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It's our latest offerings, and a look ahead at cool classic monster, horror, & science fiction releases.

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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Monday September 25 - Tuesday September 26, 2023

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: The underground ice cave with The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.) in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943).

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Formally known as LUGOSI: THE FORGOTTEN KING, this updated and expanded documentary is now available on DVD:

Footage from 20 of Lugosi's biggest films, plus outtakes, clips, trailers, interviews and stills from his childhood days in Hungary, and his career on Broadway through the Hollywood era. Updated with newly released footage and re-mastered! Hosted by Forrest J. Ackerman the world's leading authority on horror films and officially authorized by the Lugosi Family. Formally titled LUGOSI: THE FORGOTTEN KING.

Get this in our Recent DVD Additions Department here at Creepy Classics.



New! Unearthed Magazines For You...

After sending out our gravediggers, we've discovered some issues that we thought we were out of...

FILMFAX #159 - Magazine
The magazine of unusual film, televsion, and retro pop culture! Inside this issue: Yvonne Craig as Batgirl! Interviewed: Brett Halsey on his work with Vincent Price in TWICE TOLD TALES and RETURN OF THE FLY. Plus, SON OF KONG and Ed Wood!

Located, just a few remaining copies of this issue! Inside Horror's Best Supporting Players of the 1930s-1940s, Cliffhanger Serial Horrors, The Horror Film Crisis of 1932, ans more. All glossy magazine of classic horror films.

Get these and many, many more titles in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.



New! FIVE CAME BACK Laser Disc

It a classic movie adventure thriller from RKO Studios:

FIVE CAME BACK (1939) - Laser Disc
Stars Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, John Carradine and C. Aubrey Smith. Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters, pilots Bill and Joe race against time to fix the engines and attempt a take off.

See this and more titles in our Laser Disc Department here at Creepy Classics.



New! Get Ready To MONSTER BASH in 3-D

This October's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE will celebrate the notorious film, ROBOT MONSTER (1953). We'll have the star of the film Greg Moffett and a special presentation of the film in 3-D by the 3-D Film Archives! The 3-D version was thought to never have really existed, but it does...see the restoration at BASH. And....get ready with this creepy cool ROBOT MONSTER T-Shirt:

ROBOT MONSTER in all his glory! A commemorative t-shirt for MONSTER BASH's spotlight on this iconic science fiction film that was shot in 3-D. A quality 100% cotton pre-shrunk black shirt. Quality screen scream printing. In men's sizes SMALL - 3X, while supplies last. "I must re-calculate!"

See this now in our Shirts & Accessories Department at Creepy Classics!



Greg Moffett Interview!

Child actor Greg Moffett has be interviewed by super interviewer Steven Turek at the Diecast Podcast. Click and plug-in to this in-depth interview with Greg. Greg will be appearing, in person, at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE October 13-15, 2023.

Click Here or the Interview!



Thank You For Swinging at the Super Monster-Rama Drive-In

Thanks to all that stopped by the concession building for the September Super Monster-Rama show at The Riverside Drive-In, Vandergrif, PA. Creepy Classics/Monster Bash was in the concession building and we loved talking horror movies with everyone. Pictured above, it's Creepy Classics' Ted Lewczyk behind the tables.

Thanks to all the Creepy Classics/Monster Bash staff, producer George Reis, and all our drive-in family at The Riverside Drive-In.



Monster Kid Passes Away

This sad news in from Michael Joyner, Monster Bash Award Winner:

Hi Ron
Sorry to have to bear sad news, but a great Monster Kid passed away last week. Paul Knight, best known to his friends as Paulzilla is gone. Paul was a fixture every year at Monster Fest in Chesapeake, always in his black and green Scary Monsters t shirt. until his illness kept him away last year. Paul was a long time contributor and promoter of Scary Monsters magazine, which he sold back issues of at the Fest every year. He was also just one of the nicest ,friendliest and dedicated Monster Kids I've ever met. He even started a long time tradition of sharing Halloween cards among the show's regulars. He will be truly missed.

The next Monster Fest will be # 19 and at the Chesapeake Virginia Great Bridge Library on Saturday October 7th 2023

Michael Joyner



New! MFTV -- The Vault Is Open...

We have acquired publisher Jim Clatterbaugh's back issue warehouse and have many other issues in stock. Check them all out in our MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT Department, where else?....but, Creepy Classics!




It's here! Relive the fun, the magic, and the monsters from MONSTER BASH June 2023:

MONSTER BASH JUNE 2023 (Conference Highlights/Interviews) - DVD
MONSTER BASH is the gathering of classic monster movie and TV fans from across the country that get together to meet stars and share stories. Fun, family, friends and film. These clips from the show include interviews and fun with Lynne Lugosi (Bela Lugosi’s granddaughter), actress Audrey Dalton, Beverly Washburn, Daniel Roebuck (THE MUNSTERS), live theater with Zach Zito, film historians Greg Mank and Frank Dello Stritto! See the fans and the fun. Walk through Monster Bash, see interviews and more! Stay up to date with the MONSTER BASH shows at www.monsterbash.us. Videographer: Kevin Slick.

Get your copy of this historic event for Monster Kids everywhere in our Monster Bash Store, inside Creepy Classics!



August MONSTER BASH Film Fest Goes Back In Time on Friday August 16 - Saturday August 17, 2024

Pre-Registration admission available now! It's a PREHISTORIC MONSTER BASH at the glorious, beautiful grand and historic Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio on August 16-17, 2024.

TV Horror Hosts Son of Ghoul, Drac and Countess Carita will be joined by vendors from around the country.

The greatest classic dinosaur movies of all-time on the giant screen in this grand movie palace on both Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17, 2024.

See all the details by CLICKING HERE. Movie Schedule To Come Soon!

The closest hotel, 5 blocks away is the Double Tree Canton.

Above: Ornamentals inside the grand Palace Theatre.



New! SHUDDER #13 Magazine

Time to shudder at SHUDDER again! The latest issue is here, in stock, and ready to fly like a renegade bat, to your doorstep:

SHUDDER #13 - Magazine
The world's #1 illustrated horror magazine! Inside this issue of horror magic it's Garnerville's Redoubtable Wizard, Mummies, The Vampire Maid, Some Like It Rot, Lost in the Shovel and other tales of horror. Black and white horror comics to chill and thrill! Cover by Don Maitz.

Get your very own copy of this mag of horror to read under threes that are changing color for autumn! It's in our SHUDDER Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics.



New! More Used DVDs Are Now Available

We're re-shocking the shelves in our Used DVD Department...scanning and listing new selections like this one:

Bud and Lou are looking for treasure in Egypt in this send-up of Kharis the mummy with Klaris the mummy. Universal ace stuntman Eddie Parker gets to be the monster and GETS credit for it this time.

Get this one and many more now listed in our Used DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.




You can get your copy right now:

The all-glossy retro classic monster magazine for a Monster Boom Generation! Inside these glossy gruesome pages...Bela Lugosi lives. We explore the zombie films of Bela Lugosi from the 1930s-1950s. WHITE ZOMBIE and beyond. There's a gallery of rare photos from rare movies that were offered through TV's SHOCK THEATER. Pittsburgh's iconic TV horror host is remembered. Who is Skelton Knaggs? The great character actor that graced the silver screen though many classic horror films. You've seem him in HOUSE OF DRACULA, THE GHOST SHIP, BEDLAM, ISLE OF THE DEAD, DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME, TERROR BY NIGHT and more! and Plus, fan letters, movie reviews, and monster flashbacks. Writers include Frank Dello Stritto, Leonard Hayhurst, Charles Henson, Edward Lerp, Jr. and more. Cover by Monster Bash Award winning artist Mark Maddox.

Get your discounted copy shipped right out to you. It's in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department here at Creepy Classics. Hunchbacks are standing by to pack and ship yours.

Here's a peek inside this awe-inspiring issue:




Just in tme to herald in ROBOT MONSTER coming to MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2023! The above art submitted by artist and publisher, John Sargent.

If you like it, check out his magazine, MONSTER-ART...issues #1, #2, and #3 in stock at Creepy Classics:

MONSTER-ART #1 - Magazine
An all glossy, full color classic monster magazine! New, premiere issue. Classic films, great articles, color illustrations. Lugosi, Karloff, Chaney, Lee. Inside: Universal classics, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, HERE COMES THE BRIDE (of Frankenstein), FJA, TV Horror Host Chilly Billy, Hammer Girls, more!

MONSTER-ART #2 - Magazine
An all glossy, full color classic monster magazine! CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON gurgles on the over! Classic films, great articles, color illustrations. Inside: John Agar Gets the Girl, Vincent Price - Price is Right, STAR TREK, TWILIGHT ZONE, Bela and Boris, Universally Classic, more!

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!

Start your collection today from our MONSTER-ART Magazine Department at Creepy Classics.



The Chuck Cox Collection

I want to thank Chuck Cox for sharing the above great photos of models he's built. What a great job and it's so cool to see them displayed so nicely! Here's what Chuck said:

Hi Ron
I just wanted to share some photos of my recent models I did. The fly in cyclops are added to the collection. Can't wait to see everyone at the October bash! There just might be a Wolfman sighting!

-Chuck Cox, West Virginia



Monster Bash October Preview on Diecast Movie Podcast!

Hey, a big ROBOT MONSTER thank youto Steven Turek of the DIECAST MOVIE PODCAST for spotlighting MONSTER BASH and chatting with me about the movie DOCTOR X too on the show.

CLICK HERE to listen now!



Rondo Remembers - Bigfoot Confession

Usually, in this column, I'm remembering the wonderful monster movie related things from my childhood. This time out, I'm only going back to my early thirties. Though, many would agree that I've never grown out of my childhood.

When you grow up like I did, there was monster merchandise that caught my eye everywhere. Even before I really saw much of the monster movies on TV. There was "Frankensteins" in comic books like SUPERMAN, JERRY LEWIS comics, "Mr. Hyde" in THOR (JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY) comics. Of course, the Aurora monster models, toys, plastic kid's wallets, in Bugs Bunny cartoons there were monsters. All of this merchandising led to the movies themselves. It worked!

From the monster movies it was a short jump to "are there real mysterious monsters living in our world today?" In elementary school I started ordering Scholastic books. Everything spooky. Mysteries, fun science, Edgar Allan Poe...and books on The Loch Ness Monster, UFOS, and -- Bigfoot.

Fast forward two decades. It was just another get together with two friends (who happened to be brothers). The names withheld to protect the innocent. Although (hint), one is now my brother-in-law...he married my sister. Here we were having pizza one Saturday night. My future brother-in-law said he had used his dad's saw and sander to create fake Bigfoot feet (18 inches long) out of wood. He is a quiet fellow (gotta watch out for those ones). They had leather straps screwed in on the top. The feet looked great and he even made a slight deformity on one of them to add realism. We now had plans for a for a fun Saturday night.

It was winter and dark outside. When it was after 11PM and most of Ligonier, Pennsylvania was quiet, we deployed. Driving the brother's green, three-in-the-tree, manual shift van we selected our remote targets. First, a road near a private school in the woods outside of town. I strapped these Bigfoot accessories on my sneakers and ran around the side of the road in the 4 inch snow, dodging in and out of the woods, using the biggest strides I could muster. Those feet were heavy and even though it was below freezing outside, I was sweating. We took turns.

Next stop, a nice little church, also on the outside of town. I ran circles around the church, in the snow. We knew they would have to be seen by parishioners in the fresh snow the next morning.

Finally, we got bold. We pulled up next to a grocery store that had a city park next to it. It was a large area with majestic hundred foot pines through the park. I bolted out of the van with those heavy wooden feet and leaped through the snow, leaving imprints in the snow at five to six foot intervals. Many residents walked through the park to go to the grocery store. Surely these footprints would be seen in the morning. We thought that was enough. We wouldn't want to get caught and we were awfully tired from wearing the heavy big feet.

The next morning, and the ensuing Monday we heard no repercussions. Well, it was a fun night and a lot of laughs on a Saturday night for us. Then, when I was at work later in the week, I saw it. I worked at a radio station in Pittsburgh and one of the newspapers on my desk had just a tiny mention of reports of a Bigfoot in Ligonier, PA. I called the other guys and said we better keep "mum" about it. Yes, our "Bigfoot" did see a little press.

As a friend at one of the radio stations I worked at philosophized, "There's always time for a practical joke."

-Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
September 15, 2023

Funny story !!!

Another Bigfoot sighting was during this years baseball season. I've been a fan of the Chicago White Sox since the early 60's. Moved from Chicago to Florida 40 years ago and still kept the faith. Now that I'm retired I watch all the games on MLB.TV on my laptop.

During the earlier part of this season, the Kansas City Royals had a player named Vinnie Pasquantino, who acquired the nickname of "Pasquatch". When he would come up to bat, Bigfoot would come through a door and walk back and forth in an area beyond the outfield wall . It was pretty cool, even though he was on the opposing team. Well, sadly, Vinnie suffered a shoulder injury this year and is out for the year. The Sox had a recent series in Kansas City and no Vinnie ; no Bigfoot either. Oh well, as many of us sports fans say "Maybe next year."
Don C
Tampa, Fla.


I’m using an old phrase of yours, with a small twist: “There are a lot worse things kids could be doin’ than faking Bigfoot prints.”

I’ve never seen the big furry fella, nor have I seen any tracks. I have seen lots of blurry photos, also known as a Blobsquatch. I made a little Bigfoot film several years back, and one photo I took of Bigfoot in the woods turned out pretty good - and maybe a little spooky. I actually had a few folks tell me to put it on the internet and claim it was real!

I still have belief. Something MAY be out there. Giving up on Bigfoot would be like giving up on a big part of my childhood.

-Brian Nichols, Bryan, TX



New! H.G. Wells Meets Jack The Ripper in TIME AFTER TIME

The wild adventure-fantasy TIME AFTER TIME (1979) is now available on DVD, as well as Blu-Ray, at Creepy Classics:

TIME AFTER TIME (1979) - DVD or Blu-Ray
Stars Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen. Jack the Ripper in the 18th century steals H.G. Wells time machine to escape capture and winds up in the 20th century. H.G. Wells also time travels and is hot on the murderer's tail. Wonderful, fun and exciting science fantasy.

Get it in the format you want 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 (or, subscribe here too)....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 Stock! SCRIPTS FROM THE CRYPT from Film Historian Tom Weaver

These two great ultimate guides to the films MR. SARDONICUS and the unmade REVOLT OF THE DEAD are back...read on...

Tom Weaver's great series "Scripts From the Crypt." This big volume includes the script from MR. SARDONICUS (1961) starring Audrey Dalton and Guy Rolfe. Packed with much more movie history, merchandising, advertising art and information. Fun facts and articles. Loads of photos. 283 pages!

This huge volume presents the strangest of scripts/storylines from Tod Browning (DRACULA, FREAKS, MARK OF THE VAMPIRE). It's called REVOLT OF THE DEAD and is the weirdest most outrageous horror film never filmed. Studios might have shunned it even more than FREAKS. Unbelievably unsettling and gruesome. You can read between the lines and see Browning had Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in mind to star in it. Besides this stunning relic with hand notes by Browning, there's coverage on his other horror films. Contributions from Tom Weaver, Gary Don Rhodes, Robert Guffey, Nathaniel Bell and Jan Alan Henderson.

Get these in our SCRIPTS FROM THE CRYPT book series department here at Creepy Classics!



New! Like, New...Used Blu-Ray Sets

Get this great compilation of 1950s horror-science fiction films now, at low prices:

SCI-FI FROM THE VAULT (4 Films) - Used Blu-Ray
Four atomic age classic science fiction flicks on Blu-Ray: Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion masterpiece 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957), Harryhausen's great IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955), CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1956) and Lou Costello in THE 30-FOOT BRIDE OF CANDY ROCK (1959)!

Don't miss out, get your BluRay sci-fi marathon now in our Used Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics!



Check out the Trailer Preview For MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2023

The big MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE October 2023 is fast approaching. Get in the monster mood now, check out the new trailer produced by Kevin Slick:




Above: October MONSTER BASH Guest and renegade monster movie producer David "The Rock" Nelson on WOR-TV promoting MONSTER BASH...as only he can!

Next Month!

MONSTER BASH October 2023

It's gorillas, vampires and mad monsters running amok...for MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2023! The meeting place for The Monster Boom Generation.

Get your 3-Day VIP MONSTER BASH admission membership now and save $10 per 3-Day membership!

Slither over to the MONSTER BASH OCTOBER Home Page now, CLICK HERE.

Direct link to the admission:

3-day admission VIP membership! October 13-15, 2023 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, (Cranberry Township-Mars, PA). The classic monster movie conference and festival! Movie and TV stars, wall-to-wall monster vendors, special events, screenings. The multi-Rondo award winning best convention. Discounted for a limited time. Events-guests subject to change. Non-refundable. 3-Day Pass at the door $60. Only $45 now for a limited time!

Go Bash, Go!

Above: The Mazurczak Monsters are back at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST! Life-size creatures to get your photo with.




Next summer we'll be back at the Pittsburgh Marriott North.

Just added to the Guest List that will be updated even more soon...Victoria Price, plus Jessica Rains (Claude Rains daughter) will be at MONSTER BASH JULY 2024. Plus, Daniel Roebuck said he's in....and even more -- from TOMB OF LIGEIA, Vincent Price co-star Elizabeth Shepherd. And, Monster Bash Family Guests: Special EFX Wizard-Actor-Director Tom Savini, Son of Ghoul (TV Horror Hosts), Drac & Countess Carita (more Horror Hosts!), and who could ever forget, the one and only David "The Rock Nelson."

Weddings knocked us out of all the June weekends. So MONSTER BASH will be July 19-21, 2024. We're still working on guests for the show, but if you want to get a jump on discounted admission, you can click here.

Reservations at the host hotel and its sister hotel, just a few feet away are now being taken, click here.

Note from the hotel: "Please be aware that any room cancellations made after July 3rd, 2024 (cutoff date) will incur a cancellation fee."


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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