This Week Kicks off our HALLOWEEN THEME OF THE MONTH!

356fd097a2aeaee0e476745720944a6aIn two days, the countdown begins for HALLOWEEN! Despite it being two days early, here MR. LOBO and the Cinema Insomnia family are bringing the countdown to you early. What are you and your family and friends planning to dress up as this year for this occasion? Do you have any traditions you do every year? What is your favorite film or series you like to watch during the season? Let us know in the comments or private message or post pictures on our pages!88a0e433a2dde922b92cda42789c9fe8

Show your HALLOWEEN love by posting about what you think are the most “misunderstood” HALLOWEEN film or series. Post 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 HALLOWEEN feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIHalloween and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings!

33 Days Till HALLOWEEN……..AND COUNTING!

Tomorrow Mr. Lobo GOES BACK to RETRO CON….AGAIN!

 ret14bJoin THE LOBOs at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for the mighty nostalgia and collectables show RETRO CON 2014.
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This year, It’s now a two day LOVE-FEST for fans of 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s pop culture. Also on their guest list, the brilliant and funny JOEL HODGSON of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER, our long time convention pal–CHASE MASTERSON of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, internet celeb THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD who is screening his AVGN movie across the street at the amazing ARNOLD’S FAMILY FUN CENTER, veteran cartoon voice actors MORGAN “Baroness” LOFTING, ZACK “Zartan” HOFFMAN, LARRY “Lion-o, Count Chocula” KENNEY,  GERRIANNE “Thundercats” RAPHAEL, and PETER “Silverhawks” NEWMAN, CHRIS DOOHAN (son of James “Scotty” Doohan) who is involved with several STAR TREK projects, and the real SERGEANT SLAUGHTER of GI-JOE!

Tickets are $15 on Saturday and $13 on Sunday. Please take a break from your toy collecting and autograph hounding to say hello to your OTHER favorite movie host and catch our informative and entertaining panel. Saturday, at 3:15. MR. LOBO will be moderating his second annual CULT MOVIE PANEL and SIMG_3254UMMIT, a discussion with hand picked experts featuring HEATHER BUCKLEY writer/interviewer for FANGORIA MAGAZINE and creature performer in DEAD STILL coming in OCT. on SYFY channel. The talk will include a surprise video presentation edited by DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO of HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES .

The theme this year is CULT TV AND VIDEO!

Time permitting, there will be a sneak peek of the NEW DVD of CINEMA INSOMNIA’S HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL that we will have at our table along with our HALLLOWEEN CD, DIXIE’S AMAZING RETRO INSPIRED ART, and A BUNCH OF NERDY JUNK FROM OUR ATTIC!

http://retrocons.com/2014/09/18/retro-con-2014-show-schedule/

 

We Used our Anthropology Skills to Discover this Fan of the Week!

KIM WAILES has traveled quite a bit over the years. Born in Burlington, New Jersey, her family later moved to Florida when she was a young girl. Her father, who grew up in Philadelphia in the 70s, watched DR. SHOCK and Kim recalled early memories of the show.AR-310259905 On every Saturday afternoon while growing up in Florida, she would  stay up late tuning into DR. PAUL BEARER AND HIS CREATURE FEATURES show followed by old monster or sci-fi films shown by the local channel. She proclaimed that she was obsessed watching the beloved Horror Hosts and “schlock” features.

twilight-zoneLike her mother, she was born a “night owl” and stay up with her watching late night shows like ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, TWILIGHT ZONE, NIGHT GALLERY, DOCTOR WHO episodes featuring TOM BAKER, along with late night films such as NIGHT OF THE LEPUS(1972) and GARGOYLES (1972.) Fast forward into the future while she was in the army in San Angelo, TX, her night owl ways made her catch a brand new episode of the CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON starring as THE DOCTOR in a DOCTOR WHO episode when all of a sudden she caught a promo for a CINEMA INSOMNIA episode!1621660_3966329012071_1213691246_n“It was airing on late night public access,” she recalled. “And I was like ‘Holy Crap! It’s a Horror Host!!’ I hadn’t seen one in years and I checked it out online. MR. LOBO got me back into horror hosts after many years out of the loop.”

She soon got rid of her cable and switched to ROKU two years ago. After finding ZOM-BEE TV, she got excited which progressed to “SUPER-STOKED” to see that CINEMA INSOMNIA was now on the channel. She now watches and re-watches episodes constantly.  10561577_10152655684834430_6337213737086714875_n

Thank you, LADY KIM WAILES, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for spreading the news of CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR.LOBO to fans around the world, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, LADY KIM WAILES –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for September 26th through October 2nd!

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You now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN 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!

Get Ready For the Space Ride of your Life for this RETRO THROWBACK CINEMA INSOMNIA THURSDAY!

Get ready to travel to space and encounter an Alien Creature of deadly proportions…..no it’s not ALIEN(1979), it’s CREATURE(1985)! Put on your SPACE BLOOD-O-VISION glasses and enjoy this Throwback Episode!

Tweet, Tumble, and Share this free online episode with all of your friends and family and remember, “They are NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood!” Join us next Thursday for another free episode online…and if you want more CINEMA INSOMNIA and Mr. Lobo check out the free ZOM-BEE TV channel for ROKU video players or purchase your own Zom-Bee TV app and take and watch Cinema Insomnia anywhere at any time! Also check out and follow us on our Cinema Insomnia Ustream page and enjoy even more CINEMA INSOMNIA fun!

We Are all going RETRO here at Cinema Insomnia This Week!

Since MR. LOBO will be at RETRO CON this weekend, we are going all out….RETRO 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s style! We will be filling your eyeballs up with all sorts of goodies you may remember from your past. Look Out–Stay sharp and share these gems of RETRO history with your friends and family! 1378423966_Back-To-The-Future-Trilogy-back-to-the-future-26581615-1014-574

Show your RETRO love by posting about what you think are the most “misunderstood” RETRO movies. Post 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 RETRO feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIRetroWeek and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings!

Strap Yourselves in, Cinsomniacs and Sleepless Knights, for the ride of your life…again!

4 Out of 5 Doctors Recommend RETRO CON for Patrons of Pop Culture! Mister Lobo will be there–AND be square!

drwhoMrLobo Great Scott! We had 1.21 gigawatts of fun last year and we can’t wait to go back to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA! Mega-collectors and quality people, Rosemary and Anthony Tuski, have once again invited MR. LOBO of CINEMA INSOMNIA to return for their mighty show RETRO CON 2014.
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In 2013, CINEMA INSOMNIA had their table set up with autographed goodies and merch. MR. LOBO co-hosted and co-judged the chaotic but fun costume contest, and there was an unforgettable WORLD CULT MOVIE SUMMIT and panel discussion that produced genre busting findings–and gave obsessive film geeks everywhere permission to like what they want.

This year, It’s now a two day LOVE-FEST for fans of 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s pop culture. Also on their guest list, the brilliant and funny JOEL HODGSON of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER, our long time convention pal–CHASE MASTERSON of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, internet celeb THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD who is screening his AVGN movie across the street at the amazing ARNOLD’S FAMILY FUN CENTER, veteran cartoon voice actors MORGAN “Baroness” LOFTING, ZACK “Zartan” HOFFMAN, LARRY “Lion-o, Count Chocula” KENNEY,  GERRIANNE “Thundercats” RAPHAEL, and PETER “Silverhawks” NEWMAN, CHRIS DOOHAN (son of James “Scotty” Doohan) who is involved with several STAR TREK projects, and the real SERGEANT SLAUGHTER of GI-JOE!

joelTickets are $15 on Saturday and $13 on Sunday. Please take a break from your toy collecting and autograph hounding to say hello to your new favorite movie host and catch our informative and entertaining panel.

panelcrophttps://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10156160_10152304449644096_1016980145_n.jpg?oh=e4386dcf61669ac1f8ed3b11a7f2a83e&oe=54CC5D53&__gda__=1422197939_93add2e6614c127a7372cbe36267b01bOn Saturday, at 3:15, MR. LOBO will be moderating his second annual CULT MOVIE PANEL and SUMMIT, a discussion with hand picked experts featuring NEWT WALLEN producer/creator of the upcoming feature film MIDNIGHT SHOW and HEATHER BUCKLEY writer/interviewer for FANGORIA MAGAZINE and creature performer in DEAD STILL coming in OCT. on SYFY channel. The talk will include a surprise video presentation edited by DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO of HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES .

The theme of MR. LOBO’s CULT MOVIE SUMMIT PART II is CULT TV AND VIDEO and MR. LOBO, NEWT WALLEN, HEATHER BUCKLEY, and the RETROCON audience will examine the impact of the small screen and how it’s fueled cult obsessions. Series like DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, TWILIGHT ZONE, “V”, THUNDERCATS, PEE-WEE’s PLAYHOUSE, DARK SHADOWS, TWIN PEAKS, anIMG_3254d MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 as well as VHS bootleg wonders like THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL(1978), HARDWARE WARS(1978), HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY(1981), TOXIC AVENGER(1981), JOHN PAIZS CRIME WAVE(1985), EVIL DEAD(1981), and the films of ED WOOD.

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Here is the video that kicked off MR. LOBO’S WORLD CULT MOVIES SUMMIT PART 1 in 2013, part of the on-screen portion of the talk, edited by DIXIE DELLAMORTO. This really got the whole room pumped last year…

mrloboretroconFollowing the panel this year, time permitting, there will be a sneak peek of the NEW DVD of CINEMA INSOMNIA’S HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL that we will have at our table along with our HALLLOWEEN CD and DIXIE’S AMAZING RETRO INSPIRED ART! 

Special Thanks to RETRO CON volunteer TRICK TREAT and GRENEX MEDIA for creating RETRO CON branded images of MR. LOBO that have been used to promote this engagement! See you ALL at the show LIVE AND IN PERSON!!!

http://retrocons.com/2014/09/18/retro-con-2014-show-schedule/

 

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PleaseStandByName Games got you down? As you know, on October 1st Mr. Lobo is turning his personal Facebook page private and mostly dormant ..

2 years ago, Mr. Lobo went to Google+ and was sort of happy for five minutes–until they went back on their name policy to be more like facebook. Furthermore, just like Facebook eventually did, Google suspended Mister Lobo’s account until he changed it to an account with an acceptable “normal” two-name moniker.
Now, in the wake of facebooks real name policy backlash and controversy, Google+ sees this as an opportunity to grab some of facebooks disgruntled users. They now allow Mister Lobo to use his chosen name. Mr. Lobo has now decided to give Google another go-go since they own most of the internet anyway.

“Why settle for the Lesser of of two evils? Mr. Lobo is now “Mr. Lobo” on Google+. Come find your old pal and share in the confusion…

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Someone please fill Mr. Lobo in. Did the supposed “talks” with Facebook with drag performers and the LGBT community result in facebook doing nothing for the people this name game has effected? That facebook believes the real problem is the ease real name violators are turned in? And that only after you’ve been exposed–that they must enforce their biased “legal names only” policy? Isn’t that the long version of saying DON’T ASK–DON’T TELL? Did that really just happen–in 2014?”

Your Name Brand Horror Host,
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Dave Raves! Fan of the Week Shares His Love For Horror Hosts!

 

10695332_10152763288633623_954055088_nSIR DAVID ALBAUGH is the co-owner of the horror blog site TERROR FROM BEYOND THE DAVES(terrordaves.com). Him and his partner, Dave Fuentes, began this site from their mutual love for past and current horror hosts. SIR ALBAUGH explains how he fell in love with Cinema Insomnia after witnessing his first CI episode of BUCKET OF BLOOD(1959),Blood

“Mr. Lobo’s CINEMA INSOMNIA was one of the shows that stood out as one of the good ones-I remember the days when these misunderstood films could be found quite regularly on late-night television so watching CI brought back some great memories”


Back in 2011, SIR DAVID got to meet MR.LOBO and DIXIE at HorrorHound in Indianapolis Indiana convention where the host was being honored for “Man of The Hour” and roasted by the organizers of the Horror Host Hall of Fame for 10 years of CINEMA INSOMNIA. He explained that meeting the Lobos in person added much more enjoyment to the convention for him. He expressed his gratitude toward MR.LOBO,

“Not only is Mr.Lobo extremely knowledgeable of these films but he is also a natural comic and his support of our site over the years has been greatly appreciated!”

10637567_10152751909768623_1007462761_nThank you, SIR DAVID ALBAUGH, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for spreading the news of CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR.LOBO to fans around the world, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR DAVID ALBAUGH –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for September 19th through the 25th!

FanoftheWeekDavidAlbaughYou now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN 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!

“MR. LOBO” LIVES

JohnnyMr. Lobo was unable to log on to Facebook because of a name violation. “Mr. Lobo”, “Mister Lobo”, “M. R. Lobo”, and “Host MrLobo” are not acceptable names and are in violation of Facebook’s controversial “real” names policy.
Our leader’s account was suspended until he entered his documented legal name–including his (ulp) first name. Fortunately, “Lobo” is the mister’s given last name and it’s possible that he will be found by those who need him, but he is better known to his friends and fans and the world as MISTER LOBO.

This was the policy cited by the Thought Police–when MR. LOBO couldn’t log in this week: “Facebook is a community where people use their real identities. We require everyone to provide their real names, so you always know who you’re connecting with. This helps keep our community safe.”

Mister Lobo feels worst for his horror host friends and colleagues forced to CHANGE their chosen names, people escaping stalkers or a violent or unhappy past, those in law enforcement, educators, actors, performers, authors, activists, drag queens, hipsters, and, of course, house plants!

This is believed to be a plot on the part of Facebook to squeeze money out of professionals, personalities, and performers by forcing them to have “LIKE” pages instead. These perform in feeds based on “Pay-To-Play”. On the CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO FAN PAGES we are bullied by constant messages similar to “Want all your friends to see your posts? Promote this post for $20 a day.”

The plan now for MR. LOBO is to turn his personal page to a private page on October 1st. Of course we are on Twitter, Tumblr, Ustream, Google+  and elsewhere online. ON FACEBOOK, we will be focusing on the MR. LOBO FAN PAGE and the CINEMA INSOMNIA FAN PAGE!

IMG_1803Fan pages have a smaller reach than personal pages and Mr. Lobo will not be paying for “likes” or visibility. So please, share posts on your personal pages.

Facebook is the world’s worst place to connect and promote…MISTER LOBO is there because YOU are there. CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO are FOLLOWING you and want to have a convenient presence wherever you go. As always, we  put our faith in the true SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS to spread the good word of CINEMA INSOMNIA!

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!