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TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Now there's an item I wish they sold at Wal-Mart. A full-size robot controller demonstrated by Billy in TOBOR THE GREAT (1954)! Get it (the movie) on DVD here at Creepy Classics. It's in our Complete DVD Catalog. Get all your favorite classic horror, mystery and sci-fi movies in the Complete DVD Catalog Department or in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department, here at Creepy Classics!
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All the Noose That's Fit To Post
New! Official Sharp Fox DVDs
Hand Of Death & Day Mars Invaded Earth Finally On DVD!
Get these two new officoal releases from FOX at Creepy Classics right now!
HAND OF DEATH (1962)
Agar is a scientist infected by a gas (he's also burned by the liquid chemical itself) and his touch is death for those around him. He feels he wasn't killed because he had been working with the chemical so long in the lab, he had a small immunity. His mind has snapped and he doesn't want to seek the authorities or a hospital for help. Similar to Claude Rains character in THE INVISIBLE MAN. But, even his immunity doesn't stop him from turning into a massive bloated dark monster.
A side note...it is interesting that Marvel Comics "Fantastic Four" series started right around the time this was in production. The monster looks incredibly close to Ben Grimm (The Thing) in the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby even had The Thing in a disguise of hat and overcoat often, just like in HAND OF DEATH. Another note, to my surprise as the opening credits rolled....there was Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) and Joe Besser (one of the Stooges and Stinky on the Abbott & Costello TV show!). Butch is a little boy on the beach and Joe Besser is a service station attendant! Moving at a fast pace, this little gem is welcomed back to horror fans living rooms. You'll get a real kick out of the soundtrack music. Which the Tim Burton film ED WOOD might owe something to. It's breezy bongo jivin' jazz with organ and thereman! Summery: John Agar + bongo soundtrack + crazy looking monster = fun!
THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)
A very dark, moody Martian invasion movie that feels like a classic Rod Serling Twilight Zone. A real diamond in the rough. Don't expect bug-eyed monsters, just a growing eerie feeling that we're being....taken. Don't miss this one.
This Weekend! Creepy Classics is Back on the Road
If you are in striking distance of eastern, Pennsylvania....join us! Here comes Creepy Classics to AMAZICON in Essington, PA, just south of Philadelphia.
For details on AMAZICON, check out there website: http://www.amazicon.net/
New! Original Movie Poster
Just added to our original movie posters for sale....there were not many of these produced back in 1958 and most were tossed out and thrown away. This is a survivor!
It's what is referred to as a "Half Sheet." It's much larger than a lobby card and is 22 X 28 inches. It would look great on your movie room wall! A piece of horror film history.
Folded with fold creases. Some tape residue on the bottom in the border. Still has nice strong color. Comes folded in cardboard protection.
Monster Bash Octoberfest 2015 Guest - Lisa Marie
Just added to the MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST Line-Up - Lisa Marie. The actress who portayed Vampira in the film ED WOOD, the creepy Martian in MARS ATTACKS, in SLEEPY HOLLOW, PLANET OF THE APES and more.
Don't miss all the fun and meeting Lisa Marie at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015!
Special thanks to Dan Weber.
New! FILMFAX #140
In this issue: Leonard Nimoy - Remembering Spock, Terry Moore: MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and Howard Hughes, Robots of the 1950s Cinema, THE 5,0000 FINGERS OF DR. T, POPEYE'S pal Bluto, Barbara Payton, The 12 Biggest Myths of Classic Horror Films, SPACE PATROL, one packed issue!!!
Get this latest info-packed issue right now, it's in shock stock at Creepy Classics....we'll send it "bagged and boarded" for protection right to your magazine collection. It's in our Creepy Newsstand, here at (where else?) - Creepy Classics!
MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY APRIL 2015
By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
WITCHES, however, seems to lack the verisimilitude of the earlier film. Lorene Velazquez stars as another Evil Queen (of the witches instead of the Vampire Women), and she manages to invest the role with her natural beauty and delight-in-evil. On the whole, a splendid time is guaranteed for all. A note on the poster art: I've previously mentioned how Mexican genre films loved to utilize existing ideas or images; for ATACAN LAS BRUJAS, they appropriate the central design from the Barbara Stanwyck thriller THE NIGHT WALKER, which actually has nothing to do with witches, or attacking, but is a great image nonetheless - a demon looming over a woman in a skimpy nightgown.
Okay, amigos, that's it for this month; as always, please go to the Animal Rescue Site and click to provide free food and care to shelter animals. Better yet, adopt one!
Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky, and Cher.
Roberto "Bob" Cotter isthe author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY published by McFarland Books.
It's Coming Fast! MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015:
Don't miss the classic monster movie fest for fans and professionals that makes monsters fun again - MONSTER BASH. Our next show is June 19-21, 2015 at the Doubletree Pittsburgh North in Mars, PA. (formally the Four Points). The mummies are coming,The Blob's coming and so is The Ultimate Abbott & Costello Tribute Team!
Don't you dare miss out!
Quick, run to www.monsterbash.us and get your membership!
New! Rare DRACULA Lobby Card Reproductions
Now in shock stock, the 1938 re-release of DRACULA (1931) lobby cards. These beautiful two-tone, moody lobby cards are struck direct from originals and have crisp detail. They each are printed on heavy card stock paper and come inserted in clear, sturdy acrylic slip sleeves. Get them today in our Posters and Lobby Card Reproduction Department here at Creepy Classics.
Down to Exactly 21 Vendor Tables Left
There are now only 21 tables left for the June MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.....the classic monster expo. If you are a vendor, hurry. If know a favorite vendor that should be at MONSTER BASH, let them know! You can get tables on-line by CLICKING HERE, or calling (724) 238-4317.
Find out all about this June's show, by going to the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE HOME PAGE.
Back From Cinema Wasteland!
We just returned from CINEMA WASTELAND in Strongsville, Ohio. A huge thanks to the great Creepy Crew: Joe Hagan, Ted Lewczyk, Bob Kennedy, Dan Weber, Jon and Debbie Doerr. Plus, our good friends who were with us Joe Cole, Joe Cole Jr., Keven Scarpino, Dan Brennies, Jim Nestor, Michael S, Scott Sheaffer, and everyone else who stopped by to say "Hello." A great cast is worth repeating.
Above: A break for dinner at Cinema Wasteland with the crew. Counter clockwise from the bottom left: Ted Lewczyk, Bob Kennedy, Keven Scarpino (Son of Ghoul), Ron Adams, Dan Brenneis, Joe Hagan and Jon Doerr. Photo by Debbie Doerr.
We hope to see you on the road at a convention near you!
Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015
3-Day Memberships for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now discounted 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.
Above: Janet Leigh with John Gavin in PSYCHO (1960) and a publicity photo of Gavin in color.
Bashin' Birthday Wishes - John Gavin
And from our Creepy Star Birthday reporter, Scott Goettel:
New! SCARY MONSTERS #97
Above is the wrap-around cover for the new issue of SCARY MONSTERS. It's #97 and is in shock stock at Creepy Classics right now. Grab yours before the last one is gone.
In this weird, atomic issue: THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON, Why I Love THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, Svengoolie, GODZILLA, THE GIANT BEHEMOTH, horror comics, BATMAN and much more packed in this huge tome of monster goodness.
New! FACE OF FIRE Finally on DVD
This is one of those films that had fallen through the cracks...no official release on VHS or DVD....and finally we can thank Warner Archive for dusting off a nice 35mm print and bringing it to us!
FACE OF FIRE (1959)
Have you ever seen this rare, heart-wrenching film? Send us your review to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! All Region DVD-Rs
More titles have been added to our "Rare Films on DVD-R" Department! These are all logo free and will play in any region DVD player, from the USA to European countries....all regions.
Here are the titles just added:
THE ENCHANTED FOREST (1945)
ONE EXCITING NIGHT (1922)
BLACK DRAGONS (1942)
THE BAT (1926)
BLACK SUNDAY (1960)
THE BLACK RAVEN (1943)
THE BLOODY PIT OF HORROR (1965)
R.I.P. James Best
An actor who has graced the screen of many a monster kid, James Best, has passed away. Besides THE KILLER SHREWS, he's in a real favorite TWILIGHT ZONE episode, THE LAST RITES OF JEFF MYRTLEBANK. He appeared in scores and scores of movies and television shows. A super likeable personality. I miss never having got him to a MONSTER BASH to give him all the accolades from our retro crowd.
Thanks to Leonard Hayhurst for passing along this good obit on James:
Easter Egg Hunt!
We'd like to thank Michael Aguilar for sharing his holiday photo (above) of his Easter Egg hunt! Ha! Here's this note from Michael, who is a stop-motion animator:
I hope everybody had a good Easter this Sunday and everybody had a good Easter Egg Hunt. I never went on Easter egg Hunts as they were kind of dangerous for me. - Michael Aguilar
Happy Birthday Roy Thinnes
Birthday reporter Scott Goettel logs in:
New! Dracula's Daughter Lobby Card Set
Creepy cool! It's the complete eight card set for DRACULA'S DAUGHTER (1936) in beautiful lobby card reproductions that come in crystal clear sturdy acrylic slip sleeves. Get all eight at a discount right now. Or, pick just the ones you want!
These would look great on your personal movie room wall or collect 'em like big trading cards!
MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015.....Get Ready!
We're getting real excited about MONSTER BASH in June...lots of surprises are being planned and we'll be opening up the Mummy's tomb to BASH like never before!
It's the meeting place for classic monster movie fans and professionals.
Check out the new MONSTER BASH trailer for June produced by Charles Henson...click the above image/link! It's pretty darn cool.
New! Monster Bash Octoberfest Site Up
The beginnings of our October MONSTER BASH has been bubbling under and growing steadily. Yes, she's back on the list and says her schedule is clear! Barbara Steele will be at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015. It's a celebration of growing up and watching great horror and science fiction on TV. Those late night movies featured Barbara Steele movies....Rod Serling's THE TWILIGHT ZONE is arguable the greatest TV show of all time and his daughter, Anne Serling will be at BASH to give a super special presentation on her dad. THE MUNSTERS was a part of our lives, our monster family and the wonderful Pat Priest (Marilyn on THE MUNSTERS) will be at BASH. Felix Silla who was Cousin It on THE ADDAMS FAMILY and appeared in BUCK ROGERS, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and so much, much more will be BASHIN'. Pittsburgh's TV Horror Host icon and actor in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Bill Cardille (Chilly Billy Cardille) will be with us. Ohio's TV Horror Host icon - SON OF GHOUL is in! Remember THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TV SHOW? Well, the greatest impersonators on the planet THE ULTIMATE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW (Joe Ziegler and Bill Riley) will also appear and perform.
This is just the beginning of the autumn MONSTER BASH celebration....stay tuned.
The site is up (and still under creepy construction), membership admission is available now for a $10 discount. The hotel is almost sold out...get your room now! Ask for the MONSTER BASH discount group rate.
Dealer tables are selling too!
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.