GIANT MONSTER MONTH demands a GIANT MONSTER FAN-OF-THE-WEEK!

SIR PAUL KNIGHT or “PAULZILLA” , has been watching good, bad, and misunderstood movies since his first hatching. His dear “Momzilla” recalls him peeking around the castle couch to watch THE WOLFMAN(1941) at the tender age of 3. Unlike other kids his age, he seldom had nightmares watching all the spookiness. He was lucky enough to catch  the tail-end of the AURORA Monster Model craze in the mid-70’s, working on the Glow-in-the-Dark versions of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON(1954) and GODZILLA(1954) models with his Dadzilla.

After seeing most of the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS on TV, he came upon a wondrous find one day. While shopping with Momzilla, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON leapt off the newsstand on a magazine emblazoned the title “FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND”.
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This was Paulzilla’s first foray(or is it Forry?) into the wild world of Warren Publications helmed by the wonderful FORREST J ACKERMAN and JIM WARREN.  So began the journey into other Warren mags such as EERIE, CREEPY, and, of course, a little later, VAMPIRELLA. UNCLE FORRY was a writer, a literary agent, a principle founder of modern fandom, and probably had the world’s biggest collection of books and movie memorabilia. He was a great influence to both horror and science fiction and to Paulzilla.


After having his little impressionable mind blown with the release of STAR WARS(1977), he discovered another wondrous thing, the TV horror-host. Now allowed to stay up later, he found DR. MADBLOOD’S MOVIES on WAVY TV-10. Forever fascinated with the gent in the grey afro and lab coat saying “Hi, gang!”–as though he knew he was there! DOCTOR MADBLOOD(Jerry Harrell) taught Paul to love the really bad B-Movies, but not to take them too seriously and has been entertaining audiences in the Hampton Roads, VA area for over 40 years now.1379822_588007891235371_836957973_n
“He would happily warn us “Okay gang, We have a real ker-stinker tonight!” He still has his Halloween Special every year. Last year I was the CFTBL for the taping. I’ve been very blessed over the years and been persuaded to do numerous little bits or characters for the show, despite me being camera-shy and more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.”


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Back in 1999, Paulzilla’s writing colleague and mentor Deborah Painter, persuaded him to co-write an article on DR. MADBLOOD for SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE, Issue number 38. He’s been making contributions in SCARY MONSTERS ever since–a book thought to be the spirit successor to Forry’s FAMOUS MONSTERS.

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51ByCafZ3JL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_BTW Insomniacs, you can find CINEMA INSOMNIA host MR.LOBO in back issue #60, and #69 regarding the horror-host documentary he narrated VIRGINIA CREEPERS(2009) directed by SEAN KOTZ, and also a nice article on MR. LOBO’s mentor BOB WILKINS in issue #51. SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE has been going strong for over 25 years now, and I’m honored to be associated with it. In 2010, Paulzilla was approached by Debbie Painter to contribute a chapter to her book, FORRY: THE LIFE OF FORREST J ACKERMAN (McFARLAND PUBLISHING) relating his personal encounters with him over the years.

Ci_gigantisEven though CINEMA INSOMNIA aired only briefly in the HAMPTON ROADS area in 2003-2004 on COX 71, thanks to the inter-webs and Livestream channels like THE KREEPY KASTLE and THE VORTEXX, Paulzilla has been able to catch-up with CINEMA IMSOMNIA episodes, and really digs MR. LOBO’s homage’ to the great hosting legends, Mr.John Stanley and Bob Wilkins.

“Mr.Lobo has his own unique style, but you can definitely see the influence these two gentleman had on him. Mr. Lobo was broadcast on a number of stations in Virginia and has legions of Insomniacs here.

Finally, after years of being a fan of the show, I got to meet Mr.Lobo and the lovely Dixie Dellamorto Lobo, at Monster Fest-11 in Chesapeake,Virginia,in 2014. I happily left the SCARY MONSTERS table I was manning to purchase MR. LOBO’s Fan Club Kit at the CINEMA INSOMNIA table.
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I am now OFFICIALLY SK1196! To make the experience even more wonderful, I was asked, along with MR. LOBO and COUNT GORE DE VOL to be Costume Contest Judges at this fun and fabulously frightening event hosted by CRAIG T. ADAMS(AKA Brain and Uncle Feloneous Madblood). Yummmm..A horror-host sandwich! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, I later, along with the other guests like ORMON GRIMSBY, and CRAIG T. ADAMS, got to have dinner with MR. LOBO and Dixie after the show. What a great day that was. Paulzilla just wants to say “How honored I am to be nominated Sleepless Knight Of The Week! Thank you!”

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Thank you, PAULZILLA KNIGHT, 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, print, share and enjoy. Congratulations, SIR PAULZILLA KNIGHT – SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–May 8th through May 14th, 2015.

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

Knights, welcome PAULZILLA to the elite inner circle of SUPREME SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS. If you or someone you know deserves this honor send your fan story and pictures to [email protected]

Our SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK is Kooky, Spooky, and All together Ooky!

11012284_1405605769745021_1829812384_nHORROR HOST SIR ORMON GRIMSBY’s origins began in Detroit, Michigan, where he grew up watching the classic horror host SIR GRAVES GHASTLY. Since then, he has established himself and his own show MONSTER CREATURE FEATURE where he brings his own thrills to audiences.

SIR GRIMSBY considers MR. LOBO one of his influences and originally found CINEMA INSOMNIA around 2002/03 on the internet,

“I was searching to find out if there were still any hosts around and that is when I found Mr. Lobo. I immediately connected with his humor sci-fiBobmagazineand style and loved his show from the first time I saw it…I have since loved all things Lobo, including his Horror Hosts publication and Halloween CD. I am always looking forward to what he and Dixie Delamorto come up with next. They are an amazing duo.”

When asked why he keeps coming back to watch the show, he replied,

 IMG_4744“I think I connect with what they do because (Mr. Lobo comes) comes from the same era growing up (we have) the same influences. Back in time when there wasn’t as much choice, you treasured some of those gold nuggets that came your way on a Saturday afternoon.”

Here is a video of a short interview between MR. LOBO and SIR GRIMSBY:

When it comes to his favorite CINEMA INSOMNIA episode, SIR GRIMSBY explained that it would be the classic CINEMA INSOMNIA Sci-Fi episode featuring INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN! Here is the episode for you to “Tune In” and Enjoy!

 

Now a legendary host in his own right and a trusted colleague, SIR GRIMSBY has joined MR. LOBO and DIXIE DELLAMORTO in their new venture and are working with them to develop a new half-hour “kids show” featuring his charcter in the spirit of HILARIOUS HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN and PEE-WEE’s PLAYHOUSE.  This program and his original show, MONSTER CREATURE FEATURE, will air along side CINEMA INSOMNIA  any many other off-beat programs on their new production collective OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL and new internet based TV channel OSI 74. The channel is scheduled to launch this fall. More details to come…
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11016599_1405605413078390_1722354428_nThank you, ORMON GRIMSBY, 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, print, share and enjoy. Congratulations, SIR ORMON GRIMSBY – SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–May 1st through May 7th, 2015.

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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 or receive the prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies.

Knights, welcome ORMON to the elite inner circle of SUPREME SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS. If you or someone you know deserves this honor send your fan story and pictures to [email protected]

Art Lovers! Get Ready For The Unveiling of Mr. Lobo’s FAN OF THE WEEK!

photo5.phpSIRFinkleCreature ANDY FINKLE is a monster enthusiast, a librarian, and a visual artist. He creates his uniquely creative pieces in his art studio located in an old camper.
He participates in various shows along the East Coast and the Midwest, sharing his creations with attendees. He also shares his work on his website andyfinkle.com and had participated in our CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Theme of the Month this past January by sharing his painting of “The Kilted Creature.”

11075140_10152634851952237_224193775_n Around ten years ago, SIR ANDY dove deep into learning about different horror hosts. MR. LOBO quickly became his favorite. So much so that he emailed MR. LOBO, asking him if he could paint MR. LOBO’s portrait.

Currently, his favorite misunderstood films are ones featuring monsters and aliens. He continued,

“If it turns out the monster isn’t bad (as in evil) so much as misunderstood than it is all the better. I love movies that were made on low budgets. Some of them do not seem to have been made to make money so much as because those involved in the project felt compelled to make the movie, those are the most fun.”

finklecreepMR. LOBO and DIXIE tapped the talented Andy Finkle to illustrate the late great Barry Lee Hobart AKA DR. CREEP(1941-2011) for their tribute in the print edition of  HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES magazine.

poster-zaat When it comes his overall favorite misunderstood monster movie film, SIR ANDY’s personal favorite is the tale of the mad scientist who injected himself with a formula, transforming into a catfish beast entitled ZAAT or THE BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z(1971).

“I love the scene with the hippie pied piper, the team in matching jumpsuits that travel around in an RV, and the crazy hand-drawn wheel illustration made by Dr. Z. That movie has got it all!” SIR ANDY recommended.

 

photo.phpThank you, SIR ANDY FINKLE, valued Sleepless Knight for ALL your Support for CINEMA INSOMNIA,watching all those Misunderstood Movies and continuous support! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can share, download, and print. Congratulations, SIR ANDY FINKLE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for March 27th through April 2nd, 2015.

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This Fan of the Week is a Lord…Horror Host, Lord Blood Rah!

LBR+on+set1The curtain has risen, the fog machines have begun, and through the smokey haze arises our Fan of the Week LORD BLOOD-RAH! He first met MR. LOBO at the famous WONDERCON around the early 2000s. At that time, LORD BLOOD-RAH wasn’t aware that the horror hosts were still going strong. He purchased two of MR. LOBO’s DVDs from his booth and has been a strong CInsomniac ever since, filling up on misunderstood horror films.

LORD BLOOD-RAH began on his “misunderstood quest” for Horror and Sci-fi flicks all the way back to the classic show CREATURE FEATURES hosted by Horror Host SIR BOB WILKINS,

“I grew up watching that show and blame it for my current condition!” He exclaimed, with a smile.

LBR+at+Forbidden+IslandToday, LORD BLOOD-RAH is a well esteemed Horror host with his show LORD BLOOD-RAH’S NERVE WRACKIN’ THEATRE for the past six years and is still going strong in the “Horror Host Community”.

He began his reign through hosting shows at live venues to the masses in the Bay Area and grew over the years. His show is currently in production for his fourth season and airs in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan as well as two local television stations and on the Horror channel GETSCARED TV on ROKU.

Here is one of his episodes featuring the 1962 misunderstood classic EEGAH!:

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Thank you, LORD BLOOD-RAH, valued Sleepless Knight for ALL your Support for CINEMA INSOMNIA, the Horror Host community, and watching and showing Misunderstood films! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can share, download, and print. Congratulations, LORD BLOOD-RAH –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for March 20th through March 26th, 2015!

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THIS SLEEPLESS KNIGHT IS A COMIC SUPERHERO, DISGUISED AS MILD MANNERED FAN OF THE WEEK!

10904230_10205552258235052_161680933_n10899605_10205552266915269_430100119_nSIR ROB L. McCARTHY is a Comic book reviewer, a writer, a hero in the “disabled community”–and to us CInsomnmiacs! He first found CINEMA INSOMNIA back when it used to air in the San Francisco bay area on KTEH Ch. 54 and transformed into the loyal viewer and Sleepless Knight he is today.

SIR ROB has shown his support by purchasing autographed CINEMA INSOMNIA DVDs from MR. LOBO each year he was at Wondercon in San Francisco. He currently writesand edits his long running semi-autobiographical internet comic strip entitled HELL ON WHEELS. He transported our Host into HELL ON WHEELS in his #144 edtion comic strip. Here is the strip:

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Quit witted and naturally funny, SIR ROB has excitedly and expertly written hilarious gags for MR. LOBO for many CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes and for live shows such as Blobfest. Back in 2013, he helped shape the “wheelchair enhanced” character of Professor Ex-Exorcist in our 2013 CINEMA INOSMNIA Haunted House Special.

He continues to be on the mission of converting people into CINSOMNIACS online by sharing links about the show and spreading the word that “They are NOT BAD MOVIES–JUST MISUNDERSTOOD!” MR. LOBO appreciates him for all he has done for the cause and for what he continues to do day after day!   He will be helping the LOBOs develop new shows and projects for their upcoming venture OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL,

Thank you, SIR ROB L. McCARTHY, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR ROB L. McCarthy –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for February 20th through 26th, 2015!

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 We are continuing to take nominations for future FAN OF THE WEEK! If you’d like to be nominated for FAN OF THE WEEK or know someone you believe should be nominated, leave their name or names in the comment section. If you also like to send your story about how you came upon CINEMA INSOMNIA and your love for MR. LOBO and misunderstood movies–send us your story through direct message. Keep your eyes open and you might alongside the other past FANS OF THE WEEK!

THIS SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK’S SECRET IDENTITY IS REVEALED!

10469597_742351772454106_782408057_nWho could this mysterious SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK be? BATMAN? CAPTAIN CINEMA INSOMNIA? No, it’s SIR BRANDON BLACKMOOR! We have put up the signal to honor this SLEEPLESS KNIGHT on this Friday, February 6th, 2015. We take you now to the story of how this Sleepless Knight of Insomnia came to be.

Ci_gigantisSIR BRANDON grew up tuning into Dr. Madblood during his “formative years” and  became a devoted fan of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 as an adult. But his Sleepless Knight crusade all began in Portsmouth, Virginia. That night, SIR BRANDON picked up the episode of CINEMA INSOMNIA of MR. LOBO hosting GIGANTIS THE FIRE MONSTER on a local UHF channel. He may have missed the beginning of this classic episode; however, he did catch the name of our host which stuck with him afterwards……MR. LOBO.

But our tale does not end there, folks, oh no. That is only the beginning. He revealed his long remembered tale to us and now we tell it to you.

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Several years later, SIR BRANDON attended one of the yearly MONSTER FEST in Chesapeake, Virginia. While roaming through the halls, he came across a man win a suit and “Birth Control Glasses.” His face caught SIR BRANDON’S attention and he placed himself in the stranger’s path.

“You look a lot like a guy I saw on late night TV once,” He recalled to the gentleman.

“Mr. Lobo,” the gentleman replied.

“Yes! I have only seen it once, but it was a cool show. That’s a great costume.”

“I *am” Mr. Lobo.” The stranger revealed.

SIR BRANDON remembered feeling dumbfounded at that moment. Then when his senses came back to the front, MR. LOBO was gone.

012-VenusAfter a few more years, one of SIR BRANDON’S friends had shared MR. LOBO’S Facebook page with him. From then on SIR BRANDON discovered cinemainsomnia.com along with discovering classic CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes including his favorite episode FIRST SPACESHIP TO VENUS on ZOM-BEE TV and THE ANOMALIES CHANNEL. He then joined and sworn into THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF INSOMNIA!

 

 

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Thank you, SIR BRANDON BLACKMOOR, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR BRANDON BLACKMOOR –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for February 6th through 12th, 2015!

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We are continuing to take nominations for future FAN OF THE WEEK! If you’d like to be nominated for FAN OF THE WEEK or know someone you believe should be nominated, leave their name or names in the comment section. If you also like to send your story about how you came upon CINEMA INSOMNIA and your love for MR. LOBO and misunderstood movies–send us your story through direct message. Keep your eyes open and you might alongside SIR SCOTT BRADLEY and SIR BRANDON BLACKMOOR many other past FANS OF THE WEEK!

GULP! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR OUR FIRST FAN OF THE WEEK OF 2015!

10899795_10152960583903006_785351963_n  b0e33ca55810733e78272588bf5ba555SIR SCOTT BRADLEY has been a monster-sized fan of misunderstood movies since he was a little kid. Classic horror hosts, UNCLE TED from his GHOUL SCHOOL in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Philly legend DOCTOR SHOCK along with their own personal bags of tricks and fantastic films could be found enjoyed in his family home. When it comes to Horror Hosts, he believes it’s a uniquely bizarre art form and at the time they along with the films were frightening, but today he has found a love for them. His favorites are films created by the beloved cult or “campy” masterminds like ED WOOD, JOHN WATERS, and RUSSEL MEYER, because they celebrate the average person in today’s world and open the eyes of people from all walks of life.

 SIR SCOTT discovered MR. LOBO back in the mid-2000’s when CINEMA INSOMNIA aired on KTEH PBS channel 54 out of San Jose, California. At that time, SCOTT attended a live LOBOTRONIC film show at the BAL THEATER in SAN LEANDRO. He recalled his first thoughts and impressions of our host MR. LOBO on stage and screen.
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“I loved his patter with the audience and his persona. I loved the minimalist approach and the knowing, self-deprecating humor, and became a steady viewer–What I love about MR. LOBO is his ability to take the limitations of a budget and resources and make them part of his art. He flaunted it and transcended it, allowing a knowing wink at himself as well as the movies. And I LOVED the commercial breaks and the taped mini-movie around ‘LAST MAN ON EARTH(1964)’ Great Stuff!”

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SIR SCOTT has helped advertise as well as “random vandalism”, as he called it, for MR. LOBO’S many live shows at the Bal Theater. He recalled the highest point of his fandom was when he was able to supply some tombstones and decorative props for MR. LOBO’s Halloween show at the Theater.

“Sleepless Knight Scott Bradley is the real deal. We need more like him. He really gets what we are doing and knows what we are up against to do this kind of show in this day and age. He provided much appreciated support when we were doing shows in the bay area. He is now part of our nation-wide CInsomniac family and helps make this world safe for Misunderstood Movies.” –says Mr. Lobo.

Scott also donated to CINEMA INSOMNIA’S 10th ANNIVERSARY KICKSTARTER and proudly displays his “thank you” certificate and screen used LOBO TIE..

Thank you, SIR SCOTT BRADLEY, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR SCOTT BRADLEY –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for January 30 through February 5th, 2015!

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10887783_10152960582973006_1670797874_nWe are always looking to receive more nominations for future FAN OF THE WEEK awards and articles! If you’d like to be nominated for FAN OF THE WEEK or know someone you believe should be nominated, leave their name(or names) in the comment section. If you also like to send your story about how you came upon CINEMA INSOMNIA and your love for MR. LOBO and misunderstood movies–send us your story through direct message. Keep your eyes open and you might stand alongside SIR SCOTT and many others as FAN OF THE WEEK!