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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: If that thing makes it to my house, we'll never pass the home inspection! Set the dynamite. A scene from TARANTULA (1955). Get it on DVD here at Creepy Classics.

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New! THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA on Blu-Ray

Eggahd! It's here on Blu-Ray! THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA (1962), an Italian mix of 1960s kitsch and atmospheric Gothic horror in the decaying old country. A stunning piece of horror film history. Delivering the Gothic goods:

THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA (1962)
Stars Helena Remy, Maria Luisa Rolando, Tina Gloriani and Walter Brandi. This Italian vampire-monster flicks swings from the goofy dance sequences to incredible beautiful and haunting Gothic moments. Then, some horrific vampire scenes too. The count is quite hideous! Real, ancient castle settings, aid in the great atmosphere. Widescreen, English and Italian audio option.

It's in stock here at Creepy Classics, order yours now for immediate shipping! Snap it up in our New Blu-Ray Department now.


 

 

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: Leo Goecey of The Bowery Boys and East Side KIds will be at MONSTER BASH in spirit. His daughter, Brandy Gorcey, will be on hand with memorabilia and memories of her father!

Don't scare miss this June's MONSTER BASH.

CLICK HERE to get your 3-Day Membership Admission.

CLICK HERE to get your dealer table to vend at MONSTER BASH. ONLY A FEW LEFT!

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

 


What Have You Been Watching Lately?

Over this past weekend we were doing mass mailings for MONSTER BASH, but we were able to squeeze inone short film. We watched Lon Chaney Jr. in STRANGE CONFESSION (1945). It's one of the Inner Sanctum thriller that also stars J. Carroll Naish. A pretty strong one from the series!

Here's an e-mail in from Bruce Tinkel on what he's been watching:

Hi Ron:

Since this past Saturday's weather was so horrible, I decided to have a 1950's horror and science fiction film festival.

First was "The Black Scorpion" (1957). A fun giant bug movie filled with one of Willis O'Brien's last jobs. Many scenes were reminiscent of King Kong. Next up was "The Werewolf" (1956).  One of the better werewolf films of the 1950's with great monster makeup. It also happens to be the first horror film that I saw in the movies and holds a special place in my heart. 1959's "The Manster" was next. It's the grand father of "The Thing With Two Heads" and "The Incredible Two Headed Transplant" but a lot more wacky, bizarre and fun. One of the famous images from the film is the man screaming from pain with an eye sticking out of his shoulder. Also the lead actor, Peter Dyneley looks a great deal like Lon Chaney, Jr. The last film in my mini festival was "The Screaming Skull" (1958). It's a largely forgotten film about a floating skull terrorizing an unstable bride. The film doesn't make a great deal of sense but it makes up for it with it's eerie setting and music. The composer, Ernst Gold later won an Oscar for the theme song for the film "Exodus".

I  rarely get the time to spend an afternoon watching a bunch of enjoyable 50's films.

Take care, Bruce Tinkel, Edison, NJ

 

 

Patricia Morrison Passes Away at 103

She was a dynamic actress who was in scores of films, TV shows and stage plays. We know her best from CALLING DR. DEATH (1943) with Lon Chaney, Jr., DRESSED TO KILL (1946) with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce (part of the Universal Sherlock Holmes series), TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS (1947) with Johnny Weissmuller and manymore, To the general pubic she was probably best known for her role in KISS ME KATE.

A quote:

"I used to think every night before I went on stage, a lot of people think of the audience as one mass, but it's not — it's all individual people. And that's why I love the theater ... And I always feel that if in some way you can touch somebody, either touch them emotionally, or if it's a young person who wants to be an actor, touch them so he or she, too, wants to be an actor ... it's so worthwhile. I've enjoyed everything I've done in life."

-Patricia Morison

She passed away at 103years of age at her home apartment.

*A special thank you to Jim Mahoney for alerting me to this. -Ron

 

 

New! The Game of Shuffling Horror is in Shock Stock

Yep, we have it in stock, here at Creepy Classics...the zombie board game that takes place in 1968...in Pittsburgh, just like the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD movie. Here are the ghastly details:

PITTSBURGH '68 - The Game of Shuffling Horror

The Time: 1968. The Place: Pittsburgh. The Problem: Zombies! Grim thrills and chills await in Pittsburgh 68, a card-n-dice game that plays out like a creepy, classic zombie movie. Trapped in a desolate farmhouse, players face an ever growing zombie problem (which they will probably end up being a part of). One player directs the movie and controls the zombies; all others just try to survive! They must do their best to stay alive and stay ahead of the ever-growing undead horde. Eliminated players do not stop playing – they just shuffle back into the game as zombies in classic Living Dead style. Who will be standing when the film fades to black?!?

Ge it in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics right now...don't dismay, it's time to play!

 

 

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: Creepy Classics set-up in the west wing of the lobby 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!

 

 

MONSTER BASH Staff Finishes Up 11,000 By Hand Mailings!

The MONSTER BASH staff was out in full force for two twelve hour days of collating, folding, stuffing and stamping. We finished up 11,000 mailing for the 2018 MONSTER BASH shows. Watch your mailbox!

Not only was their mailings, but giant party pizzas on Saturday, subs on Sunday, more snacks and candy than should be consumed by any living creature and Mexican dinners. Done!

A massive Monster Kid "thank you" to the staffers that rolled in from all over on Saturday and Sunday...here are pics:

Pictured above, starting bottom left and going clockwise: Barb Heiss, Joe Russell, Ed Watson, Maggie, Leah, John Sargent, Nathan (behind John's Pirate hat), Jen and Bob Pellegrino.

Above: An overhead shot of Joe and Ed in action.

Above: Bottom left and clockwise - Nathan, Leah, Ursula Adams and Maggie.

Above: Bob Pellegrino, Barb Heiss and Joe Russell...double, double, toil and trouble!

Above: Bob Pellegrino, Douglas Ray and Barb Heiss. It never ends...piles and piles.

Above: Ted Lewczyk, Bob, Douglas (in his Civil War era beard), Barb and Ed.

Above: Ursula in colating madness. Don't worry, when those piles get low...there's more.

Above: Barb Heiss, Joe Russell and M. Oleman who showed up unanounced from the bowels of the earth..

 

 

Monster Basher Joey Vento Display COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK Prop Head

Hey Ron, Our Jessferatu was doing some early monster-bashin as Haunted Barn presented BLADE RUNNER to the good people at the Goshen Historical Society. We all got to pose with another "automaton"...a 1966 bust of The Colossus of New York we acquired from the Ackermansion's dirt floor cellar in the 70s. They were thrilled!

Best from The Haunted Barn and see you all soon!

Joey's daughter, Jessica, ---"Jessferatu," below in a nice shirt!

 

 

Bashers Visit Cortlandt's THE WITCH'S DUNGEON

This from long time MONSTER BASHER, Michael Joyner:

Hi Ron, after many years of enjoying Cortland Hull's Witches Dungeon exhibits at Monster Bash, last October Diane and I got to the full scale exhibition in Bristol Connecticut. It was worth the bad weather we had to drive through. Cortland not only puts so much detail into the figures, seeing them at his Halloween week  in full tableaus was really amazing. This is a Mecca that should be on every true classic Monster fan's list. That night also had a great bonus, as Hollywood film and TV star Dan Roebuck dropped by to enjoy the fun and mix it up with the fans. Looking forward to seeing what Cortland brings up to the Bash again soon. - Michael Joyner

See Cortlandt and THE WITCH'S DUNGEON display at MONSTER BASH again this June!

 

 

David "Rock" Nelson Ready To MONSTER BASH!

Check out the You Tube video (below) to hear from "The Rock" himself. He opens a surprise package from Creepy Classics and talks MONSTER BASH, Aurora models, his new werewolf movie project, and being an EXTREME Monster Kid! David is the greatest. Enthusiasm exploding from every pour.

CLICK HERE!

See David "Rock" Nelson in person and in living color at MONSTER BASH, June 22-24, 2018.

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH June 2018 T-Shirts

Get ready for the best classic monster convention on the planet, MONSTER BASH, with the new limited commemorative t-shirt! Get yours now and show up at MONSTER BASH in proud style. A celebration of classic movies...it's MONSTER BASH.

MONSTER BASH June 2018 - Red T-Shirt
A beautiful red t-shirt with the lobby card styled design...The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters with the East Side Kids, Frankenstein Monster, Vincent Price. Commemorates the show with Brandy Gorcey and Victoria Price. Very limited. 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Men's sizes.

In sizes SMALL to 3X!

Get yours in our Shirts and Creepy Gear Department right now at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Linda Touby (Mrs. Basil Gogos) Will Be a Guest at MONSTER BASH October 2018

Wife of one of the greatest classic monster painters of all-time will be a guest at MONSTER BASH October 2018! Linda Touby, wife of the late Basil Gogos will be on hand with artwork by Basil on display and be happy to talk to you about the life and career of her husband. She sure to bring some surprises for fans to see.

Get your membership admission right now, you wouldn't want to miss out this autumn....when the moon is full and bright!

CLICK HERE for details

 

 

Wow! Corman Cover Rocks Roger, for SCARY MONSTERS #109

Above is the full wrap-around cover for SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE #109. The issue is due to street around the second week of June. You'll be able to pick it up direct from the editor himself, Don Smeraldi, at MONSTER BASH....or you can order direct from SCARY or here at CREEPY.

Regardless, make sure you get it!

Stay tuned to this (vampire) bat station.

 

 

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 creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com!

 

 

New and In Shock Stock! MONSTER BASH #33 Magazine

Another great Daniel Horne cover...it'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. interviews thanks to an assist from Tom Weaver), DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN, a touch of Cryptozoology from Timothy Frick, a look into the 1931 Hyde from the cover, some cool Fan Flashbacks on our monster lovin' childhoods and more. All gloss, cover of gruesome greatness by Daniel Horne.

Get the new issue now, CLICK HERE.

Everyone goes crazy over MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE!

A peek inside this new issue:

 

 

Dracula Cartoon

The above cartoon sent in to us from Bruce Tinkel. Thanks for sharing a Monster Kid smile with us today!

 

 

Creepy Classics & Monster Bash Go Back To School

Last week I was asked to speak at a career day at a local school in western, PA. It was elementary grades...four talks to grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. What fun...I had fun, the kids had fun and....maybe the teachers did! Since the kids got magazines, got to do some recording (like I do for the local radio station), trick-or-treat full size candy bars, and got to see some Monster Bash trailers projected...well, they were pretty revved up.

I did hear that the other speakers didn't quite have the engagement I had. They included an air conditioner repair man, a nursing home employee and a forensics officer.

Needless to say, they seemed like they enjoyed my presentation with a 7 foot Frankenstein...here are some more pics:

Ron,
I really enjoyed your posting of the photos you took when you participated in a career day at one of your local elementary schools. I remember those "career day" sessions at the school that I went to. I guarantee you that years from now, the kids are going to remember your presentation the most over the other occupations which probably were represented. I believe you mentioned an a/c man, forensic officer, etc. What a great idea to bring along complimentary issues of MB. Also, the 7' Frankenstein. There is no telling how many kids you got interested in this subject of "monsters". However, there probably was at least one set of parents who were SHOCKed when their child got home from school and showed to them their copy of MB magazine. Because back in the day when this whole monster craze started out, a lot of parents didn't want their kids to buy such "trash". It was a waste of money. Also, couldn't stay up late to watch the monster movie on television. What you do now as a career was not around simply because the monster craze was just starting up.

One final thing. As you may or may not remember, I recently ordered and received from you the 10 issues of CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES. I am glad I did. What a great magazine. Sure, it's a little bit more expensive but it is an import. Worth it. Years ago I used to buy occasionally imported LP's. They cost a little bit more than LP's you could buy here in the states, but they had rare recordings on them that I wanted. The ultimate guide to certain movies that CLASSIC MONSTERS puts out is great as well.

In MONSTER MUSINGS (in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #33) a reader wanted to know how to preserve the issues of MB. You were right on with your directions. They should be stored in a vertical position. However, my magazines are in these leather magazine binders which I got at a local office supply house here in the city. They normally could hold at least twelve issues. They are the kind that has a rod in it which you can put in the middle of the magazine. You don't have to punch or mutilate the magazine. I do have my complete set of FMOF in these binders as well as the other magazines.

-Larry, Oklahoma City

 

 

New! Three Vampire Films from Toho Studios on a Blu-Ray Set

In shock stock NOW at Creepy Classics, ready to ship your way on speedy vampire bat wings.

It's Toho Studios (known for the Godzilla films) take on Gothic horror in the style of Hammer Studios and Roger Corman's Poe films of the 1960s. Beautifully filmed, rich colors and spooky atmosphere! The three films on this Blu-Ray set are: THE VAMPIRE DOLL (1970), LAKE OF DRACULA (1971) and EVIL OF DRACULA (1974). Sought after by collectors in the United States, now, officially available from the premiere quality company Arrow! If you haven't seen these early 1970s vampire films, you are in for a treat. Thunderstorm filled nights, deep woods, castles and eerie vampires. Recommended!

Above: Eerie scenes from THE VAMPIRE DOLL (1970).

Further details:

Inspired by the runaway success of the British and American gothic horror films of the sixties, Toho studios brought the vampiric tropes of the Dracula legend to Japanese screens with The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula three spookily effective cult classics collectively known as The Bloodthirsty Trilogy.

Above: The creepiness continued in LAKE OF DRACULA (1971).

In The Vampire Doll, a young man goes missing after visiting his girlfriend s isolated country home. His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history. Lake of Dracula begins with a young girl suffering a terrifying nightmare of a vampire with blazing golden eyes. Eighteen years later, the dream is revealed to be a hellish prophecy when a strange package containing an empty coffin mysteriously turns up at a nearby lake. In Evil of Dracula, a professor takes up a new post at an all-girls school only to discover the school s principle conceals a dark secret and the pupils are in grave danger.

Above: All-out Hammer style atmosphere in THE EVIL OF DRACULA (1974).

Abounding with images of dark thunderous nights, ghostly mansions and bloody fangs, Michio Yamamoto s trilogy emphasizes atmosphere and style and is sure to please both fans of classic gothic horror and Japanese genre cinema.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Kim Newman on The Bloodthirsty Trilogy, a new video appraisal by the critic and writer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese film expert Jasper Sharp

Get your special edition Blu-Ray set --- THE BLOODTHIRSTY TRILOGY right now in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES...The Universal Mummy Movies Special

Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics, a new special magazine from CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES: The Universal Mummy Movies!

Ancient, exotic, and unstoppable – Universal’s Mummy was brought terrifyingly to life by Boris Karloff in the 1932 horror classic directed by Karl Freund. THE MUMMY was their brand new monster after the success of DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN the previous year, and would prove to be one of their most enduring.

Although it was eight years before a sequel was produced, once THE MUMMY'S HAND had been released in 1940, with Tom Tyler stepping into the bandages, it could only be a matter of time before the studio’s franchise bandwagon pulled the character on board and handed the reins to its new master character creator, Lon Chaney Jr.

Our luxury franchise guide begins with a chapter devoted to THE MUMMY (1932) and covers each instalment in the series in turn, with many rare stills, posters, behind the scenes information, facts and trivia. No stone is left unturned in exploring the whole Mummy series, including THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940), THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942), THE MUMMY'S GHOST (1944), THE MUMMY'S CURSE (1944) and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY (1955).

Painstakingly researched, and lovingly written by authors Nige Burton and Jamie Jones, The Universal Mummy Movies 1932-1955 also looks in depth at the many people behind the series, from cast and crew to studio executives and the creative brains at the beating heart of the Mummy story.

This luxurious 68-page special collector’s edition magazine is perfect bound in the style of CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES magazine, and is packed with articles, stills and posters, all printed in a beautiful full color publication which any classic monster lover will cherish.

....and also, back in stock:

It's the CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: THE BLACK CAT and CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #8. Both are back in stock and available right now.

Get all of these great mags in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line, where you can see all the monster magazines on the shelves here. Or, you can go directly to the CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department to peruse!

It's all here on your home, where classic monsters live and breathe....Creepy Classics.

 

 

Those Glow-In-The-Dark" Monster Models
A Monster Kid's Dilemma

If you grew up liking monster movies, you probably remember those Aurora model kits. The super cool boxes and build-them-yourself kits. The smell of fresh plastic, airplane glue and Testor's paint in those little clacking bottles. Then, maybe...just maybe, you had the same dilemma I did. A frustration. What to do? A perplexing situation that was torture for this ten year old kid.

It all happened when Aurora re-released their monster model kits in glow-in-the-dark versions that they dubbed "Frightening Lightning!"

Just the head, hands and various highlighted parts were pressed with that soft white-green glow parts. They glowed bright green in the dark after sitting in light. It was all-out cool. But, BUT...here it comes. They sat on the shelves in my room. I saw them more in the daylight. I painted the non-glow parts, as instructed, but they just didn't look right in the light. Nicely color bodies, but wit the white-green heads, hands, rats, etc.

To paint over the glow parts and make the models look consistent in the light? Or, enjoy the ghoulish glow at night for a few minutes before falling asleep at night? It was a dilemma. A push-pull, a yin-yang...how could I come to terms with what to do? It was just too much for a Monster Kid model maker that liked to collect things, in order; liked consistency.

Well, I painted over a few of the glow parts on some of the models and others, I left with the glow parts unpainted. Some, I painted just a few details on the glow parts. Compromising here and there with certain models. Oh, if only they were made all glow, it would have made they decisions so much easier.

The trials and tribulations of a Monster Kid.

Ron Adams
May 2018
Ligonier, PA

Hey Ron!

I couldn't agree more with how incredible cool those Aurora glow-In-the-dark monsters were!
I'm rebuilding my collection of those kits even now, and finished the Wolfman last year, leaving him in all his spooky glowing glory!

Best,
Dwayne Pinkney, Jefferson, OH

I loved the frightening lightning kits and also the Illuminator Aurora kits that came out after that. What better way to decorate a kid's room then with glowing monsters?

Larry (MoJoResin)

Ron, I didn't do much model painting to any models I put together back
in my youth. But, I couldn't bring myself to painting over the glow
heads. There are a few models out there from the 70s which I'd like to
acquire pre-built/pre-painted, but that originally had glow-heads, but I
don't think I'd want them with the glow parts painted.

I love glow-in-the-dark stuff! I mentioned to you I have a bit of a toy
museum at my house. I sometimes turn on a black light and check out the
glow toys!

Steve Rifkin, MD

Ron,

As I read your words I could look over my shoulder at my glow-in-the-dark mummy, white head, hands, feet, wrapping shreds and cobra, which I bought at an estate sale back in the 1990s - someone painted little bloodstains on him - he's a great home office decoration. I just tested him in the total darkness of the upstairs bathroom and he still glows in the dark! Ah, the joys of being a monster kid --

Jack Butterworth, Salem, MA

Hi, Ron, so I read your story on those Aurora glow-in-the-dark monster model kits! I am right there with you, Ron! I owned many if those great Universal monsters kits. Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Phantom of the Opera and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, just to name a few! I did build Dracula and The Phantom with glow-in-the-dark pieces and it looked really cool and different! And added a little flare to those model kits!

The best part is that I still have those kits intact and part of my hobby room! My love of those classic Universal monsters is timeless as are those models! Yes, I did repaint them a few years ago to make them look even better then when I originally put them together back in the late 1970's. All I needed was a piece of newspaper, a small razor and paint brush, with that Testors glue (wow that strong odor and how many times did I wash my hands to remove that glue from my fingers-LOL!) Then the many small bottles of paints, which you mixed and matched to get just the right color, so it looked like the picture on the box!

All that time building, with The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Star Wars soundtrack, playing on my turntable! Such great memories, Ron, thanks again for allowing me to take a walk down Horror lane, opps, Memory lane (LOL).

Sincerely, Steve Wyka (Wallington, NJ)

 

 

Karloff Siting

This above car was parked in State College, Pennsylvania. Heart warming to see the name, loud and proud on a car license plate.

Photo by Tami Mizikar.

 

 

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!

 

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!

 

 

Monster Bash Ramping Up!

The discounted pre-orders for June's MONSTER BASH are really ramping up. Don't miss out on the best classic monster conference and expo for fans and professionals, just north of Pittsburgh at the Double Tree in Mars, PA: www.monsterbash.us

 

Above are photos of just a very few of the great vendors that will fill the massive vendor ballroom at MONSTER BASH. Do you recognize any of these great folks?

 

 

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):

http://www.monsterbashnews.com/hotel.html

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

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

http://www.creepyclassics.com/category.sc?categoryId=221

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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