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It's our latest offerings, and a look ahead at cool classic monster, horror, & science fiction releases. Celebrate the classic horror and science fiction films from the silent era through the 1960s, retro TV horror from the 1950s-1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about chilhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the annual Monster Bash Classic Movie Conference. Just e-mail your message to: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Anne Gwynne having fun! She's the Universal starlet who graced many classic horrors: HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944), WEIRD WOMAN (1944), BLACK FRIDAY (1940) and many others. Get many of your Universal monster favorites in DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics in our Complete DVD Catalog.

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Drive-In Super Rama This Weekend!

We are at the Drive-In Super Monster Rama in Vandergrift, PA THIS WEEKEND at The Riverside Drive-In.

Photos from past Drive-In shows:

Check out all the info on this weekend, CLICK HERE.

Join us in Vandergrift, PA for a celebration of horror at the drive-in. we'll see you there! -Ron and crew.

Before the show.....Frankie is waiting.....for you!

 

 

Making Monsters for a Monster Bash!

The above photo of Monster Bash make-up master Ron Chamberlain. He's working on Wolf Man hands for our summer MONSTER BASH 2016!

Charlie Arrigo's sculpt for he Ursus, Planet of the Apes creation that will also appear at MONSTER BASH 2016!

From the make-up magic of Ron Chamberlain....it's Charlie Arrigo as the undead count! You can COUNT on seeing him at MONSTER BASH.....be there or be scared.

 

 

Wanted! More Frank's Reading Monster Bash

This great photo comes to us from our dear friend Ted Bohus! Writer, director, producer, and Hawaiian-shirted lunatic.

We love it!

Thanks Ted!

 

 

Famous Monster on Jeopardy

Hi Ron,

Being sort of the unofficial roving Jeopardy reporter for Creepy Classics--our family rarely misses an episode--I'm always on the lookout for when something monstrous sneaks into prime time. A few years ago, I proudly reported when an answer was "Who is Ray Harryhausen?" There have been some occasional minor events since then, but, as far as I know, never a famous monster of filmland breakthrough into Final Jeopardy--until Monday night.

The category: Literary Quotes. The answer: This 1897 novel used the following from Deuteronomy--"The blood is the life." Only one contestant missed "What is Dracula?" My wife, son, and I immediately got it, but we didn't know that the quote was biblical--did you, Ron? Before revealing the correct response, Alex Trebek quipped "I suppose I would've made it easier for the three of you if I read the quote like this…" Of course, out came the classic line done Bela-style--minus "Mr. Renfield."

Anyway, I thought that you and Monster Kid gang would enjoy another Jeopardy news flash--we all need an occasional break from the endless election theatrics… And here's a photo of my old Aurora model of the Count--the second and last monster assembled and painted by my dad…I took over the reins for the rest. (Pictured above!)

Hope that brought a smile,
Mike Z.

 

 

Belated Birthday Thoughts For Rondo Hatton

This in from our monstrous friend and amazing actor, Zach Zito:

Hi Ron!

How fitting to celebrate Rondo Hatton’s birthday today (born April 22, 1894), by joining in on the celebrations of Monster Bash receiving a Rondo Award this year! Wishing you and all the wonderful Bash Family my Tell-Tale Heartfelt Kong-Draculations!!

Like Rondo himself, whose work lives on to bring joy the world over, the happiness that is Monster Bash creates a multitude of lifetimes’ worth of treasured memories to cherish always.

Thank you, dear friends!

The Creature from the “Zach” Lagoon

 

 

Photos From This Month's Chiller Expo

Creepy Classics/Monster Bash had a great time at Kevin Clement's Chiller Expo in Parsipany, NJ! The above two photos....left is Ted Lewczyck working the Creepy Classics tables, keeping monster fans from parts unknown happy with classic monster product. Above right, it's our friend Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster from THE MUNSTERS) doing some house shopping (photo by Ted Lewczyck).

Above is the Saturday night dinner at a close by Italian restaurant. Pictured from left to right: Scott (from Eclipse), Bob Pellegrino, Ted Lewczyck, Ron Adams and Steve Unger (Eclipse). Too much food was tackled....we think the food won.

A super thank you to the Creepy Team: Bob, Ted and Mike. -Ron

 

 

B-Movie Cast Mastermind Vince Rotolo Passes

I was stunned this morning as I received a text from Monster Bash staffer Barb Heiss saying that Vince Rotolo had passed away.

Vince ran the B-Movie Cast Blog site. Vince, and his wife Mary, had been coming to Monster Bash for years. Frequently his car would be dressed up with huge signs and paint saying "BASH OR BUST" and "B-MOVIE CAST."

He frequently contacted me to get Monster Bash guest star contact info and we had a great relationship. He was a great, great guy. He also was born in western, PA, but moved to South Carolina where he resided with his wife, Mary.

The Monster World and Monster Bash will long mourn his passing and will never forget the fun he brought us all with the B-Movie Cast.

I will truly miss seeing you Vince,

Ron Adams at Monster Bash/Creepy Classics

Hi Ron,

Eileen and I have been holding each other and crying at the news of Vince's passing. Like the rest of this vast community that loves movies/TV shows/music, everything Vince was so knowledgeable and passionate about, we can't believe he's gone. First and foremost, our hearts go out to his wife Mary. You can't find a more beautiful, loving, giving couple on the face of God's green earth. Our hearts are breaking for you, Mary. We send our love and sympathy out to Juan Ortiz, Nick and Fiona Brown, and all who knew Vince Rotolo so well. Vince, rest in peace--we lost you way too early.

Tom and Eileen

 

 

Man From Planet X Lands!

This just submitted by our foreign correspondent friend and artist Robert Townshend:

Hi Ron,

sending you an eerie, Man From Planet X  landing his spaceship on the misty Scottish moors while managing to snare his first, hapless onlooker. 

As with Invaders From Mars, always pondered at how the ship landing at night might have looked?  The set pieces in The Man From Planet X have always impressed and inspired as too, the simple yet effect miniature work especially with the Planet X fly-by. 

Small piece at only 6 x 6 inches painted in acrylics on art board. This film has always been a big favourite along with Invaders From Mars, Flight To Mars. Always warmed to the low-budget sci-fi films of the 1950's.

Trust this finds you well in the realms of Monster Bash!

Best!

-Rob

 

 

New! Donovan's Brain on Blu-Brain Ray

Now in stock and ready to ship right to you, it's the 1953 DONOVAN'S BRAIN on Blu-Ray and HD DVD from Kino-Lorber.

Lew Ayers mind is taken control by a power mad dead man. Really great 1950's version of Curt Siodamak's novel. Nancy Davis-Reagan is the slightly concerned female lead. Extras: Original trailer, "Trailers From Hell" with Jow Dante and audio commentary. Widescreen, HD.

Select Blu-Ray or DVD here at Creepy Classics and gets yours shipped right out.

 

 

New! Haunted Honeymoon from 1940 on DVD

Now it's time to turn down the lights and get ready for a ghoulish murder mystery!

HAUNTED HONEYMOON (1940)
Stars Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings and Leslie Banks. Mystery detective Lord Peter Wimsey and his newlywed purchase a remote country house only to find that the previous owner's corpse is residing in the cellar. The small nearby village is full of weird characters...and suspects in murder. Fun 1940s mystery thriller from Warner Studios.

Get it on factory sealed DVD here at Creepy Classics in our New DVD Department.

 

 

New! Another Weird "Kiddie Matinee" Film on DVD

SLEEPING BEAUTY (1965)
Filmed in 1955, but not released in the USA until 1965 as part of a "Kiddie Matinee" package. A West German production that was quite scary and unlike the Disney films of the time. At times beautiful, with the countryside and otherworldly feel. At times a Grimm fairy tale to strike fear in the hearts of young children. A witch's curse and childhood magic.

Get it on All Region DVD-R here at Creepy Classics and be a scared little kid....once more!

 

 

Appearing in-person, meet: Greg Moffett (ROBOT MONSTER), Sharyn Moffett (THE BODY SNATCHER), Conrad Brooks (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), Richard Eyer (THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD), JO MORROW (13 GHOSTS), Claudia Barrett (ROBOT MONSTER), Jimmy Hunt (INVADERS FROM MARS), plus Jeremy Ambler (THE WALKING DEAD), Tom Savini (CREEPSHOW), Wes Shank (FORBIDDEN PLANET props), Cortlandt Hull (nephew of Henry Hull - WEREWOLF OF LONDON), Tom Sullivan (EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS) and many, many more. Plus 200 vendor tables of classic monster merchandise.

Join us for MONSTER BASH again in July 2016! Admission available right now at a $5 discount for a limited time: CLICK HERE.

Rooms at the host hotel are booking now, call right now: (724) 776-6900. Many other Hotels VERY Close, CLICK HERE.

A sneak peek at the upcoming MONSTER BASH JULY 2016:

Get connected with the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE ...the details are here - CREEPY CLICK!

 

 

New! Vintage Black & White Comic Magazines From Marvel and More

Here they come.....Marvel magazines from the 1970s! Chck out all the vintage magazines that are now stocked at Creepy Classics....we have thousands now. More added almost every day. Just go to our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line and start perusing all the great titles we had as a kid....and new monster mags too!

From FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, CREEPY, EERIE, MONSTER WORLD, BLAZING COMBAT, PLANET OF THE APES, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN to MONSTER BASH, SCARY MONSTERS, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT, MAD SCIENTIST, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, UNDYING MONSTERS, SCARLET STREET and more.

CLICK HERE and see lots and lots of great magazines being offered!

 

 

Above: Shoppers at pop culture heaven....Amaziicon. Creepy Classics staffer Leonard Hayhurst behind the Creepy tables!

Photos From This Year's Amazicon

Here are a few more....

Hard to tell from this photo, but these Toho monsters were VERY big! Cool.
Felix Silla (Cousin Itt on THE ADDAMS FAMIL) reads Monster Bash Magazine!
Looking far too serious....the goons from Creepy Classics: Ron & Leonard!
A little touch of Dr. Who was present at Amazicon.

We'll be back next year at Mike & Connie's Amazicon too. A great time with good people. We were surrounded by super vendors...Heidi (who's coming to Monster Bash this summer) and veteren Monster Basher's Martin and Michelle Grams were right behind us.

Above: The Creepy Classics set-up before the show began.

 

 

Monstrous Sketches Shared

The above art pieces were shared by artist Alfredo Padilla. Hey, I grew up with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko comics....and, of course, monsters too. So Alfredo is plugged into the Monster Boom Generation with us! Here's what Alfredo had to say:

Hi Ron, just wanted to share some of my doodling from stills and recreation of an old Kirby cover.  Can't stop reminiscing about my childhood growing up in the 60's and in NY with my mom who shared my passion for Chiller Theater and Fright Night on TV and all the other great stuff back then. Looking forward to sharing some pics of my collection keep up the good work. -Alfredo Padilla

 

 


 
Mexican Monster Party

April 2016

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

Hola amigos, and welcome to the April Mexican Monster Party! We'll get to the feature movie in a minute, but first I'd like to share that my book on Women Horror Movie Hosts is DONE and in the post! Not sure whether it'll be out in time for Monster Bash or not; we'll just have to wait and see what happens... (which I was saying a long time before Kurt Russell...)

This month's feature film is the fantastic SANTO EN LA VENGANZA DE LA MOMIA ("Santo in the Mummy's Revenge"). Not to be confused with the Spanish Paul Naschy film La Venganza de la Momia, this is actually a well-done Santo entry, and prophetic in regards to his next screen adversaries (The Mummies of Guanajuato). The supporting cast features genre veterans Eric del Castillo and Cesar del Campo, as well as the very pretty Mary Monteil; it was directed with a sure hand by the 'father' of the Wrestling Women, Rene Cardona Sr.

In The Mummy's Revenge, El Santo joins a mummy-hunting expedition (attired in a way-cool safari outfit), and of course, no sooner is the Mummy discovered than he strats polishing off those who dared defile his tomb. And this ain't your daddy's Mummy (or even your mommy's mummy or even your Mummy's mummy... OK, I'll stop...) - no bum arm and leg for him; no sir, this a MOBILE Mummy, not only riding a horse, but slinging arrows with a bow to boot! Margarita Ortega's Mummy makeup is on of the best ever done for a Mexican Mummy Movie, different from both the aforementioned Guanajuato guys or the Aztec Mummy, so it's doubly disappointing that the monster turns out to be a fake. In this sense, it's sorta like Mark of the Vampire, which contained some of the most effective horror scenes of any 30's film, but likewise revealed its monsters to be mere mortals - or, like Scooby Doo: "I would have snagged that tomb treasure if it hadn't been for that darned wrestler and his friends!"

Jorge Guzman, the real-life Son of Santo, who would of course be later known by that name professionally, is in the movie, only he's not Santo's son, he's the son of the expedition's Indian guide. And if you'd like to see what Jorge looks like without his mask (at least as a child), he's featured very prominently on one of the Azteca lobby cards for the film, his face contorted in a scream of horror, and it's no wonder - the Mummy's head is laying right in his lap!! As far as the "Santo in a Safari Outfit" subgenre goes, SANTO EN LA VENGANZA DE LA MOMIA is infinitely superior to SANTO VS. THE HEADHUNTERS.

And speaking of lobby cards, those who collect such things should try and score some from this movie, as the Azteca cards (the ones with the real photos attached) are among the most attractive of all the Santo movies.

Okay, that's it for this month, amigos; as always, please remember to click at the Animal Rescue Site to give free bowls of food and care to rescued animals, or better yet, adopt one. You won't be sorry! Adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher

Get the SANTO IN THE MUMMY'S REVENGE (VENGEANCE) on DVD here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Vintage PHOTON Magazine

One of the most literate and well-researched monster magazines ever! Edited by Mark Frank and Ron Borst. HORROR OF DRACULA in depth and more. Heavy gloss stock mag from 1977. Includes a glossy Dracula movie still that this magazine included in each issue. Only slight cover wear. Like new!

This (below) glossy 8X10 photo included with the PHOTON magazine. PHOTON always had a glossy photo for fans that was loose inside the center of the mag. What a cool bonus!

Get the mag with the original glossy photo now in our Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Amazing, Beautiful Pulp Magazine Reprints

Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics, DOCTOR DEATH pulp magazine 1935 reprints. They look and feel like the original pulps, but on better off-white paper. Thick books with perfect, sharp reproductions of the original pages and illustrations. Includes the original ads too. Just like they were new off the stands in 1935 when BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN was playing at the local theater.

Garish pulp horror stories, super pen and ink illustrations and gorgeous, ghoulish color covers.

Get your today for spring and summer reading in 2016!

You'll find them in the "Pulps Department" here at Creepy Classics.

Keep Creepy.

 

 

New! Vintage Warren Magazine Are Shock Stocked

Back from the 1960s....the magazines you saw on the newsstands are back again here at the Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand on-line!

Those great Warren Publications: CREEPY, EERIE, SCREEN THRILL ILLUSTRATED, THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH and BLAZING COMBAT. They're here, in stock and won't last long. Warehouse copies. You'll find them all in our Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! This Month's CREEPY CRATE: VAMPIRE Stuff!

This month's Creepy Crate is packed with merchandise involving VAMPIRE items. Get your crate of stuff now, a big box of mystery VAMPIRE items (t-shirt and more):

CLICK HERE

 

 

MONSTER BASH For Vendors

Table space at MONSTER BASH is selling briskly now....if you want to be a vendor at BASH, e-mail us right away: creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com and include your snail mail address. We'll send you a dealer packet right away. You can reserve your space with credit card right now too: CLICK HERE!

You can call too: (724) 238-4317.

This Year's MONSTER BASH is July 8-10, 2016

Tables are $250 each and include 2 VIP passes per table (so you can enjoy the whole show even when the vendor rooms aren't open). Plus, free electric, 6 foot table and two chairs per table complimentary, parking is free.

Dealer room hours:

Friday July 8: 3PM - 9PM / Saturday July 9: 10AM - 6PM / Sunday July 10: 10AM - 5PM

Know a vendor you'd like to see at MONSTER BASH? e-mail them the web site URL: http://www.monsterbash.us

Hurry though, the dealer room is almost sold out. We're down to less than 25 tables out of 200!

 

 

Welcome To Another New Vendor At MONSTER BASH

Welcome to Erick Rivera's Custom Movie Monsters, a first timer at Monster Bash! Erick customizes model kits and creates phenomenal dynoramas with lighting effects. They are amazing and eye-popping! He'll be at www.monsterbash.us.

Join us at Monster Bash and visit the montrous Dealer Ballroom to find all the things your mom threw out when you were a kid! Over 200 tables of gruesome goodies!

Get your membership admission now: CLICK HERE.

 

 

Monster Bash Is Coming Quick...

July 8-10, 2016....Mars, PA

The World's Greatest ALL CLASSIC Horror & Sci-Fi Fest - MONSTER BASH!

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

July will be here before you know it! Get your hotel room right now....these hotels all filling with MONSTER BASH attendees:

Host Hotel:

Doubletree (724) 776-6900

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

 

 

Above right: My cousin Doug and me on the right holding my beloved FAMOUS MONSTERS #56 in 1969. Dreaming of monster magazines and some place where I could meet other people that loved this stuff as much as I do.

Monster Bash Wins Rondo Award For Best Convention

I got a barrage of messages from friends over the weekend that we had won the best convention category in the Rondo Awards, starting with our dear friend Barb Heiss. I never try to win anything as I'm not in for competitions....I just try to always make MONSTER BASH super fun for classic monster fans like me. A celebration. I always design it to be the perfect show I'd like to attend. The irony is that I'm so busy running the show, I never get to sit long and enjoy it.

It's a celebration of the movies we love with a film fest, a giant vendor room with the stuff that we just love, celebrities from the golden age of horror and sci-fi films and wrapped in a family reunion styled get together with the neighborhood monster kids from across the globe.

A gracious and loving thank you to all that took the time and effort to vote for us.

A special smile to fellow Monster Bashers that appeared in the Rondo Awards too, like Malcolm Gittins and John Sargent!

Best Best Wishes Ever!,

Ron Adams

Above: Ron, Forry and Kevin Slick at MONSTER BASH.

Next year will be 20 years and around 25 MONSTER BASHES! Monster Bash through the years, just a small, snipet of the fun-filled years:

Congratulations Ron this is really cool and so well deserved for you and Ursula (Paisley too!)
And how about Bill Cardille, Malcolm and (myself) getting named, ironically we both grew up watching Bill on Chiller Theater, and now are still growing up with you at the Monster Bash! -John Sargent

Thanks John....I grew up watching Chilly when I visited my grandparents in Grove City back in the 1960s-1980. Chilly's just great! -Ron

Congratulations for winning Rondo for best convention! Finally! The true greatest wins. I went to a recent winner out west once and it was a bore! Only about 5 hours of events a day, and low attendance at them. Impressive displays and dealers room, but cannot compare to the all day and night pleasures of the Bash!!! -Ken Blose

Hi Ken, thanks for the nice words. I think we won a handful a few years back, but not for a while. Nice that folks liked us! -Ron

Hi Ron:

Congratulations on winning for best convention.
In my book, the Monster Bash has always been the best convention around.

Take care,

Bruce Tinkel

Thank you, Bruce.....always a pleasure seeing you at the numerous shows over the year!

Congratulations Ron on the Rondo award. Much deserved. Can't wait to Bash again this summer!
Rich Shegogue
Basher from Germantown, MD

Thanks Rich....the monsters are coming back to Mars, PA!

Above: Tom Jackson's wife Eileen gets to meet a mummy at Bash!

Congratulations, Ron, (We all knew it years ago)

And a big congratulations to Chilly Billy Cardille for those saturday nights in the 1960s watching movies with that cool host.

And to John Sargent, a fellow artist. Congratulations my friend.

Tom Jackson

Thanks Tom! You and Eileen are Monster Bash family....

 

 

Get Ready To BASH in July!

All the fun of the classic monster movie conference is gearing up to happen again in July 2016, it's MONSTER BASH! Entertainment, shopping, guest movie and TV stars...!

Get your membership admission - CLICK HERE.

Get your vendor table - CLICK HERE.

Note: The programming schedule is now posted! It's at: www.monsterbash.us.

 

 

Advertise Now In The NEXT Issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE!

The next issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE is scheduled for publication in June 2015....just in time for the July MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. Distributed in magazine shops, comic shops, horror conventions across the nation, all around the United States and Europe.

Articles by Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Debbie Painter, Ted Bohus, Ron Adams and more! Cover painting by Lorraine Bush.

Advertise in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #27...get an ad in now, CLICK HERE! Or, call (724) 238-4317. Rates for double page spreads, full page ads, half page ads or quarter page ads.

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

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

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