The Classic Horrors Club Podcast EP 23: Dr. Moreau’s Island of Lost Twilight People

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Island oasis or jungle hell?  While Jeff looks for a vacation getaway, Richard is wary… particularly considering the movies we’re discussing: Island of Lost Souls (1932), The Twilight People (1972) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977).

As if those three aren’t enough, club member Steven Turek provides comments for Terror is a Man (1959), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) and Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014).

Don’t make us haul you out of the water by your feet.  Row your boat on over to this month’s meeting as we call The Classic Horrors Club to order…

Stick around to the end to learn who won last month’s contest and these three fabulous prizes:

  • The Boris Karloff Collection (DVD, courtesy of VCI Home Entertainment)
  • Guns of the Apocalypse (DVD)
  • Demon with the Atomic Brain (DVD)

To participate in our next meeting just…

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Movie of the Week: The Brute Man (1946)

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Written by George Bricker and M, Coates Webster
Original story by Dwight V. Babcock
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Starring Rondo Hatton, Tom Neal, Jan Wiley, Jane Adams
Released October 1, 1946
RT 58 min.
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I thought The Brute Man was all right, but it was only after watching it that I learned about its reputation. My first clue should have been that there was no Universal introduction; instead, the beginning read, “Producers Releasing Corporation.”   Apparently, Universal produced The Brute Man during a pending merger with International Pictures and adopted a policy against releasing any more B movies.

Or did they? Because Universal was still releasing other B movies in the months before the merger, film experts believe the studio simply wanted to distance itself from a film that would tarnish its corporate image.  Instead of taking a…

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Movie of the Week: The Brain that Wouldn’t Die (1962)

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Written by Joseph Green
Directed by Joseph Green
Starring PJason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont
Released August 10, 1962
RT 852min.
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Classic Horrors rating = 6 (out of 10)

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Despite its reputation, it has taken me many years to finally watch The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962).  In spite of its reputation, I really enjoyed it.  It’s not exactly an action-packed thrill ride, but if it were less talky, we might not hear such wisdom as, “The paths of experimentation twist and turn through mountains of miscalculations and often lose themselves in error and darkness!”

That’s from Kurt (Anthony La Penna), whom I guess you’d call the assistant of Dr. Bill Cortner (Jason Evers).  He runs the country branch of Cortner’s lab during the week when Cortner works his day job in the city, being scolded by his father that “an operating…

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The Boyish Killer: Anthony Perkins’ Performance in Psycho

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As many know, Alfred Hitchcock making Psycho was never a sure thing. The studio, and apparently his wife, weren’t too keen on the Master of Suspense adapting a novel that people thought was cheap sensationalism. Robert Bloch’s book was based on the infamous Ed Gein murders, which had been grisly national news a few years before. Like Norman Bates, Ed Gein had an unhealthy relationship with his mother, who he later dug up and kept in his house as his sole companion. But Hitchcock saw great potential in the story, an opportunity to make an entirely new kind of film, one that, like Val Lewton’s The Leopard Man, explored the darker, terribly lonely and compulsive urges of the serial killer.

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A Penchant for the Master: Angela Lansbury in Gaslight

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When I first watched Gaslight (1944), I was blown away by the standard of the performances overall. It is still my favourite Charles Boyer role, and I think that Ingrid Bergman really shows her capacity for exhaustive emotional depth in her portrayal of the beleaguered woman, desperate to not succumb to insanity. But I think that Angela Lansbury’s performance as the conniving, disrespectful and openly sexually mature young maid, who treats the lady of the house disparagingly and flirts with her husband in front of her, is my favourite performance of the film. That may seem like an odd thing to say. Her character is probably as unlikable as Charles Boyer’s, and almost as destructive, because she is complicit in his abuse of his wife. But what Angela Lansbury shows, is that she is one of the greatest actresses of her generation.

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Creepy Classic Monsters Christmas!

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One Christmas in the Mid-1960s

This flashback memory flickers in my brain…I was only five or six years old and I was in the basement furnace area helping my dad. We actually had a coal furnace at that time on College Avenue in Grove City, Pennsylvania. I had a toy gas station down there that I liked to play with as my dad worked. I remember talking about some new movie called SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS with Dad. I would end up seeing that at a Kiddie Matinee in the Guthrie Theatre. But this little essay isn’t about that experience…which seems like a Disney experience next to another holiday matinee I saw….

In those days it was not uncommon for parents to drop off their kids to a “Kiddie Matinee” and go shopping. My mom frequently dropped me off at the Guthrie Theatre on a Saturday mid-day. The theatre would be full of kids from five to twelve years old. I’m sure the theatre staff just “loved” those matinees of screaming, unruly kids running everywhere. There would be cartoons, maybe a Three Stooges short, then the feature film. It was 35 cents to get in.

I can remember seeing these features on weekend matinees (the fairy tales were Mexican or German imports, dubbed in English): RUMPELSTILTSKIN, SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED, JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME, TOM THUMB AND LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE MONSTERS), TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD, SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT and….something simply called SANTA CLAUS. Now we get to it.

It was one Christmas season and Mom dropped me off at the matinee. I can still remember the happy looking movie poster behind glass at the theater. It did look like a Disney movie. Cheerful, festive, full of Christmas spirit. That’s what I saw, that’s what I’m sure my mom saw. Neither of us noticing the little image of a Satan-like devil mixed in there.

I was probably five or six, sitting in the theater filled with kids. Our parents all gone off shopping for Christmas. The audience was loud and crazy, as kids are, then suddenly silent at spots in the film. This thing was dubbed in English (I didn’t really get it at the time), a product from Mexico and K. Gordon Murray. Murray was a film distributor, quick to find ways to make money from these inexpensive foreign features dubbed and shilled to American kid audiences.

This holiday film had these horrifying scenes that twisted how us kids saw the holiday forever: dancing demons in Hades, a devil pawn called “Pitch” who was charged to stop Santa Claus and his good-deed doing. There was a dream sequence where eight foot dolls with “dead” eyes haunted a young girl, Merlin the wizard somehow ended up at Santa’s workshop which was off in space floating somewhere in clouds. Santa’s workshop had bizarre equipment, including a giant eyeball on a metal hose that spied on children to see if they were naughty or nice. And, white robot reindeer. In one sequence parents leave a child alone on Christmas Eve as they run off to a nightclub….on and on.

This film was filled with nightmare sequences for any young kid. There were good intentions there, but presented in a pretty disturbing, crazy way! Seek it out. My mom never knew how creepy and twisted this movie was. I loved it.

Now it’s tradition in the Adams household. I play it on various screens around the house for our holiday dinner get-togethers with family and Monster Bash staffers. People are always stunned and dumbfounded by it. It still holds its “charm.”

Merry Christmas to you and your family from Ron Adams and Creepy Classics/Monster Bash.

-Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
December 2019

BTW – We hope to “Facebook Live” the annual Monster Bash Company Christmas Party this Saturday evening (12/21/19). Our Facebook page is “Monster Bash Conference.” Make sure to include “Conference” in your search. It will be an eyeful of festive weirdness and fun.

On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…

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Holiday Classics For Monster Kids!

What would the holidays be without these two films? The wonderfully wacky SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) and the unbelievable SANTA CLAUS (1959)….the dubbed in English, Mexican matinee masterpiece or weirdness. Grab yours today to watch through your holiday break, both in stock:

SANTA CLAUS (1959/Santa Meets the Devil) – DVD or Blu-Ray
This is it! The Christmas movie that warped the minds of a generation! Released in the United states to the children’s matinee market during the holiday season through the 1960s. It features Santa Claus fighting a devil from Hades named “Pitch.” Pitch has tried to teach the children of earth evil, but Santa Claus won’t have it and is risking everything on Christmas eve to save the holiday from the demons of the dark!

A wizard, Santa’s sci-fi lab, robot reindeer, a creepy dream sequence of giant dolls taunting a little girl….total weirdness. You’ll find yourself simply shaking your head in disbelief. Imported from Mexico and dubbed in English. A holiday must for every fan of strange cinema. An alternate title could be SANTAS CLAUS VS. THE DEVIL!

Restorded. American English and Spanish versions. Lots of extras: Commentary by documentary maker Daniel Griffith. Making of featurette. Trailer. TV and radio spots, vintage Santa shorts, “Howdy Doody Christmas” Castle Film and more!

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) – DVD or Blu-Ray
Stars John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck and Pia Zadora. Martian children cry out for their own Santa Claus, just like the one they see on TV transmissions coming from the planet Earth. Not to disappoint, Martians head for earth to kidnap Santa. Cult weird Sci-Fi classic known for featuring Pia Zadora as a child.

Grab them from our Holiday Classics Department here at Creepy Classics….and Merry Christmas.

We are shipping multiple times daily right up through Christmas Eve.

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Creepy Classics Gift Certificates Available

Nothing Says “You’re the Best” To A Monster Kid Than A Gift Certificate From Creepy Classics. We offer gleefully ghoulish gift certificates in the denominations of $25, $50 or $100.

Order yours now in our “Gift Certificate Department,” where else? It’s right here at Creepy Classics. We have over 7,000 classic horror and science fiction products in stock! Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines, Monster T-Shirts, Monster Models and various collectibles.

…and don’t forget the Horrorday T-Shirt that’s here too (pictured left):

In a handsome pallid green with the pasty Frankenstein Monster cheerfully adorning this great shirt!

Get yours in our Creepy T-Shirt Department at Creepy Classics.

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Get Your Hotel Room Booked Now for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

Next year’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST will be at the Marriott Pittsburgh North. Guests line-up has begun….Victoria Vetri (WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH), Elizabeth Shepherd (TOMB OF LIGEIA), Ann Robinson from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, Pam Pierce from THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, Son of Ghoul (Ohio TV Horror Host Legend), Bill Diamond (Monster Muppeteer)….and MANY more to come.

It’s October 16-18, 2020. Get your hotel room now…on-site rooms for BASH now discounted to $109 a night. CLICK HERE to book now.

Or, call and ask for the MONSTER BASH rate: (724) 772-3700.

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New! Limited Time Super Special…Creepy Classics’ Santa’s Grab Bag

We are soooo happy to bring you this deal….save hugely. Get a grab bag of a dozen DVDs (actually boxed so our mail guy doesn’t damage them) at well over a 50% savings!

Here’s the deal:

CREEPY CLASSICS CHRISTMAS GRAB BAG – 12 DVDs for 49.99
We’re clearing out the 2019 inventory and you can help and get cool DVDs! This grab bag is loaded with 12 random DVDs. All movies on DVD that we normally sell…it will include some major label DVDs…all factory sealed and new! No returns or exchanges…just a great surprise box ‘o’ DVDs! Worth at least $100 or more! Limited time!

Maybe you’ll get something you already have, no problem…use it as a gift for a fellow fan!

Find this deal in our Bashin’ Bundle Packs Department here at Creepy Classics.

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New! UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION Volume 3 on Blu-Ray

Four great ones on this set:

UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION Vol. 3 – Blu-Ray Set
Four classic Universal horror films from the 1930s-1940s! Includes HD masters of TOWER OF LONDON (1939) with Rathbone and Karloff, MAN MADE MONSTER (1940) with Lon Chaney Jr., THE BLACK CAT (1941) with Rathbone and Lugosi, HORROR ISLAND (1941). Commentaries by Tom Weaver, Gary Rhodes, Steve Haberman, Ted Newsom.

Get it now, on-line in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics!

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New! A Fresh Load of Used DVDs…Many Out-Of-Print

We just had time to creep over to our dungeon and start scanning some great used DVDs….get some great ones, some rare ones right now:

Titles now in stock like THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN OF THE HIMALAYAS, THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES, THE GREEN SLIME, KISS OF THE VAMPIRE, JACK PIERCE – MAKER OF MONSTERS, THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN, THE HAUNTED PALACE/TOWER OF LONDON, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, HAMMER HORROR COLLECTION and many more.

Start perusing our Used DVD Graveyard right now…you don’t what you might dig up here at Creepy Classics.

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THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH Blu-Ray Stocked and Ships For Delivery in the USA Before Christmas!

On Amazon for $56.41. At Creepy Classics for $29.99.

SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH, THE (1963) – Blu-Ray
Stars Patrick McGoohan. Originally a three part made-for-TV Disney movie that has production quality above most theatrical period films! “The Scarecrow” is a mysterious and frightening character that rises above bands of British en-slavers. Mixed in smuggling, The Scarecrow, becomes a dark justice fighter. Amazing, creepy, and full of per-revolution color. 151 minutes.

Originally appeared of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color in three parts. Here it is, re-mastered in its entirety!

Get your copy in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics!

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New! IT’S HERE in Shock Stock!!!

Get Your Copy Right NOW…MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38

Get your copy of the new MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE right now! Don’t miss out on getting it right away from Creepy Classics…home of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

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MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38 – Magazine
The horror-day issue for good monster boys and ghouls everywhere! THE MUMMY’S HAND lurks, Snow Monsters, Spooky Things in Haunted Houses, Agnes Moorehead’s Manor House, Fan Flashbacks and more, more more! Tales of The Moleman, Your Chance to Win a Blu-Ray, Monsters at Christmas, Rondo Hatton . Writers include Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Leonard Hayhurst, Rich Scrivani, Ron Adams and Joseph Cole.

Order before midnight, so you don’t forget!, CLICK HERE, or call (724) 238-4317.

It’s in our “Monster Bash Magazine Department” now at Creepy Classics!

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New and Back in Stock! Two Great Paramount Factory Sealed Flicks

Now in stock and ready to be stocking stuffers! It’s I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958) and FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL (1973). Both widescreen and ready for your collection or to give as a gift to your fellow monster movie fan:

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958) – DVD
Alien that looks like a tree-creature that escaped from THE WIZARD OF OZ snatches the body of a young married man. His wife suspects something’s different about her hubby. He’s developed a mean streak and looks like the alien when lightning flashes. A rocking 50’s sci-fi classic. Widescreen.

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL (1973) – DVD
Peter Cushing is back as Baron Frankenstein with a beautiful mute female assistant. The monster is a bit Quasimodo looking (anyone that looks like Quasimodo is okay in my book!). He’s portrayed by David Prowse (the monster in HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN too). Widescreen and commentaries. Hammer Horror!

Get them in our New DVD Department here at Creepy Classics…right this second and get them shipped right to your very own crypt door.

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MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FEST Advance Admission Membership NOW Available!

Everything is now set and in place…for another wild adventure…a Bela Lugosi film marathon at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. It’s August 14 and 15, 2020. A Lugosi extravaganza with some of his best and most fun films ever, plus a bonus film to wrap-out Saturday night…Tim Burton’s ED WOOD. Get your advance VIP admission, CLICK HERE.

All the show details, click here: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-August.html

View your Lugosi favorites in a real grand movie palace. We’ll also feature the popular prize-toss late Saturday night! Free Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines and Monster Toys will be pitched into the audience.

If you haven’t been to one of our summer marathons at The Palace yet….you really need to do it. A gorgeous restored grand theatre from the 1920s. A real pipe organ with music between showings.

And author Frank Dello Stritto will give two power-point presentations on Bela Lugosi…on the giant screen. One of the biggest screens in the state of Ohio.

Who let the bats out??? Why, MONSTER BASH! Sign-up for this August fear fest now…it will be a once in a lifetime event.

Secure your VIP admission membership for all films, talks, prize toss, CLICK HERE!

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Are Mummies Fast Enough?

 

Whenever a discussion of classic mummy movies comes up….inevitably it’s “Mummies just aren’t fast enough to get you or to scare you!” That’s the line, or something similar that usually ends a conversation. In one of my many, against the grain stands, I quietly offer my thoughts.

First, of course, you have to put the Universal mummy films in perspective with the time frame. There were no fast moving zombies or mummies in movies back in the 1930s-1940s. People weren’t desensitized.

But beyond that, these things were the ancient dead, mixed and stirred with Egyptian mythos. Strange, odd magic that was centuries old. Creepy enough. Then there’s this living dead mummy, moving and walking…ready to end your life with a slow, crushing grip. It’s dead hand, mold flaking from it, tightening around your throat.

Yes, it was slow, but if you think about what this thing is, it could in real life, paralyze you with sheer terror. No matter if it’s dark, cold, raining…it’s coming for you a shambling step at a time. It doesn’t sleep….but when you do, it’s still coming for you. Slow and persistent doom.

I think of those things and somewhere in the back of my mind…yep, I’m scared. It is going to get me, sooner or later, no matter how slow it is.

This was solidified in stories told to me by my Uncle Wally. He was a kid in the 1940s. He knew I was a horror movie fan at a young age. He related his story that branded him as a kid back in New Castle, PA. He had seen the mummy movies, first run, in the theaters. Walking home alone from the theater, he felt that chill. The mummy, Kharis, was there in the bushes as they moved in the breeze. He still remembered those scary moments of his 1940s childhood when he told me in the 1970s.

Uncle Wally was a pilot and pilot trainer for Mohawk Airlines that would become USAir. He got to travel to the Middle East for his work and probably wondered if he might see a living mummy. Because it scared him, The Mummy was his favorite monster.

I like Kharis too….think about it, no matter how slow he is, he can scare you.

Ron Adams
September 2019

Now let’s check out the new cool stuff…

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New! Victoria Riskin’s Bio on Her Mom and Dad – Fay Wray and Robert Riskin

Victoria Riskin is coming to our MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST show next month! Get the book now to read before meeting her at MONSTER BASH. Here are the details:

FAY WRAY & ROBERT RISKIN: A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR – Hardcover Book

A Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood’s golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer.

Fay Wray was most famous as the woman—the blonde in a diaphanous gown—who captured the heart of the mighty KING KONG! Robert Riskin is considered one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. Academy Award–winning writer and collaborator with Frank Capra on IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, LOST HORIZON, and more.

Loaded with rare, great photos!

Get this new book in our Creepy Bookstore….here at Creepy Classics!

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Get Ready for This Year’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

There’s nothing like that feel of an Autumn Halloween season in the hills of western, Pennsylvania. Head to MONSTER BASH to see all your friends and enjoy the crisp, cool season.

CLICK HERE to see the preview trailer for this October’s big bashin’ MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

All the guests, the vendors, the films and the MONSTER BASH fun! Preview trailer produced by Kevin Slick.

Hurry….see the preview: CLICK HERE!

Quick, get your on-site room at the Monster Bash rate now, CLICK HERE!

All the details, CLICK HERE!

Admission Memberships, CLICK HERE!

You can’t miss MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST, October 18-20, 2019.

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Re-Released! THE BRIBE with Vincent Price on DVD

THE BRIBE was made in 1948, the same year Vincent Price did the voice-over acting for The Invisible Man in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. It’s just been re-released by Warner with the original movie poster cover. Nitty gritty details:

THE BRIBE (1948) – DVD
Re-released! Stars Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, and Vincent Price. A gritty, dark Film Noir set in South America. Everyone is sweaty and unsavory. The ending features one of the greatest visual effects scenes with Price running through explosive fireworks. An amazing film.

It’s in stock now and ready to duck down dark corners and race its way to your front door. Track it down now in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics.

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Fan Art! The Outer Limits by Dave Walker

These pen and ink drawings by monster fan Dave Walker. He dove into the “outer limits” at this past June’s MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. Here’s Dave:

Hi Ron, just sending some fan art. I had a great time at my first Monster Bash.

Best,

Dave

Thanks for sharing your talent, Dave!

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What’s Old is New Again! More Used DVDs in Stock Now

A new batch of used DVDs are spinning into our Used DVD Department! Fill in some of those holes in your DVD collection with these great titles (some out-of-print versions!).

You’ll find titles like KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962), THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN (1966), LOST HORIZON (1937 Restored!), THEM! (1954), THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951), THE TINGLER (1959, a Vincent Price favorite), THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939 Remastered), VOODOO MAN (1944/Rifftrax & original “just movie” version) and KING KONG ESCAPES (1968) and many more titles that might be missing from your collection…see them all in our Used DVD Department….where else?, but Creepy Classics!

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MONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!

Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, King Kong, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Hyde…they’re all here, at home in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

Collect them all….Click Here to get them right from the publisher (us!), new glossy mags shipped bagged and boarded for protection to you!

All at Creepy Classics, right now!

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New! Just Arriving Together…GREAT Monster Mags

These great monster mags have just hit the slab at Creepy Classics. We’re going to fasten the electrodes and get these charged up to ship fast to you. All bagged and boarded for protection, it’s:

SCARY MONSTERS #114 – Magazine
Werewolves, werewolves and more werewolves! The giant Howl-O-Ween Scaretacular issue…inside: 40 Years of Svengoolie, Rondo Hatton, the greatest wolf man movies, Ray Bradbury, Maine’s Haunted Places, Peter Cushing and more…packed with more moonlight madness!

FAMOUS MONSTERS ACK-IVES #2 (Dracula Cover) – Magazine
In this retro fearbook Hammer Horror like THE REPTILE, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, VAMPIRE CIRCUS and more. Christopher Lee’s Dracula movies, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD, CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF and all-Hammer Horror!

FAMOUS MONSTERS ACK-IVES #2 (Frankenstein Cover) – Magazine
In this retro fearbook Hammer Horror like THE REPTILE, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, VAMPIRE CIRCUS and more. Christopher Lee’s Dracula movies, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD, CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF and all-Hammer Horror!

Order up the ones you want or all three right now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line, or you can call Creepy Classics to place your order at (724) 238-4317 with credit card.

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New Bundle! It’s the Monster Fall-Out Special!

Here it is…three great magazines at one special price, that will be perfect on your coffee table this autumn:

MONSTER FALL-OUT! (Three Magazine Bundle) – Magazines
It’s retro-activity fall-out! Three great magazines at one special price! It’s THE CREEPS #20, SCARY MONSTERS #114 and MONSTER BASH #37….all bagged and boarded for protection. Three super keen monster magazines just for you. Shipping direct to your dungeon doorway.

Get this cool autumn deal for a limited time….right now in our Bashin’s Bundles Department from Creepy Classics.

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New! CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Specials

Wow! Two new CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Specials:

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE ART #1
Over 80 pages on heavy stock gloss paper and thick cover…hundreds of poster, lobby card and movie art from the classics. Horror films from the silent era and the Golden Age of sound horror films. Beautifully reproduced in this lush volume of eye-popping color classic monster art and info!

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: DRACULA’S DAUGHTER (1936) – Magazine
A guide filmbook to the 1936 Universal Studio’s DRACULA’S DAUGHTER with Gloria Holden. This luxury publication is produced in full color, with stills, lobby cards and posters illustrating in-depth articles and biographies. Beautiful oversize magazine, heavy stock, all glossy.

Get these all, ans more, in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department, here at your Internet monster stopping place, Creepy Classics! Shipped, bagged and boarded for protection, to your dungeon’s doorstep.

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Mark and Marta….Art!

Artist John Sargent just emailed this great render of MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST guests Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen from LOST IN SPACE.

Super nice! John is the publisher of MONSTER-ART Magazine.

See him at this October’s MONSTER BASH.

….and now, photos of fun from past MONSTER BASH shows! Stay up-to-date with MONSTER BASH Shows:

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Monster Bash….good times, good monsters and great times!

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A Book Under the Tree

Back in the early 1970s there weren’t many books about classic horror movies readily available at bookstores. Today, there’s hundreds. But, back in 1973, there were only a few in stores. One I got at Christmas back then was A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF HORROR MOVIES by Denis Gifford.

I don’t think I had even seen this book anywhere. My parents must have come across it in the local mall…and knew. They knew this was exactly the kind of thing I would love. And, I did. For years it was right there with my FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine collection. A big hardback that legitimized my love of these movies. Heck, it was a real book on monster movies! Plus, there were photos and information about films that were new to me.

Keep in mind, step back, and realize there was no Internet, no speciality bookstores in average towns. So this kind of book was a monumental discovery. And that cover, that cover with Glenn Strange’s Frankenstein Monster face was just so cool (see the first issue of MONSTER BASH magazine’s cover by Kerry Gammill…similar?).

That Christmas morning was…my sister and I running out to the tree after we got the “all clear” from the parents. Yelling back-and-forth from our bedrooms. Seeing the lit tree, the sparkling tinsel icicles hanging above that treasure of presents. I remember tearing the wrapping paper off of that book…thinking it was a book on cars, trains, or some kind of education encyclopedia hardback. But, as the Christmas wrapping peeled back to display that green cover of monsters. Wow! I think I spent the next few days glued to that book. We drove to both my grandparent’s houses….and that book was with me.

Thanks again, Mom and Dad. You knew, you knew what this Monster Kid needed.

-Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
December 2019

On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…

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New! Blu-Rays and DVDs

Just falling off of Santa’s sleigh and into Creepy Classics:

THE MAGIC SWORD (1962) – Blu-Ray or DVD
Wonderful costume adventure with young man facing odds of an evil wizard (Basil Rathbone). Dragons and witches. Shocking scene with an ugly witch portrayed by the infamous Vampira (PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE). And that’s one cool dragon. One of director Bert I. Gordon’s very best! Extras.

KONGA (1961) – Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars Michael Gough. A serum is discovered to grow plants to monstrous proportions. Why not try it on a chimpanzee? The chimp grows into a gigantic ape-gorilla?! It obeys the commands of its mad doctor (naturally!). Instead of New York, or Tokyo, this time it’s London that takes a whooping. Extras!

TRILOGY OF TERROR II (1996) – Blu-Ray
The sequel to 1975’s TRILOGY OF TERROR with Karen Black. This one, like te first, has the star in a different role in each of the three horror stories. Stars Lysette Anthony. Dan Curtis is back directing these stories of graveyard rats, vampires and the iconic living Zuni warrior doll!

Get these and other New DVDs and Blu-Rays in our…..New DVD & Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics….make it a Creepy Classics Christmas!

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Monster Bash Meets Dorian Gray

Thanks to super fan Bruce Tinkel for submitting the above photo with this explanation:

Hi Ron:

We’re in Chicago visiting my daughter Erin and her husband. We stopped at the Art Institute of Chicago and saw the great, eerie painting used in movie THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945).

I introduced the painting to the Monster Bash Magazine.

Take care,

Bruce Tinkel, Edison, NJ

Get your copy of the latest MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE, or any of the creepy cool back issues…CLICK HERE to see them.

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Admission increase at the end of December 2019

Monster Bash June 2020! VIP Admission Memberships (Prices increase at the end of December 2019) and Dealer Tables Available NOW!

You won’t want to miss out on this next summer’s MONSTER BASH at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA on June 19-21, 2020! The place were fans, professionals and Monster Kids meet!

Guest stars:
The surviving cast members of the original THE MUNSTERS TV show, Pat Priest and Butch Patrick will be there, Ricou Browning from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, Arch Hall, Jr. from EGAHH, THE SADIST, THE CHOPPERS and WILD GUITAR, Kris Yeaworth technical staffers for THE BLOB, THE 4-D MAN and DINOSAURUS (and son of director Irving Yeaworth), Jeremy Ambler from TV’s THE WALKING DEAD, Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco’s Life-Size Monsters…plus, more to come!

Special presentations by historians and writers: Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Deborah Painter. Plus TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul and Mr. Lobo! Guests and events subject to weird transformation.

200 vendor tables, film festival, talks, Q&A with the fans, autographs and the amazing Monster Bash fun for the whole family!

Reserve your 3-Day VIP admission for all events, vendors and meeting guest stars NOW! Available right now, CLICK HERE!

You are a vendor, tables are already going fast! CLICK HERE for details and to reserve your table space. Only 14 left right now.

And now, we have the link for booking your on-site rooms…hurry, they will sell out again: CLICK HERE! Or, call the hotel at (724) 776-6900 and tell them you’re coming in with MONSTER BASH!

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Hey! There’s MONSTER BASH MAG

One of our buddies, Ted, sent this picture to us yesterday. It’s a magazine shop with MONSTER BASH magazine prominently displayed. So cool. Thanks for sharing.

Get the latest issue, or back issues of the retro monster mag, CLICK HERE!

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New! More Photos From MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2019

Thanks to attendee Steve Turek for sending in some great new photos from this past October’s MONSTER BASH in Mars, PA. That’s Steve above with LOST IN SPACE actors Marta Kristen and Mark Goddard. It was a quick commute on the Jupiter II spaceship!

See more pics from MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2019…..CLICK HERE!

Find out about NEXT year’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST…CLICK HERE!

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New! Classic Monsters Specials and Re-Shock on Other Specials Too…

Now stocked, the new CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: SCREAM SIRENS (extra thick!) and the CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN! These are premium glossy mags on heavy stock paper from England.

Plus, we’ve re-stocked on these specials from CLASSIC MONSTERS: LON CHANEY JR., THE MUMMY’S HAND, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, SCARS OF DRACULA, DR/ JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1931), MARK OF THE VAMPIRE and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN!

Get them all, and more, in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department, right here at Creepy Classics!

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THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH Blu-Ray Stocked and Ships For Delivery in the USA Before Christmas!

On Amazon for $56.41. At Creepy Classics for $29.99.

SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH, THE (1963) – Blu-Ray
Stars Patrick McGoohan. Originally a three part made-for-TV Disney movie that has production quality above most theatrical period films! “The Scarecrow” is a mysterious and frightening character that rises above bands of British en-slavers. Mixed in smuggling, The Scarecrow, becomes a dark justice fighter. Amazing, creepy, and full of per-revolution color. 151 minutes.

Get your copy in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics!

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New! Our Vinyl Record Department is Open

Here comes the vintage vinyl…great LPs from the 1960s, rare cult discs, super rare movie promotional discs…it’s all here with voices like Vincent Price, Gabriel Dell, Buster Crabbe and more. From our Creepy Classics Front Page…just scroll all the way down on the left button column….and, you’ll find the “Vinyl Records Department!”

Can’t you see these wrapped under your Christmas tree….quick, check them out and get them on your list for the big guy in red!

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New! More Lasers for the Laser Disc Department

The short lived, but loved format the Laser Disc! A full 12 inch discs with oversize large cover art…some with gatefold covers. They were beautiful and got us into the digital age for films. Our Laser Disc Collectibles Department is growing!

The latest additions that are available now include Universal Horror classics, Hammer Horror, the rare FIEND WITHOUT A FACE, RKO classics and more. See the selection in our Laser Disc Department, here at Creepy Classics!

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Make It a Monster Kid Christmas

Get the stuff you REALLY want under your tree. Find over 7,000 classic monster items to choose from at Creepy Classics!

Make sure to tell your family and friends to shop for you here: www.creepyclassics.com. They can call-in too at (724) 238-4317. Forward this email to them!

It’s the creepy cool stuff you REALLY want for Christmas.

Creepy Classics delivers with Santa to magically put Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines, Monster T-Shirts, Monster Models, Monster Toys and more…right under your tree.

….and now, photos of fun from past MONSTER BASH shows! Stay up-to-date with MONSTER BASH Shows:

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Monster Bash….good times, good monsters and great times!

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