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21 Creepy Years

Did you grow up in the 1950s-1970s listening to pop radio? Well, it's back, small town classic radio. CLICK AND LISTEN WHILE YOU READ!

Monday October 20 - Tuesday October 21, 2014

TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Well, the season is upon us....and it's time for some great vintage Halloween photos. When I was a kid, there was a yard next to my Grandparent's Adams house that was overgrown and had a beat-up wooden fence (like what's pictured above). It was kinda spooky and I don't think I ever saw the old woman who lived there. As a kid, you start thinking of the Hanzel and Gretal stories....yeassh! Click HERE and start browsing the greatest store for classic horror and science fiction.

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New! Planet of the Vampires In Stock NOW!

Upcoming Releases!

These DVDs and Blu-Rays will be in stock, discounted on, or before the release date....here at Creepy Classics!

Coming soon:

THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION 2: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE RETURN OF THE FLY, THE COMEDY OF TERRORS, THE RAVEN (1963), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN - Blu-Ray 10/21/14

PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1964) - Blu-Ray and DVD 10/28/2014 In Stock Now at www.creepyclassics.com

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919) - Blu-Ray & DVD November 2014

SHOCK WAVES (with Peter Cushing and John Carradine) - Blu-Ray 11/25/14

TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972)/THE VAULT OF HORROR (1973) - Blu-Ray 12/2/14

THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (Hammer!) - Blu-Ray 12/2/14

****Want to order yours for immediate shipping on/or before the release date? Call (724) 238-4317 and place a pre-order with Creepy Classics right now!

Happy BATday, Bela!

Ron,

How appropriate that this birthday would happen during the month of Halloween...BELA LUGOSI! Born October 20th, 1882.

From all of us...Happy Birthday Bela!

-Scott Goettel

 

 

New! "Universal Road" T-Shirts

A take-off of the classic Beatles album cover "Abbey Road." The classic monsters are marching across the street and I bet you'd be proud to sport the monsters in your wardrobe! Get this shirt and many others in our "Shirts and Creepy Gear" Department, here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Monsters From The Vault #33

In this issue: Get inside the HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, The Boris Karloff THRILLER show, its packed with rare photos and loads of Karloff. Writers include: Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Brian Nichols and more! A must have mag for fans of classic horror.

Super cover by Kerry Gammill too!

Grab your copy now from our Creepy Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Great, great photos from MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2014:

The Chris Lee Frankenstein's Monster (Thom Shubilla in make-up by Ron Chamberlain) and hotel staffer Whitney have fun at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

Paisley Adams as a vampire, Joe DeMuro as The Werewolf and Monica Moehring as The Reptile. Fanngs by John Tatterelli, Jr., Make-Ups by Ron Chamberlain at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST.

Victoria Price and Ron Adams on stage Saturday night at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST.

Dr. Phibes Rises once again...this time to bring flowers to Victoria Price (Vincent's daughter).

Television show director Worth Keeter meets his favorite Hammer Gal, Veronica Carlson at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST.

From atop the bridge in the lobby....the CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF lived again thanks to Joe DeMuro and the make-up of Ron Chamberlain!

Caroline Munro, Bob Pellegrino and Ron Adams in front of an enthusiastic crowd of Hammer Horror fans at MONSTER BASH.

Hitchhiking ghosts and other creepy cool models on display at MONSTER BASH!

 

All of the above photos courtesy of Phil Smoot. Many more photos to come....

 

 

Get The Back Issues of MONSTER BASH That You Need While They're Still Around!

A few issues of MONSTER BASH are on the verge of being sold out. Get the ones you need to fill in the gaps of your collection. You can CLICK HERE to go to MONSTER BASH magazines and see the ones you need! They're all still there at Creepy Classics right now.

Get 'em while they're still cold on the slab.

 

 

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.

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY OCTOBER 2014

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
 
 NOSTRADAMUS Y EL DESTRUCTOR DE MONSTRUOS, known in its K. Gordon Murray incarnation as THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER, featuring "El Vampiro" himself, German Robles as Nostradamus!
 
First things first: can somebody please explain why German Robles thought he could escape being typecast as a vampire by refusing to do any more Count Lavud movies, and then turn right around and make these movies, in which he plays... a vampire? Regardless of his reasoning, the role was a strong one, playing not the medieval mystic, but a vampirized descendant. He's even more dapper than the Count, and he adds a goatee to emphasize his satanic bent. THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER is a great example of the series, and of the Mexican genre films as well, mixing the genuinely atmospheric, to head-scratchingly bizarre, often in the same scene. 


 
THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER opens with one of those classic creepy/bizarre scenes: two kids playing hooky decide to take a shortcut through the woods, whereupon they (literally) stumble on the crypt of Nostradamus. They are chased away by the caretaker of the crypt, an evil hunchback who wears a hat like Gilligan, and then goes to show he is about as efficient at his job as Gilligan would be, because he doesn't know where his master IS until he, too, trips over Robles in the good earth. The series' Van Helsing substitute is visited by a friend, who tells him that "The Committee" doesn't believe his findings and demands proof. Before the friend leaves, he gives the professor a note (which somebody just walks in and hands to him) - and it turns out to be from the very vampire whose existence "The Committee" doubts! Later, alone in his study, the professor is visited by a big rubber bat that turns into Nostradamus, top hat in hand.
 
The rest of THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER charts this same course. A man that Nosmo wants to kill turns out to be already dead, but since he's there, Nosmo decides to cut his losses and just go after the man's son. And for good measure, Gilligan the hunchback makes off with the prof's luscious teenage daughter. When the Professor and his right-hand man, Julio Aleman, invade the crypt, they are confronted by Nosmo, whom they attempt to shoot, apparently not having received the memo that bullets have no effect on vampires. Nosmo toys with them, disappearing as soon as they fire and then reappearing. He taunts them a second time, and third and fourth, but they keep on wasting their bullets. This is Mexican Monster Cinema as we know and love it, and the proletariat loved it indeed; there were four Nostradamus films in all, of which this was the second.

And that's it for this month, amigos; please remember to go to the Animal Rescue Site, and click to help provide food and care for shelter animals, and see you at the Bash! Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher.

Roberto "Bobb" Cotter is the author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY published by McFarland Books.

 

 

It's Here! ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN on Blu-Ray

Now in stock, it's the number one comedy-horror movie of all-time: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) on Blu-Ray! It's here and in shock stock.

The rip-snortin' monster fest classic and Abbott & Costello's pinnacle. Lou's brain is targeted for the Frankenstein Monster's skull by Dracula (Lugosi) and his lovely assistant. Larry Talbott flies in from London to try and help keep Dracula from completing his nefarious plans. Lon Chaney Jr. is great in his final Larry Talbot/Wolf Man incarnation, Glenn Strange rocks as the mighty Frankenstein Monster and Bela Lugosi's major studio swan song --- and he's GREAT! I can never get enough of this, it's one memorable scene after another. Jerry Garcia said it was his favorite movie.

The quality is stunning...see background and textures like you've never seen before.

You'll find it in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

It's HERE!

Autumn, the Halloween season, the Monster Bash Octoberfest and MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #23 is now in stock! Very exciting stuff. I love this time of year.

Get the new mag now at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Original Lugosi Theatrical Poster!

22 X 28 inches Original Half Sheet Poster

This "half sheet" duo tone original theatrical poster for INVISIBLE GHOST (Astor re-release) is now in shock stock. There's only one and it's near mint with no folds!!! A great Lugosi image too. Get it before your fellow Monster Kid snaps it up. You'll find it in our Original Movie Posters Department here at Creepy Classics right now. Hurry, don't miss out. Won't this original theatrical poster look GREAT in your movie room?

 

 

FANtom Art!

The above great artwork is from artist/teacher John Sargent.....here's his message:

Hi Ron,
I wanted to show you what I did this week to keep out of trouble as I count down the days to Oct '14 MONSTER BASH. Here is my version of Frankenstein meets the Wolfman poster. Having owned a Super 8 of this since I was a kid, the classic shot of the two monsters fighting has always been etched in my mind. Once I found a great still of Ilona Massey and Patric Knowles, I was set. Also wanted to keep a flat, washed out / pastel type color scheme to get that vintage, colorized lobby poster feel. Recreating the classic type hopefully helps with that too.
Enjoy!-John

 

New! Big Vincent Price Set - Master of Menace

A big DVD box set of Vincent Price fearful flicks! In this set, the feature films: TALES OF TERROR, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE, DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS, MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, MADHOUSE, ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN, FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM, THEATRE OF BLOOD, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, LAST MAN ON EARTH, SHOCK, THE BAT and MOOCH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD.

Get it in our New DVD Department right now at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Wanted - More Readers Like Lilly Van Sixx

The above photo submitted by artist/photographer Malcolm Gittins!

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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