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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: On the set of ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948), it's Glenn Strange (Frankenstein's Monster) and Bela Lugosi (Dracula). In the center is a tech person, perhaps a script writer? It's not director Charles Barton...if you know who it is, email me at creepyclassics@creepyclassics.com. I'd love to know.

Thanks to Larry Boyington of Oklahoma City and Jeff Kohnen of Davenport, Iowa for identifying Norman Abbott (dialogue coach), Bud Abbott's nephew. He's the one on the center with the script.

Get ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN on DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics.

Get all your favorite monster movies on Blu-Ray or DVD here at Creepy Classics. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction collectibles here at Creepy Classics.

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

1) 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.

2) Then it's the MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FESTIVAL (August 14-15, 2020) at The Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio. Where most Bashers stay, The Canton Fairfield. Hotel phone: (330) 484-0300 for reservations. Web site for all the details: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-August.html

New August 2020 video produced by Kevin Slick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3gamqPmtCg

3) 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!

Above: One of the display at our October show.

 

 

New! More Used DVDs in Shock Stock

It's now in the hundreds of great DVDs available in our Used DVD Graveyard. Super deals on great titles. If you haven't stepped into that section of our catacombs, well, now's the time.

We are stocked on titles like THE VANISHING SHADOW (1934), FAMOUS MONSTER - FORREST J ACKERMAN, THE FACELESS MONSTER (Barbara Steele), MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH/PREMATURE BURIAL (Vincent Price), METROPOLIS (Classic Silent), THEM (Giant Ants), ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY, THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE (Lon Chaney, Jr.), THE GREEN SLIME and hundreds more!

Creep on over to the Used DVD Department now at Creepy Classics and check them out!

 

 

New! Jack Kirby Comic Fans Face Front...

If, like me, you grew up loving comic books in the 1960s-1970s...you probably know all about one off the greatest comic artist ever, Jack Kirby! We now are stock great Kirby magazines that reprint the comics, unpublished rare work, interviews with Kirby and associates.

If you love those Jack Kirby monsters and super-heroes, you'll love magazines like The Jack Kirby Collector, Jack Kirby Quarterly and The Jack Kirby Treasury! Find them all in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Valentines In the Creepy Office

Some nice Valentines coming in here at the Creepy Classics/Monster Bash HQ! Make sure not to forget YOUR Valentines this year! Or you may find yourself being walled-up in the basement. And, it's dark down there.

"Well, after the Valentines Day fiasco...she paid me well to do this. It's just my job."

 

 

New! The CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL Magazine

Here it is, the new guide book special from CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES magazine:

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: A & C MEET THE MONSTERS - Magazine
The comedy team of Abbott and Costello as they met the monsters in a series of films is looked at closely! Detailed look at each film in the series. Painstakingly researched, packed with articles, stills and posters. Gloss, laminate cover, high quality, perfect bound!

Get it in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department here in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics. Plus....we've re-stocked on these following issues:

Run to your mouse and click to get them all in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department today!

 

 

Get Your Hotel Room Booked Now for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

This 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! Expanded, Re-Mastered Documentary on Bela Lugosi

It's in stock now! The documentary BELA LUGOSI - THE FORGOTTEN KING...hosted by the founding editor of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine, Forrest J Ackerman. It's been updated with additional first hand information on Lugosi from even more people that worked with the man!

Here's the details:

LUGOSI - THE FORGOTTEN KING (1984-2017 Expanded!) - DVD
Officially licensed by Lugosi Enterprises Edition. First ever documentary about iconic actor, Bela Lugosi. Originally produced in 1984 and hosted by horror legend Forrest J Ackerman, the film has been digitally remastered with over an hour's worth of new material added. This edition is fully authorized by The Lugosi Family. You'll see interviews with Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Carroll Borland, Alex Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Sara Karloff, Bela G. Lugosi, Donnie Dunagan, Janet Anne Gallow, Terry Castle, Carla Laemmle, Louise Currie, Ann Jeffreys, Bob Burns and more.

Get you copy now in our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Hey! The Winter Issue Still Available...MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38

Get your copy of the latest 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 wintery classic zine:

 

 

Outta This World...

New! Vintage Pulp Digest Magazines...

Now here, classic vintage pulp magazine digests. Great ones like AMAZING SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, GALAXY NOVELS, SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, SUPER SCIENCE FICTION and more. Collectible mags with gorgeous cover art and great stories from the masters!

Select the ones you'd like from our Vintage Digest Department before the coolest ones sell! They're here at Creepy Classics...all come bagged and boarded for protection.

 

 

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!

 

 

10,000 Villagers With Torches!

We want to thank everyone that has been participating at our official Creepy Classics/Monster Bash Conference Facebook Page. This past weekend we crashed through the 10,000 followers mark.

If you haven't been joining us there, please check it out. We are the place on Facebook that holds the torches high in honor of classic monster movies, events, new releases and flashback memories.

CLICK HERE to check out the page.

Or, go to Facebook and search for "Monster Bash Conference"

 

 

A Happy Belated Birthday...Basher!

A couple days late...but Happy Birthday to MONSTER BASHER Shawn Israel! He's been on the Bash staff since the very beginning...1997. From drive-ins, to obscure film references...he's the guy.

A sincere Happy Birthday to Shawn.

 

 

New Additions To Our Used Blu-Ray Department Coming In...

Have you checked out the Used Blu-Ray Department yet? Great titles, an inexpensive way to start up your personal Blu-Ray collection! Check out titles like THE FLY (1958), THE FLY (1986), MAD MONSTER PARTY (1967), UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS ESSENTIAL COLLECTION Box Set, THE THEIF OF BAGDAD (1940), GAMERA movies, Kino's DR. MABUSE - THE GAMBLER (1922), THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) and more.

Get these now in our Used Blu-Ray Department....where else...but, Creepy Classics!

 

 

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 details on the show, CLICK HERE!

See the trailer preview by Kevin Slick:

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/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 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!

 

 

Get Ready....Big News From Universal!

My daughter, Paisley, came running down the stairs last night to where I was, watching MAN MADE MONSTER in honor of Lon Chaney, Jr. She said enthusiastically "Dad, have you see this?! What's coming to Universal Studios in Florida?"

She showed me this article on her laptop and played the video. Zounds! A new theme park area at Universal Florida and a CLASSIC MONSTERS section planned with blue prints filed publicly. I can't wait for 2023! Here's the web site with all the details:

https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/theme-park-news/site-plan-for-universal-classic-monsters-at-epic-universe-revealed/

Here's the video:

Universal classic monster fans rejoice!

-Ron

Hi Ron,

That is tremendous news about the new Classic Monster expansion. 2023 can't come fast enough.

I think just about all of monster bash kids would welcome Universal rectifying a huge wrong from a few years ago. Wouldn't it great if Universal were remove the contents of Soundstage 28 from storage, and reassemble the Phantom of the Opera set in all it's glory in this expansion? It would be so cool to create a new Paris Opera House building, and then fill it with the original set built 95 years ago.

I'd love to hear what you and other monster kids think about this idea?

John Clemons / Union City

 

 

New! Personal Checks Autographed by FAMOUS MONSTERS' Founding Editor...Forrest J Ackerman

Now, here at Creepy Classics you can get and own a real bank certified check that was written and signed by Forrest J Ackerman. Ackerman was the founding editor of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine. Check out the....checks available right now:

FORREST J ACKERMAN / FRANK ROBINSON - Autographed Check
An actual check written my FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's Forrest J Ackerman to Science Fiction writer Frank Robinson. Forry's signature on the front. Robinson's signature is on the back. It's from the account FJA's Science Fiction Agency. Drafted in August of 1955. Would be great framed.

FORREST J ACKERMAN (Richfield Oil) - Autographed Check
An actual check written my FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's Forrest J Ackerman to Richfield Oil Corp. Forry's signature on the front. It's from the account FJA's Science Fiction Agency. Drafted in June of 1957. Would be great framed with an issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS. From the estate of FJA.

FORREST J ACKERMAN (Health Gazette) - Autographed Check
An actual check written my FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's Forrest J Ackerman to the Health Gazette. Forry's signature on the front. It's from the personal account of Forrest J Ackerman. Drafted in September of 1991. Would be great framed with an issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS. From the estate of FJA.

FORREST J ACKERMAN (SBC) - Autographed Check
An actual check written my FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's Forrest J Ackerman to "SBC." Forry's signature on the front. It's from Forrest J Ackerman's personal account. Drafted in April of 2005. Would be great framed with an issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS! From the estate of Forrest J Ackerman.

Get these and other star signatures in our Creepy Classics Autograph Department.

 

 

Robert Conrad Rest In Peace

He was James West in the classic TV show WILD WILD WEST...the western that touched on James Bond style, science fiction and, in a few episodes, horror. A real favorite in our Monster Boom Generation. We were lucky enough to meet him at Martin Gram's Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Here's more details from MONSTER BASH writer Leonard Hayhurst:

Actor Robert Conrad died Feb. 8, 2020, of heart failure in Malibu, California, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 84. Conrad was born March 1, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois.

Conrad had three successful television series in HAWAIIAN EYE from 1959 to 1963, THE WILD WILD WEST from 1965 to 1969 and BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON from 1976 to 1978. He’s probably best remembered for THE WILD WILD WEST as a secret service agent traveling around the U.S. in a train in the 1800s foiling various evil plots with a partner played by Ross Martin. Two reunion movies for the series came out in 1979 and 1980.

Movies included YOUNG DILLINGER, PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND, SUDDEN DEATH, THE LADY IN RED and JINGLE ALL THE WAY. He wrote, directed and starred in THE BANDITS in 1967 about three Americans who become involved in the French encroachment into Mexico.

Conrad had guest spots on many other television programs, a few short lived series, did commercials for Eveready Batteries where he challenged someone to knock the battery off his shoulder and several times captained the NBC team for BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS.

 

 

Monster Basher Roberto "Bobb" Cotter Passes Away

Rest in Peace Long Time Basher (since the very beginning in 1997) Roberto "Bobb" Cotter.

Author of numerous books, including THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER & MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY, Roberto "Bobb" Cotter has passed away due to serious complications from a stroke.

If you've been to BASH, you probably know Bobb as he was usually either in his "Kolchak" get-up or a Mexican wrestling mask.

We all will miss Bobb.

-Ron

 

 

Now Available - VIP Admission Memberships and Vendor Tables for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

***Please note: Vendor table prices are discounted for a limited time to $150. 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 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 the discount on dealer tables for this show!

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

Classic Monster Fun For All!

 

 

Monster Bash June 2020

VIP Admission Memberships 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, dealer ballroom and meeting guest stars NOW! Available right now, CLICK HERE!

Note: Only a Few Left: If 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!

 

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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