The Mighty RETRO CON has invited your favorite television movie host back to meet and greet fans and talk about CULT FILMS, the future of CINEMA INSOMNIA on OSI 74, and Mr. Lobo’s new podcast SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS WITH MR. LOBO. Guest Speakers at the 3 PM panel discussion include Newt Wallen of MIDNIGHT SHOW and Michael Joy from HORRORNEWS.NET. It’s always a great time–See you there!
Directors come from all over the world to create their masterpieces: misunderstood and understood. Throughout the years, we have seen directors rise then turn into the great beyond. A couple weeks ago, we lost one of the most remembered horror directors of all time. That director was the legendary Wes Craven.
Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven did not begin his directing career right away. At first, he worked in the education field as an English professor at Westminster College then a Humanities professor at Clarkson University. During his teaching career, he purchased a 16mm camera and began working on short films.
In 1972, he released his first full-length horror feature entitled, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. The film told the story of two teenage girls on their way to a rock concert. While on their way, they are kidnapped by four psychotic killers. Later, the killers stumble upon one of the girls’ home where her parents obtain their revenge on them.
He continued his reign of film terror through taking you on a “family trip” into the desert to visit a family of cannibals in his 1977 hit, THE HILLS HAVE EYES! It has received a continuous cult following to this day along with receiving a sequel in 1985 and remake in 2006. With another hit under his belt, this did not stop Craven from his creative streak! Wes Craven continued transforming his films from various dreams he had. One of which we know today through it’s series and it’s iconic serial killer who haunts you in your dreams. It spawned many sequels, kick started several well-known actors careers, and brought terror to the silver screen and beyond.
This month, we remember the legend Wes Craven was and commemorate his works, both the misunderstood films and accepted ones. What are your favorite Wes Craven films? Which one do you believe is the most misunderstood?
Do you have any vintage collectables, posters, or memorabilia pictures you’d like to share? You can post them on our page and they will be shared on our pages! Artists, this includes your brilliant art!
RIP Wes Craven, you will never be forgotten!
Let’s make this month memorable and discover all things “Craven”!
Tonight is the night! Come on out to The Colonial Theatre for the Italian All Night Splatterfest 4 featuring BLACK SUNDAY (1960)
Our very own DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO I made the T-shirts this year, by hand! Each one is slightly unique! She can not wait to share them with the world.
Come on out, you’re in for a scream!
Who is looking out to make YOUR entertainment universe better? We are! Piles and piles of Mega-Fun Top Secret projects all add up to our new venture…OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL and our new streaming channel OSI 74. We are reinvesting all our profits into the channel as we get ready for launch OCTOBER 30th, 2015. Now is the time to buy a CD, DVD, Poster, Shirt, Sticker, or other collectible treasure to join in on the fun and to give us an extra boost as we take on the small screen industry to make a channel for people like us! So far your support has been amazing! Thank you!
On the programming schedule, you can look forward to 13 New episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA with MR. LOBO,
24 “Lost” First Season Episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA,
SLEAZY P. MARTINI of the band GWAR in an original late night program called SLEAZY PICTURES AFTER DARK,
Never before seen episodes of MONSTER MADHOUSE with KARLOS BORLOFF, Classic CULT MOVIES TV episodes based on the wonderful mag from the 90’s, New episodes of CRISWELL PREDICTS!, Franken-brother of Mr. Lobo, ERIC MILLER’s MIDNIGHT FRIGHTS with SPOTSWOODE, Veteran animator CRAIG CLARK’s KUSTOMONSTERS cartoon show on our Saturday Morning line up, London Burly-Q sensation BUNNY GALORE’s soap PANTRY MANOR, Classic MONSTER CREATURE FEATURE episodes and the premiere of ORMON GRIMSBY’s All New Program THE ORMON GRIMSBY SHOW, the Publisher of PARANOIA MAGAZINE, OLAV PHILLIPS is curating or SECRET SUNDAYS block of Mysteries and Conspiracies, OSI original Cold War Sci-Fi program with model JESSE SEEHERMANas space babe COSMONAUTI–UTOPIA FANTASTIKA, A Night Flight inspired overnight extravaganza of films music videos and more called 12:01 BEYOND, Plus, Outrageous shorts and acclaimed Indy Films…all on your New New Favorite channel OSI 74. Check out OSI74.com!!! ALL SYSTEMS GO!
Please collect and share these promo images with no mercy!
Last month, robots roamed the Cinema Insomnia pages. This month things seem a little funny around here. Books are floating, cats are talking, even the movies are strange. Almost as if we were under a spell…..a misunderstood spell. We are under Mr. Lobo’s hypnotic power, but what if it is deeper than that this month? Maybe a witch, perhaps? But which witch?
Witches are one of the most misunderstood characters on film and in life. Sailing through the night on their brooms, the There have also been interesting misunderstood films about them. For instance the notorious THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES (1964).
Yes, that one…stop staring at the mole! It may hypnotize you and turn you into a zombie! She is only one in a long line of characters we will explore this month. Who is your favorite misunderstood witch of all time? Is it this mysterious Estrella? Or Is it someone bigger and badder? How about the Sanderson Sisters?
Open your spell books and send us your pictures, WITCHY themed art, tattoo art, collection of your Witch themed films or figures, or pictures/video of anything you think pertains to the theme and it will be shared on our pages to be seen and enjoyed by all!
If you do not have your own piece of art, check out our ETSY shop and pick up a copy of DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO’s creation entitled “HAUNTED LEONA”!Get ready for Bubbles, Toils, and Troubles This Month!
This past weekend, MRS. LOBO dawned her MISS BLOB sash and MR. LOBO had the honor of hosting the annual terror of THE BLOB during BLOBFEST at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA! The Blob held back during the day outside the theatre where attendees enjoyed a fire extinguisher parade, costume contest, and all things BLOB! Later, they could view the screenings of THE BLOB(1955), THE CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON 3-D(1954), and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN(1948). On Sunday, they rounded up the festivities with a screening of THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X(2012) followed by a Q&A with the director PAUL BUNNELL.
If you have pictures from this past weekend, send them in and we’ll share them on our pages!
Photo courtesy of Freddie Bagnato
If you missed the festivities, here are some footage from the momentous event!
For a Behind-the-Scenes and Front of Scenes look, Here’s a video from CinemaSickness:
A side view of the famous Run Out by Ashley Fair:
Opening to Day 2 Footage of MR. LOBO! Footage by kupo:
Paul Bunnell’s Q&A footage by Cinema Sickness:
What was YOUR favorite moment at BLOBFEST 2015?
Attention Misunderstood Movie Lovers and CInsomniacs…Do you need something weird for your castle walls or treasury? Please visit Dixie Dellamorto Lobo’s recently reactivated Etsy shop. There you will find orginal art and official CINEMA INSOMNIA WITH MR. LOBO goodies.
MR. LOBO 8x10s
Just like in the CINEMA INSOMNIA shop, There are Autographed 8x10s featuring Mr. Lobo of the Nationally syndicated late night Horror Host Program, Cinema Insomnia. These 8×10’s are personally signed by Mr. Lobo himself and are made out to you! When buying this listing, please message us to let us know who to have Mr. Lobo make it out to! A must have for a Cinema Insomnia Fan!
And if you are a fan you should Join the Sleepless Knights of Insomnia!
Lifetime Membership includes:
NEW–the world’s fanciest and most detailed Certificate of Membership. Printed on expensive parchment paper! Numbered and signed MR. LOBO.
NEW randomly selected Signed Large 8X10 Photo valued at $10 to $20 at conventions. Just like the 8X10 photo in the picture above or similar. Are you feeling lucky?
CLASSIC Signed 4X6 Black and White Photo of Mr. Lobo,This is the very same photo offered to insomniacs from day one of the fan club.
AND other random goodies not mentioned above.
Best of all you will be an official CINSOMNIAC…or a SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF INSOMNIA!
Be sure to watch CINEMA INSOMNIA on our new internet based channel OSI 74 launching in October.
MONSTER MADHOUSE OSI 74 PROMO POSTER
This poster designed by Mr. L0B0 is the first of a series of fundraisers for the channel. It features “THE MOST ACTION PACKED TV HORROR HOST SHOW IN THE WORLD !!”…Not CINEMA INSOMNIA, but MONSTER MADHOUSE!
This 11×17 inch high quality poster print includes a flexible plastic sleeve for protection. This image is a print version of the MONSTER MADHOUSE OSI 74 promo piece. The host of MONSTER MADHOUSE, KARLOS BORLOFF is generously donating 100% of the profits into data storage and delivery costs for the channel. The print is suitable for framing and would be at home hanging on the wall in your Game Room, Den, or in the dungeon! This print is signed and dated by the artist upon request. Be the first Monster Kid in the Madhouse to own it! Thanks for supporting OSI 74 and MONSTER MADHOUSE!
Something for you vampires…Dixie Dellamorto’s internet famous and often bootleged design…
STAY YOUNG THE VAMPIRE WAY
“Drink this much Human Blood Every Day! — Drink a full big glass of Human Blood every single day to get plenty of B Negative — one thing your undead body doesn’t store up. Stay young the Vampire way! “
11×17 inch high quality poster print which includes a flexible plastic sleeve for protection. This image is an original acrylic painting by Dixie Dellamorto which has been modified to mimic a vintage advertising art. The print is suitable for framing and would be at home hanging on the wall in your Game Room, Kitchen, or the wall of the Blood bank! This print is signed and dated by the artists. Be the first Crazy in your city to own it!
Every misunderstood Movie has it’s day and you may enjoy this…
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK(1981) INSPIRED PRINT
The Futuristic year is 1997.
New York City is a Maximum Security Prison. A Master Criminal’s Mission:
Rescue the Captive U.S. President
11×17 inch high quality poster print which includes a flexible plastic sleeve for protection. This image is an original digital illustration by Dixie Dellamorto. The print is suitable for framing and would be at home hanging on the wall in your Game Room, Den, or the War Room of the Duke of New York! This print is signed and dated by the artist. Be the first Crazy in your city to own it!
THERE IS MUCH MORE TO SEE IN THE ETSY SHOP…
If you’re willing–Come by and pick up something for your weirder self…
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