It’s “Horror Host Appreciation Month” Here!

FotorCreatedRemember, Remember, Remember November. October was quite a month! The launch of OSI 74 was a bit bumpy but a success nonetheless. With Wild Fridays, Saturday Morning Fun and Sleepovers, and Secret Sundays, how can you not want to delve into all of the fun? Now of course we are all suffering from Post Halloween Depression Disorder, but November is here. Every November is laid out with the autumn filled days leading up to Thanksgiving.

This year, there is much to be thankful for here at CINEMA INSOMNIA.

DevilDollThe ole grand misunderstood films we have been given from the past, present, and future! Miss Mittens, in all of her green glory, always bringing joy to plants everywhere through our television and computer screens. For the long line of Reel 7 girls who have come to attempt to boost our ratings with males from 18-25, we salute you! To you loyal SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS and CINSOMNIACS for continuing to support us and our mission to spread the news that, “THEY’RE NOT BAD MOVIES–JUST MISUNDERSTOOD!” But out of all these major components that make the show great, we are forever thankful for our legendary host….MR. LOBO!

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For over ten years, going on fifteen, MR. LOBO has brought us the good, the bad, and the ugly of misunderstood films. Our show has been broadcasted on the air, through live stream, and now through the evolution of television OSI 74. MR. LOBO has worked a many sleepless nights through insomnia in order to bring CINEMA INSOMNIA to you loyal fans.

He, along with many other Horror Hosts, have brought joy and treasured memories to our homes for generations. This month, we honor them by appreciating them and all of their hard work.

Who are your favorite Horror Hosts of all time? Is there one particular one that will forever stick out to you since your childhood? What are your most favorite memories? Leave us comments down below or on our pages. Send us in pictures of your horror hosts! We will share them on our pages. If you had your picture taken with them, share them too.

We are counting down the days to Thanksgiving. Let’s Share about the Horror Hosts we are thankful for!

We’ve Prepped the Cinema Insomnia Canvas for This Fan of the Week!

10815853_10152413067037187_2084288932_nSIR STEVEN COURSE first viewed our beloved host on the former MONSTER CHANNEL formerly online. The thing that drew him to the show; however, was actually not a usual story. In fact, the unique piece to the show that truly hooked him to CINEMA INSOMNIA was….THE HYPNOTIC EYE! The moment he saw it, he fell under the entrancing spell and has tuned into the show ever since. Also a few years ago, he attended the annual BLOBFEST held in Phoenixville, Pennsylvannia where he got to meet MR. LOBO.

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As a child, Steven was allowed to stay up for CREATURE FEATURES which could be viewed in his hometown of Cambridge, England where him and his family lived. during that time. He still enjoys tuning into misunderstood films along with lower budget genre films which made him who he is today. He demonstrates his love for these films as well as CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO through his art.

Each piece he creates is unique and from his heart as we can see in the art pieces of SLITHER(2006) and THE DEADLY MANTIS(1957) and MR. LOBO, of course.

10811723_10152413067257187_1093353977_n10819036_10152413067282187_296671342_nA composer of electronic music, Steven is working on sound-scapes for a very surreal and artistic spoken word project with MR. LOBO called HYPNOSIS FOR HIPSTERS–that is due out early next year..

Thank you, STEVEN COURSE, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for your incredible art pieces, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, STEVEN COURSE –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for December 5th through the December 11th!

FanoftheWeekmasterYou now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN OF THE YEAR and receive prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced in December! 10822263_10152413067312187_1546981886_n

Loyal and Royal! Knurl Chubb from the Bay Area is our Fan of The Week!

Lobo_BorloffWe are thankful for this week for one of our very best CInsomniacs a Sleepless Knight who goes by the codename KNURL CHUBB. She wrote a nice, self-described “long winded dissertation” about CINEMA INSOMNIA and how she came to watch it, and live the life. She sent us some of her favorite pictures taken with her camera. She especially likes the one of Mr. Lobo at the first Lobotronic in Sacramento at the Studio Theater. Also the SECRETS OF HORROR HOSTING panel at Wondercon 2006, with Bob and John, and the historic meeting of Mr. Lobo and Karlos Borloff at Comic-Con in San Diego, 2009.

 
KTEH, KCTH, AMGTV, DVD, LIVESTREAM, ROKU, She’s followed CI from outlet to outlet and looking forward to watching new CI episodes, live hosted on Ustream. She thinks it’s really fun to chat with the other fans while she watches. She convinced her boss at TRILLIAM GRAPHICS to sponsor CI on KTEH and she made a blow-up banner and stickers of CI artwork!
“We used to watch the L.A. horror host Seymour on Saturday nights when I was a teen, and later in college, we watched Bob Wilkins’ Creature Features show in the dorm TV room. I often lamented that there were no horror hosts on TV any more, and always wished they would revive Creature Features.

Then, one Saturday night, second week of October 2005, I turned on the TV to watch the un-hosted monster movies, on KTEH out of San Jose, and it was Cinema Insomnia with Mr. Lobo. In the Halloween show, he played his new music video “Watching TV”. It was fantastic! I was completely and irrevocably hooked. Mr Lobo had totally captured the feeling of watching monster movies with my friends as a teen!

 

lecture2Lobo I want you! fixedI love the show because it is a perfect blend of current and retro, really well written, creative, and hilarious. It has always made me forget my troubles for a couple of hours and have a good laugh. My favorite Saturday night is to watch monster movies in PJs with some snacks and the cats snuggled up.

 
I like to try and collect all the shows so I can have a nice archive. I have a lot of them on DVD and even VHS, and now that they are on the internet, I’ll probably have digital files as well. I also love going to the live shows, they are the best!”

Knurl also sent us a selfie in her CI Santa eyeball hat from that first fundraiser at KTEH, waaaay back when.
CI MeThank you, KNURL CHUBB, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, KNURL CHUBB –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for November 28th through the December 4th!

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You now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN OF THE YEAR and receive prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced in December! 

Hyah! Mr. Lobo gets a kick out of Martial Artist and Sleepless Knight of the Week–Mike Quebec

Number One Super guy, MICHAEL QUEBEC, is our fan of the week. Usually Mr. Lobo’s fans have a less active lifestyle. This Knight ran ads in some of our old shows as a call to arms to make low budget Martial Arts movies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The picture above is from a trailer for the series DISAVOWED.
Mike even allowed Mr. Lobo to record a segment at his school and showed our honorable host a few self-defense moves for the unfinished WENG WENG: THE IMPOSSIBLE KID(1982) episode. He also taught many CInsomniacs in the San Francisco Bay Area how to Swing Dance. Here, he tells his story…but first Let’s Rock!

http://www.themonsterclub.com/mn1.gif“I first encountered MR. LOBO in an issue of The MONSTER NEWS–issue number 10. It was sometime around the early 2000s when I got that free magazine while attending a film festival in Alameda. I later met him in person at the Castro Theater in San Francisco either during a GODZILLA, a DARK SHADOWS, or a JAMES BOND film festival (it was more than 10 years ago so I forget! I said, “You’re him!” to which he replied, “Who me, who hah?!”)

A few weeks later, after getting home late one night after hosting a swing dance party (one of my many jobs for which our friend and Sleepless Knight Bob Ekman refers to me as “Dancer Guy”), I flipped through the channels on my TV while trying to get sleepy and I saw that Mr. Lobo was on KTEH Channel 54 and I was hooked! I later met him again at a mutual friend’s party (actually a friend of mine who is also involved in swing dancing who emailed me asking, “Hey are you an Insomniac too?” after she saw my name on the Cinema Insomnia website as a visitor to the site leaving a comment.)

http://www.bmovienation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/lobo_mr.jpgIt was easy talking to Mr Lobo and we found we had a mutual love not just of horror and sci-fi films, but basically all genres of cult cinema, including teen exploitation films from the 1950’s and ’60’s and martial arts films.

Later, he asked me to shoot a skit with him at the martial arts school I was teaching at at the time. (Another job of mine and that skit is up on You Tube!)

I was sad to hear that he was no longer on KTEH, but I always will have fun memories of his shows and I will always be a huge admirer of his comedic talent.

Thank you Mr. Lobo for bringing us such joy.”

The movie party doesn’t have to end, Mike. Here is a classic KTEH episode on our ustream channel! Remember when MR. LOBO hosted this film starring your martial arts Street Fighter hero SONNY CHIBA as SPACE CHIEF? The CINEMA INSOMNIA presentation of INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN(1961)!

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Thank you, MIKE “DANCER GUY” QUEBEC, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for spreading the gospel of “KUNG-FU FIGHTING” and CINEMA INSOMNIA, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, MICHAEL QUEBEC –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for November 21st through the 28th!

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You now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN OF THE YEAR and receive prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced this December!