See “Insomniac Reviews” For An ALL NEW TRAILER From the NEW CINEMA INSOMNIA EPISODE!

Hello CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights,

Hopefully you enjoyed that mini-episode of “Insomniac Reviews.” Overall, the brand new episode is absolutely batty and full of tremendous fun for the whole family. It premiers tomorrow night on OSI74 during Saturday Sleepovers. The whole episode will take you back in time between the reels with Mr. Lobo’s “bat mustache” idea  and Dixie’s personal challenge to complete a novel by the end of the episode.

You’ll also enjoy classic “behind-the-scene” clips from the old Batman television show, trailers featuring the star of the night’s feature-Vincent Price, and other entertaining surprise mixed in to make this “TheyCinema Insomnia episode incredible and a MUST WATCH.

10 out of 10 Hypnotic Eyes and an 100% approval from “Insomniac Reviews.”

Tune into CINEMA INSOMNIA this Saturday night on OSI74 and bring the whole family!

“They Are Not Bad Movies, Just Misunderstood!”

 

~C. Campaign~Cinema Insomnia Intern

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!

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

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!

 

Tonight For Your HALLOWEEN Pleasure, CINEMA INSOMNIA Goes LIVE On OSI74!

_Mr__Lobo__by_CankeredRoseLast night, Outer Space International went Live and we are still fixing things. reloading, reformatting, rewriting, re-posting, testing, testing, testing… We think OSI 74 looks great and it’s because of the wonderful men and women who have come together in this collective. Their good will, big favors, support and amazing talents has made dream real! This is just the beginning. We are the future!  One Small Step and a Giant Leap of Reason! THANK YOU!  The Mr. Lobo and the rest of the OSI74 Team with continue bringing you content for the whole family on your HALLOWEEN!

If you haven’t yet added the OSI channel yet, here is the link you may follow to add it to your ROKU: https://my.roku.com/add/LLV269

Tonight, CINEMA INSOMNIA Goes LIVE on OSI74…..will you be watching?

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This Month We Remember Legendary Director Wes Craven!

Directors come from all over the world to create their masterpieces: misunderstood and understood. Throughout the years, we have seen directors rise then turn into the great beyond. A couple weeks ago, we lost one of the most remembered horror directors of all time. That director was the legendary Wes Craven.

11988499_862880197158597_9142582958466751279_n(1)Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven did not begin his directing career right away. At first, he worked in the education field as an English professor at Westminster College then a Humanities professor at Clarkson University. During his teaching career, he purchased a 16mm camera and began working on short films.

In 1972, he released his first full-length horror feature entitled, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. The film told the story of two teenage girls on their way to a rock concert. While on their way, they are kidnapped by four psychotic killers. Later, the killers stumble upon one of the girls’ home where her parents obtain their revenge on them.

11227524_10153683708029430_3309093586970181323_nHe continued his reign of film terror through taking you on a “family trip” into the desert to visit a family of cannibals in his 1977 hit, THE HILLS HAVE EYES! It has received a continuous cult following to this day along with receiving a sequel in 1985 and remake in 2006. With another hit under his belt, this did not stop Craven from his creative streak! Wes Craven continued transforming his films from various dreams he had. One of which we know today through it’s series and it’s iconic serial killer who haunts you in your dreams. It spawned many sequels, kick started several well-known actors careers, and brought terror to the silver screen and beyond.

This month, we remember the legend Wes Craven was and commemorate his works, both the misunderstood films and accepted ones. What are your favorite Wes Craven films? Which one do you believe is the most misunderstood?

Do you have any vintage collectables, posters, or memorabilia pictures you’d like to share? You can post them on our page and they will be shared on our pages! Artists, this includes your brilliant art!

RIP Wes Craven, you will never be forgotten!

Let’s make this month memorable and discover all things “Craven”!

Mr. Lobo Put A Spell on You For This Theme of the Month!

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Last month, robots roamed the Cinema Insomnia pages. This month things seem a little funny around here. Books are floating, cats are talking, even the movies are strange. Almost as if we were under a spell…..a misunderstood spell. We are under Mr. Lobo’s hypnotic power, but what if it is deeper than that this month? Maybe a witch, perhaps? But which witch?

Witches are one of the most misunderstood characters on film and in life. Sailing through the night on their brooms, the  There have also been interesting misunderstood films about them. For instance the notorious THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES (1964). 4811.D_210_118

Yes, that one…stop staring at the mole! It may hypnotize you and turn you into a zombie! She is only one in a long line of characters we will explore this month. Who is your favorite misunderstood witch of all time? Is it this mysterious Estrella? Or Is it someone bigger and badder? How about the Sanderson Sisters?

 

Maybe not……

Open your spell books and send us your pictures, WITCHY themed art, tattoo art, collection of your Witch themed films or 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!

If you do not have your own piece of art, check out our ETSY shop and pick up a copy of DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO’s creation entitled “HAUNTED LEONA”!web res Leota 11x17Get ready for Bubbles, Toils, and Troubles This Month!

Are You Ready To “Un-Wrap” The Theme of the Month?

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As more news arises from OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL and CINEMA INSOMNIA, this month’s THEME OF THE MONTH shall bring it’s own sort of terror! For years, the mysteries of the Egyptian kings have baffled archeologists, historians, and scientists. Some have said the tombs hidden in the masses of sand and earth contain evil curses who rack the bodies of searchers who stumble upon them. For years, Universal and Hammer along with many independent films have told many different adaptions of the tale of THE MUMMY!

image2sIt all began with BORIS KARLOFF’s 1932 classic, THE MUMMY. His monster wreaked havoc, conquering anyone who was in his path. From there, a legend was born and from there did many films follow. 

We’ve seen infinitely many different adaptions of this tale. THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940), THE MUMMY’S CURSE (1944), THE MUMMY’S GHOST, and many more. Then HAMMER FILMS began it’s own reign of terror.

This month, we will dive deep into the adaptions of THE MUMMY and maybe even discover a few surprises along the way. What is your favorite adaption of THE MUMMY? Do you prefer BORIS KARLOFF, LON CHANEY JR., or CHRISTOPHER LEE as the monster?

What is your favorite MUMMY franchise film? Do you prefer HAMMER or UNIVERSAL? Mummy-CurseSend us your pictures, MUMMY themed art, tattoo art, collection of your Mummy films or 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!

Help us celebrate the “uncovering” of THE MUMMY as well as the more news to come from OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL. Keep Your Eyes Open, Your Curiosity in Check, and BEWARE OF THE MUMMY!

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]

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]