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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: One of the nastiest junkyard dogs ever to hit the silver screen! It's the dog-faced horror from CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957). Get the film for your collection on DVD or Blu-Ray here at Creepy Classics.

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New! THE MYSTERY OF THE MARY CELESTE on DVD

Technically one of the first films from the studio that would become Hammer! Bela Lugosi traveled to England to star in this seafaring chiller:

THE MYSTERY OF THE MARY CELESTE (1935) - DVD
A freighter ship has a mad killer aboard. The ship's crew begins disappearing one by one. Bela Lugosi in an early Hammer Film production. Also known as THE PHANTOM SHIP.

Get it in our New DVD Department here at the old castle on the hill, Creepy Classics.

 

 

In Stock ! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #45 is Here...Grab It!

Our latest magazine that is just packed with creepy cool articles, rare photos and...monsters. Time to celebrate a Monster Boom Generation:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #45 - Magazine
The classic monster magazine that loves and studies the movies we love! Fay Wray in a vintage press release talks about what KING KONG meant to her. There be a TEENAGE WEREWOLF lurking in these pages thanks to fright master Dennis Druktenis. Renfield exposed! It's Dwight Frye as madman Renfield in DRACULA (1931). Actress Beverly Washburn talks about her career in films and TV...and working with Lon Chaney, Jr. Behind-the-scenes of the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON movies, it's The Scrapbook of The Creature. The 1952 FRANKENSTEIN! Cover by artist Daniel Horne.

Here are some sample peeks inside this terror tome of classic movies:

Get your copy fresh out of the box and shipped (bagged and boarded) right to your sinister shelf of monster magazine. You'll find it in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand, in dark passage that leads to the MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Happy Birthday Monster Bash Award Winner Jim Mahoney

A big Bashin' birthday wish to Jim Mahoney, classic horror super fan! His birthday was January 20th!

We all wish him the very best on his speciual day.

 

 

New! Super 7 Glow Monster Figures

Now shocked at Creepy Classics, they are here, the glow Universal Monster figures in retro cool boxes:

SUPER 7: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON - Glow Figure
Reaction Figure! 3" x 5" Box. Detailed monster that glows in the dark! Licensed by Universal studios in a retro cool box. Certified creepy cool: bold bright color, awesome articulation, real glowing plastic.

SUPER 7: FRANKENSTEIN - Glow Action Figure
Reaction Figure! 3" x 5" Box. Detailed monster that glows in the dark! Licensed by Universal studios in a retro cool box. Certified creepy cool: bold bright color, awesome articulation, real glowing plastic.

Get these super boss monsters in our Models, Toys & Action Figure Department at Creepy Classics...you can't miss them, they glow!

 

 

New on Blu! Val Lewton's THE GHOST SHIP and BEDLAM Double Feature

Two of the best chillers to come out of the 1940s! On one Blu-Ray. This item is in stock and in the shadows at Creepy Classics:

THE GHOST SHIP (1943)/BEDLAM (1946) - Blu-Ray
Two Val Lewton horror-thriller classics: THE GHOST SHIP (1943) Stars Richard Dix and Russell Wade. A maniacal, obsessed ship captain begins killing off the crew at sea. BEDLAM (1946) Stars Boris Karloff and Anna Lee. Evil Karloff presides over a mental institution. Tom Weaver commentary.

Get this shipped right out to you, we've got our shipping expert, Skelton Knaggs, on the packing table. He'll get thinks off the slab and mailed right to your door. You can click over to our New Blu-ray Department to order yours right now!

 

 

New! SON OF FRANKENSTEIN Pals are Action Figures

Just hitting the shelves of our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department, it's this gruesome team:

SUPER 7: SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (Monster!) - Action Figure
9" x 6" blister pack, 4" figure. Fully posable. Licensed by Universal Studios. It's the Karloff monster ready to stomp into your collection!

SUPER 7: YGOR (SON OF FRANKENSTEIN) - Action Figure
9" x 6" blister pack, 4" figure. Fully posable. Licensed by Universal Studios. It's broken-necked Ygor back to haunt your collection!

Direct from the sulphur pit, these two ReAction figures are here, in super nice blister packs. Head to the broken battlements of Frankenstein's watchtower lab in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Yvette Mimeux Carried Away From Us, Rest In Peace

I got the call yesterday afternoon from Monster Basher and close friend Michael Joyner, Yvette Mimeux of THE TIME MACHINE (1960) had passed away. Ironically late last night I popped in a random ONE STEP BEYOND TV show, and there she was...

She was 80 and passed away on January 18th.

This from MONSTER BASH magazine staff writer Leonard Hayhurst:

Actress Yvette Mimieux died Jan. 17, 2022, at her home in Bel Air, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 80. She was born Jan. 8, 1942, in Los Angeles, California.

She was discovered by a talent agent while horseback riding one day. Her career began when she was just 16-years-old. Two of her most memorable roles came in 1960 as Weena in THE TIME MACHINE and Melanie in WHERE THE BOYS ARE. That year she received a Golden Globe nomination for most promising newcomer.

 Other movies included THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, TOYS IN THE ATTIC, MONKEYS GO HOME, THE NEPTUNE FACTOR, JOURNEY INTO FEAR, THE BLACK HOLE and CIRCLE OF POWER.

She also made several television movies such as remakes of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY and BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE; along with BLACK NOON, SNOWBEAST, DEVIL DOG: THE HOUND OF HELL, THE FIFTH MISSILE and LADY BOSS. She was a regular on the short-lived series THE MOST DEADLY GAME and BERRENGER’S and guest starred on ONE STEP BEYOND.

 Mimieux was married to director Stanley Donen and Howard Ruby, founder of Oakwood Worldwide which provides furnished corporate housing.

 

 

New! TV Horror Host Collectible

"Chilly Billy" Cardille's career highlighted in this Pittsburgh magazine from ten years ago:

PITTSBURGH 55 (Chilly Billy) - Magazine
Cover story is iconic TV Horror Host Bill "Chilly Billy" Cardille. Magazine article with photos spotlights his career. From wrestling host, newsman, weatherman, radio personality and, of course, Horror Host for Pittsburgh's CHILLER THEATER for decades, bumping Saturday Night Live for 5 years.

Find this in our TV Horror Host Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New on Blu! It's A NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES

An amazing dark fantasy thriller from the golden age of Hollywood, now available on Blu-Ray:

NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (1948) - Blu-Ray
Stars Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund and Viginia Bruce. A supernatural film noir classic. A mentalist realizes he actually does have the power to see the future. It drives him mad and he goes into hiding, but the force of visions drive him back. New 2K transfer, commentary, trailer.

Looking into the mystic, we see you getting this Blu-Ray for your collection! It's in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Santo Double Feature NOW in English

Two classic Santo meets monster movies are now dubbed in English for the American fans! Get this new double creature feature or some smack down fun:

SANTO DOUBLE FEATURE Volume 3 (English Language) - DVD
New English language versions of:

SANTO VS. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER (1971) Stars Santo! Dr. Freda Frankenstein and the evil Dr. Yanco want to live forever! They need to develop a long-lasting youth serum....and Santo's super powered blood may be the ticket. They set out to capture our masked hero by kidnapping a beautiful woman. That will lure him in! Then the massive monster that Dr. Frankenstein has created will make mince meat out of Santo.

SANTO AND THE BLUE DEMON VS. DRACULA AND THE WOLF MAN (1973)Stars Santo and The Blue Demon! Decades ago a powerful magician defeated Count Dracula...but he has come back and seeks revenge upon the planet. He recruits the Wolf Man and a pack of ghouls to assist in terrorizing the world. Santo and the Blue Demon are summoned by the ancestor of the great magician and they're off to take on the macabre power struggle!

Snag your copy now in our Mexican Monsters Department here at your home of classic horror...Creepy Classics!

 

 

Above: FRIGHT MONSTERS publisher Dennis Druktenis proves that MONSTER BASH magazine is great on the rocks and in the wild west too!

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....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! Vintage Vinyl For Your Turntable

Check out these creepy cool LPs to add to your record collection, they're in stock now at Creepy Classics:

CLASSIC HORROR MUSIC OF HANS J. SALTER - LP
Composed and conducted by Hans J. Salter, the music for CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) and THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957). Sought after collectible that can go for up to $100. This copy has some water damage on the bottom of the cover, BUT the record looks new and unplayed!!

MYSTERIOUS FILM WORLD OF BERNARD HERRMANN - LP
Some of the greatest music ever in fantasy films. Herrmann's scores for MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, THE THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER. Performed by The National Philharmonic Orchestra. Very slight wear on cover, record looks unplayed and new!

ORGAN MEMORIES (Reader's Digest) - Four LP Box Set
From Reader's Digest records: Classic music performed on the organ. Included is Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (a classic horror, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, used piece). A beautiful box set of organ music.

TELEVISION'S GREATEST HITS - Two Record Set
65 of your favorite TV show themes. Included: Mr. Magoo, Scooby-Doo, Jose and the Pussycats, Fractured Fairy Tales, Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, MASH, Wonder Woman, Baretta, Barnaby Jones, Kojak, The A-Team, Starsky and Hutch, Room 222, Speed Racer and many, many more.

TELEVISION'S GREATEST HITS Vol. 2 - Two Record Set
A two record set of classic TV theme songs, opening songs. Includes Mighty Mouse, Jonny Quest, The Odd Couple, Mary Tyler Moore, My Favorite Martian, Hogan's Heroes, Sea Hunt, Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea, The Green Hornet, NBC Mystery Movie, Dark Shadows and many, many more.

THRILLER (TV Show Original Music) - LP
Amazing collectible from the early 1960s. The TV music score for Boris Karloff's THRILLER TV anthology series. Gatefold cover with written background on the show and the music by Karloff. Composed and arranged by Pete Rugolo. Super nice condition, LP appears unplayed!

TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE (1986 Cartoon Film) - Soundtrack LP
The original motion picture soundtrack to the 1986 animated cartoon feature film. In like new, excellent condition.

Get these right, one of each in stock, here in our Vinyl Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

The MONSTER BASH Bela Lugosi Film Fest Coming in August

This August 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

Let's see Monster Bash fans out sell the Football Hall of Fame!

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 MONSTER BASH VIP admission memberships, Click Here for details.

Join us...at The Palace Theatre, Canton Ohio in August.

 

 

Back In Stock! Dennis Druktenis' FRIGHT MONSTERS

142 pages of Monster Kid far-out coolness...this magazine/book is packed with retro monster fun, facts and is a trip back to the early days of monster magazines, not to be missed in your collection:

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 yours now, it's keen...Locate it in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Re-Shocked! Haunted Manor Model Kits

Re-popped and re-stocked, two classic model kits:

HAUNTED MANOR: ESCAPE FROM THE DUNGEON - Model Kit
The retro cool spooky diorama model kit! The Escape From the Dungeon glue-together model kit is the first release in the haunted Manor series of kits from Polar Lights that re-introduces fun, spooky models from years past. The kit features fine details on every part. It uses rubber band action to pring two moving figures. In Escape From the Dungeon, is the executioner offering a near miss or a favor that will free our diminutive friend? In either case, another long-dead ghoul has something to say about it! The model base is 8 3/4" wide and 7" long. The plastic model even glows in the dark (if left unpainted).

HAUNTED MANOR: PLAY IT AGAIN, TOM - Model Kit
The classic model kit is back! The creepy organ playing hits the keys, up pops an undead mummy! It moves with rubber band action. Glow-in-the-dark pieces! Requires painting and assembly. Includes parts, rubber bands and assembly instructions. 9.5 inches tall. The horror is back.

Get these and many other model kits for a snowy afternoon of fun in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Rare Ad Mat from 1957, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

What is this odd looking thing (above)? Why it's a super rare ad mat distributed to theaters for newspaper ads. Thick wood-based mold. When held up to light, you can see the amazing detail. Most were used and destroyed as the lead that was poured into them would destroy them. Here's a super cool one available now, get it quick, these things go fast:

INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) - 10" x 13" Original Ad Mat
A large, very rare original ad mat distributed to theaters to supply local newspapers. It's basically a wood-based hard paper mold that lead was poured into to produced newspaper ads. Almost all were destroyed. This is a rare, unused one. Held to the light, the subtle detail is all revealed.

Get this in our Original Posters Department in the Original Ad Mats Section at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Rest In Peace Goliath, Samson, Hercules and Mark Forest

Just in from MONSTER BASH magazine writer Leonard Hayhurst:

Actor Mark Forest died Jan. 7, 2022, at his home in Arleta, California, according to Arts, Culture and Style. He was 89. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York.

The bodybuilder once held the title of Mr. Muscle Beach and was in Mae West's Las Vegas stage show. He became the second American, after Steve Reeves, signed by Italian producers to star in a series of mystical strongman pictures from 1960 to 1965.

His movies included GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON, SON OF SAMSON, MOLE MEN AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES, HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS, HERCULES AGAINST THE BARBARIANS, HERCULES AGAINST THE SONS OF THE SUN and THE TERROR OF ROME AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES.

Forest left acting to pursue a career in Europe as an opera singer. He eventually moved back to the states and became a vocal coach.

 

 

Son of The Thing!

I had never seen this before. Reader Paul Speidel sent in the link to this ten minute comedy skit starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney and "The Thing From Another World."

Here's the link to this 1951 satire on the classic movie:

CLICK HERE.

 

 

New! Big Original Theater Promo Poster For STAR WARS

In close to new condition, this original poster issued to General Cinema Theaters is available at Creepy Classics....only one available of this rare item. I'm sure most were torn down, damaged and/or thrown out after use. Get this STAR WARS collectible before someone else does:

STAR WARS COLLECTOR CUP THEATRICAL POSTER (24x36") - Collectible
This is a 24" x 36' original theatrical poster, promoting Star Wars cups. Issued in 1997 by General Cinema Theaters for in-theater promotions. Heavier stock paper. A cross-promotion with Pepsi. This is an original issued to theaters (double sided). Excellent condition. Ships rolled.

Find it deep in our Collectible Department here at Creepy Classics today!

 

 

MONSTER BASH June 2022 Hotel Room Update!

Now There Are Very Few Few Rooms Left in the Host Hotel! Get Yours for Bash Quick!!!

Back-Up Hotel is only 400 feet away, The Courtyard!

Hotel rooms selling fast for the June 24-26, 2022 MONSTER BASH.

Double bed rooms are sold out....so if you want a room with a double, The Courtyard (owned by the same company) is a walk across the parking lot and they have rooms at the Bash rate too. The Courtyard phone number is 724-776-1900. The host hotel still has King bedrooms (some with sofa pull-out bed) left at this point.

298 rooms are going fast, only a few left!

Reserve on-line here: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1634730900885&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Or call the Marriott: (724) 772-3700

Back-Up, Courtyard (only about 400 feet away) (724)-776-1900

 

 

Monster Bash June 2022 Admission Available Now

It's "The Golden Voyage of Monster Bash!" Caroline Munro and Patrick Wayne will be there, along with many other MONSTER BASH family of stars. Plus, the LAND OF THE LOST cast with super fun interactive photos with fans, the great actress Beverly Washburn and more, more, more!

The dates are set: June 24-26, 2022.

The location: The remodeled Marriott Pittsburgh North (Cranberry Township-Mars, PA)

Hotel direct phone for reservations: 1 724-772-3700

Back-Up, Courtyard Hotel (only about 400 feet away) (724)-776-1900

Get your admission 3-day membership discounted for a limited time ($10 off the at the door price):

MONSTER BASH JUNE 24-26, 2022 - VIP Membership Admission
3 day admission VIP membership! June 24-26, 2022 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, (Cranberry Township-Mars, PA). The classic monster movie conference and festival! Three days of monster fan fun. Movie and TV stars appearing, wall-to-wall monster merchandise, special events, special screenings. The multi-Rondo award winning best convention. Discounted for a limited time.

Bash summer 2022! Don't dare miss it...it's where classic monster movie fans and professionals meet.

The Biggest Bash Ever...Sails June 2022.

 

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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