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Cinevent This Weekend in Columbus, Ohio

Join Creepy Classics At Cinevent

Creepy Classics will be on the road at Cinevent in Columbus, Ohio this Friday-Sunday! We hope to see you there....we'll have a massive display on the third floor....DVDs, Blu-Rays, Posters, T-Shirts, Monster Magazines and...loads of it! Shop Creepy Classics in person this weekend. Find out all the details about Cinevent by clicking HERE!

 

 

New! Classic Used Hardback Books

Now adding to our Creepy Bookstore, classic hard cover monster movie books and biographies. Included in the new batch are THE COUNT by Arthur Lennig (first edition 1974) and GREAT MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES (1973) which was on the shelves with the classic Crestwood House books on school library shelves across the country.

Check out the huge selection in our Creepy Bookstore here, where else, at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Above: Tor Johnson in HUMAN GORILLA (1948).

New! All Region DVD-R Rare Films

Now in our Rare Films on DVD-R Department:

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1921)
From the maker of NOSFERATU, here's a drama set in an old mansion where strange events occur. One dream sequence with a werewolf-like arm groping at the dreamer in bed is quite effective and foreshadowed the creepiness of NOSFERATU. Overall, it's a murder mystery involving a group of people awaiting a Baroness at an ancient castle.

HAUNTED RANCH (1943)
The Range Busters appear in this weird western mystery. The head bad guy is none other than Glenn Strange who played the Frankenstein Monster in HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF DRACULA and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. Strange and his gang are trying to scare away the inheritors of a hidden fortune in an old run-down ranch house.

THE HORRIBLE DR. HITCHCOCK (1962)
AKA: THE TERROR OF DR. HITCHCOCK. The nasty Dr. Hitchcock has some strange habits that involve his wife, drugs and necrophilia (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 Steeele. Before long he's up to his old tricks and his dead wife's back to roam the halls too.

HOUSE OF DARKNESS (1948)
Told as a suite, this flashback ghost story opens and closes with a classical music piece. Moody and strange with an 1,000 volt ending. Watch out for shadows on the wall!

THE HUMAN GORILLA (1948)
Tor Johnson. Trying to unravel a weird crime, Richard Carlson plays a detective who admits himself to a mental instituation in hopes of locating a suspect from within the hosptal. Dark, shadowy hallways and nightmare visions become the new world for Carlson as he fears he may be trapped as a perminent resident. Tor Johnson, plays an inmate who comes to his aid. Forgotten Tor flick!

THE HUMAN MONSTER (1939)
Also known as DARK EYES OF LONDON, this is a dark Lugosi classic. He is truly evil in a dual role as an insurance salesman and proprietor of a school for the blind. Really gruesome for its time! Made in England.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923)
Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, goes through trials and tribulations. Lon Chaney Sr. in one of his best roles...and the sets Universal built are still breathtaking. Oh, Esmeralda.

You'll finf the abovce and more in our Rare Films on DVD-R Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

It!'s at MONSTER BASH Next Month

The above, hand-painted "Terror From Beyond Space" will be available in the Creepy Classics Room at MONSTER BASH next month! You'll find it at "The Disaster Area" within the Creepy room at MONSTER BASH. Pretty darn cool, and just in time for the Blu-Ray release of IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE.

 

 

Above: GabyWieland was a Sorceress and KorbinWieland was the Grim Reaper at MONSTER BASH June 2014. 

Kids Love MONSTER BASH Too!

Here are a series of photos of sent in by Sandy Castle, grandmother of Gaby and Korbin! These were taken at MONSTER BASH June 2014. Thanks for sharing these fun moments. We pride ourselves in being a very family friendly, fun conference!

The mini-Grim Reaper meets a Creature walking among us.

Korbin scores big at MONSTER BASH cornhole in the lobby.

Grim meets Grim, Jr.

Grim welcomes earthlings in the center of town where BASH is held....Mars, PA.

A chair (made by John and Dan Weber) in the lobby at BASH seems....just right for Gaby, the witch!

Gaby shows off three cool rides at MONSTER BASH: A Creature Car, The Drag-U-La from THE MUNSTERS and a super-charged broom!

 

 

The Mummies Are Coming This June

Look for mummies everywhere at MONSTER BASH in June. The above mask has been sculpted by the great John Tatarelli, Jr. It will be part of a full costume and will be shambling about the BASH all weekend long.....looking for his princess, or any hapless victim that gets in his way.

John will have tables at BASH displaying many of his great sculpts and masks...you can see and buy many of his great pieces of work.

 

 

New! Four Premiere Issues In One Bundle Pack

Get the first issues of four magazines for one low price in this bundle pack special. It's MONSTER BASH #1 (will be sold out soon), UNDYING MONSTERS #0 (first issue), FAMOUS MONSTERS PRESENTS IMAGI-MOVIES #1 and CHILLER THEATRE #1. Get them all now in one bundle back. See our "Bundle Pack Department" here at your one stop classic monster shop - Creepy Classics!

 

 

Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015

3-Day Memberships for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now discounted 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.

 

 

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.

Visit all the info at www.monsterbash.us.

 

 

Malcom Gittins Collection Growing Like A Radioactive Bug

Dear Ron, I just wanted to share the new, very cool pieces to my collection!
First, my Uncle Forry statue. I can't say enough how happy it makes me having him watch over me! He and Famous Monsters had such a big influence on me. - Malcolm

See much more of Malcolm's Collection in our Monster Collections Page here at Creepy Classics. Just CLICK HERE to see more, more, more....monsters!

Also, look in future issues of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE for articles by Malcolm, a tried and grue monster kid. He's the greatest.

 

 

Advertise NOW in Monster Bash # 25!

Release Date: June 19, 2015

Deadline For Ads This Next Monday, May 18.

Full Page Color $400
Full Page B/W $300
Half Page B/W $200
1/4 PageB/W $150

Two Page B/W $450
Two Page Color $650

Inside Back Cover Color $500

NOW TAKING ADS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! Payments in advance and Monster Bash Magazine has the rights to reject ads. Submissions to: Creepy Classics/Monster Bash Magazine, P.O. Box 23, Ligonier, PA 15658. e-mail: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com. Phone (724) 238-4317.

 

 

Mummy Between-The-Lines

Hi Ron:

This is the title page from a new mystery by Bill Pronzini. Pronzini's 'Nameless' detective series is one of the more famous ones.
If you look at the illustration, the head is copied from Karloff's headshot from 'The Mummy'. It's easy to see that the head belongs to Karloff.
Only a crazed horror fan like myself would notice.
Hope all is well.

Take care,

-Bruce Tinkel, NJ

 

 

Discover 1952's THE WHITE REINDEER

Here's one you probably haven't heard of....THE WHITE REINDEER (1952). The title might sound funny, bringing up visions of NIGHT OF THE LEPUS or THE KILLER SHREWS. But don't be fooled. This is nothing like those movies. Pre-dating Hammer films, the female lead remionds me of a Hammer vampire girl, but it's nothing like a Hammer film either. Read on....here are my thoughts after seeing this:

THE WHITE REINDEER (1952)
Made in Finland. Many movies are detailed as hard-to-describe. This one REALLY fits that. It's beautiful to look at. It plays almost as a travelogue of a different land and culture...a land of the midnight sun. A lifestyle based in snow and....isolation. A young, beautiful woman is born of a witch. She falls in love with a reindeer herder and is married. He is away for long stretches and she becomes lonely. She visits a hermit-Shaman. A doctor of black magic. He enlists a spell that will make her desirable to any man who sees her. The spell is consecrated at a bizarre altar in remote Lapland which is made of reindeer antlers and a strange idol. The dark magic works, but it makes her a female vampire that kills those who are attracted to her. Complete with fangs and the look of Andree Melly from Hammer's BRIDES OF DRACULA. She also shape shifts into a white reindeer which local superstitions recognize as a witch. The music and vocal chorals that run through the film is unsettling, but hypnotic. Truly eerie, haunting and beautiful.

Get this rare film in our Rare Films on DVD-R Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Weeks in the Making....it's Finally Here - Cleveburg's NIGHT OF THE LIVING MONSTER BASH on DVD

These are some of our favorite guys that attend MONSTER BASH....Cleveburg Productions, evil master mind behind the camera, Perry Edelburgs with star Tom Britton and the cast of crazies from Cleveland, Ohio. They create a crazy story as a wrap around showcase for the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. About 75 minutes of interviews, sights at MONSTER BASH in June of 2014 and Monster Kid insanity. Pictured on the cover, it's Joe Ziegler of THE ULTIMATE ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW and a monster by Tony Pitocco and Bill Luciani.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING MONSTER BASH (2014) A crazy caper held in the setting of the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE in summer of 2014. "Uncle Ira" is to be married! But, it'll all a plot for financial gain by a mad scientist and his cohorts. Plus, interviews at the convention with Judith O'Dea, Beverly Washburn, Jack Hill. See the Ultimate Abbott and Costello impersonators, Tom Savini sword-fighting and more! Inspired goofiness! Stars Tom Britton. Produced by Perry Edelburgs.

Get your DVD now in our MONSTER BASH STORE here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Great 11X17 Poster Reproductions

Check all the above and many more great poster reproductions available at Creepy Classics. Everyone has a place that they watch their monster movie favorites....living room, movie room, basement hideaway. Would these poster reproductions from your favorite movies look great on the wall of that room? Or, collect them like giant trading cards!

See them now in our Poster Reproductions Department here at Creepy Classics. They're creepy cool.

 

 

Fan & Monster Basher Phil Holthaus

Above is a great "Monster Kid" photo sent in from friend and MONSTER BASH staffer Phil Holthaus. Here's what Phil says:

Dear Ron,

Hey Pal! I found a pic with the coffin my Grandfather made for me when I dressed up as Dracula back in 1982. if you zoom in, you can see the word "DRACULA" written across the coffin! (my Dad wrote that!)

Enjoy!

See you next month at the Bash! really looking forward to it!!!

-Phil

Thanks for sharing, Phil!

 

 

Monster Bash Octoberfest Site Up

The beginnings of our October MONSTER BASH has been bubbling under and growing steadily. Yes, she's back on the list and says her schedule is clear! Barbara Steele will be at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015. It's a celebration of growing up and watching great horror and science fiction on TV. Those late night movies featured Barbara Steele movies....Rod Serling's THE TWILIGHT ZONE is arguable the greatest TV show of all time and his daughter, Anne Serling will be at BASH to give a super special presentation on her dad. THE MUNSTERS was a part of our lives, our monster family and the wonderful Pat Priest (Marilyn on THE MUNSTERS) will be at BASH. Lisa Marie who starred as Vampira in the movie ED WOOD and wasa the creepy alien in MARS ATTACKS. Felix Silla who was Cousin It on THE ADDAMS FAMILY and appeared in BUCK ROGERS, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and so much, much more will be BASHIN'. Pittsburgh's TV Horror Host icon and actor in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Bill Cardille (Chilly Billy Cardille) will be with us. Ohio's TV Horror Host icon - SON OF GHOUL is in! Remember THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TV SHOW? Well, the greatest impersonators on the planet THE ULTIMATE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW (Joe Ziegler and Bill Riley) will also appear and perform.

This is just the beginning of the autumn MONSTER BASH celebration....stay tuned.

The site is up (and still under creepy construction), membership admission is available now for a $10 discount. The hotel is almost sold out...get your room now! Ask for the MONSTER BASH discount group rate.

Call for a reservation now: Call (724) 776-6900

Dealer tables are selling too!

A sneak peek at the beginnings of MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2015:

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

 

 

New! Universal Monster Figures At Creepy Classics

These posable plastic figures all stand about four inches tall (the Creature is a bit bigger). They were originally issued by Burger King back in 1997. These are sealed and new. The Frankenstein Monster comes with a snap together lab table, The Wolf Man has a crate to contain him on night that the moon is full and bright and Dracula has his carry-on coffin where he can rest during the day.

There are only a few of these in stock...and, yes, they are new and in their originally packaging!

You'll find them in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY MAY 2015

By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
 
Hola amigos, and welcome to the "Month before the Bash" edition of the Mexican Monster Party. It's actually two parts, since the edition that Creepy Classics offers is a double feature, but it's also a cliffhanger, since next month, as always, I review the film that will be shown on Mexican Movie Night at the Bash. This month, it's the first film of that double feature, SANTO Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA LOS MONSTRUOS, a title which should be pretty easy to translate ("Santo and Blue Demon against the Monsters").

Although it's one of the more famous Santo and Blue Demon films, mostly because of its all-star 'Monster Rally' lineup, that turns out to be both the film's blessing and its curse. Santo and Blue Demon against the Monsters features four of the 'classic' monsters (Frankenstein, vampire, werewolf, mummy), the Cyclops from "Ship of Monsters", assorted Vampire Women, sinister midgets (naturally), and even Blue Demon's evil twin; but the monsters makeups are so bizarre, one wishes that for such an all-star card, a little more thought would've been put into the faces of the fiends. Sometimes this enhances the surreal mood, such as the unforgettable scene where the Frankenstein Monster drives a sports car, but the extended fight scenes leave a bit to be desired. Incidentally, Frankenstein is played by Manuel Leal, who would later find fame in films and in the ring as masked wrestling star Tinieblas.



Scenes like the previously described one keep Santo and Blue Demon against the Monsters moving at a brisk pace, and there's at least one truly terrifying moment where the werewolf murders an entire family in bloody style. If the makeup was even as good as Steven Ritch in "The Werewolf," it could have been a standout scene in the annals of silver screen horror; instead, one simply recalls the lycanthrope as vaguely resembling Gabby Hayes (and, by extension, The Mad Monster). The other makeups are just as odd or generic; Dracula is a smoothie in a top-hat, and the Mummy is a spindly chap whose bandages are much too white to be 3,000 years old. Good ol' Gerardo Zepeda as the Cyclops comes off the best, both performance- and makeup-wise.

And that's it for this month, amigos; as always, please remember to click at the Animal Rescue Site to help provide food and care for shelter animals, or better yet, adopt one! Adios and Vaya con Dios; Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky, and Cher.

Roberto "Bob" Cotter isthe author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY published by McFarland Books.

Get SANTO AND BLUE DEMON IN ATLANTIS doubled with SANTO AND BLUE DEMON VS. THE MONSTERS on DVD here at Creepy Classics in our Mexican Monsters on DVD Department!

 

 

New! Caroline Munro Autographed Photos

Caroline Munro has been a guest at our MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE three times and has gaciously signed autographs for Creepy Classics. Here are four (there's only one each here!) new ones. One features her with Vincent Price in a publicity still from THE ABOMNIBLE DR. PHIBES. Moving clockwise, there's one of her with Horst Janson in CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER, one from her as a victim in Hammer's DRACULA A.D. 1972 and the female "unholy three" Ingrid Pitt, Caroline Munro and Veronica Carlson!

Get these photos, autographed by Caroline Munro now from Creepy Classics. Yes, it's true, we only have one each of these photos, so if you want one, better grab it! They're found in our Creepy Autograph Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

It's Coming Fast! MONSTER BASH Next Month -- 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!

 

 

New! The Last of the Kenneth Tobey Autographs

In year 2000 we had Kenneth Tobey (THE THING, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, THE VAMPIRE) scheduled to appear at MONSTER BASH. Just a week out from the conference he had a third stroke and wasn't able to attend. He apologized for not being able to make it and refund his appearance fee. We told him not to worry about it as health issues can arise. He insisted on paying me back by send a bunch of photos. I've just listed the last style of the ones he sent back in 2000. It's the publicity photo pictured above. There are only about 10 of them, all signed by Ken personally.

If you'd like one for your collection, you can snag one from our Creepy Autograph Department here at Creepy Classics. There won't be any more of these when these go.

 

 

Down to Exactly 4 Vendor Tables Left

There are now only 4 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.

Do you know a vendor that you'd like to see at MONSTER BASH???...have them go to the BASH web site and sign-up at www.monsterbash.us.

Find out all about this June's show, by going to the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE HOME PAGE.

Information at creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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