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Friday January 22 - Monday January 25, 2021

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: Ol' Sach (Huntz Hall) has become a viscous werewolf and attacks buddy Slip (Leo Gorcey) in THE BOWERY BOYS MEET THE MONSTERS (1954). Get it on THE BOWERY BOYS COLLECTION Vol. 2 DVD Set at Creepy Classics.

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New! 1975 STAR TREK CONVENTION Bag Collectible

Can you believe it? 1975 was 46 years ago? How can that be? I remember 1975 like it was yesterday. Here's a convention collectible from that year. It's from the show in Philadelphia:

STAR TREK CONVENTION 1975 PHILADELPHIA - 12" X 12" Bag
A heavy plastic carry bag made for the INTERNATIONAL STAR TREK CONVENTION 1975 in Philadelphia. Front has STAR TREK characters, back has sponsor WKBS 48 TV logo. 12 inch by 12 inch with die-cut carry handle. Used, rare collectible.

Get this STAR TREK rarity in our Creepy Collectibles Department, here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! 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.

 

 

Valentines Day is Coming

From years ago, the Universal Monsters Valentines cards, still sealed in box....we got 'em. Perfect for Valentines giving this year:

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS VALENTINES (Box of 30) - Collectible
Still sealed and new: 30 Universal Monsters Valentines. Licensed through Universal and Chaney Enterprises. Card sizes 4" X 2.25" each. Colorful classic monster images.

Get them in our Collectibles Department for your Valentines from Creepy Classics.

 

 

Back In Shock! It's Dennis Druktenis' New Publication...FRIGHT MONSTERS

We just got a fresh case of this frightening power-packed giant volume of monster movie fun from Dennis Druktenis (founding editor of SCARY MONSTERS):

FRIGHT MONSTERS #1 - Magazine Book
This FIRST EDITION is written like it is still 1962. Dennis Druktenis is back in full force with this new publication. Inside ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, GORGO, Aurora Monster Models, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, Vampires, Steve Ditko, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD. Photos! 142 packed pages!

Get it inside the creaky door of our Creepy Magazine Newsstand (and, hey, don't let that door slam behind you, it wakes up the vampires). It's here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Re-Issued! KING KONG with SON OF KONG on DVD

SON OF KONG has been getting hard-to-find as the solo DVD went out of print....but now you can find it on DVD double featured with its dad, KING KONG. Both were released in 1933:

KING KONG (1933)/SON OF KONG (1933) - DVD
Both the original classic KING KONG (1933) and its sequel SON OF KONG (1933). The adventure and the ground-breaking stop motion animation by Willis O'Brien. Stars Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray and Helen Mack. Direct from the RKO/Warner Brothers vaults of classic film.

Get your machete out and cut through our jungle to find it in our Complete DVD Catalog here on-line at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! More Fantastic Classic Scholastics...

Time to slingshot back, way back to the days of elementary school, jr. high and Scholastic Readers day! The new reader is in now, here in 2021, and you can pick the ones you want.

Ah, I remember the days well....the books were in. The box sitting there on the teacher's desk. She's call out student names to come up to the desk. She would hand you your books, rubberbanded (or gumbanded!) with the newsprint order form. They were your fresh Scholastic Books! If you were like me, I would scour the Scholastic Readers, circling all the mysteries, weird cryptozoology books, scary story collections, adventures, science experiment books, and the occasional one on movies! These were cherished and a totally exciting experience that broke up those school days.

We have a Scholastic Books Department and we just added a bunch of new, vintage ones:

THE PHANTOM BRAKEMAN - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1966 by Freeman Hubbard. A ghost aboard a runaway train? Mystery, excitement and scares in this throwback to great reading from yesteryear! Super great pen and ink illustrations. Student name in pencil on inside front page.

"T" FOR TROUBLE - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1970 by Eileen Rosenbaum. Illustrated. A comedy dilemma for a young buy and two kittens that he found. Classic kids story of fun. Like new condition, tight spine, appears unread, no markings.

AFRAID TO RIDE - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1970 by C.W. Anderson. A horse riding accident leaves a young girl shocked and afraid. Book appears unread and tight, like new except for age tanning. Full of great illustrations.

BY SECRET RAILWAY - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1972 by Enid La Monte Meadowcroft. Two boys run the Underground Railroad to get to freedom. A tale of Civil War history and adventure. Illustrated. Student name in pencil on inside front cover.

CAPTURE AT SEA - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1971 by Audrey White Beyer. A historical adventure of terror and action. Two boys are captured by the British Navy during the Revolutionary War period. No markings, appears new and unread! Stunning illustrations.

CASE OF THE FUGITIVE FIREBUG - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1970 by Scott Corbett. Corbett is my personal favorite youth author! Roger Teale, young detective has his headquarters in a tree house and a new mystery arises! Fantastic illustrations. Student name in pencil on inside front cover. Good condition.

FIRESTORM - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback book from 1970 by Maurine H. Gee. Wonderfully illustrated in pen and ink washes by Charles Geer. A massive forest fire, friends and suspense in the action-packed nostalgic Scholastic book. Appears unread, tight spine, no markings.

GINNIE AND THE NEW GIRL - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic from 1967. Paperback by Catherine Woolley. School stamp on inside front cover. Ginnie loses and friend and feel like an outsider...then things begin to happen. Absolutely wonderful illustrations. Good condition.

HEROES & MONSTERS OF GREEK MYTH - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic from 1967. Paperback. Medusa, Perseus, Theseus, The Minotaur, Icarus, Midas...they're all here and more. Beautifully illustrated. No markings, good condition!

MYSTERY OF THE OLD VIOLIN - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1970 by Augusta Huiell Seaman. The story of a kids encounter with a strange hermit and his make-shift museum on a deserted beach. A missing violin and a weird mystery begins. Beautiful vintage illustrations. Appears unread and new condtion!

SECRET AGENTS FOUR - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic book from 1968. Paperback. By Donald J. Sobol. Orv and his gang of three friends discover an international spy ring. It's up to them to stop this ring of criminals and face danger! No markings, good condition.

SNOW TREASURE - Classic Scholasic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback from 1971 by Marie McSwigan. Young kids in Norway united to thwart Nazi plans during World War II. They plan to stop the Nazi from getting 9 million in gold and get the gold to America. Thrilling wartime suspense! Student name in pencil on inside front cover.

SQUANTO - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic Scholastic book by Clyde Robert Bulla from 1954. For one of the oldest Scholastic books in our store...it's in amazingly perfect condition. No pen marks, appears unread...the only thing that denotes its age is page tanning from age. Illustrated novel of the friend of the pilgrims.

STRANGE, BUT TRUE BASEBALL STORIES - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic book from 1972. Amazing, funny and offbeat stories from baseball history. Stories and photos. No markings, good condition!

TROUBLE AFTER SCHOOL - Classic Scholastic Book
A classic fantastic Scholastic paperback book from 1970 by Jerrold Beim. A young boy gets mixed up with a gang who wants him to commit crimes. A terrifying book of young pier pressure. Classic illustrations throughout. Appears new and unread, no markings, tight spine.

TUNNEL THROUGH TIME (Lester Del Rey) - Classic Scholastic Book
A fantastic Scholastic paperback book from 1970. By science fiction author Lester Del Rey. A scientist goes into time, not to return. Two young boys follow using the doc's experiment in time. Amazing adventure in time. Like new, no marking, tight spine.

THE MONSTER FISH - Classic Scholastic Paperback Book
A fantastic classic Scholastic paperback. Appears unread, like new with tight spine, no markings. By B.B. with great illustrations by Bernard D'Andrea. A gigantic...fish, or something, is spotted by young boys on a mysterious island. 1970 vintage Scholastic mystery adventure.

STORIES OF GHOSTS, WITCHES & DEMONS - Classic Scholastic Book
A fantastic classic Scholastic paperback from 1971. Edited by Freya Littledale. Illustrated by Jerry Contreras. Anthology of mini-supernatural stories! The Werewolf, Shadow, Ghost with Black Eyes and many more. Name in pencil on inside, though it seems tight and unread, like new otherwise!

SHADOW OF ROBBER'S ROOST - Classic Scholastic Paperback Book
A fantastic classic Scholastic paperback book. Great illustrations. No markings. A young boy trails a wild west outlaw. Suspenseful. By Helen Rushmore.

THE LADY WITH THE LAMP - Classic Scholastic Book
A fantastic classic Scholastic from 1970. Appears unread, in great condition. No markings, tight spine. The story of Florence Nightingale by Lee Wyndham. Paperback.

FUN WITH PUZZLES - Classic Scholastic Paperback Book
A fantastic classic Scholastic paperback book from 1971. Illustrated with great puzzles, 147 pages, Unused, no markings! A brain-twisting work out page after page by Joseph Leeming.

JOCK'S ISLAND - Classic Scholastic Paperback Book
A fantastic classic Scholastic paperback book from 1969. Great illustrations. Novel about a dog, a young man and an island of mystery and skeletons found by candlelight! Tight spine, appears unread. Does have a name written in pencil on inside front page.

...and even more....in our Scholastic Books Department...flashback to that simpler time with these great books at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! A Boatload of Classic Horror & Science Fiction DVDs, Used, But "Like New"

HOMICIDAL (1961) - DVD

For the DVD Collector, some great titles, some out-of-print and getting hard to find. Get the ones you need now:

FRANKENSTEIN (1931) - Used DVD
Boris Karloff's name would never be forgotten after this classic from director James Whale. The fully restored version from Universal. Fritz, Fritz...stay away from that criminal brain....oh, no leave it alone, Fritz. Leave it alone.

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN/HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN - Used DVD
Two classic Universals...one rockin' DVD: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943) with Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi. Plus, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944) with Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Anne Gwynne and Glenn Strange.

THE GHOST JESTERS (1965/In Spanish) - Used DVD
Like new! Two horror comedies from Mexico in Spanish (no subtitles). Stars Tin Tan, Loco Valdes. A carnival is haunted by to playful ghosts. Plus, another ghost-comedy too. Double feature. Burritos are required while viewing. Spanish titles: DOS FANTASMAS Y UNA MUCHACHA and LOS FANTASMAS BURLONEES.

HOMICIDAL (1961/Sony Blue Cover) - Used DVD
Stars Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin and Eugenie Leotovich. A William Castle suspense thriller that is much more series than many of his other films. Inspired by PSYCHO, but it's unique and has twists that will set you on edge. Like new.

HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND (1960) - Used DVD
Castaways find horror on the island, indeed! Weird huge spiders (kinda look like something from Mister Roger's Land of Make-Believe) lurk in the jungle. Something Weird Video DVD!

HOUSE OF WAX (1953/Vincent Price) - Used DVD
This Warner Brothers DVD features the classic Vincent Price movie - HOUSE OF WAX. Plus, the bonus feature of the 1932 MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM starring Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939) - Used DVD
Charles Laughton gives a monumental performance as the hunchback Quasimodo. Wonderful sets, stellar cast including Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Maureen O'Hara, Edmund O'Brien and George Zucco! Hollywood at its finest. Original Warner Brothers DVD release, beautiful poster art cover.

JUNGLE QUEEN (1945/Complete Serial) - Used DVD
A mysterious, young and beautiful jungle woman thwarts plans by Nazis to control African tribes. She walks through fire and can control animals by her will. Adventure, thrills, and weird mystery. 13 chapters of savage thrills!

THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1973) - Used DVD
Stars many people from the town of Fouke, Arkansas. This is THE iconic Bigfoot movie. An ape-like hairy giant is said to roam the swamps and forest near a small town in Arkansas. Semi-documentary, semi-drama of an unknown monster. A very nostalgic feel!

THE LOST WORLD (1925/Image Restoration) - Used DVD
The silent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story of Professor Challenger heading an expedition into darkest Africa to bag dinosaurs. Restoration of this 1925 film. Includes many extras! This is the Image Entertainment edition!

MAGIC (1978) - Used DVD
Stars Anthony Hopkins, Burgess Meredith, and Ann Margaret. Hopkins as a ventriloquist and one evil looking dummy that seems to have a life of its own. Eerie thriller.

THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951) - Used DVD
Outside of a European castle a strange spacecraft lands. A being with a large weird head try to communicate with a Robert Clarke and others in the castle.Very atmospheric early Sci-Fi directed by Edgar Ulhmer. If there's such thing as a Gothic science fiction film, this is it.

THE MARX BROTHERS SILVER SCREEN COLLECTION - Huge DVD Set
6 DVD set with book on the classic Marx Brothers films. Six films included: THE COCONUTS, ANIMAL CRACKERS, MONKEY BUSINESS, HORSE FEATHERS, DUCK SOUP and a whole disc of extras.

Get the above and many, many more in our Used DVD Graveyard at Creepy Classics! Wow!

 

 

New! Theater Movie Collectibles

Here are two unrelated, but each pretty darn cool, collectibles that were offered to theaters by the studios. See if these rare items interest you:

GREYSTOKE - LEGEND OF TARZAN - Pressbook Pack
A thick pressbook packet for theaters to advertise the film GREYSTOKE - THE LEGEND OF TARZAN. Huge pack of information, ad art, poster material. Movie starred Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell. Heavy stock gloss paper, thick with material.

AFTER THE FOX (1966) Complete Original Lobby Card Set
The complete 8 lobby card set for the film AFTER THE FOX starring Peter Sellers and Victor Mature. Originals, no reproductions. These were used for theatrical display. No tape, no pin holes. Excellent condition.

Get these in our Collectibles or Original Poster Department at Creepy Classics. Get creepy today!

 

 

New! Classic Horror Trailers DVD

Now stocked at Creepy Classics....a marathon of classic horror trailers on DVD:

CLASSIC HORROR TRAILERS (1930-1970) - DVD
A collection of horror movie trailers spanning the golden age of Hollywood and beyond. Includes trailers with Boris Karloff and Vincent Price! 90 minutes.

Get it in our New DVD Department, just a click around the corner here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! More 11X17 Poster Reproduction In Shock Stock

Get any of the above pictured 11X17 Poster Reproductions...all in stock right now! Not only are they colorful and nostalgic, but they come in a sturdy, protective, crystal clear slip sleeve. Get the ones you want for your movie watching area...or get some for a friend:

THE RAVEN (1935) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

ROCKET SHIP (1936) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

RETURN OF DR. X (1939) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

THE RAVEN (1963) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

RETURN OF CHANDU (1934/Evil Eye) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

ROBINSON CRUSOE OF CLIPPER ISLAND (1936) - 11X17 Poster Repro
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

See these newly entered titles and many, many more in our 11X17 Poster Reproduction Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Rondo Remembers: A Monster Kid's Imagination

Let's go back....way back. Before we started collecting Blu-Rays, DVDs, VHS, monster magazines...back further. Model kits, little action figures, monster rings from bubble gum machines, watching science fiction movies on TV with Dad...ah, we getting close. Just our imagination! Maybe you can relate.

We might have seen monster toys in stores, monster games, TV commercials that featured...well, what were those spooky things? Monsters! We played monsters when we were young. I did from probably beginning around age four.

Some of my earliest memories of playing monsters included a simple, big cardboard box. One of my parents, probably my dad, cut window holes in it. It was my haunted house and I was one of those ghosts or monsters that lived in it. It totally covered me as I peered through the cut-out windows. Scaring imaginary villagers. I did the same thing with a card table that my mom put a blanket over. Peering out from the corners. I can remember doing that in my Pine Street childhood house.

Soon it was Halloween and trick-or-treating with my plastic Frankenstein mask, banded to the front of my face. That silky one piece with the monster's outfit printed on the bright colored costume.

Then, after I had seen GORGO and GODZILLA on television...there was the crushing of buildings with my feet. It was winter and large clumps of hardened snow would be piled along the roadside. I wouldn't walk on the cleared road or sidewalks. I crushed those clumps of snow. They were buildings and my feet were Godzilla-feet! At least in my seven year old mind's eye.

When I was eight, nine, ten...it was the "Monster Gang." All the neighborhood kids that weren't as into monster movies as me...but they could get into a monster mash-up. The tall kid, Dennis, was Frankenstein's Monster, Chris was The Mummy, Scott was Dracula, Billy was The Creature and because I had a dark shirt, I was happy to be tormented Larry Talbot who changed into The Wolf Man! We pretended to be those monsters. What did we do? Well, we fought in a neighbor's yard. Looking back I can't believe the neighbor didn't chase us away. Maybe they weren't home. We'd be knocking each other over, pushing, shoving, fighting. It was an all-our monster battle.

No games on any cell phones. This was hands-on imagination at full throttle. The life of a Monster Kid.

Ron Adams
January 2021
Ligonier, PA

Around 1975 I was 11 years old...Monster Kid Life in full swing. My best friend in the whole wide world was Joseph Dewey Stinson, AKA JosaDewey. Well, JosaDewey's favorite Monster was Dracula...the Jack Palance Count, to boot...repleat with fangs, courtesy of JosaDewey's upper teeth thrust forward over his lower lip! Although the Wolfman, Larry Talbot is still my favorite Monster, I had a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde fixation for some time, as well. So there we were in my bedroom, bedsheets for capes, ready to do battle...Count Dracula vs. Mr. Hyde!! But first, Dr. Jekyll must transform into Mr. Hyde. Now at that time I had only seen Boris Karloff's take on Jekyll/Hyde...terrorizing Abbott and Costello as he did. My poor best friend, forced to wait while I theatrically performed my transformation...a combination of Karloff's sitting-still lap-dissolve and any cinematic "painful throes" transformation...what fun with the groans of agony and the facial contortions. Finally, Mr. Hyde was ready to do battle! The battle was safe, but eventually our tumble onto my bed would knock loose the support boards under my mattress, bringing my Mom down the hall to ensure we hadn't completely destroyed my room. After she departed safe in the knowledge that the boys were just playing, the battle resumed! What Monster Kid imaginary fun!!

Maybe a year or so later, I first saw MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS with Arthur Franz. The prehistoric Monster, huge shoulders tearing through his flannel shirt, and guttural grunting and roaring...all with hatchet slipped into his belt...was all I could take. Like any fine "actor" I carefully studied and memorized all the Monster moves on my television screen. At the end of the movie, dressed in one of my "disposable" old flannel shirts, shoulder torn and hidden under my windbreaker, I grabbed my Dad's hammer and headed to the woods behind my house. Once there the Neanderthal/Cro-Magnon Monster was cut loose!! Growling, grunting, ape-like in stooped staggering loping walk, and swinging the hammer to and fro...I was ready to terrorize! These theatrics continued until the transformation to regular kid was complete...I remember it being very close to dinner time...hey, even Monsters get hungry right?

My warmest regards to all our Monster Kids of that truly Golden Age of pure imagination. Let's all agree to never grow up, eh?

What do you say, gang?

Chris Moniz, Cortlandt Manor, NY

 

 

New! More Back Issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND

Looking at you FM collection? See some holes? Some issues you need to help fill it out?

Here are two, of the many back issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS in stock now. They go fast, so don't hesitate:

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #179 - Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. New, unread, excellent condition. Inside this issue: A Special Preview Look at CONAN THE BARBARIAN, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC Filmbook, Richard Matheson and Vincent Price Movies, Vampire Movies, Mystery Photo.

Get them and many, many more in our FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Department, in the Creepy On-Line Newsstand at Creepy Classics. It's time for a visit!

 

 

New! Museum Piece - Original Souvenir Book from 1925

A few of the 18 pages:

Details on this EXTREMELY rare piece:

THE LOST WORLD (1925) Souvenir Program Book - Museum Collectible
Museum collectible, The 1925 original souvenir program book sold at theaters. Not many in existence. Very rare. 9 X 12 inches, 18 pages. Some pages loose, tears and chips. Click above link, then thumbnail image for close-ups of every page. Mailed, protected in a box. Lots of photos, story and information.

This is listed right now in our Press Books section of the Original Movie Posters Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Just Added Original Movie Poster

This "Half Sheet" original theatrical poster (22 X 28 inch) is now available for you collection from Creepy Classics. It has storage curl which can be flattened out. It will be mailed, rolled in a tube. This is an original, not reproduction:

EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (1962) - Original Movie Poster
An original theatrical movie poster for EXPERIMENT IN TERROR. 22 X 28 inches. Has storage curl that can be flattened. Excellent otherwise! Mails rolled in a tube.

Get this in the "Half Sheet Original Movie Poster Department" right here at Creepy Classics!

 

 

Above left: Hazel Court and Peter Mark Richman in THE TWILIGHT ZONE episode "The Fear."

Familiar Face Peter Mark Richmond Passes Away

From MONSTER BASH magazine writer Leonard Hayhurst:

Actor Peter Mark Richman died of natural causes on Jan. 14, 2021, at his home in Woodland Hills, California, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. Richman was born April 16, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Richman was a longtime character actor know for his guest spots on television shows and supporting parts in B-movies. One of his most memorable parts was that of a state trooper in “The Fear” episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, battling what is believed to be giant aliens.

Guest starring roles were on SUSPENSE, RAWHIDE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, THE OUTER LIMITS, THE WILD WILD WEST, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, THE INVADERS, LAND OF THE GIANTS, THE WIDE WORLD OF MYSTERY, ELECTRA WOMAN AND DYNA GIRL, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, THE BIONIC WOMAN, WONDER WOMAN, GALACTICA 1980, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, DALLAS and FANTASY ISLAND. He also had recurring roles as Chrissy Snow’s father on THREE’S COMPANY, a lawyer on DYNASTY and the voice of the Phantom on the DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH animated series.

His movies included FRIENDLY PERSUASION with Gary Cooper in 1956, THE STRANGE ONE in 1957, GIRLS ON THE LOOSE and THE BLACK ORCHID in 1958, THE MURDER MEN in 1961, DARK INTRUDER in 1965, AGENT FOR H.A.R.M. in 1966, JUDGEMENT DAY in 1988, FRIDAY THE THIRD PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN in 1989 and NAKED GUN 2 ½: THE SMELL OF FEAR in 1991.

 

 

MONSTER BASH #40 is Here, In Stock

We are proud to present MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #40! The cover is 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 features writers Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Dennis Druktenis, Thom Shubilla, Leonard Hayhurst, Ron Adams, publicity for FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN from the vaults of 1943 and your Fan Flashbacks! Click and order yours now, it's ready to ship to your doorstep:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #40 - Magazine
The 40th anniversary issue! Inside: The Horrors of Flying Monkeys and Witches - THE WIZARD OF OZ, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, Interview with Universal Frankenstein stuntman Gil Perkins, The Lost TV Show SHIMPENSTEIN, Fan Flashbacks, Rare Photos and cover by iconic artist Basil Gogos!

See all the issues, CLICK HERE!

Here are some peeks inside this current issue:

 

 

Re-Stocked Now! Great Magic Image Filmbook Guides For Your Favorite Classic Horror Films

Each one of these books the ultimate, packed guide to the movies we love...from the vaults of Universal original scripts are reproduced, rare behind-the-scene photos, advertising art, poster images and background by the most notable historians in the business. These are all re-stocked now:

DRACULA (1931) - Magic Image Filmbook
The companion to the classic DRACULA (1931) film! The original shooting script. Production history, rare photos! Special introduction by Bela Lugosi, Preface by Carla Laemmle. Just a treasure of history. Publicity art, info on stage version, Spanish version. One of the biggest editions.

THE WOLF MAN (1941) - Magic Image Filmbook
Magic Image Filmbook series from Philip Riley! This book features the original 1941 shooting script for THE WOLF MAN direct from the Universal vaults. Forward by WOLF MAN actress Evelyn Ankers, intro by writer Curt Siodmak. Photos, publicity art, background by Greg Mank, George Turner.

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN - Magic Image Filmbook
Universal Studios has opened its vaults and is allowing us to view these rare artifacts of filmmaking. Many rare behind-the-scenes photos, interviews with the people in front of and behind the camera, and complete pressbook. Production Background! Biographical notes on the cast and crew!" "A fascinating addition to magical movie lore."...Vincent Price.

THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928/Script Book) - Magic Image Filmbook
This oversize softcover features the original shooting script from THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928). Background information, history, rare photo stills and publicity art. Inner office letters reproduced about the film, vintage magazine article and more! Lon Chaney was slated to star!

THE BLACK CAT (1934) - Magic Image Filmbook
In 1934, Universal Pictures released The Black Cat - the first teaming of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, and the darkest, most sinister horror classic in the studio's legendary canon. MagicImage Filmbooks takes you on a time travel trip back into the shadowy soundstage of this macabre milestone - the facts, the figures, the studio politics, the sinister inspirations, the demonic virtuosity of director Edgar G. Ulmer, the censorship troubles, the personal memories of the leading ladies, a sexual harassment saga almost as perverse as the film itself... and the complex, moving, ultimately tragic relationship of the film's two horror superstars. Included are the pressbook, and many rare and striking photos. Plus: "The BLACK CAT: Universal's Symphony of Horrors, The Film's Music" by Randall D. Larson.

COUNTESS DRACULA (Carroll Borland) - Magic Image Filmbook
This special Magic Image Filmbook on MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) actress Carroll Borland and her story. Her relationship ship with Bela Lugosi, the amazing deleted scenes from the 1935 film, rare photos. An amazing history from Greg Mank and Carroll herself. Plus, her novel COUNTESS DRACULA!

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943) - Magic Image Filmbook
Everything you want to know about Universal's film FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943). The shooting script, the advertising art, the photos, the publicity stills. Background production story by Greg Mank. Foreword by screenwriter Curt Siodmak. For the first time in its history, Universal Studios has opened its vaults and is allowing us to view these rare artifacts of film making. Previously seen only by the stars and technicians, we now have the opportunity to review the complete original shooting scripts from these classic motion pictures. Many rare behind-the-scenes photos, interviews with the people in front of and behind the camera, and complete pressbook.

GORGO (1961) - Magic Image Filmbook
Released by MGM in 1961, Gorgo is that oft-told cinematic fable of the giant beast that threatens humanity. This volume contains the shooting script and the original tie-in novel by Carson Bingham and a production background by Bill Cooke. Lots of rare photos and promotional ad art.

HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) - Magic Image Filmbook
The Magic Image Filmbook series packed book of the classic Hammer film HORROR OF DRACULA. Production history by Ron Borst. Rare photos and publicity art. The showman's manual reproduced here, the shooting script, vampire history. Amazing volume from the Magic Image Filmbook series.

HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944) - Magic Image Filmbook
The classic Universal Monster Fest! The original shooting script from the vaults of Universal Studios. Background from historian Greg Mank. Interview with actress Elena Verdugo. Introduction by actor Peter Coe, commentary by Glenn Strange. Rare photos. Publicity art. Packed big book.

THE RETURN OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) - Magic Image Filmbook
BACK IN STOCK! This oversize softcover features the original shooting script from THE RETURN OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) which later became THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Background information, history and interviews by Philip Riley. VERY Rare stills and publicity art.

THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955) - Magic Image Filmbook
This Magic Image Filmbook is packed! Includes the original shooting script from the vaults of Universal Studios. Introduction by actor Jeff Morrow. Filled with historical production background and rare photos. Plus, publicity art, notes on THIS ISLAND EARTH by Forrest J Ackerman. More!

WOLF MAN VS. DRACULA - Magic Image Filmbook
The classic Magic Image Filmbook series from the vaults of Universal Studios by Philip J. Riley. This is the first draft screenplay for the proposed 1944 film WOLF MAN VS. DRACULA by Bernard Schubert reproduced here. Photos and background about this unmade Universal project. A must-have for the serious Universal fans.

These are always selling fast, grab the ones you want right now in our Magic Image Filmbooks Department. Each edition is packed with great information and photos. They are here now at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Collectible Promotional Cups

This set of collectible cups was from the early 1980s. This set was to promote the new release of RETURN OF THE JEDI. Here are the details:

RETURN OF THE JEDI PLASTIC CUPS (1983) - Collectibles
Four plastic promotional cups for the movie RETURN OF THE JEDI in 1983. Official Lucas Films branding and distributed by Pepperidge Farm, Inc. About 4 inches tall each, plastic. Four different images...one on each cup. Click thumbnail image to see close-up.

Get these and loads more of collectible items that would look, well, just great on your shelves! Find them in our Collectibles Department located right here, inside the creaking doors of Creepy Classics.

 

 

Dark Shadows' Diana Millay RIP

This is from MONSTER BASH writer Leonard Hayhurst:

Actress Diana Millay died on January 8, 2021, according to the Dark Shadows News Page. She was 85. She was born June 7, 1935, in Rye, New York.

Millay was the first supernatural character on the gothic soap opera DARK SHADOWS. She appeared in 62 episodes from 1966 to 1969 as Laura Collins, a phoenix-woman who is burned in a fire and then reborn. She also appeared in the related 1971 film, NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS.

She mostly worked in television, but did appear in 1967’s TARZAN AND THE GREAT RIVER with Mike Henry in the title role.

Television shows she guest starred on included THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., PERRY MASON, RAWHIDE, MY THREE SONS, 77 SUNSET STRIP, WAGON TRAIN, LARAMIE, ROUTE 66, GUNSMOKE, BONANZA, THE RIFLEMAN, MAVERICK, THRILLER, THE AQUANAUTS and FATHER KNOWS BEST. She also played Kitty Styles on the daytime soap opera THE SECRET STORM.

Millay became an author in later years, penning I’D RATHER EAT THAN ACT, THE POWER OF HALLOWEEN and HOW TO CREATE GOOD LUCK.

Hi Ron,
For those Monster Bashers out there who ran home from school in the 60's to watch TV's "Dark Shadows", I am sorry to announce that actress Diana Millay passed away on Friday, Jan 08 , 2021 after a long illness. She was 85.
She is remembered for playing Laura Collins, the estranged wife of Roger Collins and mother to David Collins. She was secretly a phoenix in human form with limited time on Earth, but plotted to take her son back with her to the underworld when her time was up, in a ball of flames. She played Laura on 3 occasions, first in 1966-67, again in 1969 during the show's 1897 storyline where she came into conflict with Barnabas (Jonathan Frid), Quentin (David Selby), and was finally done in by the witch Angelique (Lara Parker). In 1971, director-producer Dan Curtis cast her for the third time in MGM's , "Night Of Dark Shadows", with Selby and Kate Jackson.

Prior to "Dark Shadows", Diana appeared in scores of other vintage TV shows familiar to baby boomers, such as "Perry Mason", "Rawhide", "Father Knows Best", "The Rifleman", "My 3 Sons ", "Man From UNCLE", and appeared opposite comedians Bob and Ray on the "Ed Sullivan Show", as well as 'Dobie Gillis".

Her film credits also included 'Tarzan And The Great River", and "Street Of Sinners". Working on stage enabled her to perform opposite Alan Alda, David Janssen, and Peter Graves. Her passion for travel took her to Egypt and Romania , in which some "Dark Shadows" fans were also on board for these trips.

Besides acting and traveling, Diana was also an author , having written several books on Halloween, cooking , and improving opportunities in your life.

RIP Diana Millay
Michael Lederman, New York

 

 

New! Lost Film INGAGI Found & Released on Blu-Ray

Well, this one is for the true film historians. A movie with a sorted past, not seen for 50 years. It was thought lost but Something Weird Video along with Kino-Lorber have come up with an 82 minute print located at the Library of Congress. Be warned, this one has something offensive for almost everyone...an oddity that has resurfaced:

INGAGI (1930/Lost Film Found) - Blu-Ray
Right up front, be warned. This film was offensive in 1930 and still holds today. Adult material. That being said, this was considered lost. Located in the Library of Congress. A tribe deep in the Congo sacrifices women to gorillas. Notable: gorilla played by Charles Gemora. Extras. Color tinted.

A fake safari into the Congo. Get it in the New Blu-Ray Department, ready for immediate shipping, in shock stock at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! More Used Blu-Rays Now Available

We've just added more "like new" used Blu-Rays for your collection. Only one of each available. Get the ones you want, they get snapped up quick. Just added:

THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943) - Used Blu-Ray
It's England during World War II and Lugosi's back as a full throttle vampire. He's got a werewolf assistant and is out for revenge. One of the great roles for Lugosi. Lots of fun. Lots of special features!

ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS (1966) - Used Blu-Ray
Like new! Stars Eddie Constantine. A European takes on James Bond and science fiction films! Costantine is a super gumshoe detective on the trail of mind-controlled humanoids who protect a female master villain. Her motive is to control Europe! Extras. French or English soundtracks.

Get these and others in our Creepy Used Blu-Ray Department, here at your home of monsters....Creepy Classics!

 

 

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 NEW 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! A Beautiful Copy of a Vintage FAMOUS MONSTERS

Just dug-out from the cob-webbed recesses of the Creepy Classics vault...two golden age of FAMOUS MONSTERS magazines:

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND 1968 YEARBOOK - Magazine
The 1968 yearbook of the classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, amazing condition. Inside this fearbook issue (it is "BEST ISSUE EVER!"): The Frankenstein Story, The Scream Test, Mummy Movies, KING KONG, Alice in Monsterland and more.

Get them in the FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Department in our On-Line Creepy Newsstand...at...where else? -- 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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