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It's The Fabulous 50s & Sinister 60s & Year 3000! - A Celebration
Please note that guests, and programming, are subject to change.
THURSDAY June 19, 2014
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 20, 2014
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.
11:00 AM - THE WITCH'S DUNGEON PRESENTS: "Gorgo the Gargoyle" will be hosting a sneak peek at the new "Witch's Dungeon"
documentary - "Classic Chillers Of The Silver Screen", among the exclusive interviews -
12:00 Noon - Q&A: JOEL HODGESON: The creator and star of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 takes your questions about one of the greatest cult TV programs ever.
Here's a peek at the very first MST3K when there was a robot named "Beeper" who morphed into Servo:
And a look at MONSTER BASH hero Bela Lugosi's THE CORPSE VANISHES with Joel:
12:30 PM - Q&A SESSION: LAURIE MITCHELL. She was a "puppet person" in ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE, she was the QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE and was in SOME LIKE IT HOT, on TV's THE ADDAMS FAMILY and SUPERMAN with George Reeves. She is Laurie Mitchell! Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
1:00 PM - MR. LOBO's "CINEMA INSOMNIA" MOVIE: CALTIKI - THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959) The Italian "Blob" movie from the late 1950s....seldom scene because it will creep up on you and eat the flesh off your bones! Hosted by TV Horror Host, Mr. Lobo, of Cinema Insomnia.
3:00 PM - THE DENNIS THE MENACE SHOW. A classic episode to bring back all our childhood memories.
3:30 PM - Q&A: JAY NORTH & JEANNIE RUSSELL. Dennis and Margaret from the classic TV show. Still friends after all these years. Jeanne also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock'd THE BIRDS. Jay was an original "Monster Kid" in many senses! He was a fan of cool monster movies (and still is). Get ready for the memories, good and bad....and some MONSTER BASH fun. Hosted by Scott Goettel.
4:00 PM - CLASSIC GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM HORROR FILMS. A slideshow and talk by author and historian Deborah Painter.
4:30 PM - MOVIE: THE BLACK CAT (1934) Boris and Bela's first team-up as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the film's release.
5:30 PM - TALKING MONSTERS: THE BLACK CAT with classic film historian and author Greg Mank.
6:30 PM - SPECIAL FEATURE - THE FACE IS FAMILIAR: Milton Parsons. A new documentary. Hosted by the director of the project - Charles Henson. Milton Parsons is a face you've seen hundreds of time in our favorite movies. Now find out his story.
7:00 PM - 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!
7:30 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!
8:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!
9:00 PM - SPECIAL PROGRAM: JOEL HODGSON's LIVE "RIFFING HIMSELF!" Joel is the creator and key player of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (MST3K). A comedian, writer and actor that never fails to bring a smile with his quirky wit and wacky observations. Monster Bash welcomes Joel! MST3K has been recognized by Entertainment Weekly as the #4 Cult TV show of all time! Introduced by Leonard Hayhurst.
10:00 PM - BASH BAND (& Special Guest Arch Hall, Jr.!): Enjoy The Monster Bash Band in the movie room. The band features staffers: Kevin Slick on guitar, Bob Pellegrino on the skins, Keven Scarpino 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, Arch Hall Jr., Jeff Schmich, Michael Pierce and staffer Geoffrey Curtis as guest vocalists.
11:00 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: INVASION OF THE VAMPIRES (1961). Mexi-vampires! Moody, vampire flick with some truly eerie scenes. A giant vampire bat (the size of a dog!) attacks the hero. Tons 'o' vampire fun! The movie is dubbed in English. Introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, author Roberto Cotter. Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
2:00 AM BASH LATE, LATE NIGHT MOVIE: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955). John Agar, Lori Nelson and Ricou Browning. John Agar and friends are dealing with the gill man. An action packed sequel to CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Look for Clint Eastwood in a small role. Hosted by David "The Rock" Nelson!
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!
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!
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:
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.
Go Home, Haven't you had enough?!