The Apocalypse is coming! Come with Mr. Lobo if you want to SURVIVE! At the New jersey Fairgrounds you can be safe at the Zombie Apocalypse Asylum! An amazing 2-day event with fun runs, obstacle courses, lazer hunts, VIP mixer, movies, celebrity Q&A and a $1000 grand prize costume contest!
April showers were said to bring May Flowers, but instead it brings the Undead. We’re bringing the zombies from all over the world to bring about an apocalypse so vast, you can’t help but come back for more! MR. LOBO also will be bringing Zombie Mayhem on Memorial Day weekend this year!
On May 28th & 29th, our host MR. LOBO will be at the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ASYLUM and MC for the Costume Contest – $1,000 Grand Prize! Located on the NJ Fairgrounds, you can also participate in the Zombie Run, Zombie Defender Laser Event, or meet other special guests attending alongside MR. LOBO.
If you’re unable to attend the festivities, do not worry! We will be loading you up with classic misunderstood zombie posters, clips, and art. If you have any zombie suggestions you’d like to see-do not hesitate to send them in or post their pictures of their favorite zombie feature on our pages.
Of course with every ZOMBIE party, you need to start with the George A. Romero classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968). Only, this version a variety of artists coming together to re-create this masterpiece with their art. Join MR. LOBO as he shows NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – REANIMATED!
So Load up Your Weapons and Gear, Zombies-do not forget to practice your zombie walk or run, and Remember “May All Your Days Be ZOMBIE DAYS!”
Every Sleepless Knight has a tale to tell…Lady Desiree told us her Sleepless Knight superhero origin. In a way, we are all superheroes in our own lives. Imagine the Sleepless Knights of Insomnia is not only a collective of fans of MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA, but a gathering of heroes who together create a “misunderstood” community of individuals and families who make the universe a better place.
Today, we explore the origin of Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame Inductee, Lady Desiree Clary along with her Sidekick/Partner in crime: Philip Rostonovich!
“In the early 1970s, a little girl defied her bedtime hour and crept stealthily along the hallway of her suburban home. Unable to venture further and risk parental ire, yet unwilling to retreat from the spooky glow of the TV, she closed her eyes and stood transfixed by the sounds of ‘Tarantula’ on Creature Features, hosted by venerable (and mega-stogiefied) Bob Wilkins on KTVU.
At roughly the same moment, a few hundred miles to the south, a young boy bravely watched the strangely fuzzy ‘Brain Eaters’ on KHJ’s Fright Night, hosted by gaunt-faced, darkly be-hatted Larry “Seymour” Vincent…from behind the demonstrable safety of the family’s living room sofa.
Drawn together, in the fullness of time, by their mutual love for dinosaurs, monster movies and Beat poets, Desiree and Philip settled down in the suburban hinterlands of the SF Bay Area. They became Sleepless Knights at a KFJC Psychotronix evening, when they took the Insomniacs’ Oath together. Thereafter they commenced a program of ‘passively stalking’ Lobo and Dixie online and during subsequent events at the historic Bal Theater in San Leandro. They are proud owners of Horror Hosts magazine Issue #1.
Today, Desiree is an actual, for-reals cyborg pursuing her lifelong fascination with all things historically spookidee into the Halls of Academia. Philip is a VFX artist, happily toiling away in the pixel mines of Burbank, and tends toward the more spaceship-heavy fare of classic Sci-Fi” Desiree finished her story with a grin upon her face.
Desiree, and Phillip, thank you for your support for CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO and your undying love for misunderstood films of the past, present, and future. Give a warm hand to the newest Inductees into The Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!
Attention SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS! CINEMA INSOMNIA: I BURY THE LIVING on OSI74 DVD will be released on an unsuspecting world!
In this Collector’s Edition of CINEMA INSOMNIA, Your Host MR. LOBO and MISS MITTENS host the horror film I BURY THE LIVING (1958). Enjoy Vintage Ads, Trailers, Creepy Comedy, and Slumber Party Thrills!
Featuring: Film Hosts BUNNY GALORE, ROXY TYLER, and NIGEL HONEYBONE along with JESSIE SEERHERMAN as the Reel-7-Girl.
This DVD will Be a GRAND ADDITION for your Celluloid Cemetery!
This month holds a very special place in Mr. Lobo’s heart. On both OSI74 and CINEMA INSOMNIA, it is Frankenstein Month/Day/Transplant Awareness Month. For those who have followed closely with Mr. Lobo, you’ll remember last year Mr. Lobo’s son received a kidney from a family friend, making them officially a Frankenstein Family. Transplant donation is truly a life changing event for not only the recipient but also for the donor as well. In honor of this noble and selfless act, April will forever be FRANKENSTEIN MONTH here at CINEMA INSOMNIA.
This month, we’ll be commemorating the many faces of the FRANKENSTEIN monster. Much like Donors giving a piece of themselves to their recipients in order to save their lives, these actors gave life to Frankenstein’s monster and has kept the character alive for decades. From Boris Karloff to Christopher Lee and onward, we will be honoring each actor who has portrayed Frankenstein through photos, video clips, art, and even Cinema Insomnia’s episode featuring FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE CREATURE (2005). If you have any pictures, posters, fan art, or specific clips you treasure of this creature-post them! Send them to us through the comments or direct message us and we’ll share them! Let’s make this month memorable for all of 2016!
Happy National Donate Life Month! Happy Frankenstein Month!
From MR. LOBO and all of us here at CINEMA INSOMNIA!
From 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.”
“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!”
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!
TONIGHT 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.”
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:
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.”
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.”
Sir 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!
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.
After 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!