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Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
is a nationally syndicated American television series presented by horror host Mr. Lobo.[1]

Contents

1 Format

1.1 Characters 1.2 Recurring characters

2 Episodes 3 Broadcast history 4 Live shows 5 Online availability

5.1 Livestream 5.2 YouTube 5.3 Lobovision 5.4 Roku 5.5 OSI 74

6 Slime Line

6.1 List of Slime Line edition DVDs

7 In popular culture 8 References 9 External links

Format[edit] Typically, Mr. Lobo
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
Starcrash
or Santa Claus Conquers The Martians). Unlike the various hosts and robots of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
does not appear while the movie is playing; instead he appears in brief vignettes in between segments of the movie. Also included are fake commercials (one such was for "Rad Abrams – Skateboard Attorney"[2]), old movie trailers, classic commercials, and footage and interviews shot at horror conventions, science fiction conventions, and film festivals across the country. Characters[edit] Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
always appears on screen with a "70's professional" haircut, wearing "birth control" glasses and a black suit and tie. He acts as a spectral narrator broadcasting from a black void and his only connections to reality are the B-movies he presents. Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
has often described himself by saying, "Imagine if you gave Rod Serling's job to someone who is totally incompetent." Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
often has one-sided conversations with Miss Mittens, a houseplant. Recurring characters[edit]

Artie-Deco (Hardware Wars) Astra Naughty Chewchilla the Wookie Monster (Hardware Wars) Dr. Bling Bling Dr. Loco Ernie Fosselius François Fly (Fly By Night Theater) Lady Skank'nstein (The Horror House of Lady Skank'nstein) Megafant Movie Sniffing Tie Naughty Nurse Batty Prime-8 Puddles the Super Turtle Ro-man (Robot Monster) Robot Seven D 4 Slob Zombie Super Argo The Incredibly Strange Creatures (Band) The Robot Monsters (Band) The Louisiana Klingons
Klingons
(Trekkies) The Phantom of Krankor (Prince of Space)[3] The Queen of Trash Will the Thrill (Thrillville) Young Mr. Lobo

Episodes[edit] Main article: List of Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
episodes Broadcast history[edit] The show began as filler for the 3 AM movie on KXTV
KXTV
ABC News10 in Sacramento. It ran for 22 episodes (2001–2002) before the show was put on permanent hiatus. The second version of the show was made for local community television Access Sacramento, and ran for one year on Comcast Channel 17 and 18. This version of the show was also distributed to public-access television cable TV stations across the country via the Horror Host Underground. From 2003 to 2008 Cinema Insomnia was nationally syndicated airing on broadcast stations across the country. In 2008 Apprehensive Films, an indie distribution label, signed the show to release exclusive Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
DVDs. In 2009, Apprehensive Films
Apprehensive Films
took over the television distribution of the show as well, which resulted in re-licensing the show to AMGTV.[4]

Barf-O-Vision bag

Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
has aired weekly on over 30 broadcast stations including KXTV
KXTV
ABC News10 (Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, California), KEJB
KEJB
43 (Louisiana), KTEH 54 (San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco)(Stanley 2007, p. 198), WOTH (Cincinnati), and WAOH-LP (Cleveland) (Duran 2005, p. 8-9). It also is shown on hundreds of cable systems(Stanley 2007, p. 198) via MavTV
MavTV
(national), MATA14 (Wisconsin), Cox 71 (Virginia) and Cox 99 (Indiana). It is delivered to independent stations via various outlets PMI, Access Media Group, White Springs TV and AMGTV
AMGTV
as well as the now defunct UATV network(Duran 2005). Several episodes are also available for download on the Internet via BitTorrent as well as on CinemaInsomnia.com. The 2006 Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Halloween Special
Special
was delivered to 45 million households. A Kickstarter
Kickstarter
project called " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
10 Year Anniversary" was started to help fund $10,000 for the new season to give each episode an additional $384 to help pay for cast and crew as well as other expenses.[5][6][7] On December 18, 2010, $11,140 had been raised. The first film of the new season was Venus Flytrap, it premiered on October 31, 2011. This was followed by Deep Red[8] and War of the Planets which was co-hosted by Northern California horror host legend, John Stanley. A retro version of the show called Insomniac Theater featured the film The Atomic Brain[9] and the Christmas special was the original The Little Shop of Horrors.[10] Live shows[edit] On August 19, 2006, Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
presented Day of the Triffids Live on KTEH, San Jose, CA.[11][12] On August 14, 2010, Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
had their first broadcast taping at the Guild Theater in Sacramento
Sacramento
in front of a live audience.[1][13][14] The film that was presented was The Undertaker and His Pals. Due to the graphic nature of the film, everyone was given a 'Barf-O-Vision' Audience Sickness Bag.[1][13] Online availability[edit] Livestream[edit] In 2010, Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
episodes began streaming on Livestream.[15] YouTube[edit] In August 2012, Cinema Insomnia's official YouTube
YouTube
channel was terminated due to multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement which came from "dubious sources."[16][17] Lobovision[edit] In September 2012, a new service to stream Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
videos called Lobovision was made available starting with the episodes House on Haunted Hill and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome.[18][19] In June 2013, Lobovision was redesigned with a new layout and look.[20] Roku[edit] In October 2012, Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
debuted on the new Roku
Roku
horror channel Zom-Bee TV.[19][21] Zom-Bee TV aired the first HD Cinema Insomnia episode with the 2009 film Maxwell Stein.[19][21] OSI 74[edit] Episodes of Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
also air on OSI 74, an online TV channel run by Outer Space International, Dr. Lobo's distribution network featuring "unusual, experimental, and entertaining programs from many different creative worlds". OSI 74 launched on October 30th, 2015 on Roku. Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
episodes are also available on-demand from the OSI 74 Vimeo channel.[22][23] Slime Line[edit]

Slime Line DVD cover for the 1975 documentary Bigfoot: Mysterious Monster.

In 2010, Apprehensive Films
Apprehensive Films
introduced a new line of Cinema Insomnia DVDs called the Slime Line. The Slime Line DVDs feature brand new audio mixes, new retro film-clips, coming attractions for classic B-movie and new indies. The Slime Line DVDs also contain Slime Points which can be collected and mailed into Apprehensive Films
Apprehensive Films
for select prizes. Apprehensive Films
Apprehensive Films
has also licensed episodes Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome,[24] Gappa: Monsters From a Prehistoric Planet,[24] In Search of Ancient Astronauts,[25] Super Wheels,[26] and Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet[24] to Amazon Video on Demand. List of Slime Line edition DVDs[edit]

Bigfoot: Mysterious Monster[27] Carnival of Souls[28] Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Halloween Special[29] Creature[30] Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome[31] Eegah[32] First Spaceship on Venus[33] Gamera: Super Monster[34] Gappa: Monsters From a Prehistoric Planet[35] In Search of Ancient Astronauts[36] Night of the Living Dead[37] Santa Claus Conquers the Martians[38] Super Wheels[39] Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet[40] The Wasp Woman[41]

In popular culture[edit]

Professor Emmanuel Raffalo in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.[42]

In the first episode "Beware The Beast from Below" of the 2010 animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, the unmasked villain Professor Emmanuel Raffalo is inspired by the horror host Mr. Lobo.[14][42]

References[edit]

^ a b c Carla Meyer (14 August 2010). "Horror and humor join hands at TV taping tonight in Sacramento". The Sacramento
Sacramento
Bee. The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 20 August 2010.  ^ LateNiteTeeVee (27 September 2010). ""Rad" Abrams – Skateboard Attorney (CINEMA INSOMNIA)". YouTube. Retrieved 21 November 2010.  ^ CinemaInsomniaTV (20 October 2010). " YouTube
YouTube
– Candles, Krankor and You". YouTube. Retrieved 21 October 2010.  ^ ""CINEMA INSOMNIA" AND AMGTV
AMGTV
ARE BRINGING HOSTED "MIDNIGHT MOVIES" TO PRIME TIME AND COAST TO COAST!".  ^ kickstarter.com (November 19, 2010). " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
10 Year Anniversary by Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
— Kickstarter".  ^ "Facebook kickstarter.com Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
10 Year Anniversary -- Internet Event". November 21, 2010.  ^ "Horror Host Graveyard: Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
10 Year Anniversary". November 21, 2010.  ^ "LoboVision Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
presents Deep Red
Deep Red
on LoboVision". December 5, 2012.  ^ "LoboVision Insomniac Theater presents The Atomic Brain
The Atomic Brain
on LoboVision". December 5, 2012.  ^ "LoboVision Little Shop of Horrors Holiday Special
Special
on LoboVision". December 5, 2012.  ^ CinemaInsomnia.com. "ABOUT MR. LOBO". CinemaInsomnia.com. CinemaInsomnia.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010.  ^ Corpse S. Chris (30 June 2009). " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Pajama Party Pledge Special". Horror Host Graveyard. Horror Host Graveyard. Retrieved 22 August 2010.  ^ a b "Movies on a Big Screen Sacramento". Archived from the original on 2010-02-11.  ^ a b "Insight: Biology of Belief / Prop 8 / River of Skulls / Poetry / Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
(August 13, 2010)". Archive.org. Archive.org. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010.  ^ "Episode Guide". WordPress. Retrieved 2013-04-05.  ^ Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
(16 August 2012). "DOWN THE TUBE!". WordPress. Retrieved 2013-04-05.  ^ " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Down The Tube…". WordPress. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-05.  ^ "Tube Topped By LoboVision!". WordPress. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-05.  ^ a b c "Happy Lobotober! New Episodes! ZOM-BEE TV! More rewards going out!". WordPress. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-05.  ^ " Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
Unveils an All New LoboVision! Watch more Cinema Insomnia!". WordPress. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-10.  ^ a b "Watch NEW Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
on Zom-Bee TV! For Roku
Roku
and Mobile Devices!". WordPress. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-05.  ^ "Mission Profile". OSI 74. Retrieved 2017-04-09.  ^ "Media Kit". OSI 74. Retrieved 2017-04-09.  ^ a b c Apprehensive Films
Apprehensive Films
(September 2010). "More Apprehensive Films Titles Added to Amazon VOD". Apprehensive Films. Blogger. Retrieved 27 September 2010.  ^ Apprehensive Films
Apprehensive Films
(September 2010). " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Episodes Now on Amazon VOD". Apprehensive Films. Blogger. Retrieved 27 September 2010.  ^ Apprehensive Films
Apprehensive Films
(September 2010). " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Super Wheels Now Available for Download on Amazon VOD". Apprehensive Films. Blogger. Retrieved 27 September 2010.  ^ "Bigfoot: Mysterious Monster Slime Line DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ " Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls
DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Halloween Special
Special
w/Bob Wilkins DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ "Creature DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ " Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ "Eegah! DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ " First Spaceship on Venus
First Spaceship on Venus
DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ " Gamera
Gamera
Super Monster Slime Line DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ "Gappa: Monsters From a Prehistoric Planet DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ "In Search of Ancient Astronauts Slime Line DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ " Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead
Slime Line DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ " Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Slime Line DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ "Super Wheels DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ "Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ "Wasp Woman DVD". Apprehensive Films. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.  ^ a b Ken Hulsey (11 August 2010). "Zoinks! Mr. Lobo
Mr. Lobo
Makes A Guest Appearance On SCOOBY DOO?". Monster Island News. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 

Baker, D (2005). "Who Is the Best Horror Host In the World?", Monster News, Issue 12. Duran, C (2005). " Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
Goes Coast To Coast", Monster News, Issue 12. Stanley, J (2007). "I WAS A TV HORROR HOST", Creatures At Large Press.

External links[edit]

Official website Lobovision Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
on IMDb Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
on Livestream Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
10 Year Annivers

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