MONSTER BASH November 1-3, 2024

Event & Programming Schedule

Marriott Pittsburgh North, Cranberry Township-Mars, PA

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Please note that guests, and programming, are subject to change...and that some guest will be leaving early Sunday to catch flights.


THURSDAY October 13, 2022

Pre-Bash: For people coming in early for Monster Bash, Ron Adams will run rare films in the afternoon and then projectionist Geoffrey Curtis will be doing his un-announced MYSTERY MOVIES! Screening various 16mm films through the evening at various times.


FRIDAY November 1, 2024



9:00 AM - 16mm FILM: MONSTERS WE'VE KNOWN AND LOVED. It's our traditional opening short film. A documentary produced back in 1964. A look at the classics from the early days through the eyes of 1964. Narrated by Joseph Cotten. Introduced with a welcome to the Monster Bash by Ron Adams.


10:00 AM - MOVIE: WEIRD WOMAN (1944) The most "supernatural" of the INNER SANCTUM series with voodoo and witchcraft. Lon Chaney, Jr. got super support with three great ladies of the 1940's: Evelyn Ankers, Anne Gwynne and Elizabeth Russell.


11:00 AM - MOVIE: STAR CRASH (1978). Christopher Plummer, Marjoe Gortner, David Hasselhoff, and MONSTER BASH guest Caroline Munro! Two lady smugglers, while running from authorities, pick up the sole survivor of a failed mission to destroy a secret weapon. They are soon recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to complete the mission and find his missing son, Prince Simon.


12:30 PM - FORGOTTEN HORROR MOVIE: THE ROGUE'S TAVERN (1935). Wallace Ford as a detective on a honeymoon gets caught up in a murder mystery at a roadside hotel. A wolf-like killer is tearing the throats out of people in the hotel on an unlucky night. Introduced with background information by Michael Adams.


2:00 PM - MOVIE: AT THE EARTH'S CORE (1976). Stars Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro and Cy Grant. The classics Edgar Rice Burroughs story of an inner earth world called Pellucidar. A group of explorers bore to the center of the earth to find this land, still ruled by dinosaurs and strange creatures.


3:00 PM - DEALER BALLROOM OPENS! Get the creepy cool collectibles you want before some other Monster Kid gets them!


3:30 PM - TV SHOW: NIGHT GALLERY: THE LAST LAUREL (1973). Suspecting an affair between his wife Susan (Martine Beswick) and personal physician Dr. Armstrong (Martin E. Brooks), Marius Davis (Jack Cassidy) relies on astral projection to exact revenge.


4:00 PM - Q&A: MARTINE BESWICK. Suspecting an affair between his wife Susan (Martine Beswick) and personal physician Dr. Armstrong (Martin E. Brooks), Marius Davis (Jack Cassidy) relies on astral projection to exact revenge. Moderated by John Bishop.


4:30 PM - MOVIE: ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS (1957). Stars Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Ed Nelson, Mel Welles.The Sci-Fi Roger Corman classic! Giant alien crab monsters inhabit caves on the Pacific coast. Terror and telepathy. A drive-in monster memory!


6:00 PM - LIVE THEATER: ZACH ZITO: THE JUDGE'S HOUSE by Bram Stoker. It's amazing one man theatre as Zach Zito acts out short horror story classics....If you've never seen Zach perform...don't dare miss this...and if you have seen him before, you know to be there.


7:00 PM - MOVIE: HOUSE OF THE GORGON (2019). Stars Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson, and Christoher Neame. A young woman must save herself and her family when her fiancé unleashes an ancient horror. Introduced by director Josh Kennedy!


8:30PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick! Only a half hour left for shopping in the Dealer Ballroom today. If you don't get it now, you might never see that item again! The Dealer Ballroom closes at 9PM today.


9:00 PM - Q&A: CAROLINE MUNRO. An all-time favorite from Hammer Films and so much more. Caroline starred in DRACULA A.D. 1972 with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Hammer's CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE KILLER, AT THE EARTH'S CORE with Peter Cushing, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME with Roger Moore, STARCRASH, the list goes on. She also appears in THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, 007's CASINO ROYALE, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, Josuah Kennedy's HOUSE OF THE GORGON (alongside Martine Beswicke and Veronica Carlson), and you can even see her spotlighted in the music video GOOD TWO SHOES by Adam Ant. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.


10:00 PM - MUSIC: THE BASH BOYS. A trip back to the 1950s-1980s with the music we grew up with while reading FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine an hearing our radio. It's the live Bash house band comprised of Bash staff, friends and family! This time around it's Kevin Slick, John Sargent, Andy Harbison, Dave Walters, and Nick Pocengal.


Above: A Mexi-Werewolf and host Thom Shubilla.

11:00 PM - MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: THE MAN AND THE MONSTER (1959). Stars Abel Salazar. A lame pianist bargains with Satan to become the greatest musician in the world. But, bargaining with ol' Scratch always has a catch. Everytime he plays a piano, the man becomes a grotesque werewolf/Mr. Hyde-type murderous beast. So, there goes his public performance circuit as the greatest musician. Free tacos (while they last).


12:30 AM - MOVIE: THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS MIND (1936). 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 uses his invention to act out horrible revenge.


2:00 AM MONSTER BASH LATE, LATE SHOW: DAVID "THE ROCK" NELSON. The Bash rolls on. See David "The Rock" Nelson introduce a montage of material. There's no one like him. The no-budget monster movie maker from the wilds of Illinois.


SATURDAY November 2, 2024



8:00 AM - SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS & CEREAL. Cartoons for kids of all ages. Plus, FREE cereal is passed out to the audience...just the way Saturday morning used to be growing up...cartoons and cereal. Presented by TV horror host SON OF GHOUL!


9:00 AM - TV SHOW: SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (1969) A classic episode that we all grew up with whether it was first run, or on re-runs! Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma...along with some mysterious monsters...?


9:30 AM - RETRO TV: I'LL BE A MUMMY'S UNCLE (1968). adams West and Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Victor Buono, and MONSTER BASH guest Victoria Vetri! King Tut discovers the Batcave beneath Bruce Wayne's manor!


10:00 AM - DEALER BALLROOM OPENS! Get the creepy cool collectibles you want before some other Monster Kid gets them!


10:00 AM - MOVIE: THE INVISIBLE RAY (1937). Karloff & Lugosi in a really cool sci-fi/horror flick. Karloff harnesses cosmic rays that turn him into a glowing killer monster bent on revenge.


11:30 AM - TALK: STAN GORDON. Nationally recognized UAP/UFO researcher Stan Gordon speaks on all news that is unusual. He is the go-to-guy for TV news on the legendary Kecksburg UFO incident, Bigfoot sightings, and general UAP information. An engaging talk/power point presentation not to be missed!


12:30 PM - MOVIE: THE WEREWOLF (1956). Stars Steven Rich and Don Megowan. A man is kidnapped by wacko scientists whom experiment on him. Thanks to being a human guinea pig he is turned into a scientifically generated werewolf. He suffers the torments of the damned just as distant cousin Larry Talbot did.


2:00 PM - MOVIE: THE UNEARTHLY (1957). A mad (what other kind is there?) doctor is trying to discover the fountain of youth through weird experiments. Instead, he just makes mutants. A TOR-de-force with TOR Johnson and John Carradine. Well, hardly...but it is fun! See Carradine chewing the scenery and Tor, just being Tor. Best line of the movie is delivered by Tor Johnson: "Time for go to bed."


3:30PM - FILM SHORTS: THE THREE STOOGE THEATER. Hosted by Ohio TV Horror Host legend, SON OF GHOUL!


4:30 PM - TALK: Author Mike & Jan Olszewski. Pop culture historians and authors JANICE and MIKE OLSZEWSKI present their latest book about legendary radio and TV horror host PETE "MAD DADDY MYERS at MONSTER BASH November 2024.  The story of this manic gothic beatnik has grown to legendary status among the "Cult of Mad Daddy", and the Olszewskis will be presenting rare video, audio and photos showcasing one of the most distinctive and creative people to ever hit the airwaves.  It's the only comprehensive biography of this gifted performance artist and the people who influenced him, as well as the folks he influenced including everyone from Ernie "Ghoulardi" Anderson to The Cramps.  Long time fans of MONSTER BASH, the Olszewskis will also have exciting news about upcoming projects honoring the actors and hosts who brought good natured horror into our homes.  It's a hundred mile an hour ride and you're welcome to jump on board!


5:30PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick! Only a half hour left for shopping in the Dealer Ballroom today. If you don't get it now, you might never see that item again! Dealer ballroom closes at 6PM.


5:30PM - MOVIE: WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935). Overshadowed by THE WOLF MAN, this Universal werewolf tale can stand on its own. Henry Hull plays the demonic looking lycanthrope. Warner Oland is also excellent as another wolf man.


7:00 PM - MOVIE: BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1971). Stars Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon and James Villiers. The tomb on an ancient, and nasty, Egyptian queen is violated. A man steals the ring from the mummy's hand and unleashes the terror. The ancient queen posseses his daughter and then things get really bad.


8:30PM - Q&A: VALERIE LEON. As with guests Caroline Munro and Martine Beswick, Valerie Leon is also both a Hammer Horror starlet, and a super "Bond Girl!" Her resume sports the lead in Hammer's BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB as well as appearing with both classic James Bonds! She was with Roger Moore in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and in Sean Connery's NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN! She was featured in TV's THE AVENGERS, MY PARTNER THE GHOST, many of the British "CARRY ON" movies, SPACE 1999, REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER, and so much more. She is also know as being the "Hai Karate Girl" in the series of popular TV commercials. Moderated by John Bishop.


9:00 PM - MONSTER BASH CAKE: It's our celebration of MONSTER BASH. Free cake in the hotel lobby while supplies last. A Famous Monster Feeding Frenzy. It goes fast, don't miss out!


9:30 PM - MONSTER MUSIC with Mark Statler. This lifelong MONSTER KID is not only a super fan, MONSTER BASH's guest director...but a recording artist and performer. He's opened for people like Barbara Mandrell. He, along with his songwriter/brother Theron have released a handful of CDs with monster movie themes that are near and dear to our hearts. Don't scare miss this perfomance by Mark Statler.


10:30 PM - GAME SHOW: WHAT'S MY MONSTER. The interactive game show that YOU, the audience gets to drive.See if you can stump the panel of experts with your knowlege of monsters in monster movies! Hosted by Leonard Hayhurst, panel of expeerts with team captain Thom Shubilla, and the show's own "Vanna White," Paisley Jaynes. Stump the panel and you could won great prizes like books, monster magazines, Blu-Rays, DVDs and model kits.


11:30 PM - RETRO TV: WILL THE REAL MARTIAN PLEASE STAND-UP? (1961). Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policemen try to determine who among the bus passengers at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world. Showcased on THE TWILIGHT ZONE.


Above: The prize toss, besides beach balls, get ready for the flinging of free DVDs, Blu-Rays, Monster Magazines, Monster Toys and more!

12:00 MIDNIGHT BIG EVENT - THE MONSTER BASH "FESTIVAL OF THE NEW WINE Song." A Monster Bash tradition. Bob Pellegrino sings the "Festival of the New Wine" from FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. Plus, the great free prize toss, this year featuring magazines, blu-rays, DVDs, and just plain cool Monster Kid stuff. WARNING: If you do not wish to get hit by flying free stuff, do not stay in the room for this event. Enter and stay at your own risk. We'll kick off the midnight fun with the Monster Bash Lifetime Achievement Awards too!


12:15 AM - THE MONSTER BASH LATE MOVIE: SLAUGHTER OF THE VAMPIRES (1962). Moody, well-made Italian vampire flick. Don't lump this in with the fun Mexican flicks. This is atmospheric and kicks-off with a wild start. A female vampire, fangs bared, is pitch-forked to death by angry villagers. Dubbed in English.


Sunday October 15, 2023





MAKE THIS YOUR LAST CHANCE SHOPPING DAY! YOU MIGHT NEVER SEE THOSE COOL ITEMS IN THE DEALER ROOM AGAIN. Sunday is shopping day at BASH. In between our final great programming you have to hit the dealer ballroom. Hurry before that person that was next to you in the hallways gets that rare item you really wanted!


8:00 AM - MONSTER BASH CHURCH SERVICE . Pastor Mark Statler will give the service at Monster Bash. All denominations are welcome. Mark Statler is a minister from Ohio. Attendees don't have to go out looking for a church. We do it here with all your friends and Monster Bash family. Music by Steven Thornton, John Sargent and Ursula Adams.


9:00 AM - SUNDAY MORNING FILM SHORTS. Three short films of the Little Rascals (Our Gang) canon. Presented by -- Ohio TV Horror Host and fellow Monster Kid brother -- Son of Ghoul.


10:00 AM - GAME SHOW: MONSTER MATCH GAME. Remember the old MATCH GAME TV show? Well now it's done with classic monster movies! Your hosts are Leonard Hayhurst and Thom Shubilla. You could participate and win prizes! Don't miss the fun! Celebrity guest panel.


11:00 AM - BEHIND THE BASH Q&A: RON ADAMS & MIKE ADAMS. Find out all the stuff you wanted to know about BASH...and are NOT afraid to ask! We'll answer your questions about guests of honor, funny events, tell nutty behind-the-scenes stories, and more. It will sure to be spontaneous, funny, and informative. Probably mostly funny!


11:30 AM - RETRO TV: HALLOWEEN HORROR: LIZARD'S LEG & OWLET'S WING (1962). Classic TV that features Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre reprising classic horror roles. They play aging horror actors who debate on whether the old monsters can still scare 'em or not. See Karloff don the Frankenstein monster make-up one last time and Chaney appears as The Mummy and his "baby" The Wolf Man as well as re-creating his father's Quasimodo character.


12:00 NOON - MOVIE: WHO DONE IT? (1942). Starring Abbott & Costello, Patric Knowles, Louise Albritton. Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder after the station owner is killed during a broadcast.


1:30 PM - FORGOTTEN HORROR: THE VAMPIRE'S GHOST (1945). Vampire oddity set in Africa. A cursed vampire wearing white (!). Some cool "invisibility" effects. Stars John Abbott as the vampire, character actor you may remember as the museum tour guide in CRY OF THE WEREWOLF.


3:00 PM - MOVIE: THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944). An intriguing tale, beautifully filmed in a style that bears more resemblance to a Grimm’s fairytale than horror, with a mesmerizing performance from Ann Carter. This is her film and she is strong and convincing in the role. The exploration of the insecurity of the child coupled with a troubled relationship with her father is fascinating. The expectation of a "horror" film with the suggestive title is also misleading. This is ultimately a surprisingly sensitive and uniquely haunting film that would appeal on many levels. Introduced with background info by Mike Adams.


4:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!

Please note that guests, and programming, are subject to change.


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