MONSTER BASH OCTOBER 22-24, 2021Double Tree Hotel, 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 October 21, 2021
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 October 22, 2021
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: Bill Diamond, muppeteer and developer of amazing TV projects!
10:00 AM - TALK: Bill Diamond will announce current productions and display various props.
11:00 AM - SHARYN MOFFETT TRIBUTE WEEKEND MOVIE: THE LOCKET (1946). An amazing movie with flashbacks within flashbacks in a story of twists and turns you won't see. Play close attention! A melodrama with Sharyn playing the lead character when she is young. A stunning peformance by a young actress. The film also feature Laraine Day (Sharyn's character older), Robert Mitchum, Ricardo Cortez and Reginald Denny. Shot one year after her appearance in THE BODY SNATCHER. Make sure to visit Sharyn at her table in the Guest of Honor hall.
1:00 PM - MOVIE: THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939). Did this scare you as a kid? Well there are many horror elements that were the stuff of nightmares: lost from home, flying bat-winged monkeys, a very wicked witch, being hunted....study it well....class will be in session with historian Frank Dello Stritto soon.
3:00 PM - DEALER BALLROOM OPENS! Get the creepy cool collectibles you want before some other Monster Kid gets them!
3:00 PM - TALK: THERE's NO PLACE LIKE HOME....AT MONSTER BASH by Frank Dello Stritto. The Yellow Brick Road has a lot of detours that Dorothy never saw. Follow writer Frank Dello Stritto as he is off to see the Wizard, with lots of interesting stops along the way. The iconic WIZARD OF OZ (1939) has a lot more horror elements than first meets the eye.
4:00 PM - MOVIE: THE BLOB (1958). That red jelly ooze from outer space has arrived! A meteorite from the cosmos smacks into earth and is discovered by an old codger. He pokes it with a stick and the thing cracks open, The Blob shoots out and attaches itself to his arm -- then devours him. It grows and keeps seeking other victims...Look for the theatre scene -- it features the cult classic DAUGHTER OF HORROR on the marquee in a live "Spook Show" with Bela Lugosi (who would have been dead two years when this film came out). Cool Daddy Steve McQueen and Aneta Corseaut star. Aneta went on to be Andy Griffin's girlfriend in his classic TV show. Hot rods, teenagers that look like they're in their thirties and a neat-o original monster.
6:00 PM - Q&A: KRIS YEAWORTH. Kris's dad was the director of THE BLOB (1958), THE 4-D MAN (1959) and DINOSAURUS (1960). Kris was a technial stage hand for his dad and was on the scene. He has great stories about all the actors (including Steve McQueen). It's your chance to find out more direct from someone who was there for these classic films. Moderated by Scott Goettel.
6:30 PM - MOVIE: TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934). One of the very best of the Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan Tarzan series. Loosely based on the iconic Edgar Rice Burroughs book series.
8:30 PM - TALK: THE WORK OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS ON FILM. Historian and writer Deborah Painter explores the films based on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. From AT THE EARTH'S CORE, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, the dozens and dozens of Tarzan movies and a nod to JOHN CARTER. A power point presentation, elephant stampede not included.
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 MUSIC & SLIDESHOW SPECIAL: YESTERDAY - GROWING UP WITH MONSTER BASH. A 25 year journey in a couple of minutes. Paisley Adams was not yet one year old at the first MONSTER BASH, she's now 25 and married. She performs "Yesterday" with guitarist Kevin Slick. Slideshow of Paisley AND Monster Bash through 25 years. She's been at every Bash...in orange!
9:45 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 Subilla and on the right, Lon Chaney Jr. in FACE OF THE SCREAMING WEREWOLF.
10:45 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: FACE OF THE SCREAMING WEREWOLF (1961). Made in Mexico and imported to the US by producer Jerry Warren. Nonsense story and screwed up editing make for laughs. Though the glimmer of better days shine through in scenes with Lon Chaney Jr. as a mummy and, best of all, turning into a wolf man again. There's almost a re-enactment of the HOUSE OF DRACULA scene were Chaney is in a jail cell and turns into The Wolf Man. Get ready to be confused by an abrupt ending!
The movie is introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE writer Thom Shubilla and Mexi-Monster aficionado. A special tribute to our long time previous host of Mexican Monster Nights, Roberto "Bobb" Cotter by close friend Paul Riggie.
Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
12:00 MIDNIGHT MONSTER BASH LATE SHOW: ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS (2001). Introduced by the director right here at MONSTER BASH: Sam Irvin! A satire on the classic Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe films with Vincent Price. This high camp escapade is fun and sets the stage for the Halloween season as the leaves are in full color outside of the MONSTER BASH hotel too! Director Sam Irvin will be happy to take questions too.
1:30AM MONSTER BASH LATE, LATE SHOW: MURDER IN THE BLUE ROOM (1944). Stars Anne Gwynne, Donald Cook, John Litel, Regis Toomey, Ian Wolfe and the great Milton Parsons. A spooky, fun-farse with a mysterious spooky old house. And, of course, "the blue room," where people die if they spend the night. Plus, the song "The Boogie Woogie Boogie Man!" A rare one from the 16mm collection of projectioist Geoffrey Curtis!
SATURDAY October 23, 2021
DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10AM-6PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-2:00AM
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. Hosted by TV horror host SON OF GHOUL!
9:00 AM - SHARYN MOFFETT TRIBUTE WEEKEND MOVIE: MY PAL, WOLF (1944) Stars Sharyn Moffett. Co-stars a MONSTER BASH character actor favorite, Una O'Connor. Sharyn runs the show in this film...she is wonderful! A young girl discovers a German Shepherd that believes is a wolf. They become best pals, but a nasty governess creates all kinds of problems, plus the dog is a runaway from the military and they want him back. A truly great family film with terrific acting. The big scene between Edward Fielding and Sharyn is just outright great.
10:00 AM - DEALER BALLROOM OPENS! Get the creepy cool collectibles you want before some other Monster Kid gets them!
10:30 AM - MOVIE: NIGHT MONSTER (1942). Catch this film! You will be quized on it...right after the film, with Tom Weaver's Braintwist Quiz! A mystery-supernatural chiller from Universal Studios. Watch out for murder and terror when the frogs and crickets stop chirping...there's a monster afoot. There's a memorable scene of a skeleton that is materialized out of thin air...holding a small coffin and dripping blood. Bela Lugosi's a butler....maybe the "Night Monster" himself? Lional Atwill's a bull-headed doctor.
11:45 AM - BRAIN TWIST QUIZ SHOW with Tom Weaver. You better start studying....this is a fast-paced, no holds barred quiz show. A quiz on your knowledge of classic horror and science fiction films. A huge grand prize of blu-rays, DVDs, books, monster magazines and t-shirt! Plus, consulation prizes. Tom's one of the greatest authorities on the subject in the world....so get ready.
1:00 PM - LIVE THEATER: THE JUDGE'S HOUSE. Rats, rats, rats and more rats! It's amazing one man theatre as Zach Zito acts out Bram Stoker's short horror story classic....The Judges House! If you;ve never seen Zach perform...don't dare miss this...and if you have seen him before, you know to be there.
2:00 PM - 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.
4:30 PM - SHARYN MOFFETT TRIBUTE WEEKEND MOVIE: THE BODY SNATCHER (1945). Stars Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Bela Lugosi, Russell Wade and Sharyn Moffett. A young medical student finds himself in the midst of a professor with skeletons in his closet. Local cabman Grey was also mixed-up in the business and won't let the medical teacher forget. Gruesome doings with Lugosi attempting to blackmail "The Body Snatcher" and unscrupulous means for acquiring dissection material. All this unsavory story is unfolded with delicacy and poetry by director Robert Wise and Producer Val Lewton. One of the best films in the horror genre ever made. A shock ending that was edited out of British and television prints for years. "You'll never get rid of me, never get rid of me, never get rid of me......"
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.
6:30 PM - Q&A: SHARYN MOFETT. Sharyn is an original RKO stock player and has worked with the best: Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Cary Grant, and many more. This is her weekend at MONSTER BASH. We're celebrating her legacy in film. It's much more expansive than you think. She was a child actress that rivaled the best from Shirley Temple to Margaret O'Brien to Judy Garland to Natalie Wood. Moderated by Ron Adams.
7:00 PM - MOVIE: WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (1970). Stars MONSTER BASH guest Victoria Vetri, and Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, plus a bunch of cool dinosaurs. See Jim Danforth's great special effects! See the moon formed! See stone-age woman in fur bikins! Hammer studios made this follow-up to ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. and has some great dinosaur stop-motion effects.
9:00 PM - Q&A: VICTORIA VETRI. Her first east coast meet and greet with fans at MONSTER BASH this October. She'll be signing photos for you! Victoria was the key starlet in Hammer's WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (1970). She was in the chiller ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968). She also appeared on TV in BATMAN, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., WAGON TRAIN, BONANZA, HOGAN'S HEROES, LAND OF THE GIANTS, DANIEL BOONE, McHALE'S NAVY, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER with Bill Bixby and more. She was PLAYBOY magazine's 1968 Playmate of the Year. A 1960s and 1970s icon. Moderated by John Bishop.
9:30 PM - LET THEM EAT CAKE! The famous MONSTER BASH cake feeding frenzy and now reception for HOUSE OF THE GORGON. Giant, Gorgon monster sized sheet cakes are served up by the MONSTR 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.
10:00 PM - Q&A: VERONICA CARLSON. Hammer Horror's Veronica Carlson has graced out movie and TV screens in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (with Christopher Lee), FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (with Peter Cushing), THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (with Ralph Bates), THE GHOUL, CASINO ROYALE, OLD DRACULA and more! Moderated by Scott Goettel.
11:00 PM - LIVE: THE MONSTER BASH GAME SHOW: WHAT'S MY MONSTER? Join Thom Shubilla and Leonard Hayhurst 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.
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 - ROCK OUT SHORT FEATURE: HOWL OF THE WEREWOLF. Renegade monster movie maker David "The Rock" Nelson is back with a short feature about...well, about a coffeee guzzlin', crazed werewolf. David is not for the faint of heart. Crazy monster fun. Introduced by the producer, director, actor, special effects man, make-up man and editor....David "The Rock" Nelson.
12:45 AM - THE MONSTER BASH LATE MOVIE: DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1931). It seems that most people do feel this is the definitive Jekyll/Hyde movie. There are so many versions....but the make-up, the acting and the quality of production in this 1931 hit from the Paramount scream factory really does the trick! The mild-mannered and easy going Dr. Jekyll (Frederic March) theorizes that we all have a true "evil" self within. Through chemicals he finds he can prove that theory by bringing true evil out -- in himself. He succeeds all too well. His diabolical alter ego, Mr. Hyde, begins to take control, supressing Jekyll and tormenting a beautiful young woman. A truly great movie.
SUNDAY October 24, 2021
DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
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 . Pastor Mark Statler will give a sermon at Monster Bash. All denominations are welcome. Mark is a minister is 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 - TV SHOW: THE TOBIAS JONES STORY (1958). A year before he passed away, Lou Costello proved he could use his talent fopr pathos not just in comedies, but in drama. He is profound in this episode of WAGON TRAIL as a drunk accused of murder. His little friend, stowaway "Midge," is played wonderfully by Monster Bash guest Beverly Washburn.
11:00 AM - Q&A: BEVERLY WASHBURN. She's worked with Lon Chaney Jr., Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, William Shatner, George Reeves, Loretta Young and just about everyone you can think of from classic movies and television. Known for touching performances in movies like Disney's OLD YELLER and stunning performances in movies like SPIDER BABY. One of the nicest women in Hollywood. Bashers love Beverly Washburn. Moderated by Scott Gottel.
12:00 NOON - MOVIE: THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1972). Half-man, half-ape -- half-documentary, half-fiction. Strange mix of styles makes this film VERY creepy at times. A cult favorite about a legendary ape creature roaming the wilderness, killing farmer's livestock and scaring the heck out of people at night. What's that howling sound.....a dog? I don't think so..... Features Bash guest Pamula Pierce in the "sleep-over" segment. Her dad, Charles B. Pierce directed.
1:30 PM - Q&A: PAMULA PIERCE. Actress and make-up artist Pamula Pierce makes her first appearance at MONSTER BASH! You've seen her in THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK and BOGGY CREEK II. Her father, Charles B. Pierce, was the director of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK. Get ready for some serious Bigfoot action at Bash! Moderated by John Bishop.
Above: Game show hosts Leonard Hayhurst and Thom Shubilla.
2:00 PM - GAME SHOW: MONSTER BASH 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 cou;d participate and win prizes! Don't miss the fun!
3:00 PM - FORGOTTEN FEATURE FILM: THE VALLEY OF THE ZOMBIES (1946). Ian Keith stars in what is more a vampire story of a never-aging man who needs blood to stay young. A moody, well-done low budget picture. Keith was one of many considered for the role of Dracula in the classic 1931 film. Here you see him as a caped, shadowy figure in need of blood, to give a hint of what might have been. No Lugosi, but pretty darn sinister!
4:00 PM - FORGOTTEN FEATURE FILM: STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1946). Stars Peter Lorre. This film features one of the most wild, horrific dream sequences. One of those low-budget features that rises far above what it was intended to be. Elisha Cook, Jr. is in there too! A really great mix of mystery, film noir and chiller.
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.
Stay tuned for infomation on our June MONSTER BASH in 2022.
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!