Line Them Up For The New Addition to the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

9a684c7e71d5bdff9c56ae9a5297528bFrom the city of Baltamore, SIR DANIEL MYERS started his entry into the world of Horror Hosts back n the days before cable television where households around the globe had only a mere 5 or 6 channels to choose from verses what is available today. There were occasions where he would tune into the smaller television stations who would show old black and white horror or science fiction films. On one particular night as he was flipping through the channels, he ran across an odd program broadcasting out of Washington D.C.  hosted by in his mind was an equally odd vampire, the one and only Count Gore De Vol! 

Later down the road, Count Gore de Vol bid farewell to his former channel due to it being sold. It was a very sad day for Sir Daniel. But his sadness was soon ended when he rediscovered his childhood Horror host along with discovering some new faces including MR. LOBO. He reflects on his new discovery,

“Years passed and then one day while browsing the Internet, a familiar face appeared!  The Count was back with his very own website showing movies once more!  Not only was he back, he had friends! Fellow horror hosts from around the country who I had never seen before!  I looked them up and found many of them online too, including the amazing Mr. Lobo and Cinema Insomnia!  It was amazing seeing all the fun programs being created by everyone all around the country!  I could tell these were labors of love that likely involved a lot of hard work, time, imagination and likely expense…..

My thoughts on Cinema Insomnia…I just love the retro feel, look and surreal (and clever) sense of humor found on Cinema Insomnia.  I sometimes wonder if Mr. Lobo is a distant, if slightly unhinged, offspring of Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling, making keen observations of both the featured films and the mysterious world they inhabit.  But wait!  There’s more!  I also love all of the well chosen cartoon shorts, the vintage commercials and, of course, the always entertaining, lovely and never wilting Miss Mittens.”

download () Sir Daniel was kind enough to give us a peek into his personal DVD collection of Horror Hosts DVDs including the latest addition to the CINEMA INSOMNIA DVuD Family: HORROR HOTEL.

“As you can see, I have built up a nice collection representing some of the best “misunderstood” films and the great horror hosts who care for them. To you Mr. Lobo – and to all of our great horror hosts – I salute you as a fellow Sleepless Knight and thank you for all that you do!”

download (2)Today, we salute YOU Sir Daniel Myers! Thank you for your support of not only CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO but for the other Horror Hosts who are hosting their shows for both young and old. Welcome into the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

Come back next week to see who else may join SIR DANIEL and the other long line of honorary Sleepless Knights! Who Knows, it may just be YOU!

 

 

Hoppy Eye-ster, CInsomniacs! Mr. Lobo tells all on NOTHING TO SAY podcast!

SkunkieTONIGHT AT 7 PM Easten time,  Mr Lobo is bringing HorsenMilken Floats to DJ Charlie and Skunkie’s on air cocktail party. If you are a listener of their show NOTHING TO SAY, you may remember back in Episode 011 when Mr. Lobo introduced them to the concept that “They’re not bad Movies–just misunderstood.”

Well, nearly a year later, he’s back, and he’s brought along something even greater: A whole network of movie hosts who follow the same credo.

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MR. LOBO talks LIVE from OUTER SPACE TOMORROW NIGHT at 7PM PST/10 PM EST

TSb-universe-pichis is Not MR. LOBO with a Cowboy Hat, It’s the founding member of SPACEBOY, JIM GUERRERO, electronic musician extraordinaire. 
You can catch SPACEBOY and co-host SULANA of the SPACEBOY UNIVERSE broadcast  spaceboyuniverse.com interview his Doppleganger horror movie host, producer, and actor MR. LOBO. They will talk about B-MOVIES, PLAN 9, MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000, CINEMA INSOMNIA and his new channel OSI 74! ALL SYSTEMS GO!
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or 7PM PST/ 10 PM EST for the rest of continental US.

The show covers a wide range of topics: history, games, technology, pop culture, music, and fringe science.   So strap in and prepare for launch sequence and remember, it’s Spaceboy’s universe and you’re in it!Call in to Talk LIVE:
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We Welcome Sir Shannon Givler into The Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

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This week, we roll out the Silver Carpet for a Sleepless Knight, Whovian, and Misunderstood and Classic Movie Lover, Sir Shannon Givler! Give him a round of applause while we tell you more about him. Sir Shannon, much like a few other Sleepless Knights, discovered Cinema Insomnia on accident. Here is his story,

“I first discovered Cinema Insomnia by accident on a Saturday night about six years ago. While waiting for my pizza to come out of the oven, I began looking for something to watch on TV. The name “Cinema Insomnia” caught my eye, but all the on-screen guide said was: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE (1962). As soon as I saw that, I knew this was the show for me.I enjoyed the show very much as well as the others that followed. Eventually, I picked up many of the DVDs, too.”

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He began to explain what were the main factors of his love for the show and Mr. Lobo, the origins of his love for Classics and Misunderstood Film art, and he also gave a has “Misunderstood Film” recommendation for all of us to look into:

“I love the sense of fun that Mr. Lobo bring to these misunderstood films, along with the many retro touches such as the old TV commercials and movie trailers. Also, besides showing many of my old favorites, Mr. Lobo has introduced me to some new ones as well. (One of those being “Mark of the Damned”. Thank you, Mr. Lobo.)

I have been a fan of old movies, classic and misunderstood, since I was a kid. The show that first got me interested in them was a program that ran on PBS back in the early to mid-eighties called: Matinee At The Bijou, which also introduced me to the wonderful world of movie serials.

 

(If you ever want to see a great “misunderstood” serial, check out “The Phantom Empire” with Gene Autry. Cowboys, robots, and death rays. It doesn’t get any better than this). I especially love the old monster movies from Universal, Hammer, and Toho Studios, the Corman Poe films, the films of Val Lewton, and Master Filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr.”

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VLUU L200  / Samsung L200Sir Shannon is retro man at heart and holds his love of literature and music close as well. He enjoys diving into stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, and E.E. “Doc” Smith. Music-wise, he enjoys collecting Space Age Pop and Exotica CDs. Artists such as Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Esquivel!, and Korla Pandit are some of my favorites.

While not reading, or listening to music, he tunes into classic shows as The Wild Wild West, Star Trek, Dark Shadows, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and, best of all, Doctor Who and Cinema Insomnia.

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Sir Shannon, for all of your continuous support over the years and support for Misunderstood films! Ladies and Gentlemen, give a round of applause and welcome Sir Shannon into the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

 

 

Welcome SIR NEWT WALLEN into the SLEEPLESS KNIGHT HALL OF FAME! 

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Here is Sleepless Knight Hall of famer Newt Wallen!

He is a Writer, Actor. Producer for the popular web series underbellyshow.tv and the upcoming cult film Midnight Show. His birth into the Sleepless Knight family can be traced to being a long time fan of Cinema Insomnia and Mr. Lobo all the way back to the Church of Ed Wood website in the early 2000’s. 

Newt followed and admired Mr. Lobo as a personality from viewing the American Scary documentary, speaking about the various legendary Hrror Hosts from the past to the present. He also admired our Host’s presentation of the Ed Wood Jr. character, “Criswell”, in the Criswell predicts web series as the PLAN 9 remake began to take shape.


imageAfter years of following Cinema Insomnia, a chance meeting occurred at the National Haunters convention in Oaks, PA where Newt and Mr Lobo met and a friendship quickly formed. The two have worked together on several segments of Newt’s love letter to grindhouse films entitled MIDNIGHT SHOW, created videos for Arcana Comics and Underbelly, and presented LIVE Cult film nights at the Anthony Wayne Theater in Wayne, PA.

Newt hopes for many many more cult collaborations for years to come…and we look forward to be seeing more  from you 
We salute you, Newt Wallen! A True Sleepless Knight from now until the end!

 

We salute you Newt Wallen. A True Sleepless Knight from now till the very end! 

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See “Insomniac Reviews” For An ALL NEW TRAILER From the NEW CINEMA INSOMNIA EPISODE!

Hello CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights,

Hopefully you enjoyed that mini-episode of “Insomniac Reviews.” Overall, the brand new episode is absolutely batty and full of tremendous fun for the whole family. It premiers tomorrow night on OSI74 during Saturday Sleepovers. The whole episode will take you back in time between the reels with Mr. Lobo’s “bat mustache” idea  and Dixie’s personal challenge to complete a novel by the end of the episode.

You’ll also enjoy classic “behind-the-scene” clips from the old Batman television show, trailers featuring the star of the night’s feature-Vincent Price, and other entertaining surprise mixed in to make this “TheyCinema Insomnia episode incredible and a MUST WATCH.

10 out of 10 Hypnotic Eyes and an 100% approval from “Insomniac Reviews.”

Tune into CINEMA INSOMNIA this Saturday night on OSI74 and bring the whole family!

“They Are Not Bad Movies, Just Misunderstood!”

 

~C. Campaign~Cinema Insomnia Intern

Introducing The NEW INDUCTEE into the New Sleepless Knight Hall Of Fame!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs, for the past few years we had hosted the “Sleepless Knight/Cinsomniac of the Week.” Now, we are rolling out the “Silver Carpet” for the “Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!” Here, we will be inducting Sleepless Knights from all walks of life and honoring YOU for all you do for Mr. Lobo and Cinema Insomnia!

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12822084_843008262477346_1686051236_n  Tonight, we salute Sleepless Knight hall of Famer DANIEL GALL! On Facebook, his cat Pookie runs his profile with furry gusto. This 46 year old Cinema Insomnia fan dwells down in Deland, Florida. He’s a fan of the literature from king of fright Stephen King, the mighty Godzilla, classic Star Wars, most misunderstood Science Fiction movies, our very own CINEMA INSOMNIA, and, of course our “fair” host, MR. LOBO.

When asked about his introduction to the show, here gave us his story in his own words:

“I was Introduced to Cinema Insomnia when I found a copy of VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET(1965) at a local used book store. The DVD looked interesting so I bought it and went home and looked up Cinema Insomnia online and I have been a fan ever since.”

He followed his statement with a picture of his current collection of his 14 episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA on DVD–with one more, HORROR HOTEL, pre-ordered and soon to join it’s plastic brethren. 12825341_843008289144010_1301116099_n

12782134_843008285810677_1823254675_nHe is an initiated member of the Sleepless Knights of Insomnia and proudly displays his Official Fan Certificate. Atop that, stands his Holy Grail–The Star Crash episode is the Jewel in the Crown of his collection– Valued at 65 dollars on the black market. Daniel owns several autographed Cinema Insomnia items and for Christmas his wife got Daniel a ROKU so he could watch OSI 74 on their TV.

“I love Cinema Insomnia for the Mr. Lobo segments and vintage commercials just as much as watching the Misunderstood Movies. I heard our host might be coming to Florida later this year and I am looking forward to finally getting to meet Mr. Lobo LIVE and In Person. Thank you, Mr. Lobo, for all you have done and look forward to the future endeavors for Cinema Insomnia and OSI 74. ALL SYSTEMS GO!” 12804393_843008282477344_1466038465_n

Thank you CInsomniac Daniel Gall! We honor you and induct you into the SLEEPLESS KNIGHT HALL OF FAME! Everyone give a hand for the newest member to the SLEEPLESS HALL OF FAME!

Stay Tuned For the Next Inductee into THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT HALL OF FAME Coming Soon!

Glen or Glenda? It’s Ed Wood Month Here at Cinema Insomnia!

img_0007.jpgIt was written in the stars from the skies over Hollywood to the Giant Octopus filled coasts of Florida and seen around the world. It’s Ed Wood Time. It’s time to pull the strings and guide in the UFOs, to put up the Bat-Signal and call Bela Lugosi up from his eternal slumber, and demand all other filmmakers to step aside. This month belongs to one of the most misunderstood writer/producer/directors of all time.

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In honor of the new PLAN 9(2016) being officially released in the US, we celebrate the man who started it all. Ed Wood, Jr. has inspired many directors, writers, producers, artists and actors throughout the years. He proved that dreams ARE worth fighting for no matter what the personal cost may be or what potential criticism you endure. He showed that no matter how wild and outside of the norm your dreams may be, you have the possibility of  inspiring generations to come.

This month is all about the misfit givings of film history and in particular Edward D. Wood, Jr.’s creative gift to humankind. This includes images, film clips, and classic Cinema Insomnia Episodes featuring some of his films. Let us remember him in the best way we know how–Taking the Insomniac Oath and not taking our eyes off the Cinema Insomnia pages. What is your favorite Ed Wood feature? PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE(1959)? BRIDE OF THE MONSTER(1955)? ORGY OF THE DEAD(1965)? We want to know! Help us help you Re-Animate your favorite Ed Wood film moments.

 

Get excited with “Wood” this month!