Poster Artist STEPHEN SISTILLI did a marvelous retro treatment for GORE-ILLA, a segment of the comedy anthology of trash cinema trailers called MIDNIGHT SHOW. The Brain Child of Executive Producer NEWTON WALLEN III. B-Movie maven MR. LOBO was tapped for several segments of the film including COIN SLOTS, BLACK FRIDAY II: BLOOD MONEY, and WORLD WAR FU. For GORE-ILLA, Mr. Lobo’s multi-talented wife, DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO played the titular role as the GORE-ILLA with her KOGARELLA gorilla suit from CINEMA INSOMNIA and teamed up with the mister to design the title logo. Mr. Lobo does the voice-over narration for the trailer as you might expect–but also plays the lead detective DALTON BLACKSTONE, who is on the trail of a monkey from hell raised by a coven of witches.
This Week, we go into the great unknown to bring you two Outer space Cinema Insomnia choices to choose from for this Throwback Classic Cinema Insomnia Thursday. Would you like to ride into space to investigate the origins of a mysterious fossil in FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS or fight prehistoric beasts in VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET?
Send in your votes and come back here online on Thursday to find out if your choice won and enjoy a free episode Online! Don’t forget to get your friends and family involved in the voting process by Sharing, Tweeting, and Tumble this news and don’t forget to tell them “They are NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood!”
Jeepers. We‘re not sure we’re worthy of such a decadent endorsement but we are still mighty grateful! CIndy is eager for Mr. Sun to go bake-off somewhere else and let the creepy goodness or Autumn and MR. LOBO’s Halloween fun keep her delightfully chilled to the bone.
If you blink your eyes a few times you will see that she is holding the CINEMA INSOMNIA HAUNTED HOUSE special. You can get your hands of the very same DVD in our shop and be ready to enjoy the coming season in style–Just Like our new fan “CIndy Insomnia”!
Special Thanks to Cindy Crowley and photographer, Sleepless Knight Laney Loftin, for these photos!
Villains always need partners, evil doctors need scheming henchmen, and some of the most vile monsters need that one monster, human, or group that continue to cause these creatures and villains to keep on the daily grind of mayhem and destruction. These will be demonstrated through video clips of trailers and possible classic show episodes revealing the things that make these monsters and villains tick. Pictures, posters, and much more shall fill up your news feeds so be on the look-out and share away with your friends and family!
We Always Need Your Help, CInsomniacs! You are the ones who keep Mr. Lobo going as well as the rest of the Cinema Insomnia family. We challenge you to represent the theme of the week! How can you do that? Tell us and show us your favorite villain and their partners in crimes by commenting or posting about them on our pages! Some of you who enjoy dressing up, put on your costumes and post pictures representing the theme and you will see your picture on our pages! If any of you have vintage posters or create animations representing the theme share those as well! If you know or find pictures and video clips matching the theme post them or your personal pictures on our Facebook pages, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram with #CIThemeoftheweek!
Be prepared for the “Undying Love” of Villains and….their inner “Monsters” this fantastic week!
Previously leaked Sneak Peek scene from PLAN 9(2014) Pan and Scan version. This is not the way the movie was intended to be seen by the director. The Pan and Scan version will ONLY be released in select countries…But, shown here as it is a dying art.
” Being a child of the 80’s and seeing so many films in this format–decades later viewing how they were originally intended in letterbox format, blew my mind. However, the “pan and scan” version is how I remember most of those old films fondly. Our film is so reminiscent of those earlier flicks, (so we celebrate) the PAN and SCAN version!”
– Director John Johnson
Before We Begin Please Stand For the Insomniac Oath!
Over the past few months, we have held a weekly search for the “Fan of the Week.” MR. LOBO has a long list of dedicated fans and we have been randomly selecting one CINEMA INSOMNIA fan each week as a way of saying “thanks”. This week we are “re-saluting” them for their dedication and love for misunderstood movies and CINEMA INSOMNIA!
Ladies and Gentleman Here are The Sleepless Knights of the Week!
SIR LAURENCE LANEY LOFTIN Sleepless Knight of the Week: April 20th-April 26th
SIR LARRY LEE MONIZ Sleepless Knight of the Week: April 27th-May 4th
SIR GARRET MEHAFFEY Sleepless Knight of the Week: May 4th-May 11th
LADY RENEE WHALEY Sleepless Knight of the Week: May 12th-18th
SIR JEREMY BRIDGES Sleepless Knight of the Week: May19th-May 25th
SIR SCI-FI BOB ECKMAN Sleepless Knight of the Week: May 26th-June 1st
LADY BUNNY GALORE Sleepless Knight of the Week: June 6th-12th
LADY HEIDI CRABTREE Sleepless Knight of the Week: June 13th-June 19th
SIR MARC PILOWSKI Sleepless Knight of the Week: June 20th-June 26
SIR RICK LUCY Sleepless Knight of the Week: June 27th-July 3rd
SIR MARK MILLER Sleepless Knight of the Week: July 4th-July 10th
LADY ASHLEY STATUM Sleepless Knight of the Week: July 11th-July 17th
SIR KEN HULSEY Sleepless Knight of the Week: July 18th-July 24th
SIR RUSSEL HUNSBERGER Sleepless Knight of the Week: July 25th-July 31st
LADY OPHELIA NECRO Sleepless Knight of the Week: August 1st-August 7th
SIR LUKE HARRIS Sleepless Knight of the Week: August 8th-August 14th
Congratulations, Sleepless Knights of the Week from April 20-August 14, 2014! You are all eligible to become the FAN OF THE YEAR! This prize package will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies. Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open For More Details to be announced later this year!
CINSOMNIACS! All of you are still eligible to win the “Fan of the Week” award and be added alongside the other honorary “FANS OF THE WEEK!” This Wednesday, if you’d like to nominate someone who you feel has fanned the flames of their favorite misunderstood movies and their even more misunderstood host…post their name here or send a private message and remember……
It’s The End of the World! Vampires are running rapid around neighborhoods, looking for their next victim. We need a hero! Someone who is strong, cunning….someone like….Vincent Price! Gather your stakes, bare your crosses, lock your doors, and fight! This Classic Throwback Cinema Insomnia Thursday we join Mr. Lobo as he fights to survive the apocalypse and his own “vampires” as he hosts the classic THE LAST MAN ON EARTH!
Enjoy this free episode online and Tweet, Tumble, and Share this episode with all of your friends and family and remember, “They are NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood!” Join us next Thursday for another free episode online…and if you want more CINEMA INSOMNIA and Mr. Lobo check out the free ZOM-BEE TV channel for ROKU video players or purchase your own Zom-Bee TV app and take and watch Cinema Insomnia anywhere at any time! You can watch a BRAND NEW CINEMA INSOMNIA EPISODE on Saturday–followed by another CLASSIC CINEMA INSOMNIA EPISODE!
Mr. Lobo never met the man. Terribly Sad. I will not be talking about his bittersweet Oscar winning dramas or stand-up. I did wear rainbow suspenders for 3 years, sat on my head, and burped with my finger. I was Mork in the space-pajamas for Halloween in ’78 and my best friend was an “Orkan guard” from the Opening of MORK AND MINDY–a favorite show of ours starring Robin Williams as a quirky space man who doesn’t fit in but succeeds anyway. A great vehicle for the actor’s free-form humor. He befuddled authority figures and uptight humans with humor, sweetness, intelligence, and absurdity. He was a role model for every weird kid with a TV.
Tonight a good friend on facebook said that ROBIN WILLIAMS” gave so much joy to others and saved so little for himself.”
Like I said, I didn’t know Robin Williams–but I think his passing is a reminder for all off us creative types to keep own depression in check. The Blues gets to us all and it’s hard to weather the storm. Not trying to be maudlin or fishing for sympathy–but I remember having suicidal thoughts in grade school because I was bullied so bad and didn’t fit in. Kids would destroy my artwork and I would think about laying down behind the school bus tires…Instead I drew this picture.
An Outsider. A Misfit. A Clown. Object of ridicule. MORK FROM ORK enduring the impotent attacks of all the galactic bad-asses–including DARTH VADER, CYLON, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS ALIEN, ZOLTAR, PEEPO, even CAPT. COSMIC’s wonder robot 2T2. The caption, “Jealousy gets you nowhere.” This is the message I was getting as an 8 year old. Do your thing and don’t worry about what other people! Thanks MORK.
That’s all for now. This is Mr. Lobo from the black void signing off. Nanu-Nanu.
Dear Mr. Lobo,
My name is Carson and I am four years old. I met you at Blob Fest and you were nice enough to give me a pin and some eyeballs which I appreciate. I like old movies and my favorites are Killer Shrews, Gamera, and Godzilla. I want to say hello and hope to see you again. My daddy is Steve and he works at Alpha Video.
My best wishes,
You are a brave kid! Mr. Lobo was too scared to watch Killer Shrews when I was 4 years old and I would have screamed if someone gave me eyeballs! BLOBFEST was a lot of fun…Maybe I’ll see you and your daddy there next year when you are 5! Tell your daddy that Mrs. Lobo and I are big fans of ALPHA VIDEO! We have a huge shelf full of his DVDs! We watch them and we like art on the boxes, too! Godzilla says Hi!
Your movie host,