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TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: On a train with a murder mystery....a good time (except for the victim) for an evening movie....it's TERROR BY NIGHT (1946). Pictured are a suspect (Renee Godfrey) and Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone). Get all your favorite classic horror, mystery and sci-fi movies in the Complete DVD Catalog Department, here at Creepy Classics!
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All the Noose That's Fit To Post
Above Left To Right: Joseph Way, Creepy Classics' Ron Adams (holding Frankenstein mask), Joe Russell and Dr. Joe Rauss
Back From The North America Cup Veteran's Fencing Competition
I want to personally thank all the donors to this great event. I was able to represent our classic monster favorites at the North America Cup Veteran' national fencing competition. We were taking donations and donors could vote on what classic monster went on my fencing mask. I thought for sure before thing got under way that the Creature From the Black Lagoon would win....but, no....it was the iconic Frankenstein Monster! See the votes below.
Special thanks go to donors: Jim Clatterbaugh, Zach Zito, Tom & Janice Adams, Monster Kid Joey, Bob Pellegrino, Bob Kennedy, Paul Speidel, Jim Mahoney, John Sargent, Mark Mazurczak, Tom Jackson, Mark Simpson, Douglas Finton, Brenda McNeal, Dennis Rogers and anyone else I'm forgetting - forgive me. They made this happen.
Above: Ron Adams at the North America Cup.....Frankenstein was coming at them...with a sword.
The Monster Votes:
1 - Frankenstein (11)
2- Wolf Man (6)
3 - Creature (5)
4 - Dracula (3)
5 - Mummy (3)
Above: My mask I painted.
Thank you everyone for helping bring a classic monster presence to the North American Cup Championship in Reno, NV, February 27- March 2, 2015!
Caroline Munro Autographs
Some new photo selections on Caroline Munro autographed 8X10s! Caroline is a frequent guest at our MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES and she's provided us with a few hand-signed photos. Great for your movie room wall at home, or for your office at work! Get the one you want now. Limited supply.
New! All Region DVD-R Rare Films & Trailer Collections
THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE (1959)
Fantasy epic with an evil witch by the name of Loki (nope, not the Loki that's Thor's evil brother in comics....though she looks like him!). A young woman is captured and held in the cave of the witch. The caverns look like Hades with slaves working over fire. Loki, through the use of black magic, begins freezing the earth. A Russian film, dubbed in English, that has a very bizarre look with alien landscape matte paintings and otherworldly special effects. Extremely interesting to look at, but a little of the story seems lost in the translation...well, a lot of the story. Cool to look at with flying black capes and magical harps that create the Northern Lights.
COMING SOON AT THE DRIVE-IN (Trailer Collection)
Over 100 minutes of classic drive-in movie preview trailers. Included: JASON AND THE ARGONAUNTS, GREEN SLIME, THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, WEREWOLF IN A GIRL'S DORMITORY, VALLEY OF GWANGI, GIANT CLAW, THE UNEARTHLY, ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, BARBARELLA, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS and more!
THE SECRET OF THE LOCH (1934)
A reporter follows a scientist in search of the elusive beast. Many scenes shot on location at the loch during the early thirties (when there was a rash of sightings). A ornery iguana had his first starring role as the monster. He retired shortly after filming.
THE SCREAMING SKULL (1958)
A young woman marries a man and joins him at his country estate. His previous wife (now deceased), haunts the estate and her skull keeps popping up, screaming and terrorizing. First it's in the pond where the wife had died, then in a cupboard, then rolling up the lawn to the house. Low budget, but lots of fun, with some serious chills along the way. Stars Peggy Webber. A nice quality print of this film!
THE FILMS OF BORIS KARLOFF (Trailer Collection)
A history of Boris Karloff in film...a chronological collection of select trailers from films that starred Boris Karloff. Bonus: appearances on The Dinah Shore Show, The Rosemary Clooney Show, a game show pilot and TV commercials.
Here's a video to help you sing along:
You'd see the Witch's Dungeon
Everybody's gone Bashin'
We'll all be planning our schedule
There's Abbott and Costello,
Everybody's gone Bashin'
Everybody's gone Bashin'
Everybody's gone Bashin'
Get ready to MONSTER BASH like we did last summer: www.monsterbash.us
It's Coming Fast! MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015:
Don't miss the classic monster movie fest for fans and professionals that makes monsters fun again - MONSTER BASH. Our next show is June 19-21, 2015 at the Doubletree Pittsburgh North in Mars, PA. (formally the Four Points). The mummies are coming, the blob's coming and so is The Ultimate Abbott & Costello Tribute Team!
Don't you dare miss out!
Quick, run to www.monsterbash.us and get your membership!
Guests Just Added:
Pat Priest (Marilyn), Felix Silla (Cousin It from THE ADDAMS FAMILY), and we're very proud to have Anne Serling (Rod Serling's daughter) bringing a very special presentation on her father for Monster Bashers! More to come in....don't change that channel!
New! It's Official! MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015
Coming this October, it's the full-size MONSTER BASH. The dates will be October 16-18, 2015. The location will be the same hotel we've been at (it just has a new name): The DOUBLETREE PITTSBURGH NORTH in Mars, PA (Formally the FOUR POINTS). The hotel rate is still only $99 a night. But, hurry, the hotel has already started booking this morning for the October show. Make sure to say you're with MONSTER BASH to get the discounted room rate.
Bash host hotel - DOUBLETREE PITTSBURGH NORTH (formally the FOUR POINTS), Mars, PA - rooms available now FOR OCTOBER 16-18, 2015 at (724) 776-6900. They won't last long.
MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015 Admission is $10 off right now for a limired time. CLICK HERE to get yours.
MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015 Vendor Tables are $100 (!) off right now for a limited opening time. CLICK HERE to get yours.
The guest line-up is coming soon....some REAL surprises in store! Working on someone that will be of real interest to Mexican monster movie lovers, also we'll have a retro TV theme going with some great stars and all your favorite classic monsters PLUS "The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Tribute Show!" It's all this autumn....don't dare miss out!
New! Charles Herbert Autographed Prints
Two 11X17 Color Prints, Hand Signed By Actor Charles Herbert
These large prints from 13 GHOSTS (1960) and THE FLY (1958) are autographed by the child-star Charles Herbert. Charles is a multi-year MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE alumni. We have hosted him many times and this is one of a few color FLY and 13 GHOSTS prints he signed for us. Both are 11X17 inches. They would make a great wall display!
New! Twilight Zone CD Score
Bernard Hermann scores re-recorded in 1999 on the Varese Sarabande label. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. A highly sought after version of these classic scores. Factory sealed, new! Zone Theme, Where Is Everybody?, Eye of the Beholder, Walking Distance, End Theme and more!
Limited supply. Out-of-print.
Malcolm Gittins Art Appearing AT MONSTER BASH in June
Here's the word from Malcolm:
Hi Ron, I'm so ready to BASH! I'm working on new art and I'm finishing one new painting a week, so most likely 30 new monster portraits will debut in June. Here's some of my most recent ones.
Down to Exactly 27 Vendor Tables Left
There are now only 27 tables left for the June MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.....the classic monster expo. If you are a vendor, hurry. If know a favorite vendor that should be at MONSTER BASH, let them know! You can get tables on-line by CLICKING HERE, or calling (724) 238-4317.
Find out all about this June's show, by going to the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE HOME PAGE.
New! Caroline Munro Autographed Photos
Just in from Caroline in London, autographed photos. There is only one of each available here at Creepy Classics. If you'd like one for your autograph collection, grab it while it's here. Caroline has been a frequent guest at our MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE and we're happy to have her as a friend of the family!
Planning A Trip To Tokyo?
If you are planning a trip to Tokyo....this has to be the place to stay! A Godzilla themed hotel! Make sure to check out all the themed pics at the link. Here's the link from BASH staffer Leonard Hayhurst:
Above: Boris and Abe.
Birthday of Karloff Look-Alike Actor Abe Vigoda
Hey Ron, Born February 24th, 1921...it's the 94th birthday of Boris Karloff look-alike Abe Vigoda!
-Scott Goettel, KY
New! More Selections In Our 11X14 Lobby Card Reproduction Department
More lobby card reproductions are now available for your viewing room walls! Just added: THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN featuring Elsa Lanchester in all her pallid beauty with Colin Clive as the tormented Henry Frankenstein, HORRR OF DRACULA with Christopher Lee, FRANKENSTEIN (1931) in this publicity card that sports the unused "head clamps" on Karloff's monster, THE SEVETH VOYAGE OF SINBAD with the bad cyclops and the 1941 version of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
Above: Monster Bash's Ted Lewczyk and Henry Winkler.
Above: Ted being made-up as Grandpa Munster at MONSTER BASH by Jesse Melchior and John Tatterelli, Jr.
Happy Birthday Today To Ted Lewczyk!
A very Happy Birthday to MONSTER BASH staffer Ted Lewczyk. Ted is a fellow monster movie fanatic and radio broadcaster. We all wish him the very best. If you're attending the June MONSTER BASH there's a good chance you'll run into Ted at the registration tables or in the Creepy Classics room or running cables and wires!
If you'd like to send Ted a personal birthday greeting, e-mail: email@example.com.
New Art From John Sargent
Check out this terrific piece from John Sargent...his rendering of Boris Karloff from THE BLACK CAT is spot on. Stay tuned for awesome things coming from artist John Sargent!
Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015
3-Day Memberships for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now available for $45 each (That's $5 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.
New! More Lobby Card Reproduction in Acrylic Slip Sleeves Here
We just re-shock stocked on 11X14 lobby card reproductions. These beautiful prints would make an impressive wall in your own personal movie room. Post the movie that you may be watching on an upcoming weekend to relive the thrill of anticipation. Design a room to look like an old-time movie theater...or collect them like oversize trading cards!
These fill color reproductions of lobby cards that were seen in theaters back in the 1930s-1950s to promote films. They each come in a thick, crystal clear acrylic slip sleeve for protection.
New! Classic TV Commercials DVD
An amazing collection of TV toy commercials from the 1950s-60s that will transport you in a rush a childhood memories. Creepy Crawlers, Great Garloo, Green Ghost game, Mystery Date, rocket launchers, robots, all the toys we miss. About 90 minutes of sheer joy. Comes in a snapcase.
Sit back in this visual time machine.
MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015.....Get Ready!
We're getting real excited about MONSTER BASH in June...lots of surprises are being planned and we'll be opening up the Mummy's tomb to BASH like never before!
It's the meeting place for classic monster movie fans and professionals.
Check out the new MONSTER BASH trailer for June produced by Charles Henson...click the above image/link! It's pretty darn cool.
I was just reminded by fan Mark Wilhelm that Ben Chapman passed away on February 21, 2008. This weekend seven years ago. Ben was a MONSTER BASH alumni with, I think four appearances at BASH. He was a friend of the family...would call to say "Hi" to my daughter and was just a fun guy.
In case you didn't know, Ben was the man in the Creature suit for CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON in all of the land scenes.
We miss ya, Ben!
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.