RetroCon Rewind from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

MR. LOBO had a wonderful time at RETRO CON–where he presented a panel about CINEMA INSOMNIA and his new streaming channel OSI 74! Let’s take a look back at all our new friends.

THE LAST SATURDAY OF JULY 2001 AT 3:05 AM, the very first CINEMA INSOMNIA episode with host and TV veteran Mr. Lobo aired on ABC TV in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Today, we know MR. LOBO and his AKA “Alan N. Smithee” as a multimedia mogul and director who founded OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL and  the streaming channel OSI 74. You can see a restored version of THE WRAITH Episode, re-edited by AARON LANE on ROKU right now, right here or on OSI74.com!

A Bold restoration effort is underway! Many first season CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes are being transferred from tape to digital for broadcast on the channel in the coming days and weeks. Today, MR. LOBO is shooting a 15 Year Anniversary Special with MISS MITTENS and the first ever crossover with his OSI Director persona to introduce this rare material. SO–Double your pleasure and your vision!

Cinema Insomnia – 15 Year Anniversary – GHOST CAR FROM SPACE THAT KILLS PEOPLE from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

Above is a first season show from 2001 that has been restored for educational purposes only!

As we said before, In the canon of the show, MR. LOBO’s first hosting gig was on a supposedly on a series called INSOMNIAC THEATER–an ancestor to CINEMA INSOMNIA. He also hosted another show in the 70’s called CHANNEL 74’s CINEMA SHOWLACE DON’T BE CONFUSED…The first 24 episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA have never been on DVD or ROKU and very few of them have been in syndication.

Cinema Insomnia S2E01 – BATTLE OF THE WORLDS from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

And here is another BRAND NEW throwback episode…Movie Host MR. LOBO goes back in time to the Turbulent and Polyester 1970’s before CINEMA INSOMNIA when he presented low rent Sci-Fi films afternoons like BATTLE OF THE WORLDS. Featuring sexy sidekick RO-MANA and supercomputer ABBAKISS.



Mr. Lobo is going to tell you a wonderful story
about something wonderful that happened to a house
just like yours or a house not entirely unlike yours on Halloween.

It was late October and the walls were all trimmed with cardboard witches and pumpkins and orange and black paper decorations. When children came to the door on Halloween night they would get to see it all. But until that day the front door was shut and locked. The big black pussy that lived in the house saw it with her great green eyes; the Little gray kitty saw it with her little blue eyes; the kind house-dog saw it with his steady brown eyes; Even the sneaky rats that were so afraid of the cat had peeked in when no one was around. But aside from the children who would come for treats on the big day, the little black spiders had not yet seen anything! You see, the spiders lived in the corners — the dark corners of the attic and the dark corners of the cellar.

And they were hoping to see the Halloween Decorations as much as anybody. But just before Halloween there was a great clean-up began around the house. The The Witch who owned the house came sweeping and dusting and wiping and scrubbing, to make everything grand and dean for the Devil Baby’s birthday. Her broom went into all the corners, poke, poke — and of course the spiders had to run. Dear, dear, how the spiders had to run! Not one could stay in the house while the Halloween house cleaning happened. So you see, they couldn’t see the Halloween Decorations. Spiders are very curious, and like to see everything there is to see, and they were very sad. So at last they went to the Devil-Baby and told Him all about it. “All the others get to see the Halloween Decorations, dear Devil-Baby,” they said; “but we, who are so domestic and so fond of beautiful things, we are swept up. We cannot see it at all.” The Devil-Baby was very sorry for the little spiders when He heard this, and He said they should see the Halloween Decorations.

The day before Halloween, when nobody was noticing. He let them all go in the house, to look as long as they wanted. They came creepy, creepy, down the attic stairs, creepy, creepy, up the cellar stairs, creepy, creepy, along the halls — and into the beautiful front room. Their fat mother spiders and the old papa spiders, and all the little teeny, tiny, curly spiders, the baby ones. And then they looked! Round and round the house they crawled, and looked and looked and looked. Oh, what a good time they had! They thought it was perfectly beautiful. And when they looked at every- thing they could see from the floor, they started up the walls and furniture to see some more. All over the room they ran, creepy, crawly, looking at every single thing. Up and down, in and out, over everything the little spiders ran, and saw every one of the pretty things right up close. They stayed until they had seen all there was to see, you can be sure, and then they went away at last, quite happy.

Then, in the still, dark night before Halloween Day, the dear Devil-Baby came, to protect the room with a Hex for the children. But when he looked at it — what do you suppose? — it was covered with cobwebs! Everywhere the little spiders had been they had left a spider-web; and you know they had been just everywhere. So the room was covered with spider-webs, all hanging from the decorations and looped around the chairs; it was a strange sight. What could the Devil-Baby do?

He knew that children do not like cobwebs; They would never let their home be covered with those. No, indeed. So the dear Devil-Baby touched the spider’s webs, and turned them all to neon green and bright-white polyester!

Wasn’t that a lovely trimming?

They shone and shone, all over the beautiful room.

When the which and the children saw these they assumed they were bought from a store and left them in place because they looked so festive!

And that is the way fake cobwebs became traditional Halloween decorations.


Bring out your Silver Shamrocks! It’s “Happy Happy Halloween” Month on Cinema Insomnia!


The official countdown to Halloween has begun, Cinsomniacs and Sleepless Knights. Not only that, but it is almost OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL’S 1st birthday! It’s time to break out the candy, costumes, and Jack-o-Lanterns to celebrate both Halloween and this major milestone! Ghosts are beginning their yearly haunt down the street, the zombies are stirring within their graves, and monsters and ghouls from around the world shout for their own spot in this months theme celebration.

mv5bmtg1mtgxmty2mf5bml5banbnxkftztgwodg0ntc1mde-_v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_We know Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and other well-known faces in horror. For this month, we take the time to celebrate ALL monsters – both misunderstood and understood, respectively. MR. LOBO always says “They ARE NOT BAD MOVIES–Just Misunderstood” So this month, we’ll take a dive and bring you different varieties of misunderstood monsters and individuals hidden in the dark in mere tales and films who deserve to have their voice heard among the other famous monsters.

Body Snatchers, Headless Horsemen, Apocalyptic beasts, goblins, rabid bats, and much more…If you want to share a monster or horror individual you believe should have it’s voice heard, post or send a picture to our Facebook, Tumblr, or leave it in the comments below!

Also, keep your eyes open for CLASSIC CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes posted throughout the week on our pages and tune into OSI 74 for other Halloween fun!

Cinema Insomnia – The Totally Fake-Ghost Busters – Haunted House Special from OSI 74 on Vimeo.


The Coundown is on, and we’re just getting started!

~Cay-CI, your Cinema Insomnia Intern

Summer Monster’s are Coming Out This Month at CINEMA INSOMNIA!


Summer is coming to a close for teenagers and college students, but it doesn’t end for these Summer monsters and terrors! Slimy fingers, creeping over the sand, are in search for beach goers. Summer campers are being chased by mysterious killers, lurking in the shadows of the camp. Bands with their “birth control” glasses are jamming while lovers are being hunted by hideous creatures who lurk underneath the dark waters of the deep.



All this month, we are doing everything Summer Style! Join us in sharing your favorite Misunderstood Summer Monster and Horror films! So load up on sunscreen, put on your sandals, and be ready to celebrate a month of Misunderstood Summer Horror from the past to the present!


Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,



15th Anniversary

Greetings Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs,

Overnight Tonight at 3:05 AM on July 29th 15 not so many years ago, the first episode of CINEMA INSOMNIA hit the airwaves on KXTV! Since then, we are still going strong today and have come a long way!


15 years of MR. LOBO, 15 years of MISS MITTENS. 15 years of misunderstood films, 15 years of remembering your childhood through various previews and commercials, 15 years of laughs and smiles brought to you and your family homes, 15 years of staying up late “watching TV”, 15 years….you get the picture. But above all, 15 years of YOUR Support, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs. 15 years of you continuously coming back to open your minds to the possibilities that “They’re NOT BAD MOVIES—Just Misunderstood”! That is something we cannot thank you enough for all that you’ve done for Mr. Lobo, Dixie, and the rest of the CINEMA INSOMNIA staff and family.

In honor of this magnificent occasion, our hardworking horror host, Mr. Lobo, has declared the last Saturday in July officially CINEMA INSOMNIA DAY! You heard right, Ladies and Gentleman of Insomnia! A FULL day dedicated to all things CINEMA INSOMNIA, MR. LOBO, MISS MITTENS, and MISUNDERSTOOD FILMS! This includes a SURPRISE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT on both here and also exclusively on our OSI74 channel!

We want to see how you are celebrating CINEMA INSOMNIA DAY by showing us the festivities you are partaking in this Saturday on this momentous occasion! Become part of CINEMA INSOMNIA history by posting your pictures and tagging us in your pictures through our MR. LOBO, CINEMA INSOMNIA, and OSI74 Facebook pages!


Join us as we celebrate 15 years and many more!

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,



Time For a Celebration this Month for CINEMA INSOMNIA!

Mr. Lobo "Rocker" Autographed 8x10 Print

On July 28/29th, 2001, a unknown, misunderstood Horror Host stepped out of the darkness and appeared on the airwaves with his own show entitled CINEMA INSOMNIA. At his side, his longtime companion Miss Mittens emerged from her flower pot to add her two sense about the late night feature shown to the audience.

Now almost 15 years have passed and MR. LOBO is still here, reminding us that “They’re NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood”. Sci-fi, horror, mystery, thrillers, and more, he continues to bring us joy through our televisions, tablets, and computers for many years to come!

This month is a continuous celebration of our host and CINEMA INSOMNIA! Every day, there will be an episode shared on our pages for you to reminisce, share, and enjoy with your family. There will also be fun photos, fan art, and many other goodies! If you have any photos or video of you and MR. LOBO, do not hesitate to share them! We will re-post them on our pages throughout the month!

We also want to give a HUGE shout out to you CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! If it wasn’t for you, MR. LOBO would not be here today. Thank you all for your continuous support of CINEMA INSOMNIA, MR. LOBO, and all things misunderstood!





Let’s Celebrate!

From Your Staff Here at CINEMA INSOMNIA

We Honor The Legendary Actors of Horror This Month at Cinema Insomnia!

a1cf5de4ec4296f23dca3dba714d956a   Actors, they can come from anywhere, be anyone, and portray a variety of characters. But it takes a true legend to portray a character in the horror genre. When we speak about legendary horror actors, who first comes to mind? Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff – these names barely scratch the surface of those who have haunted our dreams and televisions for decades. 

vincent_priceHorror has been portrayed not only through the magic of film or television, it was also brought to life through the air waves in the days of radio. Horror Legends, Dear CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights, are not limited to images or masks. Those who play upon your deepest fears of the corner of your imagination through their voice, now those, are where monsters truly begin to come to life.

This month, we’ll be saluting these legends, one at a time in various forms including radio broadcasts bits from horror radio actors. Also this month, Mr. Lobo will be hosting BRIDE OF THE MONSTER starring legend Bela Lugosi at the Anthony Wayne Theatre in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Mark your calendars and join in on the fun!



Who was the actor who caused your nightmares to come true when the lights went off? Join in on the fun by sharing your story and pictures of your favorite horror legends through our Cinema Insomnia Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. We’ll share your findings on the various platforms as well.


Get Ready for a Legendary Month here at Cinema Insomnia!!


MidnightShowMIDNIGHT SHOW(2016) producer and Sleepless Knight Newt Wallen is bringing a great late night cult movie program to Wayne, PA at a beloved local movie house REEL CINEMAS – ANTHONY WAYNE THEATER!

They have brought films like MANOS: HANDS OF FATE(1966), REEFER MADNESS(1936), FRED OLEN RAY’s SCALPS(1983), STAR CRASH(1978), AL ADAMSON’s DRACULA VS . FRANKENSTEIN, and more to eager fans…


WayneModelBrideoftheMonsterDanielCrowLoboNow for JUNE on the 17th they have partnered with CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO to bring ED WOOD’s BRIDE OF THE MONSTER(1955) starring BELA LUGOSI and TOR JOHNSON and a MYSTERY SCIENCE THEAT

Come on out FRIDAY JUNE,17th at 11:30 PM and bring $7 – there will be prize giveaways, DixieJoelLobosurprises, food and fun! All presented by MR. LOBO LIVE and IN PERSON. We want a good turn out! We want shows like this continue in the area for a long time! Thank you, Newt and Anthony Wayne for letting us celebrate one of our favorite ED WOOD films!



Pictures: Dixie Dellamorto Lobo, Joel Hodgson, and Mr. Lobo from an event a couple years back. CITIZEN WOOD Director Daniel Griffith, Mr. Lobo and Crow T. Robot.


Just in Time for close to the end of ZOMBIE MONTH – For those of you who have Amazon Prime, you are able to access the Ed Wood classic inspired re-telling which features MR. LOBO himself, PLAN 9 (2015) for FREE to watch via your television, computer, tablet, and other various devices you can access the Amazon video app!

Plan-9-From-Outer-Space-remakeDo not forget to leave your review to let us know what you think of the film! Pop some popcorn, bolt the doors, gather the kids, and get ready for PLAN 9 (2015)!

May 28th and 29th – Memorial Day Weekend – Zombie Apocalypse Asylum!

Zombie Apocalypse Asylum Promo from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

The Apocalypse is coming! Come with Mr. Lobo if you want to SURVIVE! At the New jersey Fairgrounds you can be safe at the Zombie Apocalypse Asylum! An amazing 2-day event with fun runs, obstacle courses, lazer hunts, VIP mixer, movies, celebrity Q&A and a $1000 grand prize costume contest!


May All Your Days Be ZOMBIE DAYS!


April showers were said to bring May Flowers, but instead it brings the Undead. We’re bringing the zombies from all over the world to bring about an apocalypse so vast, you can’t help but come back for more! MR. LOBO also will be bringing Zombie Mayhem on Memorial Day weekend this year!


On May 28th & 29th, our host MR. LOBO will be at the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ASYLUM and MC for the Costume Contest – $1,000 Grand Prize! Located on the NJ Fairgrounds, you can also participate in the Zombie Run, Zombie Defender Laser Event, or meet other special guests attending alongside MR. LOBO.

If you’re unable to attend the festivities, do not worry! We will be loading you up with classic misunderstood zombie posters, clips, and art. If you have any zombie suggestions you’d like to see-do not hesitate to send them in or post their pictures of their favorite zombie feature on our pages.

Of course with every ZOMBIE party, you need to start with the George A. Romero classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968). Only, this version a variety of artists coming together to re-create this masterpiece with their art. Join MR. LOBO as he shows NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – REANIMATED!

Night of the Living Dead – ReAnimated from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

So Load up Your Weapons and Gear, Zombies-do not forget to practice your zombie walk or run, and Remember “May All Your Days Be ZOMBIE DAYS!”