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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Buckweat is spooked in SPOOKY HOOKY (1936). Get it on THE LITTLE RASCALS COLLECTION DVD set here at Creepy Classics.

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New! THE MAZE on Kino DVD

In stock's here, the re-mastered movie THE MAZE (1953) on DVD from Kino-Lorber. Details:

THE MAZE (1953/Kino Classics) - DVD
Brand New 4K Master! Stars Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery, Michael Pate, John Dodsworth and Hillary Brooke. A man suddenly breaks his engagement with a beautiful girl right after a mysterious phone call. He returns to Scotland to inherit his uncle's castle. Confused his fiancee and her aunt head off to Scotland, with a group of friends. What they find is a castle with a mystery and a giant frog. Believe it or not, Carlson and the acting keep things afloat with some creepy scenes. Originally filmed in 3-D, this is a 2-D version. Commentaries, trailer.

Get it right now for immediate shipping on our New DVD and Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.



Ken Tobey's Birthday Remembered

...and now a word from our rovin' Creepy Classics/Monster Bash Birthday Reporter, Scott Goettel:

Hey Ron!

Another birthday for Monster Bash's Kenneth Tobey.  Born March 23rd, 1917, and he passed away at age 85 on December 22nd, 2002.

What a great actor, and such a long and well respected film career.  Right off the bat, let's name some of our our favorites...THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE VAMPIRE, STRANGE INVADERS (1983 version), GREMLINS, and GREMLINS 2.

But, his acting roles also covered such a wide variety of both film and TV work, like his uncredited role in HE WALKED BY NIGHT (starring Richard Basehart), RING OF FEAR, SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL, CRY TERROR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, PERRY MASON, MARLOWE (starring James Garner, with a couple of brief appearances by Bruce Lee!), BILLY JACK, I SPY, LASSIE, BEN (the sequel to WILLARD), GUNSMOKE, WALKING TALL, THE DEATH SQUAD, THE MISSILES OF OCTOBER, THE WILD McCULLOCHS (starring Forrest Tucker, Max Baer Jr, and Monster Bash favorite JULIE ADAMS), THE HOWLING (which also features a cameo appearance by Forrest J Ackerman), the comedy AIRPLANE, INNERSPACE, HONEY I BLEW UP THE KID, and his final film released in 2005 - THE NAKED MONSTER (also starring John Agar, Forrest J Ackerman, Bob Burns, Robert Cornthwaite, Robert Clarke, Paul Marco, Lori Nelson, Gloria Talbott, Les Tremayne, Daniel Roebuck, John Goodwin, and Jeanne Carmen).  And that's just a sampling of the legacy of his acting career!

From all the Monster Bash Gang, Happy Birthday Kenneth Tobey!




The Real Hammer Horror Feel is Back debuting at MONSTER BASH, June 2019

Actor/Writer/Director Joshua Kennedy (bearded on steps) is behind a huge revival of the classical Gothic feel of Hammer Horror films of the 1960s and 1970s with HOUSE OF THE GORGON. What better way than with utilizing the talents of Hammer Studios' Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson and Christopher Neame. Along with the veterans Georgina Dugdale and Joshua Kennedy himself.

Photos from the shoot are forthcoming. Production has just begun.

The new movie will debut at MONSTER BASH in June of 2019 with principal cast members on hand, it will be a BIG EVENT! A ceremony, interviews, photo-ops and screening...all at MONSTER BASH in 2019.

New from "The Studio That Drips Gooey Blood."

Here's a pic of super fan Dan Day with the ladies of Hammer and Joshua Kennedy:



Only One Left of This RARE One-Shot Magazine

It's new and in near mint condition, bagged and boarded for protection. Perfect bound, high quality magazine.

RARE! ONLY ONE LEFT! A super cool magazine devoted to TV horror hosts and retro TV monsters...published by noted horror host, himself, Mr. Lobo. In this issue: Shock Theater, Remembering "Grandpa" Munster, Addams Family Vs. The Munsters, Count Gore De Vol, Pin-Up She Creature, Collectibles, The Bowman Body and much more. Rare and super cool.

Horror Hosts and Creature Features Magazine #1 is in the "TV Horror Hosts Department" here at Creepy Classics.



Above: Cartoon cell art by Joe Busam.

Schedule Updates For MONSTER BASH June 2018

I've got out of the coffin and am creeping along on the schedule building for the June MONSTER BASH. It's not because I'm looking for programming, it's trying to edit down the wealth of great talks, programs and films to fit. It's now all of Friday, and much of Saturday till about 5PM, done. Look at what's there so far:

Yes, I time to eat or might miss something cool!



Monster Bash on Monster Kid Radio

Just did a lengthy interview with Derek Koch of MONSTER KID RADIO yesterday. What fun, just talking monster movies. It will be coming soon on

Don't dare miss Monster Kid Radio at MONSTER BASH in June, they will be near registration when you check in (but, you know you can never check out).



Amazicon Joins MONSTER BASH in June and October

We welcome back Mike and Connie from the AMAZINCON convention and company...they will be joining the growing list of vendors for MONSTER BASH both in June and October. The will have a massive set-up and feature DVDs of the most rare and hard-to-find retro TV shows, series and movies!

See Mike and Connie at MONSTER BASH June and October.



Son of Rat Fink....Son of Ghoul

The above drawing submitted by fan artist Strider Raven. It's Ohio TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul in the world of "Big Daddy" Roth and "Rat Fink," That 1960s retro hot rod perfectly fits the Son of Ghoul persona.

Thanks for sharing, Strider.



Coming To MONSTER BASH 2018

Check out this new photo from Bill Luciani. It's a great underlit shot of his life-size John Carradine as Dracula figure. He and Tony Pitocco are going to "wow" the Bash attendees in June with their "Frankenstein Through the Years" display.

The Carradine figure will be part of a HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944) section. Bill and Tony will chronologically run through the history of Frankenstein films in life-size figures! It's all part of our 200 Years of Frankenstein celebration at MONSTER BASH June 2018.

Get more details on MONSTER BASH, click here!



New! 4K Restoration of Robert Bloch's THE PSYCHOPATH on DVD and now Blu-Ray

In early....Kino-Lorber's 4K restoration of the Amicus film THE PSYCHOPATH (1966). Yes, it's in stock right now and ready to ship to you! Details:

Robert Bloch is back with another chiller starring Patrick Wymark and Margaret Johnston (BURN WITCH BURN). A doll collector an dark secrets send a police inspector through a web of horror. Amicus produced and this is a 4K restoration from Kino-Lorber International. Directed by Freddie Francis.


THE PSYCHOPATH (1966/Kino) - Blu-Ray (Almost $10 off list price!)
Robert Bloch is back with another chiller starring Patrick Wymark and Margaret Johnston (BURN WITCH BURN). A doll collector an dark secrets send a police inspector through a web of horror. Amicus produced and this is a 4K restoration from Kino-Lorber International. Directed by Freddie Francis.

Get it in our New Blu-Ray and DVD Department for immediate shipping from Creepy Classics to your door!



Get Admission Memberships and Dealer Tables NOW 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! Don't miss out on the next big summer MONSTER BASH.

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 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.

Above: Leo Gorcey's daughter, Brandy...Guest of Honor at June's MONSTER BASH!

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.

Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco's life-size monsters celebrate 200 years of FRANKENSTEIN at Monster Bash in June!



Three June Bash Hotel Rooms Open!

It's March 19th and I was jut informed that someone holding four rooms, just released three of them at the Double Tree (on-site) hotel for MONSTER BASH June 22-24. The hotel's been sold out and people have been banging on the door, now's your chance if you hurry.

Call (724) 776-6900 or direct to reservations at (888) 627-8175

For your on-site room. Make sure to say you want the "Monster Bash" rate.



New at Creepy Classics - Some Wild Horror Comic Magazines

Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics, some vintage black and white horror mags like VAMPIRE TALES and TALES FROM THE the early issues of CRYPT OF HORROR that reprints 1950s pre-code horror comics from Steve Ditko, John Buscema, Wally Wood and other great artists. Each of those CRYPT OF HORROR mags is a fat 120 pages too!

See all of these and many more in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics!



Above: clockwise from the left - Ursula Adams, John Sargent, Leah Sargent, Brenda Troup, Jenna Sargent and Nathan Sargent.

Mailings Have Begun for MONSTER BASH!

It was a crazy weekend with thousands of hard copy mailing for MONSTER BASH June and MONSTER BASH August going out. We did the first half of the mailings...about 6,000! Another approximately 6,000 will go out next month. Collating, stamping, sticking labels, was an incredible task. But, pulled off by the MONSTER BASH staff in spades.

I'd like to thank all the staffers that came out to MONSTER BASH HQ for the mailings. Hard work fuleled by pizza, snack and Mexican meals.

Above: Paisley Adams and Bob Pellegrino in his best "Larry Talbot-Wolf Man Shirt."

Above: From left, clockwise - Douglas Ray, Susan Sherry, Barb Heiss, Dan Weber and Bernie Sherry.

If you're a Creepy Classics/Monster Bash customer, start watching your monster mail!

Above: Boxes of envelopes going out to the Monster Bash mailing list of people who's last name begins with A-L. M-Z go out next month.



Rondo Remembers

Collateral Monster Mash-Up Memories: The Barber Shop

The first time I heard The Beatles, the first time I saw an ad for Aurora Monster models, the first time I saw monsters meet Jerry Lewis. Where? Why the Barber Shop next to The Guthrie Theater, Grove City, PA in 1964.

It was a sunny Saturday morning that my dad dropped me off at the barber shop. The friendly barber reminded me of Floyd from The Andy Griffith Show, really. I was prepared to sit on the board that raised me up about 8 inches in the barber chair.

While I waited for my turn, I was looking through the comic book selection that was scattered through typical magazines and the last few days of newspapers...There I latched onto a Jerry Lewis comic that featured monsters. It was my first exposure to Jerry Lewis as I had never seen any of his movies at that point...and, one of my earliest introductions to the monsters.

I'm not sure if it was that Jerry Lewis comic or one of the others that were there, but the back cover advertised the Aurora Monster models. Wow, those monsters looked cool! Scary and cool.

On the shop radio came an energized song called "I Want To Hold Your Hand." The barber (talking to his current customer) as he snipped away took note. He said "that's that English band with the long hair." I kinda liked it. I would like it even more as the years passed and I hit junior high school.

So the threads for this stuff that I love really were coming together in 1964, in a barber shop, in Grove City, Pennsylvania. The barber shop is still there....I think the son, or grandson (!) of the barber I knew, runs it now. That theater next to the barber shop is where I saw all those crazy foreign fairy tale movies that were imported by K. Gordon Murray...but that's another twisted tale.

The next time I'm in Grove City, I'm stopping into that shop to talk and reminisce.

Ron Adams 
March 2018 
Ligonier, PA


Loved reading your discovery of Jerry Lewis, Aurora models and the Beatles! Now THAT's multi-tasking! Mom and Dad weren't big on monsters, so going to see any on the big screen was pretty much out of the question. (Although I was allowed access to all of Irwin Allen's Sixties sci-fi shows, so the occasional creature slipped by them.)

Dad loved going to the drive-in, and Mom was a big Elvis fan, so catching "the King" at one of the local drive-ins (and we had several!) was a regular affair. One film was an unexpected treat: TICKLE ME, with CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON's Julie Adams casting her eye on Elvis at a dude ranch. Even better, in a plot that could have served as a template for an episode of Scooby-Doo, Elvis helps a lovely young lady look for lost treasure in a ghost town...only to be attacked by monsters! The monster kid in me loved this film.

As I got older, I learned to appreciate Elvis movies for other reasons. (Such as Ann-Margret in VIVA LAS VEGAS or Michele Carey in LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE...a film that also had a cameo by Celeste Yarnell of STAR TREK, VELVET VAMPIRE and BEAST OF BLOOD fame. ?? )

-Bob Statzer, Richmond, IN

It's funny my barber was next door to the Waterloo theater, at times I saw alot of movies like THE MAGIC SWORD (1962) and many more. It seems all of us monster kids have so much in common, same memories just different towns.

-Mark Steva, Las Vegas, NV



Hey Girls!

Check out the ad with the special offer above! Submitted by Dave Fronto:

Hi Ron,

I came across this Movie ad for "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman." The co-feature was "War of the Satellites". I love it that If you're a girl over 6 feet tall you get in free!




Coming this August, 2018! MONSTER BASH: GODZILLA & FRIENDS

Here it comes, big monsters on the big screen. Creepy Classics and Scary Monsters Magazine proudly present MONSTER BASH: GODZILLA AND FRIENDS, movie marathon and expo. Two days of giant monsters on one of the biggest movie screens in the state of Ohio at the historic Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. Plus, classic movie monster collectible vendors in the lobby and the mezzanine level.

Above: Balcony level at The Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio.

The big monsters are coming out to play.

Get your admission passes discounted right now, CLICK HERE.

Want to be a vendor? CLICK HERE.

Friday, August 17, 2018 the doors open at 3PM for shopping with vendors and the vendors are open deep into the night. There will be intermissions or shopping and eating. Movies start at 6PM.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 the doors open at noon for shopping with vendors and they'll be open until 10:30PM. Movies start at 3PM.

Big monsters on the big screen, classic movie monster vendors, pizza, popcorn, good times.

All the details...CLICK HERE!

Above: The Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio...home of the Ohio MONSTER BASH!



New! More Used Horror Books at Creepy Classics (and Movie Tie-Ins Too!)

We just finished scanning a load of rare horror paperbacks, movie hardbacks, paperback movie tie-in books and horror comics! You need to scroll through all the new entrees in our Creepy Bookstore here on-line at Creepy Classics. We probably have a bunch you haven't seen since you were twelve years old!



New! MONSTER BASH #32 in Shock Stock

Get the latest, MONSTER BASH #32 for your creepy magazine collection! Details:

It's for MONSTER MOVIE FANS only! A special, creepy cool issue with THE MUMMY STRIKES AGAIN by film historian Frank Dello Stritto, The behind the scenes stories of MAD MONSTER PARTY, PLANT MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, ROBOT MONSTER REMEMBERED, Your Fan Flashbacks, The Gruesome Gallery and more to see. Grab in now! CLICK HERE to see the video!

It's in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics...get yours for that winter reading ahead!



New! Mondo Cult Magazines Are Here

Edited by SCARLET STREET'S Jessie Lilley, these magazines feature in-depth articles and interviews with people like Fay Wray, Ray Bradbury, Kevin McCarthy, Ray Harryhausen and more. It got bigger with every issue....issue #3 (with Rondo Hatton on the cover) is 160 glossy pages.

Get them now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics.

Also in now:

Horror Hosts and Creature Features Magazine #1 is in the "TV Horror Hosts Department" here at Creepy Classics.



Scary's Latest Monster Memories Yearbook Includes Two Familiar Faces!

I'd like to thank Don and Vicki Smeraldi for including the two gals in my life in this latest jam-packed SCARY MONSTER MEMORIES YEARBOOK 2018! My wife, Ursula, and daughter Paisley remember the last few decades of MONSTER BASH. -Ron

Don't miss all the cool ghoul stuff in the latest issue:

Available right now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line at Creepy Classics.



UPDATE! Annual Classic Horror Awards - The Rondos

This update in from Tom Jackson in Philadelphia, PA:


In the Rondo Voting, I wrote in this for EVENTS: 2 days, All 8 Universal Frankenstein films at the restored Palace Theatre in Canton Ohio. Put on by Ron Adams and his October Monster Bash 2017, Creepy Classics crew.

Can you put this out for others to write-in for EVENTS.

Tom Jackson

This news flash in from Malcolm Gittins:

Dear Ron, As hard as it seems, its time for the 16th Annual Rondo Awards! Voting is now open, and I'm happy to say that once again Monster Bash received several nominations! And once again, I'm in the running for Fan Artist #26 on the ballot. I'd like to ask fans everywhere to please vote and support classic horror!

The ballot can be found at

Thank you!

Also MONSTER BASH, the convention and MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE are up for various awards, we hope you like us and will vote for us! Exercise your right as a citizen on the MONSTER WORLD, and go to the mote, and vote.



MONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!

Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!

Do you have all of these?

Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, King Kong, The Phanton of the Opera, Mr. Hyde...they're all here, at home in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

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!



MONSTER BASH #33 Magazine - Coming in the Spring 2018

Another great Daniel Horne's Frederic March from the '31 DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE in a more apish visage from later in the film.

In this issue: The Last Spook Show, recounting a 1960s show at the end of this wondrous run of showmanship in theaters, Atomic Age Monsters (A.I.P. and thanks for the assist from Tom Weaver on this), DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN, a touch of Cryptozoology from The Frick Brothers, a look into the 1931 Hyde from the cover, some cool Fan Flashbacks on our monster lovin' childhoods and more.

Get Your Ad in NOW for Monster Bash #33!

Order your ads on-line: CLICK HERE.

Subscribe on-line now, so you don't miss an issue: CLICK HERE.

Deadline March 30, 2018
Street date April 15, 2018



New! Tod Slaughter and a She Devil

Now available on factory sealed DVDs at Creepy Classics, the Tod Slaughter 1936 film THE CRIMES OF STEPHEN HAWKE and the super rare SHE DEVIL from 1934. Both are in stock now and ready to ship to you! Here are the details:

Tod Slaughter as Stephen Hawke, a credit lender that will stop at nothing (including murder) for cash and young women. The perfect seedy character that Slaughter was meant to portray. Slaughter is affectionately known as England's "Bela Lugosi."

SHE DEVIL (1934) - DVD
A creaky, early voodoo film involving a young girl being enticed to be an escort/dancer by a club owner. Her uncle recruits an old voodoo priestess hag to dole out vengeance on the seedy nightclub owner. But, the voodoo won't stop! Early, low budget horror.

See them and more new releases on DVD (and Blu-Ray) by CLICKING HERE! They're at Creepy Classics, in stock now.


Get Your Lodging In Place for This June's or October's MONSTER BASH now

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

Get your room for June or October's MONSTER BASH (June 22-24, 2018 and October 19-21, 2018):

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

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



Here it Comes....A Big Year for MONSTER BASH!

Yes, there will be two BIG Bashes for 2018...our June show and now the October show. Plus, our movie marathon at the grand Palace Theatre in August.

The October show will be a salute to the 85th Anniversary of KING KONG (1933) and a tribute to giant-size monsters! It's at the Double Tree Pittsburgh North, Mars, PA.

CLICK HERE for admission memberships now! Reserve yours.

Guests already include Linda Miller (KING KONG ESCAPES, THE GREEN SLIME), Carl Craig (DESTROY ALL PLANETS - GAMERA VS. VIRAS), Charlotte Austin (Ed Wood's BRIDE AND THE BEAST, GORILLA AT LARGE, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, THE MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE and many more), Gregory Moffet (ROBOT MONSTER)....and the "Count" himself...Count Floyd, yes Pittsburgh native Joe Flaherty of SCTV, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE BIG BANG THEORY and more...comedian, actor and writer!

The hotel has opened up a huge block of rooms at a discount rate that are already filling up. Get them by CLICKING HERE or calling (724) 776-6900.

See all the scary details - CLICK HERE!


A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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