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Monday June 19 - Tuesday June 27, 2017!

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MONSTER BASH Movie Conference 20th Year Anniversary

The Clock is Ticking, Quick...Get To Monster Bash!

The Greatest Classic Monster Movie Festival on the Planet

June 23-25, 2017....Mars, PA

ADMISSION AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

$55 for the wekend

or $20 per single say admission.

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

Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:

Host Hotel:

Double Tree (724) 776-6900

Or, at a special MONSTER BASH Reservation site:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/P/PITMADT-MBC-20170621/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

***Word is the host hotel is sold out, you can try though, to see if anyone might have canceled. But here are great alternatives --- all close, within a mile!

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

Need Membership Passes for MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!

 

 

See June's MONSTER BASH Live Streaming

Can't make MONSTER BASH this month? Oh, the heartbreak! Catch glimpses of all the cool stuff going on at BASH, the people, the stars, the events, the fun, the free cake (sorry you can't taste it if you're just watching on the stream).

CLICK HERE to go the the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE Facebook page, follow us and get the live stream on June 23-25, 2017.

A special thanks to the Sargent family for making this happen.

 

 

Back In Shock Stock - Monster Bash Light Canvas Tote Bags

A tote bag with the Monster Bash graphic on the side of fighting, bashing monsters. Great for your monster shopping at conventions. 20 inch handles, 8 inch side expanding gusset with flattening bottom. Non-woven poly material. Holds DVDs, books, magazines, lobby cards. Shop monsters!

Time to Shock Shop!

Get yours in our Shirts & Accessories Department, here in the crypt at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! More Denim Patches

These great patches look exquisite on your jeans, jacket, backpack, forehead....Sturdy black denim fabric patch about 3 1/2 inches by 4 inches. Can be sewn on jackets, pant or other outer wear...or saved as a cool collectible. Quality screen print of classic movie image.

New designs just in. Limited quantities.

Select the ones your like in our Shirts & Accessories Department, here in the crypt at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Get Ready...20 Years of the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!

This year marks 20 years of the conference...fun times and memories. Here's a new video and song. The video by Kevin Slick features photos of our Monster Bash staffers and guests behind the scenes and at the shows...working hard to bring you each and every Bash! Recognize a lot of those faces?

Now the song...."Monster Bash Blues" is by Monster Bash vendor and house band member Michael Pierce! It's about the longing and missing the times at Bash, in between shows. Michael is so talented.

Kudos to Michael and Kevin for capturing that MONSTER BASH spirit!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO

See everyone in just days at MONSTER BASH! -Ron

 

 

New! Rare FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Mags from 1963-1964

It's FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine from February 1963-1964! The golden age of FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Get these issues now, before your allowance money from taking out the garbage is spent on Tangy Taffy or your mom makes you buy a birthday gift for your sister with it!

Get it in our FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Department right now at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New MONSTER BASH Video Trailer & Monster Bash Channel

Here's the brand spankin' new MONSTER BASH June 2017 Trailer! Click the above window to join the viewing...and SUBSCRIBE to the New MONSTER BASH You Tube Channel....new videos will be coming often! A special thanks to Joshua Kennedy, super genius.

 

 

A Monster Basher's Tale, The Decision: Going To BASH!

This unique story just in from the infamous M. Oleman:

When someone in the heavens flips a switch in mid-June, and hot, humid days descend upon us, a certain crowd seeks solace in Big Sid's Comic Shop. Drifting in singly, or in pairs, in a quest for relief from the heat and reality would be a collection of Oddballs, misfits, goof-offs, slackers, basement dwellars and unemployed comic book collectors. They would gather round the spinner racks and back issue long boxes looking for the one more thing needed to complete their collections. And to argue. Sometimes the arguments were about Marvel Versus DC. Sometimes which Batman was the greatest, (of course Adam West in the only true answer). Which Flash? Jay Garrick or Barry Allen? Today it was Spiderman villains. Green Goblin or Jackal? Doc Ock or the Lizard? The Hobgoblin? Bizarro Aunt May? Who was the best? I tended to stay out of this one as I was strictly a Kingpin man, a minority opinion mostly looked upon with disdain by the ignorant and uncultivated masses.

Usually during these heady discussions Big Sid would raise his head from his reading material from time to time to exert his authority, or offer his opinion. "Keep it down back there!" he'd yell out, or "Hammerhead!" or "Is anyone buying anything today?!" This last comment would invariably result in the boys averting their eyes and shuffling around a bit looking for a good hiding spot. Rarely, one of them would grab a couple of books from the quarter bin and make a show of pulling out their change.

On this day, as the ancient window air conditioner struggled to cool the store (Big Sid's body heat alone made it quite a challenge) and the boys squabbled, Big Sid said nothing. He was behind his counter eating a large slice of pizza (folded in half. Pellegrino style he called it) intently reading a flyer that had come in the day's mail. He caught my eye and motioned me over. "I'm going to the MONSTER BASH this year" he said matter of factly, while chewing slowly. "I'm entirely serious this time. This isn't a dream sequence like when Gilligan had the nightmare that he was a vampire." Now in all the years I had known Sid, as as far back as anyone could remember, he had only left his shop a dozen times or so. And one of these was just a couple of weeks ago when he had tried to flag down the Goodie Bar man. He lived upstairs, and ordered in anything he needed. "I'm going." he said again as he leaned in close to me. Our faces were only inches apart, and even though he was eating pizza I couldn't help but notice that his breath smelled like cantaloupe. "I see you doubt me" he said, staring into my eyes intently. My expression must have shown my disbelief, for I did indeed doubt he would leave his sanctum to make the trip to the Bash. We stared at each other for a while.

Customers came and went and someone yelled out "Baron Zemo!' in the back of the store.

"I have just one word to say you" Sid said he as he leaned back in his chair and stabbed at the flyer with a greasy, sausage like finger. "Larry Storch. F-Troop! Ghostbusters! I practically grew up with him! He was on every TV show ever. When I was a boy I pretended he was my big brother. I once even sent in a check to enroll in the Larry Storch School of Dance that someone convinced me was real. I will make the pilgrimage to meet Larry Storch, be the temperature a hundred degrees outside. I'll ride with you in the Roadmaster. I'll bring my 8-tracks."

I was slightly taken aback at the thought of Big Sid taking dance classes and trying to refocus when Peeler Malloon and Weepy Mackles and some of the boys came up to the counter, having overheard parts of our conversation. They quite vocally expressed skepticism about Sid's travel plans, and Shlobbo Shlobbosky made a remark about the possibility of the local pizza parlor going out of business if Sid left for a weekend.

What happened next will be debated by people in the future when they sift through the rubble to study our culture, but as a witness, I do clearly recall hearing some kid looking through the back issues of Man-Thing say "whaqa?" or something very close to that as he observed the historical moment. Big Sid wiped his hands on his jacket, reached under the counter, and pulled out a crumpled, odd shaped bundle. He straightened it out, then he placed it on his head at a jaunty angle. This made it official. When Sid put on his purchased-at-a-yard-sale for $3 Fez, he meant business. He then raised himself up, and holding a foot long hoagie like a scepter declared "On this day in June, I say thee...I shall go to the Bash!"

He was magnificent. Like Napolean crowning himself Emperor of Europe, or Gordon of Khartoum. Mayonnaise dripped from his sub, and his high backed swivel stool groaned and a couple kids who had come in to buy candy stared in amazement. Peeler began clapping and Weepy started to tear up. Real tears I think for a change, and there was a great murmuring and excitement spreading around. I turned and went outside to meet the blazing heat head on realizing I now had one mission in life eclipsing all others: to get Big Sid to the MONSTER BASH. I just hoped the hotel restaurant knew what they were in for.

-M. Oleman

 

 

Don't Miss Out! Get Your Subscription To MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Now!

With writers like Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Greg Mank, Leonard Hayhurst and maybe YOU, coming soon...

Get your subscription now that will start with the next issue.....CLICK HERE.

Next issue coming out in late September 2017!

 

 

New! The Great Vintage Oversize Softcover - Heroes of the Horrors

It was 1975 and CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine, edited by Calvin Beck, was going strong right alongside FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. In that year Calvin released this amazing book:

HEROES OF THE HORRORS (Castle of Frankenstein) - Book
From the editor of CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine. Large softcover book features the greatest horror actors of all-time! In depth studies of Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Lorre, Vincent Price. Stunning rare photos. 353 pages. Packed and great. Used, good condition! 1975 1st edition.

Get it now in our Creepy Bookstore, here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

 

The 2017 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE 20th Year Anniversary Video, CLICK BELOW:

Song by Jeff Schmich, Video by Kevin Slick.

Find out more about the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE...it's happening in just days, CLICK HERE!

Want more videos from the past Monster Bash's, why you got it! Here they are compliments of Kevin Slick:

CLICK HERE!

 

 

Creepiness In the Air Reported By Creepy Classics/Monster Bash Reader

Hi Ron, Al from Alamogordo Reporting: You have received a lot of personal stories from Monster Bashers over the years of their experiences in the monster realm. I think I have a very unique one for you.

In 1972, I was 11 years old and skyjacked by the person below.

July 6, 1972 Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 389 from Oakland to Sacramento. I had the unique experience of being in the very back of the plane and actually saw him pull the gun from his pocket. It was scary and exciting at the same time. There were six of us in my family, one other male and the stewardess in the back with the skyjacker directly holding us at gunpoint. My mom was able to get the skyjacker to have us all moved to a safer area about half way through the flight, wwith only the man we didn't know remaining with the skyjacker. After the first negotiation, when he let us go, I was second to last person to get off the plane as my mom (last person) pushed/carried me off the plane (in a big hurry!). He did keep 28 single men as ongoing hostages before giving up with no fatalities. See the article above.

Now, how does this relate to Monster Bashers? This paper is the Saturday edition right after the skyjacking. This July is the 45th anniversary of this incident and the Saturday after is July 8th (and it’s coming fast!). This section of the paper just happens to have the Saturday TV schedule listing for July 8th of 1972. See below. In it were movies like:

10:00am  Atomic Agent

11:30am  The Devil Bat’s Daughter

12:00pm  Unknown Terror

  1:30pm  The Private Eyes (Bowery Boys)

  3:30pm   King of the Zombies

  7:00pm  The Monster of Piedras Blancas

  7:30pm  The Evil Brain From Outer space

                  The She Creature

11:00pm  The Fatal Hour  (Mr. Wong)

11:30pm  The Brides of Dracula

12:00mid  The Frozen Dead

                It was just amazing how many movies were available on only 12 channels. Who needed Video/DVD or the Internet when we had it so good every week? I am planning a Saturday July 8th marathon and watching most of these movies at the times listed as possible. I know you grew up with some of the same channels I had in Allentown and could have watched some of these, as I did, live 45 years ago.

Also a side note to the skyjacking. The day before my PSA skyjacking, there was another PSA skyjacking that was much more serious and turned deadly. 5 July 1972: Pacific Southwest 737-200. The skyjackers and a passenger were killed. The unique thing about this was, reportedly a passenger named Victor Sen Yung, yes Number 2 Son (of the Charlie Chan film series), was shot, but just injured during that skyjacking. I did say I thought this was a pretty unique story? Hope you do too.

     Thanks, Al  From Alamogordo

Al, all I can say is "wow." What a surreal memory I'm sure that is.

 

 

What Readers Are Saying...

Hi, Ron:

Monster Bash #30, another brilliant masterpiece. I just finished reading it.

As always, keep up the great work.

A MB Fan for Life,


-Jonathan Murphy

Get your copy of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #30 now at Creepy Classics.

 

 

 

It's Always Nice...Bashers Report

I want to thank Rich for sending in the following letter...it's notes like this that make it all worth the hassle, the money output and the sweat....worthwhile:

Hi Ron from a Monster Basher here in MD! I’m sure you’re very busy with all the last minute Bash details, but I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all you and the Bash team do to put this event together. This will be my fourth Bash and I can’t wait for it to “unearth” every year! Thanks for giving Monster Kids a place to have fun and celebrate all things classic monsters!
We really appreciate all your hard work and many hours burning the midnight oil (hmm, like Dr. Frankenstein, right?) See in a few weeks!

Rich Shegogue
Germantown, MD

...and I want to thank Dan Wegrzynek for e-mailing me this:

Ron, your last CREEPY CLASSICS NEWS LETTER email did me in. I was just going to buy tickets at the door, but your story of being a kid, and buying the monster mag got to me. I've been kind of 'down' lately, and now I'm really looking forward to the Bash. Just retired March 9, and have to watch my pennies, but now I'm transformed into "FULL BASH MODE". You've got the power! - See you soon, Dan W.

...and Monster Kid Radio will be on hand too! This from Derek Koch at MK Radio:

My Monster Kid Radio listeners have all come together to send little ol' me to the Monster Bash this year . . . I didn't think I'd be able to pull it off with some heavy duty "real life" stuff that's happened over the past couple of months, but a number of MKR listeners and fans came together to make it happen, and now I CAN'T WAIT!

And you know I'm promoting the heck out of it on Monster Kid Radio! And afterward, I'll be talking about it for weeks - if not months, depending on what kind of audio and interviews I can get! - as well!

Hope you and yours are keeping your sanity, Ron . . . And see you soon!

- Derek M. Koch, Monster Kid Radio

www.monsterbash.us

 

 

New! King Kong 1933 Blu-Ray Limited Re-Isssue

We have a limited supply of the KING KONG (1933) re-issue Blu-Ray from Warner Brothers. Get yours before they're gorilla gone.

KING KONG (1933) - Blu-Ray Disc
Presented by Warner Home Video, the newly remastered King Kong features extensive bonus content, including a feature length documentary on Kong creator Merian C. Cooper, commentary by Ray Harryhausen, and a seven-part documentary that delves deeply into just about every aspect of the making of the film.

In this very special Blu-ray release, the newly remastered film is presented in its 1933 entirety and includes scenes that were originally considered too shocking for the 1938-1956 re-releases. With equal parts adventure, horror and old-fashioned romance, King Kong is a milestone of movie-making that has endured for more than seven decades. Named as one of the “100 Best Films of All Time” by Time Magazine, King Kong premiered in New York City in 1933. The film was an instant success, breaking box-office records to become one of the top moneymakers of the 1930s.

Get it in our Complete DVD Catalog right now at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Vintage Paperback in Shock Stock

Now, here at Creepy Classics, get vintage paperbacks, many over 50 years old:

ZACHERLEY'S MIDNIGHT SNACKS (1961 edition) - Used Book
TV Horror Host Zacherley tie-in horror anthology book from 1961. Features stories by Richard Matheson, Henry Kuttner and others. Condition is pretty good, good spine, no tape. Does have age tanning, names on back inside cover, date stamp on inside front page. Some slight cover wear. Super vintage collectible.

THINGS WITH CLAWS (Vintage 1961) - Paperback Book
A vintage 1961 horror collection paperback edited by Whit and Hallie Burnett. Classic horror stories from the first half of the 1900s by great authors. This Ballantine book from 1961 appears and unread, like new! Just age tanning of inner pages. Beautiful!

VAMPIRELLA: BLOODSTALK (First Print 1975) - Paperback Book
The 1975 paperback that is like new. Appears never to have been read. Just age tanning. Dedicated to Forrest J Ackerman by James Warren. Written by Ron Goulart.

BRIDES OF DRACULA (Movie Tie-In Novel) - Used Paperback Book
A novelization of the Hammer film THE BRIDES OF DRACULA by Dean Owen. Released by Monarch Books in 1960 to pre-promote the film. Copyright by Jimmy Sangster. Almost 60 years old, this is used with page tanning, some tape name in pen on inside front cover. Used, but rare! A must for serious Hammer fans!

ZACHERLEY'S VULTURE STEW (Horror Host Tie-In) - Used Paperback
A tie-in with New York TV Horror Host Zacherely! Selected classic horror stories. This edition from 1962 by Ballantine Books. Used paperback with tape on spine, age tanning (it's over 50 years old!), some cover wear. A super 1960s Zacherley collectible.

See the above and more in our Creepy Bookstore...it's just around the creepy corner, CLICK HERE.

 

 

A Couple Copies Found!

Two last copies of this great issue, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT SPECIAL #1, have been unearthed at Creepy Classics, new - not used. They were just misfiled. Out-of-Print classic all Kharis, The Mummy, special! Rare photos, beautiful cover. Text by Greg Mank. Glossy super special!

Get your mag now in the MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT section of our Creepy Classics on-line Newsstand.

 

 

See the NEW Video Now:

Now Open VIP Admission & Vendor Tables For MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2017

It's the Classic Monster Experience of a lifetime.

Two days at a classic grand movie palace....THE PALACE THEATER in Canton, Ohio. One oft he largest screens in the state of Ohio. Seating for 1400. A large mezzanine level for classic monster vendors.

This may be the first time that the entire Universal Frankenstein series played at one theater show in order, over two days, from FRANKENSTEIN (1931) through ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). Giveaways on Friday night (Blu-Rays, Monster Magazines, DVDs & T-Shirts).

The leaves will be in prime changing colors, a crispness in the air, the aroma of harvest apples in the night air.

Doors open for Scary Shopping on Friday the 13th at 3PM, with films starting at 6PM. Giveaways after the last feature.

Doors open for Scary Shopping on Saturday the 14th at 12 noon, with films starting at 3PM.

Get your VIP membership passes for the two-day series, now, direct from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash: CLICK HERE.

Get your vendor table for the fest now too, CLICK HERE.

Or, call (724) 238-4317 with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

Questions? You can call too!

 

 

Theseus and The Minotaur Trailer

The lastest movie from the super talented Joshua Kennedy has a trailer on You Tube now! Cick the above link. It's a massive epic with stop-motion, great acting, super sets, amazing effeccts and...no budget. It's amazing what Joshua can accomplish. THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR debuts at MONSTER BASH in just days....

 

 

 

The Wizard of Odd

A new min-documenrary that is actually very, very good....on David "The Rock" Nelson. See his home, his studios, his "domain," picturs of him in the Marines....plus, loads of quick clips from a resume of horrible horror! CLICK HERE to go to the "Wizard of Odd" video (about 12 minutes of sheer Rock)!

Meet David "The Rock" Nelson at MONSTER BASH and "buy his stinkin' movies."

 

 

Adam West Dead at 88

In case you missed it over this past weekend, Adam West passed away at age 88. Adam was in a TV show that many Monster Kids grew up watching...BATMAN. He was the Batman that we all associte with the screen version of the comic book hero. He also appeared in ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964) and many other projects.

Tanks to Leonard Hayhurst and Nick Posengel for letting me know immediately.

Rest in Peace, Adams West.

 

 

New! The Monster Mags For Monster Boom Generation Kids

Now available from Creepy Classics, in shock stock, the latest issues of the fun-lovin' monster mags, SCARY MONSTERS and MONSTER BASH...double dare you terror on our favorite movies. Details:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #30 - Magazine
Don't miss this landmark issue. IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1943) by Tom Weaver, TWILIGHT ZONE re-visited by Frank Dello Stritto, Lon Chaney, 20 YEARS OF MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES with Debbie Painter, Mike Ramsey and Kevin Slick, and much more. Rare photos, behind-the-scenes pics. Cover by Daniel Horne.

SCARY MONSTERS #105 - Magazine
In this blood relatives packed issue: VAMPIRES AFTER MIDNIGHT, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, Wrestling Monsters, Vampire Nutrition, What's in Your Monster Cave?, Uncovering the Secrets of Trundle Manor, Don't Fear the Creeper, Paul Blaisdell - a scary monster masker and more, more, more!

Get them both in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand here on line!

 

 

In Case You Missed Last Issue...

Check out the great new video for MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29 produced by the great Joshua Kennedy. It put a huge smole on my face from beginning to end...with a burst of laughter too!

Just CLICK on the image above, or HERE.

 

 

Photo by Malcolm Gittins.

Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!

Do you have all of these?

Collect them all....Click Here to get them right from the publisher (us!), new glossy mags shipped bagged and boarded for protection to you!

All at Creepy Classics, right now!

 

 

 

Haunted Barn, Vento Prop Collection Coming To Monster Bash

Above is a photo of Jessica Vento of The Haunted Barn movie prop collection. Her and her family were at the Pine Bush UFO Festival. Her dad, Joe Vento, will be doing a "Monster Kid Show-And-Tell" segment at this month's MONSTER BASH in Mars, PA. It will be "outta this world" in Mars.

See you at MONSTER BASH!

 

 

Monster Movie Fans Are Ready!

Our MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE is coming in just days...over this pat weekend I was able to get a lot of things ready. New t-shirts (two new designs), the program guide is laid out and will be printed this week, and the Saturday night free prize giveaways are accumulating! Look for free classic monster figures, monster magazines, rubber severed hands, rubber bats, spiders and rats, rubber monster masks, DVDs, blu-rays and more to be tossed, free to fans on Saturday night at MONSTER BASH!

More to do, but we'll be ready to MONSTER BASH...we hope you will too! We'll see you June 23-25 in Mars, PA at the Hilton Double Tree.

All the details are here.

 

 

Details On The MONSTER BASH Octoberfest Show Are Here....

MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST MOVIE MARATHON - The Canton Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio. October 13-14, 2017. Our October show at one of the most AMAZING, glamorous movie palaces in this country - The Historic Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio.

Get advance tickets now direct from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash: CLICK HERE.

The entire Universal FRANKENSTEIN Film Series on the BIG SCREEN in a real MOVIE PALACE!

Vendors and shopping on breaks and intermissions. Special guest TV's Son of Ghoul horror movie host.

Friday: Doors open at 3PM. FRANKENSTEIN (1931), BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935), SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939), GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942).

Saturday: Door open at noon. FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943), HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944), HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948).

The Classic Monster Experience of a Lifetime.

We will be screening a marathon of classic horror on one of the biggest screens in the state of Ohio. The massive theatre seats about 1600 with a beautiful balcony. A big mezzanine area will feature the best of Monster Bash vendors. Creepy Classics (Monster Bash Headquarters) will fill the lobby with props and thousands of classic monster DVDs, Blu-Rays, Collectibles, T-Shirts, Monster Magazines and more.

Make your plans now! Here's a list of the Canton Hotels:

http://www.visitcanton.com/

Call with any question: (724) 238-4317

Limited Vendors, call for your space now or order on-line: CLICK HERE.

 

 

It's Coming THIS month, June 23-25, 2017!

MONSTER BASH 20th YEAR FEST

The biggest gathering of Classic Monster Movie fans on the planet. It's the 20th year anniversary festival - MONSTER BASH!

Guests of honor include the last living classic Universal Monster, Ricou Browning (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON), Gary Conway (I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN), Gary Clarke (Teenage Werewolf in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER) Larry Storch (F-TROOP, GHOST BUSTERS), Terry Moore (MIGHTY JOE YOUNG), Cortlandt Hull (Nephew of the WEREWOLF OF LONDON), Bert I. Gordon (director of THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, EARTH VS. THE SPIDER, THE CYCLOPS, FANTASTIC PUPPET PEOPLE), Jo Morrow (13 GHOSTS), Veronica Carlson (DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE), Tom Sullivan (THE FLY II, EVIL DEAD), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), and John Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and many, many more.

.....All those guests, and....keep scrolling....

An almost non-stop film festival, rare movies, talks with the guests, special documentaries, crazy fun monster events, free tacos and burritos for Mexican Monster Friday night, and so much more.

Shopping? We've got shopping that will make your eyes pop out of your head (like a "Big Daddy" Roth drawing). 200 vendor tables...it's like looking at an indoor football field full of the classic horror and science fiction collectibles, Blu-Rays, magazines, t-shirts, vintage toys, monster models that you've been looking for!

Don't scare miss it! Get your admission now!

You'll meet monsters...

All the details are here -- CLICK AND SEE!

 

 

In Stock Now MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #30

The new issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE is now available just in time for the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.

Don't miss this landmark issue. It celebrates IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1943) by Tom Weaver, THE TWILIGHT ZONE re-visited by Frank Dello Stritto, 20 YEARS OF THE MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES with Debbie Painter and Kevin Slick, and much more. Rare photos, behind-the-scenes pics...

CLICK HERE and grab yours!

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY June 2017

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter

Hola, amigos! Is it that time of year already? Indeed it is, and, as is my custom, I'm gonna review the Mexi-Movie that we'll be showing at the Bash this year. And speaking of the Bash, I'll be premiering my new book, Vampira and her Daughters - also, don't forget that Penny Dreadful is making her long-awaited return to the Bash, and she wrote the foreword, so you be able to get us both to sign it, if you so desire.

On to the movie - and it's a stone-cold classic! It's the English-dubbed version of Santo vs. Las Mujeres Vampiro, a.k.a. Santo vs. the Vampire Women. Well, it's also known under the title of Mexi-Movie Nite's one-and-only feature, "Samson vs. the Vampire Women." It is one of the four Santo films that have been dubbed into English and shown north of the border, even up Pittsburgh way, and is one of the two included in the K. Gordon Murray package. As such, it features the rotating Murray "stock voice company" where the voice of Santo in one film might be used for characters played by German Robles or Armando Silvestre in another. In this case, Santo is voiced by a real basso profundo who makes Rex Reason (of This Island Earth fame) sound more like Fay Wray. This, and the way they deliver the dialogue - which, BTW, is translated directly from the Mexican - is one of the, er, reasons that the movie has attained its exalted "cult" status. Additional foreign dubbings have cemented that status, making Santo vs. the Vampire Women by far the most recognizable example of the genre to the world at large. Amusingly, Murray dubs everything except the crowd noise - so while the movie's hero is called "Samson" (which gives the impression that it is one of those 'sweat and sandal' epics), the crowds at the wrestling matches still lustily chant "Santo! Santo! Santo!"

Santo vs. the Vampire Women, as everybody knows, is cinematic magic. It was El Santo's finest hour (or 90 minutes, if you will). It wasn't the first time he had fought monsters; it wasn't even the first time he co-starred with Lorena Velazquez. But let's put it this way: El Santo fighting burly, half-naked wrestlers is okay, but El Santo fighting lethal, buxom beauties with fangs in sheer nightgowns is great! And of course, it features the classic scene in all of Mexi-Monsterdom: El Santo is getting ready for the Big Match. Unbeknownst to him, his opponent has been murdered by one of Lorena's thuggish, fanged henchmen (Fernando Oses), who then takes his place under the opponent's mask. But after some furious ring action, where El Santo is almost unmasked, he turns the tables on his foe and unmasks HIM - thereby revealing, not the face of Oses, but of a snarling werewolf! The werewolf then squares off against El Santo and seemingly half the Mexican police force, who, er, dog-pile on top of him, but the werewolf simply turns into a bat and flies away!

Have I mentioned it's a classic? Be there or be square! And that's it for this month, amigos - see you at the Bash!

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