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It's our latest offerings, and a look ahead at cool classic monster, horror, & science fiction releases.

Celebrate the classic horror and science fiction films & retro TV from the silent era through the 1970s. Can't remember the title of a movie? Here's the place to ask. Want to reminisce about childhood monster movie memories? Ask questions about the Monster Bash Classic Movie Conferences.

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TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: It's The Wolf Man on ice, not the stage show but Lon Chaney, Jr. in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943). Get it on DVD or THE FRANKENSTEIN LEGACY Blu-Ray set here at Creepy Classics.

Get all your favorite monster movies on Blu-Ray or DVD here at Creepy Classics. Come in a shop around for all the classic horror and science fiction collectibles here at Creepy Classics.

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Quick! Get Your Monster Bash Full Memberships Now, the Discount Ends in Just a Few Days

Here's TV Horror Hosts Drac & Countess Carita having some fun (click above)! You can meet them at this June's MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE which is speeding our way!

Discount memberships, CLICK HERE (available for just a few more days).



New! 11x14 Inch Promotional Photo For ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.

This heavy stock photo matte paper photo is here, while it lasts, at Creepy Classics:

ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (11x14) - Promo Photo
A vintage 11 x 14 inch promo photo for ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. Heavy stock photo paper. Depicts John Richardson fighting an Allosaurus with a spear. Dynamic Ray Harryhausen effects from the 1966 film. Collectible.

Get this in our Creepy Collectibles Department for your collection today!



New! Psycho Thriller THE STRANGLER on Blu-Ray

This Blu-Ray now in shock here at Creepy Classics:

THE STRANGLER (1964) - Blu-Ray
Stars Victor Buono, David McLean and Duane Sayer. Shades of Robert Bloch's PSYCHO and stirred up with THE BOSTON STRANGLER....this is an excellent thriller. Victor Buono plays a lab worker who goes schizophrenic after years of being under his mother's wicked control. Using dolls to symbolize his murders, it will creep you out!

Put your rope around THE STRANGLER in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics.



New! Ray Harryhausen's Dragon Resin Figure

In need of a small repair, discounted $60 off the going price for this collectible. Read on...

X-Plus Ray Harryhausen Sinbad Series Dragon Cold Cast Resin Figure “RARE” New. Still in original packaging. This is the cool dragon that fought the cyclops in the film THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD. Created by Ray Harryhausen. NOTE: One foot is broken off, just needs re-glued.

Get this collector's piece in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department right now at Creepy Classics.



New! The Creature Metal Lunch Box is Re-Shocked

These metal lunch boxes are good for taking to work and being the talk of the lunch room, or using for keeping collectibles...or, just for display! The Creature is re-stocked:

7" x 9" with a 4" depth. Nice size, not a "mini." Licensed by Universal this tin lunch box just like we had as a kid. Nice for packing your monstrous lunch, display or carrying action figures. Creature close-up image on one side, on the other side Creature swimming photo from the film.

Plus...limited supply:

7" x 9" with a 4" depth. Nice size, not a "mini." Licensed by Universal, this tin lunch box just like we had as a kid. Nice for packing your monstrous lunch, display or carrying action figures. Boris Karloff's monster looking deathly on one side, Dr. Henry Frankenstein the lab on the other.

Please note: bologna sandwiches not included. Get your Universal Monster metal lunch box now in our Universal Monsters Department here at the heart of 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! Boris Is Back...On Blu-Ray

The new Blu-Ray Collection on Mr. Wong films starring the great Boris Karloff is in stock now:

MR. WONG COLLECTION (1938-1940/5 Films) - Blu-Ray Set
Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto and then there's...Mr. Wong! Film legend Boris Karloff commands the role of James Lee Wong, the eminent gentleman-sleuth, in five taut tales of mystery and murder for Monogram Pictures and director William Nigh (The Ape). Grant Withers co-stars as Wong’s fellow case-cracker, Police Captain Street. Films include: MR. WONG, DETECTIVE (1938), THE MYSTERY OF MR. WONG (1939), MR. WONG IN CHINATOWN (1939), THE FATAL HOUR (1940) and DOOMED TO DIE (1940).

Quick, order your very own Karloff Blu-Ray set now...it's ready to ship to you! You'll locate it in our New Blu-Ray Department right here at Creepy Classics.



New! 1968 TV Pressbook For The Short Lived TV Show MY PARTNER THE GHOST

I had never heard of this! It's a British TV show syndicated in the USA from 1968-1970. It has Hammer Studio ties too. This book (in perfect condition) was issued to TV stations to promote the show:

MY PARTNER THE GHOST (1968) - Glossy TV Press Book
A 13x16 inch high gloss press book sent to TV stations promoting the British TV show that was aired in the USA as MY PARTNER THE GHOST. About a detective team in which one of the partners was dead and a ghost! One of the guest stars was Hammer's Veronica Carlson, pictured inside. Giant-size press picture book..al pages are thick stock paper printed on high gloss. One of the directors was Roy Ward Baker (Hammer Studios director). SUPER rare!

This is available now in our Press Books Department at Creepy Classics.



A Hunch That Classic Monster Fans Will Like 2023

If you're a classic monster movie fan, you're gonna love the MONSTER BASH big hotel shows in 2023. It's where classic monster movie fans from across the nation converge. Packed with vendors, film screenings and movie stars! Quasimodo is geared up. Details:

MONSTER BASH June 16-18, 2023 details.

MONSTER BASH October 13-15, 2023 details.



New! Great Used DVDs Are Here

Just dug up, new titles in our Used DVD Graveyard:

Edgar Ulmer directs this tale of bank robberies and invisibility. A mad (aren't they all!) scientist want to create a race of inevitable men that will conquer the world! Hoooo-ha!

HAMMER FILMS (Documentary) - Used DVD
A documentary and collection of interviews of Hammer actors and actresses. Included are Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Ingrid Pitt, Caroline Munro, Michael Ripper, Barbara Shelley and many more. Interviews conducted at the historic Fanex conventions in the Baltimore area.

Stars John Lupton, Cal Bolder, Narda Onyx and Steven Geray. I can still remember seeing this on the Drive-In marquee back in the 60's, when I was just a scruffy kid. What a great title I thought! Sounds like lots of action and monsters. Well, the title is enticing. Loads of fun, just don't expect the quality of GONE WITH THE WIND....or, even THE KILLER SHREWS. It's Doc Frankenstein's grandaughter who's up to the bad business in a western town, when ol' Jesse James rides in. Directed by William "One Shot" Beaudine!

Like new, this out-of-print Karloff vehicle! Stars Boris Karloff, Anna Lee and John Loder. Karloff traveled back to England to make this mad science shocker. He develops a machine that transfers the memory and mind of one person to another. Ridiculed by his fellow scientists he used his invention to act out horrible revenge.

The original with animation by Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen. A wonderful story of a girl and her ape (not unlike a boy and his dog!). She is lured from Africa to the big city for fame and fortune on the nightclub circuit with her giant ape, Joe. A romping adventure-fantasy that is pure movie magic.

Like new! 16 original classic TV shows from the 1960s. Episodes include: The Galaxy Being, The Architects of Fear, Nightmare, It Crawled Out of the Woodwork, The Borderland, Tourist Attraction, The Zanti Misfits, Controlled Experiment and more! Weird reality, science and monsters...the classic TV show.

PHANTOM FROM SPACE (1953/Front Row) - Used DVD
Alien lands in Santa Monica...terrorizing people. He's invisible and gives authorities a run for their money.

THE POWER (1968) - Used DVD
George Hamilton stars along with a mile-long cast. George Pal produced and includes a few throwback stop-motion scenes. A man realizes he has telepathic powers and that another with the same powers is out to kill him. Shades of the X-Men. What a cast: Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Carlson, Yvonne DeCarlo, Earl Holliman, Gary Merrill, Ken Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Aldo Ray and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL's Michael Rennie.

Pick out the ones you want and if you wanna see more....there are hundreds more used DVDs in out Used DVD Graveyard at Creepy Classics.



Rondo Remembers - Dinosaurs That Never Left

Dinosaurs never truly left our Earth. Sure there are alligators, Komodo Dragons, ostriches and other distant relatives. But there still are Tyrannosaurs, Stegosauruses, Brontosaurs, Pteranodons. They live in our imaginations as to what they were really like. They appear in movies, TV, folklore and conspiracy theories...maybe even...Loch Ness in Scotland. But, mostly in our awe and fascination.

I'm brought this up before, how dinosaurs were a stepping stone to my love of classic monster movies. But here are a few thoughts that I might not have touched on. The pop culture of dinosaurs and how they affected me from as far back as I can remember...like just flashes from when I was three, to a more conscious impact from age four on to this day.

Mom read me books like "The Shy Stegosaurus of Indian Springs," I received a book called "Wonders of the Animal Kingdom" where we stuck in stickers of various animals...including my most looked act, a section of dinosaurs. Mom took out books from the library on prehistoric beasts. The toys that featured these creatures were everywhere I turned. They were so keen. Then, there was even some monster that looked kind like a dinosaur-man. Something called Creature From the Black Lagoon. That would play a big part in my life as time rolled on.

What was it about dinosaurs? They were big, mysterious reptile-like giants. Maybe the fact that they no longer walked the Earth, you couldn't see them in a zoo or on film footage from darkest Africa, added to the mystique. Dangerous real-life monsters that were scary in the back of your head, yet (thankfully) you knew they weren't around any more to step on you, or...eat you!

Along the way film imaginings of dinosaurs swept me up. Watching a dinosaur-like monster from Venus with my dad in 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH. Seeing GORGO with my cousins in Ohio on TV. Watching DINOSAURUS on TV, cross-legged on the living room carpet enthralled at a little boy riding a Brontosaur. Attending a "Kiddie Matinee" at the local theater for a dubbed movie from Czechoslovakia called JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME where kids ride a raft back to prehistoric times. The big world premiere of ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. on television. All of these movies had such an impact.

In toys, there were the Marx dinosaurs...a set I got one Christmas, a treasure. Somehow those Marx dinosaurs found there way into puffed rice cereal boxes as free toys. A mechanized Tyrannosaur with a battery pack and eyes that lit up red was a gift at Christmas one year, too. Model kits of the dinosaurs were glued, painted and rested on my shelves...soon to be joined by Aurora monsters.

Years later, I volunteered for a few months at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. I worked in the display department helping create branches and realistic leaves for the African showcases. I got to hang out and see the dinosaur fossils and displays on a daily basis and even wrapped fossilized bones that weren't on display to the public. I was on the verge of pursuing a career there when a radio job demanded more time.

These long gone creatures that left the Earth through volcanic catastrophe or renegade meteorite, or some other mystery, left big footprints. Footprints on the minds of so many young kids growing up. Here I sit typing and on my desk over half a century later, my encounters continue. Small plastic figures, a dinosaur ruler and a postcard from The Dinosaur Museum...they all still live here, if only on my desk and in my mind.

Ron Adams Ligonier, PA May 2023



Stomping Back In Stock! It's the Rare Early Dinosaur Double Feature

While not 60 million years old, like the dinosaurs, these films are now over 100 years old! Super early, thought lost for a long time, movies from the silent era. Get this double feature DVD for the rare section of your DVD library. This DVD sold out almost immediately here at Creepy Classics, but we're now re-stocked:

THE GHOST OF SLUMBER MOUNTAIN is a ground-breaking film of fantasy, time travel and dinosaurs! The product of Herbert Dawley and Wilis O'Brien (KING KONG). Restored, most complete version in existence! Extras include ALONG THE MOON BEAM TRAIL (1921/dinosaurs!) and more extra rarities! A must!

This is fossilized in our New DVD Department for you to unearth here at Creepy Classics.



Re-Released! Tod Browning's Banned Film FREAKS

From the director that brought you DRACULA (1931), MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935), THE DEVIL DOLL (1936) and LONDON AFTER MID NIGHT (1927)...here's the film that almost destroyed his career:

FREAKS (1932) - DVD
Stars Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova and Henry Victor. The outrageous film that was banned in various countries. Shocking, brutal world of the circus sideshow directed by Tod Browning (DRACULA, THE UNHOLY THREE, THE UNKNOWN, etc.).

Get it in our New DVD Department now at Creepy Classics.



Get Your Official MONSTER BASH Board Game, Available Now

The new MONSTER BASH board game will be available at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE this June...or, if you can't wait, you can order it on-line now. There will be live free demonstrations with your chance to play at the conference too.

It's a physical fold out board game with box, small figures, and card decks to play! Designed by Paisley Jaynes.

But, go ahead...get yours shipped to you now! Just CLICK HERE!


The Birthday Boys!

Happy birthday to the boys....these are the guys that ruled the 1960s and 1970s in classic horror films.

Peter Cushing (May 26, 1913), Vincent Price (May 27, 1911) and Christopher Lee (May 27, 1922).

Another Monster Bashing Birthday

First it was Peter Cushing, then Vincent Price and Christopher Lee....and now (May 28th) it's author and film historian Frank Dello Stritto's birthday. You can see Frank at this June's MONSTER BASH. He'll be doing a talk in support of his new book on classic zombie films, spotlighting WHITE ZOMBIE!



Above: October MONSTER BASH Guest Carl Craig from the Gamera film DESTROY ALL PLANETS!

This Autumn!

MONSTER BASH October 2023

It's gorillas, vampires and mad monsters running amok...for MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 2023! The meeting place for The Monster Boom Generation.

Get your 3-Day VIP MONSTER BASH admission membership now and save an incredible $20 per membership!

Slither over to the MONSTER BASH OCTOBER Home Page now, CLICK HERE.

Direct link to the admission:

3-day admission VIP membership! October 13-15, 2023 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. Only $40 now for a limited time!

Go Bash, Go!

Above: The Mazurczak Life-Size Monsters at MONSTER BASH!



New DieCast Pod Cast with MONSTER BASH Guest Writer Frank Dello Stritto

Sit back and get zombified with writer Frank Dello Stritto on the DieCast podcast. Interviewed by Steven Turek, Frank discusses vintage zombie films and his appearance at this June's MONSTER BASH. He'll be doing a talk and MONSTER BASH and giving away voodoo dolls too! Check it out:




Back In Stock! THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Special Edition Blu-Ray

The vampire-zombies are at your door, pounding...

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964/Special Edition) - Blu-Ray
Vincent Price is top-flight as the last man (so he thinks) on earth after a plague has turned the population into vampires. He is somehow immune and barricades himself in at night while the vampire-zombies pound outside. "Morgan, come out MORGAN!" Whoah. This edition includes Richard Matheson featurette, alternate ending, and more!

See this classic sharper than ever before on Blu-Ray from Kino-Lorber. In shock stock now...just head to our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.



New! Rare Toho Science Fiction Horror...DOGORA

Creepy through the skies....Dogora has arrived to get you. Get it before it gets you:

DOGORA (1964) - DVD
A wave of atomic radiation is in the higher atmosphere over Japan. This has caused the formation of giant jellyfish like creatures floating in the skies. These creatures are living off of carbon content in the cities below causing massive destruction and strange psychics. They must be stopped before all of mankind is destroyed. A Toho Studio classic.

From Godzilla to giant Jellyfish creatures, Toho Studios delivers. Get DOGORA in our Godzilla and Japanese Monsters Department here at Creepy Classics.



August MONSTER BASH Film Fest Announced!

Now a Special Rate Link For the Canton Double Tree Hotel!

VIP admission memberships and vendor tables are available now. It's INVASION OF MONSTER BASH at the glorious, beautiful grand and historic Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio in August 18-19, 2023.

TV Horror Hosts Son of Ghoul, Drac and Countess Carita will be joined by vendors from around the country.

Classic science fiction movies on the giant screen in this grand movie palace on both Friday August 18 and Saturday August 19, 2023.

Get your admission locking in now, you'll receive a hard copy confirmation, CLICK HERE.

Get your vendor table now, limited supply, CLICK HERE.

See all the details by CLICKING HERE.

The closest hotel, just a few blocks away is the Double Tree Canton. Here is the link for the special MONSTER BASH rate, CLICK HERE.

Above: A young fan heads for the balcony at the grand Palace Theatre at a MONSTER BASH fest.



Channeling Basil Gogos!

The above photo (amazing painting) and below message sent in from artist Dave Heywood:

Hey Ron,

  Today I am trying to channel Basil Gogos and recreate Vincent Price’s image. I’m also looking forward to June’s Bash and searching the dealer room for some vintage Monster Magazines! See everyone soon at Bash!  Dave



New! THIRTEEN GHOSTS Is Here on DVD or Blu-Ray

Time to walk the halls with Charles Herbert again in William Castle's THIRTEEN GHOSTS (1960). Get it on DVD or Blu-Ray now at Creepy Classics:

The classic William Castle directed chiller! 13 GHOSTS (1960) with Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Margaret Hamilton, and Martin Milner in a cursed mansion.

THIRTEEN GHOSTS (1960) - Blu-Ray
A William Castle special. Castle directs another chiller full of sensationalism. 13 ghosts are haunting a house and reveal themselves to a young boy who has just moved in. Amazing extras include: The full length documentary LARGER THAN LIFE all about director William Castle, loads of interviews, Illusion-O version, standard BW version, featurettes, rare footage and more!

Get your DVD or Blu-Ray for your very own in our New DVD & Blu-Ray Department, just past the cob-webbed candelabra at Creepy Classics.



It's Here! MONSTER BASH #50 Magazine

Now, you too can grab this new issue for immediate shipping:

The landmark 50th anniversary edition of the classic movie monster magazine! Inside this all gloss issue: rare stories about Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Evelyn Ankers from historian Greg Mank. Man-eating plants that invaded movies. Fan Flashbacks on collecting monster memorabilia , Allison Hayes - siren of the screen, packed with rare photos and more!

Here's a peek inside this latest issue:

Get this new issue and see what back issues you need in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department at Creepy Classics.



Special MONSTER BASH Hotel Rate Now Available for the MONSTER BASH Movie Marathon in Canton

For our classic science fiction movie marathon in Canton, Ohio, in August there is now a special discount rate at the downtown Canton Double Tree. It's only a few blocks from the theater where the marathon will go for two solid days.

Get your discount hotel room now, CLICK HERE to see details.

For all the info on the special August MONSTER BASH, CLICK HERE.

It's gonna be a ray gun blast from 1950s sci-fi past!



Monster Bash Is Coming...June 16-18, 2023

Check out the preview trailer for MONSTER BASH June 2023 produced by Kevin Slick! Get ready to MONSTER BASH, see all the details and get membership admission now: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-June.html

Where fans and professionals who love Classic Monsters meet!



Monster Bash June 2023 Coming Soon!

Get on board the BASH now and save on VIP 3-Day admission memberships. For three days of almost non-stop entertainment: guest movie and TV stars, film historians, 150 vendor tables, film fest and more!

Only $55 in advance for all three days. CLICK HERE and get yours now! Price goes up June 1, 2023.

Single day passes are only available at the door.

At the door prices:

Single day (for any length of time) $25

*Be aware that many Guests of Honor leave early on Sundays to catch a flight.

3-Day VIP Pass at the door $60

Reserve your hotel room right now, CLICK HERE.

For more information on the show, just CLICK 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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