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Tuesday October 27 - Wednesday October 28, 2020

TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: There was nothing like the excitement of a Halloween parade when I was young. Floats of witches, monsters and ghosts...candy thrown out to us kids standing on the road curbs, shoulder to shoulder.

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Back in Stock! The Big LOST IN SPACE Robot Model Kit

We've re-stocked on the classic LOST IN SPACE (B-9) Robot model kits. Get yours for building over the winter, or giving to a fellow sci-fi fan for Christmas:

LOST IN SPACE ROBOT - Model Kit
DANGER! DANGER! WILL ROBINSON! All new 1:6 scale LOST IN SPACE Robot kit from Moebius Models! Styrene plastic kit. Nearly 13 inches tall. Opening door on robot, detailed power pack, photo-etched vent screens and optional retracted arms. Assembly required, paint and glue not included.

Head over to our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department at Creepy Classics to order yours right now.

 

 

New! Vintage Magazines From the Fabulous Fifties & Swingin' Sixties For Your Creepy Collection

Get the above vintage magazines direct from decades past from your retro time machine...Creepy Classics:

MONSTER PARADE #2 - Magazine
Vintage monster movie magazine from 1958! Very collectible and hard-to-find. This issue has light cover wear. Spine is tight. On one middle page a small monster face photo was cut out. Otherwise just typical age tanning. Inside: IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, Ghoul Gallery, more.

MONSTER PARADE #3 - Magazine
A rare collectible monster magazine from Magnum Publications in 1958! Some slight cover wear, otherwise, tight spine, one page - photos cut - but not missing, no markings. Inside: HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, THE INVISIBLE MAN, Mummy Movies, horror stories, crazy ads.

MONSTER PARADE #4 - Magazine
Wow, other than some super light cover wear, this is a great copy. Tight spine, appears unread! An early monster movie magazine. Movie features on THE APE (Karloff), I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, Dracula - His Story in PIctures, Horror Stories. Vintage monster mag from 1958!

JAMES BOND 007 (1964 Dell) - Magazine
A super great James Bond collectible. A magazine with articles and loads of photos from the Sean Connery Bond films and all the women. Heavy card stock cover, color and black and white. Vintage 1964 spy-craze magazine. Heavy gloss 1964 vintage pop culture magazine from Dell. Like new.

TALKING PICTURES #2 - Magazine
Like new other than age tanning. Full page TV show photos with funny captions. Almost entirely THE ADDAMS FAMILY and THE MUNSTERS in this issue from 1964. Lots of Herman and Grandpa from THE MUNSTERS and Gomez and Morticia from THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Hip, swinging sixties monster fun.

TALKING PICTIRES #3 - Magazine
A movie photo magazine. Full page photos with funny captions. Includes THE GIANT GILA MONSTER, TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN photos as well as photos from James Bond, etc. 1965 vintage magazine aimed at the hot rod, surf teenage hip crowd from the swinging sixties. Excellent condition, just age tanning.

They're in our Monster Parade Department and Miscellaneous Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics. Get yours from our Creepy Magazine Newsstand today.

 

 

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!

 

Monster Basher Thinks Twice

Pictured above it's Monster Bash fan Joey Vento proving the old adage that two heads are better than one. As Bob Dylan said, "Don't think twice, it's all right." Thanks for sharing this Haunted Barn school photo Joey!

 

 

New! More Vintage CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Magazines

Now available, beautiful copies of the original CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine:

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #20 - Magazine
The competition to FAMOUS MONSTERS in the 1960s and 1970s...Calvin Beck's CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN. This issue from 1973. Like new, just typical age tanning. Inside: THE VALLEY OF GWANGI, ASYLUM, The Frankenstein TV Movie Guide, THE NIGHT STALKER, GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE and more.

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #21 - Magazine
The classic Calvin Beck monster movie magazine. This issue from 1974...like new! Just typical age tanning. Inside: NBC's FRANKENSTEIN - THE TRUE STORY, Caroline Munro, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, Ray Harryhausen's THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD and more!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #22 - Magazine
The classic movie monster magazine from Calvin Beck. This issue from 1974. Super nice condition, no cut coupons, no pen marks! Inside: Linda Blair and THE EXORCIST, Interview with Peter Cushing, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, Ingrid Pitt, MADHOUSE with Vincent Price and more.

Grab the back issues of CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine that you need for your collection now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics...you'll see the CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Department behind the dungeon door.

 

 

Halloween Pick! THE NIGHT WALKER and DARK INTRUDER Double Feature DVD

If you have seen these two creepy movies, they are perfect for your Halloween line-up. William Castle's film THE NIGHT WALKER is classic Castle with twists and some very creepy images. DARK INTRUDER is the real treat, rarely seen 1965 film with a serious Leslie Nielsen, H.P. Lovecraft overtones and one horrifying demon from another dimension:

THE NIGHT WALKER (1965)/DARK INTRUDER (1965) - DVD
THE NIGHT WALKER (1965) William Castle chiller! Barbara Stanwyck has strange visions and waking dreams. Murder and mystery with Robert Taylor. DARK INTRUDER (1965) Stars Leslie Nielsen, Judi Meredith and Mark Richman. A touch of H.P. Lovecraft as an ancient creature from another time is committing murders in San Francisco during the 1890s. Foggy and atmospheric as the dark cloaked creature kills again and again. Nielsen is a student of old dark religions, assisting the local authorities...and getting too close to the truth. Originally made for TV, then released theatrically.

Get it on DVD here at Creepy Classics in our Complete DVD Catalog.

 

 

New! Used Blu-Rays Coming In...Like New

Grab some real bargains on some "like new" Blu-Rays right now:

AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS (1972) - Used Blu-Ray
Like new! Stars Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee. It's the curse of the Fengriffens! Ghosts, crawling hands and horror around every corner. Cushing plays Dr. Brood (A Van Helsing-type) ready to help the family rid themselves of the century old evil.

METROPOLIS (1927/Restored Complete) - Used Blu-Ray
Now totally restored with the "lost" 25 minutes discovered! Remastered in a special edition. Landmark silent sci-fi film! Workers of the future, a mad scientist and a beautiful robot. Brilliance. Original 1927 orchestral score. 50 minute documentary and many extras. Like new.

ALPHAVILLE (1965) - Used Blu-Ray
Stars Eddie Constatine. A bizarre mix of science fiction and Film Noir! A secret agent is sent into space to "Alphaville" where he must murder the inventor of a controlling computer called Alpha 60. Beautifully filmed in lush black and white...a surreal mix of genres and style. Extras! Like new.

....and more in our Used Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Photos! The Riverside Drive-In...Universal Horror Show with Creepy Classics/Monster Bash was a Halloween Season Smash

The monsters were out, enjoying all the fun with you at The Riverside Drive-In for the Universal Horror Nights on the giant screen this past weekend. Here ar some fun fotos from the weekend with Creepy Classics/Monster Bash and our dear friends at The Riverside Drive-In, Vandergrift, PA:

Above: Up on the giant screen, it's Dracula's castle from ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). Notice the licnse plate of the car closest to the concession building.

Above: The Gill-Man enjoys reading all about himself in MONSTER BASH SPECIAL #5 at the Drive-In. Above: Monster Bash's Ursula knits Halloween bats at the drive-in.

 

Above: Creepy Classics and Monster Bash's Ted Lewczyk serves up the DVDs and Blu-Rays at The Riverside Drive-In for Universal Monster Nights! Above: The cars line-up for a night of Universals on the big screen.

 

Above: Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolf Man on reflects off of the cars at the drive-in. It's a classic scene from the beloved ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948). Above: In front of the concession building, a delivery in a giant crate from McDoogle's House of Horrors.

 

Above: A packed concession building during an intermission withe pinball machines, Creepy Classic shoppers and that great drive-in food! Above: The Wolf Man (Chuck Cox) makes an appearance to scoop up a MONSTER BASH magazine and howl with fellow fans.

 

Above: New Monster Kids love hanging with the friendly fish-man from the Black Lagoon at The Riverside Drive-In. Above: There he is on the big outdoor screen, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954).

 

Above: The Creature (Brandon S.) picks out his favorite t-shirt on display....a perfect fit. Above: Creepy Classics Dan Weber and Joe Russell time with customers that were on a snack break.

 

 

Busted...THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD

The above photo was sent in by super fan David Peel. He just completed his bust of THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD...in time to set it loose on unwary Trick-Or-Treaters! Thanks for sharing your work, David, with all of us fans.

 

 

Above: Rhonda Fleming in THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1945)

Acrtress Rhonda Fleming Passes Away

This in from Monster Bash reporter Leonard Hayhurst:

The actress known as the Queen of Technicolor thanks to her red hair and green eyes has died at the age of 97, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rhonda Fleming passed on Oct. 14, 2020, in Santa Monica, California. She was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Los Angeles, California.

Fleming’s breakout role was in the 1945 film SPELLBOUND, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She played Mary Carmichael, a patient at the Green Manors mental hospital. This led to her getting a role in another thriller the following year, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE. She also appeared in the film noir classic OUT OF THE PAST with Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum in 1947. Her first lead came the same year in the low-budget action film ADVENTURE ISLAND.

Her Queen of Technicolor nickname came from the 1949 film A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT, a musical with Bing Crosby. The same year she also starred with Crosby’s longtime comedy partner Bob Hope in THE GREAT LOVER.

Other films included THE EAGLE AND THE HAWK, CRY DANGER, THE READHEAD AND THE COWBOY, TENNESSEE’S PARTNER, GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL, HOME BEFORE DARK, THE BIG CIRCUS and THE PATSY.

Fleming was married six times including to actor Lang Jeffries and producers Hall Bartlett and Ted Mann.

 

 

R.I.P. Margaret Nolan

Just in from Monster Bash reporter Leonard Hayhurst:

Actress Margaret Nolan died Oct. 5, 2020, of cancer in London, England, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She was 76. Nolan was born Oct. 29, 1943, in London, England.

It was once said that Nolan was at the center of everything mod and cool in Britain in the 1960s. She played a masseuse in the 1964 James Bond film GOLDFINGER and appeared painted gold in the movie’s opening credits and promotional materials. The same year, she was a girl at a casino with The Beatles in A HARD DAY’S NIGHT. She was also in FERRY ACROSS THE MERCY with Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1965. She also was in six movies part of the CARRY ON British comedy franchise.

Works in horror films included opposite Vincent Price in WITCHFINDER GENERAL in 1968 and the Alfred Hitchcock directed FRENZY in 1972, although her scene was cut.

 

 

Halloween Chuckle

Here's a cool cartoon shared from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash reader Kevin Mulligan. I'm still smiling on this one as I type. Thanks Kevin!

 

 

MONSTER BASH #40 is Here, In Stock...and Basil is Back!

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!

Go-Go Gogos, MONSTER BASH!

 

 

New! THE APE MAN and DOOMED TO DIE Double Feature Blu-Ray

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff together again on the same Blu-Ray...two fun features from the 1940s and....a GREAT bonus feature:

THE APE MAN (1943)/DOOMED TO DIE (1940) - Blu-Ray
THE APE MAN (1943) One of poverty row's most infamous films. Bela Lugosi stars with Wallace Ford and Louise Currie. DOOMED TO DIE (1940) Stars Boris Karloff. Karloff as detective Mr. Wong investigates murder most foul! Bonus: Amazing Monogram Picture Blooper, out-take reel!

Snare your copy now, it's in stock, at Creepy Classics in our New Blu-Ray Department!

 

 

 

New! Vintage Issues of HORROR MONSTERS Magazine

They're in stock now...but only one each...they won't last long...all super nice:

HORROR MONSTERS #4 - Magazine
A vintage Charlton monster movie magazine from 1962! Only the slightest wear, no clipped coupons, no pen marks. Nice! Just typical age tanning. Inside: Shock Theater, Every Macabre Moment from THE MUMMY'S CURSE, Bob Burns - Man of Horror, Bela Lugosi Life Story, Universal's THE CAT CREEPS and more!

HORROR MONSTERS #10 - Magazine
A classic Charlton monster movie magazine! Beautiful condition, like new with only the very slightest cover wear. Typical age tanning. Inside this issue: True Monster Facts, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, BLACK SABBATH, THE FROZEN GHOST, Monster Master - Vincent Price, ABC's of Horror...

Get these classic monster mags this instant in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand...in the HORROR MONSTERS Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! Shooting Into Our Time from 1966 it's SPACE GHOST, The Complete Series

It's Saturday morning 1966 and I have my bowl of Trix cereal and I am revved up for SPACE GHOST...the perfect entertainment for a seven year old who likes super heroes and monsters! The complete 1966-1967 series is now here at Creepy Classics on DVD or Blu-Ray:

SPACE GHOST (Complete Animated Series 1966-1967) - Blu-Ray or DVD
The outer space mystery hero Space Ghost complete series with Phantom Cruiser and Dino Boy features. Hanna-Barbera classic Saturday morning sci-fi adventure. Includes the 6-part "Council of Doom" episode too. 420 Saturday morning minutes reclaimed...break out the cereal! Extra documentary.

Blast your copy into your shopping cart right now at Creepy Classics, it's in our New DVD & Blu-Ray Department.

Discussions on whether to get the DVD or Blu-Ray:

 

 

New! Lost TV Version of THE BAT (1960) on DVD

The almost unknown version of THE BAT with an incredible cast...from a super rare 1960 broadcast...available now from Creepy Classics:

THE BAT (1960/Lost TV Classic) - DVD
Stars Jason Robards, Helen Hayes and Margaret Hamilton. Rare TV movie! An eerie stormy night, a hidden 20,000 dollars and a house full of strange people. A mysterious criminal dressed like a human-bat haunting the manor. This creepy batman is terrorizing and looking for the money too.

Get this for your vault collection now in our New DVD Department at Creepy Classics.

 

 

You! Remember My Birthday

Thanks to Creepy Classics/Monster Basher Brian Nichols for reminding me that today is Bela Lugosi's birthday....October 20, 1882! His image still creeps across our screens and we love it!

 

 

New! Vintage CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Magazines

Just added to our Creepy Magazine Newsstand, 1964-1968 issues of CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN! Get them quick, there's only one of each and they won't last long:

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #4 - Magazine
A beautiful copy of Calvin Beck's CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN monster movie magazine from 1964. Like right off the newsstand condition except for typical age tanning. Inside: FREAKS, The Lon Chaney Jr. Story, BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE, Dracula's Author - Bram Stoker, Legend of the Mummy and more!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #5 - Magazine
A vintage CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine from 1964. Like new condition except for typical age tanning. Inside this Monster Boom Generation publication: Edgar Rice Burrough's FRANKENSTEIN, The Peter Lorre Story, THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN from Hammer, OUT OF THIS WORLD with Karloff and more!

CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #10 - Magazine
1966 edition of Calvin Beck's CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN...almost like new, only the very slightest cover wear and typical age tanning. Gorgeous issue! Inside: KING KONG, Lugosi's Tragic Addition, Interviews with Lon Chaney Jr. and Christopher Lee, THE GREEN HORNET, GORGO and more!

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

Get these issues...and more in our CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Department here at Creepy Classics. Creep on in.

 

 

Cereal Monsters...Captured!

The above art was created by Monster Basher and art teacher John Sargent...he has captured the essance of the fun breakfast monsters we grew up with. This from John:

Just a reminder to all the monster kids out there. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.

This was actually a piece of therapy for me to do. I never really noticed how the characters have been redesigned over the years. So I dug out some reference of the boys from the 70’s, and tried to incorporate them both in this work. Chocula has changed the most over the years. I always thought he has a Basil Rathbone quality about him.

Thanks for sharing your great piece, John! -Ron

 

 

New! 11X17 Posters

Back in shock stock, here at Creepy Classics, it's beautiful color poster reproductions in thick, crystal clear acrylic slip sleeves for your movie room, dorm room, apartment or, heck...right in your kitchen:

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1958) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945 Version 1) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945 Version 2) - 11X17 Poster Repro
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS (1970) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

HIDEOUS SUN DEMON (1958) - 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.

Get them in our 11X17 Posters Department here at the creepiest place on earth...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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