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21 Creepy Years

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Friday December 19 - Monday December 22, 2014

TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: The "Bumble" has the Christmas star and Gort is keeping his ray off...it must be Christmas! Photo courtesy of super fan John Harris. Get your favorite classic horror and sci-fi movies in the Complete DVD Catalog Department or our Blu-Ray Department, here at Creepy Classics!

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New! Grand Opening of Our New Department For Original Pulp Magazines

Now open....it's our "Pulps Department" at Creepy Classics. We've got hundreds on the way to post...but we started with the groundbreaking AMAZING STORIES! We evenb have the very second issue of that pulp...a museum piece. Peruse the new "Pulps Department" and keep checking back as we add Startling Stories, Shadow, Weird Tales and many more pulps from the 1920s-1950s.

Go direct to pulps by CLICKING HERE!

 

 

The Flivver's Back

We've re-stocked on the FRANKENSTEIN'S FLIVVER model from Polar Lights. It's a replica of the 1960s Aurora model when hot rods and monsters were cool....hey wait a minute. They're still cool to me!

Get your FRANKENSTEIN'S FLIVVER in our "Models and Action Figures" Department here at www.creepyclassics.com. Great for gift giving...or, for something to do on those cold winter weekends ahead of us.

Creepy Classics...where hot rods and monsters ARE still cool, ghoul.

 

 

New! Scary Monsters #95

The latest issue of SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE is here, in shock stock at Creepy Classics.

Scary Monsters big DARK SHADOWS issue! Plus, "The Spark of Life," the story of Mary Shelley's monster of Frankenstein! Frank Frazetta, MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST, Godzilla, early dinosaurs on film! It's all part of this big issue #95 from Dennis Druktenis!

Get it right now, and any other back issues of SCARY MONSTERS you might need to complete your collection! CLICK HERE AND GET SCARY!

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH 2014 DVD

Just in time to end the year....the look back at the June 2014 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE on DVD thanks to director/producer Charles Henson.

A retrospective on the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE from 2014. Clips and interviews from all the great guests like Jay North, Jeannie Russell, Arch Hall, Jr., Julie Adams, Ricou Browning, Judith O'Dea, Charles Herbert, Jack Hill, Beverly Washburn and more! The Abbott and Costello Ultimate Tribute Show, the sounds of The Bash Boys with Arch Hall, Jr., Zach Zito, the vendors and clips from many events....and most of all a celebration of the films of the 1950s and 1960s.

It's widescreen and 90 minutes of fun from the conference.

Get yours and one for a friend for Christmas too!

Find it in our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY DECEMBER 2014
 
Hola, amigos. I must apologize for the lack of a column last month; my mother passed away on Halloween.
 
This month's feature is SANTO Y BLUE DEMON VS. DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO ("Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man"). Released in 1972, and directed by the ever-reliable Guillermo Calderon Stell, this was the last certified classic that both El Santo and Blue Demon would appear in together, and the last (and most satisfying) time that they would face off against the classic Universal-style monsters. They would meet up with another member of the Frankenstein family (SANTO Y BLUE DEMON VS. EL DOCTOR FRANKESTEIN), but the monster looked more like Freddie Jones in Frankenstein Must be Destroyed than Karloff.
 
Dracula is aptly portrayed by Aldo Monti, who'd previously essayed the role in SANTO EN EL TESORO DE DRACULA ("Santo in The Treasure of Dracula"), and would return to the series later in the year as the director of ANONIMO MORTAL ("Anonymous Death Threat", kind of like what you find on the internet these days). Augustin Martinez Solares, although no Lon Chaney (or Paul Naschy, for that matter), makes a serviceable Wolf Man, and his relationship to Dracula parallels that of Bela Lugosi and Matt Willis in Return of the Vampire, except that Solares receives far more to do, and isn't as whiny. Some auxiliary werewolves and living dead girls further liven things up for our two protagonists, and the result is pure, grand Saturday Matinee.
 
Since Alfredo Salazar wrote the script for SANTO Y BLUE DEMON VS. DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO, one has to expect scenes lifted from other movies, and he doesn't disappoint here. We get yet another Mexican version of the resurrection scene from Dracula, Prince of Darkness, when Prof. Cristaldi's throat is cut and the dripping blood revives the Count. Salazar adds a different spin on the same scene by employing the same method to resuscitate the Wolf Man. Salazar also harkens back to EL MUNDO DE LOS VAMPIROS by having the titular fiends meet their demise in a convenient pit full of stakes. Dracula should have consulted the earlier film's Count on the wisdom of such décor.


 
Five stars. Bobb says check it out. And, as always, be sure to check out the Animal Rescue Site, where you can click for free to help provide food and care to shelter animals. Better yet, adopt one! Join us next month for another installment of the Mexican Monster Party; adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky, and Cher.

Roberto "Bobb" Cotter is the author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY published by McFarland Books and available at www.creepyclassics.com.

 

 

New! Just In....Hardback Book and Classic Monster Bash Program Guides

Just added today to the vault shelves here at Creepy Classics: THE FILMS OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. That's a big, oversize hardback book with dust jacket a hundreds of beautiful photo reproductions on heavy glossy paper. Also in today, two program guides from past MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES. There are very few surviving copies of these two guides that list the events and guests and the BASHes from 2002 and 2011.

Find the book in our "Creepy Bookstore," where else?! And you'll find the MONSTER BASH program guides in the "Monster Bash Store." Both of those links are in the store. Just click HERE and go to the store - Creepy Classics!

Wrap up your Christmas shopping here....Kharis is!

 

 

Vintage Mags - Great Holiday Gift Giving!

Now in stock....a variety of vintage monster mags to bring back those summertime memories of paging through these great mags leaning against a tree on a sunny afternoon. Bring back those summers of long ago...they're not that far away...these magazine will bring back the 1960s and 1970s! You'll find FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman, MONSTER WORLD - FM's companion mag, EERIE - the black and whote horror comics from the greats, the rare SCREEN THRILLS ILLUSTRATED, another James Warren/Forrest J Ackerman collaboration and MONSTER FANTASY too!

See them all in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand and get yours before that kid down the block picks over all the good ones!

CLICK HERE to go directly to the Magazine Department at Creepy Classics - Your One Stop Monster Shop!

 

 

Best Christmas gift ever for a Monster Kid?

Mine was a box inside a box, inside a box, inside a box...etc. Until I finally got to a tiny box taped tight. After struggle I finally got it open. It was a note in my mom's handwriting that simply said "You now have a subscription to Famous Monsters magazine. This was in about 1969-1970, Man, I'll never forget that struggle with a monster kid's pot-of-gold at the end.

Merry memories from one monster kid to another.....

 

 

Another Fellow Thanksgiving Kong Celebration

The above photo and below message came in on the Thanksgiving-Kong Monster Kid Celebrations:

Hi Ron,

I grew up in the Philadelphia area in the 1970s and like you I also picked up WOR and would watch the King Kong film festival on Thanksgiving Day after the parade and then the Godzilla marathon the day after on Black Friday.

As you can see from the photo, we continue the tradition in our house on Thanksgiving Day with my family (as well as sneaking in a viewing of " The Giant Claw" on turkey day)!

Best wishes to you and all of the Creepy Classics family!

 

 

New! Have A "Blu Christmas" as Elvis Sings...

Now here and in stock on Blu-Ray from Kino: THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT and THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919).

THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (1955)
Also known in America as THE CREEPING UNKNOWN. Stars Brian Donlevy, Marcia Dean and Jack Warner. An astronaut returns to earth, his crew mates totally missing. The sickly survivor has a bizarre growth on him that begins looking like a "blob-cactus." It's slowly engulfing him and absorbing him through alien intelligence. It's a wild manhunt as the altered astronaut is on the run, feeding on animals and humans. An eye-popping climax at Westminster Abbey. A landmark in classic British sci-fi. Extras on THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT include: Two featurettes, on-camera interviews with Val Guest (director), director commentary trailers and a lot more!

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919)
The expressionistic classic. A silent with cool sets and acting. A carnival magician keeps a somnambulist under his power to commit murder by night. Often imitated, never duplicated. A psychotronic original! Restoration demonstration, 52 minute documentary, booklet, alternate music score!

Get them right now, they're here and ready to ship to you!

Go to www.creepyclassics.com (our store), hurry!

 

 

Now Available! Creepy Classics Gift Certificates

Get your monster movie buddy justr what he wants for Christmas....a gift certificate from Creepy Classics! Then he/she can get DVDs, Blu-Rays, Posters, Monster Magazines. Models, Action Figures....anything they want at Creepy Classics. Get your Creepy Classics Gift Certificates in $25, $50 or $100 amounts on-line at www.creepyclassics.com OR custom amounts by calling (724) 238-4317.

You'll get a hard copy gift certificate that you can wrap and place under the tree for that special monster movie fan!

 

 

Above: Ursula Adams, Ron Adams, Bob Pellegrino, Joe Hagan!

Steel City Creepy Classics Crew

A big thanks to all the Creepy Team for help over the weekend at the Steel City Show: Leonard Hayhurst, Ursula, Ted, Joe Hagan, Bob Pellegrino, Bob Kennedy, Paisley, Ed Watson! Great seeing friends like Malcolm Gittins, Michael & Ria Pierce, Richard Sands (Jake!), Rick (Pickles from Harrisburg) and all of you! -Ron

 

 

New! Tales From the Crypt & Vault of Horror Blu-Ray IN SHOCK STOCK!

TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) Five tales of terror from the Crypt Keeper (portrayed by Sir Ralph Richardson!). A classic anthology of horror stories from 1972. A great re-telling of the "Monkey's Paw," a super Peter Cushing segment where he comes back as a rotting zombie and a terrifying Christmas horror story starring Joan Collins! In the Christmas tale, it's Christmas Eve and a quiet night with snow falling. Joan Collins has just murdered her husband and then hears on the radio of a homicidal escapee from an asylum...who likes to dress up as Santa Claus. Who's outside...dressed in red?!

THE VAULT OF HORROR (1973)The follow-up to Amicus Production's TALES FROM THE CRYPT. It features five tales of horror that are the futures of five trapped people. They find themselves in the basement vault with no way out and the stories begin. Amicus made many successful anthology films from DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS in 1965 to THE MONSTER CLUB in 1980.

Re-mastered with original uncut versions.

Get your Blu-Ray right now at www.creepyclassics.com. In stock.

 

 

New! Classic FAMOUS MONSTER Mags In Shock Stock

We've just started to add a collection of vintage FMs to our Creepy Magazine Newsstand. There are only one each of many...so grab them if you want them. They always go fast. Just CLICK HERE to go directly to the Creepy Magazine Newsstand and start perusing.

There's always something old that's new for the classic monster fans at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015

3-Day Memberships for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now available for $40 each (That's $10 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.

 

 

Chiller Last October

Here's a photo from Monster Bash staffer Joe Hagan from this past October's CHILLER EXPO. Pictued is Jon Doerr holding a MONSTER BASH card and Ron Adams in the background. Because of our recent move craziness I lost a handful of e-mails of people who sent photos of MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST. If you had sent some, could you re-send them to: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com. Thanks!

 

 

New Figure By Jerry Armallino

Check out the new Karloff figure (from 1963's THE RAVEN) by Jerry Armellino! Wow....Mask and hands by Kelly Mann.  Costume was made by Susan Armellino.

 

 

New! Here Come the Vintage Monster Magazines

We've just started to add many, many, many vintage monster mags...check out the back issues of MIDNIGHT MARQUEE and MONSTER FANTASY along with loads of others in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand Department at www.creepyclassics.com.

CLICK HERE and start browsing!

 

 

For Those of You Who Wanted To See Photos Of Our Move

30,000+ Classic Monster DVDs, Magazines & Collectibles

Here are photos of Creepy Classics/Monster Bash's big move. Thanks to the huge crew we had moving items. Most of it (no, not all....yet) is filed and put away. So we are operating fairly normally now. The "Creepy Cam" still needs to be re-installed, and that will be coming soon. The new Creepy Warehouse:

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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