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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 & retro TV from the silent era through the 1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about childhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the Monster Bash Classic Movie Conferences.

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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Lining up for the school Halloween parade! So much fun, I remember the excitement of those wonderful days. Celebrate with us at MONSTER BASH this season.

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New! More Used, Like New, DVDs Added

Now in stock, more used DVDs that are like new! See the above pictured ones and many more in our Used DVD Graveyard, fill in your collection now:

THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941) - Used DVD
Boris Karloff stars in one of his most outrageous mad doctor movies. A real powerhouse with Karloff trying to bring back his wife's soul through a medium and the power of corpses that are strapped around a lab in astronaut like suits. One of Karloff's scariest mad doctor movies.

THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955) - Used DVD
A colorful space opera with Metaluna Mutants and alien landscapes. Faith Domergue stars in this true sci-fi classic!

QUATERMASS 2 (1957) - Used DVD
Also known as ENEMY FROM SPACE. Stars Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James and Vera Day. A mysterious, heavily guarded factory is discovered. Food and agriculture development is the ruse...it's really a bunch of aliens bent on world domination through cloning and control. Shades of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS in this top-flight science fiction feature from England.

FOX HORROR CLASSICS (Three Movies) - Used DVD Set
Three separate discs in a box set: THE LODGER (1944), HANGOVER SQUARE (1945) and the cool werewolf film THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942).

Get them in the Used DVD Graveyard...dig up the ones you need now at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Hurry, Don't Be Left Out! Join Classic Monster Fans From Across the Nation...at MONSTER BASH

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND!

MONSTER BASH, the giant classic monster movie fest happens this week, October 22-24, 2021 at the Hilton Double Tree in Mars, PA (just north of Pittsburgh).

Movie & TV stars, film fest, a ballroom packed with classic monster collectibles, and fans just like YOU!

Get your admission membership at the door: $20 a day or $50 for all three days!

Kids of all ages from 5-95 love MONSTER BASH!

 

 

New! AMAZING STORIES Pulp Magazine Classic

Just added here at Creepy Classics...an awesome vintage pulp for our Pulp Magazine Department:

AMAZING STORIES (December 1952) - Pulp Magazine
A vintage pulp science fiction magazine from 1952. Includes a mini-bio of artist Virgil Finley. Stories include Visitor From Darkness, Moon of Twelve Gods, The Martian Cross and more. Complete and with usual pulp magazine page tanning and edge chipping.

Get this AMAZING STORIES pulp and see the entire selection from WEIRD TALES to FANTASTIC STORIES pulps in our Pulp Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

THIS WEEK: The BASH is Back! HURRY!

The best classic monster movie festival and conference in the nation.

The MONSTER BASH classic monster conference and film fest is back this week, October 22-24, 2021 at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA. Discounted room nights for MONSTER BASH, Call 724 776 6900. Alternate lodging just a walk across the parking lot, click here.

The web page (www.monsterbash.us) is updated the schedule, vendors, guest stars and other details.

Get your admission membership at the door: $20 a day or $50 for all three days!

Get ready to Monster Bash again! Family, friends, films and fantastic fun...

 

 

The Director of ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS Introduces Film at MONSTER BASH

Don't miss talking with Sam Irvin, the director of ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS, at this week's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. Sam Irvin will introduced the film at Bash. He'll be at MONSTER BASH all weekend too...see his booth in the ballroom. He'll have books, magazines and blu-rays available too.

Come celebrate the Halloween season with horror and science fiction film fans from across the country at....MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2021!

 

 

New! More Used, Like New, DVDs Added

Now in stock, more used DVDs that are like new! See the above pictured ones and many more in our Used DVD Graveyard, fill in your collection now:

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) - Used DVD
Stars Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan and James Arness. A military crew and a doctor head to investigate a downed UFO buried in ice. They retrieve an alien in a block of ice. By accident the "Thing" thaws and begins to kill off the expedition members. One of the best sci-fi movies ever!

DRACULA (1979) - Used DVD
Stars Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence and Kate Nelligan. Classic vampire story set in 1913 as Langella plays Dracula, looking for a bride in London. A bride to share eternity with him, but she must accept his unholy lifestyle. Director commentary and more!

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT/PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT - Used DVD
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1975) and THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT (1977) double feature on MGM's Midnite Movies series. Two classic prehistoric adventure thrillers!

DRACULA A.D. 1972 (1972) - Used DVD
Christopher Lee's Count moves ahead from a Gothic setting to contemporary England. The vampire carnage begins again, but never fear! -- Peter Cushing is not far away...and there's the lovely Caroline Munro too. Includes trailer.

Get them in the Used DVD Graveyard...dig up the ones you need now at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Latest Issue! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #44 is Here...

It's available for you right now too! Our latest magazine that is just packed with creepy cool articles, rare photos and...monsters. All Monster Kid goodness:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #44 - Magazine
The all glossy classic monster movie magazine! A retro look for fans horror and science fiction films. Packed with stunning rare photos. In this issue: The Unknown Universal Frankenstein! The wild monster party at Universal in 1935. See the faces in glossy gory glory. Monsters, "House Art" style of the 1920s and 1930s. It came from the Amazon...creepy crawly things, animal men and hidden away mad doctors on remote islands. Writer Frank Dello Stritto takes us on a travelogue of horror on film from the darkest jungles. Classic ghost story author M.R. James passes the rune in this issue with M.P. Adams. Beware, because it means the CURSE OF THE DEMON. Rare interview conjured up by film historian Tom Weaver. Fan letters on the days of growing up in our Monster Boom Generation.

Here are some sample peeks inside this terror tome of classic movies:

Get your copy fresh out of the box and shipped (bagged and boarded) right to your sinister shelf of monster magazine. You'll find it in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand, in dark passage that leads to the MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Neighborhood Kids at Halloween

The above in a vintage Halloween photo from reader and MONSTER BASH attendee Michael Joyner:

Hey Ron

Don't know if I sent this before, but it's Halloween 1966. This is a gang of kids in my boyhood neighborhood. I was Bugs Bunny. See you soon!

Michael Joyner

 

 

Were-Balloon!

The above cartoon sent in by MONSTER BASHER Leonard Hayhurst. Ha! Thank you for a smile and chuckle Leonard.

 

 

Rondo Remembers: The Halloween Parade!

My most memorable Halloween parade was on a sunny autumn day...around 5PM. My Grandmother Adams rounded up a few of my cousins and me. We headed down the uneven slate sidewalks in Grove City, PA. The downtown area was just about three or four blocks down the street. It was there, on Main Street, that there was going to be the Halloween parade!

The excitement built. Most of my cousins lived in town, back when families stayed in the same area a lot more. Before the job markets would spread people across the country. I believe it was my older cousin Karen was with us, who helped my grandmother keep us kids in line. Plus, Debbie, Johnny and Doug who were near my age, and myself. I was probably six at the time.

Before going more than a block I tripped on the sidewalk and skinned my knee. A quick back track, and a dumping of peroxide on it....ouch! That stuff would sizzle on the wound, killing every germ, and you felt it killing every germ! A Band-Aid and back to marching down the sidewalk. The tree lined street full of amber autumn colors. Yellow and red leaves plastered on the sidewalk, brown ones crunching. A cool breeze.

There we finally stood, along with other kids on the curb of the sidewalk at Main Street. We were close to our local toy store that we called "Bob's Bike Shop." They sold bikes in the back, ramshackle shelves of toys in the front of the store. It's real name was Wardles.....Bob's last name.

Then came the school band, scary floats covered in crepe paper and smiling town officials. From convertible cars local groups would throw candy to us scrambling kids. Sweeping up little wax paper wrapped taffies, hard candy and even chocolate bars. This was serious kid joy. The walking skeletons, witches and pumpkin headed adults and the cool older kids made it all so much fun.

Grandma Adams marched us back to 327 Jackson Street. We would spill our little brown bags of the candy we collected and count them. Who got more? Who got the best? Soon it would be dark and we could Trick-Or-Treat with our parents. Halloweens were non-stop fun.

So happy to see the local Halloween celebrations here today. I see the kids and remember that excitement. The leaves have turned for another generation.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
October 2021

 

 

Above: Thanks to Mark Wilhelm for the photo of Dan.

Long Time Basher Pases Away

This in from Mark Wilhelm:

Ron, I just wanted to let you know that Dan Knitz has passed away. All his Monster Bash friends can know that he is heaven and at peace.

We will all miss him, a huge Godzilla and Beatles fan. -Ron

 

 

MONSTER BASH! The Hat is Back

We've just re-stocked on these great MONSTER BASH hats...these are quality hats any monster would be proud of:

MONSTER BASH HAT - Embroidered Baseball Hat
Classy, quality black Monster Bash hats sporting embroidered logo and vintage Frankenstein Monster image. Non-structured, soft comfortable weave. Adjustable buckle on back. Support the Monster Bash Conference and Monster Bash magazine and wear your hat proud!

Get yours in our Creepy Gear Department....and wear it to MONSTER BASH or for the Halloween season in your neighborhood. From your monstrous horror haberdashery, Creepy Classics.

 

 

Three Cheers For James Klock

A MONSTER BASH staffer, Thom Shubilla, sent this cool photo in. It's from an old school yearbook. That's James Klock and his prize-winning window painting. Now that kid was cool. I wonder where he is now. His ephemeral art lives on here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

The Monster Bash is Back & The Stars Will Shine THIS NEXT WEEK - October22-24!

MONSTER BASH returns to the Hilton Double Tree in Mars, PA this October! Wall-to-wall collectible vendors, film fest, great events and fun! Meet movie and TV stars, get autographs and have the best of times!

Appearing at MONSTER BASH: Victoria Vetri (WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH), Sharyn Moffett (THE BODY SNATCHER), Beverly Washburn (SPIDER BABY), Pamula Pierce (THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK). Veronica Carlson (DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE), John Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD)....plus Kris Yeaworth (THE BLOB), Jeremy Ambler (THE WALKING DEAD), Rick Catizone (CREEPSHOW), TV Horror Host "Son of Ghoul," Bill Diamond (MONSTER TV), David "The Rock" Nelson and TV Horror Host "Mr. Lobo" too!

Where classic monster movie fans from across the USA gather...MONSTER BASH!

Get your admission membership at the door: $20 a day or $50 for all three days!

 

 

New! Sought After FAMOUS MONSTERS Way...Back Issues

Here are a couple beloved issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND in stock and ready to be added to your collection:

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #32 - Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. One of the most sought after and beloved issues at the height of the magazine! In this issue: HORROR OF DRACULA, Aurora Model Contest, HIDEOUS SUN DEMON, more. Some cover wear and price on cover scratched out.

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND 1971 YEARBOOK - Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Inside this issue: Mixed Monsters, To Kill a Mocking Bat, Battle of the Frankensteins, Peter Cushing in THE SKULL, Lionel Atwill Story and more. Nice except slight shelf wear and minor back cover creases.

Head down the street to the Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand and peer inside the door in the back to the FAMOUS MONSTERS Department here at Creepy Classics...and grab them!

 

 

The World's Best Classic Horror Film Historians & Writers at MONSTER BASH

The gang's all here! These are the key writers and researchers of the films we love: Tom Weaver, Greg Mank and Frank Dello Stritto. All will be hosting various events ans talks at this month's MONSTER BASH FILM CONFERENCE!

Make your plans now to attend.

Get your admission membership at the door: $20 a day or $50 for all three days!

Get your lodging accommodations here.

 

 

New! RETRO FAN Magazine Showcases the Aurora Monsters

Here it is, in stock, and ready to ship to you:

RETRO FAN #17 - Magazine
The all glossy fan magazine of pop culture from the 1950s-1980s. Interviews and fun! In this issue: DARK SHADOWS' Lara Parker interviewed, The Aurora Monster Model Kits, The MAD MONSTER PARTY movie, Jawsmania and more. Don't miss a single issue...packed with the stuff we kids grew up with!

Score this and other back issues you may need to fill-in your collection from our RETRO FAN Department in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Re-Shocked! THE CREEPS Back Issues, Get 'em While You Can

These issues are back in stock, these CREEPS just walked in the door...along with almost every issue of THE CREEPS. THE CREEPS title is no longer publishing, so grab these soon to be very rare issues now:

THE CREEPS #7 - Magazine
Just like the old Creepy Magazine! A black and white comic magazine with color cover. Great horror stories with great artists like: Richard Corben, Jason Paulos, Peter Cacho and more. Cover by Basil Gogos. The ol' Creep is back hosting the mag!

THE CREEPS #13 - Magazine
Graveyard ghouls dance on the cover...super art by Richard Corben! A perfect tribute to the classic CREEPY black and white horror comic magazine. Warren original contributors are here: Corben, Nicola Cuti, Fred Ott and Don Glut. Plus more, more. Stories include Sea Monsters, Vampire Hunters, The Right Stiff, The Grave, Moldering Horror and more. Wow!

THE CREEPS #22 - Magazine
Here it is...THE CREEPS! Just like the old days of CREEPY and EERIE magazines. You'll love it! Great black and white horror comics. In this issue: Historic Horrors, Scares in the Wild West, A Crashed UFO, House of Oddities and a Mummy! Plus, a super creepy cool cover by Frank Frazetta!

THE CREEPS #29 - Magazine
The best in illustrated horror...the black and white comic magazine! Frank Frazetta cover! Inside: The Meteor People, The Ash Tree, Where Wolf?, Terror in Barzara, The Headless Horrors and more. Stories from Don Glut, Nicola Cuti, Lou Mougin and Artie Godwin. Great stories, great art.

THE CREEPS ANNUAL 2020 - Magazine
It's the spooktacular yearbook with the best of THE CREEPS! Great illustrated black and white horror comics. Stories with creatures in these pages: sea monsters, vampires, mummies, the Frankenstein monster, living gargoyles, zombies from the grave and more, more!

Get almost all the back issues now in our CREEPS Department in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Shatner In Space

STAR TREK and TWILIGHT ZONE star William Shatner will be going into the final frontier. This funny sent in by Theron Statler. Thanks for sharing Theron!

 

 

New! "Time To Bash" Monster Bash T-Shirts in Sizes SMALL-3X

Get ready for what looks to be the BIGGEST MONSTER BASH ever...this October 22-24, 2021 as everyone is coming back out to Bash! Here's the commemorative t-shirt for the back to the Bash show. Get yours now to attend in style:

TIME TO MONSTER BASH - Black T-Shirt
100% pre-shrunk comfortable cotton black shirt with quality screen image. The monsters are back in a retro image. "Classic Monster Fans Are Back!" Time to Monster Bash with the monsters. Image is large on the front of a black shirt. Men's sizings. Select size option.

You'll find these fresh shirts in our Shirts and Creepy Gear Department....right here at your home for MONSTER BASH, Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! It's Here on Blu-Ray, the Forgotten Universal Chiller...SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM

Now, here, physically in stock...the official Universal/Kino-Lorber Blu-Ray release of Universal's SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM (1933):

SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM (1933/Universal) - Blu-Ray
Stars Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart and Paul Lukas. Great Universal mystery chiller in a rambling old dark house. Lionel Atwill resides over the proceedings. A great chase seen through the house showcases some of the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN castle sets. Audio commentary, trailers.

Get it on Blu-Ray in our New Blu-Ray Department from Creepy Classics, for immediate shipping to your old, dark house!

It's also available on DVD, click here.

 

 

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE 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?

The ultimate classic monster movie magazine! 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!

 

 

Interview with BOGGY CREEK's Pamula Pierce

The new episode of the DIECAST podcast, that specializes in interviews with actors and actresses, features Pamula Pierce. You know Pamula from THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK. She acted in that and her father directed.

She'll be a guest of honor at MONSTER BASH this week on October 22-24, 2021. Learn more about her with Steve's interview and talk with her in person at MONSTER BASH!

Hear Steve Turek's interview with her now, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Coming Soon! It's MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #45

You won't want to miss out! It's MONSTER BASH #45 coming soon...the magazine of classic monsters:

MONSTER BASH #45
The classic monster magazine that loves and studies the movies we love! Fay Wray in a vintage article talks about what KING KONG means to her. There be a TEENAGE WEREWOLF lurking in these pages thanks to fright master Dennis Druktenis. Renfield exposed! It's Dwight Frye as madman Renfield in DRACULA (1931). Actress Beverly Washburn talks about her career in films and TV...and working with Lon Chaney, Jr. Behind-the-scenes of the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON movies, it's The Scrapbook of The Creature. Plus, from historian Tom Weaver, the TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN revealed in color photos. Let is not forget, your fan flashbacks of growing up with monster movies! Cover by Daniel Horne.

Coming soon here at Creepy Classics...stay tuned to this page (bookmark https://www.monsterbashnews.com). It will be available to subscribers and people ordering from this news page first!

Subscribe now, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

New! Rare Ad Mat from 1960, MGM's THE TIME MACHINE

What is this odd looking thing? Why it's a super rare ad mat distributed to theaters for newspaper ads. Thick wood-based mold. When held up to light, you can see the amazing detail. Most were used and destroyed as the lead that was poured into them would destroy them. Here's a super cool one available now, get it quick, these things go fast:

THE TIME MACHINE (1960) - 3x6 inch Original Ad Mat
A very rare original ad mat distributed to theaters to supply local newspapers. It's basically a wood-based hard paper mold that lead was poured into to produced newspaper ads. Almost all were destroyed. This is a rare unused one. Held to the light, the subtle detail is all revealed.

Get this in our Original Posters Department in the Original Ad Mats Section at Creepy Classics.

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

Above, a recent visit to Creepy Classics!

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

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