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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: The melting ice-scream man in Vincent Price as he puts a strangle hold on the good humor ma, Basil Rathbone. A gooey scene from TALES OF TERROR (1962). Get it now on factory sealed DVD 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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Creepy Classics Heading To Cinevent This Week and Weekend!

It's the Four Day CINEVENT fest this weekend and Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will have our own room and a separate film/screening room for classic monsters on 16mm too. Plus TV Horror Host SON OF GHOUL will be there.

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And we'll see you at CINEVENT!

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New MONSTER BASH Video Trailer & Monster Bash Channel

Here's the brand spankin' new MONSTER BASH June 2017 Trailer! Click the above window to join the viewing...and SUBSCRIBE to the New MONSTER BASH You Tube videos wil be coming often! A special thanks to Joshua Kennedy, super genius.



New! Blu-Rays from Universal and Scream Factory

Now shock stocked for you:

The HD blu-ray treatment for the complete Universal Dracula series: DRACULA (1931), THE "SPANISH" DRACULA (1931), DRACULA'S DAUGHTER (1936), SON OF DRACULA (1943), HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944), HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). Hours of bonus materials.

The HD blu-ray treatment for the complete Universal Mummy series: THE MUMMY (1932). THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940), THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942), THE MUMMY'S GHOST (1944), THE MUMMY'S CURSE (1944) and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY (1955). Plus hours of bonus materials.

BEN (1972) - Blu-Ray & DVD Combo
The sequel to WILLARD (1971). The rats are back! A horde of killer rats that can communicate via telepathy with certain humans...rebel. They're killers and actually plot against their human adversaries. Packed with extras. Both DVD and Blu-Ray discs are included.

WILLARD (1971) - Blu-Ray & DVD Combo
The story of a boy and his rat. A disturbed young man, Willard, finds that he has a mental connection with the rats that live in his dilapidated old house. Controlling the rats, he proceeds to exact revenge on those in his life who have put him down. The rats kill Willard's enemies. Extras!

Getthem in our New Blu-Ray and DVD Departments right now.

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New at Creepy Classaics! Peter Cushing & Ingrid Pitt Autographs on FAMOUS MONSTERS #86

Fom Ron Adams personal collection, a copy of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #86 from 1971 in excellent condition. Autographed by Peter Cushing on the cover and Ingrid Pitt on an interior page of her. Natually there's only one of this item. If you want it for you collection, grab it quick.

You'll find it right now in our Autograph Department at Creepy Classics.




Rest In Peace, Geoffrey Bayden

Hi Ron,

Zach Zito has called me with the following news, which I am passing on to you,

Character actor Geoffrey Baydon passed away May 10th at the age of 93. He was a familiar face to us genre fans, having appeared with Peter Cushing as the hotel porter given a "letter to post" in "Horror Of Dracula", as well as the shop keeper who gives a cloak to Jon Pertwee in "The House That Dripped Blood", with startling results for Pertwee. He was also a police doctor, working with Thorley Walters in "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed", as well as the owner of "Asylum", also an anthology film  like "House ..." He excelled in comedy , appearing in one  of  the  "Pink Panther" films, and has a list of remarkable TV credits  featuring characters such as Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood in supporting roles, as well as drama and war films.


Michael Lederman and Zach Zito (who alerted me of this news)



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50th Anniversary of MAD MONSTER PARTY at the MAD MONSTER BASH

Not only is it the 20th year anniversary of the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES, but it's the big 50th for the great MAD MONSTER PARTY?! Official Rankin-Bass historian, Rick Goldschmidt, will be doing a special presentation at BASH! Don't dare or scare, miss it!






New! Factory Sealed DARK SHADOWS Classics on VHS

We just landed a handful of unopened, new and factory sealed, VHS tapes of the original DARK SHADOWS television show. Most of them have 4-5 episodes on each tape. If you collect VHS, you won't want to miss these. You'll find the two pictured above and many more in our New VHS Department here at the pace with creaking doors and creaking steps....Creepy Classics.



The 2017 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE 20th Year Anniversary Video, CLICK BELOW:

Song by Jeff Schmich, Video by Kevin Slick.


Order your 3-Day Membership Passes Discounted now, CLICK HERE.

Want more videos from the past Monster Bash's, why you got it! Here they are compliments of Kevin Slick:





New Books! And Re-Shocked Books Too

These great softcover books for your collection are all in shock stock here at Creepy Classics. Come and get 'em! Two are new here:

BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (Scripts From the Crypt) Shovel in hand, Gary Don Rhodes (with Tom Weaver) returns to the Graveyard of Forgotten Facts, unearthing a treasure trove of terrific illustrations and a casket-full of new information on Bela Lugosi, Ed Wood and BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1956). BRIDE’s shooting script and a vault full of decaying extras. Packed!

THUNDER (Lost Film Series) THUNDER was the last silent film for Lon Chaney. "The 1929 audiences were up on their feet and cheering Chaney." -Chauncey Haines, Silent Film Organist. A reissue of a French novelization (in English). Includes several rare photos and ad art. Recommended to the Chaney fan or silent movie buffs.

See these new books and all the re-stocked great Magic Image Filmbooks and vintage classic movie books now in our Creepy Bookstore, here on-line at Creepy Classics!



Witch's Dungeon Monstrous Life-Size Figures at MONSTER BASH!

See the new, cool figure of Boris Karloff as Ardeth Bey from THE MUMMY (1932), making his first public appearance at this June's MONSTER BASH! Of course, Cortlandt Hull and The Witch's Dungeon will have other figures there to greet you too! Don't miss out at being part of the 20th year celebration at MONSTER BASH!

Get your admission memberships for June now, before the price goes up:





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 oft he largest screens in the state of Ohio. Seating for 1400. A large mezzanine level for classic monster vendors.

This may be the first 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!




By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter author of "The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography!

Hola, amigos, and welcome to the latest installment of the Mexican Monster Party! This month's classic features none other than the Silver-Masked Man himself, El Santo, in SANTO EN EL TESORO DE DRACULA ("Santo in The Treasure of Dracula"). As you know, some of the Mexican Masked Wrestler/Monster movies were also had "Sexo" versions (translation obvious), which consisted of separately-shot nude scenes incorporated into the regular movies. TESORO is one of those films; the "Sexo" version is known as EL VAMPIRO Y EL SEXO ("Sex and the Vampire"). All of the "Sexo" versions of MexiMonster films are lost, except for NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES. Lobby cards and posters exist for them all, but as for the films themselves, no. This review, though, will center on the general-release version, which could have been titled, like the later US version of a Hammer film, DRACULA AND HIS VAMPIRE BRIDES.

The existing film is quite entertaining in its own right, a horror/sci-fi tale featuring Aldo Monti as Dracula, a role he would reprise in the classic SANTO Y BLUE DEMON VS. DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO. Monti was a solid contributor to the genre, also appearing in such films as MYSTERIES OF BLACK MAGIC, EL RAYO DE JALISCO and he also appeared in the non-sequel to Santo's most famous film, LA VENGANZA DE LAS MUJERES VAMPIRO ("The Revenge of the Vampire Women"). Noelia Noel had a very short career; she only made 8 films, but three were genre efforts; this film, EL HIJO DE ALMA GRANDE and the aforementioned NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES. Naturally, Santo's manager inserts himself into the proceedings doing his patently unfunny 'funny' sidekick shtick. On the whole, though, the cast is excellent, the action is fast-paced and well-shot.

The plot is pretty simple - El Santo invents a time machine (Where on earth does he find the time?) and sends a prof's hot daughter (Noelia Noel) back in time (nothing more noble than being willing to sacrifice your only child for the sake of science). She is vampirized by Dracula. He has a treasure. Santo brings Noelia back through time, before she can be staked through the heart! (Which really begs the question, why didn't he bring her back before she got bit?) Now, for some reason, despite the fact that he's already succeeded in conquering time travel, Santo believes his machine doesn't work! So he wants to use it to find that treasure. Dracula is revived, and the battle is joined! He has Santo and his allies trapped in a grotto, and all looks lost, but just then a hole opens up, and the rays of the sun decimate the king of the vampires and his minions; the first grotto in film history to come with a skylight! A color Santo vehicle that really captures the spirit of the early B&W efforts - don't you dare miss it!

So that's it for this month, amigos; as always, Lucky reminds yinz all to click at the Animal Rescue Site. Adios, amigos - see ya at the Bash next month! Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher

Get monstrous feature on DVD right now, THE TREASURE OF DRACULA at Creepy Classics. Check out the Mexican Monsters on DVD Department.



Ghoulish New Art By John Sargent

The above illustration piece of THE MAD GHOUL (1943) is from our friend and artist, John Sargent. Here's what he submitted about THE MAD GHOUL:

Took a big swing on this poster with my influences. First I started out trying to mimic the style of contemporary comic artist Adam Hughes. Adam does a lot of comic cover art, and I've always liked how he would illustrate his super heroines. Among his trademark styles is the bold outline that he gives his figures, like a contour drawing splitting the visual plane of positive and negative space. Yet, his work never looks “cartoony” to me, as the bold outline is rarely in black ink, and he uses the colors from the art work. There is absolutely no black used on my illustration. His spaces also never look flat, as he puts just enough realistic details in areas to create a visual interest.

My first thought is that Hughes was influenced by some of the art nouveau style of Alphonse Mucha (1890-1910). He renders hair with the stylistic details you comonly see in Mucha’s celebrated posters. With my reference photo of Evelyn Ankers, in strong profile with a detailed gown, I thought this was a natural pose for me to attempt a Hughes / Mucha version. Aside from all that, I carved up the background with sandpaper to create some visual interest. That texureized effect is a slight homage to another of my influences, Linford Donovan. Although Donovan’s backgrounds were way more multi-colored than mine, I really wanted everything a bit drab so that Evelyn and her gown would grab your attention. Note my signature on this is JS!, as that is how hughes signs his works with an AH!

Very cool and effective! I love those Mucha illustrations, and see the influence here too. I have a large book on his work. Nice job, John!




A sneak peek at the front/back/fold out cover for THE LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38 magazine. Coming soon to Creepy Classics. As soon as its available, we'll post about it here. It's a tribute to FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973) with Leonard Whiting as Victor Frankenstein, Jane Seymour as Prima, David McCallum as Henry Clerval, James Mason as Dr Polidori and Michael Sarrazin as the Frankenstein Monster.





It has arrived! We just packed up all our subscribers and, you too, can order the latest issue, hot off the presses (we made sure there was no "Fly" in the presses). Get yours for immediate shipping to your door. Get it in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand or the Monster Bash Magazine Department with PayPal or credit card.

Details....inside MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #29....

The invincible, incredible, invisible issue! THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS with Vincent Price, Werewolf Movies, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, Monster Kid Flashbacks, Forrest Ackerman, Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen in 1939, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and more! Writers: Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Ron Adams and more. Glossy. Cover: Daniel Horne.

Get it now at Creepy Classics...we deliver monsters to your door!




The Ghost Is Back!

Re-Shocked at Creepy Classics

BACK IN STOCK! Creepy, rotting corpse-like ghost that is a prisoner in some dank dungeon. A retro-looking all plastic model kit with great detail in the tradition of all the classic Aurora models. 1/8 scale. Assembly required. Glue and paint not included.

Get it in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department, here at Creepy Classics.



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

Do you have all of these?

...and these 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!



Three Dealer Tables Open at MONSTER BASH June 23-25, 2017 - One Left

A FEW OPENINGS! We just had three tables (now down to one) open for this June's MONSTER BASH the main ballroom.

They are 6 foot by 30" table spaces for the MONSTER BASH June 23-25, 2017 Conference. It takes place in Mars, PA (Cranberry Township) at the Double Tree Pittsburgh North Hotel (Mars, PA). Comes with 2 badge memberships. You will be hard copy mailed a conformation and set-up information.

BUT, you need to order now, they will not last long, direct link:



New Chiller Thriller Theatre!

This just in from Paul Spiedel and gang from Canada's CHILLER THRILLER THEATRE....the latest episode. Click the above image to see the show now!




Fan Art: 1950s-60s Lives Again

The above art was submitted by Strider Raven of North Carolina. How many images from 1950s-1960s films do you recognize!



New! STILL EVEN More FAMOUS MONSTERS Magazines In Shock Stock

Here march the monsters...more FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines fall in line here at Creepy Classics. In super, like new, condition. Get these issues pictured above right now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line at Creepy Classics.

We deliver monsters to your door, FAST!



MONSTER BASH Movie Conference 20th Year Anniversary

NOTE: The current discount on 3-Day Membership Admission is now $10 off per membership for a limited time only!

The Clock is Ticking!

Membership Passes For MONSTER BASH June 2017: Click Here!

The Greatest Classic Monster Movie Festival on the Planet

June 23-25, 2017....Mars, PA

Details About MONSTER BASH - CLICK HERE, if you dare!

Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:

Host Hotel:

Double Tree (724) 776-6900

Or, at a special MONSTER BASH Reservation site:

***Word is the host hotel is sold out, you can try though, to see if anyone might have canceled. But here are great alternatives --- all close, within a mile!

Walking Distance:

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

Need Membership Passes for MONSTER BASH 2017? Click Here!



Wanted! More MONSTER BASHERS Like Ron Boehner

Ron (pictured here) received his MONSTER BASH card in the mail. We want all Monster Kids to know that they are invited to the 20th year anniversary of the meeting place of monster movie fans from around the globe: MONSTER BASH. Find out more, CLICK HERE, and join us!



Ha! We're Counting Down To MONSTER BASH!

I'd like to thank (I think!) my dear old friend, Kevin Slick, for sending this friendly reminder about my state of mind as we approach this summer's MONSTER BASH. I'm quite busy and crazed...and, this really does say it all.

Thanks, Kev





Adrian Booth (also known as Lorna Gray) Passes Away at 99 Years Old & Daliah Lavi Passes Too...

This in from Monster Basher Michael Lederman:

Hello Ron,
Sorry to report this-- Adrian Booth/Lorna Gray passed away April 30, 2017, age 99. Co-starred with Karloff in "Man With Nine Lives".

She also appeared in THE VALLEY OF THE ZOMBIES (1946) with Ian Keith and many serials including THE PERILS OF NYOKA and CAPTAIN AMERICA.


Daliah Lavi passed on May 03, 2017, age 74. Was in Mario Bava's "Whip And The Body"/ "What"/ "Night Is The Phantom", with Christopher Lee, also was in original "Casino Royale", with a star studded cast, as a Bond girl.

Michael Lederman, NYC




MONSTER BASH Conference - 20 Years of Monsters!

Looks like Lou Costello received an advance issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #30 (Heck, amazing...we're not even finished with the layouts!).

It's going to be BIG...both the conference/expo and the magazine. Find out all about our 20th year convention by CLICKING HERE.

You can get your admission memberships right now, while they're still discounted...hurry...CLICK HERE FOR MEMBERSHIPS.

Get your subscription to MONSTER BASH magazine right now, so you won't miss issue #30....CLICK THAT OL' MONSTER MOUSE HERE.




Details On The MONSTER BASH Octoberfest Show Are Here....

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: 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.



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:

Call with any question: (724) 238-4317

Limited Vendors, call for your space now.



It's Coming THIS next June 23-25, 2017!


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), Gary Clarke (Teenage Werewolf in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER) Larry Storch (F-TROOP, GHOST BUSTERS), 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), Jo Morrow (13 GHOSTS), Veronica Carlson (DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE), Tom Sullivan (THE FLY II, EVIL DEAD), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), and John Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and many, many more.

.....All those guests, and....keep scrolling....

An almost non-stop film festival, rare movies, talks with the guests, special documentaries, crazy fun monster events, free tacos and burritos for Mexican Monster Friday night, 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'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!



Advertising Now Open for MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #30

The next issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE is coming in June.

Don't miss your opportunity to advertise your business or personal monster message in this landmark issue. It celebrates IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1943) by Tom Weaver, THE TWILIGHT ZONE re-visited by Frank Dello Stritto, 20 YEARS OF THE MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES with Debbie Painter and Kevin Slick, and much more. Rare photos, behind-the-scenes pics...

CLICK HERE for advertising rates in this upcoming issue.

You can order ads on-line too, see the options HERE.



Get Ready...20 Years of the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!

This year marks 20 years of the times and memories. Here's a new video and song. The video by Kevin Slick features photos of our Monster Bash staffers and guests behind the scenes and at the shows...working hard to bring you each and every Bash! Recognize a lot of those faces?

Now the song...."Monster Bash Blues" is by Monster Bash vendor and house band member Michael Pierce! It's about the longing and missing the times at Bash, in between shows. Michael is so talented.

Kudos to Michael and Kevin for capturing that MONSTER BASH spirit!


See everyone in June at MONSTER BASH! -Ron


A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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