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MONSTER BASH JUNE 2015
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June 2015 Schedule Coming Soon...here's last June's Schedule

 

 

Please note that guests, and programming, are subject to change.

THURSDAY June 18, 2015

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 June 19, 2015

DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3 PM - 9 PM

MOVIE ROOM HOURS 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM

10:00 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.

Above: Cortlandt Hull at the original Witch's Dungeon museum.

11:00 AM - THE WITCH'S DUNGEON PRESENTS: Cortlandt Hull, Bill Diamond and "Gorgo the Gargoyle" will be hosting a sneak peek with what's new at "The Witch's Dungeon!" Cortlandt is the nephew of Henry Hull (WEREWOLF OF LONDON) and oversees his museum in Bristol, Connecticut. He knew Vincent Price (who lent voice talent to Cortlandt's museum) and Cortlandt can answer questions about your favorite classic stars as well.

Cortlandt will discuss the new, greatly expanded
"Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum" - only one year away from
the 50th anniversary! Video of the new attraction which is
three times larger than it was originally plus highlights of our previous guests
at the "Dungeon" - including Dick Smith!

We will also bring some original Dick Smith head pieces with us for the show,
which were given to me by Dick. Plus the Chaney "Kharis The Mummy", "Dr.
Phibes" figures and more!

 

12:00 Noon - Q&A: RON CHANEY: The grandson of "Kharis, The Mummy" himself! Direct from the ancient sands of Egypt....or, maybe Southern California....it's Ron Chaney. Ron is one ofthe nicest guys around and carries on the legacy of The Chaney Family. Ron can tell you first hand real-life stories about the man he simply knows as "Gramps," Lon Chaney, Jr. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.

12:30 PM - MOVIE: KHARIS PART 1 - THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940) Lots of action and Tom Tyler is really scary as the Mummy. The effects crew has his eyes "glowing black" in this one and it'll provide the "jeepers creepers." The cast is wonderful -- Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wally Ford and all the others are very believable and likable.

 

2:00 PM - TALK: STAN GORDON - KECKSBURG 50 YEARS AGO. Nationally recognized UFO-Bigfoot researcher. Stan Gordon has appeared on numerous world wide TV networks and is most known as the go-to guy for the world famous Kecksburg UFO Incident. He's written numerous books and the program this year will be about "Close Range Mysterious Encounters of the Weird Kind." These are PA cases where people were physically close to UFOs or strange creatures.

 

3:00 PM - MR. LOBO's "CINEMA INSOMNIA" MOVIE: PHARAOH'S CURSE (1957) A group of explorers in Egypt encounter a mysterious beautiful young woman following them across the desert. But....is she really young. Tombs are disturbed and the forces of ancient evil descend. A nasty lookin' mummy for 1957! Stars Mark Dana and Ziva Rodann. Hosted by TV Horror Host, Mr. Lobo, of Cinema Insomnia.

 

Above: Debbie Painter and a collage created by Jerod Blayney from the Monster Kid Classic Forum.

5:00 PM - LON CHANEY JR. IN FILMS. A slideshow and talk by author and historian Deborah Painter. The life and movies of Lon Chaney, Jr.

6:00 PM - MOVIE: KHARIS PART 2 - THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942) Lon Chaney's first time as the mummy - Kharis. The characters from the previous film (THE MUMMY'S HAND) are back and Kharis is out for revenge.

7:30 PM - TALKING MONSTERS: THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN - 80 YEARS LATER with classic film historian and author Greg Mank.HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN!  She became an octogenarian in 2015, and never look better!  Author Greg Mank provides a colorful power point celebration, covering the early script drafts, the censorship problems, and the audacious production - all against the background of wild and wicked power struggles at Universal City. Come and enjoy this tribute to the most admired and beloved of the Universal horror classics. 

8:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!

8:30 PM - SPECIAL FEATURES - THE FACE IS FAMILIAR. A new documentary. Hosted by the director of the project - Charles Henson.

9:00 PM - 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!

 

Above: Last year staffer Ursula and Paisley Adams joined the band to sing La Bamba. Kevin Slick (BASH Music Director) on guitar.

10:00 PM - HOUSE BAND: THE BASH BOYS: Enjoy The Monster Bash Band - "The Bash Boys" in the movie room. The band features staffers: Kevin Slick on guitar, Bob Pellegrino on the skins, Keven Scarpino thumping the electric bass, Bash vendor Steve Unger on keyboards and lead guitarist Steven Thornton. With a special appearances by the one and only Mark Statler, , Michael Pierce and staffer Geoffrey Curtis as guest vocalists.

 

11:00 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: THE MUMMY VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY (1961). The Aztec Mummy is back, lurching, creeping and shuffling his way to a frenzied killing spree. A group of explorers are plagued by arch criminal Dr. Krupp! Krupp steals a priceless breast plate from the Mummy. The mummy rampages after it. Krupp uses a robot to try and stop the undead creature. Dubbed in English. The movie is dubbed in English. Introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, author Roberto Cotter. Free tacos and burritos (while they last).

 

12:30 AM -THE BASH LATE MOVIE: CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN (1958). A petrified stone man is discovered in ancient volcanic ruins. The explorers who discovered the rock encased body, find there's an ancient evil at work. The thing walks again. Low-budget fun 50's flick! Hosted by renegade film maker - David "The Rock" Nelson

 

Updates For Saturday & Sunday To Come....

SATURDAY June 21, 2014

DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10AM-6PM

MOVIE ROOM HOURS 8:00AM-2:00AM

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!

9:30AM - 10:30AM STRANGE ENCOUNTERS IN PENNSYLVANIA. Nationally recognized UFOoligist, Stan Gordon hosts 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 - MOVIE: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). The greatest horror-comedy of all time. Plus, a very special appearance by "The Boys" and The Frankenstein Monster!

12:00 Noon - TALK: I SAW WHAT I SAW, WHEN I SAW IT! Writer and historin Frank Dello Stritto discusses why ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN is a really, really great film.

1:00 PM - 16mm PROGRAM: SATURDAY STOOGE MATINEE. Cleveland TV Horror Host SON OF GHOUL runs amok with his Stooge show!

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9:00 PM - Q&A: CONRAD BROOKS: One of the last surviving members of Ed Wood's stock company. Conrads was friends with Ed Wood, Tor Johnson, Bela Lugosi, Dolores Fuller and hung out with all the greats. Ed Wood liked Conrad so much, he used him in his films PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, BRIDE OFTHE MONSTER, NIGHT OF THE GHOULS and Conrad also appeared in THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS and Vincent Price's THE MAD MAGICIAN. Ask him your questions! Moderated by Scott Goettel.

 

Above: Fencing opponents Paisley Adams and Tom Savini.

2:00 PM - LIVE SPECIAL EVENT - FENCING: PAISLEY ADAMS vs. TOM SAVINI - FLASHING SWORDS !

An official fencing match with electronic strip and real swords! This will be a "best of three" set of bouts. Bouts are 5 points (touches) each. Special thanks to The Ligonier Fencing Club of Western, Pennsylvania for providing the electronic strip and digital scoring. Official fencing referee, Mr. Norm Flam.

History: Daughter of show producer, Paisley Adams has grown up at MONSTER BASH and is now competing at national fencing tournaments. She's fenced at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, The Nationals and the Jr. Olympics. We discovered at last year's Bash that actor/director/special effects genius is also an avid fencer. Now, at this Bash - two titans collide. One Hollywood horror icon, one 5' 1" girl from Ligonier, PA (that is feisty as they come). This is a real, judged event. Don't miss it.

Visit and like the Ligonier Fencing Club on Facebook!

The stories we heard as a kid.....spooky stories.
The LP, and others like it, that sparked imagination and goosebumps!
Mike Adams, son John Adams, and a lifetime of fun with creepy tales!

3:00 PM - MONSTER KID STORYTELLING: With Your Host Mike Adams. Mike Adams, a Monster Kid, grew up those great old spooky records we used to hear as a kid. Weird, funny, and around the campfire....quite spooky. Mike continues the spooky story tradition with the creepy tale of "The Skinny Toe." Mike will dig deep into the roots of storytelling used to scare your friends.....urban legends, fictional horror that could be happening right in your own town. An event and endearing throwback not to be misssed at this year's BASH! Bring the kids.

4:00 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!

4:30 PM - SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATION: Ballyhoo Motion Pictures presents... "RETURN TO EDEN PRAIRIE: 25 YEARS OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000", an all-new feature documentary exploring the history of the cult television series, from its humble beginnings in rural Minneapolis to its eventual cancellation on the SCIFI network. Featuring candid interviews from Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon, Mary Jo Pehl, Paul Chaplin, and many others! Produced and directed by DANIEL GRIFFITH.

5:30 PM - Q&A: JUDITH O'DEA. They're coming to get you Judith - Monster Bash! A look back at Judith's memories from the iconic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD...filmed about 30 minutes from the Bash hotel! Moderated by Scott Goettel.

Monster Kid Double Creature Feature

6:00 PM - MONSTER KID HOME MOVIES: Brian Nichols presents ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT GHOUL GIRL! Brian, in the spirit of our "Fabulous Fifties" theme this year, is seving up a nutty, VERY fun Monster Kid Home Movie that he made with his daughter. A short film that is long on laughs and love of the atomic age movies.

6:30 PM - MONSTER KID FEATURE FILM SPOTLIGHT: SON OF GHOSTMAN. As you know MONSTER BASH is a retro conference that brings people who loved old horror movies, monster magazines and TV horror hosts together from all over the country, and world. Almost everything we do at MONSTER BASH is retro. It's our thing, our monster movie thing. But every once in a while something comes along that is our thing AND is grounded in our world of today. Something that ties around the genre and flings it right here next to us in 2014. SON OF GHOSTMAN is exactly that. SON OF GHOSTMAN is a movie about today, about coming of age, about growing up with monster movies and our local TV horror host. But mostly, it's about us. Monster Kids of all ages finding our way in this world. Directed and written by Kurt Edward Larson. Kurt will introduce his wonderful film.

8:30 PM - Q&A: BEVERLY WASHBURN & JACK HILL - MEMORIES OF SPIDER BABY & BEYOND! Actreess Beverly Washburn and director Jack Hill remember their project SPIDER BABY with Lon Chaney, Jr. Bevery also has a rich history of acting in OL' YELLER, STAR TREK, SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN and more! Jack worked with Roger Corman and directed Boris Karloff on his last few movies. Bring your questions! Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.

9:00 PM - 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!

9:30PM - BASH SPECIAL: LET THEM EAT CAKE! Guest of Honor Reception, photo ops & monster sized sheet cakes will be set up and served near Monster Bash registration in the lobby in front of the Creepy Classics room, free to all Bash attendees! Served up by the Bash staff, Bud, Lou & Scoop Fields!

OUTDOOR SATURDAY NIGHT BEGINS

10PM - OUTDOOR FILM: 13 GHOSTS (1960). Introduced by Charles Herbert - star of the movie! Get ready for Bash fun! 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 provided by Son of Ghoul.

11:30 PM - DON REESE: Don Reese, the amazing colossal monster comicperforms! Don is a favorite of ours and perfectly wraps his stand-up comedy around the brains of baby boomers who grew up in the Monster Generation.

See a preview of Don here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxTB92kXbXU

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. Plus, the great free prize toss, this year featuring magazines, DVDs, and just plain cool Monster Kid stuff. Annual MONSTER BASH AWARDS too ("The Forry").

1:00 AM - BASH LATE NIGHT MOVIE: TEENAGERS BATTLE THE THING (1958): Heaven help us. This seldom seen original 1958 version is a student made film about a revived Indian mummy that terrorizes a group of hiking teenagers and one of their teachers. It seems this film was never released theatrically, initially. IN the late 1970s during the Bigfoot craze, new scenes were shot and inserted...saying the beast was a Bigfoot instead of a mummy. But this is the original film in all of its amateur fun. It will be a hoot to witness this celluloid display in front of a live audience. Introduced by BASH LATE NIGHT HOST Leonard Hayhurst!

 

SUNDAY June 22, 2014

DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-5:00PM

8:00AM - 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.

9:00AM - TV SHOW: ONE STEP BEYOND with CHARLES HERBERT & JULIE ADAMS!

9:30 AM - Q&A: ! Actor Charles Herbert. Star of 13 GHOSTS, THE FLY, THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, HOUSE BOAT (Danced with Sophia Loren), THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD and many, many TV and commercial appearances. Friends with Cary Grant and Jay North! One of the biggest child stars of the 1950s-1960s. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.

10:00 AM - MOVIE: THE RETURN OF THE CREATURE (1955). A repeat showing of the super rare film shot by crew people, behind-the-scenes during the filming of the Universal feature REVENGE OF THE CREATURE. This is a satire-comedy (complete with gillman monster) made for viewing at the cast party upon completion of the feature film. This has only been played to audience publically at MONSTER BASH. Thanks to Tom Weaver. Tom hosts this and some other rare footage!

11:00AM - Q&A: JULIE ADAMS & RICOU BROWNING! Julie was the star of the first CREATURE film and Ricou WAS the CREATURE underwater for all three CREATURE films. Tom Weaver moderates.

11:30 AM - MOVIE: WEST OF ZANZIBAR Starring Lon Chaney. World premier of this new soundtrack music! The classic silent film with an absolutely wonderful new score by Michael Zielski, a second generation Monster Kid just out of college. Really not to be missed!

1:00PM - THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW. Joe, Bill and Jason warm our hearts and bring Abbott & Costello to life one more.

1:30 PM - MOVIE: Rare Unseen Silent Horror Film! Another rare treat, unearthed by film historian Tom Weaver. Tom will introduce this super, super rare horror film. (No, it's not THE MAGICIAN....or LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT....but you've NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE!).

2:30PM - MOVIE: TARGET EARTH (1954). Robots from outer space threaten a small group of people holed up in an abandoned city building. Richard Denning stars.

4:00 PM - Q&A: ARCH HALL JR. One the most elusive cult movie figures in the history of films. Arch was "Missing-In-Action" at least in the movie world for decades. His real lofe adventures and memories of fast and furious film making in the 1960s will hold you spellbound. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.

4:30PM - MOVIE: SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN (1951). The man of steel faces creatures from beneath the earth's crust, and along the way those creatures meet up with MONSTER BASH guest Beverly Washburn when she was just a little girl! 16mm film presentation from Keven Scarpinoi.

5:30PM - 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.

6:00PM - MONSTER BASH MEMORIES: MONSTER BASH 2013. What a great way to end another Monster Bash. Let's re-live Monster Bash 2013. Introduced by Charles Henson.

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