Later this month at MONSTER BASH in Butler PA, whereÂ Mr. LoboÂ will be presenting another low rent disaster called REPTILICUS,Â he will also be meeting again with filmmaker Daniel Griffith toÂ shoot more interviews for upcoming documentaries for SHOUT FACTORY bonus features.Â One of the subjectsÂ we willÂ be talking about isÂ SCI-FI director Jack Arnold who gave us IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, TARANTULA, and THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN. In preparation forÂ his interviewÂ Mr. LoboÂ boned up onÂ Arnold’s work and wrote an article for the online version of HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES magazine. Check it out, eartlings!
Cinema Insomnia’s worldwide search for the winner of the “Who Wants To Marry Mr. Lobo” contest is over! Dixie Dellamorto – Horror Fan, Artist, Taste-Maker, and editor ofÂ Horror Hosts and Creature Features Magazine from Pennsylvania – is our official final finalist and THE NEW MRS. LOBO! Her duties on the show will occasionally include rotating the Hypno Spinner, delivering secret messages to Mr. Lobo,Â keeping Mr. Lobo’s table cloth straight at Â genreÂ conventions, watching very MISUNDERSTOOD MOVIES, adding a “womans touch” to Mr. Lobo’s projects,Â ironing neckties, and helping in the new Kitchen Set with Insomniac Snacks. She has already officially tied the knot with the famous Cinema Insomnia’s host in California earlier this year but a private East Coast party will be held for her friends and family in her home town on Friday July 13, 2012. Mr. Lobo has already Â congratulated the new Mrs. Lobo with a hearty handshake and offers his sincerest condolences! Thanks to everyone who participated – but don’t be jealous – Dixie’s will most undoubtably needÂ theÂ moral support of all CInsomniacs! All hail the new First Lady of Kitsch!Â
A Personal Update for all you loyal Cinsomniacs!
Wherever you may dwell, know that the protective hypnotic eye is with you always! As you know, Mr. Lobo has traveled to the juicy hind portion of the country to collaborate with the Sci-Fi/Horror/Cult/Budget Movie elite. Our fecal-storm of bad-timing and worse luck has dissipated. So far we have the shot 2 and Â½Â more brand new Cinema Insomnia episodes with Virginia horror host legend Jerry Moore II as producer and Mr. Lobo has made an appearance on his program Monster Madhouse – a DC area staple!
Mr. Lobo was the main judge for a Horror Make-Up contest at THE NATIONAL HAUNTERS CONVENTION in Oaks, PA where Mr. Lobo made some great conacts andÂ also had a sit down interview with Pittsburgh host Gravely Macabre for Horror Hosts and Creature Features magazine. Richmond filmmaker Eric Miller and the folks at the ZOM-BEE horror channel in Northern VA are slated to co-produce more CI for you that will be available for viewing worldwide in the near future.
Buttons, Lobo approved Art, and new 8×10â€™s will be available at MONSTER BASH Conference in Butler, PA where Mr. Lobo is booked to host REPTILICUS live!Â There we’ll meeting with fans and experts and gathering the info and strength needed for our next offensive.Â Weâ€™ll also be collaborating again with the organizers at BLOBFEST in Pheonixville!
Mr. Lobo is proud to have such amazing support and plans on returning to the West Coast in July triumphantâ€¦ready to unleash new CI and our long promised rewards for our special supporters! It takes patience and dedication and superior genetic make-up to be a Cinema Insomnia fan. Thank You! Mr. Lobo does not take you for granted!
Your Cinema Insomnia host,
In the begining, this small globe cooled in the vacuum of outer space and gave rise to cold blooded beasts of massive size called horror movie fans! Every year the old ones gather at a special 3-day ritual called MONSTER BASH at the DAYS INN in BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA! A freaky family reuinonÂ full of collectors, film and TV actors, spectres, robot erectors, movie projectors,Â genre inspectors, reality defectors, funeral directors, Dr. Lecters,Â and pocket protectors!
In the year of our lord 2012, one horror host was asked byÂ CREEPY CLASSICSÂ andÂ SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINEÂ to present the film REPTILICUS on Saturday Night at 12:30 for this historic PREHISTORIC themed edition of their MONSTER BASH JUNE 22-24! Men callÂ this hostÂ Mr. Lobo and if you are brave of spirit and have superiorÂ DNAÂ – you will be there in the movie room, too – for prizes, suprizes, and the INSOMNIAC OATH! All this happens after the outdoor drive-in style films in the insect rich parking lot andÂ before theÂ REPTILICUS runs in it’s entirety without interuption other than the usual mild heckling and snores!
ThisÂ event is onlyÂ aÂ cubic zirconia in the bling-speckled crown of another fun filled three-day weekend withÂ celebs, filmmakers, horror hosts and fans! Movies of course will be runningf all weekend. Mr. Lobo will have a vendor table with all NEW CINEMA INSOMNIA prints and merchandise, art, and goodies for the kids!
This fest is a favorite of Mr. Lobo’s because of all our dearest friends and fans who attend! Our horror host pals Count Gore, Penny Dreadful, and Ghoul A Go Go will also be there with their ghoulish goods. Daniel Griffith, the director of CITIZEN WOOD, a documentary featuring Mr. Lobo, George “The Animal” Steele, and MST3K’s Joel Hodgson. The ZOM-BEE channel will be recording parts of this show for upcoming new epiosdes of CINEMA INSOMNIA as well as footage for an upcoming LOBOMENTARY spearheaded by Chris Lorusso.
So, in short – Fly, Drive, Walk, Quit your Job, or do whatever you need to andÂ be atÂ THE BASH! UNGAWA!
On May 5th documentary makerÂ and archivist Tom Wyrsch will present CREATURESCON ONE: The Worldâ€™s First CREATURE FEATURES Convention at the Bal Theatre in San Leandro, California. Special guests include John Stanley–CF host and Ernie Fosselius-creator of HARDWARE WARS which debuted on CREATURE FEATURES when Bob Wilkins was host. Enjoy dealerâ€™s tables, a Q & A panel, an exhibit of rare Creature-phernalia, hours of rare footage, and the opportunity for fans to get together, share memories! Celebrate the show that united the Bay Area Horror and Sci-Fi fan community.Â Read more about CREATURESCON ONE in a article written by Lord Blood-Rah on the HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES MAGAZINE website!
Cinsomniacs! Mr. Lobo and the Lady Dellamorto will be going back East for another tour of duty. Our first stop is the NATIONAL HAUNTER’S CONVENTION in Oaks, Pennsylvania on May 4rd, 5st, and 6nd…er, that is, May 4th, 5th, and 6th! Calanderology was never Mr. Lobo’s best subject. There you will see attractive attractions, amazing props, haulin’ hearses, amazing masks and make ups and even horror hosts like myself and the shows founder Gravesly Macabre from Midnight Monster Hop! Mr. Lobo will have a table and will also be performing on the Main Stage. If you’re not there, you better be dead…and even death is a poor excuse.
The ballots have been counted, the votes have been rocked, the dangling chads have been kicked out of their moms basements but most importantly the results have been announced in the 10TH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS! Congratulations on All the winners! Mr. Lobo’s best pals Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson (Host), Daniel Griffith( DVD Extra), Terror From Beyond The Daves(Blog), August Ragone(Interview), Midnight Syndicate(CD) took top honors and went home with the coveted CREEPER statuette! Even closer to home, MR. LOBO himself and the film he hosted HI THERE HORROR MOVIE FANS swept the HONORABLE MENTION category…I think we get a ribbon or a rainbow pencil or maybe a gold star sticker on our foreheads.
Be sure to cast your vote next year if you’d like to see Mr. Lobo finally take the RONDO for FAVORITE HORROR HOST…
Buttons, buttons–Who’s got the buttons? We do. 4 classic designs pressed by those geniuses at Buttonlab. You get the Cinema Insomnia Logo and the “Famous Monsters” parody created by Mr. Lobo himself, Brian Maze’s “13 Hosts” comic book design, and Jeff Carlson’s “Mani-Yack” shirt design.Â All four are 5 bucks! That’s a dollar and twenty-five cents each–plus shipping. Coming soon to our store but you can get them now if you email Mr. Lobo!
Thanks for wearing your support of Mr. Lobo and Cinema Insomnia!
IF BY SOME SADNESS YOU MIGHT MISS SAC-CON ON SUNDAY IN SACRAMENTO, FEAR NOT! Many Mr. Lobo events and projects have been added to the ALL NEW CINEMA INSOMNIA CALENDAR! WONDERCON IN ANAHEIM! THE NATIONAL HAUNTERS CONVENTION in Oaks, PA! MR. LOBO Hosts REPTILICUS at MONSTER BASH IN Butler, PA! Many more to come…Mr. Lobo will be on the east coast from May 3rd to July 16th. If you’d like to work with him on a project or book him for an event see our booking page or email Mr. Lobo’s assistant [email protected]! If you miss Mr. Lobo at an event you can always order a signed and personalized custom print or 8X10 in our shop! Thanks, CInsomniacs, and we hope to see you soon somewhere in 2012!
Mr. Lobo’s signed and numbered Out Of Print DVDs have been selling steady on this site since Thursday. 24 sold and only 46 to go! We are not saying there won’t be moreÂ DVDs in the future–but certainly none like these. This is an “end of an era”.Â We’ve already sold out of THE BOB WILKINS SPECIAL, CREATURE, BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, our Pre-Slime Line version or MONSTER FROM A PREHISTORIC PLANET, and IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS! Grab some classic CI goodness in this beloved format while you can at our DVD shop!