Cinema Insomnia - Did You Know?
Cinema Insomnia is a nationally syndicated American television series presented by horror host Mr. Lobo.
Typically, Mr. Lobo opens each episode by promising to screen a well-known horror or science fiction classic (such as The Creature from the Black Lagoon or Alien); however budgetary limitations, acts of God or other circumstances invariably force him to show a much lower quality movie (such as Starcrash or Santa Claus Conquers The Martians).
Unlike the various hosts and robots of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mr. Lobo does not appear while the movie is playing; instead he appears in brief vignettes in between segments of the movie. Also appearing are items such as fake commercials (such as one for "Rad Abrams – Skateboard Attorney"), old movie trailers, classic commercials and footage and interviews shot at horror conventions, science fiction conventions, and film festivals across the country.
Mr. Lobo's rocking chair was previously used by none other than Bob Wilkins at last live appearance at Harlow's in Sacramento. Bob Wilkins was credited as the senior consultant for Cinema Insomnia when the series went into syndication.
Miss Mittens - Mr Lobo's ever-vigilant houseplant companion - was a gift from Sacramento News10's chief meteorologist Elissa Lynn.
The black void in which Mr. Lobo inhabits on the program is actually a hand-crafted velvet drape, made by two hundred Malaysian children.
The episode with the largest "footprint" or viewing radius was the 2006 Halloween Special, "Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove. It was available to 45 Million households across the US.
Mr. Lobo's career had many twists and turns before his fame as a Horror Host, including, publishing comic books and trading cards, illustrating children's books, writing comedy, and producing radio plays. Also Mr. Lobo is his real name.
November Fire, the apparel company that sponsored "The Last Man on Earth" episode, was founded by one of the original artists for "Garbage Pail Kids" and "Wacky Packages". The founder of November Fire, Strephon Taylor, also appears on Cinema Insomnia, as "Slob Zombie".
Website - Cinemainsomnia.com
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