Top off CREATURE MONTH with FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE CREATURE FROM BLOOD COVE(2005). Keep repeating…”They’re Not BAD MOVIES – – Just Misunderstood!”


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Enjoy the CINEMA INSOMNIA version of FRANKENSTEIN V. CREATURE  for a limited time, you can still own WILLIAM WINCKLER’S modern cult classic, that is celebrating it’s 10 Year Anniversary, on DVD, it’s chock full of fun extras! You can get it on

Another Look at THE PARANORMAL IDIOT–This Time With Our THIRD eye!

An update for THE PARANORMAL IDIOT, an animated pilot that is looking for fundship via KICKSTARTER. Please support this project that will feature MR. LOBO and a host of other cult celebrities. If you can’t donate…Share the video or the link and tell your friends!



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 It’s an honor for MR. LOBO to be part of this great project. THE PARANORMAL IDIOT will finally tell the truth!

Amazing, Absurd Animated Project That Goes Beyond The Normal–THE PARANORMAL IDIOT

One of our favorite directors or surrealist comedy short films and some of our favorite people in the world of cult movies are making a pilot episode for an animated comedy series centered around two part-time paranormal investigators. Please support this worthy project on Kickstarter and make this program take off into the Stratosphere. If you can’t donate…Share this video or the link and tell your friends!

The show is a semi-scripted / semi-reality based comedy. Most characters play animated versions of themselves and incorporate both personal stories and fictional accounts. We have started this Kickstarter campaign to raise funding to make the series pilot episode. Specifically the funds will be used to upgrade computer equipment, upgrade mics, hire additional animators and cover the production expenses of our cast and crew over the course of 90 days.  The show was created by Tom Barndt and Buddy Barnett. The characters are voiced by Dean Martin Rossi, Buddy Barnett, Kathe Duba-Barnett, Frank Mengwasser, Brad Linaweaver. Tom Barndt and Samara St. Croix handled production.  Tom Barndt, Buddy Barnett, Kathe Duba-Barnett, and Mike Plante serve as the show’s producers.


“LAS VEGAS INTERCEPTOR” also made the animated in-theater ad for our Horrorthon last October featuring HALLOWEEN III. CINEMA INSOMNIA’s MR. LOBO is a character on this show, too! It’s an honor to be a small part of this great project. These guys will  really deliver something special worthy of a top tier cable network–Let’s make THE PARANORMAL IDIOT happen!


10941464_896492990394758_7031554356452354658_n Hello CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! How has your winter been? How many of you can’t wait for Summer raise your hands or leaves? Have you enjoyed this months theme so far? There are numberless things we must catch up on!

MISS MITTENS and I had a great holiday. I was excited to see her on Christmas along with the rest of the Mittens family huddled around in our baskets. We enjoyed Christmas Night with hot cocoa plant food flavored water and MV5BMTQxMDU3MjM0N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTMzNTQ1MjE@._V1_SX214_AL_gathered to talk about how the family has been….or not been. When MISS MITTENS told me this week’s theme, she unveiled her Christmas present to me for the occasion: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955)!

Today I decided to watch it for the very first time. Calm down! Calm down! No need to screech at me, Tiny Seedlings. No need to yell, CInsomniacs! It was an honor to watch it for the very first time today. I have been a big fan of THE GILLMAN. It is not everyday horror fans speak about this creature. He is the only one of his kind and only wants to be adored and accepted by society.

imagesNow, I always thought THE GILLMAN had perished in the first film CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. To my surprise, he had not died in the depths of the deep sea beyond. A couple of scientists go into the “Black Lagoon” to retrieve the creature to be studied under the close eye of animal psychologist Professor Clete Ferguson. Upon the capture of THE GILLMAN, it ignites a cluster of reporters and media attention spanning all across the world.

In one particular scene, we meet a future familiar face to westerns and epic cinema characters. Ladies and gentleman, CLINT EASTWOOD as Jennings, the forgetful lab assistant. To be honest, his acting is greatly lacking compared to his future films DIRTY HARRY (1971) and ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979). What do you think about his performance? revenge-of-the-creature-clint-eastwood

revengeofthecreaturenew2The Creature is then placed in an oceanarium or in modern day terms a 50’s version of Sea World where he is studied and oogled by thousands of onlookers who have come to see him as a tourist attraction piece. We are joined by the beautiful ichthyology student Helen Dobson who wants to study the creature herself. Through the many experiments, THE GILLMAN slowly begins to become intrigued by her.

Of course it is not long till Professor Ferguson and Helen begin to fall in love with one another, igniting The GILLMAN’S fury leading to his breaking out of the tank and attacking innocent bystanders attending the show.

Revenge-of-the-Creature-monster-movies-37195278-260-194He then sneaks into Helen’s dressing room later that night and carries her off to the Lagoon, sending Professor on a huge hunt along with other men to track down the creature. They find them and shoot the creature and the credits roll after the creature swims away to search for love another day.

This sequel was not as impactful as the first film. Much like the cliche that sequels are not as good as the original–this one is true. It is misunderstood in ways of THE GILLMAN’S search but the it is bridging on the bad category. I give his film 5 1/2 out of 10 HYPNOTIC EYES!

Have any more Cinsomniacs or Sleepless Knights tuned into this film? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you agree with the rating? Would you like Mitch Mittens to do another review? Leave your comments or private message and let us know! If you have a suggestion of another film for MITCH MITTENS to review, leave it in the comments. Thank you for “tuning in” and come back for more MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!



tumblr_n5hv5ygEBL1so6onio1_500 copyThis year is a new year. 2015. New changes, new themes, new shows, and more FANS OF THE WEEK to discover. Last year we honored many Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs by telling you their story, their passion for Cinema Insomnia, and how much they love misunderstood movies just as much as MR. LOBO.

10559094_928601203833181_2111183007_nWe are re-igniting this flame for 2015 and looking for individuals to honor this year. For those who are new, you are probably scratching your head and wondering what this is all about.

For over 10 years, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs alike have represented MR. LOBO through communication, watching his shows, coming out to see him in live shows and conventions, even through our pages by sharing their art and ours through theirs in order to spread the word about CINEMA INSOMNIA. Last year we began to honor one, two, and on one occasion a WHOLE FAMILY by their devotion and dedication.

This year, we want to do it again. We want to hear from you–hear your sci-fiBobpaullobostory. This is not just a representation of a “Fan” but of family. We want to honor our Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs family.

If you’d like to be nominated for FAN OF THE WEEK, leave you name 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!

Let’s honor the many SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS and CINSOMNIACS for 2015!

Freaky Game Night with the SPOOKY FAMILY!

  addams-family-slot  Whenever we visit our favorite gambling and kitsch mecca of Las Vegas, Your Horror Host and his Monster Bride are always on the lookout for games with a “spooky, kooky, or all together ooky” flavor. THE MUNSTERS,THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and ELVIRA themed slots make us grown adults giddy and silly with excitement. My wife started taking pictures of these flashing beacons of pop subculture and promptly got us thrown out of the casino by security. Apparently, you’re not supposed to take pictures of the machines. Who knew?  

However, we recently discovered a new game online for creepsters like us, that you can ogle all you want in the privacy of your own haunted house. It’s called SPOOKY FAMILY and it’s crawling with darkly comic Tim Burton-esque animations and variety of chances to win.  
SPOOKY FAMILY is fun an exciting new 5-reel slot at NETBET. They have a lot of great games for fans of cult movies and fanastika, Superman, Batman, Ghost Busters, Red Dragon Wild, Bruce Lee, Aliens, Rambo, Blood suckers and more.

These guys are not quite the ADDAMS FAMILY or THE MUNSTERS–but perhaps they’re descendents of both. The family that plays together, stays together, and sometimes slays together!–So be sure to play by their house rules when you plan your stakes.

spooky-family Ooky extras can cause the Darkness Bonus round worth 10,000 coins and the base game jackpot is worth 5000x the stake! Even a vampire can appreciate those stakes.
spooky-family2spooky-family-pet-bonusYou can play 25 coins or the maximum of 150 coins per spin. Per line the risks seem minimal–just a couple pennies per line or more if you’re feeling extra kooky.
A ghostly skull appears to make random family faces or  other elements “WILD” and help to substitute a match needed for any win on your reels. With each win, you have the choice to  “double-up” to bet your winnings or move on to the next spin.
The haunted house appears as the Bonus. When you collect 3 or more haunted houses anywhere, it triggers the Random Bonus game. Win up to 10,000 extra coins based on your stakes waged before beginning the bonus round.  There is also a Feed The Family Pet Bonus spin that gives you a chance to win 250,000 coins.
Our gaming pals in the Netherlands told us to Look out for “scatters” –these can move multiplied winnings for each Character or Icon landed on SPOOKY FAMILY reels. We enjoyed playing the game as much as we enjoyed the spectacular, silly, and sinister design and art created for this themed game.  We recommend that you play with THE SPOOKY FAMILY on your street!


12062552-mmmain10924815_10205927515331158_4252235452359550799_n10897910_892553820788675_3256921691108692389_nHello Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs! If you reading this CONGRATULATIONS-You’ve made it to the second week of our CINEMA INSOMNIA THEME OF THE MONTH: UNDERSEA MONSTERS with THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON to lead the way! Last week your participation was not FISHY but more SPLASH-TASTIC! (pardon the swimming puns) We received and shared many of your artwork like the one on the left done by CINSOMNIAC STEVEN LEWIS. Others sent in pictures of masks from their GILLMAN masks.

This week is a new week and it’s no exception. If you still have art or pictures you’d like to send in-DO IT! They will be shared on all of our pages! Your participation is what keeps us going and it puts a smile on MR. LOBO’s face to see what you bring to our monthly fest.


11405_892084144168976_423619937558318328_nFor those who missed last week’s beginning extravaganza, no worries. If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall or send it to us and it will be shared on our pages. There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite UNDERSEA CREATURE FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIUNDERSEAMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

THE GILLMAN paved the way last week, but we are now slowly going to look at other misunderstood creatures such as the monster from THE CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA and much more!

It’s time to jump back into the sea and find out what shall come out this CINEMA INSOMNIA UNDERSEA MONSTER MONTH!

Time To Go To the Lagoon for Cinema Insomnia’s Theme of the Month!

12062552-mmmainYou heard that right, everyone. From now on, instead of there being a
THEME OF THE WEEK there-there will be a THEME OF THE MONTH. This means three times the MISUNDERSTOOD fun as well as re-discovering and dedication for the misunderstood creatures we are honoring! It will also give you more time to
find out about them.

TThis month, we are honoring THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) along with his other undersea brothers and sisters who search for acceptance not only below the earth but more importantly above the seas’ watery abyss. Some of these creatures want to be loved, to thrive, to explore a whole new world (not to be confused with the Disney idea if you catch my drift)! Others crave domination over the seas much like HUMANOIDS OF THE DEEP (1980) who seek to dominate human women but we’ll touch base on that later.

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is one of those monsters that is rarely discussed and yet his image is used in many of the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS posters and merchandise. This Month we will change all that with a variety of posters, clips, reviews, and much more including this creature and it’s misunderstood undersea monster family.

aa262e417c786072ca1114ec06044d54It’s a new year here for CINEMA INSOMNIA and we would like to hear about what you think about THE CREATURE. Do you believe he is misunderstood? Which undersea monster is in your book the most misunderstood? Let us know in the comments on this site or our pages! Better yet, show us by sending us clips of your favorite undersea monster along with why you think they are misunderstood and we will share your findings.

If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall or send it to us and it will be shared on our pages. There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite UNDERSEA CREATURE FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIUNDERSEAMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Let’s Warm Up, Stretch, Wait 15 minutes after we finish our last meal, Now Let’s Go UNDER THE SEA! Step over, Ariel, because here comes THE CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON!



TONIGHT–we have a special treat in store for you–classic CINEMA INISOMNIA episodes have been added to the line up at THE VORTEXX. FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS(1960) will be showing on the VORTEXX Livestream channel starting at 6PM Pacific/9 Eastern and there will be a live chat during the episode. Who knows who might drop in! Come and Join us for the festivities on the VORTEXX channel:


Give into your Insomnia and join us as we take over and rule THE VORTEXX! And Remember….”They are NOT BAD MOVIES–JUST MISUNDERSTOOD!”