You Want a Date? A Date to MITCH MITTENS REVIEW of FRANKENHOOKER that is!

MMReviewsTonight’s tale is about two lovers named Jeffery Franken and his beautiful fiance Elizabeth. Jeffery, a bio-electro technician, uses his spare time attempting to create life or at least a brain with a wondering eye in the middle of it. Elizabeth, on the other hand, tries to be the “normal” part of the relationship but seems to not fit the typical “fit” stereotype and considers herself overweight. Regardless of their differences, Jeffery and Elizabeth are the tragic “Romeo and Juliet” in this 1990’s horror comedy FRANKENHOOKER, recommended by Sleepless Knight Aaron M. Lane.


The opening scenes reveal the groundwork for future events. While celebrating her father’s birthday, Elizabeth is run over by Jeffery’s re-vamped homemade lawnmower, leaving her in pieces and Jeffery…..well……mad. Like taking a power drill to your skull in order to achieve ideas, mad. Ideas that lead you to having dinner with your dead lover’s severed head, ideas on how to create the perfect new body for your dead lover, and figuring out how to re-animate life itself! But seriously, who drills in the back of their head for inspiration? This very scene made me almost wet my basket….never mind that was just Lady Cayce giving me my nightly water shot.

Anyways, Jeffery decides the only way to get the right new body parts for Elizabeth, he’ll have to travel to the Ladies of the Night in downtown New York and in order to kill them he uses “Super crack.”

2485.originalLong story and a mass explosion of several prostitutes later, Jefferey stitches a different body part from each prostitute to create Elizabeth’s perfect body. Much like Frankenstein, Elizabeth’s brain is a little different from how she was from when she had been alive.

How different? You will have to find your copy of FRANKENHOOKER and find out! The rest of this film is filled with shocking kissing scenes, flying heads, and strange creatures that look like they cane out of SOCIETY(1989). After all is said and done, this film is pretty misunderstood in it’s own right. It also has some of those moments where you do a double take not only to the film but also to what you are watching….especially the “Just Say No” message. You did catch that, right? In the end, I give this film about 8 out of 10 Hypnotic Eyes!

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!




Ink-Credible Couple! The Only Two SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS We Know with Matching Tattoos!

crazy old peopleTwo Bay Area SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS SUPREME–CInsomniac riv(lower case “r”) and Tom(upper case “T”) found out about Cinema Insomnia or “CI”  from their neighbor, Phillip(with Two “L”s) –Thank you so much, Phillip with Two “L”s!!!.

riv and Tom made a major contribution to CINEMA INSOMNIA’S 10th Anniversary Kickstarter campaign and many of you fans may recognize their names from the credits of recent episodes like our 2014 A VERY VHS HALLOWEEN Special and  CI’s presentation of WAR OF THE PLANETS(1978)!

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They also won a spooky chair made by another big Bay Area CI fan Paul Benton that Mr. Lobo sat in during the the lobo collection-2making of Paul’s unfinished film DOGTOWN ZOMBIES(2009). CINSOMNIACS are family and they look out for each other as well as look out for their favorite show and their favorite host. We appreciate our unnatural siblings and that’s what SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF THE WEEK is all about. Showing appreciation for those who appreciate what we do and who really “get it”!

riv and Tom have also purchased much of Dixie Dellamorto Lobo’s art and signed prints as pictures from inside their secret CInsomniac base will show you.
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These card carrying Sleepless Knights of Insomnia, were also at THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS(1966) LIVE CINEMA INSOMNIA show and a tearful hug-ful going away show with the JOHN PAIZS film CRIME WAVE(1985)–Both shows presented by MOVIES ON A BIG SCREEN in Sacramento.mudroom-7 “Once (our neighbor) told us of CINEMA INSOMNIA, we were hooked.  Sadly, we were late bloomers, and found out just a few weeks before KTEH cancelled the show(along with all their other over-night programing after getting aquired by a larger PBS station).  However going to the live events and meeting MR LOBO and Dixie was so awesome.  We even met MR. LOBO’s kids!  We are still big fans and, through the DVDs, have been able to enjoy all the great funny moments of the show.  We sincerely wish MR. LOBO and Dixie would return to california soon and host a live movie or maybe a pancake breakfast at Pancake Circus!!!  We’re due next year to get our CI tattoos updated to 35 years of wedded bliss.  As for pics, I think our ankles say it all.  (:”image-23390-full

Thank you, LADY riv and SIR TOM, Valued Sleepless Knights, for ALL your support, hard work, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here are your FAN OF THE WEEK certificates that you can download and print. Congratulations, LADY riv AND SIR TOM–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS  OF THE WEEK–for November 14th-20th, 2014! FanoftheWeekmasterRTYou 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 in Decmber!



fanclubkitdixieIT’S BA-A-ACK! CINEMA INSOMNIACS UNITE! You get the certificate, a randomly selected signed 8×10, the classic signed 4×6, a pinback badge, a membership decoder card, and a few other goodies laying around Lobo HQ! Show the world that you support independent productions, misunderstood movies, and their even more misunderstood host. Order YOURS today!

Double Your Displeasure. Double Your Order.

IMG_4768Just the thing to cure your post-Halloween emotional hangover. As You Know, We have a Buy-One Get-One SALE on our DVD-CINEMA INSOMNIA’S HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL.  This BOGO offer also applies to our AUDIO CD.

Our hot seller, the Spooky Sound Effects and story album called HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR! A wickedly funny satire of children’s vinyl records of the 60’s and 70’s. The CD includes 20 spoken word tracks with amazing sound effects!

DVD CDDidn’t you love the day after Halloween when all the great junk you wanted was half-price! Well, so do we! Buy One now–get Two! Buy Two get four! Buy 4 get 8! All this month! Transition into “the other Holidays” by keeping a smidgen of Halloween alive 24/7. Hoard Them. Give them away as stalking stuffers! Keep half and give half away!

Only at OUR ETSY AND STORE ENVY SHOPS! Sorry, No Mix and Match.



Paging Dr. Frankenstein, I Repeat-Paging Dr. Frankenstein!

Frankenstein, originally a book written by Mary Shelly, is a tale that has been told and re-told for many generations dating back all the way to the Silent Era. In 1910, the very first adaption for the screen was shown to different audiences, bringing the very monster within the mind of Dr. Frankenstein to life…..

Since then, there have been many re-telling of these days throughout the ages. Both serious…..and not-so-serious adaptions have been witnessed on the silver screen from BORIS KARLOFF’S 1930’s adaption of FRANKENSTEIN to MEL BROOK’S YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN(1974).Something_other_than_Frankenstein Even this year, another adaption to the story was released to the public with a not so successful I, FRANKENSTEIN(2014). The monster and it’s creator have been misunderstood and understood in many ways from it’s many incarnations. There have even been television shows who have adapted the “Frankenstein complex” into different famous shows such as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and AMERICAN HORROR STORY. No matter what the adaption, the results have been well……interesting.


YoungFrankenstein3This week, we pay tribute to the different adaptions on the silver screen, small screen, and in smaller form. What FRANKENSTEIN adaption sticks out in your mind as the best adaption? Who is your favorite actor portrayal of Frankenstein’s misunderstood monster? If you have any pictures you’d like to share, private message us the pictures or post them onto our page wall to join the fun! What is your favorite misunderstood FRANKENSTEIN film? Let us know in the comments, you never know-MITCH MITTENS might review it and give you a shout out in his next review!

buffy_006Show your love for FRANKENSTEIN’S monster by posting your favorite scenes in the comment section or private message and you may see your favorite scene shared on our pages and receive credit. If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall 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 FRANKENSTEIN feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIFRANKENSTEINWEEK and tag the Cinema Insomnia we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Time to go to the cemetery and gather our findings to create CINEMA INSOMNIA’S own FRANKENSTEIN!


Dust off your Dancing Shoes as Mitch Mittens Reviews “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X!”

MMReviewsOut from the deep space, we hear a tale. A certain tale of a certain alien juvenile delinquent and his pals called “The Ghastly Ones”, are exiled from their world to dreaded Earth because of their disrespect for authority! What will become of these alien “outsiders?” I, Mitch Mittens, is on the case with…….11163833_800 theghastlylovesofjohnnyx_390  We open to find these group of delinquents searching for their escapee partner, Bliss, who stole their leader Johnny’s resurrection suit. What is a “resurrections suit?” Imagine if you had a suit that can generate electricity into reviving the dead or controlling anyone from a distance. Sound like Dr. Frankenstein-on-the-go, right? Correct, and Bliss isn’t just any random member, but “Johnny’s girl.” Apparently, she’s tired of the group and wants to go back to their space home and leave Earth. Let’s just say…..Johnny and the gang don’t take it so well and go after her. After attempting to hide out in a diner, Bliss befriends a soda jerk named Chip and convinces him to run away with her.1374969164_2At the same time, a world-wide sensational rock-and-roll Mickey O’Flynn dies a few days before his mighty comeback performance that is being held by money hungry club owner, King Clayton. Him and his girlfriend Lily then proceed in trying to convince Johnny to use his resurrection suit in order to bring Micky O’Flynn back to life in order to do the concert and gain masses amount of money. GhastlyLoveofJohnnyX-2012-2Will Johnny be able to track down Bliss? Will he bring Mickey O’Flynn back to life for the greatest show of his career? Strap yourselves in for a tremendous right with this greatly misunderstood film. We see familiar cinematic and independent faces such as INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHER’S Kevin McCarthy as The Grand Inquisitor. 


If you are familiar with the TROMA films TROMEO AND JULIET and TERROR FIRMER, you’ll recognize actor WILL KEENAN. There are also a few other celebrity cameo’s throughout the film. This film is filled with musical dance numbers, fantastic tributes to 50’s scifi, and a wonderful storyline that will make you want to watch this over and over again. I give this film 8 1/2 out of 10 Hypnotic Eyes!

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!



391873_10150482074404489_1890396391_nDVD_201_20A_originalFor that Horror Host fan on your X-mess list may we humbly suggest The CINEMA INSOMNIA HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL?

It stars DICK DYZSEL(Count Gore DeVol’s Creature Feature), JOHN DIMES(The Spooky Movie host, Dr. Sarcofiguy), JERRY MOORE II(Karlos Borloff host of Monster Madhouse), RICH KOZ(Svengoolie), And of course, MR. LOBO as Himself and MISS MITTENS as Herself–who together have hosted horror movies on CINEMA INSOMNIA for 13 years. Also appearing is DIXIE DELLAMORTO as Kogarella the Swingin’ Ape!

Not only do you get to give the gift of top horror host talent–but a barrage of Haunted House movie trailers, Cartoons, Vintage ads, and tons of spooky surprises and original songs by SCOTT MOON, APOCALYPSO NOW, and LARRY LEE MONIZ! Beautifully Filmed in a real haunted house in Winchester VA that has since been condemned and torn down.


Yes, it finally pays to be selfish!
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We’re feeling so generous that we want to extend this BOGO offer to our AUDIO CD.

A new Spooky Sound Effects and story album called HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR! A wickedly funny satire of children’s vinyl records of the 60’s and 70’s. The CD includes 20 spoken word tracks with amazing sound effects!

DVD CDBuy One–end up with Two! All this month! Have A Scary Merry Cryptmas, a Creepy Kwanzaa, a Franken-Hanukkah, A Wonderful Wookie Life Day, and Happy Horrordays in general. Give them BOTH away! Keep Them BOTH! We wont judge. Use them together. Use them in Peace!

The CINEMA INSOMNIA CD-DVD 2 for 1 SALE ENDS  AT MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 30th! And don’t forget MR. LOBO’s BIRTHDAY on the 27th…