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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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Tuesday December 6 - Wednesday December 7, 2016

Today's Christmastime Cyber Special:

Get this DVD-R of "DEAD OF NIGHT." (1945) If I had to actually list my favorite horror/supernatural flicks...this would be in the top 5. It features five stories in a wrap-around form all tied together. Scary children's games, ghosts, talking wooden dummies, a haunted mirror (yikes!)...all make for one entertaining good time.

Get this DVD-R in a snapcase FREE with any purchase at www.creepyclassics.com. But you must ask for it at the time of your order. Just put "DEAD OF NIGHT" in the "Special Instructions" field in your on-line check-out. And you'll get it free in your order of any size. Or, call in your order at (724) 238-4317 and as for it - (724) 238-4317.

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Even the maddest of doctors have a jolly side! It's George Zucco ready to come down your chimney with a chemistry set and a bagful of vengeance. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction gifts here at Creepy Classics.

Find 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!

Click HERE and start browsing the greatest store for classic horror and classic science fiction.

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All the Noose That's Fit To Post

New! Telco Universal Licensed FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER

A licensed Universal Frankenstein Monster toy issued in 1992. Rare. This battery operated animated motion-ette is in very good condition and has been tested with batteries (not included). No box. Will be packed carefully. Rattle his chains!

You'll find this guy in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics. Only one!

 

 

New! Vintage "Monster Old Maid" from 1964

SOLD!

Now in stock from Ron's personal collection. The beloved "MONSTER OLD MAID" game from Milton Bradley that was issued to monster kids in 1964.

The vintage Milton Bradley card game set. Large thick cards, cards about 5-6 inches tall. All 40 cards including Old Maid and Instructions card! Wear and some minor creases. From 1964! You don't see many complete sets with box and instructions. See pictures. One of my favorite collectibles!

Get this rare collectible for that deserving monster kid this Christmas!

You'll find this in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics. Only one!

 

 

Green Hornet Passes Away

Van Williams R.I.P.

We received word this morning that the actor Van Williams, well known for being TV's GREEN HORNET is gone. Here's information from the Internet Movie Data Base:

Van Williams, star of the 1966 TV show “The Green Hornet,” died last Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., of renal failure. He was 82.

“He had a wonderful, caring, and kind heart,” his wife of 57 years, Vicki Williams, told Variety. “He was a wonderful husband, he was a fabulous father, and a devoted grandfather.”

Williams was a diving instructor in Hawaii when he was discovered in 1957 by producer Mike Todd, who was married to Elizabeth Taylor at the time. Williams was persuaded to come to Hollywood and try his hand at acting, and earned his big break on the ABC private detective show “Bourbon Street Beat.” He played Ken Madison, a character he later recycled for another detective show, “Surfside 6.”

In 1966, Williams signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to star in “The Green Hornet” as both the titular masked crusader and his newspaper editor alter ego, Britt Reid.

 

Above: Barb with her brother, Eddie Heiss.

Monster Bash Staffer's Brother

We wish our most sincere condolences to our dear MONSTER BASH staffer, Barb Heiss. Her brother, Eddie. passed away from a fight with cancer. You can send condolences to Barb here: bheiss57@gmail.com.

Another Note of Concern

Our well wishes and prayers going out to Dan Kinz. He's a regular MONSTER BASH attendee and super guy. Loves monster movies, Godzilla, Gamera and The Beatles. He had a massive stroke this past weekend which has left him partially paralyzed according to Mark Wilhelm who called yesterday.

Our sincere best wishes for a speedy recovery for Dan.

 

New Guests Added to MONSTER BASH June 2017!

He's on his way....to MONSTER BASH!

Gary Conway

He was the Teenage Frankenstein in I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN (1958) and HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (1959). He was in THE VIKING WOMEN VS. THE SEA SERPENT (1957). Plus he starred in classic TV: LAND OF THE GIANTS and BURKE'S LAW. Gary also appeared on television shows COLOMBO, MAVERICK, 77 SUNSET STRIP, DANIEL BOONE, CIRCLE OF FEAR, LOVE BOAT, POLICE STORY and more. A body builder, athlete, artist, musician, winery owner and simply amazing talent....as well as being one of our favorite monsters!

Marian McKnight

While her future husband was playing one of the ugliest monsters to grace the silver screen in I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, Marian McKnight had just earned the title of "Miss America 1957!" Marian was was in the 1967 version of JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK, acted in 77 SUNSET STIP, THE LOVE BOAT and MATT HOUSTON. Marian is co-owner of a California winery. She graces MONSTER BASH for Summer 2017 with her husband, Gary Conway.

For all the details on this upcoming summer's MONSTER BASH, Click Here.

See them both at MONSTER BASH, June 23-25, 2017. Get your admission membership now:

CLICK HERE!

 

 


MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY DECEMBER 2016

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter, author of THE MASKED MEXICAN WRESTLER & MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY from McFarland Books.

SANTA CLAUS - The perennial is back for another year to let... well, we know what's dancing through their heads, and it ain't sugarplums! This movie makes SANTA CLAUS VERSUS THE MARTIANS look like coherent! Hands down, one of the weirdest movies ever made.



Santa doesn't live at the North Pole; no sir, he lives on a gilded palace in the clouds! It's like a floating city from a Flash Gordon serial. Another fantastic set is Santa's Master Observatory, where he really can see you when you're sleeping - or awake, or dreaming, in fact, all the time, which is mildy unsettling. Santa also has a unique way of dealing with all of those letters - if he thinks you're on the up-and-up, he drops it in the "Good" slot; if you're a liar or otherwise unworthy, yours gets dropped in the "Bad" slot... and requests for baby brothers or sisters are dropped in a box marked with a stork! But anyhow, he does his master observing in a room filled with unbelievable machines like one with lips that talks, or the 'DreamScope' - an electric fan!

There's a little poor girl who wants a doll, and Pitch tries (unsuccessfully, of course) to corrupt her by making her steal a doll she wants. He even invades her dreams with an insane terpsichorean number in which dancers dressed like rag dolls emerge from giant gift boxes (that look for all the world like coffins) and try to convince the little girl to steal. And I haven't even talked about how Merlin the Magician fits into all this... yes, the real one, who's abandoned Camelot for Christmas, in Cahoots with Claus in the Clouds! Or the Robot Reindeer...

SANTA CLAUS features a veritable who's who of Mexican fantasy cinema: Jose Elias Moreno, who portrays the Jolly Old Slave Driver, appeared not only in this classic, but others, including ADVENTURE AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, LA LOBA, and NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES. And speaking of the Wrestling Women, the film was directed and co-scripted by Rene Cardona. "Pitch" was played by Jose Luis Aggiurre 'Trotsky' (a rather ironic nickname since the real Trotsky was killed in Mexico), who also appeared in LA CASA DEL TERROR with Lon Chaney Jr. The part of 'Vulcano, the Blacksmith' was played by the Aztec Mummy, Angel Di Stefani. And the cherry on top is that, not only was imported as part of the legendary K. Gordon Murray package, but the narration for the film is supplied by the man himself.

So, you realize by now that you absolutely have to see this movie, absolutely must, and, if for some reason you have not seen it (although I can't think of any reason on earth NOT to have), then prepare to have your mind totally and truly blown! See you soon - Vaya con Dios and Adios, and above all, Merry Christmas!

And remember you can be a Santa to a needy shelter animal by clicking for food and care, for free, at the Animal Rescue Site. Even better, adopt one! Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher

Get SANTA CLAUS (1959) on DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics in our Holiday Movies Department.

 

 

Most Dangerous Fay Wray!

The above art samples in from Pittsburgh artist John Sargent! Here's what he says:

Hi Ron,
Just able to hide a bit the last few days and knock out a Fay Wray illustration that I've been wanting to do for a while....plus, an older one that I did. Both are from the movie THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (Pretty strange to see Robert Armstrong in any other part but Carl Denham!). Hope you are busy shipping monster goodies for Christmas!
Enjoy-John

Thanks, John and the elves here...oh wait, there actually a group under the control of DR. CYCLOPS, are hard at work packing boxes of monster goodies for all the kids (like you and me) out there. Thank you for sharing your work with everyone!

 


New! On Blu

THE LODGER In Stock!

Laird Cregar is outstanding as Jack the Ripper in this classic horror. Also stars George Sanders and Merle Oberon. Extras include commentary by Greg Mank, The Making of THE LODGER featurette, THE LODGER radio show starring Vincent Price, trailers and more.

Get it in our New Blu-Ray Department right now at Creepy Classics. It's here and ready to ship out to you!

 

 

New! T-Shirts Re-Shocked and Ready To Ship...Great Gifts!

Now re-stocked, some of the most popular classic monster t-shirts: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Karloff as FRANKENSTEIN in chains, Lon Chaney Jr.'s THE WOLF MAN, Ricou Browning as the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and Lily of THE MUNSTERS! These aand more are in stock. Ghoulish gifts for your monster buddy!

Get them in our Shirts and Creepy Gear Department, here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Zounds! Back in SHOCK STOCK, Monsters From the Vault

We are now re-stocked on many issues of MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT that have been sold out here for a while. This is the high-gloss, heavy paper stock classic monster mag with stunning photos and top-flight articles and reflections on the movies we love here.

If you're missing issues from this title...quick! Go to our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line and snatch-up the ones yu need before that kid on the banana seat bicycle down the street gets the last of them.

They're here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Back in Shock Stock! The pre-MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE, Magazine!

Produced for the first MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE by George "E-Gor" Chastain, it featuires MONSTER BASH regulars Ron Adams, Bobb Cotter, Paul Riggie, George Chastain and more! It's the rare MONSTER MAD MAGAZINE #1.

The precursor to MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE. July 1997, released in conjunction with the first MONSTER BASH conference. Features articles and photos of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, the Chaneys, Catwomen in movies and TV, Bug-Eyed Monsters, Forrest J Ackerman, Chilly Billy Cardille and more fun from E-Gor!

Only a few available and in new condition! Get one while you can.

You'll find it on our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line here at Creepy Classics.

Direct link, CLICK HERE!

Three magazine special, CLICK HERE!

 

 

Monster Bash Hotel Lobby Complete

I visited the MONSTER BASH hotel for a meeting with the sales and catering manager on November 29, 2016. I was pleased to see the amazing work that is now finished for the hotel lobby. You can see the pictures above. I thought it had a retro/future look. Kinda like THE JETSONS! I wish I would have taken pictures of the restaurant kitchen that you can see through glass. Fire burning wood pizza ovens!

There are now over 100 seats for lounging in the hotel lobby. Computers, printers ad loads of BIG flat screen TVs. Some super comfortable couches and various kinds of seats. The restaurant sends waiters.waitresses out to all seating (including couches) to take and serve orders.

Food was great. They will have special deals on pizzas and the usual buffets for MONSTER BASH. I was told that they frequently do hand-made pizza specials for $6!

Down the road, they're talking about adding about 50 more sleeping rooms too.

We will classic monsterfy the place June 23-25, 2017!

Haven;t gotten your passes yet....hurry to get them discounted!

CLICK HERE

and CLICK HERE for more MONSTER BASH general info.

 

 

Hammer Tribute

A super nice piece if art was submitted by Strider Raven to us. This is a nice collage of the faces of Hammer Films...

 

 

MONSTER BASH 20th Year Anniversary

NOTE: We were told that there are a just a couple rooms that opened up at the host hotel. Get 'em quick!

The Greatest Classic Monster Movie Festival on the Planet

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

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

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!

 

 

New! More Vintage Magazines In Shock Stock

Now in stock, loads of new vintage mags in our vaults, many issues of: THE HOUSE OF HAMMER, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, NIGHTMARE, EERIE, SCREEN THRILLS ILLUSTRATED, WEIRD TALES OF THE MACABRE, THE TOMB OF DRACULA and even more, more, more. Get yours before the ones you want are ghoulishly gone.

You'll find the selection to browse in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics...just

CLICK HERE

and start shopping.

 

 

New! More Pulp Magazines at Creepy Classics

Shopping for the rare and creepy cool horror and science fiction pulp magazine from over 50 years ago? We have them here now! Check out our Pulp Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics and get a grip on some great magazine history. Your be Amazed, astounded and weirded out at these collectibles.

 

New! Very Cool Collection Film DVDs

Here's the details on these new releases:

RAY HARRYHAUSEN'S FAIRY TALES (1946-1953) - DVD
Before MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, Ray Harryhausen started a series of stop-motion fairy tales. Wonderful work from the animation master. Five short films, plus a bonus film too. Some of the characters even look familiar to fans of the genre; one that looks like Nosferatu!

COMING ATTRACTIONS: CLASSIC CLIFFHANGERS Vol. 2 - DVD
90 minutes of trailer previews for rockin' sock 'em serials from 1935-1946. Fast paced excitement from science fiction, horror, adventure, hard hitting crime, jungle action and western cliffhangers. Loads of non-stop fights, explosions, rescues and fun!

STRANGE AND UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS FILMS (Collection) - DVD
10 short, bizarre vintage Christmas films. You'll find chimpanzees, odd animation, heart-warming stories and totally bizarre takes on the holiday season. Great for that next Christmas party to confuse your friends. Baby Boom memories from the 1940s-1960s.

LOST COLD-WAR PROPAGANDA CARTOONS (1948-1956) - DVD
Formally of Walt Disney Studios, John Sutherland created a studio for animation. These projects were financed to warn the public of the Communist agenda. Dynamic, beautiful animation abounds in these propaganda films from the past. Rich artwork and stunning animation not seen since there initial releases.

Order yours for immediate shipping right here at Creepy Classics in our New DVD Department. Or, you can call-in your order with credit card to (724) 238-4317.

 

 

It's Letter Like This That Keep Me Going...

Dear staff. I just wanted to drop all of you a line this holiday season and express my thanks for the memories and happiness visiting your site conjure up for me. Like all of you I am a big fan of the classic ( and in some cases not so classic) horror movies of the 30s and 40s. Whenever I'm feeling blue I just visit your site and immediately I get cheered up. You do a wonderful job. Happy holidays to you all. Sincerely. Edward decker.

Thank you, sincerely, Edward. - Ron and the Creepy Gang

 

 

November 23 - Happy Birthday To the Great Boris Karloff

Nothing more needs to be said. He was such a force for classic monster movies.

 

 

Susan Armellino Celebrates a Birthday with Tall, Dark & Gruesome

A very happy birthday to Monster Bash staffer you probably have seen at the conference registration table. She was hangin' out (upside down) with one batman named Count Dracula. I wonder if her husband, Jerry, knew what she was up to?!

Seriouly, happy Bashin' Birthday, Susan.

 

 

New Blu! TIME AFTER TIME...

Now in stock here at Creepy Classics, it's the wondrous fantasy TIME AFTER TIME (1979) starring Malcolm McDowell.

Stars Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen. Jack the Ripper in the 18th century steals H.G. Wells time machine to escape capture and winds up in the 20th century. H.G. Wells also time travels and is hot on the murderers tail. Wonderful, fun and exciting science fantasy.

Get it right now in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Walked His Way Into History

November 21 is the anniversary of the release of the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN with Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, Colin Clive, Edward Van Sloan and Dwight Frye.

This info submitted here by Monster Bash Conference attendee Phil Smoot:

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Budget
$291,000 (estimated)

Gross
$12,000,000 (USA)

Filming Dates
24 August 1931 - 3 October 1931

Official release date is Nov 21, 1931

 

 

Coming Soon! The Zacherley Special

The TV horror host that was know nationwide, Zacherley is gone, but not forgotten.

His legacy, his humor, the Monster Kid merchandising will live on. It's all here in a loving tribute....MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Special #3. Contributions from Tom Weaver, George Chastain, Rich Scrivani and fans just like you! An amazing packed issue with behind-the-scenes photos of Zacherley and your favorite movie monsters. A trip to Zacherley's memorial service with Tom Weaver. Plus, the latest blu-ray and DVD reviews, your letters, the Gruesome Gallery and so much more in this packed special edition of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

If you want to get an ad in this issue, contact us via phone (724-238-4317) or e-mail (creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com) immediately. Special, low price quarter page ads are available right now too.

This issue will be available in about two weeks!

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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