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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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Friday February 26 - Monday March 1, 2021

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Junior High School memories come rushing back...after building up your courage, rejection for the Friday night sock hop. Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff in THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935). Get THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN on Blu-Ray or DVD here at Creepy Classics.

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New! More Great Used VHS Tapes From the Vaults

We sent Ygor into the vaults here to scan some more great used VHS tapes. Collectors are re-collecting the great VHS tapes for box art and to play in their resurrected VHS players! Get these now, they go quick:

THE MAD GHOUL (1943) - Used VHS
David Bruce becomes the Mad Ghoul at the hand of the delightfully evil, lecherous George Zucco. Robert Armstrong (KING KONG) plays a reporter looking for the ghoul. Turhan Bey and Evelyn Ankers too!

THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL (1944) - Used VHS
Nothing like a good brain-swapping/ape on the loose/mad doctor/gangster/white slavery movie...this one's got it all. George Zucco is the mad doctor.

THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA (1971/Midnite Movies) - Used VHS
Stars Robert Quarry, Mariette Hartley and Roger Perry. The King of the Drive-In Vampires is back! It's Quarry as Count Yorga. He's back and living next to a children's school...yep, nasty business. Looking for young blood and a wife, it's another reign of terror.

THE SLIME PEOPLE (1962/Acme) - Used VHS
Climbing up from beneath the surface of the earth....The Slime People are coming! They've got plans to change the earth's climate to be more suitable for slime and don't get in their way. Robert Hutton directed and stars along with Les Tremayne! No award-winner, just lots of slimy monsters.

TOWER OF LONDON (1939) - Used VHS
Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price in this ancient tale of rivalry. Karloff is awesome as Mord the Torturer.

Get all of the above and many, many more Used VHS in our Used VHS Graveyard at Creepy Classics. Jump into the grave and start digging!

 

 

Above: Geoffrey out from behind the projector!

Happy Birthday Monster Bash Staffer Geoffrey Curtis

Our chief projectionist at the MONSTER BASH shows, Geoffrey Curtis, is celebrating a birthday today, February 26! Above is Geoffrey pictured at a MONSTER BASH company picnic, playing centerfield in our staff game at a local ballfield.

Happy Birthday Geoffrey!

 

 

Re-Stocked...Just Landed! The Complete INVADERS TV Series DVD Box Sets

Direct from the far reaches of space...THE INVADERS complete television series on a DVD box set is back at Creepy Classics:

THE INVADERS (1967-1968/43 episodes!) - DVD Box set
The Invaders is an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from 1967 to 1968. Roy Thinnes stars as David Vincent, who tries to thwart an in-progress alien invasion with doubting officials and public. Extras!

Get this bog DVD set to take over your TV screen now. You must, the aliens say so...telepathically. It's in our Complete DVD Catalog on-line (in the "I" for INVADERS section), here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! SCIENCE FANTASY FILM CLASSICS #1 In Stock

Retro timeslip back to 1977...this was on all the newsstands, SCIENCE FANTASY FILM CLASSICS first issue. Riding the wave of STAR WARS they covers it and blockbuster science fiction films from the past too. Snap this issue before it's outta here at Creepy Classics:

SCIENCE & FANTASY FILM CLASSICS #1 - Magazine
The fist issue from 1977 in like new condition except for a tiny chip out of the top left corner of the spine. Inside: STAR WARS, FORBIDDEN PLANET, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, The Special Effect Wizards, The Success of Robby the Robot and more!

It's in our Miscellaneous Magazine section of our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics. Get it for your collection today!

 

 

New! It's HERE....MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #41

Just when you thought it was going to be a long winter....here's something to keep you happy...well, if you happen to be a classic monster fan. Hey, if you're here reading this...you MUST be! Get your latest issue here bagged and boarded for protection in our MONSTER BASH Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #41 - Magazine
We DARE you to read about...The Monsters...movie monsters that is. Articles on the "Death by Fright" gimmicks, Lon Chaney Jr.'s Wolf Man, Universal's Monster Villages, INVADERS FROM MARS and more. Writers include Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Ron Adams. Cover art by Basil Gogos.

We dare you to get this in our MONSTER BASH Magazine Department. We double-dare you to find it in our Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand, we triple-dog dare you to order yours now for immediate shipping from Creepy Classics.

Here's a sample page to give you peek inside:

 

 

Wall of Fame (Famous Monsters)

This in from our Monster Bashing friend Chuck Cox who just recently moved from Pennsylvania to West Virginia:

Hey Ron,
I just wanted to share a small portion of my monster collection. It's my Wall Of Masks! Unpacking this stuff after moving is like Christmas morning those are the boxes you can't wait to unpack an get displayed again.

Stay creepy my friends!

Chuck Cox
From West bygone Virginia!

Thanks for sharing your creepy cool mask collection Chuck!

 

 

New! TOY-VENTURES Magazine at Creepy Classics

You're gonna love this new magazine...TOY-VENTURES! If you grew up loving monster toys, models and figures this is right on target for your collection. Information, history and stunning, beautiful photography of the classic toys with a special focus on monsters. The first two issues are in stock now. Get them now before issue three comes out, so yo are up-to-date on TOY-VENTURES:

TOY-VENTURES #1 - Magazine
The world of classic toys and monsters in full glossy color. Great articles and stunning photos of the toys we grew up with. In this premiere issue: AHI and Aurora Monsters, PLANET OF THE APES figures, Superheroes on Parachutes, KISS toys and more. A great new magazine for childhood monster memories.

TOY-VENTURES #2 - Magazine
The classic toys we grew up with! Full color glossy magazine with stunning images of classic monster toys and more. In this second issue articles and detailed photos on Mattel Godzillas, Colorform Outer Space Men, Mego Doctor Who Guide, Lost Toys of THE MONSTER SQUAD and more!

Get them in our new TOY-VENTURES Department (the paint on the walls hasn't even dried yet), here in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Peek At Spring's MONSTER BASH Magazine Cover

A glorious cover of Ray Milland as "X" - THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES graves the cover of MONSTER BASH #42. Available in May 2021. The cover is masterfully painted by dashin' Daniel Horne. In the meantime subscribe so you don't miss a single issue, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Get The Creeps!

Have you started collecting THE CREEPS magazine yet? What are you waiting for? It's just like the old CREEPY magazines we grew up with, twisted stories, great art:

Get these issues now in our CREEPS Department:

The horror hits just keep on coming from publisher/editor Rich Sala. Get stocked now on THE CREEPS in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand...it's behind the fresh mortar in the sub-basement at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Above: Monster Bash staffer Ted Lewczyck from a few years ago on the left and not too long ago on the right. Heh.

Happy Birthday Bash Staffer Ted Lewczyk

We are all wishing a super Happy Birthday to Ted Lewczyk. Ted is affectionately nicknamed "Wires" for his work on the technical side of MONSTER BASH. He celebrates a birthday today (February 23).

Here he is below with Henry Winkler at one of the shows we did:

 

 

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?

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!

 

 

New! Double Disc Hammer Horror

Now available direct from the Warner Brothers vaults...four classic Hammer Horror films on a double DVD disc set:

HAMMER HORROR CLASSICS (4 Film Favorites) - DVD Set
Four classic Hammer Horror films: THE MUMMY (1959) with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, FRANKENSTEIN MUST ME DESTROYED (1969) with Cushing, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968) with Lee and Veronica Carlson, plus TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA (1970) starring Christopher Lee. Two disc set.

Get this set for your creepy collection right now in our New DVD Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Collectible Records From the Past

The above pictured fantastic vinyl is now in stock here at Creepy Classics:

THE SOUPY SALES SHOW (1961) - Record Album
1961 record album on Reprise label. Fun cover, displayable. Arranged and conducted by Jimmy Haskell...Selections are: 'SOUPY'S THEME, A SINGER WITHOUT A SONG, SOUPY'S SONG, HIPPY'S CHA CHA HIPS, BECAUSE OF BLACK TOOTH, POOKIE THE TOREADOR, WHITE FANG, PIE IN THE FACE, SOUPY WAILS, THE SOUPY SHUFFLE, SOUPYSEZ, FINALE" Condition: bright nice cover, some slight water damage on bottom right, record itself looks new, no visible scratches or wear!

SPELLBOUND (Alfred Hitchcock) - 4 Record Display Album
Music by Miklos Rosaz from Alfred Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND (1945). Starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. 4 Record Album Set in large gatefold book. These are 4 double sided 78 RPM records from 1945. Includes themes from the classic film. Vintage collectible! Some water stains, but overall, good!

Get these collectible albums to revolve on your turntable right now from our Vinyl Records Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Books on Oddities and Film Broadcasting

Here are three very interesting books that are now avalaible at Creepy Classics for lovers of the strange and film broadcast history too:

TV FEATURE FILM SOURCE BOOK Volume 17 - Softcover Book
From the 1972-1973 season, a catalog distributed to television stations by Warner Brothers. It lists feature films available for syndication on television. Historical reference for broadcasters and film studies. Perfect bound catalog with heavy stock cover.

WHERE ARE THEY BURIED (HOW DID THEY DIE)? - Softcover Book
639 pages with photos. Giant book on movie stars and celebrities...look up your favorites and find where their grave is with detailed directions to cemeteries and to the actual grave. Plus background information on their deaths. Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin...everyone you can think of!

PENNSYLVANIA CURIOSITIES (Roadside Oddities) - Softcover Book
By Clark DeLeon. Learn about the invention of the Slinky and the Zippo lighter, the Marie Antoinette Scenic View, where Edsels go to die and where water runs uphill in this guide to the most strange and outrageous people, places, and things throughout the Keystone State. Lots of photos.

See these and many more books of interesting reading, study...and scares in our Creepy Bookstore at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Happy Belated Birthday Malcolm Gittins

A very happy birthday with going out to MONSTER BASH's Malcolm Gittins! He celebrated his birthday over this past weekend. Malcolm is a Famous Fixture of Monster Bashland. You can see his artwork and smiling face at our MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES.

 

 

New! More Used DVDs To Spin For You

Check out all the latest additions in our Used DVD Department:

ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964) - Used DVD
Like new! Criterion! Stars Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West and a monkey. A Mars space probe with three astronauts fails. Mantee ends up the only surviving member and tries to survive on Mars. Deluxe booklet, featurette, excerpts from the original screenplay, behind-the-scenes photos.

THE BEST OF ABBOTT & COSTELLO Volume 2 - Used DVD Set
Movies include: THE TIMES OF OUR LIVES, HIT THE ICE, IN SOCIETY, HERE COME THE CO-EDS, THE NAUGHTY NINTIES (Who's on First), LITTLE GIANT, BUCK PRIVATES COME HOME, WISTFUL WIDOW OF WAGON GAP.

THE MUMMY (1959/Hammer) - Used DVD
The Mummy...Hammer-style. Christopher Lee as The Mummy, Peter Cushing, his adversary. Watch Chris Lee rise out of a dark gloppy bog! Loads of fun. Former library but appears news as if no one took it out.

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (1941) - Used DVD
Official Artisan/Republic DVD release. The great serial with Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel facing odds with the nefarious Scorpion. Masked madmen, dusty tombs and non-stop action. 12 chapters.

and even more, more, more in our Used DVD Department, right here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! This Re-Issued Special Edition of FESTIVAL OF FRIGHT

39 Classic horror trailers on DVD and a bonus CD disc of special horror effects and creepy music...stocked with this new set right now:

FESTIVAL OF FRIGHT (Special Edition) - DVD
The re-issued special edition of FESTIVAL OF FRIGHT! 39 classic horror movie preview trailers. Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney...they're all here. Plus, a bonus CD disc of horror compilation effects and background sounds of terror!

Get it on DVD (with bonus CD) now in our New DVD Department at Creepy Classics!

 

 

The M.B.C. Club Is Here & We Want Monsters!

Wait, wait stop...don't do it! Don't try to cut that coupon out on your computer monitor screen or cell phone! There's an easier way...just read on and click instead of cut. It's the most exciting news of this new year:

MONSTER BASH CREEPY CLUB - Membership & Cool Stuff
This is it! Your chance to be certified as a member of the exclusive MONSTER BASH CREEPY CLUB. You get lifetime membership, a big colorful MB button pin, a MB t-shirt (you'll check your size on check-out), a full color sticker great for slapping on your laptop, car bumper notebook or briefcase. Plus, your own wall certificate declaring you're a Doctor of MONSTER BASH madness. Best of all, there's a DVD from behind-the-scenes with many of the MONSTER BASH staffers with a Tor Johnson cover painted by Lorraine Bush! Zounds....get all this keen stuff sent to you now!

And, guess what...?! Become a member and you'll see your name in a future MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE too.

Click HERE right now, don't miss out on becoming a member (I was even allowed to join!) and get a pack of creepy cool stuff. It's listed in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department too...at, where else Monster Basher? Why at Creepy Classics.

Member listings will appear in MONSTER BASH magazine.

 

 

Rondo Remembers: One Scary Night

I was recently talking with a friend on the phone and the movie DIARY OF A MADMAN (with Vincent Price) came up. This movie holds a very memorable night for me from decades ago. I think we all have a particular viewing or two that actually did scare us. I can name maybe a few off the top of my head like THE HAUNTING (1963), THE INNOCENTS (1961), THE WORLD OF THE VAMPIRES (1961), BLACK SABBATH (1964). It's being at the right age and being in the right environment when viewing.

DIARY OF A MADMAN (1963) was one of these. Just remembering the night brings a creeping feeling on the back of my neck. The movie is about an invisible demon called "The Horla." It's based on a supernatural horror story by Guy de Maupassant. A not often talked about Vincent Price film, but a good one.

What made this viewing all come together to be really scary was the situation, the environment and the film's story itself.

I was maybe seven years old and we were visiting my aunt and uncle's house in, I think, upper New York state. They had a lot of houses as my Uncle was a pilot trainer working for an airline; they moved a lot. I overheard a conversation with my mom and my aunt regarding the house. My aunt was saying she thought the house was haunted. That light switches would go on and off on their own. Well, THAT planted a seed in my seven year old brain.

Night came and my parents, my baby sister and baby cousin were in the dining room. The adults playing cards. The two little baby girls played on the floor by the adults. Me, I asked to watch a movie that I wanted to see. I had spied DIARY OF A MADMAN with Vincent Price in the TV Guide. They let me go to a family room on the other side of the house to watch. I retreated there with my comics and monster mags that I always traveled with.

It was late, maybe 10 or 11PM. I sat on the floor with the lights out. The room was bathed in just the flickering of the TV screen. The movie started. I didn't know much about this one other than what the TV Guide's mini-description said. I was regaled with this movie of an invisible demon that possessed Vincent Price. It made him into a crazed killer. He put his female victim beneath the clay of a sculpture he was doing. At one point you see the victim's real eye revealed from beneath the clay.

Suddenly, I was getting real shivers. I felt there was an invisible demon in the room with me! I can remember that feeling, and still "feel it" now as I flashback. At the time, what pops into my head? The conversation that my mom and aunt had had earlier in the day about a ghost in this very house. Well, in stone silence, my senses twitching at every moving shadow or small sound, I continued to watch.

I made it through the movie. As soon as it had ended I promptly clicked the lights on, snapped the button on the front of the television off, picked up my magazines and headed straight for the dining room on the other side of the house. For the rest of the evening I sat in the warm light of the dining room, in a corner. I didn't say anything. The adults finished up their card games, put the little girls to bed and I thought...that was a scary movie and this house just might be haunted. It was a tough night to sleep.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
February 2021

Great story.  You were truly in the House on Haunted Hill. I always found things like the "In Search of" shows scary as a kid because they presented it "for real" and Bigfoot, aliens etc. could really be out there in the woods with you while you out walking around. 

-Nick Pocengal, FL

What a great story, Ron!  This is the kind of stuff that creates lifelong monster kids. 

-Brian Nichols, TX

 

 

Shackled and Stocked in the Tower! CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Magazines

Get this issues now sitting dormant on our shelves...ready to live again:

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #1 - Magazine
The 1962 premiere original issue of CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN. The only notable imperfections are spine wear and typical age tanning. The spine is not split, just light wear. No clipped coupons, no pen marks. Monster - Boris Karloff, DARBY O'GILL, Vincent Price, THE MYSTERIANS and more.

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #2 - Magazine
The classic Calvin Beck monster movie magazine from 1962. Only the slightest cover wear and typical age tanning. No clipped coupons, no pen marks. Spine nice and tight. Great issue, great shape! Inside: The Early Years of Frankenstein, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI and more!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #12 - Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from Calvin Beck. This issue from 1968. Stunning like new condition except for typical age tanning. Beautiful issue. Inside: Illustrated History of the Horror Movie, Christopher Lee Interview, Stan Lee Interview, Farewell to Basil Rathbone..more!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #14 - Magazine
In this classic issue from editor Calvin Beck: STAR TREK, KING KONG ESCAPES, Ray Harryhausen's VALLEY OF GWANGI, Interview with Ray Bradbury, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED with Peter Cushing and much more!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #16 - Magazine
Calvin Beck's classic horror movie mag! In this issue: WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH, The History of Horror Films, Robert "Psycho" Bloch, Vampire films and more.

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #17 - Magazine
In this classic issue from editor Calvin Beck: History of Horror and Fantasy Films, Rat Harryhausen, Bran Stoker's DRACULA, THE MEPHISTO WALTZ, Rondo Hatton bio and films....and much more!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #23 - Magazine
The classic Calvin Beck monster magazine! In this issue: Return to the Planet of the Apes, Roger Corman Interview, George Pal's DOC SAVAGE, Beverly Garland in NOT OF THIS EARTH and much more! Great condition!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN # 27 - Magazine
The revived CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine featuring articles DRACULA (1931) with tons of great photos, NOSFERATU (the banned Dracula!), Frank Dietz's Dracula sketches, Jack Pierce - Monster Maker, Sense of Wonder in Serials, THE SON OF DRACULA (Chaney!). In the tradition of the great classic movie magazines of the 1960s and 70s!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN # 28 - Magazine
The revived CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine featuring articles on THE WOLF MAN (1941), Ron Chaney (Lon Jr.'s grandson) interviewed, Frank Dietz's Wolf Man sketches, THE PHANTOM EMPIRE, Barabara Steele - Queen of Horror, SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN and more. In the tradition of the great classic movie magazines of the 1960s and 70s!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #29 - Magazine
The revived classic magazine from Dennis Druktenis. Mummy issue!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN # 34 - Magazine
The big PHANTOM OF THE OPERA issue with lots of articles and photos on the Phantom! Polar Lights and the return of the Aurora Model Kits, Frankenstein, the Monster of Frankenstein comic from the 1950s, The Ed Wood of the 21st Century...David "The Rock" Nelson's FRANKENSTEIN STALKS.

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN ANNUAL 1967 - Magazine
Almost like new...clean, tight spine, almost like right off the newsstand. Amazing condition for this 1967 special! Only typical age tanning. Inside: Frankenstein Movies, Flash Gordon and Buster Crabbe, BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE, The Silent Horror NOSFERATU and more.

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN ANNUAL 2000 - Magazine
Ghoulish jam-packed issue featuring: FRANKENSTEIN: The Crypptic Continuity, THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN stunning photos, Frank Dietz's Frankenstein sketches, Charlie Chan meets the horror stars, Old-time Horror radio shows, The Return of the Monster and more!

Get these in the CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Department, just in time for a good lightning storm 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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