SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS AND CINSOMNIACS!

15th Anniversary

Greetings Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs,

Overnight Tonight at 3:05 AM on July 29th 15 not so many years ago, the first episode of CINEMA INSOMNIA hit the airwaves on KXTV! Since then, we are still going strong today and have come a long way!

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15 years of MR. LOBO, 15 years of MISS MITTENS. 15 years of misunderstood films, 15 years of remembering your childhood through various previews and commercials, 15 years of laughs and smiles brought to you and your family homes, 15 years of staying up late “watching TV”, 15 years….you get the picture. But above all, 15 years of YOUR Support, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs. 15 years of you continuously coming back to open your minds to the possibilities that “They’re NOT BAD MOVIES—Just Misunderstood”! That is something we cannot thank you enough for all that you’ve done for Mr. Lobo, Dixie, and the rest of the CINEMA INSOMNIA staff and family.

In honor of this magnificent occasion, our hardworking horror host, Mr. Lobo, has declared the last Saturday in July officially CINEMA INSOMNIA DAY! You heard right, Ladies and Gentleman of Insomnia! A FULL day dedicated to all things CINEMA INSOMNIA, MR. LOBO, MISS MITTENS, and MISUNDERSTOOD FILMS! This includes a SURPRISE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT on both here and also exclusively on our OSI74 channel!

We want to see how you are celebrating CINEMA INSOMNIA DAY by showing us the festivities you are partaking in this Saturday on this momentous occasion! Become part of CINEMA INSOMNIA history by posting your pictures and tagging us in your pictures through our MR. LOBO, CINEMA INSOMNIA, and OSI74 Facebook pages!

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Join us as we celebrate 15 years and many more!

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

Cay-CI

 

FAN’S CHOICE MONTH….SLASHERS! Ft. Who Won Baby Lobo?

22098_781142725332345_4407590882321473317_nTwo days ago, we asked you that this month was to be chosen by YOU! There were good Theme suggestions but one has prevailed. Ladies and Gentlemen, this month’s theme is…..SLASHERS! No, April Fools!

imagesNow when did the “Slasher Genre” begin? Where do Slasher’s come from? In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock shocked massive audiences around the world with his black and white feature starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh in PSYCHO. The film follows the story of a young woman on the run who decides to make a slight detour to a remote motel run by a disturbed young man by the name of Norman Bates, haunted by the memory of his dead mother.

Not only did PSYCHO frighten people in their seats, but the film inspired future generations of filmmakers. It placed a riff in the minds of writers, making them write screenplays transferred onto the silver screen with hits such as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE(1974), HALLOWEEN(1978), FRIDAY THE 13th(1980), and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET(1984). This is where we shall spend the next month digging into the minds of slashers and the genre. There will be pictures, posters, trailers, clips, and reviews. But there is one piece of the puzzle we still need: YOU!

the-texas-chainsaw-massacre-movie-poster-1974-1020198670-198x300Do you believe Slasher’s are misunderstood? Which Slasher character is in your book the most misunderstood? Let us know in the comments on this site or our pages! Better yet, show us by sending us clips of your favorite Slasher monster or person along with why you think they are misunderstood and we will share your findings.

If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall or send it to us and it will be shared on our pages. There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite SLASHER FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CISLASHERMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Now Onto the Winner of Last Month’s CREEPY DOLL CONTEST!

The winner of Baby Lobo, made by Wicked Little Nursery, is…….FINN McCOOL! Finn sent us this picture freaky picture of what appears to be a creepy doll indeed along with his beautifully, smiling family members:

10354687_945356245499254_9178898519950552587_nSIR FIN McCOOL, keep an eye out on your messages for a special message from our intern Cayce Campaign for more details about getting Baby Lobo to you. Baby Lobo is ready for his new home! Thank you Finn and everyone else who participated in last month’s contest! It was a great month and we all appreciate each and every one of you and your…..creepy dolls!

Now, don’t say “You’ll be right back,” Fresh up on your “Slasher Rules,” and Get ready for SLASHER MONTH!

MITCH MITTENS RETURNS…..FOR THE REVENGE OF THE CREATURE!

10941464_896492990394758_7031554356452354658_n Hello CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! How has your winter been? How many of you can’t wait for Summer raise your hands or leaves? Have you enjoyed this months theme so far? There are numberless things we must catch up on!

MISS MITTENS and I had a great holiday. I was excited to see her on Christmas along with the rest of the Mittens family huddled around in our baskets. We enjoyed Christmas Night with hot cocoa plant food flavored water and MV5BMTQxMDU3MjM0N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTMzNTQ1MjE@._V1_SX214_AL_gathered to talk about how the family has been….or not been. When MISS MITTENS told me this week’s theme, she unveiled her Christmas present to me for the occasion: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955)!

Today I decided to watch it for the very first time. Calm down! Calm down! No need to screech at me, Tiny Seedlings. No need to yell, CInsomniacs! It was an honor to watch it for the very first time today. I have been a big fan of THE GILLMAN. It is not everyday horror fans speak about this creature. He is the only one of his kind and only wants to be adored and accepted by society.

imagesNow, I always thought THE GILLMAN had perished in the first film CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. To my surprise, he had not died in the depths of the deep sea beyond. A couple of scientists go into the “Black Lagoon” to retrieve the creature to be studied under the close eye of animal psychologist Professor Clete Ferguson. Upon the capture of THE GILLMAN, it ignites a cluster of reporters and media attention spanning all across the world.

In one particular scene, we meet a future familiar face to westerns and epic cinema characters. Ladies and gentleman, CLINT EASTWOOD as Jennings, the forgetful lab assistant. To be honest, his acting is greatly lacking compared to his future films DIRTY HARRY (1971) and ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979). What do you think about his performance? revenge-of-the-creature-clint-eastwood

revengeofthecreaturenew2The Creature is then placed in an oceanarium or in modern day terms a 50’s version of Sea World where he is studied and oogled by thousands of onlookers who have come to see him as a tourist attraction piece. We are joined by the beautiful ichthyology student Helen Dobson who wants to study the creature herself. Through the many experiments, THE GILLMAN slowly begins to become intrigued by her.

Of course it is not long till Professor Ferguson and Helen begin to fall in love with one another, igniting The GILLMAN’S fury leading to his breaking out of the tank and attacking innocent bystanders attending the show.

Revenge-of-the-Creature-monster-movies-37195278-260-194He then sneaks into Helen’s dressing room later that night and carries her off to the Lagoon, sending Professor on a huge hunt along with other men to track down the creature. They find them and shoot the creature and the credits roll after the creature swims away to search for love another day.

This sequel was not as impactful as the first film. Much like the cliche that sequels are not as good as the original–this one is true. It is misunderstood in ways of THE GILLMAN’S search but the it is bridging on the bad category. I give his film 5 1/2 out of 10 HYPNOTIC EYES!

Have any more Cinsomniacs or Sleepless Knights tuned into this film? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you agree with the rating? Would you like Mitch Mittens to do another review? Leave your comments or private message and let us know! If you have a suggestion of another film for MITCH MITTENS to review, leave it in the comments. Thank you for “tuning in” and come back for more MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!

——MITCH MITTENS

We Are Very THANKFUL This Week at CINEMA INSOMNIA!

cistargirlIt is THANKSGIVING WEEK!!! And here at Cinema Insomnia, we are thankful for YOU. That’s right YOU! You Fair Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs are the ones who keep our host MR. LOBO making episodes, sharing misunderstood movies for you and your family to enjoy. It’s YOUR views, YOUR fan art, and YOUR love and support for us that keeps us going and going! This week, the theme is all about what we are thankful for in the misunderstood world from Horror to Sci-fi and……..BEYOND!

LoboKeshi_SetWhat do you consider the most misundestood show, vintage horror ad, toys, movie trailers, horror hosts, etc that YOU are thankful for? We are looking for your suggestions and stories to share on our pages. Leave your stories in the comment section or you can send a private message to us with your findings and we’ll share them on our pages. Send us your pictures with your collection of “misunderstood” gifts! It’s the season of sharing and we will do just that!

There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite MISUNDERSTOOD feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CITHANKSGIVINGWEEK and tag the Cinema Insomnia we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Keep your eyes open for the different misunderstood goodies coming to you across all pages! You never know, you might see something you haven’t seen in years!

Get ready for a VERY THANKSGIVING WEEK!