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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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DOUBLE DOOR (1934) Stars Evelyn Venable, Mary Morros, Kent Taylor and Sir Guy Standing. A creepy New York mansion in home to a wealthy family. The elder sister is a controlling, evil, witch. She has tortured her sister in a hidden, secret room and threatens to do it again unless she continues to bend to her will. Her brother is the new intended victim. The brother is getting married and the evil sister spins a terrible web. A movie you'll find yourself hoping for the demise of the nasty sister. Well made melodrama-horror.

Get this DVD-R free with any purchase over $30 of product, or more, here at Creepy Classics. No substitutions. To get it YOU MUST list the TITLE of this film in the "Comments/Instructions" field in your on-line shopping cart upon check-out. Or, you can call in an order at (724) 238-4317.

Note: Quality varies due to the rarity of the title.

 

New! Rare Used VHS Tapes

Now in stock, a batch of new used VHS tapes here at Creepy Classics. Some classic horror, Hammer Horror, Alfred Hitchcock titles and other odds 'n' ends. Check out this fresh batch and all the others now in stock in our Used VHS Graveyard. Start digging for some rare gems.

 

 

Lupita Tovar Turns 104

Hi Ron

Might be of interest to Bashers and Monstakids:

Lupita Tovar, Mexican actress and star of the Spanish version of 'Dracula' just celebrated her
104th B.D

Regards, Jay

 

 

New! Color Autographed Photo of Ricou Browning

The last living person to portray a classic Universal monster in the original films, Ricou Browning was the Creature in all 3 CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON movies. This is a glossy 8X10 inch color photo, autographed by Ricou at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE in June 2014...it is now available in our "Creepy Autographs" department at www.creepyclassics.com.

 

 


Maria, The Gypsy's Birthday

This in from our ace birthday reporter, Scott Goettel:

Hi Ron,

Here's another July birthday that will be of interest to us Monster Bashers...MARIA OUSPENSKAYA, born July 29th, 1876.

Among her many great film roles that we know her for, she also appeared in the good natured Christmas fantasy/ghost movie BEYOND TOMORROW (also known as Beyond Christmas).

~Scott

Of course we know Maria from THE WOLF MAN (1941) and FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943).

 

 

Thanks To Bashers!

A glimpse at the MONSTER BASH Company Picnic for 2014...just some of the folks at the picnic this year...sorry I don't have more pics as my phone battery died out there...some of the films in this group shot are Thom Shubilla, Ted Lewczyk, Ursula Adams, Paisley Adams, Barb Heiss, Ethan Watson, Bob Pellegrino, Ed Watson, Eddie Curtis, Joe Hagan and Family, Jon and Debbie Doerr, Jackie and Anastazia, Ron Adams, M. Oleman and a few others....sorry if you were there and I don;t have pics of you. Maybe someone else took photos too. This photo by Geoffrey Curtis.

I treat this staffers to a big picnic every year for all the hard work and love for the movies that they put forth! Yeaaaa....Bashers!

-Ron

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY JULY 2014

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter

Hola, amigos, and welcome to the latest thrilling chapter of the Mexican Monster Party! And I do mean chapter; the second one in my coverage of a candidate for the best Mexican Wrestler/Monster ever, WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY. Last time, I gave you the lowdown on which versions were which and what not to buy, plus some background on the principal players. This time, I'll attempt to explain just what makes it such a classic.

While WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE KILLER DOCTOR (a.k.a. "Doctor of Doom") may already seem to have cornered the market on psychotronica, it really only just scratched the surface. Forget about your mundane mad doctors and their gangs of everyday thugs, intent on transplanting lady wrestlers' brains into monsters; in WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY, our tag-team temptresses take on the "Yellow Peril" in the form of Prince Fujiyata of the Black Dragons and his Karate Sisters! Er, and of course, the Aztec Mummy. It seems that a group of archaeologists have discovered a "Codex" (an unfortunate term when not pronounced distinctly), which, when deciphered, will lead them to a breastplate, which, in turn, will reveal the hiding place of a long-lost treasure. But, as so often happens, the breastplate rests on the chest of the Aztec Mummy, who also protects the treasure.



And so begins a multitude of pitched battles, between the Wrestling Women, the Karate Sisters, the police, the Prince and the Mummy. In the first instance of the psychotronic, the film opens with the murders of the archaeologists... and then immediately cuts to a wrestling match! In the quintessential scene (rivaling the one in "Vampire Women" where El Santo's opponent turns out to be a werewolf), the Wrestling Women are cornered in the Mummy's Tomb, when the Mummy decides that it would be a better offensive tactic if he turned into a bat! Now, the Santo Scene is zany, but logical in the sense that vampires can indeed assume the form of a wolf (although admittedly, not usually in a wrestling ring, under a mask), but to have a mummy that turns into a bat is just nuts! And then, in all obviousness, Armando Silvestre, exclaims "Look! He's a mummy again!" and ices the cake. And of course, Lorena V and Elizabeth C have to face off against the Karate Sisters, again echoing a Santo Scene from "Vampire Women", where Santo says "He's using karate, and could kill me with one blow!" Mexican wrestling/monster films seem to have a thing with pitting wrestling against karate (and winning), but the reasons escape me.

Next Chapter: "The K. Gordon Murray Effect". Adios y Vaya con Dios, mi amigos, 'til next month! Please remember to go to the Animal Rescue Site and click to provide food for shelter animals. Better yet, adopt one! Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher

Get the factory DVD in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Movie Tie-In Comic Books

Now dropping into our Collectible Department here at Creepy Classics, movie tie-in comic books. Check out titles like GORGO, X-THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES, TWO ON A GUILLOTINE and more. Plus, you'll find a lot of other weird, but cool, items in our Collectibles Department like "Blobscopes!"

See the Creepy Collectibles at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Monster Kid Search

Nick Adams Found

Okay, you're near Berwick, Pennylvania....what would you do? You've seen DIE MONSTER DIE, GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO, FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD, MISSION MARS.....all starring Nick Adams. You've heard Nick Adams was from Berwick, PA....you've got to find his grave. That's how a monster kid spends a nice afternoon and THAT's what MONSTER BASH's Thom Shubilla did.

 

 

Greetings At MONSTER BASH

Just another Monster Bash staffer taking care of security! It's Tod Spidle in make-up by John Tatterelli, Jr. and Jesse Melchior.

See more photos from Monster Bash: http://www.monsterbashnews.com/scrapbookNEW.html

 

 

Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015

Membership for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now available for $30 each (That's $20 off!) for a limited time. Make your plans for the best classic monster retro fest in the world. Get membership passes on-line at www.creepyclassics.com.

 

 

What Have You Been Watching?

Hi Ron- hope all is well with you...

This weeknd I watched and enjoyed (again) l958's 'Daughter Of Dr. Jekyll" with two of 50s
horror icons, Gloria Talbot and John Agar...featuring character actors, Arthur Shields and the menacing face of John Dierkes. Its a tale of a murderous 'werewolf' who tries to pin gory murders on an unsuspecting Gloria Talbot as the daughter in question, with John Agar coming to her rescue, its creepy, and the 'dreamlike' sequences are very eerie, a must see for Halloween coming up..regards,

- J50smonstakid*:), Arizona

Here's what I saw this past weekend.....two old chestnuts...the iconic DRACULA (1931) with Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, Helen CHandler, the great Dwight Frye, David Manners and the armadillos. Love this creaky, creepy classics.....love it.

Also, had time to watch HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) with Dracula suddenly looking a lot like John Carradine (heh!). A tormented Lon Chaney. Jr gets cured from his werewolfism (at least for a while), and the Frankenstein Monster is resurrected. Dr. Edleman gets nutty and our dear MONSTER BASH alumni, Jane Adams, gets a lot of screen time.

I was lucky to see these with quite a few MONSTER BASH staffers who were visiting this time around.

-Ron Adams, Ligonier, PA

Hi Ron,
A couple of good ones this past weekend:
HOUSE OF HORRORS (1945). One of my first Universals and still a favorite with a great Martin Kosleck turn (really like his scenes with the adorable Pietro the cat) who plays a down on his luck sculptor who joins forces with the spine snapping "Creeper" (Hagerstown MD own Rondo Hatton) to dish out comeuppance to heartless critics. Find this one of the better late period Universals with a morbid sense of self and some pretty funny scenes, although the jury is out if they were intentional or not. ****

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957). Like most of us "Monster Kids", really enjoy the 50's sci-fi films, but put this towards the top . Exciting story based on the wonderful Richard Matheson novel (which I got "lost in" while reading even if the adult themes in the story went over my 12 year old head) and really good special effects, particularly the scene with his cat-how scary that would be! Think the film works so well is that Scott Carey is just a regular guy , certainly not really heroic, but is dealt a really bad card from the fickle finger of fate and no doubt, most of us would behave the same. *****

Steve Schimming
Sanbornton, NH

Share with us, what you've recently been watching....

 

 

Actor Laird Cregar

Hi Ron,

I just saw a July birthday mention of Laird Cregar, born 7/28/1913, and passed away at the young age of 31 on 12/9/1944.

Some of his terrific performances include movies such as HANGOVER SQUARE, THE LODGER, and I WAKE UP SCREAMING.

One can't help wonder 'what might have been' had he lived to do so much more great film work.

~Scott Goettel, KY

He was a great actor...though so briefly.  A lot of similarity to Chaney, Jr. in my opinion....fierce, tormented and a gentle giant.

-Ron

 

 

New! More Mags In Shock Stock

More magazines are now available in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newstand. You'll find MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #19 back in stock....not many left on our planet...so get yours now! Some classic black amd white horror comic mags, some oddball ones like THRILLS & CHILLS from Scholastic and many others. Make sure to look in the "Micellanous" section in the magazine department too.

Check 'em out!

 

 

Second MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE This Year!

MONSTER BASH: A HAMMER HALLOWEEN!

October 10-12, 2014

After many requests for more MONSTER BASH days in a year and speaking with many people that want to come, but can't make it in June … it's a second full-size giant MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE OCTOBERFEST at the Four Points Pittsburgh North this October 10-12!

Vendor tables available now! CLICK HERE.

We'll be commandeering the entire huge hotel! A huge event room theater for films and guest talks, an eye-popping massive ballroom of vendors from across the nation, and guest movie and TV stars.

Already joining us:

Caroline Munro from DRACULA A.D. 1972, CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN and more.

Suzanna Leigh from Hammer's THE LOST CONTINENT, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, SON OF DRACULA (1974, with Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr and directed by Hammer's Freddie Francis), THE DEADLY BEES, TV's JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN, George Pal's TOM THUMB, PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE (with Elvis Presley) and more!

Veronica Carlson from FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, THE GHOUL, THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN and more!

Yvonne Monlaur from THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, CIRCUS OF HORRORS, THE TERROR OF THE TONGS. EDGAR WALLACE MYSTERY THEATE and more!

Victoria Price, Vincent Price's daughter! Above standing with a display from Cortlandt Hull's THE WITCH'S DUNGEON.

Retro TV: Larry Storch of F-TROOP, THE GHOST BUSTERS and more!

Martin Stephens with credits including Hammer's THE WITCHES (with Joan Fontaine) and his iconic genre films: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. THE INNOCENTS and THE HELLFIRE CLUB. Martin's appearance is co-sponsored by Mark & Theron Statler and Creepy Classics.

… and - the greatest make-up departments for classic monsters at any convention:

John Taterelli, Jr.and Ron Chamberlain returns to create monsters to roam the halls of Bash!

Plus, many more!

A Hammer Halloween Celebration!

Get 3-Day VIP memberships for MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2014 at a $20 discount right now! CLICK HERE and get ready to BASH in the Halloween Season when the leaves are in in full color and the autumn moon is full and bright. (Wolfbane not included).

Don't miss out! Get your membership for a HAMMER HALLOWEEN - MONSTER BASH right now for a $10 discount:

CLICK HERE!

More Details? CLICK HERE for the MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST site which is growing like a radioactive Creepy Crawler …

 

 

New! Cinevent 46 Program Guide In Stock

A large magazine size program guide for the 46th annual Cinevent Convention. Cover movie is DOUBLE DOOR (1934). In depth movie reviews and reproductions of original ad material for the films. 62 pages, color cover...heavy quality paper. Lon Chaney's ROAD TO MANDALAY on the back cover.

It's in our Creepy Collectibles Department, here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Collectible Lugosi Dracula Puzzle

Now in stock at Creepy Classics, the still sealed new DRACULA puzzles with Bela Lugosi as the count. These puzzles were manufactured by the Golden Books company and licensed by Universal back in 1991. Yep, still sealed. Get yours today for a rainy day in the castle.

You'll find the DRACULA PUZZLE in our Creepy Collectibles Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Updated Again With New Guest Addition!

The above link is for the updated MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST! Check out all the great guests and get ready for Halloween Season fun at BASH. Go to the web site for all the details and information.....get your BASH memeberships at $10 off for limited time.

Go to MONSTER BASH for details -- CLICK HERE!

 

 

Above Clockwise from top left: 1) The Creature (Make Adams is mask and hands designed by John Tatarelli, Jr.) and Julie Adams. 2) The monster (Todd Spidle) meets author Frank Dello Stritto in FRANK MEETS FRANK. 3) Attendee Felix Martella ends up in a scene from ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. 4) The Creature (Mike Adams) and (unmasked), it's Ricou Browning.

More Photos From MONSTER BASH June 2014

The above photos from attendee Felix Martella taken at MONSTER BASH June 2014. A lot more photos have been added too....

See the cool pictures from this June and past years at MONSTER BASH on our Photo Scrapbook Page!

....and don't miss all the memories to be made at the next MONSTER BASH this October 10-12 for Halloween Season fun.

 

 

New! FAMOUS MONSTERS #275 In Shock Stock

Now available for immediate shipping, FAMOUS MONSTERS #275....it comes in two different covers, PLANET OF THE APES and GHOSTBUSTERS. Grab the one you want, or if you're the super serious collector that needs both covers, go for it. We only have a few of the GHOSTBUSTERS cover.

In this issue: The Lost Interview with Roddy McDowall, Remembering Carla Laemmle, 30 Years of the GHOSTBUSTERS, PLANET OF THE APES....behind-the-scenes and more.

You'll find it in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics.

Also, available --- the Triple Play Magazine Bashin's bundle pack:

It's FAMOUS MONSTERS #275 (PLANET OF THE APES cover), MONSTER BASH #22 and SCARY MONSTERS #93...three great magazines at one low price. Find this bundle in the "Bashin' Bundles" Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Tribute Video From MONSTER BASH June 2014

A look back at the losses in the film and entertainment industry for the year. We look back and appreciate the work of these fine people that have made an impression. MONSTER BASH's Charles Henson does an outstanding job every year with producing the tribute. This year's was completed just before the passing of Carla Laemmle and Jane Adams (they will appear in next year's tribute).

Take a moment and sit back, reflect on the people that have come and gone....thanks to Charles Henson.

 

 

Godzilla Comic

This comic strip sent in from Bruce Tinkel, Edison, NJ. Nice to see some inside "Monster Gags" still make the comic strips!

 

 

Remember This Book?

This is one of those books that I really, really wanted when I was about ten years old...and never was able to get my hands on it for about 30 years. Now we have a copy of it here at Creepy Classics for sale too.

In 1971, CREEPY magazine publisher James Warren put together this "Best of" from the cool CREEPY magazines. It features great art and great, twisted stories from the early issues of the magazine. The copy we have for sale has some minor cover scuffs, but the inside looks inbroken, unread and like new other than age tanning. And, what a cool cover by Frank Frazetta of The Wolf Man and Dracula slugging and clawing it out.

If you want it, grab in now from our Creepy Bookstore link here at Creepy Classics....before Wolf Man and Dracula stop fighting and notice....YOU!

 

 

UPDATED! MONSTER BASH Trailer for Octoberfest!

Check out the new trailer promo created in the mad lab by Charles Henson! Get geared for the MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

****Note: The rooms are now available for the October MONSTER BASH and they're going quick, if you want to stay on-site for the October MONSTER BASH, you better call the Four Points Pittsburgh North right now. (724) 776-6900.

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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