This Sleepless Knight is Something Suave…

There’s something about our FAN OF THE WEEK, TIM CALDWELL. Today, he tells us his story about how Mr. Lobo got him started in the hosting biz without even knowing it…

MeandCam  “I’ve always loved movies. Probably because I was born during a broadcast of the movie Yellow Submarine. Most of my happiest memories growing up involved going to the old Ferguson Hills Drive-In or the Mount Healthy Drive-in (Both were in Cincinnati, Ohio). My mom tells me that I used to make her read all of the credits in the movies and tv shows that were on tv. In fact, that’s how I learned to read because she got tired of reading every credit that she told me to. Even at a very young age, while most of my friends were watching the new shows and movies, I was watching films by The Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the new stuff too. But when any movie was on, I would definitely watch it.


Evacuate to the Fan Pages, Mr. Lobo’s personal Facebook Page will be Deactivated in 2 Weeks!

PleaseStandBy“Looking back I never could be myself of facebook. “Mister” was not acceptable when I created my account because it is a title. Facebook isn’t really a word, but I never judged them.

When I investigated a legal name change in real life–you have to testify and have a hearing, and it is expensive, and I was advised that I already am “Mr. Lobo”, I can cash checks as “Mr. Lobo” since Lobo is my given last name. “Mr. T.”  is “Mr. T.” and if I met “Dr. Seuss”–I’d call him “Dr. Suess”. Not a problem.

On Facebook, I was never “Mr. Lobo” or “Mister Lobo”–I was “Host Mrlobo”  or “MrLobo Host” or “MysterLobo Ismynamereally Dontcallmeerik”. I had hesitated creating a new account because I thought I would have to start from square one…but after the recent Drag Queen uprising against unfair name policies I thought I’d try opening a new account after months of failed attempts to fix my current one.

“Mister” is still not allowed and there isn’t even a way to get started without fudging it by making something up that is simply not my name. I don’t want to be “TheRealMister Lobo”. I’m tired of games. I am tired of strangers at shows calling me out by my first name like we’re old buddies or prying about family health issues. I am an entertainer and an artist. If you’ve only seen me at shows and we’ve haven’t had a meal together, or talked on the phone, or visited each others homes–we don’t really know each other. I appreciate everyone that likes and “likes” me and what I do…but I “like” to be respected.

We live in a world were illusions and pretending are rarely tolerated and that being “real” is so important. I’ve got a lot of creative projects to do and facebook is killing my time, my mojo, and my confidence–my tools of the trade. And that is for real.”

You can contact me on my Mr. Lobo fan page.

2014 Sleepless Knight of the Year, Garrett, Shows off his Prize Package and Award!

Sir Garrett Mehaffey sent us this picture filled with his “Fan of the Year” award and package. This year is a new one and we are in search of the new “Fan of the Year” through our “Fan of the Week” awards. 

How can you become a “Fan of the Week”? You can send your picture and stories to [email protected] or direct message with us. If you know someone who is eligible, you can place their name in the comments or email us their story and pictures. 

Join us in our “Fan of the Week” Hall of Fame!



SIR PAUL KNIGHT or “PAULZILLA” , has been watching good, bad, and misunderstood movies since his first hatching. His dear “Momzilla” recalls him peeking around the castle couch to watch THE WOLFMAN(1941) at the tender age of 3. Unlike other kids his age, he seldom had nightmares watching all the spookiness. He was lucky enough to catch  the tail-end of the AURORA Monster Model craze in the mid-70’s, working on the Glow-in-the-Dark versions of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON(1954) and GODZILLA(1954) models with his Dadzilla.

After seeing most of the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS on TV, he came upon a wondrous find one day. While shopping with Momzilla, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON leapt off the newsstand on a magazine emblazoned the title “FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND”.
This was Paulzilla’s first foray(or is it Forry?) into the wild world of Warren Publications helmed by the wonderful FORREST J ACKERMAN and JIM WARREN.  So began the journey into other Warren mags such as EERIE, CREEPY, and, of course, a little later, VAMPIRELLA. UNCLE FORRY was a writer, a literary agent, a principle founder of modern fandom, and probably had the world’s biggest collection of books and movie memorabilia. He was a great influence to both horror and science fiction and to Paulzilla.

After having his little impressionable mind blown with the release of STAR WARS(1977), he discovered another wondrous thing, the TV horror-host. Now allowed to stay up later, he found DR. MADBLOOD’S MOVIES on WAVY TV-10. Forever fascinated with the gent in the grey afro and lab coat saying “Hi, gang!”–as though he knew he was there! DOCTOR MADBLOOD(Jerry Harrell) taught Paul to love the really bad B-Movies, but not to take them too seriously and has been entertaining audiences in the Hampton Roads, VA area for over 40 years now.1379822_588007891235371_836957973_n
“He would happily warn us “Okay gang, We have a real ker-stinker tonight!” He still has his Halloween Special every year. Last year I was the CFTBL for the taping. I’ve been very blessed over the years and been persuaded to do numerous little bits or characters for the show, despite me being camera-shy and more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.”

Back in 1999, Paulzilla’s writing colleague and mentor Deborah Painter, persuaded him to co-write an article on DR. MADBLOOD for SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE, Issue number 38. He’s been making contributions in SCARY MONSTERS ever since–a book thought to be the spirit successor to Forry’s FAMOUS MONSTERS.


51ByCafZ3JL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_BTW Insomniacs, you can find CINEMA INSOMNIA host MR.LOBO in back issue #60, and #69 regarding the horror-host documentary he narrated VIRGINIA CREEPERS(2009) directed by SEAN KOTZ, and also a nice article on MR. LOBO’s mentor BOB WILKINS in issue #51. SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE has been going strong for over 25 years now, and I’m honored to be associated with it. In 2010, Paulzilla was approached by Debbie Painter to contribute a chapter to her book, FORRY: THE LIFE OF FORREST J ACKERMAN (McFARLAND PUBLISHING) relating his personal encounters with him over the years.

Ci_gigantisEven though CINEMA INSOMNIA aired only briefly in the HAMPTON ROADS area in 2003-2004 on COX 71, thanks to the inter-webs and Livestream channels like THE KREEPY KASTLE and THE VORTEXX, Paulzilla has been able to catch-up with CINEMA IMSOMNIA episodes, and really digs MR. LOBO’s homage’ to the great hosting legends, Mr.John Stanley and Bob Wilkins.

“Mr.Lobo has his own unique style, but you can definitely see the influence these two gentleman had on him. Mr. Lobo was broadcast on a number of stations in Virginia and has legions of Insomniacs here.

Finally, after years of being a fan of the show, I got to meet Mr.Lobo and the lovely Dixie Dellamorto Lobo, at Monster Fest-11 in Chesapeake,Virginia,in 2014. I happily left the SCARY MONSTERS table I was manning to purchase MR. LOBO’s Fan Club Kit at the CINEMA INSOMNIA table.
I am now OFFICIALLY SK1196! To make the experience even more wonderful, I was asked, along with MR. LOBO and COUNT GORE DE VOL to be Costume Contest Judges at this fun and fabulously frightening event hosted by CRAIG T. ADAMS(AKA Brain and Uncle Feloneous Madblood). Yummmm..A horror-host sandwich! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, I later, along with the other guests like ORMON GRIMSBY, and CRAIG T. ADAMS, got to have dinner with MR. LOBO and Dixie after the show. What a great day that was. Paulzilla just wants to say “How honored I am to be nominated Sleepless Knight Of The Week! Thank you!”


Thank you, PAULZILLA KNIGHT, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download, print, share and enjoy. Congratulations, SIR PAULZILLA KNIGHT – SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–May 8th through May 14th, 2015.

FOTWYou now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN OF THE YEAR or receive the prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies.

Knights, welcome PAULZILLA to the elite inner circle of SUPREME SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS. If you or someone you know deserves this honor send your fan story and pictures to [email protected]

This Month, We are Being Invaded…..BY GIANT MONSTERS!

11146560_799768453469772_7315977904593013560_nYou heard right, CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! GIANT MONSTERS are coming to town with GODZILLA leading the way! All this month, we will fill up your news feeds with all the GODZILLA you can stand with other gigantic Japanese and American monster friends mixed in between. There may even be a LIVE CHAT WITH MR. LOBO this month featuring the episode GAMERA THE FIRE MONSTERgodzilla_vs_gigan_72(1965)!

Do you believe GIANT MONSTERS are misunderstood? Which Giant Monster is in your the most misunderstood? Let us know in the comments on this site or our pages! Show us by sharing and sending us clips of your favorite Giant monster or even your toy, video, with why you think they are misunderstood and we will share your treasures.

If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall or send it to us 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 GIANT MONSTER FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIGIANTMONSTERMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Batten down the hatches! HERE COME THE GIANT MONSTERS!

From the PLAN 9(2015) FB page, another edition of CRISWELL PREDICTS!

Criswell Predicts "Appendage Evolution"

We all live in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.Join us on a weekly web series where our very own Criswell takes a glimpse into the Future!

Posted by Plan 9 on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LAST DAY! PRE-ORDER OUR DVD and get YOUR NAME printed in the packaging as a “SPECIAL THANKS”

zombeeatomicbrainATTENTION, CINSOMNIACS! CINEMA INSOMNIA: ATOMIC BRAIN on OSI DVD will be released on an unsuspecting world MAY 8th. We are making pre-orders of this limited edition collectors item available just for you hard core SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS. Besides Mr. Lobo and Dixie Dellamorto’s love and appreciation…those who pre-order midnight tonight MAY 1st will get their name will be listed in the DVD packaging as a special thanks. Only $14.99(Plus $5.60 S+H). Please Support our first classic episode on our new label. For more information email Mr. Lobo personally [email protected] Try before you buy and see what all the fuss is about!

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