To Our Respective Horror Host and His Bride,
For over 10 years, you have worked endless hours, written countless script pages, spent numerous hours watering and keeping Miss Mittens satisfied, edited multiple takes and outtakes of footage (understood and misunderstood, respectively), endured trials and curve-balls life has thrown at you. Despite all of this, you keep coming back doing what you love by creating colorful art in an a gray world. This last year you created a new platform for hosts, talented artists, filmmakers, and other talented individuals to come show the world their gifts.
Mrs. Lobo, you are a valuable asset and beloved companion who brings an extra spice to the show and overall community. We are all indeed thankful for you and everything you do to make OSI 74 and Cinema Insomnia possible. You are Mr. Lobo’s partner, soulmate, and partner in crime. Much like Batman, Ted Theodore Logan (Bill and Ted), and many other super teams and Wild Stallions-they are stronger together than apart.
We bring you numerous gifts, Mr. Lobo. In letters, small words, and videos. Enjoy!
A Letter From Sleepless Knight Marjorie Chardem:
Dear Mr. Lobo,
Here’s a lot of gratitude for all the good times. You’ve added only joy to my life. The first time I saw you was at the showing of The Undertaker. My friends threw me up on stage and I climbed through the ranks to become Reel 7 girl. I accomplished this only after offering a suggestion of how to dispose of a deceased baby mittens and giving one good ol’ fashioned horror gal scream! It was one of those perfect moments in life that was devoid of flaw. Just one amazing ride that didn’t have that ‘but then this happened’ downside. Also, I had never seen The Undertaker and it opened a whole new world of cinematic history and the belly of the horror hosting world to my virgin eyes. Lastly, I am still friends with the women I met onstage that night. So thank you. Yes, the letter goes on. Filming with you, Dixie and Larry was another untainted memory. I remember getting to hunt down the usher costume from All About Evil. I recall squeezing myself into the jacket and becoming a tiny piece of horror host history. Believe me when I tell you and Dixie that it was an honor to step on set and that my favorite part of the evening was when Dixie painted on my eye liner (a treat for a fan girl like me). It was also the moment that I broke Servo (face palm), realized how naughty your jokes are and you taught me the PROPER way to point to myself. I’ll never forget the moment you said to me, “Imagine I’m your harmless uncle, completely smooth from the waist down.” I was forever touched. Lastly, I just want to thank you for all you do for us. You are very kind to your fans and it’s the details that count. A handwritten note, an autograph and a sense of grace are more important than you know. Your love of cinema and your comic timing are your staples but your generosity to those who support you will be your legacy. Here’s to you and Dixie!
Art, Pictures, and Videos Provided by Sleepless Knights Lady Kim Wailes, Sir Garrett Mehaffey, Sir Scott Bradley, Sir Paul Knight, Blast From the Past Pictures from Sir Sci-fi Bob Eckman, Sir Joseph Herb, Sir Lawrence Laney Loftin & Son, and Sir Buddha Gonzalez:
All of us Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs are extremely thankful for you, Mr. Lobo. Today, we would be not where we are at without your inspiration, drive, and passion. Ok and a little bit of swing to it. We can continue to go on and on with this article but I think we’ve shown you the past three days and will continue to show you how much we appreciate you!
On a personal note, I’d like to thank you for allowing me to come on board to the Cinema Insomnia family. I’ve never felt so welcome anywhere else in my life. You have allowed me to come on board as your intern when I was in college to help and learn the ropes. For almost two years, you still keep me on and I am completely thankful for all I’ve learned and continue to learn. This community, show, and family has grown so much since then and I can’t wait to see what is to come in the future.
We love you Mr. Lobo and Mrs. Lobo and continue to believe that “THEY’RE NOT BAD MOVIES, JUST MISUNDERSTOOD!”
Lady Cayce Campaign, Sleepless Knights, and CInsomniac Family