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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Happy and surprised with this Easter basket full of monster magazines and comic books, it's some of our favorite monsters portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr.! It's Easter weekend at Creepy Classics.

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Our October Bash is filling up fast, get your admission taken care of now! MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST EXPO

October 18-20, 2019

What a line-up! Meet Fay Wray's daughter, Vicki Riskin signing her bio about her mom and dad (screenwriter Robert Riskin). Plus, LOST IN SPACE's Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen, and The Frankenstein Kids from Universal's SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, Donnie Dunagan and Janet Ann Gallow. And...John Russo from the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Sharyn Moffett from THE BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff, Andrew Prine from CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the TV show "V," Heather Lowe from BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, Jeremy Ambler from THE WALKING DEAD, Ohio TV horror host icon Son of Ghoul, Muppeteer Bill Diamond and many more! Zounds.

Discounted 3-Day Membership admission and discounted vendor tables (for a limited time) are available right now.

All the details on this shock fest autumn spectacular, CLICK HERE.

New hotel, The Marriott Pittsburgh North, in Cranberry Township/Mars, PA less than a mile from the old hotel.

Need personal help or information, just call (724) 238-4317. If I can't pick-up, leave a message!

 

 

New! Classic Monsters Magazines For You

Now in shock stock here at Creepy Classics, two new publications from CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES:

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF UNIVERSAL #1
This luxurious Universal pictorial history of the Universal monster movies from he 1920s-1930s. An 84-page special collector’s edition magazine is perfect bound and is packed with articles, stills and posters, a beautiful full color publication which all classic monster lover will cherish.

CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #15 - Magazine
All glossy, quality magazine from the UK. Featured: WEREWOLF OF LONDON - Iconic Lycanthropy, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, The Mastermind of Modern Hollywood - Irving Thalberg, Hammer's THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN OF THE HIMALAYAS and more!

Get them both, discounted and ready to order, ship and deliver to your doorstep! Find them in our Classic Monsters of the Movies Department here at Creepy Classics...you one-stop monster shop!

 

 

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 Phantom 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!

 

 

New! Up From the Depths...The BIG New Issue of SCARY MONSTERS!

SCARY MONSTERS #112 - Magazine
Another giant-size issue, packed with great stuff: Sea Monster Mania, THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, Planet Eating Japanese Monsters, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE. H.P. Lovecraft Lives, A Tribute to Dick Miller, THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK and more, more, more! Cover by Scott Jackson!

It's risen to the surface, grab your gill-man issue now in our Creepy On-Line Newsstand. It's in our Scary Monsters Department at Creepy Classics. Don't dare miss out.

 

 

This Friday Night in Canton Ohio

The Twilight Zone Festival on the giant movie screen. And...Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be there.

Join us for a trip into the Zone...there's nothing like seeing these classic episodes from the original TWILIGHT ZONE on the big screen with an audience. Details:

Featured episodes:
“What’s in the Box”
“Escape Clause”
“Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”
“Caesar and Me”

Details

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: $6, general admission. Tickets available at the door.
RATED: PG

Creepy Classics will be set-up in the lobby with classic horror and science fiction blu-rays, DVDs, magazines, posters and t-shirts! Twilight Zone t-shirts, Twilight Zone box sets, Twilight Zone Books and more!

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #36

It's creeped off the crypt, fully charged and ready to stalk the countryside, it's MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! The new issue packs a punch:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #36 - Magazine
In this fright-packed issue: Boris Karloff's maddest and not-so-mad doctors explored by Frank Dello Stritto. Plus, behind-the-scenes of PHARAOH'S CURSE (1957) thanks to Tom Weaver. Mummies, monsters, mad doctors, life-size monsters. Rare photos, fan flashbacks and classic monsters celebrated!

Get it in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department, here at Creepy Classics...don't miss an issue!

 

 

MONSTER BASH Vincent Price Film Festival in August

It's the big MONSTER BASH Vincent Price film festival at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio this August 16 and 17, 2019. Mark the dates on your calendar now. Victoria Price has! Vincent's daughter will be there to chat with fans.

Vincent Price films on one of Ohio's BIGGEST screens, two in-depth talks by Victoria Price on her father's legacy...all in a grand giant movie palace. Live organ music from Dr. Phibes himself.

Plus, vendors and the Monster Bash free prize toss!

Above: The Palace Theatre, Canton.

Get all the details, CLICK HERE. The dates are solid. The nearest hotel is the McKinley Grand, just blocks from the theatre. Hotel phone (330) 454-5000. Make plans now!

Above: The Grand McKinley Hotel, just blocks from the theatre.

Membership Admission for the entire weekend, all films and talks...CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! Blu-Ray Box Set of Hemisphere Horrors

Time to bring it all back, those drive-in double feature memories! Five movie Blu-Ray box set from Severin is here and discounted BIG! Here's the gory details:

HEMISPHERE HORRORS (5 movie box set) - Blu-Ray Set
Newly scanned from the best elements available...the vintage age of drive-in horror: CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES (1966), THE BLOOD DRINKERS (1964), THE BLACK CAT (1966), THE TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM (1967 with Christopher Lee) and BRAIN OF BLOOD (1971, Al Adamson).

Snag your box set now from Creepy Classics in our New Blu-Ray Department and get back to the gritty drive-in scene from the 1960s!

 

 

New! Back in Shock Stock

A long out-of-production model kit from Polar Lights (Original Aurora design!) is back in stock here at your tomb full of monsters and mummies, Creepy Classics!

MUMMY'S CHARIOT (Glow Version!) - Model Kit
BACK IN STOCK! From Polar Lights, the perfect reproduction of this hot rod monster model from the 1960s! Ready to be built in your own mad lab. Glow version. New and sealed.

Get it in our Model, Toys and Action Figures Department, here at Creepy Classics. Click the door latch and head down the stone steps now, we're waiting for you.

 

 

Monster Bash Is Comin' Round...

Check out the new song by Jeff Schmich and Larry Brittain...it's all about the forthcoming MONSTER BASH show in June. Video produced by Monster Bash Music Director, Kevin Slick.

Click on the image above, or click this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0vajBb4F6Y&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Movie and Event Room Schedule for MONSTER BASH June 2019

The excitement is ramping up again! The next MONSTER BASH will be June 21-23, 2019 at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA (Pittsburgh North). The schedule is mapped out now and you can see it now. Go to www.monsterbash.us and click on Schedule!

All the great MONSTER BASH events, plus question and answer sessions with actors and actresses, film talks and rare screenings.

Get ready for the fun at MONSTER BASH, get your membership admission now, CLICK HERE.

Get your lodgings lined up now, CLICK HERE.

Vendor tables for the June show are now SOLD OUT! ...Secure yours for the October show, they're selling fast, CLICK HERE for details.

See the vendors signed up, packing our Dealer Ballroom with gruesome goodies in June, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Rondo Remembers: The Monsters Were Only Dormant

I found that many monster movie fans, like myself, only really lose interest for a brief few years. It's just the way of things for many of us.

I began liking dinosaurs, then monsters around the age of three or four. It grew and grew through TV, monster magazines like FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE MONSTER TIMES, PHOTON, CREEPY, EERIE. Then those theater expeditions for Hammer movies, Ray Harryhausen magic and Godzilla flicks.

High school rolls around. Hey maybe those monsters of the movies were chasing girls for a reason?! Driving courses, getting your driver's permit. Dances, dating. Getting a part-time job. Suddenly the monsters were in the back seat. Almost forgotten. The dust settling on the Aurora models. The monsters are, almost, forgotten for a few years.

But, like many things that brand us as youngsters...those monsters were only lying dormant. Waiting for the time to rise again. And they did. You're out of school, have a full-time job, married. You turn around...and there's a monster movie. Like lightning reviving the Frankenstein's monster, your brain says..."Hey, wait a minute. I love THAT stuff."

After lying dormant, they come back...The Frankenstein Monster from the sulphur pit, Dracula's stake is pulled out, The Mummy shambles from The Hill of the Seven Jackals, something is stirring in the Black Lagoon and the moon is full and bright again. They're with us again, for good.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
April 2019

Your article about monsters becoming dormant for a period, or periods, of time in life is something I fully understand. It was as if I was reading about my life. Thankfully, the creatures rose and my passion for them is shared not only by my children, but my wife as well.

Don Cunningham,

 

 

It's a BASH FROM THE PAST!

Above it's Beverly Garland meeting THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE one last time and having a Monster Bash Blast! At the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE Summer 200 at the end of Beverly's Q&A session on stage, a group of Alligator People marched on the stage with flowers for her. Afterwards this photo was snapped with Beverly having a grand time with some nutty Bash staffers who were The Alligator People at the show.

Beverly Garland starred in THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE (1959).

 

 

Ohio 1970's TV Horror Host "The Ghoul" Has Passes Away

Thanks to reader Ken Yakkel for sending this article to us:

Ron Sweed, the horror host who became a hit on early 1970s Detroit TV in a haze of firecrackers, absurdist humor and the never-ending torture of his sidekick Froggy, has died in Cleveland at the age of 70.

Friends say he had suffered a heart attack in November, and never fully recovered. Sweed died Monday, according to multiple family friends and a Facebook post by his ex-wife, Barbara J. King.

The census of things he destroyed with his omnipresent firecrackers on Channel 50 (WKBD-TV) was legendary: Mickey Mouse puppets, toilets, model airplanes and pierogi, among other things.

“He was the Hunter S. Thompson of trash,” said Jerry Vile, the Detroit artist, media maker and creator of The Dirty Show. “You didn’t have to be an adult to know he wasn’t playing by the rules. He was everybody’s introduction to anarchy.  He influenced a lot of people. He was like the proto-punk. It was true revolution for the hell of it. Blowing up stuff with fireworks — we weren’t supposed to do that. But here he was, doing it on the TV.” 

Sweed grew up in Cleveland, and would parlay his admiration for Ghoulardi, a popular Cleveland television personality, into a lifetime career.

More details from the Detroit Free Press, Click Here.

I was lucky enough to get a local joke on his show years ago, a jab at Parma (local Cleveland town mocked by Ghoulardi and a tradition that The Ghoul continued.)

Lawn pink flamingos were a regular schtick with him and I added the Parmadillo to the list. Great memory for sure.

-Ken Yakkel

 

 

Werewolves are Too Much Trouble

And now the latest scary stream of consciousness story from our correspondent, M. Oleman:

My good friend Big Sid, Propriator of Big Sid's Comic Shop, is many things; former Howard Taft High heavyweight wrestling champion, US Navy veteran, epicurean bon vivant, and a man with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things comic book related. However he does not drive and has not had a drivers license for many years. He does own a car. That would be the 1978 Mercury Zephyr that is up on blocks in the parking space behind his store. Not running of course.

So one night when he asked me if I would mind going to the store to get his cat, Mr Sardonicus, a resupply of kitty food, I agreed. "Would you mind terribly making a cat food run?" he said in that 1940s George Sanders voice he used when he wanted a favor. "Poor Mr Sardonicus is all out and I hate seeing anyone hungry." He also added that while I was going out anyway, could I make a pizza run as well. I didn't mind going out at night, especially this time of year.

Winter was roaring around making it self known one last time before giving way to Spring. Garbage can lids flew around like Ed Wood saucers as overhead power lines creaked and snapped. Most people stayed home watching Charles In Charge marathons or carving potatoes into the shape of Hollywood celebrities. Or, so I guessed. I had no idea what people did behind closed doors and it was none of my business.

Naturally I avoided all the big chain grocery stores and steered towards a small store I knew that was open late. The neon sigh said simply "Market". Actually it just said "aket" since the M and R were burned out and no one seemed in a hurry to replace the bulbs. I nodded at the old guy behind the counter as I walked in with the frigid air. He knew me as a regular customer who would stop by to purchase the latest copy of UFO Quarterly and maybe a can of Corned Beef.

I looked around at the bewildering array of pet food, trying to remember exactly what it was Mr Sardonicus liked to eat, when a sack of dog food caught my eye. The dog on the package looked more like a wolf than a dog. I stared and old memories crawled to the surface. "Wolfman" I said out loud. "Werewolves..." I hissed even louder with a shudder. Then hearing a sniff next to me I looked down at a little old lady who couldn't have been more than five feet tall. She gave me a strange look as she grabbed a bag of Friskies and skittered away glaring back over her shoulder. I continued my staring. Of all the monsters and creatures I could think of, Werewolves scared me most of all. It wasn't just the fangs and the claws and the howling or the horrible transformation and the not knowing who was one of them. It was that when you battled a werewolf, no matter the outcome, you would always lose. Even if you did manage to kill the beast, it would transform back into it's human form and that's when your legal nightmare would begin.

Consider that you are Hans Schlusser, a simple beet farmer eeking out a meager living in 1880s Bavaria. Villagers have lately been turning up very dead quite coincidentally on the day after a full moon. At the tavern in town the locals gather at night and in hushed tones talk of "der verevolf." The bodies pile up while the authorities mostly dither and scoff. Some people pack up and move away to the peaceful town of Frankenstein just over the mountain pass (bad choice) while others barricade themselves inside at night. After a few months of this you decide you've had enough and one night steal a few of your wife Gerta's silver spoons and melt them down into bullets. Clammy and sweating with fear you venture out into the cold Autumn night armed with your old hunting rifle with your faithful dog Shultzie, in tow. After a few hours of tracking, you see the werewolf! It's almost upon you when you fire and hit it dead center. You're pretty proud of yourself as you lead the Polizei into the forest the next morning to show them what you've done. Unfortunately in the spot where you killed the monster there now lies the body of Willy Lumpen, owner of the village bakery and maker of the finest crumb cakes in the whole region. You are arrested and charged with murder. Your trial is short and swift (even Gerta testifies against you. "He shtole mein spoons!") and within a week you find yourself in Berlin's Plotsenzee prison where in an ironic twist of fate you are given the nickname of "Wolfman" and ridiculed by fellow prisoners and guards alike.

Now I know a lot of nutty people; chronically unemployed comic books collectors, amateur UFOlgists, Bigfoot and Sasquatch trackers, basement dwelling loons living in the past, half-crazed veterans of years long Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, collectors of vintage lawn furniture, lifetime members of the Benevolent And Honorable Oldsmobile Fanciers Club (actually, all those things described me pretty well). But, I don't know anyone that would believe me if they found me in my back yard standing over a dead human body bragging that I had just killed a werewolf.

I shook myself out of my self imposed trance and realized I had probably been standing there for ten minutes. I cocked my head to the side and listened. It was silent except for breathing. Not mine, someone in the next aisle over buying Comet or Bon Ami. I hoped it was Bon Ami. Then a creaking, slithering sound came up behind me. Fixated on werewolves I had let my guard down. It got closer. I checked my pockets for my rubber sap but I had left it at home. I didn't think I'd need it to buy cat food. I braced myself as a bony finger tapped me on the shoulder. It was just the kid who swept up politely telling me that the store was closing in five minutes and would I please take my purchases to the register.

I trudged to the checkout with my feline victuals in hand and exchanged nods with the old guy. While he rung me up, he noticed me looking nervously out the front window as I scanned the horizon for Lycanthrope activity. He made a weird whistling sound and wobbled a package of paper plates like a UFO and looked at me questioningly. I shook my head in the negative and made an "Owooo" howling sound while holding my fingers up to my face like fangs. He gave me a knowing look then slipped me my change along with a coupon for twenty cents off Pimento Loaf.

I took my time driving back making sure not to look off into the woods and see anything that could lead to trouble with the law. Never go shopping when there's a full moon out.

END

 

 

Monster Bash Vincent Price Film Festival

Line-Up Announced

Sign-Up Now

MONSTER BASH's Vincent Price Film Festival will be Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17 at The Canton Palace Theatre in Ohio. A vintage, restored movie palace fitting of this tribute to a master of terror...Vincent Price.

The films are cleared and Victoria Price, Vincent's daughter is confirmed! Vendors will fill the mezzanine level and the lobby of this beautiful movie palace with classic horror collectibles. Plus, the free prize toss on Saturday night with blu-rays, DVDs, monster magazines, t-shirts and fun monster goodies tossed out to the audience at the end of the night.

And, shock surprises! Plus, live pipe organ music between features.

A classic MONSTER BASH event not to be missed!

FRIDAY August 16, 2019:

3PM-Midnight Vendors open

5PM: Laura

7PM: House of Wax

9PM: Question and Answer talk with Victoria Price and you!

10PM: The Fly

12 Midnight: House on Haunted Hill

SATURDAY August 17, 2019:

12 Noon-Midnight Vendors Open

2PM: House of Usher

4PM: The Pit & The Pendulum

6PM: Talk and power point on Vincent Price by Victoria Price

7PM: The Haunted Palace

9PM: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Above: Photo of The Palace Theatre...ready for a Priceless two Night!

Don't miss out, save in advance with VIP Membership Admission, good for all features, events and vendors: CLICK HERE for details.

Vendors, CLICK HERE to sign-up.

Visit the web-site, CLICK HERE.

 

 

New! On Blu -- FRANKENSTEIN 1970 with Boris Karloff

It's here, in shock stock, and ready to stomp to your door from Creepy Classics!

FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958) - Blu-Ray
Boris Karloff plays Dr. Frankenstein working on a new monster. A film crew are using his castle and... regretting it. Commentary by the film's actress Charlotte Austin, Tom Weaver and Bob Burns!

Wrap your claws around a copy today, order it in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! 1929's THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND on DVD

First Time on Official Home Video

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1929) - DVD
Stars Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsden and Lloyd Hughes. A scientist and his friends escape a mysterious island just as a wild revolt war explodes. They escape in a newly invented submarine vessel and discover strange things below the surface. Sea serpents, monster squids and weird alien-like dwarfs that populate the strange underwater terrain.

Get it now from Creepy Classics in our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

It's a BASH FROM THE PAST

Above is Ron Chaney on stage at MONSTER BASH in the summer of 2000. Ron talked emotionally about his grandfather, Lon Chaney, Jr. He recalled wrestling in the back yard with his grandfather and many great stories.

Ron also first screened his promo clip for his proposed film CURSE OF THE WOLF MAN in which he plays the werewolf in great make-up.

Find out about the next MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE, click here now!

 

 

Happy Birthday Monster Bash Staffer

A big happy birthday to the big guy on the Monster Bash staff...John Bishop! John is a great and deserves a shout out for his birthday!

 

 

MONSTER BASH Magazine...Only For the Strong of Heart

Collecting monster movie magazines are fun again! Start your collection of MONSTER BASH today... Thanks to Josh Kennedy for producing this little new MONSTER BASH promo clip! Monster Kids are smiling everywhere.

Click it, and find out about the Night of the Living MONSTER BASH magazine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTS-yVNHUFo

 

 

Rondo Remembers
Monsters Were Only Dormant

I found that many monster movie fans, like myself, only really lose interest for a brief few years. It's just the way of things for many of us.

I began liking dinosaurs, then monsters around the age of three or four. It grew and grew through TV, monster magazines like FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE MONSTER TIMES, PHOTON, CREEPY, EERIE. Then those theater expeditions for Hammer movies, Ray Harryhausen magic and Godzilla flicks.

High school rolls around. Hey maybe those monsters of the movies were chasing girls for a reason?! Driving courses, getting your driver's permit. Dances, dating. Getting a part-time job. Suddenly the monsters were in the back seat. Almost forgotten. The dust settling on the Aurora models. The monsters are, almost, forgotten for a few years.

But, like many things that brand us as youngsters...those monsters were only lying dormant. Waiting for the time to rise again. And they did. You're out of school, have a full-time job, married. You turn around...and there's a monster movie. Like lightning reviving the Frankenstein's monster, your brain says..."Hey, wait a minute. I love THAT stuff."

After lying dormant, they come back...The Frankenstein Monster from the sulphur pit, Dracula's stake is pulled out, The Mummy shambles from The Hill of the Seven Jackals, something is stirring in the Black Lagoon and the moon is full and bright again. They're with us again, for good.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
April 2019

Rondo is right, the monsters were only dormant.

I went through the same experience with my love of monsters. Starting at the age of 5, I became aware of comic books and monsters. I loved the 12 cent comics, especially the Hulk. Probably because this man turned into a big green monster. As I got older, I watched all the monster movies I could find on TV and started collecting monster toys and models.

Once I had all the Aurora models built, my father put up shelves in my bedroom so I could display them. I put them on the shelves in order of their strength. In other words, from strongest to weakest. I had King Kong as my strongest and The Forgotten Prisoner as the weakest. I built and displayed the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean models and the Walt Disney Haunted Mansion models. Plus, many more. Posters too. My room was a true “monster room.”

It stayed that way until I was a junior in high school. When my buddies or a girlfriend came by to hang out, it didn’t seem as cool. Things started to get boxed up and put in the basement. When I left for college, I gave them all to a younger cousin. The movies that I was watching now became more gruesome. I just stopped being a monster kid.

After I graduated from college, I moved from Rochester, NY to Florida and became a teacher. I now had a house and family, but something was missing. It was my old love of classic monsters. I started renting VHS tapes of old Universal Monster movies and Hammer films. Then it hit me, I missed my models and toys!!! Of course by now, my cousin’s mother had thrown out my collection. Grrrrr. It was time to start over.

So for the last 30 years I have had so much fun rebuilding my collection and displaying it with pride. At first it was hard to find things before there was an Internet. An occasional hobby shop or toy store carried monster toys, but the selection was limited. Then eBay came along...jackpot! My wife Holly is very supportive and appreciates my passion for collecting and enjoys hanging out with a monster kid! And of course this June we will be at Monster Bash looking for new additions to the collection.

Take care and I hope to see fellow collectors at Bash. Dave Heywood, Florida

 

 

Cancellations for June's Monster Bash

All this in the last 48 hours...

Due to a health issue, Caroline Munro will be unable to attend June's Monster Bash. She sends her sincere regrets. We wish her the best on her health.

Ginger Stanley has also had to cancel. Her doctor has diagnosed a heart condition. While she is okay, she is very weak and simply cannot travel.

On the upside, author and historian, Tom Weaver is being of GREAT assistance as we're about to announce a new major guest. We are awaiting confirmation and details to be worked out. -Ron

 

 

New! More Additions of the French HORROR PICTURES Magazine

Check out these cool French publications. It's HORROR PICTURES COLLECTION magazine. They each feature background and information, but primarily rare photos, ad art of lobby cards and posters from around the world. Each issue focuses on a different subject: Abbott & Costello Films, Terence Fisher (of Hammer Films), Christopher Lee, John Carradine...

See these in our Creepy On-Line Newsstand here, where else?, at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! The One That Slipped By

We wondered what happened to issue #17 of THE CREEPS after we received issue #18 in the crypt here. There was a distribution issue and a lot of outlets didn't get #17. Well, it's here now! And a great issue it is! Look at that Ken Kelly cover art! Gory details:

THE CREEPS #17 - Magazine
It's like you're back in the 1970s again with CREEPY or EERIE magazine! This great black and white horror comic revival is engineered by publisher/editor Rich Sala. This issue features a classic Ken Kelly painting. Jungle horrors, Frankenstein, Spook Show horror...loads of creepy, fearful fun!

Hop on your souped-up banana bike and pedal like crazy over to our Creeps Department in our on-line Newsstand...here at your favorite hang-out monster fan, Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Science Fiction Classics DVD Box Set

Check out this new new set of sci-fi films...all blockbusters!

SCIENCE FICTION CLASSICS (6 Film Collection) - DVD Set
The greatest science fiction films of the 1950s and 1960s on this set: THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (1953), FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956), THEM! (1954), THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951), THE TIME MACHINE (1960) and WORLD WITHOUT END (1956).

Get this far-out DVD set in our New DVD Department, here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

A New Visit To Creepy Classics

Hey, check out the cool little video made by Monster Bash staffer Kevin Slick. A new peek behind the scenes at Creepy Classics at Monster Bash HQ!

Open the creaky door and stop in, you are welcome.

Just click on the video above, or CLICK HERE.

 

 

Monster Bash Conference June 2019

Get Discounted Admission Memberships Now!

Get you discounted admission memberships for all three days (discounted for a limited time). Don't miss out on the greatest gathering of classic movie monster fans on the planet. Everyone converges in Mars, PA (just north of Pittsburgh) at the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 79. About 30 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

MONSTER BASH - Double Tree Pittsburgh North, Mars, PA (Cranberry Township)/June 21-23, 2019

Guests include: Ricou Browning, Kris Yeaworth, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson, Christopher Neame, Tom Savini, John Russo, Ohio TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul and more.

Plus, the premiere of the new film HOUSE OF THE GORGON starring Carolyn Munro, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson and Christopher Neame. A film by Joshua Kennedy.

Above: The Gorgons are coming to this June's MONSTER BASH.

The Classic Monster Movie Conference and Film Festival. Friday evening it’s Mexican Monster Night with free tacos and burritos while supplies last. Free giant sheet cakes served on Saturday night. DRIVE-IN STYLE OUTDOOR SHOWING - SATURDAY NIGHT: BRING A BLANKET IF YOU WON'T HAVE A CAR THERE!

The host hotel is the Doubletree Pittsburgh North (724) 776-6900. The alternative hotels that are booking up with Monster Bash attendees: The Comfort Inn (right across the parking lot) (724) 772-2700, The Super 8 (right across the parking lot) (724) 776-9700. Also filling for Monster Bash, Red Roof Inn (724) 776-5670, Hampton Inn (724) 776-1000, Motel 6 (724) 776-4333, Holiday Inn (724) 772-9766, Fairfield Inn (724) 772-0600, Residence Inn (724) 779-1000, Marriott (724) 772-3700, Hyatt (724) 779-7900, Hilton Garden (724) 779-9999. Keep updated on the MONSTER BASH web site! Call for info at (724) 238-4317.

Get your discounted membership admission, CLICK HERE.

Vendor tables for June show now SOLD OUT!, get your October Show tables before they are gone, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Monster Bashing Fan Art

Above is a nice painting by Creepy Classics/Monster Bash reader Dave Heywood. The Abominable Snowman is back and he didn't want to be disturbed! Thanks for sharing your artwork, Dave.

 

 

Here They Come...

New! Godzilla Action Figures at Creepy Classics

A limited supply of greatGodzilla figures are here! A big 20 inch Godzilla, a 12 inch Rodan, a 12 inch King Ghidorah and "Battle Packs" that feature Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah:

GODZILLA SERIES: GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS - 20" Figure
Licensed by Toho Productions. Godzilla - King of the Monsters series: Godzilla! The giant radioactive breathing dinosaur! Approximately 12 inches tall and 20 inches long. Comes in box. BIG plastic action figure!

GODZILLA SERIES: RODAN (12 inch wingspan!) - Action Figure
Licensed by Toho Productions. Godzilla - King of the Monsters series: Rodan. The giant flying reptile! Approximately 12 inch wingspan. Comes in cityscape box with destructible buildings and helicopter. Plastic action figure!

GODZILLA SERIES: KING GHIDORAH (12 inch wingspan) - Figure
Licensed by Toho Productions. Godzilla - King of the Monsters series: King Ghidorah. The giant three-headed dragon! Approximately 12 inch wingspan. Comes in cityscape box with destructible buildings and Argo Jet. Plastic action figure!

GODZILLA SERIES: MOTHRA BATTLE PACK - Action Figures
Licensed by Toho Productions. Godzilla - King of the Monsters series: Godzilla and Mathra battle pack. The giant monsters battle! Approximately 6 inch monsters. Comes in box with background display. Plastic action figures!

GODZILLA SERIES: GHIDORAH BATTLE PACK - Action Figures
Licensed by Toho Productions. Godzilla - King of the Monsters series: Godzilla and King Ghidorah battle pack. The giants battle! Approximately 6 inch monsters. Comes in box with background display. Plastic action figures!

GODZILLA SERIES: RODAN BATTLE PACK - Action Figures
Licensed by Toho Productions. Godzilla - King of the Monsters series: Godzilla and Rodan battle pack. The giant monsters fight! Approximately 6 inch monsters. Comes in box with background display. Plastic action figures!

Get them all while they last, in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department, at Creepy Classics. Get yours before they stomp Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! The Classic Model Kits Are Back...

They're all here and in shock stock and they rock! The re-issues of classic model kits. The Aurora design PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, The Frightening Lightning and the regular versions of THE FORGOTTEN PRISONER OF CASTEL-MARE, GRANDPA MUNSTER, CAPTAIN ACTION, Adam West as BATMAN, Bert Ward as ROBIN.

Get the ones you want now, all discounted at Creepy Classics in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department.

 

 

Get Your Monster Bash Pooka for Easter...It Will Make You Happy

Above: A Moleman wants his Monster Bash pooka from Ursula right now!

Mrs. Monster Bash, Ursula Adams, has been holed up knitting black and orange (Monster Bash Halloween colors) for your Easter basket. Ever hear of "Pookas?" They're good luck rabbits from Irish folk tales. Get your Monster Bash Pookahs for fiends, family or yourself!

Click here to a get a black one, orange one....or both!

They're in our Monster Bash Store at Creepy Classics.

Pooka definition from Jessie White:

 

 

Made Your Plans Yet?

It's MONSTER BASH June 2019!

Click Here for the preview trailer.

Click here for details...schedule, guests, lodging, membership admission. DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP ADMISSION DISCOUNT RIGHT NOW.

 

 

It's a BASH FROM THE PAST

Above it's Ben Chapman (the land gillman in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON), Ron Chamberlain in his own make-up as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and iconic collector, super fan and all around great guy, Bob Burns. From MONSTER BASH 2000 which was in Greensburg, PA.

Get he details on the next MONSTER BASH, click here!

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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