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TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Valerie Hobson as The Bride of Dr. Frankenstein and Boris Karloff as The Monster in THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935). 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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Doin' It For The Kids!

The Northeast Ohio Ghostbusters Will Bust Bash!

These guys do charity events and are at hospitals to see kids....all around great guys! The North East Ohio Ghostbusters will appear all day Sunday at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE! Visit and "like" their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/neoghostbusters?fref=ts

 

 

Monster Bashers Looking For On-Site Rooms

We have a lot of people looking for on-site rooms at the Monster Bash Conference host hotel - Double Tree (formally the Four Points). If you have a room reserved and realize that you just can't make it, please let me know and that way we can get some of the Bashers that are coming in, get an on-site room. Thanks! -Ron

Back-up hotels do have rooms -- CLICK HERE.

 

 

New! Little Shoppe of Horrors #34

In this issue: Hammer's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, A history of horror fanzines, The story behind a Hammer Studio's lost artifact, Memories of Brian Clemons, The Opera Ghost (Lon Chaney), Phantom make-up by Roy Ashton, and much more!

It's available, in shock stock now, here at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand.

 

 

It! Is In Shock Stock

Get one of the coolest 1950s sci-fi films ever on restored Blu-Ray or DVD here at Creepy Classics. It's in stock and shipping to your planet, and right to your door or hatchway. The awesome Paul Blaisdell monster played by Ray "Crash" Corrigan is looking for victims and you may just be on his list.

Get it right now for immediate shipping from Creepy Classics.

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY MAY 2015

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
 
Hola amigos, and welcome to the "Month before the Bash" edition of the Mexican Monster Party. It's actually two parts, since the edition that Creepy Classics offers is a double feature, but it's also a cliffhanger, since next month, as always, I review the film that will be shown on Mexican Movie Night at the Bash. This month, it's the first film of that double feature, SANTO Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA LOS MONSTRUOS, a title which should be pretty easy to translate ("Santo and Blue Demon against the Monsters").

Although it's one of the more famous Santo and Blue Demon films, mostly because of its all-star 'Monster Rally' lineup, that turns out to be both the film's blessing and its curse. Santo and Blue Demon against the Monsters features four of the 'classic' monsters (Frankenstein, vampire, werewolf, mummy), the Cyclops from "Ship of Monsters", assorted Vampire Women, sinister midgets (naturally), and even Blue Demon's evil twin; but the monsters makeups are so bizarre, one wishes that for such an all-star card, a little more thought would've been put into the faces of the fiends. Sometimes this enhances the surreal mood, such as the unforgettable scene where the Frankenstein Monster drives a sports car, but the extended fight scenes leave a bit to be desired. Incidentally, Frankenstein is played by Manuel Leal, who would later find fame in films and in the ring as masked wrestling star Tinieblas.



Scenes like the previously described one keep Santo and Blue Demon against the Monsters moving at a brisk pace, and there's at least one truly terrifying moment where the werewolf murders an entire family in bloody style. If the makeup was even as good as Steven Ritch in "The Werewolf," it could have been a standout scene in the annals of silver screen horror; instead, one simply recalls the lycanthrope as vaguely resembling Gabby Hayes (and, by extension, The Mad Monster). The other makeups are just as odd or generic; Dracula is a smoothie in a top-hat, and the Mummy is a spindly chap whose bandages are much too white to be 3,000 years old. Good ol' Gerardo Zepeda as the Cyclops comes off the best, both performance- and makeup-wise.

And that's it for this month, amigos; as always, please remember to click at the Animal Rescue Site to help provide food and care for shelter animals, or 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.

Get SANTO AND BLUE DEMON IN ATLANTIS doubled with SANTO AND BLUE DEMON VS. THE MONSTERS on DVD here at Creepy Classics in our Mexican Monsters on DVD Department!

 

 

New! New Factory Sealed and Used VHS Tapes

Just added to the Creepy Classics catalog, here on-line. both new factory sealed and used VHS tapes. Hundreds are being added. Many rare ones, some never on DVD or Blu-Ray. Peruse through the massive inventory now in our New VHS Department and our Used VHS Graveyard. VHS is the new vinyl! Collectors are starting to scoop these up. Some have absolutely great cover art.

In stock now, factory VHS tapes of ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON, TOBOR THE GREAT, THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS, THE GIANT CLAW, INVASION OF THE BODY SMATCHERS, ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES, WEREWOLF OF LONDON, EARTH VS. THE SPIDER and many, many more.

Get your VHS collection re-ingnited at Creepy Classics.

IF MEMORY SERVES-----and it well may NOT anymore at age 62,
I believe neither INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN, nor THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN as well as I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF//TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN were ever released on DVD. That's why I keep my VHS copies in a vault.
I'm sure that some Fringie will correct me if I'm in error.

-The late Seymour
PS We ALL need DVDs of the original SEYMOUR PRESENTS shows if they exist but so far this seems unlikely.

-Gary Wilson

Hi Gary, you are indeed right that those AIPs you mention hhave never had an official DVD release. You can throw IT CONQUERED THE WORLD in there too. And as far as DVDs of the TV horror host Seymour's vintage shows, alas probably not. It seems that back in the 1960s and 1970s they would simply re-record over the TV station masters as video tape was so expensive back then. So many of the old TV Horror Hosts shows are lost in the vapor. Still airing somewhere far off in space. -Ron

 

 

London After Midnight Found?

One of the most sought after lost films is Lon Chaney's LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927). The last known copy was destroyed in the MGM vault fire of 1967. The above photo was sent in by Brian Nichols which gives us all hope that there might, indeed, be a copy of the film still in existence. Thank you, Brian.....

 

 

Another Pic From Cinevent!

Thanks to Joe Hagan for sending in this photo of break time at the Creepy Classics/Monster Bash room at Cinevent in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. In the background, honorary Basher Earl Lisk, Ron Adams (yours truly) eating a salad and Geoffrey Curtis' Coconut milk on the chair (yeeesh!) and I'm not sure who's hand that is lifting the pizza box. Hawaiian pizza by the way.

Movies and food. It's life.

 

 

Trio Of Top Birthdays

I'd like to than Michael Lederman for sending us this reminder:

Hi Ron,
Tuesday, May 26 was Peter Cushing's birthday. Wednesday, May 27th, is both Vincent Price's birthday and Christopher Lee's special day. Sir Lee turns 93 and still makes movies! Please make mention of this on the Bash website.

Thanks.
Michael Lederman


 

It's Coming Fast! MONSTER BASH Next Month -- 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 Magazine! FAMOUS MONSTERS #280

The new issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine is in shock stock now! Fresh off the printer, it's a celebration of GAMERA, the Japanese monster that rocks the movies. Plus, also in this issue, "End of the World" movies like THE LAST MAN ON EARTH" with Vincent Price. The new CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON action figure, plus a look at science fiction's DUNE!

It's all in this near fear-packed extravaganza....FAMOUS MONSTERS #280.

It's available for immediate shipping right now from Creepy Classics. You'll find it in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand.

 

 

Wardrobe Shopping at Creepy Classics

A couple of great monster kids and their grandfather shop Creepy Classics for new shirts that they proudly are wearing! The photo was taken just outside the Creepy Classics room at this year's CINEVENT in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend!

 

 

How Are You Gearing Up For MONSTER BASH June 2015?

Hey Ron,

Gearing up for Bash here's what I've been watching the past few weeks.

All Frankenstein films and Abbott and Costello
All Creature films
House of Wax
Invasion of Body Snatchers
Tarantula
Attack of 50ft Woman
Curse of the Demon
Circus of Horrors
I Was A Teenage Werewolf/Frankenstein
Night of the Living Dead
Black Sunday
Flesh and the Fiend
The Ghoul
Chamber of Horrors
The Black Sleep
City of the Dead
Corridors of Blood

-Theron Statler, AZ

Let us know how you prep for the biggest gathering of classic monster movie fans....MONSTER BASH!

e-mail: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com

 

 

Down to Exactly 4 Vendor Tables Left

There are now only 4 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.

Do you know a vendor that you'd like to see at MONSTER BASH???...have them go to the BASH web site and sign-up at www.monsterbash.us.

Find out all about this June's show, by going to the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE HOME PAGE.

Information at creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

 

New! Classic Used Hardback Books

Now adding to our Creepy Bookstore, classic hard cover monster movie books and biographies. Included in the new batch is GREAT MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES (1973) which was on the shelves with the classic Crestwood House books on school library shelves across the country.

Check out the huge selection in our Creepy Bookstore here, where else, at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Above: Tor Johnson in HUMAN GORILLA (1948).

New! All Region DVD-R Rare Films

Now in our Rare Films on DVD-R Department:

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1921)
From the maker of NOSFERATU, here's a drama set in an old mansion where strange events occur. One dream sequence with a werewolf-like arm groping at the dreamer in bed is quite effective and foreshadowed the creepiness of NOSFERATU. Overall, it's a murder mystery involving a group of people awaiting a Baroness at an ancient castle.

HAUNTED RANCH (1943)
The Range Busters appear in this weird western mystery. The head bad guy is none other than Glenn Strange who played the Frankenstein Monster in HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF DRACULA and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. Strange and his gang are trying to scare away the inheritors of a hidden fortune in an old run-down ranch house.

THE HORRIBLE DR. HITCHCOCK (1962)
AKA: THE TERROR OF DR. HITCHCOCK. The nasty Dr. Hitchcock has some strange habits that involve his wife, drugs and necrophilia (rock & roll would have kept him out of trouble longer). He accidentally kills his wife with an experimental drug and leaves the family estate for twelve years. When he returns to the spooky abode, he's married to the lovely Barbara Steeele. Before long he's up to his old tricks and his dead wife's back to roam the halls too.

HOUSE OF DARKNESS (1948)
Told as a suite, this flashback ghost story opens and closes with a classical music piece. Moody and strange with an 1,000 volt ending. Watch out for shadows on the wall!

THE HUMAN GORILLA (1948)
Tor Johnson. Trying to unravel a weird crime, Richard Carlson plays a detective who admits himself to a mental instituation in hopes of locating a suspect from within the hosptal. Dark, shadowy hallways and nightmare visions become the new world for Carlson as he fears he may be trapped as a perminent resident. Tor Johnson, plays an inmate who comes to his aid. Forgotten Tor flick!

THE HUMAN MONSTER (1939)
Also known as DARK EYES OF LONDON, this is a dark Lugosi classic. He is truly evil in a dual role as an insurance salesman and proprietor of a school for the blind. Really gruesome for its time! Made in England.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923)
Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, goes through trials and tribulations. Lon Chaney Sr. in one of his best roles...and the sets Universal built are still breathtaking. Oh, Esmeralda.

You'll finf the abovce and more in our Rare Films on DVD-R Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

It!'s at MONSTER BASH Next Month

The above, hand-painted "Terror From Beyond Space" will be available in the Creepy Classics Room at MONSTER BASH next month! You'll find it at "The Disaster Area" within the Creepy room at MONSTER BASH. Pretty darn cool, and just in time for the Blu-Ray release of IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE.

 

 

Above: GabyWieland was a Sorceress and KorbinWieland was the Grim Reaper at MONSTER BASH June 2014. 

Kids Love MONSTER BASH Too!

Here are a series of photos of sent in by Sandy Castle, grandmother of Gaby and Korbin! These were taken at MONSTER BASH June 2014. Thanks for sharing these fun moments. We pride ourselves in being a very family friendly, fun conference!

The mini-Grim Reaper meets a Creature walking among us.

Korbin scores big at MONSTER BASH cornhole in the lobby.

Grim meets Grim, Jr.

Grim welcomes earthlings in the center of town where BASH is held....Mars, PA.

A chair (made by John and Dan Weber) in the lobby at BASH seems....just right for Gaby, the witch!

Gaby shows off three cool rides at MONSTER BASH: A Creature Car, The Drag-U-La from THE MUNSTERS and a super-charged broom!

 

 

The Mummies Are Coming This June

Look for mummies everywhere at MONSTER BASH in June. The above mask has been sculpted by the great John Tatarelli, Jr. It will be part of a full costume and will be shambling about the BASH all weekend long.....looking for his princess, or any hapless victim that gets in his way.

John will have tables at BASH displaying many of his great sculpts and masks...you can see and buy many of his great pieces of work.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Visit all the info at www.monsterbash.us.

 

 

COMING SOON! Monster Bash # 25!

Release Date: June 19, 2015

Status: At the printer!

 

 

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. Lisa Marie who starred as Vampira in the movie ED WOOD and wasa the creepy alien in MARS ATTACKS. 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.

Call for a reservation now: Call (724) 776-6900

Dealer tables are selling too!

A sneak peek at the beginnings of MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015:

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

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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