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Friday August 29 - Monday September 1, 2014
TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Another nightmarish vision from the movie THE SHIP OF MONSTERS (1960). This Mexican far-out horror, sci-fi is now available on factory DVD. A beautiful crystal clear print of this psychotronic masterpiece that features big-brained aliens, vampire women, talking skeletons, cyclops ogres and, yes, a singing cowboy. Get it in our Mexican Monstes Department right now, here at Creepy Classics. Click HERE and start browsing the greatest store for classic horror and science fiction.
All the Noose That's Fit To Post
New! Rare Movie Titles on DVD
Now in full, explosive shock stock, the following on factory sealed DVD: HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961 starring Christopher Lee as the Netherworld vampiric king), VARAN - THE UNBELIEVABLE (1962, the English language version!), A NIGHT OF TERROR (1937, Basil Rathbone as a maniac who goes more bats than Renfield), INNER SANCTUM (1948, chilling, suspense in a small town), MURDER AT MIDNIGHT (1931, really good early "old dark, spooky house" film), EVIL MIND (THE CLAIRVOYANT, 1933 with Claude Rains and Fay Wray), GHOST PARADE (1931, comedy, old dark house short), THE ISLAND MONSTER (1957, Boris Karloff crime movie)....
See them all in our New DVD Department right now at Creepy Classics.
MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST At PA Welcome Center
Thanks to Basher Brenda McNeal, the Pennsylvania Welcome Center has MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST proudly displayed!
August 29 Marks A Birthday
Bashin's birthday reporter Scott Goettel filed this report:
The birthday for August 29th is for actor George Macready, born 8/29/1899. His first film role was as a school teacher in the 1942 film "Commandos Strike at Dawn". His roles spannned so many different genres, like the film noir classic "Gilda" starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth, "The Detective Story" and "Paths of Glory" both starring Kirk Douglas.
These DVDs and Blu-Rays will be in stock, discounted on, or before the release date....here at Creepy Classics!
UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE COMPLETE 30 FILM COLLECTION - DVD 9/2/2014
THE INNOCENTS (1961 with MONSTER BASH guest Martin Stephens) - Blu-Ray 9/23/14
BLACK SABBATH/BLACK SUNDAY (U.S. Versions) - Blu-Ray and DVD 10/7/2014
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) This blu-ray has a strange history. It was released about a year ago, was on the market for a few months, then pulled....no longer available. Now it's back with a re-release for the Halloween season - Blu-Ray 10/14/2014
CAULDRON OF BLOOD (also known as: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF) Stars Boris Karloff. - DVD & Blu-Ray 10/14/2014
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 10/21/14
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1964) - Blu-Ray and DVD 10/28/2014
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!
New! Get Your Own Autograph from the Black Lagoon
Two photos have just been added to our Creepy Autpgraph Depatment. They feature the last living classic Universal Monster actor, Ricou Browning as the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Ricou signed these pictures at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE in June of 2014. Ricou was the underwater Gill-Man in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US. Get your very own autographed 8X10 photo right now in our Creepy Autograph Department at Creepy Classics.
Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015
Membership for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now available for $30 each (That's $20 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.
Autumn, the Halloween season, the Monster Bash Octoberfest and MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #23 are all just around our creepy corner! Very exciting stuff. I love this time of year. Thanks to Ted McKosky for doing the image above for us.
Stay tuned and browse Creepy Classics while you're waiting!
Great DVD Box Sets!
In shock stock, we have these two sets with weeks worth of great viewing! The 15 HICHCOCK FILMS box set features the films he made in England with the great Hitchcock flare grounded in creepy English countryside tales and London based intrigue. The RAY BRADBURY THEATER box set sports five DVDs packed with 65 episodes from his TV show. Man of his wonderful and weird horror short stories were captured on film with an array of great actors. More:
15 HITCHCOCK FILMS (The British Films Collection) - Box DVD Set
A handsome package of the 15 early films of Alfred Hitchcock shot in England. Beautiful landscapes, atmosphere, acting and the already intact Hitchcock twists. Includes: LADY VANISHES, JAMAICA INN, 39 STEPS, MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, MURDER, BLACKMAIL, SECRET AGENT, SABOTAGE, NUMBER 17, YOUNG AND INNOCENT, JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, THE SKIN GAME, RICH AND STRANGE, THE FARMER'S WIFE, THE MANXMAN. Top actors include: Charles Laughton, Peter Lorre, Michael Redgrave, Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll, Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, John Gielgud and more!
RAY BRADBURY THEATER (1980s Complete Series) - 5 DVD Set
The complete RAY BRADBURY THEATER. 65 short stories over 5 DVDs. Creepy, weird, wonderful and always thoughtful, the great stories produced in the 1980s. Ray Bradbury hosts. Stars include: Drew Barrymore, William Shatner, Jeff Goldblum, Peter O'Toole, John Saxon and many, many more.
Find them in our Complete DVD Catalog on-line at Creepy Classics. Note that the new Alfred Hitchck set is filed under "F" for FIFTEEN HITCHCOCK FILMS.
Bowery Boys Final DVD Set Here In Days...
At Last, The Pinochle of Their Endeavors! Pardon the malaprop, but it’s time to celebrate in the style of Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney (Leo Gorcey) because with this fourth and final volume the entire record-breaking run of The Bowery Boys films are available at last. To sweeten the pot, this 4-Disc, 12 movie collection offers a sweeping perspective on the series, running the gamut from Mr. Hex, a film that dates to the series’ inaugural year to In The Money, the very last. So come have an ice cream soda at Louie’s and revisit the whole gang, from start to finish. Hat’s off to Slip, Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict), Chuck (David Gorcey), Gabe (Gabriel Dell), Butch (Bennie Bartlett, Buddy Gorman), Junior (Gil Stratton, Jr.), Duke (Stanley Clements) and Louie (Bernard Gorcey), too ‘natch! Special Bowery Bonus: Discs 1 and 2 contain trailer galleries (in the correct aspect ratios) - the lion's share unseen in decades! 24 smash trailers in all!
These films have been remastered from the best available elements. Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.
We will have this set available at Creepy Classics in just a few days. -Ron
The 1925 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Set......Set For Demoliion?
This just in from Richard Gifford:
Hey man---I know this is something you are gonna wanna sign. Maybe put the word out to folks who buy from the site and get them to sign as well.
Richard Gifford (Anton Phibes)
Birthday of Actor Jim Davis!
This in from Bash Birthday Reporter Scott Goettel....
Second MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE This Year!
MONSTER BASH: A HAMMER HALLOWEEN!
October 10-12, 2014
After many requests for more MONSTER BASH days in a year and speaking with many people that want to come, but can't make it in June … it's a second full-size giant MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE OCTOBERFEST at the Four Points Pittsburgh North this October 10-12!
Vendor tables available now! CLICK HERE.
We'll be commandeering the entire huge hotel! A huge event room theater for films and guest talks, an eye-popping massive ballroom of vendors from across the nation, and guest movie and TV stars.
Already joining us:
Caroline Munro from DRACULA A.D. 1972, CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN and more.
Suzanna Leigh from Hammer's THE LOST CONTINENT, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, SON OF DRACULA (1974, with Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr and directed by Hammer's Freddie Francis), THE DEADLY BEES, TV's JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN, George Pal's TOM THUMB, PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE (with Elvis Presley) and more!
Veronica Carlson from FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, THE GHOUL, THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN and more!
Yvonne Monlaur from THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, CIRCUS OF HORRORS, THE TERROR OF THE TONGS. EDGAR WALLACE MYSTERY THEATE and more!
Victoria Price, Vincent Price's daughter! Above standing with a display from Cortlandt Hull's THE WITCH'S DUNGEON.
Retro TV: Larry Storch of F-TROOP, THE GHOST BUSTERS and more!
Martin Stephens with credits including Hammer's THE WITCHES (with Joan Fontaine) and his iconic genre films: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. THE INNOCENTS and THE HELLFIRE CLUB. Martin's appearance is co-sponsored by Mark & Theron Statler and Creepy Classics.
Bill Diamond producer of MONSTER TV and he'll be talking about his new project with Ron Chaney - the remake of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT!
… and - the greatest make-up departments for classic monsters at any convention:
John Taterelli, Jr.and Ron Chamberlain returns to create monsters to roam the halls of Bash!
Plus, many more!
A Hammer Halloween Celebration!
Get 3-Day VIP memberships for MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2014 at a $20 discount right now! CLICK HERE and get ready to BASH in the Halloween Season when the leaves are in in full color and the autumn moon is full and bright. (Wolfbane not included).
Don't miss out! Get your membership for a HAMMER HALLOWEEN - MONSTER BASH right now for a $10 discount:
UPDATED! MONSTER BASH Trailer for Octoberfest!
More Details? CLICK HERE for the MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST site which is growing like a radioactive Creepy Crawler …
A Hammer Halloween Is Coming!
It's MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST October 10-12, 2014
There will be a slight chill in the air, the leaves will be burning with color everywhere in the hills of western, PA and the Four Points Pittsburgh North will open it's doors and let the Halloween Season begin! Hammer and classic monsters will be roaming the halls....vendors with classic monster merchandise will descend from every corner of the netherworld and some of the most beloved Hammer Horror stars will shine and sign (autographs) at MONSTER BASH's HAMMER HALLOWEEN, PLUS VINCENT PRICE CELEBRATION, LARRY STORCH from the original GHOST BUSTERS & F-TROOP & ALL YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC MONSTERS!
OVER 200 VENDOR TABLES!
Don't miss out on that Halloween feeling all wrapped up in a giant MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.
CLICK HERE NOW for discount membership admission and all the details.
Make-Up To Break-Up in Monster Fashion
Here are some cool photos you may, or may not, have seen before. Boris Karloff with Jack Pierce and crew in make-up sessions at Universal. I want to thank Dave MacDonald for sharing these. Here are a few more:
New! John Russo Autographs
John was screenwriter and played the "Tire Iron Zombie" in the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. There are a few 8X10 autographed photos by John, here at Creepy Classics right now. These were signed at this past summer's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE in Pittsburgh. If you can;t travel to MONSTER BASH, here's your chance to get an official autograph! Go to our Creepy Autographs Department right now.
New! MONSTER MADNESS on DVD
Documentary on the 1920s-1940s classic horror films with interviews and information on the studios that cracked out the greatest horror movies of all time. Produced by the Midnight Marquee group with interview from Forrest J Ackerman, Christopher Lee, historian Greg Mank and more.
Get it right now in our New DVD & Blu-Ray Department....here at Creepy Classics! It's in shock stock and ready to ship right to your door.
Happy Birthday Cecil Kellaway
...and Michael Rennie Too!
Shout Out For Michael Landon
Hello Ron.. see you are busy w/Hammer Halloween.. thanks for printing the birthdays of the great classic actors...glad to see that Debra Paget, Pat Priest and Don Keefer are still with us; and may Joan Taylor, and Grant Williams RIP.
(And, thanks to our man on the birthday beat - Scott Goettel! - ed.)
Although us monstakids all have our faves, I guess one that I am particularly fond of us, Micheal Landon's "I Was A TeenAge Werewolf (1957). He really turns in a sensitive performance as a troubled young man who is 'exploited' by B Man Whit Bissell. The makeup and transformation scenes were pretty good for the time,and some genuinely scary moments. Besides Bissell, It also has our familiar faves, Malcolm Atterbury, Louise Lewis, Barney Phillips, and Monster Bash attendee Kenny Miller, singing 'Eenny Menny Minny Moe'. I always thought this movie would make a great double-feature paired with'The Blood of Dracula' with Sandra Harrison and Louise Lewis and of course Thomas B.Henry.
Great classics both...regards, J50smonstakid(: in the wilds of Arizona
New! Monster Masterpieces
Four new cars are available from the trading card series MONSTER MASTERPIECES by Scott Jackson. These include three set cards and a promo card. High gloss 4X6 cards with great info and pics on the back. See these and the first series in our Trading Cards Department here at Creepy Classics. Collect them all. The neighborhood kids don't know about these new ones yet!
This great photo submitted by Ed Watson and family. The MONSTER BASH beach balls were given out free at this past June's MONSTER BASH (hundreds of them!).
Glad to see they're in use. Wonderful photo, Ed.
Get geared for this October's MONSTER BASH now!
....and this just in from Paul Speidel as the beach balls make an appearance in Winipeg, Canada too:
New! Judith O'Dea Autographed Photos
Now in creepy shock stock! Actress Judith O'Dea photos from the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, autographed by Judith. Many of these are candid, behind-the-scenes photos and rarely seen publicity stills. Judith was a guest at the summer MONSTER BASH in June. These were signed for Creepy Classics/Monster Bash and are available now here at Creepy Classics!
If you missed the summer MONSTER BASH, now's a chance to still get an autographed photo from Judith O'Dea. And....don't dare miss the next MONSTER BASH coming this October....a Halloween Season MONSTER BASH gathering fans of classic horror and sci-fi movies from across the nation. Find out about the October BASH - CLICK HERE.
While on the way home from Knoebels Grove Amusement Park in Elysburg PA (Which has an amazing Haunted House and Haunted Mine ride) I stopped at a small cemetery named Hooded Cemetery in Catawissa PA. The Hooded Cemetery happens to have the only two graves in the United States with cages over them!
According to the legend is that the two girls, who died in their early 20s around the same time in 1852, were thought to be vampires or werewolves. The cages would have been common place in Victorian England to keep out medical college grave robbers- but not in rural PA! However the more practical theories are that the modest family had a wealthy relative that funded the elaborate grave or there was an iron worker in the family or neighborhood that made the grave.
Personally, I like the vampire theory so we'll stick with that one! In my last picture it looks like someone has been trying to get out!
And, I forgot my wolfbane!
Above: Images from Knoebel's Haunted House ride.
Great photos, Thom and really interesting. Even if no wolvesbane, you hopefully had a cross and some holy water. Love old graveyards and some interesting ones here in New England, especially in the smaller towns. Interesting designs and some that are so old,the stones are all but clear of names.
Personally, I'll take the haunted house over the Phoenix or the other roller coasters!
A nice thank you card came in the mail here. It was a thank you for the fun time had at MONSTER BASH in June. The card came from a young girl named Sophie and it had this great drawing of The Grim Reaper on it. I guess she ran into the Pateient Creatures' "Grim" at MONSTER BASH! Anyway it was a very nice card and super hand-drawn picture. So, thank YOU, Sophie for attending MONSTER BASH.
Another BASH coming soon: www.monsterbash.us
MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY
By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky, and Cher.
Get the factory DVD in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics!
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.