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CANCELED: MONSTER BASH, OCTOBER 16-18, 2020
Sadly, the below schedule is no longer valid.
THURSDAY October 15, 2020
Pre-Bash: For people coming in early for Monster Bash, Ron Adams will run rare films in the afternoon (if the hotel has the space available early) and then projectionist Geoffrey Curtis will be doing his un-announced MYSTERY MOVIES! Screening various 16mm films through the evening at various times. Thursday programming depends on hotel space availability.
Above: Geoffrey Curtis ready to roll surprise films on Thursday evening for people in early.
FRIDAY October 16, 2020
DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3 PM - 9 PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00 AM - 3:00 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 with his favorite vegetation that he found in a "Little Shoppe."
10:00 AM - BILL DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS: Bill and monster muppet "Gorgo" will entertain and tell you all about the upcoming projects of MONSTER TV and his association with Cortlandt Hull's THE WITCH'S DUNGEON.
11:00 AM - TALK: IVAN TORS & SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE. Author and film historian Debbie Painter has researched a man you may not have heard of...but, you know the projects he was involved in. Just the tip of the iceberg: SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, UFOs: THE TRUE STORY OF FLYING SAUCERS, GOG, RIDERS TO THE STARS, THE MAGNETIC MONSTER, DAKTARI and more. Find out about Ivan Tors and his legacy. Follwed by an episode of SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE.
12:30 PM - MOVIE: CURSE OF THE UNDEAD (1959). A stranger is in town and he sleeps in a coffin. A cool 50's vampire western!
2:00 PM - MOVIE: THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960). Stars Bash guest Jackie Joseph and Jonathan Haze. A boy and his dog...errr, no...his plant! A chomping giant man-eating plant relies on his human friend Seymour to find him "meals." Still strange. "Feed me Seymour!" See Jack Nicholson in his first role!
3:30 PM - TV: MY FAIR ERNEST T. BASS. One of the funniest and most endearing episodes of any TV show. It's THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW from 1964 featuring crazy, loco Ernest T. Bass the girl he has eyes for Ramona Ankrum (Jackie Joseph). Jackie is total magic in this.
4:30 PM - Q&A: JACKIE JOSEPH. The lovely, funny, perky actress that we all love, JACKIE JOSEPH. She's Audrey in the original LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, but so much more. You can see her in GREMLINS! She's the voice of Melody in JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS and has been on TV's GOMER PYLE, HOGAN'S HEROES, PETTICOAT JUNCTION, THAT GIRL, F TROOP, WILD WILD WEST, THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THRILLER, LOVE AMERICAN STYLE, THE BRADY BUNCH, NEWHART, SCARECROW AND MRS. KING, MURDER SHE WROTE, FULL HOUSE, MODERN FAMILY....take a breath...we could keep going. Moderated Scott Goettel.
9:00PM - 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! A new event that will rock Monster Bash! It was a huge hit this past June...win Blu-Rays, DVDs, Books and Monster Magazines with your knowledge of classic monster movies!
Below is last year's schedule...more updates coming soon.
8:00 PM - MOVIE: KING KONG (1933). The original 1933 classic with Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray and Bruce Cabot. An enterprising promoter (Armstrong) and a young beauty (Fay Wray) travel to Skull Island. Dinosaurs and the mighty ape -- KONG, preside there. Armstrong captures the giant ape and brings it back to New York. Kong escapes and knocks New York on its ear. A classic in anyone's book.
9:30 PM - Q&A: VICKI RISKIN. Daughter of actress Fay Wray and screenwriter Robert Riskin. Vicki's written a new biography on her parents, Fay Wray and Robert Risken - A Hollywood Memoir. Her book is a Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a (dual) Hollywood biography -- the woman who stole the heart of King Kong, and the man, Robert Riskin, one of the greatest screenwriters of all time, an Academy Award winner, producer, and longtime collaborator with Frank Capra on eight pictures. Vicki is an acclaimed writer and producer. Moderated Scott Goettel.
11:00 PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: THE NEW INVISIBLE MAN (1958). A man is wrongly accused of killing man. He is sentenced to life imprisonment and is slipped some invisibility serum to help him escape and prove his innocence. Unfortunately, the serum drives him bonkers and he begins terrorizing the community. Very similar in plot to THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS from Universal!
The movie is dubbed in English. Introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, author of THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY - Roberto Cotter.
Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
12:30 AM - LATE NIGHT IN POVERTY ROW MOVIE: VOODOO MAN (1944) This is the one. It has John Carradine as an idiot with hair flopping in his face, George Zucco as a gas station attendant moonlighting as a voodoo priest, a cast of beautiful female zombies AND Lugosi in a wonderfully restrained role that emits sincerity. And, Bela's got a cool beard. A barrel of zombie fun. Introduced by TV Horror Host Mr. Lobo....madness and prizes!
1:30 AM - THE BASH LATE, LATE SHOW: SH! THE OCTOPUS (1937) Stars Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins and Marcia Ralston. A murder mystery revolving around a small group of people stranded in a lighthouse. Very unusual, horrific visuals for a comedy-mystery of this period. A body is seen dangling from a noose, dripping blood onto the face of a bystander, a huge octopus that terrorizes the lighthouse and an incredible special shock effect of a woman turning into a hideous witch. A stunning oddity that is part mystery, part horror and part surreal comedy. An ending that is just plain weird.
SATURDAY October 19, 2019
DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10AM-6PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 8:00AM-2:00AM
9:00 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!
10:00 AM - MOVIE: SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939) Karloff in the role of the Universal Classic monster for the last time in a feature film. Lugosi shines as Ygor. Rathbone & Atwill take turns chewing the scenery. What sheer entertainment! Lush expressionistic sets and bold direction makes for a great movie. And, Peter Frankenstein was played by MONSTER BASH Guest of Honor Donnie Dungan.
12:00 Noon - Q&A: DONNIE DUNAGAN. He was there, on the set and working on SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939) at Universal Studios. Donnie also appeared in Universal's TOWER OF LONDON (1939). How about that voice? He was Walt Disney's BAMBI! Don't miss seeing one of the "Frankenstein Monster Kids," Donnie Dunagan at MONSTER BASH. Moderated by Scott Goettel.
12:30 PM - HALLOWEEN SEASON SHORT FILM: RETURN TO GLANNASCAUL (1952) Stars Orson Welles. Sheer supernatural poetry. A man picks up a stranger who is hitchhiking on a story night. He was stranded with car problems and tells the driver his story. A ethereal tale of a man who is invited for tea on a dark night to an old mansion (Glennascaul). The strangeness of the visit and underlying fear of something beyond the grave is both scary and beautiful. An unsettling tale that is one of the best ghost films ever. Runs about 25 minutes and every second is dreamlike, like walking in the air over graves.
1:30 PM - CLASSIC TV: THE INVADERS - DARK OUTPOST (1967). Monster Bash guest Andrew Prine co-stars with Roy Thinnes in this classic episode of one of the truly great science fiction television shows of the 1960s, THE INVADERS! The UFOS have landed and they are capturing humans. Also appearing in tyhis episode are Monster Bash alumni Dawn Wells and the great Whit Bissell.
2:30 PM - Q&A: ANDREW PRINE & HEATHER LOWE. A married team with a great history. Andrew is a treasure to the entertainment field with an amazing resume of credits that include: CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD, SIMON - KING OF THE WITCHES, "V", HAWAII 5-0, CHIPS, KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, THE MAGICAL WORLD OF DISNEY, CHISUM, THE INVADERS, THE VIRGINIAN, BONANZA, COMBAT, GUNSMOKE, HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL, ONE STEP BEYOND, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS and the classic THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962). Heather's credits include BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, THE SIXTH SENSE, AMERICAN HOT WAX, HAPPY DAYS, CANNON, DALLAS, THREE'S COMPANY, S.W.A.T., KNOT LANDING, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and more. Moderated by Thom Shubilla.
3:00 PM MOVIE: THE GHOUL (1933) A terribly underrated Karloff film. A mix of THE MUMMY's story with a stalking FRANKENSTEIN quality. Boris Karloff sports great make-up. Scary and VERY good. Co-stars Ernest Thesinger (BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN's Dr. Pretorious).
4:30 PM MOVIE: MURDER IN THE BLUE ROOM (1944) Stars Anne Gwynne and Donald Cook. Nobody made films like Universal Studios in the 1940s! They had a great stable of contract players, costumes by Vera West, and set designs that just scream of that decade! This film is a wonderful example of it all! In an old mansion there is a mysterious bedroom, "the blue room," where a man died 20 years earlier,and now, anyone who spends the night in the room disappears!
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!
6:00PM - STOOGE THEATER with TV HORROR HOST "SON OF GHOUL." Get ready for three outrageous classic Stooge shorts. Hosted by Ohio's TV Horror Host legend Son of Ghoul. Time to have some Saturday evening fun!
7:00 PM - CLASSIC TV: LOST IN SPACE - THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH (1965). One of the best remembered episodes that scared many of us kids back in the 1960s....this episode featured a one-eyed giant. So popular was this LOST IN SPACE monster that he made a few other "guest" appearances and became a popular Aurora model kit across the nation!
8:00 PM - Q&A: MARTA KRISTEN & MARK GODDARD. Lost in Bash..we are so proud to have Marta and Mark here as Guests of Honor. They are fondly remembered as Judy Robinson and Major Don West. Plus, they did so much more in their careers. But those three years of LOST IN SPACE have made enough memories for fans to last our lifetimes. Moderated by Thom Shubilla.
9:00 PM - MONSTER BASH MUSIC MAGIC: MARK STATLER. A break from the movie scene for a great musical diversion, Mark Statler. Mark grew up as a Monster Kid through and through and has gone on to record a series of albums over the years...performing nationally as the opening act for stars like Barbara Madrell. Mark will provide fun, monster songs, rock-a-billy and standards. Don't miss Mark!
10:00 PM - LET THEM EAT CAKE! The famous MONSTER BASH cake feeding frenzy. Giant, atomic 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...! The MONSTER BASH cake reception in the hotel lobby to kick-off for Saturday night MONSTER BASH madness.
10:30 PM - LIVE THEATER: The Body Snatcher. Actor Zach Zito performs! It's Robert Louis Stevenson's chilling classic of horror live on stage.
A DO NOT MISS EVENT!
If you've never seen Zach perform before, you are in for a real treat! An amazing stage actor with incredible intensity that will grip you to the bone.
11:30PM - FILM SHORT: THE DEVIL'S CABARET (1930). Early color film starring Charles Middleton (Ming from the FLASH GORDON serials) as Satan. Crazy pre-code weirdness from the dark, backstreets of Hollywood.
Above: The prize toss, 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. Thanks to Creepy Classics, Scary Monsters for providing the cool prizes for....what else?....our PRIZE TOSS! We'll kick off the midnight fun with the Monster Bash Lifetime Achievement Awards.
12:30 AM -SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: THE FACE IS FAMILIAR - MILTON PARSONS. A wonderful mini-docmentary on actor Milton Parsons. Creepy and cool, Milton was the perfect fit as a mortician, undertaker, oddball excentric or all-out homocidal maniac! Learn his history in acting and films and you'll love seeing him steal the show in the following film here at MONSTER BASH. This fantastic documentary produced by Charles Henson.
1:00 AM -THE BASH LATE MOVIE: THE HIDDEN HAND (1942). Stars Craig Stevens, Elisabeth Fraser, Julie Bishop, Milton Pasons and Willie Best. A wealthy woman with greedy relatives decides she should bump 'em off before she dies, so they won't get her money. She helps her totally insane brother (Parsons) ascape from an asylum. The creepy character actor (you'll recognize him) plays it up big. He's as creepy as they get, slinking through secret passageways and staring through paintings. It's got all the horror trappings -- stormy night, scared relatives, murder and eerie photography. An elusive gem.
SUNDAY October 20, 2019
DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 PRAYER SERVICE. Officiated by Ohio minister Mascus Statler. All denominations are welcome. Attendees don't have to go out looking for a church. We do it here with all your friends.
9:00 AM - SUNDAY MORNING FILM SHORTS. Two spooky episodes from the Little Rascals canon. Hosted by Ohio TV Horror Host legend, Son of Ghoul!
10:00 AM - MOVIE: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944). A perfect Halloween season film. Wonderful horror-comedy with Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster who is at odds with his brother Jonathan who looks like Boris Karloff (played by Raymond Massey). Jonathan and his accomplice, Peter Lorre, are fugitives from the law. Wanted for murder and other heinous crimes. The only thing is when they take refuge in the house where their two aunts live......they find the aunt's are more prolific murderers then they are! Hysterical, spooky and endearing. Directed by Frank Capra. Music by Max Steiner. Classic cinema at its finest.
11:30 AM - MOVIE: IT AIN'T HAY (1943). Abbott and Costello are at their very best in this agreeable comedy. They play a couple of Manhattan taxi drivers with a fondness for a sweet young girl and her horse. Costello means well in trying to be nice to the animal, but his feeding it candy ultimately causes the horse to get sick - and die. So he and Abbott set out to make things right by getting a new horse for the girl, whose dad (Cecil Kellaway) runs a horse and carriage ride in the city. I know that synopsis sounds rather dramatic, but there is a lot of well-staged comedy between the serious moments. And Bud and Lou are as sharp in ever performing them. Third Stooge Shemp Howard also has a part, but the real fun comes courtesy of Eugene Palette, who is the perfect foil for Costello's antics. The film features MONSTER BASH Guest of Honor Janet Ann Gallow in a small role!
1:00 PM - Q&A: JANET ANN GALLOW. Another "Frankenstein Monster Kid!" Universal Studios child actress Janet Ann Gallow joins MONSTER BASH to greet and chat with fans. Janet also worked with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in their film IT AIN'T HAY! Janet is a screen treasure and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
1:30 PM - MOVIE: SON OF DRACULA (1943). Stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as Dracula. He's powerful, intimidating and electrifying in the climax with Robert Page. Moody film work from Robert Siodmak. A film noir/gothic monster movie!
3:00 PM - MOVIE: MAD MONSTER PARTY? (1967). The puppetmation feature length film about a monster party at Frankenstein's island. The nephew of Dr. Frankenstein receives a request for the get-together. Other guests include Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Hunchback, Mr. Hyde, The Creature, The Frankenstein Monster and his mate. Loads of fun and a cornerstone in the minds of Monster Boomer kids from the 60's. Dr. Frankenstein's voice is Boris Karloff and the monster's mate is the voice of Phyllis Diller.
4:30 PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM TODAY. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!
4:30 PM -BASH THROWBACK: MONSTER BASH JUNE 2019. Relive this past June's MONSTR BASH CONFERENCE...maybe you'll see yourself. All the fun highlights from this past June's show! Produced by Kevin Slick.
See you in June:
Go Home, haven't you had enough?! Have a Happy Halloween!