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TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: The rare, one-shot TV show called TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN from 1958. It features Don Megowan as the Frankenstein Monster. It had promise, but ended abruptly and the series was never sold. It's on DVD here at Creepy Classics. Get it and all your favorite classic horror 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
New! All Kinds of Collectibles
The above retro looking candy was issued sometime back in the 1980s. We've got a limited supply of them here at Creepy Classics, and all kinds of oddball Classic Monster Collectibles coming in.
Just some of the things added: the TALES OF THE FRIGHTENED book with Karloff on the cover, we unearthed a few more Donnie Dunagan autographs, some out of print (but still sealed and new) PLANET OF THE APES DVDs, a lot more used DVDs....and just a lot. Take a few minutes and browse around all the creepy cool stuff this weekend at www.creepyclassics.com.
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! In Shock Stock, The Robot and FAMOUS MONSTERS #278
In this issue: DANGER! DANGER! It's the LOST IN SPACE issue! Doc Savage, The Films of Irwin Allen, Fantastic Planets, Killer of Giants and more!
Get it off the Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand right this very second! It's be bagged, boarded and mailed right to your dungeon door!
Creepy Classics delivers monsters to your door.
MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015.....Get Ready!
We're getting real excited aboutr MONSTER BASH in June...lots of surprises are being planned and we'll be opening up the Mummy's tomb to BASH like never befiore!
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.
National Gorilla Suit Day - January 31, 2015
We were just reminded by our reader, Ted McKosky, with the above image...that...NATIONAL GORILLA SUIT DAY is just around the corner! Don't dare miss it. Dust off that gorilla suit you have in your closet, remove the mothballs and get ready to have a grAPE day on the 31st. Send in photos of you in your gorilla suit!
Above: The Little Big Book of CHANDU THE MAGICIAN from 1935.
New! Here Come the Books, Books Books!
Above: An inside page from the CHANDU 1935 book. There are lots and lots of photos.
Get the rare books in stock now...only one of each. The CHANDU THE MAGICIAN Little Big Book from 1935 (a treat for Lugosi fans), SPACE MONSTERS (One of those childhood monster hardbacks from the 1970s), VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (Whitman from 1965), WEIRD TALES revival book, MONSTERS FROM THE MOVIES (Library hardback edition), HITCH (First edition hardback from 1978), CREEPSHOW Graphic Novel by King and Wrightson (long out-of-print), HORROR IN THE MOVIES (another 1970s hardback!), THE MOLE PEOPLE (Crestwood House hardback), THE FRANKENSTEIN OMNIBUS (Loads of "Frankenstein-type" stories from H.P. Lovecraft and others), I LOVE A MYSTERY COMPANION (By Martin Grams...see him at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE), ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOLLYWOOD HOMES book (see the photo below) and many more!!!
See them all now in our Creepy Bookstore and pick out the ones you want before they're snapped up.
From that ARCHITECUTURAL DIGEST book:
Head over to the bookstore at Creepy Classics now!
New! Creepy Classics' Action Figures
No, this isn;t us, but some rogue company that came and went years ago. Small action figures in blister packs include FRANKENSTEIN, KING KONG, KING OF THE LIZARDS (obviously Godzilla with movie poster art from the orogonal GODZILLA on the backing board) and the WEREWOLF (CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF).
Only a few here, get 'em before they're gone in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department, here at Creepy Classics.
Coming To MONSTER BASH June 2015
Coming to MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015: The stop-motion Monster Kid Movie NIGHT OF THE BEAST! Also Monster Kid Movies from Brian Nichols with ZOMBIE ATTACK AT FORT FALCON!
Here's a pic of Ryan Lengyel who made NIGHT OF THE BEAST with the Kong armature:
The schedule for MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015 being posted very soon...
Up Next! 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!
Winter Scene In Monster Bashland
This is such a great, great photo, even though it's post Christmas, I needed to put it up. It's MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE writer M. Oleman's display under his Christmas tree from this past December. Is this awesome, or what???!! Sit back a moment, relax and take this winter scene in (as the eastern seaboard is being crushed by a blizzard today).
Guests Just Added:
Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster), 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! Pat Priest Autographs Are Here
If you missed meeting Pat Priest (Marilyn from THE MUNSTERS) at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE the times she's appeared, now you can still get her autograph. Pat was kind enough to get us a limited supply of photos. Some really cool ones! But, we only have a few of each....some we only have one of. So get yours from our Creepy Autograph Department, here at Creepy Classics. We'll mail it in a sturdy envelope with cardboard to protect it.
Happy Birthday MONSTER BASHER Bob Pellegrino
If you attend the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES, you probably have run into Bob Pellegrino...he does Q&A sessions, helps in Creepy Classics, plays drums for the MONSTER BASH BAND "The Bash Boys" and trouble shoots with myself when we need to make things happen. A very, very happy birthday to Bob Pellegrino. I won't say how old he is, but I can tell you when his mom went into the hospital, these films were just about to be released: THE DEADLY MANTIS, THE VAMPIRE (with John Beal), I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF, THE GIANT CLAW, ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS and THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENDED THE WORLD.
Please wish Bob a Happy Birthday by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday, dear friend.... -Ron
"Drumming is my madness."
New! The CATWOMAN Model Kit
1966 Julie Newmar Catwoman. Highly detailed plastic model kit based on the classic series of BATMAN. Sculpted by Jeff Yagher. Includes batcave rock display base and nameplate. Classic long box. Requires glue and paint.
New! Quality Factory Sealed DVDs Of Classic Mexican Horror Films
Just newly available, great quality transfers of classic Mexican Horror Films. THE AZTEC MUMMY (1957), along with its sequel CURSE OF THE AZTEC MUMMY (1957). The ultra creepy SPIRITISM (1962) which is a take on the classic "Monkey's Paw" story where people wish for dead loved ones to come back. Also, THE NEW INVISIBLE MAN (1958, featuring the original Spanish language version and the English dubbed version).
If you've never dived into the Mexican Monster Movie world....you're missing a whole dimension of creepy films. They are they're own little dark alley way in film. Growing up withe Universal Monster classics of the 1930s and 1940s, you'll see where the Mexican film industry was inspired. Add a touch of the Hammer films and their own Mexican culture and you'll have the Mexican Monsters of the 1950s and 1960s.
Only a few were dubbed in English, some have subtitles and many are just in the original Spanish language. But, if you don't understand Spanish, it's not a big deal because the plots are simple, straight forward horror films....you'll get what's going on. Plus, I kinda consider it my primary education in Spanish. El vampiro, monstros....you'll pick up words here and there!
In Production, MONSTER BASH #24
Hoping to finish up the latest MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE this week. Your chance to advertise is right now....see the rates at:
If you know of a business that has a target audience of classic monster fans, let them know they should be in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! Be proud, carry the torch for keeping classic monsters alive and well!
Get Two Free DVDs With $20 Donation
RIGHT NOW: FOR EVERY DONATION OF $20 or more to the Monster Fencing Competition Fund you recieve two free DVDs: THE FILMS OF BORIS KARLOFF (Trailer Collection of many of Boris Karloff's films) and the DRIVE-IN SHOCKERS (A new DVD of over 90 minutes of 1950s-1970s drive-in sci-fi and horror films!). This will be sent automatically to everyone who donates $20 or more.
(See details below....just scroll down to the "Donate Buttons.")
Creepy Classics/Monster Bash Man Ron Adams
Heading for National Veteran's Fencing Competition With Your Help
Monster Vs. Monster
Creepy Classics, Monster Bash owner Ron Adams has been training for the National Veteran's Fencing Compeition in Reno, Nevada this March.
Ron here, I've been trainng with coach Norm Flam and my practice partner, 11th ranked veteran fencer in the country, Joe Russell. At 55 years old, I'm going for it with your help. I'll be fencing for the North American Cup Veteran's Division. The amount needed to be raised is $1,600. To prove my love of classic monsters at the national level, I will have my fencing mask painted to represent one of the classic movie monsters. This will get the auditorium talking! It's rare that anyone has a painted mask, let alone a monster fencing mask. Which one? YOU WILL DECIDE.
The options are:
Just Donate any amount, $10 or more and vote for your favorite monster. Fill out the comments with the monster you're choosing.
Whatever monster raises the most money will be the one that's painted on my mask. You can vote as many times as you like to get the moster you want on my mask for this national veteran's competition. When you donate, make sure to enter the monster of your choice in the comments field on PayPal.
RIGHT NOW: FOR EVERY DONATION OF $20 or more you recieve two free DVDs: THE FILMS OF BORIS KARLOFF (Trailer Collection of many of Boris Karloff's films) and the DRIVE-IN SHOCKERS (A new DVD of over 90 minutes of 1950s-1970s drive-in sci-fi and horror films!). This will be sent automatically to everyone who donates $20 or more.
I will update daily what monster is in the lead and the rankings!
1/15/15 -- Monsters in the lead:
1 - Frankenstein (8)
2- Creature (4)
3 - Wolf Man (3)
4 - Mummy (1)
5 - Dracula (0)
***Hey, someone show Dracula some love.
Deadline: February 27, 2015
I will post photos of me wearing the mask at the national competition.
Thank you everyone for helping bring a classic monster presence to the North American Cup Championship in Reno, NV, February 27-28, 2015!
Monster Maker, Alive and Well in Kansas
I'd like to thank David Peel from Wichita, Kansas for sending in a photo of his latest piece. He collects and paints various resin monster kits and he's done a bang up job on his latest, a Karloff Mummy!
Thanks for sharing, David.
Down to Exactly 34 Vendor Tables Left
There are now only 40 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.
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.