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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: A glimpse of the 1922 film, SHERLOCK HOLMES with John Barrymore. It's restored on DVD ad Blu-Ray and available here at Creepy Classics. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction collectibles here at Creepy Classics.
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Chiller Theatre Expo Moves!
The CHILLER THEATRE CONVENTION has moved their location. What's old is new again. Beginning with the April CHILLER THEATRE EXPO the show will be back at the previous Parsippany, New Jersey hotel, the Hilton.
For more details, you can visit the CHILLER THEATRE web site.
AS always, Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be there with a huge dispay of new Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines, Monster T-Shirts, posters and various collectibles!
See you in April at CHILLER! -Ron
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), 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.
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!
Don't Miss Out! Get Your Subscription To MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Now!
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.
Rediscovered? Karloff Meets Laurel & Hardy...
This in from Phil Smoot, Creepy Classics reader:
You've heard the old rumor that Boris Karloff was in a bit part in the French version of
Now, see the listing below from TCM.com schedule for this month !
I'm wondering !
Is an old rumor about to be validated, or is this an error ?
Tuesday night aka Wed early morning !
Random Sketching From Strider Raven
Above is a submission of some random sketching of familiar images to us Monster Kids! Boris Karloff, Abbott & Costello and others! Thanks for sharing Strider.
New! DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN Makes It To Blu
Unbelievable as it may seen....DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1972) makes a Blu-Ray release with extras and sharp clarity! Details:
DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1972)
Back in the 1970s, Forrest J Ackerman and FAMOUS MONSTERS IF FILMLAND got us all hyped on this low budget monument to monster movies. Wow. As bad as the film is, it's got a soft spot in many a Monster Kid's hearts. Jim Clatterbaugh of MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT magazine claims it as a "Guilty Pleasure" too.
Get your Blu-Ray (or DVD) here at Creepy Classics.
Latest Art from John Sargent
Check out the above MIGHTY JOE YOUNG art piece with Terry Moore by artist John Sargent! Wowza! His plans are to get Terry Moore to sign it at this year's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.
Thanks for sharing, John.
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:
New! More Books On Our Favorite Films Are Here
A big supply of new and vintage books are now dropping into our on-line Creepy Bookstore.
Some of the titles include: NIGHTMARE OF ECSTASY (ED WOOD), VIDEOHOUND'S HORROR SHOW (Massive Volume), DREAMS OF DARKNESS (Rare Val Lewton Hardback), 1984 (Vintage Movie Tie-In Paperback), GHOST IMAGES - CINEMA OF THE AFTERLIFE from McFarland Books, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES (Denis Gifford and friends - gigantic hardback), VIDEOHOUND'S VAMPIRES ON VIDEO, CREEPY CRAWLS (Spooky movie tie-in travel guide), INTERVIEWS WITH "B" SCIENCE FICTION AND HORROR MOVIE MAKERS hardback edition (Tom Weaver and The Brunas Brothers), FANGORIA'S 101 BEST HORROR MOVIES YOU'VE NEVER SEEN....and many more.
Quite a variety of horror and science fiction movie fans favorites and sought after tomes!
New! Framed Ray Harryhausen Autographed Color Photo
Ray Harryhausen was our guest for the 1998 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE and this comes from the personal collection of Ron Adams here at Creepy Classics. A smartly framed Ray Harryhausen autographed color photo. Cool frame with screwed in thick, protective plexi-glass.
As, I'm sure you know, if you're reading this here at Creepy Classics, Ray Harryhausen is the premiere stop-motion animator that passed away not that long ago. Ray is responsible for special effects in great films like MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949), IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955), THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (1953), 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957), THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1958) and many more classic movies.
One of a kind. Find it on our Creepy Autograph Department right now.
New! Heads-Up....Mummified Soaky Toy
I have one extra soaky Mummy head in my personal collection here at Creepy Classics. If you need it, this is a good one. Super nice condition EXCEPT for a chip out of the neck (see photos). This is a vintage collectible from 1963.
It's HERE, in SHOCK STOCK! 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.
You can go to this item directly:
New! Autographed CREATURE Card
Now available from Creepy Classics' Autograph Department, a CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON trading card autographed by the Creature himself, Ben Chapman. Ben played the Creature on land in the 1954 original classic. We only have one of these autographed trading cards. Get it before its gone!
Happy Birthday Bash Staffer...Leonard Hayhurst!
A hardy HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the greatest guys on this Monster Planet, Leonard Hayhurst. A long-time MONSTER BASH staffer and super fun guy. Actor (see him ramp it up during this year's Midnight Spook Show at MONSTER BASH), pop culture expert, monster movie fan, wrestling fan....all with a sly smile on his face.
Happy birthday to great, great friend...Leonard.
Plea From Monster Movie Maker Orson Welles...errr...Joshua Kennedy
Check out this video, at least for a smile....but if you can help him...I can testify, this guy is a GREAT guy. Talented and naturally funny. Please check it out and help if you can. -Ron Adams, Monster Bash/Creepy Classics
for the video!
Illinois TV Horror Host Passes
Michael Joyner sent me this information. While Michael and I weren't familiar with "Mr. Mephisto," we suspect many Creepy Classics/Monster Bash readers from Illinois might be. He was based out of Madison, IL.
Here's info at these sites:
MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY JANUARY 2017
by Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
Authour of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY
Hola, amigos, and welcome to the first Mexican Monster Party of the new year! Before we get down to brass tacks, I have an announcement to make - I've been telling yinz about my new book about women horror hosts, VAMPIRA AND HER DAUGHTERS, and the wait is over; it came out literally just a few days ago! For everybody that I've promised a copy to, it'll soon be on its way. Of course, I'll have copies at the Monster Bash.
What better way to ring in the New Year than to cover what may be the ultimate Mexican Monster Party film (at least those that don't feature wrestling), EL BARON DEL TERROR (1959), known stateside as THE BRAINIAC (no, not the Superman villain). It was produced by and starred the legendary Abel Salazar. Being that t was his movie, Salazar takes the plum role of the Baron, "seducer of married women and young maidens." After he lays a curse on the townsfolk, he is burnt at the stake, and returns inside a comet 300 years later to carry out the curse.
The rest of the film continues at a delirious pace. The Baron begins his hunt for the descendants of those who left him feeling all burnt up. But first, hunger tops the desire for revenge, as he lets himself be picked up in a bar. As soon as the floozy turns her back to disrobe, The Baron turns into the Brainiac and has a late-night lunch. He then starts his campaign of polishing the descendants, one couple at a time, in rather kinky fashion: after wining and dining the couple, he then freeze-frames them, and makes the male watch while he seduces and then sucks the brains out of the female. Adding insult to injury, he then sucks the brains out of the male. He keeps a bowlful of brains in a cabinet in case he gets the munchies and there aren't any humans handy. Films like this make life worth living, especially when the Baron intones lines like "I don't drink liquor; I once had a very strange disease." Director Chano Urueta made a host of bizarre films, including some of the best of the Blue Demon series, as well as the later "Lions of the Ring" series.
Okay, amigos, that's it for this month. As always, I ask that you click at the Animal Rescue Site (it's free) to help provide food and care for rescued animals. Better yet, adopt one! Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky, and Cher.
Make Sure Your Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!
Do you have all of these?
...and the 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!
It Was A Magical Monster's Holiday
The above photo was sent in by M. Oleman....the goodies under his tree would make any Monster Kid envious. Love those orange circus peanut candies, too.
A warm look back a few weeks at a special monster Christmas....
Thanks for sharing M. Oleman.
New! Near Mint, New Copies of the Great MONSTERSCENE Magazine
Now back in shock stock, near mint, like new issues of MONSTERSCENE magazine. There aren't many, so get the ones we have before they are gone, gone, gone. Here's details on issue #6 (pictured above):
MONSTERSCENE #6: In this great classic monster magazine: The Private World of Tod Browning (director of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, DRACULA, FREAKS, MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, DEVIL DOLL and more), Universal's Phantom Stage, THE MUNSTERS and more! Cover by Basil Gogos. New!
Ghoul Mask Painting
This above painting in from our UK correspondent and artist Robert Townshed. Look familiar? It's the ol' "Ghoul Mask!" Here's what Rob has to say:
Firstly, happy new year!
Dug up another of the Tops monster masks ad redo's with this being, the Ghoul. Have always warmed to advertising images past and this one again, called out to be done though adding a bit more to the skin tones and detail while retaining its characteristics
The monster images from our youth are forever ingrained and still evoke joyful memories of days past.
Hope this finds you well and more monster & space art soon.
Submitted For Your Approval
I'd like to thank Creepy Classics reader Alfredo Padilla for sharing the two above sketches....monster fans and artists are everywhere!
MONSTER BASH 20th Year Anniversary
NOTE: The NEW current discount on 3-Day Membership Admission end 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:
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
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A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.