Come See Us at Monster Fest!

GwarBQOSIWe have our FIRST 2 official OSI 74 APPEARANCES and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT, CINSOMNIACS and SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS!

 

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In CHESAPEAKE VA, on OCTOBER 7th, please make plans to come to MONSTER FEST!It’s a great FREE old school classic monster convention at the Chesapeake public library from 10AM-to 4PM!  They also have a concert and movies in the evening!

 

11817227_1000693539983114_6460447179550784828_n-768x779SEE: Horror Host ORMON GRIMSBY of MONSTER CREATURE FEATURE, Exploitation Host SLEAZY P. MARTINI of GWAR and SLEAZY PICTURES AFTER DARK, Music Video host BUDDHA GONZALEZ from BIZARRE TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE, Horror Host ARMISTEAD WELLFORD FROM MIDNIGHT FRIGHTS, Actor/Animator JOHN DIMES from THE SPOOKY MOVIE, MONSTER MADHOUSE,  CINEMA INSOMNIA HAUNTED HOUSESPECIAL, AND , OF COURSE, OUR VERY OWN MR. LOBO, with AARON LANE, and DIXIE DELLAMORTO from CINEMA INSOMNIA! Plus many more surprise guests!

Then on OCTOBER 14th and 15th, Appearing live and in person at RETRO CON at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at OAKS, PA!

RETROCON-program-guide-coverRetro Con veteran MISTER LOBO returns with AARON LANE and DIXIE DELLAMORTO from CINEMA INSOMNIA, KARLOS BORLOFF of MONSTER MADHOUSE,  SLEAZY P. MARTINI from GWAR and SLEAZY PICTURES AFTER DARK, BUDDHA GONZALEZ from BIZARRE TRANSMISSIONS, PAUL SANDERS of BESTOW TV, WILLIAM VISNOSKY and the gang from UNSPORTS, NEWT WALLEN of MIDNIGHT SHOW and PLANET FRANKENSTEIN and other stars from the OSI 74 streaming galaxy. PLUS MEET COSMONAUTI of UTOPIA FANTASTIKA, CAPT. 74 and ISOR – THE OUTER SPACE MONSTER! Also, CINEMA INSOMNIA’s perky social media intern CAYCI CAMPAIGN!  

At the OSI 74 Panel, MISTER LOBO will lead a talk and will include questions from the audience! There will also be a special FALL REVIEW Screening! It will contain an exclusive first look at the amazing and unusual programs such as CINEMA INSOMNIA, SLEAZY PICTURES AFTER DARK, PACIFIC NORTH WEIRD, MONSTER MADHOUSE, BIZARRE TRANSMISSIONS, animations from WEBSTER COLCORD and More!

19260443_1249422248502610_6785161873219399239_nThese are two great opportunities to MEET AND GREET your favorite OSI 74 stars LIVE AND IN PERSON! We will have a block of tables loaded with Official Merch–OSI 74 Logo Stickers and Enamel Pins! OSI 74 T-Shirts, Art Prints and items from SLEAZY P. MARTINI, Art Prints from DIXIE DELLAMORTO. CINEMA INSOMNIA autographed 8x10s, DVDs, and CDs!

Also, GET A FREE TRADING CARD FEATURING “ISOR” – THE OUTER SPACE MONSTER created by WEBSTER COLCORD!

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We Will See You There!

~CayCI, Your Cinema Insomnia Intern

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]