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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: The cast of THE THING (FROM ANOTHER WORLD) (1951)....or, is it the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE staff? Get THE THING (1951) on DVD here at Creepy Classics. Get all your favorite monster movies on Blu-Ray or DVD here at Creepy Classics. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction collectibles here at Creepy Classics.

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Creepy Classics & Monster Bash at PULPFEST 2017

This weekend, join the Creepy Crew at PULPFEST 2017 in Mars, PA at the Double Tree hotel (Yes, the MONSTER BASH hotel)! A celebration of the classic pulp magazines and pop culture of yesterday. Rare magazines, books, posters...plus, Creepy Classics will have all the great vintage films on Blu-Rays and DVDs. Plus, monster magazines, monster t-shirts and much more.

Find out more...CLICK HERE.

We'll see you at PULPFEST!

 

 

Actor Martin Stephens To Appear at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

Just added, actor Martin Stephens from THE INNOCENTS, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, THE HELLFIRE CLUB (with Peter Cushing) and Hammer Studio's THE WITCHES. He will be signing autographed photos at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2017: www.monsterbash.us. Special thanks to Mark Statler for making this happen.

 

 

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!

 

 

Another GREAT Mag...

Make sure to puck up the very latest issue of THE CREEPS (#11) at Creepy Classics today. You're old enough now that your mom won;t take it from you and throw it in the trash!

Look at the details on issues of THE CREEPS by CLICKING HERE.

 

 

Monster Bashers Have the Coolest Pets

The images here sent in by Karl and Cathy Spisak, long time MONSTER BASH attendees. This is their pet Archelon.

Thanks for sharing!

 

 

Details On The MONSTER BASH Octoberfest Show Are Here....

MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST MOVIE MARATHON - The Canton Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio. October 13-14, 2017. Our October show at one of the most AMAZING, glamorous movie palaces in this country - The Historic Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio.

Get advance tickets now direct from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash: CLICK HERE.

The entire Universal FRANKENSTEIN Film Series on the BIG SCREEN in a real MOVIE PALACE!

Vendors and shopping on breaks and intermissions. Special guest TV's Son of Ghoul horror movie host.

Friday: Doors open at 3PM. FRANKENSTEIN (1931), BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935), SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939), GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942).

Saturday: Door open at noon. FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943), HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944), HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948).

The Classic Monster Experience of a Lifetime.

We will be screening a marathon of classic horror on one of the biggest screens in the state of Ohio. The massive theatre seats about 1600 with a beautiful balcony. A big mezzanine area will feature the best of Monster Bash vendors. Creepy Classics (Monster Bash Headquarters) will fill the lobby with props and thousands of classic monster DVDs, Blu-Rays, Collectibles, T-Shirts, Monster Magazines and more.

Make your plans now! Here's a list of the Canton Hotels:

http://www.visitcanton.com/

Call with any question: (724) 238-4317

Limited Vendors, call for your space now or order on-line: CLICK HERE.

 

 

The Magazines Are Here At Creepy Classics!

Check out the growing selection of both current and vintage monster magazines at Creepy Classics. Recently added are back issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, FILMFAX, the rare fanzine STONER'S MONSTER MAYHEM and, of course, the new issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE....#30!

Check out the monstrous selection by CLICKING HERE!

 

 

Wow! Look at These! New MONSTER BASH T-Shirts For Autumn 2017

Fall Fashion For Monster Kids

Grab yours today...two new MONSTER BASH T-Shirts....The Octoberfest Frankenstein is on a deep red pre-shrunk 100% cotton shirt and the Monster Bash Lobo shirt in a deep blue with striking orange lettering. These are the shirts you'll want to have for fall 2017!

Get them and all you favorite monster shirts in our T-Shirt Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Above: Dad Adams and a blue Chevy pick-up. The road to DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN one fall in 1973.

It's 1973 Again & The Monsters Are On the Big Screen

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

Okay, I'm back...back in 1973. I'm in 8th grade and my newspaper staff buddy, Kevin Slick, is in 9th grade. We just spent the summer hanging out together as we only lived a few miles apart and would travel the back country roads on our bikes to each other's house. Both have our own little stacks of 45rpm and 33rpm records, comic books and FAMOUS MONSTERS magazines. We both have cards from Forrest J Ackerman...hand signed by him.

Schools under way, it's October and my green three ring notebook is already gathering drawings of monsters and weird laboratory equipment (like I had seen in FANTASTIC FOUR comic books drawn by Jack Kirby). The talk of the week between Kevin and I was about the double feature showing of the 1931 DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN at "The Flick" theater in State College, PA. Eight miles from our houses, four miles from our school (Park Forest Jr. High School).

Somehow I got my dad to agree to take us to the theater for the 10PM showing. He'd pick us up about 1AM. He actually did that for us...man, I don't remember how I convinced him. I must have mowed and trimmed the yard and done other chores to get that operation going.

What I DO remember clearly is the excitement of seeing these movies in a real theater. Kevin and I road in the back of my dad's blue pick-up truck. Flopping around on turns. Yep, we could do that back in those days. It was an amazing time. Decorations in the theater lobby. A Halloween season treat, made possible by my dad and his rusty blue pick-up.

It's great that THIS Halloween season I can, hopefully, give some of that excitement back to people coming to our MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST show at The Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. It's a grand movie palace, gold ornamentation, velvet and over 1000 seats. We'll be screening the entire Universal Frankenstein series over two days and have classic monster vendors there too. Ohio TV's horror host, Son of Ghoul will be on hand along with Don Smeraldi of SCARY MONSTERS magazine. Of course, CREEPY CLASSICS will be present. It will truly be a Classic Monster Event of a Lifetime.

Plus, we'll incorporate that MONSTER BASH fun, like a massive prize toss on Friday & Saturday night. Jay from the theater will provide tradition intermission organ music between features.

Details: www.monsterbash.us.

-Ron Adams
Creepy Classics & Monster Bash

 

 

Above: MONSTER BASH guest Larry Storch and Gary Smith.

Ready To Go For June 2018!

This letter in from Gary Smith of Lorain, Ohio:

I want to say it's been a blast coming to Monster Bash the past few years. The times that I came out, I was only able to attend for one day. But next year will be different. I've made reservations for the weekend and a three day pass for Monster Bash next June.

Find out about the next summer show and get your admission membership: CLICK HERE.

 

 

Check Out The Letters Coming In on MONSTER BASH June 2017...

You can check out some of the great letters coming in from MONSTER BASH June 2017, by CLICKING HERE.

Here's a new one from Hammer actress Veronica Carlson:

"A Special Thanks....

 

 

To Bee, or Not To Bee, Uncut...

This interesting observation coming in from Monster Bash reportr Scott Goettel:

Turner Classic Movies showed The Wasp Woman the other day, and I DVR'd it to watch later.  So, last night around 7:20, with popcorn and an ice cold Coke, I watched it.  It's a movie that I've never actually watched the whole way through, but I knew I would enjoy it.  TCM showed a beautifully clear print of the film.

Here's the interesting and curious thing.  I've had the GoodTimes DVD of it for a long time, and I've watched the first part of it.  TCM's version totally left out the whole first 10-11 minutes, where it shows actor Michael Mark (the father of "Little Maria" in Frankenstein, plus he appeared in some of the sequels, and he was in The Return of the Fly)...Michael Mark's character, Dr. Zinthrop brings wasps to where all the bees are kept, and he soon finds out his services are no longer needed.

Anyway, the DVD of The Wasp Woman is about 71-72 minutes, but the TCM version was about 61 minutes.  I thought TCM always shows UNCUT movies.  Oh well.  Just thinking out loud here.

Stay Cool!

-Scott Goettel, KY

Scott, it seems some intrepid Creepy Classics readers have the answer to the difference in running times. I remember this same situation happening for NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957) and THE PIT & THE PENDULM (1961), along with Hammer TV broadcasts like KISS OF EVIL (KISS OF THE VAMPIRE) and THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN too. So apparently the GoodTimes DVD used a TV print that was extended. Here's e-mails:

That 10-11 minute segment with Michael Mark at the beginning of The Wasp Woman was filmed a number of years later to pad the 61 minutes for television.  This was done with a number of 50s low-budget sci fi and horror films whose running times were too short for 90 minute slots.

What you saw on TCM was the original film as seen in theaters in 1960.

-Dan Stelmach

I was reading the post on the Wasp woman Being cut and might have an answer. TCM was showing the original Movie release. Old movies running around the hour mark complicated things when hitting TV because they were to short to cut for commercials, so they were put in a 90 minute time slot. Now, they were to short for 80 to 85 minutes of commercials, so an extra minutes of footage were filmed for some movies, Attack of the crab monsters for example, to fill the space making them more appealing to the TV market. According to Wikipedia: In 1962, director Hill added 20 minutes to the film for its eventual television syndication release. It is crazy to think in this day of a zillion commercials that a movie had to be extended to fit in a time slot. Happy Haunting….

-Al from Alamogordo

Ron, just got -- and loved -- the Creepy Classic newsletter that just showed up in my e-mail. Great hearing about your 1970s Halloween memory of seeing DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN on a double bill. (I still have vivid memories of special Halloween showings at local theaters and a drive-in in my area from the Seventies, as well.) And while I have so many of those classic creature features on DVD or Blu-ray, I still like to play with the old 8mm and Super 8 films we used to collect back then. These days, I like to cut some of those digests together onto a single reel, pairing titles that actually played as theatrical double features back in the day. (It's cheaper than trying to buy a model train. Don't believe me? Go to the local hobby shop and see what Lionel will set you back, these days. 😉)

I'd like to take a moment to address that letter Scott Goettel sent you about TCM showing a "shorter" version of Roger Corman's THE WASP WOMAN. He said he thought TCM always ran "uncut" movies. Well, THEY DO. Read on....

When Corman was making things like WASP WOMAN and BEAST FROM HOLLOW CAVE, these were designed to play together as a pre-packaged double bill. Most of these titles ran barely over an hour each. The upside to this was that an extra showing of the double feature could be squeezed into each theater's business day. The downside, however, was that each of these was a little too long to fit into an hour-long TV broadcast...but too short to fit into a 90 minute time slot on the tube. As a result, sales to television required that the films be fleshed out to fit the alloted time slot. To expand the running time, new footage was shot to pad the picture in order to secure a TV sale. The GoodTimes home video of WASP WOMAN (in fact, most home video releases of WASP WOMAN) use the longer TV cut, since that has become the most common version shown over the years. The same is true for BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE as well. The TCM broadcast used the original theatrical cut of the film that would have played on the big screen back in the Fifties. The Blu-ray double feature of these two films recently released by RetroMedia also uses the original theatrical cuts, and includes the additional TV footage as a bonus feature. What Scott was seeing was what the studios originally intended him to see, not the puffed-up compromise cut imposed by broadcasting demands of that era's television industry. Other titles from then also had this happen, such as the Corman-produced BLOOD BATH, shown on TV with additional footage as TRACK OF THE VAMPIRE.

That's show bizz!

All the best,
Bob Statzer

I must correct Scott Goettel. TCM DID run the UNCUT version of The Wasp Woman. The footage he claims was cut was NEVER actually in the original version.
Those scenes were added in to pad out the running time for TV. This was a common practice for movies which were too short.

Kevin Coon, Twin Falls, ID

Hi Ron:

The TCM print of The Wasp Woman has the footage later added for TV. The original for drive ins was shorter.

 Just thought I’d share what I learned years ago from Marc Edward Heuck from Comedy Central’s Beat the Geeks; he was the movie geek.

Have a fantastic weekend.

 -Troy Hammond, Columbus, OH

I have a possible answer to Scott's question about The Wasp Woman.  A lot of Roger Corman's films at that time (late 50's early 60's) - (I think The Wasp Woman is one of them - I know Creature from the Haunted Sea is one) were originally only about an hour long.  When they were released to TV a few years later in the 60's, the distributors said the movies were too short, so Corman filmed about 10 to 12 minutes of extra footage at that time to pad the running time.  So, most likely, the version shown on TCM was the original version, while the Goodtimes Home Video version (the Public Domain version) was the subsequent TV version with extra footage added.

Joe Kolakowski, Kauneonga Lake, NY

..and Scott & Ron's Reply:

That's cool!  That info shed light on something I didn't know about The Wasp Woman and other movies that had new footage added later.  It's always great to see feedback from fellow Monster Bashers!

-Scott

I knew of that practice, but it never occured to me that it was present in Scott's analysis. That show we have the most "on the ball" monster movie fans around. Thanks to all!

-Ron

 

 

Get "On-Site" for Next Summer's MONSTER BASH

Get on-site for next summer's MONSTER BASH (June 22-24, 2018). The Bash rate should be good for Wednesday through Monday during Bash. Get on-site so you can just take stuff upstairs during Bash and catch cat naps, so you don't miss any of the activities which are ALMOST 24 hours a day!

The hotel has just provided this special MONSTER BASH link to get your room now:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/P/PITMADT-BAS-20180620/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Hurry, the rooms are going FAST. Victoria at the hotel said the phone is also ringing off the hook.

1-800-222-8733 (Tell them you're attending MONSTER BASH, or they'll say it's sold out).

 

 

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!

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!

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.

 

 

Above: Bob Marshall's rendering of GORGO!

Above: David Hardy's artwork on GORGO and Joey Vento's ape-man!

Art Coming in From The Haunted Barn

This in from Joey Vento of The Haunted Barn Museum:

Hey Ron!

We were honored to have Monsterkid artist David Hardy and his wife Tracy at our recent screening of GORGO. Even Thom Shubilla was in the audience with his friend Chelsea!! David did a fantastic rendering of Baby Gorgo for us as well as give-aways for all. Here it is!! Another amazing Haunted Barn member, Bob Marshall also gave us his incredible vision of Mamma Gorgo!! David also completed another creation for me, near and dear, as you would imagine....and here that is! I was so happy! The furriness simply doesn't end!!

Joey, Diane, and Jess

Here's a photo of David Hardy (left) and Joey Vento (right):

 

 

Back in Shock Stock! The Mummy's Chariot Model Kit

It's raced back in at Creepy Classics...the glow-in-the-dark assembly kit THE MUMMY'S CHARIOT. It's the Moebius re-issue that is out-of-print. So get it while you can. What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than to build a classic monster model with your model glue and Testor's paint? Kharis is ready in his suped-up hot rod...super Kharis Kool!

Get it in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Film Detective Restorations Are Here...

There's a new company on the block doing DVDs and blu-rays. The company is called The Film Detective. They aren't just another "public domain" company. They actually are taking care to find the best prints of these films. I'm not sure where they're coming up with their source material, but everyone I've seen is very good to excellent. Usually these titles from other companies are beat-up, washed out, or obviously from old video tapes. These look really good. No extras in general, but just a good print of the film. A welcome source for these titles.

They came on strong with Blu-Rays and DVDs of THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933), BEAT THE DEVIL and THE BAT (1959).

We just added these factory sealed Film Detective titles on DVD: THE KILLER SHREWS (1959). THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), PHANTOM OF CHINATOWN (1940), A SHRIEK IN THE NIGHT (1933), THE SPHINX (1933), INVISIBLE GHOST (1941), ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944), DAUGHTER OF THE TONG (1939), THE MAD MONSTER (1942), KILLERS FROM SPACE (1953), JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF TIME (1967), THE HUNCHBACK OF NORTRE DAME (1923), BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT (1942), NABONGA (1944), THE LAST WOMAN ON EARTH (1960), BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S BRIDE (1939), SCARED TO DEATH (1947), TORMENTED (1960), BOYS OF THE CITY (1940), MYSTERIOUS MR. WONG (1934), SPOOKS RUN WILD (1941) and POSTAL INSPECTOR (1936).

Upgrade your collection now. See these films on DVD in on New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

The Most Detailed Assessment of MONSTER BASH June 2017 Yet

The following account of MONSTER BASH July 2017 was slipped under my garage door on torn-out spiral notebook paper, written in pencil. No, I did not write this as a joke. It is really from M. Oleman, a long time MONSTER BASH attendee that I've met, but his face is usually partially obscured by a hat or shadows. A pretty fun look at this summer's MONSTER BASH by apparently a kindred spirit....

This year when I went to the Monster Bash I decided to try something different. I walked in the front door of the hotel, walked right up to the registration desk, paid for my admission like a normal person, and went in with everyone else. This made me feel strange and uneasy, so I wrote on my name tag "Thrakka Doom, OverLord of a Thousand Galaxies" and this calmed me down a bit.

I walked around always keeping my eye on the exits and looking out for a storage closet I could duck into in case I ran into one of my old enemies like The Ketchup Commando, or that guy who ran the video arcade back in '89 where I broke Crazy Climber during a particularly brutal session.

Great guests of honor were in attendance, as usual, and I finally got a chance to ask Larry Storch his opinion on the forthcoming Monopoly Golden Girls Edition. He seemed ambivalent about it. The ever lovely and gracious Veronica Carlson, of Hammer Films fame, was present, being looked after by the not lovely at all, but very gracious Statler brothers, Mark and Theron. A sea creature stalked the halls, and a replica of the Creature from THE CREATUE WALKS AMONG US guarded the entrance to the dealer room right across from where sat Ricou Browing, actor and stuntman, who wore the creature suit in the underwater scenes in all three Creature movies. And just to say it one more time: Creature.

Occasionally "The Devil Ant" made it's appearance, which meant that renegade filmmaker David "The Rock" Nelson was not far behind. One poor soul was cornered by The Rock and ended up buying his latest movie. Let's hope he can make it through the 4 or 6 hour slogfest and comes out the other side without going insane. Or, maybe that's the whole idea.

A plethora of Horror Hosts were in attendance including the Son of Ghoul who has been on TV in Ohio since, at least, the 1920s. Supposedly it was President Harding's favorite show. And, I have it on good authority from a secret source (some guy in a Captain Caveman t-shirt in the hotel parking lot eating a meatball sub) that a future issue of Scary Monsters Magazine will be devoted to Son of Ghoul. What kind of aftershave does he use? Where does he buy his socks? Which Brady kid is his favorite? Cousin Oliver, yes or no? These are the kind of things his fans want to know. Then there was Gunga Jim in his rumpled baby blue tux. Does he own it? Or, did he just rent it and never return it? Somebody should look into that.

The sartorially splendid Mr Lobo was present as well, and it was noted that he has changed his look somewhat. Gone is the black suit with black tie and white shirt. He's switched to a blue suit with pastel colored shirts and ties. Some would describe his new style as "flamboyant" or "a little flashy," but it's still the same wisecracking Lobo. Maybe he just got tired of people mistaking him for a manager and complaining to him about the lack of paper towels in the men's room. I did try to purchase a copy of PLAN 9 from him, a remake of PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE in which he is cast as Criswell the Mystic, but I ran into a problem. I found that my pockets were full of German Deutsch Marks. As they don't even use these in Germany any more since they switched to Euros. I am at a loss to explain this. I can only assume that someone recently broke into my house, filled my pockets with useless foreign currency, then left quietly without stealing anything. A mystery.

Speaking of Criswell, Thom Shubilla who is on the Monster Bash staff, I think, or maybe he just wandered in off the street, did a great Criswell act on Saturday. He even brought his own hair products showing real dedication to his craft. Not only did he have the look and mannerisms down pat, but his predictions were uncannily accurate. He predicted that I would be drinking beer out of the back of my car in the parking lot, and astoundingly, not more than an hour later I was. Now I ask you where in the world can you go where you would be in the same building with not one, but TWO Criswell impersonators? If there is such a place I would move there in a heartbeat, or I would if I could bring myself to leave my basement for more than a couple of days at a time.

Next I ran into a large monkey man, half of the Mummy & The Monkey Show, Cleveland based Horror Hosts. I liked what they told me about their program but I left their table a little troubled, for in my mind the world is evenly divided between people who love mummies and people who love monkeys and I am sure that someday in the far future there will be a terrible conflict between the two factions as they wrestle for world domination. I guess I should try not to worry about it until something happens. The Bash staff were pleasant and helpful and as always very knowledgeable about the minute details of monster movies. Want to know what that movie was with that guy who got strangled by that monster? Or, that movie were a woman is screaming in a haunted house or castle, or apartment? Provide them with the vaguest of details and one of them will know. The thing that worries me about the staff is that there seem to be more and more of them. Is Monster Bash mad genius Ron Adams growing them in test tubes in his basement? Or, maybe he's planting those body snatcher pods all over town thereby taking control of unwilling dupes who go to bed fans of the latest Hollywood movie and wake up devotees of Frankenstein and the Wolfman, now showing disdain for DeNiro and DeVito and demanding Frye and Atwill.

And so after three days I sadly left, but not before I reserved a place to stay for next year. I may have to shoo away some birds, but I found a great tree with a view of Eat 'N' Park that will comfortably hold a hammock and a small black and white TV. On the way home I swung by Blockbuster to see if I could rent a copy of Mr Lobo's PLAN 9, but to my dismay found that the building now housed a discount shoe warehouse. Not only that, but I could not find another video rental store anywhere. Where do people go to rent tapes now? Another mystery that will never be solved.

Back at my compound I tried to sleep, but found myself wandering through the house looking for Pods that may have been planted to replace me and turn me into a Bash Staffer. I checked every room and even the cargo area of my car. I kept searching, looking through every closet and cubby hole, but then after a while I just gave up and said the heck with it. After all, how bad could it be?

M. Oleman
July 2017

 

 

Cast of DRACULA Had An Advance Copy

Yes, people always say that I plan way ahead. Back in 1931, the cast of DRACULA already had their advance copy of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE that will be due out in late September 2017.

Thanks to Ted McKosky for submitting this amazing photo!

 

 

See the NEW Video Now:

Now Open VIP Admission & Vendor Tables For MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2017

It's the Classic Monster Experience of a lifetime.

Two days at a classic grand movie palace....THE PALACE THEATER in Canton, Ohio. One of the largest screens in the state of Ohio. Seating for 1400. A large mezzanine level for classic monster vendors.

This may be the first time that the entire Universal Frankenstein series played at one theater show in order, over two days, from FRANKENSTEIN (1931) through ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). Giveaways on Friday night (Blu-Rays, Monster Magazines, DVDs & T-Shirts).

The leaves will be in prime changing colors, a crispness in the air, the aroma of harvest apples in the night air.

Doors open for Scary Shopping on Friday the 13th at 3PM, with films starting at 6PM. Giveaways after the last feature.

Doors open for Scary Shopping on Saturday the 14th at 12 noon, with films starting at 3PM.

Get your VIP membership passes for the two-day series, now, direct from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash: CLICK HERE.

Get your vendor table for the fest now too, CLICK HERE.

Or, call (724) 238-4317 with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

Questions? You can call too!

 

 

George Romero & Martin Landau Pass Away

Two iconic figures in entertainment have passed away.

George Romero, director and co-writer of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) passed away. Details, CLICK HERE.

Martin Landau, known for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, THE OUTER LIMITS and as Bela Lugosi in the film ED WOOD. Details on Landau...CLICK HERE.

They both made their marks and will not be forgotten by classic horror and science fiction fans worldwide. Thanks to Leonard Hayhurst who just texted me on on both of them (Sunday, July 16, 2017). -Ron

Ron, George Romero and John Russo are the best! So long George. -David Peel, Wichita, KS

Hello Ron,

This is just terrible....two of my favorites at around the same time. Liked Martin in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, NORTH BY NORTHWEST and he is just wonderful as Bela Lugosi in ED WOOD even if the film is not entirely factual.

As for George...he really set new rules for the genre. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, KNIGHTRIDERS, MONKEY SHINES, LAND OF THE DEAD and THE CRAZIES are all longtime favorites. Also, he was nice as could be when Donna and I met him (HORRORFIND Spring 2008)-indeed, pretty much ALL the Romero people are pleasant and funny.

We've seen too many loved Entertainment figures pass on in the last couple of years and I don't hold much optimism for the near future. Let's appreciate those we have left.
Gentlemen, RIP and Thank You.

Steve Schimming, Sanbornton NH

 

 

New! On Blu...THE BAT (1959) Restored

Here comes Vincent Price at his smarmy best in THE BAT (1959). A William Castle follow-up to HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. The Film Detective that did a wonderful job in presenting restored bluy-rays of THE VAMPIRE BAT and BEAT THE DEVIL has issued this creepy classic:

THE BAT (1959)
The classic story of a bat-like hooded killer that creeps around an old mansion. Agnes Moorehead as a mystery writer is tormented by The Bat. Vincent Price is the local doctor with a suspicious gleam in his eye!

Get THE BAT (1959) on Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics in our New Blu-Ray Department.

 

 

New! Man From Planet X on Blu

It's here, the early sci-fi classics...THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951) on Blu-Ray. Details:

THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951)
Outside of a European castle a strange spacecraft lands. A being with a large weird head tries to communicate with a Robert Clarke and others in the castle. Is he friendly or malevolent? William Shallart tries to exploit the being for his own personal reasons, turning him against the others in the castle. Very atmospheric early Sci-Fi directed by Edgar Ulhmer. If there's such thing as a Gothic science fiction film, this is it.

Includes a photo gallery and commentary by historians Tom Weaver and Robert Kiss.

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

 

 

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New! Vincent Price Double Horror

Now in stock, the double feature DVD from MGM - THEATER OF BLOOD (1973) and MADHOUSE (1974), both starring Vincent Price.

THEATER OF BLOOD (1973) The actor (Vincent Price) scorned by critics, plots his revenge. Better think twice before trashing Vincent Price!

MADHOUSE (1974) Vincent Price is basically playing himself - a classic horror actor. His claim to fame is a character named Dr. Death (a skull faced Phantom-like cloaked murderer). Vincent is diagnosed with mental problems and is Dr. Death becoming...real? Peter Cushing co-stars.

Get this double feature DVD from Creepy Classics right now in our Complete DVD Catalog Department on-line. And...get creeped out!

 

 

New! THE CREEPS #11 Magazine

Now in shock stock...CREEPS #11 magazine:

It's here....THE CREEPS at Creepy Classics! This issue features a monstrous cover by Ken Kelly, plus Neal Adams and Don Glut inside. Vampires, werewolves, zombies and giant monsters challenge your fears. It's just like the old days of CREEPY....THE CREEPS. Black and white horror comic mag.

You are gonna love it....a summer day and a copy of THE CREEPS to read.

Get it in our on-line Creepy Newsstand right now.

Or, get this above magazine power pack in our Bundles Department right now -- 4 MONSTER MAGS for 24.99!..or, just CLICK HERE.

 

 

In Case You Missed Last Issue...

Check out the great video for MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29 produced by the one-and-only Joshua Kennedy. It's got that great cover painting of The Invisible Man by Daniel Horne...from THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1940). Plus, it's packed with info and Monster Boom Generation fun.

Just CLICK on the image above for the video, or HERE.

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A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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