Introducing The NEW INDUCTEE into the New Sleepless Knight Hall Of Fame!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs, for the past few years we had hosted the “Sleepless Knight/Cinsomniac of the Week.” Now, we are rolling out the “Silver Carpet” for the “Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!” Here, we will be inducting Sleepless Knights from all walks of life and honoring YOU for all you do for Mr. Lobo and Cinema Insomnia!


12822084_843008262477346_1686051236_n  Tonight, we salute Sleepless Knight hall of Famer DANIEL GALL! On Facebook, his cat Pookie runs his profile with furry gusto. This 46 year old Cinema Insomnia fan dwells down in Deland, Florida. He’s a fan of the literature from king of fright Stephen King, the mighty Godzilla, classic Star Wars, most misunderstood Science Fiction movies, our very own CINEMA INSOMNIA, and, of course our “fair” host, MR. LOBO.

When asked about his introduction to the show, here gave us his story in his own words:

“I was Introduced to Cinema Insomnia when I found a copy of VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET(1965) at a local used book store. The DVD looked interesting so I bought it and went home and looked up Cinema Insomnia online and I have been a fan ever since.”

He followed his statement with a picture of his current collection of his 14 episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA on DVD–with one more, HORROR HOTEL, pre-ordered and soon to join it’s plastic brethren. 12825341_843008289144010_1301116099_n

12782134_843008285810677_1823254675_nHe is an initiated member of the Sleepless Knights of Insomnia and proudly displays his Official Fan Certificate. Atop that, stands his Holy Grail–The Star Crash episode is the Jewel in the Crown of his collection– Valued at 65 dollars on the black market. Daniel owns several autographed Cinema Insomnia items and for Christmas his wife got Daniel a ROKU so he could watch OSI 74 on their TV.

“I love Cinema Insomnia for the Mr. Lobo segments and vintage commercials just as much as watching the Misunderstood Movies. I heard our host might be coming to Florida later this year and I am looking forward to finally getting to meet Mr. Lobo LIVE and In Person. Thank you, Mr. Lobo, for all you have done and look forward to the future endeavors for Cinema Insomnia and OSI 74. ALL SYSTEMS GO!” 12804393_843008282477344_1466038465_n

Thank you CInsomniac Daniel Gall! We honor you and induct you into the SLEEPLESS KNIGHT HALL OF FAME! Everyone give a hand for the newest member to the SLEEPLESS HALL OF FAME!

Stay Tuned For the Next Inductee into THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT HALL OF FAME Coming Soon!

Glen or Glenda? It’s Ed Wood Month Here at Cinema Insomnia!

img_0007.jpgIt was written in the stars from the skies over Hollywood to the Giant Octopus filled coasts of Florida and seen around the world. It’s Ed Wood Time. It’s time to pull the strings and guide in the UFOs, to put up the Bat-Signal and call Bela Lugosi up from his eternal slumber, and demand all other filmmakers to step aside. This month belongs to one of the most misunderstood writer/producer/directors of all time.


In honor of the new PLAN 9(2016) being officially released in the US, we celebrate the man who started it all. Ed Wood, Jr. has inspired many directors, writers, producers, artists and actors throughout the years. He proved that dreams ARE worth fighting for no matter what the personal cost may be or what potential criticism you endure. He showed that no matter how wild and outside of the norm your dreams may be, you have the possibility of  inspiring generations to come.

This month is all about the misfit givings of film history and in particular Edward D. Wood, Jr.’s creative gift to humankind. This includes images, film clips, and classic Cinema Insomnia Episodes featuring some of his films. Let us remember him in the best way we know how–Taking the Insomniac Oath and not taking our eyes off the Cinema Insomnia pages. What is your favorite Ed Wood feature? PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE(1959)? BRIDE OF THE MONSTER(1955)? ORGY OF THE DEAD(1965)? We want to know! Help us help you Re-Animate your favorite Ed Wood film moments.


Get excited with “Wood” this month!




Can your heart bear the shocking fact–that PLAN 9 is finally here!

Some Reviews that mention Mr. Lobo in Plan 9–

“Whenever given the chance, Mister Lobo steals the scene, and by the film’s very Woodian nature, he should. Yes, he’s playing Criswell (i.e., Jeron Criswell Konig’s famous alter ego), but he’s also making the utmost use of his horror-host image, which in its own right, pushes the remake into its own cult status. In fact, Mister Lobo’s opening “Criswell Predicts” monologue is a hoot, especially in the way it angrily skids into the eerie opening credits. Wood would certainly appreciate this tactic, for it immediately establishes Mister Lobo as this version’s equivalent to not only the original Criswell, but to Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Maila Nurmi/Vampira and Lyle Talbot.”

Read more here

“However, it doesn’t forget to pay homage to its source material. For starters, it opens with a very Ed Wood (the movie) scene in which one of the actors, Mister Lobo (that’s really the actor’s name) argues with the director that it’s a really bad idea to do this remake. Mister Lobo rules. He’s the perfect midnight movie actor, and gets many of the funniest lines inPlan 9.”

Read More here

Watch the first two minutes here

Check it out on AMAZON and WALMART VOD–DVDs coming in 60 days or so!


NO SUCH CONVENTION is a 3 day event being held from 19th February to the 21st February 2016 at prestigious Vassar College in ED WOOD’s birthpace, Poughkeepsie, USA. NSCon is a small, three day, family friendly fan convention held annually at Vassar College and managed by the college’s geek club: No Such Organization. Everything from board games to video games, to panels and workshops, to musical performances, to cosplay and live-action roleplay, and just about everything in between. They the biggest little convention in NY and they have invited MR. LOBO to be a special celebrity guest, host movies, present an episode of CINEMA INSOMNIA, do a panel discussion on horror hosts, sign autographs, and judge the costume contest.

Love Is In The Air Here At Cinema Insomnia

12654446_1095080167202705_3166004401792349798_nLove is In The Air Here! Monsters have risen, both misunderstood and understood to celebrate this month. There is much to love, regardless of the bond between the living and the undead and monsters alike. We celebrate the “misunderstood pairings” through fan art, archived images, scenes from the past.

12650811_10153892738179660_2942950735456816736_nWe’ve all have fallen in love for our individual or group of monsters. This month is not only about capturing the love between monsters and humans on film, but also our love for them. This is where you come in, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs! Over the years, more and more monsters have come onto the scene.

Many of you have collected memorabilia throughout the years. Some of you have posed with your favorite monsters. Others have captured footage such as this one of your monsters and their “loves”. This is your moment to join together this month to also show your “Monster Love”.

Who are your favorite monsters that you’ve come to love over the years? Which specific one captures your heart and will not let it go? This month is all about love. Love is meant to be expressed, shown, and viewed for the world.

It’s time to open up your hearts. Love is in the Air! Love Between Monsters. Love Between Humans and Monsters. Love Between Humans. Love amongst CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! And Love Amongst a Horror Host and Knights and CInsomniacs Around the World! Let’s Show It This Month!

To better serve you! THE CINEMA INSOMNIA STORE will reopen as the OSI 74 SHOP!

Mr. Lobo and Dixie want to serve you better and we will be making a lot of adjustments to our shop over at This inconvenience is only temporary and we apologize! The Cinema Insomnia store is also down. To make our lives simpler and to make it easier for new CInsomniacs to find Mr. Lobo’s official merchandise. Cinema Insomnia store will become the OSI shop with Cinema Insomnia stuff in it’s own section. Thanks again for reaching for the sky and supporting OSI!

No time for Dingalings! Ring In 2016! It’s Time to Announce SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE YEAR!

12460008_10153924538349430_41883637_nSIR LAWRENCE LANEY LOFTIN, the very first SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK  is now FAN OF THE YEAR!

LobofanSir Lawrence Laney Loftin is a MR. LOBO fan from 2003-2004 and has continued to stick by us all the way to 2016! He first discovered CINEMA INSOMNIA on KEJB UPN 43 in Monroe, Louisiana. Ever since that fateful day, our staff has been getting weird things in the mail from Laney–Christmas cards, postcards, magnets, books, kitsch, pulp-fiction, VHS tapes, and scandalous photos of himself with uninitiated pizza delivery girls displaying CINEMA INSOMNIA merchandise.

ECblackT shirtWe dropped in on Laney during a cross country tour and witnessed his mind boggling collection of Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, and Comic Book memorabilia.
It was then, in person, when Laney gave MR. LOBO the strangest gift of them all–a taxidermy piece of Cryptozoic-crypto-zoology–called a Hootenanny! This kin of the Jack-a-lope and the Swamp Booger who was stuffed by his father after a close encounter.

hootenanyThe Hootenany briefly appeared in our 2013 Haunted House Special and resembles a deer’s behind with bobcat teeth. Semi-retired, Laney works at the Society for the Prevention of Meanness to Laney, when he is not lobbying for his local tavern or Pizza place to show Cinema Insomnia episodes on the big screen instead of Svengoolie. 

He spends countless hours making crude memes of MR. LOBO for the internet and has crashed MST3k screenings while wearing his CINEMA INSOMNIA T-shirt. Each month, he sends us different pictures that complement our THEME OF THE MONTH! Whether it’s a hilarious meme, film poster, or picture edit-SIR LAWRENCE never stops showing his support for CINEMA INSOMNIA and his other CInsomniac and Sleepless Knight Family.


11953269_1045443958808847_7198036329278642515_nLaney was one of the quickest to support Mr. Lobo’s latest project, channel OSI 74. He made fan made fundraiser T-Shirts and dressed as “Commander OSI”. He purchased some OSI 74 Stickers and put them everywhere–documenting his canvasing of people, places, things, and pizza girls. 

We did a small interview with his fellow Sleepless Knight and also former FAN OF THE WEEK, Kim Wailes, about her friend. She had this to say:

Laney is a very nice man with unique and delightfully perverted tastes.” She followed up her statement with praise, “He also is very knowledgeable about all things Horror Host and Misunderstood Cinema. He’s a Sleepless Knights’ Sleepless Knight.”

In support of OSI 74, Laney even made Con Exclusive OSI 74 Bookmarks for Geek Fair 2015!

Patented Organic “PERFECT SHAPE” bookmark is the brainchild of Laney Loftin, publicist for Ian Loftin’s book SPOOKY TALES OF THE SCREAMY, plus he has created OSI character flyers as bookmarks! These colorful sturdy slips served as cross promotion for their book, our channel, and for the event itself.

11813343_1029447340408509_3456506034003412888_nAs Always, Thank You, Lawrence Laney Loftin, valued Sleepless Knight, for all your support over the years and for watching all those misunderstood movies! Your SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE YEAR award will be shipped to you shortly!

FanoftheYearLoftinLadies and Gentleman, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs of all ages! We want to Honor YOU and YOUR constant support! We will be re-launching our “Fan of the Week” awards once again. If you’d like to nominate yourself or someone you know for this award, comment or send your story and pictures to us by messaging us. Who knows, YOU may receive this award at the end of 2016!

Thank you for your support and give another round of applause to our SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE YEAR, SIR LAWRENCE LANEY LOFTIN!

New Year, New Theme, It’s 80’s Retro Month!

384197_1107208865965689_7472649573178251726_nWelcome to 2016, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs! It’s a new year, new opportunities, but still bringing you the misunderstood goodies! This month, we’re going “Back In Time” this month despite the new year. A reflective look, if you will, to a time where cinema was fluent with films that were questionable to the “normal” mind’s eye. There were thrills, chills, and comedic stills ingrained within our brains from then to now.

220px-Killer_klowns_posterKiller Clowns with Cotton Candy Cocoons, Weird Cannibal Family Sequels, Vengeful Pirates in Search of Their Gold, and other Tales to make you keep coming back for more. Comic books, vintage toys from your childhood, many things will come back to remind you that THEY ARE NOT BAD, JUST MISUNDERSTOOD. 

What are your favorite memories from those times? Was it the music? The films? The retro clothes? The hair? What do you consider the most misunderstood film from the 80’s that you can’t get enough of anytime you view it? Comment and Share your favorite memories!

We are always searching for new things to share with you pertaining to the themes of the 220px-Texas_chainsaw_massacre_2_postermonth. Search through your scrap book of memories and send us your pictures, RETRO themed art, tattoo art, collection of your 80’s films or film figures, or pictures/video of anything you think pertains to the theme and it will be shared on our pages to be seen and enjoyed by all! That even includes pictures of your your big hair, ladies.

For the fans who have fan art, we have seen them over the years and enjoy every piece you have. Keep sending them all in and we’ll share them this month and many years to come! Show your love for Cinema Insomnia and all things 80s!


il_570xN.794880400_qwqmIf you do not any art or posters, check out DIXIE DELLAMOROTO LOBO’S ETSY shop and pick up a copy of her creation in tribute to the 1981 John Carpenter Classic “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK”. There are other items pertaining to the 80’s as well as CINEMA INSOMNIA and OSI74 merchandise for you to add to your collection.

Don’t forget, CINEMA INSOMNIA is now on OSI74 Saturday Sleepover Nights on the OSI74 Channel you can download on your ROKU. If you don’t have a ROKU, you can tune into episodes your missed on the OSI74 Vimeo Channel:

Time to Go Retro, Let’s Go!