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We head to Mars, PA for October 19-21, 2018 with great guests for the MONSTER BASH GIANT-SIZE celebration
Note: We received word from Joe Flaherty that he had been ill and that surgery may be pending. Because of his health he will unable to attend October's MONSTER BASH in Mars, PA.
Son of an American Hero...Coming To Monster Bash
To the rescue, 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, McCLINTOCK, 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."
We are proud to have Linda Miller as part of our KONG celebration...Linda was the star of KING KONG ESCAPES! You'll also remember her from cult favorite THE GREEN SLIME. She also had an appearance in the classic TV show MY THREE SONS.
Above: Carl Craig on right in DESTROY ALL PLANETS (GAMERA VS. VIRAS).
Eleven year old Carl Craig became an instant star in Japan and the United Sates with his only acting job in which he co-starred with Gamera! He played Boy Scout Jim Morgan in DESTROY ALL PLANETS (also known as GAMERA VS. VIRAS) (1968). He later became a US Air Force pilot (which he dreamed of becoming), and later, a US Customs Service pilot. He was also an advisor on the USA Presidental staff. He's happy to discuss how a giant reptile from Japan gave him film stardom!
Above: Anne Bancroft (left) and Charlotte Austin (right) in a publicity photo from GORILLA AT LARGE (1954).
Wow! We are so grateful to have Charlotte Austin join the ranks of MONSTER BASH Guests of Honor. Her credits include fan favorites: GORILLA AT LARGE (with Raymond Burr and Anne Bancroft), FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (with Boris Karloff), THE MAN WHO TURNED TO SONE and the Ed Wood scripted THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST! She's worked with Cary Grany, Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe to just name a few. She a songwriter and actress.
Another guest you'll want to meet and chat with....Gregory Moffet. He has a background of working with big gorilla men too....he was the kid star of ROBOT MONSTER. Its one of the most beloved "bad movies" of all time. Plus, Greg has been in THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN with George Reeves. Plus, classic TV's HIGHWAY PATROL and SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE.
The little girl from THE BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff is back. RKO stock player, Sharyn Moffett (guest Gregory Moffet's sister) is back at Monster Bash! Speak with her about her time at RKO Studios as a child actress working with the likes of Cary Grant, Henry Daniell, Tom Conway, Melvyn Douglas, Myra Loy, Robert Michum and many more. She was there!
Co-writer of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) and on screen ghoul. John has continued to work in the field with many horror projects...directing, writing, acting and teaching too. John is a Pittsburgh treasure. He'll be signing autographs, discussing his projects and have various rare memorabilia at his table. Meet John Russo at Monster Bash!
Animation Supervisor and Lead Animator on CREEPSHOW and CREEPSHOW 2, Animator on EVIL DEAD 2,End Sequence of the Original NIGHT of the LIVING DEAD, Contributor of text and photos for RAY HARRYHAUSEN: MASTER of the MAJICKS, and creator of Resin Kits of Mighty Joe Young and others. Rick will also be creating Animation sequences for the new CREEPSHOW TV SERIES helmed by Greg Nicotero.
Linda Touby (Mrs. Basil Gogos)
Wife of one of the greatest classic monster painters of all-time will be a guest at MONSTER BASH October 2018! Linda Touby, wife of the late Basil Gogos will be on hand with artwork by Basil on display and be happy to talk to you about the life and career of her husband. She sure to bring some surprises for fans to see.
One man show actor with incredible talent....once you see him perform, you'll never want to miss his "live theater" at BASH. It's the stuff of magic!
"Roberto" Bobb Cotter
Film historian and author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY, THE WOMEN OF HAMMER HORROR, INGRID PITT - QUEEN OF HORROR, THE GREAT MONSTER MAGAZINES, CAROLINE MUNRO - FIRST LADY OF FANTASY, A HISTORY OF THE DOC SAVAGE ADVENTURES, editor of the fanzine SANTO SCENE and more!
Film Monster puppeteer! He worked for Jim Henson's Muppets operation and he's an emmy award winning producer. He runs MONSTER TV and handles production for the New York Yankees TV Network, too. Artist, puppeteer, actor and all around great guy.
Son of Ghoul
Ohio's TV Horror Host legend - SON OF GHOUL! One of the longest running on-air TV horror hosts that's actually still alive. It's SON OF GHOUL! You'll see him hosting our Stooge Matinee and Saturday Morning cartoons here at MONSTER BASH. Plus, visit his table in the MONSTER BASH dealer ballroom for DVDs of his shows, plus RARE collectibles....toys, DVDs and more!
Author, film historian and all around great gal, Deborah Painter. She wrote the definitve book on Forrest J Ackerman, founding editor of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. See her at Bash.
Frank Dello Stritto
Film historian and writer of such fan favorite books as I Saw What I Saw When I Saw It and A Werewolf Remembers (The Larry Talbot Story). Frank will be giving a knock-out talk on the classic 1933 KING KONG here at Bash….don’t scare miss it!
Author of scores of books on classic horror and science fiction films….including the Films From the Crypt series and co-author of Universal Horrors! He resides, appropriately, in Sleepy Hollow, New York...home of The Headless Horseman. Don’t miss his game show The Monster Bash Bran Twist Quiz live on stage in the event room. He’ll test your knowledge of classic films and give you a chance to win loads of prizes from Monster Bash financial sponsor, Creepy Classics.
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