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Wednesday November 21 - Thanksgiving 2018

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: A warm, festive Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends at Creepy Classics/Monster Bash. Thanksgiving is tomorrow...then it's the big Black Friday, all day call-in with free classic monster prize packs. Write down this number: (724) 238-4317. It will be a hotline from 5AM-5PM EST for the Black Friday prize pack blow-out with new prize packs every hour.

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Creepy Classics' Holiday Picks To Click

These are the films you need to make your holidays perfect...if you're a twisted horror and science fiction fan! The recommendations direct from Rondo!

SANTA CLAUS (1959) - Blu-Ray or DVD
This is it! The Christmas movie that warped the minds of a generation! Released in the Unite states to the children's matinee market during the holiday season through the 1960s. It features Santa Claus fighting a devil from Hades named "Pitch." Pitch has tried to teach the children of earth evil, but Santa Claus won't have it and is risking everything on Christmas eve to save the holiday from the demons of the dark! A wizard, Santa's sci-fi lab, robot reindeer, a creepy dream sequence of giant dolls taunting a little girl....total weirdness. You'll find yourself simply shaking your head in disbelief. Imported from Mexico and dubbed in English. A holiday must for every fan of strange cinema. An alternate title could be SANTA CLAUS VS. THE DEVIL!

Restored. American English and Spanish versions. Lots of extras: Commentary by documentary maker Daniel Griffith. Making of featurette. Trailer. TV and radio spots, vintage Santa shorts, "Howdy Doody Christmas" Castle Film and more! Commentary by K. Gordon Murray biographer Daniel Griffith.

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) - Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck and Pia Zadora. Martian children cry out for their own Santa Claus, just like the one they see on TV transmissions coming from the planet Earth. Not to disappoint, Martians head for earth to kidnap Santa. Cult weird Sci-Fi classic known for featuring Pia Zadora as a child.

ULTIMATE HOLIDAY COLLECTION (27 short films) - DVD
Don't let the generic, cartoon cover fool you! These are strange, weird and yet heartwarming short films and cartoons. A collection of those rare, short films from Castle and other distributors. Live action, animation and cartoon. Vintage films from the 1940s through the 1960s...each film is around 8-10 minutes of sheer nostalgic Christmas! Rare shorts like THE ELF AND MR. LITTLE, NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE CANDLEMAKER and more! Packed!

CHRISTMAS CARTOON CLASSICS (1930s-1950s) - DVD
Cartoon Film Festival: 114 minutes of classics holiday cartoons from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Relive the magic holiday moments in a non-stop film festival. Oddities, that played in church basements and town halls in the 1950s and 1960s....or as filler during the holiday season on TV.

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO CHRISTMAS SHOW (Colorized & B&W) - DVD
The 1952 Christmas Special featuring the great Abbott and Costello. Originally presented on The Colgate Comedy Hour. A wonderful holiday showcase with Bud and Lou. Plus, bonus Christmas Seal messages from many stars!

There you have it! My top picks...but we have even more Christmas favorites and, well, oddities:

Get all of these and more holiday classics...from Creepy Classics, right now in our Holiday DVDs and Blu-Rays Department. Ready to ship right now!

 

 

Coming Again, This Year on Black Friday - Free Prize Packs

It's twelve hours of free prize pack madness. Beginning at 5AM EST we'll have free prize packs of GREAT stuff. We're not talking cheap jack prizes...we mean great DVDs, Blu-Rays, Magazines, T-Shirts and more.

Get ready to freak-out with amazing deals all day 5AM-5PM at Creepy Classics on Black Friday, November 23, 2018. Every hour, a new prize pack....watch for it here on the Creepy Classics, Monster Bash News Page. Bookmark this page and set your alarm on Friday, November 23.

It all happens here on this web page. Bookmark it NOW!

 

 

It's Thanksgiving

My how the seasons spin by as we Monster Boom Generation kids have our own kids and the holidays become more and more special. A time for the family to get close again in a warm house. The leaves are brown, the chill has turned to cold and there might even be some flurries outside (there are here this morning as I type).

I started about 20 years ago talking about how much Thanksgiving meals and King Kong merge for my holiday. What? You haven't heard? Well...even if you have, let's kick back...it's warm inside here and Thanksgiving is about to come around again.

Thanksgivings were magic for me back in the late sixties and early seventies. We lived in State College, PA at that time (my parents and sister still do, I moved to the Pittsburgh area in the 1980s). We had early cable in 1968. It was Centre Video. If we didn't have cable, we only got three channels...Altoona, Johnstown (fuzzy),and University Park - PBS. I don't count Channel 16 from Scranton, it came in only sometimes, fuzzy, with a lot of rabbit ear antenna struggling.

But, with this "new thing" - cable...we got eight channels in 1968! Imagine that - eight channels to choose from. And, believe it or not, there was more choices I liked to watch then, than with 200 channels today. It was all because of three New York City stations (technically one was Secaucus, New Jersey): WNEW 5, WOR 9, and WPIX 11. Wow....independents that played an almost non-stop rush of movies from the 1930s-1950s.

On Thanksgiving, Channel 9 started a tradition that would carry on for over a decade. KING KONG on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, I think there were a few Thanksgivings that KONG played multiple, multiple times during the day. SON OF KONG and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG would be in the mix as well. And, in between things, I'd flip over to Channel 11 for the Thanksgiving showing of MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS! Laurel and Hardy meeting up with those manimals - The Bogeymen. Hideous man-beasts that lived in caverns below the earth.

So, it is with joy, I had Thanksgiving with KING KONG (1933), SON OF KONG (1933), MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949), and MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS. The combination of Thanksgiving and those movies branding themselves in me. All this while the aroma of baking turkey came from the kitchen. The house, overly warm from the oven being on since the wee hours of the morning. And, that smell of sage meant stuffing (my favorite) was to be had by all too!

During commercial breaks, I would slip out to the kitchen and snitch a green olive and a piece of celery. Sugar cookies had been baked by my mom and my sister.

The meal and family are together, and Carl Denham has captured the biggest gorilla ever. Stan and Ollie have beaten the Bogeymen and the evil Barnaby. Joe Young was climbing a tree and saving a little girl from a burning orphanage. It's all the 8th Wonder of the World.

It's KING KONG, it's Thanksgiving.

I'll be watching all of those films every Thanksgiving. And now, cooking the turkey and making the stuffing with my wife and daughter at Thanksgivings. My daughter knows all too well that Thanksgiving and KING KONG are inseparable. This year, will be the first year that my daughter will not be home on Thanksgiving. She's getting older and will be at her boyfriend's house. Time moves on, ticking, ticking. Mighty Joe Young sheds another tear.

Now in 2018, on this Thanksgiving, my dad, my aunt, cousin, and a few dear Monster Bash staffers are joining us too....they might even catch a glimpse of Skull Island and a giant ape at our house.

From my house to yours, the warmest MONSTER BASH wishes this Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.

Ron Adams
November 2018
Ligonier, PA

Stop, take a minute...and go back there...I am:

Dear Ron,

Thanks for the Holiday Memories. I was there with you back in the day, even down to flipping the channel during the commercials to see what Laurel and Hardy were doing on WPIX!!! You forgot to mention the Friday after,with the Raymond Burr Godzillia,King Kong vs Godzillia ,as well as the latest Toho Release. This ran well into the early/mid 1970's. Loved the Video Clip [with the all too Brief Godzilla plug].

My Best Wishes to You and Your Family for a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be ordering from you again Soon.

Regards,
Walter Gallo

The first time I saw the original "King Kong" was on Thanksgiving.

I remember excitedly telling my father to notice how blood was coming out of the T-Rex's mouth.
"March of the Wooden Soldiers" is still one of my favorite films.

On Black Friday, Channel 11 would usually show the Toho King Kong films as well.
Another great newsletter. Keep up the good work...

-Kevin Browne

My name is Ernie Magnotta and I write for a bunch of retro film
magazines; especially "Scary Monsters." I always look forward to
"Monster Bash" and to your monthly emails. Loved the most recent one.
Like you, I'm also going to be watching "King Kong" this Thanksgiving
with my family.

-Ernie Magnotta

 

 

Above: Fay Wray with Robert Armstrong

Robert Armstrong Birthday Remembered

Flash! This in from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash ace reporter, Scott Goettel:

Hey Ron,

It's very fitting that during Thanksgiving week, there's a birthday of an actor whose co-star was a BIG star...the actor is Robert Armstrong, and the movie is KING KONG!  Plus Robert had a couple of other BIG co-stars in two other movies...SON OF KONG, and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG.

Robert Armstrong was born on November 20th, 1890, and he passed away at age 82 on April 20th, 1973.  His movie career started in 1927 with a film titled THE MAIN EVENT.  Many many roles would follow in the years to come, including THE LOST SQUADRON (also starring Richard Dix), THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (also starring Fay Wray, filmed during the production of KING KONG), THE MYSTERY MAN, 'G' MEN, GANG BUSTERS, THE MAD GHOUL, BLOOD ON THE SUN (starring James Cagney), DOUBLE JEOPARDY (also starring Allison Hayes), MAN WITH A CAMERA (Charles Bronson TV series), WAGON TRAIN, M SQUAD, RAWHIDE, LASSIE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, 77 SUNSET STRIP, PERRY MASON (four episodes), and his final acting role was in the 1964 movie FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG.

That's just a sampling of his list of acting credits.  So, this Thanksgiving week, it's a TRIPLE celebration, Robert Armstrong's birthday, KING KONG on TV, and Turkey Day!

Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday Robert Armstrong!

~Scott

 

 

Monster Bash June 2019

The Double Tree Hotel has created there own web page for getting room stays for MONSTER BASH June 2019. There aren't many on-site rooms left, so get your now.

CLICK HERE for the Double Tree Room Reservation Site. Use code MTR.

CLICK HERE to get your membership admission.

 

 

New! Attention VHS Collectors

Now hitting the racks at Creepy Classics, more vintage VHS tapes for collectors. The just added titles include: FRANKENSTEIN (1931 - Early, rare MCA photo cover), THE SPANISH DRACULA (1931), FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (Peter Cushing), OLD MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE (1952/Bela Lugosi), SANTO VS. THE VICE MAFIA (1971), THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (Cyclops monster), THE WICKER MAN (Christopher Lee) and many more new titles.

Dig out the ones your need from our Used VHS Graveyard, here in the hallowed dusty, dark halls of Creepy Classics.

 

 

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New! THE OUTER LIMITS Second Season on Blu-Ray and DVD Set

Newly Re-Mastered in HD! There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set… Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture… We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire second season – 17 Episodes – You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown.

A five-disc set that controls over 15 hours of transmission from the 1964-1965 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include William Shatner, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Duvall, Robert Culp, Eddie Albert, Patrick O’Neal, Dabney Coleman, Robert Webber, Lloyd Nolan, James Sikking, Ted Knight, Michael Ansara, Marianna Hill, Tim O’Connor, Skip Homeier, James Doohan, Warren Stevens, Grant Williams, Dewey Martin, Michael Constantine, Ted de Corsia, Mary Murphy and Mark Richman.

SPECIAL FEATURES: • 17 Episodes - All Newly Mastered in HD • AUDIO COMMENTARIES: - SOLDIER by Film Historian David J. Schow - COOL HANDS, WARM HEART by Film Historian Craig Beam - BEHOLD ECK! by Film Historian Reba Wissner - EXPANDING HUMAN by Film Historian Reba Wissner - DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND by Film Historian Craig Beam - CRY OF SILENCE by Film Historian Gary Gerani - CRY OF SILENCE by Film Historian Reba Wissner - THE INVISIBLE ENEMY by Film Historian Craig Beam - WOLF 359 by Film Historian Craig Beam - I, ROBOT by Film Historian David J. Schow - THE INHERITORS: PART 1 by Film Historians Gary Gerani and Steve Mitchell - THE INHERITORS: PART 2 by Film Historians Gary Gerani and Steve Mitchell - KEEPER OF THE PURPLE TWILIGHT by Film Historian David J. Schow - THE DUPLICATE MAN by Film Historian Tim Lucas - COUNTERWEIGHT by Film Historian Reba Wissner - THE PREMONITION by Film Historian Tim Lucas • 12 TNT PROMOS with Robert Culp, Harlan Ellison, Martin Landau, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner and Leslie Stevens (21:55) • JOSEPH STEFANO – Full TNT Interview (64:07) • The Museum of Television and Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival - The Outer Limits - March 10, 2000 - with guests David M. Schow, Robert H. Justman, Lou Morheim, Conrad L. Hall, Martin Landau, Joseph Stefano (73:09) • CREATURE FEATURES with DAVID J. SCHOW (2.39) •ABC NEW YEAR’S PROMO (0:43) •WHAT’S NEW ON ABC? – 1963 Promo with Edie Adams (6:32) • 5 TV SPOTS (4:30)

Get it now in our New Blu-Ray and DVD Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Models, Models, Models...Monster Models For Christmas Gift Giving!

Now in Shock Stock:

Get these great model kits for gift giving, or for your Christmas Wish List: UFO from THE INVADERS, The Cyclops from LOST IN SPACE, The Karloff FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER from Moebius, THE PHANTOM, BLACKBEARD - THE BLOODTHIRSTY PIRATE, THE GHOST OF CASTEL-MARE (back in stock!), THE FLYING SAUCER, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, the EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS kit, the classic WOLF MAN'S WAGON and many more. All stocked for the season...great indoor fun through the winter months.

See all of the above in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

MONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!

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

Do you have all of these?

Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, King Kong, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Hyde...they're all here, at home in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

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!

 

 

Above left: Joe Russell behind the Creepy Classics tables talks with movie fans. Above right: Dino Papas, monster magazine collector and Monster Kid hangs out with Creepy Classics' Ron Adams.

Last Show of 2018

Above are photos of Creepy Classics' booth at the last show of 2018. It was the Williamsburg Nostalgia Convention. We'll be updating our Convention Schedule Page soon as well as all the details on the three big MONSTER BASH shows in 2019. The two hotel shows and the one Palace Theatre show.

We hope to see you in Spring 2019!

 

 

New! Classic Monsters of the Movies #13 and the New Special

In now and shipping to you...it's the latest CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES magazines. Here are the details:

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN - Magazine
A guide filmbook to the 1964 Hammer Studio's THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN with Peter Cushing. This luxury publication is produced in full color, with stills, lobby cards and posters illustrating in-depth articles and biographies. Beautiful oversize magazine, heavy stock, all glossy.

CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #13 - Magazine
In this quality British classic monster magazine: Karloff and Lugosi - Unequal Partners in Crime, Tod Browning - The Troubled Master of Early Gothic, Metamorphosing Monsters, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE - You Can;t Keep A Good Gill-Man Down, 40 Years of HALLOWEEN and more.

Plus, we've just re-stocked on back issues from CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES too. Get your order in now.

You'll find them in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department, in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand.

 

 

New! It's Now Available - MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #4

The MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #4. A magazine dedicated the greatest horror-comedy film of all-time: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. 70 Year Anniversary!

All star writers in this special edition: Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Don Smeraldi, Dennis Druktenis, Leonard Hayhurst, Dan Cziraky, Ron Adams and fans.

The background, the history, the rare photos, the love for this classic motion picture.

Get your band spankin' new issue now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Monster Bash Makes it to the Top!

Thanks to Doug and Sonja Mason, MONSTER BASH made it to the top of the Empire State Building. Well, at least a MONSTER BASH magazine and t-shirt!

This is what Doug wrote:

My wife, Sonja Ghaner, and I (Doug Mason) made it to the 102nd floor of The Empire State Building on Halloween...in Boo York City. Also celebrated 200 Years of Frankenstein at The Morgan Library and Museum before seeing a plaque installed at Harry Houdini's home on East 79th Street (now a bar called Sojourn). Then we went to see "King Kong" at The Broadway Theater.

Cheers, Doug Mason

What a journey Doug, sounds like you two had a lot of fun! -Ron

 

 

Above: John Kerr and Vincent Price...and a color photo of Luana Anders, John Kerr and Price. Both from THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961).

John Kerr Birthday Remembered

This in from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash reporter Scott Goettel:

Hey Ron,

Here's another birthday of interest for us Monster Bashers.  No doubt we've all seen THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM more times than we can remember, and this actor was Vincent Price's co-star...John Kerr.

John Kerr was born on November 15th, 1931, and passed away at age 81 on February 2nd, 2013.

His many acting credits include SOUTH PACIFIC, two episodes of the TV series SUSPENSE, an uncredited part in the 1955 film THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT, another uncredited appearance in the classic KING OF KINGS, THE CROWDED SKY (starring Dana Andrews and Anne Francis), GUNSMOKE, WAGON TRAIN, THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, THE MOD SQUAD, BARNABY JONES, THE INVISIBLE MAN (TV series), and his last role was in a 1992 episode of THE RAY BRADBURY THEATRE.

A Happy Monster Bashin' Birthday to John Kerr!

~Scott

 

 

Reclaim Your Childhood

Hi Ron,

I know we both used to love ordering Scholastic books, and one of my favorites was one called The Runaway Robot. Like much of our favourite "stuff" it went missing years ago, only to be found again this weekend! Frances was poking around a used book store and spotted a copy, not knowing I've wanted one again for years. She picked it up thinking I "might like it". LOL After I stopped dancing around the living room and hugging her, I was able to settle down again with this old friend. I didn't realize it was written by Sci Fi great Lester Del Rey (the name didn't mean much to me when I was a kid), and I'm happy to say it's still a great read.

I've attached a scan of the book cover-I always loved the classic look of "Rex" the robot!

I hope everyone gets to re-claim a great piece of their childhood like I was this weekend.

-Paul Speidel, Canada

Paul, I had this one as well as a couple other favorites "The Mummy Walks Among Us" and "The Mystery of Castle Croome!" Love all those Scholastic books. -Ron

 

 

Yikes!

Here's a great comic submitted by Bruce Tinkel that strikes and nerve (and vein) with all us Monster Kids!

 

 

Look Cozy?...You Bet!

The lair of movie monster fan Mike Zielski! It's his "Creepy Roadhouse" theater.

Thanks for submitting the picture, Mike!

 

 

TV Horror Host Recovering

This news in from Mitch O'Connell regarding TV horror host The Ghoul:

Send The Ghoul 'Get Well' wishes!
Our beloved horror hosting leader is recovering from heart surgery, so fill his PO Box with your heart felt cards and letters!
KNIF
PO Box 55603
Macedonia, OH. 44056

Here's a card that was sent out by fan Jonathan Murphey (very funny and thoughtful):

More details...

Hi, Ron:

The Ghoul had a massive heart attack around November 7th. He was scheduled for triple bypass surgery, but it had to be delayed for a few days. This news came from his ex-wife, Barbara King, she didn’t elaborate on the details.

As of this morning there are no updates on the surgery, or his condition. If I hear anything I’ll let you know.

Thanks for the info, thanks for the reply and as always, thanks for the best monster magazine on the planet.

Have a great Thursday. Gobble, gobble!

-Jon

 

 

New! Blu-Rays and DVD Titles Too

Now shocked at Creepy Classics...new Blu-Rays:

THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1973) - Blu-Ray
The last outing for Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in the Hammer Dracula series. Dracula is the Godfather of evil and Van Helsing attempts to thwart him. James Bond meets Dracula feel. Finally a great, quality print officially available! Includes trailer.

TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE (1959) - Blu-Ray
Stars Gordon Scott, Anthony Quale, Sean Connery and Sara Shane. Tarzan is set to protect and defend a village beset by ruthless diamond hunters. A beautiful woman from the civilized world is a distraction of the Lord of the Apes. Colorful action from the story by Edgar Rice Burroughs!

and the new DVDs:

CHARLIE CHAN: DEAD MEN TELL (1941) - DVD
One of the most atmospheric, creepy Charlie Chan films. On a cruise schooner there's mystery, murder and madness. Eerie events may be a ghost on the ship! Sidney Toler is Chan with a supporting cast that includes Sen Yung, George Reeves, Milton Parsons and Katharine Aldridge!

THE 13TH CHAIR (1929/1937 Double Feature) - DVD
Two versions of the dark murder mystery, THE 13th CHAIR. Tod Browning directs the 1929 version which stars Bela Lugosi and the 1937 version features Lewis Stone as the detective. A weird medium, a murder and a house of suspects create the backdrop for this tale of mystery.

HANGOVER SQUARE (1945) - DVD
Stars Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell and George Sanders. Pianist/composer Cregar is a mild-mannered, courteous psychopathic! On the coat-heels of THE LODGER, this similar Cregar film is, in many ways, better than THE LODGER. Great photography and eerie visions into a world of homicidal insanity.

CHARLIE CHAN TRIPLE FEATURE (1944 features) - DVD
The four Charlie Chan feature films that were released in 1944. Starring Sidney Toler as the genius detective: THE SECRET SERVICE, THE CHINESE CAT and THE JADE MASK.

Get them in our New Blu-Ray and DVD Department right now...they're here and ready to ship to your dungeon door!

 

 

Happy Birthday To INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS actor

This in from Bashin' Birthday reporter Scott Goettel:

I see where Bobby Clark (who played Jimmy Grimaldi in the original INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS) is now 74.  He was born on November 13th, 1944.

His acting career started in 1949, and lasted through 1964, and it's a quite impressive list of acting credits. 

Happy 74th Bobby!

~Scott

 

 

New! Used Great Movies on DVD...Like Cheap!

The skylight at Creepy Classics opened and DVDs started dropping on our heads! Used, but that makes them affordable!

Here are just a few of the great titles added to our Used DVD Department: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST (Ed Wood!), ISLE OF THE SNAKE PEOPLE (Karloff), THE PHANTOM CREEPS, NIGHTMARE CASTLE (the elusive Barbara Steele), THE MISTRESS OF ATLANTIS (Rare film starring METROPOLIS' Brigette Helm), HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (Vincent Price, what other version could there REALLY be), THE BEST OF ABBOTT AND COSTELLO VOLUME 3 (Yep, its got MEET FRANKENSTEIN on it), INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN (Chaney Jr.), THE HUMAN MONSTER (Bats for Bela), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (More Vinnie), THE INVISIBLE GHOST (and more Bela) and many more available....well, right now.

Get them before they're gone...that kid down the block with the new new bike might get the ones you want first....here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

A Hero To All Baby Boomers Forward...Stan Lee Gone...But Will Always "Flame On" Forever

Here I am, just catching up on back work when I'm punched between the eyes with the fist on the Incredible Hulk and Thor's Mighty hammer. Comic book writer, editor and publisher, Stan Lee has passed away.

If it weren't for Stan Lee and Forrest J Ackerman the words I write would be lifeless and always dull. Stan taught me how to use words and made me learn "big words" before any English teacher did. While super heroes were being challenged by super villains, Stan was challenging me to learn words like "amok, incredible, annihilation and rampage," when I was five and six years old. He opened my eyes and mind to other dimensions with Doctor Strange along with the pencil and pen of Steve Ditko. The Incredible Hulk was a super-charged Frankenstein thanks to Stan and Jack Kirby. Peter Parker let us know that even the skinny, geek kid could rise above in his own way.

The big three that was just firing up the Marvel Comics Group to become a powerhouse were Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Jack and Steve were artists and plotters, Stan was the word man. Jack Kirby passed away a few years back, Steve Ditko went in June of this year...and now, Stan. As my friend Mike Adams put it...it really, really is "the end of an era."

Those three were there, getting started with monsters and super heroes. There's no doubt that classic monsters were part of that Marvel movement. Just look at these images:

Of the big three, I only corresponded with one. Steve Ditko. In a letter Steve told me that he loved all the classic monster movies he grew up with. You can see the influences in all three of those guys.

It is up to us now, the baby boomers raised on Marvel Comics, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Mad Magazine and the endless flow of classic movies on TV....to carry on. The Merry Marvel Marching Society (I was a member beginning in 1968), marches on. We must carry the torch for fun, creative and imaginative entertainment.

Stan Lee's motto summed up himself, and all of what we can be, in one word...EXCELSIOR!

Excelsior Stan, you will always be part of me.

-Ron Adams, November 2018

Hi Ron,
It was another one of those difficult moments, not unlike the morning my wife awakened me with the words: “Ray Harryhausen died.” My son and I had just gotten back to the car after a surprisingly snowy hike last week, when I got more chilly news, from my wife again, but this time in a text: “RIP Stan Lee,” followed by a teary-eyed emoji.

I was in the midst of the 60’s Batman craze when my best friend, Kim Griswold, introduced me to the Marvel universe—I volunteered for the Merry Marvel Marching Society shortly thereafter. These superheroes were different; sure, they faced the usual super villains and monsters seeking world domination, but when the masks came off, they faced day-to-day dilemmas just like the rest of us. Stan also brought my attention to comic book artistry for the first time, finally crediting all those involved with each issue, right down to the letterers, typically Artie Simek and Sam Rosen. A highlight of those days for Kim and me was when writer and illustrator Jim Steranko joined the bullpen and renovated Nick Fury—we had never seen anything like his visionary work before. And monsters? As you said Ron, they were always lurking in Stan’s world…and check out Steranko’s gothic work in Nick Fury #3—right out of a classic Universal film!



All I know is that it’s going to be one heck of a Monster Bash in the Land Beyond Beyond when the triumvirate of Forry Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, and Ray Harryhausen, along with other recent inductees like Chris Lee, Zach, and Steve Ditko, and all the rest, greet Stan when he stops by. I guess it’s a good time to look over my original 60’s Marvel collection, fortunately still with me…as Stan will always be.

-Mike Zielski

 

 

New! Used VHS Tapes for Collectors

Now in shock stock, a huge pile of hard-to-find VHS tapes for the video tape collector! Now here: THE GHOUL (1975 with Peter Cushing and Veronica Carlson), GHOULARDI - STAY SICK (TV Horror Host), THE WEREWOLF VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN, THE EMBALMER, RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD (1973), OROCHI - THE EIGHT-HEADED DRAGON (from Toho Studios!), KISS OF DEATH (Christopher Lee), THE WACKY WORLD OF DR. MORGUS (Feature film starring TV Horror Host Morgus), KING KONG (1933/Colorized) and many more!

Get these and hundreds more in our Used VHS Graveyard here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Classic Monsters Special: House of Dracula Magazine

Now in shock stock, the latest special from CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES magazine:

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) - Magazine
A guide filmbook to the 1945 Universal classic HOUSE OF DRACULA. This luxury publication is produced in full color, with stills, lobby cards and posters illustrating in-depth articles and biographies. Beautiful oversize magazine, heavy stock, all glossy.

Get it in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Attention! Godzilla and VHS Collectors

We just added a massive amount of Godzilla and other Japanese giant monster movies on collectible and out-of-print VHS tapes! Get them while you can, only one each of most of them. Here are just some of the boxes:

Find them in our Used VHS Department and New VHS Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Happy Birthday To Monster Basher Earl Lisk

A very happy birthday to one of the most film knowledgeable and nicest guys on the MONSTER BASH staff....Earl Lisk.

 

 

Philosophy Professor Also Holds a Degree from MONSTER BASH!

This great video was submitted by Dr. Tim Madigan, a philosophy professor, and he promotes his degree in madness from MONSTER BASH! Thank you, Tim! Here's the link....he talk about MONSTER BASH about halfway through after a Lugosi DRACULA clip.

CLICK HERE to see the short video.

 

 

New! Various Monster Mags You Want Your Claws On...

Now shocked on our shelves...great magazines:

CLASSIC IMAGES #507 - Newsprint Magazine
The nostalgic newsprint tabloid with great research on classic films and actors. This issue features Boris Karloff! Plus, historian Tom Weaver on SON OF FRANKENSTEIN's Donnie Dunagan, Candace Hilligoss of CARNIVAL OF SOULS and Ann Robinson (WAR OF THE WORLDS), plus more!

REMIND #10 - Magazine
A nostalgia magazine with this special monster movie issue! Lots of photos, poster reproductions and articles: The Creature Still Walks Among Us, 40 Years of HALLOWEEN, Creatures of THE OUTER LIMITS, Inner Sanctum, GODZILLA, THE FLY, Horror Movie Quiz and more.

MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #3 - Magazine
A great issue of this monster movie magazine from 1974. This issue focuses on vampire films with article: Bela Lugosi's Life and Undeath, THE NIGHT STALKER, Barnabas Collins and DARK SHADOWS, Christopher Lee, Variations of Vampires -- western vampires and MUCH MORE!

Find these great magazines for your collectible library in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line...at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Horror Film Documentaries

Just in at Creepy Classics, four great full-length documentaries on horror film. A biography on master of horror - Christopher Lee, plus the Monster Madness series of documentaries: Golden Age Horror, Counter Culture Films and Mutants - Space Invader Drive-In Movies!

Find them in our Complete DVD Catalog right now at Creepy Classics...limited supply, they won't last long.

 

 

Scary Monster Magazine Founding Editor's Halloween

Above are photos sent in by Dennis Druktenis, the founding editor/publisher of SCARY MONSTERS magazine. He's enjoying a desert Halloween with his wife Susan as they were super heroes! Plus, he sent a great photo of a Karloff planter with cactus.

See Dennis' latest article in the new issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE SPECIAL #4. Plus an article by current editor Don Smeraldi.

Above: Dennis holds his Blu-Ray of ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN!

 

 

Photos of Creepy Classics/Monster Bash at This Past October's Chiller Expo

Above: Dan Weber in his Tin Man costume, or maybe warding off alien mind control from a UFO...?

Above: Our friend, Jay attacks in his Creature mask!

Above: The unstoppable Joshua Kennedy in front of Creepy Classics and our banner promoting the premiere of his new movie HOUSE OF THE GORGON!

Above: Get the point? It was a big shopping weekend at Chiller!

Above: Dan Weber and Joe Russell behind the tables for Creepy Classics. "Breaktime!"

Above: That masked man at Creepy Classics! Here to save us from creepy classic movie monsters!

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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Call (724) 238-4317

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