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It's our latest offerings, and a look ahead at cool classic monster, horror, & science fiction releases. Celebrate the classic horror and science fiction films from the silent era through the 1960s, retro TV horror from the 1950s-1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about chilhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the annual Monster Bash Classic Movie Conference. Just e-mail your message to: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

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Monday June 24 - Tuesday June 25, 2019

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: A fun image from WHO KILLED DOC ROBBIN? (1948) with George Zucco and a great group of kids. A fun, sooky murder mystery from Hal Roach Studios. Available on DVD here at Creepy Classics.

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Get Ready To Groove with Vincent Price and Daughter This August...from MONSTER BASH and CREEPY CLASSICS!

This August....it's a film fest on the big, big screen in a vintage, grand movie palace....in Canton, Ohio. A Vincent Price film fest with special guest, Vincent's daughter, Victoria Price. Victoria will speak on stage both Friday and Saturday. Four Priceless features each day at THE PALACE THEATRE, Canton Ohio....Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17. Plus vendors on the mezanive level and Creepy Classics in the lobby.

Get all the details by clicking HERE!

Check out the special promo thanks to Monster Bash's Kevin Slick and voice over by Monster Bash's Scott Goettel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4lHQc2nEm0&feature=youtu.be

We'll see you in Canton, Ohio!

New! GODZILLA - 96 Page Magazine

In shock stock and ready to ship to you:

GODZILLA LIFE MAGAZINE SPECIAL! - Magazine
8.5 x 11 inch magazine size, thick 96 page history of GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS in the movies from 1954-2019! The birth of Godzilla, the history, the fans the knock-offs. A packed 96 pages of Godzilla monster madness! Great photos, all glossy.

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

 

 

New! BIG 16 inch GODZILLA Model

Now stocked and ready to stomp its way to you:

GODZILLA 1954 (Polar Lights) - Model Kit
Polar Lights has recreated the menacing, rocking monster! Molded in green, the plastic model kit features a cityscape diorama with damaged buildings and tank. Standing 16 inches tall when assembled. Assembly of Long of the Monsters required. Glue and paint not included.

Find it (or, it will find you!) in our Model Kits & Toys Department, here at Creepy Classics...available now!

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #36

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:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #36 - Magazine
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!

A few random sample pages:

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

 

 

Back in Shock Stock!

We've just re-replenished our supply of CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Ultimate Guide Specials! Almost every CLASSIC MONSTERS and the Ultimate Guides are in stock now. Hurry and get the ones you need for your magazine collection.

Go to our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department to see the complete inventory or these British mags at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! The Original JONNY QUEST Complete Series on Blu-Ray

It's here, in shock stock at Creepy Classics:

JONNY QUEST (1964-65/Complete Original Series) - Blu-Ray Set
Saturday morning cartoon show...complete series with the team, government investigator Dr. Benton Quest, Race Bannon, Jonny Quest, friend Hadji and bulldog Bandit. They face mummies, gillmen, robots, golems, dinosaurs and mad doctors! 572 minutes, 3 discs. High definition adventure science fiction!

For decades after its initial run, it played in syndication on Saturday mornings around the country. So many of us grew up relating to Jonny and Hadji...kids our own age back then, encountering monsters in a this far-out science fiction adventure series. Wonderful stuff, full of Saturday morning magic.

Get it in our New Blu-Ray Department, here at Creepy Classics today!

 

 

New on Blu! Drive-In Cult Favorites

Set-up your own drive-in at home and watch these cult classics to re-live those days of the 1960s-1970s. Six new blu-rays are shock stocked right now at Creepy Classics:

THE UNCANNY (1977/Peter Cushing) - Blu-Ray
Stars Peter Cushing and Ray Milland. A writer of horror and mystery stories has stumbled upon the secret of cats. Cats are really supernatural creatures who watch and control us without our knowledge. He tries to explain this to various people and weaves three tales of feline terror.

JACK THE RIPPER (1959) - Blu-Ray
Great mystery-horror that tells the classic story of England's Ripper. In the style of the great early Hammer shockers of the late fifties and early sixties. Great Old England feel with fog and...there...hear... footsteps behind you! Taut, cool Thriller! 2 versions. Extras!

CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES (AKA: CREATURES OF EVIL/1970) - Blu-Ray
AKA: CREATURES OF EVIL. A dysfunctional family in a big way. They're all becoming vampires! First, mom, then other family members either become vampires or just plain victims. The daughter's finance's ghost returns from the grave to help fight off these monsters. Gritty and creepy.

MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND (1968) - Blu-Ray
Stars John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. Horror from the Phillipines! Indeed! A vacationer lands on an island and discovers a mad doc who is working on experiments that result in monser-zombies. Extras, features!

THE BLOOD DRINKERS (1964/AKA: THE VAMPIRE PEOPLE) - Blu-Ray
Stars Ronald Remy as the Vampire King. Remy (Dr. Marco, the vampire) runs a whole horde of toothy vamps that are purging the local countryside of its blood. Filmed in the Phillipines, it's got a real to life "Old World" gritty feel. Lots of extras!

TERROR IS A MAN (1959) - Blu-Ray
Really excellent horror thriller with Frances Lederer as a Dr. Moreau-type. It is kinda a cross between ISLE OF LOST SOULS and MOST DANGEROUS GAME. Really excellent acting and story....pretty shocking for 1959 with a horrifying panther-man-monster. Also known as: BLOOD CREATURE.

Get the ones you need for your collection now, it high definition Blu-Ray in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Witch's Dungeon News

This in from Cortlandt Hull at The Witch's Dungeon:

My thanks and congratulations to JOANIE SUTTER and NUTMEG TV - they just won both the 2019 Silver & Bronze TELLY AWARDS for a documentary they created on "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum" as part of their series "Up Close And Personal" - we will be bringing some of our life size figures and original movie props to MONSTER BASH this month!

 

 

New and Back in Stock! Classic Monsters of the Movies

Now in stock, the latest issue of CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #16. Plus, re-stocked on back issues: CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #11 and #13. And....also here, these CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES specials: THE MUMMY'S HAND, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE BLACK CAT (1934).

Get these and other issues of CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES in our On-Line Magazine Newsstand in the Classic Monsters Department....at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Monster Laffs

Here's a cartoon submitted to Creepy Classics/Monster Bash by Larry Boyington in Oklahoma City....love it! Thanks Larry.

 

 

New! The Model Kits For Your Shelf

Three new, great model kits for building, painting and proudly displaying:

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE FLYING SAUCER - Model Kit
Re-issue this classic flying saucer kit, originally produced by Lindberg in 1954. This classic kit was used by Ed Wood for the flying saucers in the movie PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE! Decal sheet included, assembly required. Glue not included. Make Tor and Vampira proud, get your kit today.

THE INVISIBLE MAN - Model Kit
H.G. Well's "The Invisible Man" is loaded with parts! 1/8 scale, complete with figure, base table, bookcase, and loads of lab equipment. Check out the invisible rats! Assembly required. Glue and paint not included. Great rainy day model building fun!

LAND OF THE GIANTS (Snake Attack!) - Model Kit
This classic kit was originally produced by Aurora in 1968, and later reissued by Polar Lights. Our new release features new box art and will include a two sided backdrop to display with your model. 10 inches long, 5 inches high. Assembly required. Paint and glue not included. Zounds!

Snare your model kits today in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department at Creepy Classics!

 

 

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.

 

 

Rondo Remembers: One Afternoon in the Basement

It was 1963 or 1964 and I was just a tyke. I had just received a surprise gift that I will never forget. It was a long box of the FRANKENSTEIN model kit from Aurora.

I had seen it at a sidewalk sale in downtown Grove City, PA. I don't think I had seen any movie with the monster in it at that point. There was just something scary and cool about it. And, he was yellow-green. Keen! Mom and Dad said I couldn't have it. Demoralized, but resilient, I let it go.

Weeks later I did something that my mom thought was helpful. Picked up after myself or helped my dad with the trash...I don't really remember what it was. But I do remember the reward. It was going to wait for my birthday...but, I was gifted early. Out from under my parents bed came that Aurora FRANKENSTEIN model kit.

That weekend, down into the basement my father and I went. We were armed with airplane glue and Testor's paint in those little glass bottles that make a kind of squeaky sound when they were held tightly together. Dad also had a can of paint thinner. I helped as Dad walked me through building a model. A monster model. This creation happened one magic afternoon in the basement of a brown house on College Avenue in Grove City, PA.

I'll never forget it...the beginnings of the Monster Kid branding. Thank you Mom and Dad.

Ron Adams
2019

Hi Ron,

So in response to your One Afternoon in the Basement story. I had a similar but, different experience in my basement on Bergen Street in Garfield. Circa 1977, this monster generation kid, decided he would venture out of his bedroom that he shared with his younger brother, Joe (twin beds and all-LOL). And found a corner in the back of our basement to set-up his round table with 1 big green cabinet and two smaller ones, loaded with every Famous Monsters of Filmland, Highlights, Creepy and Dynamite magazines. Also comic books of every kind, trading cards, mostly non-sports cards and baseball! Monster related books and toys from Mego Action Figures, to Lego Building sets, Army soldiers fighting every plastic Dinosaur in my collection-AMAZING FUN!

But, like Ron, those Aurora model kits, were something that I often would stare at in the Two Guys department store in Garfield or Paul's Hobby Shop in Wallington! I wanted those kits so badly, and I came up with an idea to clean the entire basement in our house in late October (near Halloween) and when Christmas arrived that year there were all these long boxes wrapped and labeled with my name. I opened the first one and it was Count Dracula (bats and all-LOL.) The Wolf Man followed then Ron's favorite, the Frankenstein Monster, also The Mummy, (Kharis-himself) and The Phantom of the Opera (Lon Chaney's masterpiece of the silent era.)

I looked at Dad, and he had a big smile and then handed me another box, filled with Testor's paints, all the basic colors and the model glue to boot! I started to build Dracula with my dad, and from there hours of model building in my little corner of my basement (listening to the Star Wars soundtrack on vinyl), a Monster Generation Kid, was being groomed and since that time I have never looked back unless the lights were out in the basement and I was scared stiff (LOL).

So thanks, Dad and Mom too, for starting me on the wrong path filled with monsters, ghouls, zombies, dinosaurs and creatures of the night-AHH!

Sincerely, Steve Wyka
Wallington, NJ

Great memories Ron...thanks for sharing!

I have a similar story...I was already a monster addict having read the Crestwood House books and played with my Remco Mini-Monsters.

It was 1983 and I was 11 years old when I saw my first monster model at Conley's. It was the Monogram reissue of the Mummy, and I pleaded with my parents, but was also turned down.

Lo and behold a mere week later and I got that very Mummy kit for my birthday! I vividly remember my dad helping me too...covering the kitchen table with newspapers, the tube of Testors cement, and all those little bottles of glossy enamels. That kit sparked a lifelong obsession with monster models that continues to this day.

I've built that same Mummy kit a half dozen times by now...here's a pic of my latest version (above). Wish I still had my original.

Best always,

Dwayne Pinkney

 

 

Get Your Vote In!

Remember to vote for your favorite movies in the Frightful Four! We have Godzilla (1954) versus King Kong (1933), and the other matchup is Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) against Frankenstein (1931)! Voting ends on a June 9! Here is the link to vote - http://tinyurl.com/mmmadness2019

 

 

New on DVD! Karloff Rare Silent Film & Italian Grindhouse Double Feature

Here are two very different new DVDs in shock stock at Creepy Classics:

KING OF THE KONGO (1929, Plus Bonus Rare Films) - DVD

THE KING OF THE KONGO (1929): Pretty young Diana Martin journeys to an ancient African temple in search of her long-lost explorer father, missing since she was a baby. The temple is also the hiding place for a huge cache of ivory sought by poachers led by disfigured killer "Scarface" Macklin. Diana is saved from their grisly clutches by Secret Service Agent Larry Trent, who had tailed the crooks to Africa. Together they will uncover the secret of Diana's missing father, but his ultimate fate is something neither of them could possibly predict...A long-lost serial with a pre-Frankenstein Boris Karloff as the villain, The King of the Kongo is presented here in a feature version assembled from the extant footage. Due to the exceptionally rare nature of this program, picture anomalies exist.

A WOMAN IN GREY (1920): Retired attorney Wilfred Amory purchases his old childhood residence, in which he believes his deceased father hid a vast fortune. A mysterious woman in grey, Ruth Hope, shows up at the house with part of a secret map that reveals the treasure's location. The rest is in the hands of dastardly J. Havilland Hunter, who has hired thugs to retrieve Ruth's fragment by force. Now young Tom Thurston, Amory's assistant and trusted confidant, must rescue Ruth and assemble the map before it's too lateā€¦

BONUS: The Last Man (1925): Years after his studio Selig Polyscope folded in 1918, movie mogul "Colonel" William N. Selig got back into the picture business producing a series of low-budget adventure two-reelers called The Jungle Stories. Meant to pad out matinee programs of B-features, these shorts are incredibly rare finds today. In The Last Man, two unsuspecting tourists are captured by a crazed scientist in the jungles of South Africa. Starring Hedda Nova and Richard Sterling. Directed by Bertram Bracken.

THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE (1971)/SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS (1971) - DVD

Two grisly Euro-shockers, both produced in 1971. Beware these are not for the faint of heart. Unsettling, gory, disturbing and nasty. Late, late show material. Only for Italian grindhouse fans. Not for kids.

Get these new DVDs in our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

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!

 

 

Get Ready for This Year's MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

CLICK HERE to see the preview trailer for this October's big bashin' MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

All te guests, the vendors, the films and the MONSTER BASH fun! Preview trailer produced by Kevin Slick.

 

 

 

Late Nights at MONSTER BASH

For those of you that wonder what happens late nights at MONSTER BASH....besides free tacos & burritos, free cake, free prize tosses, live theatre with Zach Zito, live game show's like "What's My Monster," the Monster Bash Award giveaway ("The Forry"), The Rondo Awards and well......there's this too. Bob Pellegrino touches the hearts of Universal classic monster movie fans. It's "The Festival of the New Wine!"

CLICK HERE!

Video produced by Monster Kid Radio's Derek Koch!

 

 

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!

 

 

New! Movie Monsters Paperback from 1980

Now shock stocked in our Creepy Bookstore here on-line...it's MOVIE MONSTERS:

MOVIE MONSTERS by Stephen Daniels - Used Paperback Book
Small paperback. Normal age tanning on pages. Young teen book on classic movie monsters with lots of photos. 83 pages. 1980. Used paperback.

Scoop up your copy of this book on our favorites for young adults in the Creepy Bookstore at Creepy Classics...it's creepy!

 

 

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!

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

Above, a recent visit to Creepy Classics!

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

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