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!

THIS SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK’S SECRET IDENTITY IS REVEALED!

10469597_742351772454106_782408057_nWho could this mysterious SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK be? BATMAN? CAPTAIN CINEMA INSOMNIA? No, it’s SIR BRANDON BLACKMOOR! We have put up the signal to honor this SLEEPLESS KNIGHT on this Friday, February 6th, 2015. We take you now to the story of how this Sleepless Knight of Insomnia came to be.

Ci_gigantisSIR BRANDON grew up tuning into Dr. Madblood during his “formative years” and  became a devoted fan of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 as an adult. But his Sleepless Knight crusade all began in Portsmouth, Virginia. That night, SIR BRANDON picked up the episode of CINEMA INSOMNIA of MR. LOBO hosting GIGANTIS THE FIRE MONSTER on a local UHF channel. He may have missed the beginning of this classic episode; however, he did catch the name of our host which stuck with him afterwards……MR. LOBO.

But our tale does not end there, folks, oh no. That is only the beginning. He revealed his long remembered tale to us and now we tell it to you.

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Several years later, SIR BRANDON attended one of the yearly MONSTER FEST in Chesapeake, Virginia. While roaming through the halls, he came across a man win a suit and “Birth Control Glasses.” His face caught SIR BRANDON’S attention and he placed himself in the stranger’s path.

“You look a lot like a guy I saw on late night TV once,” He recalled to the gentleman.

“Mr. Lobo,” the gentleman replied.

“Yes! I have only seen it once, but it was a cool show. That’s a great costume.”

“I *am” Mr. Lobo.” The stranger revealed.

SIR BRANDON remembered feeling dumbfounded at that moment. Then when his senses came back to the front, MR. LOBO was gone.

012-VenusAfter a few more years, one of SIR BRANDON’S friends had shared MR. LOBO’S Facebook page with him. From then on SIR BRANDON discovered cinemainsomnia.com along with discovering classic CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes including his favorite episode FIRST SPACESHIP TO VENUS on ZOM-BEE TV and THE ANOMALIES CHANNEL. He then joined and sworn into THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF INSOMNIA!

 

 

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Thank you, SIR BRANDON BLACKMOOR, 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 BRANDON BLACKMOOR –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for February 6th through 12th, 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 SIR SCOTT BRADLEY and SIR BRANDON BLACKMOOR many 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!

Happy Krampusnacht! See LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with MR. LOBO LIVE in the CHATROOM!

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TONIGHT! GET IN YOUR FUZZY JAMMIES AND TUNE IN TO A LIVE STREAMING BROADCAST OF OUR CLASSIC HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
This is a smaller version of our LOBOVISION ustream viewer embeded here as an example. Click WATCH EPISODES to use the full size viewer or go to the ustream Cinema Insomnia Channel Page to subscribe–OR IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE LOGGING IN. On the right side of the viewer, open the chat tab at 11PM EST/8PM EST to communicate with CINEMA INSOMNIA FANS and MR. LOBO–LIVE ON THE GLOBAL INFO-WEBS! Brought to you by PARANOIA MAGAZINE.IMG_1774

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!

 

Hyah! Mr. Lobo gets a kick out of Martial Artist and Sleepless Knight of the Week–Mike Quebec

Number One Super guy, MICHAEL QUEBEC, is our fan of the week. Usually Mr. Lobo’s fans have a less active lifestyle. This Knight ran ads in some of our old shows as a call to arms to make low budget Martial Arts movies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The picture above is from a trailer for the series DISAVOWED.
Mike even allowed Mr. Lobo to record a segment at his school and showed our honorable host a few self-defense moves for the unfinished WENG WENG: THE IMPOSSIBLE KID(1982) episode. He also taught many CInsomniacs in the San Francisco Bay Area how to Swing Dance. Here, he tells his story…but first Let’s Rock!

http://www.themonsterclub.com/mn1.gif“I first encountered MR. LOBO in an issue of The MONSTER NEWS–issue number 10. It was sometime around the early 2000s when I got that free magazine while attending a film festival in Alameda. I later met him in person at the Castro Theater in San Francisco either during a GODZILLA, a DARK SHADOWS, or a JAMES BOND film festival (it was more than 10 years ago so I forget! I said, “You’re him!” to which he replied, “Who me, who hah?!”)

A few weeks later, after getting home late one night after hosting a swing dance party (one of my many jobs for which our friend and Sleepless Knight Bob Ekman refers to me as “Dancer Guy”), I flipped through the channels on my TV while trying to get sleepy and I saw that Mr. Lobo was on KTEH Channel 54 and I was hooked! I later met him again at a mutual friend’s party (actually a friend of mine who is also involved in swing dancing who emailed me asking, “Hey are you an Insomniac too?” after she saw my name on the Cinema Insomnia website as a visitor to the site leaving a comment.)

http://www.bmovienation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/lobo_mr.jpgIt was easy talking to Mr Lobo and we found we had a mutual love not just of horror and sci-fi films, but basically all genres of cult cinema, including teen exploitation films from the 1950’s and ’60’s and martial arts films.

Later, he asked me to shoot a skit with him at the martial arts school I was teaching at at the time. (Another job of mine and that skit is up on You Tube!)

I was sad to hear that he was no longer on KTEH, but I always will have fun memories of his shows and I will always be a huge admirer of his comedic talent.

Thank you Mr. Lobo for bringing us such joy.”

The movie party doesn’t have to end, Mike. Here is a classic KTEH episode on our ustream channel! Remember when MR. LOBO hosted this film starring your martial arts Street Fighter hero SONNY CHIBA as SPACE CHIEF? The CINEMA INSOMNIA presentation of INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN(1961)!

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Thank you, MIKE “DANCER GUY” QUEBEC, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for spreading the gospel of “KUNG-FU FIGHTING” and CINEMA INSOMNIA, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, MICHAEL QUEBEC –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for November 21st through the 28th!

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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 and receive prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced this December!