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!

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GIANT MONSTER MONTH demands a GIANT MONSTER FAN-OF-THE-WEEK!

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”.
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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.”


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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.

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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.
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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!”

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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!

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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!

The Atomic Brain from Outer Space International on Vimeo.

Our SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK is Kooky, Spooky, and All together Ooky!

11012284_1405605769745021_1829812384_nHORROR HOST SIR ORMON GRIMSBY’s origins began in Detroit, Michigan, where he grew up watching the classic horror host SIR GRAVES GHASTLY. Since then, he has established himself and his own show MONSTER CREATURE FEATURE where he brings his own thrills to audiences.

SIR GRIMSBY considers MR. LOBO one of his influences and originally found CINEMA INSOMNIA around 2002/03 on the internet,

“I was searching to find out if there were still any hosts around and that is when I found Mr. Lobo. I immediately connected with his humor sci-fiBobmagazineand style and loved his show from the first time I saw it…I have since loved all things Lobo, including his Horror Hosts publication and Halloween CD. I am always looking forward to what he and Dixie Delamorto come up with next. They are an amazing duo.”

When asked why he keeps coming back to watch the show, he replied,

 IMG_4744“I think I connect with what they do because (Mr. Lobo comes) comes from the same era growing up (we have) the same influences. Back in time when there wasn’t as much choice, you treasured some of those gold nuggets that came your way on a Saturday afternoon.”

Here is a video of a short interview between MR. LOBO and SIR GRIMSBY:

When it comes to his favorite CINEMA INSOMNIA episode, SIR GRIMSBY explained that it would be the classic CINEMA INSOMNIA Sci-Fi episode featuring INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN! Here is the episode for you to “Tune In” and Enjoy!

 

Now a legendary host in his own right and a trusted colleague, SIR GRIMSBY has joined MR. LOBO and DIXIE DELLAMORTO in their new venture and are working with them to develop a new half-hour “kids show” featuring his charcter in the spirit of HILARIOUS HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN and PEE-WEE’s PLAYHOUSE.  This program and his original show, MONSTER CREATURE FEATURE, will air along side CINEMA INSOMNIA  any many other off-beat programs on their new production collective OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL and new internet based TV channel OSI 74. The channel is scheduled to launch this fall. More details to come…
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11016599_1405605413078390_1722354428_nThank you, ORMON GRIMSBY, 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 ORMON GRIMSBY - SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–May 1st through May 7th, 2015.

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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 or receive the prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies.

Knights, welcome ORMON 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 FAN OF THE WEEK Loved The Show So Much She Married The Host!

Loboart1LADY SLEEPLESS KNIGHT and CINEMA INSOMNIA’s winner of the “Who Wants To Marry Mr. Lobo” contest, DIXIE DELLAMORTO made a splash as THE NEW MRS. LOBO back 2012!

This seems hardly fair and perhaps a bit pathetic to have MR. LOBO’s wife as fan of the week but YOU the SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF INSOMNIA asked for it with more than a dozen nominations this week! 

Dixie was born June 4th 1987 in Westchester, PA. Her mother is an artist and Leather-crafter and her father is a sheet metal worker and musician. 

At a young age Dixie was an skilled artist. She often butt heads with instructors in school and therefore is mostly self-taught. However, she did study Animation at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Multi-talented and multi-disciplined, she crafted award winning fantasy costumes and made paintings for publications, art shows, DVD covers, posters, films, TV shows, and promotions. Her work is informed by her love of B-Movies, Horror, Retro Pop Culture, and Kitsch.

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This led to a love of TV Horror Hosts. The NY based show ‘Ghoul A Go-Go’ was a subject of her paintings and she became close with the cast. Her genre inspired art also attracted the attention of the California based Nationally Syndicated Horror Host Mr. Lobo who became a fan of her work. Mr. Lobo encouraged Dixie’s artistic ambitions and the two became fast long distance friends. She, of course, was familiar with MR. LOBO from her collection of DVDs. Dixie’s favorite CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes were CREATURE, LAST MAN ON EARTH, and PRINCE OF SPACE. Dixie and her roommate in PA would imitate the Phantom of Krankor’s laugh from CANDLES, KRANKOR, and YOU.

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MrsLoboDixie also threw up a sheet in her home and had screenings of shows and MR. LOBO’s NONSTOP MOVIE PARTY: ZOMBIES DVD. She also attended a CINEMATIC TITANIC show dressed as MR. LOBO.

Mr. Lobo visited Dixie on the east coast and their artistic as well as personal collaborations intensified.   

Dixie moved to California in 2010 and was co-producer, editor, and stage director for a live ‘Cinema Insomnia’ show at the guild Theater in Sacramento. She ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a 10th TV season and designed many products and DVDs for the show.

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Experienced as a Horror fan, an Artist, Designer, Taste-Maker, and editor of  Horror Hosts and Creature Features Magazine, her duties on the show began with rotating the Hypno-Spinner, delivering secret messages to Mr. Lobo, keeping Mr. Lobo’s table cloth straight at conventions, watching very MISUNDERSTOOD MOVIES, adding a “womans touch” to Mr. Lobo’s projects, ironing neckties, and helping in the Kitchen Set with Insomniac Snacks–but has now expanded to include co-hosting, producing, directing, and creating stand out charaRobot_400wcters like RO-MANA for “War of the Planets”, KOGARELLA for the “Haunted House Special”, and MUMSY for “Hard Days Nightmare”. She has already officially tied the knot with the famous Cinema Insomnia’s host on January 13th, 2012 but the dynamic duo celebrate their semi-anniversary EVERY Friday the 13th no matter what to keep things fresh and exciting. Dixie was instantly loved by nearly all CInsomniacs except for a few jealous houseplants that we wont mention! 

Her online version of the print magazine HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES features her painting, design work, writing, and in-depth interviews with B-Heroes like Karen Lewis, widow of Al “Grandpa” Lewis.

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She continues to sell her artwork and does commissions in between working on TV shows, films, and live appearances with Mr. Lobo. She designed ads and posters for Blobfest in Phoenixville, The Sacramento Horror Film Fest, and many other film events. She worked in Low Budget Horror films like A HARD DAYS NIGHTMARE(2013), PLAN 9(2015) and the MIDNIGHT SHOW(2016) segment GORE-ILLA as both a make-up/costumer and bit player. MR. LOBO and DIXIE have started a new production collective and channel called OSI-Logo-NewOUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL that will be launching in October 30th 2015. These two work together like few couples can and have a shared passion for the bizarre and the beyondo. This channel will be the new home of our beloved late night show CINEMA INSOMNIA as well as many other projects produced by the Lobos and their associates–proving that Mr. Lobo’s wife is an achiever as well as a trophy. When Dixie Dellamorto was asked about her recent AWARD as FAN OF THE WEEK, she was overwhelmed and said…

 “I have No Comment at this time.”  

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All hail the First Lady of Kitsch! Congratulations, DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for April 24th through the 30th! Thanks for propping up our CINEMA INSOMNIA host MR. LOBO with toothpicks and scotch tape and for all the other wonderful things you do in the name of MISUNDERSTOOD MOVIES!

11166070_10206962324001724_1937961925_nYou now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and unlike them, you are not 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 because you are already FAN OF THE LIFETIME!

Knights, welcome DIXIE 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]

 

Sleepless Knight and Horror Host Fanatic Proves The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword!

LoboprojectoforryTalented artist James “MonsterCola” Richardson has always loved MONSTERS! Even though he was a bit young to watch CREATURE FEATURES(1971-1984), he was aware of macabre masters of ceremonies like ZACHERLEY, ELVIRA, and FORREST J. ACKERMAN. James was primed to be swept up in the renascence of Horror Hosts that was happening in Northern California in the early 2000s. Jim discovered Berkley public access host Doktor Ghoulfinger and Sacramento host MR. LOBO at WONDERCON at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Each year he visited the Horror Host tables with a stack of drawings under his arm and gobbled up DVDs.lecture2

Bigfoot: Mysterious MonsterHe attended CREATURE FEATURE panels there with the Mister Lobo along with senior hosts and local legends BOB WILKINS and JOHN STANLEY. In 2005 CINEMA INSOMNIA began airing on KTEH, Cable 10 in San Francisco, and James became a loyal fan in tune with the sensibility and humor of Mr. Lobo. We asked him what his favorite episode was…

“I always go back to Bigfoot: Mysterious Monster. It’s the perfect blend of a bizarre movie with the uniqueness of CI. I think that was one of the first episodes I saw and it was a great intro into the mind of Mr Lobo.
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think I had such a good time meeting and talking to MR. LOBO at the conventions that I felt like I wanted to give something back, and that’s why I did the comics.

lobo strip #3(1)I had never tried doing comic strips before so I figured I would give it a try. I think people who like these kinds of movies and horror hosts are kind of in a secret club so I felt comfortable doing them and showing them to MR. LOBO. “

lobo strip #4a    He designed and wrote this original monthly CINEMA INSOMNIA comic strip that was postlobo strip 3a(1)ed on the CINEMA INSOMNIA website.

MonsterColaHe would meet MR. LOBO in person at many of his his San Francisco WONDERCON appearances and give MR. LOBO original art, including a poster of his favorite Northern California hostJamesRichardsonHostPosters.

He still enjoys tuning into misunderstood films and makes art including the Amazing Lobo piece at the top of the page especially for this article. Most of Jim’s film favorites are from the 80’s like; MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE(1987), HOWARD THE DUCK(1986), TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000(1985) and the BLACK CAULDRON(1985).

transylvania3Thank you, JAMES RICHARDSON, 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.

JamesRichardsonFOTWCongratulations, JAMES RICHARDSON –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for April 17th througlobo strip #4h the 23rd!

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 prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced in December!

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