MONSTER BASH JUNE 16-18, 2023
Event & Programming Schedule
Coming Soon...Here's Last June's schedule:Marriott Pittsburgh North, Cranberry Township-Mars, PA
***All films shown that are in print will be available for sale on site, from the legal copyright owners. See a display of MCA/Universal product, Columbia Tri-Star, MGM Home Video, Criterion, Image, Fox and others.
Please note that guests, and programming, are subject to change...and that some guest will be leaving early Sunday to catch flights.
THURSDAY June 23, 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 June 24, 2022
DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3 PM - 9 PM
MOVIE & EVENT ROOM HOURS 9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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.
Above: Cortlandt Hull, Bill Diamond and dear Zenobia of The Witch's Dungeon!
10:00 AM - TALK: Cortlandt Hull (Heny Hull's great nephew) and Bill Diamond will talk about the latest new coming out of The Witch's Dungeon, Bill Diamond Productions and introduce a new re-master of the classic NOSFERATU (1922).
11:00 AM - MOVIE: NOSFERATU (1922). A wonderful new score by Argyle Goolsby and introduction by Mark Hamill. The first "Dracula" film was made in Germany with Max Schreck as the evil vampire. Schreck means "terror" in German. The count travels across the ocean to invade a new land of fresh blood. Still creepy and atmospheric, this film has scared people for 100 years.
12:30 PM - MOVIE: DINOSAURUS (1960). Stars Ward Ramsey, Kristina Hanson and Paul Lukather. A frozen Tyrannosaur, Brontosaurus and caveman unthaw from watery depths and find themselves in the 20th century. A young boy befriends the Brono and even gets a ride. While the Tyrannosaur is just plain nasty (as expected) and the caveman provides the humor as he tries to cope with a modern world. The unforgettable climax has the T. Rex battling a steam shovel! Real quality kids entertainment for 1960. Directed by Irvin Yeaworth.
2:00 PM - TALK: Q&A with KRIS YEAWORTH. Son of director Irvin Yeaworth, Kris was there on his dad's films as a technical assistant. He heas stories from the set of THE BLOB, THE 4-D MAN and tales of Steve McQueen and more. Kris is also a musician and historian on film. Don't miss his talk! Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
2:30 PM - MOVIE: THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1974). Stars John Philip Law , Caroline Munro and Tom Baker. Ray Harryhausen effects steal the show in another Sinbad adventure. Sinbad is pitted against an evil wizard as he searches for the Fountain of Destiny.
3:00 PM - DEALER BALLROOM OPENS! Get the creepy cool collectibles you want before some other Monster Kid gets them!
4:30 PM - TALK: Q&A with CAROLINE MUNRO. She sailed with Sinbad in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, was mesmerized by Christopher Lee in DRACULA A.D. 1972, was off on adventure in AT tHE EARTH'S CORE, spaed-out in STARCRASH and just about took-out James Bond in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. Now she's back at MONSTER BASH! Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
5:00 PM - MOVIE: 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957). Some of the best Ray Harryhausen stop-motion ever to grace the silver screens. And, what a cool looking monster. A space ship crashes in the ocean and the crew killed. An egg that they had brought from Venus floats ashore. A young boy finds it and sells it. The Venusian egg hatches a monster before it can be scrambled. The creature grows to epic proportion!
6:30 PM - TALK: STAN GORDON. Renowned UFO andf Bigfoot researcher Stan Gordon talks on the latest finding in the world of UFO study in a power point presentation. From the Navy "Tic Tack" videos to the possibility of the Bigfoot issues originatng from space or other dimensions. Get ready to have your mind blown wth the possibilites and accounts.
7:30 PM - MOVIE: THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942). Lon Chaney's first time as the mummy - Kharis. The characters from the previous film (THE MUMMY'S HAND) are back and Kharis is out for revenge.
8:30 PM - TALK: THE MUMMY TALKS! ....AT MONSTER BASH by Frank Dello Stritto. From the Hill of the Seven Jackals to the bayous of Louisiana, from the cursed undead from deep tombs to accursed devouring demon women, mummy movies delve into ancient, arcane lore. Join Frank Dello Stritto as he unwraps the mysteries of the Nile (and the Mississippi!!!).
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.
9:30 PM - LIVE BAND: THE BASH BOYS. A break with some of the music we grew up with. 1950s-1970s music performed by MONSTER BASH staff, vendors and friends.
Above: Host Thom Shubilla, and on the right, the evil vampire Nostradamus and his oaf assistant in THE GENIE OF DARKNESS (1961).
10:30 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: THE GENIE OF DARKNESS (1961). Stars MONSTER BASH alumni German Robles. Made in Mexico and imported. The vampire Nostradamus is back. It kicks off with feet running as two young boys try to escape a mad hunchback running through a system of tunnels. A Nostradamus film with bats and fangs! Original lobby cards for the movie will be given away, compliments of Monster Bash's Dave Heywood. Dubbed in English. Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
12:00 LIVE: THE MONSTER BASH GAME SHOW: WHAT'S MY MONSTER? Join Leonard Hayhurst and Thom Shubilla for a romping game show. Test your abilities as a Monster Kid with your knowledge of monsters and monster movies. Guess the monster and maybe, win monstrous prizes too! And MONSTER BASH's own "Vanna White," Paisley Jaynes will assist.
1:00AM MONSTER BASH LATE, LATE SHOW: DOUBLE DOOR (1934). This appears to be a simple social melodrama....but veers into much darker territories and weirdness in a pre-code Hollywood. A domineering woman controls a household with pathological evil. A hidden room and all out homicidal madness. Knock-out finale!
2:15AM MONSTER BASH REALLY, REALLY LATE SHOW: THE GLOB (2021). A short movie by renegade filmmaker David "The Rock" Nelson! He's wild, he's wacky, he really makes monster movies....He's "The Rock." David will introduce his short movie. You can never be prepared for this.
SATURDAY June 25, 2022
DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10AM-6PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 8:00 AM-2:00 AM
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: ATTACK OF THE ALLIGATORS (1966) The fantastic THUNDERBIRDS series that featured Marionettes as the actors. This 1966 show sported giant alligators on the loose and International Rescue run by the Tracy family is on the way to tackle these giant-sizd pests. Thunderburds are....go!
10:00 AM - DEALER BALLROOM OPENS! Get the creepy cool collectibles you want before some other Monster Kid gets them!
10:00 AM - TV SHOW: THE LAND OF THE LOST (1974). The Marshall family - widowed ranger father Rick, and his two children Will and Holly - are on an outdoor expedition like they have many times before. While rafting on this trip, an earthquake opens up a chasm resulting in them tumbling across some raging rapids and over an unknown waterfall. They end up alive but in a world unfamiliar to them, a world of dinosaurs and strange creatures. Stars Bash guests Kathy Coleman and Wesley Eure!
10:30 AM - Q&A: KATHY COLEMAN & WESLEY EURE. Stars Kathy and Wesley discuss the show, the fun and the production of the beloved LAND OF THE LOST TV show. Moderated by John Bishop.
11:00 AM - MOVIE: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959). Vincent Price as a millionaire who has a Halloween party! He invites people he doesn't know to spend a night in a haunted house. He awards a cash prize for anyone who can make it through. Elisha Cook Jr. as a nervous wreck is wonderful. One of director William Castle's absolute best! MAKE SURE to use this showing as a study guide for the quiz that follows with Tom Weaver. It will be spotlighted in his quiz!
1:00 PM - LIVE THEATER: DRACULA'S GUEST & OTHER WEIRD STORIES adapted by Zach Zito. 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. There will be the Bram Stoker stories with a touch of Edgar Allan Poe too. The Poe tale included in the program for this "Dracula's Guest, and Other Weird Stories" is "The Oval Portrait." It's a nice, spooky, lesser known Poe story!
2:30 PM - MOVIE: THE MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932). The insidious Dr. Fu Manchu is wonderfully portrayed by Boris Karloff. He tortures and commands incredible electric machinery (designed by Kenneth Strickfadden). A glorious adventure/horror-thriller.
4:00 PM - TALK: A THREE-IN-ONE PRESENTATION with Greg Mank. Author and film historian, Greg Mank, honoring the 90th birthday of RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS (more of a horror film than many people realize, and in fact, one of the most horrific of 1932), THE MASK OF FU MANCHU, and THE MUMMY. The presentation will cover how all three films were produced about the same time and two of them, of course, starred Karloff. Check out Greg's web site!
5:00 PM - MOVIE: MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935). Stars Bela Lugosi, Jean Hersholt, Lionel Atwill, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allen and Carroll Borland as "Luna." While this movie is notorious for a "cheat" ending, it's full of great photograph and creepy sets. Plus, one of the most haunting scenes in classic horror as Luna, the female vampire, with giant bat wings flying inside the castle (don't blink, you may miss it!).
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.
6:00PM - TV SHOW: ONE STEP BEYOND - PREMONITION. This episode stars Beverly Washburn. A young girl has a terrible vision of herself being killed by a chandelier falling on her from the ceiling of her home's ballroom. Growing up, she never sets foot in the room, but when her engagement is to be announced, both her father and fiancé insist that she set aside her foolishness for the party.
6:30PM - Q&A: BEVERLY WASHBURN. The MONSTER BASH almni has been in everything and acted with everyone. A survivor of being a child actress and graduating into adult acting. Bash attendees probably know her best from the film SPIDER BABY whee she starred with Lon Chaney, Jr. But she was in OL' YELLER, SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN, SHANE, TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN and so much more. On TV she was in ONE STEP BEYONG, SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, Boris Karloff's THRILLER, MY THREE SONS, THE JACK BENNY SHOW, THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW, THE LONE RANGER, WAGON TRAIN with Lou Costello...on and on. Moderated by Ron Adams.
7:00 PM - MOVIE: SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER. Ray Harryhausen film starring Patrick Wayne (Sinbad!) and Jane Seymour . Cool Harryhausen effects: skeletal alien creatures, giant Neanderthal, saber-tooth tigers!
9:00 PM - Q&A: PATRICK WAYNE. Patrick Wayne grew up in Hollywood history. He acted in his dad, John Wayne's films like THE QUIET MAN, BIG JAKE and THE SEARCHERS. He went on to star in films himself like SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER, THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT and BEYOND ATLANTIS. He was all over your TV screen in shows like FANTASY ISLAND, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA and BRANDED. That's just skimming the surface. Moderated by John Bishop.
9:30 PM - LET THEM EAT CAKE! The famous MONSTER BASH cake feeding frenzy. Giant, monster sized sheet cakes are served up by the MONSTER BASH staff to fans for as long as it lasts. Think ahead...chocolate or yellow cake...some hard decisions! A a nice break and the kick-off for Saturday night MONSTER BASH madness. Head for the front of the lobby!
10:00 PM - LIVE GAME SHOW: MONSTER MATCH GAME (1945). 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!
10:30 PM - DRIVE-IN THEATER, OUTDOOR MOVIE: IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958) A spaceship crew isolated in space with an alien aboard. A huge lizard man (Ray "Crash" Corrigan) rips through metal hatches and stalks the crew. Horrifying and claustrophobic with Marshall Thompson. Watch out! Watch out...in the air ducts...there IT is! This event will take place on the hill to the left of the front of the hotel. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.
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! And...we're proud to have Dave Colton for the Rondo Classic Horror Awards speaking as well! This event is back inside.
12:15 AM - MOVIE: HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945). Chaney, Strange, Carradine. Monsters, monsters, monsters. Onslow Stevens is great as the mad doc and Jane Adams (MONSTER BASH alumni) is sweet as the female hunchbacked assistant. Will the Wolf Man be cured, will the monster be revived, has the doctor turned into a Jekyll/Hyde vampire? Sheer entertainment.
1:30 AM - THE MONSTER BASH LATE, LATE MOVIE: HAND OF DEATH (1962). Stars John Agar and Paula Raymond. Low budget and fun....not boring. Boring for me is the nail in the coffin, not a low budget. It's a rocking hoot. Very much along the look and lines of THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON or TORMENTED....low budget fun! Agar is a scientist infected by a gas (he's also burned by the liquid chemical itself) and his touch is death for those around him. He feels he wasn't killed because he had been working with the chemical so long in the lab, he had a small immunity. His mind has snapped and he doesn't want to seek the authorities or a hospital for help. Similar to Claude Rains character in THE INVISIBLE MAN. But, even his immunity doesn't stop him from turning into a massive bloated dark monster. A side note...it is interesting that Marvel Comics "Fantastic Four" series started right around the time this was in production. The monster looks incredibly close to Ben Grimm (The Thing) in the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby even had The Thing in a disguise of hat and overcoat often, just like in HAND OF DEATH.
SUNDAY June 26, 2022
DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
SOME GUESTS WILLBE LEAVING EARLY TO CATCH FLIGHTS.
PLEASE BE AWARE, SOME DEALER MIGHT PACK-UP EARLY, SO GET INTO THE DEALER ROOM FOR THE STUFF YOU WANT NOW!
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-5:00PM
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!
Note: Some guests will be catching flights, so get them early.
8:00 AM - MONSTER BASH CHURCH SERVICE . Father Mike Paraniuk will give the service at Monster Bash. All denominations are welcome. Father Mike is a priest 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 - MOVIE: AMONG THE LIVING (1941). Excellent story of twin brothers (played by Albert Dekker). One normal, one an insane maniac with homicidal tendencies. Dekker plays the bad brother a little like a "Lenny-type," but with a big streak of evil. Terrifying and intriguing. The evil brother had been locked away for 25 years in an old house that the townspeople think is haunted. The local doctor (Harry Carey) had forged the evil twin's death certificate. Carey is excellent, as well as Susan Hayward. Terrifying and not unlike THE LODGER in certain ways.
11:30 AM - TV SPECIAL: CHILLER THEATER REUNION. Pittsburgh TV horror host icon, Bill Cardille, did this reunion show in 1991. Back were his great supporting cast of Terminal Stare, Norman the Castle Keeper, and Steve Luncinski. THey did new skits and Bill pulled out vintage footage from the 1960s and 1970s shows. If you grew up in the Pittsburgh area, this is what Saturday night was all about...getting a pizza and watching Chilly Billy host horror movies.
12:30 NOON - MOVIE: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF (1949). Boris is in a turban and Lou's in trouble with a murder rap. A really cool chase through huge caverns with bottomless pits is a highlight! It's Sunday afternoon, church s over and we raced home to see an Abbott and Costello movie on TV.
2:00 PM - FORGOTTEN FEATURE FILM: REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES (1946). John Carradine is creating a race of zombies to do his bidding in a "conquer the world" idea. Mantan Moreland, as usual, steals the show with one liners!
3:00 PM - SPECIAL TRIBUTE PRESENTATION: Veronica Carlson at Bash 2021. Our dear MONSTER BASH guest of honor from numerous shows, Veronica Carlson, has passed away. She starred in numerous films including, of course, Hammer's DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, FRANKENSTIN MUST BE DESTROYED and HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN. This is the MONSTER BASH highlights from last October's show that includes Veronica in Zach Zito's live stage presentation and her Q&A session with John Bishop on stage. We won't forget this lady that epitomized grace, Veronica Carlson.
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.
For infomation on October 14-16, 2022 MONSTER BASH at the Marriott Pittsburgh North, CLICK HERE.
We'll see you again in August 2022 at the MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI MOVIE MARATHON in Canton, Ohio at the grand PALACE THEATRE (see photo below!) with Lugosi historian Frank Dello Stritto, vendors and giant screen movies!