Thursday, Dec 20, 2012
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Grange
3823 V St, Sacramento, CA 95817

Santa vs Satan poster

Santa Vs. Satan

 The entire night will be overseen and hosted by nationally syndicated late night horror host, Cinema Insomnia‘s Mr. Lobo! We’ll also be giving out Crappy Christmas presents to those few unlucky enough to get them.

And featuring this K. Gordon Murray Classic!We’re equal parts apologetic and ashamed that we’ll be yet AGAIN presenting the return of this bizarre and relatively unknown movie from 1959, originally filmed and released in Mexico. Included will be the badly dubbed English soundtrack from its 1960 US release.Nationally Syndicated Late Night Horror Host Cinema Insomnia's Mr. Lobo

The plot is fairly straight-forward – Santa lives on a cloud floating over the North Pole where, rather than elves, children from all over the world help make toys (and they’re really more like happy slaves). Is this a happy Santa that you’ll hope will come down your chimney? Um, not so much. He’s pretty creepy with his overly sweet voice paired with his disturbing (and not quite jolly) laugh and insincere and sometimes vacant eyes staring at children through odd Sid and Marty Krofft-like devices – well, it’s best just left at that… But anyway – Satan is determined to bring Santa down, so sends his minion, Pitch (a skinny guy in a cheap weird red suit), to the surface to make the kids of the world hate Santa and engage in vandalism and other mischief. Oh yes – and Santa is pals with Merlin the Magician who supplies St. Nick with, amongst other things, sleeping powder. Oh – did we mention the vampiric mechanized reindeer? No? Or the interpretive dance in Hell? Hmm…

Santa vs Satan Living Room

All in all, this is one surreal (and yes, it IS surreal) cheaply made (and yes, it IS very low-budget, so don’t expect quality) Christmas travesty for all to enjoy, even with its boring parts (and yes, it DOES have it’s boring parts). When this was first released in theaters, it was common to see children leaving in tears from trauma and fright.

You know, it’s not really a Christmas movie without dialog like, “There’s a prowler out there — he’s come to kill your wife. And your children. He’s going to murder you!”

Santa vs Satan Letters“How can a movie get everything so very, very wrong and yet be so very, very right? If you aren’t the least bit familiar with this surreal trip into an extremely non-traditional view of jolly ol’ St. Nick, perhaps the less known the better, as half the fun of this colossal mess is staring in dumbfounded awe at what is transpiring on the screen. It’s a hoot. A damned scary hoot, granted, but certainly a hoot.” –

Seating is limited. Advance tickets are closed (some will be available at the door until the event sells out).

Advance tickets are will call. The person whose name the tickets are under will need to show photo id on the night of the show. Each advance ticket has a 50 cent service charge for this night. Seating is first come first served.


Thursday, Dec 27, 2012
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Grange
3823 V St, Sacramento, CA 95817


Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny poster

We have no idea why, but we’ve been inundated with requests to show this again. We find this quite interesting, since only about 8 people showed up when we showed it a couple of years ago, and more people have asked for it than actually went, so we’ll see how this goes. We’re just reusing the synopsis we wrote up back in 2010, too.

Well, we’re really out-doing ourselves with the “crappy” theme this year, by inflicting you with this tragically bad holiday movie. When you gaze on the blown-out and fuzzy picture, and strain to hear the horrific, and oftentimes inaudible, audio, you might mistake this for someone’s home movie. But oh no. This thing actually played in theaters. For CHILDREN!

So what’s it all about?

Santa has managed to crash his sleigh on a Florida beach. It’s stuck in maybe 2 inches of sand (yes, folks – that’s TWO WHOLE INCHES). It would appear Santa is more than a little drunk. “Donner, Blitzen and all the rest” (yeah, they didn’t even bother to figure out all of the reindeers’ names) have wisely fled the scene. Santa moans. Santa sings. Santa stares directly at the sun for around 30 seconds. Santa passes out. Oh, and he summons the local “Kids” (as they’re billed in the credits) to come and help, who bring along a lot of livestock (from where?) and a guy in a gorilla suit? Yep.

Well, after a really long time (and it will feel like weeks while you’re watching this), nothing will dislodge the sleigh from the TWO WHOLE INCHES of sand, so Santa calls on the Ice Cream Bunny. It’s gonna take awhile for him to get there, so Santa tells the story of “Thumbelina” – which is a movie within the movie. Actually, it’s a movie within a movie within the larger movie framework. That will make sense when you see this. After this REALLY overly-long flower child version of the fairy tale with animals and amphibians showing an unnatural interest in a two-inch young lady, we go back to the beach. And the Ice Cream Bunny (someone in a matted, dirty, and likely diseasefilled rabbit suit from your worst childhood fever nightmares), slowly makes his way to where Santa is in an old fire engine, accompanied by a slow, mournful, death-toll sounding siren. And how will it all end?

Well, as the poster proclaims, with “The Exciting Rescue!” Ahem. Yeah. It’s as exciting as it is “breathtaking.”

Oh – of course, that synopsis doesn’t include any of the ugly details about the sweat stains on Santa’s ass. Or the random raccoon attack on Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in their brief and meaningless cameo. Or all other manner of head-scratching moments peppered throughout this “movie.”

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny Bunny Head

“This was not a movie meant to spread the joy of Christmas, but rather a torture device meant to scare impressionable young children away from ever wanting to have anything to do with the holiday. …after seeing this movie, all those kids ended up wanting for Christmas was some serious psychotherapy.” – The Agony Booth

“This movie really sucked.” – Invasion of the B Movies



A bold move for Cinema Insomnia. After long and tearful consideration, charts, graphs, and secret conferences—Producers Mr. Lobo and Dixie Dellamorto–Lobo have recently made a decision that will affect Misunderstood Movie fans on both sides of the continent! The dynamic Lobo duo is relocating to the East Coast.


New Cinema Insomnia episodes will be shot weekly in Chantilly, Virginia at ZOM-BEE Studios–ZOM-BEE TV is one of the fastest growing channels in all of ROKU with one of the highest customer ratings. There is a demand for more new HD shows and Mr. Lobo will also be taking a major role in marketing the channel and producing new content.


The Lobo’s will also have a home/studio for making art, writing, working on commissions and other projects, and shooting video near Lancaster PA.  This new HQ that they’re currently dubbing DAS LOBOHAUS is only 2 hours from the ZOM-BEE studios and will be a launch pad to MONSTER BASH in Butler PA and BLOBFEST in nearby Phoenixville PA as two major anchors of their live appearances. We hope to get into CHILLER, SPOOKY EMPIRE, BLOOD ON THE BEACH, MONSTER MANIA and other major East Coast horror shows.


Transplants are always messy. Any words or deeds of support are always appreciated. It will also be helpful to have projects, gatherings, commissions, and bookings lined up early.  Dixie and Mr. Lobo will be centrally located and traveling often. They know many filmmakers and promoters in Virgina, New York, Pennsylvania, and other neighboring regions who have been dying to work with Mr. Lobo—this is an opportunity to take full advantage of this move.

A Facebook Group Was Created:


This page is to assist The Lobos in transitioning and to plan events, appearances, collaborations, social gatherings, to find leads, destinations, opportunities, new friends, old friends, and to gather support from the East Coast horror/sci-fi/film/art community.


Right now Mr. Lobo and Dixie have a lot more opportunities on that side of the country and they’re gonna try living there. It doesn’t mean they’re staying forever and have abandoned California…They are planning many events and projects in the golden state in the future.

Even though Mr. Lobo has been enjoying more fame than ever and is on the air in cities all over the USA–If you live in Northern CA—it’s been rough to be a CI fan. Mr. Lobo’s own hometown of Sacramento has not aired his show in 8 years.  The San Francisco Bay Area has not seen Cinema Insomnia episodes on their TV airwaves in 5 years. Wondercon, where Mr. Lobo had been a featured celebrity moved down to Anaheim.  Mr. Lobo has been absent at many events that used to consider him an essential special guest. Already the rise of streaming TV is bringing CINEMA INSOMNIA to more and more California TVs…and we hope original California fans enjoy seeing their local boy doing good on a much larger scale than even before! 


Mr. Lobo will host the Sacramento Horror Film Fest’s Holiday Show Tomorrow Night at the Colonial Theater, Movies on A Big Screen has booked Mr. Lobo for two Back to Back Crappy X-Mas shows on the 20th and 27th.  At the Crest Theater on January 12th Mr. Lobo is Joined by horror icons Bob Burns and Doug Jones for a monster double documentary show. Mr. Lobo and Dixie want to see as many of you as possible!


The best news is that CINEMA INSOMNIA will be viewable anywhere in the country via ZOM-BEE on ROKU, Google TV, iPads, iPod touch, iPhones, Smart TVs, game consoles and more . AND the show will be on a WEEKLY production schedule—our goal is to have more variety and more content than ANY active hosted show. Mr. Lobo and Dixie will be busy producing at a level heretofore unseen.

Darkstone’s PLAN 9-that was made in Roanoake and Bedford VA-is finally coming out in 2013. Mr. Lobo is a consultant on MIDNIGHT FRIGHTS in Richmond VA—directed by Eric Miller who will also be completing TASTE THE BLOOD OF FRANKENSTIEN with Mr. Lobo.  Sean Kotz, director  of VIRGINA CREEPERS is talking about a second sequel with Mr. Lobo as host,  and Mr. Lobo will be working with Count Gore De Vol on CREATURE FEATURE and Karlos Borlfoff on MONSTER MADHOUSE near Washington DC—as well as many other East Coast hosts and producers. Dixie Dellamorto-Lobo will continue working on art commissions, producing and appearing on CINEMA INSOMNIA, and HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES #2, the HHCF website and her Etsy Shop.

They also plan to tie up their projects  and current CI episodes being made in California before the big move in late January.

The first big event back east will be the ZOM-BEE FREAKEND weekend–details coming soon.

Mr. Lobo still plans to fly out for the Sacramento Horror Film Fest for October next year. He and Dixie have beloved family and friends in California and plan to come back again and again…



The Sacramento HORROR Film Festival Proudly Presents the Return of… MERRY SCARY HOLIDAY HORROR FILM SHOW!!!


** Holiday Horror Short Film Programs
** Have you been naughty? GOOD! All may take photos with Psycho Santa and his Evil Elves!
We want to see your most TWISTED island of the misfit toys costumes!!!
** Hosted World Famous Horror Host Mr. Lobo!
Come be a scrooge in style at the ultimate anti-holiday event!
Costumes are strongly encouraged. $7 General Admission
$5 if you bring an unopened toy as part of our toy drive for the Sacramento Childrens Home.

December 15th

Historic Colonial Theatre
Sacramento, CA 95823

New Shop at Cinema Insomnia! CInsomniac Sale!

Mr. Lobo understands that BLACK FRIDAY is too scary for most horror fans! From the comfort of your comfiest cocoon you can get fantastic 8×10 PHOTOS signed by Mr. Lobo, deeply discounted Out-Of-Print CINEMA INSOMMIA DVDs(that go for as high as $99.99 on Amazon), LOBOVISION GLASSES, SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS FAN CLUB KITS, and many more treasures at the ETSY SHOP tended by Mr. Lobo and Dixie Dellamorto Lobo. Right now through Cyber-Monday…you can get a %15 discount anything at our HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES ETSY SHOPthat includes all the CINEMA INSOMNIA merchandise mentioned above plus HHCF art prints, magazines, and fashion accessories! The coupon code is “GOBBLEGOBBLE”. This discount does not include CI or LOBO products licensed to outside vendors on other sites(e.g. T-Shirts, M.I.S.T.E.R.S. Figures). For a complete list of ALL CINEMA INSOMNIA SUPPLIES please visit MR. LOBO’S SHOP PAGE here at! Give the gift of misunderstood Movies and Mister Lobo!



Cinema Insomnia “Sea-Monkey Spoof” used as a showcase for filmmakers created in cooperation with Mike Schneider and Neoflux Productions the brains behind “Night of The Living Dead Re-Animated”!

Cinema Insomnia ( ) is back for a new season of 26 more episodes. Join horror host, Mr. Lobo, as he screens some of the best cult, horror and sci-fi movies the ZOM-BEE TV ROKU channel can afford.

In a new reoccurring segment on the show, Mr Lobo will have mail-order pets called ‘Brine-Chimps’. Each episode he will be checking in on his microscopic menagerie and you are invited to animate them!

What happens in the tank when Mr. Lobo peers in?


Each clip is 10-30 seconds in length.

Animation:Puppets, stop motion, flash… all forms of animation are welcomed. 


Audio is preferred but not required. No copy-written music without written consent.



720 x 480 ( 16:9 Aspect Ratio )

30 Frames Per Second

Uncompressed Mov



Clips are submitted via to +

The deadline for completed clips is March 13th, 2013.


Animators retain full rights to their submissions.

Animators will be accredited on the show and listed on IMDB.

Animators will receive a prize pack of Cinema Insomnia swag including a DVD of the episode featuring your clip.

Whoever submits our ‘favorite’ clip will also receive a Roku Streaming Video Player.


All submitted clips that meet the basic requirements will be include in a special bonus Brine Chimps Special Feature that will be viewable on ROKU and included on a future DVD of Cinema Insomnia!

Brine Chimps’ Animation Jam is brought to you by Cinema Insomnia Productions + Neoflux Productions.





Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you so very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for not electing Mr. Lobo your president. I would have been a terrible president. I’m not competent and was never interested.

I have just called the President-Contest-Winner to congratulate him or her on this victory and to the other much whiter person-whom I understand also wanted the job and got a lot of votes also. Good for them! Their supporters, marketing strategists, make-up artists, spin-doctors, concubines, mudslingers and armed goons of their respective campaigns also deserve congratulations.
Mr. Lobo wishes all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, the second lady, Man-At-Arms, Princess Jasmine, Count Chocula, The Star Chamber, and Ambassador Phantom of Krankor.
This is a time of great challenges for Mr. Lobo and Americas problems would just get in the way. I’m so lucky that the president or whatever shadow governments that may or may not exist will be guiding our nation and not me.
I want to thank Paul Ryan for all that he has done for Mr. Lobo’s campaign NOT to become president. Whatever you did–or didn’t do–worked.
Besides my wife, Dixie, Paul did the most to keep non-presidents like myself out of the White House. And I trust that his intellect and his hard work will keep many more non-presidents from not being elected.

I also want to thank Dixie, the love of Mr. Lobo’s life.
She would have been a terrible First Lady…She is a night person, a late riser, and a procrastinator, it takes her a long time to get ready and she’s never first anywhere…except in Mr. Lobo’s heart.
Like . She’s – she has been like a den mother to Man-Babies everywhere and especially this Man-Baby and to our family and to the many mouth breathing fans at shows that she has touched with her charm and her care.

I thank my son for not voting for me, and thank my daughter for not being old enough to vote for me, and understanding how hard it is to avoid honest work.

I want to thank Aaron Lane for suggesting a give I concession speech. Now that I’m halfway through it—it does seem pretty funny—topical at least.

Whew, That would have been an awfully hard job. Just thinking about it gives Mr. Lobo a headache. That much responsibility would take extraordinary effort and focus and would not just hurt Mr. Lobo, but also the country that many of us love.
And to you here tonight, and to the CInsomniacs across the country – the Monster Kids, the Kickstarters, the AV geeks, the Horror Hosts, the children of Creature Features, the slumber partiers, the fan boys, the dorks, the freaks, and even the Man-Babies – I don’t believe that there’s ever been a lack of effort in our party that can compare with what you have shown over these past years. Thank you so very much.
Thanks for all the hours of snacking and slacking, for the meaningless texts, for the Star Wars rants and hoarding, for the movie nights and for the afternoon naps. You gave nothing of yourselves and performed miserably. And you bored us and you annoyed us and inspired Mr. Lobo to settle for less. You’ve kept me out of the oval office and I intend to stay out.
The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we can’t risk electing a movie host to do a man’s job.
And we CInsomniacs also have to drum to a different beater. We look to Misunderstood Movies to inspire our children with a passion for the Beyondo.
We look to artists and wise-crackers of all kinds to challenge our society to be more honest and hopefully nicer.

We look to our parents, to lend us money to help us perpetuate our selfish hoaxes.

We look to fun makers of all kinds. We’re counting on you to heal our spirits.

And we look to Democrats and Republicans to do whatever they do.

Mr. Lobo would have likely been deemed too brown to rule an America that includes the lone star state and thanks all Texans for not wanting me as their President. As for Texas seceding from the union. All the lines on the map and governments were made up anyway and are subject to change. Japan, Portugal, and England controlled most of the known world once upon a time and are now tiny strips of country bacon. I do not want to be responsible for America’s shrinkage. We’ll miss you Texas—but Mr. Lobo does ship his DVDs, 8×10’s, and other merchandise internationally.

And I ran from office because I’m concerned about America. This election is over, but our fears endure. Mr. Lobo believes that he is destined for something bigger and better.
Like so many of you, Dixie and I have left everything all over the house, in the yard, and in the driveway. We have given our all to October and Halloween and New Cinema Insomnia episodes and have nothing left for running the nation. Sorry.

I so wish – I so wish that I had thought of something good for the ending of this concession speech. I think I’ve mined all of the humor possible from this. And wasted more time that could have been put towards providing entertainment for the CInsomniacs out there. To those CInsomniacs who actually voted for me, know that Mr. Lobo would lead the country in the wrong direction. The nation chose another leader and the nation and their new leader are smarter than the rest of you. Deal with it. We’ve got bad taste and upside down priorities–that’s why we do what we do. And so Dixie and I will probably watch some more ZOM-BEE TV on our ROKU and maybe have some root beer floats from the concession counter.

Thank you, and God bless Insomnia. You guys are the best. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thanks, guys.



On Saturday, 11/3/12, at the Pasadena Convention center in Pasadena, CA for DESIGNER CON — Mr. Lobo and Dixie will be joining thier merchandizing partners at Button-Lab and Imperfecz. These pop-culture superfriends will be in booth #212 selling custom buttons, original sculpts, magazines, jewelry, plush, artwork, and more-showcasing art and especially clever items for CINEMA INSOMNIA and Horror Hosts and Creature Features.
For more info visit

This appearance will be a good opportunity for Los Angeles and SoCal based CInsomniacs to pick up LOBOVISION GLASSES, DVDS, M.I.S.T.E.R.S FIGURES, CI BUTTONS, FAN CLUB KITS, HORROR HOST MAGAZINES, AUTOGRAPHS and other goodies from thier favorite host and to talk to MR. LOBO about ZOM-BEE TV ROKU CHANNEL, LOBOVISION, CINEMA INSOMNIA, PLAN 9, and other projects.

Admission is only $5 or $7 at the Door!




Wearing masks is fancy fun–Especially on Halloween! But this MR. LOBO MASK could win you a neat prize. Here’s what you do:

1.  Print out this mask and construct it according to the directions. Record video or pictures of yourself or someone else wearing the mask!

2. Email photos and links for Mr. Lobo who will be the final judge: or post them on his facebook fan page wall!

The best Video and the best photo will win a free pair of ALL-NEW never before available 3-D LOBOVISION glasses!  Good luck and Happy Halloween!







Join us SATURDAY, OCT. 27th at CALLSON MANOR, a haunted house of a higher caliber in the Sacramento area. Located in Roseville at the Placer County Fairgrounds! MR. LOBO will be LIVE and IN PERSON on the LIVING DEAD STAGE to MC the  7:30 show and the 8:30 and 9:30 shows featuring the fire dancers of Obsydian butterfly and make up artist Nicole Chillelli of FACE OFF.  Callson manor is a total immersion of the senses–not like a typical haunted house with black walls and kids in rubber masks.  Owned and operated by a professional animatronics prop designer, they strive to give you the best in entertainment as you wander through the Callson Manor courtyard and attractions featuring Zombie Paintball, Chainsaw Alley, Tarot Reader, Bubbas BBQ, large scale animatronics and of course the Living Dead Stage with Cinema Insomnia’s Mr. Lobo as MC. You get all this before you even enter one of Callson Manors 3 haunted houses!