore City Paper

MR. LOBO HOSTS MOVIES ON A BIG SCREEN – SANTA VS. SATAN and SANTA AND THE ICE CREAM BUNNY

CRAPPY  CHRISTMAS WITH MR. LOBO Part 1

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012
7:00pm
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Grange
3823 V St, Sacramento, CA 95817

Santa vs Satan poster

Santa Vs. Satan

 The entire night will be overseen and hosted by nationally syndicated late night horror host, Cinema Insomnia‘s Mr. Lobo! We’ll also be giving out Crappy Christmas presents to those few unlucky enough to get them.

And featuring this K. Gordon Murray Classic!We’re equal parts apologetic and ashamed that we’ll be yet AGAIN presenting the return of this bizarre and relatively unknown movie from 1959, originally filmed and released in Mexico. Included will be the badly dubbed English soundtrack from its 1960 US release.Nationally Syndicated Late Night Horror Host Cinema Insomnia's Mr. Lobo

The plot is fairly straight-forward – Santa lives on a cloud floating over the North Pole where, rather than elves, children from all over the world help make toys (and they’re really more like happy slaves). Is this a happy Santa that you’ll hope will come down your chimney? Um, not so much. He’s pretty creepy with his overly sweet voice paired with his disturbing (and not quite jolly) laugh and insincere and sometimes vacant eyes staring at children through odd Sid and Marty Krofft-like devices – well, it’s best just left at that… But anyway – Satan is determined to bring Santa down, so sends his minion, Pitch (a skinny guy in a cheap weird red suit), to the surface to make the kids of the world hate Santa and engage in vandalism and other mischief. Oh yes – and Santa is pals with Merlin the Magician who supplies St. Nick with, amongst other things, sleeping powder. Oh – did we mention the vampiric mechanized reindeer? No? Or the interpretive dance in Hell? Hmm…


Santa vs Satan Living Room

All in all, this is one surreal (and yes, it IS surreal) cheaply made (and yes, it IS very low-budget, so don’t expect quality) Christmas travesty for all to enjoy, even with its boring parts (and yes, it DOES have it’s boring parts). When this was first released in theaters, it was common to see children leaving in tears from trauma and fright.

You know, it’s not really a Christmas movie without dialog like, “There’s a prowler out there — he’s come to kill your wife. And your children. He’s going to murder you!”


Santa vs Satan Letters“How can a movie get everything so very, very wrong and yet be so very, very right? If you aren’t the least bit familiar with this surreal trip into an extremely non-traditional view of jolly ol’ St. Nick, perhaps the less known the better, as half the fun of this colossal mess is staring in dumbfounded awe at what is transpiring on the screen. It’s a hoot. A damned scary hoot, granted, but certainly a hoot.” – dvdinmypants.com

Seating is limited. Advance tickets are closed (some will be available at the door until the event sells out).

Advance tickets are will call. The person whose name the tickets are under will need to show photo id on the night of the show. Each advance ticket has a 50 cent service charge for this night. Seating is first come first served.


CRAPPY  CHRISTMAS WITH MR. LOBO Part 2

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012
7:00pm
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Grange
3823 V St, Sacramento, CA 95817

 

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny poster

We have no idea why, but we’ve been inundated with requests to show this again. We find this quite interesting, since only about 8 people showed up when we showed it a couple of years ago, and more people have asked for it than actually went, so we’ll see how this goes. We’re just reusing the synopsis we wrote up back in 2010, too.

Well, we’re really out-doing ourselves with the “crappy” theme this year, by inflicting you with this tragically bad holiday movie. When you gaze on the blown-out and fuzzy picture, and strain to hear the horrific, and oftentimes inaudible, audio, you might mistake this for someone’s home movie. But oh no. This thing actually played in theaters. For CHILDREN!

So what’s it all about?

Santa has managed to crash his sleigh on a Florida beach. It’s stuck in maybe 2 inches of sand (yes, folks – that’s TWO WHOLE INCHES). It would appear Santa is more than a little drunk. “Donner, Blitzen and all the rest” (yeah, they didn’t even bother to figure out all of the reindeers’ names) have wisely fled the scene. Santa moans. Santa sings. Santa stares directly at the sun for around 30 seconds. Santa passes out. Oh, and he summons the local “Kids” (as they’re billed in the credits) to come and help, who bring along a lot of livestock (from where?) and a guy in a gorilla suit? Yep.

Well, after a really long time (and it will feel like weeks while you’re watching this), nothing will dislodge the sleigh from the TWO WHOLE INCHES of sand, so Santa calls on the Ice Cream Bunny. It’s gonna take awhile for him to get there, so Santa tells the story of “Thumbelina” – which is a movie within the movie. Actually, it’s a movie within a movie within the larger movie framework. That will make sense when you see this. After this REALLY overly-long flower child version of the fairy tale with animals and amphibians showing an unnatural interest in a two-inch young lady, we go back to the beach. And the Ice Cream Bunny (someone in a matted, dirty, and likely diseasefilled rabbit suit from your worst childhood fever nightmares), slowly makes his way to where Santa is in an old fire engine, accompanied by a slow, mournful, death-toll sounding siren. And how will it all end?

Well, as the poster proclaims, with “The Exciting Rescue!” Ahem. Yeah. It’s as exciting as it is “breathtaking.”

Oh – of course, that synopsis doesn’t include any of the ugly details about the sweat stains on Santa’s ass. Or the random raccoon attack on Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in their brief and meaningless cameo. Or all other manner of head-scratching moments peppered throughout this “movie.”

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny Bunny Head

“This was not a movie meant to spread the joy of Christmas, but rather a torture device meant to scare impressionable young children away from ever wanting to have anything to do with the holiday. …after seeing this movie, all those kids ended up wanting for Christmas was some serious psychotherapy.” – The Agony Booth

“This movie really sucked.” – Invasion of the B Movies

TWO HEADED LOBO TRANSPLANT

BIG NEWS

A bold move for Cinema Insomnia. After long and tearful consideration, charts, graphs, and secret conferences—Producers Mr. Lobo and Dixie Dellamorto–Lobo have recently made a decision that will affect Misunderstood Movie fans on both sides of the continent! The dynamic Lobo duo is relocating to the East Coast.

CINEMA INSOMNIA PRODUCTION

New Cinema Insomnia episodes will be shot weekly in Chantilly, Virginia at ZOM-BEE Studios–ZOM-BEE TV is one of the fastest growing channels in all of ROKU with one of the highest customer ratings. There is a demand for more new HD shows and Mr. Lobo will also be taking a major role in marketing the channel and producing new content.

 NEW LOBOCAVE?

The Lobo’s will also have a home/studio for making art, writing, working on commissions and other projects, and shooting video near Lancaster PA.  This new HQ that they’re currently dubbing DAS LOBOHAUS is only 2 hours from the ZOM-BEE studios and will be a launch pad to MONSTER BASH in Butler PA and BLOBFEST in nearby Phoenixville PA as two major anchors of their live appearances. We hope to get into CHILLER, SPOOKY EMPIRE, BLOOD ON THE BEACH, MONSTER MANIA and other major East Coast horror shows.

EAST COAST FRIENDS, FANS, AND COLLABORATORS

Transplants are always messy. Any words or deeds of support are always appreciated. It will also be helpful to have projects, gatherings, commissions, and bookings lined up early.  Dixie and Mr. Lobo will be centrally located and traveling often. They know many filmmakers and promoters in Virgina, New York, Pennsylvania, and other neighboring regions who have been dying to work with Mr. Lobo—this is an opportunity to take full advantage of this move.

A Facebook Group Was Created:

DIXIE AND MR. LOBO ARE RELOCATING TO THE EAST COAST

http://www.facebook.com/groups/232141463584274/

This page is to assist The Lobos in transitioning and to plan events, appearances, collaborations, social gatherings, to find leads, destinations, opportunities, new friends, old friends, and to gather support from the East Coast horror/sci-fi/film/art community.

LEAVING CALIFORNIA?

Right now Mr. Lobo and Dixie have a lot more opportunities on that side of the country and they’re gonna try living there. It doesn’t mean they’re staying forever and have abandoned California…They are planning many events and projects in the golden state in the future.

Even though Mr. Lobo has been enjoying more fame than ever and is on the air in cities all over the USA–If you live in Northern CA—it’s been rough to be a CI fan. Mr. Lobo’s own hometown of Sacramento has not aired his show in 8 years.  The San Francisco Bay Area has not seen Cinema Insomnia episodes on their TV airwaves in 5 years. Wondercon, where Mr. Lobo had been a featured celebrity moved down to Anaheim.  Mr. Lobo has been absent at many events that used to consider him an essential special guest. Already the rise of streaming TV is bringing CINEMA INSOMNIA to more and more California TVs…and we hope original California fans enjoy seeing their local boy doing good on a much larger scale than even before! 

COME SEE US TO SAY BON VOYAGE!

Mr. Lobo will host the Sacramento Horror Film Fest’s Holiday Show Tomorrow Night at the Colonial Theater, Movies on A Big Screen has booked Mr. Lobo for two Back to Back Crappy X-Mas shows on the 20th and 27th.  At the Crest Theater on January 12th Mr. Lobo is Joined by horror icons Bob Burns and Doug Jones for a monster double documentary show. Mr. Lobo and Dixie want to see as many of you as possible!

THE FUTURE

The best news is that CINEMA INSOMNIA will be viewable anywhere in the country via ZOM-BEE on ROKU, Google TV, iPads, iPod touch, iPhones, Smart TVs, game consoles and more . AND the show will be on a WEEKLY production schedule—our goal is to have more variety and more content than ANY active hosted show. Mr. Lobo and Dixie will be busy producing at a level heretofore unseen.

Darkstone’s PLAN 9-that was made in Roanoake and Bedford VA-is finally coming out in 2013. Mr. Lobo is a consultant on MIDNIGHT FRIGHTS in Richmond VA—directed by Eric Miller who will also be completing TASTE THE BLOOD OF FRANKENSTIEN with Mr. Lobo.  Sean Kotz, director  of VIRGINA CREEPERS is talking about a second sequel with Mr. Lobo as host,  and Mr. Lobo will be working with Count Gore De Vol on CREATURE FEATURE and Karlos Borlfoff on MONSTER MADHOUSE near Washington DC—as well as many other East Coast hosts and producers. Dixie Dellamorto-Lobo will continue working on art commissions, producing and appearing on CINEMA INSOMNIA, and HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES #2, the HHCF website and her Etsy Shop.

They also plan to tie up their projects  and current CI episodes being made in California before the big move in late January.

The first big event back east will be the ZOM-BEE FREAKEND weekend–details coming soon.

Mr. Lobo still plans to fly out for the Sacramento Horror Film Fest for October next year. He and Dixie have beloved family and friends in California and plan to come back again and again…

ALL SYSTEMS GO!

MR. LOBO HOSTS HORROR HOLIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE LIVE AND IN PERSON!

The Sacramento HORROR Film Festival Proudly Presents the Return of… MERRY SCARY HOLIDAY HORROR FILM SHOW!!!

Featuring…

** Holiday Horror Short Film Programs
** DOUBLE FEATURE OF GHOST BUSTERS(1984) & BLACK CHRISTMAS (The Original! 1974!)
** Have you been naughty? GOOD! All may take photos with Psycho Santa and his Evil Elves!
**COSTUME CONTEST**
We want to see your most TWISTED island of the misfit toys costumes!!!
** Hosted World Famous Horror Host Mr. Lobo!
Come be a scrooge in style at the ultimate anti-holiday event!
Costumes are strongly encouraged. $7 General Admission
$5 if you bring an unopened toy as part of our toy drive for the Sacramento Childrens Home.

SATURDAY
December 15th

8PM ALL AGES
Historic Colonial Theatre
Sacramento, CA 95823