KONG-BAT-ULATIONS AND FLAPPY BAT DAY TO CINEMA INSOMNIA–CELEBRATING 15 YEARS ON YOUR TV!

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Cinema Insomnia – S1E12 – Bucket of Blood, 2016 Version from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

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 their BUCKET OF BLOOD Episode, re-edited by AARON LANE, from 2003 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 15th Anniversary Extra – LINDA from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

Above is the 4th complete episode of the show from VHS taped off the air in 2001. This is the first appearance of MISS MITTENS!

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. 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 – S1E14 – The Atomic Brain (2016 Version) from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

And here is another INSOMNIAC THEATER episode of questionable authenticity…as MR. LOBO doesn’t actually remember doing any of this. Please stay tuned for updates!

Cinema Insomnia – S1E07 – The Bat from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

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

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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,

~Cay-CI

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS AND CINSOMNIACS!

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!

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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!

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Join us as we celebrate 15 years and many more!

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

Cay-CI

 

Time For a Celebration this Month for CINEMA INSOMNIA!

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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!

 

Enjoy the Classic CINEMA INSOMNIA episode BIGFOOT MYSTERIOUS MONSTER!

HAPPY 15TH ANNIVERSARY, CINEMA INSOMNIA!

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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!

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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!!

REEL CULT and a REAL THEATER! Meet MR. LOBO and enjoy a LIVE CINEMA INSOMNIA event!

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
ER 3000 Bonus feature DANIEL GRIFFITH’s CITIZEN WOOD: MAKING THE BRIDE, UNMAKING THE LEGEND 2010 – starring JOEL HODGSON from MST3k, LARRY BLAMIRE from LOST SKELETON OF CADAVERA, GEORGE “THE ANIMAL” STEELE,  and MR. LOBO, himself!

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!

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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.

ATTENTION AMAZON PRIME SUBSCRIBERS! PLAN 9 (2015) IS FREE!

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!

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May All Your Days Be ZOMBIE DAYS!

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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!

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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!”

Salute to Our Lady Sleepless Knight and Her Sidekick into the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

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12375280_803889809722525_9039020640675502330_oEvery Sleepless Knight has a tale to tell…Lady Desiree told us her Sleepless Knight superhero origin. In a way, we are all superheroes in our own lives. Imagine the Sleepless Knights of Insomnia is not only a collective of fans of MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA, but a gathering of heroes who together create a “misunderstood” community of individuals and families who make the universe a better place.

Today, we explore the origin of Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame Inductee, Lady Desiree Clary along with her Sidekick/Partner in crime: Philip Rostonovich!

c802ca95ededdd063ec6ea3279f3d522“In the early 1970s, a little girl defied her bedtime hour and crept stealthily along the hallway of her suburban home. Unable to venture further and risk parental ire, yet unwilling to retreat from the spooky glow of the TV, she closed her eyes and stood transfixed by the sounds of ‘Tarantula’ on Creature Features, hosted by venerable (and mega-stogiefied) Bob Wilkins on KTVU.

At roughly the same moment, a few hundred miles to the south, a young boy bravely watched the strangely fuzzy ‘Brain Eaters’ on KHJ’s Fright Night, hosted by gaunt-faced, darkly be-hatted Larry “Seymour” Vincent…from behind the demonstrable safety of the family’s living room sofa.

12784440_10154002204150850_1195764929_nDrawn together, in the fullness of time, by their mutual love for dinosaurs, monster movies and Beat poets, Desiree and Philip settled down in the suburban hinterlands of the SF Bay Area. They became Sleepless Knights at a KFJC Psychotronix evening, when they took the Insomniacs’ Oath together. Thereafter they commenced a program of ‘passively stalking’ Lobo and Dixie online and during subsequent events at the historic Bal Theater in San Leandro. They are proud owners of Horror Hosts magazine Issue #1.

 Today, Desiree is an actual, for-reals cyborg pursuing her lifelong fascination with all things historically spookidee into the Halls of Academia. Philip is a VFX artist, happily toiling away in the pixel mines of Burbank, and tends toward the more spaceship-heavy fare of classic Sci-Fi” Desiree finished her story with a grin upon her face. 

Desiree, and Phillip, thank you for your support for CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO and your undying love for misunderstood films of the past, present, and future. Give a warm hand to the newest Inductees into The Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

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Attention SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS! CINEMA INSOMNIA: I BURY THE LIVING on OSI74 DVD will be released on an unsuspecting world!

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In this Collector’s Edition of CINEMA INSOMNIA, Your Host MR. LOBO and MISS MITTENS host the horror film I BURY THE LIVING (1958). Enjoy Vintage Ads, Trailers, Creepy Comedy, and Slumber Party Thrills! 

Featuring: Film Hosts BUNNY GALORE, ROXY TYLER, and NIGEL HONEYBONE along with JESSIE SEERHERMAN as the Reel-7-Girl. 

This DVD will Be a GRAND ADDITION for your Celluloid Cemetery!

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