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Wednesday October 1, 2014 - Monday October 6, 2014
TODAY'S PHAN FOTO: Lon Chaney, Jr. as the powerful Count Alucard in SON OF DRACULA (1943). Get SON OF DRACULA on factory sealed DVD right now at Creepy Classics. Click HERE and start browsing the greatest store for classic horror and science fiction.
All the Noose That's Fit To Post
Please note that we are prepping for CINEMA WASTELAND and MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST, so we won't be posting as much as usual until we get through these two shows! Mail order is still going out daily. This week it's:
CINEMA WASTELAND in Strongsville, Ohio. We hope to see you there. Get the details at their site by CLICKING HERE.
Second MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE This Year!
MONSTER BASH: A HAMMER HALLOWEEN!
October 10-12, 2014
After many requests for more MONSTER BASH days in a year and speaking with many people that want to come, but can't make it in June … it's a second full-size giant MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE OCTOBERFEST at the Four Points Pittsburgh North this October 10-12!
Vendor tables available now! CLICK HERE.
We'll be commandeering the entire huge hotel! A huge event room theater for films and guest talks, an eye-popping massive ballroom of vendors from across the nation, and guest movie and TV stars.
Already joining us:
Caroline Munro from DRACULA A.D. 1972, CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN and more.
Suzanna Leigh from Hammer's THE LOST CONTINENT, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, SON OF DRACULA (1974, with Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr and directed by Hammer's Freddie Francis), THE DEADLY BEES, TV's JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN, George Pal's TOM THUMB, PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE (with Elvis Presley) and more!
Veronica Carlson from FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, THE GHOUL, THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN and more!
Martine Beswicke from ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE, the James Bond films DR. NO, THUNDERBALL and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. You've seen her in PREHISTORIC WOMEN, Rod Serling's NIGHT GALLERY and much more.
Victoria Price, Vincent Price's daughter! Above standing with a display from Cortlandt Hull's THE WITCH'S DUNGEON.
Elizabeth Shepherd, Vincent Price co-star from THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, DAMIEN: THE OMEN II. She's also appeared on TV in SUSPENSE, ARMCHAIR MYSTERY THEATER, SILVER SURFER, TALES FROM THE CRYPTKEEPER, LAW AND ORDER and many more. She was the original selected actress for the role of Emma Peel in THE AVENGERS TV.
Retro TV: Larry Storch of F-TROOP, THE GHOST BUSTERS and more!
Martin Stephens with credits including Hammer's THE WITCHES (with Joan Fontaine) and his iconic genre films: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. THE INNOCENTS and THE HELLFIRE CLUB. Martin's appearance is co-sponsored by Mark & Theron Statler and Creepy Classics.
Bill Diamond producer of MONSTER TV and he'll be talking about his new project with Ron Chaney - the remake of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT!
… and - the greatest make-up departments for classic monsters at any convention:
John Taterelli, Jr.and Ron Chamberlain returns to create monsters to roam the halls of Bash!
Plus, many more!
A Hammer Halloween Celebration!
Get 3-Day VIP memberships for MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2014 at a $20 discount right now! CLICK HERE and get ready to BASH in the Halloween Season when the leaves are in in full color and the autumn moon is full and bright. (Wolfbane not included).
Don't miss out! Get your membership for a HAMMER HALLOWEEN - MONSTER BASH right now for a $10 discount:
More Details? CLICK HERE for the MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST site which is growing like a radioactive Creepy Crawler …
The above great artwork is from artist/teacher John Sargent.....here's his message:
A Hammer Halloween Is Coming!
It's MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST October 10-12, 2014
There will be a slight chill in the air, the leaves will be burning with color everywhere in the hills of western, PA and the Four Points Pittsburgh North will open it's doors and let the Halloween Season begin! Hammer and classic monsters will be roaming the halls....vendors with classic monster merchandise will descend from every corner of the netherworld and some of the most beloved Hammer Horror stars will shine and sign (autographs) at MONSTER BASH's HAMMER HALLOWEEN, PLUS VINCENT PRICE CELEBRATION, LARRY STORCH from the original GHOST BUSTERS & F-TROOP & ALL YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC MONSTERS!
OVER 200 VENDOR TABLES!
Don't miss out on that Halloween feeling all wrapped up in a giant MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE.
CLICK HERE NOW for discount membership admission and all the details.
New! Big Vincent Price Set - Master of Menace
A big DVD box set of Vincent Price fearful flicks! In this set, the feature films: TALES OF TERROR, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE, DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS, MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, MADHOUSE, ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN, FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM, THEATRE OF BLOOD, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, LAST MAN ON EARTH, SHOCK, THE BAT and MOOCH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD.
Get it in our New DVD Department right now at Creepy Classics!
Wanted - More Readers Like Lilly Van Sixx
The above photo submitted by artist/photographer Malcolm Gittins!
Miniature From Upcoming Retro Monster Movie!
The above photo is a miniature being used in TALES OF DRACULA, a retro-styled horror film set for release in 2015. Creepy Classics and MONSTER BASH will keep you posted on this! MONSTER BASH make-up guy Ron Chamberlain is doing the make-up for the film (see below):
New! In Early And IN Stock Now! Bela Lugosi's THE DEATH KISS
Available for shipping to you right now....the restored in HD, THE DEATH KISS (1932) starring Bela Lugosi. Here's the details:
Filmed shortly after DRACULA, this mystery who-done-it features Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan and David Manners (all reunited from DRACULA's cast). It gives us a peek behind the scenes of a movie backlot in the 1930s. Mastered in HD from archival 35mm film elements with original hand-tinted sequences.
Get either the restored Blu-Ray or DVD shipped to you right now, it's in stock....from Creepy Classics.
SCARY Special #3 Debuts at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!
This in from SCARY publisher, Dennis Druktenis:
Don't miss A Different Kind of Real Monster Magazine and its 3rd issue!
New! In Shock Stock - THE INNOCENTS on Blu-Ray
What a perfect movie to be released right before the Halloween season....THE INNOCENTS. One of the best ghost movies ever filmed.
THE INNOCENTS (1961)
It's now on Blu-Ray (or DVD) here at Creepy Classics!
Back From Baltimore!
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Show Was A Blast!
A big thank you to Martin and Michelle Grams for the wonderful job they did with this past NOSTALGIA SHOW in Baltimore. A lot of fun, lots of people and glad to hang out with some ol' friends, here's Joe, Bill and Jason with myself....they're better know as The Ultimate Abbott & Costello Tribute Show:
And a big thanks to the Creepy Classics crew....this time around featuring Dan Weber, Jim "MFTV" Clatterbaugh and Alice Rader (not pictured):
Thanks everyone....next stop...CINEMA WASTELAND in Strongsville, Ohio.
Veronica Carlson Is Looking Forward To Seeing YOU!
Veronica Carlson holds up a MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST card....she will appear at MONSTER BASH with other Hammer stars: Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke, Yvonne Monlaur, Susanna Leigh and Martin Stephens. Victoria Price will be there too!
Get your admission membership for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST right now at www.monsterbash.us.
Photo by Bob Pellegrino.
New! Universal T-Shirts
Now in stock....just in time for the Halloween Season....new T-Shirts from Universal Studios. They are 100% pre-shrunk cotton. All are in men's sizes and are black shirts with color quality screen images. These ones are real stand-out beauties. The web images don't do them true justice...they really pop...great vivid colors. Get geared-up for this fall in your new Universal monster t-shirts. Get them all and have a different one for each weekday on Halloween week!
You'll find all these new shirts in our "Shirts and Creepy Gear Department," here at Creepy Classics.
NEWS FLASH! See THE HAMMER GIRLS Music Video First Right Here
Songwriter Theron Statler has submitted this video for your enjoyment. A look back at all our favorite "Hammer Girls." The women that starred in Hammer Studios classic horror and science fiction films. The song was recorded by Mark Statler and His Creepy Classic Chiller Band. See, in person, many of these favorite "Hammer Girls" at the MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST this October 10-12, 2014 in Mars, PA.
Wham! Bam! New Scary Monsters!
The box 'o' Scary landed here yesterday afternoon...wow! What a cover. This issue celebrates the season:
In this jamming issue - The Don Post Monster masks! Plus: Arkham house, The Cosmic Drive-In, The Haunted Mansion, Godzilla Rules, Monster Bash Conference and much, much more Scary stuff from the master of the castle - Dennis Druktenis, publisher.
Ready to ship priority, right to your castle or tomb....get it in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand right now at Creepy Classics!
More New T-Shirts
Get the Stangenstein Monster or the Gorgo Destroys London t-shirts now in shock stock at Creepy Classics. You'll find them in the Shirts & Creepy Gear Department here at Creepy Classics.
LAST Weekend - Photos from the Drive-In!
Creepy Classics/Monster Bashwas at the SUPER MONSTER-RAMA this last weekend...a big screen horror show! George Reis from DVD-Drive In and The Riverside Drive-In put on this outdoor horror fest. Here are photos from the show thanks to Shawn Israel and Ron Adams (well, that's me!):
New! September Triple Play - Magazine Special
Get three mags for one low price....just 19.99 for the new MAD SCIENTIST #29 magazine, the latest MONSTER BASH #22, and FILMFAX #138! Get all three in this special bundle Triple Play right now. This offer won't last long. Find it in our Bashin' Bundle Packs Department at Creepy Classics!
Above: Four of the Hammer Horror movie stars (Caroline Munro, Suzanna Leigh, Veronica Carlson and Yvonne Monlaur) to be appearing at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST....along with Vincent Price's daughter, Martine Beswicke, Martin Stephens, Larry Storch and many more!
Getting Close To MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST
As we're getting close to MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST and the excitment is building....strange things re happening out there! Check out this letter from MONSTER BASH attendee Dan Wegrzynek:
Dear Ron - First of all, I am sitting here in " SHOCK AND AWE " & goosebumps, as I checked out the Octoberfest schedule of movies and events. I believe this will be a Monsterbash that will ' enshrine you among the immortals " ! At age 62, because of you, I am FINALLY seeing some gold in my ' golden years' ! I am now so full of anticipation, I may not be able to fall asleep ( I just now got home from working the all night shift in Pittsburgh.
Now - for the real reason I'm writing you today. As October, and Octoberfest nears, two strange, and almost unbelievable " strange but true " events have happened to me in the past week - I'm waiting for a possible 3rd ! #1 . . . At work, myself and my co worker Louie take our 45 minute lunch break in our locker room. Each day, we watch classic monster and horror movies on Louie's portable dvd player. Last Friday, we decided to order pizza, to go with our movie. As we ate our pizza, and watched our movie, both of which were very good, I began to clean up. I picked up the pizza box, and our order # , written on the box was 666. I thought - " wow what a coincidence ".
#2 . . . Yesterday ( Friday ) , I was in my car, on my way to pick up my coworker ( Louie ) to take us back to Pittsburgh for another night's work. I stop my car at a red light - I'm in the right lane, as I'm going straight. A truck sits in the left lane, just slightly ahead of me, waiting for the light to turn to green, to make his left turn. The guy had his radio on, and, I swear it - the Monsterbash theme song was playing ! I couldn't believe what I was hearing ! What are the odds of me and this other guy stopping in traffic at the same time - and he has the Monsterbash theme song playing ! In the first place, why was it playing at all ?
It's not Halloween yet - the only thing I could reason was that I had Bill Cardille's radio show on, and he was plugging the Octoberfest bash, or maybe the riverside drive in, coming up at the end of this week. Then I remembered Bill's show is now off the air, as the station changed it's format. Who else, and why would anybody be playing the Monsterbash theme song, while both of us were stopped at the same redlight at the same time !!! This incident, combined with the 666 pizza box, and me being ballistic that a 2nd monsterbash is almost here is an unbelievable coincidence - or is it ?
Honest to God Ron, I'm not making this up - it's really ' strange but true " . The Monsterbash works in mysterious ways - it's wonders to perform ! I'll see you at Monsterbash Octoberfest. I'm REALLY excited that you're having Vincent Price's daughter, and you really have some top notch movies lined up for the bash. If I could, I'd give you an award beyond "The Forry." Thank you again for all you do. To me - you've been enshrined among the immortals for quite some time ! - Dan Wegrzynek ( aka Movie Man Dan
For all the details on MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST and to sign-up at a discount, CLICK HERE.
MEXICAN MONSTER PARTY
By Roberto "Bobb" Cotter
Above: The cast of WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY sans the ol' mummy himself.
Please remember to click at the Animal Rescue Site to provide food and care for shelter animals; until then, adios and Vaya con Dios, Uncle Roberto, Cousin Lucky and Cher.
Get the factory DVD in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics!
New! Filmfax Magazine #138 - Mars Invades and More!
In this issue: Actress Barbara Payton (BRIDE OF THE GORILLA) and her Road To Ruin, Bela Lugosi on stage as DRACULA, The Great Martian Invasion, Robots in classic sci-fi films, Jim Henson's early years...lots of behind-the-scenes muppets, "Big Daddy" Roth and more. Packed with great stuff!
It's in stock and ready to be mailed to your door on the backs of trained vampire bats!
Order it right now at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line.
These DVDs and Blu-Rays will be in stock, discounted on, or before the release date....here at Creepy Classics!
THE INNOCENTS (1961 with MONSTER BASH guest Martin Stephens) - Blu-Ray IN STOCK NOW AT CREEPY CLASSICS!
BLACK SABBATH/BLACK SUNDAY (U.S. Versions) - Blu-Ray and DVD 10/7/2014 IN STOCK NOW AT CREEPY CLASSICS!
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) This blu-ray has a strange history. It was released about a year ago, was on the market for a few months, then pulled....no longer available. Now it's back with a re-release for the Halloween season - Blu-Ray 10/14/2014
CAULDRON OF BLOOD (also known as: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF) Stars Boris Karloff. - DVD & Blu-Ray 10/14/2014
THE DEATH KISS (1932) Stars Bela Lugosi. - DVD & Blu-Ray IN STOCK NOW AT CREEPY CLASSICS!
THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION 2: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE RETURN OF THE FLY, THE COMEDY OF TERRORS, THE RAVEN (1963), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN - Blu-Ray 10/21/14
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1964) - Blu-Ray and DVD 10/28/2014
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919) - Blu-Ray & DVD November 2014
SHOCK WAVES (with Peter Cushing and John Carradine) - Blu-Ray 11/25/14
TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972)/THE VAULT OF HORROR (1973) - Blu-Ray 12/2/14
THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (Hammer!) - Blu-Ray 12/2/14
****Want to order yours for immediate shipping on/or before the release date? Call (724) 238-4317 and place a pre-order with Creepy Classics right now!
New! Archive Rare DVD Titles in Shock Stock
Some cool new titles in stock now....all factory sealed and ready to ship right to your front door! Now in here at Creepy Classics in our Complete DVD Catalog on-line:
EYE OF THE DEVIL (1966)
LUCKY DEVILS (1933)
TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD (1966)
THE MAN WITH A CLOAK (1951)
A RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT (1987)
TOM THUMB (1958)
THE FUNKY PHANTOM (1971-73/Complete Series - 4 disc set)
Get them now at Creepy Classics! They're in stock - factory sealed official DVDs!
Monster Bash Membership Passes For June 2015
Membership for MONSTER BASH Summer 2015 (June 19-21, 2015) are now available for $30 each (That's $20 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.
Keep Calm....It's Just A New....T-Shirt!
Get Your 100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton Shirt Now
We need to warn all others of the pending invasion from other galaxies. Get your "Keep Calm" t-shirt right now. The saucers are coming, be the first to get your first warning shirt. What will the aliens look like when they get here?
The new "Stay Calm....And Keep Watching The Skies" shirt is in stock in sizes SMALL - XXXL. The shirts are black, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Beautiful color screen art.
Get yours in our Shirts & Creepy Gear Department right now at www.creepyclassics.com.
Autumn, the Halloween season, the Monster Bash Octoberfest and MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #23 are all just around our creepy corner! Very exciting stuff. I love this time of year. Thanks to Ted McKosky for doing the image above for us.
Stay tuned and browse Creepy Classics while you're waiting!
Sony Choice & Universal Vault Series Titles In Shock Stock!
We have all the hard-to-find titles you've been creeping around for! Factory sealed DVDs from Sony-Columbia and Universal Studios! Get 'em now...in stock and ready to chill you on an autumn night. In stock now: William Castle's HOMICIDAL (1961), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1962...the Hammer Horror version with Herbert Lom), THIRTEEN FRIGHTENED GIRLS (1963), THE WEREWOLF (1956) with Steven Rich, the Film Noir suspense classic THE BLUE DAHLIA (1944), COBRA WOMAN (1943) with Maria Montez and Lon Chaney Jr., FLESH AND FANTASY (1943) creepy anthology with Edward G. Robinson, the memorable documentary on horror films through the ages - TERROR IN THE AISLES hosted by Donald Pleasance....and more!
Find these, and many more great titles in our Complete DVD Catalog, on-line at Creepy Classics.
A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:
Video shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.