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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: To promote the film THE BLACK SLEEP (1956), the cast (in full make-up) and crew went out into public! Here they are pictured at a restaurant bar, where they ate! Pictured left to right: Bela Lugosi (his final film shoot), Akim Tamiroff, Tor Johnson, Sally Yarnell and John Carradine. Lon Chaney Jr. was there too, but not in this photo. Get THE BLACK SLEEP (1956) on DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics.

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In stock now, the Amicus horror anthology early at Creepy Classics. Official release date is next month. Details:


Stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt. Investigations into a house with many murders in its past lead to a series of creeped-out stories. Stories of possession, witches, voodoo, insanity leading to gruesome waxworks and vampirism! Along with the 1972 TALES FROM THE CRYPT, one of the best in a long series of horror anthologies produced by Amicus studios. The first tale of a writer possessed by a character called "Dominic" that he created in fiction sets the pace for a fun thrill-ride.

Extras: Commentary, radio spots, trailer, still gallery and more.

In stock and ready to ship to you...grab it in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.



Godzilla & Friends Movie Marathon Coming in August

Check out the promo trailer for the BIG (and, we mean like radioactive BIG) MONSTER BASH MOVIE MARATHON at the beautiful, giant Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio this August 17-18, 2018. Trailer produced by the unstoppable Joshua Kennedy, mad scientist and film maker in residence.

Here's the promo trailer: CLICK HERE!

Here's all the information: CLICK HERE!

If you have further questions, you can call (724) 238-4317 or e-mail!



New! More, More, More Used DVDs in Shock Stock

Most of these are just like new, just no shrink wrap. More titles are rolling into our creepy crypt's Used DVD Department at Creepy Classics. Titles like HORROR HOTEL (1960), THE GAMERA - WAR OF THE MONSTERS COLLECTION, THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN/SON OF FRANKENSTEIN DVD set and many, many more.

See them all in the Used DVD Department now: CLICK HERE!



Above: Click on the image to see the Super 8mm film from the late 1970s.

Haunted Amusement Park in the 1970s!

Hi Ron,

I thought you might like to share this with your Creepy Classics readers. It's some footage I took at an amusement park called "Magic World." Located in Pigeon Forge, TN, it was a great place for Monster fans. Dinosaurs. man-eating plants, a haunted house, a flying saucer, a magic carpet ride, and an Earth auger which was very much like the iron mole in "At The Earth's Core." Unfortunately, without Caroline Munro. Look for a quick shot of the title of a famous magazine we all used to read.

I was about 13 when I was there (late 70's) and another kid came up to me as I was filming and asked if the camera had the ability to shoot one frame at a time to do stop-motion effects like Ray Harryhausen. I was stunned, as I had never heard another human being speak that name. It was nice to know that there was at least one other person in this world who had their priorities straight!

I would be interested to see if any one else remembers this place.

I enjoy your website and will be attending the Bash in June.



Doug, thank you so much for sharing this footage. So great as a time capsule for a really cool place I wish I had gone to! I can guarantee you that 9 out of 10 of the 2000 attendees at Monster Bash will know EXACTLY who Ray Harryhausen was. It's taken decades, but we've connected with all the people we wish we had known when we were lonely kids in a town...looking for someone else that loved this stuff! -Ron



Monster Basher Searches For Reptilicus in Denmark

This just in from Dalton Smoot's dad, Phil Smoot:

While his mom is teaching a course this semester in Denmark,
Dalton takes a week vacation from work to search for Reptilicus.

So far, neither he nor his mom (right in top left photo) have found any remains,
although on Tuesday he did make a friend (right photo) outside the Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen.

-Phil Smoot

Dalton and his dad, Phil are olong time MONSTER BASH attendees. Both involved in professional film making. Phil has an incredible resume, working with many actors we know.




Thanks to Dave Colton of The Rondo Awards and all of the monster movie fans that voted MONSTER BASH "Best Convention" again in the awards. Also a big tip of the bat...err, hat to our advertising sponsor SCARY MONSTERS magazine (they won for Best Mag!!! Conrgratulations!). Don and Vicki, thank you. Very, very nice and appreciated.

This e-mail in from super fan Malcolm Gittins:

Dear Ron, Winners and runners up for this years Rondo Awards has been announced! I'm happy to tell you, Monster Bash was named again for Best Convention!

And I'm proud to say that I was named one of the runners up for Fan Artist of the Year!(along with John Sargent!!). I'm looking forward to bring all my new art, and everyone is invited to stop by!
See you soon,


Plus, this great news from Monster Basher, Joey Vento:

Hey Ron!!  We learned yesterday that my Dad, Sonny Vento received a special lifetime achievement Rondo award for his appearance in three big Hollywood films of the 50s, most specifically, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS 1953. We are all thrilled and delighted for Dad and the Haunted Barn. Dad and I started the whole thing in the late 60s and has been for all these years, one of the greatest focal points of the business. Dad will be 88 this August and still jokes about getting paid a bottle of scotch for many of his film cameos, of course while actually working the docks of Brooklyn as a dues paying Longshoreman.  Dad is very humbled by the whole affair, and he sends his love and blessings to all his many friends and fans at Monsterbash!!  See ya in June!!!



New Art from John Sargent...Electrifying and Elecrifryin'

A thank you to Pittsburgh art teacher John Sargent for submitting this nice mixed-media piece of MAN MADE MONSTER with Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Nagel and the mad doc, Lionel Atwill.



New! MONSTER BASH #32 in Shock Stock

Get the latest, MONSTER BASH #32 for your creepy magazine collection! Details:

It's for MONSTER MOVIE FANS only! A special, creepy cool issue with THE MUMMY STRIKES AGAIN by film historian Frank Dello Stritto, The behind the scenes stories of MAD MONSTER PARTY, PLANT MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, ROBOT MONSTER REMEMBERED, Your Fan Flashbacks, The Gruesome Gallery and more to see. Grab in now! CLICK HERE to see the video!

It's in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics...get yours!



Photo by Malcolm Gittins.

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A Room Opens Up at the Host Hotel!

I just got word that one room has opened up in the sold out MONSTER BASH hotel for the June Show. If you want it, grab it quick...won't last.

Here's the Double Tree phone:

Call (724) 776-6900 or direct to reservations at (888) 627-8175.



Friday Nights were Fun Fright Nights

While I had the Universal classic monster movies and 1950s sci-fi flicks on the weekends and after school growing up...there was a Friday night outlet too. It wasn't a "horror" was the generic 11:30PM CBS LATE MOVIE. THE CBS LATE MOVIE ran every weeknight on CBS affiliates, generally after local news. Without any fanfare, they usually featured a horror movie on just Friday nights.

Now I don't know, without doing research, as to when this practice started and how long it lasted. I just know in the early 1970s it was intact. This is where I got a good dose of Hammer films and a lot of later AIP movies as well.

My good friend Kevin Slick and I frequently got together for these Friday night fests too. Taking in THE CBS LATE MOVIE and then the live act rock show THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL over on NBC. These were some late Friday nights with horror movies, pretzels, root beer and Pepsi.


One scene, on a Friday night at Kevin's house, that freaked me the most was the opening, frenzied carriage ride from DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS. After the horrors, Kevin and I switch over to hear Wolfman Jack announcing live bands like the new group Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, or old favorites like Chuck Berry.

Friday nights were fun nights.

Ron Adams, April 2018, Ligonier PA

Do you remember THE CBS LATE MOVIE on Friday Nights?

I remember watching Frogs on the CBS late movie. Some great schlock in fact I think they played Schlock! Lol. Midnight special was great. I have quite a few on dvd.

-MoJo Resin

Friday nights were wonderful. School was over for the week and the next morning would be cartoons! Those Friday night movies were my first exposure to Hammer films. It's interesting that many of them were already ten years old or more and yet they seemed so modern. I guess that's because my only other other horror film viewing experiences had been the black and white Universals and maybe some Chaney silent films seen on the Penn State campus. We were pretty lucky to have access to older movies at the University to complement the late night TV and the occasional re-issues in theaters.

All the best, Kevin Slick, CO

Ah, my partner in crime for Friday Nights and THE CBS LATE MOVIE. Then on Channel 16, out of Scranton, there was "Uncle Ted," but that's another story for another time! -Ron


Thanks for mentioning the CBS Late Movie - one of the best things from the ‘70’s. In addition to the movies you mention, it was also the first place I saw Village of the Dammed, the Green Slime, and the Miss Marple mysteries with Margaret Rutherford. They also showed the New Avengers. What Monster Kid wouldn’t love the first episode Eagle’s Nest, with Peter Cushing as a scientist tricked into bringing Hitler back to life!

What exciting times! Thanks for the memories.

Vincent Simonelli, IL

Growing up in Bismarck, North Dakota... the USA Network on cable Channel 9 was responsible for my start and life long interest in horror and cult films. My earliest memories were of Bela Lugosi Monogram/Poverty Row classics such as The Invisible Ghost, Spooks Run Wild and Black Dragons on Night Flight on Friday and Saturday nights. I was entranced at the age of 8 by the Master of Horror. I had yet to see Dracula and the Universals. I looked forward to the weekends of RC Cola and Totino's Pizza Rolls or Tombstone pizza and classic Horror.

I also discovered The Andy Warhol's Blood for Dracula and Flesh for Frankenstein, though heavily edited for television. The classic Basket Case was the most memorable of the films on Saturday Nightmares for me. It was creepy for a young boy back in 1989 and stayed with me. It remains as my favorite cult movie.

Commander USA was on Saturdays and Sundays usually showing the same films on the other shows Kung-Fu Theatre and Saturday Nightmares. This was before you could get your hands on a lot of classics. I didn't have access to all the films I now own. The Universal Hammer libraries are easy to access now with the technology of today. Thank God!

Later in mid to late 90s you had Reel Wild Cinema on Sunday nights with Sandra Bernhard that was great too. It introduced me to Russ Meyer, Tura Satana, David Friedman, and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Sometimes I do miss that channel it was a good time.

-Eric Graff, ND

Hi Ron,

When I was a kid, each Friday night at 10:30, immediately following the news, Channel 13 out of Rockford, Illinois, aired "Dimension 13". There was no host that I recall, just a weird, swirling (?) image with a spooky voice introducing that week's movie. I remember being terrified by the Kharis movies, Ghost of Frankenstein, The Frozen Dead, Bride of Frankenstein, and so many more. Those were fun times.

A few years later, probably around 1977 or '78, my parents got cable and that really opened up my monster viewing. Fridays still had Dimension 13, but now Saturdays were also full of monster movies on different cable channels! There was always one or two on during the day, plus Saturday nights at 10p channel 18 out of Milwaukee showed a scary movie. I remember watching several Hammer movies during those 10p showings, plus Let's Scare Jessica to Death.

Brian Nichols, TX

p.s. Several years ago I contacted Channel 13 out of Rockford and asked them about Dimension 13. No one there was around in the 70s so they couldn't be of much help. My holy grail is to track down a tape of the opening of the show.



New! The Classic Monsters Special on THE BLACK CAT

In shock stock, the latest CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES special...devoted to THE BLACK CAT (1934):

A luxurious Ultimate Guide that take you through every moment of this compelling movie with a wealth of information, stills and facts. Lovingly researched and written, this magazine guide to THE BLACK CAT (1934) is designed and produced to the very highest standard in vibrant full color, making it the perfect way to immerse yourself once again in this chilling Poe-inspired tale.

From the story behind the movie’s production and insightful biographies about its cast and crew, to trivia and images from behind the scenes, there’s never been a guide to THE BLACK CAT like it.

Get it in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand...her at Creepy Classics. It's new and grue!



Montage of Poe!

The above fan art coming in from Strider Raven in North Carolina. A nice study of Edgar Allan Poe and images than conjure up Poe stories.

Thanks for sharing, Strider!



MONSTER BASH #33 Magazine - Just Days Away From Release!

Another great Daniel Horne's Frederic March from the '31 DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE in a more apish visage from later in the film.

In this issue: The Last Spook Show, recounting a 1960s show at the end of this wondrous run of showmanship in theaters, Atomic Age Monsters (A.I.P. and thanks for the assist from Tom Weaver on this), DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN, a touch of Cryptozoology from The Frick Brothers, a look into the 1931 Hyde from the cover, some cool Fan Flashbacks on our monster lovin' childhoods and more.

Subscribe on-line now, so you don't miss an issue: CLICK HERE.



New! Vintage Issues of THE MONSTER TIMES

Here they are, more sought after issues of the 1970s THE MONSTER TIMES newsprint magazines! Billed as The World's First Newspaper of Horror and Science fiction. These mags brought us great interviews, reviews and in-depth articles on horror films, sci-fi TV, comic books and more.

Each issue packed with information, photos and fun. Since they were printed on newsprint, less survived of these than other magazines of the time.

We're now shock stocked on THE MONSTER TIMES at Creepy Classics. You can go direct to THE MONSTER TIMES Department to see what's left, hurry in, they never last long.



New! From Universal, it's the KARLOFF-LUGOSI COLLECTION DVD Set

Four fantastic features that all star Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi together:

Four classic pairings of the horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in Universal classics: THE BLACK CAT (1934), THE RAVEN (1935), THE INVISIBLE RAY (1937) and BLACK FRIDAY (1940). Direct from prints in the Universal film vaults.

Drop into our Creepy Classics' New DVD Department and snag one for your creepy collection.

"Supernatural....perhaps. Balogna...perhaps NOT!" - Bela Lugosi



New! On Blu and DVD...BLAST-OFF From 1967

Now available on both Blu-Ray and HD DVD...BLAST-OFF, the 1967 sci-fi fantasy farce. Details:

BLAST-OFF (1967) - Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars Burl Ives and Terry-Thomas. An American circus promoter develops a canon he claims will land men on the moon. His device is under siege by saboteurs from every corner of Victorian England. A madcap, crazy sci-fi, fantasy comedy with a huge cast of familiar faces. Directed by horror veteran Don Sharp. Also released under the title: THOSE FANTASTIC FLYING FOOLS.

Get it in out New DVD & Blu-Ray Department here, down the dark Internet highway, at Creepy Classics!



Hurry! Get Your Lodging in Place for This June's or October's MONSTER BASH Shows Now

It's the premier classic horror and science fiction film expo - June's MONSTER BASH and October's MONSTER BASH.

Get your room for June or October's MONSTER BASH (June 22-24, 2018 and October 19-21, 2018):

All hotels in Mars, PA filling up with Monster Bash attendees!

and, don't forget to get your MONSTER BASH ADMISSION MEMBERSHIPS:



New on Blu! Superbeast

Now in shock stock here at Creepy Classics, it's SUPERBEAST (1972).

SUPERBEAST (1972) - Blu-Ray
Stars Vic Diaz, Antionette Bower and Harry Lauter. A madman on an island like Charles Laughton in ISLAND OF LOST SOULS and Zaroff in THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME! He's creating neanderthal throwbacks for hunting purposes. A young woman happens onto the horror. Cult camp classic shot in the Philippines.

Get it in our New Blu-Ray & DVD Department right now at Creepy Classics.



Here it Comes....A Big Year for MONSTER BASH!

Yes, there will be two BIG Bashes for 2018...our June show and now the October show. Plus, our movie marathon at the grand Palace Theatre in August.

The October show will be a salute to the 85th Anniversary of KING KONG (1933) and a tribute to giant-size monsters! It's at the Double Tree Pittsburgh North, Mars, PA.

CLICK HERE for admission memberships now! Reserve yours.

Guests already include Linda Miller (KING KONG ESCAPES, THE GREEN SLIME), Carl Craig (DESTROY ALL PLANETS - GAMERA VS. VIRAS), Charlotte Austin (Ed Wood's BRIDE AND THE BEAST, GORILLA AT LARGE, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, THE MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE and many more), Gregory Moffet (ROBOT MONSTER)....and the "Count" himself...Count Floyd, yes Pittsburgh native Joe Flaherty of SCTV, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE BIG BANG THEORY and more...comedian, actor and writer!

The hotel has opened up a huge block of rooms at a discount rate that are already filling up. Get them by CLICKING HERE or calling (724) 776-6900.

See all the scary details - CLICK HERE!



Get Admission Memberships and Dealer Tables NOW for June 22-24, 2018's MONSTER BASH!

Now available...get your MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE membership passes or dealer tables to be a vendor at MONSTER BASH!

Get your admission membership now! Don't miss out on this big summer's MONSTER BASH.

The Bash will have all the great features you know and love: Mexican Monster Night with free tacos and burritos (while supplies last), the giveaway prize-toss with hundreds of dollars in free prizes tossed out to the audience....blu-rays, DVDs, books, magazines, toys and more. Plus, giant sheet cakes in the lobby Saturday night, free BASH cake while it lasts!

Here's the preview trailer...CLICK HERE!

The guests of honor include Leo Gorcey's daughter Brandy Gorcey, Vincent Price's daughter, Victoria Price, Sharyn Moffett from THE BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff, Joyce Meadows from THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS, Janina Faye from HORROR OF DRACULA and DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, John Russo from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and more, more, more in the works! Brandy will be bringing many personal items from her dad's estate like letters, his hat (that he hit Sach with!) and more great stuff.

Above: John Russo, writer and zombie in the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD...Guest of Honor at June's MONSTER BASH!

Don't scare miss the next summer MONSTER BASH.

CLICK HERE to get your 3-Day Membership Admission.

CLICK HERE to get your dealer table to vend at MONSTER BASH.

Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco's life-size monsters celebrate 200 years of FRANKENSTEIN at Monster Bash in June!



New! Scary Monsters Brings on The Outer Limits

It's here, in shock stock now....SCARY MONSTERS #108! A fearful, fun-packed issue:

SCARY MONSTERS #108 - Magazine
Outta sight! THE OUTER LIMITS issue! Don't adjust your TV and don't put down this magazine. Plus, Bela Lugosi, The Amazing Colossal Monsters, Sybil Danning, DARK SHADOWS and store, in SCARY. Get your copy now.

Get it in our on-line Creepy Newsstand right Creepy Classics!



Coming this August, 2018! MONSTER BASH: GODZILLA & FRIENDS

Here it comes, big monsters on the big screen. Creepy Classics and Scary Monsters Magazine proudly present MONSTER BASH: GODZILLA AND FRIENDS, movie marathon and expo -- August 17 & 18, 2018. Two days of giant monsters on one of the biggest movie screens in the state of Ohio at the historic Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. Plus, classic movie monster collectible vendors in the lobby and the mezzanine level.

Above: Balcony level at The Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio.

The big monsters are coming out to play.

Get your admission passes discounted right now, CLICK HERE.

Want to be a vendor? CLICK HERE.

Friday, August 17, 2018 the doors open at 3PM for shopping with vendors and the vendors are open deep into the night. There will be intermissions or shopping and eating. Movies start at 6PM.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 the doors open at noon for shopping with vendors and they'll be open until 10:30PM. Movies start at 3PM.

Big monsters on the big screen, classic movie monster vendors, pizza, popcorn, good times.

All the details...CLICK HERE!

Above: The Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio...home of the Ohio MONSTER BASH!



Creepy Classics & Monster Bash Back From the Wasteland

Above: Joe Russell, Bob Kennedy and Ron Adams behind the tables at the classic monster HQ at Cinema Wasteland.

Had a great time hanging out with fellow classic horror and science fiction fans at the Cinema Wasteland expo in Strongsville, Ohio this past weekend. A big thank you to the Creepy Crew: Joe Russell, Ted Lewczyk, Bob Kennedy and Jon Doerr! Here are a few more photos from the weekend...

Above: Set-up and ready to go early on Friday, just before the show began...Joe Russell looks dreaming.

Above: Monstrous t-shirts hung by the Wasteland with care.

Above: A view from behind the tables as movie fans descend.

Next stop: The Super Monster-Rama Drive-In Show, Vandergrift, PA and Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsipany, NJ - both on the last weekend of this month (April). We'll have a split crew and be at both shows!


A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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