Attention CInsomniacs! Wouldn’t you want to slip inside one of these…er, T-shirts!

A Mr. Lobo fan dressed to a Tee citeeshirtlrgThe classics never die!  Look the part in this durable comfortable lovable CINEMA INSOMNIA T-Shirt from November Fire. All sizes available even ladies shirts, hoodies, hip hop shirts, spaghetti staps, tanks and more. Visit Novemberfire.com!

As you know, Strephon, Heather,  and company at November Fire have supported our lunacy over the years and even put out our decoder rings when no-one else would. Support them and Mr. Lobo by wearing this fine high quality shirt untarnished by posers! Check out their other fine items while you are over there and tell them Mr. Lobo sent you! Look sharp CInsomniacs!

OUT-OF-PRINT CINEMA INSOMNIA DVDs and MORE!

There are still a few Out-Of-Print DVDs left. Slime Line #001: Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet From the comfort of hypersleep chamber you can get fantastic 8×10 PHOTOS signed by Mr. Lobo, deeply discounted Out-Of-Print CINEMA INSOMMIA DVDs(that go for as high as $99.99 on Amazon), LOBOVISION GLASSES, SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS FAN CLUB KITS, and many more treasures at the ETSY SHOP tended by Mr. Lobo and Dixie Dellamorto Lobo.

Visit the HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES ETSY SHOP–to geek out over all the CINEMA INSOMNIA merchandise mentioned above plus HHCF art prints, magazines, and  For a sort of complete list of ALL CINEMA INSOMNIA SUPPLIES please visit MR. LOBO’S SHOP PAGE here at cinemainosmnia.com! Give the gift of misunderstood Movies and Mister Lobo!

If there is an episode that you must have on DVD that is no longer in print you can get a signed bootleg direct from Mr. Lobo for $20 plus postage. email [email protected]

Slime Line #009: Carnival of Souls

LOBO LOVES RONDO-DOES RONDO LOVE LOBO?

Rondo Hatton was THE CREEPER in classic horror films. Reportedly his face was distorted by mustard gas, but Mr. Lobo is now told he actually had Acromegaly. Regardless, he was larger than life and twice as scary. Often imitated in films like Dick Tracy and The Rocketeer!Annex - Hatton, Rondo (House of Horrors)_01

Rondo lives today as the namesake for an award given for achievement in classic horror.
THE RONDO AWARDS!
Zacherley, Vampira, Count Gore De Vol, Svengoolie, Penny Dreadful and many other horror hosts have been honored in the past.

Nominees for the Rondo are selected from suggestions by horror fans, pros and enthusiasts offered all year at the Classic Horror Film Board. Each year’s nominees are finalized by classic horror fan David Colton ([email protected]), with the help of more than 20 classic horror fans from around the world, and with expertise in all parts of fandom.

In true old school style–The ballot is “copied and pasted” from http://www.rondoaward.com and sent with your votes added as an e-mail to [email protected]. 

Votes for the ELEVENTH Annual awards, for work appearing in 2012, began on Feb. 26, 2013 and will continue through Sunday at midnight, April 7, 2013. Winners will be announced on the Rondo Awards website and MrLobo9ofdiamondson the Classic Horror Film Board on April 9, 2013.

For the eighth year in a row Mr. Lobo has been nominated for a Rondo for FAVORITE HORROR HOST. Mr. Lobo–we always assumed it was an East Coast bias that kept the Rondo award out of his greasy hands but now that he lives in the Greater Philadelphia Area…we will no longer have that excuse if he fails to win THIS YEAR.

Being far from his home state your horror host needs his vanity validated more than ever…please vote now for Mr. Lobo and support ALL your other favorites in this very important and fun tradition...LONG LIVE RONDO!

 

Golden Oldie CINEMA INSOMNIA episode THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH

 

Are you ready for the Summer? Are you ready for the good times? Enjoy this blast from Cinema Insomnia’s past. This fishy floater for you Sea-somniacs was uploaded to LOBOVISION by Cinema Insomnia fan and super Sleepless Knight Benjamin in honor of of Director DEL TENNEY!

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The creator of the film featured in this classic episode–HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, as well as–I EAT YOUR SKIN, and CURSE OF THE LIVING CORPSE has left us to join that “Zombie Stomp” in the sky. CInsomniacs will remember you forever, Del! 
Mr. Lobo would like to remind his fans that you can always share or upload and your favorite Cinema Insomnia episodes to Lobovision to allow other fans to see older shows that they may have missed! Just remember to buy stuff once in a while and join The Cinema Insomnia fan club!
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Hang Loose, Beach Combers!

Mr. Lobo is Criswell in the new Plan 9 Remake

Ah, Greetings My Friends and Happy Friday! We predict that the weekend will be a good one for you–but watch out for agitated woodland creatures that may be hiding in your ceiling. Your lucky number is FH-KKU. Enjoy The Amazing Criswell as channeled by Mr. Lobo in a 62 episode web series produced by Darkstone Entertainment called CRISWELL PREDICTS!

As you know, The real Criswell was a famed Psychic who would often recruited as a narrator in Ed Wood’s films. He can be seen prominently in the CINEMA INOMNIA episode featuring PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.

You can see many of these new CRISWELL PREDICTS! starring Mr. Lobo served up on Lobovision and radomly inserted into various films on Zom-Bee TV.

We are all excited about the Plan 9 film that is coming in the near future. It is due for release later this year–stay tuned for details!

CINEMA INSOMNIA “Brine Chimps” Animator Jam continues!

Brine Chimp BannerOur early deadline is over BUT Brine Chimps cannot be stopped!

Cinema Insomnia “Sea-Monkey Spoof” used as a showcase for filmmakers created in cooperation with Mike Schneider and Neoflux Productions–the brains behind “Night of The Living Dead Re-Animated”!

On Cinema Insomnia’s new season–your  horror host, Mr. Lobo, as always, presents some of the best cult, horror and sci-fi movies the ZOM-BEE TV can afford.

In a new reoccurring segment on the show, Mr Lobo will have mail-order pets called ‘Brine-Chimps’. Each episode he will be checking in on his microscopic menagerie and you are invited to animate them!

What happens in the tank when Mr. Lobo peers in?

Here is the parody ad for use as a reference or source of inspiration for your own characters.

Brine chimps popsModel sheet for Pops Brine-Chimp:
The patriarch of the family depicted in the ad. He can avoid household chores.
Brine chimps momsModel Sheet for Moms Brine-Chimp. She can spend Pops hard earned clams.
Brine Chimps sportHere’s the Model sheet for Sport, our favorite son. He may seem annoying, but at least he’s not the baby.
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Good Grief! Do we really need a model sheet for the Baby Brine-Chimp?
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Any dark or underwater background will do…they are microscopic so you are free to use your imagination. We will create proper segues and Mr. Lobo reaction shots. If you would like a higher resolution version of this email [email protected]
Length:

Each clip is 10-30 seconds in length.

Animation:Puppets, stop motion, flash… all forms of animation are welcomed. 

Audio:

Audio is preferred but not required. No copy-written music without written consent.

 

Format:

720 x 480 ( 16:9 Aspect Ratio )

30 Frames Per Second

Uncompressed Mov

Submission:

Clips are submitted via wetransfer.com to [email protected] + [email protected]

The next deadline for completed clips is May 13th, 2013.

Animators retain full rights to their submissions.

Animators will be accredited on the show and listed on IMDB.

Animators will receive a prize pack of Cinema Insomnia swag including a DVD of the episode featuring your clip.

Whoever submits our ‘favorite’ clip will also receive a Roku Streaming Video Player.

All submitted clips that meet the basic requirements will be include in a special bonus Brine Chimps Special Feature that will be viewable on ROKU and included on a future DVD of Cinema Insomnia!

Brine Chimps’ Animation Jam is brought to you by Cinema Insomnia Productions + Neoflux Productions.

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Animator Brad Uyeda is already getting recognition for his stop motion work on Brine Chimps and Cinesource,com and  ASIFA Newsletter and we haven’t even seen it yet!

Uyeda HeadIf you have any mistrust or disgust for Facebook please contact us direct for any help or materials you may need to jump in to this fun opportunity!

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP FOR ACCESS TO ALL MATERIALS, INFO, SUGGESTIONS, AND MODEL SHEETS http://www.facebook.com/groups/202137683254933/?ref=ts&fref=ts

THE BIG LOBO UPDATE!

IMG_1523Your Cinema Insomnia host, Mr. Lobo and producer Dixie Dellamorto have traveled across their great nation meeting Cult Movie Elite, Friends, and fans along the way.

They have arrived at their haunted but happy headquarters in rural PA. Private–yet reasonably close to all of the conventions, film festivals, productions, and collaborators in the region we now are calling the Cradle of Horror Fandom.lobo 4

At present Mr. Lobo and Dixie Delemorto are building a home studio and will be driving 2 hours south to shoot Cinema Insomnia episodes at the amazing Zom-Bee TV studios in Chantilly VA.

The channel itself is doing a lot of restructuring behind the scenes with Mr. Lobo’s help. Zom-Bee TV just officially launched with a 3-Day weekend event called the Zom-Bee TV Freakend Festival at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA. Mr. Lobo was there in person and was greeted by many fans who drove long distances to meet their favorite Horror Host.lobo5

The big move had caused some delays in the Cinema Insomnia Animation Jam created by Mr. Lobo and organized by Neoflux Productions but they are ramping it up again now that they are more settled on the East Coast. Brine-Chimps-WebsiteMr. Lobo painted this background personally for the various animators to use or not use for the Brine Chimps micro series. Filmmakers are asked to submit 10 to 30 second animated sequences based on Mr. Lobo’s Sea-Monkey spoof in different styles and techniques. More Info and character sheets can be found on the Cinema Insomnia’s “Brine Chimps” Animation Jam facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/BrineChimps/?fref=ts

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Happy Clouds

 

 

Dixie and Mr. Lobo are also catching up with their commisions and continuing to sell art and Cinema Insomnia Fan Club Kits on their Etsy page.

 

 

Mr. Lobo is nominated for an important award in the world of Classic Horror. It’s the Rondo Hatton award in the catagory of “favorite horror host”. ronlogo1This is the 8th time Mr. Lobo has been nominated and with the new move–it would be a great year to finally take home the statue. Please take a minute to vote for your favorite host and weigh in on all the other catagories. http://www.rondo.com.

 

 

SATURDAY, MR. LOBO SALUTES THE MEN IN THE MONSTER SUITS!

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After the CRIME WAVE/THE OBSESSION OF BILLY BOTSKI show Wednesday at The Grange you will have one last chance to see MR. LOBO host on stage before he and his wife Dixie move to the tinsel plated East Coast for gleaming pastures. BE AT THE CREST SATURDAY 7PM FOR A DOUBLE BILL OF MEN IN SUITS AND BEAST WISHES!

Sacramento movie monster fans, comic fans, and overall cinema creature fans come join us on January 12th for Hollywood Creatures and Collectibles presentation of the double feature screening “Men In Suits” and “Beast Wishes”. Men In Suits is an insightful BobBurnsRoMandocumentary exploring the history of creature suits and the actors who bring them to life! Featuring some of the most iconic movie characters put on film. Beast Wishes chronicles the story of how Bob and Kathy Burns became the goodwill ambassadors of sci-fi and horror film fandom. This amazing couple have spent their lives nurturing the creative spark in talented people, many of whom went on to become award-winning masters in the Hollywood makeup and special effect industries. Between both films, some of the biggest names in creature acting and special fx are interviewed…Doug Jones (Hellboy, TomwoodruffPan’s Labyrinth)Tom Woodruff Jr. (The Alien films)Haruo Nakajima (Godzilla, Ultraman)Bob Burns (The Ghost Busters, Invasion of the Saucer Men)Brian Steele (Hellboy II, Predators)Douglas Tait (Zathura, Knights of Badassdom)John Alexander (Gorillas In The Mist, Men In Black)Van Snowden (H.R. Pufnstuff, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters)Misty Rosas (Congo, Sid The Science Kid)Michelan Sisti (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaurs)Camden Toy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel)Bobby Clark (Star Trek). Oscar-winning makeup and F/X artists Rick Baker (Gorillas in the Mist, Ed Wood), Chris Walas (The Fly), Alec Gillis (Alien vs. Predator) and Dennis Muren (The Empire Strikes Back, Jurassic Park), Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and Steve Wang (Predator), directors John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Guillermo Del Toro (director, Pan’s Labyrinth), William Malone (The House on Haunted Hill) and Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling).

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Screening is followed by a Q&A hosted by Mister Lobo, with actor and creature designer Tom Woodruff JR (The Alien Films), actor Doug Jones(Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hellboy 2, Pan’s Labyrinth), Brian Steele (Underworld:Evolution, Predators, Terminator Salvation) the legendary Bob and Kathy Burns as well as filmmakers Frank H. Woodward and Trish Geiger & Frank Dietz. MEN IN SUITS composer Mars Homeworld will be on the LOVECRAFTIAN COMPOSERpanel as well. Sacramento local Nicole Chilelli, winner of Season 3 of SyFy channel’s FACE OFF will be joining as a guest as well! Join us after the Q&A for a reception in cooperation with Formoli’s Bistro. Both general admission and VIP Tickets are availble at Tickets.com. VIP Tickets are limited. http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=TDC&pid=7397405

SEE YOU THERE, MONSTER KIDS!

 

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