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TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Colorized Ray Harryhausen 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957), the Ymir monster clashed with an escaped elephant. Get 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH on DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics!
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New! DVDs in Stock Now
Now here at Creepy Classics, three new releases on DVD that are really cool and are going in my personal collection.
A side note is that I remember seeing the OUR MR. SUN imaginative documentary in a school assembly at Park Forest Jr. High School in State College, Pennsylvania when I was in 4th grade back in 1968. I remember thinking, THAT'S the scientist from THE MOLE PEOPLE! Plus, it really had a sci-fi feel, unlike boring educational films. Well enough reminiscing...here's the lowdown on these new releases:
RARE MYSTERY CLASSICS (1949-1954) - DVD
OFFICER 444 (1926/Complete Serial) - 2 DVD Set
OUR MR. SUN (1956) - DVD
Get them right now, they're in stock and ready to ship to your door! You'll find them in the New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics!
By Robert "Bobb" Cotter author of the book THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY (McFarland Books)
Hola amigos! Happy Boo Year! Sorry for the absence of a column last month, but I've been busy working on the Women Horror Hosts book. I'm pleased to report that it's going well, and while I can't reveal too much, one thing I can reveal is that our old fiend Penny Dreadful will be writing the foreword! One other thing I can promise are many brand-new interviews and never-before-published photos!
In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to go with everybody's favorite Turnbuckle Sweethearts, the Wrestling Women. Featured this month is their very first movie, LAS LUCHADORAS CONTRA EL MEDICO ASESINO ("Wrestling Women against the Killer Doctor"), otherwise known as DOCTOR OF DOOM and even ROCK AND ROLL WRESTLING WOMEN VS THE AZTEC APE! (A version of the film that was released by the normally reliable Rhino which featured some snarky overdubbing and even more snarky, cheesy fake rock'n'roll).
There's this nutty doctor, see. A Killer Doctor, in fact (Roberto Canedo), and he's killing women to find a brain for his monster, Gomar (Gerardo Cepeda, Mexico's answer to Eddie Parker) - although why he wants a female brain for a male monster is, of course, never explained. Perhaps Gomar wants to explore his sensitive side. Perhaps it is just the prelude to a sex-change operation. The Doc figures that all of his previous test-subjects died because they weren't the right type of woman, so he decides he needs the hardier breed of woman personified by, of course, our heroines, the Glorious Luchadoras Of Wrestling (Lorena Velazquez and Elizabeth Campbell)!
The Doc gets this super-genius idea after the last woman who dies (from the slight inconvenience of having her brain removed) turns out to be the sister of one of those glorious Luchadoras, Gloria Venus (Lorena), the tag-team partner of The Golden Rubi (Elizabeth). The vixens of the ring, ably assisted by their detective boyfriends (the ever-dependable Armando Silvestre and comedy-relief sidekick Chucho Salinas) then engage in a series of pitched battles with the Killer Doctor, and bring the movie to a rousing climax, in which the Doc and Gomar are doused with sulfuric acid, which leaves Gomar in a pile!
But wait! The Doc isn't down for the count after all! Just when Gloria and Rubi think it's safe to go back in the ring, the Killer Doctor turns up alive - in a plaid suit and wrestling mask! And his experiments have taken a bit of a turn (although a still sexually confused one); this time, he's transplanted the brain of a gorilla into the body of a masked female wrestler! The Doc dupes Gloria and Rubi into a match with his new creation, who, surprisingly, does not have her hood torn off to reveal a gorilla face! The Killer Doc and his gorilla-brained grappler nearly finish off Our Heroines, but when the tide of the match starts to turn, the masked malcontents flee the ring! Then the gorilla brain starts to revert to its natural state, and she/he/it begins to climb a water tower, followed by the Doc, and from which they are shot down! The Beauties have finally killed the Beast.
Happy Valentine's Day, and please don't forget to click for free at the Animal Rescue Site to provide food and care for shelter animals! Better yet, adopt one! Adios and Vaya con Dios; Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher
Get DOCTOR DOOM (1963), dubbed in English on DVD here at Creepy Classics!
Happy Birthday to The Lonster - Lon Chaney, Jr.
One of our all-time favorite actors, Lon Chaney, Jr. was born on February 10, 1906.
I sure wish I could have met Lon....I've gotten to know his wonderful grandson, Ron Chaney, from the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES....but can you imagine what a hit Lon Jr. would have been at MONSTER BASH if he were still with us?
Lenny, Larry Talbot (The Wolf Man), Dynamo Dan, "The Butcher", the crazy Cajun from ALLIGATOR PEOPLE, The Frankenstein Monster, the infamous count in SON OF DRACULA, the Inner Sanctum films...I could just go on and and on from memory.
Happy Birthday going up to you, Lon!
Thanks to Scott Goettel, Phil Smoot, Ursula Adams and Mark Wilhelm...all who reminded me about The Lonster.
Appearing in-person, meet: Greg Moffett (ROBOT MONSTER), Sharyn Moffett (THE BODY SNATCHER), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Richard Eyer (THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD), JO MORROW (13 GHOSTS), Claudia Barrett (ROBOT MONSTER), Jimmy Hunt (INVADERS FROM MARS), plus Jeremy Ambler (THE WALKING DEAD), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), Wes Shank (FORBIDDEN PLANET props), Cortlandt Hull (nephew of Henry Hull - WEREWOLF OF LONDON) and many, many more. Plus 200 vendor tables of classic monster merchandise.
Join us for MONSTER BASH again in July 2016! Admission available right now at a $5 discount for a limited time: CLICK HERE.
Rooms at the host hotel are booking now, call right now: (724) 776-6900.
A sneak peek at the upcoming MONSTER BASH JULY 2016:
Birth of a Monster Magazine
After spending a few weeks pounding away at style, layouts, photo scanning, Photoshopping splash pages and a lot of help from Ted Bohus, Ursula Adams, Harriet Bohus, writers and artists....MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #26 was ready in digital form.
Then, it was transferred to a very large print house. A real printer.
About four days later....I was off driving (with some help) and larger vehicles that could take the weight...heading for the printer (about 90 minutes away):
Then it was meeting with our rep at the printer, getting assigned the ramp at the loading docks and palettes pulled into position:
Stacks of boxes, thousands of magazines, are loaded and suspension systems are put to a test!
Next, they are unloaded, and carried by hand (I know this, oh, so painfully) and stacked in a remote corner of the Creepy Classics warehouse (werewolf house):
Then, writers and artists are mailed there copies. Subscribers next, mail orders, and the process of shipping boxes to distributors for magazine shops, comic shops, drug store racks in the USA and in the UK too.
Finally...it gets to fans just like you, and me too (My daughter, Paisley below):
Lastly, I gather funds to pay the printer, which as Dennis Druktenis aptly put one time...costs the price of a new vehicle.
So pick up as many copies as you can! Heh. -Ron Adams, February 2016.
New! Mummy Playing Card Set
Now in stock, a playing card set that features THE MUMMY (1932), Boris Karloff, on the deck. Limited number of decks in stock. Get yours now. You'll find them in our Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics.
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Used, But Like New DVDs!
Now in stock, used (but like new) DVDs here at Creepy Classics! Just in: CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955) and VAMPIRA - THE MOVIE (2007 Documentary) DVDs. See these and many, many more in our Used DVD & Blu-Ray Depaerment here at Creepy Classics!
The Beast Is Back!
This in from Stop-Motion Monster-Maker, Ryan Lengyel:
Hope everything's going well in the dungeon!
I wanted to let you know I put my last stop motion video up on You Tube recently, and that you're welcome to share it on Monsterbash news if you like:
Take it easy,
Thanks for sharing Ryan. And congratulations on being a new dad very soon! A new little MONSTER BASHER in the making! Exciting time! -Ron
Brian's Bashin' Birthday!
Stop the presses, another birthday of note for classic monster movie fans....this from Creepy Classics field reporter Scott Goettel:
Waldo Brian Donlevy was born on 02/09/1901, and passed away at age 71 on 04/05/1972. His movie roles include THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT (also known as The Creeping Unknown), QUATERMASS 2 (also known as Enemy From Space), CURSE OF THE FLY, and a wide variety of many other film roles and TV appearances including westerns, film noirs, comedies, dramas, and more.
Get Ready To BASH in July!
All the fun of the classic monster movie conference is gearing up to happen again in July 2016, it's MONSTER BASH! Entertainment, shopping, guest movie and TV stars...!
Get your membership admission - CLICK HERE.
Get your vendor table - CLICK HERE.
Monster Bash Magazine #26 HERE! IN SHOCK STOCK!
In stock now, the latest issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! If you grew up loving the original FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine....those memories are not far away from MONSTER BASH magazine. We'll bring you home...
In this fear-packed issue:
Bert I. Gordon - new interview about his classic atomic age monster movies, giant-size bugs and new horrors! Writer Tom Weaver heads for THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957) with director Virgil Vogel, Lon Chaney, The British Ban on Horror Films in the 1930s explored by Frank Dello Stritto, Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater and more!
Here are some sample page shots:
You can also call to get the latest issue at (724) 238-4317.
Above: "Long John" Carradine, a birthday of note!
The Monster Bashin' Birthday Report
In from Monster Bash Birthday reporter, Scott Goettel, here are some of the latest birthdates to note for us classic horror and sci-fi fans:
February 5th, 1906 marks the birthday of one of favorite horror movie actors, John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine). He passed away at age 82, on November 27th, 1988.
The best part of our afternoon TV viewing after school was getting quickly off of the school bus and rushing in the house just in time to watch our favorite 'horror soap opera' DARK SHADOWS, where David Selby played Quentin Collins. The show featured so many things for us Monster Kids to enjoy, like zombies, werewolves, vampires, and even time travel to the "parallel time". The TV series also provided two movies...HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS...David wasn't in that one, but he was in NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS.
New Super Fan Art
This just in from artist, Malcolm Gittins:
Dear Ron, I just wanted to share a couple of the new classic monster portraits I've been working on for July's Monster Bash!
Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul, which took me a week to finish and is based on the classic Famous Monsters cover #7, Blood of Dracula, and I Was a Teenage Werewolf, which completes the trio of teenage monsters I've done, so, at my table teenage monsters attack with the Teenage Frankenstein, Teenage Werewolf and the Teenage Vampire!! And my Zacherley will be available as a T-Shirt!!
I have so many more new paintings to do before July, and will be working in my creepy crypt to bring monster kids all kinds of art, just the ghoul old days of Famous Monsters and Chiller Theater!
Beast Witches, Malcolm
Brush With The Broom - Margaret Hamilton
This great memory sent in my friend Kevin Mulligan (thanks for sharing, Kevin!):
New! It's Model Madness
New and Back In Shock Stock!
We've just re-shock stocked our model kit departmemt with some best sellers a new one too.
Check out the details and all the details on these official licensed kits, plus we've discounted most of them down from the retail price. You can see all of the above, plus many more in our "Model Kits & Action Figures" Department....right here at Creepy Classics! Where all the Monster Kids on Your Block Shop!
New! On DVD...
THE WHISPERING SHADOW (Feature Version/1933) - DVD
A PROMISE TO MURDER (1955) - DVD
CAPTAIN FATHOM (1965) - DVD
EYES BEHIND THE STARS/UFO: TARGET EARTH (Dbl. Featue) - DVD
Re-Shock Stocked Columbia Classics Now Discounted!
A huge re-stocking of Columbia clssic horror and science fiction on DVD is now here. Prices marked down with great deals on beautiful transfers from the Columbia studio vaults. See them lsted in our Complete DVD Catalog right now:
CLASSIC HORROR (Four Features): FIVE, THE MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE, THE MAD MAGICIAN and THE TERROR OF THE TONGS.
VINTAGE SCI-FI COLLECTION (6 Movies): THE 27th DAY, THE DAY THE WORLD EXPLODED, THE H-MAN (Toho Horror!), 12 TO THE MOON, BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE and VALLEY OF THE DRAGONS.
BORIS KARLOFF COLUMBIA COLLECTION (6 Films): THE BLACK ROOM (Dual Role!), THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG, THE MAN WITH 9 LIVES, BEFORE I HANG, THE DEVIL COMMANDS and THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU (with Peter Lorre).
WILLIAM CASTLE HORROR COLLECTION (Five Chillers): 13 GHOSTS (Original!), MR. SARDONICUS, HOMICIDAL, THE OLD DARK HOUSE (Tom Poston), and 13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS.
SCI-FI CREATURE CLASSICS (Four Creature Featires!): MOTHRA, 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (Harryhausen), IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA and THE GIANT CLAW.
CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1956): 60 Anniversay Edition starring Richard Denning with gangster zombies.
Get them all now, here at your home of classic monsters: Creepy Classics! You'll find them in our Complete DVD Catalog...grab the ones you want today and run to the check-out. We've got an army of vampire bats ready to have DVDs strapped to their hairy backs and flown to your doorstep.
New! This Month's CREEPY CRATE: GIANT DINOSAUR Stuff!
This month's Creepy Crate is packed with merchandise involving GIANT DINOSAUR items. Get your crate of stuff now, a big box of mystery GIANT DINOSAUR items (t-shirt and more):
Rumors Dashed on Svengoolie!
This just in from Cortlandt Hull of The Witch's Dungeon Movie Museum, who also happens to be Henry Hull's (WEREWOLF OF LONDON actor) great nephew:
On Saturday February 13th Rich Koz aka "SVENGOOLIE" during his showing of "The Wolf Man",
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.