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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: "Welcome" says the new Walmart greeter! You might need to shop for a scarf to hide those nasty marks on your neck. It's NOSFERATU (1922). Get the classic silent scream on VHS, DVD, or Blu-Ray 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. Just put the title you want in the "Search" field and go!

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New! Rare DVD Titles in Shock Stock Today

Here's a new batch of the bizarre! Factory sealed DVDs that are here now at Creepy Classics...and the lurking for YOU! They want to be added to your collection of films:

THE VAMPIRE'S LOVER (1960) - DVD
Stars Helena Remy, Maria Luisa Rolando, Tina Gloriani and Walter Brandi. This Italian vampire-monster flicks swings from the goofy dance sequences to incredible beautiful and haunting gothic moments. Then, some great, nasty vampire scenes too. The count is quite hideous and a real, ancient castle setting aid in the great atmosphere. But the dance sequences....ballet...? Hmmm. Alternate title: THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA.

CRIMES OF DR. MABUSE (1933) - DVD
English language version of this science fantasy oddity. Metaphysic apparitions and organized crime from the German cinema.

DR. MABUSE VS. SCOTLAND YARD (1963) - DVD
Stars Peter Van Eyck, Sabine Bethmann, and Klaus Kinski. It seems criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse is dead. But, the madman's spirit lives on taking possession of scientists in England. He has them create a mind-control device that forces the will of men to commit murder and suicide. The mysterious Mabuse plans to destroy society and bring down the British government.

THE SILENT HOUSE (1929) - DVD
Stars Mabel Poulton, Gibb McLaughlin, and Arthur Pusey. A lost gem of the old dark house stable of films. It has all the typical trappings: an old creepy house, the reaing of a will, a hidden treasure, a mysterious Mandarin, secret passes in the rambling house, and a dark pit!

F.P. 1 DOESN'T ANSWER (1933) - DVD
Stars Conrad Veidt, Leslie Fenton, Hans Albers and Friedrich Gnass. F.P. stands for Floating Platform. An early science fiction tale of a floating station above the Atlantic Ocean. Saboteurs wish to destroy the project. Great sets, models and effect for 1933. Veidt, an ace Bohemian pilot, comes to the aid of the F.P. 1 at the request of a woman he loves. A very, very good early science fiction, action film.

FRENZY (1945) - DVD
Stars Derrick de Marney, Joan Greenwood, Beresford Egan and Valentine Dyall. A mad sculptor, insane with jealousy, brutally murders his wife. But where is the body? Nobody knows...until her spirit returns, haunting the old studio apartment. Well acted and eerie with a great finale! You might remember Valentine Dyall (who has a small role), for other creepies: HORROR HOTEL (the warlock/hitch-hiker), THE HAUNTING (gate keeper) and in THE GHOST OF RASHMON HALL. You won't forget his voice.

DOOR WITH 7 LOCKS (1962) - DVD
Stars Heinz Drache. Sabine Sesselmann, and Klaus Kinski. An Edgar Wallace chiller with a more horror twist than normal. Murder victims are found with a key on them. Seven keys turn up. The whole mystery of the seven keys revolves around a mad scientist in a castle with a torture chamber, conducting bizarre experiments. Made earlier as CHAMBER OF HORRORS in 1940.

CURSE OF THE HIDDEN VAULT (1964) - DVD
Stars Harald Leipnitz, Judith Dornys, and Klaus Kinski. A master crimnal is retiring from his trade. Hi plans to right and wrong hid did a fellow crimonal years by giving the man;s daughter his entire fortune. The trouble is that the fortune is stored in a hidden vault loaded with death traps. Rival gags are also want to get their hands on the loot. An Edgar Wallace twisted chiller with the twisted Klaus Kinski present!

CURSE OF THE MUMMY (1970) - DVD
Stars Isobel Black, Patrick Mower, Donald Churchill, Frances Alger, Alan Haines. Made-for-TV horror from England with familiar faces from Hammer films. A mummy is brought to a museum. It seems this mummy has some supernatural hold over an archeologist's daughter. Reincarnation horror!

Pick out the ones you want and add them to your shopping cart by clicking on the title! Stock up on some obscure titles for weekend viewing. You can also find these listed in our DVD New Release Department here at Creepy Classics, your emporium of weird classic film!

 

 

New! Six Total DVDs in This Set, 24 Shows...

It's HAWKEYE AND THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1957) on this DVD set. The classic TV show will be spotlighted in the next MONSTER BASH magazine. A behind the scenes look with stunt man Bill Kamula, thanks to Gord Reid. Get this 24 show set now:

HAWKEYE & THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1957 TV Series) - 6 DVD set
24 episodes of this classic TV show that stars John Hart and Lon Chaney, Jr. An action packed television series from 1957 with rough and tumble stunts! Hawkeye, in his coon skin cap, rescues settlers and pioneers of the wild frontier.

Available right now in our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!

Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!

Do you have all of these?

Everyone's talking about MONSTER BASH! The ultimate classic monster movie magazine! Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, King Kong, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Hyde...they're all here, at home in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

Collect them all (or, subscribe here too)....CLICK HERE to get them right from the publisher (us!), new glossy mags shipped bagged and boarded for protection to you!

All at Creepy Classics, right now!

 

 

New! More Vintage Comic Books For Fantastic Movie & TV Fans

Here are a load of classic comics from the 1950s-1970s acquired from a private collection and is wonderful conditions:

VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969 movie tie-in) - Comic Book
A 1969 movie tie-in comic for Ray Harryhausen's VALLEY OF GWANGI! Dinosaurs. Condition: No cuts, no pen marks. Just two small rub marks on the cover under the word "Monsters!" Great Harryhausen collectible.

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963 movie tie-in) - Comic Book
Movie tie-in comic for Ray Harryhausen's dynamic film from 1963, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS! Photos from the film on the inside front cover. No cuts, no pen marks...super nice condition!

JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962 movie tie-in) - Comic Book
Movie tie-in comic from 1962! Monsters and black magic. Photos from the film on the inside front cover. No cuts, no pen marks. Note: small dog-ear crease on bottom right of the cover. Click on the image to see larger. Super cool 1962 comic book.

ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU #1 (1977) - Comic Book
A Marvel movie special tie-in comic book for the 1977 film THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. Based on H.G. Wells and the A.I.P. film. Includes behind-the-scenes photos from the movie set. Art by Larry Hama. Excellent condition. Tight spine, appears unread.

WAR-GODS OF THE DEEP (1965 movie tie-in) - Comic Book
1965 comic book movie tie-in for WAR-GODS OF THE DEEP starring Vincent Price. Photos from the film on the inside front cover. Excellent condition...super nice collectible!

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA #1 (1964) - Comic Book
Based on the hit TV show VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA starring David Hedison. This isthe premiere FIRST issue of the Gold Key comic series for the title. Excellent, like new condition! Tight spine...top notch collectible from 1964.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA #2 (1965) - Comic Book
Based on the hit TV show VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA starring David Hedison. Issued in 1965. Excellent condition, like new!

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA #3 (1965) - Comic Book
Based on the hit TV show VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA starring David Hedison. Issued in 1965. Excellent condition, like new!

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA #5 (1966) - Comic Book
Based on the hit TV show VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA starring David Hedison. Issued in 1966. Excellent condition, like new!

THE UNDERWATER CITY (1961 movie tie-in) - Comic Book
1961 movie tie-in comic from Dell Comics. Photos from the film on the inside front cover. Excellent condtion! No cuts, no pen marks. Collectible comic.

TWO ON A GUILLOTINE (1965 movie tie-in) - Comic Book
1965 movie tie-in comic book from Dell Comics. Photos from the film on the inside front cover. In excellent condition. No pen marls, no cuts. Nice collectible!

TWICE TOLD TALES (1964 Movie Tie-In) - Comic Book
1964 movie-tie in comic book from Dell Comics. The movie starred Vincent Price and Sebastian Cabot. Photos from the film are on the inside front cover. Excellent condition, no pen marks or clip-outs. Super nice!

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954 Gold Key) - Comic Book
The movie tie-in comic book from 1954. Supported Disney's full lenth feature film starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, and Peter Lorre. Photos from the film are on the inside front cover. Tight spine, like new, appears unread condition!

TWILIGHT ZONE (May-July 1962) - Comic Book
The first first Dell series of TWILIGHT ZONE comic books. Rare. This issue is in excellent condition! Like new except for light page tanning. No cuts, no pen marks, clean and nice. Rare!

TWILIGHT ZONE (Aug. - Oct. 1962) - Comic Book
The first series of TWILIGHT ZONE comics started by Dell Comics. This early issue is in absolute excellent condtion. No cuts, pen marks, etc.

Run down the street on the Internet to the Comic Book Department now to get the ones you want from Creepy Classics.

 

 

Re-Stocked! MONSTER MADNESS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE HORROR FILM DVD

We have re-stocked on this documentary of the film we love, get your copy today:

MONSTER MADNESS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE HORROR FILM (2014 Documentary) - DVD
A feature documentary on the classic horror's golden age films of the 1930s-1980! Filmmakers and actors augment this history of the period in fantastic films. See Christopher Lee, Forrest J Ackerman, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Janet Leigh, Greg Mank, and many others.

This is tucked away in our Complete DVD Catalog on-line here at Creepy Classics...search for it today!

 

 

Guests Stars Coming To Bash! Plus, More Info on the Summer 2024 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE

Check out the guests and get your admission memberships, discounted now.

See the guests list, CLICK HERE.

Get your admission memberships now, CLICK HERE.

See all the info, CLICK HERE!

 

 

Rondo Remembers: My Sister & The Collecting Challenge

It's 1973 and we're on a family vacation from Pennsylvania to Florida. At least sixteen hours in our family car. How does the young monster collector, at age eleven or twelve manage such a long boring drive? Keep in mind, this is before cell phones or portable video devices. Why it's good ol' reading! Remember that? Books, magazines, comic books. So for this trip I had a half a dozen FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines, a mystery book from Scholastic that I got through school, and a healthy stack of about twenty comic books. This was my arsenal to fight long drive boredom.

Now these items were some of the best of my collections. Things I know I would love to read over and over. I was very conscious of keeping them nice. There was nothing worse than a monster mag with a detached cover, or a torn comic book. Even creases on the covers or having to tape tears on pages would send me into a collector's nightmare. Call it early geek-dome...but, it was there and would mean even more as all those items become "vintage" decades later.

Now, enter the danger factor. If you have siblings, a brother or sister that wasn't on the same appreciation level for these precious possessions, there could be trouble. Perhaps a brother who made fun of your collection of "monster stuff." Or, a sister that was simply oblivious to these items that were essential to your being.

In my case, it was a little sister. After hours in the back seat of the car, a mere foot or two away from my sister, things got fatiguing. Understandably. After a while my sister would ask if she could look at one of my comic books, maybe a STRANGE TALES, INCREDIBLE HULK, or FANTASTIC FOUR. I would perk up. Maybe she would love this stuff too. In reality, it was probably just simple childhood boredom on her part. I gave her a comic book that had some cool Jack Kirby drawn giant monster on the cover. I went back to reading my FAMOUS MONSTERS.

Wondering if she was getting into the coolness of monster comics, I glanced back over. There she was looking at my comic with cover bent backward, gripped in her clutches. Ahhhhhhkkkkkk! That would leave a permanent bend in the cover, loosen staples, crease the cover. In my youthful obsessive-compulsive mania I popped the comic from her hands yelling at her, "Don't do that!" She was innocently unaware of how gently I treated my comics and magazines. "Hey!" she shot back and me, shoving me as I took the comic from her. This resulted in a tirade of name-calling and insults. And you can guess what this escalation resulted in...the parents in the front seat getting involved in the back seat conflict.

Mom would turn to the back seat and tell us to stop fighting now! We responded, blaming each other with over-lapping responses. But then, it got nuclear. Dad's voice stopped everything. "If you kids don't stop NOW, I'm stopping the car. You DON'T want me to do that!" The warning of reason from Mom, then the fear of God from Dad. That stopped it. Silence from myself and my sister for a few miles down the road. Then calm and forgetfulness, as we returned to civility.

I guess that is just part of the territory we tread when we're more than just a kid who buys monster magazines and comics that are considered disposable. I was a "collector." I treated these items as precious metals, or as an original copy of a document signed by George Washington. Heck, FAMOUS MONSTERS magazines were like museum pieces to me. Well, they still are, ha!

Over the years, memories of those sibling back seat fights (that happened more than once!) seemed to fade away. I have spent many a get-together with my sister without those crazy squabbles. We drove together one time to my grandparents' town, listening to The Beatles' "Red Album." A greatest hits collection on...cassette. That will give you a time frame, cassette era! That was a good time I'll never forget. She gets me ghost story books and rubber shrunken heads now for birthdays and Christmas. All is forgiven; she knows she's dealing with an obsessive, nut-case, monster collecting brother.

Or, maybe she's still living in fear of bending back my comic book covers.

Ron Adams (big brother) Ligonier, PA February 2024

 

 

Happy Birthday to MONSTER BASH Staffer!

A very happy birthday to our own Ted Lewczyk! Ted celebrates on February 23....every year! The big 6-0 for dear friend Ted! Ted will be working AV at this July's MONSTER BASH, make sure to tell him "Hello" if you're at Bash. He's a part of Bash that makes things happen in that Event Room!

 

 

New! An Original Pressbook for NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST

If you're a Paul Naschy werewolf fan and collector...here's something up your dark alley:

NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST - 1976 American Pressbook
An original USA pressbook from Costellation Films for NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST. A Paul Naschy werewolf horror film imported from Spain. Four page glossy pressbook. 11x16 inches. Note: small tear on front cover, four corner pin-holes (a theater must have posted this pressbook) to adveritise. Inside are newspaper ready ads (no cut-outs), back cover features a photo montage of scenes from the movie.

Peruse this and other original theater items, just CLICK HERE!

 

 

New! Look, Super Keen Used VHS Tapes

Yes, it happened with vinyl, and it's happening with VHS video tapes too. They're making a big comeback. VHS nostalgia is here...get these just added titles:

FIEND WITHOUT A FACE (1958) - Used VHS
Stars Marshall Thompson. This is it! The flying brains movie! Invisible brain creatures materiize on earth and attach themselves to peoples necks and it ain't pretty. The brains use their spinal cords to leap through the air. Sounds crazy, but it actually a pretty cool 1950s horror/sci-fi. You'll never forget the sound when people shoot these brains.

ISLAND OF TERROR (1966) - Used VHS
Peter Cushing stars in this story of radioactive blob things that suck the bone marrow out of cows and people!

WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST (1958) - Used VHS
The Amazing Colosssal Man is back, now called a Colossal Beast, probably due to the nasty facial problems he received by falling hundreds of feet off a dam. He's got one eye, snaggled tooth and he's out for revenge. Trucks, billboards, cities....he'll take them all out. Radioactive fun from the 50's!

AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN (1957) - Used VHS
Bert I. Gordon's iconic blast of atomic age film! An accidental exposure to a neclear explosion sends a military officer into his own pesonal Hell! He begins to grow and becomes a giant, the radiation affecting his brain. So he's big, mean and on a rampage! One of the great, great Saturday afternoon sci-fi shows. Unplug and have fun on the ride.

"SPANISH" DRACULA (1931/Universal) - Used VHS
Filmed on the sets of the Lugosi DRACULA, this Spanish version from Universal studios boasts cool moving shots and moody direction. In Spanish with English subtitles. An interesting collector's piece.

THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942) - Used VHS
Lon Chaney Jr. rocks as Kharis, the mummy!

SON OF DRACULA (1943) - Used VHS
Lon Chaney, Jr. as Dracula. He's powerful, intimidating and electrifying in the climax with Robert Page. Moody film work from Robert Siodmak. A film noir/gothic monster movie!

THE RAVEN (1935) - Used VHS
Bela Lugosi shines as a Poe obsessed doctor...evil to the core. Boris Karloff as a gangster mutilated into a murderous monster by Lugosi. A dark house, torture chambers...Karloff growling like the Frankenstein monster. Total fun.

DRACULA (1931/Portrait Cover Version) - Used VHS
The actors are believable and the whole film can put you in a trance of uneasiness. Frye as Renfield is electric....and Bela Lugosi became an icon stamped in the minds of movie-goers forever with this film. Beautiful box art....like new!

IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958/Midnite Movies) - Used VHS
A spaceship crew isolated in space with an alien aboard. A huge lizard man (Ray "Crash" Corrigan) rips through metal hatches and stalks the crew. Horrifying and claustrophobic with Marshall Thompson. Watch out! Watch Out...in the air ducts...there IT is!

THE ANGRY RED PLANET (1959) - Used VHS
Stars Gerald Mohr, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen and Nora Hayden. This is the one with the giant bat-spider-monster! Four astronauts land on the red planet to find inevitable peril. Mars scenes shot with a red filter. Also stars a Humphrey Bogart impression (if you've seen it, you know what I mean!).

THE DEVIL BAT (1941/Englewood) - Used VHS
Also known as KILLER BATS, this flick features Lugosi hell-bent on revenge from people making profits on his inventions. He uses giant killer bats and a special aftershave that attracts them. He gives the aftershave to his enemies and... "Goodbyeeeee."

Get any of the about used VHS tapes, or select from hundreds more in our Used VHS Graveyard, just through the iron gate out back at Creepy Classics.

 

 

 

New! Beautiful Auction Catalogs

These are glossy books distributed just prior to various Hollywood auctions. All are in excellent condition with eye-popping images of cool collectibles:

SWEDISH MOVIE POSTERS (Heritage) - Softcover Catalog Book
An all glossy book-catalog of original movie posters that were offered at a Heritage auction. Packed wit beautuful repoructions of classic movie posters from Sweden. Hundreds, including very different art from their USA counter parts for movies like: THE BLACK CAT, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN.

PROFILES IN HISTORY: THE AMAZING COMIC BOOK ART AUCTION (May 2003) - Catalog Book
An auction catalog from May 2003. Glossy book-catalog features reproductions of original comic art that went on auction. SPIDER-MAN, THOR, IRON MAN, SUPERMAN, FANTASTIC FOUR...Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, John Buscema, John Romita...and many more.

HERITAGE VINTAGE MOVIE POSTERS (Nov. 2005) - Softcover Book Catalog
A giant-size poster auction catalog from November 2005. Over 300 glossy, color pages of classic movie poster reproductions. Included, LAURA with Vincent Price, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, MAN MADE MONSTER, THE GHOUL (1933), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939), THE VAMPIRE BAT, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959), THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, and many more Universal horrors, plus hundreds of posters in general. All beautifully reproduced in the all glossy, color book.

Get these great books in our Creepy Bookstore right now at Creepy Classics.

 

 

The Next Bash: MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE Information

This summer we'll be back at the Pittsburgh Marriott North. Almost every vendor at our October show signed back up, the couple remaining sold in a hurry. The vendors are re-loading with super great stuff for Monster Kid shoppers from across the nation. The host hotel is sold out already! On this link you can reserve a room at the back-up sister hotel (The Courtyard) which is only 400 feet away from the host hotel -- CLICK HERE now and get the special Bash rate.

The Guest List that includes...Diane Baker, Beverly Washburn (SPIDER BABY, OLD YELLER), Sharon Baird, Victoria Price, plus Jessica Rains (Claude Rains daughter) will be at MONSTER BASH JULY 2024. Plus, Daniel Roebuck said he's in....and even more -- from TOMB OF LIGEIA, Vincent Price co-star Elizabeth Shepherd. And, Monster Bash Family Guests: Special EFX Wizard-Actor-Director Tom Savini, Son of Ghoul (TV Horror Hosts), Drac & Countess Carita (more Horror Hosts!), Mr. Lobo (TV Horror Host), and who could ever forget, the one and only David "The Rock Nelson."

Weddings knocked us out of all the June weekends. So MONSTER BASH will be July 19-21, 2024. If you want to get a jump on discounted admission, you can click here.

Reservations at The Courtyard hotel (only 400 feet away from the Bash!) are now being taken, click here.

Note from the hotel: "Please be aware that any room cancellations made after July 3rd, 2024 (cut-off date) will incur a cancellation fee."

All the details on MONSTER BASH SUMMER 2024...Click Here!

 

 

New! We've Got the Books Collector's Want...

Here they are, released from the vaults to run amok to your book shelf:

THE LOOK OF HORROR - Oversize Large Hardback Book
By Jonathan Sternfield. Scary moments in horror film history explored with full page, stunning photo reproctions. A big coffee table book with heavy, glossy pages. Sections include Monsters, Creatures, Things From Outer Space, Ghost, and othe sub-genres of the horror film. Beautiful book with dust jacket. From THE PHANTOM OFTHE OPERA to FRANKENSTEIN to Teenage Werewolves, GODZILLA, Hammer Horrors, psychos, and every scary film in between!

STAR TREK PUZZLE MANUAL (1976) - Softcover Book
Puzzles, mazes, and trivia to baffle and enlighten STAR TREK fans everywhere! Official approved by Training Command: Starfleet Academy. By James Razzi (USS Constellation (retired). This book is packed with photos, fun facts, and a huge varirty of games and puzziles and quizes. A real STAR TREK collectible from 1976. Like new except for lght age tanning of pages. Appears unread and has a tight spine.

POSTER PRICE ALMANAC 1998 - Library Bound Hardback Book
Over 600 pages! An intensive listing of collectible movie posters and values as of 1998. Alphabetical by film title with styles and pricings. For the serious movie poster collector. Beautifully cloth library hardback. Like new, tight spine and clean pages.

SCIENCE FICTION: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYLOPEDIA - Giant Hardback Book
By John Clute. Featuring more than a thousand illustrations in full color, a decade-by-decade timeline includes fascinating facts about science fiction films, television series, magazines, and novels, making it the most thorough visual reference book on science fiction available. Over 300 heavy, glossy, stunning pages. Includes dust jacket, new.

THINGS TO COME (AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FILM) - Big Hardback Book
By Douglas Menville and R. Reginald. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. A fully illustrated survey of science fiction films from the silent era through the 1980s. A big hardback with dust jacket and packed with great photos. A TRIP TO THE MOON, DESTINATION MOON, QUEEN OF BLOOD, THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT, THIS ISLAND EARTH, INVADERS FROM MARS...they're all here and so much more! Big hardback book for your library.

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC - Massive Hardback Book
Packed with astounding information about ILM's technical innovations and remarkably clear explanations--including a revealing look at ILM's work with TV commercials and theme park attractions, a comprehensive glossary of essential terms, and detailed screen credits for all the company's film projects--this volume will enchant and enlighten all of us who have ever marveled at what we've seen on the screen and wondered: how did they do that? 330 glossy heavy stock pages! Full color photos in this oversize, coffee table massive book. Includes dust jacket. First edition 1996. New.

Select the ones you want star-shipped right to your door. They're listed in our Creepy Bookstore on-line at Creepy Classics!

 

 

New! Glossy Photo From TV Station Promo Pack

This is an original photo that came in a pitch package just sent to TV stations back in 1982. A real collectible for STAR TREK fans:

JOHN DAVIDSON with SHATNER & NIMOY (STAR TREK) - 8x10 TV Promotional Photo
A promotional photo that was sent to TV stations by syndication company Group W. An original TV promo photo from a private collection. It was to pitch stations to carry THE JOHN DAVIDSON SHOW in 1982. 8x10 glossy that features John Davidson, William Shatner, and Leonard Nimoy.

Slide this into your collection...pick it up in our Creepy Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics.

 

 

Now Available! VIP Admission Memberships To the Autumn 2024 MONSTER BASH

From Hammer Horror, to 1950s sci-fi, to Universal Monsters, all your favorite creatures will be featured at MONSTER BASH, November 1-3, 2024! Guests already include Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Valerie Leon, Victoria Vetri, writer/historian Michael Olszewski, nationally acclaimed UFO-UAP Researcher Stan Gordon, and more to come!

For a limited time, MONSTER BASH November 2024 membership admission is $20 off per person:

MONSTER BASH NOVEMBER 1-3, 2024 - VIP Membership Admission
3-day admission VIP membership! November 1-3, 2024 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, (Cranberry Township-Mars, PA). The classic monster movie conference and festival! Movie and TV stars, wall-to-wall monster vendors, special events, screenings. The multi-Rondo award winning best convention. Discounted for a limited time. Events-guests subject to change. Non-refundable. 3-Day Pass at the door $60. Admission is non-refundable, non-transferable.

More details on the show, Click Here.

Sign-up now and save, save, save....lock in to Bash, autumn 2024 from Creepy Classics.

 

 

New! More Vintage Comic Books For Fantastic Movie & TV Fans

Here are a load of classic comics from the 1950s-1960s acquired from a private collection and is wonderful conditions:

MOUSE ON THE MOON (1963 Movie Tie-In) - Comic Book
Movie tie-in comic from 1963. Photos from the film on the inside front and back covers. No cuts, no pen marks. Excellent condition.

MOON PILOT (1962 Movie Tie-In) - Comic Book
1962 comic book, movie tie-in with Disney's science fiction movie. Excellent condition. No cuts, tears, or pen marks.

MISADVENTURES OF MERLIN JONES (1964 Movie Tie-In) - Comic Book
1964 comic book based on the Walt Disney film! In excellent, like new condition. Photos from the film on the inside front cover and back cover.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA #1 - Comic Book
The classic tale of terror! 1988 comic based on the classic. First issue. In excellent condition. No cuts, tears, or pen marks.

OUTER LIMITS #3 (1964/Cut title) - Comic Book
Based on the hit TV show, this is a 1964 comic. Hundreds of monsters land from outer space! NOTE: the title is cut from the cover (click image to see larger). The first couple page are not missing, but suffered the cut. Story complete. Otherwisethe comic is excellent, it's shame about the cut. Priced accordingly.

OUTER LIMITS #5 (1965) - Comic Book
Based on the hit TV show, this 1965 Dell comic has an awesome cover! Excellent, like new condition. No tears, cuts, or pen marks. The invasion is on!

KONGA #1 (Movie Tie-In) - Comic Book
Comic book based on the 1959 motion picture and issued in 1960. Art by the great Steve Ditko. Good condition, no pen marks, tears, or cuts.

THE SHADOW #1 (1964) - Comic Book
The dark detective based on the classic radio shows. This is the 1964 first issue on the Archie Seies line. No cut-outs, no pen marks, like new! Appears unread with tight spine.

THE SHADOW #2 (Archie Series) - Comic Book
The dark avenger! This is the 1964 issue on the Archie Seies line. No cut-outs, no pen marks, like new! Appears unread with tight spine.

THE SHADOW #5 (Archie Series) - Comic Book
The dark avenger, The Shadow, in The Menace of the Radiation Rogue! This is the 1965 issue on the Archie Seies line. No cut-outs, no pen marks, like new! Appears unread with tight spine.

THE SHADOW #6 (Archie Series) - Comic Book
The dark avenger, The Shadow! This is a 1965 issue on the Archie Seies line. No cut-outs, no pen marks, like new! Appears unread with tight spine.

LOGAN'S RUN #2 - Comic Book
From 1977 and Marvel Comics, the mag based on the LOGAN'S RUN movie. Art by Perez and Jansen. Like new, appears unread. No pen marks, or cut-outs....tight spine. Beautiful condition.

KONGA #19 - Comic Book
Based on the American International picture KONGA! This 1964 comic book is in excellent condition. Appears uread, just slight age tanning. No cuts or pen marks.

KONGA'S REVENGE #3 - Comic Book
1964 comic book spun-off of the KONGA movie. Cover by Dick Giordano. No matkings, cut-outs...appears unread! Excellent condition.

Hop on your banana seat bike and head over to our Comic Book Department now to get the ones you want from Creepy Classics.

 

 

2024 BIG MONSTER BASH FESTIVALS

Year 2024 is a year for big MONSTER BASH celebrations!

In July it's an amazing show, CLICK HERE for details.

In August, it's our film fest in a historic grand theater, CLICK HERE to unleash the details.

In November, we Hammer down for another super keen expo, CLICK HERE for more.

Sign-up up NOW and save on membership admissions.

 

 

Don't Fall Behind, Get Yours NOW! MONSTER BASH Magazine #52

It's available to all classic monster movie fans...MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #52. And, while you're at it, get a copy for a friend too! What a line-up in this ish:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #52 - Magazine
The all glossy classic movie monster magazine! In this issue writer/historian Tom Weaver takes us on a trip where the wolf bane blooms...it's Lon Chaney, Jr. (THE WOLF MAN) in his early film career. Ape women run wild in Universal Studio's horror series that started with CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN. Writer Frank Dello Stritto digs deep into the little talked about series with super rare photos! The Alfred Hitchcock books we grew up with, plus historian Gary Don Rhodes uncovers early zombie films, pre-1932! Everything a classic movie monster fan loves...packed in this issue of MONSTER BASH!

Get your issue, hot off the slab, in our MONSTER BASH Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics...your fearful foundation of fright!

Here's a peek inside this issue:

From one of our readers:

Hi Ron,

Just wanted to tell you I loved Monster bash #52 from your opening ramblings of your really cool Christmas gift from you grandfather the Mod Monster with the falling down pants and the blushing action features! The Universal`s Ape Woman by Frank J. Dello was very interesting and informative, and I really enjoyed the Lon Chaney Jr article, he always will be one of my favorite horror icons! The real stand out article for me was the Alfred Hitchcock: Secrets of the School Library, this brought back some great memories of the first book I ever read as a child which was " The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet" by Elanor Cameron. After reading this Scholastic book I then bought my first monster magazine " For Monsters Only #8 " and as they say the rest is history!

I have been reading science fiction, horror stories and monster magazines ever since! These children's books are very fun reading and there are a lot of great Scholastic monster books well worth adding to your monster collection such as " Thrills & Chills" magazine and The Monster Make Up book! Ron thanks so much for bringing back great memories from my childhood!

- John Castiglia Harrisburg Pa.

 

 

MONSTER BASH HOTEL SOLD OUT for July, back-up...THE COURTYARD (only 400 feet away) is Now Filling

We just received word from the Marriott that the MONSTER BASH host hotel (the Marriott Pittsburgh North) is sold out for the July show. The sister hotel, The Courtyard is only 400 feet behind the host hotel and has rooms available at the reduced Bash rate ($135 a night).

You can use this link to book a room at The Courtyard:

CLICK HERE to book a room for the July 19-21, 2024 MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!

All the details on the show, CLICK HERE.

 

 

News Flash! The August MONSTER BASH FILM FEST Schedule Announced!

This is the schedule for the August 16-17 MONSTER BASH FILM FEST at the grand Canton Palace Theatre in Ohio. What a monster and dinosaur lover's treat it will be to see these great movies on a giant, giant screen!

FRIDAY August 16, 2024

Dealers in lobby and on mezzanine level HOURS 3PM - 12:00 Midnight

3:00 PM - MIDNIGHT: CLASSIC MONSTER VENDORS. Blu-Rays, rare DVDs, t-shirts, posters, model kits, toys, rare collectibles and more! The vendors are open from three in the afternoon until 12 Midnight. So you can shop before the movies and in between films on intermissions. Note: there is no elevator and vendors are one flight of stairs up.

5PM MOVIE: GORGO (1961). England's version of Godzilla is terrific! Too bad there weren't sequels...great effects...see Gorgo crush London (Tokyo survives!).

7PM MOVIE: JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME (1954). A group of kids raft through time and discover dinosaurs! A Czech film made in 1954 with scenes added in 1967 and released theatrically in the USA.

9PM MOVIE: THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957). On an expedition to Antarctica, explorers find the a hidden land in a plateau crater. The "land unknown" is filled with prehistoric monsters. One memorable scene has a plesiosaur in a swamp/lake after the hero and heroine. Fun stuff when you were a kid, fun stuff again on the BIG screen!

11PM MOVIE: THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969). Cowboys and dinosaurs. A Willis O'Brien (KING KONG) project finally realized with animator Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen's effects are outstanding. A scene with the allosaur inside a huge cathedral is a knock-out!

Above: A Creature and kiddo at The Palace during a MONSTER BASH CLASSIC FILM FEST!

SATURDAY August 17, 2024

Dealers in lobby and on mezzanine level HOURS 12 noon - 12 Midnight

Above: A skeleton ready to fly across the audience at a past Palace Theatre fest.

12:00 NOON - MIDNIGHT: CLASSIC MONSTER VENDORS. Blu-Rays, rare DVDs, t-shirts, posters, model kits, toys, rare collectibles and more! The vendors are open from noon until 12 Midnight. So you can shop before the movies and in between films on intermissions.

3PM MOVIE: THE LOST WORLD (1925). The silent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story of Professor Challenger heading an expedition into darkest Africa to bag dinosaurs. Great effects (INCREDIBLE for the time) by Willis O'Brien, who did the stop motion for KING KONG. PLUS, this silent feature will spotlight live pipe organ accompaniment by Jay Spencer at The Palace!

5PM MOVIE: KING KONG (1933). The original 1933 classic with Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray and Bruce Cabot. An enterprising promoter (Armstrong) and a young beauty (Fay Wray) travel to Skull Island. Dinosaurs galore and the mighty ape -- KONG, preside there. Armstrong captures the giant ape and brings it back to New York. Kong escapes and knocks New York on its ear.

7PM MOVIE: GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS (1956). The granddaddy of Japanese monsters. This radioactive dynamo comes out of the box fired-up, literally! Watch him destroy Tokyo (for the first time) while Raymond Burr just looks stunned. This is the American version release in English language.

9PM MOVIE: DINOSAURUS! (1960). Stars Ward Ramsey, Kristina Hanson and Paul Lukather. A frozen Tyrannosaur, Brontosaurus and a caveman unthaw from watery depths and find themselves in the 20th century. A young boy befriends the Bronto and even gets a ride. While the Tyrannosaur is just plain nasty (as expected), and the caveman provides the humor as he tries to cope with a modern world. The unforgettable climax has the T. Rex battling a steam shovel!

11:00PM FREE PRIZE TOSS! To wrap up another great Palace Theatre MONSTER BASH with Creepy Classics, it's the free prize toss. Right after DINOSAURUS, Creepy Classics will toss from the stage free DVDs, blu-rays, monster magazines and fun monster toys to the audience as a thank you. Catch what you can.

Above: The Palace Theatre's Jay Spencer fills the venue with resounding music.

Classic movies on the big screen, classic monster collectible vendors, popcorn, pizza, live organ music between features and good times!

Get your admission memberships now, CLICK HERE.

See all the details HERE.

 

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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