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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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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: One giant lizard hits the shoreline in VARAN - THE UNBELIEVABLE (1962). Get VARAN - THE UNBELIEVABLE on DVD here at Creepy Classics!

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Get MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #4 free today. Get it free with any purchase today only at www.creepyclassics.com. You must write in the "Special Instructions" field at your on-line check-out "Monster Bash #4." Or, phone in your order at (724) 238-4317.

 

 

New! WEIRD Magazines in Shock Stock Right Now

They never last long here, WEIRD magazines. People now have fond memories of these garish, gory half-brothers of CREEPY and EERIE. When you couldn't find those slick Warren publications, you had to settle for these low budget black and white horror comic mags. But they are outrageously fun. A handful of these from the 1970s are in stock now.

Click here and check out the selection! They are WEIRD!

 

 

Super Fun MONSTER BASH New Video

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 smiling everywhere. -Ron

Click it, man....CLICK IT! Before it's too late.

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

 

 

Heads Up! - Monster Bash in June

Above is the lovely daughter of Joey Vento, Jessica, with some creepy friends that will be traveling to MONSTER BASH this June! Join prop collector Joe Vento and family as they present some great props and discuss them with fans for Monster Kid Show-And-Tell at June's MONSTER BASH!

 

 

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, Ginger Stanley, Caroline Munro, 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.

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.

Only a few vendor tables left, get yours, CLICK HERE.

 

 

New! The Scholastic Book Department

There's no doubt that many of us monster movie fans collected Scholastic Books in our early years...always scouring the teacher's handout newsprint flyers for any spooky, science fiction entries.

I'd circle with my pencil all the ones that involved horror stories, monster movies, UFOS, Bigfoot, dinosaurs, reptiles...you know, all the neat stuff.

I wrote a little essay on my memories a few years ago in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE and had a terrific response. I said I was going to open a Scholastic Books Department here at Creepy Classics. Well, it took me a few years...but I finally got around to it!

I have a huge amount of Scholastics in my personal collection, some with my name on them from 50 years ago! The original ones I got. A few survived.

I've started entering duplicates that's I've accumulated over the years. Grab some memories.

The new Classic Scholastic Book Department...CLICK HERE. It will continue growing.

Hi Ron!

My favorite part of elementary school was Scholastic Books Arrival day!
I couldn't wait until the teacher opened the box and handed me my books.
I still have most, if not all of them! And they are prized
possessions for me.

My second favorite part of elementary school was when we got the order
forms to order Scholastic Books, and I could choose what I wanted to buy!

My least favorite days of elementary school... the weeks waiting for the
books to come in! LOL!



I loved TV-related books, but I collected all kinds. And then... onto
the magazines we'd get back then. Dynamite Magazine (my absolute
fave... still have a large collection) and Bananas Magazine. I also
have some Hot Dog magazines, but I don't recall if they were from my
original collection, or if I picked them up later in life. I think, the
latter.

And... I get excited when my 8-year-old brings home her Scholastic Books
catalog!

Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

Steve Rifkin, Maryland

What a great write-up.
You really took me back with the Scholastic books site.
I remember ordering “Movie Monsters” in particular, but I also saw a lot of other books that I recall.

I also have to thank you for helping me remember “The Door in Space” (THE FORGOTTEN DOOR).
I couldn’t remember the title for years.
Great stuff...

Kevin Browne, Fountain Valley, CA

Hi Ron,

I enjoyed your mention of Scholastic Books and I am sending on 2 photographs of a box that was received from Scholastic Books back in 1975. It has a list of all the book club names on the side. The creepy-themed color page might be from a Bananas magazine. I recall that in addition to the books offered, Scholastic would also feature posters. I had a purple and black one of a haunted house and I have a vague memory of a silver Planet of the Apes poster and a science-fiction movie quiz poster. The best one was a Christopher Lee as Dracula poster in black, hot pink and neon green! I think that was from Bananas as well. Anyone else remember those? Better yet, anyone have a picture?

Thanks,

Doug Finton, MI

Scholastic Books - I definitely would go "ape" over the crypto-zoology titles. Definitely read "UFO Encounters".

-Nick Posengal, FL

 

 

Bill Luciani & Tony Pitocco Monsters Will Stomp Their Way Back To BASH!

Coming at the June MONSTER BASH, life-size monsters that look lie they lurched right off the screen. Don't scare miss these great figures lining the hall at MONSTER BASH. Take a look at that detail on their revised monster from the BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN up top in these pics. Wow!

 

 

Check Out The Nice Painting of Rondo!

The above painting submitted by artist Vin Davis. We all love Rondo and such a nice rendering, Vin! Thanks for sharing with fellow fans.

 

 

New! One of the Great Big Hardback Books of the 1970s

Released for us FAMOUS MONSTERS reading movie fans back in 1972. Just what we needed to augment our intake of classic horror and science fiction. There just weren't many books back then that were available to fans. This one made a big impact and we now have a few copies of this big, heavy hardback in stock:

CINEMA OF THE FANTASTIC (1972) - Large Used Hardback Book
One of the few classic movie books of horror films that came out in the early 1970s. Ended up under the Christmas tree for many a monster kid! A detailed look at the cornerstone movies that are the foundation of classic horror. Great photos, big coffee table hardback with original dust cover.

Need to reclaim one, or discover a classic hardback...grab yours now in our Creepy Bookstore...where else?, but Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Vintage Pulp Magazines...Just For You

If you like collective old vintage magazines, these pulps might be right up your dark alley. The first issue of WORLDS OF FANTASY, ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION from 1959 and DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE from 1941. The pulpy fine print:

WORLDS OF FANTASY #1 (1968) - Used Pulp Digest
First issue from 1968. Editor: Lester Del Rey. Stories by L. Sprague DeCamp, Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, Bill Warren and more. Some cover wear, but not bad. Small chip out of bottom left of cover. Normal age tanning. 130 pages, illustrated.

ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION (April 1959) - Used Pulp Magazine
April 1959 issue which includes cover by Kelly Freas of reptilian monster. Cover partially loose. Some cover wear. Spine is good, normal age tanning. Digest size pulp.

DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE (September 1941) - Pulp Magazine
Vintage pulp magazine! Includes No Crime in the Mountains by Raymond Chandler! Some light chipping. Spine okay, just usual age tanning. No pens marks. Great illustrations.

Dig these out in our Pulp Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Made Your Plans Yet?

It's MONSTER BASH June 2019!

Click Here for the trailer.

Click here for details...schedule, guests, lodging, membership admission.

 

 

Monster Fan Art Coming To MONSTER BASH

The above art by Malcolm Gittins depicts stage actor Bernard Jukes in the role of Renfield...from DRACULA! Here's words fom the artist:

Dear Ron,
Here is my new Renfield portrait! It's based on photo's and the cover of Famous Monsters #18. I'm very happy how it turned out. This is just one of my new paintings and me keeping 1960s monster art alive!
Sincerely yours,
Malcolm

See Malcolm at this June's MONSTER BASH!

 

 

Announced! 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!

 

 

Yearbook Prediction

Count Craigula discovered this little accurate prediction in an old yearbook. Thanks for sharing Count!

 

 

....and Another Frighful Funny

The above cartoon was latched onto by Bruce Tinkel and he submitted it here. Nice to see the gags with the classic monsters are still out there!

 

 

New! Magazines in Stock and Re-Stocked

Now in stock, some rare magazines and some great issues of SCARY MONSTERS re-shocked. These ones are here now, grab the ones you want, while you can:

PLANET X (Outer Space Issue) - Magazine
Wow! What a great magazine...a shame it didn't continue. Retro science fiction film mag. Issued sometime in the 1990s. Inside, great layout, photos, articles: ANGRY RED PLANET, Sci-Fi Soundtracks, SPACE PATROL, STARMAN, Space Age Serials, Great 1950s Sci-Fi Films...more!! Glossy.

FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE #53 - Magazine
Special Lon Chaney issue: Secrets of the Soul -- Lon Chaney! Plus articles on Dana Wynter interview (INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS), June Travis, Mickey Kuhn, theater memories and more.

SCARY MONSTERS YEARBOOK 2005 - Magazine
In this rockin' issue: Zacherley, CALTIKI - THE IMMORTAL MONSTER, MAD MONSTERS Magazine, Aurora's Prehistoric Model Kits, Dusk To Dawn Drive-In Memories, Monster Battles and more scares.

SCARY MONSTERS #32 - Magazine
In this issue: The Vincent Price Tribute, THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS, HOUSE OF USHER, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, The Quatermass Films, Ohio TV Horror Hosts, THE NIGHT STALKER and much more. Packed!

Find them in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics...and add them all to your monster magazine collection!

 

 

New! Creepy Cool Used Books

Here come the books you might remember, some vintage Scholastic books and serious horror film study books too. These have now crept into our Used Book Department:

BEHIND THE APE BALL (Autographed by Bob Burns) - Used Paperback
A fun Scholastic paperback jammed full of photos of apes from movies with funny cartoon balloons. Similar to Stan Lee's Monster Madness magazines. First edition from 1968. Autographed "To Ron from Bob Burns." Autographed at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.

CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES (Scholastic) - Used Paperback Book
A Scholastic book from 1979 by Margaret and Eve Ronan. A history of vampire lore and vampires in popular culture. Photos from the films...Universal movies, Hammer movies and more. Used, but in good shape, name in pen on the inside front page and bookstore stamp. 89 pages.

GREAT MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES - Used Paperback Book
From the Frankenstein monster to King Kong - all the classic monsters are back in this young adult book on films. By Robert K. Davidson. Covered: Madmen, monsters, outer space terror movies, mummies, science gone wrong and loads of photos. Used paperback from 1978.

HORROR IN THE CINEMA - Used Softcover Paperback
A really cool second edition of this classic Ivan Butler book on horror films. Thick cover and quality paper. A history of horror films from the silent period through the 1960s. Used with slight wear, but overall, really nice. A must have for fans. Lots of photos and background.

HORROR MOVIES (Carlos Clarens) - Used Soft Cover
1971 Panther edition on heavy stock paper. A packed history of classic horror in the movies with critical analysis and rare photos. Used with some water stains, but spine good and a great 312 page book! British edition softcover.

MOVIE MONSTERS by Alan Ormsby - Used Paperback
Used paperback by Alan Ormsby. A 1975 book that mad a big impact on Monster Kids. A look at the most famous monsters, then how to do monster make-up. Photos and illustrations. A classic Scholastic paperback. Well loved, some cover wear, used. 80 pages.

Only one each of these items are in stock at Creepy Classics. Grab yours in our Creepy Bookstore today.

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #35 is Hot Off the Slab and in Shock Stock

It's here now! the new MONSTER BASH issue:

MONSTER BASH #35
Here comes MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #35 spotlighting the early stage and screen Bela Lugosi as DRACULA! What are they? Zombies or just plain ol' ghouls? Find out the origins of the ghouls to zombies in the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. The early cable TV Horror Hosts impact: Grampa's SUPER SCARY SATURDAYS, Commander USA and Sir Cecil Creape...Phantom of the Opry. Ginger Stanley, the graceful girlfriend of the Black Lagoon Creature. The screen slugfest and inside Larry Talbot's psyche....in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, and more! Writers include Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Thom Shubilla, Leonard Hayhurst, Ron Adams. Lavish Lugosi cover painting by Daniel Horne.

Here are sample pages:

Get it fresh, bagged and boarded for protection from Creepy Classics. It's available in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE DEPARTMENT here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

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!

 

 

Creature Creepy Comic

The above submitted by Creepy Classics/Monster Bash reader Count Craigula!

 

 

New! BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE Poster Reproduction

Now in stock, the BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE 11X17 inch poster reproduction in a crystal clear acrylic, sturdy slip sleeve. Get yours now in our Poster Reproduction Department...they're like big trading cards. Collect them all!

Head over the the 11X17 Poster Department right now at Creepy Classics.

BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE is also available on DVD here at Creepy Classics too.

 

 

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: Interior of The Palace Theatre, Canton!

Get all the details, CLICK HERE. The dates are solid. The 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!

 

 

The KING KONG Poster

There it was on the hallway wall where my Grandfather worked. The dynamic black and white poster of KING KONG, arms outstretched, city below. A much too big gal in his paw (above photo). Next to it was a poster board with hand written

Grove City, PA College Recreation Building

information on a revival showing of KING KONG (1933) at Crawford Hall on the Grove City College campus. My grandfather managed the recreation building at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

The time? It was 1971 or 1972. That poster (pictured above) was highlighted by some student with tempera paint. Little highlights or orange, blue, and yellow. I was blown away. I was eleven or twelve at the time.

While my grandfather had a meeting in his office, I sat in the hallway of the building on a cushioned bench. There on the tiled wall was that poster. I just stared and stared at it. What a great image, what excitement! I had only seen KONG on TV during the holiday season. I imagined what it would be like to see it on the big screen. That poster burned itself into my brain.

Fast forward to the next visit at Grove City to see relatives. I found myself in the building where my grandfather worked and looked at the wall where the poster had been. Now, just notices on lost and found items, and a college dance sign. I followed my mom, dad and sister into my grandfather's office. He had a large floor to ceiling cabinet on the left wall of his office. He reached behind the cabinet where there was maybe a foot of space. He pulled out a rolled poster and said to me, "Saved this 'Hands-Up-Harry' (nickname for me), thought you might like it." It was the KONG poster.

My materal granparents at the Grove City College rec building back in the 1960s.

When I got back home, I taped it to my bedroom wall next to my Incredible Hulk poster. It was there for years. Unfortunately, it was heavily Scotch taped to my wall and didn't survive when we moved.

But I'll never forgot that poster, the colored tempera paint highlights on it, my grandfather saving it for me, and my parents letting me plaster my bedroom walls with the things I loved (and still do).

I hope you to were lucky in having parents and grandparents that appreciated the fun imagination of us...Monster Generation Kids.

Ron Adams, Ligonier, PA
February 2019

King Kong Poster  story brought a tear to my eye. I'm a kid again.

-Steve Kaplan, Conshohocken, PA

One of the charms of 1933 Kong was that his size kept changing throughout the movie

The classic poster has him towering over the Empire State Building

Keep up the good work covering our favorite baddies

-Keith Brown

Hi Ron:

Loved your King Kong memories. Here’s a picture of Sharon (Bruce's wife) in my room (remember having one?) when we were first dating. I had horror movie posters stapled (yikes!) to my walls. She was amazed by them. I had cut a small piece of the poster off from the lower left hand side so it wouldn’t cover the doorknob. Fun times from years ago.

Bruce Tinkel
Edison, NJ

 

 

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. 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.

If you're a vendor, they're aren't many tables left...secure yours, CLICK HERE for details.

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

 

 

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 from the massive balcony at 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.

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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