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Thursday December 13 - Friday December 14, 2018

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Ever see the TWILIGHT ZONE episode "Night of the Meek" starring Art Carney as Santa Claus? One of the most touching wonderful episodes. Pull it out and watch it this season, you'll be glad you did.

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New! Christmas Sampler Bundle

Four great magazines for one low price....only 19.99 for all four right now. Limited bundle pack of groovy monster magazines. Have one, or even two already? Give those ones as gifts to a fellow monster fan!

Get your Creepy Christmas Sampler right now in our Bashin' Bundle Pack Department, or go direct to it by clicking here.

It's the season at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Monster Bash Conference June 2019

Get Discounted Admission Memberships Now

Get you discounted admission memberships for all three days (discounted $10 for a limited time). Don't miss out on the greatest gathering of classic movie monster fans on the planet. Everyone converges in Mars, PA (just north of Pittsburgh) at the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 79. About 35 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

MONSTER BASH - Double Tree Pittsburgh North, Mars, PA (Cranberry Township)/June 21-23, 2019

Guests include: Ricou Browning, Ginger Stanley, Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson, Christopher Neame, Tom Savini, John Russo, Ohio TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul and more.

Plus, the premiere of the new film HOUSE OF THE GORGON starring Carolyn Munro, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson and Christopher Neame. A film by Joshua Kennedy.

The Classic Monster Movie Conference and Film Festival. Friday evening it’s Mexican Monster Night with free tacos and burritos while supplies last. Free giant sheet cakes served on Saturday night. DRIVE-IN STYLE OUTDOOR SHOWING - SATURDAY NIGHT: BRING A BLANKET IF YOU WON'T HAVE A CAR THERE!

The host hotel is the Doubletree Pittsburgh North (724) 776-6900. The alternative hotels that are booking up with Monster Bash attendees: The Comfort Inn (right across the parking lot) (724) 772-2700, The Super 8 (right across the parking lot) (724) 776-9700. Also filling for Monster Bash, Red Roof Inn (724) 776-5670, Hampton Inn (724) 776-1000, Motel 6 (724) 776-4333, Holiday Inn (724) 772-9766, Fairfield Inn (724) 772-0600, Residence Inn (724) 779-1000, Marriott (724) 772-3700, Hyatt (724) 779-7900, Hilton Garden (724) 779-9999. Keep updated on the MONSTER BASH web site! Call for info at (724) 238-4317.

Get your discounted membership admission, CLICK HERE.

Only a few vendor tables left, get yours, CLICK HERE.

 

 

New! Back Issues of CULT MOVIES Magazine

Here come some more back issues of the great magazine CULT MOVIES that specializes in classic horror with some of our favorite writers like Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Ted Okuda and Buddy Barnett. These great mags from the 1990s did worlds of good uncovering rare history of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Rondo Hatton, Mantan Mooreland, Edgar Ulmer and more. Loads of press book ad reproductions and rare stills.

Get the above pictured issues and many more....like below:

They're available right now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics. Shipped bagged and boarded for protection.

 

 

Be in Fashion on Christmas Morning!

Don't forget to add a Christmas Frankie T-Shirt to wear this holiday, or for a gift to a fellow monster movie fan:

Click here to get a t-shirt!

 

 

New! Luminator Frankenstein Model Kit

The original Aurora model design with the Karloff monster walking in graveyard. Pressed in day-glo orange (but, can be painted if you want).

No shrink wrap on box, but parts and instructions inside. Box has some dings, but model and instructions perfect. Glue and paint not included.

Get it now in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department, here at Creepy Classics, your one stop monster shop!

 

 

New! Vintage Paperback Books For Your Library

Now here, a huge selection of of new and used books, including many vintage paperbacks. Remember paging through FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's great selection of paperbacks in the back of their magazine? We have many of those books here for you. Stock up your library on some nice vintage books now.

Hop on the carriage to the wilds of Transylvania and head to our on-line Creepy Bookstore to sift through the great selections. See you soon.

 

 

Creepy Classics' Holiday Picks To Click

These are the films you need to make your holidays perfect...if you're a twisted horror and science fiction fan! The recommendations direct from Rondo!

SANTA CLAUS (1959) - Blu-Ray or DVD
This is it! The Christmas movie that warped the minds of a generation! Released in the Unite states to the children's matinee market during the holiday season through the 1960s. It features Santa Claus fighting a devil from Hades named "Pitch." Pitch has tried to teach the children of earth evil, but Santa Claus won't have it and is risking everything on Christmas eve to save the holiday from the demons of the dark! A wizard, Santa's sci-fi lab, robot reindeer, a creepy dream sequence of giant dolls taunting a little girl....total weirdness. You'll find yourself simply shaking your head in disbelief. Imported from Mexico and dubbed in English. A holiday must for every fan of strange cinema. An alternate title could be SANTA CLAUS VS. THE DEVIL!

Restored. American English and Spanish versions. Lots of extras: Commentary by documentary maker Daniel Griffith. Making of featurette. Trailer. TV and radio spots, vintage Santa shorts, "Howdy Doody Christmas" Castle Film and more! Commentary by K. Gordon Murray biographer Daniel Griffith.

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) - Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck and Pia Zadora. Martian children cry out for their own Santa Claus, just like the one they see on TV transmissions coming from the planet Earth. Not to disappoint, Martians head for earth to kidnap Santa. Cult weird Sci-Fi classic known for featuring Pia Zadora as a child.

ULTIMATE HOLIDAY COLLECTION (27 short films) - DVD
Don't let the generic, cartoon cover fool you! These are strange, weird and yet heartwarming short films and cartoons. A collection of those rare, short films from Castle and other distributors. Live action, animation and cartoon. Vintage films from the 1940s through the 1960s...each film is around 8-10 minutes of sheer nostalgic Christmas! Rare shorts like THE ELF AND MR. LITTLE, NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE CANDLEMAKER and more! Packed!

CHRISTMAS CARTOON CLASSICS (1930s-1950s) - DVD
Cartoon Film Festival: 114 minutes of classics holiday cartoons from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Relive the magic holiday moments in a non-stop film festival. Oddities, that played in church basements and town halls in the 1950s and 1960s....or as filler during the holiday season on TV.

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO CHRISTMAS SHOW (Colorized & B&W) - DVD
The 1952 Christmas Special featuring the great Abbott and Costello. Originally presented on The Colgate Comedy Hour. A wonderful holiday showcase with Bud and Lou. Plus, bonus Christmas Seal messages from many stars!

There you have it! My top picks...but we have even more Christmas favorites and, well, oddities:

Get all of these and more holiday classics...from Creepy Classics, right now in our Holiday DVDs and Blu-Rays Department. Ready to ship right now!

 

Favorite Frankenstein Films?

Check it out! The latest installment of MONSTER KID RADIO, with MONSTER BASH AWARD winner Derek Koch and Steve Turek, exploring our favorite Frankenstein films. Take a break from the holiday rush, relax and listen to MONSTER KID RADIO's Frankenstein program:

CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! HORROR OF DRACULA on Blu-Ray in Stock NOW!

It's here and ready to ship...Hammer's HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) on Blu-Ray:

HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) - Blu-Ray
IN STOCK NOW! Christopher Lee in his first portrayal of Count Dracula. Stunning and classy. Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. This restoration is based on the British Film Institute restoration of 2007 AND additional elements subsequently discovered. It bears the original UK title DRACULA.

It's landed from a horde of vampire bats to the crypt in our New Blu-Ray Department...here at Creepy Classics, and creepy it is!

 

 

Back in Stock! Every Issue of UNDYING MONSTERS Magazine

Re-shock stocked! Every issue of this premium heavy stock, all gloss classic monster movie magazine - UNDYING MONSTERS! Issue #0 (yes, they start with "0") to #4 with "Tabanga" the waling tree monster on the cover from the movie FROM HELL IT CAME (1957).

Get the ones you need now, it's top class quality mag, or get the whole collection! Get them in brand spankin' new condition, bagged and boarded for protection.

Find them in our UNDYING MONSTERS Department in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on line at Creepy Classics! You'll be glad you got them while you can.

 

 

Coming In This Month!

Great covers from great magazines! SCARY MONSTERS #111 with a beautiful cover by Scott Jackson and MONSTER BASH #35 with the stunning Lugosi cover by Daniel Horne.

Both will be available here in later this month!

The reading for those winter months ahead.

 

 

New! THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD on Blu-Ray

Now in stock, the classic science fiction film from 1951! Details:

THE THING (FROM ANOTHER WORLD) (1951) - Blu Ray or DVD
Stars Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan and James Arness. A military crew and a doctor head to investigate a downed UFO buried in ice. They retrieve an alien in a block of ice. By accident the "Thing" thaws and begins to kill off the expedition members. That's the plot in a nutshell, but the direction, acting, writing and suspense are top flight. Probably one of the best science fiction horrors EVER put on film. Tobey and the cast are likable, real and scared. This Howard Hawks film soars with a sense of claustrophobia and class.

It's landed from an another world in our New Blu-Ray and DVD Department...here at Creepy Classics, and creepy it is!


New! AMICUS Studios Book

Now in shock stock, AMICUS - THE STUDIO THAT DRIPPED BLOOD large softcover book!

Amicus are best known for their anthology films like TALES FROM THE CRYPT and HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD. It excels is in its visual presentation and full color throughout. This is a beautiful all glossy book! History and movie by movie.

A rare book that is out-of-print...get it here at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Bookstore!

 

 

Going Home - Comics, Monster Movies, Relatives, A Paperback and a Davenport

It's this time of year that my parents would take us back to our hometown of Grove City, PA for visiting in preparation for the Christmas season. I'm going back to...perhaps 1971.

At my grandparents Adams house, there were card games. Crazy family characters that you loved...Uncle Roger with his hyena laughter, Uncle Jack with the wide smile, Uncle Kenny telling war stories and all my aunts cooking, baking and wrapping gifts. It was a mad hatters barrage of family. It all culminated in a cards around the kitchen table with Grandpa being sly with the cards in his hand, chiding my Grandma with "Oh, mother!" Perhaps a dozen or more cramped around that table in a warm kitchen. Glass Pepsi bottles next to the refrigerator waiting to be returned. At these gatherings I sat on a two step ladder as there weren't enough chairs, and I liked the little two stepper. There I was with a stack of comics and monster magazines nearby...and playing cards...taking in the wild array of characters. The tree blinking in the dining room...Christmas lights twinkling. The aroma of coffee permeating everything.

Over at my mother's parents house, there was sports on the TV, the Christmas tree draped with white garland and little houses and elves made from pine cones. Those little cardboard houses were painted in pastel colors and had white snow sparkle on them too. The adults chatted, the cousins arrived with their bulldogs, great aunts plopped into armchairs. A cherry pie baked in the over (thanks to my grandfather who knew I loved cherry pie).

Here, I found a corner of "The Davenport." That's what they called their couch. A term that has gone the way of trousers and tennis shoes, sadly. In that corner of the davenport, by the warm lamp there were little snow globes to shake and storm. And, yes there were my comics and monster mags next to me...plus, one particular year, a paperback book called HORROR IN THE CINEMA thanks to an early gift from my grandfather. I spent hours there reading it as the others retreated to bedrooms and cots in spare rooms.

I read that book into the night and wondering about movies I had never seen like VAMPYR (1932) and I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943). All had gone to bed, except me with that book and the Christmas tree...glowing softly.

Ron Adams
December 2018
Ligonier, PA

Ron,

Oh so many wonderous holiday memories there! As a kid, I well remember my parents (who also called their sofa the "Davenport") playing cards until the wee hours with some of my aunts and uncles. And yes, the smell of coffee filled the house during these late night gatherings. It was during some of those, with a grade school-era me stretched out on the floor in front of the TV watching the "late show" movie, that I got my first look at the likes of DINOSAURUS and FAHRENHEIT 451, among others.

Christmas was a magic time, especially in the Sixties. Between the "Space Race" between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., coupled with all the great weekly series (THE INVADERS, STAR TREK and all the Irwin Allen titles), it seemed as if science fact and science fiction were also competing with each other. And our toys reflected it. Playsets, Major Matt Mason and an endless stream of toy robots filled the store toy shelves and Christmas catalogs.

And let's not overlook those wonderful toy movie projectors and 8mm reels of highlights from some of our favorite films! In those pre-home video days, those little battery-operated projectors were miracle machines! (And don't get me started on when I finally got my hands on a movie camera, using Major Matt Mason and G.I. Joes for some stop-motion action.) Here are some pix of a couple of treasured toys from Christmases past that got endless hours of use!

Happy Howlidays,
Bob Statzer

Dear Mr. Adams,

I liked your Christmas letter.
My 1971 Christmas was myself at age 4 receiving a set of Ding a Ling robots, including King Ding a Ling himself.
We always opened the presents on Christmas Eve when coming home from Church.
Have a great holiday...

-Kevin Browne

Just call me Ron....ha! Great memories!

 

 

MONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!

Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!

Do you have all of these?

Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, King Kong, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Hyde...they're all here, at home in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

Collect them all....Click Here to get them right from the publisher (us!), new glossy mags shipped bagged and boarded for protection to you!

All at Creepy Classics, right now!

 

 

Happy Birthday Jimmy Hunt!

This news just in from our Bashin' Birthday reporter, Scott Goettel:

One of the nicest Monster Bash guests (and there have been SO many) is celebrating his birthday...it's Jimmy Hunt, born December 4th, 1939.

His acting credits are many, and a Monster Basher's favorite is likely INVADERS FROM MARS (1953), plus, Jimmy appeared in the 1986 remake as well.

We all wish Jimmy Hunt a very Happy Monster Bashin' 79th birthday!

~Scott

 

 

Just Added! Classic Magazines

Now re-stocked on many issues on MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT magazine, FREAKY MONSTERS and even vintage era FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND!

Zip into our Creepy Magazine Newsstand to see these and hundreds more, here at Creepy Classics for Creepy Christmas shopping!

 

 

New! Original Lobby Cards at Creepy Classics

Check out this latest addition, a title 11X14 inch lobby card (original theatrical card) in great shape. The gory details:

SWORD AND THE DRAGON (Title Lobby Card) - 11X14 Original
This is an original theatrical 11X14 inch lobby card, not a reprint. Title card from the 1960 science fantasy film THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON. Fire-breathing dragon! Excellent shape, no pin holes, no creases.

Get this one and many others in our Original Posters and Lobby Cards Department...for the serious collectors of original theatrical promotional material at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Great Companion Book To CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM

The great William K. Everson did a follow-up to his monumental CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, and it's here. Much harder to locate a good copy in hardback with dust jacket...but, here it is. I have one in my personal collection too.

Grab it now for gift giving, or to firm up your book collection, details:

MORE CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM - Hardcover Book
By William K. Everson. The companion book to CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, and much harder to find. Especially the hardback. Dust jacket is intact too. 256 pages of classic horror film history and hundreds of rare photo stills! The book itself is a classic!

Find it in our Creepy Bookstore....here, this holiday season, at Creepy Classics. Fans would live to see this under their tree!

 

 

Christmases Gone By

This time of year, leading up to Christmas, I have such fond memories of the little Monster World I lived in....as the hustle and bustle happened all around me.

I was in the back seat of my grandfather's big car...packed with the whole family. I don't even think it had seat belts...it was probably 1966. A night time drive in sleet and freezing rain. We were heading to this thing called a mall in Sharon, Pennsylvania. It was maybe a 40 minute drive, but a real event. My hometown didn't have a mall. They were a "new thing" for me.

The family was talking plans and places to shop in the mall. Bobby Helms was singing "Jingle Bell Rock" on the AM radio. While, in the back seat, I held my monster magazines up to the window, waiting for lights from outside, so I could see the magazine. Straining to see the pages. Reading about SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and seeing those great photos of Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi.

At the mall I was set loose in a department store. Of course, I headed right for the toy department...keeping a distance from clothing racks at all times.

Over in the games, my eyes found board games that featured monsters and green ghosts, too! Model kits....ah, what an aisle...lots of airplanes, jets and cars...but, I found the monster ones. Long boxes with monsters -- wow! That's when I first saw the monsters in hot rods. Models like Frankenstein's Flivver, The Wolf Man's Wagon, Dracula's Dragster and The Mummy's Chariot.

There, in this magical world of the shopping season, I looked through a bin of plastic figures. They were the Marx monsters: Frankenstein, The Phantom, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Creature. Some were orange, some were black, some were green.

In another bin was plastic wallets...with monsters on them. Smooth vinyl, and a potent aroma of new plastic wafting up at me. There it was, one with the Glenn Strange Frankenstein monster on it. At the time, I didn't know it was actor Glenn Strange. I just knew it was really neat. I wanted one and pleaded with my parents and grandparents. I didn't get that wallet, but I did get other cool stuff under the tree, really cool monster stuff. More on that in a week or two.

Right now, let's enjoy all the magic of the season around us, and remember these people who supported, or encouraged our love for movie monsters.

Ron Adams
November 30, 2018
Ligonier, PA

Hi, Ron, It is the most wonderful time of year! Like you I also have so many fond and good memories of the Monster World I lived in having a corner portion of our basement on Bergen Street in Garfield! Those trips to the Garden State Plaza back in the 1970's and early 80's via Dad' station wagon, Sam Goody's adding those vinyl's of the Star Wars, Close Encounters and Raiders of the Lost Ark soundtracks!

Then Schiller's book store, every Star Trek photo novel, Famous Monsters magazine, Compendiums that included Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff,, and such TV shows as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Space: 1999 and again, Star Trek (I am a Trekkie Too! LOL).

Then next to the Bergen Mall; Toys R Us- Aurora Model Kits! I had many on those shelves waiting to be put together in my little space in the cellar! Santa came through on at least 3 occasions at Christmas with those kits that included: Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Creature (my favorite) and of course Count Dracula! I was lucky that on the other side of Garfield that bordered Elmwood Park, a weekend Flea Market, where I was exposed to Monster trading cards! You'll Die Laughing, Spook Stories and the Horror Monster Series! Those green and orange little pieces of cardboard with every monster, ghoul, zombie and witches in those films that I hold close to my heart! With lobby cards and small plastic monster figures too!

So all I can say is that this Monster Boom Generation Kid had amazing Christmases in the Wyka House of Horrors (LOL)! And I often remember, Mom and Dad and my friends who supported and encouraged my love of science fiction and movie monsters!

Sincerely, Steve Wyka (Wallington, NJ)

 

 

New! It's Now Available - MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #4

The MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #4. A magazine dedicated the greatest horror-comedy film of all-time: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. 70 Year Anniversary!

All star writers in this special edition: Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Don Smeraldi, Dennis Druktenis, Leonard Hayhurst, Dan Cziraky, Ron Adams and fans.

The background, the history, the rare photos, the love for this classic motion picture.

Get your band spankin' new issue now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Autographs Direct from Actress Charlotte Austin

What? You missed MONSTER BASH October 2018? Then you missed getting an autograph from actress Charlotte Austin (BRIDE AND THE BEAST, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, GORILLA AT LARGE and more to her credits). Well, now you can still get an autograph from her. Check out these beautiful card stock glossy photos, all autographed from MONSTER BASH guest Charlotte Austin.

Available right now in our Creepy Autograph Department. A limited supply of these autographs from this wonderful lady. Get yours today at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! THE ISLAND MONSTER with Boris Karloff on DVD

Now in shock stock, THE ISLAND MONSTER (1953) with Boris Karloff.

THE ISLAND MONSTER (1954/& Bonus Feature) - DVD
Starring Boris Karloff. This is an Italian film dealing with a band of drug smugglers, secret agents, murder and kidnapping. Karloff plays one of the nasty guys in the dope ring. For collectors of film oddities. Bonus: HOLLYWOOD HOBBIES featuring Karloff in a field hockey match!

Get it in our New DVD Department here at your creepy holiday spot...Creepy Classics.

 

 

Movie and Event Room Schedule for MONSTER BASH June 2019

The excitement is ramping up again! The next MONSTER BASH will be June 21-23, 2019. The schedule is being mapped out now and you can see the work in progress. Go to www.monsterbash.us and click on Schedule!

All the great MONSTER BASH events, plus question and answer sessions with actors and actresses, film talks and rare screenings.

Get ready for MONSTER BASH, get your membership admission now, CLICK HERE.

Get your lodgings lined up now, CLICK HERE.

If you're a vendor, they're aren't many tables left...secure yours, CLICK HERE for details.

Above: Aisle one of a giant ballroom.

See the vendors already signed up, packing our Dealer Ballroom with gruesome goodies, CLICK HERE.

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.

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