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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: A gruesome greeting from the infamous count in the Spanish version of 1931's DRACULA. This Spanish version is available as a bonus feature film on both the DRACULA (1931) DVD and Blu-Ray. Have you never taken the time to watch it? It's recommended...a lot of differences in style and feel. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction collectibles here at Creepy Classics.
Click HERE and start browsing the greatest store for classic horror and classic science fiction.
All the Noose That's Fit To Post
New! More Books...
DWIGHT FRYE'S LAST LAUGH (1st Edition Softcover) - Book
LON CHANEY JR. - HORROR FILM STAR - Library Binding Hardback
"V" IS FOR "VAMPIRE" - Softcover Autographed Book
PHANTOM'S ULTIMATE VIDEO GUIDE - Used Giant Softcover
VIDEO HOUND'S GOLDEN MOVIE RETRIEVER 1993 - Giant Book
Get them now in our Creepy Bookstore!
Now here...mini-monsters...articulated two-inch creeps from the classic Universal films. We have The Frankenstein Monster paired with Dr. Henry Frankenstein from FRANKENSTEIN (1931) and Count Dracula paired with Professor Van Helsing from DRACULA (1931). Get them for your desktop...great little guys, licensed from Universal. They come in blister packs with fold out backing.
Monster Bashin' Fan Art
It's a carnival theme from artist Strider Raven of North Carolina. Strider's done a nice mash-up of TWILIGHT ZONE, CARNIVAL OF SOULS, and other sideshow/carnival styled horrors! Thanks so much for sharing Strider.
MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY MARCH 2017
Hola amigos, and welcome to the latest exciting chapter of the Mexican Monster Party! A big Thank You to all the folks that have purchased my new book, Vampira and her Daughters (it's doing great right out of the gate)... and a big apology to those hostesses whom I've not yet sent copies! Soon come, mon, soon come.
Until we meet again, Adios and Vaya con Dios, mi compadres. Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky, and Cher.
Get this double, montrous feature on DVD right now, SANTO & BLUE DEMON VS. THE MONSTERS and SANTO & BLUE DEMON IN ATLANTIS at Creepy Classics. Check out the Mexican Monsters on DVD Department.
The New 2017 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE Video, CLICK BELOW:
Song by Jeff Schmich, Video by Kevin Slick.
Find out more about the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE, CLICK HERE!
Order your 3-Day Membership Passes Discounted now, CLICK HERE.
Still a few vendor tables left, hurry! CLICK HERE.
Want more videos from the past Monster Bash's, why you got it! Here they are compliments of Kevin Slick:
Pictured above: Dee Denning (Evelyn Ankers and Richard Dennings daughter), Paisley Adams, Tod Spidle as The Monster and William Smith at MONSTER BASH.
Happy Birthday William Smith
A super nice Monster Bash guest in 2004 was William Smith. His first film appearance was in GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942).
Born March 24th, 1933, he is now 84 years old. We all send our warmest wishes for a Big Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday William Smith!
Welcome to The Mummy & The Monkey
One of the most entertaining vendors that are new to MONSTER BASH is "The Mummy and the Monkey." They are TV horror hosts with a great, nutty sensibility and have cool retro monster merchandise too! See them at Bash this June.
See thier website. And they'll see YOU at MONSTER BASH, June 23-25, 2017.
Birthday Remembered...Ken Tobey, Monster Fighter
This in from Scott Goettel, Monster Bash Celebrity Birthday Reporter:
It's the birthday of one of our favorite actors, Kenneth Tobey...born March 23rd, 1917, and passed away on December 22nd, 2002.
His acting career was so versatile and covered such a wide variety of more than just monster movies, but we Monster Bashers are especially thrilled with his films like THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE VAMPIRE, and various TV series such as SCIENCE FICTION THEATER, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, NIGHT GALLERY, a 1986 episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and so much more.
March 23rd would have been his 100th birthday, so, a Big Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday to Kenneth Tobey!
Ken Tobey did a phone Q&A Session with us at MONSTER BASH 2002, as he had just suffered a stroke and couldn't make it in person. A real trooper. -Ron
Hammer Starlet Suzanna Leigh Needs Your Help
Thanks to Dan Weber for letting me know about this....regarding Monster Bash Guest alumni Suzanna Leigh:
Hollywood Actress and British film star Suzanna Leigh is fighting for her life!
Suzanna was diagnosed with 'stage-four' liver cancer in September, 2016. This news has been devastating to her only daughter Natalia Leigh and to close friends and loved ones. Suzanna has been under the medical care of Dr. Elda Baigabatov at Celebrity Medical Center in Winter Garden, FL where she lives. She has been receiving a non-toxic form of chemo - a strict regime, weekly to FIGHT her cancer. We are now five months into her treatment and it's been highly recommended for her to go too 'Oasis of Hope' medical facitlity in Mexico where she would take her treatment to the next level. She would be admitted and get 3-6 weeks of around the clock, 24 hour cancer treatment care. THIS IS URGENT that we take this next step in her fight to overcome this disease. She is such a fighter! But without your help and generosity, we financially would not be able to pursue this option and continue this form of healing and treatment. It's recommended no later than April/May for her to be admitted based on her recent MRI contrast scan (2-10th-17).
Two Noteworthy Genre Artists Pass
This note in from Monster Basher Michael Lederman (thank you for the information, Michael):
The Internet is reporting that director Robert Day passed away March 17, in U.K. He was the director of "Corridors Of Blood", produced by Richard Gordon , which starred Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee, as well as the 1965 Hammer version of "She", which starred Ursula Andress, Lee, and Peter Cushing. He also directed other feature films as well as many TV commercials. He was 94.
Valerie Gaunt also has left us on last Nov 27th. She played "Justine", the maid in "Curse Of Frankenstein", who was having an affair with Victor Frankenstein ( Cushing), and threatened to blackmail him after she became pregnant. However, she was locked into a room with Chris Lee, who played the "creature/monster," who killed her off screen, much to Victor's relief (he was engaged to marry Elizabeth (Hazel Court). Perhaps she is better remembered as the defiant vampire woman who dared asserted herself against Chris Lee's Count in the library scene in "Horror Of Dracula." Later she was staked thru the heart by Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen). Moments later, we see she had reverted to her true age and an unknown elderly woman double was used for this effect. During the fight scene in the library, viewers should notice that she is wearing high heeled red shoes, which was not worn by women during the year 1885! Amazing that she did not break her ankles or legs, as she was pretty roughed up, and flung to the floor. She made one or two more films and TV appearances and did a play on stage , directed by Martin Landau, of all people, according to the Internet. She was 84.
A gentle reminder--please post birthday greetings for Zach Zito, last year's Forry award winner.
All the best,
---Hi Michael, I believe we did have a few photos up and Zach's birthday mentioned a few weeks back. But he is not to be missed! One of the nicest guys in our Monster World. What a talent too! Don't miss him perform classic ghost stories in some live theater at MONSTER BASH, along with Yvonne Monlaur (from BRIDES OF DRACULA!).
Eerie Painting By Artist, Robert Townshend
Check this out. What a great capture of an eerie atmosphere as the Martians devastate from the film THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953). Rob, this is truly a great painting! Thanks for sharing with all the Monster Kids from around the world.
Look! New! Beautiful Poster & Lobby Card Reproductions
Just added here in the crypt at Creepy Classics, new Poster and theatrical Lobby Card Reproductions. New and in shock stock: THE PENALTY (1920) starring Lon Chaney, THE SOUL OF A MONSTER (1944), THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1959), THE LOST WORLD (1925) and more! Check out all the new poster reproductions that are on card stock and inserted in crystal clear acrylic slip sleeves for protection.
You can see them all in our Posters & Lobby Card Reproductions Department here at Creepy Classics. They're the perfect "art" compliment to your office, cubical, movie room or "monster collection" room.
The Latest MONSTER BASH Magazine: The Monster Bash Zacherley Special!
The TV horror host that was know nationwide, Zacherley is gone, but not forgotten.
His legacy, his humor, the Monster Kid merchandising will live on. It's all here in a loving tribute....MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Special #3. Contributions from Tom Weaver, George Chastain, Rich Scrivani and fans just like you! An amazing packed issue with behind-the-scenes photos of Zacherley and your favorite movie monsters. A trip to Zacherley's memorial service with Tom Weaver. Plus, the latest blu-ray and DVD reviews, your letters, the Gruesome Gallery, Famous Falling Stars and so much more in this packed special edition of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.
What? You Don't Have It In YOUR Collection Yet? Hurry, Get Yours Ordered Today!
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Don't Get Choked Up...MONSTER BASH June 2017 is Coming
We'd like to thank artist David Hardy for sending this photo as he got choked up thinking about the wait till this summer's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. Don't worry, David, it's happening again. The great classic monster fest will get a grip on you again June 23-25, 2017 in Mars, PA. The details are written in "Mummy Mold" at www.monsterbash.us. -Ron
All The Cool Monsters Have a MONSTER BASH Hat
Re-stocked and re-shocked with MONSTER BASH ball caps here.
Photo by Malcom Gittins.
Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!
Do you have all of these?
...and these Special Editions?
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!
John Sargent....Super Art
Also wanted to mention I also am a write in candidate for the Linda Miller Fan Artist Rondo Award (category 26) if anyone is interested in supporting a weary art teacher. Thanks-John
Thanks for sharing, John!
Producer Jack Harris Passes Away
Thanks to Eileen Wolfberg for letting us know, sad news as it is. Jack Harris passed away at age 98. He brought to screens around the world: THE BLOB, DINOSAURUS, THE 4-D MAN, EQUINOX, THE LEGEND OF HILLBILLY JOHN, BEWARE - THE BLOB and many more. He kept the Monster Boom Generation happy for decades.
Here's the link that Eileen supplied that has more details:
Where's Ron Been For A Couple of Days
Well, I may not have been posting much over the past few days, but it doesn't mean I haven't been pounding away at monster stuff for 14 hours a day. As you can see, my desk is a perpetual array of papers, photos, articles, and diet sodas. I've been scanning, Photoshopping, editing and arranging layout instruction for my buddy Ted Bohus. Ted's dropping the mag into In-Design as I keep feeding him splash pages and notes. What will all this result in.....? Why, MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29, of course! Coming soon:
Here's a peek at just one of the splash pages that will be in this issue:
...just the tip of the iceberg of MONSTER BASH #29 that will thaw out for this spring!
MONSTER BASH Movie Conference 20th Year Anniversary
NOTE: The current discount on 3-Day Membership Admission is now $10 off per membership for a limited time only!
Membership Passes For MONSTER BASH 2017: Click Here!
The Greatest Classic Monster Movie Festival on the Planet
June 23-25, 2017....Mars, PA
Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:
Double Tree (724) 776-6900
Or, at a special MONSTER BASH Reservation site:
***Word is the host hotel is sold out, you can try though, to see if anyone might have cancelled. But here are great alternatives --- all close, within a mile!
Super 8 (724) 776-9700
Comfort Inn (724) 772-2700
Within A Mile:
Candlewood Suites (724) 591-8666
Red Roof Inn (724) 776-5670
Hampton Inn (724) 776-1000
Fairfield Inn (724) 772-0600
Marriott (724) 772-3700
Need Membership Passes for MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!
Need a Vendor Space for MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!
New! Restored LOST WORLD & More DVDs
Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics, a load of new DVDs of interest to all of us Monster Generation Kids! Here are the details on the new additions here that you'll find in our New DVD Department at Creepy Classics.
THE LOST WORLD (1925/Flicker Alley Special Edition) - DVD
FREAK FEST (5 Movie Set) - DVD
THE LONE RANGER (1949-1950s) - DVD Collection
THE MANY FACES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Collection) - DVD Set
SHERLOCK HOLMES' FATAL HOUR (1931) - DVD
STRANGE AND UNUSUAL PUPPETS OF THE PAST (1930s-50s) - DVD
TOY COMMERCIALS OF THE 50s & 60s - DVD
WHEN THE A-BOMB FALLS (1953-1978) - DVD
Jo Morrow Returns To MONSTER BASH in June
The wonderful Jo Morrow is back at MONSTER BASH! Starlet of 13 GHOSTS (1960), THE THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER, DOCTOR DEATH, GIDGET and on TV's LARAMIE, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, PERRY MASON, 77 SUNSET STRIP, SURFSIDE 6 and more! See here at this June's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE where classic monster fans and professionals meet!
Welcome Back, TV's Mr. Lobo
He's back, it's Mr. Lobo and Dixie! The horror host and his assistant that has taken the Internet and broadcast TV by the throat. Super fun and knowledegable, meet Mr, Lobo at MONSTER BASH this June.
Fan Art From the Black Lagoon
Thanks to artist Audrey Funk for sharing this nice piece above. True love in the Lagoon!
Details On The MONSTER BASH Octoberfest Show Are Here....
MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST MOVIE MARATHON - The Canton Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio. October 13-14, 2017. Our October show at one of the most AMAZING, glamorous movie palaces in this country - The Historic Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio.
Get advance tickets now: CLICK HERE.
The entire Universal FRANKENSTEIN Film Series on the BIG SCREEN in a real MOVIE PALACE!
Vendors and shopping on breaks and intermissions. Special guest TV's Son of Ghoul horror movie host.
Friday: Doors open at 3PM. FRANKENSTEIN (1931), BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935), SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939), GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942).
Saturday: Door open at noon. FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943), HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944), HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948).
The Classic Monster Experience of a Lifetime.
We will be screening a marathon of classic horror on one of the biggest screens in the state of Ohio. The massive theatre seats about 1600 with a beautiful balcony. A big mezzanine area will feature the best of Monster Bash vendors. Creepy Classics (Monster Bash Headquarters) will fill the lobby with props and thousands of classic monster DVDs, Blu-Rays, Collectibles, T-Shirts, Monster Magazines and more.
Make your plans now! Here's a list of the Canton Hotels:
Call with any question: (724) 238-4317
Limited Vendors, call for your space now.
New and In Stock! Hitchcock's LIFEBOAT on Blu-Ray
It's here and ready to ship...LIFEBOAT (1944) on Blu-Ray with commentary by Tim Lucas.
Alfred Hitchcock directed this classic. Stars Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, John Hodiak, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Henry Hull and Canada Lee. A ship is sunk by a Nazi sub and survivors end up on a lifeboat together...and the Nazi Captain that torpedoed their ship. Intense suspense. Extras!
It's Coming THIS next June 23-25, 2017!
MONSTER BASH 20th YEAR FEST
The biggest gathering of Classic Monster Movie fans on the planet. It's the 20th year anniversary festival - MONSTER BASH!
Admission memberships at a discount now only for brief time, CLICK HERE.
Guests of honor include the last living classic Universal Monster, Ricou Browning (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON), Gary Conway (I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN), Gary Clarke (Teenage Werewolf in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER) Larry Storch (F-TROOP, GHOST BUSTERS), Terry Moore (MIGHTY JOE YOUNG), CORTLANDT HULL (Nephew of the WEREWOLF OF LONDON), Bert I. Gordon (director of THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, EARTH VS. THE SPIDER, THE CYCLOPS, FANTASTIC PUPPET PEOPLE), Yvonne Monlaur (Hammer's THE BRIDES OF DRACULA), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), and John Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and many, many more.
.....All those guests, and....keep scrolling....
An almost non-stop film festival, rare movies, talks with the guests, special documentaries, crazy fun monster events, the Tom Weaver hosted Brain Twister Movie Quiz live, prizes and so much more.
Shopping? We've got shopping that will make your eyes pop out of your head (like a "Big Daddy" Roth drawing). 200 vendor tables...it's like looking at an indoor football field full of the classic horror and science fiction collectibles, Blu-Rays, magazines, t-shirts, vintage toys, monster models that you've been looking for!
Don't scare miss it! Get your admission now!
You'll meet monsters...
All the details are here -- CLICK AND SEE!
Scaring Kids During A Viewing of HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
Friend of Creepy Classics and Monster Bash, the creative and nutty Brian Nichols shared this video with me, that I thought needed to be appreciated by other Monster Kids (like you and me). Here's what Brian said:
...Created back in 2012. It's only 90 seconds. My youngest daughter used to like showing House on Haunted Hill to her friends whenever she had a sleepover. She'd give me the nod, letting me know to pop in during "the scene". The poor girl who was spending the night ended up falling off the bed when I barged in! She got a good laugh out of it, though. Turn your sound up!
Brian Nichols...a true Monster Kid from the Monster Boom Generation.
Monster Bash Octoberfest Location
The above photo was submitted by Jay Spencer of THE PALACE THEATRE in Canton, Ohio.....the home for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST. We will be screening the entire restored FRANKENSTEIN series from Universal Studios there this October.
You can pre-register now, CLICK HERE!
Don't Miss Out! Get Your Subscription To MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Now!
Spooky Spring Issue with writers Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Greg Mank and maybe YOU, coming soon...
Above is the cover for our very next issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE (#29!). It features Vincent Price (as The Invisible Man) and Nan Grey...the stunning painting by Daniel Horne.
Get your subscription now that will start with the Spring issue #29.....CLICK HERE.
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.