Amazing, Absurd Animated Project That Goes Beyond The Normal–THE PARANORMAL IDIOT

One of our favorite directors or surrealist comedy short films and some of our favorite people in the world of cult movies are making a pilot episode for an animated comedy series centered around two part-time paranormal investigators. Please support this worthy project on Kickstarter and make this program take off into the Stratosphere. If you can’t donate…Share this video or the link and tell your friends!

The show is a semi-scripted / semi-reality based comedy. Most characters play animated versions of themselves and incorporate both personal stories and fictional accounts. We have started this Kickstarter campaign to raise funding to make the series pilot episode. Specifically the funds will be used to upgrade computer equipment, upgrade mics, hire additional animators and cover the production expenses of our cast and crew over the course of 90 days.  The show was created by Tom Barndt and Buddy Barnett. The characters are voiced by Dean Martin Rossi, Buddy Barnett, Kathe Duba-Barnett, Frank Mengwasser, Brad Linaweaver. Tom Barndt and Samara St. Croix handled production.  Tom Barndt, Buddy Barnett, Kathe Duba-Barnett, and Mike Plante serve as the show’s producers.


“LAS VEGAS INTERCEPTOR” also made the animated in-theater ad for our Horrorthon last October featuring HALLOWEEN III. CINEMA INSOMNIA’s MR. LOBO is a character on this show, too! It’s an honor to be a small part of this great project. These guys will  really deliver something special worthy of a top tier cable network–Let’s make THE PARANORMAL IDIOT happen!

Ink-Credible Couple! The Only Two SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS We Know with Matching Tattoos!

crazy old peopleTwo Bay Area SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS SUPREME–CInsomniac riv(lower case “r”) and Tom(upper case “T”) found out about Cinema Insomnia or “CI”  from their neighbor, Phillip(with Two “L”s) –Thank you so much, Phillip with Two “L”s!!!.

riv and Tom made a major contribution to CINEMA INSOMNIA’S 10th Anniversary Kickstarter campaign and many of you fans may recognize their names from the credits of recent episodes like our 2014 A VERY VHS HALLOWEEN Special and  CI’s presentation of WAR OF THE PLANETS(1978)!

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

They also won a spooky chair made by another big Bay Area CI fan Paul Benton that Mr. Lobo sat in during the the lobo collection-2making of Paul’s unfinished film DOGTOWN ZOMBIES(2009). CINSOMNIACS are family and they look out for each other as well as look out for their favorite show and their favorite host. We appreciate our unnatural siblings and that’s what SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF THE WEEK is all about. Showing appreciation for those who appreciate what we do and who really “get it”!

riv and Tom have also purchased much of Dixie Dellamorto Lobo’s art and signed prints as pictures from inside their secret CInsomniac base will show you.
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These card carrying Sleepless Knights of Insomnia, were also at THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS(1966) LIVE CINEMA INSOMNIA show and a tearful hug-ful going away show with the JOHN PAIZS film CRIME WAVE(1985)–Both shows presented by MOVIES ON A BIG SCREEN in Sacramento.mudroom-7 “Once (our neighbor) told us of CINEMA INSOMNIA, we were hooked.  Sadly, we were late bloomers, and found out just a few weeks before KTEH cancelled the show(along with all their other over-night programing after getting aquired by a larger PBS station).  However going to the live events and meeting MR LOBO and Dixie was so awesome.  We even met MR. LOBO’s kids!  We are still big fans and, through the DVDs, have been able to enjoy all the great funny moments of the show.  We sincerely wish MR. LOBO and Dixie would return to california soon and host a live movie or maybe a pancake breakfast at Pancake Circus!!!  We’re due next year to get our CI tattoos updated to 35 years of wedded bliss.  As for pics, I think our ankles say it all.  (:”image-23390-full

Thank you, LADY riv and SIR TOM, Valued Sleepless Knights, for ALL your support, hard work, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here are your FAN OF THE WEEK certificates that you can download and print. Congratulations, LADY riv AND SIR TOM–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS  OF THE WEEK–for November 14th-20th, 2014! FanoftheWeekmasterRTYou now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are both eligible to become the FANS 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 in Decmber!


More Kickstarter Rewards Rolling Out!

Everyone who donated $5 will be getting a limited edition 10th Anniversary CINEMA INSOMNIA Button made by our Friends at along with a personal and heartfelt “Thank You” note from your host, MR. LOBO! Some generous donors gave much more but opted for the $5 reward level.

Below is a list of our beloved $5 donors:

Mark Brett
Michael Kane
Curt Thompson
Raechel Miller
John Stoltzfus
Matthew Warner
Ben Hesse

Included at the $5 Level is a link here on the Website. If you would like your name to link to your website please contact us at Likewise, if you are a $5 donor and you did not give us your address, we do not have you listed here. If you would like to receive your reward please email us your address.

Cinema Insomnia Fans are the best fans in the World and ALL of you are very much appreciated!

Alive and Kicking! Mr. Lobo’s personal update for Kickstarter donors!

This link will take you to our kickstarter update page where you will hear the straight unvarnished dope from MR. LOBO himself on what we have up our sleeve and when the new CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes are coming and the cherry  on top–the “thank you” rewards for making the task possible.

Our first round of rewards start here: A link on the website for those who donated on the “$1 or more” level.

Issy Tavares

Mickie Rat

Steven Rose, Jr./A Far Out Fantastic Site

Mi Cariño Valentines

Sac Geeks Meetup

Sluggo @ ARTV

All other donors will get a link also with their rewards. Next up, the “$5 and up” crowd…Thanks again everyone!