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Thursday September 29 - Monday October 3, 2016
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All the Noose That's Fit To Post
Creepy Classics Heads For Cinema Wasteland
Look for us at this weekend's CINEMA WASTELAND expo in Strongsville, Ohio, near Cleveland. We'll be the first vendor to your right inside the dealer ballroom. We'll be stocked to the rafters with classic monster Blu-Rays, DVDs, posters, monster t-shirts, monster magazines, monster models and more!
We'll see you this weekend...
Here are the details on the show - CLICK HERE.
New! Godzilla Coin Banks From Japan
Manufactured in Japan, imported toy bank. Godzilla rises to snatch coins. Batteries not included (requires two AA batteries). Lights up and roars. Officially licensed Godzilla toy from Japan.
Happy Bash Birthday To Martine Beswick
This in from our Monster Bash Birthday reporter, Scott Goettel:
It's Bash guest Martine Beswick's birthday September 24th! Martine was born to British parents in Port Antonio, Jamaica on 9/24/1941. She is such a delight to meet and talk to, and what a fantastic film and TV career!
A Big Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday to the beautiful Martine Beswick!
New! It's Here - MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #28
Fresh off the presses, the new MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! Get yours right now! Order it for immediate shipping. Special discounted web price too. Here's the gory details:
In this shocking collector issue: THE MUMMY - Dead and Coming For You, THE MUNSTERS, Bela Lugosi's Chandu Meets a Mummy, The Ed Wood-Lugosi Projects That Almost Were, AFRICA SCREAMS, Monster Kid Flashbacks, Blu-Ray and DVD Reel Reviews, Falling Stars - The Actors and Artists We've Lost...more!
Writers include: Gary Don Rhodes, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Deborah Painter, Ron Adams, Leonard Hayhust, Eddie Kunz and more. Artists include Lorraine Bush and George "E-Gor" Chastain.
Above: Joe Ziegler as Lou Costello with Bill Riley as Bud Abbott.
Joe Ziegler, Monster Bash's Lou Costello Passes Away
It is with a surreal feeling and heavy heart that I have to let Monster Bash attendees know that Joe Ziegler has passed away from a heart condition.
Joe was one half of The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Tribute Team. His business partner and friend, Bill Riley, played Bud Abbott and Joe was Lou Costello. I have seen many impersonators over the years,but never a team that so captured the look, style, mannerisms and spirit of Abbott and Costello better. Joe had those bits memorized like they were just part of his fiber, every Abbott & Costello bit you can imagine. He delivered them with those looks, those expressions and the Lou Costello exasperation and child-like quality perfectly. Perfect.
The team performed over the years many times at Monster Bash, becoming regulars. They would not only perform on stage at Monster Bash, but stayed in character through the shows, just walking around, interacting with fans and off-the-cuff launching into classic routines. Joe will be so missed by Monster Bash attendees and me, personally.
I got to meet his wife Sherry, who made man of their costumes, in Baltimore and she was just a delight too. My deepest sympathy to Sherry, Joe's nephew Jason and family, and, of course our dear friend, Bill Riley.
Over the years I watched people brought to tears of laughter in the movie room at Monster Bash as Joe and Bill brought the house down. Now Joe has brought the house down with a different type of tears. I'm welling up just thinking about him here on this Sunday morning.
Let's watch, one more time, as Joe & Bill do Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" routine. God bless you, Joe for all the smiles made and given.
...and finally, Joe and Bill in the dealer ballroom at Monster Bash:
I just spoke with Sherry Ziegler, Joe's wife. Joe's service will be at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD 21236....Phone: (410) 256-3600. Thursday (September 29, 2016) evening from 6PM-8PM. Flowers may be sent to that address.
The announcement will appear in The Baltimore Sun newspaper on Tuesday. -Ron
Such sad news about Joe Ziegler's passing. We've lost such a gifted and talented man, but also such a kind, gentle soul and great friend to all of us. I miss him. Thank you for your updates about Joe, and the photos you've posted. Such great memories. I'm thankful that I got a lot of great video of Joe and Bill in the hallways ("there's Scott AGAIN with that video camera!"), and interacting with fans, having a good time. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Joe's wife and family.
Brian Nichols and I talked for a good while yesterday, reminiscing about Joe, and of course any and all things Monster Bash related. As we are all "Bash family", it's so comforting to connect with each other during times of loss and sadness, but it's also great to stay in touch all year round, discussing the good times of The Bash, and the countdown to the next one.
Thank YOU Ron for bringing us all together every year, enabling us to see friends that we only see once a year, and to also meet the people connected to the movies we love, which is something none of us ever dreamed could ever happen when we were young and watching those movies. But YOU make it happen for us, and it's with heartfelt thanks that I express this, and I'm sure all other Monster Bashers agree.
Blessings to you, Ursula, Paisley, and the whole Bash crew always!
Thanks Scott, we will all miss Joe terribly. He was such a wonderful spirit, giving smiles and making smiles. -Ron
New on Blu at Creepy Classics
Stompin' into Creepy Classics, GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE on Blu-Ray in city crushing stock:
A genetically engineered giant plant is created from plant cells and cells from Godzilla. When Godzilla returns for destruction, the behemoth plant metamorphoses into a giant plant monster. The battle of monstrous Goliaths is massive. English dubbed or original Japanese soundtrack. Widescreen.
Four New DVD Titles at Creepy Classics!
Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics:
THE LEGEND OF THE WITCHES/THE CITY OF THE DEAD (Scream Theater) - DVD
THE ELECTRONIC MONSTER (1960) - DVD
JUNGLE GIRLS (SAVAGE GIRL & SHEENA) - DVD Set
GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND (GODZILLA VS. GIGAN) - DVD
New! Frankenstein Trio Shirt
Here it is, the new t-shirt for the Halloween Season! It's an official Universal Studios shirt...
This new shirt features the unholy trio of Boris Karloff as the monster, Dwight Frye as the hunchbaced assistant - Fritz, and Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein from the 1931 classic film FRANKENSTEIN.
It's a comfortable 100% cotton, pre-shrunk black t-shirt with full color screen image. Get yours while all sizes are in stock from SMALL up to XXL. Don't miss out.
Pictures From The Mid-Atlantic Nostagia Con
It's part of the huge Creepy Classics display at this September's Mid-Atlantic Nostagia Convention. Martib Grams and crew did a great job again and it was terrific fun. Here are some of the photos from the show....here's the other side of the Creepy Classics display:
More pics from the Nostalgia show...
Above: Brian Krey, Steve Kaplan of Alpha Video and move director/actor Josh Kennedy having fun at the show.
Above: Shoppers at the Creepy Cassics tables.
Above: Daughter and mother get a kick out of our 7 foot Frankenstein Monster.
Above: That is guest "The Amazing Kreskin" pouring over the DVDs at Creepy Classics.
Above: Michael Joyner and Ron Adams with ol' Frank at Creepy Classics.
Above: A poodle skirt and a zombie dance with the Frankenstein Monster at the Creepy Classics corner!
We'll return to The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention next year...
A Look Back at This Past August's Sci-Fi Show at The Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio
Creepy Classics/Monster Bash had a road show in Canton, Ohio in August. We set-up in the lobby at the historic Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. What a beautiful majestic theater. The movies looked beautiful on the giant screen. Myself (Ron Adams) and Joe Hagan took the following photos at this gorgeous movie palace. A huhge thanks to the Creepy Team that weekend of Joe, Leonard Hayhurst and Ted Lewczyk.
Watch for more shows with Creepy Classic there in the future. We'll let you now here on the Creepy Classics News Page. Bookmark this page and check back often.
Now....the photos, feast your eyes:
Above: Projected giant images of Robby the Robot blasting the monster octopus from IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA. An amazing work from The Palace lighting chief.
Above: The Phantom of the Opera would be quite at home here.
Above: The light control board at The Palace with mascot "Romeo."
Above: The organ on stage before the attendees arrive. It rises and decends from the stage. So cool.
Above: Jay Spencer plays the organ at the opening of the show the films.Again, a hearty "thank you" to Jay Spencer, the whole gang at The Palace Theatre in Canton, and the Creepy Classics crew. It was a wonderful show, and we'll be back!
One Colossal Beast!
Here's one of the latest pieces of monsteriffic art by Malcolm Gittins of the "Colossal Beast!" By originals, prints and t-shirts from Malcolm at this next summer's 20th year anniversary MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!
We'll see you there!
Inside Creepy Classics
While filing stock at Creepy Classics, after returning from a convention outing, I stopped and pondered. Shouldn;t every household have a copy of OCTAMAN in it?
Just a thought.
Jersey Fest Was Tor-ific!
Creepy Classics/Monster Bash ha a great time at Jersey Fest this past August....pictured above it's Dan Weber, Mike Adams and new recruit, Tor Johnson. Thanks to all that attended and thank to the creepy crew that also included Bob Pellegrino (who took this photo!).
Coming in October!
Don't miss this year's big GHOULARDIFEST in Cleveland! You will love it...monstrous fun for the whole family. Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be there....we'd love to see you!
Plus, a lost film was found, and will be screened at GHOULADIFEST:
Lost Movie - Found!
"Too Late To Pray" starring Ernie Anderson, made in 1967, was put in storage by the DIRECTOR and long time friend of Ernie's Ralph Mayher and wife Gypsie, it was put together after 50 years and have offered us the opportunity for the first time ever to show it at this years Fest.
The movie was referenced in "GHOULARDI - Inside Cleveland TV's Wildest Ride" written by Tom Feran and Rich Heldenfels. Look for it on page 137 in the book. Watch for times the movie will be shown at GhoulardiFest, schedule will be posted on the web site.
DVD's of the movie will also be available for purchase.
All the ghoulis details are right here:
New! Val Lewton's Classic CAT PEOPLE on Criterion Blu-Ray
In shocked stock. it's CAT PEOPLE!
CAT PEOPLE (1942) - Blu-Ray
Get it now with the premiere Criterion treatment, the elite Blu-Ray treatment with an amazing amount of extras for this monumental film of eerie horror here at Creepy Classics.
It's in our New Blu-Ray Department, ready to claw its way to you.
Monster Bash Hotels Now Taking Reservations For the 20th year anniversary BASH in 2017...
June 23-25, 2017....Mars, PA
The World's Greatest ALL CLASSIC Horror & Sci-Fi Fest - MONSTER BASH!
Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:
Double Tree (724) 776-6900
Or, at a special MONSTER BASH Reservation site:
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
Need Membership Passes For MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!
New! Blu-Ray Legacy Sets in HD
The FRANKENSTEIN and THE WOLF MAN Legacy Box Collections are in stock at Creepy Classics. Get your Universal favorites in HD Blu-Ray now!
FRANKENSTEIN LEGACY (8 Films) - Blu-Ray Box Set
THE WOLF MAN LEGACY (7 Films) - Blu-Ray Box Set
Get them right now for immediate shipping to your doorstep at Creepy Classics.
You'll find them in our New Blu-Ray Department....or you can call in your order with credit card to (724) 238-4317.
New! The Sought After GODZILLA 1984 - THE RETURN OF GODZILLA
Finally, the release on both Blu-Ray and DVD of GODZILLA 1984 - THE RETURN OF GODZILLA. It was known as GODZILLA 1985 in American theaters.
GODZILLA 1984 (RETURN OF GODZILLLA) (1984) - Blu-Ray or DVD
Stomping to your doorstep from Creepy Classics.
You'll find it in our New Blu-Ray Department....ORDER NOW! Or, you can call in your order with credit card to (724) 238-4317.
By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter author of The Mexican Masked Wrestler & Monster Filmography
Hola, amigos. "They don't even give us time to bury our dead." I forget what movie that line is from, but it's still appropriate. We still haven't gotten over the loss of Chilly Billy, and then, just a couple of days ago, Gene Wilder passed away. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY , YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN ("That's Fronk-en-steen"), BLAZING SADDLES and so many more. Another piece of our childhood/teen years gone; and like those years, never coming back. We miss you, Gene.
Get all your favorite Mexican horror films on DVD here at Creepy Classics!
THE VAMPIRES OF COYOACAN, in original language Spanish, is available by clicking HERE!
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.