Below is July's Tentative Schedule
Subject to weird transformation, keep checking back!
***All films shown that are in print will be available for sale on site, from the legal copyright owners. See a display of MCA/Universal product, Columbia Tri-Star, MGM Home Video, Criterion, Image, Fox and others.
It's Off To Mars.....Mars, PA that is!
Please note that guests and programming is subject to change.
THURSDAY July 18, 2013
For people coming in early for Monster Bash, projectionist Geoffrey Curtis will be doing his un-announced MYSTERY MOVIES! Screening various 16mm films through the evening at various times.
FRIDAY July 19, 2013
DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3 PM - 9 PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 10 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 16mm FILM: MONSTERS WE'VE KNOWN AND LOVED. It's our traditional opening short film. A documentary produced back in 1964. A look at the classics from the early days through the eyes of 1964. Narrated by Joseph Cotten. Introduced by Ron Adams.
10:00 AM - THE WITCH'S DUNGEON - The latest documentary from Cortlandt Hull of THE WITCH'S DUNGEON with Bill Diamond from MONSTER TV!
"PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - UNMASKING THE MASTERPIECE" -
12:00 Noon - FRIDAY AFTERNOON CREEPY CLIFFHANGER. Serial historian and author Leonard Kohl introduces a chapter of a FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS serial!
12:30 PM - MOVIE: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923). Stars Lon Chaney Sr. with Kevin Slick providing his original soundtrack along with special guest, Quasimodo and friends.
2:30 PM - Q&A SESSION: Conrad Brooks. He's got a legacy that can't be forgotten! Part of the "Ed Wood Stock Company" and a legend in low budget films like BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS, NIGHT OF THE GHOULS and many others. Moderated by Scott Goettel.
3:00 PM - MR. LOBO's "CINEMA INSOMNIA" MOVIE: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943) The Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. classic! Lon's grandson, Ron is Bashing with us. Along with his great grand daughters too.
4:30 PM - TALKING MONSTERS: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN SPECIAL PRESENTATION with classic film historian and author Greg Mank.
5:30 PM - "TOP SECRET" SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE: Documentary. A brand new documentary by Daniel Griffith never seen publicly yet that will appear in a huge DVD/Blu-Ray release very soon! See it first at Bash and enjoy the informative entertainment that Ballyhoo Productions always showcase. Introduced by producer/director Daniel Griffith.
6:30 PM - Q&A SESSION: RON CHANEY & MOVIE PREVIEW: CURSE OF THE WOLFMAN. A teaser film made to promote a script written by Ron Chaney. It stars Ron reprising his grandfather's monsterpiece character - The Wolf Man! Introduced by Ron Chaney. Here's your chance to ask Ron questions about his grandfather. He has great memories and can talk about the Chaney legacy today. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
7:30 PM - SPECIAL NEW FILM: KINGDOM OF SHADOWS. A new short film by Kevin Corcoran. Rediscovered silent film footage leads a man into a his own personal twilght zone. Creepy, enigmatic and its home wth classic film fans. Don't miss this short feature! Introduced by the director.
8:00 PM - 8:30PM - Q&A SESSION: DONNIE DUNAGAN. One of the original "Monster Kids!" It's Donnie Dunagan, who was in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN with the three "B's" - Boris, Bela and Basil! He also acted with oris and asil again for TOWER OF LONDON and has great memories. Plus, he was the voice of Disney's BAMBI! Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
8:30 PM - SPECIAL FEATURE - THE FACE IS FAMILIAR: SKELTON KNAGGS. A new documentary on the life and films of Skelton Knaggs (THE GHOST SHIP, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, HOUSE OF DRACULA, DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME and many, many more - you know the face!). Hosted by the director of the project - Charles Henson.
9:00 PM - SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE (60 Years Later): THE RETURN OF THE CREATURE (1954). Introduced with background by Tom Weaver. What? What...what is this??? It was a spoof film (lasts about 20 minutes) made for the wrap party at Marineland in Florida after the filming of REVENGE OF THE CREATURE. Here's words from the man who has rescued this creature feature from oblivion, Tom Weaver:
About 15 years ago, while doing CREATURE research out in California, I came across a REVENGE OF THE CREATURE publicity item (probably never published anywhere) to the effect that, while Jack Arnold & Co. were making REVENGE at Florida's Marine Studios, several Marine Studios employees thought it would be fun to make their own monster movie, a spoof of REVENGE, and show it at the REVENGE wrap party. It sounded pretty far-out and I had a feeling it was just made-up crap, so I just made a small note of its existence (the publicity item's existence) and kinda forgot about it.
During its 21-minute running time, I laughed out loud several times. Most Hollywood comedies don't make me laugh, but this nutty thing did.
-Dinner Break and Stage Set
10:00 PM - BASH BAND: Enjoy The Monster Bash Band in the movie room. The band features staffers: Kevin Slick on guitar, Bob Pellegrino on the skins, Dan Weber thumping the electric bass, and Bash vendor Steve Unger (from the band Sunrise Highway) on keyboards. With a special guest appearance by the one and only Mark Statler and staffer Geoffrey Curtis as guest vocalists. Also, look out for Jake Blues!
11:00 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: SANTO VS. THE MARTIAN INVASION (1959). Get ready to hang on for some crazy ind of movie! Martians come to earth to teach the people how to live in peace. How do they try to do that? By blasting, killing and beating up kids. Thankfully for Mexico and our planet, super wrestler Santo plans to put an end to this Martian nonsense. The movie will be narrated and translated with a lot of fun by Ken Blose. Introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, author Roberto Cotter. Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
1:00 AM BASH LATE NIGHT MOVIE: THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT (1962). Leonard Hayhurt hosts and interviews life-long Stooge maniac Keven Scarpino about the Stooges and their film history. They present Keven's print of this cherished 1960s outing of The Stooges in the final stage of their career.
SATURDAY July 20, 2013
DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10AM-6PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 8:00AM-2:30AM
8:00AM - SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS & CEREAL. Cartoons for kids of all ages. Plus, FREE cereal is passed out to the audience...just the way Saturday morning used to be growing up...cartoons and cereal. Hosted by TV horror host SON OF GHOUL!
9:00AM - SATURDAY MORNING CREEPY CLIFFHANGER. Serial historian and author Leonard Kohl introduces a chapter of a FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS serial!
9:30AM - 10:30AM STRANGE ENCOUNTERS IN PENNSYLVANIA. Nationally recognized UFOoligist, Stan Gordon hists this talk. He has been seen on numerous documentaries and appeared on many of the major TV networks. He is the go-to guy on UFOs for major media. He is the most recognized researcher on the Kecksburg, PA UFO incident n the 1960s...only second to Roswell as documented UFO crash sites. His talk will range from UFOs to Bigfoot.
10:30 AM - 16mm PROGRAM: SATURDAY STOOGE MATINEE. Cleveland TV Horror Host SON OF GHOUL runs amok with his Stooge show!
11:30 AM - GHOUL A GO-GO (Retro TV...today!) Stars Vlad and Creighton...and The Invisible Man! It's a kid's TV show in black and white that looks like a cross between American Band Stand, Captain Kangaroo and The Addams Family. Twist to twisted fun with your favorite Ghoul A Go-Go personalities. Bring the kids to this inter-active eerie event as they present they're latest show!
12:00 Noon - Q&A: Gregg Palmer moderated by Scott Goettel. Greg is know with the monster movie crowd for THE CREATURE WALK AMONG US, FROM HELL IT CAME, ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU and many others. He's had a list of TV credits that goes and goes. He starred with John Wayne in a handful of films and was a good friend of The Duke. This will be a fascinating talk!
12:30 PM - UNIVERSAL FORGOTTEN FILM SERIES: THE BLACK DOLL (1938) Stars Donald Woods, Nan Grey and Edgar Kennedy. If you find a little black doll (looks like a ginger bread man after a good barbecue) on your desk...it means YOUR NEXT! A bad business deal and a curse of death comes back to haunt a handful of men. A nosey mystery writer barges in and proceeds to outwit the local police on clues during a dark stormy night in a large old house. Background and information by Universal Historian Richard Scrivani.
1:30 PM - MONSTER BRAIN BRAINTWISTER QUIZ SHOW with your host Tom Weaver. Win DVDs, books and other cool prizes provided by Creepy Classics in this live quiz show!
2:30 PM - SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATIONS: "AUTEUR ON THE CAMPUS: JACK ARNOLD AT UNIVERSAL" and "OF MUSHROOMS AND MEN: MAKING THE MOLE PEOPLE" with Daniel Griffith director/producer. A Ballyhoo Motion Pictures production.
3:30 PM - Q&A: PAT PRIEST and BUTCH PATRICK. Remembering our favorite TV family. Pat was Marilyn Munster and Butch was Eddie Munster! Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
4:00 PM - FORREST J ACKERMAN TRIBUTE. - Remember Uncle Forry with the man who spent much time with out dear Uncle over the last decade of his life - Joe Moe and biographer Deborah Painter (author of LIFE OF FORRY). Let's talk Forry.
4:30 PM - Q&A: VERONICA CARLSON. Bringing the Hammer down on Bash...it's Christopher Lee co-star, Veronica Carlson. Moderated by Scott Goettel.
5:00 PM - FRANK DELLO STRITTO PRESENTATION: ANY MONSTERS LIVE HERE? - New Facts about the Horror & Sci-Fi Icons
Frank has dug into records, and shares new tales of the movie greats. And everyone
6:00PM - MONSTER KID HOME MOVIES WORLD PREMIERE: Brian Nichols presents his latest adventure in movie-making fun! A double feature of short films: It's a nostalgic look at "The Ghoul Girls," the Nichols girls who grew up with classic monsters and Brian's new short feature called A LITTLE SWIM....the kind of swim across a lake, at night over a submerged graveyard, on a dare....that you'd NEVER want to take. Plus, a mini, mini-short EVEL KNIEVEL IS COOL: REASON #714 (Don't even ask...Brian will make his point!).
7:00PM Q&A: THE SHEMP HOWARD FAMILY. Moderated by Ron Adams. It's Shemp's daughter-in-law, and his only two grand children. Let's all remember Shemp.
7:30PM - BASH COMEDY: THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW! The boys are back! See Bud, Lou and Scoop give you the business with the best routines and spot on A&C impersonations you'll ever see!
8:00PM - SUPER SPECIAL EVENT: ELVIS ON MARS AND AT BASH! ETERNALLY ELVIS - THE ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE SHOW with CAESARE. We all grew up in the presence of Elvis. This show will take you back, back, back and you'll you'll be amazed and have a blast. All the great songs in an Elvis show like no other. This will be a highlight....don't miss it! Preview by clicking HERE!
9:00PM - BASH SPECIAL: LET THEM EAT CAKE! Guest of Honor Reception, photo ops & monster sized sheet cakes will be set up and served in the lobby, free to all Bash attendees! Served up by the Bash staff, Bud, Lou & Scoop Fields!
OUTDOOR SATURDAY NIGHT BEGINS
9:30PM - OUTDOOR FILM: ABBOTT & COSTELLO GO TO MARS (1966). We will show the film in the parking lot. You will need to have your car facing a small line of trees facing away from the hotel. Or, you can bring a blanket and sit in the center lawn "island." We'll have the audio on a PA system. Special thanks to Drive-In historian Mark Bialek and projectionist Geoffrey Curtis for making this happen. And, make sure to check out Mark's Drive-In Web areas at www.driveintheatre.org! In the event of rain..this will run indoors. Pre-movie cartoon: THE KID FROM MARS (1960)!
11:00 LIVE THEATRE - Actor Zach Zito presents his one man play of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. Zach is phenominal....don't miss him!
12:00 MIDNIGHT - THE MONSTER BASH "FESTIVAL OF THE NEW WINE Song." A Monster Bash tradition. Bob Pellegrino sings the "Song of the New Wine" from FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. ALSO - Two lifetime "Monster Bash Award" will be be presented. Two people who have supported Monster Bash through the years, and have helped keep the genre alive and well, will receive the MBA - "The Forry!" The MBA represents a lifetime achievement of fostering the love of classic movies, preserving the popularity and and preserving the memories of the actors that brought them to us. Plus, the great free prize toss, this year featuring magazines, DVDs, and just plain cool Monster Kid stuff.
12:30 AM - MOVIE: HELLZAPOPPIN' (1942). Shemp Howard is the crazed projectionist in this Olson and Johnson comedy outing that features a brief glimpse of the Frankenstein Monster made-up by Jack Pierce! Introduced by the incredibly strange, super-fan and movie maker - David "The Rock" Nelson.
SUNDAY July 21, 2013
DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10AM-4PMMOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-6:30PM
9:00AM - MONSTER BASH MASS. Father Mike returns to give Mass at Monster Bash. All denominations are welcome. Yes, Father Mike is a real priest from Ohio. Attendees don't have to go out looking for a church. We do it here with all your friends.
10:00 AM - MOVIE: THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942). Lon Chaney Jr. and Janet Ann Gallow as the little girl the monster befriends. Ygor's on board, along with Lionel Atwill....you know it's full of shenanigans that will result in some experiments going awry!
11:30 AM - Q&A: JANET ANN GALLOW. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino. The little girl the monster befriended and we all loved. Janet was in THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN and IT AIN'T HAY with Abbott & Costello and Shemp Howard.
12:00 Noon - THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW. Joe, Bill and Jason warm our hearts and bring Abbott & Costello to life one more.
12:30 Noon - MOVIE: PLANET OF BLOOD (1962). Also known as QUEEN OF BLOOD. Out into space for Monster Bash guest John Saxon in this classic sci-fi blast. Hosted by the VERY, VERY funny west coast TV Horror Host - Mr. Lobo!
2:00 PM - Q&A: JOHN SAXON (1952). A legendary actor who has a resume almost a mile long. Known in the science fiction genre for PLANET OF BLOOD, NIGHT CALLER FROM OUTER SPACE, NIGHT CALLER FROM OUTER SPACE, THE TIME TUNNEL...Of course, many know him from Bruce Lee's ENTER THE DRAGON. Plus, he's been on about every TV show you've grown up watching! Moderated by Scott Goettel.
2:30PM - SPECIAL FEATURE - TRIBUTE: A fond look back at all the Monster Bash past guests and classic horror and sci-fi stars that we lost over the past year. Compiled, produced and presented by Charles Henson.
3:00PM - MONSTER BASH MEMORIES: MONSTER BASH 2012. What a great way to end another Monster Bash. Let's re-live Monster Bash 2012. Introduced by Charles Henson.
Go Home, Haven't you had enough?!