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New! German Original Theatrical Lobby Card for THE BLOB

Get this nice BLOB oddity for your collection, a German lobby card used in a theater for your collection:

THE BLOB ("Theater Run Out" Original German) - 9x12 Lobby Card
A 9x12 original German theatrical lobby card. Glossy thick paper. Depicts the classic "run out" of the theater scene from the 1958 classic science fiction film. "Midnight Spook Show" with Bela Lugosi clearly seen in the image.

Gett his in our Original Movie Poster Department under Foreign Posters here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! SCARLET STREET Magazines

These SCARLET STREET magazines have been unearthed in the crypt here at Creepy Classics, only one each available:

SCARLET STREET #11 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Abbott and Costello, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, Gale Sondergaard is THE SPIDER WOMAN, TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE, Shelley Winters and more.

SCARLET STREET #12 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: The Bela Lugosi Scrapbook, THE UNINVITED classic ghost film, Ruth Roman, Sherlock Holmes, NIGHT TIDE, Carroll Borland from MARK OF THE VAMPIRE interviewed and more!

SCARLET STREET #13 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: The Vincent Price Tribute, Isa Lupino, H.P. Lovecraft, Ed Wood, FIEND WITHOUT A FACE, Terry Kilburn from the Universal Sherlock Holmes films, George Zucco and more. Like new, with some light cover shelf scuffs.

Get these and other issues, available right now in our SCARLET STREET Department, deep in the vaults at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH June 2022 Program Guide

Just a few remaining program guides for the MONSTER BASH June 2022 conference, get one for your collectibles:

MONSTER BASH PROGRAM GUIDE (June 2022) - Collectible
A full color, eight page program guide. Approximately 5x7 inches. List guests Caroline Munro, Patrick Wayne, Beverly Washburn, The LAND OF THE LOST cast and others. Hour by hour programming, conference information, credits and more. A great memento if you were there, or see the cool stuff you missed! Not many left.

Guess what? Why you'll find this program guide and all kinds of MONSTER BASH gruesome goodies at our Monster Bash Store at Creepy Classics...your one stop monster shop.

 

 

Monster Bash October Get Your Membership Now!

Note: Dealer Tables Are Going Fast...If You Want To Vend, Get Yours Now!

Here it is, MONSTER BASH October 14-16, 2022 celebrating the greatest horror-comedy movies of all time.

Just added to October's Bash....

Ron Chaney

We celebrate A Century of Chaney's with Lon Chaney's grandson, Ron Chaney. Ron will talk about his grandfather and his great grandfather....the Chaney legacy. Ron is currently involved with finishing a two volume bio-photo book that was started by his grandfather. Ron recently was consultant on the musical stage show about his great grandfather - "A Thousand Faces." From The Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Dracula...the Chaney family has portrayed an army of classic movie monsters. Lon Chaney Jr. also appeared with Shemp Howard in SAN ANTONIO ROSE and other comedies including the iconic ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. Don't miss this east coast appearance with Ron Chaney.

See the guest of honor list, CLICK HERE.

Get your Admission Membership discounted $20 per person for a limited time, CLICK HERE.

Dealer tables for classic horror and science fiction collectibles sold out fast in June, don't miss out vendors, get your dealer tables (discounted $50) right now, CLICK HERE. Note: vendors, we will be giving vendors in October first shot at tables for the June 2023 Bash.

Home page for the October festival, CLICK HERE.

More and more details will be listed here on this news page.

Get your VIP membership admission now and save, CLICK HERE!

Video Preview, CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! Forrest J Ackerman's MONSTERLAND Magazine

After his run with the iconic FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, the 1980s saw Forrest J Ackerman take the reins of the little known MONSTERLAND magazine. It's FM, 1980s style. Get these sought after issues here at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand:

MONSTERLAND (February 1985/First Issue!) - Magazine
Forrest J Ackerman was back in the 1980s as editor of MONSTERLAND! In this issue: Steven Spielberg, The Complete GODZILLA Saga, on the set of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, King Karloff Remembered and more.

MONSTERLAND (June 1985) - Magazine
Forrest J Ackerman was back in the 1980s as editor of MONSTERLAND! In this issue: Color packed special monster section, GODZILLA - Toho's new fear fest, The Dr. Caligari Fearbook, The Ackermuseum, Lon Chaney Shall Not Die and more.

MONSTERLAND (August 1985) - Magazine
Forrest J Ackerman was back in the 1980s as editor of MONSTERLAND! In this issue: The Tragic Life of Bela Lugosi, FRIGHT NIGHT, DAY OF THE DEAD, The Fantastic Journey of Forry Ackerman, Lon Chaney Shall Not Die and more!

MONSTERLAND (October 1985) - Magazine
Forrest J Ackerman was back in the 1980s as editor of MONSTERLAND! In this issue: Monsters Are Back, Roddy McDowall, FRANKENSTEIN VS. GAMERA, Tom Savini, Titan of Terror - Boris Karloff, Exclusive interview with Christopher Lee and more!

MONSTERLAND (December 1985) - Magazine
Forrest J Ackerman was back in the 1980s as editor of MONSTERLAND! In this issue: GODZILLA 1985, Exclusive Interview with Caroline Munro, Werewolves and Vampires, SILVER BULLET, THE GOLEM Fearbook, Spain's Horror King - Paul Naschy and more.

MONSTERLAND (February 1986) - Magazine
Forrest J Ackerman was back in the 1980s as editor of MONSTERLAND! In this issue: Elvira Lurks, The MONSTERLAND Make-Up Contest, PSYCHO III, The Last Days of Lon Chaney, George Pal's THE TIME MACHINE, Caroline Munro, Behind-the-Scenes of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and more.

MONSTERLAND (March 1986) - Magazine
In this issue: PSYCHO III, AMAZING STORIES from Stephen Spielberg, HOUSE OF HORRORS - Frightening Effects, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Paul Naschy and more.

MONSTERLAND (April 1986) - Magazine
Forrest J Ackerman was back in the 1980s as editor of MONSTERLAND! In this issue: Remake - INVADERS FROM MARS, The GODZILLA Book, THE FLY, Peter Lorre and more.

Get these creepy cool mags and hundreds of others in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand. These ones are in the MONSTERLAND Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! RETRO FAN #21 Magazine In Stock

Hop in that Way-Back Machine and relive those golden days of growing up with pop culture - it's the latest issue of RETRO FAN magazine:

RETRO FAN #21 - Magazine
The all color, glossy magazine that takes you back to your childhood in the 1960s-1980s! In this jam-packed issue: BATMAN's Catwoman Julie Newmar, The Monkee's Monkeemobile, Saturday mornings with TARZAN on TV, THE UNTOUCHABLES, ASTRO BOY, Quentin Collins of DARK SHADOWS and more.

Get this new issue (available now!) and all of the back issues in our RETRO FAN Magazine Department, stuck in time (happily) here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! More Back Issues of SCARLET STREET Unearthed

It's the movie magazine of horror and mystery! Get these vintage issues now before they are long gone:

SCARLET STREET #44 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery. In this issue: The many faces of Christopher Lee - Fu Manchu, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and more, Christopher lee exclusive interview. Also: Hammer's SHE with Ursula Andress and westerns.

SCARLET STREET #45 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery. In this issue: THE NIGHT STALKER, Pulp Fiction Horrors, Christopher Lee's Fu Manchu, THE 1,000 EYES OF DR. MABUSE, NERO WOLFE - Exclusive interviews with the cast and more!

SCARLET STREET #47 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery. In this issue: Peter Lorre in THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK, Frankenstein on stage, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, Exclusive interviews with Evelyn Keys and Ann Rutherford. More!

SCARLET STREET #48 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery! In this issue: THE FLY special, Interviews with David Hedison, Brett Halsey and David Frankham. Plus: Ann Rutherford, Charles Edward Pogue, WHISTLING IN THE DARK, THE SIGN OF FOUR and more.

SCARLET STREET #49 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery. In this issue: Attack of the Horror Hags, Tony Perkins from PSYCHO, Muscle Men - Gordon Scott, Mark Forest and Reg Lewis.

SCARLET STREET #50 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery. In this issue: Debbie Reynolds, Julie Harris, Charlie Chan movies, Sherlock Holmes movies....the 50th anniversary issue!

SCARLET STREET #51 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery. In this issue: Van Helsing - Edward Van Sloan to Peter Cushing, Universal's Legacy of Horror, THE BLOB from 1958...covered!

SCARLET STREET #52 - Magazine
The movie magazine of horror and mystery. In this issue: Actresses Patricia Morison, Peggy Webber, Fay Wray and a history of vampire killer Van Helsing.

Get these great back issues in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand...just click on the SCARLET STREET Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE 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?

Everyone's talking about MONSTER BASH! The ultimate classic monster movie magazine! 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!

 

 

Rondo Remembers - Meeting Other Fans

In the pre-Internet days, when I was a kid, you only got glimpses of other fans out there like yourself. I would watch monster movies endlessly....carefully circling every movie that was, or could be a monster movie in the TV GUIDE. Movies like DRAGONWYCK (1946), although a great movie, would tantalize and then disappoint me as a kid. It had "dragon" in the title, it starred Vincent Price...but, alas, no giant monster. I knew there must be others like me out there in other parts of the country.

I had the local gang, who had some interest in the monster movies. They liked the models and the adventure of going to the theater to see a Godzilla film. But they just weren't quite as studious and devoted as I was. However, I knew I was not alone in the universe. FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND told me so. There were letters from other fans. Jim Warren or Forrest J Ackerman would proclaim in the magazine..."WANTED! MORE READERS LIKE..." and there would be a photo in Fang Mail of some kid. The letters indicated they were just like me.

I was lucky to have a gang of kids that would do a lot of the monster things with me...but, I found out in FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine that some kids had all-out clubs. They had meetings and talked about their favorite films, favorite actors, favorite books and magazines.

That brings us to 1997. I had been in radio station work since 1978. I was driving home and thinking about my love of classic horror and science fiction films. And thinking back to that knowledge that there were others out there like me. Kids, now grown, that had begun as Monster Kids, and maybe still had that fascination with fantastic films. The post office was releasing the stamps that sported the images of the classic monsters and their respective movie stars. On my drive home from work I saw a mall's marquee that was promoting a spring fashion show. I had been doing large gatherings of teens for various radio stations. I had called them "Dance Bashes." It suddenly occurred to me to mix the interests and promotional tools to create something for adults, who were still kids at heart. An event that promoted the fondness for famous monster movies!

The very next day I was on the phone with the U.S. Postal Service in Washington D.C. getting routed to various departments. I wanted to create a gathering of monster movie fans who grew up, just like me, with an unveiling of the those monster stamps. I wanted to combine the "Dance Bashes" I had been doing and tap into the crowd that grew up with monster movies. My generation knew the song "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. I had done huge radio station bashes. It was like peanut butter and chocolate crashing together to create peanut butter cups. MONSTER BASH was born with the agreement from the post office that we could hold an east coast unveiling of the stamps. They had already run a west coast unveiling at Universal in California. We could do the east coast unveiling.

I continued my relentless calls and got a hold of Forrest J Ackerman, the founding editor of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine. He put me in touch with Bela Lugosi Jr., Sara Karloff and Ron Chaney whose fathers and grandfathers were pictured on the stamps as the classic monsters. It all came together and by July of 1997, the first MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE happened. It became an annual, then semi-annual event over the years where us fans could get together and meet, aided by magazine ads and the Internet.

This was all top of my mind today as I knew it would be the last Rondo Remembers newsletter and column before this June's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. It's June 24-26, 2022 at the Marriott Pittsburgh North. A side note to thank you for reading these ramblings of mine. Last week's hit an all-time high of over 32,000 views on the "Monster Bash Conference" Facebook page alone.

Well, maybe we'll meet in just days at MONSTER BASH. Hope to see you there if you grew up being a fan of these movies, just like me!

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
June 2022
www.monsterbash.us

 

 

New! Universal Studio's FRANKENSTEIN & BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Lunch Boxes

Now take that bologna sandwich in style to school. Out of school already...like by decades? No problem, it's still cool for us fans! It's not one of those little mini-tin boxes, it's a full size metal lunch box. Get yours now for lunches or just to display on your monster shelves:

FRANKENSTEIN LUNCH BOX - Tin Collectible
7" x 9" with a 4" depth. Nice size, not a "mini." Licensed by Universal this tin lunch box just like we had as a kid. Nice for packing your monstrous lunch, display or carrying action figures. Boris Karloff as the Monster on one side, on the other side Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein with beakers.

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN LUNCH BOX - Tin Collectible
7" x 9" with a 4" depth. Nice size, not a "mini." Licensed by Universal this tin lunch box just like we had as a kid. Nice for packing your monstrous lunch, display or carrying action figures. Elsa Lanchester profile as the Monster on one side, on the other side her "mummy wrapped" photo from the film.

Get yours now and be one of the cool ghoul kids. They're in our Collectibles Department here at your house of monsters, Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH Magazine #47

Now shipping, hot off the presses, MONSTER BASH #47:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #47 - Magazine
The all glossy classic monster movie magazine. We're setting sail for MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #47 with Ray Harryhausen's Sinbad films and MYSTERIOUS ISLAND too. Knock, knock, knocking in Universal's press release vault from 1935 for WERE-WOLF that transformed. Movie robots! Machines in the museum. Our favorite robots from TV and movies. Inside the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE and more. Cover by Mark Maddox.

It's the hottest monster movie mag, designed with you in mind....the fan who grew up with monster mags in the 1960s-1980s. The movies you really love, the rare photos you want, the articles that illuminate. Get yours now (and the issues, heaven forbid, that you missed!) in our MONSTER BASH Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics!

A peek inside this great issue:

 

 

New! THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE Volume 2 is Here Now

Temporarily Sold Out - More On The Way, Check Back Soon

It's the second GIANT box set of rare Christopher Lee films from Europe. Sought after rarities and just loaded with extras to the brim. Plus, a 100 page book comes with it too. Six full length films on Blu-Ray with alternate versions and soundtrack CD too. Details, order yours now for immediate shipping:

THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE Vol. 2 - Blu-Ray Box Set
Another premium box set that is so packed with great, rare films and stunning extras. Films include UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE, DRACULA AND SON, SECRET OF THE RED ORCHID, DARK PLACES and MURDER STORY. 100 page book, alternate cuts, 15 hours of trailers, commentaries, more!!!

Each film re-mastered from original negative materials.

Get this big Chris Lee Box Set in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! More Used DVDs Available Now...Hundreds

Check out these (pictured above) and many, many, many more great used DVDs for your collection now available:

HORROR (10 movies) - Used DVD Set
Great packaging with these movies: ATOM AGE VAMPIRE, GOOD AGAINST EVIL, THE ATOMIC BRAIN, BLOODLUST, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, THE BRAIN MACHINE (1972), THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960), THE SCREAMING SKULL, NIGHTMARE CASTLE and WHITE ZOMBIE.

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER (1946/VCI) - Used DVD
Claude Rains, as an otherworldly figure (Mephisto!), sends a dead man back to the world of the living as a different person. Stellar supernatural drama. Excellent, with Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Onslow Stevens and Fritz Lieber. Also includes the short comedy feature LORD EPPING RETURNS from 1940.

Get these and hundreds more in our Used DVD Graveyard, now shock stocked to the top of the grave at Creepy Classics. Dig in.

 

 

New! VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #10 Magazine

Here's the latest, hot off the slab...get your now:

VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #10 - Magazine
Right out of the 1970s...it feels and looks like a magazine from them! Fun, illustrated horror stories. Cover by the late, great Ken Kelly. Stories include: Long Night Journey's Into Fright, Time-Scare, Beauty and the Barbarian,Beach Blanket Bewitched and more. Black and White horror comic mag!

The army of vampire bats have landed in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand with this latest issue at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Angels Over Creepy Classics

Three great Hollywood fantasy classics that all feature angels. They are in stock and ready to drop out of heaven to your doorstep:

ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (1951) - DVD
Stars Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh and Keenan Wynn. The Pittsburgh Pirates are having another terrible year. The baseball team can't do anything right. But the prayers of a young child bring magical help from the heavens. A Hollywood fantasy classic.

A GUY NAMED JOE (1943) - DVD
Stars Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne and Van Johnson. A WWII fighter pilot is killed in warfare. He finds that spirits of pilots become guardian angels of young pilots. The new pilot he oversees is in love with the angel pilot's girlfriend. An endearing Hollywood classic fantasy.

HERE COMES MR. JORDAN (1941/Criterion) - Blu-Ray
Stars Robert Montgomery. A plane crash in a freak accident has a man being told in heaven that it was a mistake. His heavenly counselor is played by Claude Rains. He's sent back to Earth into the body of a corrupt man who is about to be murdered! Great classic fantasy film. Packed with extras.

Get these fantasy classics in our New DVD & Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Get an Ad in MONSTER BASH #48 Coming in August

The exploding MONSTER BASH magazine is everywhere in this Monster World. If you're a dealer, vendor, distributor or just and fan and would like to see your ad in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #48 this August...get your ad in now.

Your can order on-line, CLICK HERE!

Then email your ad (300dpi in format: .jpg, .tif, .pdf) to creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

If you'd like a classified ad, just send your text to creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com.

Now is the time to get your ad in! Cover by legendary FAMOUS MONSTERS, CREEPY, SHUDDER and VAMPIRESS CARMILLA artist Sanjulian.

 

 

Monster Bash August! The Bela Lugosi Film Festival at a Grand Movie Palace

This August join us for a very special MONSTER BASH inside a grand movie palace built in the 1920s. It's The Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. All the details, Click here.

The event is Friday August 12 (beginning at 3PM) and Saturday August 13 (beginning at 12 noon). Both days will go deep into the dark night! We'll be hosting the "Bela Lugosi Film Festival" with Frank Dello Stritto, writer and noted film historian. Frank will have two talks, one on Friday and one on Saturday.

Films include: DRACULA (1931), CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932), ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932), MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935), THE DEVIL BAT (1940), NIGHT MONSTER (1942), THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943) and BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1956). Then a bonus film, late Saturday night, Tim Burton's ED WOOD (1994).

Creepy Classics will be set-up in the hotel lobby and on the mezzanine level (2nd floor), an array of great, great vendors including Ohio TV horror host Son of Ghoul, Terrific (Terri Mount) horror clothing, Brad Braddock author, Frank Dello Stritto author, original movie posters with Hollywood Hounds, Leonard's Lair of Loot, Zanol's Zombie Hut and more.

Plus, live pipe organ on intermissions!

Get a Room Reserved Now:

Cheapest way to get rooms is on Tripadvisor, Expedia or Reservations.com. But hurry, because the hotels will be filling up with Football Hall of Fame people. Let's BASH-OUT the Fairfield and others in this group:

Canton Fairfield (330) 484-0300 *Myself and most of the Bash staff and vendors will be here.
Canton Hampton (330) 491-4335
Canton Holiday Inn (330) 494-2770
Canton Baymont by Wyndham (330) 492-0151

You can see more on the Bash page: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/hotels-Canton.html

Don't miss out on a special two night marathon in a restored grand movie theatre.

Get your MONSTER BASH VIP admission memberships, Click Here for details.

Join us...at The Palace Theatre, Canton Ohio in August.

 

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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