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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Chestor Morris is not the best of ophthalmologists in THE BAT WHISPERS (1930) featuring some amazing photography and use of miniatures to great effect. This DVD itself, on the Image label, has become quite rare. We still have stock on it, factory sealed! Get it now in our Complete DVD Catalog at Creepy Classics.

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Scary Memories of BACK FROM THE DEAD!

Hi Ron! Haven’t been in touch for awhile but still follow the web site every day! 

I watched an old “classic” that our gang of fans may like: BACK FROM THE DEAD (1957) with Arthur Franz and Peggy Castle.

It scared the heck out of me as a kid in the 60s on the old Thrillerama show, NBC in Chicago.

Take care, Bob Fitzsimmons

Thanks for the suggestion Bob, I need to rewatch this one! Find it in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Some People Have The Coolest Desktop Screams!

The above desktop screen is on Creepy Classics' buddy Ted Bohus' screen. This is a pic from his home office.....very fishy.

 

 

Monster Bash Is Coming Quick...

July 8-10, 2016....Mars, PA

The World's Greatest ALL CLASSIC Horror & Sci-Fi Fest - MONSTER BASH!

Details About MONSTER BASH - CLICK HERE, if you dare!

July is just around the corner! Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:

Host Hotel:

Doubletree (724) 776-6900

Walking Distance:

Super 8 (724) 776-9700

Comfort Inn (724) 772-2700

Within A Mile:

Candlewood Suites (724) 591-8666

Red Roof Inn (724) 776-5670

Hampton Inn (724) 776-1000

Fairfield Inn (724) 772-0600

Marriott (724) 772-3700

 

 

New! In Shock Stock Early...Here at Creepy Classics on Blu-Ray and DVD

Now in stock and shipping to classic sci-fi fans everywhere...it's INVISIBLE INVADERS (1959) on either Blu-Ray of High Definition quality DVD:

John Carradine and a host of atomic walking dead! Incredibly fun 50's Sci-Fi. John Agar swings into action atop a speeding van with special sonic equipment. It's Saturday afternoon fodder for us fans. Audio commentary by Tom Weaver and Dr. Robert Kriss. Trailer gallery too!

Get your copy and be the first monster kid on the block to rock with yours...

You can order for immediate shipping now in our New DVD and Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Sasquatch Sighting!

This amazing actual, real photograph in from Mike Adams in Cartaret, New Jersey. A real digital camera shot! Could it be? Is it true? Proof of the existence of Bigfoots in our world...right here in a populated area of the United States of America?

Thanks Mike for submitting your evidence. It's being taken under serious consideration and research....where's M. Oleman when you need him?

 

 

Get Ready To MONSTER BASH in Early July!

All the fun of the classic monster movie conference is gearing up to happen again in July 8-10, 2016...it's MONSTER BASH! Entertainment, shopping, guest movie and TV stars!

Get your membership admission - CLICK HERE.

Get your vendor table - CLICK HERE.

Note: The programming schedule is now posted! It's at: www.monsterbash.us.

 

 

Latest MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE In Shock Stock

Get the latest edition on the all-glossy classic monster mag, MONSTER BASH #28, in stock now.....it's super!

You can order yours for immediate dispatch on-line at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand.

Direct link for ordering...CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! Little Shoppe of Horrors #36 Magazine

In this issue: Universal's 1979 DRACULA with Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier. An exhaustive, in depth study of the feature film. Amazing interviews and insights from Richard Klemensen, Gary Don Rhodes and many other historians in the field. Onstage, development, original notes, Edward Gorey art, hand written original drafts....amazing behind-the-scenes photos.

Get it now for your collection! This high gloss magazine is in shock stock at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line for fast ordering...or, call in your order to (724) 238-4317.

 

 

Tom Adams Returns To Creepy Classics at Monster Bash

For those of you who have been going to Monster Bash for years, or seeing us at other shows know that my dad (Tom Adams) was a regular behind the Creepy Classics tables. But, he hasn't been around for a few years now. The reason: he was caring for my mom who has been, and is not well. After spending almost every day at a nursing home looking after my mom, he needs to get out once and a while. He needs a break, seriously.

He is now very excited about getting away for a few days and rejoining all of us at Monster Bash, running the Creepy Classics room. Please give him a warm welcome at Monster Bash! We will all love to see him back, he's been so unselfishly spending time caring for Mom.

The picture is of me with my dad at my sister's house on Father's Day. See him at Creepy Classics at this Monster Bash. -Ron

 

 

Bela Bids You Welcome To July's MONSTER BASH

This from the bat phone and Cortlandt Hull of The Witch's Dungeon:

Bela, and several other classic horror icons from "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum"
are anxious to meet you at "Monster Bash," as they are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the
museum of vintage thrillers. We may have some original movie head props with us as well in our
traveling Chamber of Horrors! Plus, a presentation on the monstrous history of the museum!

Cortlandt kicks off the Monster Bash festivities on Friday, July 8th and will be on hand haunting the Monster Bash Dealer Ballroom all weekend with life-size....MONSTERS!

 

 

Above: Updated MONSTER BASH Trailer

Thanks to Chaeles Henson, check out the updated MONSTER BASH 2016 trailer! Audrey Dalton and Jo Morrow are in there now too!

....and be there, or be scared!

 

 

New! Finally, The Forgotten Charlie Chan Series Films....Released by Warner!

Three Charlie Chan films never before released officially! Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan in THE RED DRAGON (1945). Plus, two rare Roland Winters outings as Chan in THE FEATHERED SERPENT (1948) and THE SKY DRAGON (1949)! Keye Luke even returns to the series as the Number 1 son in THE FEATHERED SERPENT!

Get it on the new DVD set from Warners here at Creepy Classics, on discount right now for a limited time. Get it in the "New DVD & Blu-Ray Department" here at Creepy Classics now!

"He who wastes time....find cookie jar empty."

Above: Roland Winters as Charlie Chan in a dramatic scene from THE SKY DRAGON (1949).

 

 

Above: Audrey Dalton in MR. SARDONICUS (1961).

Monster Bash Guest, Audrey Dalton, Newspaper Interview

Charles Henson sent me this article and interview with MONSTER BASH guest Audrey Dalton. Gives a little more insight into her career and life! Will help with questions for her at next month's MONSTER BASH!

Here's the link:

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/local/tinseltown-talks-audrey-dalton-survived-a-sinking-a-serpent-and/article_b29b83e8-df6c-11e3-963a-001a4bcf6878.htm

 

 

Belated Basil Birthday Wishes

I was late getting this announcement from our roving birthday reporter, Scott Goettel....my apologies to Scott, Basil and you!

From Scott:

As the Monster Bash draws near, it's very fitting that one of our favorites of the Classic Monster era (and Sherlock Holmes) is remembered.  Basil Rathbone, (full name Philip St. John Basil Rathbone) was born on June 13th, 1892, in Johannesburg South Africa.  Basil passed away at age 75 on July 21st, 1967.

Happy 124th Birthday Basil, from all the Monster Bashers!

~Scott

 

 

Shared Shock!

The above resin model kit of our beloved Shock Monster is from the collection and mad lab of Monster Basher David Peel of Wichita, Kansas! Very nice David. A beauty that should be in every home as a dining room table center piece.

 

 

Father's Day Flashback

Above is a photo sent out by Victoria Price with her dad...Vincent Price. Look at those smiles.

Great stuff. Hope you remembered your dad over the past Father's Day.

 

 


 
Mexican Monster Party

May 2016

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter author of The Mexican Masked Wrestler & Monster Filmography

Hola, amigos, and welcome to the latest thrilling chapter of The Mexican Monster Party. Can you believe the BASH is next month? Time certainly flies when you're writing a book! Unfortunately, it won't be out in time for BASH - but if I'm lucky, I'll at least have a cover to show and pre-order forms. This time out, we feature one of the true classics of Mexican Monster/Wrestler films, LAS LUCHADORAS CONTRA LA MOMIA, otherwise known as WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY. I just can't praise this movie enough, so let's get down on it!


OK, first things first: there are THREE versions of this film out there, and so I'm about to provide a handy-dandy little consumer guide as to which you should pick up. Okay, first, there is the original Mexican version (the one that Ron has), and this is the version you want. And I'm not saying that just because I'm trying to drum up business for Creepy Classics; it's the original, uncut version, with the original soundtrack. K. Gordon Murray did a fine job with this and most of the Mexican films he dubbed, but a scene or two is shaved here and there, and of course there's the dubbed soundtrack (sometimes he uses different music as well), which makes it sound more campy than it deserves. It's the THIRD version you should completely avoid; an abomination called Rock and Roll Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy, issued by Rhino some years ago. First off, the "Rock and Roll" part of it, which replaces much of the original soundtrack, is the most pitiful 'rock and roll you'll EVER hear. Second off, they take the K. Gordon Murray version's dialogue, and overdub it with some of their own, which is also pitiful (especially the "joke" at the end where the Luchadoras are set to wrestle another match and "The loser has to watch this movie." But most egregiously of all, they 'edit' the film almost beyond comprehension, including cutting some primo Mummy footage. Avoid this travesty like the Plague. Buy your copy from Ron; it's the real deal.

Second things second: Although often (erroneously) reported as such, WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY is NOT part of the 'official' Aztec Mummy series. The glorious Luchadoras of wrestling fought AN Aztec Mummy, "Tutomec", but not the creature that was featured in the original Aztec Mummy trilogy, Popoca. For the record, it's not even the same actor; Popoca was portrayed in all three films by Angel Di Stefani, while Tutomec is played by Mexico's all-purpose monster, Gerardo Zepeda. And for many, including myself, Zepeda is THE Aztec Mummy, for reasons which we shall now start to explore. Two of the biggest are 1) Tutomec has a lot more to do than Popoca, who just sort of shuffles around; Tutomec, on the other hand, is an ACTION Mummy: he not only mops the street with a whole passel of policia (the footage that was cut from the awful Rhino version), he can change into a vampire bat at will! 2) His makeup is way better. Popoca was sorta creepy, but not very imposing, and just had a monster-ish face with a fright wig; Tutomec, on the other hand, has a desiccated, skull-like visage that immediately imprints itself on the consciousness.

WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY may just be the greatest wrestler/monster movie ever made; it is in an eternal headlock for the title with SANTO VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN, and BOTH are in the running for The Greatest B-Movie Ever Made. The big winner (besides the fans, of course) was Lorena Velazquez, who starred in both, thus cementing a place in those fans' hearts forever. Lorena is THE queen of Mexican genre films; most actors and actresses PRAY for a role in which they always be remembered, and Lorena essayed two. Her Liz Taylor-like beauty served her well throughout her career, both inside and outside the genre, and unlike many who dismiss genre roles as "just a job", she retains a genuine fondness for hers, and grateful for the fame they brought her. It's unknown how Elizabeth Campbell, the other half of the Most Beautiful Tag Team of All Time, feels about it today - after making a whole bunch of films in Mexico, she reportedly left for NYC to do TV work; instead, she disappeared from the industry altogether, and remains elusive to this day. Together, they make an unforgettable team.

That's it for this month, amigos; see yinz all at the Bash next month! As always, please remember to go to the Animal Rescue Site and just click for free to provide food and care for shelter animals. Better yet, adopt one! Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher.

Get all your favorite Mexican horror films on DVD here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #27

It's here, in shock stock now....MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #27. What a great issue....because it features many of you, the monster movie fans, plus an exclusive, new interview with THE BLOB's Jack Harris. Here are the shocking details:

Inside this fear-film packed celebration: Fans Speak Out - Their CREATURE FEATURES and monster movie fan origins, 50 Years in The Witch's Dungeon, THE BLOB's Jack Harris interview, Quicksand monster movies, DVD and Blu-Ray new releases and much more! THE WOLF MAN cover painting by Lorraine Bush.

Sample pages:

Why on this planet earth wait....? Get your copy, hot off the slab right now. Just head into the Creepy Classic Magazine Newsstand, or the Monster Bash Magazine page and order yours from Creepy Classics right now!

 

 

Appearing in-person, meet: Greg Moffett (ROBOT MONSTER), Sharyn Moffett (THE BODY SNATCHER), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Audrey Dalton (MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD, MR. SARDONICUS, THRILLER with Boris Karloff), JO MORROW (13 GHOSTS), Claudia Barrett (ROBOT MONSTER), Jimmy Hunt (INVADERS FROM MARS), plus Jeremy Ambler (THE WALKING DEAD), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), Wes Shank (FORBIDDEN PLANET props), Cortlandt Hull (nephew of Henry Hull - WEREWOLF OF LONDON), Tom Sullivan (EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS) and many, many more. Plus 200 vendor tables of classic monster merchandise.

Join us for MONSTER BASH again in July 8-10, 2016! Admission available right now at a $5 discount per person for a limited time: CLICK HERE.

Rooms at the Monster Bash hotels are booking now. Hotels are VERY Close to the event, CLICK HERE.

A sneak peek at the upcoming MONSTER BASH JULY 2016:

Get connected with the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE ...the details are here - CREEPY CLICK!

 

 

New! Drive-In Trailer DVD

A jam-packed DVD of trailers from the golden age of drive-ins: 1960s-1970s. Trailers include: THE TWILIGHT PEOPLE, FRANKENSTEIN'S BLOODY TERROR, BARON BLOOD, THE SLIME PEOPLE, THE FLESH EATERS, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE MONSTERS, HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS, SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM, THE FIENDISH GHOULS, CHAMBER OF HORRORS, THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, CASTLE OF EVIL, THE CRAWLING HAND, WILLARD, ASYLUM and many, many, many more! Plus, commentary by Zacherly, Caroline Munro, Johnny Legend and others!

Get it in our New DVD Department right now....ready to ship right to you!

 

 

MONSTER BASH For Vendors

Table space at MONSTER BASH is selling briskly now....if you want to be a vendor at BASH, e-mail us right away: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com and include your snail mail address. We'll send you a dealer packet right away. You can reserve your space with credit card right now too: CLICK HERE!

You can call too: (724) 238-4317.

This Year's MONSTER BASH is July 8-10, 2016

Tables are $250 each and include 2 VIP passes per table (so you can enjoy the whole show even when the vendor rooms aren't open). Plus, free electric, 6 foot table and two chairs per table complimentary, parking is free.

Dealer room hours:

Friday July 8: 3PM - 9PM / Saturday July 9: 10AM - 6PM / Sunday July 10: 10AM - 5PM

Know a vendor you'd like to see at MONSTER BASH? e-mail them the web site URL: http://www.monsterbash.us

Hurry though, the dealer room is almost sold out. We're down to 10 tables out of 200!

 

 

68 Years Ago Today - The Greatest Horror-Comedy of All-Time

I'd like to thank Steve Fredrick for putting this tribute together for this film that many of us grew up with. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) was released on June 15th, 68 years ago. It's thrilled monster movie fans and made fans of classic horror movies out of many. Here's Steve's news:

Aloha! This Day in Hollywood History by Steve Fredrick.

It was on this day, June 15, 1948, that one of the greatest horror parodies was released in the USA. 68 years old today, "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" was released by Universal-International Pictures. [imdb.com]

Listed below, please find 11 clips from the film. (Oh, yeah, 11 clips!) Following the film, I have added two extra clips: (1) the original movie trailer for the film, (2) bloopers from the film. At your convenience, please take a peak. I dare you not to laugh. Enjoy the fun.

Steve

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (15 June 1948), 11 clips courtesy of YouTube.com.

Clip 1 of 11: The Wolf Man Transforms. Featuring Lon Chaney, Jr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr9_dJ6TPPQ [2:06 Movie Clips]

Clip 2 of 11: Keep Your Shirt On.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88HW9wtz3F4 [2:09 Movie Clips]

Clip 3 of 11: Dracula Rises. Featuring Bela Lugosi.
In this clip, Costello reads "Dracula's Legend" and a candle moves. On April 1, 1965, Universal released a compilation film entitled The World of Abbott and Costello, which included this clip. In 1965, I saw this film at the Paradise Theater in North Minneapolis. As a 11 year old kid, this scary clip, up on the big screen, scared the 'you know what' out of me. Great fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6NIVn6_m1c [3:29 Movie Clips]

Clip 4 of 11: Dracula Wakes Frankenstein. Featuring Glenn Strange.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5s3_XV1rkA [2:16 Movie Clips]

Clip 5 of 11: The Wolf Man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3W5kkZLN50 [2:24 Movie Clips]

Clip 6 of 11: Where Are They?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjYsIv90zWk [2:22 Movie Clips]

Clip 7 of 11: Return of the Count.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhquCQirt48 [2:15 Movie Clips]

Clip 8 of 11: Take the Mask Off.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KpSBVJq7jo [3:04 Movie Clips]

Clip 9 0f 11: Do You Believe Me Now?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19q6jSWFPCo [3:18 Movie Clips]

Clip 10 of 11: Evading The Monsters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0YLLkr7VfU [2:40 Movie Clips]

Clip 11 of 11: Death of the Monster. Cameo by Vincent Price.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZQwVWTB2hI [2:54 Movie Clips]

EXTRA: Trailer #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6l8auIACyc [2:09 Movie Clips]

EXTRA: Bloopers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ChTzbH-aY [1:47 Anthony DiChiara]

 

 

New for June! This Month's CREEPY CRATE: SPIDERS & MONSTERS Stuff!

This month's Creepy Crate is packed with merchandise involving SPIDERS & MONSTER items. Get your crate of stuff now, a big box of mystery SPIDER & MONSTER items (t-shirt and more):

CLICK HERE

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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