Sleepless Knight and Horror Host Fanatic Proves The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword!

LoboprojectoforryTalented artist James “MonsterCola” Richardson has always loved MONSTERS! Even though he was a bit young to watch CREATURE FEATURES(1971-1984), he was aware of macabre masters of ceremonies like ZACHERLEY, ELVIRA, and FORREST J. ACKERMAN. James was primed to be swept up in the renascence of Horror Hosts that was happening in Northern California in the early 2000s. Jim discovered Berkley public access host Doktor Ghoulfinger and Sacramento host MR. LOBO at WONDERCON at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Each year he visited the Horror Host tables with a stack of drawings under his arm and gobbled up DVDs.lecture2

Bigfoot: Mysterious MonsterHe attended CREATURE FEATURE panels there with the Mister Lobo along with senior hosts and local legends BOB WILKINS and JOHN STANLEY. In 2005 CINEMA INSOMNIA began airing on KTEH, Cable 10 in San Francisco, and James became a loyal fan in tune with the sensibility and humor of Mr. Lobo. We asked him what his favorite episode was…

“I always go back to Bigfoot: Mysterious Monster. It’s the perfect blend of a bizarre movie with the uniqueness of CI. I think that was one of the first episodes I saw and it was a great intro into the mind of Mr Lobo.
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think I had such a good time meeting and talking to MR. LOBO at the conventions that I felt like I wanted to give something back, and that’s why I did the comics.

lobo strip #3(1)I had never tried doing comic strips before so I figured I would give it a try. I think people who like these kinds of movies and horror hosts are kind of in a secret club so I felt comfortable doing them and showing them to MR. LOBO. “

lobo strip #4a    He designed and wrote this original monthly CINEMA INSOMNIA comic strip that was postlobo strip 3a(1)ed on the CINEMA INSOMNIA website.

MonsterColaHe would meet MR. LOBO in person at many of his his San Francisco WONDERCON appearances and give MR. LOBO original art, including a poster of his favorite Northern California hostJamesRichardsonHostPosters.

He still enjoys tuning into misunderstood films and makes art including the Amazing Lobo piece at the top of the page especially for this article. Most of Jim’s film favorites are from the 80’s like; MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE(1987), HOWARD THE DUCK(1986), TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000(1985) and the BLACK CAULDRON(1985).

transylvania3Thank you, JAMES RICHARDSON, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download, print, share and enjoy.

JamesRichardsonFOTWCongratulations, JAMES RICHARDSON –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for April 17th througlobo strip #4h the 23rd!

You now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN OF THE YEAR and receive prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced in December!

Knights, welcome James to the elite inner circle. If you or someone you know deserves this honor send your fan story and pictures to [email protected]


TRAILERTRASHCrawl out and hang with B-Movie luminaries for a night of fun and frenzy! Plus Prizes and Audience Participation! Let’s pack the house so that we can encourage more of these kind of events at this theater in the future! ONLY $6! An unheard of value for a night out. Mr. Lobo will be on stage to help with the proceedings, Save the Date. April 25th 9PM at the REEL CINEMAS ANTHONY WAYNE 5. Mr. Lobo and Dixie Dellamorto will have a table with our goodies for sale as well  See you there!


Outer Space International Studio Ident.Stop-motion and Art Direction by Mr. LoboLogo Outline by Bradley BeardEditing, Layout and Color by Dixie Dellamorto

Posted by Outer Space International on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CRISWELL SEES ALL, KNOWS LITTLE–Another Prediction Courtesy of PLAN 9(2015)

Criswell Predicts "Video Game Education"

We all live in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.Join us on a weekly web series where our very own Criswell takes a glimpse into the Future!

Posted by Plan 9 on Sunday, April 12, 2015

Our Sleepless Knight of the Week is a “Monster Kid” and a Total Terror!

537676_475798955803686_144253979_nSIR JERRY TRITT, our Sleepless Knight of the Week, resides in his home in Sacramento, California. In the 60s, he would stay up late to tune into CREATURE FEATURES with BOB WILKINS. He discovered MR. LOBO through the convention circuit and has shown his support by purchasing DVDs of episodes and has even sent some overseas to his son who is in the military. He himself is a collectables dealer and enjoys attending the Sacramento Toy shows along with Sac Con.

220px-TheterrorposterWhen asked what his favorite misunderstood film was, he proudly proclaimed his love for the highly misunderstood 1963 horror classic starring legendary actors JACK NICHOLSON and BORIS KARLOFF entitled THE TERROR.

“Because not one footage in that movie made any sense at all-none whatsoever….So I liked it!”

If you haven’t had a chance to see this misunderstood film, here is the link to CINEMA INSOMNIA’s episode featuring this classic:


Following his love for THE TERROR, we asked him what was his favorite CINEMA INSOMNIA episode thus far. He began cracking up over the details of his answer:

“I think my favorite episode is PRINCE OF SPACE because I just love Krankor! I love the commercial Candles, Krankor, and you. That just cracks me up!”

In the words of the commercial, “Ooo yeah, come on over here!” Check out the CINEMA INSOMNIA episode of PRINCE OF SPACE!

21142_932279786822265_2849849625624294681_nThank you, SIR JERRY TRITT, valued Sleepless Knight for ALL your Support for CINEMA INSOMNIA, watching all those Misunderstood Movies, Horror Hosts, and continuous support! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can share, download, and print. Congratulations, SIR JERRY TRITT - SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–April 10th through April 16th, 2015.


Plan 9(2015) Presents Yet Another Edition of CRISWELL PREDICTS!

Criswell Predicts "Animal Slaves"

We all live in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.Join us on a weekly web series where our very own Criswell takes a glimpse into the Future!

Posted by Plan 9 on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Our Lady Sleepless Knight of the Week Teaches Us a Thing or Two!

DSC03068LADY ANGIE SCHOCH is a child of horror host fans. Her father was a huge fan of CREATURE FEATURES with BOB WILKINS. As a child, Lady Angie would re-watch a VHS tape recording of the classic horror host shows of ZACHERLEY’S HORRIBLE HORRORS and GRAMPA’S SILLIY SCARIES. She would watch tape over and over again to the point of stretching! A true sign of a horror host fan!

P1030146She first discovered MR. LOBO while he was on the airwaves on PBS. According to LADY ANGIE, it was a “surreal experience” when she found something new to her “and strange on late night T.V..” Currently, her favorite episode is a tossup between SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS and the HALLOWEEN SPECIAL featuring BOB WILKINS.

She has a special place in her heart for misunderstood films and the potential they have despite their status. Her response when questioned about her love for misunderstood movies is a true touching response,

“I think that a bad movie created out of love is worth far more than so many mediocre ones created to be marketable, those films don’t offend many but they don’t please either. They are forgotten almost upon seeing, and I much prefer something I will remember, for better or worse. Misunderstood movies create better experiences.”

Other than misunderstood horror films, LADY ANGIE loves silent films and the legendary MARX BROTHERS various films. She recently arrived back in the United States from studying in Swansea, Wales. She is continuing studying for her B.A. for English Literature and mainly concentrates on American Gothic and Arthurian literature. In her spare time, she creates furry creatures our of polymer clay and needle-felt. One of her creatures is featured below:

Purple+Monster Thank you, LADY ANGIE SCHOCH, valued Sleepless Knight for ALL your Support for CINEMA INSOMNIA,watching all those Misunderstood Movies, Horror Hosts, and continuous support! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can share, download, and print. Congratulations, LADY ANGIE SCHOCH - SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–April 3rd through April 9th, 2015.



22098_781142725332345_4407590882321473317_nTwo days ago, we asked you that this month was to be chosen by YOU! There were good Theme suggestions but one has prevailed. Ladies and Gentlemen, this month’s theme is…..SLASHERS! No, April Fools!

imagesNow when did the “Slasher Genre” begin? Where do Slasher’s come from? In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock shocked massive audiences around the world with his black and white feature starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh in PSYCHO. The film follows the story of a young woman on the run who decides to make a slight detour to a remote motel run by a disturbed young man by the name of Norman Bates, haunted by the memory of his dead mother.

Not only did PSYCHO frighten people in their seats, but the film inspired future generations of filmmakers. It placed a riff in the minds of writers, making them write screenplays transferred onto the silver screen with hits such as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE(1974), HALLOWEEN(1978), FRIDAY THE 13th(1980), and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET(1984). This is where we shall spend the next month digging into the minds of slashers and the genre. There will be pictures, posters, trailers, clips, and reviews. But there is one piece of the puzzle we still need: YOU!

the-texas-chainsaw-massacre-movie-poster-1974-1020198670-198x300Do you believe Slasher’s are misunderstood? Which Slasher character 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 Slasher monster or person 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 SLASHER FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CISLASHERMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Now Onto the Winner of Last Month’s CREEPY DOLL CONTEST!

The winner of Baby Lobo, made by Wicked Little Nursery, is…….FINN McCOOL! Finn sent us this picture freaky picture of what appears to be a creepy doll indeed along with his beautifully, smiling family members:

10354687_945356245499254_9178898519950552587_nSIR FIN McCOOL, keep an eye out on your messages for a special message from our intern Cayce Campaign for more details about getting Baby Lobo to you. Baby Lobo is ready for his new home! Thank you Finn and everyone else who participated in last month’s contest! It was a great month and we all appreciate each and every one of you and your…..creepy dolls!

Now, don’t say “You’ll be right back,” Fresh up on your “Slasher Rules,” and Get ready for SLASHER MONTH!

This Month’s Theme……FAN’S CHOICE!

960292_780161802097104_82980786270136221_nYou heard that right, CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! It’s Up to YOU to pick this month’s theme! It can range from a variety of misunderstood topics: misunderstood monsters, misunderstood films, etc. The Winning theme choice will be released this WEDNESDAY along with the name of the WINNER of the Baby Lobo baby doll made by Wicked Little Nursery.

So what do you say, Cinsomniacs and Sleepless Knights? What should Cinema Insomnia’s APRIL THEME OF THE MONTH be? Leave your suggestions in the comments or private message us your ideas. You can also post a pictures of your ideas as well. What shall this THEME OF THE MONTH shall be? SEND IN YOUR SUGGESTIONS!