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It's our latest offerings, and a look ahead at cool classic monster, horror, & science fiction releases. Celebrate the classic horror and science fiction films from the silent era through the 1960s, retro TV horror from the 1950s-1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about chilhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the annual Monster Bash Classic Movie Conference. Just e-mail your message to: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

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Wednesday October 29 - Monday November 3, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Remember the cool plastic masks with the rubber bands and mouth holes that would scrape your face. The humidity and sweat building up behind that mask as you marched in that silky costume with trick-or-treat bag in hand?! You could hear your own breathing louder behind those clammy masks. Believe it or not, those are fond memories for me. I had a Frankenstein Monster, an Incredible Hulk, a Pirate and probably a few others that I'm not remembering. It was such an exciting time.

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New! Trick-Or-Treating At Your Door!

Here they come marching down the sidewalk of your neighborhood in the moonlight under the arched silhouettes of trees....The Universal Monsters! It's the "Reaction" line of monster figures in the old "Kenner" style. Each one of them available now, here at Creepy Classics...your home away from home for Classic Monsters!

Find them in our Models & Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics on-line.....get your collection and be the coolest ghoul on the block.

 

Eddie and Barb Heiss

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Ghoulardifest Halloween Weekend - Collectible Expo!

Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will celebrate this Halloween Weekend at GHOULARDIFEST in Cleveland, Ohio. Join us for this fun and fear packed expo. Don;t scare miss it! Here's a few photos from last year:

Join Creepy Classics, and the guy below here too --- TV's SON OF GHOUL this weekend!

Click HERE for the details!

 

 

Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015

Membership for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now available for $40 each (That's $10 off!) for a limited time. Make your plans for the best classic monster retro fest in the world. Get membership passes on-line at www.creepyclassics.com.

 

 

Check Out MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST Blogged!

Just click this link below here:

http://dandayjr35.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-monster-bash-2014.html

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Marilyn Reads!

The latest MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE is for everyone! The fun 1960s-1970s styled retro monster mag that you'll feel at home with. Get the latest issue right now at www.creepyclassics.com in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand!

Thanks to Ted Bohus for the above image.

 

 

T-Shirts Back In Stock!

Now back in shock stock - the Universal Monster Collage T-Shirt and the big faced Creature From the Black Lagoon shirt. See these two and many more in our Shirts and Creepy Gear Department here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! SCARY Giant-Size

Now available here at Creepy Classics:

SCARY GIANT-SIZE #3 Magazine Book

In this issue: Dr. Van Helsing - Peter Cushing! Plus, Christopher Lee and the Hammer Dracula series. See INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN and a look at a rare publicity still. BLOOD FOR THE VAMPIRE and John Agar's BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS! All in this isue of the SCARY GIANT!

Get it in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand under "SCARY MONSTERS!"

 

 

Back From CHILLER!

Another great CHILLER show thanks to Kevin Clement and his team. It's the mother of all horror expos and it was a super time. We got to catch up with many of you that read these pages like David, Ron Chaney, Matt from Rock Rebel, Ted Bohus, Martin Stephens, Frank Nicoletti, Sam, Uncle Larry, Kevin and so many others...like YOU!

A very special thanks to a solid Creepy team that kept things rocking at the Creepy Classics/Monster Bash booth: Mike Adams, Dan Weber, Jon Doerr, Joe Hagan, Mark Statler and yours truly. -Ron

Here's a photo of the Creepy Team (thanks Anthony for taking the below photo):

Above L to R: Jon, Joe (above), Ron (below), Dan (beard), Mark and Mike.

Here's the Creepy booth in action:

...and here's a shot from behind the table looking across at our neighbors table (notice the big vintage Wolf Man poster!):

Hey Ron & your team, 

I just want to thank you & your team for always being so helpful & being so kind during the Chiller Theatre Conventions. It’s always a pleasure visiting your table.

See you in April!

-Carl (the Santo guy)

 

 

Monster Bash Regular Zach Zito

See Zach Zito (kind of!) as the monster in this episode of The Velvateen Lounge for Halloween!

Just click the above picture link for this You Tube video.

-Ron

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY OCTOBER 2014

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter

 NOSTRADAMUS Y EL DESTRUCTOR DE MONSTRUOS, known in its K. Gordon Murray incarnation as THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER, featuring "El Vampiro" himself, German Robles as Nostradamus!

First things first: can somebody please explain why German Robles thought he could escape being typecast as a vampire by refusing to do any more Count Lavud movies, and then turn right around and make these movies, in which he plays... a vampire? Regardless of his reasoning, the role was a strong one, playing not the medieval mystic, but a vampirized descendant. He's even more dapper than the Count, and he adds a goatee to emphasize his satanic bent. THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER is a great example of the series, and of the Mexican genre films as well, mixing the genuinely atmospheric, to head-scratchingly bizarre, often in the same scene. 



THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER opens with one of those classic creepy/bizarre scenes: two kids playing hooky decide to take a shortcut through the woods, whereupon they (literally) stumble on the crypt of Nostradamus. They are chased away by the caretaker of the crypt, an evil hunchback who wears a hat like Gilligan, and then goes to show he is about as efficient at his job as Gilligan would be, because he doesn't know where his master IS until he, too, trips over Robles in the good earth. The series' Van Helsing substitute is visited by a friend, who tells him that "The Committee" doesn't believe his findings and demands proof. Before the friend leaves, he gives the professor a note (which somebody just walks in and hands to him) - and it turns out to be from the very vampire whose existence "The Committee" doubts! Later, alone in his study, the professor is visited by a big rubber bat that turns into Nostradamus, top hat in hand.

The rest of THE MONSTERS DEMOLISHER charts this same course. A man that Nosmo wants to kill turns out to be already dead, but since he's there, Nosmo decides to cut his losses and just go after the man's son. And for good measure, Gilligan the hunchback makes off with the prof's luscious teenage daughter. When the Professor and his right-hand man, Julio Aleman, invade the crypt, they are confronted by Nosmo, whom they attempt to shoot, apparently not having received the memo that bullets have no effect on vampires. Nosmo toys with them, disappearing as soon as they fire and then reappearing. He taunts them a second time, and third and fourth, but they keep on wasting their bullets. This is Mexican Monster Cinema as we know and love it, and the proletariat loved it indeed; there were four Nostradamus films in all, of which this was the second.

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

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

 

 

New! DVDs

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

When I met Vincent

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

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

This additional great memory in from Kevin Mulligan:

Hi Ron,

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

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

What a class act, and such a great actor!

Kevin Mulligan

 

 

New! Planet of the Vampires In Stock NOW!

Upcoming Releases!

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

Coming soon:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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