For Halloween We Salute Our First Mother/Daughter Sleepless Knights!

10308568_583920028387950_4005223084196961277_n1625591_671831776220766_3815912263873237401_nFAN OF THE WEEK AND SLEEPLESS KNIGHT ANITA GALE GREW UP IN THE LITTLE TOWN OF CONNERSVILLE, INDIANA with her brother and sister.  On late Saturday nights, her family would tune into COWBOY BOB’S CHUCKWAGON THEATRE and enjoy hilarious cartoons and silly movies, but they wanted to stay up afterwords to turn what she considered the greatest part of the night. Tuning into the old horror films featured on the legendary horror cowboy-235x300host’s SAMMY TERRY’s SHOW.She recalled his maniacal laugh that would spook her little brother into hiding, the yellow rubber gloves, and the long line of classic horror films. After his passing, she mourned SAMMY along with his other fans and the Horror Host community. Since then, she thought all horror hosts were extinct until discovering MR. LOBO quite randomly while searching for different old horror hosts from the past. She then discovered the CINEMA I42833607af7186103ee0c81a2a5aa1c0NSOMNIA LIVESTREAM and tuned into the classic episodes like EEGAH! and THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL while doing her macrame at the same time. LADY ANITA GALE then preceded to like the CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO Facebook page to tune into what was going on in the SLEEPLESS KNIGHT and CINSOMNIAC world. She purchased her Sleepless Knight fan club kit along with one for her daughter, CAYCE. They both took the INSOMNIAC OATH and were inducted to the SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF INSOMNIA. But there is more to this story…..


10171197_748976641839612_8851599659253835633_nEarlier this year, MR. LOBO getting bogged down with projects and let out a cry for help in order to keep up with all SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS and CINSOMNIACS on social networks and the fan pages. ANITA heard his cries and sent a Facebook message to her daughter who was a college student, if she could do anything.

SLEEPLESS KNIGHT CAYCE CAMPAIGN, was attending FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY and studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema Insomnia: The Last Man On EarthEntertainment Business when she received the message. For a whole year, her SLEEPLESS KNIGHT mother tried to get her to tune into CINEMA INSOMNIA amidst her busy schedule. Finally after completing a big presentation, LADY CAYCE watched BUCKET OF BLOOD following THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. Slowly, MR. LOBO grew on her and she took the INSOMNIAC OATH.  Not long after, CAYCE jumped on the chance to help MR. LOBO in anyway she could. As of this March 2014, LADY CAYCE has been an Intern for MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA and has pushed very hard and put in many hours in order to help our beloved h10395852_775296699181055_911613753657212517_nost. Immediately after MR. LOBO brought her on board, MITCH MITTENS came onto the scene and chose LADY CAYCE CAMPAIGN to be his care giving mistress and take him around conventions such as HORROR HOUND and DAYS OF THE DEAD in the Ohio and Indiana areas in order to spread the news of CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR.LOBO. She has also interviewed different SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS and CINSOMNIACS for their FAN OF THE WEEK article’s and has enjoyed each and every story she

has read.

To her, this community means a lot to her. She grew up loving Horror Films both misunderstood and understood. At the age of 4, she saw her first horror film quite by accident. While watching a recorded BEATLES cartoon on a VHS tape-soon the movie NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3 came on. Although it frightened her to watch, she kept watching and loved it. Since then, she has enjoyed many horror films and identifies the victims battling against the monsters to fight for their happy ending–just like she does in her day to day in her own life.

MMReviewsEarlier this month, she graduated with her degree and still supports CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO by constantly making sure MR.LOBO’s work is seen by all as well as conducting the Weekly Theme’s and spreading pictures and videos of horror from the past and the present.

Mr. Lobo attached these remarks to Cayce’s paperwork,

9455_689515207828431_7334132837033344742_n“Cayce is a quick study and takes direction well. She is very enthusiastic, creative, and has a great attitude. Her only shortcoming is her inexperience–but she’ll get there. Even when she makes mistakes–she corrects them instantly without hesitation. She always dives in and tries and is always positive and eager to learn. An ideal employee for anyone. Thank you for allowing Cayce to intern with us. She is a reliable asset.

FanoftheWeekAnitaGaleThank you, LADY ANITA GALE AND LADY CAYCE CAMPAIGN, Valued Sleepless Knights, for ALL your support, hard work, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here are your FANS OF THE WEEK certificates that you can download and print. Congratulations, LADIES ANITA GALE AND CAYCE CAMPAIGN–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS  OF THE WEEK–for October 31st through November 6th, 2014

FanoftheWeekCCYou now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are both 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!



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Enjoy our Our Haunted House Special from 2013!

Tonite, Mr. Lobo will be a special guest on COAST TO COAST AM WITH GEORGE NOORY and will be taking about Halloween, Horror Films and Horror Hosts in for their millions of listeners.

The all NEW Halloween Special: A VERY VHS HALLOWEEN is an intimate, chaotic, creepy, and raw look at unseen and underground material from MR. LOBO’s many lives. It also contains found footage that will make tapeheads want to be kind and rewind again and again. This special will be given freely to the world and should pop up here anytime on the 31st! Produced and Co-Directed by DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO with animations by JASON WILLIS.

Here’s a taste…

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The Mr. LOBO cartoon promo for DISMEMBER THE ALAMO featuring HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH was such a success this past weekend that Stephen Nerangis the manager at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester has given the green light to Animator TOM BARNDT and MR. LOBO to make a series of on-screen announcements that will go in front of first run films for unsuspecting movie audiences! TOM is working on a show called THE PARANORMAL IDIOT that MR. LOBO is doing voices for.

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MR. LOBO’s Spoken Word and Sound Effects album HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR will continue to be available into November. If you order now you wont get it in time for HALLOWEEN this year…but you will enjoy it just as much in the coming weeks and months and be super-ready for next year.Bad Manor thumb


CINEMA INSOMNIA’S HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL DVD is our first new DVD since we went out of print back in 2011. It’s an instant collectors item and features MR. LOBO and stars 4 other HORROR HOSTS in different roles. Our most ambitious episode to date!

Get the DVD, CD, Necktie and Badge, Poster, glasses and more at our new store!

FAN CLUB KITS are STILL a good value! Mr. Lobo will personally include some extra goodies along with the 8×10, 4×6, Pinback Badge, plastic decoder card, and Certificate!
Members are automatically eligible for FAN OF THE WEEK and FAN OF THE YEAR. Regional fan-club presidents will be elected soon!
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This weekend BOXFORD CATV, Boxford MA, Will be adding CINEMA INSOMNIA to their Horror Films on Saturday Nights at 10:30pm, on Comcast Channel 8, and Verizon Channel 45.

Likewise, MATA 14 and 96 in Milwaukee, WI will begin adding CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes to their line up. This Saturday they will be showing MR. LOBO’s hosted versions of CARNIVAL OF SOULS and THE SEVENTH SEAL.

We feel that no Insomniac should be left behind! Does your dad own a TV Station? Do you want to sponsor some classic SD episodes on a public access, college, or community channel? Are you the manager of a hotel or hospital with Closed circuit TV? Are you in a Flash Mob with a digital projector? Do you have an independent screen that needs royalty-free content? If you want to distribute or broadcast select episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA we want to hear from you! [email protected]

Jam your gullet with treats and we’ll be lurking for you after the Holidays! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


MMReviewsYesterday, you might have thought I made the mistake of not continuing my review quest! Ah, CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights, it was a mere foreshadow of my own SEQUEL! Sleepless Knight Kim Wailes requested I watch NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST.2(1985). I will be honest, I have seen this film many times and re-watching it reminds me how….different it is compared to the other following films within the NIGHTMARE franchise.

nightmare-on-elm-street-2-freddys-revenge-movie-poster-1985-1020198814There has been much speculation about the story in of itself involving different sexuality overtones, continuity issues, and much much more. I will agree about the first two mentioned, but won’t touch base on the first issue. I will say, though, the fact that Freddy comes out of the dream world to murder both Jesse’s best friend Ron, played by 80’s star ROBERT RUSSLER, and the groups of teens attending the character Lisa’s party instead of attacking them in their dreams brings down the film quite a bit. Not only that, it doesn’t explain how Freddy can do that. Some would argue it is the result of Freddy possessing Jesse is why he can walk around outside of the dreams. I believe though, this new piece takes away the edge the original film had paved for the rest of the franchise to follow. Also, it is never used again and this part of the franchise is never mentioned in any of the other films like 2-5 did with the DREAM WARRIOR storyline.

Back to the film, we open up to a group of kids riding the bus home from school. It seems normal enough. You have the girls talking to one another, papers thrown from one side to the other, the usual loud teenage high school banter, the guy in the back with the blaring boom box(ahhh the 80s), and the creepy, sickly looking new kid huddled into the corner. That is until….

That scream…now Jesse’s scream is one to give you nightmares. Ok ok, I won’t keep hounding on him. It turns out Jesse has been having nightmares ever since him and his family moved into Nancy Thompson’s former home. According to the neighborhood, town, or school’s legend, Nancy had gone insane over watching her boyfriend Glen and mother get murdered by Freddy Krueger. Now, if I put my roots down in a house where people were murdered-why wouldn’t this little plant have nightmares? Freddy uses the house kind of like a conduit in order to get into Jesse’s dream and initially possess him in order to kill the teenagers surrounding him. The downside is that we are barely in dreams in this film and more so outside of the dream world. A-Nightmare-On-Elm-Street-2-Freddys-Revenge-2

After the nightmare/high pitched screaming ceases, we go to the high school where it seems like the coach loves to pick on Jesse and his best friend Ron. Later we find out he is a S&M teenage sex offender who single’s Jesse out when the coach catches him drinking in a S&M bar. The coaches murder is one of the shortest yet weirdest and slightly best kills you see in the franchise-period.

a-nightmare-on-elm-street-2-freddys-revengeThroughout the films, we see this constant struggle between Jesse controlling Freddy and being straight with his girlfriend (more of a friend) Lisa about what is happening. Surprisingly, she believes everything he says to her about his dreams and attempts to help him by taking him down to the plant where Freddy apparently murdered his child victims. Despite her attempts, Freddy still takes over and goes on a party murder spree in a matter of 5 minutes at her own party.

a nightmare on elm street 2 - freddys revenge 11And yet, in the end love triumphs over evil……or does it?

Some may think this film is misunderstood while others may not. I, on the other hand, believe it was made to be misunderstood. I give this movie 6 1/2 out of 10 HYPNOTIC EYES. If Freddy Krueger is one of your favorite monsters and are strict with continuity, do NOT watch this film. If you are still a fan but don’t mind continuity-watch it and see if this becomes one of your top choices in the franchise.

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 in the middle of the week? Leave your comments or private massage 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 next week for another MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!

                                                                                                                     –Mitch Mittens


MMReviewsThere are many sequels in this world: TREMORS 2(1996), JAWS 2(1978), FRIDAY THE 13th PART 2(1981), and many more. Today’s requests were given by SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS KIM WAILES and BRANDON BLACKMOOR. Today, I lay down my roots to review PSYCHO II(1983) and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2(1985). This review will be different, however, there will be the dreaded….SPOILERS!!!!

I know I know….ok maybe I’ll lay off the spoilers for PSYCHO II but for NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2. First up, PSYCHO II(1983). Ah, back to the Bates Motel we go, only in this films case it’s 22 years following ALFRED HITCHCOCK’s original PSYCHO(1960) film. It is honestly strange to watch the opening. Much like the early FRIDAY THE 13TH series sequels, it opens up to show the memorable shower scene from the first film.

We are then led into a large, barely filled courtroom with a slow pan into the back of ANTHONY HOPKINS aka NORMAN BATE’S head. It’s honestly strange to see him as a much older man. Despite being locked up in a psychiatric ward for over 22 years, he still seems like a innocent, naive teenage boy at times as we see in the beginning scenes. We find out after 22 years, a judge reveals that NORMAN is healthy enough to be released to the public… honestly, do you really think that is a good idea, CInsomniacs? Well, whether you think it’s the right decision or not, it happens anyway (insert mischievous cackle). 

Norman is released to a familiar past character’s dismay.

Don’t recognize her? Well ladies, gentlemen, and plant fold alike, put your hands and/or leaves together for VERA MILES! Or to the PSYCHO story, Lila Crane and in this film actually Lila Loomis after marrying Sam Loomis. Despite the marriage, however, we find out that Sam has passed away and Lila has a daughter named Mary Loomis. These two women are a key part in PSYCHO 2. Lila is still furious over the death of her sister and with the release of Norman, she and her daughter come up with a scheme in order to drive Norman insane again to put him back into the hospital.

How do they do it? Who is the key person behind Norman’s original insanity? Mrs. Bates! Throughout the film Lila makes numerous phone calls to the Bate’s home, pretending to be Mrs. Bates along with her daughter disguising her last name and placing various notes signed by Mrs. Bates at Norman’s new job and his home. 

Now, I will say this. When we see the Bates Motel and the house after Norman is released-it is one of those moments you wish you could slow down and take it all in. Can you imagine walking up those steps after seeing the original PSYCHO and then not seeing it for many years, BAM, you’re there? If you are a PSYCHO fan and haven’t seen this film yet, watch it and I guarantee it’s one of those rare cinematic moments that will take your breath away.


Back to the film, we find out the Bates Motel is being run by this sleezy guy named Warren Toomey. Toomey pretty much has turned the hotel, and I will quote Norman on this, “A-an Adult Motel.” After Norman finds drugs in one of the rooms, he fires Toomey from working there. Of course, Toomey doesn’t agree with him and throws a huge fit. Later in the film, we watch a mysterious figure dressed as Mrs. Bates kill Toomey and like the previous film, place Toomey in the trunk of his car and drown him in the lake. Now, I already spoiled the first kill and given you a clue to who Mrs. Bates might be but I will leave the mystery left to you.

imagesI can honestly say, this film is pretty great and I agree it is misunderstood and should be shown. It is cheesy at some moments, but it’s going to be. I highly recommend this sequel and give it 10 HYPNOTIC EYES out of 10!

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 in the middle of the week? Leave your comments or private massage 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 next week for another MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!

                                                                                                                     –Mitch Mittens





LADY “TALKY TINA” BERKLEY FOUND OUT ABOUT MR. LOBO AND CINEMA INSOMNIA BY ACCIDENT. While searching through her recently purchased ROKU device, she sought for something….something to keep her interest for more than a mere 30 seconds. She came across a channel originally named, “The Anomalies Channel.”


Then, the voice of MR. LOBO came booming from her television speakers and her love of CINEMA INSOMNIA began. She began searching for more CINEMA INSOMNIA jewels on the internet. Then ordered for her SLEEPLESS KNIGHT’S OF INSOMNIA KIT and took THE INSOMNIAC OATH to join her other brothers and sisters in arms with other CINSOMNIACS across the country! She sent this picture in of her to show her love of CINEMA INSOMNIA to the world.

After doing more research, LADY TINA drew this FANTASTIC INSOMNIAC-INSPIRED cartoon picture for MR. LOBO!


10726389_845843302126394_969641950_nAnd this strangely striking photo of her dressed as her own version our dear host MR. LOBO!

Thank you, LADY “TALKY TINA” Berkley, Valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL your support, art, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FANS OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, LADY “TALKY TINA” BERKLEY–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for October 24th through 30th, 2014!

FanoftheWeekmasterTTYou 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!


There will be a sizzling Q and A with actress STACY NELKIN who starred in many of MR. LOBO’s personal faves like GET CRAZY(1983), UP THE ACADEMY(1980), YELLOWBEARD(1983) and of course HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH(1982)!

The NEW Line Up:
Fred Dekker’s NIGHT OF THE CREEPS(1986)
Fred Dekker’s MONSTER SQUAD(1987)

CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE a BETTER 80’s HORRORTHON? The theater has table seating with beer, wine, and a full menu. And it’s right next door to the lovely Country Inn and Suites hotel in case you want to get “Lt. Cameron” drunk at the show and sleep over. Mr. Lobo and Dixie hope to see you all there LIVE and IN PERSON!  It’s all part of the huge HALLOWEEN EVENT…DISMEMBER THE ALAMO!

We will have Lobo made MASKS and BEANIE CREEPS special for this event!

Then and Now! Horror’s Most Memorable Actresses

Screaming in High Heels (2011) Movie ImageThe horror genre has been defined over time by its most memorable characters and performances. However, though it tends to be the slashers and villains that serve as the enduring images we associate with great horror films, it’s often the ordinary people—be they victims, supporting characters, good folks turning to evil, etc.—who make the films great. So with the Halloween film season upon us, and hopefully more great performances on the way, here’s our look back at horror’s most memorable actresses and the projects they brought to life.

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Any list like this has to begin with Jamie Lee Curtis, who’s arguably the most recognizable horror film actress of all time. Her first major role was the masterpiece HALLOWEEN(1978), which as Flavorwire points out ultimately became the highest grossing independent film ever made up to that point. The film is still recognized by most as one of the great horror/slasher projects of all time, and Curtis also starred in the 1981 sequel (“HALLOWEEN II”). She had a subtle role 1983’s “HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH,” and she even reprises her role as Laurie Strode in 1998’s strange continuation, “HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER.”

JamieLee70sIf that list of films in the HALLOWEEN franchise comprised the entirety of Curtis’s involvement with the genre, it would be enough to count her among horror’s most memorable actresses. But Curtis’s legacy extends even further, first in the fact that her own mother was a renowned horror actress—Janet Leigh, who received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO(1960); and second in that she also starred in films like THE FOG and PROM NIGHT(1980).

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Sometimes the best genre actors and actresses are the ones that just never quite seem to leave what they’re best at behind them. Linda Blair is a great example in this regard, as her signature role in a horror film came in THE EXORCIST(1973) when she was a teenager. It goes without saying that this was one of the greatest horror triumphs in film history, but many might not remember that Blair won a Golden Globe for her performance. She was nominated for an Academy Award as well.

LindaBlair70sUnfortunately, Blair has yet to capture that same sort of glory in her career since THE EXORCIST, but it’s oddly refreshing to see a child star stick to horror flicks, independent films, and B-movies when she probably could have sold out and done something different. She’s been nominated multiple times for “Golden Raspberry Awards,” or Razzies,” which are basically mock awards going to the worst performances in film categories.


However, for her work in THE EXORCIST, its sequel, she’s earned a spot on the list.

Adrienne King

Adrienne King’s filmography has been fairly light since she starred in the film that made her famous-but has made a recent comeback and was interviewed by Mr. Lobo in 2008 at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. It was King who played the role of Alice Hardy in the iconic original FRIDAY THE 13TH(1980).” Since waking in the hospital after being dragged underwater by Jason (arguably the most infamous villain in horror film history), King has faded somewhat from memory (though she did also star in the 1981 sequel). But her contribution to horror history remains massive, as FRIDAY THE 13TH proved to have one of the most extensive legacies in the genre.

Not only was there a sequel in 1981, but through 2009, 12 total films based on or spun from the 1980 original have been made. This includes additional “Friday” sagas and a sort of sub-series of Jason material. In fact, the original film even had a wide enough following to inspire an adult film parody from Zero Tolerance (officially titled, simply, OFFICIAL FRIDAY THE 13TH PARODY). According to Adam and Eve, the movie features the “legendary Jason himself” hunting down a sex-crazed staff at Crystal Lake. Huh, sounds a lot like the original right?

Barbara Shelley

Perhaps the most well-known actress from the Hammer Films heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Barbara Shelley certainly belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of horror actresses. notes that Shelley starred in eight films for Hammer during these two decades, with her biggest success probably coming in the form of  DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS(1966).” Although, it’s worth mentioning that her noteworthy scream in that film was actually dubbed by a co-star!

While her eight Hammer films were more than enough to establish Shelley’s legacy as a noteworthy genre actress, she also had some interesting side projects. While Adrienne King merely starred in a work that eventually inspired an adult film parody, Shelley dabbled in some more adult-themed content as well. To be clear, she was never an adult film actress, but her film VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED(1960) more or less concerned sexual assault by aliens.