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MONSTER BASH June Video Re-Cap in Six Minutes! Wow!

Check out this six minute video that compresses three solid days of super Monster Kid fun at MONSTER BASH. If you were there, relive the moments...if you weren't there, this will really give you a feel of what the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES are all about!

This video was put together by Bash staffer Kevin Slick:



New! The Ultimate Guide on SCARS OF DRACULA from Classic Monsters of the Movies

Part of the CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Collection. Many articles accompanied by beautifully reproduced stills, posters and lobby cards, taking you back to Hammer Studios: SCARS OF DRACULA (1970). Cast and crew biographies; the perfect item for any fan. Heavy stock paper, glossy!

Plus, these collectible magazine/books from CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES back in shock stock too:


All of these and more in stock right now in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department at Creepy Classics.



New! Universal Horror Collection Vol. 2 In Stock Now

Four classic Universal horrors...the first actually being a horrific Paramount Film acquired by Universal: MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933), THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET (1942), THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. Rx (1942) and THE MAD GHOUL (1943). Extras: commentaries, Atwill featurette and more!

Get this deluxe set in our New Blu-Ray Department, here at Creepy Classics...for your movie shelf!



Rondo Remembers: The Other Magazines That Held Us Over...

There I was a handful of decades ago....stopping into all my magazine haunts. In State College, PA it was Boots Dariette, McLanahan's Drugstore or Dean's Market. All places known to carry FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine back in the 1960s and 1970s. When we frequently visited relatives in our home town of Grove City, PA, the hot spots for FM were The Newsstand or another across the railroad tracks, in a yellow brick building, though I've forgotten the name of it. I might never have known.

I checked so often, that I was, more often than not disappointed. I was looking for that little image of Lon Chaney as the Phantom of the Opera (that's what usually was in the upper left hand corner of FAMOUS MONSTERS mags). That Phantom face would be sticking out from behind a MAD magazine or motorcycle mags or wrestling magazines. That odd entertainment section of the magazine racks.

Soon I discovered some alternates that could "tide me over" until I actually found the latest FAMOUS MONSTERS. There was the very infrequent CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN. It was great to see some of the subject matter treated very seriously...but, it was a muddy looking mag. Layouts weren't dynamic...multiple fonts made it unconsciously uncomfortable to the eye, ink smeared, photo reproductions weren't always very good...but, it was different and still loaded with monster movies. It was a blessing to find.

I once mailed away from an ad for a copy of PHOTON magazine. Wow! Glossy pages and great photo reproductions and even a free 8X10 glossy photo in the center. My copy had THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) on the cover. I was really delighted to get that. Not sure why I didn't have more of those when I was a kid.

Then there was a slew of others that could do the trick until a new FM appeared. There was FOR MONSTERS ONLY, MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, MAD MONSTERS, MODERN MONSTERS, various Charlton specials, CRACKED magazine specials (it was like MAD) that featured monsters a lot. There was MOVIE MONSTERS and the really great THE MONSTER TIMES tabloid style monster newspaper. There was black and white comic mags like CREEPY, EERIE, PSYCHO and those super gory publications (when I was in desperation for a monster fix) like WITCH'S TALES, HORROR TALES, WEIRD, TALES OF VOODOO.

Those were the days of the search. Lurking the magazine racks in hopes of finding....monsters. I'm sure I wasn't alone in these monster movie magazine missions.

Ron Adams
July 2019

My friend, right with you again re: finding the FM issues back in the day, wherever they could be found. Fortunately, in central NY we had a grocery store that carried it fairly regularly called The Giant. Mom would take me and my brothers to the store to do the 2 weeks supply of grocery shopping, always on Fridays after school, and I'd always scope out the mag rack for FM anxiously hoping to find a copy. Was not always successful but finding FM made those times shopping with mom all the more special.

And, when the monster cereals were out, that made it even more exciting for a kid to be at the grocery store. I later found LOTS of back issues of FM at an SF bookstore that was only a short bike ride away so I managed to amass a whole box full of FMs on the cheap and relished them. I used to like the painted covers of those 60's/70's issues the most as, like Frazetta paintings, you knew you were entering another world looking through those mags. #114 was probably my all time favorite issue since was devoted to the Toho monsters.

See you next month at Vincent's festival!

Nick Posengal, FL

There was a fabulous news stand in Barnesboro (now Northern Cambria) PA! Every time we’d travel to Pennsylvania from Cleveland to visit my favorite aunt, my cousin and I would make a beeline for it. They stocked EVERY monster mag and comic under the sun (also really cool novelties like these little things you could put in a cigarette to make it explode!). Gosh, I miss that place!

-Chris L.



Monster Bash Vincent Price Film Festival

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MONSTER BASH's Vincent Price Film Festival will be Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17, 2019 at The Canton Palace Theatre in Ohio. A vintage, restored movie palace fitting of this tribute to a master of terror...Vincent Price.

The films are cleared and Victoria Price, Vincent's daughter is confirmed! Vendors will fill the mezzanine level and the lobby of this beautiful movie palace with classic horror collectibles. Plus, the free prize toss on Saturday night with blu-rays, DVDs, monster magazines, t-shirts and fun monster goodies tossed out to the audience at the end of the night.

And, shock surprises! Plus, live pipe organ music between features.

A classic MONSTER BASH event not to be missed!

FRIDAY August 16, 2019:

3PM-Midnight Vendors open

5PM: Laura

7PM: House of Wax

9PM: Question and Answer talk with Victoria Price and you!

10PM: The Fly

12 Midnight: House on Haunted Hill

SATURDAY August 17, 2019:

12 Noon-Midnight Vendors Open

2PM: House of Usher

4PM: The Pit & The Pendulum

6PM: Talk and power point on Vincent Price by Victoria Price

7PM: The Haunted Palace

9PM: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Above: Photo of The Palace Theatre...ready for a Priceless two Night!

Don't miss out, save in advance with VIP Membership Admission, good for all features, events and vendors: CLICK HERE for details.

Vendors, CLICK HERE to sign-up.

Visit the web-site, CLICK HERE.

Hey Ron,

I think it’s wonderful that Monster Bash is hosting the Vincent Price film festival. You’ve chosen some great movies and Victoria’s appearances will make it all the better. Her talks on her father are fun and informative. Plus she is very warm and welcoming. I don’t think there will ever be another Renaissance Man the likes of Vincent Price.

We all know of his scary movies from The House of Wax to The Abominable Dr Phibes. So many great performances in the Roger Corman films and countless others. He is also remembered for his love of art and gourmet cooking. But for me there was two Vincent Price’s. One was scary and the other was funny... very confusing for a little kid.

The funny Mr Price was from television. I can remember all his corny lines on Batman playing the Egghead character. Very eggciting. He was quite the cut up on the Hollywood Squares and who could forget his appearance on the Muppets ? He was even on a two part episode of The Brady Bunch and appeared on F-Troop. I can even remember Vincent Price teaming up with Scooby-Doo. His commercials were fun too. I wanted the Hangman board game he was pictured on and the Shrunken Head apple sculptures too. Too funny!

Growing up I never knew what to expect from Mr Price. Was he going to scare me or make me laugh ? But I guess that’s the skill of a great actor. He was a true gentleman and I think it’s outstanding that you are celebrating his films this August. Take care and best wishes...

-Dave Heywood, FL



New! And In Stock Early...

It's here and in stock at Creepy Classics on Blu-Ray...Prince Sirki has arrived (gulp)! "Death" has come to earth to walk amongst's a Hollywood landmark film with Frederik March:

The figure of death hangs over a group of friends and relatives. He materializes before the head of the family and announces that he plans a holiday. Death decides to take human form and walk among this circle of friends for a limited time. When he does, all death stops in the world and causes more problems than you might think. The dark angel also finds a love interest. A poetic and moving film with eerie subtle special effects and great performance by Frederick March as Death. Audio commentary, plus trailer.

Get yours shipped out right away, now from Creepy Classics. Order yours in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.



Our October Bash is filling up fast, get your admission taken care of now! MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST EXPO

October 18-20, 2019

What a line-up! Meet Fay Wray's daughter, Vicki Riskin signing her bio about her mom and dad (screenwriter Robert Riskin). Plus, LOST IN SPACE's Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen, and The Frankenstein Kids from Universal's SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, Donnie Dunagan and Janet Ann Gallow. And...John Russo from the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Sharyn Moffett from THE BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff, Andrew Prine from CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the TV show "V," Heather Lowe from BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, Jeremy Ambler from THE WALKING DEAD, Ohio TV horror host icon Son of Ghoul, Muppeteer Bill Diamond and many more! Zounds.

Discounted 3-Day Membership admission (for a limited time) is available right now.

All the details on this shock fest autumn spectacular, CLICK HERE.

New hotel, The Marriott Pittsburgh North, in Cranberry Township/Mars, PA less than a mile from the old hotel.

Need personal help or information, just call (724) 238-4317. If I can't pick-up, leave a message!




A few more vendor tables open, hurry they won't last long. CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to see the preview trailer for this October's big bashin' MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

All te guests, the vendors, the films and the MONSTER BASH fun! Preview trailer produced by Kevin Slick.

Hurry....see the preview:


All the details:

Order membership admission at a discount ($20 off per person!) for a limited time...CLICK HERE!



MONSTER BASH Vincent Price Film Festival in August

with special guest Victoria Price

It's the big MONSTER BASH Vincent Price film festival at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio this August 16 and 17, 2019. Mark the dates on your calendar now. Victoria Price has! Vincent's daughter will be there to chat with fans.

Vincent Price films on one of Ohio's BIGGEST screens, two in-depth talks by Victoria Price on her father's legacy...all in a grand giant movie palace. Live organ music from Dr. Phibes himself.

Plus, vendors and the Monster Bash free prize toss!

Above: A photo I took from the balcony at The Palace Theatre, Canton.

Get all the details, CLICK HERE. The dates are solid. The nearest hotel is the McKinley Grand, just blocks from the theatre. Hotel phone (330) 454-5000. Make plans now!

Above: The Grand McKinley Hotel, just blocks from the theatre.

Membership Admission for the entire weekend, all films and talks...CLICK HERE!



New! THE CREEPS Magazine #20

It's in and ready to head out to you, bagged and boarded for protection! Here are the gory details:

THE CREEPS #20 - Magazine
It's just like 1975 again and this is the black and white horror comic magazine you remember! In this issue: mutant monsters on a Pennsylvania farm, a spooky old house of horror, a far off land of curses, pirates back from the dead, vampires! Cover by Rich Corben.

Get it now in our Creepy Magazine at Creepy Classics. One of our trained vampire bats will deliver faster than any ol' drone, right to your crypt.




In case this slipped by you, CANDID MONSTERS #3 is our and in shock stock. The big magazine-book on the behind-the-scenes of our favorites movies and TV shows. This issue is packed with great photos, interviews and the behind-the-scenes of the greatest science fiction television shows of all time:

Over 120 pages of behind-the-scenes photos, stories and interviews from TV shows that featured....MONSTERS! Editor Ted Bohus goes candid with LOST IN SPACE, THE OUTER LIMITS, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, STAR TREK, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN and more. Packed with interviews too.

Get the latest issue and the first two issues in our CANDID MONSTERS Department here, where else, but Creepy Classics!



New! MOTHRA on Blu-Ray is Here

It's in stock now at Creepy Classics:

MOTHRA (1961) - Special Edition Steel Box Blu-Ray
Radioactivity on a remote island holds small people (only inches tall) who worship an egg....From the egg a gigantic moth monster emerges! Japanese fantasy and "monster havoc" movie! Model smashin' fun. Japanese and USA editions. Trailer, 11 minutes extra footage. More extras!

Get it right now in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics!



Famous Falling Stars: Hammer Studios Actor Freddie Jones

British character actor Freddie Jones died July 9, 2019, after a short illness, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 91. He was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Staffordshire, England. 

Jones played Professor Richter in 1969’s FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, Professor Keeley in 1973’s THE SATANIC RIGHTS OF DRACULA, the Baron in 1973’s SON OF DRACULA and Gilmore in 1974’s OLD DRACULA.

His other films included THE ELEPHANT MAN and DUNE for director David Lynch, JUGGERNAUT, MARAT/SADE, FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD, THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF, IN THE DEVIL’S GARDEN, KIDNAPPED, SITTING TARGET, FIREFOX, KRULL, FIRESTARTER, YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES and ZULU DAWN. He also voiced Dallben in the Disney animated feature THE BLACK CAULDREN. Jones appeared in several television programs and mini-series as well, including playing Sandy Thomas on the British series EMMERDALE from 2005 to 2018.

R.I.P. Freddie Jones

Obit by Monster Bash staffer Leonard Hayhurst.



Get Ready To Groove with Vincent Price and Daughter This August...from MONSTER BASH and CREEPY CLASSICS!

This's a film fest on the big, big screen in a vintage, grand movie Canton, Ohio. A Vincent Price film fest with special guest, Vincent's daughter, Victoria Price. Victoria will speak on stage both Friday and Saturday. Four Priceless features each day at THE PALACE THEATRE, Canton Ohio....Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17. Plus vendors on the mezanive level and Creepy Classics in the lobby.

Get all the details by clicking HERE!

Check out the special promo thanks to Monster Bash's Kevin Slick and voice over by Monster Bash's Scott Goettel:

We'll see you in Canton, Ohio!



Party Like It's 1931!

The above video was produced by one of the founding Monster Bashers, Kevin Slick. If you haven't been to a MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE....what are you waiting for....the next big show is in October, CLICK HERE for details.



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!



Stunning Monster Kid Dynaramas Coming to MONSTER BASH October 2019!

Ken from Kentucky is bringing a big display of dynarama "playsets" that he created from classic monster are just a few of these great displays:


Above: Dynarama for the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON with the boat, The Rita!

Don't miss these big, awesome dynaramas at MONSTER BASH Octoberfest 2019!



Back in Shock Stock!

Our favorite Gill-Man from the Black Lagoon is back in stock at Creepy Classics. This creepy cool snap-together model kit is available right now:

In swimming pose, this cool CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON model is part of the MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES series. 1/12 scale plastic snap together model kit. Movable head and arms. Assembly required. Paint not included.

Snag your very own model kit for those rainy our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics....order before midnight, so you don't forget!



New! Obscure Horrors on DVD

Here are two new releases of films most of us have never heard of (I hadn't!). Weird films from the early 1960s...both surreal in their own way. A horror house of madness and a bizarre docu-melodrama with Basil Rathbone...

A writer is haunted by dreams of a strange old house he visited once in his youth. The dreams become more vivid as his life begins to fall apart around him. Realizing his misfortunes and the old house must be connected, he visits it for the first time in years. What he finds there will make him question his already decaying sanity...

House of Dreams is one of the most unusual products of the early 60s drive-in horror era. This obscure, almost completely forgotten feature is more like an avant-garde film than a haunted house AIP picture.

Famed film historian Peter Cowie once called it "quite one of the oddest films I have ever seen." TWO BEFORE ZERO is a truly bizarre docudrama that could have only been made during the height of the Cold War. On a darkened stage, two figures – one an intimidating black-robed demagogue portrayed by Basil Rathbone, the other an innocent beauty in a diaphanous gown played by Mary Murphy.

Get these two strange film, got to our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics and get your copies...if you dare!




It's creeped off the crypt, fully charged and ready to stalk the countryside, it's MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE! The new issue packs a punch:

In this fright-packed issue: Boris Karloff's maddest and not-so-mad doctors explored by Frank Dello Stritto. Plus, behind-the-scenes of PHARAOH'S CURSE (1957) thanks to Tom Weaver. Mummies, monsters, mad doctors, life-size monsters. Rare photos, fan flashbacks and classic monsters celebrated!

A few random sample pages:

Get it in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department, here at Creepy Classics...don't miss an issue!




New at Creepy Classics! THE INVADERS Complete DVD Box Set

It's a flashback to 1967-1968...on ABC TV....the aliens came, but no one believed...available now at Creepy Classics:

THE INVADERS (1967-1968/43 episodes!) - DVD Box set
The Invaders is an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from 1967 to 1968. Roy Thinnes stars as David Vincent, who tries to thwart an in-progress alien invasion with doubting officials and public. Extras!

Get it in our New DVD Department...right from another world at Creepy Classics.

Plus, the model kit is available in our Model Department too:



New! Blu-Ray Platform Classics!

Now in shock stock at Creepy Classics, these great Blu-Ray discs:

Stars Peter Cushing. work! No rest for the weary...Peter Cushing as the Baron implants the soul of a murderer into the body of a beautiful woman. Packed with extras including a World of Hammer TV show, trailers, TV spot, documentary and more!

THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957) - Blu-Ray
On an expedition to Antarctica, explorers find the a hidden land in a plateau crater. The "land unknown" is filled with prehistoric monsters. One memorable scene has a plesiosaur in a swamp/lake after the hero and heroine. Fun stuff when you were a kid, fun stuff again! Extras!

THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955) - Blu-Ray
A colorful space opera with Metaluna Mutants and alien landscapes. Faith Domergue, Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason star in this true sci-fi classic! New 4K scan, extra features, interviews, commentary, trailer, gallery and more!

Get these and more in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics!



Monster Bash June 2020

VIP Admission Memberships and Dealer Tables Available NOW!

You won't, won't to miss out on this next summer's MONSTER BASH at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA on June 19-21, 2020!

The place were fans, professionals and Monster Kids meet!

Guest stars:

The surviving cast members of the original THE MUNSTERS TV show, Pat Priest and Butch Patrick will be there, Judy Bamber from MONSTROSITY, A BUCKET OF BLOOD, M SQUAD, PETER GUNN and THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS, Arch Hall, Jr. from EGAHH, THE SADIST, THE CHOPPERS and WILD GUITAR, Kris Yeaworth technical staffers for THE BLOB, THE 4-D MAN and DINOSAURUS (and son of director Irving Yeaworth), Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco's Life-Size, more to come!

Special presentations by historians and writers: Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Deborah Painter. Plus TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul!

Guests and events subject to weird transformation.

200 vendor tables, film festival, talks, Q&A with the fans, autographs and the amazing Monster Bash fun for the whole family!


Bill Luciani & His Life-Size Monsters...

Bill Luciani is back at MONSTER BASH June 2020 with his life-size monsters lining the hallway! Bill, along with Tony Pitocco create these amazing figures, some over seven feet tall. Their torch-wielding assistant is Paul Palmireri. Don't miss the photo-ops with these great creatures in our Horror Hall.

Reserve your 3-Day VIP admission for all events, vendors and meeting guest stars NOW! Available right now, CLICK HERE!

You are a vendor, tables are already going fast! CLICK HERE for details and to reserve your table space.

And now, we have the link for booking your on-site rooms...hurry, they will sell out again:



A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

Above, a recent visit to Creepy Classics!

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

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