A Witch’s Best Friend Is a Werewolf – Rest In Peace Magoo Gelehrter

GarouthinkerWe express our deepest condolences to the friends, family and fans of our beloved colleague Magoo Gelehrter–the smiling face behind the beloved werewolf Garou from the cult TV program PENNY DREADFUL’S SHILLING SHOCKERS.

Dixie and Mr. Lobo, on our Horror Host and Creature Features website, did an article a while back about the fund raiser to help pay their enormous medical expenses.
With wolf-man like strength this man has been fighting for his life. He had been unable to work due to the pain and the strength it took to fight and cope with chemotherapy and the side effects. They were struggling to make ends meet as their insurance did not cover all of their medical expenses. This may come as a big surprise to fans but most Horror Hosts do not make a lot of money–Elvira is the 1%.
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We have recently got word that Magoo’s fight is over and we already miss him.
For those of you who haven’t seen Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers. It’s a truely great piece of horror hosting and Mr. Lobo and Dixie are fans. Garou is the werewolf husband, henchbeast and “snarling darling” of Penny Dreadful. He is the very embodiment of feral, unbridled energy and enthusiasm.  
As the story goes, One night, Garou discovered the mysterious portrait of Penny Dreadful. The werewolf fell madly in love with the witch’s painting, and howled mournfully at the moon every night after finding it. After much searching, Garou learned of a forbidden rite. He proceeded to initiate the strange ritual and his actions resulted in Dreadful’s return from the beyond. It was love at first fright.
 
Now, Even though Garou and Penny will be together forever in reruns. We cannot imagine one without the other. And can’t imagine what Danielle AKA Penny is going through right now.

A few months ago, our channel  ZOM-BEE TV had acquired the RONDO award winning PENNY DREADFUL’S SHILLING SHOCKERS episodes to air along with our show CINEMA INSOMNIA on Saturday Nights when the channel relaunches in a few weeks. We will be showing Garou and the gang in all their glory and we invite you to watch and laugh. For us it will be a very hard act to follow.
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Professionally, Garou was among the very best in our community of Horror Hosts and He and Penny were always delightful in person. Every year since we met, The Lobos had gotten a Christmas Card from them and every year we would all hang out together–along with the guys from GHOUL A-GO-GO–for the weekend at Monster Bash in PA. We would laugh and swap stories, go to parties, dinners, and other shenanigans. Last year, was the first year without the SHILLING SHOCKERS company and it really wasn’t the same. The fans missed them terribly, too.

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Garou was amazing with fans, wonderful with kids, and hilarious with everyone else. It was funny every single time someone would try to get him to sign a photo with a SILVER Sharpie–and he would shrink away and freak out as if it were a silver bullet!

You have earned this rest, dear friend–you have made countless people smile. You were a inspirational hero in the Horror community. Goodnight Magoo! Thank you for being a part of our lives–we are richer for the experience! We love you!

Danielle our hearts go out to you.

–Mr. Lobo and Dixie

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“Space-Out” with this weekends Classic Cinema Insomnia! CREATURE!

This is your captain speaking, put on your space-jammies and prepare for maximum thrust!  CINEMA INSOMNIA rockets you into hyper-sleep with this ALIEN knock-off hosted by Commander Lobo. Klaus Kinski stars in this egg-citing adult thriller edited for TV–William Malone’s CREATURE!  2 hours of slumber party fun brought to you through the miracle of SPACE BLOOD-O-VISION!

Tweet, Tumble, Share, and Scare this free movie up to all your friends and remind them that it’s Classic Cinema Insomnia Saturday and that “They are NOT BAD MOVIES–Just MISUNDERSTOOD!”

Join us next Saturday for another free episode online…and if you want more CINEMA INSOMNIA and Mr. Lobo check out the ZOM-BEE TV channel for ROKU video players!

Gulp. Our First Female Fan of the Week! Sleepless Knight, Ladies night!

renee whaley9 Renee Whaley2Before this honor, Sleepless Knight RENEE WHALEY grew up on CHILLER DILLER and CREATURE FEATURE and loves VINCENT PRICE. In 2009, when Mr. Lobo was a guest on local talk show, Northern California born Rene met MR. LOBO in person and offered him a role as “Mr. Media” in an independent production she is still developing. She applies her experience from making her own comic books to create funny homespun graphics and videos boosting her favorite horror host for FACEBOOK and YOU TUBE.

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She even sent us an archival snap shot of herself wearing a catsuit and  playing an electric guitar on stage.

Thank You, Renee Whaley, valued lady Sleepless Knight, for your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Mr. Lobo is sending you a “fan of the week” award–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for May 12th-18th 2014!Renee Whaley7

Flappy Bat-day, Bob Burns!

 

BobBurnsRoManThe_Ghost_Busters_(TV_series)_cast_photoYour love of fantastic films, your passion to inspire fun and creativity in fans everywhere, your wonderful partnership with Kathy, and your portrayal of TRACY THE GORILLA and KOGAR THE SWINGING APE, have been a constant inspiration for MR. LOBO and his wife, DIXIE! Thank you! A Happy Birthday to BOB BURNS from us at CINEMA INSOMNIA and CInsomniacs everywhere!Mr. Lobo & Romana Autographed 8x10 Print

Classic Cinema Insomnia Saturday in BLOOD-O-VISION!

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Have a sip of a dark roasted original classic hosted by MR. LOBO!  CINEMA INSOMNIA serves up A BUCKET OF BLOOD, the B-favorite that takes place at a pretentious beatnik coffee house!  While wanna-be artist Walter Paisley kills for his art–Mr. Lobo attempts to work off his Cappuccino tab and sort of accidentally starts grinding up customers! 2 hours of slumber party fun brought to you through the miracle of BLOOD-O-VISION!

Tweet, Tumble, Share, and Scare this free movie up to all your friends and remind them that it’s Classic Cinema Insomnia Saturday and that “They are NOT BAD MOVIES–Just MISUNDERSTOOD!”

Join us next Saturday for another free episode online…and if you want more CINEMA INSOMNIA and Mr. Lobo check out the ZOM-BEE TV channel for ROKU video players!

FAN OF THE WEEK from the great state of Texas! Wahoo!

Lobofan copyTHE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for May 4th-11th 2014

Sir Garrett Mehaffey is a new MR. LOBO fan and has never met Mr Lobo in person. He watches Cinema Insomnai on his ROKU on Zom Bee TV. The Haunted House Special brought a tear to his eye. Recently he purchased his fan club kit to become an official initiated Sleepless Knight even though he is not a “joiner”. His long suffering wife isn’t as into Misunderstood Movies as he, but she emailed Mr. Lobo, along with a bunch of other folks possibly persuaded or brow beaten by the man himself to be nominated for our weekly award. Apparently, they don’t have horror hosts in their part of Texas…apparently THIS IS ALL THEY HAVE.

GarretttexasSending odd pictures is what mostly defines Garrett’s relationship with Mr. Lobo. Here is a picture of Garrett’s future study/sculpture studio where he hopes to display all of his CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO merchandise.

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He is currently working on getting Mr. Lobo invited to a convention near him and actively spreads the good word about the show! GarrettPic

Thank You, Garrett, valued Sleepless Knight, for your support and for watching all those misunderstood movies. Mr. Lobo will be sending you a “fan of the week” award–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for May 4th-11th 2014! We hope to see you and your charming wife at an event in the lone star state next year!

Mister Lobo Surprise Skype on Screen at Bay Area Film Show

skype Skype2During a special Psychotronic style film show tonight at the Bal Theater in San Leandro honoring bay area film shows, Will The Thrill Viharo promoter and host of legendary Thrillville shows recieved a special award. Mr. Lobo popped on screen to lead the audience into the Insomniac Oath and to congratulate Will on his award. Creature Features Forever! Photos by Jenny Martens.

Saturday’s Classic Cinema Insominia is a lost Ed Wood Classic…

Give your friends Venus Envy! Get snared by this man eating plant film written by the king of B-movies and hosted by MR. LOBO!  CINEMA INSOMNIA presents ED WOOD’s VENUS FLYTRAP(1970), a rare edit of this film with never before heard Criswell narration! They say April showers bring May flowers, but this episode from our 10th anniversary season features “Tom Servo’s brother”, Larry Servo –performed by fan of the week Larry Lee Moniz! That’s right, Mr. Lobo “riffs” on MST3K! 2 hours of slumber party fun brought to you through the miracle of ED WOOD-O-VISION and Edward D-colorization!

Tweet, Tumble, Share, and Scare this free movie up to all your friends and remind them that it’s Classic Cinema Insomnia Saturday and that “They are NOT BAD MOVIES–Just MISUNDERSTOOD!”

Join us next Saturday for another free episode online…and if you want more CINEMA INSOMNIA and Mr. Lobo check out the ZOM-BEE TV channel for ROKU video players!

Saturday’s Classic Cinema Insomnia: A lost Ed Wood Classic!

Give your friends Venus Envy! Get snared by this man eating plant film written by the king of B-movies and hosted by MR. LOBO!  CINEMA INSOMNIA presents ED WOOD’s VENUS FLYTRAP(1970), a rare edit of this film with never before heard Criswell narration! They say April showers bring May flowers, but this episode from our 10th anniversary season features “Tom Servo’s brother”, Larry Servo –performed by fan of the week Larry Lee Moniz! That’s right, Mr. Lobo “riffs” on MST3K! 2 hours of slumber party fun brought to you through the miracle of ED WOOD-O-VISION and Edward D-colorization!

Tweet, Tumble, Share, and Scare this free movie up to all your friends and remind them that it’s Classic Cinema Insomnia Saturday and that “They are NOT BAD MOVIES–Just MISUNDERSTOOD!”

Join us next Saturday for another free episode online…and if you want more CINEMA INSOMNIA and Mr. Lobo check out the ZOM-BEE TV channel for ROKU video players!