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!

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]

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!