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Celebrate the classic horror and science fiction films & retro TV from the silent era through the 1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about childhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the Monster Bash Classic Movie Conferences.

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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Lillian Lugosi, Bela Jr. and Bela Lugosi at home looking through the scrapbook. Get all your favorite Bela Lugosi movies on Blu-Ray, DVD and VHS here at Creepy Classics!

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Just when you thought there aren't any really rare gems coming out re-mastered in HD....well, how about Boris Karloff (in his last time in the Frankenstein Monster make-up), Lon Chaney, Jr. as The Wolf Man, The Mummy and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the High Lord of All That is Sinister, Peter Lorre in a Halloween special from 1962!

It's in shock stock NOW!

It's ROUTE 66's 1962 Halloween show (50 minutes) starring Martin Milner and George Maharis as the old horror stars find out if the classic monsters can still scare!

Plus GREAT bonus extras:

35mm HD transfer of the classic Route 66 Halloween special: LIZARD'S LEG AND OWLET'S WING starring Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Lorre, Betsy Jones-Moreland and Martita Hunt, along with regular Martin Milner, George Maharis. Plus: 2 HD episodes of THE VEIL, horror star TV commercials.

Ready to ship to you. Find it now in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics!



New! LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #44 Has Hit the Crypt

We have it in stock now...the latest LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #44 magazine:

The pinnacle of tribute to the Age of Hammer Horror Film! This high gloss magazine packed with informative articles and great photo reproductions. Spotlighting Hammer's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Plus, TERROR OF THE TONGS, STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY and more.

Snare your copy either in the moors and bog...or here at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Department. We'll ship it right to your rock outcropping on the back of a hound from hell.



New! The Criterion Special Edition Blu-Ray of WAR OF THE WORLDS

Get this deluxe special edition Blu-Ray with hours of extras and a 4K HD new digital transfer:

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) - Blu-Ray
The Criterion premiere special edition of this classic H.G. wells Martian invasion science fiction thriller. Stars Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. Dazzling effect by George Pal and stunning color. Amazing amount of extras: documentary, 1938 radio broadcast, H.G. Wells interview, lots, lots more!

Get this new Blu-Ray before the invasion begins in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics. Hurry!



New! More Hard-to-Find Used DVDs are Here

We just added still more great used DVDs to our catalog here. In stock, as of right now: THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS (1960/Image version), THE CYCLOPS (1957), THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL (1941) , THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE (1967) , THE SPACE CHILDREN (1958), THE LOST CONTINENT (1967) , the 50 movie set CHILLING CLASSICS and many more...

All available now in our Used DVD Department at Creepy Classics!



Back in Stock! SCRIPTS FROM THE CRYPT Background Filmbooks from Tom Weaver

If you haven't seen these books yet...they are THICK, both in excess of 200 pages with a reproduction of the original shooting film script, plus amazing background, rare photos and original publicity art for the respective movies. These were out-of-stock, but are back in now:

By Tom Weaver with Gary Rhodes and Sam Sherman. An in-depth view of the 1956 film BRIDE OF THE MONSTER with Bela Ed Wood film. The script, loads of background details, essays, press book art and rare photos!

Tom Weaver presents a total history and script from Universal film SON OF DRACULA (1943). By Gary Don Rhodes, Tom Weaver, Dr. Robert J. Kiss and Robert Guffey. Background details, stories, essays, rare photos, press art and the script for the film. Another Weaver masterpiece. Large softcover.

et them in our Creepy Book Department for immediate shipping to you from your fiends here at Creepy Classics!



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The above was sent in by reader Count Craigula! Reminded me of the fun MONSTER MADNESS magazines that Stan Lee put out with captions on classic monster movie photos. Ah, those were fun mags, fun days. Thanks for bringing it all back, Craig.



Two New! Two Back in Stock!

Here on the premises, so they are ready to ship Priority right to you! We have the new issue of CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #19, plus the new special film guidebook FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN. Also back in stock, it's these two special books CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE ART and the guidebook for REVENGE OF THE CREATURE! Here's a little more on them:

The big, all glossy color magazine from the UK features in this issue: THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Plus, WILLARD, THE NANNY, Claude Rains, Plant Monsters and more. You'll find Bela Lugosi and the East Side kids in there too!

Hammer Studio's 1967 production of FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN, starring Peter Cushiung is celebrated here in this luxury collector's item, full color magazine. Packed with lots of rare stills, and information about the making of the film, its background, the stars, cast and crew!

Over 80 pages on heavy stock gloss paper and thick cover...hundreds of poster, lobby card and movie art from the classics. Horror films from the silent era and the Golden Age of sound horror films. Beautifully reproduced in this lush volume of eye-popping color classic monster art and info!

Inside this lavish guide you’ll find a wealth of information on the development of this Universal sci-fi monster epic from 1955. The ultimate guide for this classic creature feature. Beautiful Oversize, all glossy magazine. Photos, rare stills...gorgeous!

Get them in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department here at Creepy Classics. Ready to ship just for you.



New! Creeps Latest Has Crept...into Creepy Classics

The horror comic magazine is here! The latest issue of Rich Sala's great THE CREEPS #26 in in shock stock. Get yours before the neighborhood kid. We ship bagged and boarded fast to your personal crypt. Leave the lid open and we'll have it there in a flash. Here are the gory details on this latest issue:

THE CREEPS #26 - Magazine
In this issue: Top Warren creators Frank Frazetta, Jeff Easley, Don Glut and Nicola Cuti! The black and white illustrated horror comic magazine. Stories to chill and thrill include The Invaders, The Man in the Yellow Shirt, Battle Scars, The Screaming Skull and more.

Locate this new one and almost all the back issues in our THE CREEPS Magazine Department, here at Creepy Classics. Click and Creep today.



New! 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, the original 1916 Film on Blu and DVD

This hit the slab here and is in stock....tentacled high adventure under the sea! From Kino-Lorber this is in stock now, a Jules Verne fantasy classic with early underwater photography:

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1916) - Blu-Ray or DVD
The cinema classic from 1916. A Universal film with pioneer underwater photography. The Jules Verne tale of melodrama, sea adventure and a mysterious island. 86 minutes. Extras include audio commentary. Music score by Orlando Perez Rosso.

Get it right now for immediate shipping to you from our Silent Screams Blu-Ray and DVD Department here at Creepy Classics!



The First Monster Show of the Year!

September 18-19, 2020

The Super Monster-Rama Drive-In, Vandergrift, PA

Creepy Classics/Monster Bash Will Be There

We spoke with The Riverside Drive-In's manager yesterday. George Reis' DVD-Drive-In SUPER MONSTER-RAMA is on for September 18-19 (Friday and Saturday). Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be set-up in the concession building for your first monster in-person shopping of the year. Thousands of Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Models, Monster T-Shirts, Monster Magazines....all on display for purchase. We are shock stocked and ready for you.

The drive-in also offers camping with your tent or in your car. Two days of horror films on the giant screen under the stars, plus trailers, retro promotional snack bar films and more.

Here are some details:

Two nights of classic horror and science fiction movies! Friday's line-up: BRIDES OF BLOOD, THE MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND, BEAST OF BLOOD, TERROR IS A MAN. Saturday's line-up will include the drive-in premiere of the 4K restoration of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK and three other great features to be announced soon!.

Admission is $10 per person each night (children 12 and under FREE with adult). Camping on the premises is available each night for an additional $10 a person, and that includes breakfast.

It's Friday September 18 and Saturday September 19. Location: The Riverside Drive-In, Vandergrift, PA (about an hour north east of Pittsburgh) on Route 66.

Here's the Super Monster-Rama Drive-In Page...CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free to call me at Creepy Classics: (724) 238-4317 or e-mail



Convention Show Schedule Revised

Make sure to keep checking out Convention Page to stay updated on the shows that Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be at. With this year's turmoil, dates have changed and shows cancelled, then re-scheduled. Quite a few changes. CLICK HERE to go to our Convention Listing Page and bookmark it. Check it frequently for changes.



Re-Stocked! Six Disc Set of Lon Chaney Movies

Yes, it's re-stocked in quantity and ready to slink to your DVD's the LON CHANEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION. Direct from the Warner Brothers' vault. Beautiful transfer of six classic Chaney silents and his one sound film:

Man of a Thousand Faces - legendary Lon Chaney. This set includes feature length classic films from the Warner Brothers vault: THE UNHOLY THREE (1925), THE MONSTER (1925), HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (1924), MOCKERY (1927), MR. WU (1927). Plus his only sound film, THE UNHOLY THREE (1930 version).

$10 off list price right now.

Get this masterful collection on six DVDs in our Complete DVD Catalog (under "L" for "Lon Chaney"), here at Creepy Classics!

The Man of a Thousand Faces!



Happy Birthday to Monster Bash staffer Tom "Daddy-O" Adams

My father who has been behind the MONSTER BASH shows since the very beginning celebrated a birthday over this past weekend. Still rocking and rolling. Above left is him at a Bash in an orange staff shirt...there he is on the right (with me) in about 1969.

Happy birthday Dad!


Above: A photo of Tom Adams and the Teenage Werewolf (Mark Statler...teenager at heart!).



I Tell Ya, Kids Just Don't Get Early for the 4th Anymore!

Rondo Remembers

When I was pre-teen, all of us neighborhood kids would gather our arsenal of junior fireworks together first thing in the morning. The dawn was cracking and parents were still asleep. I'd open my desk drawer and grab every box of caps and loose red rolls I could find. The caps were on paper red strips with a tiny amount of black powder in a little circle inside the paper layers. I might find a sparkler or two under the kitchen sink and locate a pack of matches in the "junk drawer."

Other kids had hidden ammunition magazines in the dark spaces of their room. A firecracker or smoke bomb bought from an older kid in school for a quarter. The feared M-80's might be three quarters!

We all converged on a quiet street. A bird chirping in the distance. We were was usually between 6AM and 7AM. We were ready for the all-out 4th of July assault on the sleeping neighborhood. The five or six of us pooled our resources. Cupped in our hands, the whiff of tangy black powder.

We lit firecrackers (running like the devil...we saw movies with nuclear blasts). Beyond the curb was the shelter and proper distance. Ka-bang! Pop! Sometimes one of my daring friends would actually twist firecracker fuses together...then, look out. My main mode of operation was to use a concrete block lifted 3 feet above a whole box of cap rolls and drop it. Quite the little explosion. Sparks would frequently bite my shins, so I learned to jump back quickly.

Then came the less noisy stuff. Sparklers and the so cool growing black snakes that you lit. A pellet that would grow into a fluffy charcoal serpent right on the sidewalk.

The day was was Fourth of July. The night would bring fireworks, the adult magic that we could only aspire to. If the 4th was a Saturday, even better. Because there would be fireworks AND monster movies on TV.

Today the neighborhoods seem quieter on the 4th of July mornings. I would actually welcome being woken up by those ten-year-old urchins. I was one of them.

Happy birthday to our country. Get yourself a box of caps and celebrate.

My buddies and I eagerly embraced the 4th of July as teens for multiple reasons. There was, of course, the various fireworks big and small (the stuff we could buy and the professional stuff shot off at the park).

But, we also loaded up on extra smoke bombs, M80s, Roman Candles and other such stuff for our 8mm epics. Many's the classic plastic spaceship model that got blown up for the sake of our amatuer movies. (As a kid I thought it was great. As an adult, I realize I could have sold those kits today and retired. LOL.)

We tried to make sure we had enough extra pyrotechnical treats to last through the year, should some future filmmaking need arise before the next summer holiday. Thankfully, our parents never knew what went on in the garage during all that "special effects work."

While it never crossed my mind at the time, today I realize that just a few yards away from that exploding starship was the can of gas for Dad's lawnmower. We might have had a disaster bigger than anything Irwin Allen ever dreamed of!

Happy 4th, everyone!
Bob Statzer
Richmond, IN

Thank you for the great memories re: caps - took me right back to being a preteen; had forgotten all about those. They had that pungent/gun powdery smell to them which you could almost taste. I too remember wadding them up and using something heavy to drop on em to get a bigger bang. Cap guns were cool as well!

Nick Posengal, FL


I’ve never heard of this tradition! Wow, fireworks at 6 in the morning. My mom would’ve tanned my hide.

Speaking of fireworks, about 20 years ago I bought a big Titanic ship firework display. It was about three feet long and shaped just like the Titanic. We put it in a pool and lit it. First, each of the smokestacks fired off, then the side windows lit up as the inside began to ignite. The front part burned first, which caused water to come in. It sank just like the Titanic, bow first. It was really cool!

Brian Nichols, TX



New! MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #5...The All Creature Issue is Here

The classic monster magazine that takes us all back to a simpler time and our love of classic monster movies. The smell of fresh ink is everywhere here at Creepy Classics, as thousands of magazines have just arrived. Subscribers are mailing out today. Get your copy of this latest issue, bagged and boarded for you...and shipped right to your crypt:

The all CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON special! Inside: Creature movie matinee time with historian Frank Dello Stritto. Plus words from the men who played the Creature: Ricou Browning and Ben Chapman. The sequels, The "other" gill-men, rare photos. All gill-man glossy packed special!

Get it in our Monster Bash Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics!

Here are some sample peeks at the interior:




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, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.), 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 keep scrolling...

Also: Pamula Pierce! Actress from THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK and BOGGY CREEK II! 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 for a limited time.

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

CLICK HERE to get dealer tables for this show!

Classic Monster Fun For All!



New! More Used DVDs Arrive...

Get great used DVDs at lower prices in our Used DVD Graveyard, here at Creepy Classics.


Dig in now, they won't last long!



New! Haunted Manor: Grave Robber's Demise Model Kit


Is this a neat kit, or what?! That rising ghoul has a Nosferatu look to him too. Make, paint and maybe even customize this creepy cool kit. Here are the details (we just dug up from a fresh grave):

Creepy cool molded-in Glow-In-the-Dark plastic in the Haunted Manor Series! Ghoul rises to attack digger. Detailed spooky diorama. Rubber band action brings the model to life. Re-issued after 40 years by popular demand. 1/12 scale. Paint and glue not included.

Get this kit from the wide and six foot deep Model Kit & Toy Department here, just out back, in the graveyard at Creepy Classics.

Also, in this series of model kits:

Get Escape from the Dungeon for your collection too!



Back in Stock! The Wild Colorful PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES on Blu-Ray and DVD

It's creepy, it's colorful, it's adventurous and that space suit fashion is just outta this world. We have re-stocked on PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES:

Italian Mario Bava space Gothic. Astronauts land on planet, only to be slowly turned into vampires themselves. Weird photography, creepy sets and fast pacing make this pretty cool. Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, trailers, stills and more. HD Widescreen.

Get your today in either our Creepy Blu-Ray Department or Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics...Click Creepy for fast delivery.



MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FEST Postponed Until August 13-14, 2021!

Unfortunately, due to current virus restrictions, it is impossible to hold the MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FESTIVAL at The Canton Palace Theatre this August. The show is postponed until August 13-14, 2021. If you purchased admission memberships, they will be valid for next August 13, 14...same location, same programming at The Canton Palace Theatre.

It will be another wild adventure...a Bela Lugosi film marathon at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. It's August 13 and 14, 2021. 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 details on the show, CLICK HERE!

Preview trailer:

All the show details, click here:

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 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/film historian 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 2021 fear fest will be a once in a lifetime event.

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

Above: Jay Spencer, organist at Canton's Palace Theatre, prepares another MONSTER BASH!



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!


Back in Shock Stock! Retro Fan #1 and #2

The premiere issue and the second issue (Elvia) are both back in well as every issue of RETRO FAN through #9.

These were briefly out-of-stock, but are back and ready to ship to you:

RETRO FAN #1 - Magazine
The magazine for the kids of the's Retro Fan! In this issue: Lou Ferrigo, TV's Hulk interviewed, Visit the real Mayberry with Thelma Lou, How I Met Lon Chaney, JR. - THE WOLF MAN!, The Mod Robot, The Phantom in Hollywood, Serials, STAR TREK cartoon, Fan Collections!

RETRO FAN #2 - Magazine
All glossy retro magazine for all of us who grew up in the 1960s-1980s! Inside this issue: TV Horror Hosts and Elvira, Superhero Viewmasters, Dinosaur Land, Collector Lunch Boxes, The Groovie Goolies, Ben Cooper Halloween Masks...great articles and beautiful color stills!

Get them in our RETRO FAN Department here at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line! You can also call for your copies at (724) 238-4317.



New! Collectible Used VHS...Great Titles

We just dredged out of the Creepy Classics swamp some great used VHS tapes. A few that have never seen a DVD release (let alone Blu-Ray). These vintage VHS are in stock now (only one each, so if you want it, grab it!):

Similar to a William Castle movie like HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL or 13 GHOSTS. A thriller with twists and a gimmick. The gimmick is brief frame flashes within the movie of evil faces and demonic expressions. Nutty and cool.

Early video edition from 1980! The classic. Spaceman and robot come to earth for peace, but find hostility. Michael Rennie stars in this Robert Wise directed blockbuster.

One of the scariest movies (even today) to grace horror's hallowed halls. Dana Andrews is great as the unbeliever. An ancient "rune" is passed off to undesirables by an evil cult. The recipient is then doomed to face an immense demon and annihilation.

THE CORPSE VANISHES (1942/Timeless) - Used VHS
A Lugosi poverty row fave. Bela is using the blood of young woman to keep his wife youthful. Dreadfully delightful, with Lugosi giving it his all.

THE COSMIC MONSTERS (1958/Englewood) - Used VHS
Also known as: THE STRANGE WORLD OF PLANET X. Scientists are drawing cosmic rays from outer space. The rays begin affecting insects and spiders...making them grow...and grow. Cool British sci-fi! Stars Forrest Tucker.

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!

Get the above and many, many, many more in our Used VHS the ol' churchyard on the hill at Creepy Classics.



New! Double MONSTER-ART Magazine #3 in Stock

It's a brand new issue of MONSTER-ART in shock stock right now and ready to ship, bagged and boarded to you! Full color classic monsters in a FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine style. It's got a cover front/back...choose how you want to display it:

MONSTER-ART #3 - Magazine
The most unique classic monster magazine! Image vintage FAMOUS MONSTERS with full color art in place of photos. Inside: I Bid You Welcome, Films of the 1930s-1970s, Abominable Snowman, A and C Meet Frank, Scream Queens, LOST IN SPACE and more! Double Issue from John Sargent and Dave Heywood!

Get all the issues of MONSTER-ART in this department at Creepy Classics.



Above: A beautiful Harryhausen drawing print in the Mike Zielski collection and, of course, Ray.

Ray Harryhausen Birthday Remembered

June 29, 1920

Hi Ron,

100 year old birthday wishes go out to the "Land Beyond Beyond" today, where, I’m sure, Ray has been reminiscing with old pals Ray Bradbury and Forry Ackerman, amongst many others. Svengoolie featured The 7th Voyage of Sinbad this past Saturday night in tribute. While we were watching, my son Michael, the film composer, had to remind Mom and Dad once again that after all his years studying music, Bernard Herrmann’s score for the 7th Voyage is still his all-time favorite. I coached him well with all the classics.

Curiously, I just discovered that Ray and Herrmann share the same birthdate, different years.

You’ll always be with us, Ray, your children of the hydra’s teeth,

-Mike Zielski

Below are two slices of a wonderful Ray Harryhausen collection submitted by Steve Wyka (wow!):

Hi Ron,

Ray Harryhausen, Genius at Work! Can you believe 2020 marks 100 years ago that
the talented and gifted Ray Harryhausen came into this world. But looking back at all
the fantastic and amazing worlds that Ray created in the course of his life! And the hours
spent with that form of stop-animation bringing those creations to life! The Beast From
20,000 Fathoms, a Giant Octopus, The Cyclops, A Dragon, A Gigantic Bronze Statue of
Talos (my personal favorite), The Hydra, A Large Crab and Bee! Flying Saucers, The Ymir,
Several Skeletons, Gwangi, A Slew of Dinosaurs, The Griffin, Minoton, A Troglodyte, and
finally, Pegasus, Bubo and The Kraken! These amazing creations, were done by a process
called "Dynamation" that split the background and foreground of pre-shot live action footage
into two separate images into which he would animate a model or models, seemingly
integrating the live-action with the models. In most of Harryhausen's films, model animated
characters interact with, and are a part of, the live action world, with the idea that they will
cease to call attention to themselves as only "animation." Most of the effect's shots in his
earliest films were created via Harryhausen's careful frame-by-frame control of the lighting
of both the set and the projector. Of course, the finished product, is quite simply legendary
and the cornerstone of the way this type of filmmaking inspired so many of the filmmakers of
today, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Pater Jackson, James Cameron and
John Landis, to name a few. And in the summer of 2020, the Harryhausen Foundation
launched a poll which allowed fans to vote for their ‘Top Three Harryhausen Creations’
from the sixty or so major stop-motion creatures that populated his filmography. The
results of the poll were announced for Harryhausen's 100th birthday, with the Skeleton Army
from Jason and the Argonauts finishing up in the number one spot. That fighting sequence
with Jason and two of the Argonauts against the "Children of the Hydra's Teeth" 7 Skeletons
with shield and sword, was one of the most difficult scenes Ray ever did and for us fantasy/
adventure film fans, pure genius that just raised the bar when it came to visual effects in the
movies! And in 1992, The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences awarded Ray Harryhausen
with the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (for his contribution to the film industry) it was a lifetime

achievement "Oscar" and with Tom Hanks, Master of Ceremonies, he could not have summed it
up any better "Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane...I say Jason and the Argonauts is the
greatest movie ever made!" Ray also received an honorary BAFTA in June 2010 at a ceremony at
the British Film Institute. His mask award was presented to him by filmmaker, Peter Jackson. All I
can is that I love Ray Harryhausen and I always will. And if I would have had the chance to meet Ray,
I would have just told him "Thank You" for taking this young Monster Generation Kid and opening up
his imagination to any and all possibilities and those worlds filled with great story telling, amazing
monsters and creatures that went to the end of the world, a fictional place of cavemen and dinosaurs,
the island of Colossa. The Roman Colosseum, A Mysterious Island (my personal favorite), A Valley of
Gwangi, The Kingdom of Charak and finally a Clash of the Titans. And let's not forget, my first exposure
to Ray Harryhausen, back in the 1970's The 4:30 Movie on WABC-TV (Channel 7) and their themed
week, most of all: Monster Week and Fantasy Week with The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) the very first
Harryhausen film I would ever watch with my Uncle Peter!

Steve Wyka
(Wallington, NJ)



Back in Stock! WEB OF THE SPIDER on Blu-Ray

Yes, indeed. It's back, a highly demanded Blu-Ray, a Gothic horror from Europe. Not only is it the first HD, it's fully restored and mastered from the uncut, domestic theatrical negative in it's original widescreen aspect ratio. Plus, multiple audio commentaries, two German Super 8 movie digests, trailer reel, deleted scene, art gallery and more. Plus, an uncut additional Italian version. Packed! General details:

WEB OF THE SPIDER (1971) - Blu-Ray
A man in the 1800's meets Edgar Allen Poe (Klaus Kinski) in a Tavern. He is challenged to spend the night in a haunted castle. At the castle he meets a woman and strange people come and go...or are they ghosts....or vampires? Atmospheric, scary Italian film. Remake of CASTLE OF TERROR. Extras: Deleted scene, Italian version, commentaries, 8mm digests, trailers and more! Fully restored.

Get your very own copy of this deluxe Blu-Ray now in our Complete Blu-Ray catalog on-line here at Creepy Classics.


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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