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Last Weekend To Get Discounted MONSTER BASH Membership Admission

Get Ready To MONSTER BASH in just days!

All the fun of the classic monster movie conference is gearing up to happen again in July 8-10,'s MONSTER BASH! Entertainment, shopping, guest movie and TV stars!

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Note: The programming schedule is now posted! It's at:



Want To Get A Hotel Room NOW For Next Year's MONSTER BASH 2017?

You can now by calling:


Or, at a special MONSTER BASH Reservation site:

It's June 23-25 next year and you can get the BASH rate for Wednesday through Monday of Bash week.

Don't miss out on an on-site room for next year.



New! All Region Blu-Ray on Ray Harryhausen

Must have documentary for Harryhausen fans! Includes rare, never before seen footage of Ray's animation test shots, great close ups of Ray's animation models. Interviews with Ray himself, and the many amazing SPFX film makers that he inspired. Clips and footage. A great bio feature! Packed! All Region!

Get it in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics, ready to ship to you.



Monster Bash Family

Photo by Barb Heiss. It's Ron Adams, Bill Cardille and Ursula Adams at a recent MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. Despite serious health issues, Bill plans on attending again this July 8-10, to see all his friends from multiple generations.

Bill is a Pittsburgh media legend. An icon, best known for being this tri-state area's horror host for decades on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater, Channel 11. He also hosted professional wrestling introducing fans to Bruno Samartino, Haystacks Calhoun, Andre the Giant, George "The Animal" Steele and many more colorful characters. He was the host of Pittsburgh Telethon/Marathon for MS, he did news, sports, TV weather and hosted the popular mid-day radio show on WJAS. And....almost 20 years of fan interaction at MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES. Decades of entertainment. Bill makes everything fun.

Tell Bill what he has meant to you and the entertainment field at MONSTER BASH, July 8-10.



Coming On Blu-Ray & HD DVD in September!

Three great offerings hitting Blu-Ray and DVD, all premiering on these formats with official releases in September! Creepy Classics will have them keep your nose buried right here in the Creepy Classics/Monster Bash News Page.

Republic Pictures version of the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Nasty looking monster; a cross between the Lagoon Creature and a rabid dog! The thing comes out of the sea and rips people's heads off. Much better than most reviews indicate. The story revolves around a lighthouse keeper and his daughter.

The nasty Dr. Hitchcock has some strange habits that involve his wife, drugs and necrophelia (rock & roll would have kept him out of trouble longer). He accidentally kills his wife with an experimental drug and leaves the family estate for twelve years. When he returns to the spooky abode, he's married to the lovely Barbara Steele. Before long he's up to his old tricks and his dead wife's back to roam the halls too.

Stars Judd Holden, Aline Towne, William Shallert, John Crawford, Roy Barcroft and Denver Pyle. A classic serial at the end of the cliffhanger heyday. Rocket suits, government agents and Republic's crack special effects team madet his one of the last great serials. It was re-marketed on television in the 1950s.

Get them all here in September (or sooner) at Creepy Classics!



Newsflash From "Chilly Billy" - Bill Cardille

MONSTER BASH a Go For "Chilly!"

I just received word that even with his serious health's not going to stop "Chilly Billy." He plans to still appear at MONSTER BASH on Saturday. He plans to arrive around 10AM. He will be Monster Bashing Saturday only, but he will be Monster Bashing.

Bill does have a doctor's appointment today (6/28/2016) and if anything changes, myself and John Buriak will get the word out to the MONSTER BASH crowd. Everyone loves Bill and we all want to see him. Pittsburgh's legendary TV horror host of CHILLER THEATER and Pittsburgh media personality, Bill Cardille has made us smile, laugh and cheer for decades...let's show him our appreciation at MONSTER BASH! -Ron Adams

For more details posted by his daughter, Lori, please scroll down.



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Appearing in-person, meet: Greg Moffett (ROBOT MONSTER), Sharyn Moffett (THE BODY SNATCHER), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Audrey Dalton (MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD, MR. SARDONICUS, THRILLER with Boris Karloff),Jo Morrow (13 GHOSTS), Claudia Barrett (ROBOT MONSTER), Jimmy Hunt (INVADERS FROM MARS), plus Jeremy Ambler (THE WALKING DEAD), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), Wes Shank (FORBIDDEN PLANET props), Cortlandt Hull (nephew of Henry Hull - WEREWOLF OF LONDON), Tom Sullivan (EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS) and many, many more. Plus 200 vendor tables of classic monster merchandise.

Join us for MONSTER BASH again in July 8-10, 2016! Admission available right now at a $5 discount per person for a limited time: CLICK HERE.

Rooms at the Monster Bash hotels are booking now. Hotels are VERY Close to the event, CLICK HERE.

A sneak peek at the upcoming MONSTER BASH JULY 2016:

Get connected with the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE ...the details are here - CREEPY CLICK!



Get Well Cards For "Chilly Billy" Cardille

This in from Bill's daughter, Lori Cardille:

My dear father, Chilly Billy, Bill Cardille, received a cancer diagnosis that will be quite challenging to say the least. His spirits are tremendous which is not a suprise. I thought it would be nice for dad to know how you enjoyed him during your childhood years or any years for that matter. I want him to feel the love that he so freely gave during his lifetime. Even just a card. You can send it to:

Chilly Billy, c/o Century Communications 313 East Carson Street , Pgh. Pa, 15219

Thank you friends. It will mean so much to dad. Please send this along to anyone you know that loves my dad. With a grateful heart, Lori Cardille.

Many of us grew up with Chilly on the screen, our eyes bleary trying to stay awake, but he made it fun...for decades. Please send cards to the address that Lori provided above.

Ron & The Monster Bash send our warmest, profound thoughts to Bill....a dear friend to our family here, from our radio community and his legendary TV appearances.



Mexican Monster Party

May 2016

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter author of The Mexican Masked Wrestler & Monster Filmography

Hola, amigos, and welcome to the latest thrilling chapter of The Mexican Monster Party. Can you believe the BASH is next month? Time certainly flies when you're writing a book! Unfortunately, it won't be out in time for BASH - but if I'm lucky, I'll at least have a cover to show and pre-order forms. This time out, we feature one of the true classics of Mexican Monster/Wrestler films, LAS LUCHADORAS CONTRA LA MOMIA, otherwise known as WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY. I just can't praise this movie enough, so let's get down on it!

OK, first things first: there are THREE versions of this film out there, and so I'm about to provide a handy-dandy little consumer guide as to which you should pick up. Okay, first, there is the original Mexican version (the one that Ron has), and this is the version you want. And I'm not saying that just because I'm trying to drum up business for Creepy Classics; it's the original, uncut version, with the original soundtrack. K. Gordon Murray did a fine job with this and most of the Mexican films he dubbed, but a scene or two is shaved here and there, and of course there's the dubbed soundtrack (sometimes he uses different music as well), which makes it sound more campy than it deserves. It's the THIRD version you should completely avoid; an abomination called Rock and Roll Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy, issued by Rhino some years ago. First off, the "Rock and Roll" part of it, which replaces much of the original soundtrack, is the most pitiful 'rock and roll you'll EVER hear. Second off, they take the K. Gordon Murray version's dialogue, and overdub it with some of their own, which is also pitiful (especially the "joke" at the end where the Luchadoras are set to wrestle another match and "The loser has to watch this movie." But most egregiously of all, they 'edit' the film almost beyond comprehension, including cutting some primo Mummy footage. Avoid this travesty like the Plague. Buy your copy from Ron; it's the real deal.

Second things second: Although often (erroneously) reported as such, WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY is NOT part of the 'official' Aztec Mummy series. The glorious Luchadoras of wrestling fought AN Aztec Mummy, "Tutomec", but not the creature that was featured in the original Aztec Mummy trilogy, Popoca. For the record, it's not even the same actor; Popoca was portrayed in all three films by Angel Di Stefani, while Tutomec is played by Mexico's all-purpose monster, Gerardo Zepeda. And for many, including myself, Zepeda is THE Aztec Mummy, for reasons which we shall now start to explore. Two of the biggest are 1) Tutomec has a lot more to do than Popoca, who just sort of shuffles around; Tutomec, on the other hand, is an ACTION Mummy: he not only mops the street with a whole passel of policia (the footage that was cut from the awful Rhino version), he can change into a vampire bat at will! 2) His makeup is way better. Popoca was sorta creepy, but not very imposing, and just had a monster-ish face with a fright wig; Tutomec, on the other hand, has a desiccated, skull-like visage that immediately imprints itself on the consciousness.

WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY may just be the greatest wrestler/monster movie ever made; it is in an eternal headlock for the title with SANTO VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN, and BOTH are in the running for The Greatest B-Movie Ever Made. The big winner (besides the fans, of course) was Lorena Velazquez, who starred in both, thus cementing a place in those fans' hearts forever. Lorena is THE queen of Mexican genre films; most actors and actresses PRAY for a role in which they always be remembered, and Lorena essayed two. Her Liz Taylor-like beauty served her well throughout her career, both inside and outside the genre, and unlike many who dismiss genre roles as "just a job", she retains a genuine fondness for hers, and grateful for the fame they brought her. It's unknown how Elizabeth Campbell, the other half of the Most Beautiful Tag Team of All Time, feels about it today - after making a whole bunch of films in Mexico, she reportedly left for NYC to do TV work; instead, she disappeared from the industry altogether, and remains elusive to this day. Together, they make an unforgettable team.

That's it for this month, amigos; see yinz all at the Bash next month! As always, please remember to go to the Animal Rescue Site and just 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.

Get all your favorite Mexican horror films on DVD here at Creepy Classics!



Monster Bash Assembly

This is a quick photo of floor to ceiling rooms of Monster Bash pieces....that when assembled, like a giant Aurora Monster Model kit....while begin to glow and come alive. The MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE in just days --- July 8-10, 2016. Pre-show activities will start in Thursday the Mars, PA.



New! A 6 DVD Set of the Best of DARK SHADOWS

Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics.....

Remember running home after school, so you wouldn't miss DARK SHADOWS?!

21 hours of the very best of the DARK SHADOWS TV show that aired from 1966-1971. Starring Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins, the vampire. Includes the origin tale, THE VAMPIRE'S CURSE and all the great episodes. Bonus material includes interviews with Jonathan Frid, David Selby and much more! 6 discs!

Get it right now in our New DVD & Blu-Ray out Barnabas has bared-fangs....right behind you!



Bash Birthday Announcement

This in from our Monster Bash Birthday reporter, Scott Goettel:

June 27th, 1944 marks the birthday of actor Paul Koslo, who co-starred with Charlton Heston in the 1971 film THE OMEGA MAN, which as we know was based on the story written by Richard Matheson, from his book "I Am Legend".  The first film version of this story was the 1964 Vincent Price zombie chiller THE LAST MAN ON ON EARTH, which was remade yet again in 2007, starring Will Smith in I AM LEGEND.

Paul Koslo's career has spanned so many years and genres, including the Clint Eastwood movie JOE KIDD (also starring Bash guest John Saxon), the Charles Bronson movies THE STONE KILLER, MR. MAJESTYK, and LOVE AND BULLETS, the Walter Matthau/Bruce Dern film THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN, Paul Newman's film THE DROWNING POOL (the sequel to HARPER), ROOSTER COGBURN (the sequel to TRUE GRIT, starring The Duke himself John Wayne), the TV series THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and many many more.

A Big Bashin' Happy 72nd Birthday to actor Paul Koslo!





Table space at MONSTER BASH is selling briskly now....if you want to be a vendor at BASH, e-mail us right away: and include your snail mail address. We'll send you a dealer packet right away. You can reserve your space with credit card right now too: CLICK HERE!

You can call too: (724) 238-4317.

This Year's MONSTER BASH is July 8-10, 2016

Tables are $250 each and include 2 VIP passes per table (so you can enjoy the whole show even when the vendor rooms aren't open). Plus, free electric, 6 foot table and two chairs per table complimentary, parking is free.

Dealer room hours:

Friday July 8: 3PM - 9PM / Saturday July 9: 10AM - 6PM / Sunday July 10: 10AM - 5PM

Know a vendor you'd like to see at MONSTER BASH? e-mail them the web site URL:

Hurry though, the dealer room is almost sold out. We're down to 8 tables out of 200!



Scary Memories of BACK FROM THE DEAD!

Hi Ron! Haven’t been in touch for awhile but still follow the web site every day! 

I watched an old “classic” that our gang of fans may like: BACK FROM THE DEAD (1957) with Arthur Franz and Peggy Castle.

It scared the heck out of me as a kid in the 60s on the old Thrillerama show, NBC in Chicago.

Take care, Bob Fitzsimmons

Thanks for the suggestion Bob, I need to rewatch this one! Find it in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics.



Some People Have The Coolest Desktop Screams!

The above desktop screen is on Creepy Classics' buddy Ted Bohus' screen. This is a pic from his home office.....very fishy.



Monster Bash Is Coming Quick...

July 8-10, 2016....Mars, PA

The World's Greatest ALL CLASSIC Horror & Sci-Fi Fest - MONSTER BASH!

Details About MONSTER BASH - CLICK HERE, if you dare!

July is just around the corner! Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:

Host Hotel:

Doubletree (724) 776-6900

Walking Distance:

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



New! In Shock Stock Early...Here at Creepy Classics on Blu-Ray and DVD

Now in stock and shipping to classic sci-fi fans's INVISIBLE INVADERS (1959) on either Blu-Ray of High Definition quality DVD:

John Carradine and a host of atomic walking dead! Incredibly fun 50's Sci-Fi. John Agar swings into action atop a speeding van with special sonic equipment. It's Saturday afternoon fodder for us fans. Audio commentary by Tom Weaver and Dr. Robert Kriss. Trailer gallery too!

Get your copy and be the first monster kid on the block to rock with yours...

You can order for immediate shipping now in our New DVD and Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.



Sasquatch Sighting!

This amazing actual, real photograph in from Mike Adams in Cartaret, New Jersey. A real digital camera shot! Could it be? Is it true? Proof of the existence of Bigfoots in our world...right here in a populated area of the United States of America?

Thanks Mike for submitting your evidence. It's being taken under serious consideration and research....where's M. Oleman when you need him?




Get the latest edition on the all-glossy classic monster mag, MONSTER BASH #27, in stock's super!

You can order yours for immediate dispatch on-line at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand.

Direct link for ordering...CLICK HERE!



New! Little Shoppe of Horrors #36 Magazine

In this issue: Universal's 1979 DRACULA with Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier. An exhaustive, in depth study of the feature film. Amazing interviews and insights from Richard Klemensen, Gary Don Rhodes and many other historians in the field. Onstage, development, original notes, Edward Gorey art, hand written original drafts....amazing behind-the-scenes photos.

Get it now for your collection! This high gloss magazine is in shock stock at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line for fast ordering...or, call in your order to (724) 238-4317.



Tom Adams Returns To Creepy Classics at Monster Bash

For those of you who have been going to Monster Bash for years, or seeing us at other shows know that my dad (Tom Adams) was a regular behind the Creepy Classics tables. But, he hasn't been around for a few years now. The reason: he was caring for my mom who has been, and is not well. After spending almost every day at a nursing home looking after my mom, he needs to get out once and a while. He needs a break, seriously.

He is now very excited about getting away for a few days and rejoining all of us at Monster Bash, running the Creepy Classics room. Please give him a warm welcome at Monster Bash! We will all love to see him back, he's been so unselfishly spending time caring for Mom.

The picture is of me with my dad at my sister's house on Father's Day. See him at Creepy Classics at this Monster Bash. -Ron



Bela Bids You Welcome To July's MONSTER BASH

This from the bat phone and Cortlandt Hull of The Witch's Dungeon:

Bela, and several other classic horror icons from "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum"
are anxious to meet you at "Monster Bash," as they are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the
museum of vintage thrillers. We may have some original movie head props with us as well in our
traveling Chamber of Horrors! Plus, a presentation on the monstrous history of the museum!

Cortlandt kicks off the Monster Bash festivities on Friday, July 8th and will be on hand haunting the Monster Bash Dealer Ballroom all weekend with life-size....MONSTERS!



Above: Updated MONSTER BASH Trailer

Thanks to Chaeles Henson, check out the updated MONSTER BASH 2016 trailer! Audrey Dalton and Jo Morrow are in there now too!

....and be there, or be scared!



New! Finally, The Forgotten Charlie Chan Series Films....Released by Warner!

Three Charlie Chan films never before released officially! Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan in THE RED DRAGON (1945). Plus, two rare Roland Winters outings as Chan in THE FEATHERED SERPENT (1948) and THE SKY DRAGON (1949)! Keye Luke even returns to the series as the Number 1 son in THE FEATHERED SERPENT!

Get it on the new DVD set from Warners here at Creepy Classics, on discount right now for a limited time. Get it in the "New DVD & Blu-Ray Department" here at Creepy Classics now!

"He who wastes time....find cookie jar empty."

Above: Roland Winters as Charlie Chan in a dramatic scene from THE SKY DRAGON (1949).


A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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