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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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!

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!

All Rise For 2014’s FANS OF THE WEEK PART 2!

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The second half of the year, we honored Sleepless Knights and Cinsomniacs from across the U.S. and abroad! Ladies and Gentleman, here are the Fans of the Week from August 20th, 2014-December 5th-11, 2014

Prince Everlove August 20th-27th

Paul, Bree, & Sophie August 29th-September 4th

Rowdy Scarlett September 5th-11th

Reverend Steve Galindo September 12th-18th

David Albaugh September 19th-25th

Kim Wailes September 26th-October 2nd

Foamy Squrrel October 3rd-9th

Steve and Amanda Wolfe October 10th-16th

Joseph Herb October 17th-23rd

“Talky Tina” Berkley October 24th-30th

Anita Gale October 31st-November 6th

Cayce Campaign October 31st– November 6th

Marjorie Chardem Nevember 7th-13th

riv and Tom November 14th-20th

Michael Quebec November 21st-27th

Knurl Chubb November 28th-December 4th

Stephen Course Deceber 5th-11th

They are all eligible for the “FAN OF THE YEAR” to be announced on December 26th! The Sleeples Knight of the Year Award package includes: “CINEMA INSOMNIA’S HAUNTED HOUSE” DVD, “HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR” CD, STRIPED LOBO TIE, “They’re Not Bad Movies” PINBACK BADGE, SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE YEAR CERTIFICATE, Signed 8X10, Limited edition Signed LOBO/DIXIE 4×6, LOBOVISION Glasses, and LOBOVISION 3-D Glasses and screen used NOTE CARD.

Mr.LoboFOTWThis coming new year, we want to honor more Sleepless Knights and Cinsomniacs. We are accepting nominees for 2015 “Fan of the Week” awards. We want to share your story, your passion, your love for misunderstood movies and CINEMA INSOMNIA. You can leave your nominations in the comment section of this article and in the comment section of the pages or you can send in your pictures and story via private message or email out intern at: [email protected]

Thank you, Sleepless Knights and Cinsomniacs for a fantastic year and for your love and support for MR. LOBO, MRS. LOBO, and for the rest of the CINEMA INSOMNIA family! And Remember:

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