Glen or Glenda? It’s Ed Wood Month Here at Cinema Insomnia!

img_0007.jpgIt was written in the stars from the skies over Hollywood to the Giant Octopus filled coasts of Florida and seen around the world. It’s Ed Wood Time. It’s time to pull the strings and guide in the UFOs, to put up the Bat-Signal and call Bela Lugosi up from his eternal slumber, and demand all other filmmakers to step aside. This month belongs to one of the most misunderstood writer/producer/directors of all time.

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In honor of the new PLAN 9(2016) being officially released in the US, we celebrate the man who started it all. Ed Wood, Jr. has inspired many directors, writers, producers, artists and actors throughout the years. He proved that dreams ARE worth fighting for no matter what the personal cost may be or what potential criticism you endure. He showed that no matter how wild and outside of the norm your dreams may be, you have the possibility of  inspiring generations to come.

This month is all about the misfit givings of film history and in particular Edward D. Wood, Jr.’s creative gift to humankind. This includes images, film clips, and classic Cinema Insomnia Episodes featuring some of his films. Let us remember him in the best way we know how–Taking the Insomniac Oath and not taking our eyes off the Cinema Insomnia pages. What is your favorite Ed Wood feature? PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE(1959)? BRIDE OF THE MONSTER(1955)? ORGY OF THE DEAD(1965)? We want to know! Help us help you Re-Animate your favorite Ed Wood film moments.

 

Get excited with “Wood” this month!

 

 

 

Love Is In The Air Here At Cinema Insomnia

12654446_1095080167202705_3166004401792349798_nLove is In The Air Here! Monsters have risen, both misunderstood and understood to celebrate this month. There is much to love, regardless of the bond between the living and the undead and monsters alike. We celebrate the “misunderstood pairings” through fan art, archived images, scenes from the past.

12650811_10153892738179660_2942950735456816736_nWe’ve all have fallen in love for our individual or group of monsters. This month is not only about capturing the love between monsters and humans on film, but also our love for them. This is where you come in, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs! Over the years, more and more monsters have come onto the scene.

Many of you have collected memorabilia throughout the years. Some of you have posed with your favorite monsters. Others have captured footage such as this one of your monsters and their “loves”. This is your moment to join together this month to also show your “Monster Love”.

Who are your favorite monsters that you’ve come to love over the years? Which specific one captures your heart and will not let it go? This month is all about love. Love is meant to be expressed, shown, and viewed for the world.

It’s time to open up your hearts. Love is in the Air! Love Between Monsters. Love Between Humans and Monsters. Love Between Humans. Love amongst CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! And Love Amongst a Horror Host and Knights and CInsomniacs Around the World! Let’s Show It This Month!

This Month We Remember Legendary Director Wes Craven!

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.

11988499_862880197158597_9142582958466751279_n(1)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.

11227524_10153683708029430_3309093586970181323_nHe 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”!

Are You Ready To “Un-Wrap” The Theme of the Month?

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As more news arises from OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL and CINEMA INSOMNIA, this month’s THEME OF THE MONTH shall bring it’s own sort of terror! For years, the mysteries of the Egyptian kings have baffled archeologists, historians, and scientists. Some have said the tombs hidden in the masses of sand and earth contain evil curses who rack the bodies of searchers who stumble upon them. For years, Universal and Hammer along with many independent films have told many different adaptions of the tale of THE MUMMY!

image2sIt all began with BORIS KARLOFF’s 1932 classic, THE MUMMY. His monster wreaked havoc, conquering anyone who was in his path. From there, a legend was born and from there did many films follow. 

We’ve seen infinitely many different adaptions of this tale. THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940), THE MUMMY’S CURSE (1944), THE MUMMY’S GHOST, and many more. Then HAMMER FILMS began it’s own reign of terror.

This month, we will dive deep into the adaptions of THE MUMMY and maybe even discover a few surprises along the way. What is your favorite adaption of THE MUMMY? Do you prefer BORIS KARLOFF, LON CHANEY JR., or CHRISTOPHER LEE as the monster?

What is your favorite MUMMY franchise film? Do you prefer HAMMER or UNIVERSAL? Mummy-CurseSend us your pictures, MUMMY themed art, tattoo art, collection of your Mummy 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!

Help us celebrate the “uncovering” of THE MUMMY as well as the more news to come from OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL. Keep Your Eyes Open, Your Curiosity in Check, and BEWARE OF THE MUMMY!