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Thursday September 29 - Monday October 3, 2016

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Behind the mask od the "Creature," it's Ben Chapman who was the gill-man on land in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954). Get CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON on DVD and Blu-Ray here at www.creepyclassics.com.

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Creepy Classics Heads For Cinema Wasteland

Look for us at this weekend's CINEMA WASTELAND expo in Strongsville, Ohio, near Cleveland. We'll be the first vendor to your right inside the dealer ballroom. We'll be stocked to the rafters with classic monster Blu-Rays, DVDs, posters, monster t-shirts, monster magazines, monster models and more!

We'll see you this weekend...

Here are the details on the show - CLICK HERE.

 

New! Godzilla Coin Banks From Japan

Manufactured in Japan, imported toy bank. Godzilla rises to snatch coins. Batteries not included (requires two AA batteries). Lights up and roars. Officially licensed Godzilla toy from Japan.

Get yours, only a few in stock, before they're gone! You'll find them in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Happy Bash Birthday To Martine Beswick

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

It's Bash guest Martine Beswick's birthday September 24th!  Martine was born to British parents in Port Antonio, Jamaica on 9/24/1941.  She is such a delight to meet and talk to, and what a fantastic film and TV career!

A Big Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday to the beautiful Martine Beswick!

~Scott

 

 

New! It's Here - MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #28

Fresh off the presses, the new MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! Get yours right now! Order it for immediate shipping. Special discounted web price too. Here's the gory details:

In this shocking collector issue: THE MUMMY - Dead and Coming For You, THE MUNSTERS, Bela Lugosi's Chandu Meets a Mummy, The Ed Wood-Lugosi Projects That Almost Were, AFRICA SCREAMS, Monster Kid Flashbacks, Blu-Ray and DVD Reel Reviews, Falling Stars - The Actors and Artists We've Lost...more!

Writers include: Gary Don Rhodes, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Deborah Painter, Ron Adams, Leonard Hayhust, Eddie Kunz and more. Artists include Lorraine Bush and George "E-Gor" Chastain.

Get yours right now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line, here at Creepy Classics - The Official Home of Monster Bash.

 

 

Above: Joe Ziegler as Lou Costello with Bill Riley as Bud Abbott.

Joe Ziegler, Monster Bash's Lou Costello Passes Away

It is with a surreal feeling and heavy heart that I have to let Monster Bash attendees know that Joe Ziegler has passed away from a heart condition.

Joe was one half of The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Tribute Team. His business partner and friend, Bill Riley, played Bud Abbott and Joe was Lou Costello. I have seen many impersonators over the years,but never a team that so captured the look, style, mannerisms and spirit of Abbott and Costello better. Joe had those bits memorized like they were just part of his fiber, every Abbott & Costello bit you can imagine. He delivered them with those looks, those expressions and the Lou Costello exasperation and child-like quality perfectly. Perfect.

The team performed over the years many times at Monster Bash, becoming regulars. They would not only perform on stage at Monster Bash, but stayed in character through the shows, just walking around, interacting with fans and off-the-cuff launching into classic routines. Joe will be so missed by Monster Bash attendees and me, personally.

I got to meet his wife Sherry, who made man of their costumes, in Baltimore and she was just a delight too. My deepest sympathy to Sherry, Joe's nephew Jason and family, and, of course our dear friend, Bill Riley.

Over the years I watched people brought to tears of laughter in the movie room at Monster Bash as Joe and Bill brought the house down. Now Joe has brought the house down with a different type of tears. I'm welling up just thinking about him here on this Sunday morning.

Let's watch, one more time, as Joe & Bill do Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" routine. God bless you, Joe for all the smiles made and given.

...and finally, Joe and Bill in the dealer ballroom at Monster Bash:

I just spoke with Sherry Ziegler, Joe's wife. Joe's service will be at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD 21236....Phone: (410) 256-3600. Thursday (September 29, 2016) evening from 6PM-8PM. Flowers may be sent to that address.

http://www.dignitymemorial.com/schimunek-funeral-home-nottingham/en-us/index.page

The announcement will appear in The Baltimore Sun newspaper on Tuesday. -Ron

Hi Ron,

Such sad news about Joe Ziegler's passing.  We've lost such a gifted and talented man, but also such a kind, gentle soul and great friend to all of us.  I miss him.  Thank you for your updates about Joe, and the photos you've posted.  Such great memories.  I'm thankful that I got a lot of great video of Joe and Bill in the hallways ("there's Scott AGAIN with that video camera!"), and interacting with fans, having a good time.  Our prayers and thoughts go out to Joe's wife and family.

Brian Nichols and I talked for a good while yesterday, reminiscing about Joe, and of course any and all things Monster Bash related.  As we are all "Bash family", it's so comforting to connect with each other during times of loss and sadness, but it's also great to stay in touch all year round, discussing the good times of The Bash, and the countdown to the next one.

Thank YOU Ron for bringing us all together every year, enabling us to see friends that we only see once a year, and to also meet the people connected to the movies we love, which is something none of us ever dreamed could ever happen when we were young and watching those movies.  But YOU make it happen for us, and it's with heartfelt thanks that I express this, and I'm sure all other Monster Bashers agree.

Blessings to you, Ursula, Paisley, and the whole Bash crew always!

~Scott

Thanks Scott, we will all miss Joe terribly. He was such a wonderful spirit, giving smiles and making smiles. -Ron

 

 

New on Blu at Creepy Classics

Stompin' into Creepy Classics, GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE on Blu-Ray in city crushing stock:

A genetically engineered giant plant is created from plant cells and cells from Godzilla. When Godzilla returns for destruction, the behemoth plant metamorphoses into a giant plant monster. The battle of monstrous Goliaths is massive. English dubbed or original Japanese soundtrack. Widescreen.

Grab yours in our Blu-Ray Department right here at the sanctuary city for giant, bone-crushing Japanese monsters, Creepy Classics.

 

 

Four New DVD Titles at Creepy Classics!

Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics:

THE LEGEND OF THE WITCHES/THE CITY OF THE DEAD (Scream Theater) - DVD
A Halloween double feature! Two films great for the Halloween season: LEGEND OF THE WITCHES (1969) is a scary documentary on the real history of witches, get creeped out! THE CITY OF THE DEAD (1960) is the uncut Christopher Lee witch and warlock film, also known as HORROR HOTEL. This is the uncut version.

THE ELECTRONIC MONSTER (1960) - DVD
Stars Rod Cameron and Mary Murphy. Electronic brain control that turns people's lives into living nightmares. Cameron investigates to find a hidden world of horror. Psychotronic, man!

JUNGLE GIRLS (SAVAGE GIRL & SHEENA) - DVD Set
The feature film THE SAVAGE GIRL (1932 starring Maureen O'Sullivan the same year she debuted as Jane in the Tarzan series. Also 16 episodes of the SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (1955) TV series that starred Irish McCalla. A great set with over 8 hours of jungle entertainment!

GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND (GODZILLA VS. GIGAN) - DVD
The 1972 Godzilla epic where he romps and stomps with the buzz-saw giant creature Gigan and the three-headed monstrosity Ghidorah! There's an amusement park, a bunch of kids and the battle for the planet. Whew. This DVD includes the original Japanese version and the dubbed in English version too.

Place an order right now at Creepy Classics, you'll find these in our Complete DVD On-Line Catalog. We'll ship them to ou right away on a radioactive witch's broom!

 

 

New! Frankenstein Trio Shirt

Here it is, the new t-shirt for the Halloween Season! It's an official Universal Studios shirt...

This new shirt features the unholy trio of Boris Karloff as the monster, Dwight Frye as the hunchbaced assistant - Fritz, and Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein from the 1931 classic film FRANKENSTEIN.

It's a comfortable 100% cotton, pre-shrunk black t-shirt with full color screen image. Get yours while all sizes are in stock from SMALL up to XXL. Don't miss out.

Get yours this second in our Shirts and Creepy Gear Department at Creepy Classics....we deliver monsters to your door!

 

 

Pictures From The Mid-Atlantic Nostagia Con

It's part of the huge Creepy Classics display at this September's Mid-Atlantic Nostagia Convention. Martib Grams and crew did a great job again and it was terrific fun. Here are some of the photos from the show....here's the other side of the Creepy Classics display:

More pics from the Nostalgia show...

Above: Brian Krey, Steve Kaplan of Alpha Video and move director/actor Josh Kennedy having fun at the show.

Above: Shoppers at the Creepy Cassics tables.

Above: Daughter and mother get a kick out of our 7 foot Frankenstein Monster.

Above: That is guest "The Amazing Kreskin" pouring over the DVDs at Creepy Classics.

Above: Balloons delivered to the Creepy Classics table from a great friend who knew it was my birthday. That box was filed with my drink of choice...Diet Mountain Dew! Ha! Above: A nice view down the tables with all the gruesome goodies supplied by Creepy Classics for fans at the Nostalgia Show.

Above: Michael Joyner and Ron Adams with ol' Frank at Creepy Classics.

Above: A poodle skirt and a zombie dance with the Frankenstein Monster at the Creepy Classics corner!

We'll return to The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention next year...

 

 

A Look Back at This Past August's Sci-Fi Show at The Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio

Creepy Classics/Monster Bash had a road show in Canton, Ohio in August. We set-up in the lobby at the historic Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. What a beautiful majestic theater. The movies looked beautiful on the giant screen. Myself (Ron Adams) and Joe Hagan took the following photos at this gorgeous movie palace. A huhge thanks to the Creepy Team that weekend of Joe, Leonard Hayhurst and Ted Lewczyk.

Watch for more shows with Creepy Classic there in the future. We'll let you now here on the Creepy Classics News Page. Bookmark this page and check back often.

Now....the photos, feast your eyes:

Above: The window posters from the Sci-Fi Show at the Palace in Canton, Ohio. Above: A look down at some of the interior ornamentation at the historic Palace Theatre.
Above: Looking down from the balcony landing to part of the Creepy Classics set-up in the lobby. Above: The front marquee on the facade of the Palace Theatre announcing the show.
Above: The front signage on this huge structure! Above: Organist and promotor, Jay Spencer, at The Palace. Nice shirt!

Above: Projected giant images of Robby the Robot blasting the monster octopus from IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA. An amazing work from The Palace lighting chief.

Above: A shot of the balcony befor the show from the center of the theater. Above: A look at the interior wall and the incredible detail.

Above: The Phantom of the Opera would be quite at home here.

Above: The light control board at The Palace with mascot "Romeo."

Above: Romeo, the glowing skull, atop the light board. Above: Creepy Classics on display in the lobby.
Above: Mad genius of the lights at The Palace! Above: Inside this theater has been movie magic since the early 1920s.

Above: The organ on stage before the attendees arrive. It rises and decends from the stage. So cool.

Above: Jay Spencer plays the organ at the opening of the show the films.

Again, a hearty "thank you" to Jay Spencer, the whole gang at The Palace Theatre in Canton, and the Creepy Classics crew. It was a wonderful show, and we'll be back!

 

 

One Colossal Beast!

Here's one of the latest pieces of monsteriffic art by Malcolm Gittins of the "Colossal Beast!" By originals, prints and t-shirts from Malcolm at this next summer's 20th year anniversary MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!

We'll see you there!

 

 

Inside Creepy Classics

While filing stock at Creepy Classics, after returning from a convention outing, I stopped and pondered. Shouldn;t every household have a copy of OCTAMAN in it?

Just a thought.

CLICK HERE.

 

 

Jersey Fest Was Tor-ific!

Creepy Classics/Monster Bash ha a great time at Jersey Fest this past August....pictured above it's Dan Weber, Mike Adams and new recruit, Tor Johnson. Thanks to all that attended and thank to the creepy crew that also included Bob Pellegrino (who took this photo!).

 

 

Coming in October!

Don't miss this year's big GHOULARDIFEST in Cleveland! You will love it...monstrous fun for the whole family. Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be there....we'd love to see you!

Plus, a lost film was found, and will be screened at GHOULADIFEST:

Lost Movie - Found!

"Too Late To Pray" starring Ernie Anderson, made in 1967, was put in storage by the DIRECTOR and long time friend of Ernie's Ralph Mayher and wife Gypsie, it was put together after 50 years and have offered us the opportunity for the first time ever to show it at this years Fest.

The movie was referenced in "GHOULARDI - Inside Cleveland TV's Wildest Ride" written by Tom Feran and Rich Heldenfels. Look for it on page 137 in the book. Watch for times the movie will be shown at GhoulardiFest, schedule will be posted on the web site.

DVD's of the movie will also be available for purchase.

All the ghoulis details are right here:

http://www.theghoulardifest.com/home.html

 

 

New! Val Lewton's Classic CAT PEOPLE on Criterion Blu-Ray

In shocked stock. it's CAT PEOPLE!

CAT PEOPLE (1942) - Blu-Ray
Stars Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph and Elizabeth Russell. Val Lewton's first impact in the horror film genre, and what an impact! A man falls in love with a mysterious, reclusive young woman who believes she is part of a demonic background. Part of a weird breed of creatures that turn into cats and must kill. A strange web of mystery, wonderfully photographed with shocks and mounting dread. Extras include documentary, commentary by historian Greg Mank, interview with director Jacques Tourneur and more!

Get it now with the premiere Criterion treatment, the elite Blu-Ray treatment with an amazing amount of extras for this monumental film of eerie horror here at Creepy Classics.

It's in our New Blu-Ray Department, ready to claw its way to you.

 

 

Monster Bash Hotels Now Taking Reservations For the 20th year anniversary BASH in 2017...

June 23-25, 2017....Mars, PA

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

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

Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:

Host Hotel:

Double Tree (724) 776-6900

Or, at a special MONSTER BASH Reservation site:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/P/PITMADT-MBC-20170621/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

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

Need Membership Passes For MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!

 

 

New! Blu-Ray Legacy Sets in HD

The FRANKENSTEIN and THE WOLF MAN Legacy Box Collections are in stock at Creepy Classics. Get your Universal favorites in HD Blu-Ray now!

FRANKENSTEIN LEGACY (8 Films) - Blu-Ray Box Set
Movies in HD: FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF DRACULA and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. Hours of extras!

THE WOLF MAN LEGACY (7 Films) - Blu-Ray Box Set
Packed in HD! Movies: THE WOLF MAN, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF DRACULA, ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, WEREWOLF OF LONDON and SHE-WOLF OF LONDON. Hours of extras!

Get them right now for immediate shipping to your doorstep at Creepy Classics.

You'll find them in our New Blu-Ray Department....or you can call in your order with credit card to (724) 238-4317.

 

 

New! The Sought After GODZILLA 1984 - THE RETURN OF GODZILLA

Finally, the release on both Blu-Ray and DVD of GODZILLA 1984 - THE RETURN OF GODZILLA. It was known as GODZILLA 1985 in American theaters.

GODZILLA 1984 (RETURN OF GODZILLLA) (1984) - Blu-Ray or DVD
AKA: GODZILLA 1985 and THE RETURN OF GODZILLA. A re-telling of the original GODZILLA epic with nuclear devastation and the parallel of the radioactive king of monsters, Godzilla, on the rampage. More serious and dark than the giant monster mash-ups from the '70s. In English or Japanese. Optional subs.

Stomping to your doorstep from Creepy Classics.

You'll find it in our New Blu-Ray Department....ORDER NOW! Or, you can call in your order with credit card to (724) 238-4317.

 

 


 
Mexican Monster Party

September 2016

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

Hola, amigos. "They don't even give us time to bury our dead." I forget what movie that line is from, but it's still appropriate. We still haven't gotten over the loss of Chilly Billy, and then, just a couple of days ago, Gene Wilder passed away. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY , YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN ("That's Fronk-en-steen"), BLAZING SADDLES and so many more. Another piece of our childhood/teen years gone; and like those years, never coming back. We miss you, Gene.



Back to the task at hand, though - our featured film this month is LOS VAMPIROS DE COYOACAN ("The Vampires of Coyoacan"), starring the one-and-only Mil Mascaras! Following hot on the heels of his triumphs in the incredibly popular 'Champions of Justice' and 'Mummies of Guanajuato' series, this full-tilt funfest takes Mil and Superzan to a different city to square off against a different type of undead.

The poster art for The Vampires of Coyoacan is not only one of the most striking examples of genre art, it's also one of the most misleading. German Robles stars in the film, although he plays against type by portraying a Van Helsing-like doctor. However, this did not stop the poster artist from adding a large rendering of a vampire about to put the bite on a sleeping beauty, and the vampire looks just like Robles! Of his masked co-stars, Robles had this to say: "As actors, they made great wrestlers!"

Mil and Supes are tag-team partners, and Mil carries the weight of the action, as well as the acting; Superzan being very good at neither. When a fellow luchador is killed in the ring, our heroes pile into a snazzy convertible and head for the title city, where they hook up with Robles. Robles suspects that the Baron in the castle just around the block may be a vampire (he should know!), so Mil and Supes invade the castle, where the Baron shows his true colors - of fur! Although still attired in the requisite snazzy tuxedo and cape, he now sports a huge bat head... and to make matters worse, that's when he calls in the bat-midgets! The requisite midgets swoop in as bats, then turn into midgets with fangs; when Mil or Supes smacks them upside the head, they turn back into bats before going POOF! But the wrestlers needn't have bothered, as the sun does their job for them by rising. And despite the vanquishing of the vampires, the victory is certainly a pyrrhic one, as most of the people Mil and Supes were supposed to protect bite the dust! D'Oh!

LOS VAMPIROS DE COYOACAN is a non-stop thrill ride, one considerably enhanced by the presence of Robles. This was also the last genre appearance for sassy Sasha Montenegro, who graced six films from 1970 to 1973 (including two with El Santo), and then turned her considerable talents and physical assets to the sexy comedies for which she achieved her most lasting fame. OK, that's it for this month, amigos; please remember to click for free at the Animal Rescue Site to provide food and care for shelter animals. Better yet, adopt one! Adios, and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto and Cousin Lucky, and Cher

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

THE VAMPIRES OF COYOACAN, in original language Spanish, is available by clicking HERE!

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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