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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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Wednesday August 10 - Monday August 15, 2022

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Edward Van Sloan and Bela Lugosi in the stage version of DRACULA before the movie. Both of them went on to star in the film DRACULA (1931). Get this classic Universal Horror on DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics.

Join us, in person, at the MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FESTIVAL this weekend in Canton, Ohio. It's at a historic grand movie theatre - The Palace! All the details are here...CLICK HERE NOW. Creepy Classics and others vendors will be there too.

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.

Click HERE and start browsing the greatest store for classic horror and classic science fiction.

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New! The Magazines To Make You A Kid Again...

School's out and your walking home...but you can't help to steer into the local newsstand. Newspapers stacked on the worn hard wood floors everywhere, the smell of pipe tobacco in the air, the comic book spin-around rack , the big coin operated Coke chest and there, there....the magazine racks. Behind those car magazines, the wrestling mags, next to CRACKED and MAD...the monster mags!

Bringing back those great magazines we loved....the tradition continues with SHUDDER, MONSTER BASH and VAMPIRESS CARMILLA:

SHUDDER #6 - Magazine
The world's #1 illustrated horror magazine! It's SHUDDER...with the great artists and writers. In this issue: Dark Castle, A Ghoul Deal, The Bloody Hand of the Executioner, Private Screaming, Night Marchers and more. Cover by Ken Kelly. Get ghoulish with SHUDDER now!

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

VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #11 - Magazine
Swing back to the 1970s for this retro styled illustrated horror mag from publisher/editor Rich Sala. In this issue, creepy cool stories: Wake the Mummy and Run, Primitive World, Blood Relations and more. The finest horror artists and writers. Cover by Sanjulian!

Get these great throwback you will love right now in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Monster Bash Film Fest This Weekend! The Bela Lugosi Film Festival at a Grand Movie Palace

Admission Available At the Door!

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

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

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

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

Plus, live pipe organ on intermissions!

Get a Room Reserved Now:

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

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

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

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

Get your admission available at the door! Both days of movies, vendors and talks only $40

Join us...at The Palace Theatre, Canton Ohio August 12-13, 2022, THIS WEEK!

 

 

New! More Back Issues of the Great PHOTON Magazine

Back in the 1960s and 1970s almost all monster mags were newsprint or plain paper. This magazine, PHOTON, stood out as the quality magazine both in the fact that it was heavy stock glossy paper AND really informative, excellent articles. As an added premium they came with an 8x10 glossy photo from a featured movie inside too. These, in stock, vintage PHOTONS are all in excellent condition and all have the 8x10 glossy photo inside:

PHOTON #26 - Magazine
The all-glossy magazine from 1975 on heavy stock paper. Inside this issue: Film pioneer George Melies, CURSE OF THE DEMON, the films of Mario Bava. Plus interviews with: Roger Corman, Jack Arnold and Herman Cohen. Includes an 8x10 glossy photo from THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN!

PHOTON #27 - Magazine
One of the most literate and well-researched monster magazines ever! Edited by Mark Frank and Ron Borst. HORROR OF DRACULA in depth and more. Heavy gloss stock mag from 1977. Includes a glossy Dracula movie still that this magazine included in each issue. Like new!

Get your PHOTON phix now! These are in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line. Just go there and then click on our PHOTON Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Rondo Remembers: Mold-A-Rama!

I recently came across a "Mold-A-Rama" vending machine. It's a machine that, right in front of you, pours liquid into a mold. It heats and compresses the two-sided molds creating a figure that is then dropped into a retrieving drawer. The machine I came across made Frankenstein monsters! What a surprise. I opened the drawer after seeing the figure drop down inside the machine. I pulled the little creation out, it was still warm and very waxy feeling. About 8 inches tall.

This neat little unexpected incident was a real treat and reminded me of some memories I had back when I was eight-years-old. My parents took me to a traveling exhibit in the neighboring state of Ohio. It was a Sinclair dinosaur road show. There were giant-size dinosaur figures on flatbed trucks and displayed in a shopping center parking lot.

Sinclair gasoline company used a Brontosaur in its trademark logo. At a World's Fair they displayed these dinosaurs. They were so popular that Sinclair took them on a tour around the country back in the 1960s. While I was there, at this expo in Ohio, I came across a bank of vending machines that made these molded figures of dinosaurs right in front of you. My parents sprung the money for me to get a couple. I had a Brontosaur and a T-Rex. These waxy, hollow figures were just so cool.

Needless to say I was elated to find one of these machines again recently. And, one that made Frankenstein monsters! It brought back that rush of wonderful flashbacks. The still hot toy as it dropped into the dispensing area...the waxy feel and the weight. They were lighter than you would expect, hollow creations. Those dinosaurs I got back in the sixties were on my desk and atop an old plastic radio for years. Now the Frankenstein sits here in front of me as I type.

I had not seen one of these machines since I was a kid at the Sinclair exhibit. Perhaps you've seen them through the years. But it took me five decades to come across one of these cool units again. And now, I have a new man-made monster.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
August 2022

I saw that Sinclair Dino display, too, in Independence, Kansas, the birthplace of Sinclair Oil in 1965, or so. I, too, had a couple of those dino molds! But did you ever see the soap?? I have one in my collection today! And on a side note, one of the original lifesized Dino's was donated to Independence, KS and is on display in their city park!

-Don Richardson, Chanute, KS

Great story Ron! I haven’t seen one of those machines in many years. I remember when I was a kid, a zoo (about an hour from us) had one of those machines. It would make wax gorillas, since the zoo housed Sampson the gorilla. I went back to that zoo about 25 years later and the machine was still there! I wish I could find a Frankenstein one like yours. Great memories.

Brian Nichols, Bryan, TX

 

 

New! Vintage Issues of THE MONSTER TIMES

Now available at Creepy Classics, some super collectible issues of the great MONSTER TIMES from the 1970s:

THE MONSTER TIMES #14 - Newsprint Magazine
The cool newsprint magazine from the early 1970s! In this issue: THE WOLF MAN, Exclusive interview with Peter Cushing, Ape movies, Dracula in Transylvania, GODZILLA and more.

THE MONSTER TIMES #37 - Newsprint Magazine
The vintage newsprint monster mag from the early 1970s! In this issue: GAMMERA - THE INVINCIBLE, PLANET OF THE APES on TV, Edgar Allan Poe films, Robots in movies and more!

These two issues were just added to the selections in our MONSTER TIMES Department here at Creepy Classics. Get them before they fly outta here like vampire bats at sunrise.

 

 

New! More Back Issues of SCARLET STREET Magazine

We just uncovered a new box of vintage magazines that included these issues of SCARLET STREET magazine! Need any of these for you collection? Here are some of the ones now available, click the ones you want:

SCARLET STREET #3 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! Inside this issue: NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, DARK SHADOWS, THE MAD DOCTOR, HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE LODGER, THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK and BLACK SUNDAY! Barbara Steele!

SCARLET STREET #6 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, CIRCUS OF HORRORS, Lois Lane - Noel Neill and much more!

SCARLET STREET #18 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: BLACK ZOO, Tarzan, Peter Cushing, THE CANARY MURDER CASE, Michael Gough, Stan Lee and more.

SCARLET STREET #19 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: A STUDY IN TERROR, BLACULA, Lugosi at the Academy Awards, THE OUTER LIMITS, Jack The Ripper and more.

SCARLET STREET #21 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Pat Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Hillary Brooke, Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW, Jeremy Brett, THRILLER with Boris Karloff and more!

SCARLET STREET #22 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Vincent Price is Dr. Phibes, Jeremy Brett's Last Interview, THE MOLE PEOPLE, Anne Baxter, Monstrous Movie Music and more.

SCARLET STREET #23 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Irish McCalla, THE X-FILES, KING KONG, Ray Harryhausen and much more!

SCARLET STREET #26 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Universal's HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA's 100th Anniversary, Roddy McDowall, David Manners and more!

SCARLET STREET #27 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Fay Wray, The Great Frankenstein and Dracula Revival, Director Robert Wise, THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE and more.

SCARLET STREET #28 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: Gloria Stuart from THE OLD DARK HOUSE to TITANIC, Charlie Chan's Warner Oland and Keye Luke and more!

SCARLET STREET #29 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! in this issue: Lawrence Tierney, Director Robert Wise, Forrest J Ackerman, Godzilla Sings and more!

SCARLET STREET #30 - Magazine
The movie magazine of mystery and horror! In this issue: James Whale and FRANKENSTEIN, Ernest Thesiger, Basil Rathbone, Zacherley, Forrest J Ackerman and more!

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

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

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

Get these in our SCARLET STREET Department, down the hall to the right in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand...where else?...but Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! New Arrivals of Vintage Paperbacks

Remember standing at the book store or gift shop and just staring at the great covers of paperbacks....they've made their way here to Creepy Classics...traveling from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s...get the ones you want now:

DRACULA (Perma 1957 Edition/Bram Stoker) - Vintage Paperback
Some creases on cover, but otherwise in excellent shape. No pen marks or tears, spine good. The most famous horror story ever told...by Bram Stoker! Vintage 1957, Perma Books first edition.

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1963 edition) - Vintage Paperback
Appears unread, like new. Tight spine. The classic, iconic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. This edition published by Popular Library in 1963. Collectible!

DEMON SEED (Dean Koontz, Movie Tie-In) - Paperback Book
Appears unread, like new. Tight spine. 1977 edition of DEMON SEED by Dean Koontz. Movie tie-in. A shattering MGM motion picture starring Julie Christie.

EMPIRE OF THE ANTS (1977 Movie Tie-In) - Paperback Book
Appears unread, like new. Super tight spine. 1977 first edition movie tie-in paperback for the Bert I. Gordon film EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. Based on the H.G. Wells story. Includes center photos.

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1963 Scholastic Edition) - Paperback
Appears unread and new. Tight spine. A fantastic Scholastic book from 1963. The original classic DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson.

DRACULA (1965 Signet Edition) - Vintage Paperback
Appears unread and new. Tight spine. The 1965 Signet edition of the classic novel DRACULA by Bram Stoker.

THE FORBIN PROJECT (1970 Movie Tie-In) - Vintage Paperback
Appears unread, tight spine! Only slight shelf cover wear. The movie tie-in book for COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT by D.F. Jones from 1970.

Scoop up the ones you want...there's only one each available right now in our Creepy On-Line Bookstore...deep in the dark corners of Creepy Classics.

 

 

Monster Bash October Get Your Membership Now!

Note: Dealer Tables Are Going Fast (Only about 10 left!) ...If You Want To Vend, Get Yours Now!

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

Added to October's Bash....

Zandor Vorkov

Just added, Dracula himself, from DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN...Zandor Vorkov. Zandor worked with Lon Chaney, Jr., J. Carroll Naish and Forrest J Ackerman on the cult drive-in classic film DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN. The film was covered heavily in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine back in 1971. In 1971 he also appeared in the horror film BRAIN OF BLOOD. He has risen from the grave to reunite with fans at MONSTER BASH!

See the guest of honor list, CLICK HERE.

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

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

Home page for the October festival, CLICK HERE.

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

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

Video Preview, CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! WAR OF THE WORLDS Martian Model Kit

Direct from Grover's Mill....the Martians are slinking among us! This cool Martian model kit is based on the original Martians from George Pal's WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) film. Get yours to assemble, paint and display:

WAR OF THE WORLDS MARTIAN - Model Kit
Martian figure kit detailed kit of the “Martian” figure from 1953's WAR OF THE WORLDS. Includes two sets of arms for multiple pose options and a detailed logo display base. Created using images received from Paramount pictures of the original studio Prop. About 9 inches tall. Paint and Glue not included.

Or, get the Glow-In-The-Dark version:

WAR OF THE WORLDS MARTIAN - Glow Model
Martian figure kit, all glow. “Martian” figure from 1953's WAR OF THE WORLDS. Includes two sets of arms for multiple pose options and a detailed logo display base. Created using images received from Paramount pictures of the original studio Prop. About 9 inches tall. Glue not included.

Martians available in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department, here on Earth at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Monster Bash Friday Schedule of Events

In between things, I've been pounding away at the schedule of events for this October's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. Friday's schedule is now on-line.

Click Here, then click on "Schedule."

 

 

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!

 

 

Monster Bash Company Picnic

Here's a peek behind-the-scenes with the MONSTER BASH staff. It was our annual company picnic, this year at Waldemeer Park in Erie, PA. Wish we would have taken more pics as other staffers arrived...but here are a few of the staffers decompressing after a rocking June MONSTER BASH:

A big thank you to the hard working Bash staff.

 

 

Uhura on Her Final Trek, Rest In Peace

This info and credits in from MONSTER BASH magazine writer Leonard Hayhurst:

Actress Nichelle Nichols died July 30, 2022, of natural causes in Silver City, New Mexico, according to Variety. She was 89. Nichols was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Robbins, Illinois.

She's best known for playing Lt. Uhura on STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES and six feature films. Uhura was the communcations officer of the Starship Enterprise.

Nichols appeared in the movies TARZAN'S DEADLY SILENCE, TRUCK TURNER, THE SUPERNATURALS, SNOW DOGS and ARE WE THERE YET? She also did voice work for THE GARGOYLES, BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and SPIDER-MAN among other work.

I was very saddened by the passing of Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols on July 30, 2022. As I look back I will always remember Christmas of 1973, my dad was at a Christmas Party with his friends, sat me in front of the TV and Star Trek was on, thanks to syndication, and the very first episode I watched was "The Galileo Seven" and this young lad fell in love with the adventures of Captain Kirk and his crew of the Starship Enterprise. Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission. To explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life. And new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before. From that time forward I became a true "Trekkie" and loved every actor and actress that appeared on the show. And that is when Nichelle Nichols came into my life and never left. She possessed a unique beauty and commanded respect being an officer on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Nichelle became a groundbreaking actress for African-American female characters on American Television. I had the pleasure and honor to meet Nichelle. I could not believe I was meeting "Lt. Nyota Uhura" in person. I was a bit overwhelmed I mean and true "Star Trek Die-hard Fan" would be in this case. I told her my name and then the story about the first time I watched my very first episode. She gave me a big smile and then took a nice picture with me. Then I gave her my condolences of her close friend James "Scotty" Doohan, who passed away in July of 2005. She thanked me with a tear in her eye. Because her and James were close and she told me "what a neat guy he was in real life." I will always love that "Star" we lost and how much she and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the Flagship of the Federation and whose adventures are "Legendary," has meant to me. Live Long and Prosper, Nichelle...

Steve Wyka
Wallington, NJ

 

 

R.I.P. Actor Bernard Cribbins

Sadly, another loss reported in from Leonard Hayhurst:

British actor Bernard Cribbins died July 28, 2022, in Oldham of the United Kingdom, according to the BBC. He was 93. Cribbins was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Derker, Oldham of the United Kingdom.

Cribbins is best known to modern audiences as Wilfred Mott, grandfather to Donna Noble, during 10 appearances on DOCTOR WHO from 2007 to 2010. He also played Tom Campbell in the 1966 Doctor Who movie DALEKS' INVASION OF EARTH 2150 A.D. with Peter Cushing as the Time Lord. Cribbins was in 1965's SHE from Hammer Films and was in Alfred Hitchcock's 1972 flick FRENZY.

Other movies included THE WORLD OF SUSIE WONG, THE MOUSE ON THE MOON, CASINO ROYALE and three installments of the British comedy Carry On series. On television he was on THE AVENGERS, FAWLTY TOWERS, SPACE: 1999, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED and MIDSOMER MURDERS. He also starred on the children series JACKANORY and THE WOMBLES.

 

 

Joe Flahery All Set To MONSTER BASH!

I just spoke with actor/writer Joe Flaherty yesterday. He makes his glorious return to his home town of Pittsburgh for MONSTER BASH October 14-16, 2022. Comedic actor Flaherty is known so well for his TV Horror Host spoof...Count Floyd on SCTV!

Plus, you know him from HAPPY GILMORE, FAMILY GUY, UNCLE JOE'S PLAYHOUSE, THE KING OF QUEENS, FREAKS AND GEEKS, POLICE ACADEMY, MANIAC MANSION and so much more. Emmy Award winning Joe Flaherty...meet him at MONSTER BASH this October: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-October.html

 

 

Rondo Remembers: Catching Dinosaurs!

Okay, you're a kid that loves monster movies...that was me. You think dinosaurs are so cool, me again, and maybe you too. At ten years old you just wish you could be on an adventure with Carl Denham hunting Kong and encountering dinosaurs. But, in a suburban house, in the 1960s and 1970s...what could you do? The next best thing. Capture reptiles and amphibians and other creatures to study and imagine that they were as tall as a building. This sometimes led to distress from Mom, Dad and other relatives.

Our family would travel to a local swimming reservoir for mini-vacations. A local swimming area with a man-made lake called Whipple Dam in State Park land. Only about a 25 minute drive from home. I was never really big on swimming, but loved to go there. Why? To catch spotted water salamanders. The area was full of them. I would be on the hunt for hours finding them. I would build sand zoos with water on the beach and watch them as they would swim and make their way through mazes I had built. Most people there found it icky that these salamanders populated the swimming area....why? I loved it!

We had moved when I had just started junior high school in the 7th grade when I discovered the field out back was home to thousands of small toads. Were they young toads or pygmy toads...not sure...but they were everywhere. So I had new safaris to go on. Filling a cardboard box with dirt, stones, and sticks....and little toads. Then I would locate small bugs to feed the voracious little buggers.

These creatures were just like mini-versions on the monsters I loved in the movies.

When visiting my aunt and uncle in New York state my Uncle Wally said they had a problem with garter snakes in the back yard. My ears perked up. On the next day it was hot and sunny. My sister and cousins were in the back yard pool. Me...swim and splash? Nah, I was hunting for garter snakes. I found one and asked for a cardboard box to keep it in. My aunt, aghast, got me a box. I had that snake in a box under the porch in the shade, studying it. When I went in for lunch, it escaped. I'm sure my uncle was not happy that I had it under the raised back porch in a box, near the house, when it made its way to freedom.

On our trip to Disney World in the early 1970s, I loved the Haunted Mansion (of course), The Pirates of the Caribbean, the magic shop on Disney's Main Street U.S.A., and I loved the fact that chameleons were everywhere. Man, those guys were fast, but I was able to catch a few near our hotel. That was a highlight of that Florida vacation.

My encounters with various snakes, box turtles (their heads looked like Brontosaurus), crayfish, lizards and salamanders continued through the years. I won't even go into collecting earthworms when I was five. Putting them in my pocket for safe keeping...until my mom found them when doing the wash. All these creatures were as close as I could get to studying modern day monsters when I was young.

Scotland and Loch Ness were just too far off.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
July 2022

Totally identified with the small dinosaurs interests as a kid. Lizards of any sort were always cool. Nowadays, when I see chameleons here at home daily, I think gee, I could grab some of these lizards right now, film them in slo mo at low angles and it'd be like a Bert I Gordon picture?? A couple days back two of them were snapping at each other and actually fighting which is kinda rare, so I thought "Battle Scene" for my Bert I. film, went in to grab the phone camera to film, but by the 30 seconds later when I had returned they had stopped and dispersed.

I have a black snake or two here that like to travel along the top of my wooden fence which is only 1/2" wide going on top sideways, they have great balance; one time I saw him fall off ??

Garter snakes, I used to love those in NY cuz they were GREEN. I mean GREEN SNAKES, can't get cooler than that!

Nick Pocengal, St. Petersburg, FL

 

 

Time To Ramp Up For MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2022!

The excitement is building for this autumn's MONSTER BASH...in Halloween season! The show is October 14-16, 2022, just when the leaves are in full color in Pennsylvania and monsters are in the air.

Thanks to Kevin Slick for producing this video promo, CLICK HERE.

Get all the details to join monster movie fans from across the nation, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Just added to MONSTER BASH October! From DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN, Zandor Vorkov

Unfortunately, Shemp Howard's daughter-in-law had to cancel for MONSTER BASH due to health concerns. She's 93 now. But......

Just added, Dracula himself, from DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN...Zandor Vorkov. Zandor worked with Lon Chaney, Jr., J. Carroll Naish and Forrest J Ackerman on the cult drive-in classic film DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN. The film was covered heavily in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine back in 1971. In 1971 he also appeared in the horror film BRAIN OF BLOOD. He has risen from the grave to reunite with fans at MONSTER BASH!

Quick, get your VIP 3-Day admission to MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2022 right now...CLICK HERE for all the details.

Direct link for VIP passes, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Get an Ad in MONSTER BASH #48 Coming in Late August

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

Your can order on-line, CLICK HERE!

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

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

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

 

 

New! MONSTER BASH Magazine #47

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

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

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

A peek inside this great issue:

 

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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