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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: This is the Christmas shopping season in stores I remember from when I was a kid in the 1960s.

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Monster Bash Meets Dorian Gray

Thanks to super fan Bruce Tinkel for submitting the above photo with this explanation:

Hi Ron:

We’re in Chicago visiting my daughter Erin and her husband. We stopped at the Art Institute of Chicago and saw the great, eerie painting used in movie THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945).

I introduced the painting to the Monster Bash Magazine.

Take care,

Bruce Tinkel, Edison, NJ

 

 

New! Blu-Rays and DVDs

Just falling off of Santa's sleigh and into Creepy Classics:

KONGA (1961) - Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars Michael Gough. A serum is discovered to grow plants to monstrous proportions. Why not try it on a chimpanzee? The chimp grows into a gigantic ape-gorilla?! It obeys the commands of its mad doctor (naturally!). Instead of New York, or Tokyo, this time it's London that takes a whooping. Extras!

THE MAGIC SWORD (1962) - Blu-Ray or DVD
Wonderful costume adventure with young man facing odds of an evil wizard (Basil Rathbone). Dragons and witches. Shocking scene with an ugly witch portrayed by the infamous Vampira (PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE). And that's one cool dragon. One of director Bert I. Gordon's very best! Extras.

TRILOGY OF TERROR II (1996) - Blu-Ray
The sequel to 1975's TRILOGY OF TERROR with Karen Black. This one, like te first, has the star in a different role in each of the three horror stories. Stars Lysette Anthony. Dan Curtis is back directing these stories of graveyard rats, vampires and the iconic living Zuni warrior doll!

Get these and other New DVDs and Blu-Rays in our.....New DVD & Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics....make it a Creepy Classics Christmas!

 

 

Monster Bash June 2020

VIP Admission Memberships (Prices increase at the end of December 2019) and Dealer Tables Available NOW!

You won't want to miss out on this next summer's MONSTER BASH at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA on June 19-21, 2020!

The place were fans, professionals and Monster Kids meet!

Guest stars:

The surviving cast members of the original THE MUNSTERS TV show, Pat Priest and Butch Patrick will be there, Ricou Browning from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, Arch Hall, Jr. from EGAHH, THE SADIST, THE CHOPPERS and WILD GUITAR, Kris Yeaworth technical staffers for THE BLOB, THE 4-D MAN and DINOSAURUS (and son of director Irving Yeaworth), Jeremy Ambler from TV's THE WALKING DEAD, Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco's Life-Size Monsters...plus, more to come!

Special presentations by historians and writers: Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Deborah Painter. Plus TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul!

Guests and events subject to weird transformation.

200 vendor tables, film festival, talks, Q&A with the fans, autographs and the amazing Monster Bash fun for the whole family!

and....

Bill Luciani & His Life-Size Monsters...

Bill Luciani is back at MONSTER BASH June 2020 with his life-size monsters lining the hallway! Bill, along with Tony Pitocco create these amazing figures, some over seven feet tall. Their torch-wielding assistant is Paul Palmireri. Don't miss the photo-ops with these great creatures in our Horror Hall.

Reserve your 3-Day VIP admission for all events, vendors and meeting guest stars NOW! Available right now, CLICK HERE!

You are a vendor, tables are already going fast! CLICK HERE for details and to reserve your table space.

Bring the family!

And now, we have the link for booking your on-site rooms...hurry, they will sell out again:

CLICK HERE!

Or, call the hotel at (724) 776-6900 and tell them you're coming in with MONSTER BASH!

 

 

Hey! There's MONSTER BASH MAG

One of our buddies, Ted, sent this picture to us yesterday. It's a magazine shop with MONSTER BASH magazine prominently displayed. So cool. Thanks for sharing.

Get the latest issue, or back issues of the retro monster mag, CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! More Photos From MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2019

Thanks to attendee Steve Turek for sending in some great new photos from this past October's MONSTER BASH in Mars, PA. That's Steve above with LOST IN SPACE actors Marta Kristen and Mark Goddard. It was a quick commute on the Jupiter II spaceship!

See more pics from MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2019.....CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! Now Available - Big Discounts on VIP Admission Memberships and Vendor Tables for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

***Please note: Vendor table prices increase from $100 to $150 each at the end of this month. If you're a vendor...get yours now.

MONSTER BASH's OCTOBERFEST goes giant-size and prehistoric this next October 16-18, 2020! It's guest stars Victoria Vetri (WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH), Elizabeth Shepherd (TOMB OF LIGEIA, THE AVENGERS), Jackie Joseph (THE LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW), TV Horror Host SON OF GHOUL...and THAT'S just the beginning! Many more to come...

And added: Pamula Pierce! Actress from THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK and BOGGY CREEK II! On August 1, 2018, it was announced that Pamula Pierce Barcelou, daughter of Charles B. Pierce, has gained copyright of the original LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, and partnered with the George Eastman Museum to restore the film in 4K resolution for a Blu-Ray/DVD and theatrical release. It will be the first time the film has been seen in its proper, Techniscope format since the original theatrical release. The restoration is being performed using many of the original elements from Technicolor. See it and hear Pamula talk about her dad's many film projects. Meet Pamula at MONSTER BASH!

Plus....out of this world guest, Ann Robinson! Legendary actress Ann Robinson lands in Mars, PA for MONSTER BASH! Starting off as a stunt girl, she is the star the original Martian invasion in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS! Her career goes beyond WAR OF THE WORLDS as she has appeared in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN LEGION, as well as many TV roles. On television she was a regular on ROCKY JONES, SPACE RANGER. You can see her in episodes of DRAGNET, FURY, CHEYENNE, PERRY MASON, RAWHIDE, PETER GUNN, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, DEATH VALLEY DAYS and that's just to name a few!

Details on the show, CLICK HERE. Or call (724) 238-4317.

VIP Admissions are reduced $20 each for a limited time and dealer tables are $100 off for a VERY brief time.

CLICK HERE to sign-up for your full 3-Day VIP Membership (All events, vendors & meeting guests)

CLICK HERE to get the big discount on dealer tables for this show!

Hurry, these prices will not be in effect for long.

 

 

New! Classic Monsters Specials and Re-Shock on Other Specials:

Now stocked, the new CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: SCREAM SIRENS (extra thick!) and the CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN! These are premium glossy mags on heavy stock paper from England.

Plus, we've re-stocked on these specials from CLASSIC MONSTERS: LON CHANEY JR., THE MUMMY'S HAND, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, SCARS OF DRACULA, DR/ JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1931), MARK OF THE VAMPIRE and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN!

Get them all, and more, in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department, right here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Our Vinyl Record Department is Open

Here comes the vintage vinyl...great LPs from the 1960s, rare cult discs, super rare movie promotional discs...it's all here with voices like Vincent Price, Gabriel Dell, Buster Crabbe and more. From our Creepy Classics Front Page...just scroll all the way down on the left button column....and, you'll find the "Vinyl Records Department!"

Can't you see these wrapped under your Christmas tree....quick, check them out and get them on your list for the big guy in red!

 

 

Monster Kid Radio This Month

Check out MONSTER KID RADIO this month! It's Dan Curtis Appreciation month. Dan Curtis is the father of many of the great TV horrors of the 1960s, 70s and 80s! THE NIGHT STALKER and sooooo much more!

Tune in on-line to MONSTER KID RADIO.

And don't miss seeing Derk Koch of MONSTER KID RADIO live at MONSTER BASH in June 2020.

 

 

Get Your Plans in Order for Next Year's MONSTER BASH Shows!

First off, it's the June MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE (June 19-21, 2020) at the Double Tree Hotel, Mars, PA. Hotel phone: (724) 776-6900. Ask for the Monster Bash block, or they'll say it's sold out. A few rooms are left at the time of this writing. Web site: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-June.html

New June 2020 video produced by Kevin Slick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ajkud4do68

You can get your hotel room for June on-line too, CLICK HERE.

Then it's the MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FESTIVAL (August 14-15, 2020) at The Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio. Closest hotel where most Basher stay, The McKinley Grand Hotel. Hotel phone: (330) 454-5000 for reservations. Web site for all the details: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-August.html

And to wrap up 2020, it's MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST (October 16-18, 2020) at the Marriott Pittsburgh North (Mars, PA, Cranberry Township). Web site for October's show: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-October.html

Hotel reservation block open now at the discounted rate of $109 a night. Hotel phone: (724) 772-3700. Make sure to say you want the "Monster Bash" rate. Order your on-site hotel room for the October Bash now, on-line, CLICK HERE.

Get all your reservations lined up, so you are ready to BASH in 2020!

 

 

New! More Lasers for the Laser Disc Department

The short lived, but loved format the Laser Disc! A full 12 inch discs with oversize large cover art...some with gatefold covers. They were beautiful and got us into the digital age for films. Our Laser Disc Collectibles Department is growing!

The latest additions that are available now include Universal Horror classics, Hammer Horror, the rare FIEND WITHOUT A FACE, RKO classics and more. See the selection in our Laser Disc Department, here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New and Back In Stock! KING KONG (1933) on Blu-Ray Loaded with Extras

The mightiest monster from Skull Island is back and stocked at Creepy Classics in our Blu-Ray Department:

KING KONG (1933) Blu-Ray

Presented by Warner Home Video, the newly remastered King Kong features extensive bonus content.

An amazing amount of EXTRAS: Ray Harryhausen commentary, stop-motion spider pit scene recreation! Interview excerpts from Fay Wray and Merian C. Cooper, 7 Part documentary on The Making of KING KONG, Original test footage animation for CREATION (Willis O'Brien animation dinosaur project, theatrical trailer...and more!

In this very special Blu-Ray release, the newly remastered film is presented in its 1933 entirety and includes scenes that were originally considered too shocking for the 1938-1956 re-releases. With equal parts adventure, horror and old-fashioned romance, King Kong is a milestone of movie-making that has endured for more than seven decades!

Get yours now at Creepy Classics! Makes a great gift for classic film fans too. It's in our Blu-Ray Department.

 

 

Get Your Hotel Room Booked Now for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

Next year's MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST will be at the Marriott Pittsburgh North. Guests line-up has begun....Victoria Vetri (WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH), Elizabeth Shepherd (TOMB OF LIGEIA), Ann Robinson from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, Pam Pierce from THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, Son of Ghoul (Ohio TV Horror Host Legend), Bill Diamond (Monster Muppeteer)....and MANY more to come.

It's October 16-18, 2020. Get your hotel room now...on-site rooms for BASH now discounted to $109 a night. CLICK HERE to book now.

Or, call and ask for the MONSTER BASH rate: (724) 772-3700.

 

 

New! More Vintage Monster Mags for Your Collection of Gift Giving to Fellow Monster Kids

Start stocking up on these great stocking stuffers for Monster Kids everywhere. Tell your wife, husband or kids that THIS is what you really want for Christmas...vintage monster magazines, not another pair of gloves or Chia Pet (unless they make a Larry Talbot one).

Get vintage mags from the 1960s and 1970s like MONSTERS TO LAUGH WITH, MONSTER MADNESS, CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN, MONSTER HOWLS (Rare!), WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES (Rare!), CHILLING MONSTER TALES (Rarer!) and all your favorites from that period too, like FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. All bagged and boarded for protection.

Only one of most of these collectibles in stock....so get 'em before that kid on the banana seat bike down the street beats you to them.

You'll find these (just added!) and many more in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand, here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Monster Toys That that Survived

There aren't a lot of my monster toys that I got as a young kid that are still with me today. I think many of us briefly "forgot" our Monster Kid heritage when we hit high school. It seems the opposite sex, driving cars and rock and roll took over. This seemed to last, about four years or so. Then you married or settled in a job...and came to your senses! You realize...."Hey! I love that stuff." Then, slowly re-collect your dear monster stuff...from Mom and Dad's attic, basement...or, in many cases, have to go out and re-buy it....at high prices.

For me, one of the wonderful monster toys I received as a child survived. It's the Motorized Monster Maker set. I original saw it in the JC Penny's Christmas catalog for 1969. The starter kit was expensive....$10.77! But, I put it near the top of my Christmas wish list that year.

Christmas morning. A big, heavy box wrapped in colorful paper under the tree. I tore into it. Lo and behold....Santa came through. The Motorized Monster Maker set. It was like a upscale Creepy Crawlers. You cooked monsters in big molds and put them together on motorized "walking" wind-up motors. Monster Kid heaven.

Fast forward three decades and Dad was cleaning out the attic with my sister and found it. They delivered it to me one day....I couldn't believe my eyes. I thought it was a distant long gone memory. That little blue spark of childhood excitement snapped back on and I remembered that love my parents showed me with this special toy from 1969. Most of the pieces, oven and even some of the goop, were still in the box. And the "toxic" smell of fresh plastics still lived in that big cardboard box.

Fast forward another fifteen years and I talked about those big Christmas catalogs our families used to get. I essayed about it on a web column. Then, last year, at Christmas...a good friend of mine who had read that bit, gave me an old Christmas catalog. There it was. The 1969 JC Penny's Christmas catalog....and on page 444 was the advertisement for the Motorized Monster Maker. I scanned it and that's what you see above here.

Sometimes Christmas monster magic lingers and that reminds you about the love of your family.

-Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
December 2019

Ah, the Motorized Monster Maker.  I remember seeing the TV commercials for that, then stumbling across an endcap display of them at our local Ayr-Way store.  (Later, Ayr-Way would have equally impressive displays for Aurora's Monster Scenes and Prehistoric Scenes model series.)  Mom & Dad (and Santa) somehow overlooked the Monster Maker on my Christmas list that year, but another Christmas did find a Mattel Strange Change Machine under the tree, allowing me to turn little plastic cubes into raging prehistoric beasts (occasionally scorching a finger or two in the process). 

As my grade school years came to an end, I was scanning the Christmas catalog for toy movie projectors, having discovered some of my favorite monsters were available in 8mm and being sold at the likes of Ayr-Way and K-Mart's camera departments.  Once that projector turned up under the tree, Christmases-to-come often found little reels of film as stocking stuffers.  Then, in high school (Christmas '76), the folks surprised me with my own movie camera.  While my teens found toys and comics falling off my radar, building monster models gave way to models of spacecraft and sci-fi vessels for use in my own 8mm epics.  Major Matt Mason and G.I. Joe managed to survive the toy purge to become the stars of several stop-motion animation tests. 

Little did I realize at the time that, years later, instead of emulating Ray Harryhasen I would one day interview him...I could never have imagined that in even my wildest Christmas dreams!

-Bob Statzer, Richmond, IN

 

 

New! IT'S HERE in Shock Stock!!!

Get Your Copy Right NOW...MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38

Get your copy of the new MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE right now! Don't miss out on getting it right away from Creepy Classics...home of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

Whaddah issue:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38 - Magazine
The horror-day issue for good monster boys and ghouls everywhere! THE MUMMY'S HAND lurks, Snow Monsters, Spooky Things in Haunted Houses, Agnes Moorehead's Manor House, Fan Flashbacks and more, more more! Tales of The Moleman, Your Chance to Win a Blu-Ray, Monsters at Christmas, Rondo Hatton . Writers include Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Leonard Hayhurst, Rich Scrivani, Ron Adams and Joseph Cole.

Order before midnight, so you don't forget!, CLICK HERE, or call (724) 238-4317.

It's in our "Monster Bash Magazine Department" now at Creepy Classics!

Sample pages from the this horriday classic zine:

 

 

New! Vintage Monster Mags in Shock Stock...for Shocking Stuffers

Here come many more vintage monster mags, perfect to stuff in stocking for Christmas...for a friend or to ask Santa for (make sure to put on your list to find them here at Creepy Classics). They're in our Creepy On-Line Newsstand.

You'll find issues of MONSTER WORLD, MONSTERS TO LAUGH WITH, MONSTERS UNLIMITED, MODERN MONSTERS, MONSTERSCENE, 3-D MONSTERS, MONSTER FANTASY, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, CREEPY, SCARY MONSTERS and, of course, MONSTER BASH!

Get your order in for the big guy in red now...give him this link to start selecting items for you collection this Christmas:

www.creepyclassics.com

or, have him call (724) 238-4317

 

 

Three Wise Men.....and a Monster

The above comic was shared to us by Ted Lewzyck and Margie! Thanks folks...nice to have some fun with the ol' green guy.

 

 

New! More Used DVD Blitzin Bargains are Here Now

Wow, check out all the great titles available now in our Used DVD Graveyard here at Creepy Classics. Rare, out-of-print titles, the Midite Movies series discs from MGM, The Roan Archival series, some of the coolest cover art...so many to choose from at low prices. Scoop up the selections you want now, many are only "one available!"

See all the new titles dropping into the Used DVD Department now!

 

 

MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FEST Advance Admission Membership NOW Available!

Everything is now set and in place...for another wild adventure...a Bela Lugosi film marathon at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. It's August 14 and 15, 2020. A Lugosi extravaganza with some of his best and most fun films ever, plus a bonus film to wrap-out Saturday night...Tim Burton's ED WOOD. Get your advance VIP admission, CLICK HERE.

All the show details, click here: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-August.html

View your Lugosi favorites in a real grand movie palace. We'll also feature the popular prize-toss late Saturday night! Free Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines and Monster Toys will be pitched into the audience.

If you haven't been to one of our summer marathons at The Palace yet....you really need to do it. A gorgeous restored grand theatre from the 1920s. A real pipe organ with music between showings.

Above: Frank and his wife Linda.

And author Frank Dello Stritto will give two power-point presentations on Bela Lugosi...on the giant screen. One of the biggest screens in the state of Ohio.

Who let the bats out??? Why, MONSTER BASH! Sign-up for this August fear fest now...it will be a once in a lifetime event.

Secure your VIP admission membership for all films, talks, prize toss, CLICK HERE!

 

 

MONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!

Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!

Do you have all of these?

Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, King Kong, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Hyde...they're all here, at home in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

Collect them all....Click Here to get them right from the publisher (us!), new glossy mags shipped bagged and boarded for protection to you!

All at Creepy Classics, right now!

 

A Virtual Visit to Creepy Classics:

Above, a recent visit to Creepy Classics!

Two videos shot by Kevin Slick from Louisville, Colorado on a visit.

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