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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff in the medieval horror TOWER OF LONDON (1939) from Universal Studios. Get it on factory sealed Universal DVD here at Creepy Classics.

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New! In Time For the Halloween Season: THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD & MR. TOAD on a Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Set

Sling shot back to just being a kid again...always hoping there would be a Disney film that Mom would take you to that might be scary! Like Disney's DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE, FANTASIA or THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH.

Here's a fully animated one that is perfect for getting nostalgic at Halloween with, THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD & MR. TOAD (1949). Basil Rathbone's voice is a narrator too. Details:

THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD & MR. TOAD (1949) - Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Set
Stars the voices of Basil Rathbone and Bing Crosby. Disney animation at its height with two tales the comprise a full feature. "The Wind in the Willows" features the madcap "Toad" at his manic best. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is the classic tale of a schoolmaster's meeting with the ghastly "Headless Horseman." Extras include a Sleepy Hollow storybook.

It comes with both a Blu-Ray, DVD and digital HD copy too. Get it in our New Blu-Ray & DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Here it Comes....A big MONSTER BASH October Show!

Yes, the October show is coming.

The October show will be a salute to the 85th Anniversary of KING KONG (1933) and a tribute to giant-size monsters! It's at the Double Tree Pittsburgh North, Mars, PA.

CLICK HERE for admission memberships now! Reserve yours.

Guests include Patrick Wayne (John's son, THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER), Linda Miller (KING KONG ESCAPES, THE GREEN SLIME), Carl Craig (DESTROY ALL PLANETS - GAMERA VS. VIRAS), Charlotte Austin (Ed Wood's BRIDE AND THE BEAST, GORILLA AT LARGE, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, THE MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE and many more), John Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), Bill Diamond (Two-time Emmy Award Winner, MONSTER TV, Jim Henson's Muppeteer) and Gregory Moffet (ROBOT MONSTER, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE)!

Plus, a special video introduction to KING KONG (1933) by Fay Wray's daughter, Vicki!

Only a few hotel rooms left at the host hotel for MONSTER BASH October 19-21, 2019 at the Double Tree in Mars, PA. Hurry...it will be sold out SOON!

The hotel has opened up a huge block of rooms at a discount rate that are already filling up. Get them by CLICKING HERE or calling (724) 776-6900.

See all the scary details - CLICK HERE!

 

 

Coming Soon....MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #4

Coming soon...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, Dan Cziraky, Ron Adams and fans.

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

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Witch's Dungeon Open For the Season!

Our dear friend, Cortlandt Hull, is doing it again....the 52nd year!:

Boris Karloff as "Frankenstein's Monster" and your "Ghost Hosts" beckon you to join them
for an evening at "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum" during it's 52nd year, starting
on Friday Sept. 28th, at the Bristol Historical Society on 98 Summer Street, in Bristol, CT. - For details
and video - www.preservehollywood.org

 

 

New! 4K Restored TRILOGY OF TERROR DVD is Here

It's in shock, shock, shock stock...the 1975 made-for-TV horror:

TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975/Kino) - DVD
Karen Black in a classic made-for-TV movie. She portrays four different women in three stories. The final tale is unforgettable with the toothy Zuni hunter doll that is possessed by an evil spirit. 4K restoration. Commentary by Karen Black, featurettes and more!

Grab these terror tales on DVD, right now at Creepy Classics! It's here in our New DVD Department and ready to ship.

 

 

Son of John Wayne Coming To October's MONSTER BASH:

Patrick Wayne

A real hero and son of a hero. Patrick Wayne, the immortal John Wayne's son, will be coming to October's MONSTER BASH.

He starred as Sinbad in Ray Harryhausen's SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER. He's also in feature films: THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, BEYOND ATLANTIS, McLINTOCK, THE SEARCHERS, THE QUIET MAN, MISTER ROBERTS, THE ALAMO, SHENANDOAH, DONOVAN'S REEF and many more.

Other credits include TV's THEY CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, YOUNG GUNS, MURDER SHE WROTE, HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL, FANTASY ISLAND, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, MARCUS WELBY M.D., McCLOUD, LOVE AMERICAN STYLE, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA and plenty more!

He's looking forward to meeting you, talking about his long career and about the guy he called "Dad."

Find out more about October's BIG, Kong-sized MONSTER BASH, click here.

For admission memberships, click here.

 

 

New! THE NIGHT STRANGLER on 4K Restored DVD

Earlier in the week we landed the new restoration of the classic TV movie THE NIGHT STALKER (1972) with Darren McGavin. Now, just in, the follow-up TV movie from 1973, THE NIGHT STRANGLER! Also, 4K restored with extras. Yes, it is in shock stock now and ready to ship from Creepy Classics. Gory details:

THE NIGHT STRANGLER (1973/Kino) - DVD

Follow up to THE NIGHT STALKER with Darren McGavin back as the modern day gumshoe! This time it's a modern day Jack-The-Ripper type on the rampage...with a supernatural twist. It seems the killer has resurfaced every 21 years....for over a century! Kolchak tracks the phantom to the underground old city below Seattle.

A brand new 4K restoration. Extras: commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette and more!

Above: Margaret Hamilton with Darren McGavin in THE NIGHT STRANGLER. Other great familiar faces in the film include John Carradine, Wally Cox, Al Lewis...and many more!

Order yours from Creepy Classics for immediate shipping. It's in our New DVD Department.

 

 

"Little Shoppe of Horrors" Comes to MONSTER BASH Octoberfest!

Thanks to muppeteer Bill Diamond, "Audrey" the man-eating plant from THE LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, will be at MONSTER BASH for photo ops all weekend! This giant-size moveable plant will gobble up you and your unwanted "friends" at BASH.

See you next month...at least until you're eaten alive: www.monsterbash.us

 

 

Get Your Autumn Shirt Now! MONSTER BASH Celebrates the 85h Anniversary of KING KONG

Not only is MONSTER BASH celebrating the classic film at this October's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE, you can get prepared with a commemorative t-shirt. Jungle green with Kong on Skull Island! The shirt is eye-popping!

Get yours and celebrate the anniversary of one of the greatest monster movies of all time.

You'll find it in our T-Shirt Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Memories of MONSTER BASH, June 2018...

The following is an account submitted via email by one M. Oleman. It's about his observations at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE from June 2018. Sounds pretty darn accurate to me. Here it is (hang tight):

I dragged myself out of my car and lumped across the hot pavement towards the hotel. Some wise man I once knew (could have been an Army Intel spook or maybe that guy from the old neighborhood who taped over the eyes of his GI Joe collection so they couldn't spy on him) said never to use the front door if you could help it. So I walked around the building for a bit till I found a door propped open. There's always a door propped open. I don't care if it's the Emperor's Palace in Chyoda or a KGB office in the Kremlin, someone's always ruining security to take a smoke break.

So I walked in a side door like I owned the place, and nonchalantly strolled down a service hallway. Someone did try to stop me once but he let me pass when I flashed him my Pepsi "License To Chill" card from 1991. It's amazing the doors that thing will open. I found myself in the kitchen where I talked a little while with the help about working in the food service industry, added a dash of Paprika to something that was simmering on the stove, then went through a swinging door into the main lobby very close to Monster Bash registration.

I told the young lady working the desk that I wanted a VIP pass for the 3 days and as I was rummaging around in my pockets pulling out wadded up bills she asked me my name. What name did I want on my badge. I stopped what I was doing and froze. Name? I hadn't thought about it. And I used so many alias's, pseudonyms, AKAs, pen names and such that I was caught off guard. I couldn't even remember my own real name. I looked around. Who was I today? I searched for inspiration. Mr. Table Leg? Window Curtain? Dumb. My brain was grinding gears and a line was forming behind me. Mr. No Smoking? Nosmo King? Already taken! Sweating copiously now I looked over at the Creepy Classics area where a movie with cavemen was playing. What would be a good cave man name? "Uh..Klom" I stammered. " Klom...er...Tiptor!" I practically shouted. The very patient Bash lady manning the registration desk wrote it down and handed me my badge without missing a beat. No doubt I was not the strangest character she had come in contact with at her job. And so for the rest of the Bash weekend I was Klom Tiptor. I even had myself paged once to see how it sounded on the hotel's loudspeaker system.

"Klom Tiptor. Paging Klom Tiptor. Your Hudson Terraplane is blocking the fire lane. Please move it, or it will be towed." Good stuff. Also fun watching car guys run outside to see if there actually was a Terraplane on the lot. There wasn't, but in my dreams there's always one parked nearby somewhere.

Then, with badge pinned on chest my first stop was Creepy Classics. Best selection of monster movies to be found anywhere outside my basement. Great selection and good conversation with Bash staffers who will draw you into intense discussions about monsters. Pushing you ever downward further and further into trivial and obscure facts and concepts that you had never before considered. Very interesting, but take care. I've heard of people getting involved too deep and waking up the next morning wearing an orange Bash Staff shirt, hopelessly entrapped. Quite scary, but true.

A guy hiding behind a plywood Frankenstein eating a bag of Cheetohs "Bag Of Bones" told me all about it. He had no reason to lie. Next stop was the dealer room. The first of many orbits around the wonderful tables of weird and ghoulish odds and ends that you didn't know you needed but now could not live without. And speaking of weird and ghoulish, The Statler brothers, Mark and Theron had a table selling their new CD. If you're the kind of person who can go through life without their "Ballad of Ygor" or "Dracula's Daughter" blasting from your car on a Saturday night then you're probably sane. But there's still hope for you.

Sometime on Friday I happened to notice that the table of talented writer Deborah Painter, who has done many articles for Monster Bash Magazine, was unoccupied. Jumping to worst case scenario I immediately suspected foul play and considered making a few phone calls. The first one would be to that 1-900 Spooky Skeleton hotline where you can hear Mr. Bones tell a joke. I'm not sure how that would have helped, but my fears were allayed when she eventually showed up claiming car trouble, which we all know is code for "running battle with Cthulu cultists." It's all in the tone and inflection of how you say "car trouble." In any event she looked undamaged so it appears she can take care of herself.

I wandered around a lot. TV horror host Son of Ghoul was present. As was host Gunga Jim. A Mummy and a Monkey were there and a little mole person meandered about as well as a gorilla. Listened to Joyce Meadows of BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS talk about the great John Agar. Soon I could remember no other reality. I was totally immersed. This was all perfectly normal. At one point I came in from outside and was combing my wind blown hair using a large window in the lobby as a mirror when someone stopped beside me for a moment. "If I comb it back this way" I said to him, "do I look like Agent Bill Grant in PHANTOM FROM 10,000 LEAGUES?" He hesitated only a second, then said "Swoop it a little more to the right and I think you got it." Of course only at the Bash is this kind of communication possible.

Friday night: Music! Free tacos! Sleeping on the roof of your car! (That last one is probably just me).

The next day. Watching movies in the Bash movie room and it's like I'm a kid back at the old Belvalon Theater. If someone would've chucked a Milk Dud at the back of my head, it would have been perfect. And I'm not certain, but I think I saw a couple of the East Side Kids hanging out. Rotated around the dealer room. Drive-In movie out front of the hotel. The night culminated in prizes whizzing around the movie room and The Festival Of The New Wine song was complete with Lederhosen.

Sunday. More films in the movie room. People slowly being drawn back to the other world. Creepy Classics packing up. It's like watching them take down the Christmas decorations in the town square in January. Too sad to see. Time to go.

I left the same way I came in, said my goodbyes to the kitchen staff and exchanged a couple of recipes with the chef. Out in the parking lot the real world sat waiting patiently to put us back into play like pieces on a chess board. Or, tokens in the Mouse Trap game. But not me. I refused to participate. I took my time on the drive back, prudently avoiding any distractions until I pulled up in front of Big Sid's Comic Shop.

It was late but the lights were on and he was still open. As I walked in a pierogie flew past my face and landed in the corner where Sid's cat, Mr. Sardonicus, began to gnaw on it. Sid himself was working on a huge mound of the same and in between bites he asked me how it went. I pulled up a chair and poured a cup of coffee. He nodded his head a lot as he chewed and butter dripped down his chin. We talked until the wee hours of the morning.

*Read more from the weird retro world of M. Oleman in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #35, coming in December.

 

 

Happy BirthFAY!

The above image sent in from Ted McKosky....a birthday remembered....Fay Wray. Her blind date from 1933 will be celebrated at this October's MONSTER BASH.

 

 

Unearthed Photo

Reader Paul Speidel sent this great photo in...it's the comedic Spike Jones with kids reading MAD MAGAZINE and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND! Cool. Thanks for sharing Paul.

 

 

New! In Stock NOW....SPIRAL STAIRCASE on Blu-Ray and DVD and THE NIGHT STALKER on HD DVD

Yes siree! They are in shock stock and ready to flap on jet-powered bat wings to your house of horrors! It's THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946) on Blu-Ray or DVD...and the 4K restoration of THE NIGHT STALKER (1972) on DVD. Details:

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946/Kino) - Blu-Ray or DVD

Stars Dorothy McGuire, George Brendt, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Elsa Lanchester and Rhonda Fleming. A man returns to his home estate and killings begin around the town. An out of town doctor is trying to take root, and a servant is drunk...who is the killer? First class chills with a psychopathic murderer loose in a house on a stormy night. Every cast member is perfect. This is a classic.

Remastered in HD! Extras include: commentary, radio broadcast of the play from 1945, theatrical trailer.

THE THE NIGHT STALKER (1972/Kino) - DVD

Barry Atwater is giving Chris Lee a run for his money as a powerful hissing vampire that just won't quit. Darren McGavin portrays Kolchak, the monster hunter for the first time. A quality modern day vampire film that leaves a lasting impression...for nightmares!

4K restoration, interviews, featurette and more extras!

Get them now in our New Blu-Ray and DVD Department...here at Creepy Classics...ready to ship!

 

 

New! Fresh Frightful Magazines in Shock Stock

Now here....these creepy cool new magazines:

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: BORIS KARLOFF - Magazine Book
A unique biographical publication celebrating the work of a true horror star. A unique presence on stage and screen alike. Stunning 84-page publication paying tribute to the remarkable life and work of a true cinema great - Boris Karloff. All gloss big mag.

MAD SCIENTIST #33 - Magazine
In this big dinosaur issue: Viewmaster dinosaurs, The Sequels That Time Forgot, Ray Harryhausen's Rhedosaurus, Journey to THE LOST WORLD, THE LAND OF THE GIANTS and more prehistoric film fantasy memories.

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE ('31) - Magazine
The DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1931) Ultimate Guide is the perfect companion to the movie, all gloss book you might have bought at the cinema in 1931! No fan of classic horror movies should miss this magazine guide. Photos, history and information.

Grab these, hot off the slab, publications for your collection. They're in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line at Creepy Classics!

 

 

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.

 

 

Charlotte Austin

Charlotte Austin is very excited about meeting all the fans at this October's MONSTER BASH! She was in FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958) with Boris Karloff, GORILLA AT LARGE (1954) with Raymond Burr and Anne Bancroft, THE MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE with Milburn Stone, BRIDE AND THE BEAST (1958) penned by Ed Wood and so much more!

Classy lady.

Meet her, in person, here: http://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-October.html

 

 

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!

 

 

Hurry! Get Your Lodging in Place for The October MONSTER BASH Show Now

It's the premier classic horror and science fiction film expo - October's MONSTER BASH.

Get your room for this October's MONSTER BASH (October 19-21, 2018):

http://www.monsterbashnews.com/hotel.html

All hotels in Mars, PA filling up with Monster Bash attendees! Limited numbver left at the host hotel...The Double Tree, North Pittsburgh (Mars, PA).

and, don't forget to get your MONSTER BASH ADMISSION MEMBERSHIPS:

http://www.creepyclassics.com/category.sc?categoryId=221

See what fun:

 

 

Who Let The Gorillas Out!

Get ready for gorillas gone wild at this October's MONSTER BASH! It's a celebration of KING KONG's 85th Anniversary and he's back in full force...presentations, history, madness and fun!

Check out all the guests and the entertainment this October 19-21, 2018.

Peel that banana and CLICK HERE!

Huge thank-yous go out to Ted McKosky, Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto and a cat of thousands from Skull Island.

 

 

New! In Shock Stock NOW -- MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #34

Inside: THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Colin Clive Films, GODZILLA VS. GOJIRA, Tod Browning's Trick-Or-Treat, The Gruesome Gallery, Blu-Ray and DVD Reviews and more!

Writers include: Frank Dello Stritto, Greg Mank, Leonard Hayhurst, Scott Essman, Kirk Smith, Ron Adams. Cover by the great Daniel Horne.

Get your very own copy to gnaw on, right now! Just go to our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE page and order one to be dungeon delivered to you. CLICK HERE, or see all the magazines available on our on-line Creepy Newsstand.

Here's a peek of some pages:

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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