FINAL WEEK OF SPOOKY DOLL MONTH!

10314626_776543455792272_8083748706685441162_nFor a full month we have brought you a look at some majorly spooky and over all creepy dolls on and off the silver screen. Record album covers featuring missionaries with their ventriloquist dummies….now those are plain scary. You’ve also shared with us some creepy dolls of your own in the past and in the present. This picture was sent in by Sleepless Knight Kim Wailes of her older sister’s old Barbie pictures. Lady Kim explained the story behind the picture:

984277_10153188519659430_4552569859919821418_nMy older sister’s Barbie family pictures were always a bit more put together. That baby is creepy. Grandma and Grandpa dolls’ eyes came out and fit perfectly into the ring hole on Barbies’ hands so those two eventually lost all of their eyes, and they were terrifying with just eye socket hole.”

10986901_762454510534500_6551333240848879688_nWe’ve also been holding a Spooky Doll contest. What do you have to do? Take a picture of you or your family with a creepy doll of your own personal collection or of the creepiest doll you’ve ever seen. It MUST NOT be from the Internet but be created or taken by you or a family member. You or your family member MUST be in the picture, not just the doll. You can send them in by posting them on our Facebook page wall, Direct Message them to our Instagram Page, Reply to this article with the picture, or Tweet us the picture! You may also send in as many pictures as you want. The winner shall receive this Handcrafted MR. LOBO Baby Doll created by the lovely ladies of Wicked Little Nursery! Deadline is March 31st! Hurry and get your pictures in today!

For the final week, we will be sharing MANY different creepy doll pictures. If you still have creepy doll pictures or art you’d like to send in to share on the pages-send them in! Let’s make this final week spooky, creepy, and ooky!

**Stay Tuned later this week for News About Next Month’s Theme of the Month! Bring your favorite monsters and misunderstood movies-they might be next month’s theme!

This Fan of the Week is a Lord…Horror Host, Lord Blood Rah!

LBR+on+set1The curtain has risen, the fog machines have begun, and through the smokey haze arises our Fan of the Week LORD BLOOD-RAH! He first met MR. LOBO at the famous WONDERCON around the early 2000s. At that time, LORD BLOOD-RAH wasn’t aware that the horror hosts were still going strong. He purchased two of MR. LOBO’s DVDs from his booth and has been a strong CInsomniac ever since, filling up on misunderstood horror films.

LORD BLOOD-RAH began on his “misunderstood quest” for Horror and Sci-fi flicks all the way back to the classic show CREATURE FEATURES hosted by Horror Host SIR BOB WILKINS,

“I grew up watching that show and blame it for my current condition!” He exclaimed, with a smile.

LBR+at+Forbidden+IslandToday, LORD BLOOD-RAH is a well esteemed Horror host with his show LORD BLOOD-RAH’S NERVE WRACKIN’ THEATRE for the past six years and is still going strong in the “Horror Host Community”.

He began his reign through hosting shows at live venues to the masses in the Bay Area and grew over the years. His show is currently in production for his fourth season and airs in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan as well as two local television stations and on the Horror channel GETSCARED TV on ROKU.

Here is one of his episodes featuring the 1962 misunderstood classic EEGAH!:

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Thank you, LORD BLOOD-RAH, valued Sleepless Knight for ALL your Support for CINEMA INSOMNIA, the Horror Host community, and watching and showing Misunderstood films! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can share, download, and print. Congratulations, LORD BLOOD-RAH –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for March 20th through March 26th, 2015!

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Spooky Doll Contest? Contest? Yes, Contest!!!

MidnightFrightsLightThis Month’s Theme is all about Spooky Dolls! Big Dolls, Little Dolls, Dolls that frighten the pants off of you! Ok, we’ll leave you to put your pants back on now. You good? Good! Get ready for this months SPOOKY DOLL FAMILY CONTEST! You heard that right, Contest!

What do you have to do? Take a picture of you or your family with a creepy doll of your own personal collection or of the creepiest doll you’ve ever seen. It MUST NOT be from the Internet but be created or taken by you or a family member. You can send them in by posting them on our Facebook page wall, Direct Message them to our Instagram Page, Reply to this article with the picture, or Tweet us the picture! You may also send in as many pictures as you want. The winner shall receive this Handcrafted MR. LOBO Baby Doll created by the lovely ladies of Wicked Little Nursery!

10986901_762454510534500_6551333240848879688_nThe Deadline to send in your pictures is March 31st. The Winner shall be announced on April 4th! If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Dust off that creepy doll, smile for the camera, and say, “Cheese!” May the best CInsomniac or Sleepless Knight…..WIN!

THIS SLEEPLESS KNIGHT IS A COMIC SUPERHERO, DISGUISED AS MILD MANNERED FAN OF THE WEEK!

10904230_10205552258235052_161680933_n10899605_10205552266915269_430100119_nSIR ROB L. McCARTHY is a Comic book reviewer, a writer, a hero in the “disabled community”–and to us CInsomnmiacs! He first found CINEMA INSOMNIA back when it used to air in the San Francisco bay area on KTEH Ch. 54 and transformed into the loyal viewer and Sleepless Knight he is today.

SIR ROB has shown his support by purchasing autographed CINEMA INSOMNIA DVDs from MR. LOBO each year he was at Wondercon in San Francisco. He currently writesand edits his long running semi-autobiographical internet comic strip entitled HELL ON WHEELS. He transported our Host into HELL ON WHEELS in his #144 edtion comic strip. Here is the strip:

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Quit witted and naturally funny, SIR ROB has excitedly and expertly written hilarious gags for MR. LOBO for many CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes and for live shows such as Blobfest. Back in 2013, he helped shape the “wheelchair enhanced” character of Professor Ex-Exorcist in our 2013 CINEMA INOSMNIA Haunted House Special.

He continues to be on the mission of converting people into CINSOMNIACS online by sharing links about the show and spreading the word that “They are NOT BAD MOVIES–JUST MISUNDERSTOOD!” MR. LOBO appreciates him for all he has done for the cause and for what he continues to do day after day!   He will be helping the LOBOs develop new shows and projects for their upcoming venture OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL,

Thank you, SIR ROB L. McCARTHY, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR ROB L. McCarthy –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for February 20th through 26th, 2015!

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 We are continuing to take nominations for future FAN OF THE WEEK! If you’d like to be nominated for FAN OF THE WEEK or know someone you believe should be nominated, leave their name or names in the comment section. If you also like to send your story about how you came upon CINEMA INSOMNIA and your love for MR. LOBO and misunderstood movies–send us your story through direct message. Keep your eyes open and you might alongside the other past FANS OF THE WEEK!

AND OUR FAN OF THE WEEK CRIED, “CINEMA INSOMNIACS FOREVER!”

1910506_922939637733723_3233770633865166385_n images SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ is a lover of the original classic horror films including the Universal monsters series. While growing up, he tuned in to the classic horror hosts SVENGOOLIE and SON OF SVENGOOLIE. They sparked his fascination with many different horror hosts including ELVIRA and MT GRAVES as well as JOE BOB BRIGGS and the well known MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER crew.

He came across MR. LOBO through a comment he had posted on SVENGOOLIE’s Facebook page. At first, SIR BUDDHA thought our host was a local gentleman hosting his own version of a horror show. Out of curiosity, he checked out CINEMA INSOMNIA and he caught the CINSOMNIA bug. Today his most favorite Cinema Insomnia episode is the A VERY VHS HALLOWEEN special followed closely by the one that featured the Sci-Fi classic–THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE(1961)! Later on, a friend of his directed him to the documentary AMERICAN SCARY which featured MR. LOBO. BUDDHA commented on the discovery,

“When I heard MR. LOBO speak about the genre and saw his love for horror hosts and for the true art form, I thought he was very intelligent and was spot on with everything he was saying. (I am) very happy to have found MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA. I know that one of my favorite art forms and past times will still be around for years to come.”

Buddha is an actor, musician, and entertainer in his own right and is the lead performer in his band BUDDHA GONZALES and the MAGGOT OVERLORDS OF FUNK. He is currently working on an album that will tribute horror hosts and Creature Features including Svengoolie and Mr. Lobo. He has a new song called SLEEPLESS INSOMNIAC that we’re all dying to hear. His band was also tapped by MR. LOBO to do a Funk version of the CINEMA INSOMNIA theme to be used in upcoming retro episodes.

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He is an amazingly talented and humble man. He has worked with some of the greats in the recording business and has his own fans for his accomplishments in the Funk genre with members of Parliament Funkadelic, Mutiny, and Maggot Overlords of Funk.

Thank you, SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for February 13th through 19th, 2015!

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We are continuing to take nominations for future FAN OF THE WEEK! If you’d like to be nominated for FAN OF THE WEEK or know someone you believe should be nominated, leave their name or names in the comment section. If you also like to send your story about how you came upon CINEMA INSOMNIA and your love for MR. LOBO and misunderstood movies–send us your story through direct message. Keep your eyes open and you might alongside the other past FANS OF THE WEEK!

GULP! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR OUR FIRST FAN OF THE WEEK OF 2015!

10899795_10152960583903006_785351963_n  b0e33ca55810733e78272588bf5ba555SIR SCOTT BRADLEY has been a monster-sized fan of misunderstood movies since he was a little kid. Classic horror hosts, UNCLE TED from his GHOUL SCHOOL in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Philly legend DOCTOR SHOCK along with their own personal bags of tricks and fantastic films could be found enjoyed in his family home. When it comes to Horror Hosts, he believes it’s a uniquely bizarre art form and at the time they along with the films were frightening, but today he has found a love for them. His favorites are films created by the beloved cult or “campy” masterminds like ED WOOD, JOHN WATERS, and RUSSEL MEYER, because they celebrate the average person in today’s world and open the eyes of people from all walks of life.

 SIR SCOTT discovered MR. LOBO back in the mid-2000’s when CINEMA INSOMNIA aired on KTEH PBS channel 54 out of San Jose, California. At that time, SCOTT attended a live LOBOTRONIC film show at the BAL THEATER in SAN LEANDRO. He recalled his first thoughts and impressions of our host MR. LOBO on stage and screen.
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“I loved his patter with the audience and his persona. I loved the minimalist approach and the knowing, self-deprecating humor, and became a steady viewer–What I love about MR. LOBO is his ability to take the limitations of a budget and resources and make them part of his art. He flaunted it and transcended it, allowing a knowing wink at himself as well as the movies. And I LOVED the commercial breaks and the taped mini-movie around ‘LAST MAN ON EARTH(1964)’ Great Stuff!”

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SIR SCOTT has helped advertise as well as “random vandalism”, as he called it, for MR. LOBO’S many live shows at the Bal Theater. He recalled the highest point of his fandom was when he was able to supply some tombstones and decorative props for MR. LOBO’s Halloween show at the Theater.

“Sleepless Knight Scott Bradley is the real deal. We need more like him. He really gets what we are doing and knows what we are up against to do this kind of show in this day and age. He provided much appreciated support when we were doing shows in the bay area. He is now part of our nation-wide CInsomniac family and helps make this world safe for Misunderstood Movies.” –says Mr. Lobo.

Scott also donated to CINEMA INSOMNIA’S 10th ANNIVERSARY KICKSTARTER and proudly displays his “thank you” certificate and screen used LOBO TIE..

Thank you, SIR SCOTT BRADLEY, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR SCOTT BRADLEY –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for January 30 through February 5th, 2015!

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10887783_10152960582973006_1670797874_nWe are always looking to receive more nominations for future FAN OF THE WEEK awards and articles! If you’d like to be nominated for FAN OF THE WEEK or know someone you believe should be nominated, leave their name(or names) in the comment section. If you also like to send your story about how you came upon CINEMA INSOMNIA and your love for MR. LOBO and misunderstood movies–send us your story through direct message. Keep your eyes open and you might stand alongside SIR SCOTT and many others as FAN OF THE WEEK!

MITCH MITTENS RETURNS…..FOR THE REVENGE OF THE CREATURE!

10941464_896492990394758_7031554356452354658_n Hello CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! How has your winter been? How many of you can’t wait for Summer raise your hands or leaves? Have you enjoyed this months theme so far? There are numberless things we must catch up on!

MISS MITTENS and I had a great holiday. I was excited to see her on Christmas along with the rest of the Mittens family huddled around in our baskets. We enjoyed Christmas Night with hot cocoa plant food flavored water and MV5BMTQxMDU3MjM0N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTMzNTQ1MjE@._V1_SX214_AL_gathered to talk about how the family has been….or not been. When MISS MITTENS told me this week’s theme, she unveiled her Christmas present to me for the occasion: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955)!

Today I decided to watch it for the very first time. Calm down! Calm down! No need to screech at me, Tiny Seedlings. No need to yell, CInsomniacs! It was an honor to watch it for the very first time today. I have been a big fan of THE GILLMAN. It is not everyday horror fans speak about this creature. He is the only one of his kind and only wants to be adored and accepted by society.

imagesNow, I always thought THE GILLMAN had perished in the first film CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. To my surprise, he had not died in the depths of the deep sea beyond. A couple of scientists go into the “Black Lagoon” to retrieve the creature to be studied under the close eye of animal psychologist Professor Clete Ferguson. Upon the capture of THE GILLMAN, it ignites a cluster of reporters and media attention spanning all across the world.

In one particular scene, we meet a future familiar face to westerns and epic cinema characters. Ladies and gentleman, CLINT EASTWOOD as Jennings, the forgetful lab assistant. To be honest, his acting is greatly lacking compared to his future films DIRTY HARRY (1971) and ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979). What do you think about his performance? revenge-of-the-creature-clint-eastwood

revengeofthecreaturenew2The Creature is then placed in an oceanarium or in modern day terms a 50’s version of Sea World where he is studied and oogled by thousands of onlookers who have come to see him as a tourist attraction piece. We are joined by the beautiful ichthyology student Helen Dobson who wants to study the creature herself. Through the many experiments, THE GILLMAN slowly begins to become intrigued by her.

Of course it is not long till Professor Ferguson and Helen begin to fall in love with one another, igniting The GILLMAN’S fury leading to his breaking out of the tank and attacking innocent bystanders attending the show.

Revenge-of-the-Creature-monster-movies-37195278-260-194He then sneaks into Helen’s dressing room later that night and carries her off to the Lagoon, sending Professor on a huge hunt along with other men to track down the creature. They find them and shoot the creature and the credits roll after the creature swims away to search for love another day.

This sequel was not as impactful as the first film. Much like the cliche that sequels are not as good as the original–this one is true. It is misunderstood in ways of THE GILLMAN’S search but the it is bridging on the bad category. I give his film 5 1/2 out of 10 HYPNOTIC EYES!

Have any more Cinsomniacs or Sleepless Knights tuned into this film? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you agree with the rating? Would you like Mitch Mittens to do another review? Leave your comments or private message and let us know! If you have a suggestion of another film for MITCH MITTENS to review, leave it in the comments. Thank you for “tuning in” and come back for more MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!

——MITCH MITTENS

Time To Go To the Lagoon for Cinema Insomnia’s Theme of the Month!

12062552-mmmainYou heard that right, everyone. From now on, instead of there being a
THEME OF THE WEEK there-there will be a THEME OF THE MONTH. This means three times the MISUNDERSTOOD fun as well as re-discovering and dedication for the misunderstood creatures we are honoring! It will also give you more time to
find out about them.

TThis month, we are honoring THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) along with his other undersea brothers and sisters who search for acceptance not only below the earth but more importantly above the seas’ watery abyss. Some of these creatures want to be loved, to thrive, to explore a whole new world (not to be confused with the Disney idea if you catch my drift)! Others crave domination over the seas much like HUMANOIDS OF THE DEEP (1980) who seek to dominate human women but we’ll touch base on that later.

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is one of those monsters that is rarely discussed and yet his image is used in many of the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS posters and merchandise. This Month we will change all that with a variety of posters, clips, reviews, and much more including this creature and it’s misunderstood undersea monster family.

aa262e417c786072ca1114ec06044d54It’s a new year here for CINEMA INSOMNIA and we would like to hear about what you think about THE CREATURE. Do you believe he is misunderstood? Which undersea monster is in your book the most misunderstood? Let us know in the comments on this site or our pages! Better yet, show us by sending us clips of your favorite undersea monster along with why you think they are misunderstood and we will share your findings.

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 UNDERSEA CREATURE FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIUNDERSEAMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Let’s Warm Up, Stretch, Wait 15 minutes after we finish our last meal, Now Let’s Go UNDER THE SEA! Step over, Ariel, because here comes THE CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON!

 

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We Are Very THANKFUL This Week at CINEMA INSOMNIA!

cistargirlIt is THANKSGIVING WEEK!!! And here at Cinema Insomnia, we are thankful for YOU. That’s right YOU! You Fair Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs are the ones who keep our host MR. LOBO making episodes, sharing misunderstood movies for you and your family to enjoy. It’s YOUR views, YOUR fan art, and YOUR love and support for us that keeps us going and going! This week, the theme is all about what we are thankful for in the misunderstood world from Horror to Sci-fi and……..BEYOND!

LoboKeshi_SetWhat do you consider the most misundestood show, vintage horror ad, toys, movie trailers, horror hosts, etc that YOU are thankful for? We are looking for your suggestions and stories to share on our pages. Leave your stories in the comment section or you can send a private message to us with your findings and we’ll share them on our pages. Send us your pictures with your collection of “misunderstood” gifts! It’s the season of sharing and we will do just that!

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 MISUNDERSTOOD feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CITHANKSGIVINGWEEK and tag the Cinema Insomnia we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Keep your eyes open for the different misunderstood goodies coming to you across all pages! You never know, you might see something you haven’t seen in years!

Get ready for a VERY THANKSGIVING WEEK!