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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Bela Lugosi wows the audience for a stage appearance in a midnight spook show as Dracula. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction collectibles here at Creepy Classics.
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This Weekend....Let's Go Back in Time to the Drive-In
This Friday and Saturday night Creepy Classics will land in the concessions building at a classic drive-in theatre in Vandegrift, PA....The Riverside Drive-In! It's brought to you by George Reis and DVD Drive-In, the great web site. Not only will it be two nights of horror movies, but trailers, classic drive-in intermission films, maybe a Three Stooges filler and, most of all, just plain fun.
We will be in the concession building with thousands of DVDs, blu-rays, posters, monster t-shirts, monster models, and monster magazines. We'll also be giving away free monster magazines while supplies last too!
Be there, to be scared! If you dare! -Ron Adams at Creepy Classics/Monster Bash.
See us at the drive-in and we'll see you! All the information is RIGHT HERE!
Here are some photos of past weekends at the amazing Drive-In Monster-Rama:
New Photos from the Chiller Expo Coming Soon!
Just got back from the CHILLER EXPO in New Jersey. Kevin Clement's monster show rocks on! New photos from this past weekend's CHILLER coming soon. -Ron
New! Vintage CREEPY Magazines in Shock Stock
With the advent of the new THE CREEPS magazine (which is great!), it's rekindled interest in the original Warren magazine, CREEPY.
If you're looking to go back and fill in those gaps in your CREEPY collection, we can help. Uncle Creepy (Classics) is loading up with vintage CREEPY issues...great artists like Alex Toth, Steve Ditko, Bernie Wrightson, Val Mayerik, Rich Corben all did work for CREEPY...start collecting these great black and white horror comics from the 1960s-1970s now!
It's Coming THIS next June 23-25, 2017!
MONSTER BASH 20th YEAR FEST
The biggest gathering of Classic Monster Movie fans on the planet. It's the 20th year anniversary festival - MONSTER BASH!
Admission memberships at a discount now only for brief time, CLICK HERE.
Guests of honor include the last living classic Universal Monster, Ricou Browning (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON), Gary Conway (I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN), Gary Clarke (Teenage Werewolf in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER) Larry Storch (F-TROOP, GHOST BUSTERS), Terry Moore (MIGHTY JOE YOUNG), CORTLANDT HULL (Nephew of the WEREWOLF OF LONDON), Bert I. Gordon (director of THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, EARTH VS. THE SPIDER, THE CYCLOPS, FANTASTIC PUPPET PEOPLE), Jo Morrow (13 GHOSTS), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), and John Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and many, many more.
.....All those guests, and....keep scrolling....
An almost non-stop film festival, rare movies, talks with the guests, special documentaries, crazy fun monster events, the Tom Weaver hosted Brain Twister Movie Quiz live, prizes and so much more.
Shopping? We've got shopping that will make your eyes pop out of your head (like a "Big Daddy" Roth drawing). 200 vendor tables...it's like looking at an indoor football field full of the classic horror and science fiction collectibles, Blu-Rays, magazines, t-shirts, vintage toys, monster models that you've been looking for!
Don't scare miss it! Get your admission now!
You'll meet monsters...
All the details are here -- CLICK AND SEE!
Bash Alumni Yvonne Monlaur Passes Away
It is with sorrow we announce the passing of Hammer actress Yvonne Monlaur from THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, THE TERROR OF THE TONGS and other films and TV appearances. She passed away at the age of 77 on April 18, 2017. She was one of the sweetest guests we've ever had. In her French accent and broken English she stopped me at one of the MONSTER BASH shows and said, " I wish to tell you. You are like family. This is my family in America."
We will great ly miss you, Yvonne. Rest in peace.
Thanks to MONSTER BASH staffer Barb Heiss for getting the word to me last night.
Advertising Now Open for MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #30
The next issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE is coming in June.
Don't miss your opportunity to advertise your business or personal monster message in this landmark issue. It celebrates IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1943) by Tom Weaver, THE TWILIGHT ZONE re-visited by Frank Dello Stritto, 20 YEARS OF THE MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES with Debbie Painter and much more. Rare photos, behind-the-scenes pics...
CLICK HERE for advertising rates in this upcoming issue.
You can order ads on-line too, see the options HERE.
New! Blu-Rays & DVDs
Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics....and ready to ship to you on our rocket powered banana seat bicycle:
THE VAMPIRE (1957/John Beal) - Blu-Ray
SCI-FI CARTOON CLASSICS Vol. 5 (1962-1964) - DVD
BEST OF DARK DREAMERS (2001 Documentary) - DVD
Don't Miss Out! Get Your Subscription To MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Now!
With writers like Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Greg Mank, Leonard Hayhurst and maybe YOU, coming soon...
Get your subscription now that will start with the next issue.....CLICK HERE.
The New Magazines Are Here!
The lastest magazines are here:
SCARY MONSTERS #104 - Magazine
SCARY MONSTERS YEARBOOK 2016-17 - Magazine
CREEPS #10 - Magazine
FILMFAX #147 - Magazine
MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29 - Magazine
MONSTER MAG TRIPLE PLAY (Spring 2017) - 3 Magazines
Get the MONSTER MAG TRIPLE PLAY in our Bashin' Bundle Packs Page - CLICK HERE.
Get all these cool mags in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line - CLICK HERE.
The New 2017 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE Video, CLICK BELOW:
Song by Jeff Schmich, Video by Kevin Slick.
Find out more about the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE, CLICK HERE!
Order your 3-Day Membership Passes Discounted now, CLICK HERE.
Want more videos from the past Monster Bash's, why you got it! Here they are compliments of Kevin Slick:
Author Frank Dello Stritto to Debut a New Book at MONSTER BASH!
We're very excited about a new book from Frank Dello Stritto that will unveil at this summer's MONSTER BASH! It's a different take for Frank as he explores the world of Lawrence Talbot in 1948. It's called A WEREWOLF REMEMBERS - The Testament of Lawrence Stewart Talbot. To give you a peek at what to expect, here's a selection from the book:
In the early months of 1948, the express office of La Mirada, Florida received some odd items. In February, two large crates arrived, addressed to a local tourist attraction, “McDougal’s House of Horrors.” The crates were promptly delivered to McDougal’s, and their contents were just as promptly stolen. More on them later. In March came a steamer trunk addressed to “Lawrence Stewart Talbot.” Steamer trunks are now rarely seen, but in the 1940s and well before, many people who travelled extensively—entertainers, salesmen, and men of unclear intents and indefinite destinations like Lawrence Talbot—owned them.
Talbot left instructions at the express office to forward his trunk to the La Mirada Beach Apartments, where he leased furnished rooms. Talbot paid in advance for the transfer. When the trunk arrived, the rooming house owner had not seen his strange tenant for some weeks, and deposited the trunk in Talbot’s apartment. Talbot never returned to the rooming house. As best as I can determine, Talbot was never seen again. The landlord put the trunk in his storage room, where he stowed all items left by his tenants. There the trunk and other items Talbot left behind stayed for almost 30 years.
That landlord was my Uncle Joe. The trunk and Talbot’s other effects passed to me. In it, I found the writings of a strange man and an incredible life. My first impression was that Talbot suffered terrible delusions, as well as crippling bouts of depression, and perhaps paranoia, for he spent his last months travelling Europe and finally the United States hunting down what he himself described as “monsters.” Talbot thought himself a monster that could not be destroyed and believed that he himself had committed countless murders. The horrible memories or delusions weighed heavily on his conscience, but did not deter him from committing—or thinking he committed—more. In his mind, he killed about once a month.
Incredible the notebooks may be, but my many years of researching Talbot’s life have uncovered much evidence that confirms his tales. After four decades of digging into the facts, I cannot find one that contradicts him.
....Thanks for sharing Frank we all look forward to this great book. Get yours, signed by the author, at this summer's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!
MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY APRIL 2017
Hola, amigos, It seems like the next time we turn around it will be time for the next Bash. But I'm pleased to report that the new book on female horror hosts (VAMPIRA AND HER DAUGHTERS) is on sale now, and will be available at the Bash in a couple of months. And the incomparable woman who wrote the foreword, Penny Dreadful will be there as well, so it will be the perfect time to get both of us to sign it.
All sorts of supernatural plot twists ensue, although possibly the most visceral being when a female who is an inmate of the asylum that one of the doctors runs splashes chemicals into the face of an orderly! When the woman is later found murdered, the doctor is accused of the murder! But there a lot of great scenes; my favorite is when a dead man digs himself out of the dirt he was buried in! The orderly's disgust at his disfigured features is palpable, and also a prominent part of the poster art... the makeup for those features is quite good, by the way.
The film lacks the star-power of most of the classic Mexican horrors, but this works to its advantage, making it a more believable tale; Bobb says check it out. You won't be sorry.
And that's all for this month, except for the usual reminder to click at the Animal Rescue Site to provide free food and care for shelter animals; you won't be sorry for that either!
Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher.
Rare Dracula on TV....?
Ha! Well....not exactly. It's a cool 1970s TV commercial for the Crazy Eddie outlets in the New York City area. But the set and the filming are pretty cool. And, funny. A special thanks to Ted Lewzyck for sending us this link. CLICK HERE to see the old commercial spot.
Strider Raven Fan Art
Above is a panarama of classic movie and TV images by North Carolina artist, Strider Raven. Very cool pencil work!
Easter At Creepy Classics & Monster Bash
Direct from Ron's Desk at Monster Bash & Creepy Classics
It was perhaps 45 Easters ago, that my mom put a renewal notice in my Easter basket for my subscription to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine. Was it really that long ago? I still remember. James Warren was publishing, Forrest J Ackerman was the editor and chief writer, and I was a geeked out reader. So happy when my name appeared in a YOU ASKED FOR IT spread in that magazine.
Oh, sure my sister and I got all that candy...and on lucky Easters, a solid white chocolate bunny along with the regulars: sugar crusted yellow peeps, small marshmallow filled rabbits with a think dark chocolate coating and, of course, jelly beans. I'd pass on the black-licorice ones and especially the horrid tasting white ones. But, frequently mom (Oops, I mean the Easter Bunny) would toss in some monster kid gem, like that note about an FM subscription renewal. Sometimes a rubber Frankenstein, or a Hulk comic book. How did the Easter Bunny know....he's awesome!
Well, here we are in 2017. My daughter will still get an Easter basket (and my wife too)...somehow the Easter bunny is still around, alive and well. Some traditions transcend the generations.
Have a wonderful, fun Easter, but also a solemn thoughtful one.
Dealer Tables at MONSTER BASH June 2017 - Sold Out
We want to welcome back to MONSTER BASH, Kevin Kriess of Time & Space Toys and Scott Kelley of Alternative Images (Resin Kits!). They just picked up the last two available tables for MONSTER BASH June 2017 in Mars, PA.
Get ready to shop at MONSTER BASH...all the details are here: www.monsterbash.us
Very soon tables will be available for MONSTER BASH Octoberfest 2017 at the grand movie palace in Canton, Ohio. A classic monster event of a lifetime. Keep checking back.
Bashin' Birthday Wishes - Joyce Meadows
Our Monster Bash Birthday field reporter, Scott Goettel, in in with this report:
Time for another birthday! This time it's Joyce Meadows, born April 13th, 1933. Her film and TV career covered so many different roles, including LOTS of westerns.
We Monster Bashers fondly remember her in THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS starring John Agar, and the William castle film I SAW WHAT YOU DID. Joyce's many TV credits include MEN INTO SPACE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, and KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATER.
From all of us, Warmest Regards and a Happy Monster Bashin' 84th birthday to Joyce Meadows!
New! DVDs Now In Shock Stock at Creepy Classics
We just added some new and re-added some older titles on DVD here at Creepy Classics. Available for immediate shipping: MIDNIGHT MOVIES COLLECTION (Big Box Set), WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (European Version), DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS (She's back! Yikes!), THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Joshua Kennedy). Get them now in our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics:
MIDNIGHT MOVIES COLLECTION (4 Disc Box Set) - DVD
DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS (1954) - DVD
RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (2016) - DVD
WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (1970) - DVD
Malcolm Gittins Artwork
This sent in from Monster Bash artist and vendor, Malcolm Gittins:
Dear Ron, Here are a few more new paintings that will debut at my table in June's Monster Bash! 20 years, wow? where has the time gone? I have such great memories of not only all the ones I've attended (I only missed two!) but the first one is special..I could go on and on about all the great guests, meeting the actors and film-makers, and heroes I've gotten to meet or give a guest one of my paintings..how cool giving Ron Chaney my portraits of The Wolf Man and Phantom of the Opera!!
Anyway, for this upcoming Bash, I've created more new art than in the past, and some new creepy creatures I never did before, like Paula the Ape Woman! And I will some new retro, 60's monster goodies as well, as I've been working on debuting new pendants!
The new issue of the magazine got here, and looks to be your best issue ever and I can't wait to read it! Well, I'm off, Old Ygor wants his cookie!
Beast Witches! - Malcolm
P.S. voting in the Rondo Awards ends April 16th at midnight, so please I hope everyone will vote for me for Best Fan Artist,#26 and my page, The Monster Kid Club House, Best Website-Blog, #17..thanks! www.rondoaward.com
Thanks for sharing Malcolm!
New! CALTIKI Blu-Ray & DVD and FROM HELL IT CAME Blu-Ray
Now available at Creepy Classics, both discounted from list price: CALTIKI - THE IMMORTAL MONSTER Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack and FROM HELL IT CAME on Blu! Details:
CALTIKI - THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959) - Blu-Ray & DVD Combo
FROM HELL IT CAME (1957) - Blu-Ray
New! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29 is Here
It has arrived! We just packed up all our subscribers and, you too, can order the latest issue, hot off the presses (we made sure there was no "Fly" in the presses). Get yours for immediate shipping to your door. Get it in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand or the Monster Bash Magazine Department with PayPal or credit card.
Details....inside MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29....
The invincible, incredible, invisible issue! THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS with Vincent Price, Werewolf Movies, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, Monster Kid Flashbacks, Forrest Ackerman, Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen in 1939, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and more! Writers: Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Ron Adams and more. Glossy. Cover: Daniel Horne.
Get it now at Creepy Classics...we deliver monsters to your door!
New! Cloth Denim Patches
We have just added a limited supply of these creepy cool heavy black denim patches!
Sturdy black denim fabric patches, each about 3 1/2 inches by 4 inches. Can be sewn on jackets, pants or other outer wear...or, saved as a cool collectible. Quality screen print of classic movie image.
Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!
Do you have all of these?
...and these Special Editions?
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!
Coming To MONSTER BASH June 2017
Young film maker Joshua Kennedy has been doing some amazing movies. He has no fear on the scope of what he tackles and his love for the classics shines through. In this case it's a Ray Harryhausen-like epic called THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR. It will include stop-motion monsters thanks to Ryan Lengyel (below). See the movie debuted at MONSTER BASH in June of 2017. Introduced by Joshua himself: www.monsterbash.us.
New! Two Rare Film Books By Charles Tarbox
These two rare books are here at Creepy Classics. Charles Tarbox lived and researched Hollywood from the 1920s to the present. A reclusive, living legend of film researchers. His books are very hard-to-find, but worth it. Exhaustive research, rare photos. The ones here were aquired direct from the author himself and are in like new condition. The LOST FILMS is extremely rare. First edition hardbacks with dust jackets:
FIVE AGES OF THE CINEMA (First Edition) - Hardback Book
LOST FILMS (1895-1917/First Edition) - Hardcover Book
MONSTER BASH Movie Conference 20th Year Anniversary
NOTE: The current discount on 3-Day Membership Admission is now $10 off per membership for a limited time only!
Membership Passes For MONSTER BASH 2017: Click Here!
The Greatest Classic Monster Movie Festival on the Planet
June 23-25, 2017....Mars, PA
Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:
Double Tree (724) 776-6900
Or, at a special MONSTER BASH Reservation site:
***Word is the host hotel is sold out, you can try though, to see if anyone might have cancelled. But here are great alternatives --- all close, within a mile!
Super 8 (724) 776-9700
Comfort Inn (724) 772-2700
Within A Mile:
Candlewood Suites (724) 591-8666
Red Roof Inn (724) 776-5670
Hampton Inn (724) 776-1000
Fairfield Inn (724) 772-0600
Marriott (724) 772-3700
Need Membership Passes for MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!
Need a Vendor Space for MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!
Forrest J Ackerman Square
Hey, check this sign out, sighted in Los Feliz, Los Angeles! Forry Ackerman gets official recognition. Thank you to Jim Morrow for sending this in.
For those of you that don't know (shame, shame!), Forrest J Ackerman was the founding editor and chief writer on the original FAMOUS MONSTERS IF FILMLAND magazine.
New! PSYCHO CIRCUS Blu-Ray Triple Horror Feature
Now in stock and shipping to horror fans doors immediately from Creepy Classics, it's PSYCHO CIRCUS! A triple threat of horror from the vaults of Columbia Studios.
PSYCHO CIRCUS is three horror films that tie-in a sideshow carnival theme: TORTURE GARDEN (1967) an Amicus horror anthology with Burgess Meredith, Peter Cushing, Jack Palance and Michael Ripper. THE CREEPING FLESH (1972) starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. And, THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN from 1970.
It's in SHOCK STOCK!
UFO Researcher Stan Gordon
I caught up with Stan Gordon at a talk he gave at the Southern Allegheny Museuem of the Arts this past week. He packed the museum, they had to bring lobby chairs into the room. Afterward he chatted and signed books (see photo above).
Stan will be speaking at this June's MONSTER BASH and we'll be looking forward to seeing you there!
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: 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:
Call with any question: (724) 238-4317
Limited Vendors, call for your space now.
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.