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***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.
Please note that guests, and programming, are subject to change.
THURSDAY July 7, 2016
For people coming in early for Monster Bash, Ron Adams will run rare films in the afternoon and then projectionist Geoffrey Curtis will be doing his un-announced MYSTERY MOVIES! Screening various 16mm films through the evening at various times.
FRIDAY July 8, 2016
DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3 PM - 9 PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00 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 with a welcome to the Monster Bash by Ron Adams.
Above: Cortlandt Hull of The Witch's Dungeon movie museum.
10:00 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.
11:00 AM - MOVIE: EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956) Outstanding effects by master Ray Harryhausen in this sci-fi classic. See the saucers destroying Washington D.C. and buzzing cars on the highway. Great stuff!
12:30 PM - TALK: UFO's OVER PENNSYLVANIA AND MYSTERIOUS BEAST SIGHTINGS. UFO and mysterious creature researcher, Stan Gordon, will again speak about real-life mysteries here on our planet. Expect an amazing talk with author Stan Gordon and he'll have a power point with photos. You decide. Stan will take your questions. His new book in "Asonishing Encounters."
1:30 PM - MOVIE: ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932). The manimals are in the house! See a mad doctor, deliciously played by Charles Laughton, creature man-monsters in attempts to humanize beasts. A film classic.
3:00 PM - TALK: DARWIN GOES HOLLYWOOD. Animals become men! Men become animals!! Mad Doctors rave!!! All while the Missing Link hides in the shadows, waiting its turn. A unique look at the history of the horror film. Frank makes it all informative and entertaining. Be careful--you might go ape!
4:00 PM - SHORT FILM: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE CREATURE (1953). A rare segment of The Colgate Comedy Hour broadcast in 1953. It helped promote the forthcoming CREATURE FROM THE LACK LAGOON movie. It features Ben Chapman as the Creature and Glenn Strange as the Frankenstein Monster. An obscure gem filmed off of TV monitors at the time of its live broadcast. While the quality isn't great, it’s a rare piece of cinema history. It's short, about 10 minutes. Some trailers follow.
4:30 PM - LIVE COMEDY: THE ULTIMATE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW. After two minutes, you'll totally forget that you're not seeing the real Bud Abbott & Lou Costello. These guys are great!
5:30 PM - MOVIE: SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948). The classic radio show thriller on film. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster and Jimmy Hunt.
7:00 PM - Q & A SESSION: JIMMY HUNT. The star of INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) who was also in SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948), SPECIAL AGENT (1949), THE FULLER BRUSH MAN (1948), HERE COME THE GIRLS (1953) and other films!
7:30 PM - DOCUMENTARY: AN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL RETROSPECTIVE. The amazing doctimentary maker, Daniel Griffith, presents his new documentary on AIP films. All those great science fiction, horror, and teenage films from the 1950s-1970s. An amazing amount of research and interviews from this sought after documentary filmmaker.
8:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!
Above: Monster Bash's house band, The Bash Boys.
10:00 PM - HOUSE BAND: THE BASH BOYS: Enjoy The Monster Bash Band - "The Bash Boys" in the movie room. The band features staffers: Michael Pierce on guitar, Bob Pellegrino on the drums, 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.
11:00 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: THE BLOODY VAMPIRE (1962). Hey it might not be totally cohesive, but it has some great atmosphere and is really spooky in some scenes! Creepy looking with super photography. 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).
12:30AM - SPOOK SHOW & MOVIE: THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL (1944) Nothing like a good brain-swapping/ape on the loose/mad doctor/gangster/white slavery movie...this one's got it all. George Zucco is the mad doctor. Introduced by an old fashioned spook show that wil chill and thrill the audience...can you take it? Spook show by Leonard Hayhurst, Thom Shubila and Monica Moehring. A mad doctor, hypnotism and a gorilla...
2:00 AM -THE BASH LATE MOVIE: THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (1957). Radiation brings to life an underwater caterpillar that grows to enormous (heck, monstrous) proportions. THIS was a great late night flick on TV with all the neighborhood kids huddled around the TV. "Mom, make some popcorn!"
SATURDAY July 9, 2016
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!
Below is last year's schedule...more coming soon.
9:30 AM - TALK: THE LEGACY OF KHARIS, THE MUMMY. Film historian Greg Mank unearths Kharis on this special occasion. A power point multi-mummy media fun and informative look at the Kharis series that Universal launched in the 1940s. Get the final wrap from Greg here at MONSTER BASH.
9:00 PM - LIVE THEATER: LOT #249. Actor Zach Zito presents this horrifying tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about the living dead. If you've never seen Zach perform before, you are in for a real treat! An amazing stage actor with incredible intensity that will grip you to the bone. Published in 1892, the srry's title refers to the auction number of an ancient coffin (and its contents) that were purchased by a researcher. Get ready!
10:30 AM - MONSTER KID HOME MOVIES: Triple Feature! Three Monster Kids that grew up just like we did....loving monster movies. Each presenter will introduce his work PRESENTATION 1: NIGHT OF THE BEAST (FROM 20 ZILLION YEARS AGO) by Ryan Lengyel. A follow-up to his previous film shown at MONSTER BASH. Another amazing, and I mean amazing, funny and spooky piece of good ol' stop-motion animation sure to thrill you. PRESENTATION 2: Music Videos that will knock your socks off - I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD and THE NIGHT IS YOUNG by Joshua Kennedy and the second starring Martine Beswicke, shot at MONSTER BASH last October! PRESENTATION 3: Drum roll......please! Our next film takes us back to our childhood and the forts/clubhouses that were a special hideaway...protecting us from monsters, it's ZOMBIE ATTACK AT FORT FALCON by Brian Nichols. Brian then will present a past short film he made about an encounter in a mummy's tomb with THE MUMMY IN THE MAZE.
12:30 PM - 16mm PROGRAM: SATURDAY STOOGE MATINEE. Cleveland TV Horror Host SON OF GHOUL runs amok with his Stooge show! Yes, the stooges met mummies! You bet your King Rootin' Tootin'.
1:30 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.
Mike will be asking you to come up with your campfire, spooky stories too. Bring YOUR scary kid's stories.
2:30 PM - MOVIE: THE MUMMY (1932). The classic with Boris Karloff and Zita Johann. Don't read that scroll, don't read....ahhh, too late. Introduced by Liesl Ehardt.
Above left: Liesl with Universal's Carla Laemmle. Above right: Liesl morphing into her cousin Zita. Family resemblance!
4:00 PM - PRESENTATION: THE LIFE OF ZITA JOHANN with her cousin Liesl Ehardt. Liesl is a second cousin of Zita and an actress in her own right. Liesl has appeared on numerous national TV commercials, THE GUIDING LIGHT and even portrayed her cousin in the drama-documentary KREATING KARLOFF. Zita was an enigma and is fascinating. Find out more on her at BASH.
5:00 PM - SHORT MOVIE: FRANKENSTEIN (1910). The Thomas Edison landmark horror film. A 13 minute adaptation of the Mary Shelly classic. Thought lost for years, one surviving print found it's way to daylight thanks to previous Monster Bash guest Al Dettlaff. Following FRANKENSTEIN is a look at the next MONSTER BASH and a "Mummy" music video we think you'll enjoy!
5:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!
6:00 PM - LIVE MONSTER BASH THEATER with ZACH ZITO: "LOT 249." If you've never seen Zach Zito perform before....don't dare miss him this time. He will perform a horror tale of a mummy that was penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
7:00 PM - RETRO TV: ROLLER COASTER DOCUMENTARY with VINCENT PRICE. Besides being an actor and loving cooking and food....Vincent Price loved amusement parks and roller coasters. This is a rare 1978 documentary hosted by Vincent. Loads of fun and educational on amusement parks too!
7:30 PM - MONSTER BASH PRICELESS EVENT: VICTORIA PRICE. The daughter of one of the most amazing men in the history of film. A true Renaissance man. Art collector, art historian, stage actor, film actor, TV actor, master cook....from horror, suspense, drama to comedy, he did it all. Introduced by Ron Adams.
8:30PM - 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
The following two events will take place in the grassy area out fromt of the hotel. We'll have a sound system and do our drive-in style open air movie following an introduction by "Bud & Lou!"
9:00 PM - BASH COMEDY: THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW! The boys are back! See Bud, Lou and Scoop give you the business as they introduce the film....
9:15 PM - OUTDOOR FILM: ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY (1955). 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 - MONSTER BASH COMEDY: - 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 - MONSTER BASH SPECIAL TRIBUTE - CHRISTOPHER LEE: At 93 years old and more movies than his age, Christopher Lee passed away on June 7, 2015. This special reflection and video produced by Charles Henson. Introduced by Ron Adams.
Above: The prize toss, besides beach balls, get ready for the flinging of free DVDs, Blu-Rays, Monster Magazines, Monster Toys and more!
12:30 MIDNIGHT BIG EVENT - THE MONSTER BASH "FESTIVAL OF THE NEW WINE Song." A Monster Bash tradition. Bob Pellegrino sings the "Festival 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. WARNING: If you do not wish to get hit by flying free stuff, do not stay in hte room for this event. Enter and stay at your own risk. Thanks to Creepy Classics, Scary Monsters for providing the cool prizes for....what else?....our PRIZE TOSS!
1:00 AM - BASH LATE NIGHT MOVIE: THE BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1955) Lugosi in his last speaking role is terrific in this Ed Wood opus (!). This is the one with the rubber octopus and Tor Johnson getting whipped by Lugosi! If you haven't seen an Ed Wood movie, this might be the one to get started on. Watch for Conrad Brooks in the police station.
Introduced by BASH LATE NIGHT HOSTS Leonard Hayhurst & Thom Shubila
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 - MOVIE: THE RAVEN (1935) Lugosi shines as a Poe obsessed doctor...evil to the core. Karloff as a gangster mutilated into a murderous monster by Lugosi. A dark house, torture chambers...Karloff growling like the Frankenstein monster. Total fun.
Above: Monster Bash attendee Dalton Smoot, Frank Dello Stritto and to the right....well, you know those two guys!
10:00AM - TALK: THE 1936 BRITISH BAN ON HORROR FILMS. Author and horror film historian Frank Dello Stritto digs up some of the best reseach and background on the movies we love. No doubt it will NOT be boring. Frank makes everything fun and interesting!
11:00AM - Q&A: VALERIE LEON. Hammer Horror actress who played a mummy herself in BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB is here to speak with fans. She was in many of the British CARRY ON comedy films, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, SPACE 1999 and so much more. Moderated by Scott Goettel.
11:30 AM - MOVIE: KHARIS PART 3 - THE MUMMY'S GHOST (1944) Kharis back, this time with John Carradine as the "High Priest." Will he be true to the cause for Kharis, or will he too fall and betray the wrath of The Mummy?! Watch for the black cat in this one.
1:00 PM - MOVIE: KHARIS PART 4 - THE MUMMY'S CURSE (1945) Lon Chaney as the Mummy in the bayou. Cajun songs, swamps and Kharis, the mummy. Virginia Christine is dynamite as a female mummy revived from the dried swamp. Seeing her rise from the dried mud is a sight to behold!
2:30PM - THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW. Joe, Bill and Jason warm our hearts and bring Abbott & Costello to life one more time for this BASH.
3:30 PM - 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.
4:00PM - MONSTER BASH MEMORIES: MONSTER BASH 2014. What a great way to end another Monster Bash. Let's re-live Monster Bash June 2014. Introduced by Charles Henson.
4:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!