Actors, they can come from anywhere, be anyone, and portray a variety of characters. But it takes a true legend to portray a character in the horror genre. When we speak about legendary horror actors, who first comes to mind? Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff – these names barely scratch the surface of those who have haunted our dreams and televisions for decades.
Horror has been portrayed not only through the magic of film or television, it was also brought to life through the air waves in the days of radio. Horror Legends, Dear CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights, are not limited to images or masks. Those who play upon your deepest fears of the corner of your imagination through their voice, now those, are where monsters truly begin to come to life.
This month, we’ll be saluting these legends, one at a time in various forms including radio broadcasts bits from horror radio actors. Also this month, Mr. Lobo will be hosting BRIDE OF THE MONSTER starring legend Bela Lugosi at the Anthony Wayne Theatre in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Mark your calendars and join in on the fun!
Who was the actor who caused your nightmares to come true when the lights went off? Join in on the fun by sharing your story and pictures of your favorite horror legends through our Cinema Insomnia Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. We’ll share your findings on the various platforms as well.
Get Ready for a Legendary Month here at Cinema Insomnia!!
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!
It 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? Send 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!