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It's our latest offerings, and a look ahead at cool classic monster, horror, & science fiction releases. Celebrate the classic horror and science fiction films from the silent era through the 1960s, retro TV horror from the 1950s-1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about chilhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the annual Monster Bash Classic Movie Conference. Just e-mail your message to: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

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Friday August 18 - Monday August 21, 2017!

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Advertising art for the great TV show THRILLER! Boris hosted the THRILLER televsion show back in the 1960s and it was full of great, great episodes. Many were very chilling and featured great stars and future MONSTER BASH guests. THRILLER is available on a DVD set here at Creepy Classics. Get all your favorite monster movies on Blu-Ray or DVD here at Creepy Classics. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction collectibles here at Creepy Classics.

Find all your favorite classic horror, mystery and sci-fi movies in the Complete DVD Catalog Department or in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department, here at Creepy Classics!

Click HERE and start browsing the greatest store for classic horror and classic science fiction.

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Get Your Classified Ad in the Next MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE

We're just going into production on MONSTER BASH #31! If you'd like a classified ads in this fall/winter issue, get it in now.

You can order your classified ad, full page ad, or half page ad by clicking here!

 

 

Above: The grand PALACE THEATRE.

Classic Horror Film Fest on the BIG SCREEN!

Like to see the entire Universal Frankenstein series in this theater? A real movie palace. Make it happen! Get your full membership to MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2017 (October 13 & 14) at the grand PALACE THEATRE with monster collectible vendors set-up too! Click here for details: www.monsterbash.us

This might be the closest thing to the late, lamented "Phantom Stage" at Universal Studios, you'll ever see.

 

 

New! Classic Chillers on DVD

Now in stock, two new DVD releases:

FEAR (1917/Conrad Veidt) - DVD
Stars Bruno DeCarli, Bernard Goetzke, Mechthildis and Conrad Veidt. A wealthy world traveler returns to his estate and orders in shut up with no one coming in...and no one leaving! He stuns his housekeepers with this sudden wish to become a recluse. In fact, he has secretly stolen a mystical artifact. The distant worshipers of the idol reach out with a curse and a stranger (Veidt) who appears and disappears with ominous omens.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1962/Hammer/Poster Art Cover) - DVD
The version of the Phantom story that is more "horror-story." Hammer studio's twist has Herbert Lom as the Phantom with a hunchbacked assistant living under the Paris opera house. Beautiful poster art from the 1962 release is used on the cover.

See them and all the other new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics, just CLICK HERE.

 

 

See the NEW Video Now:

Now Open VIP Admission & Vendor Tables For MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2017

It's the Classic Monster Experience of a lifetime.

Two days at a classic grand movie palace....THE PALACE THEATER in Canton, Ohio. One of the largest screens in the state of Ohio. Seating for 1500. A large mezzanine level for classic monster vendors.

This may be the first time (and only time) that the entire Universal Frankenstein series played at one theater show in order, over two days, from FRANKENSTEIN (1931) through ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). Giveaways on Friday night (Blu-Rays, Monster Magazines, DVDs & T-Shirts).

The leaves will be in prime changing colors, a crispness in the air, the aroma of harvest apples in the night air.

Doors open for Scary Shopping on Friday the 13th at 3PM, with films starting at 6PM. Giveaways after the last feature.

Doors open for Scary Shopping on Saturday the 14th at 12 noon, with films starting at 3PM.

Get your VIP membership passes for the two-day series, now, direct from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash: CLICK HERE.

Get your vendor table for the fest now too, CLICK HERE.

Or, call (724) 238-4317 with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

Questions? You can call too!

 

 

Evelyn Ankers Birthday Remembered

Thanks once more to Scott Goettel for keeping his eye on birthdays of shining stars from our favorite films. This just in from Scott:

Hi Ron,

August 17th, 1918, is the birthday of a lovely lady of the silver SCREAM...Evelyn Ankers. Her presence and great talent in so many of our favorite horror and monster movies was, and always will be, a delight.

She passed away on August 29th, 1985 at the age of 67. If she were still with us, she would have been 99 on her birthday. But, she'll always be with us, as she lives on in her incredible film and TV work...a gift to us Monster Bash Kids.

Happy Bashin' Birthday Evelyn Ankers!

~Scott

 

 

Birthday Wishes Fast & Furious!

This in from Joey Vento! The Vento family are all great people and can be seen lurking the halls of MONSTER BASH:

Hey Ron...just wanted all the "ghoulfriends" of Jess at the Bash to know that Thursday, August 17 is her 19th Birthday and of course, celebrations will be at the local cemetery this year!! Jessferatu sends her very best to all her many friends, fans and family at MONSTER BASH!! -Joey Vento

Thanks for letting us know Joey. She's in good company with Evelyn Anklers. Happy birthday Jessica!

 

 

Above Top Photos: Glenn Strange without make-up and in the Frankensteinm Monster make-up. Above Lower Photos: Gary Clarke without fangs and Gary as the Teenage Werewolf in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER.

Monster Bash Birthdays of Note!

This coming in from our Creepy Classics/Monster Bash ace birthday reporter, Scott Goettel:

First, Glenn Strange, one of our favorite Frankenstein monsters, was born 8/16/1899, and passed away on 9/20/1973 at age 74.

Next is the birthday of a FANTASTIC Monster Bash guest this past summer..Gary Clarke, born 8/16/1933. 

Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday Wishes to Gary Clarke and Glenn Strange!

~Scott

 

 

Monster Bash June 2017 Recap

Here's a video by a young comic book artist that attended MONSTER BASH as a vendor for the very first time. She was a hit in her super hero costume too! Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8YeVkFxnDM

 

 

New! Creature Model is Here

The latest Mobius Universal monster model is here and in shock stock: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON! A beautiful design with our favorite Gillman. It's an all plastic assembly kit, just like the Auroras we grew up with. We do have them here now, in stock, and lagoon deep discounted to under thirty bucks.

Head in the virtual door, it right over here. Just step through and you can go right to the model kit by pointing that little arrow and clicking here.

Don't worry, the Creature kit is realistic, but he won't bite. Get it now from Creepy Classics.

We're holding a Creature model behind the counter, just for you.

 

 

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Don't Miss Out! Get Your Subscription To MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Now!

With writers like Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Greg Mank, Leonard Hayhurst and maybe YOU, coming soon...

Get your subscription now that will start with the next issue.....CLICK HERE.

Next issue coming out in late September 2017!

 

 

The Night I Met Vincent Price

Bela Lugosi died before I was born. I remember the deaths of Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr distinctly. More recently Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee (the last of the classic horror icons)....never met them. But, I did get to meet Vincent Price. An evening that is etched in me like fine art.

My grandfather on my mother's side, James Shorts, worked at Grove City College in the 1960s and 1970s. He, all too well, knew my passion for everything classic horror, monsters and science fiction. Along with my mom and dad, I would beg him to drive me around to magazine shops, drug stores, newsstands and tobacco shops in search for the latest FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine.

One day I get a call from my grandfather who tells me that Vincent Price would be speaking at Grove City College's Crawford Hall. A talk on arts, fine food and his career in films. He could get me in and also to the reception afterwards. Maybe I could meet him. Whoah, I think I must have shot around home like a pinball with glee. Meet Vincent Price after a talk?...it's a true Monster Kid dream. I had the newspaper clipping from THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES on my bedroom wall, a shrine to horror films.

My parents got me from State College, PA (where we lived at the time) to our hometown of Grove City, PA on March 2, 1972. My grandfather and I sat about halfway back in the Crawford Hall theater and listened to one of the most entertaining men on the planet. Interesting and funny! Of course, I zoned-in on the horror movie bits. He talked about how men aren't afraid of almost anything...except spider webs! How in his Poe films, walking through fake spider webs was a must. He spoke of Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre and how they were great people and actors.

After the talk, my grandfather got me into the back reception room that was packed with professors, art students and families. My grandfather nudged me and said "go on, make your way up and introduce yourself." I had never met anyone of this import....The President, a world religious leader, Rock Hudson, Sophia Loren, I would have had no problem with...but, this was, this was Vincent Price!

When I reached him, he was looking the other way and I tapped him on his back gently. He turned looked ahead, then down to see me. I was probably 2 feet shorter than him. He crouched down to look me right in the eye. He didn't stand there looking down at me. He said "Well, hello there!" I stammered, and blubbered something along the lines of "Mr. Price, I'm a huge fan...I just loved you in THE TINGLER and HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL!" He replied "Well, I had so much fun making those movies, great fun!" He asked my name and we spoke for a few more seconds...but, my mind was simply screaming "It's Vincent Price" as we shook hands.

I never thought of getting an autograph (sure wish I had). My grandfather tried the best he could from three or four people back to get a picture of me with him. But, alas, he got about three photos of Vincent, but I was too short and couldn't be seen in the photos. That's one my grandfather took up above here. I'm somewhere below those people. I was thirteen. I'll never forget how in the middle of all those people he stooped down, so he could talk to me eye-to-eye. A first class act.

-Ron Adams
Creepy Classics & Monster Bash

Below photo: Me and my sister in 1966 as I held up a Hammer double feature theater showing. Photo, again by my grandfather James Shorts. He worked in a theater back in the 1920s.

And below: My grandmother and grandfather (Roberta Shorts and Jim Shorts) in my grandfather's office at Grove City College, on the right is my grandfather in the 1990s.

 

 

Hop Aboard Your Saucer and Head For the Drive-In

It's 1950s and 1960s retro fun at the DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA coming up on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, 2017. The movies include: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE TINGLER, THE HORROR O\F PARTY BEACH, MUNSTER GO HOME!, ATOM AGE VAMPIRE, ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN, IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, SHE DEMONS, HALF HUMAN and an additional surprise monster movie!

It's a marathon over two nights, under the stars...courtesy of Todd and Emma at The Riverside Drive-In and George Reis' DVD DRIVE-IN web site.

As usual, Creepy Classics/Monster Bash is in full support and will be there both nights in the concession stand with thousands of Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines, Monster Models and Action Figures, posters, Monster T-Shirts and much, much more! Get your hot dogs, nachos, grilled chicken, Blu-Rays and monster mags all in one spot.

What a line-up! We'll see you at the drive-in. All the details, CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! Stack and Stacks of Used DVDs

Now rolling into our Used DVD Department, like new, quality DVDs to fill out your collection. Special two disc editions of DRACULA (1931), THE WOLF MAN (1941), THE MUMMY (1932), FRANKENSTEIN (1931), plus THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933), the standard edition (still with loads of extras) of FRANKENSTEIN (1931), THE PENALTY (1920) with Lon Chaney, THE TIME MACHINE (1960), HOUSE OF HORRORS (1946) with Rondo Hatton as The Creeper, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943), The restored Kino version of METROPOLIS (1927) and many, many more.

Peruse our Used DVD Department for the titles you need, right here at your Classic Monster Headquarters, Creepy Classics.

 

 

In Case You Missed Last Issue...

Check out the great video for MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29 produced by the one-and-only Joshua Kennedy. It's got that great cover painting of The Invisible Man by Daniel Horne...from THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1940). Plus, it's packed with info and Monster Boom Generation fun.

Just CLICK on the image above for the video, or HERE.

You can CLICK HERE to order your copy right now from Creepy Classics.

 

 

Two Monster Kid Funnies!

The above "Damaged Resting Place" comic shared to Creepy Classics by Bruce Tinkel...a great Gary Larson bit on baggage handling. Very funny!

...and also just coming in, Count Craigula has shared the above Bizarro Creature comic.

 

 

New! On Blu!

Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics, new Blu-Rays of SHIN GODZILLA, BARBARELLA and EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS.

Details:

SHIN GODZILLA (2016) - Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital UV HD
A rockin' reboot of the 1954 classic GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS. A giant prehistoric, radioactive beast emerges from the sea to threaten life on this planet. This edition has Blu-Ray disc, DVD disc, UV HD digital download, subtitles, audio tracks...it's got it all!

BARBARELLA (1968) - Blu-Ray
Stars Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, and Marcel Marceau. A Dino De Laurentiis production. Strange comic-styles space adventure with Fonda as the super-heroine Barbarella in year 40,000 fighting various space monsters mixed with 1960s trippiness. Pretty wild and weird period piece from the 1960s!

EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956) - Blu-Ray
Outstanding effects by master Ray Harryhausen in this sci-fi classic. See the saucers destroying Washington D.C. and buzzing cars on the highway. Great stuff! Now in restored black and white and colorized under the supervision of Ray Harryhausen with loads of extras!

Get them all in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics right this second!

 

 

Actor Martin Stephens To Appear at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

Just added, actor Martin Stephens from THE INNOCENTS, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, THE HELLFIRE CLUB (with Peter Cushing) and Hammer Studio's THE WITCHES. He will be signing autographed photos at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2017: www.monsterbash.us. Special thanks to Mark Statler for making this happen.

 

 

Couple of Rondos on the Shelf

Just added the 2016 Rondo Award for The Best in Classic Horror (Conventions) to the shelf here. These are 2 of 8 for the convention. Very nice. Thanks to David Colton, the Monster Bash volunteer staff army and YOU, the fans who attend MONSTER BASH.

 

New...Old! Used VHS Tapes Are Here

Just added, more great, like new, used VHS tapes for collectors. In this new wave coming into our Used VHS Department: The classic Universals in beautiful boxes, plus rare treats like BATTLE OF THE WORLDS, KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (in the collectible "Big Box"), LOST IN SPACE, CURSE OF THE DEMON, Elvira version of THE CRAWLING HAND, Trailer Tapes and much more.

See all the new additions in our Used VHS Graveyard here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!

Do you have all of these?

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!

 

 

 

The MONSTER BASH Octoberfest Show is Coming ....

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 direct from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash: 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:

http://www.visitcanton.com/

Call with any question: (724) 238-4317

Limited Vendors, call for your space now or order on-line: CLICK HERE.

 

 

New! More, More, More Vintage Monster Mags in Shock Stock

We just pulled a heaping pile of great old magazines from our eves and are now offering them in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line. Your twelve again and step on in here to buy your mags...yep, that Angelo Rossito behind the counter. Don't be afraid of his laugh...he loves those monster mags too.

Now added, issues of: MONSTER MANIA, MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, SCARLET STREET, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, THE MONSTER TIMES, MOVIE MONSTERS, THE HOUSE OF HAMMER, QUASIMODO'S MONSTER MAGAZINE and more!

Zip on over now to the Creepy Magazine Newsstand by CLICKING HERE.....it's all it Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! A Vintage Make-Up Manual by Dick Smith

It's a vintage make-up manual from the Pressman company from 1976. Biography and instructions by make-up artist Dick Smith. Photos and illustrations. 16 pages, used with some scuffing. Very rare Monster Kid collectible. Comes bagged and boarded for protection.

There's only one of this rare piece here, you'll find it in our Creepy Collectibles Department at Creepy Classics. Grab it before that pesky kid on the green banana boat seat bike down the street scoops you on it.

 

 

Wow! Look at These! New MONSTER BASH T-Shirts For Autumn 2017

Fall Fashion For Monster Kids

Grab yours today...two new MONSTER BASH T-Shirts....The Octoberfest Frankenstein is on a deep red pre-shrunk 100% cotton shirt and the Monster Bash Lobo shirt in a deep blue with striking orange lettering. These are the shirts you'll want to have for fall 2017!

Get them and all you favorite monster shirts in our T-Shirt Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Get Your Lodging In Place for Next Summer's MONSTER BASH

Get on-site for next summer's MONSTER BASH (June 22-24, 2018). The Bash rate should be good for Wednesday through Monday during Bash. Get on-site so you can just take stuff upstairs during Bash and catch cat naps, so you don't miss any of the activities which are ALMOST 24 hours a day!

The hotel has just provided this special MONSTER BASH link to get your room now:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/P/PITMADT-BAS-20180620/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Hurry, the rooms are going FAST. Victoria at the hotel said the phone is also ringing off the hook.

1-800-222-8733 (Tell them you're attending MONSTER BASH, or they'll say it's sold out).

Back-up lodging that is filling with Monster Bashers and less than a mile away (a few just a walk across the parking lot):

http://www.monsterbashnews.com/hotel.html

 

 

Scenes From the Drive-In Super Monster-Rama

Above are some great photos from the Drive-In Super Monster-Rama this past April. The Creepy Classics/Monster Bash team will be back in action there on September 8 and 9 for a 1950s science fiction explosion on the outdoor screen! It's at the Vandergrift, PA Riverside Drive-In in cooperation with the DVD Drive-In web site!

Two nights of monster movies and Creepy Classics will be set-up in the drive-in's concession stand with thousands of DVDs, blu-rays, monster magazines, monster t-shirts, posters and monster models!

Find out more by CLICKING HERE!

We'll see you....at the drive-in!

 

 

Admission Memberships and Dealer Tables NOW AVAILABLE for June 22-24, 2018's MONSTER BASH!

Now available...get your MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE membership passes or dealer tables to be a vendor at MONSTER BASH!

The Bash will have all the great features you know and love: Mexican Monster Night with free tacos and burritos (while supplies last), the giveaway prize-toss with hundreds of dollars in free prizes tossed out to the audience....blu-rays, DVDs, books, magazines, toys and more. Plus, giant sheet cakes in the lobby Saturday night, free BASH cake while it lasts!

The guests of honor include Leo Gorcey's daughter Brandy Gorcey, Vincent Price's daughter, Victoria Price, Sharyn Moffett from THE BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff, Joyce Meadows from THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS, Janina Faye from HORROR OF DRACULA and DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, John Russo from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and more, more, more in the works! Brandy will be bringing many personal items from her dad's estate like letters, his hat (that he hit Sach with!) and more great stuff.

Don't scare miss the next summer MONSTER BASH.

CLICK HERE to get your 3-Day Membership Admission.

CLICK HERE to get your dealer table to vend at MONSTER BASH.

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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