We Watch The Skies For UFO’s As We Pay Tribute To Ed Wood, Jr.!

il_340x270.395573553_gr6tHe was the creator of the most “misunderstood” films shown on and off the silver screen. Ed Wood, Jr. laid down the path for MR. LOBO to become for his most memorable character CRISWELL in the new film PLAN 9. This week we remember all of his “misunderstood masterpieces,” including the man himself. nightoftheghouls

What is your favorite Ed. Wood, Jr. film, Sleepless Knights? What is what you consider the most memorable scene in a Ed Wood film, CInsomniacs? Show your love for this misunderstood filmmaker by posting about what you think his most “misunderstood” film was. Post your favorite scenes in the comment section or private message and you may see your favorite scene shared on our pages and credit. You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene clip or a picture of a poster of your favorite ED WOOD, JR. feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIEdWoodTribute and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

We will hold this tribute on the pages and will be demonstrated through video clips of trailers and possible classic show episodes. Pictures, posters, and much more shall fill up your news feeds so be on the look-out and share away with your friends and family! 

Be Prepared for a “ED WOOD, JR.” kind of week and keep an eye out for Ghouls and UFOs!



resize2Robodaughter2Our Fan of the Week Award is a “Three-fer”…It may be more proper to say FANS OF THE WEEK!
PAUL TATUM and his family look forward to their CINEMA INSOMNIA night each Saturday! His two young girls BREE AND SOPHIE always suggest MR. LOBO’s showcase of Misunderstood Movies when asked, “What do you want to watch tonight?” and during the week BREE doodles her own version of the Hypnotic Eye in her binder at school much to the chagrin of her teachers. CINEMA INSOMNIA is a favorite show for these 12 and 15 year old siblings, but Dad has a hard and fast rule that there shall be No Lobo until AFTER 9PM.
SchoolsucksThey watch on Roku and wrote MR. LOBO recently asking if there will be more CI content available on the ZOM-BEE TV Roku channel. They’ve been struggling to try to ration the shows, but were down to their last few. They actually asked for a dedicated CINEMA INSOMNIA Roku channel! In addition to their official CI Sleepless Knights fan club kits, they also purchased 3 autographed pictures for their walls at home and at the office and picked up HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR audio CD from our shop. resize
Lobofan copyThis family fever instantly made them nominees for FAN OF THE WEEK status and right away they were all very excited about this news! When the young ladies of the house heard their dad had been in contact with MR. LOBO–they squealed with a frequency that can shatter television screens! Dad’s thrilled they like the old movies we show–just like he does.

Paul thanks us for the good times–but we thank YOU, Paul, for letting us into your home for two hours every week and sharing CI with your loved ones!resize3
Thanks PAUL TATUM, BREE, and SOPHIE, Valued Sleepless Knights, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FANS OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, PAUL, BREE, AND SOPHIE –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF THE WEEK–for August 29th through September 4th, 2014!
You now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FANS OF THE YEAR and receive a  prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced later this year!Robodaughter


Walter Paisley only wanted to fit into the “Hipster” crowd. He didn’t want to be an errand boy the rest of his life at the feet of who he wanted to be….until the accident. Gather around, CInsomniacs, as we join MR. LOBO as he tries to create his own art at the local coffee shop while showing this Roger Corman classic-BUCKET OF BLOOD!
Tweet, Tumble, and Share this online episode with all of your friends and family and remember, “They are NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood!” Join us next Thursday for another free episode online…and if you want more CINEMA INSOMNIA and Mr. Lobo check out the free ZOM-BEE TV channel for ROKU video players or purchase your own Zom-Bee TV app and take and watch Cinema Insomnia anywhere at any time!


Keep Those Misunderstood Movies Flying, Sleepless Knights! – “Cindy Insomnia” salutes you!

Today, with the help of the US Postal Service, MR. LOBO launched an armada of Autographed 8x10s, CINEMA INSOMNIA HAUNTED HOUSE DVDs, “BAD MOVIES” Buttons, Official FAN CLUB Kits,  and HORRIBLE NOISES CDs to the homes of “CInsomniacs” coast to coast!
DVD2We thank you for your orders–and appreciate the real love and support behind each one!

CINDY INSOMNIA reminds us that even though Sleepless Knights are usually passive by nature…they can still be passionate about their favorite show and their favorite film host.
hether you get a T-Shirt from NOVEMBER FIRE or a FAN CLUB KIT or an 8×10 or even make your own fan-made CI items, you are doing your part to keep the cheese flowing! Thanks for caring and sharing. Together we can make the would safe for Misunderstood Movies and Late Night Silliness!  

Stay Sleepless,
–Mr. Lobo


What Kind of Mayhem Do You Express in Your Art?

Over the past few months we have seen many things here on cinemainsomnia.com: ghosts, werewolves, cannibal families, cult film leaders who were simply Divine, vampires, and much more. This week we take a look at “Mayhem Expressed In Art.”

When you hear that line, what do you think of? House of Wax? Bucket of Blood? This could also include films filled with disasters and explosions as displayed by the Horror Host Magazine “Bob Ross ‘Happy Little Cloud’” painting. These will be demonstrated through video clips of trailers and possible classic show episodes. Pictures, posters, and much more shall fill up your news feeds so be on the look-out and share away with your friends and family!

We Always Need Your Help, CInsomniacs! You are the ones who keep Mr. Lobo going as well as the rest of the Cinema Insomnia family. We challenge you to represent the theme of the week! How can you do that? Tell us and show us your favorite villain and their partners in crimes by commenting or posting about them on our pages! Some of you who enjoy dressing up, put on your costumes and post pictures representing the theme and you will see your picture on our pages! If any of you have vintage posters or create animations representing the theme share those as well! If you know or find pictures and video clips matching the theme post them or your personal pictures on our Facebook pages, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram with #CIThemeoftheweek!

Be Prepared for another Fantastic Week!

“CIndy Insomnia” Recommends Haunted CD to Spook your Speakers–Physical Media LIVES! HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR!

CDLet’s get “physical” and buy audio and music you can hold in your hands! Our stats blew-up and orders rolled in a few days back when “CIndy Insomnia” posed with our DVD–THE CINEMA INSOMNIA HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL–But she doesn’t want you to forget Mr. Lobo’s companion product for your ears–HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR a collection of 20 tracks that fill everyday with funny Halloween fun. Get it today!

Time is Running Out! Help a Friend and Horror Host in Trouble!

 We had posted before about an old collaborator and friend who had run into a string of bad luck–Josh Hadley who has done much to spread the word about CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO in Wisconsin.  Mr. Lobo appeared on a few Halloween Specials produced by Mr. Hadley.  When we heard about his fundraiser we wanted to help…Josh sent us this piece that we posted here on the website before that strives explain his ongoing association with Mr. Lobo and his current struggle. Please read it and if you are inclined–help out with a few bucks. BUT HURRY–HIS POWER GETS SHUT OFF ON MONDAY!

“I first encountered Mr. Lobo back in… god it must be 05 or 06 maybe… and I thought he was smart and funny and someone I should work with. I was attempting to start up my own show when this happened and I used Mr. Lobo as inspiration. At the time I was working at a small TV station and I eventually conned them into letting me host a movie on Halloween night (Night Of The Living Dead)… and it did NOT go well… at all*. The following year I was still running the long con and got them let me host The Howling on the station but by this time Mr. Lobo and I had been talking on the phone and he proved to have been MORE than an inspiration he was actually helping me at this point. This Halloween Special is still pretty embarrassing to me (Mr. Lobo is good in it though) as I was unsure of how I wanted to set a tone and I still sucked at line delivery. Another year passed and Mr. Lobo and I had continued to talk and work on some things and I got my TV station to give me Bram Stokers Dracula for Halloween that year and again Mr. Lobo was not only awesome enough to help me out he did me a huge solid by getting Tony Todd and Bill Mosley for it. This is the kind of person he is. This time, I attempted overt comedy and I think (for the most part) it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fLyhXTIajc I was also hooked up with the teaser/promo trailer for the Plan 9 remake featuring… Mr. Lobo.

I co-host and produce the internet radio show Lost In The Static and we had Mr. Lobo on the show early on in a fun episode. He and I stayed in touch and I continued to follow his work and continued to be thankful for not only his support but his friendship. It is as this point I hit my darkest hour. My wife fell and hit her head resulting in a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) shortly before I lost my job and was blackballed from my industry. The bills piled up fast and furious as soon we found ourselves simply drowning in debt and now we are about to lose our house and Mr. Lobo has offered to help get the word out… as I said before, that is the kind of guy he is.

We need to come up with 7grand by months end, we have almost $500 so far but I need your help. You can do here http://www.gofundme.com/a8i4zs to read the entire story but short version is that the horror community and “bad” movie fans tend to rally around one another in my experience and I desperately need that support right now.

Thank you all that will help out and thank you to Mr. Lobo for being Mr. Lobo.”

*As far as I am concerned that night never happened and unless someone local taped it off of TV there is no record of it and I am fine with that.