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!

 

 

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!

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!

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!