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21 Creepy Years

Did you grow up in the 1950s-1970s listening to pop radio? Well, it's back, small town classic radio. CLICK AND LISTEN WHILE YOU READ!

Wednesday October 22 Monday October 27, 2014

TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: I love posed photos like this from the 1950s and 1960s....it reminds me of paging through mom's magazines looking for Halloween, spooky stuff when I was little. Those golden Halloween time memories come rushing back. The chilly air, Friday night high school football games and newspapers spread on the dining room table. Scooping out slimy pumpkin seeds by the handful.

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New! DVDs

Now in stock here at Creepy Classics...three new DVD titles. Factory sealed and ready to ship to your door:

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1915 and 1931) - DVD
Two obscure and fascinating versions of the Lewis Carroll classic fantasy. The 1915 version was filmed on Long Island, NY and stars Viola Savoy and Elmo Lincoln. The sound 1931 version, also included here stars Ruth Gilbert and Leslie King. Fantasic film history.

COMMANDO CODY VS. THE MOON MENACE (1952) - DVD
An atomic ray is blasting apart military and key industrial buildings across America. Who is responsible for this nefarious violence? Rocketman Commando Cody is the man for the job...a hero with a jet pack! Stars George Wallace as Cody and also features Roy Barcroft, Clayton Moore and Aline Towne. The feature version of RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON.

THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH (1964)/FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD (1969) - DVD
Two Euro-horrors from the 1960s. THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH (1964) stars Barbara Steele in a tale of Gothic witchery! FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD (1969) is a gritty Spanish film of vampires starring Anita Ekberg. It was notorious for appearing on many drive-in double bills in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Get yours now, here at Creepy Classics in our New DVD Department!

 

 

It's Getting Chilly....

The Creepy Classics/Monster Bash crew is heading for New Jersey and the CHILLER THEATRE EXPO! It's the biggest horror convention around and look for our huge display there. Always great to speak with you in person.

For details on the CHILLER THEATRE EXPO....CLICK HERE.

Here are pictures from the last April CHILLER show:

 

 

When I met Vincent

The photo above is from around 1972. It's Vincent Price in a reception room at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He had just given a very entertaining lecture at Crawford Hall. My grandfather, who managed the Recreation Building on campus, got me into the reception. It was full of professors and college students. I'm not in this picture because I was too short! I was only thirteen. I got to shake his hand and tell him how much I enjoyed his movies THE TINGLER and HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. I was a blubbering mess. I'll never forget it. Photo by my grandfather, Jim Shorts.

The second VINCENT PRICE Blu-Ray collection has just been released and we have it for about 15 dollars under list price for a limited time. Get yours today, here at Creepy Classics!

This additional great memory in from Kevin Mulligan:

Hi Ron,

I'll too will never forget my meeting with Vincent Price. Back in 1975 I attended his lecture "The Villain Still Pursues Me" (which was fantastic!) and brought along a poster from "House of Wax" which I hoped I might be able to get him to autograph. As the lecture was coming to a close I figured I'd run outside and try to catch him by his limousine. Just as I was about to leap out of my seat, the program moderator made an announcement I couldn't believe - anyone who would like to meet Mr. Price should come around the back of the theatre to the stage door. Surprisingly only a handful of people followed me.

The cold February wind was whipping and it blew right in as they opened the door, and there stood the tall imposing site of Mr. Price in a full length fur coat. I spoke with him for a few moments, telling him how much I enjoyed his work, and asked him if he would be so kind as to sign my poster. With great flourish he autographed it personally to me. I thanked him for doing so, to which he replied - "No, thank YOU for allowing me to do so".

What a class act, and such a great actor!

Kevin Mulligan

 

 

New! Planet of the Vampires In Stock NOW!

Upcoming Releases!

These DVDs and Blu-Rays will be in stock, discounted on, or before the release date....here at Creepy Classics!

Coming soon:

THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION 2: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE RETURN OF THE FLY, THE COMEDY OF TERRORS, THE RAVEN (1963), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN - Blu-Ray In Stock Now at www.creepyclassics.com

PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1964) - Blu-Ray and DVD In Stock Now at www.creepyclassics.com

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919) - Blu-Ray & DVD November 2014

SHOCK WAVES (with Peter Cushing and John Carradine) - Blu-Ray 11/25/14

TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972)/THE VAULT OF HORROR (1973) - Blu-Ray 12/2/14

THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (Hammer!) - Blu-Ray 12/2/14

****Want to order yours for immediate shipping on/or before the release date? Call (724) 238-4317 and place a pre-order with Creepy Classics right now!

 

 

Happy BATday, Bela!

Ron,

How appropriate that this birthday would happen during the month of Halloween...BELA LUGOSI! Born October 20th, 1882.

From all of us...Happy Birthday Bela!

-Scott Goettel

 

 

New! "Universal Road" T-Shirts

A take-off of the classic Beatles album cover "Abbey Road." The classic monsters are marching across the street and I bet you'd be proud to sport the monsters in your wardrobe! Get this shirt and many others in our "Shirts and Creepy Gear" Department, here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Monsters From The Vault #33

In this issue: Get inside the HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, The Boris Karloff THRILLER show, its packed with rare photos and loads of Karloff. Writers include: Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Brian Nichols and more! A must have mag for fans of classic horror.

Super cover by Kerry Gammill too!

Grab your copy now from our Creepy Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Great, great photos from MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2014:

The Chris Lee Frankenstein's Monster (Thom Shubilla in make-up by Ron Chamberlain) and hotel staffer Whitney have fun at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

Paisley Adams as a vampire, Joe DeMuro as The Werewolf and Monica Moehring as The Reptile. Fanngs by John Tatterelli, Jr., Make-Ups by Ron Chamberlain at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST.

Victoria Price and Ron Adams on stage Saturday night at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST.

Dr. Phibes Rises once again...this time to bring flowers to Victoria Price (Vincent's daughter).

Television show director Worth Keeter meets his favorite Hammer Gal, Veronica Carlson at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST.

From atop the bridge in the lobby....the CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF lived again thanks to Joe DeMuro and the make-up of Ron Chamberlain!

Caroline Munro, Bob Pellegrino and Ron Adams in front of an enthusiastic crowd of Hammer Horror fans at MONSTER BASH.

Hitchhiking ghosts and other creepy cool models on display at MONSTER BASH!

 

All of the above photos courtesy of Phil Smoot. Many more photos to come....

 

 

Get The Back Issues of MONSTER BASH That You Need While They're Still Around!

A few issues of MONSTER BASH are on the verge of being sold out. Get the ones you need to fill in the gaps of your collection. You can CLICK HERE to go to MONSTER BASH magazines and see the ones you need! They're all still there at Creepy Classics right now.

Get 'em while they're still cold on the slab.

 

 

Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015

Membership for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now available for $40 each (That's $10 off!) 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.

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY OCTOBER 2014

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
 
 NOSTRADAMUS Y EL DESTRUCTOR DE MONSTRUOS, known in its K. Gordon Murray incarnation as THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER, featuring "El Vampiro" himself, German Robles as Nostradamus!
 
First things first: can somebody please explain why German Robles thought he could escape being typecast as a vampire by refusing to do any more Count Lavud movies, and then turn right around and make these movies, in which he plays... a vampire? Regardless of his reasoning, the role was a strong one, playing not the medieval mystic, but a vampirized descendant. He's even more dapper than the Count, and he adds a goatee to emphasize his satanic bent. THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER is a great example of the series, and of the Mexican genre films as well, mixing the genuinely atmospheric, to head-scratchingly bizarre, often in the same scene. 


 
THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER opens with one of those classic creepy/bizarre scenes: two kids playing hooky decide to take a shortcut through the woods, whereupon they (literally) stumble on the crypt of Nostradamus. They are chased away by the caretaker of the crypt, an evil hunchback who wears a hat like Gilligan, and then goes to show he is about as efficient at his job as Gilligan would be, because he doesn't know where his master IS until he, too, trips over Robles in the good earth. The series' Van Helsing substitute is visited by a friend, who tells him that "The Committee" doesn't believe his findings and demands proof. Before the friend leaves, he gives the professor a note (which somebody just walks in and hands to him) - and it turns out to be from the very vampire whose existence "The Committee" doubts! Later, alone in his study, the professor is visited by a big rubber bat that turns into Nostradamus, top hat in hand.
 
The rest of THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER charts this same course. A man that Nosmo wants to kill turns out to be already dead, but since he's there, Nosmo decides to cut his losses and just go after the man's son. And for good measure, Gilligan the hunchback makes off with the prof's luscious teenage daughter. When the Professor and his right-hand man, Julio Aleman, invade the crypt, they are confronted by Nosmo, whom they attempt to shoot, apparently not having received the memo that bullets have no effect on vampires. Nosmo toys with them, disappearing as soon as they fire and then reappearing. He taunts them a second time, and third and fourth, but they keep on wasting their bullets. This is Mexican Monster Cinema as we know and love it, and the proletariat loved it indeed; there were four Nostradamus films in all, of which this was the second.

And that's it for this month, amigos; please remember to go to the Animal Rescue Site, and click to help provide food and care for shelter animals, and see you at the Bash! Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher.

Roberto "Bobb" Cotter is the author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY published by McFarland Books.

 

 

It's Here! ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN on Blu-Ray

Now in stock, it's the number one comedy-horror movie of all-time: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) on Blu-Ray! It's here and in shock stock.

The rip-snortin' monster fest classic and Abbott & Costello's pinnacle. Lou's brain is targeted for the Frankenstein Monster's skull by Dracula (Lugosi) and his lovely assistant. Larry Talbott flies in from London to try and help keep Dracula from completing his nefarious plans. Lon Chaney Jr. is great in his final Larry Talbot/Wolf Man incarnation, Glenn Strange rocks as the mighty Frankenstein Monster and Bela Lugosi's major studio swan song --- and he's GREAT! I can never get enough of this, it's one memorable scene after another. Jerry Garcia said it was his favorite movie.

The quality is stunning...see background and textures like you've never seen before.

You'll find it in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

It's HERE!

Autumn, the Halloween season, the Monster Bash Octoberfest and MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #23 is now in stock! Very exciting stuff. I love this time of year.

Get the new mag now at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Original Lugosi Theatrical Poster!

22 X 28 inches Original Half Sheet Poster

This "half sheet" duo tone original theatrical poster for INVISIBLE GHOST (Astor re-release) is now in shock stock. There's only one and it's near mint with no folds!!! A great Lugosi image too. Get it before your fellow Monster Kid snaps it up. You'll find it in our Original Movie Posters Department here at Creepy Classics right now. Hurry, don't miss out. Won't this original theatrical poster look GREAT in your movie room?

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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