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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AND OUR FAN OF THE WEEK CRIED, “CINEMA INSOMNIACS FOREVER!”

1910506_922939637733723_3233770633865166385_n images SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ is a lover of the original classic horror films including the Universal monsters series. While growing up, he tuned in to the classic horror hosts SVENGOOLIE and SON OF SVENGOOLIE. They sparked his fascination with many different horror hosts including ELVIRA and MT GRAVES as well as JOE BOB BRIGGS and the well known MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER crew.

He came across MR. LOBO through a comment he had posted on SVENGOOLIE’s Facebook page. At first, SIR BUDDHA thought our host was a local gentleman hosting his own version of a horror show. Out of curiosity, he checked out CINEMA INSOMNIA and he caught the CINSOMNIA bug. Today his most favorite Cinema Insomnia episode is the A VERY VHS HALLOWEEN special followed closely by the one that featured the Sci-Fi classic–THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE(1961)! Later on, a friend of his directed him to the documentary AMERICAN SCARY which featured MR. LOBO. BUDDHA commented on the discovery,

“When I heard MR. LOBO speak about the genre and saw his love for horror hosts and for the true art form, I thought he was very intelligent and was spot on with everything he was saying. (I am) very happy to have found MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA. I know that one of my favorite art forms and past times will still be around for years to come.”

Buddha is an actor, musician, and entertainer in his own right and is the lead performer in his band BUDDHA GONZALES and the MAGGOT OVERLORDS OF FUNK. He is currently working on an album that will tribute horror hosts and Creature Features including Svengoolie and Mr. Lobo. He has a new song called SLEEPLESS INSOMNIAC that we’re all dying to hear. His band was also tapped by MR. LOBO to do a Funk version of the CINEMA INSOMNIA theme to be used in upcoming retro episodes.

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He is an amazingly talented and humble man. He has worked with some of the greats in the recording business and has his own fans for his accomplishments in the Funk genre with members of Parliament Funkadelic, Mutiny, and Maggot Overlords of Funk.

Thank you, SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ, 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 BUDDHA GONZALEZ –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for February 13th through 19th, 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!