This Week for Throwback Cinema Insomnia Thursday, We Bring You Some Ghostly Choices…..

This Week, You Have Two Choices to pick for Throwback Cinema Insomnia Thursday. Do You Wish To Spend the Night on the HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL or Take a Joyride to the CARNIVAL OF SOULS?

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 Tumbling this news and don’t forget to tell them “They are NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood!”

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This Week’s Theme Is Haunted By a Phantom!

c78d906af7ffdf90621a29a5f25c961dLet the Music Play! Hear the Echoes of Past Ghouls and Gals Float Too and From The Empty Halls! This Week We Remember the Ghosts, Ghouls, and Phantoms from Cinema Past! They come in all shapes and sizes and hide in various places. vintage-horror-movie-poster_the-haunted-strangler-1958

We all have seen ghosts…..or what we think were ghosts. The Phantoms who haunt the attics of Palace Theaters and Operas cut cords and drop chandeliers upon unsuspecting audiences down below in order to get our attention this week. In light of that,we will be paying attention to these apparitions this week through pictures, clips, and much more!

This Week We Need Your Help Again, 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 “misunderstood” ghost film!

indexSome 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 share those as well! If you know or find pictures and video clips matching the theme you, post them or your personal pictures on our Facebook pages, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram with #CIThemeoftheweek!

If you “survived” and represented the Theme of the Week, you can purchase the “Phantom of the Paradise” print off of the Horror Host Magazine Etsy page to add to your collection to show everyone you participated this week! Get Ready for a “Spooktacular” Week!

We Bring You a Special News Bulletin About The Sleepless Knight of the Week!

10524852_10203519198358494_143825681_n Mr. Lobo and Ken Hulsey go way back….eleven years in fact! After Ken purchased a DVD of the classic Cinema Insomnia episode of Gigantis, The Fire Monster, the DVD did not work for him which lead him to contacting Mr. Lobo for a replacement. Then after a long conversation between Ken and Mr. Lobo of figuring out the problem they continued talking to soon discover that they both had the same “off-center view” on classic films and cinema itself.Ci_gigantis10555036_10203519041874582_877376590_nKen Hulsey has shown his support over the years for Cinema Insomnia by writing many articles on Cinema Insomnia on his website “Monster Island News.”  He even was featured in a segment in one of the old episodes; however, the camera malfunctioned making the footage unusable but that did not stop him from helping Mr. Lobo out with publicity for the show. 10529667_10203519064075137_2044510234_n

Even 10518906_10203462001528609_1537883450_ntoday, Ken continues to tune into and enjoy Cinema Insomnia episodes. He also has a database full of old pictures classic Cinema Insomnia episodes that aired from back in Mr. Lobo’s PBS days.

Thank you, KEN HULSEY, valued Sleepless Knight of Insomnia, for all your generous support and watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Please Send Along Your Address! Mr. Lobo will be sending you an autographed “fan of the week” award-THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK-for July 18-24!

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Rev Up Your Engines, Here Comes The Undertaker on this Throwback Classic Cinema Insomnia Thursday!

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This week, you had the choice of Fighting Vampires with Vincent Price in THE LAST MAN ON EARTH or joining the Undertaker to in his unending chaos in THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS! It was a very close race until the Undertaker’s Pals Paid a visit……Coming to you Online in BARF-O-VISION, we join Mr. Lobo dealing with Miss Mittens and “Little Mittens” as he hosts THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS!

Tweet, Tumble, Share, and Scare this Episode up to all your friends and remind them that it’s Throwback Classic Cinema Insomnia Thursday and that “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!

We Have Some “Hellcat” Choices for Throwback Cinema Insomnia Thursday!

This Week We Have Two Choices from the “Hellcat Era” for you to choose from, CInsomniacs! Would You Like To…..

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LastSurvive the Apocalypse and Fight Vicious Vamps with THE LAST MAN ON EARTH?

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 Tumbling this news and don’t forget to tell them “They are NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood!”

This “Cinema Insomnia Theme of the Week” pays homage to the “Hellcat” Era

As many of you know, misunderstood horror movies have not taken place in one specific time or “era” but throughout the years. One era in particular that we’ll be focusing on is call the “Hellcat era.” This era sparked many films that seemed horrifying at the time for families of all ages.

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indexThey warned teenagers and adults alike the consequences of toying with science, looking twice at your neighbors, or wondering if any of these terrifying monstrosities would take place in your town. Today we look at them and wonder how in the world were we able to sit and watch these but still sit in awe of the creepy “eye-widening” stories they weave to the masses.

 imagesThis week we 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? Well, there are many ways. Which one of the “Hellcat Era” films are your favorite? Which one is your own favorite “misunderstood” movie? Was it The Fly? The Blob? Tell us and show us!

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 toys from the era share those as well! If you know or find pictures and video clips matching the theme you, post them or your personal pictureson our Facebook pages, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram with #CIThemeoftheweek!

If you “survived” and represented the Theme of the Week, you can purchase the “Home School Hellcats” print off of the Horror Host Magazine Etsy page to add to your collection to show everyone you participated this week!

So gather around, Sleepless Knights, and show us what you’ve got, Daddy-o and Hellcats!

 

A Femme Fatale Fan That Will Slay You! All Rise(and Fall) For Our Lady Sleepless Knight of the Week!

This week’s Lady Sleepless Knight ASHLEY STATUM is not a stranger to MR. LOBO! Back on October 12, 2012, Ashley participated in the 6th Annual Zombie Beauty Pageant for the Sacramento Horror Film Festival* held at the Colonial Theater–Mr. Lobo had been the MC for the festival for 6 years–until his move to the East Coast. In 2013 Ashley would FINALLY take the crown and first place–but unfortunately her favorite horror host wasn’t there to present her the crown!

10508535_672601636147859_840829984_nShe was first introduced to CINEMA INSOMNIA by her Sleepless Knight older sister, Kelcey. She admitted to not looking into it at first until she and her sister attended the SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in 2009.10529449_672601879481168_658135330_n“Initially I went to compete in the annual Zombie Beauty Pageant and to watch some rad horror movies. Then we saw Mr. Lobo take the stage. That totally sparked my interest because I’ve always had a soft spot in my little moldy heart for crappy (misunderstood) horror flicks, and here was a person who was all about it!” She commented.

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Double Your Pleasure and Pain! Ashley (right) and her twin sister Lauren (left) with Mr. Lobo at another SHFF ZOMBIE BEAUTY PAGEANT.

10528069_672601602814529_760887499_nAfter that weekend, Ashley became a huge CINSOMNIAC for life! She continually shows her support by watching CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes and being active on social media–For extra credit, on her own time, She watches tons of un-hosted misunderstood movies and creates horror-themed “make ups” including her own Zombie look.

Thank You, ASHLEY STATUM, valued Sleepless Knight, for all your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Please Send Along Your Address! Mr. Lobo will be sending you an autographed “fan of the week” award–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for July 11th through the 17th! 10357818_672603879480968_6693830403028848410_n

 

*To Find More about the Sacramento Horror Film Festival: http://www.sachorrorfilmfest.com/

Duck and Cover….and Maybe Shield Your Eyes for this End of the World Throwback Classic Cinema Insomnia Thursday!

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The Plants….The Plants…..Plants Everywhere! Can’t You see Them? You Can’t, well, for this Throwback Classic Cinema Insomnia Thursday Feast Your Eyes on the screen as we join Mr. Lobo celebrate Miss Mitten’s birthday and host THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS! Tweet, Tumble, Share, and Scare this Episode up to all your friends and remind them that it’s Throwback Classic Cinema Insomnia Thursday and that “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!

Ooze On First? MR. LOBO is Master of “Scaremonies” for BLOBFEST 2014!

IMG_4436theblobposterCreep and Crawl over and meet movie host MR. LOBO in Phoenixville PA for BLOBFEST! This year it falls on July 11th, 12th and 13th. Presented by The COLONIAL THEATRE in commemoration of the Horror/Sci-Fi classic THE BLOB(1958) that was filmed there on location, this fun-filled family friendly celebration features screenings of THE BLOB and other horror classics, a re-enactment of the theater run-out scene from the movie, costume competitions, audience participation, a street fair, special guests,  themed food and drink events, and much more. The whole town gets in on it! AND THIS YEAR–Riding on the spiky tail of GODZILLA fever–This years theme is GIANT MONSTERS!Mothra_heatgun
The famous “Run Out” re-enectment sold-out in 14 minutes this year! BUT is STILL the “must-see” event of the weekend–Gather outside the barricades near THE COLONAL THEATRE Friday, July 11, just before 9 p.m. so you can see with your own eyes as theater-goers dramatically (and hilariously) come running out into the street that has been blocked off by the city.

Igaggf you’re one of the lucky ones who have tickets, pre-show festivities start at 7 p.m.inside THE COLONIAL featuring live music, co-hosts DR. FRANK N. STONE and DR. IMA HACK,  Author and Godzilla Expert AUGUST RAGONE, New York cult-TV legends GHOUL A GO-GO, local area storytellers THE PATIENT CREATURES, A special live performance imadr-frank-bio-pic-glowgined by local artist Andee Miskiewicz,  Monster Watch cut-ins from “Dash Daring”, MISS BLOBFEST 2014 DIXIE DELLAMORTO, The SHORTY Film Competition and your Master of Ceremonies, CINEMA INSOMNIA’s Mr. LOBO.

SAFETY WARNING: When  running out of the theatre–the city–in their wisdom has added the obsticle of permanent planters on the sidewalk—Avoid the Plants–Don’t Face Plant!

Blobfest takes place in and around the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville.

Thblobfest-2013e Fire Extinguisher Parade kicks off Saturday. Mr. LOBO  and “MISS BLOBFEST” will be set up on the Bridge Street in front of the Theater with DVDs, CDs, Art, toys, gifts, 8×10′s and posters as part of the wonderful street fair and will be judging the COSTUME CONTEST with JOEL HODGESON from MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 and other celebrity judges! We’ll be giving away monster BLU-RAY disks, Toy Slime, T-Shirts, Posters, and limited edition “Blobby Cards” made  Sci-Fi Bob Ekman!
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mothralobo2HARDY will be displaying his amazing retro-styled  art and handing out HOW-TO DRAW sheets!  The VHS Preservation Society will have dubs of OUT-OF-PRINT classics in DVD format available. Classic Cars and fire trucks usually line the streets! Inside all day–WES SHANK and the ORIGINAL BLOB and KRIS YEAWORTH (son of THE BLOB director SHORTY YEAWORTH) will be with our other special guests on the third floor.

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A Double Feature with THE BLOB and MOTHRA(1961) during the day and for the evening show we hit the stage again to present THE BLOB and KING KONG VS. GODZILLA(1962). August Ragone godzillakonglobowill give the audience the low down about Japanese Sci-Fi and Mr. Lobo will lead everyone into THE INSOMNIAC OATH! Plus, More Prizes Surprizes and Ghoul A  Go-Go!
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Sunday meet filmmaker CHRISTOPHER MIHM as he presents his new-retro film THE GIANT SPIDER(2013) along with THE BLOB with COLONIAL’S cult movie programmer CHUCK “Dash Daring” FRANCISCO.

What are you waiting for? See you this weekend for all the ooey gooey fun! We love BLOBFEST 2014–and every year!        Blobfest takes place in and around the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville.