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Wednesday November 26 - Thanksgiving November 27, 2014
TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Henry Frankenstein's bagged the turkey....he's bringing it back for parts at the Thanksgiving table! The monster wants the neck.
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It's the beginning of the holiday season and my mind drifts back to Thanksgivings from the past. Relish trays, olives and that aroma from the kitchen. Of, course, it's KING KONG that is branded to those feelings inside me. Well, it's time to go back (no George Pal Time Machine needed) in thought...
Thanksgivings were magic for me back in the late sixties and early seventies. We lived in State College, PA from 1968 on. (I moved to the Pittsburgh area in the early 1980s). We had early cable in 1968. It was Centre Video. If we didn't have cable, we only got three channels..Altoona, Johnstown (fuzzy),and three (University Park PBS). Channel 16 from Scranton came in, fuzzy, with a lot of rabbit ear antenna struggling.
But, with cable...we got eight channels! Imagine that - eight channels to choose from. And, believe it or not, there was more choices I liked to watch then, than with 200 channels today. It was all because of three New York City stations (technically one was Secaucus, New Jersey): WNEW 5, WOR 9, and WPIX 11. Wow....independents that played an almost non-stop rush of movies from the 1930s-1950s.
On Thanksgiving, Channel 9 started a tradition that would carry on for over a decade. KING KONG on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, I think there were a few Thanksgivings that KONG played multiple, multiple times during the day. MIGHTY JOE YOUNG would be in the mix as well. And, in between things, I'd flip over to Channel 11 for the Thanksgiving showing of MARCH OFTHE WOODEN SOLDIERS! Laurel and Hardy meeting up with those maniamals - The Bogeymen. Hideous man-beasts that lived in caverns below the earth.
Above: KING KONG, SON OF MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and one of the "Bogeymen" from MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS.
So, it is with joy, I can feel Thanksgiving with KING KONG (1933), MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949), and MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS on TV. All this while, the aroma of baking turkey came from the kitchen. The house, overly warm from the oven being on since the wee hours of the morning. And that smell of sage meant stuffing (my favorite) was to be had by all too!
During commercial breaks, I would slip out to the kitchen and snitch a green olive and a piece of celery. Sugar cookies had been baked by my mom and my sister.
The meal and family are together and Carl Denham has captured the biggest gorilla ever. Stan and Ollie have beaten the Bogeymen and the evil Barnaby. Joe Young was climbing a tree and saving a little girl from a burning orphanage. It's all the 8th Wonder of the World.
It's KING KONG, it's Thanksgiving.
I'll be watching all of those films, and now in 2014, cooking the turkey and making the stuffing with my wife and daughter. And my daughter will also know that Thanksgiving and KING KONG are inseparable.
This Thanksgiving, I get to be the one cooking for my mom and dad and sister....and Kong will not be far away. There, on the horizon....Skull Island.
New! Model Kits For The Holidays
Plus, Munster Models Back In Shock Stock!
This is what the Monster Kid on your list wants....even if he's fifty years old....monster models for Christmas.
Newly released, we have stock on the glow-in-the-dark "Frightning Lightning" version of the GORGO model kit, the Adam West BATMAN and the glow version of THE GHOST OF CASTEL-MARE!
Plus, we've loaded up stock on all the creepy cool Munsters model kits: HERMAN MUNSTER, GRANDPA MUNSTER, THE MUNSTERS LIVING ROOM and the MUNSTERS HOUSE....is in the house:
Get all of the above and so much more....see the super selection in our "Models and Action Figures Department" here at Creepy Classics - www.creepyclassics.com.
News! Creepy Classics Must Pick Up The Slack
BLACK FRIDAY will be BLACK FREEDAY
Just a heads up, that onl Black Friday THIS week, we will be doing one of the most unique Black Friday Sales ever, not really sales in the sense that your used to. We will be giving stuff away!
We just moved and there's just too much to put away, so whatever we can grab, we'll be doing a different free gift or gift pack every hour beginning at 6AM EST on Black Friday and going till 5PM....then it will continue through the weekend....starting again on Saturday at 6AM-3PM EST nd Sunday 6AM-3PM....more details right here on this page - STAY TUNED.....bookmark it and check back hourly beginning this Friday!
New! The Universal Vault Flies Wide Open
A load of titles are pouring out on the Universal Vault Series label. A handful never on DVD before like THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (1935), SUPERNATURAL (1933), JUNGLE WOMAN (1944/Ape Woman Series), THE SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM (1934) and more.
Also available as solo stand-alone DVDs now: HORROR ISLAND (1941), MAN MADE MONSTER (1940), CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943), NIGHT MONSTER (1942), THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957), THE BLACK CAT (1941 version), THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956) and more!
See them all in our Complete DVD Catalog now at www.creepyclassics.com.
Or, call (724) 238-4317 with your order, using credit card, right now!
New! The Deadly Mantis Goes Solo!
THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957) has only been available on a set from Universal...but now, it's a stand along DVD direct from Universal Studios! THE DEADLY MANTIS is one of the very best "Big Bug Movies." I remember wating it cross-legged on the floor back in the late 1960s....and my dad telling me that it was a good one...."he was right!!!!"
It's now on DVD, in shock stock, here at Creepy Classics!
New! New and Used DVDs In Stock
Check out the beginning of an avalanche of used and new DVDs dropping into the cold, clammy crypt at Creepy Classics! In this batch, you'll find the new DVDs: GUMBY - GUMBASIA and PLANETARY GIANTS (the 1965 Mexican Sci-Fi spectacular). In Used DVDs, one copy each of the following: CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER, SHERLOCK HOLMES - WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE COLLECTION, HELLZAPOPPIN', HIGH VOLTAGE, CHILLING CLASSICS box set, the GAMERA - WAR OF THE MONSTERS COLLECTION and more! Get them before they're gone!
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The Complete Universal Legacy Collection
Were you collecting the green "Legacy Sets" from Universal. Maybe you didn't get all the ones you wanted before they went out of print? Maybe they've gotton beat up or scratched sine they were double sided discs? Well, now you can get the complete Legacy collection in one BIG box. Al single sided quality DVDs of the monsterpieces that made Universal Studios!
A collection of all 30 Universal Classic Monster films from 1931 – 1956 with a 48-Page collectible Book and hours of bonus features including Behind the Scenes Documentaries, the 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula, Featurettes of Boris Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce, 13 Expert Feature Commentaries, Archival Footage, Production Photographs, Theatrical Trailers and much more!
Full length classic features:
It's in shock stock and would make a great gift this holiday season for any Universal Monsters fan!
Get it in our Complete DVD Catalog Department at Creepy Classics...it's under the "U's" for "Universal."
New! Three DVDs in Shock Stock Now
Here are the latest DVDs to hit the crypt here at Creepy Classics...ready to ship to your door!
REVENGE OF THE VENUS FLYTRAP (1970)/IN THE YEAR 2889 (1967) - DVD
THE SHADOW (1933) - DVD
HAMMER FILMS (Documentary) - DVD
Get them in our New DVD Department right now at Creepy Classics!
New! Universal Releases SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM
One of the more sought after hidden titles that Universal jas been sitting on for years. It never saw an office DVD, or even video release and now, it's here. Right from the Universal Studio vaults. Get it in our Complete DVD Catalog, here at Creepy Classics.
New! Little Shoppe of Horrors #33
Now in shock stock, the latest issue of the glossy, premiere Hammer Horror magazine - LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #33. Get yours right now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand, here at....Creepy Classics, where else?! CLICK HERE and go, go, go!
New! Knocking 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.
Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015
3-Day Memberships 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!
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Get ready to Bash again in June....click the icon below:
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)
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.