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Thursday October 20 - Friday October 21, 2016
TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: It's Halloween month and time for vintage Halloween pictures! I can't find these this year....I've always been able to locate these "Candy Corn" styled pumpkins, witches, cats, skulls, harvest corn, bats and moons mix. This year only standard candy corn varieties and "Harvest Mix" that just has candy corn and pumpkins. I'll keep looking....you remember these candies?
Note: This just e-mailed in - Hi, Al from Alamogordo again, I found something shaped like the candy you were looking for on Amazon under Brach's "Assorted Halloween Mellowcremes, 11oz Bag" 9 dollars a bag, but it might be what your looking for. Happy Halloween!!!!!
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All the Noose That's Fit To Post
New! Rare Vintage Mags
A new influx of classic, rare, vintage magazines are here...these new titles just coming in: WORLD OF HORROR #7 (rare 1970s British mag), MONSTER PARTY (from the folks at CRACKED magazine), PSYCHO #19 (Veronica Carlson image on cover!), EERIE #14 (Classic Warren), CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Calvin Beck's horror mag), TALES OF THE ZOMBIE, VAMPIRELLA, EERIE #10...and more, more, more.
New! Puzzled? We Are...
These Universal Monster licensed puzzles were originally offered in the 1980s. We have these puzzles, new, still in the original shrink wrap here at Creepy Classics. Get yours now for that Universal Monster collection!
Original Trailers For Two Frankensteins!
This info and links submitted by Jim Clatterbaught, publisher of MONSTER FROM THE VAULT magazine:
Never saw these before, only the Realart ones.
Jim, the GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN trailer was great to see (the Universal original!) and the SON OF FRANKENSTEIN was really interesting! I like the dripping wipe effect and all the alternate takes/angles on many of the clips. Different and neat to see. A slower strike of the "Maker of Monsters" by Rathbone, etc.
On a side note, for those fans that haven't heard, Phil Smoot altered me to the newly restored scenes to SON OF FRANKENSTEIN. Two scenes and a few other small pieces. The one scene is of Josephine Hutchinson in her bedroom and the other is a secret passageway scene of Ygor waving on the monster. This restored version is, as of right now, only available on the Blu-Ray FRANKENSTEIN LEGACY set.
Some Images To Spruce Up Our Season!
The above images submitted by our dear fiend, Kooky Kent. Some Zach Shock Theater ads and the Ben Cooper Frankenstein Halloween costume that many of us had back in the 1960s!
Bela Birthday and Bigfoot Film
These notes for October 20th from field reporter, Brian Nichols, here at Creepy Classics:
October 20th is a BIG day for monster kids! First, the great Bela Lugosi was born on this day in 1882. Happy Birthday Bela!
October 20th, 1967, is also the date of the famous Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot film! This is a stabilized version of the film.
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New! Eeeegahd, Vintage Eerie Publication Magazines from the 1970s
The classic, gory, outrageous Eerie Publication magazines are now in at Creepy Classics. Black and white, wild horror comic mags, the evil brothers of CREEPY and EERIE.
Good to excellent condition on these gems that mom would never let you buy....you had to keep them hidden for fear of mom finding you snuck and bought these things. The most crazy, gory covers with monsters ever. So many of these notorious mags were crumpled up and shoved in the garbage by parents over the years. Thankfully, some have survived...from the bottom of footlockers and magazine stacks. They were hidden under acceptable zines like CRAZY, MAD, FAMOUS MONSTERS, and your sisters JACK AND JILL.
New! Vintage Crestwood House Book Are Here
We just got re-shocked on a stash of great sought-after Crestwood House library movie monster hardback books!
While they last, only one each of THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, THE BLOB, MAD SCIENTISTS, THE MOLE PEOPLE and more.
Grab yours off the Creepy Library shelf, buy it, and you won't have to return it to the librarian that might give ou a weird look for being interested in....."monster movies."
New! Monsterama "Monster Times" Styled Program Guides
This is the program guide for the October 2016 MONSTERAMA convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. It was sheer brilliance on the promoter's part to fashion the program guide to look like the old MONSTER TIMES newspaper/magazine. Newsprint, Carolyn Munro on cover. Schedule, guests, map. Very limited.
Birthday Double Feature!
.....and now (insert in your head the sound of an old teletype machine clacking away like crazy), hot off the wire from Monster Bash Birthday Reporter, Scott Goettel:
Born in Kalmar Sweden on October 19th, 1903...TOR JOHNSON. Monster Bashers certainly know Tor's films, especially THE BLACK SLEEP, THE UNEARTHLY, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, NIGHT OF THE GHOULS, BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS, and more!
Tor passed away at the age of 67 on May 12th, 1971.
Actor George Nader was born on October 19th, 1921, and passed away on February 4th, 2002, at the age of 80. He was a good actor with many fine roles to his credit, but ROBOT MONSTER, uh, well, let's just say it's fun to watch with a Mystery Science Theater type of audience!
One of the many film roles where he shared top billing was the war drama AWAY ALL BOATS (1956). Check out the others who appeared in this film...Jeff Chandler, Lex Barker, Julie Adams, Richard Boone, Charles McGraw, Jock Mahoney, Frank Faylen (It's a Wonderful Life), Don Keefer (Creepshow), and uncredited appearances by Raymond Bailey (Mr. Drysdale from The Beverly Hillbillies), Dabbs Greer, David Janssen, Kenny Miller, and Clint Eastwood!
Another 1956 George Nader film was THE UNGUARDED MOMENT, starring Esther Williams, and in the credits it mentions "a new personality", and that person was JOHN SAXON (as a bad guy)! John had actually made 3 film appearances prior to this one though.
Anyway, our fondest Monster Bashin' Happy Birthday wishes go out to TOR JOHNSON and GEORGE NADER!
Monster and Art From the Campus!
A big thank you to great artist and Monster Basher, John Sargent who just submitted the above MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS art. Here's what John had to say:
The above cartoon strip was submitted by Kevin Mulligan.....very funny in our circles, for sure!
Still Stompin' After All These Years
The above GODZILLA model was assembled and painted by Monster Basher Thom Shubilla. Through no fault of his own, he's too young to have done this, like me, back in the early 1970s! But, he's making up for lost time, when he never was and making it happen now! Who says the Monster Craze is over....never!
Great job! Thanks for sharing, Thom.
New! It's Here - MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #28
Fresh off the presses, the new MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! Get yours right now! Order it for immediate shipping. Special discounted web price too. Here's the gory details:
In this shocking collector issue: THE MUMMY - Dead and Coming For You, THE MUNSTERS, Bela Lugosi's Chandu Meets a Mummy, The Ed Wood-Lugosi Projects That Almost Were, AFRICA SCREAMS, Monster Kid Flashbacks, Blu-Ray and DVD Reel Reviews, Falling Stars - The Actors and Artists We've Lost...more!
Writers include: Gary Don Rhodes, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Deborah Painter, Ron Adams, Leonard Hayhust, Eddie Kunz and more. Artists include Lorraine Bush and George "E-Gor" Chastain.
New! Model Kits in Shock Stock
Above: WAR OF THE WORLDS pre-bulit model on the left with deluxe chrome finish, and on the right, the assembly kit. You choose.
Now in stock and ready to ship, three great model kits here at Creepy Classics:
EYE GONE WILD (Monster Car) - Model Kit
WAR OF THE WORLDS (Martian War Machine) - Pre-built Model
WAR OF THE WORLDS (Martian War Machine) - Model Kit
Halloweens Gone By
It's time to send in your retro Halloween photos from when YOU were a kid and we'll keep a running gallery here. Just e-mail your photos right now to: email@example.com!
The above lead photo is Anthony and Mike Dimesa. Here's what Mike wrote to me:
Okay, okay...here's one of my sister Tami and me from 1972. I'm wearing a rubber mummy mask that's I'm distorting. It was an innocent time of scary, spooky monsters and autumn tricks or treats!
New...Coming to MONSTER BASH 2017 - Beatlemania's John Babcock
We are proud to announce that John Babcock who played Paul McCartney in the touring Beatlemania and was McCartney for The British Invasion at Disney for 15 years. Not only is John a Beatle guy, he's also a Monster Kid through and through! He grew up in New Jersey watching CREATURE FEATURE and CHILLER THEATER like so many of us.
In fact, he has an album out that will be re-mastrered and re-issued in time for MONSTER BASH with the title track....CHILLER THEATER!
John will be performing with back-up from The Bash Boys at MONSTER BASH 2017.
When many of were growing up, it was monsters and music. John ties that all together.
Here's John as Beatle Paul:
Here's John doing "Chiller Theater," wait till you hear the end of this song! It features Billy Joel's drummer, Liberty DeVitto:
Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday To Julie Adams
News Flash! This just in from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash Birthday beat reporter, Scott Goettel:
Born on 10/17/1926, a very special and loving birthday wish goes out to the eternally beautiful Julie Adams! Always a fan favorite at The Monster Bash, or anywhere she goes, she's so gracious, kind, and warm when talking to her fans. And it's obvious her appreciation of the her fans and her lovely personality is genuine.
When discussing movies or TV appearances, whether she a had a featured role, or a small role, she recalls with vivid detail about working on that particular project, whether it's on BONANZA, MARCUS WELBY M.D., or one of John Wayne's later movies where he played a 'Dirty Harry' type of cop...the movie was "McQ", and Julie had a brief role as his ex-wife (and in the story, they're still on good terms and are still friends), and she helps him financially when he suddenly finds himself in need of $5000. She spoke to me in wonderful detail and recalled how much she enjoyed working with The Duke.
And of course, we'll always treasure (as she does too) CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON!
A Loving Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday, 90 years young - Julie Adams!
Well, It's Halloween Season
I got this little parable from my friend Scott today. It seems so fitting for the season and I loved it. See what you think...
On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me," said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.
Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me ...."
He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.
"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls!"
The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk." When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.
Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me."
The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord...?" Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.
At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done...."
They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on the bike passed him.
MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY OCTOBER 2016
Hola amigos, and welcome to the latest column. I'm afraid that this month's column starts on a sad note. Joe Ziegler (the Costello of the Abbott and Costello Tribute) has passed away. Also, Veronica Carlson's husband passed away after a long illness. Both of them are in our thoughts and prayers, as well as those they left behind.
On a less somber note, did everybody see Google last month? Lo and behold, they celebrated El Santo's 99th Birthday with a special logo and other features. Thank you, Google! And now we begin our feature presentation, LA MUJER MURCIELAGO, otherwise known as "Bat Woman."
And so, we'll say goodbye as we always do, with an urging to go the Animal Rescue Site, where you can click for free to provide food and care for shelter animals. Better yet, adopt one!
Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher.
Thank you Roberto for the inside skinny on BAT WOMAN, South-of-the-border style. Get a beautiful trnsfer of THE BAT WOMAN on DVD from Creepy Classics in our Mexican Monsters on DVD Department for shipping right to your haunted hacienda.
Coming in This Month!
Don't miss this year's big GHOULARDIFEST in Cleveland! You will love it...monstrous fun for the whole family. Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be there....we'd love to see you!
Plus, a lost film was found, and will be screened at GHOULADIFEST:
Lost Movie - Found!
"Too Late To Pray" starring Ernie Anderson, made in 1967, was put in storage by the DIRECTOR and long time friend of Ernie's Ralph Mayher and wife Gypsie, it was put together after 50 years and have offered us the opportunity for the first time ever to show it at this years Fest.
The movie was referenced in "GHOULARDI - Inside Cleveland TV's Wildest Ride" written by Tom Feran and Rich Heldenfels. Look for it on page 137 in the book. Watch for times the movie will be shown at GhoulardiFest, schedule will be posted on the web site.
DVD's of the movie will also be available for purchase.
All the ghoulis details are right here:
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.