SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS AND CINSOMNIACS!

15th Anniversary

Greetings Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs,

Overnight Tonight at 3:05 AM on July 29th 15 not so many years ago, the first episode of CINEMA INSOMNIA hit the airwaves on KXTV! Since then, we are still going strong today and have come a long way!

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15 years of MR. LOBO, 15 years of MISS MITTENS. 15 years of misunderstood films, 15 years of remembering your childhood through various previews and commercials, 15 years of laughs and smiles brought to you and your family homes, 15 years of staying up late “watching TV”, 15 years….you get the picture. But above all, 15 years of YOUR Support, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs. 15 years of you continuously coming back to open your minds to the possibilities that “They’re NOT BAD MOVIES—Just Misunderstood”! That is something we cannot thank you enough for all that you’ve done for Mr. Lobo, Dixie, and the rest of the CINEMA INSOMNIA staff and family.

In honor of this magnificent occasion, our hardworking horror host, Mr. Lobo, has declared the last Saturday in July officially CINEMA INSOMNIA DAY! You heard right, Ladies and Gentleman of Insomnia! A FULL day dedicated to all things CINEMA INSOMNIA, MR. LOBO, MISS MITTENS, and MISUNDERSTOOD FILMS! This includes a SURPRISE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT on both here and also exclusively on our OSI74 channel!

We want to see how you are celebrating CINEMA INSOMNIA DAY by showing us the festivities you are partaking in this Saturday on this momentous occasion! Become part of CINEMA INSOMNIA history by posting your pictures and tagging us in your pictures through our MR. LOBO, CINEMA INSOMNIA, and OSI74 Facebook pages!

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Join us as we celebrate 15 years and many more!

Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,

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Time For a Celebration this Month for CINEMA INSOMNIA!

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On July 28/29th, 2001, a unknown, misunderstood Horror Host stepped out of the darkness and appeared on the airwaves with his own show entitled CINEMA INSOMNIA. At his side, his longtime companion Miss Mittens emerged from her flower pot to add her two sense about the late night feature shown to the audience.

Now almost 15 years have passed and MR. LOBO is still here, reminding us that “They’re NOT BAD MOVIES-Just Misunderstood”. Sci-fi, horror, mystery, thrillers, and more, he continues to bring us joy through our televisions, tablets, and computers for many years to come!

This month is a continuous celebration of our host and CINEMA INSOMNIA! Every day, there will be an episode shared on our pages for you to reminisce, share, and enjoy with your family. There will also be fun photos, fan art, and many other goodies! If you have any photos or video of you and MR. LOBO, do not hesitate to share them! We will re-post them on our pages throughout the month!

We also want to give a HUGE shout out to you CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! If it wasn’t for you, MR. LOBO would not be here today. Thank you all for your continuous support of CINEMA INSOMNIA, MR. LOBO, and all things misunderstood!

 

Enjoy the Classic CINEMA INSOMNIA episode BIGFOOT MYSTERIOUS MONSTER!

HAPPY 15TH ANNIVERSARY, CINEMA INSOMNIA!

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Let’s Celebrate!

From Your Staff Here at CINEMA INSOMNIA

We Honor The Legendary Actors of Horror This Month at Cinema Insomnia!

a1cf5de4ec4296f23dca3dba714d956a   Actors, they can come from anywhere, be anyone, and portray a variety of characters. But it takes a true legend to portray a character in the horror genre. When we speak about legendary horror actors, who first comes to mind? Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff – these names barely scratch the surface of those who have haunted our dreams and televisions for decades. 

vincent_priceHorror has been portrayed not only through the magic of film or television, it was also brought to life through the air waves in the days of radio. Horror Legends, Dear CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights, are not limited to images or masks. Those who play upon your deepest fears of the corner of your imagination through their voice, now those, are where monsters truly begin to come to life.

This month, we’ll be saluting these legends, one at a time in various forms including radio broadcasts bits from horror radio actors. Also this month, Mr. Lobo will be hosting BRIDE OF THE MONSTER starring legend Bela Lugosi at the Anthony Wayne Theatre in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Mark your calendars and join in on the fun!

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Who was the actor who caused your nightmares to come true when the lights went off? Join in on the fun by sharing your story and pictures of your favorite horror legends through our Cinema Insomnia Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. We’ll share your findings on the various platforms as well.

 

Get Ready for a Legendary Month here at Cinema Insomnia!!

ATTENTION AMAZON PRIME SUBSCRIBERS! PLAN 9 (2015) IS FREE!

Just in Time for close to the end of ZOMBIE MONTH – For those of you who have Amazon Prime, you are able to access the Ed Wood classic inspired re-telling which features MR. LOBO himself, PLAN 9 (2015) for FREE to watch via your television, computer, tablet, and other various devices you can access the Amazon video app!

Plan-9-From-Outer-Space-remakeDo not forget to leave your review to let us know what you think of the film! Pop some popcorn, bolt the doors, gather the kids, and get ready for PLAN 9 (2015)!

May All Your Days Be ZOMBIE DAYS!

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April showers were said to bring May Flowers, but instead it brings the Undead. We’re bringing the zombies from all over the world to bring about an apocalypse so vast, you can’t help but come back for more! MR. LOBO also will be bringing Zombie Mayhem on Memorial Day weekend this year!

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On May 28th & 29th, our host MR. LOBO will be at the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ASYLUM and MC for the Costume Contest – $1,000 Grand Prize! Located on the NJ Fairgrounds, you can also participate in the Zombie Run, Zombie Defender Laser Event, or meet other special guests attending alongside MR. LOBO.

If you’re unable to attend the festivities, do not worry! We will be loading you up with classic misunderstood zombie posters, clips, and art. If you have any zombie suggestions you’d like to see-do not hesitate to send them in or post their pictures of their favorite zombie feature on our pages.

Of course with every ZOMBIE party, you need to start with the George A. Romero classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968). Only, this version a variety of artists coming together to re-create this masterpiece with their art. Join MR. LOBO as he shows NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – REANIMATED!

Night of the Living Dead – ReAnimated from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

So Load up Your Weapons and Gear, Zombies-do not forget to practice your zombie walk or run, and Remember “May All Your Days Be ZOMBIE DAYS!”

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Attention SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS! CINEMA INSOMNIA: I BURY THE LIVING on OSI74 DVD will be released on an unsuspecting world!

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In this Collector’s Edition of CINEMA INSOMNIA, Your Host MR. LOBO and MISS MITTENS host the horror film I BURY THE LIVING (1958). Enjoy Vintage Ads, Trailers, Creepy Comedy, and Slumber Party Thrills! 

Featuring: Film Hosts BUNNY GALORE, ROXY TYLER, and NIGEL HONEYBONE along with JESSIE SEERHERMAN as the Reel-7-Girl. 

This DVD will Be a GRAND ADDITION for your Celluloid Cemetery!

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April Declared Annual FRANKENSTEIN MONTH!

Everyday April is Frankenstein Day! Promote Transplant Awareness! from OSI 74 on Vimeo.

This month holds a very special place in Mr. Lobo’s heart. On both OSI74 and CINEMA INSOMNIA, it is Frankenstein Month/Day/Transplant Awareness Month. For those who have followed closely with Mr. Lobo, you’ll remember last year Mr. Lobo’s son received a kidney from a family friend, making them officially a Frankenstein Family. Transplant donation is truly a life changing event for not only the recipient but also for the donor as well. In honor of this noble and selfless act, April will forever be FRANKENSTEIN MONTH here at CINEMA INSOMNIA. 

images (1)This month, we’ll be commemorating the many faces of the FRANKENSTEIN monster. Much like Donors giving a piece of themselves to their recipients in order to save their lives, these actors gave life to Frankenstein’s monster and has kept the character alive for decades. From Boris Karloff to Christopher Lee and onward, we will be honoring each actor who has portrayed Frankenstein through photos, video clips, art, and even Cinema Insomnia’s episode featuring FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE CREATURE (2005). If you have any pictures, posters, fan art, or specific clips you treasure of this creature-post them! Send them to us through the comments or direct message us and we’ll share them! Let’s make this month memorable for all of 2016!

Happy National Donate Life Month! Happy Frankenstein Month! 

From MR. LOBO and all of us here at CINEMA INSOMNIA!

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Line Them Up For The New Addition to the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

9a684c7e71d5bdff9c56ae9a5297528bFrom the city of Baltamore, SIR DANIEL MYERS started his entry into the world of Horror Hosts back n the days before cable television where households around the globe had only a mere 5 or 6 channels to choose from verses what is available today. There were occasions where he would tune into the smaller television stations who would show old black and white horror or science fiction films. On one particular night as he was flipping through the channels, he ran across an odd program broadcasting out of Washington D.C.  hosted by in his mind was an equally odd vampire, the one and only Count Gore De Vol! 

Later down the road, Count Gore de Vol bid farewell to his former channel due to it being sold. It was a very sad day for Sir Daniel. But his sadness was soon ended when he rediscovered his childhood Horror host along with discovering some new faces including MR. LOBO. He reflects on his new discovery,

“Years passed and then one day while browsing the Internet, a familiar face appeared!  The Count was back with his very own website showing movies once more!  Not only was he back, he had friends! Fellow horror hosts from around the country who I had never seen before!  I looked them up and found many of them online too, including the amazing Mr. Lobo and Cinema Insomnia!  It was amazing seeing all the fun programs being created by everyone all around the country!  I could tell these were labors of love that likely involved a lot of hard work, time, imagination and likely expense…..

My thoughts on Cinema Insomnia…I just love the retro feel, look and surreal (and clever) sense of humor found on Cinema Insomnia.  I sometimes wonder if Mr. Lobo is a distant, if slightly unhinged, offspring of Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling, making keen observations of both the featured films and the mysterious world they inhabit.  But wait!  There’s more!  I also love all of the well chosen cartoon shorts, the vintage commercials and, of course, the always entertaining, lovely and never wilting Miss Mittens.”

download () Sir Daniel was kind enough to give us a peek into his personal DVD collection of Horror Hosts DVDs including the latest addition to the CINEMA INSOMNIA DVuD Family: HORROR HOTEL.

“As you can see, I have built up a nice collection representing some of the best “misunderstood” films and the great horror hosts who care for them. To you Mr. Lobo – and to all of our great horror hosts – I salute you as a fellow Sleepless Knight and thank you for all that you do!”

download (2)Today, we salute YOU Sir Daniel Myers! Thank you for your support of not only CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO but for the other Horror Hosts who are hosting their shows for both young and old. Welcome into the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

Come back next week to see who else may join SIR DANIEL and the other long line of honorary Sleepless Knights! Who Knows, it may just be YOU!

 

 

We Welcome Sir Shannon Givler into The Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

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This week, we roll out the Silver Carpet for a Sleepless Knight, Whovian, and Misunderstood and Classic Movie Lover, Sir Shannon Givler! Give him a round of applause while we tell you more about him. Sir Shannon, much like a few other Sleepless Knights, discovered Cinema Insomnia on accident. Here is his story,

“I first discovered Cinema Insomnia by accident on a Saturday night about six years ago. While waiting for my pizza to come out of the oven, I began looking for something to watch on TV. The name “Cinema Insomnia” caught my eye, but all the on-screen guide said was: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE (1962). As soon as I saw that, I knew this was the show for me.I enjoyed the show very much as well as the others that followed. Eventually, I picked up many of the DVDs, too.”

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He began to explain what were the main factors of his love for the show and Mr. Lobo, the origins of his love for Classics and Misunderstood Film art, and he also gave a has “Misunderstood Film” recommendation for all of us to look into:

“I love the sense of fun that Mr. Lobo bring to these misunderstood films, along with the many retro touches such as the old TV commercials and movie trailers. Also, besides showing many of my old favorites, Mr. Lobo has introduced me to some new ones as well. (One of those being “Mark of the Damned”. Thank you, Mr. Lobo.)

I have been a fan of old movies, classic and misunderstood, since I was a kid. The show that first got me interested in them was a program that ran on PBS back in the early to mid-eighties called: Matinee At The Bijou, which also introduced me to the wonderful world of movie serials.

 

(If you ever want to see a great “misunderstood” serial, check out “The Phantom Empire” with Gene Autry. Cowboys, robots, and death rays. It doesn’t get any better than this). I especially love the old monster movies from Universal, Hammer, and Toho Studios, the Corman Poe films, the films of Val Lewton, and Master Filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr.”

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VLUU L200  / Samsung L200Sir Shannon is retro man at heart and holds his love of literature and music close as well. He enjoys diving into stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, and E.E. “Doc” Smith. Music-wise, he enjoys collecting Space Age Pop and Exotica CDs. Artists such as Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Esquivel!, and Korla Pandit are some of my favorites.

While not reading, or listening to music, he tunes into classic shows as The Wild Wild West, Star Trek, Dark Shadows, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and, best of all, Doctor Who and Cinema Insomnia.

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Sir Shannon, for all of your continuous support over the years and support for Misunderstood films! Ladies and Gentlemen, give a round of applause and welcome Sir Shannon into the Sleepless Knight Hall of Fame!

 

 

Welcome SIR NEWT WALLEN into the SLEEPLESS KNIGHT HALL OF FAME! 

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Here is Sleepless Knight Hall of famer Newt Wallen!

He is a Writer, Actor. Producer for the popular web series underbellyshow.tv and the upcoming cult film Midnight Show. His birth into the Sleepless Knight family can be traced to being a long time fan of Cinema Insomnia and Mr. Lobo all the way back to the Church of Ed Wood website in the early 2000’s. 

Newt followed and admired Mr. Lobo as a personality from viewing the American Scary documentary, speaking about the various legendary Hrror Hosts from the past to the present. He also admired our Host’s presentation of the Ed Wood Jr. character, “Criswell”, in the Criswell predicts web series as the PLAN 9 remake began to take shape.


imageAfter years of following Cinema Insomnia, a chance meeting occurred at the National Haunters convention in Oaks, PA where Newt and Mr Lobo met and a friendship quickly formed. The two have worked together on several segments of Newt’s love letter to grindhouse films entitled MIDNIGHT SHOW, created videos for Arcana Comics and Underbelly, and presented LIVE Cult film nights at the Anthony Wayne Theater in Wayne, PA.

Newt hopes for many many more cult collaborations for years to come…and we look forward to be seeing more  from you 
We salute you, Newt Wallen! A True Sleepless Knight from now until the end!

 

We salute you Newt Wallen. A True Sleepless Knight from now till the very end! 

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