Thursday, April 29, 2010

100 Years of Monster Movies Promo

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted, I've been really busy since Ormsby and I got back from Chiller Theatre. We been working on the new episode for Saturday and we hope you like it.

If you don't already know, Ormsby hangs out at every Friday night at 8:00 pm est. time. The 100 Years of Monster Movies gang show a double feature each Friday and host a chat where monster fans can get together to talk about the movie, make fun of the movie, and just hang out. They also have trivia contests where you can win cool prizes. Last Friday Ormsby won a "Planet of the Apes" Mego reproduction action figure of Zira during one of the trivia questions.

He was like a little kid on Christmas when it came in the mail, look at that smile.

Come join the fun this Friday, when they will be showing "White Zombie" and "King of the Zombies". And don't forget to say hi.

Here is the promo we cut for 100 Years of Monster Movies.

Until Next Time,

Stay Insane!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ormsby Scares the Heck Out of a Hotel Maid

Ormsby and I went to Chiller Theatre Expo this past weekend. It was the best convention I've been to in years. The staff was great and I met a lot of great people. I highly recommend it.

We stayed at the hotel where Chiller was held. On Saturday morning I thought it would be funny to take some photos of Ormsby sitting in bed sleeping and wearing sun glasses. After taking the photos I went into the bathroom and a few seconds later I hear the maid come in to clean the room.

"Hello, maid service," she said.

"I'll be right out," I said.

Suddenly I hear her scream. I run out of the bathroom to see her pointing at Ormsby (see photo above), a look of horror on her face. I had to calm her down and explain who Ormsby was. A moment later she was laughing.

Ormsby slept through the whole thing.

Until Next Time,

Stay Insane!

Ormsby Meets Alice Cooper at Chiller Theatre April 2010

Ormsby and I had our picture taken with the legendary Alice Cooper at the Chiller Theatre Expo this past Friday night. As you can see, Alice learned not to lay a finger on Ormsby's Butterfinger.

A big thank you to everyone at Chiller Theatre for a wonderful weekend and to Alice Cooper for being so nice.

Sorry about the hand, Alice.

Until Next Time,

Stay Insane!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Carry on Screaming (1966) Trailer

I've never seen this movie, but ever since I was a kid I've heard about it. Today, while randomly going through Youtube I came across the trailer. I think I'm going to have to hunt this down now.

Until Next Time,

Stay Insane!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Midnite Mausoleum Promo April 2010

This is the promo we cut for one of our favorite programs, Midnite Mausoleum starring Marlena Midnite and Robyn Graves.

It was done towards the end of filming the April 2010 episode and we had about one minute of DVD space left (our camera only takes those mini DVDs). We could only do it in one take, otherwise we'd have to burn one 30 minute disc for a one minute promo and those discs cost money.

Everyone went down to the set, including our cat Forry Cat (named after Forrest J Ackerman) and set up the lights and camera. For this shoot we decided to mike Ormsby, something we never tried before. We roll and Ormsby reads the promo. Right after he says "...Haunted Lighthouse of Mastic..." Forry Cat knocked down a stack of boxes she was standing on. She ran, making more noise in her wake, and everyone behind the camera yelled. Not missing a beat, Ormsby continued the promo as written to the end. A second after "CUT" was called the disc was full.

When we got the shot into the editing software to see what we could salvage and to our shared amazement the mike didn't pick up the cat or the people screaming at the cat. There was a slight crash that was edited out of the audio in post.

Forry Cat is no long invited to tapings of the show, needless to say.

Until Next Time,

Stay Insane!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Island of Lost Souls" (1932) wins Rondo Award...

Got up this morning and the first thing I checked was the list of winners for the Rondo Awards, which came out last night. Some winners I was happy for (go Uncle Forry) and some people I think should have won, but that's okay. What really caught my eye was towards the end with the write in categories. For "FILM MOST IN NEED OF DVD RELEASE OR RESTORATION" the winner was the film we've been championing for DVD release-"Island of Lost Souls" (1932)!

The fact that the Rondo's recognized that this classic gave me a big smile. This means others think like I do (remember this was a write in category) and wrote in to voted for it. I hope this helps let Universal Studios know we want to see this film finally released.

If you haven't already, please sign our petition to have Universal release this film on DVD. The original blog posts on it can be found HERE and HERE. The link to the petition is:

Until Next Time,

Stay Insane!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Episode Three is Up...FINALLY!!!

Episode Three of Ormsby's Cinema Insane is up finally after a cascade of failures and technical glitches made a "....we can have the show up in an hour, no problem" into "...get the Red Bull, this is going to be an all night affair". Ormsby was over our shoulders all night telling us to "get that show online, or you'll end up like those Twilight kids", whatever that means.

This month's Fearsome Feature is "Carnival of Souls" (1964), embedded via and is available for viewing on our show's site HERE. Our video pick is "Call of the Cthulhu" (2005), which we reviewed HERE.

We all hope you enjoy, I'm going to bed.

Until Next Time,


Ormsby's Cinema Insane Episode 3 April 2010 from Ormsby on Vimeo.