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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Christopher Lee comes back from the grave to torment (or does he?!) in THE WHIP AND THE BODY (1963) played on TV under the title WHAT?. Get it on DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics.

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Coming To MONSTER BASH June 2019...

Beverly Washburn

Beverly's acted with Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Wiliam Shatner, Loretta Young, Jack Benny, Rock Hudson, Kate Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Jeanette Nolan, Patty Duke, Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Chuck Conners, Tommy Kirk, Ray Milland, Arthur Franz, Dabbs Greer...and just about everybody else!


We welcome one of the sweetest people in the world....Beverly Washburn. Get her book, an autographed photo and chat with her about Hollywood, movies, TV, and all the stars she and acted with and was friends with.

A treasure at MONSTER BASH, Beverly Washburn, June 2019.

Get the detais, CLICK HERE!



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 at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA (Pittsburgh North). The schedule is mapped out now and you can see it now. Go to 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 the fun at MONSTER BASH, get your membership admission now, CLICK HERE.

Get your lodgings lined up now, CLICK HERE.

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



New! Bela Lugosi Fans...Lurk Here

Bela Lugosi comic magazine is here for Bela Lugosi fans...check it out:

BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #1 (Autographed) - Magazine
Graphic comic book with articles masterminded by Kerry Gammill. Similar to old Creepy magazines. 50 pages of great horror art stories and lots of Bela Lugosi! Autographed "To Ron, Bela Lugosi Jr." on the cover. Autographed at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.

Get it in our Miscellaneous Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics!



New! Crestwood House Collectible Library Books

Here they are...those collectible Crestwood House books from school libraries that we remember from the 1970s-1980s...all the classic Universal horror and science fiction classics. We just added new ones in our Creepy Bookstore...check them out under the "C" from Crestwood House section here at Creepy Classics.




Just copy of this long out-of-print book is now available:

Like new, beautiful. Produced by Jim Clatterbaugh (MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT magazine). Extremely rare and out of print, original limited edition Screen Gems glossy reproduction promotional book of vintage late-night television horror show Shock! Theater. 138 pages.

Get it in our Creepy Bookstore here at Creepy Classics.



Available Now: Boris Karloff Fortune Card From the 1930s

Wow...another rare collectible available at Creepy Classics...

BORIS KARLOFF FORTUNE CARD (3x5 inch/Early 1930s) - Collectible
There can't be more than a few of these that survived. Usually discarded. Super rare fortune card from a fortune machine in the early 1930s. Features movie star Boris Karloff mini-bio and photo (probably from NIGHT WORLD in 1932). Fortune on back. Could be last surviving original card!

Get it now, you may never see this collectible for sale's in our Collectible Department at Creepy Classics




Above is a great photo of Michael Thomas as Ygor and Frank Rios as The Frankenstein Monster (make-up by Ron Chamberlain). It's MONSTER BASH 1999 again and we are there!



Monster Bash Vincent Price Film Festival

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MONSTER BASH's Vincent Price Film Festival will be Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17 at The Canton Palace Theatre in Ohio. A vintage, restored movie palace fitting of this tribute to a master of terror...Vincent Price.

The films are cleared and Victoria Price, Vincent's daughter is confirmed! Vendors will fill the mezzanine level and the lobby of this beautiful movie palace with classic horror collectibles. Plus, the free prize toss on Saturday night with blu-rays, DVDs, monster magazines, t-shirts and fun monster goodies tossed out to the audience at the end of the night.

And, shock surprises! Plus, live pipe organ music between features.

A classic MONSTER BASH event not to be missed!

FRIDAY August 16, 2019:

3PM-Midnight Vendors open

5PM: Laura

7PM: House of Wax

9PM: Question and Answer talk with Victoria Price and you!

10PM: The Fly

12 Midnight: House on Haunted Hill

SATURDAY August 17, 2019:

12 Noon-Midnight Vendors Open

2PM: House of Usher

4PM: The Pit & The Pendulum

6PM: Talk and power point on Vincent Price by Victoria Price

7PM: The Haunted Palace

9PM: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Above: Photo of The Palace Theatre...ready for a Priceless two Night!

Don't miss out, save in advance with VIP Membership Admission, good for all features, events and vendors: CLICK HERE for details.

Vendors, CLICK HERE to sign-up.

Visit the web-site, CLICK HERE.



Greetings From Mount Rushmore!

The above photo of Monster Basher Ted Lewczyk at Mount Rushmore was sent in to us! Thanks Ted.....and don't we think King Kong ought to be added to the monument...or at least see him scale it with lovely Fay Wray in hand?!

Great photo! Thanks Ted!



New! The Collectibles Come Out at Night...Here at Creepy Classics

Another rare, creepy cool collectible from days-gone-by. A gumball machine monster...a great likeness of Boris Karloff from THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Details:

A little plastic toy Frankenstein Monster head (Karloff image) from probably the 1960s. Pencil topper, hard plastic. About 1 inch (or little less) tall. Super collectible distributed to us kids in gumball machines. Click image to see larger and nice detail!

Grab this collectible in....where else?...our Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics!



New! Two Vintage Magazines of Special Interest

Now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand (Miscellaneous Selections) are two magazines that are of special interest to fans of classic horror films. Here's why:

LIBERTY (October 1941/Boris Karloff) - Magazine
1941 magazine from the Halloween Season. It features an article by Boris Karloff called "Houses I Have Haunted." The article also promotes his current run in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Other than a small tear on the first two pages, it's in great shape for a 1941 magazine. Click image for detail.

MYSTERY (January 1933) - Magazine
Amazing magazine from 1933...packed with movie and book reviews and stories on Mystery-Horror entertainment. A super spread on Universal's THE MUMMY with Karloff with rare photos you don't normally see. Mystery actresses. Complete, spine tight, just just yellowed tape on spine. 106 pages!

Get these collectibles right now in the Miscellaneous Department in our on-line Creepy Magazine at Creepy Classics. Get the one you want before its gone, gone, gone.



Memorial Day Weekend!


Creepy Classics/Monster Bash crew is on the road Memorial Day weekend. See us in Columbus, Ohio at the CINEVENT convention!

We'll have a massive, monstrous display in the MONSTER BASH ROOM at CINEVENT. Look for us in our own room with ghoulish fun, plus a MONSTER BASH movie screening room with MONSTER BASH projectionist Geoffrey Curtis!

Pick-up the latest Blu-Rays, DVDs, monster magazines, posters and monster t-shirts at CINEVENT!


CINEVENT - Columbus, OH, Memorial Day Weekend, 2019 - Renaissance Hotel Columbus Downtown. Check the Cinevent web site. A laid back great show that focuses on the black and white classic films of our past.

Also, there will be a special MONSTER BASH Screening Room managed by Bash projectionist Geoffrey Curtis! Geoff will be rolling the 16mm films on Friday and Saturday!

See you Memorial Day weekend!



New! Wild and Weird Collectibles

Have you visited our Creepy Collectibles Department lately? It's filled with oddities and rare, cool stuff for pop culture Monster Kids of all ages. Here are a couple items just added:

SCAR STUFF (1975/Still Sealed) - Collectible
Every kid wanted this back in the seventies. This is original SCAR STUFF, still sealed and issued in 1975. Super rare, especially unopened! It was the perfect compliment to "Vampire Blood." From Imagineering Inc. Package is approximately 2.5 x 3 inches, sealed! Right off the shelf from '75!

SANTA CLAUS (1959) - Buttons
Two one inch metal buttons on backing board. Issued in 2009 for the 50th anniversary of the Mexican SANTA CLAUS movie where Santa meets a devil called "Pitch!" One button is Santa, one button is Pitch. Crazy collectible from Ballyhoo Productions. Still on original backing board.

Get these and all kinds of neato stuff in our Creepy Collectibles Department at Creepy Classics!



Monster Bash Conference June 2019

One Last Vendor Table Has Opened Up!

Get Discounted Admission Memberships Now!

Get you discounted admission memberships for all three days (discounted 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 30 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

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

Guests include: Beverly Washburn, Ricou Browning, Kris Yeaworth, 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.

Above: The Gorgons are coming to this June's MONSTER BASH. Director 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.

One Last Vendor Table Has Opened Up!, get it before it's gone, CLICK HERE.



New! More Used DVDs In Shock Stock, Great Titles

We've ventured into our stacks of used DVDs to scan and offer some great pre-owned DVDs. Just added:


See these and many more in our Used DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.



Made Your Plans Yet?

It's MONSTER BASH June 2019!

Click Here for the preview trailer.

Click here for details...schedule, guests, lodging, membership admission. DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP ADMISSION DISCOUNT RIGHT NOW.



Crew Member Visits Veronica Carlson

Crew member Dan Day of Josh Kennedy's HOUSE OF THE GORGON recently visited actress Veronica Carlson. Here she is above pictured with an advance DVD of the film that premieres at MONSTER BASH next month! And...Veronica, one of the stars of the movie, will be at MONSTER BASH to meet and greet fans.



Rondo Remembers - Monsters Made-For-TV

Saturday were, of course, the big day for monster movies to play on TV back in the 1960s-1980s. But, sometimes they made appearances through the weekday nights! The "made-for-TV" movies of that period frequently were of a horror or science fiction theme. They could hold us over until the weekend!

It was a golden age for these 90 minute jumps into all things spooky. The most popular ones that hit it out of the park included THE NIGHT STALKER (1972) where I was glued to the TV, sitting cross-legged in my parents' living room. Snarling, evil Barry Atwater as the super-charged vampire. Its follow-up THE NIGHT STRANGLER (1973) too. They spun off to the KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER TV show.

There was GARGOYLES (1972) parents had a station wagon at the time, so the scene of a gargoyle landing on the roof of a station wagon hit home. DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (1973) with it's nasty gremlins from the basement furnace; TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975) with another pint-sized horror. SALEM'S LOT (1979) had the most sinister James Mason and the hideous Nosferatu look-alike vampire...and that bedroom scene with the young vampire at the window...whoah!

Others that made an incredible impact on me through that heyday of made-for-TV movies: THE PEOPLE, THE HOUSE THAT WOULD NOT DIE, THE DEAD DON'T DIE, THE CAT CREATURE, THE HORROR AT 37,000 FEET, CROWHAVEN FARM, DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, SNOWBEAST, THE SCREAMING WOMAN (Ray Bradbury story), DUEL...and probably others I'm forgetting.

They weren't too gory....which allowed them to pass the "Mom" home censor board. But they were scary enough to give us that fix until some classic monsters came around. You remember these great productions? Three cheers for Dan Curtis and other producers of the horror and sci-fi made-for-TV movies.

-Ron Adams

May 2019


We watched TV like brothers from different mothers! Salem's Lot and Gargoyles were perfect movies for the TV in those days. I couldn't get enough of scanning each new copy of TV Guide on Fridays when we would get a new copy from the grocery store for the upcoming monster movies for the coming week. Kids today don't have the simple memories we have to share of these better days in history. Have a great weekend!

Randy Tuggle
Waynesboro, PA

Another great newsletter.
I remember seeing a lot of the ones you mentioned.
Do you remember "This House Possessed" and "Stranger in Our House?"
Keep up the good work...

-Kevin Browne, Fountain Valley, CA

Loved the horror TV shows. Night stalker is still one of the best genre films ever.

-Larry burbridge, Woodstock, IL

Hello Ron and fellow Monster Bashers,

Ron, your recollections of the great “made for tv monster movies” was spot on. They were really well made and had genuine scares. The Trilogy of Terror was a perfect example, and so was The Dead Don’t Die...very creepy! My all time favorite was The Night Stalker. That aired in 1972 when I was 11 years old and had quite an impact on me and all my classmates. The day after it was shown, all the kids in school talked about it all day long. I think every kid watched it, loved it and had to discuss it. Much to our teachers dismay. It was the first time that I had seen such a powerful Vampire. He threw the policemen around like rag dolls and was shot over and over. And the actor (Barry Atwater)was an extremely scary vampire. The made for tv sequel (The Night Strangler)was awesome too. These are two “must own”movies!

One other great made for TV movie wasn’t a monster movie, but it was one of the scariest. It was called “Bad Ronald”. In this movie a teenage boy named Ronald accidentally killed a little neighborhood girl. Ronald’s mother sealed him off inside the walls of the house so he wouldn’t have to go to jail. The mother soon dies and a new family moves in with Ronald still living in a sealed off room in the house. It has a great payoff at the end of the movie.That TV movie had me checking the walls of my own house.

Thanks again for bringing up these often forgotten TV movies. They packed a wallop then and still do today. Maybe this June at Monster Bash, I can find a copy of Bad Ronald. Would love to see it again. Take care and I hope to see everyone at the Bash,

Dave Heywood, FL

I loved the Rondo Remember 1970's Made -for- TV - Movies. All the ones you mentioned were true classics. There were a few that I thought were very creepy that were not on your list such as When Michael Calls with Ben Gazzara, Night Cries with Susan Saint James, Dark Secret of Harvest Home with Bette Davis, and Devil Dog Hound from Hell with Richard Crenna and Kim Richards. There was also the less creepy but classic Killdozer. Thanks for bringing back great memories of my childhood.

Tony Russo, Carteret New Jersey

Tony, I thought KILLDOZER was a great one. Clint Walker, great as always...and the alien presence taking over that heavy equipment was actually pulled off...the acting and script made it believable! All good was the golden age of made-for-TV horror movies! -Ron


Frankenstein Conquers The World Title Music Revamped!

This in from composer/musician Nick Posengal:

Hey Ron. Hard to believe it's the middle of May almost. I saw the listing on the site re the new FM Ack-Ives zine with the Toho giant monsters and had just finished this tonight (click image above)...Have been working away in my mad scientist lab for the last few months, bringing life to an unusual version of Frankenstein, after 50+ yrs., in music form. He's been quite forgotten about.

As you know, "have orchestra/will score monster/horror/scifi/films/video with original music", have been itching to more thoroughly try out the new recording system I got recently; thought it would be a neat Xperiment to re-do a piece from 50+ years ago and actually improve the sonics with a new performance and a re-recording, of this piece from scratch, using modern recording technology. The vibe here is restrained, mysterious menace with an exotic flair. Attentive listeners will notice Frankenstein’s eternal heartbeat playing throughout the piece.

Saw the film again recently and it is a very imaginative derivation of the classic Toho giant monster movies, a sort of Frankenstein itself, being a scifi/horror/giant monster hybrid (even has a disembodied, crawling hand!), and was shown on NYC TV back in the day. Classic Kaiju/giant monster fans will probably know that it was Frankenstein’s self-perpetuating body parts growing in the sea that gave birth to..the Gargantuas (War of the Gargantuas, an indirect sequel to this film).
Incidentally, Nick Adams was born in North/Central PA (as was Jack Palance) & a relative of mine actually dated Nick Adams back in the 50's.

So, (sorry to go on here)
Enjoy..Frankenstein Conquers the World (Main Title): Regenerated (2 mins)...currently racing up the charts, in Guam...if you dare:


New! Glossy Postcards Issued in 1997

Unearthed at Creepy Classics, the 1997 issued postcards promoting the United States Post Office release of the Classic Movie Monster stamps:

POSTCARD: USPS 1997 - THE MUMMY (4x6 inches) - Collectible
4 X 6 inch post card issued in 1997 to commemorate the release of the Classic Movie Monster stamps from the United States Postal Service. Glossy. Karloff as The Mummy.

POSTCARD: USPS 1997 - FRANKENSTEIN (4x6 inches) - Collectible
4 X 6 inch post card issued in 1997 to commemorate the release of the Classic Movie Monster stamps from the United States Postal Service. Glossy. Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster.

POSTCARD: USPS 1997 - Dracula (4x6 inches) - Collectible
4 X 6 inch post card issued in 1997 to commemorate the release of the Classic Movie Monster stamps from the United States Postal Service. Glossy. Bela Lugosi as Dracula.

Get them in our Creepy Collectible Department right at Creepy Classics.

Our collectibles department is like a garage sale of oddities directed right at the classic horror and science fiction fan!



This Mummy Wants a Home

Here's a Sideshow classic figure just waiting to find a home in The Hills of the Seven Jackals...or on your shelf:

THE MUMMY (Sideshow 8 inch Figure/Karloff) - Pre-Owned
The great Sideshow Mummy figure (Boris Karloff). This is pre-owned. Comes with stand. Mummy removable from stand. Just mummy and stand. Left arm is loose, but snaps on okay (as pictured). Beautiful detail. Looks great on any monster fan's work desk!

Grab this item in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department at Creepy Classics. You'll be glad you did....else-wise you might here a strange shuffling noise outside your room at night.



Scarlet Street Magazines...More in Stock

We just added some fresh spooky stock to our SCARLET STREET magazine offerings here at Creepy Classics. Find the ones yo still need for your collection in our Scarlet Street Department in our On-Line Newsstand.



Malcolm Gittins Art Back Bashin'!

This just in from award winning artist, Malcolm Gittins:

Dear Ron, I just wanted to share some the new art I've been working on (See it above! -Ron). I'm so excited to bring my new art and to be able to display it!
Beast Witches,

Don't dare miss Malcolm's set-up at June's MONSTER BASH in the Dealer Ballroom.



Our October Bash is filling up fast, get your admission taken care of now! MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST EXPO

October 18-20, 2019

What a line-up! Meet Fay Wray's daughter, Vicki Riskin signing her bio about her mom and dad (screenwriter Robert Riskin). Plus, LOST IN SPACE's Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen, and The Frankenstein Kids from Universal's SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, Donnie Dunagan and Janet Ann Gallow. And...John Russo from the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Sharyn Moffett from THE BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff, Andrew Prine from CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the TV show "V," Heather Lowe from BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, Jeremy Ambler from THE WALKING DEAD, Ohio TV horror host icon Son of Ghoul, Muppeteer Bill Diamond and many more! Zounds.

Discounted 3-Day Membership admission and discounted vendor tables (for a limited time) are available right now.

All the details on this shock fest autumn spectacular, CLICK HERE.

New hotel, The Marriott Pittsburgh North, in Cranberry Township/Mars, PA less than a mile from the old hotel.

Need personal help or information, just call (724) 238-4317. If I can't pick-up, leave a message!



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!



Ohio TV Horror Host "Drac"

....and now a word from Horror Host DRAC about this June's MONSTER BASH. Thanks count for the video direct from Borgo Pass TV!




It is here and in stock....LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #42. Here's what it's all about:

In this high quality publication: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)...interviews, background, rare photos and more! Amicus Horror: Max Rosenberg interview, Vampira and Hammer Films! 100 packed pages!

Snag it off the shelves here at Creepy Classics...just go to our Creepy Magazine Newsstand and find it in the Little Shoppe of Horrors Department!



Happy Birthday To Monster Bash Staffer Mark Statler

They don't get to be a nicer guy, than Mark Statler. He celebrates his birthday on May 8th. Mark manages the Guest of Honor area at Monster Bash and is pone of the nicest guys on this planet. He's also a talent singer and gets The Word out in Ohio.

Happy Birthday, Mark!



Rondo Arrives in Creepy Classics' Office

I'd like to profoundly thank artist Vin Davis for giving me his original painting of Rondo Hatton. Vin came up to me at the Chiller Expo in New Jersey and gave me this creepy cool gift. His original painting of actor Rondo Hatton. Rondo now resides in the Creepy Classics office along with many other "friends!" Thank you Vin! -Ron




It's creeped off the crypt, fully charged and ready to stalk the countryside, it's MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! The new issue packs a punch:

In this fright-packed issue: Boris Karloff's maddest and not-so-mad doctors explored by Frank Dello Stritto. Plus, behind-the-scenes of PHARAOH'S CURSE (1957) thanks to Tom Weaver. Mummies, monsters, mad doctors, life-size monsters. Rare photos, fan flashbacks and classic monsters celebrated!

Get it in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department, here at Creepy Classics...don't miss an issue!



MONSTER BASH Vincent Price Film Festival in August

with special guest Victoria Price

It's the big MONSTER BASH Vincent Price film festival at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio this August 16 and 17, 2019. Mark the dates on your calendar now. Victoria Price has! Vincent's daughter will be there to chat with fans.

Vincent Price films on one of Ohio's BIGGEST screens, two in-depth talks by Victoria Price on her father's legacy...all in a grand giant movie palace. Live organ music from Dr. Phibes himself.

Plus, vendors and the Monster Bash free prize toss!

Above: The Palace Theatre, Canton.

Get all the details, CLICK HERE. The dates are solid. The nearest hotel is the McKinley Grand, just blocks from the theatre. Hotel phone (330) 454-5000. Make plans now!

Above: The Grand McKinley Hotel, just blocks from the theatre.

Membership Admission for the entire weekend, all films and talks...CLICK HERE!



Monster Bash Is Comin' Round...

Check out the new song by Jeff Schmich and Larry's all about the forthcoming MONSTER BASH show in June. Video produced by Monster Bash Music Director, Kevin Slick.

Click on the image above, or click this link:



Rondo Remembers
Monster Mail Order

Did you mail order merchandise back in the 1960s-1980s? It was different animal back then. Good and bad. And some of the bad, we were quite okay with...

When I ordered stuff from comic books and the back of FAMOUS MONSTERS magazines back in the 1970s, it would take 2-6 weeks for delivery. While that seems bad was just the way it was back then. Plus, it added that extra anticipation excitement. It was a big deal. Checking the metal mailbox each day, hoping a back issue of FM would be there, or a scary paperback book.

I remember missing an issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS in my subscription. I wrote a letter to Jim Warren's office (I think it was in Philadelphia or New York) specifying the missing issue. Just a week later there was a brown envelope in our mailbox. I frantically opened it...and there was an older issue I already had, NOT the one I had asked for. Oh, well. I had a spare.

But, just looking at those mail order ads was so much fun. Where else could you see products like X-Ray Glasses (how on earth did they work???), Hypno-Coins (showing a woman walking with out-stretched arms), products to help you GAIN weight, and rubber masks. Ah, those rubber masks...little illustrations of FRANKENSTEIN, TEENAGE WEREWOLF, VAMPIRE GIRL, GORILLA, cool. There were also "premium" latex masks (Don Post Company) that were even greater....but, totally unaffordable with my newspaper route money.

Best, best of all (or, so I thought), the life-size Frankenstein! I spent hours on my bed looking at this. I lay on my cowboy bed spread reading over and over this ad in a comic book. The monster with ripped pants and jacket. How could they ship such a cool six-foot Frankenstein? I envisioned something that would belong in Madame Tussaud's wax museum. I never could convince my parents to buy me this life-size monster. If I only I had one standing in the corner of my room to scare my baby sister and neighborhood kids. I would be the envy of my second grade buddies.

Well, my parents were perhaps wiser than my seven-year-old brain would credit. I found out years later that it was just a thin plastic sheet with an image of the monster on it. I didn't understand the "heavy stock" reference in the ad. I thought it was a three dimensional figure! It sure gave me something to dream about for years.

I bet you have your mail order stories from your childhood too. Those were, indeed, the days to remember.

Ron Adams, May 2019

Dear Mr. Adams,

You took me back to first grade with your last newseletter. I once ordered the companion 6 foot glow-in-the-dark-skeleton that was also featured with the Frankenstein poster.

Keep up the good work.


Kevin Browne

Hey Ron and Monster Bashers,

I agree that half the fun of monster magazines (for a monster kid) was fantasizing about all the cool stuff advertised in the back. Day dreaming about the buttons, back issues, masks, rings, posters and toys could fill an afternoon. For me, the most coveted ads were the ones that advertised the super 8 movies. I wanted everyone of those!

Back in 1971, when I was 10, I purchased my first Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. It was issue #87 with the She Creature on the cover. Before that, I only had comic books and the cheap horror comic magazines like Weird. That issue #87 was an eye opener. Still my favorite issue to this day. Not only was it filled with monster pictures and stories, but it had those ads. I stared at the super 8 movies that were for sale and could only imagine owning them. Most of the movies, I had never seen. But there was one that I had to have. It was Frankenstein meets The Wolfman !!! I begged my parents, but that didn’t work. I needed about $10.00 for the movie and issue #42 which had Frankenstein and the Wolfman fighting on the cover. My allowance back then was a quarter a week, so it would be awhile before I could afford them. I just kept wishing and probably whining for the back issue and movie.

I think my mother finally felt sorry for me and gave me a list of jobs to do to make the $10.00. I did everything she asked and she wrote a check to Captain Company in New York,New York. Then came the wait. I was so excited, like waiting for Christmas. I believe it was a month later when they arrived and I loved them.Monsters came to me in the mail !!! I can’t think of anything cooler for a monster kid. To this day, it’s still fun to get a Monster Bash magazine or model in the mail. Keep watching the mail...

-Dave Heywood, FL

Hi, Ron

Your recent post brought back my own mail order memories.  I remember ordering the “giant ghost.”  He was nothing more than a balloon head and white plastic sheet, but boy was he awesome to me.  I rigged the ghost up in my closet so that when you opened the door, he would rise!  It was the best.  It was even part of my “monster shows” (which my parents graciously attended and were generous audience participants!)   Thanks for all the great memories.  See you at Bash!

Rich Shegogue

Germantown, MD


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