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Friday September 25 - Monday September 28, 2020

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: A very unusual character for Bela Lugosi....the strange gardener in the 1941 film THE BLACK CAT from Universal. Not to be confused with the 1934 version that Lugosi is also in. Get THE BLACK CAT (1941) on DVD or on the UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION Volume 3 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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New! Vintage FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND in Shock

Here's some very early issues of FAMOUS MONSTES OF FILMLAND, availble now (they won't last long) at Creepy Classic:

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #2 - Magazine
Condition: Pretty nice, only slight cover split (about 1 inch on bottom). Tiny chip on back cover corner. A couple small hand written movie titles inside by photos. Small tear on back cover. Typical age tanning. Slight wear. Pretty nice for valuable classic second issue from 1958. Click image for cover close-up.

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #9 - Magazine
Condition notes: Yellowed tape on spine, cover loose, two coupons clipped on inside. Age tanning. First Basil Gogos painted cover. Inside: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), HOUSE OF USHER with VINCENT Price, Strange Story About Bela Lugosi, Halloween Special...more! Click image for close-up.

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #12 - Magazine
Condition, beautiful vivid Basil Gogos color on cover, cover split, but not totally detached. Inside, on clipped coupon and pen movie notation on page 41 (one line). Otherwise interior in super nice shape. Articles include CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, THE GHOUL, more.

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #13 - Magazine
Classic magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Note condition: tape on spine, coupon clipped from back cover. Film title written in pen on a couple photos. Otherwise, tight and usual age tanning. Inside: THE TING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Bob Burns, George Zucco, MAGIC SWORD and more!

Turn the corner and head back to the Monster Boom beginning....the late 1950s and early 1960s with FAMOUS MONSTERS back issues in our FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Drive-In Intermission T-Shirt

Sizes Men's SMALL-3X In Stock Now

Take a break and head for the snack bar wearing your Drive-In Intermission T-Shirt! Get yours:

DRIVE-IN INTERMISSION TIME! - T-Shirt
A retro shirt that supports the drive-in craze of the 1950s and revival here today! The dancing intermission food that is iconic and synonymous with drive-in fun and movies. Supported by The Riverside Drive-In and Creepy Classics. Dark blue, night sky shirt. 100% pre-shrunk cotton with quality screen print. Men's sizes SMALL-3X.

Slp into yours for the late summer, early autumn....from out T-Shirt Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Convention Show Schedule Revised

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

 

 

New! The Vintage Classic One-Shot Monster Magazine From 1962, WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES

Now here, in shock, at Creepy Classics, this vintage monster mag:

WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES #1 (1962) - Original Magazine
This is the original 1962 magazine is REALLY good shape! Charlton Publications classic monster movie magazine from 1962. Bela Lugosi, Hammer Films, WEREWOLF OF LONDON, I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF and more. Just the slightest wear. Amazing find!

Grab this monster museum piece from Creepy Classics in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand in the WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES Department!

 

 

New! Now Delivering 11X17 Poster Reproductions

Back in stock, it's 11X17 full color poster reproductions. All on heavy stock paper and come in a protective heavy crystal clear protective slip sleeve. Beautiful to decorate your home movie room or monster collection. In stock, FORBIDDEN PLANET, THE FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE, FRANKENSTEIN (The Original Horror Show!), FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN and more.

Duck your head, brush away the cobwebs and head into the crypt at Creepy Classics and follow the lantern light to our Creepy Poster Reproduction Department. Get yours today!

 

 

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

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

MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #5 - Magazine
The all CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON special! Inside: Creature movie matinee time with historian Frank Dello Stritto. Plus words from the men who played the Creature: Ricou Browning and Ben Chapman. The sequels, The "other" gill-men, rare photos. All gill-man glossy packed special!

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

Here are some sample peeks at the interior:

 

 

New! Three Great Title Releases From Kino-Lorber

Three great releases are now IN STOCK and ready to ship right out to you. A special note is that CURSE OF THE UNDEAD only ever had an official VHS release...it has never had a release on DVD or Blu-Ray...until now. It's on both formats thanks to Universal Studios and Kino teaming up on that one. Here they are, get the ones you want, they'll be on your doorstep in just a couple days:

CURSE OF THE UNDEAD (1959) - Blu-Ray or DVD
A stranger is in town and he sleeps in a coffin. The undead vampire plans to drain the small western town of blood. The local minister takes up the reins and becomes a monster hunter. A cool 50's vampire western! Extras: Audio Commentary by film historian Tom Weaver, trailers.

THE FACE AT THE WINDOW (1939) - Blu-Ray or DVD
Tod Slaughter goes nuts, as usual, in this tale of a werewolf-like monster terrorizing a village. A diabolical plan from werewolf master, Tod Slaughter. Low budget, fun British horror from the 1930s. Extras: Audio Commentary, trailers.

OUTSIDE THE LAW (1920/Lon Chaney) - Blu-Ray
Lon Chaney in the underworld. A story of two hardened criminals finding love for a child. Fascinating silent film with Chaney in a two roles. Extras: Audio Commentary, Music Score, Alternate Ending!

You can see them in our New DVD and Blu-Ray Department right now at Creepy Classics...yep, they are here and ready to ship out.

 

 

New! SHRIEK! Monster Movie Magazine From the 1960s

Here's a little known, great monster movie mag from 1965-1966...SHRIEK! Get these issues right now from Creepy Classics:

SHRIEK! #1 - Magazine
Really nice shape...the first issue of SHRIEK magazine from 1965! Vincent Price interview, THE FLESH EATERS, Lon Chaney Jr. in WITCHCRAFT, THE SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND, The Fall of the House of Poe! The Best "Horror Hag" of the Movies? Plus, much more in this little known competitor to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND back in the 1960s.

SHRIEK! #2 - Magazine
Horror movie magazine from 1965 in like new condition! Inside: Interview with Boris Karloff, DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Vincent Price's WAR-GODS OF THE DEEP, NIGHT OF THE PHANTOM, THE SKULL and more. Loads of great, rare photos.

SHRIEK! #3 - Magazine
Very cool horror movie magazine from 1966...one that most people have never heard of...similar to CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine. In this issue: an interview with Christopher Lee!, DRACULA - PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE REPTILE, THE FACE OF FU MANCHU, RASPUTIN - THE MAD MONK...lots of photos on Hammer and other horror films! Very good condition!

SHRIEK! #4 - Magazine
1966 horror movie magazine...similar to CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Great photos and articles! In this issue: FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD, THE MASK, Daleks Invade Earth 2150 A.D., MUNSTER GO HOME, CARRY ON SCREAMING, BRIDES OF FU MANCHU, more. Edited by Frank N. Stein. Used, but very good condition.

Get these issue in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics, just peek (if you dare!) in our SHRIEK! Magazine Department.

 

 

MONSTER BASH #40 Coming This Autumn...and Basil is Back!

Update: In Production Now

We are proud to present the cover for our next MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #40! It's a masterpiece of monsterdom....Karloff as the Monster from the hand of legendary artist Basil Gogos through the Gogos estate.

Keeping the legacy of Basil Gogos and Forrest J Ackerman alive and well in the 21st century...MONSTER BASH!

This 40th issue anniversary special will feature writers Frank Dello Stritto, Dennis Druktenis, Thom Shubilla, Leonard Hayhurst, Ron Adams, publicity for FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN from the vaults of 1943 and your Fan Flashbacks!

Vendors, now's is the time to get your ad in this super special issue...CLICK HERE for details.

Want to get yours immediately upon publishing...get a subscription now, CLICK HERE!

Go-Go Gogos, MONSTER BASH!

 

 

Yet, Another Thank You in Order!

At the Drive-In Super Monster-Rama show this past weekend, I was surprised by my wife, Ursula and the Bash staff....it was my birthday on Thursday and they hit me with this on Friday at the show. Cup cakes with orange Monster Bash icing. Ha! Plus, The wonderful staffers John & Mary Bishop passed out sunglasses and noise makers to staffers and attendees. The Riverside Drive-In Concession stand got quite noisy.

That really was super nice of the great Bash staffers and thanks to all the attendees for singing. Gosh.

 

 

Back In Stock! The Vincent Price Collection Volume One on Blu-Ray

In shock stock now at Creepy Classics:

THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION Vol. 1 - Blu-Ray
It's back in stock! The Blu-Ray set of Vincent Price classics: PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961), HOUSE OF USHER (1960), MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964), THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963), ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971), WITCHFINDER GENERAL (CONQUEROR WORM) (1968). Booklet, Packed with Extras!

Get it in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics in the "V" section for....Vincent, what else?

 

 

New! Vintage Magazine MODERN MONSTERS

Let's crank back those hands of time to 1966 for our Way-Back Machine. Here's a new magazine for 1966, packed full of photos and rare interviews. A really great, though short-lived magazine...in great shape:

MODERN MONSTERS #1 - Magazine
The April 1966 premiere issue of MODERN MONSTERS magazine! Other than some tiny tear on bottom of spine, this is is terrific shape. Tight spine, cover bright and clean! Original color KING KONG poster in the center still intact! Includes: A New Look at the Frankenstein Story, That Other Werewolf, Shock Theatre and more!

Quick, grab the ones you want in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand...you'll see them in the MODERN MONSTERS Department there...from Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! The Square Box "Glow-In-The-Dark" Retro Model Kit

Factory sealed and new...Atlantis Models has brought back the classic Aurora square box edition of this great model kit. Get yours and build a monster at home....on a stormy day:

FORGOTTEN PRISONER GLOWS-IN-THE-DARK (Square Box) - Model Kit
He's been left behind and only a skeleton now...that glows eerily in the dark. The classic model kit in the retro square box. All plastic assembly kit. 1/8th scale. Prison wall, rats, snake, spider, name plate...and the remains of a forgotten Baron! Paint and glue not included.

Hop on your bike and head down to the Creepy Classics store on the corner of this Internet web site and go to our Model & Toy Department to get yours, and pick up other ghoulish goodies too.

 

 

New! Glow-In-The-Dark Magazine...SCARY #118

The new issue of SCARY MONSTERS magazine has a great Scott Jackson cover that glows-in-the-dark. Way cool. Grab yours and watch it glow when you turn the lights off:

SCARY MONSTERS #118 - Magazine
Wow! Glow-In-The-Dark cover! In this glowing issue: Spooky Specters, The Halloween God, British Ghost Movies, Two Paranormal Legends, The Return of the Carnival of Souls. Cover by Scott Jackson.

You need this one for your collection today! Find it in our SCARY MONSTERS DEPARTMENT in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics!

 

 

When Charlie Chan Met Dracula

Back in stock, the movie that featured Warner Oland as Charlie Chan and DRACULA stars Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye. Made during the same year as DRACULA, it's a classic murder mystery....THE BLACK CAMEL. Re-stocked on DVD at Creepy Classics...factory sealed from Fox Studios:

CHARLIE CHAN in THE BLACK CAMEL (1931) - DVD
Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) tries to uncover mysterious proceedings with an elite crowd in Hawaii. Bela Lugosi is a hired spiritualist and is great in the role. Dwight Frye (DRACULA's Renfield) also appears.

Get it in our Complete DVD Catalog in the "B" section for "Black Camel" here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

A Sign of Autumn

Indeed, it's a sign, just like pumpkins, candy corn, kids costumes in the department stores and Indian Corn on porches...this above photo and these words from Monster Basher, Nick Pocengal:

"Hooray, fall has arrived and with it.. MONSTER cereals."

 

 

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!

 

 

The Drive-In Super Monster-Rama WAS Super!

What a weekend at The Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, PA September 18-19. Wow! An incredible crowd and incredible friends and serious Monster Bashers on board! We'll do it again April.

Check out the above (and below) pics from The Riverside Drive-In.

A huge, sincere thanks to the people that made it happen: George Reis - promoter, Crystal, plus Todd and Emma of The Riverside...and the Riverside staff!

A massive thank you to MONSTER BASH staffers who rocked the concession building with me at Creepy Classics: Ursula, Dan Weber, Joe Russell, Thom Shubilla, Bob Pellegrino, Ted Lewczyk, John & Mary Bishop, Bob Kennedy, Ed Watson, Wolf, Geoffrey Curtis and Brenda.

Plus, the greatest Bash attendees on he planet: Nick Pocengal, Suzanne, Brandon, Bob (Time Bomb Toys), Jared, Jason...and I'm sorry if I'm forgetting you, so many friendly familiar faces.

...and more pictures from The Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2020:

Between movies fun....The Stooges on the giant screen (photo from Ted Lewczyk):

Bigfoot heads for a "BigFoot long hot dog" from the drive-in concession offerings:

 

 

New! Blu-Rays from Kino-Lorber

Now here, shocked at Creepy Classics:

IN SEARCH OF DRACULA (1975) - Blu-Ray
Full-length documentary that examines the history on the Dracula legend through writings and film. Christopher Lee narrates. A highlight features Lee in make-up as Vlad The Impaler and as Count Dracula. Also, a lot of very interesting footage from the actual Carpathian Mountains and the still intact old world and its legends.

MURDER BY DECREE (1979) - Blu-Ray
A favorite portrayal of sleuth Sherlock Holmes by Christopher Plummer. He faces old England's most notorious madman - Jack the Ripper. Also stars James Mason and Donald Sutherland. Directed by Bob Clark. Extras: Theatrical trailer, commentary by director Bob Clark.

Get these titles and more in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Vintage Issue of MONSTER MANIA

The classic magazine MONSTER MANIA from creator Russ Jones...issue from 1966 in stock now:

MONSTER MANIA #3 - Magazine
A 1967 little know, short lived magazine that was really put together with care, similar to CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Great photo reproductions and information. Articles on Peter Cushing and Hammer Films, In depth story on THE WOLF MAN with Lon Chaney, Jr. (by Richard Bojarski), REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, great!

Get them now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line at Creepy Classics..shipped bagged and boarded for protection. They're in the MONSTER MANIA Department.

 

 

Back To the Drive-In

It was the late afternoon on a hot September day. It was the day of the drive-in. I think everybody that grew up in the 1950s-1980s had the experience....and some lucky ones might still have the experience today.

My dad was washing and waxing the car. I helped him rub off the foggy gray-green wax to leave a clean, shiny finish on the Dodge station wagon. It was metallic gray and the interior was Twizzler red. My mom was inside getting blankets and pillows for the back of the car.

Off we went to the drive-in. We pulled up to the booth and my dad shelled out for the admission. As the family car pulled past the booth, there was the crunching of gravel under the wheels. And you could hear the other vehicles snapping the rocks as everyone vied for that ideal parking spot. Pulling up on the hump with the front wheels to hopefully see over the vehicle in front of you. Close to the poles that had detachable speakers on them. You hung it on your driver's window.

My family didn't go to many horror movies...it was a family outing. BUT this night, it was MUNSTER GO HOME! The monster-comedy that was a spin off of the TV show. Kids played at the small playground to the right of the big screen. The announcements echoing through the parking area. My sister and I had blankets and pillows in the back. The back seat folded down so we could stretch out. We were ready for the previews and the movie!

There was a second feature, I can't quite remember which it was...maybe a Disney film with Dean Jones or Kurt Russell. In between films, my dad and I ventured out, the gravel sounding under the soles of our shoes now. A beeline for the snack bar. Ice cold Pepsi-Cola, pizza pie, hot dogs and all kinds of candy.

Those were days of magic, days of the drive-in theater.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
September 2020

Ah, great times at the drive-ins as a kid, then a teen and (finally) as an adult.  For a while, Universal put MUNSTER GO HOME out on  a double bill with THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN.  (Which, sadly, I didn't get to see.)

-Bob Stazer, Richmond, IN

 

 

Re-Scheduled

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

It will be another wild adventure...a Bela Lugosi film marathon at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. It's August 13 and 14, 2021. A Lugosi extravaganza with some of his best and most fun films ever, plus a bonus film to wrap-out Saturday night...Tim Burton's ED WOOD. Get your advance VIP admission, CLICK HERE.

All the details on the show, CLICK HERE!

Preview trailer:

All the show details, click here: 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 2021 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!

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

 

 

New! MONSTERLAND Magazine Edited By Forrest J Ackerman

Snag these collectible magazines now from our Creepy Magazine Newsstand:

MONSTERLAND #1 - Magazine
Before the revival of FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine, there's was a first revival for Forrest J Ackerman, the little known MONSTERLAND magazine in the 1980s. Glossy FM styled with FJA. In this premiere issue GODZILLA, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and more. Only very slight cover wear. Otherwise, new!

Get yours now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand...on the shelves next to the spinaround rack, on-line at Creepy Classics. In our MONSTERLAND Department.

 

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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