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New! DVDs in Stock Now

Now here at Creepy Classics, three new releases on DVD that are really cool and are going in my personal collection.

A side note is that I remember seeing the OUR MR. SUN imaginative documentary in a school assembly at Park Forest Jr. High School in State College, Pennsylvania when I was in 4th grade back in 1968. I remember thinking, THAT'S the scientist from THE MOLE PEOPLE! Plus, it really had a sci-fi feel, unlike boring educational films. Well enough's the lowdown on these new releases:

From the Golden Age of Television, rare, unseen mystery thrillers! Sherlock Holmes in THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED from the producer of the Quatermass serials, the super rare ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE show and Frank Lovejoy with Ida Lupino in the gangland thriller MEET McGRAW.

OFFICER 444 (1926/Complete Serial) - 2 DVD Set
Silent serial stars Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, Ruth Royce and Al Ferguson. Government agent Officer 444 is after a mad scientist named "The Frog" who wants to rule the world. The Frog is a slinking shadowed figure moving much like Lon Chaney in his roles as a contortionist. The Frog does rule an underworld complete with dungeon and deformed evil hunchbacks. A woman working with The Frog, called The Vulture tries to lead Officer 444 astray too.

OUR MR. SUN (1956) - DVD
Produced in 1956 and run in school assemblies through the 1970s, OUR MR. SUN is a fun, sci-fi styled kid's documentary about real science starring Dr. Frank Baxter (THE MOLE PEOPLE), Eddie Albert, Lionel Barrymore and Sterling Holloway. A treat of imagination, live action, animation and SPFX.

Get them right now, they're in stock and ready to ship to your door! You'll find them in the New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics!




By Robert "Bobb" Cotter author of the book THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY (McFarland Books)

Hola amigos! Happy Boo Year! Sorry for the absence of a column last month, but I've been busy working on the Women Horror Hosts book. I'm pleased to report that it's going well, and while I can't reveal too much, one thing I can reveal is that our old fiend Penny Dreadful will be writing the foreword! One other thing I can promise are many brand-new interviews and never-before-published photos!

In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to go with everybody's favorite Turnbuckle Sweethearts, the Wrestling Women. Featured this month is their very first movie, LAS LUCHADORAS CONTRA EL MEDICO ASESINO ("Wrestling Women against the Killer Doctor"), otherwise known as DOCTOR OF DOOM and even ROCK AND ROLL WRESTLING WOMEN VS THE AZTEC APE! (A version of the film that was released by the normally reliable Rhino which featured some snarky overdubbing and even more snarky, cheesy fake rock'n'roll).

There's this nutty doctor, see. A Killer Doctor, in fact (Roberto Canedo), and he's killing women to find a brain for his monster, Gomar (Gerardo Cepeda, Mexico's answer to Eddie Parker) - although why he wants a female brain for a male monster is, of course, never explained. Perhaps Gomar wants to explore his sensitive side. Perhaps it is just the prelude to a sex-change operation. The Doc figures that all of his previous test-subjects died because they weren't the right type of woman, so he decides he needs the hardier breed of woman personified by, of course, our heroines, the Glorious Luchadoras Of Wrestling (Lorena Velazquez and Elizabeth Campbell)!

The Doc gets this super-genius idea after the last woman who dies (from the slight inconvenience of having her brain removed) turns out to be the sister of one of those glorious Luchadoras, Gloria Venus (Lorena), the tag-team partner of The Golden Rubi (Elizabeth). The vixens of the ring, ably assisted by their detective boyfriends (the ever-dependable Armando Silvestre and comedy-relief sidekick Chucho Salinas) then engage in a series of pitched battles with the Killer Doctor, and bring the movie to a rousing climax, in which the Doc and Gomar are doused with sulfuric acid, which leaves Gomar in a pile!

But wait! The Doc isn't down for the count after all! Just when Gloria and Rubi think it's safe to go back in the ring, the Killer Doctor turns up alive - in a plaid suit and wrestling mask! And his experiments have taken a bit of a turn (although a still sexually confused one); this time, he's transplanted the brain of a gorilla into the body of a masked female wrestler! The Doc dupes Gloria and Rubi into a match with his new creation, who, surprisingly, does not have her hood torn off to reveal a gorilla face! The Killer Doc and his gorilla-brained grappler nearly finish off Our Heroines, but when the tide of the match starts to turn, the masked malcontents flee the ring! Then the gorilla brain starts to revert to its natural state, and she/he/it begins to climb a water tower, followed by the Doc, and from which they are shot down! The Beauties have finally killed the Beast.

Happy Valentine's Day, and please don't forget to click for free at the Animal Rescue Site to provide food and care for shelter animals! Better yet, adopt one! Adios and Vaya con Dios; Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher

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Happy Birthday to The Lonster - Lon Chaney, Jr.

One of our all-time favorite actors, Lon Chaney, Jr. was born on February 10, 1906.

I sure wish I could have met Lon....I've gotten to know his wonderful grandson, Ron Chaney, from the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES....but can you imagine what a hit Lon Jr. would have been at MONSTER BASH if he were still with us?

Lenny, Larry Talbot (The Wolf Man), Dynamo Dan, "The Butcher", the crazy Cajun from ALLIGATOR PEOPLE, The Frankenstein Monster, the infamous count in SON OF DRACULA, the Inner Sanctum films...I could just go on and and on from memory.

Happy Birthday going up to you, Lon!

Thanks to Scott Goettel, Phil Smoot, Ursula Adams and Mark Wilhelm...all who reminded me about The Lonster.




Appearing in-person, meet: Greg Moffett (ROBOT MONSTER), Sharyn Moffett (THE BODY SNATCHER), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Richard Eyer (THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD), JO MORROW (13 GHOSTS), Claudia Barrett (ROBOT MONSTER), Jimmy Hunt (INVADERS FROM MARS), plus Jeremy Ambler (THE WALKING DEAD), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), Wes Shank (FORBIDDEN PLANET props), Cortlandt Hull (nephew of Henry Hull - WEREWOLF OF LONDON) and many, many more. Plus 200 vendor tables of classic monster merchandise.

Join us for MONSTER BASH again in July 2016! Admission available right now at a $5 discount for a limited time: CLICK HERE.

Rooms at the host hotel are booking now, call right now: (724) 776-6900.

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Birth of a Monster Magazine

After spending a few weeks pounding away at style, layouts, photo scanning, Photoshopping splash pages and a lot of help from Ted Bohus, Ursula Adams, Harriet Bohus, writers and artists....MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #26 was ready in digital form.

Then, it was transferred to a very large print house. A real printer.

About four days later....I was off driving (with some help) and larger vehicles that could take the weight...heading for the printer (about 90 minutes away):

Then it was meeting with our rep at the printer, getting assigned the ramp at the loading docks and palettes pulled into position:

Stacks of boxes, thousands of magazines, are loaded and suspension systems are put to a test!

Next, they are unloaded, and carried by hand (I know this, oh, so painfully) and stacked in a remote corner of the Creepy Classics warehouse (werewolf house):

Then, writers and artists are mailed there copies. Subscribers next, mail orders, and the process of shipping boxes to distributors for magazine shops, comic shops, drug store racks in the USA and in the UK too. gets to fans just like you, and me too (My daughter, Paisley below):

Lastly, I gather funds to pay the printer, which as Dennis Druktenis aptly put one time...costs the price of a new vehicle.

So pick up as many copies as you can! Heh. -Ron Adams, February 2016.

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New! Mummy Playing Card Set

Now in stock, a playing card set that features THE MUMMY (1932), Boris Karloff, on the deck. Limited number of decks in stock. Get yours now. You'll find them in our Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics.

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Used, But Like New DVDs!

Now in stock, used (but like new) DVDs here at Creepy Classics! Just in: CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955) and VAMPIRA - THE MOVIE (2007 Documentary) DVDs. See these and many, many more in our Used DVD & Blu-Ray Depaerment here at Creepy Classics!



The Beast Is Back!

This in from Stop-Motion Monster-Maker, Ryan Lengyel:

Hi Ron,

Hope everything's going well in the dungeon!

I wanted to let you know I put my last stop motion video up on You Tube recently, and that you're welcome to share it on Monsterbash news if you like:

...And maybe that folks can can find the first one (Beast Stop-Motion Film) as a bonus feature on Joshua Kennedy's DVD for THE VESUVIUS XPERIMENT, available now in the Creepy Cassics Store! ;)

Take it easy,

Thanks for sharing Ryan. And congratulations on being a new dad very soon! A new little MONSTER BASHER in the making! Exciting time! -Ron



Brian's Bashin' Birthday!

Stop the presses, another birthday of note for classic monster movie fans....this from Creepy Classics field reporter Scott Goettel:

Hey Ron,

Another birthday to note, and it's an actor that we Monster Kids will recognize...Brian Donlevy.

Waldo Brian Donlevy was born on 02/09/1901, and passed away at age 71 on 04/05/1972.  His movie roles include THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT (also known as The Creeping Unknown), QUATERMASS 2 (also known as Enemy From Space), CURSE OF THE FLY, and a wide variety of many other film roles and TV appearances including westerns, film noirs, comedies, dramas, and more.

Our Monster Bashin' Happy Birthday wishes to actor Brian Donlevy!




Get Ready To BASH in July!

All the fun of the classic monster movie conference is gearing up to happen again in July 2016, it's MONSTER BASH! Entertainment, shopping, guest movie and TV stars...!

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Monster Bash Magazine #26 HERE! IN SHOCK STOCK!

In stock now, the latest issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! If you grew up loving the original FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine....those memories are not far away from MONSTER BASH magazine. We'll bring you home...

In this fear-packed issue:

Bert I. Gordon - new interview about his classic atomic age monster movies, giant-size bugs and new horrors! Writer Tom Weaver heads for THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957) with director Virgil Vogel, Lon Chaney, The British Ban on Horror Films in the 1930s explored by Frank Dello Stritto, Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater and more!

Here are some sample page shots:

Get it in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand right now, here at Creepy Classics. We deliver monsters to your door!

You can also call to get the latest issue at (724) 238-4317.



Above: "Long John" Carradine, a birthday of note!

The Monster Bashin' Birthday Report

In from Monster Bash Birthday reporter, Scott Goettel, here are some of the latest birthdates to note for us classic horror and sci-fi fans:

February 5th, 1906 marks the birthday of one of favorite horror movie actors, John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine).  He passed away at age 82, on November 27th, 1988.

I love watching the double feature of HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HOUSE OF DRACULA with him as Dracula.  But there's no denying that it was great when Bela Lugosi returned later as Dracula in Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Besides horror, he appeared in just about every genre possible...westerns, dramas, suspense, and so much more.  One of his many fine performances was in the film classic THE GRAPES OF WRATH starring Henry Fonda.  Mr. Carradine also appeared with James Stewart, John Wayne, and Lee Marvin in THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, and he even appeared in Elvis Presley's movie THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS, which also featured Vincent Price!

Another birthday on February 5th is David Selby, born 02/05/1941, he is now 75.

The best part of our afternoon TV viewing after school was getting quickly off of the school bus and rushing in the house just in time to watch our favorite 'horror soap opera' DARK SHADOWS, where David Selby played Quentin Collins.  The show featured so many things for us Monster Kids to enjoy, like zombies, werewolves, vampires, and even time travel to the "parallel time".  The TV series also provided two movies...HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS...David wasn't in that one, but he was in NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS.

Big Bashin' Happy Birthday Wishes to John Carradine and David Selby!




New Super Fan Art

This just in from artist, Malcolm Gittins:

Dear Ron, I just wanted to share a couple of the new classic monster portraits I've been working on for July's Monster Bash!

Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul, which took me a week to finish and is based on the classic Famous Monsters cover #7, Blood of Dracula, and I Was a Teenage Werewolf, which completes the trio of teenage monsters I've done, so, at my table teenage monsters attack with the Teenage Frankenstein, Teenage Werewolf and the Teenage Vampire!! And my Zacherley will be available as a T-Shirt!!

I have so many more new paintings to do before July, and will be working in my creepy crypt to bring monster kids all kinds of art, just the ghoul old days of Famous Monsters and Chiller Theater!

Beast Witches, Malcolm



Brush With The Broom - Margaret Hamilton

This great memory sent in my friend Kevin Mulligan (thanks for sharing, Kevin!):

Hi Ron,

I'll tell you of my encounter with Margaret Hamilton, which Ii thought you might find interesting. Back in the 1980's (when she was doing the "Cora the coffee lady" commercials) she was scheduled to be a guest at an event I was attending. Earlier that evening, a small group of us were invited to the organizer's home for a get-together with her. His home had a large deck where we were socializing, and it extended out over a little valley. As Ms. Hamilton was speaking with me she leaned back against the railing and, for a moment, lost her balance and I was afraid she would tumble over into the valley. I instinctively reached my arm behind her to steady her and help her regain her balance. Later on I thought to myself, it's a good thing none of the munchkins were around to see that, as they would have been furious with me for saving the Wicked Witch of the West!

All the best,
Kevin Mulligan



New! It's Model Madness

New and Back In Shock Stock!

We've just re-shock stocked our model kit departmemt with some best sellers a new one too.

Check out the details and all the details on these official licensed kits, plus we've discounted most of them down from the retail price. You can see all of the above, plus many more in our "Model Kits & Action Figures" Department....right here at Creepy Classics! Where all the Monster Kids on Your Block Shop!



New! On DVD...

THE WHISPERING SHADOW (Feature Version/1933) - DVD
Bela Lugosi in an early feature version of a serial about mysterious murders and the search for hidden jewels. "The Whispering Shadow" is a criminal mastermind utilizing ground-breaking radio wave technology to terrorize. Great Hollywood fun.

Stars Peter Lorre, Louis Hayward, Ann Harding and Tristram Coffin. Lorre is a mind-reading psychic. He is asked to move into an estate with an elderly lady. A nephew thinks him a fake...but predictions come true and murder is forecast! Rare TV thriller. Bonus: Lorre in THE 5TH WHEEL.

Strange and alluring, almost hypnotic styled cartoons that uses real human moths super-imposed over cartoon. Adventures with sea thrillers starring Captain Fathom at the helm of The Argonaut (like Captain Nemo and The Nautilus). From comic book artist Alex Toth who brought you SPACE ANGEL. Episodes: Ghost Ship, Pisastro's Private War, The Ice Trap and The Loss of the Argonaut.

Two low-budget science fiction films from the 1970s. EYES BEHIND THE STARS (1978) has aliens abducting humans in dense woods with a horrifying government cover-up. UFO: TARGET EARTH (1974) A young scientist gets too close to an alien race that have landed deep in a Carolina lake.

Find all these new release DVDs in our New DVDs & Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics. Order yours today - We Deliver Monsters To Your Door!



Re-Shock Stocked Columbia Classics Now Discounted!

A huge re-stocking of Columbia clssic horror and science fiction on DVD is now here. Prices marked down with great deals on beautiful transfers from the Columbia studio vaults. See them lsted in our Complete DVD Catalog right now:






CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1956): 60 Anniversay Edition starring Richard Denning with gangster zombies.

Get them all now, here at your home of classic monsters: Creepy Classics! You'll find them in our Complete DVD Catalog...grab the ones you want today and run to the check-out. We've got an army of vampire bats ready to have DVDs strapped to their hairy backs and flown to your doorstep.




This month's Creepy Crate is packed with merchandise involving GIANT DINOSAUR items. Get your crate of stuff now, a big box of mystery GIANT DINOSAUR items (t-shirt and more):




Rumors Dashed on Svengoolie!

This just in from Cortlandt Hull of The Witch's Dungeon Movie Museum, who also happens to be Henry Hull's (WEREWOLF OF LONDON actor) great nephew:

On Saturday February 13th Rich Koz aka "SVENGOOLIE" during his showing of "The Wolf Man",
will be presenting a segment on the real story of why Henry Hull wanted a change to the preliminary
makeup for "Werewolf Of London". It will dispel the ridiculous rumors that it was for "vanity purposes"
or "Hull couldn't sit in the makeup chair for a long period". So tune in for the real story, from Henry Hull
himself, who was a talented makeup artist on the stage, as well as a fine actor. "Svengoolie" will be
showing rare photos from the Hull family collection. My thanks to Rich for correcting these long standing
rumors. It has been an uphill battle. I am very proud of my great-uncle, I did not enjoy having his reputation
smeared by unfounded rumors. Henry was somewhat amused, but rather pleased at how angry I was at
what was printed about him in books & magazines. As Henry said, "My boy, that's Hollywood - once gossip
is printed - it becomes fact!" - Cortlandt Hull


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