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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 June 20, 2019
Pre-Bash: 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 June 21, 2019
DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3 PM - 9 PM
MOVIE & EVENT 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: "See" Cortlandt Hull to get things rolling at MONSTER BASH!
10:00 AM - THE WITCH'S DUNGEON PRESENTS: Cortlandt Hull start our Bash festivities with information on "The Witch's Dungeon" and what projects they have in store for classic monster fans. He will screen a never-before-seen interview he conducted with Julie Adams. Plus, a sneak peek at the new WITCH'S DUNGEON documentary coming soon. Cortlandt is the great 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 - CLASSIC TV: THE STRANGE PEOPLE AT PECOS (1955) Features a young Beverly Washburn! A high-strung radar operator is convinced that UFOs are following the test rockets he monitors at a secret facility in Pecos, New Mexico. His kids' new playmate, an odd little girl who feels no pain, causes him to jump to conclusions; he's sure the child and her family are spies from outer space.
11:30 AM - CLASSIC TV: PARASITE MANSION (1961) With Boris Karloff, Jeanette Nolan and Bash guest Beverly Washburn. A young woman is held captive in a mansion by a family of recluses hiding a supernatural secret.
12:30 PM - Q&A SESSION: BEVERLY WASHBURN. Beverly's acted with Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Wiliam Shatner, Loretta Young, Jack Benny, Rock Hudson, Kate Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Jeanette Nolan, Patty Duke, Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Chuck Conners, Tommy Kirk, Ray Milland, Arthur Franz, Dabbs Greer...and just about everybody else!
Her credits include: Disney's OLD YELLER, SHANE, SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, Boris Karloff's THRILLER, SPIDER BABU with Lon Chaney Jr., WAGON TRAIN, THE NEW LORETTA YOUNG SHOW, THE PATTY DUKE SHOW, SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN, DRAGNET, ZANE GREY THEATER, FATHER KNOWS BEST, ONE STEP BEYOND, STAR TREK, GIDGET, 77 SUNSET STRIP, THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO and many more shows and movies! Moderated by Ron Adams.
1:00 PM - MOVIE: THE GORGON (1964). Wonderful mix of Hammer horror and mythology. Peter Cushing stars. Don't look at The Gorgon, whatever you do!!! Don't look!
2:30 PM - Q&A SESSION: CHRISTOPHER NEAME. It's a reunion for actor Christopher Neame and Caroline Munro...they both were in the Hammer fold for DRACULA A.D. 1972! He also appeared in Hammer's LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, plus on TV in DOCTOR WHO, THE INVISIBLE MAN, MURDER SHE WROTE and much more. He's back in HOUSE OF THE GORGON too! Christopher's appearance is sponsored by Joshua Kennedy and Creepy Classics. Moderated by Scott Goettel.
3:00 PM - MOVIE: THE 4-D MAN (1959). Introduced by crew member Kris Yeaworth. Stars Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon and Patty Duke. Lansing is a scientist developing a way to pass objects through solid objects. He experiments on himself and about gets his hand stuck in a piece of metal. But, eventually he masters it....but, there's always a catch. It drains his life away slowly and he must touch others, draining there life away and killing them, to make himself strong again. His obsession with his work loses him his girlfriend and normal way of life...in the third dimension. Really cool late fifties horror/sc-fi. The soundtrack is notable for its unique jazz score.
4:30 PM - TALK: ASTOUNDING ENCOUNTERS. Stan will update us on some of the UFO, Bigfoot, and cryptid encounters. And, historical UFO accounts. Stan is the go-to authority on the famous Kecksburg Incident in 1965. Expect an amazing talk with author Stan Gordon and he'll have a power point with photos. You decide. Stan will take your questions.
5:30 PM - MOVIE: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954). The Creature's first outing and the beginning of the last great Universal monster icons. Richard Carlson and the lovely Julie Adams command the cast of great character actors. Favorite scene: the Creature kidnapping Julie Adams and jumping overboard with her! The on-land Creature was portrayed by former Bash guest Ben Chapman. The underwater Creature is Ricou Browning, see him here, in-person at Monster Bash!
7:00 PM - PRESENTATION: A CREATURE TALKS AMONG US. Author Frank Dello Stritto delves into the secrets of the last of the great Universal Monsters. The Creature films added a twist of science fiction to classic horror, replaced mad doctors with sane ones, and tapped into the mystique of the world's most forboding jungle. Join Frank on a surprising & fun cruise up the Amazon. Frank plans to premiere his new book, CARL DENHAM'S GIANT MONSTERS, at this year's Bash.
8:00 PM - THE BASH "LOST" MOVIE: THE MONKEY'S PAW (1933). The classic tale of horror about parents wishing their dead son back to life. Be careful what you wish for. NOTE: The is film was considered lost for decades. But a print has surfaced and we have it here thanks to historian Tom Weaver. Now the details, this only existing print located was dubbed in French, but has English subtitles. BUT, this is the only way you can see this movie as the English language version is still lost at this time. At least you can finally see this rare film oddity.
9:00 PM - TALK & RARE TV SHOW: WAY OUT with author Martin Grams. 1961 TV horror show, 'WAY OUT was hosted by Roald Dahl. The weekly horror anthology aired right before THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Sadly, the program lasted a mere 14 weeks and went off the air. Martin will introduce the fantastic horror gem of an episode called "Side Show." Wickedly cool and rare. Tranferred direct from 16mm nitrate film. Martin's new book on the horror anthology show is available here at Monster Bash, ask Martin about it.
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 Bash Boys, staffers: Kevin Slick on guitar, Bob Pellegrino on the drums, Keven Scarpino...his Beatle Bass, Bash vendor Steve Unger on keyboards and lead guitarist Steven Thornton. With a special appearance by the one and only Mark Statler. And, a few surprises!
11:00 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: THE GHOST IN THE MONASTERY (1934). One of the creepiest, strange horror films of the 1930s and not many people are aware of it. Imagine a combination of VAMPYR, THE BLACK CAT, and Twilight Zone's THE HOWLING MAN. A trio of travelers on foot get lost in dark woods. A robed stranger gives them the shelter of an old monastery for the night. Odd, subtle unworldly things are noticed. Bat shadows with no light source, creepy monks, a room barred by a large cross, moving objects, glimpses of skeletons of death, and living corpses.
Photographed with skill and much camera movement. The woman seems to be strangely affected and tempts an affair with her husband's best friend (the three travelers). Unease and odd events that slowly reveal the supernatural horror of the monastery now apparently run by an order of blasphemous monks. Creepy. In Spanish, no dubbing or subtitles. But a HIGH QUALITY official release print. Even if you don't understand Spanish, you will be able to follow most of this eerie film from the stunning images.
The movie is introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY - Roberto Cotter.
Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
12:30AM - LIVE: THE MONSTER BASH GAME SHOW: WHAT'S MY MONSTER? Join Thom Shubilla and Leonard Hayhurst for a romping game show. Test your abilities as a Monster Kid with your knowledge of monsters and monster movies. Guess the monster and maybe, win monstrous prizes too! A new event that will rock Monster Bash!
1:30 AM -THE BASH LATE MOVIE: THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1939). Stars Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergard, George Zucco and John Beal. The creepy ol' chestnut! The old dark house, the reading of the will, the spooky trappings. Gale Sondergard is particularly great!
SATURDAY June 22, 2019
DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10AM-6PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-2:00AM
8:00 AM - 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!
9:00 AM - SATURDAY MORNING STOOGE FEST. The yuks continue with three great Stooge shorts. Hosted by TV horror host SON OF GHOUL!
10:00 AM - MOVIE: THE FALCON IN SAN FRANCISCO (1945) Stars Tom Conway, Rita Corday and MONSTER BASH guest Sharyn Moffett. Little Sharyn Moffett's nurse companion has been murdered. Sleuth, The Falcon and his companion "Goldie" are on the case...there's kidnapping, smuggling and danger all around!
11:30 AM - Q&A: SHARYN MOFETT. Sharyn is an original RKO stock player and has worked with the best: Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Cary Grant, and many more. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
12:00 noon - MONSTER KID HOMEMADE MOVIE: SPACE ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE. A wonderful Monster Kid mini-movie full of fun, love and crazy aliens! Co-starring Joe Ziegler and Bill Riley as Abbott & Costello! Don't miss this funny, heart-warming feature introduced by writer/director Brian Nichols.
12:30 PM - MOVIE: THE MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932) The insidious Dr. Fu Manchu is wonderfully portrayed by Boris Karloff. He tortures and commands incredible electric machinery (designed by Kenneth Strickfadden). A glorious adventure/horror-thriller. Don't let him get the mask...or we're all in trouble!
2:00 PM - BRAIN TWIST QUIZ SHOW with Tom Weaver. You better start studying....this is a fast-paced, no holds barred quiz show. A quiz on your knowledge of classic horror and science fiction films. A huge grand prize of blu-rays, DVDs, books, monster magazines and t-shirt! Plus, consulation prizes. Tom's one of the greatest authorities on the subject in the world....so get ready.
3:00 PM - TALK: IVAN TORS - A PRODUCER THAT RODE TO THE STARS. Author Deborah Painter has been writing and lecturing quite a bit in the past four years on Ivan Tors, creator and producer of the movies: RIDERS TO THE STARS (1954), GOG (1954), THE MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953), TV's SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, DAKTARI and FLIPPER with Ricou Browning. Deborah has been working in collaboration with Ivan's youngest son, Dave. An amazing power point presentation.
3:30 PM - Q&A: MARTINE BESWICKE. Martine was in Hammer's ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., PREHISTORIC WOMEN and DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE. She's also a Bond girl in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and THUNDERBALL. Plus, she's in the new HOUSE OF THE GORGON premiering tonight at MONSTER BASH. Moderated by Scott Goettel.
4:00 PM - TALK: THE LAIRD CREGAR STORY with Greg Mank. Author and film historian, Greg Mank, will unveil the tragic life and filmwork of Laird Cregar. Cregar was masterful in THE LODGER, HANGOVER SQUARE and other films of the 1940s before his untimely death. Check out Greg's web site!
5:00 PM - MOVIE: THE LODGER (1944). Laird Cregar is outstanding as Jack the Ripper in this classic horror.
5:30PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick! Only a half hour left for shopping in the Dealer Ballroom today. If you don't get it now, you might never see that item again!
7:00 PM - Q&A: JOSHUA KENNEDY - Writer, Director, Actor, Producer. The young visionary who has done so much for keeping the spirit of classic horror and science fiction films alive (with a touch of humor). His movie releases to date include: ATTACK OF THE OCTOPUS PEOPLE, NIGHT OF MEDUSA, THE VESUVIOUS XPERIMENT, THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR, THE ST. AGUSTINE MONSTER and tonight's world premiere of HOUSE OF THE GORGON! And then, meet the cast for the new film on stage! Moderated by Ron Adams.
World Premiere at MONSTER BASH
After a sneak preview in London, the official World Premiere release is here at MONSTER BASH.
7:30 PM - MOVIE: THE HOUSE OF THE GORGON. Stars Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson, Christopher Neame, Georgina Dugdale and Joshua Kennedy. A young woman must save herself and her family when her fiancé unleashes an ancient horror. In the tradition of Hammer Horror, HOUSE OF THE GORGON explores Gothic terror. Reuniting Hammer veterans!
9:30 PM - LET THEM EAT CAKE! The famous MONSTER BASH cake feeding frenzy and now reception for HOUSE OF THE GORGON. Giant, Gorgon monster sized sheet cakes are served up by the MONSTR BASH staff to fans for as long as it lasts. Think ahead...chocolate or yellow cake...some hard decisions! A a nice break and the kick-off for Saturday night MONSTER BASH madness.
OUTDOOR SATURDAY NIGHT BEGINS
The following event will take place in the grassy area out front of the hotel. We'll have a sound system and do our drive-in style open air movie.
10:00PM OUTDOOR MOVIE: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955) 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. Look for underwater Bah guests of honor: Ricou Browning (as The Creature) and Ginger Stanley (the underwater gal!).
Above: The prize toss, besides beach balls, get ready for the flinging of free DVDs, Blu-Rays, Monster Magazines, Monster Toys and more!
11:45PM SPECIAL REMEMBERANCE: WES SHANK. We lost one our dear Bash family, Wes Shank due to a tragic accident. Wes was a world renowned collector of props including being the caretaker for THE BLOB silicone that was the creature in the original film. This is a special time to remember Wes, long time Monster Basher.
12:00 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, blu-rays, 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 the 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! We'll kick off the midnight fun with the Monster Bash Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Rondo Award Winners too!
Photo of Zach Zito by Kevin Slick
12:30 AM - LIVE THEATER. Actor Zach Zito presents live theater supernatural horror. 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. It's Poe's tale "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." Mesmerism and melting men! Plus, some surprises, I'm sure!
1:30 AM - MOVIE: THE CALL OF CTHULHU (2005). An independant feature shot by The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. With very little budget, they've acomplished a moden masterpiece of horror. Shot as a silent film would have been in the 1920s, this is filled with quailty acting, photograhy and unsettling scares. If you like silent films, H.P. Lovecraft or classic horror...you need to see this.
SUNDAY June 24, 2018
DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-5:00PM
MAKE THIS YOUR LAST CHANCE SHOPPING DAY! YOU MIGHT NEVER SEE THOSE COOL ITEMS IN THE DEALER ROOM AGAIN. Sunday is shopping day at BASH. In between our final great programming you have to hit the dealer ballroom. Hurry before that person that was next to you in the hallways gets that rare item you really wanted!
Note: Some guests will be catching flights, so get them early.
8:00 AM - 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.
9:00 AM - SUNDAY MORNING FILM SHORTS. Three short films of the Little Rascals (Our Gang) canon. Presented by -- Ohio TV Horror Host and fellow Monster Kid brother -- Son of Ghoul.
10:00 AM - LIGHTS OUT AT MONSTER BASH: With Your Host Mike Adams. Mike Adams will host a vintage radio program, and the lights will go down for a scary vintage radio show....A chiller. Spooky fun for the whole family. Tune in with Mike Adams.
11:00 AM - RARE SHORT FILM: THE RETURN OF THE CREATURE (1955). A send-up of the Creature movies shot by the tech crew on REVENGE OF THE CREATURE. An amazing piece of cinema history unearthed by Tom Weaver. Plus, rare achival footage from Tom Weaer's vaults from the Creature films and Ginger Stanley. Introduced by Tom Weaver.
11:30 AM - Q&A: RICOU BROWNING. The last living Classic Universal Monster...a legend! Moderated by Tom Weaver.
12:30 PM - MOVIE: HOLD THAT GHOST (1941). A spooky house with the comedy team in their heyday. Universal scream queen Evelyn Ankers is great (same year she appeared in THE WOLF MAN) and Richard Carlson as a professor-type. One of the boys' best.
2:00 PM - Q&A: VERONICA CARLSON. Her filmography includes DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE GHOUL, CASINO ROYALE, THE SAINT and more! And....yes, she's in the new HOUSE OF THE GORGON. Moderated by John Bishop.
2:30 PM - MOVIE: DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968). We all remember the great poster and newspaper ad from this. Chris Lee (Dracula) Fangs and gaping mouth as someone is trying to stake 'im! Chris Lee is back and ticked off at the whole village! Co-stars MONSTER BASH guest, the lovely Veronica Carlson.
Above: The Vento family and just some of their HAUNTED BARN movie prop collection they share with fans!
4:00 PM - MONSTER BASH SHOW & TELL: JOEY VENTO. Joey runs THE HAUNTED BARN Movie Museum & Theater in upstate New York. He will be sharing some of his props with BASH attendees. They include items from Ray Harryhausen movies and so much more. Bashin' Monster Kid fun!
4:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!
5:00PM - MONSTER BASH MEMORIES! See video from past Bashes, maybe you'll spot yourself and see some wonderful faces that we love and some we miss.
We'll see you again this August at the MONSTER BASH VINCENT PRICE MOVIE MARATHON in Canton, Ohio at the grand PALACE THEATRE with Victoria Price (Vincent's daughter), vendors and giant screen movies!