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It's our latest offerings, and a look ahead at cool classic monster, horror, & science fiction releases. Celebrate the classic horror and science fiction films from the silent era through the 1960s, retro TV horror from the 1950s-1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about chilhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the annual Monster Bash Classic Movie Conference. Just e-mail your message to: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

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24 Creepy Years

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Friday December 15 - Monday December 18, 2017!

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: From THE MAN WITH THE BEARD LIVED AGAIN starring Boris Karloff!

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Beginning Today Through Sunday Night at Midnight:

Get TWO free mini-plastic monster/horror figure in every order that has at least one DVD or Blu-Ray in it. In effect from NOW till Sunday night, December 17th at midnight EST. It's random, but it could be a CREATURE, MOTHRA, TOMBSTONE, DRACULA, ZOMBIE or MEXICAN MOVIE MONSTER figure. They stand about 2 inches tall and will be great surrounding your home computer or workplace! Random...but TWO in every order that includes a DVD or Blu-Ray.

Fill up your shopping card now at www.creepyclassics.com

If you're in the USA, there is still time to get your order before Christmas.

 

 

New! Restocked Back Issues, Rare Collectible Mags and Catalogs and 1960s Vintage Publications

We've just scanned and added a monster boat-load of magazines, rare collectible fanzines, catalogs and vintage issues of short-lived horror movie mags too. Some hard-to-find, rare and just plain creepy cool stuff here.

Now added: restocked issues of SCARY MONSTERS (including some early Monster Memory Yearbooks), FILMFAX issues, the ultra monster movie vintage SHRIEK! magazine issues, a bunch of fanzines that are very rare, the super hard-to-find MONSTER BASH "Original Poster Auction" color catalog from 2003, and more, more, more.

You'll find these great mags and catalogs in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand and Creepy Collectibles Departments....where else? -- but, here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Christmas Frankie T-Shirts Up To Size 3X

They're here, in the St. Nick of time...new Christmas Frankie t-shirts in men's sizes SMALL-3X. Grab yours for fast Priority shipping today:


CHRISTMAS FRANKIE (Green Shirt) - T-Shirt
100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton comfortable green tee shirt with quality silk-screened image. Heavy Guildan shirt. Santa claws is here. While supplies last, sizes are men's SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XL, 2X, 3X. Select size in pull-down option. Retro Christmas Frankenstein Santa. Face is BIG on front of shirt.

CLICK HERE to select your size and order with PayPal or credit card to get yours fast! Be the talk of your holiday get together.

They're in our T-Shirt Department, here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Super Fan Art: A Christmas Carol

Above is the latest holidaty art piecve from Monster Kid Strider Raven in North Carolina. Look close, his Christmas Carol has appearances by Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Thanks for sharing your talent, Strider.

 

 

Latest Chiller Thriller: Plan 9 Talk!

Our good friend from up north, Paul Speidel has just sent us the link to the latest wrap-arounds of CHILLER THRILLER THEATRE wghere they take on PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. Plus, there a film history segment with writer Frank Dello Stritto. Click on the about to watch it now.

 

 

December 2017

It's Christmas shopping time....and oh, I remember the wondrous...and the excruciating moments all so well.

Between the ages of 8 and 13, when Mom and Dad would say "we're gong Christmas shopping!" It was usually a great, exciting time. I could be overwhelmed down the toy aisles of big department stores and through cavernous mall walkways. Lights, electronic Santas going "Ho, ho, ho," organ music playing from somewhere, real bells from the storefront Salvation Army greeter and toys, toys, toys. Could I find monster toys, dinosaur toys, monster board games, plastic monster figures...was it possible that the department store carried Aurora models...heck, I'd settle for a B-52 model jet if there weren't monsters. Creepy Crawlers, YES! Put that on my list! Rows to scout, scanning for toys, even the top most shelves, way up there, for those toys I wanted to tell my parents about!

There at the camera department...8mm films displayed (long before home video, VHS, DVD or blu-ray). 8mm films of FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, DOOM OF DRACULA, THE BRAIN OF FRANKENSTEIN, ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. That was it. I'd have to go back through my FAMOUS MONSTERS magazines when I got home. I'd have to find the ad for that 8mm film projector and give it to my parents. Alas, I never got the 8mm projector, very expensive back then. But, just looking over those boxes of films with the monsters, right there, on them!

And then, Mom would happily announce. "Okay, next stop, Robert Hall!" Oh, no. Oh, no. "Robert Hall" was a local clothing store. I mean clothing store. Nothing but clothes. That meant an hour and a half of mind-numbing wandering in circles around cloth racks. "Would you like a nice new sweater, Ronnie?" "Nah." That would be my deflated reply to every question at Robert Hall's clothing store.

The big picture was this: Christmas morning was getting closer and closer. Would my hopes, dreams and unabashed beggings for monsters, super heroes, dinosaurs and rubber reptiles pay-off? Under the mound of covers each night in my bed at College Avenue in Grove City, PA and on Atherton Street, later in State College, PA...I would dream, of Christmas.

Ron,

Sorry you never got that projector for Christmas. I did and it was as magical as you would imagine. Twelve minute, silent versions of Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, A & C Meet Frankenstein, The Mummy's Ghost and Laughton's Hunchback. But, the best was Horror of Dracula and Curse of Frankenstein that came with flexible records that could sync with the movie to provide the soundtrack. I watched them over and over for days on end.

When I returned to school in the new year my friends came over in the afternoon we watched them all over again. In the years since, I've owned them all on VHS, then DVD and Blu-ray. But it was never as exciting as watching those movies on my bedroom wall with the sound of the projector clicking through the frames. At 62 years old I still think back and smile.

Thanks for helping to keep the love of these films alive and have a wonderful holiday season.

- Mike Kobetitsch

Mike, Thanks for sharing your thoughts an memories...luckily I had two friends that had 8mm projectors, so it was a treat to go over to their houses. Then, in school with the 16mm films...before school (for u early bus riders) we'd get to see condensed versions of silents like NOSFERATU (titles TERROR OF DRACULA!).

-Ron

...and this just in from reader Count Gregula, a reconstruction of an 8mm film of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN with the sound disc! Very cool, click below:

Regarding the trips to Robert Hall - I feel your pain. I remember those days as a kid being dragged to those clothing stores. Who would ever have designed such boring looking stores? I remember they seemed endless - long, long rows of coats or pants - ugh! I could never figure out the parent-gift-buying-mind as a kid. You'd ask for one thing like electric football or a model and instead you'd get ten pairs of socks which, even as a kid, I could quickly calculate cost more than the cool thing I'd asked for. It had an impact on me that's for sure, I don't think I've ever bought my son a pair of socks for Christmas!

Kevin Slick, Louisville, CO

You are a good father. Heh. Unless they were fun and/or crazy, I don't think I ever got my daughter bring clothes, either. -Ron

 

 

The MONSTER BASH Family Goes Facebook Live on Saturday, December 16 - THE MONSTER BASH CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Our annual MONSTER BASH Holiday Party at the MONSTER BASH Headquarters (pictured below) will go Facebook Live this Saturday, December 16th. We haven't established times, but it will be frequent with all the craziness you would expect from the Bash staffers, their family and friends. We're expecting about 200 staffers and some Bash guests of honor will make appearances too.

Above: This Saturday, you'll get to see the craziness inside this HOUSE OF MONSTER BASH.

It will be quite the wonderful chaos. Monster Bash producer Ron Adams will be cooking four turkeys with a buffet for the staff and special guests going on all day. So hook up on Facebook on the "Monster Bash Conference" page and get ready for live video THIS Saturday!

https://www.facebook.com/MonsterBashCon/?ref=ts

Also, Ron's daughter, Paisley will be on my Snapchat account with great slices of the fun on Snapchat. Hook up with my account on Snapchat now:

 

 

Rest in Peace, Hammer Actress Suzanna Leigh

Dear friend and fellow Monster Basher Kevin Slick just alerted me to the death of Monster Bash alumni, actress Suzanna Leigh. She was in Hammer's THE LOST CONTINENT, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, THE DEADLY BEES, and SON OF DRACULA (1974). She acted with Elvis Presley and has an impressive resume of film and TV.

This was written by her daughter Natalia Leigh yesterday (12/11/2017):

I'd like to tell you a story about a star. She shown as bright as the northern star. Her beauty was breathtaking and her wit, class and heart were unmeasurable. Her name was Suzanna Leigh and this incredible woman with strength and fabulousness was my Mum.

I lost her today. My warrior and my heart died at 5:30PM, on her terms. It was time for JESUS to take her home. The world will forever be a little less light & magical. And my life has now and will be forever changed. I personally died a little today as she was my everything and I will never be the same.

Here are some pics of Suzanna at Monster Bash, rest in peace Suzanna...

-Ron Adams, MONSTER BASH

 

 

Upcoming Movie: HOUSE OF THE GORGON With Your Favorite Hammer Actresses Is Coming in 2018!

Help Fund It Now!

Filmmaker Joshua Kennedy has undertaken his biggest project yet, the producing of HOUSE OF THE GORGON starring Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke, Veronica Carlson, Christopher Neame (all Hammer actresses and actor).

CLICK HERE and find out how to be part of HOUSE OF THE GORGON. Movie poster:

 

 

New! Universal Monsters Collectibles

Now in stock...they're from the 1990s, but are still sealed and new! A limited supply of these two items:

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS COFFIN CASE - Collectible
Heavy, hard plastic case shaped like a coffin. About 8 inches tall and 3 inches deep. Lid comes off. It was originally intended to store Universal Monster Beany Babies, but it can be used for storing all kinds of things, figures, rubber monsters, whatever. These are sealed with the Universal licensed insert with Dracula pictured - NEW. Issued in the 1990s.

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN - Decorative Candle
New and sealed in plastic...nice image of THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Monster's Mate! About two and 1/2 inches tall candle. Universal Studios licensed. Still sealed collectible. Only a few in stock. Issued sometime in the 1980s-1990s.

Get them now in our Creepy Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Get Your Lodging In Place for Next Summer's MONSTER BASH

It's the premier classic horror and science fiction film expo - MONSTER BASH!

Get your room for next summer's MONSTER BASH (June 22-24, 2018):

http://www.monsterbashnews.com/hotel.html

All hotels in Mars, PA filling up with Monster Bash attendees!

and, don't forget to get your MONSTER BASH ADMISSION MEMBERSHIP:

http://www.creepyclassics.com/category.sc?categoryId=221

 

 

Back in Stock! THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Deluxe Model Kit

This glorious model kit is back in stock....and wouldn't that special Monster Kid (maybe YOU!) like this under the tree from Santa? You can order it, or let that relative/spouse know that thi is what you REALLY want for Christmas, not a tie or socks. Here are the details:

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Monster & Mate) - Big Model Kit
IT'S BACK! Super-detailed kit features authentic likeness of Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff. Includes base featuring parlor bench, stone wall and laboratory glassware. Fully assembled 1/8 scale kit is 10" high, 9.5" wide and 6.5" deep when completed. Sculpted by master sculptor Jeff Yagher. All plastic assembly kit. Glue and paint not included.

Get it in the St. Nick of time for Christmas, order quick...it's in our Model, Toys & Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics.

Make it a Creepy Classics Christmas....and to all a good fright.

 

 


Decorated Dracula Spotted!

The above photo was sent in by Creepy Classics/Monster Bash correspondent, Leonard Hayhurst. He was at a VERY cool store called Unusual Junction in West Lafayette, Ohio.

Unusual Junction has all kinds of props and relics from pop culture. They have the original, giant "Price is Right" sign from the TV game show, items from A CHRISTMAS STORY movie and more...including this full size Dracula figure that is slightly reminiscent of Christopher Lee.

Thanks for sharing Leonard!

 

 

New! Classic Monsters of The Movies and Re-Stocks Too

Now in shock stock, two new magazines from CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES:

CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #9 - Magazine
The UK magazine of classic horror movies. All gloss on quality paper. In this issue: Charles Laughton's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939), Horror Animation in the Movies, Golden Age Vampires, Peter Cushing Hammer Horror's Leading Man, ISLE OF THE DEAD with Karloff, HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE and more!

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: NOSFERATU (1922) - Magazine
In-depth articles, biographies and features chart the course of the movie’s development and the lives of the cast and crew of this German classic in horror. Full color and black and white. Packed with beautiful stills and posters. Luxury gloss laminated cover.

...and, now back in stock: CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS and CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: GODZILLA!

Get these and more from this greak UK publisher by CLICKING HERE to see all the covers and descriptions.

Get them in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line at Creepy Classics right this second!

 

 

New! THE GRIM REAPER MODEL Kit

Just in time for Christmas....it's THE GRIM REAPER model kit that could easily stand in for the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come in Scrooge's A CHRISTMAS CAROL...details:

THE GRIM REAPER (Moebius) - Model Kit
About 11 inches tall...Aurora styled new monster model kit sculpted by Jeff Yagher. Includes spooky death figure, gnarled tree and tombstone in a graveyard setting! All plastic model assembly kit. Glue and paint not included. Very creepy cool!

It's brand new! Grab it now in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

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!

 

 

Admission Memberships and Dealer Tables NOW AVAILABLE for June 22-24, 2018's MONSTER BASH!

Now available...get your MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE membership passes or dealer tables to be a vendor at MONSTER BASH!

Get your admission membership now, price increase goes into effect on January 1.

The Bash will have all the great features you know and love: Mexican Monster Night with free tacos and burritos (while supplies last), the giveaway prize-toss with hundreds of dollars in free prizes tossed out to the audience....blu-rays, DVDs, books, magazines, toys and more. Plus, giant sheet cakes in the lobby Saturday night, free BASH cake while it lasts!

Here's the new preview trailer...CLICK HERE!

The guests of honor include Leo Gorcey's daughter Brandy Gorcey, Vincent Price's daughter, Victoria Price, Sharyn Moffett from THE BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff, Joyce Meadows from THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS, Janina Faye from HORROR OF DRACULA and DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, John Russo from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and more, more, more in the works! Brandy will be bringing many personal items from her dad's estate like letters, his hat (that he hit Sach with!) and more great stuff.

Don't scare miss the next summer MONSTER BASH.

CLICK HERE to get your 3-Day Membership Admission.

CLICK HERE to get your dealer table to vend at MONSTER BASH.

 

 

Get Ready For MONSTER BASH #32 and Get Your Back Issues Now To Catch Up

We're a few weeks away from MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #32, but it will be worth the wait! A killer-diller for all us serious monster movie fans. So much cool stuff, shambling mummies, poetry from Claudia Barrett (star of ROBOT MONSTER), an article that will make you look twice at that window sill plant, remembering the monster board games, The Christmas Monster Wish Book, the latest DVD and Blu-Ray releases...need I go on...okay -- your Monster Bash Flashbacks, letters from Monster Kids all over the world, a Gruesome Gallery of rare stills...

So, in the mean time, get caught up on your MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE collection...

SHOP HERE (or, tell mom to get these for you!).

See the BRAND NEW video from MONSTER BASH and filmmaker Joshua Kennedy:

CLICK HERE (and hold on!)

SUBSCRIBE to our You Tube Channel

 

 

I put this out there shortly after Thanksgiving, but the letter I recently got from friend, Tony Russo (see way down below) made me realize that I should keep this up through Christmas...so, here it is again. If you missed it the first time, I hope it brings back those wonderful memories:

Direct from Ron's Desk at Monster Bash & Creepy Classics


Remembering the "Monster Toys" in the Sears Catalogs at Christmastime

It was usually at my Grandparents Shorts' house, while the parents and grandparents were talking or playing cards, that I would delve into the Sears Christmas Wish Book catalog.

My grandparents kept these gigantic catalogs slid under the coach (or davenport as they called it). I would pull out the latest Christmas catalog during visits in November and December. They were thick, like three inches thick. I would go straight to the toy section in these treasure tomes.

There were Tonka trucks, board games, G.I. Joes....but what I zoomed in on were Creepy Crawlers, battery operated dinosaurs with a wired power pack, and...in some issues...there they were...the Aurora monster model kits. Tiny little images of Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolf Man built-ups. We didn't have the Internet where you could see this stuff anytime...so, it was a joy and revelation to find the classic monsters wherever you could...even small little pictures in a catalog.

I was regimented. I dog-eared every page that had any kind of monster toys. My parents and grandparents would be presented with these pages at the opportune time. Usually when I wasn't in trouble for being distributive or picking on my sister. Had to play those cards right, when the chance that the powers-that-be might actually look and realize this was the stuff I really wanted. Clothes? A new coat, a nice new Monopoly game? Nawwww! Monsters!

It's that time of year. I sure wish I was back at my grandparents house, with the warm end table lamp burning, the chatter from my parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, cousins and their bulldogs running around snorting...while I happily paged through that catalog with real excitement that I will remember all my life.

Ron Adams, Ligonier, PA

...and now living those same kind of Christmas wishing...is my friend Tony:

I loved your Rondo Remembers. It brought back a lot of great memories. We had a Robert Hall's in the town next to us. My Dad used to buy all his dress shirts there. I remember going Christmas shopping and the stores being crowded and the lines were long but people did not seem to be nasty and you never got trampled over trying to get a sales item.

I think the one thing I remember most as a sure sign that Christmas was getting close was when the Sears Christmas Catalog came out. I recall that the release of that catalog was a big event in those days gone by. I could not wait to see all the cool toys and circle what I wanted.

Another memory I had was going to a local store W.T Grants to get my picture taking with Santa Claus because back then there were no big shopping malls like today where Santa shows up the day after Halloween. I am only sorry that I do not have any of those pictures today. They are all faded like most of the old Christmas traditions. As I sit  and watch the Yule Log on TV I will be remembering of the good old days. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Tony Russo, Carteret NJ

We Remember

I think we grew up during the best time for Christmas traditions and my Kids will never really experience all of the various Christmas rituals that are either gone, or considered corny today.

-John Harris, Alabama

 

 

Under the Mistletoe!

The above is a new art piece by John Sargent. Here's what John said:

Hi Ron,
Poor Frances Dade, I don't think she realized she was sleeping underneath the misseltoe!
-John Sargent, Pittsburgh, PA

Don't forget about John's premiere fan magazine, the super cool MONSTER-ART #1! Highly recommended for every Christmas list.

Get it by CLICKING HERE, available at Creepy Classics in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line.

 

 

They're Back! Creepy Classics Gift Certificates

In $25, $50 or $100 increments! Great for that special Monster Movie Fan on your list...or, suggest it to others asking for Christmas ideas. That way they won't get you something you don't want...you get the gift certificate, and you can pick out your monster goodies from over 6,000 items here on the Creepy Classics web store!

You can use them for Monster Bash Admission Memberships, monster magazines, Blu-Rays, DVDs, Posters, T-Shirts, Books, all kinds of rare collectibles...

CLICK HERE for the Gift Certificate Department, where else, but right here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Above: Sometimes Santa just needs a little reminder from a Monster Kid.

Poetry in Monster Motion from Reader, Joe Cole, Sr.

Monster Kid Christmas

I remember christmas when I was growing up,
Setting out Santa's cookies, and milk in a cup.

Trying to butter up that jolly old elf,
A way to get the right gifts I wanted for myself.

I didn't want the normal things that most kids asked for,
Like a baseball glove, roller skates, to me that's such a bore.

No, what I wanted was all the monster stuff I could get,
Posters, masks, magazines, or a famous monster model kit.

Growing up for me, Halloween was everyday,
Instead of cops and robbers, it was monsters we did play.

So at Christmas time I made my list, the things I want,
Things to transform my room into a creepy, little haunt.

It must had been the cookies, or the tall glass of milk,
'Cause my plan always came together, just as smooth as silk.

When Santa came to visit my house early Christmas morn,
It was all monster stuff I saw, after the wrapping paper was torn.

All the things i`d hoped for is just what I got,
So when I'd write Santa my letter, my plan I began to plot.

I start out with "Dear Santa, I really like monsters a lot!!!"
I thought I better say it, just in case he forgot.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Joe Cole, Sr.
Avon, OH

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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