MONSTER BASH SUMMER
SCARY MONSTER MEMORIES
2002 Monster Bash featured Guests of Honor Chris Costello (Lou Costello's
daughter), Ben Chapman (Creature From the Black Lagoon), Cortlandt Hull
(Werewolf of London descendant), Caroline Munro (Hammer and James Bond
film actress), Bob Burns (1950s Sci-Fi/Our favorite Ape Man!), Tom Savini,
Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) and many more.
Another wonderful year at the Days
Inn Conference Center in Butler, PA (north of Pittsburgh). We dedicated
the Bash to Abbott & Costello meeting our favorite monsters in film.
Chris Costello gave a knock-out talk, as did Bob Burns and Cortlandt
Hull. Plus, Dave Hagan of Monster-Mania sponsored and did the Q&A
for the lovely Caroline Munro. How about the Abbott and Costello impersonators
that were walking around easing into classic routines -- and their interaction
with Michael "Dracula" Thomas was priceless! And, of course,
dear old Ygor (direct from the sulphur pits) roaming the halls and intoducing
films. Thank you attendees, dealers and staff!
Oh, we also through out hundreds of
"Bats and Balls" to the audience after Bud and Lou impersonator's
did "Who's On First?" baseball routine. The balls were plastic
and the bats were....well, rubber vampire bats!
of the Butler Eagle newspaper for Monster Bash 2002! Bob Burns ever
smiling enthusiasm over the genre represents the Monster Bash philosophy
to a tee!
from the Butler Eagle newspaper!
Hut marquee directly across the street from the Monster Bash hotel....selling
pepperoni like flies to Renfield. (Thanks for the photo, Barb!)
attempts to revive Dracula near Monster Bash registration!
reprises her 2000 introduction to her favorite monster - the Creature
from the Black Lagoon (Guest of Honor Ben Chapman).
(over 7 feet tall) greets Bash attendees at registration.
Bash event room. I believe staffers in orange shirts are handing out
free tacos and burritos on Friday Mexican Monster night in this photo!
of horror-wood.com and Bash staffer, Joe Meadows dicusses the CREATURE
FROM THE BLACK lAGOON and the 3-D process in which the film was shot.
the man in the Creature suit for all the land sequences in 1954's CREATURE
FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.
flank a Frankenstein banner at Monster Bash.
the ghosty storyteller had a huge crowd of kids on Saturday afternoon
in the hotel lobby as he wove tales of terror!
The great Bud
and Lou impersonators (Bill Riley and Joe Ziegler) at Bash doing "Who's
On First?" just before Chris Costello spoke!
Drac made it to Bash with you (Christine and Michael Thomas)!
the crowd with snappy patter and crowd pleasin' anecdotes!
by Lorraine Bush at Monster Bash 2002!
by Lorraine Bush!
with Monster Bash attendees!
and fan from Canada at Bash 2002!
Ron Adams with Tom Savini's 7 foot RIGHT ON Frankenstein monster! Stunning
with Cortlandt Hull and figures looming from The Witches Dungeon.
Bob and Kathy
Burns....Bob is holding the original headpiece from Glenn Strange's
montser in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN!
with a skull he sculpted! But......who's skull, yours?
and Joe Ziegler as Abbott and Costello meeting the Monster Bash!
and a "Strange" friend!
and his seven foot masterpiece!
have a monkey on their back....some people have a gill man on their
back. Ben Chapman with his old friend.
and Universal make-up man John Goodwin at Bash 2002!
Richard Valley, editor and publisher of Scarlet Street magazine puts
the whammy on Frankie!
Costello Meet Ygor!
You get all
kinds attending the Bash!
with VIP attendee Karl Spisak!
Bash 3-D showing...look
at all the 3-D glasses!
Some of the
prop's and rare ghoulish goodie on Bob Burns' table!
in the Bash lobby for kids of all ages by the ever-present Carpathian!
You never know
who might be looking over your shoulder....
of Monster-Mania moderates the Q&A session with Caroline Munro
gives a moving talk and home movie presentation about her dad, Lou Costello.
Some of the
front desk crew of the Monster Bash!
and the boys !
and "blacksmith" Ygor at the Monster Bash!
Kristen and Father Mike, Uncle Larry, Joe Shepherd, Ron Adams and Bob
The boys with
Bash vendor Uncle Larry!
A pair of brothers
viit with Mike Adams at the Bash!
Some of the
Monster Bash staff: Eddie, Bob, Geoffrey, Ron, Barb, Travis and Joe!
A pair of (howwwllll)
werewolves at the Monster Bash!
crew Shawn, Lee Ann and "40" with Uncle Larry!
Look what crawled
out of the black lagoon for Monster Bash!
monster hangs tight with TV Horror Host Dr. Gangrene at the Bash!
Proud dad and
daughter at Monster Bash 2002!
Karloff fan Brenda McNeal at Monster Bash 2002!
Wilson and Butch Patrick at Monster Bash 2002!
Cell art from
a cartoon produced for Bash 2002 by dear friend Joe Busam!
of Barb Heiss, Tom Savini, Cortlandt Hull, Joe Skinnell, Christine Thomas,
Karl and Cathy Spisak, Uncle Larry and Kevin...and many others...thank
To order your passes in advance with VISA or MasterCard, call 24 hours
a day at
The Monster Bash Convention
P.O. Box 643 / Latrobe, PA 15650
Phone: (724) 532-5226
Questions? Contact Us! e-mail!
Bash has brought you great guests like: Chris Costello, Butch Patrick,
Cortlandt Hull, Caroline Munro, Jane Adams, Bob Burns, Dolores Fuller,
Beverly Garland, Ben Chapman, Ray Harryhausen, Carla Laemmle, Forrest
J Ackerman, Sara Karloff, Bela Lugosi Jr., Ron Chaney, Dwight D. Frye,
Gary Don Rhodes, David Skal, Elena Verdugo, Tom Savini, Chilly Billy
Cardille, Richard Valley, David Prowse, The Blob!, David "The Rock"
Nelson, Conrad Brooks, Kyra Schon, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Bill
Hinzman, John Russo, Russ Streiner and many, many more to come!
of the Professional Show Managers Association
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