The 2004 Monster Bash featured Guests of Honor Dee Ankers-Denning, Ron Chaney, Forrest J Ackerman, William Smith, Basil Gogos, Tom Savini, Ghoul A Go-Go, Baron Von Wolfstein and many more.


Holy smoke! Where do I begin. This was probaby the Bash most packed with great special events. The home movies of Evelyn Ankers and Richard Denning, Forry's heartfelt talk on Sunday morning, Ron Chaney giving us the inside memories on his grandad. Plus, some other memorable moments: Giving the audience a "hand" - rubber severed hands, hundreds of them thrown to the audience. Sam Scare (of Scary Monsters Magazine) tossing free giveaways to the crowd. Our own Bob Pellegrino leading the audience in the "Song of the New Wine" from FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. And,, the first day of sale for our very own magazine: Monster Bash Magazine - an instant hit! Monster Bash Make-Up Man Ron Chamberlain's spot-on make-ups of The Wolf Man, Frankenstein and Rondo Hatton's Creeper! Various roaming monsters filling the halls through the three days. William Smith (the kid in GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN that kicks the ball) kicking autographed balls to the audience. The greeting of Forry Ackerman to the hotel with a lobby packed to the rafters with sign-holding fans.....the memories just go on and on. Let's let the photos speak for themselves....

Photos provided by Barb Heiss, Robert Taylor, Jim Kessler.

The classic poster come to life with FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN! Todd Speidel as the monster and Mark Statler as the Wolf Man. Make-up by Ron Chamberlain.

Forrest J Ackerman unmasks the Phantom (Jeff Kessler).

Basil Gogos talks about painting classic monsters.

Bash attendee Robert Taylor with actor William Smith!

Tom Adams and sister Shirley Tinkey working the Creepy Classics room.

Forrest J Ackerman mugs with movie props!

Bash staffer Barb Heiss and Robert Tinnell (Director of FRANKENSTEIN AND ME).

William Smith reunited with the Frankenstein Monster and a seven year old playmate (just like in GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN)!

William Smith stunned by the huge auduence on Saturday evening.

The Black Scorpion prop from the film at Monster Bash, thanks to Dennis of the Monster Movie Museum.

Those Wild and Crazy Guys....actually two of the nicest people on the planet. Monster Bash staffers Bob Pellegrino and Jeff Barnes in the Creepy Classics room!

Bash staffer Brian Keegan greeting people at registration.

Super fan Brian Nichols introducing the crowd to FRANKENSWEIN, the star of his hysterical home movie! Brian talented daughters (The Ghoul Girls) greeted fans outside the movie room.

The Black Scorpion has spent years trying to find the Dennings! Pictured are Summer, Dee and Serena. Richard Dennings granddaughters and daughter (center).

Bash staff greeter Cathy Vickers at registration.

Bash attendees Charles and Ann-Marie Hensen.

Pittsburgh TV Legend, horror host Chilly Billy Cardille and Barb Heiss!

One of 5 giant sheet cakes served free at Monster Bash Saturday night. This one says "ACK IS BACK!" Forry Ackerman, of course.

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Monster 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!

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