Mr. Lobo Is Set To Begin Production On The Tenth Season Of CINEMA INSOMNIA

MR. LOBO Is Set To Begin Filming The Historic 1oth Season Of CINEMA INSOMNIA ...... With A Little Help From His Freinds And Fans.

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Mr. Lobo

As most of you already know, I am a HUGE fan of the nationally syndicated late-night movie program "Cinema Insomnia" which stars local Sacramento icon, Mr. Lobo and a incredible cast of misfits and monsters, including the shows co-host, the lovely house-plant (yes, I said 'house-plant') Miss Mittens.

I actually stumbled upon the program back in 2003, when I purchased a DVD copy of the CI episode, "Gigantis the Fire Monster" (aka 'Godzilla Raids Again) on eBay. At the time, there was no formal DVD release for the often misunderstood "Gojira" sequel, so I took a chance on it.

Upon viewing the episode I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The show was a great tribute to the late-night horror movie showcases of the 1970s and early 80s. You know, back in the day when guys used to dress up like "Dracula" and make corny jokes about the movies.

Yes, people used to do that sort of thing before we all got formally introduced to Cassandra Peterson's (Elvira) cleavage.

Many of you may be too young to remember these shows, but for many of us, it was the only way to view the classics like "Frankenstein", 'Godzilla" and "The Creature From The Black Lagoon" during the 'dark ages' before Cable TV, VHS, DVD, and The Internet.

Lobo, had the whole thing down to a science, funny gags based on the movies, weird guest stars, and an occasional bit of 'T & A', just for good measure.

Any way, to make a long story short, I contacted Mr. Lobo to tell him how much I loved his program, and he was surprised to learn that someone was actually 'willing' to pay for a copy of one of his shows ...... and actually enjoyed it. Needless to say, we have been good friends ever since and I have become a life-long fan of "Cinema Insomnia".

That brings me to the subject at hand. Mr. Lobo is set to begin work on the historic 10th season of CI, but as all good independent TV show producers are these days, he is in need of some financial backing to get the whole thing off the ground.



Here is the press release:

Mr. Lobo is an independent producer and host of a TV show called CINEMA INSOMNIA that will soon be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Mentored by Creature Features host Bob Wilkins and given nods from Elvira and other late night horror hosts—Mr. Lobo’s show a throwback to late night movie programs of yesteryear as well as a platform for indie films, genre classics, shorts, gems from their archives, satire, absurdist humor, interviews, and looks at the off beat side of entertainment. This special blend of weirdness has been seen on 100’s of channels coast to coast.

“It’s not been easy. Most of what you see on commercial TV is a product and it’s corporately controlled.” Says Lobo in a video proposal uploaded to KICKSTARTER, a website used by indie filmmakers, musicians, and artists to fund their creative projects.

“You hear a lot of hullabaloo about independently produced movies—but not so much television. Cinema Insomnia is a labor of love…”

In recent seasons, however, financial setbacks have made it difficult to add very many new episodes into the syndication line up. Stations are happy to repeat the 30 or 40 shows in their cue. Halloween Specials and other new shows are purely a service to the fans.

For the 10th anniversary Mr. Lobo plans to pull out all the stops and do Cinema Insomnia’s first full season in several years. Like in their hey-day back in 2003-2004 they want to produce 26 brand new full episodes for the 2011-2012 season. This is expected to electrify the fans! The Kickstarter funds promise to help them meet this goal.

The episodes will be seen on AMGTV stations (http://www.amgtv.tv/) as well as other broadcast TV stations across the country, on demand via Amazon, Mevio, Livestream and Roku, and released on DVD by Apprehensive Films(thegrindhouse.net).

On the CINEMA INSOMNMIA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Kickstarter page backers may get exciting rewards. A link on cinemainsomnia.com and a 10th Anniversary button at the $5 level, $25 also gets you a certificate of appreciation and an 8X10 signed by Mr. Lobo! If you happen to donate the full ten grand goal you can co-host an entire show! There are lots of levels in between so check out all the rewards at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cinemainsomnia/cinema-insomnia-10-year-anniversary.

Trust me, this will be money well spent people! "Cinema Insomnia" is one of the best programs on television today and we all need to do our part to ensure that the 10th season of this landmark series gets made.

How else will we all get enjoy quality films like, "Creature", "Star Crash" and "Monster From A Prehistoric Planet"?

I ask you, how?

Just think of the children and how much joy a 10th season of CI will bring to them? Just think of the children.

Give a gift that will keep on giving for generations ...... what? ....... too much? okay, I'll stop.

Just give what you can.



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