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Thursday December 5 - Monday December 9, 2013
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This Weekend! Visit Creepy Classics at the Steel City Con
We're off to the final convention of the year...it's the STEEL CITY CON - "Where Pop Culture Rules!" It's in Monroeville, Pennsylvania this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They are expanding there Froday hours this time around. They will be open to the public from 12noon-9PM on Friday! Creepy Classics will have an amazing set-up of classic monster merchandise! It's thousands of DVDs, Blu-Rays, Monster T-Shirts, Monster Models, Monster Magazines and Monster Posters.
Make a point to swing into the STEEL CITY CON on business Route 22, Monroeville, PA...just in front of Monroeville Mall.
See you at the show! Original STAR TREK cast members will be there.
Details on the show - CLICK HERE!
New! MONSTERS UNLEASHED, Marvel's Version of CREEPY
We now have stock on some vintage copies of Marvel's MONSTERS UNLEASHED black and white comic magazines. Many also had articles on classic monster magazines besides the way-cool shocker comic stories. Appearances by Frankenstein's Monster, Man-Thing, nasty Werewolves, blood-thirsty Vampires and more! Great stories and art.
See these in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics.
New! Monster Comics At Creepy Classics
Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics, vintage comic books. You know the ones that you would carry across town to the park and read while leaning against a tree. An occasional black ant might need swatted off your jeans as you read on a summer afternoon. A stack of monster comic books at your side, life was good.
Reclaim some of those great monster comics. Now in stock -- THE CREATURE (Universal licensed telling of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) from Dell Comimcs, CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED - THE INVISIBLE MAN (remember always being excited when you found a "monster" CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED?, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM from Marvel, KING KONG, and the first two issues of BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE from Kerry Gammill.
Get these cool comics in our Creepy Collectibles Department right now, only one of each available.
What A Monster Kid Wants For Christmas
This in from Cortlandt Hull of THE WITCH'S DUNGEON:
In the 1960's - this is what we would be dreaming of for Christmas - not "Sugar Plums" -
Make sure to add this instant MONSTER KID CLASSICS from THE WITCH'S DUNGEON to your DVD collection:
It's THE AURORA MONSTERS full length documnentary, THE WITCH'S DUNGEON 40th Anniversary DVD with amainf interviews fro the stars we love and the new PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: UNMASKING A CLASSIC - the amazing story and history of everything Phantom!
Get all of the above DVDs right now at Creepy Classics in our Complete DVD Catalog.
Mexican Monster Party - December 2013
By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter (author of The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography)
SANTA CLAUS features a veritable who's who of Mexican fantasy cinema: Jose Elias Moreno, who portrays the Jolly Old Slave Driver, appeared not only in this classic, but others, including ADVENTURE AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, LA LOBA, and NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES. And speaking of the Wrestling Women, the film was directed and co-scripted by Rene Cardona. "Pitch" was played by Jose Luis Aggiurre 'Trotsky' (a rather ironic nickname since the real Trotsky was killed in Mexico), who also appeared in LA CASA DEL TERROR with Lon Jr. The part of 'Vulcano, the Blacksmith' was played by the Aztec Mummy, Angel Di Stefani. And the cherry on top is that, not only was imported as part of the legendary K. Gordon Murray package, but the narration for the film is supplied by the man himself.
Here's a taste of the psychotronic winner of Christmas Creepy Classics:
Get the Re-mastered DVD or Blu-Ray, in stock, at Creepy Classics right now!.
Happy Holidays From The MONSTER BASH Magazine Guys
The above photo was snapped by Cortlandt Hull of THE WITCH'S DUNGEON. It's Ted Bohus and yours truly, Ron Adams. Together the two of us put MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE together....with help from all of our friend that are writers and artists. Twenty regular issues and one Ray Harryhausen special so far....whew! The next issue will be available sometime in the late winter/early spring:
New! Why Not Grab A Collectible Book For Gift Giving?
One of the best things to give a fellow monster movie fan for Christmas and the holidays is a collectible book on our favorite subjects. You'll find a lot of rare titles that your beastly buddy probably doesn't have in our Creepy Bookstore here at Creepy Classics. We continue to stock the shelves here with rare movie book collectibles.
Just added this morining: GHOSTMASTERS, SCREAM QUEENS - HEROINES OF THE HORRORS (By Calvin Beck of CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN), COLLECTING MONSTERS OF FILM AND TV, THE FILMS OF BORIS KARLOFF (First Edition Hardback), THE FRANKENSTEIN SCRAPBOOK, HEROES OF THE HORRORS (The other Calvin Beck tome!), A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE HORROR FILM (the Denis Gifford classics), THE DRACULA SCRAPBOOK, PLANET OF THE APES REVISTED (A history on the making of that great series) and more!
Get them in our Creepy Bookstore, at Creepy Classics.....we're crawling with cool ghoul books!
Here's a detail of the harder-to-find cover for THE DRACULA SCRAPBOOK (It's the dust jacket on this oversized, heavy hardback):
Upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD Releases!
COMING VERY, VERY SOON! -- We will have in stock before most other outlets:
HOUSE OF THE BLACK DEATH/ATTACK OF THE MAYAN MUMMY/CREATURE OF THE WALKING DEAD - DVD
WILD WORLD OF BAT-WOMAN/MAN BEAST/CURSE OF THE STONE HAND - DVD
THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN/THE NEANDERTHAL MAN - Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack (Thanks Brian & Jim)
DIE MONSTER DIE (1965) - Blu-Ray
THE BAMBOO SAUCER (1968) - Blu-Ray and DVD
...and more....just keep watching right here and we'll have them, in stock, before most other retailer! Plus, we ship FAST Priority US Mail.
-Ron at Creepy Classics
New! Classic Movie Monster Promotional Folder and Sheet of Stamps!
Available now from Creepy Classics: Rare! A full sheet of the Classic Movie Monster Stamps issued in 1997 along with an original promotion piece - the heavy stock Classic Movie Monster Stamps Folder that features information about the stamps and the full sheets fits neatly inside. The folder with stamps - hard to find!
But, you can find it here in our Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics!
More Magazines In Shock Stock
Now in stock at Creepy Classics, a variety of monster mags and collectibles. Just added to our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand: Many back issues of THE LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, back issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, various Marvel Comic magazines, MONSTER MADNESS, KONG - THE MOST FAMOUS MONSTER OF ALL, THE HISTORY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE and collectible, unused UNIVERSAL MONSTER coloring books!
Find them in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand (don't forget to look in the "Miscellaneous Section" inside the Newsstand!) here at Creepy Classics.
New! More Book Selection For Holiday Shopping!
Bustle Into the Creepy Bookstore
The bookstore is bursting with the books that Classic Monster Movie Fans want! We've got a huge (and growing collection) of both new releases and rare, out-of-print horror and science fiction movie book classics. Some of the latest to hit the bookstore here at Creepy Classics are: An autographed edition of FAMOUS MONSTER MOVIE ART OF BASIL GOGOS, MONSTERS FROM SCREEN TO SCREAM, THE BLACK FOREST (Autograped), MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES (1970s!), DARK CARNIVAL - THE SECRET WORLD OF TED BROWNING (First Ed. Hardback), THE GHOULS (Hardback), LOU'S ON FIRST (Autographed by Lou Cstello's daughter), THE ADDAMS CHRONICLES, THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO MONSTER MAGAZINES, GUILTY PLEASURES, THE COMPLETE FILMS OF VINCENT PRICE, THE HAUNTED MANSION (The history of the Disney attraction) and more, more, more!
See them, and more in our Creepy Bookstore at Creepy Classics. Do your Christmas shopping with some books!
New! Famous Monsters #271 In Shock Stock!
The latest issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #271 is in stock here at Creepy Classics. We have both cover editions available. There's the Ray Harryhausen tribute cover and the Dr. Who 50th Anniversary cover....you can choose the one you want, or for serious collectors, grab both! They are available for shipping right now!
Ours are the special limited "Stickered" versions too, with the King Kong sticker on the cover!
You'll find the latest FM in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand!
Ray Harryhausen Tribute Bundle Just Added!
Just added, another bundle pack to the Bashin' Bundle Specials! This features three great mags that spotlight the dear departed master of stop-motion animation - Ray Harryhausen! FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #271 (Special Stickered Edition), MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #1 and FILMFAX #134! Get them all for one low price in our Creepy Classics "Bashin' Bundle Department" here at Creepy Classics.
New! More Vintage Monster Mags Are Here...Including Some Classics from the 1960s!
Wow, some great older magazines are here and make great Shocking Stuffers for a friend, or for yourself (let you family and friends know!). This new batch includes some great ones like MAD MONSTERS, MONSTER FANTASY, the rare SHRIEK! and, of course, issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. Peruse all the great titles and issues in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand right now!
He's Happy To Be A-Bashin'!
It's a peek at a trial version of Glenn Strange's Frankenstein Monster that will be joining us all at MONSTER BASH JUNE 2014! He'll be over 7 feet tall! This monsterous monster in courtesy of Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco....mad geniuses.
This note from Bill and Tony:
If you haven't gotten your MONSTER BASH Membership for next June yet, get yours quick before the price increase goes into effect. Memberships are still discounted at $20 off right now! It's $30 for three days of solid Classic Monster fun, vendors, meeting stars....get your membership now, CLICK HERE!
Make Sure You Didn't Miss an Issue of MONSTER BASH!
Get the ones you need, while we still have copies of all the issues...they won't last. Get them in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics.
Happy Birthday To Super Fan David "The Rock" Nelson
November 27, 2013
A very happy birthday today to David "The Rock" Nelson. Wild, funny, nutty, but a true fan and friend underneath. A very happy birthday to David.
You can e-mail him directly (if he doesn't e-mail you first) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
New! More Books For the Classic Horror & Sci-Fi Fan In Stock For Holiday Shopping!
A lot of classic books for your library, or a monster friends' Christmas gift. A lot of new titles have been added to our Creepy Classics Bookstore. Added today: KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES, HORROR MOVIES - TREASURY, CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, MORE CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, CINEMA OF THE FANTASTIC, THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS, FORGOTTEN HORRORS - THE DEFINITIVE EDITION, MONSTERS AMONG US - MAGAZINE GUIDE, VINTAGE MONSTER MOVIES, THE FILMS OF BELA LUGOSI and more!
Serving Up "The Giant Claw!"
To All the people at Creep Classics and Monster Bash I wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving from Sanctuary films, Michael Aguilar, and the family.
It’s almost Thursday and Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday and Morris Ankrum are on their way to celebrate with us for our annual “Giant Claw Thanksgiving” dinner and then a relaxing game of “A Bird as Big as a Battleship”!
John Harris, Birmingham
Thanksgiving & King Kong
It's that time of year....it's gotten cold outside, there's already snow on the ground here in the mountains of Pennsylavania. In the back yard, the glowing light from the kitchen windows looks so good. The house feels warm when you walk in, kicking the chunks of snow off your shoes. It's a specual time of year as Chistmas isn't far off and Thanksgiving is coming. Time to give thanks and celebrate family with a turket dinner.
So...dear fellow monster movie fans....here is why KING KONG is something special at this time of year.
Here we are, another Thanksgiving and it always brings up some of my best memories...
Thanksgivings were magic for me back in the late sixties and early seventies. We lived in State College, PA from 1968 on. (I moved to the Pittsburgh area in the early 1980s). We had early cable in 1968. It was Centre Video. If we didn't have cable, we only got three channels..Altoona, Johnstown (fuzzy),and three (University Park PBS). Channel 16 from Scranton came in, fuzzy, with a lot of rabbit ear antenna struggling.
But, with cable...we got eight channels! Imagine that - eight channels to choose from. And, believe it or not, there was more choices I liked to watch then, than with 200 channels today. It was all because of three New York City stations (technically one was Secaucus, New Jersey): WNEW 5, WOR 9, and WPIX 11. Wow....independents that played an almost non-stop rush of movies from the 1930s-1950s.
On Thanksgiving, Channel 9 started a tradition that would carry on for over a decade. KING KONG on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, I think there were a few Thanksgivings that KONG played multiple, multiple times during the day. MIGHTY JOE YOUNG would be in the mix as well. And, in between things, I'd flip over to Channel 11 for the Thanksgiving showing of MARCH OFTHE WOODEN SOLDIERS! Laurel and Hardy meeting up with those maniamals - The Bogeymen. Hideous man-beasts that lived in caverns below the earth.
So, it is with joy, I can feel Thanksgiving with KING KONG (1933), MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949), and MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS on TV. All this while, the aroma of baking turkey came from the kitchen. The house, overly warm from the oven being on since the wee hours of the morning. And that smell of sage meant stuffing (my favorite) was to be had by all too!
During commercial breaks, I would slip out to the kitchen and snitch a green olive and a piece of celery...deviled eggs. Sugar cookies had been baked by my mom and my sister.
The meal and family are together and Carl Denham has captured the biggest gorilla ever. Stan and Ollie have beaten the Bogeymen and the evil Barnaby. Joe Young was climbing a tree and saving a little girl from a burning orphanage. It's all the 8th Wonder of the World.
It's KING KONG, it's Thanksgiving.
I'll be watching all of those films, cooking the turkey and making the stuffing. And my daughter also knows that Thanksgiving and KING KONG are inseparable.
Do you have memories of KONG or MARCH OF THE WOODEN soldiers being played on television during the Thanksgiving season? Please e-mail your memories...to email@example.com.
Mighty Joe Food Mart!
Ron, hi. Just wanted to wish you and everyone and creepyclassics a happy Thanksgiving.for me,it'll definitely be the traditional Kong Thanksgiving movie night.and can't forget Babes In Toyland. See you in April for Wasteland.be there all weekend again.take care. -Jim Nester
Make Sure You Grab It!
In case you missed it, the new MONSTER BASH magazine #20 is available now...pick up some extra copies for holiday stocking stuffers too!
Get it in the Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand right now!
Above photo image, thanks to Ted Bohus!
New! The Creepy Cam is Back!
Our web cam is back in operation on the top right of this page....that's where you'll always find it for a glimpse inside of Creepy Classics and Monster Bash.
But, wait! There's something new about the camera. First, it is a new camera. It's now mobile and I'll try to place it at different locations everyday, so people can see the massive stock here (approaching 6,000 classic monster items) and orders getting packed, new stuff being unpacked, and weird collectibles that are tucked away in various corners of the crypt here.
Below is a link to the page that the camera rests on (large image), but you can always see a thumbnail version of it (and a link to the big version) at the top of this Creepy Classics/Monster Bash News Page.
Special thanks to Creepy Classics I.T. mastermind Sam Minter. Helping out since 1997.
MONSTER BASH 2014!
Memberships - Current Discount, $20 Off, Until January 1
The dates in 2014 are June 20-22, 2014. The conference for classic monster fans & profssionals from around the world.
Reservations are being accepted right now. (724) 776-6900.
Address: 910 Sheraton Drive Mars, PA 16046
Back Up Hotels That Are JUST a Walk Across the Parking Lot! They will sell out, so get your room now:
Comfort Inn (just a short walk across the parking lot of the Monster Bash hotel) Phone: (724) 772-2700
Super 8 (just a short walk across the parking lot of the Monster Bash hotel) Phone: (724) 776-9700
YOU CAN GET A ROOM FOR MONSTER BASH:
More Very Close Hotels (About 1 mile or less!) -- Filling Up With MONSTER BASHERS:
Fairfield Inn (724) 772-0600
Red Roof Inn (724) 776-5670
Hampton Inn (724) 776-1000
Motel 6 (724) 776-4333
Holiday Inn Express (724) 772-1000
Residence Inn (724) 779-1000
Marriott (724) 772-3700 (*Expensive, but nice)
Hyatt (724) 779-7900 (*Expensive, but nice)
Hilton Garden (724) 779-9999
Here are some pictures of the new location for Monster Bash (Four Point, Mars, PA) for 2013:
Visit Creepy Classics:
Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado visited the Creepy Classics crypt, Ligonier, PA. Here's the video footage he shot: