SLEEPLESS KNIGHT SIR JOSEPH HERB grew up in a small coal mining town in central Pennsylvania during the rise of the cult drive-in movies and the classic monster resurgence of the 60s. He experienced many television horror hosts. His favorites amongst them were DR. SHOCK and CHILLER THEATER. He accepted the variety of misunderstood horror films and loved them for their over the top effects, acting, and story lines.
By the time he grew up and moved to Philadelphia, the last host who as he called it “was blowing on the last embers of the local TV host tradition”- was the horror hostess STELLA. Fast Forward to many years later, he discovered that there were a whole new set of fans of all ages who were holding different conventions and shows in the country. He began to attend them and met plenty of his favorite stars from their movie roles.
YouTube became another key for him to discover lots of clips from different horror hosts across the country. One day he came across a collection of CINEMA INSOMNIA videos from MR. LOBO’S shows. He would constantly view the videos over and over for minutes at a time. In his apartment, ‘STOMPIN AT 3AM’ was a standard wake up music.
“MR. LOBO was quite different from the assortment of vampires, magicians, and such that I knew from childhood,” Sir Joseph smiles as he explains, “A frustrated everyman with an acerbic wit who knows his films and speaks to a plant. What’s not to love there?”
In 2011, he attended MONSTER BASH outside Pittsburgh. Upon meeting MR. LOBO at the convention, he managed to break bread and talk with MR.LOBO and Dixie without letting his over-excitedness take over completely.
Today, he is now a full-fledged official SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF INSOMNIA! He watches CINEMA INSOMNIA on ZOM-BEE TV and tries to attend many of MR. LOBO’S appearances as much as possible including this year’s BLOBFEST.
Thank you, SIR JOSEPH HERB, Valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FANS OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR JOSEPH HERB–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for October 17th through 23rd, 2014!
You now stand alongside your “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FANS OF THE YEAR and receive a prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced later this year!