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, Ben Martin, Karl Spisak, Charles Hensen.

Fritz (attendee Ben Martin's son) and Forry.

Ghoul A Go-Go TV personalities with Monster Bash Kids.

Forrest J Ackerman re-enacts a scene from 1931's FRANKENSTEIN with audience members.

The Mad Skull (John Adams with X-Ray glasses) and Paisley Adams greeting people at Bash registration! Yikes, don't run folks....they won't bite.

Always the scene of action, Monster Bash guest, renegade movie-maker David "The Rock" Nelson!

Ghoul A Go-Go's Vlad and Creighton make animal balloons for kids.

Bash attendee with a pair of phantoms courtesty of Cortlandt Hull's Silver Screen Movie Museum at Monster Bash.

Dick Smith's Dorian Gray head from the Forry Ackerman Collection and now residing in the Robert Taylor Collection. On display at Monster Bash 2004.

Monster Bash's Ron Adams with host Ygor (Michael Thomas)!

Popular country singer Mark Statler as The Wolf Man with make-up by the talented Ron Chamberlain at Monster Bash 2004. Note: Jerry Armelino's great Peter Lorre and Tor Johnson figures in the background.

One of the sheet cakes for the Saturday night reception at Monster Bash.

Evelyn Ankers nephew Rick and Dee Ankers-Denning at Monster Bash.

Move over Ricky Nelson, crooning his way to the top, it's Rocky Nelson singing the songs from the movie THE GIANT GILA MONSTER, while playing a plastic guitar from the dollar store.

THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA dances with the Ackermonster in the hotel lobby?!

Ron keeping the movie room on schedule (HA! Trying too).

Bash attendee Scott Goettel and actor William Smith.

Scary Monsters' Dennis Druktennis and Sam Scare!

The monsters (Todd Speidel and Mark Statler with the Bash make-up man Ron Chamberlain!

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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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