This “REEL 7 GIRL” Shines in the Spotlight as MR. LOBO’S FAN OF THE WEEK!

45153_487591680557_8142915_n  45153_487591690557_8330451_n  Lovely Sleepless Knight Lady Marjorie Chardem has charmed us. She first met MR. LOBO back in 2010. She had just began grad school and attended a late night screening of THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS(1966) which was being presented LIVE by MR. LOBO at MOVIES ON A BIG SCREEN at THE GUILD THEATER in SACRAMENTO. Portions of that show were recorded/recreated for broadcast CINEMA INSOMNIA episode..During the beginning of the show, a short contest for the “REEL 7 GIRL” for the night took place. The winner would help Mr. Lobo present the 7th Segment of the Film.  MARJORIE stepped up to the plate- letting out her best horror-gal scream! She did so well that she won an 38270_431323604488_7499603_nUNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS skateboard deck, a special cue card that she read for the show, a crown, a sash (which she still has displayed in her home to this day), and the title of the REEL 7 GIRL! It was then, she fell in love with CINEMA INSOMNIA and misunderstood movies and let her favorite Horror Host MR. LOBO be her guide into this “misunderstood” world.

Marjorie can be seen in the CINEMA INSOMNIA: UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS(1966) episode on the LOBOVISION 9003 VIEWER for ustream powered by TESLA WOLF and PARANOIA.

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A few years later in 2011 she was invited to play movie theater usher “CANDY GRAVES” in a CINEMA INSOMNIA episode with MR. LOBO, MISS MITTENS, and SLEEPLESS KNIGHT LARRY LEE MONIZ as the twin brother of MST3K’s TOM SERVO..45153_487591685557_1368670_n

“I showed up for the screening wearing the usher jacket from  PEACHES CHRIST’S MIDNIGHT MASS creator JOSHUA GRANNELL’s feature film ALL ABOUT EVIL(2010)”, she recalls from that time. “During the filming I studied flash cards for my test. I was honored to have DIXIE DELLAMORTO put on my eye make up……I had a few lines that I delivered in amateur staccato and I managed to break the MSTK3 puppet that LARRY brought. They don’t call me ‘The Tornado’ for nothing! All in all…I had a great time.”

Marjorie can also be seen in the CINEMA INSOMNIA: ED WOOD’S VENUS FLYTRAP(1970) episode on the LOBOVISION 9003 VIEWER for ustream powered by TESLA WOLF and PARANOIA.

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“MR. LOBO seems like a good man; distinguished gentleman actually,” she proclaims. “He supports disability awareness month, makes Godzilla noises in the shower(Dixie has been telling tales) and tells each one of his fans that THEY are his favorite. A real class act!”

MARJORIE enjoys misunderstood films from black and white horror films from the 1950’s and early on. Her favorite is BELA LEGOSI’S DRACULA(1931). However, her horror film crush would be actor CRISPIN GLOVER. To show her appreciation, she dressed up as his character from the horror film remake of WILLARD(2003) for a Halloween costume contest held by MR. LOBO at the BAL THEATRE in SAN LEANDRO, CA.. 168638_140714189324433_8293894_nThank you, LADY MARJORIE CHARDEM, Valued Sleepless Knight, 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 MARJORIE CHARDEM–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT  OF THE WEEK–for November 7th-13th, 2014

FanoftheWeekMajorieYou 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!


This Week’s Theme Involves Visitors From Other Worlds….

sci-fiBobspacepatrolWe have received a call from beyond Earth…..farther than the world of man……This CINEMA INSOMNIA’s THEME OF THE WEEK we dedicate it to ALIENS!

ET-alien-moviesAre they nice? Do they come in peace? Are they trying to “PHONE HOME?” Or do they want to destroy our civilization as we know it? Aliens are misunderstood in so many ways. Much like us, they are searching….searching for that one thing….or some of them are destroying it or assimilating it (Trekkies, you know what that means.)

This week we call you to “bare arms” so to speak or jump on board with us along this “Out of this World”. This past Halloween or at a convention, did you dress up as a familiar understood or misunderstood alien character? 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 alien/martian 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!


Show your ALIEN love 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. You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite ALIEN feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIALIENWEEK and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings!

Be prepared for an Experience of Mulder and Scully proportions!


It’s Okay that CINSOMNIACS get a little MSTIE eyed sometimes! CINEMA INSOMNIA’S MR. LOBO and MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 creator JOEL HODGSON have been bumping into each other a lot recently at MONSTER BASH, RETRO-CON, and BLOBFEST–and it’s always a good time full of friendly fun conversation and commiserating about misunderstood movies.

This latest collection of episodes from the cult comedy series MST3K serves up four turkeys–JUNGLE GODDESS(1948), THE PAINTED HILLS(1951), SQUIRM(1976), and
THE SCREAMING SKULL(1958) — as Joel, Mike and their robot relations Tom Servo and Crow carve and serve. This feast will  drum up tasty memories of Turkey Day Marathons past on COMEDY CENTRAL back in the 90’s–A tradition at the Lobo house to be sure.

Bonus Features include, New Turkey Day Intros By JOEL HODGSON, INSIDE THE TURKEY DAY MARATHON(2014), An Interview with one of the stars of SQUIRM, GUMBY AND CLOKEY(2014), 4 Exclusive Mini-Posters By Artist Steve Vance, BUMPER TO BUMPER: TURKEY DAY THROUGH THE YEARS(2014) and of special interest to CINEMA INSOMNIA fans, THIS FILM MAY KILL YOU: MAKING OF THE SCREAMING SKULL(2014)  by filmmaker Daniel Griffith featuring interviews with MR. LOBO. The movie host returns for another MST3K doc directed by Daniel Griffith–after the very well done CITIZEN WOOD: MAKING THE BRIDE, UNMAKING THE LEGEND(2010) in MST3K Vol. XIX.


It’s settled, then! Pick up MST3K: Volume XXXI, The Turkey Day Collection in a neat-o Collector’s Edition Tin! CINSOMNIACS AND MSTIES UNITE!