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Today was a rough day here at Monsters After Midnight. I know that things are rough all over for people throughout the world. The last few weeks have tried the patience of many.

I have never posted anything personal on this blog. But today, I am compelled to speak out. My classic monsters blog originally started out in 2012 as a hard copy magazine, it was solely my creation. The magazine saw some limited success and good reviews by my fellow monster kids.

Most of those people in the early days really helped me out by writing articles and donating their art work, people like Dave Snyder, Paul Spatola and Gary Castleberry who showed me great support. A fact for which I am both proud, and eternally grateful for. As time went on, the magazine for many reasons, most of which was deeply personal went to the wayside. I went through many big life changes. But I was always a monster kid at heart, so it was a foregone conclusion that I wanted to continue Monsters After Midnight.  So around 2015, I decided to recreate the mag into an online blog.

I only wrote articles periodically and, I did it for my own release and contributions to the classic horror genre. The blog sometimes saw only three or four hundred visitors a year. Then in 2018, I decided that I wanted the blog to be bigger and better than anything I had ever done in the past. So thanks to social media, I was able to reach out to old monster kid friends and new monster kids all over the globe. My old friends, people like close internet friend and monster artist Paul Spatola, and multiple others once again stepped up to donate art, write articles and allow me to repost and showcase their own hard work on Monsters After Midnight. In 2019, my little monster ezine, went to a few hundred hits to over ten thousand last year and I expect to double that number in 2020. I was able to increase these numbers by using facebook to share our writers, artists, our movie channel, a modelers corners, our collectors corner and our ongoing dedication to classic monsters and horror. We even decided to create the Classic Monsters Awards, in which we gave out three awards for the best Classic Monster Writer, Artist and Podcaster. Then Monsters After Midnight was nominated for a Rondo Award. This was a dream come true.

But like all good things and good people, we must suffer at the hands of those who would do it damage. Much like the evil doers of horror, the internet, via social media is filled with those who would do harm to others for no reason, except to do harm. Today… was one of those days.

This morning when I checked my facebook page, I found that several of my posts had been rejected for reasons of what was described as “abuse”.  I attempted to find out what this abuse was, but I could only determine that a set of community standards were violated, none of which described the nature of the blog or its intent. Not to mention that the contents of Monsters After Midnight has NEVER been anything BUT G-RATED and family friendly. My Ezine, has never NEVER had a nude photo, any profanity and has ALWAYS been politically neutral. WE have strived to keep our content aligned with the interests of people who would share this information with loved ones INCLUDING CHILDREN.. At no time as Editor, have I or any of my staff abused or harassed anyone. NOW to add insult to injury. Facebook completely banned me from posting any article, artwork or page from this blog. So I was forced to purchase additional resources to slightly change the URL of Monsters After Midnight to http://www.classic-monsters.blog . I don’t mind doing this. In fact, I will do it as many times as necessary to ensure that this blog continues on.

I will not bend to the will of evil people intent on harming anyone.  I promise you, that Monsters After Midnight will go on no matter what. I wish all of our supporters, readers and contributors well in this tough time in the world. And Monsters After Midnight has readership from nearly every country in the world.

Thank You

Gene  Editor and Vicki Stevens Chief Content Editor

 

Scream of the Wolf (1974)

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In a sleepy town along the coast of California, an unknown animal begins killing people, beginning with a ‘70s version of Dana Carvey. The local sheriff (All My Children’s Philip Carey) recruits local writer John Wetherby (Peter Graves) who used to earn his living as a big game hunter to help track the animal.  Baffled by the presence of both four and two-legged tracks, he approaches his shifty ex-hunting buddy Byron (Clint Walker) for assistance who refuses to cooperate. As more people die, the townsfolk begin to believe there’s a werewolf in their midst. 

 A few weak red herring characters peppered throughout the story aside, Byron is the prime suspect. Not only was he bitten by a wolf, he has a strange obsession with the exchange of power between predator and prey. He hates John’s new “emasculating” life of leisure and possesses a rather creepy yet swaggering demeanor. 

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The Night Strangler (1973)

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Originally airing on ABC on January 16, 1973, this sequel to The Night Stalker was just as popular as the original film. Richard Matheson would come back to write, Dan Curtis would produce and direct, and Darren McGavin would be Carl Kolchak again.

While the TV version is only 74 minutes, there was an international version that played theaters at 90 minutes with extra footage added.

This time, Kolchak has been run out of Las Vegas and found his way to Seattle, where fate has put his former editor Vincenzo (Simon Oakland, PsychoChanto’s Land) has also ended up. He’s arrived just in time, as a series of exotic dancers have all been strangled and drained of blood. And oh yeah — there are traces of rotting flesh on their necks.

A researcher (Wally Cox, the voice of Underdog) discovers that this isn’t the first time the Emerald…

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Monsters….. Yes… Monsters!

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The Things We’ve Lost…

Over the years I’ve lost a handful of things….many I’d love to have back.

There was the obligatory comic book or two, rubber pencil topper monster and rubber disembodied hand. Those all acquired by my various elementary and junior high school teachers in a most perfunctory way. Zip, and snatched off my desk or from behind my notebook.

My original Aurora models (1960s) and glow models (1970s) that vanished in a move from North Atherton Street to Ramblewood Road when I was in seventh grade. They mysteriously never made the journey. My parents pitching them when I wasn’t looking??? Or, a black hole? I prefer to believe in the black hole theory.

Along the way I also lost my monster Soaky Toys, MPC monsters and my treasured Old Maid Monster card deck. Those three things, however, I was able to re-buy (or gifted to me) and now they rest safely at Creepy Classics/Monster Bash HQ.

Now there was one item, that is my missing Holy Grail. It is a film catalog that was given to me by my grandfather. It was a rental catalog for 16mm films…maybe by the Modern Sound Pictures company. It was a Halloween edition that, I believe, had a red cover with various monsters on it. Inside were descriptions and photos from all the classic horror and science fiction films they offered for rental. It probably came out in between 1969-1972. I proudly took it to Park Forest Junior High School to show the other kids this cool, cool catalog. It got passed around our lunch table…and disappeared. I was heartbroken…and have been for the past 47 years. So, if I may, turn this into a classified ad plea….if anyone knows where I could find one of these???

Now the important part…it really isn’t just the fact that we liked these “lost” items. For me it’s because they’re a missing piece of time. A time associated with all the great relatives that lovingly gave you these things…while they were still around. I wish I could thank them all again. I will thank my dad the next time I see him. The combination of all of this is that it’s a part of you, these things had, and have emotional strings. They are us, and that’s why we’d love to reclaim some of the missing pieces…of our youth.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
March 2020

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

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Today’s Monster Bash Fan Foto

For goodness sakes! Don’t sneeze!

It’s Godzilla and Son of Godzilla in ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (1969).

Get it on the GODZILLA 1954-1975 big Blu-Ray set here at Creepy Classics.

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The above clip was teased as being a surviving bit from the lost Lon Chaney film a few years ago. Click the above image to see some brief footage.

If I tell you what it really is…it’ll be pretty disappointing. Well, okay…it’s a stop motion of the Sideshow action figure. But, the effects and background make it pretty cool.

We can only wish that the film as LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927), or it’s UK title THE HYPNOTIST will finally show up some year…

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New! A Treasure Trove of Used DVDs For Your Collection

Did you know we had a Used DVD Department, with scores of great titles, many out-of-print on DVD?

We we’re digging through a storage boxes again and landed loads of even more used DVDs that you might need for your collection!

Great titles like WHITE ZOMBIE (1932, the original Roan release), THE MUMMY’S SHROUD (1967, Hammer Horror), ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY (1955), THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (1947, a truly great film), THE MUMMY (1932, original Universal release), THE FRANKENSTEIN LEGACY (original green Universal DVD set release) and more, more, more.

Put on your miner’s helmet and start exploring the dark recesses of our Used DVD Department at Creepy Classics…you’ll find some real gruesome gems!

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We are GO for MONSTER BASH in June

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!

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!

Bill Luciani is back at MONSTER BASH June 2020 with his life-size monsters lining the hallway! Bill, along with Tony Pitocco create these amazing figures, some over seven feet tall. Their torch-wielding assistant is Paul Palmireri. Don’t miss the photo-ops with these great creatures in our Horror Hall.

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

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New! Found Buried in a Box

I just found a box that was buried for the past five years when we moved the operation. 14 copies of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #1 in mint condition. I saved five for my personal collection and these 14 are the last remaining that can be sold. If you needed that issue #1 to complete your MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE here is a rare chance to do just that!

Hurry, hurry…they will be gone soon.

You’ll see it available for on-line ordering in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department here at Creepy Classics….home, scream, home to Monster Bash.

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New! GAPPA in Shock Stock on Blu-Ray

It’s here and in laser quality Blu-Ray…a fresh high-definition transfer:

GAPPA – THE TRIPHIBIAN MONSTER (1967) – Blu-Ray
Also known as: MONSTER FROM A PREHISTORIC PLANET. Developers begin building the ultimate amusement park on a remote island, only to find an unclassified dinosaur. They return to Tokyo with it and it grows….and grows ahhhhhhhh!!!!! Original Japanese version and optional English language version!

Wrangle a copy on blu-ray right now for presenting in your own home theater…it’s in our New Blu-Ray Department right here at the radioactive, blasted Creepy Classics!

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New! The Trailer Collections Are Here

Two trailer collections are here…one features classic preview trailers from the 1930s-1940s, the other, films from the 1950s-1960s. They’re 14.99 each….or, get both right now for 19.99.

Classic horror and science fiction films we love. Approximately 80 minutes of non-stop trailers on each disc. Put it on and let it roll! Great for background at parties or movie night get togethers with all your monster movie fan friends.

Get them now in our Preview Trailers Department at Creepy Classics.

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New! Classic Pulp Magazine from the Early 1950s

Our expanding Pulp Magazine Department now features issues of FUTURE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASTIC STORY and SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY! Many have interior art by the great Virgil Finley…stories by James Blish, Poul Anderson, L. Sprague de Camp, Donald A. Wollheim and more.

Get these and many others in our Pulp Magazine Department here at space-age Creepy Classics!

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Back in Stock! The Hardback Book CARL DENHAM’S GIANT MONSTERS

A truly amazing BIG book, filled with photos…details:

CARL DENHAM’S GIANT MONSTERS (Dello Stritto) – Hardcover Book
By Frank Dello Stritto. Divulged! Author’s meetings with adventurer Carl Denham’s over a series of interviews; a written life story and encounters with amazing prehistoric beasts. Fiction or non-fiction? You decide. Illustrated with hundreds of photos and monsters. Amazing 506 page account.

On sale for 29.99 at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Bookstore here on-line.

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Rest in Peace, Actor Stuart Whitman

This in from MONSTER BASH magazine writer Leonard Hayhurst:

Actor Stuart Whitman died March 16, 2020, of natural causes in Montecito, California, per the Hollywood Reporter. He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in San Francisco, California.

His career started in 1951 with uncredited parts in WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. His breakout role came in 1960 in MURDER INC. as a singer who gets wrapped up with the mob. Whitman received an Oscar nomination for best actor in 1961 for THE MARK as a convicted child molester trying to assimilate back into society.

Whitman’s genre films include THE MONSTER CLUB, DEMONOID, RUBY, EATEN ALIVE, THE CAT CREATURE, NIGHT OF THE LEPUS, REVENGE!, CITY BENEATH THE SEA and SHOCK TREATMENT.

He also did several war films and westerns such as THE LONGEST DAY, THE COMANCHEROS, RIO CONCHOS, THE DAY AND THE HOUR, THE LAST ESCAPE, THE INVINCIBLE SIX, CAPTAIN APACHE and WHITE BUFFALO.

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

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Horror Is Universal: “Werewolf of London” (1935)

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Let’s start by establishing one thing right off the bat: no, this is not The Wolf Man. That comes later. And it’s definitely not that other werewolf movie with “London” in the title. That comes way later and would also probably be five minutes long by Hays Code standards. If it somehow didn’t make the entire Hays office spontaneously combust.

But I think it will be important to keep those other movies in mind as we discuss today’s movie, and we ought to keep today’s movie in mind when we discuss those movies later on. Because Werewolf of London is the granddaddy of them both, the milk and eggs that will someday make the delicious cakes. Released less than a month after Bride of Frankenstein, it was the first major werewolf film made in Hollywood. That alone should make it an important milestone in the history of horror…

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UFOs, Ghosts… And Bigfoot!

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UFOs, Ghosts & Bigfoots

If you’re a fan of classic horror and science fiction films, there’s a good chance you’ve had an interest in UFOS, ghosts, Loch Ness or Bigfoots!

It was in my school library at Park Forest Jr. High where I found a book on flying saucers and UFOs. It was one of those hardbacked paperback-sized books. I saw the pictures in the middle of the book. Fuzzy photos, blurred UFOs and some clearer ones too! Having loved movies like THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE…it intrigued me.

Maybe there were real visitors from other worlds. What would they look like? Friendly, benevolent…or, just pretending to be…ready to eliminate us and take the Earth…or, just eat us as an auxiliary food supply! Yikes!

I started getting every UFO, weird animal or ghost book from the Scholastic Book Service through school. I never was an all-out believer in most of the accounts…although some of the UFO accounts had me seriously wondering.

Hey, when there wasn’t a monster movie on TV and no new monster magazines or books….where could you turn? It was great filler for your imagination while you awaited the movies or the latest FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine.

I’ve been to Loch Ness, I’ve hiked in the mountains of Pennsylvania, I’ve creeped around abandoned old houses in the woods, and I’m always looking up at the sky and stars. Have I ever seen any of these things that I was reading about? Well, some maybes and one definite “yes.” If you run in to me at a convention this year, you can bring it up with me and I’ll tell you what I saw. Unmistakable.

In the meantime…I’m going to keep watching the skies.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
March 2020

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New! SUPERNATURAL (1933) on Blu-Ray Here

It’s here, in stock…the Halperin (director) follow-up to WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)…SUPERNATURAL (1933). It’s on Blu-Ray now with commentary and trailer. Brand New 2K Master! In a departure from her usual comedy roles, screen legend Carole Lombard co-stars with western icon Randolph Scott (also of MURDERS IN THE ZOO and SHE) in this chilling tale of a woman possessed. Check it out:

SUPERNATURAL (1933) – Blu-Ray
Stars Carol Lombard and Randolph Scott. From the same folks who brought you WHITE ZOMBIE, this is a cool and strange movie. A murderess is given the electric chair and her soul takes the possession of an innocent young woman. Carol Lombard in a great performance in a tale of unholy murders.

Get it in our New Blu-Ray Department right now at Creepy Classics….!

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Bashin’ March Madness Birthdays!

A big salute to three MONSTER BASH regulars…our resident mad doctor Brian Nichols (Top left, March 6), 23 year Bash staffer Mike Adams (Top middle, March 7), long time Basher staffer Barb Heiss (Top right, March 7), and Bash staffer Jon Doer (Left, March 8)!

Happy birthday to four of the greatest people in our Monster World!

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Gill-Man’s Ready For St. Patrick’s Day

The above St. Patrick’s Day in the Black Lagoon from Cortlandt Hull of The Witch’s Dungeon in Bristol, Connecticut.

Don’t miss Cortlandt at this June’s MONSTER BASH with a Witch’s Dungeon Roadshow display of life-size monsters!

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Back Shock Stocked at Creepy Classics

We ripped through a case of this DVD in a hurry…our biggest DVD seller right now! We just re-stocked on this updated version of the classic documentary on the life and films of Bela Lugosi. Details:

LUGOSI – THE FORGOTTEN KING (1984-2017 Expanded!) – DVD
Officially licensed by Lugosi Enterprises Edition. First ever documentary about iconic actor, Bela Lugosi. Originally produced in 1984 and hosted by horror legend Forrest J Ackerman, the film has been digitally remastered with over an hour’s worth of new material added. This edition is fully authorized by The Lugosi Family. You’ll see interviews with Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Carroll Borland, Alex Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Sara Karloff, Bela G. Lugosi, Donnie Dunagan, Janet Anne Gallow, Terry Castle, Carla Laemmle, Louise Currie, Ann Jeffreys, Bob Burns and more.

Get it in our Complete DVD Catalog under the “L” for Lugosi section right now at Creepy Classics!

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Get Your Hotel Room Booked Now for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

Monster Bash’s Octoberfest is a Bashin’ blast. Check out the photos from last October. The hotel is filling up, they added a special lower rate this year and the word is rooms are going fast from our rep at the Marriott: (724) 772-3700

This 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.

Details: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-October.html

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New! A Coffin Full of Used VHS

For the VHS video collector’s, we’ve hit a goldmine. Lots of great titles on VHS that we discovered in a storage room here. Here are just a few of the creepy cool titles now available. Keep in mind, there’s one of most of these…so if you want some, get ’em now in our Used VHS Graveyard.

Titles just entered include: IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, DR. JEKYLL AND MR, HYDE (1931), LAKE OF DRACULA (1971 in English), JUNGLE WOMAN, THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (Vincent Price!), BRIDE OF THE GORILLA, THE BLOB (1958 original), FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (Hammer), DR. HECKYL AND MR. HYPE (Oliver Reed rare!), THE MONSTER MAKER and dozens more.

All of these, and many, many, many more have just been added to our Used VHS Graveyard here at Creepy Classics.

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Hey! The Winter Issue Still Available…MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38

New Issue Coming Soon, Get Caught Up Now!

Get your copy of the latest 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! Used DVD of the Out-Of-Print Rene Clair Classic…

In stock, but it won’t be for long:

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1945) – Used DVD
Like new! The rare, out-of-print VCI DVD of Rene Clair’s classics AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, The Agatha Christie mystery thriller. Beautiful photography, outstanding cast and the chilling twists and turns of one of the greatest mystery movies ever.

Zip in to our Used DVD Department this second…and snag it. It’s out-of-print on Blu-Ray and DVD…this is the factory VCI DVD! All your favorite chillers are at Creepy Classics.

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New! CLASSIC MONSTERS #18 and CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: THE OLD DARK HOUSE

Get the latest CLASSIC MONSTERS issues here at Creepy Classics for immediate shipping, they are in shock stock:

CLASSICS MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #18 – Magazine
All gloss, high quality import from the UK. In this issue: Actress Anne Gwynne, Hammer Studios and the Occult, Universal’s Gothic horror-comedy THE OLD DARK HOUSE from 1932, Michael Landon in I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF, The Coffin Bank Toy and much more!

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932) – Magazine
Part of the CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Collection. Many articles accompanied by beautifully reproduced stills, posters and lobby cards, taking you back to Universal Studios THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932) from James Whale. Cast and crew biographies. Heavy stock paper, glossy! Ultimate guide!

Plus, almost all of the back issues are back in stock!

Get them in our on-line Magazine Newsstand in the CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department….right here in the Creepy Classics castle. They ship right to you!

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New! STARTLING STORIES — Original Early 1950s Science Fiction Pulp Magazines

Blast off into weird worlds with pulp magazines!

In stock now…a handful of original pulp magazines that sci-fi kids were reading while THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, DONOVAN’S BRAIN and THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD were new, first run at the local theaters.

Grab some vintage science fiction pulp magazines to have on your movie room coffee table or in your classic book collection. Beautiful covers, great interior illustrations and super stories from the great writers of science fiction.

You’ll find these STARTLING STORIES magazines, plus more science fiction and horror magazines from the 1930s-1950s in our Pulp Magazine Department here at your collectible headquarters, Creepy Classics.

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Monster Bash Celebrates Ray Harryhausen!

I’ve been a fan of Creepy Classics and Monster Bash for many years.  Creepy Classics deals in lots of classic horror and sci fi magazine’s, movies, toys and collectables. They  even carried copies of our Monsters After Midnight magazine!

I recently purchased a copy of Monster Bash mag # 1 through the creepy classics website. Monster Bash # Is The Harryhausen issue! And is a total tribute to Ray Harryhausen. Monster Kids world wide loved Ray’s stop Animation scenes which permeated action and sci fi movies from the 1940s to the 1980s.  The very first Harryhausen animated movie I seen as a kid was Mighty Joe Young.

 

The cover of monster bash #1 features the Yamir from the movie 20 million miles from earth. Reason being that this issue contains the last interview ever given by Ray Harryhausen who was in his 90s.

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Ray poses with three warrior Skelton figures which were featured in Jason and the Argonauts!

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Ray Harryhausen (partial) filmography…..

Mighty Joe Young (1949) (first technician)

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) (visual effects)

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) (visual effects)

The Animal World (1956) (effects technician, documentary)

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) (special photographic, animation effects)

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) (visual effects)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) (associate producer, visual effects)

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) (visual effects)

Mysterious Island (1961) (special visual effects)

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (associate producer, visual effects)

First Men in the Moon (1964) (associate producer, visual effects)

One Million Years B.C. (1966) (special visual effects)

The Valley of Gwangi (1969) (associate producer, visual effects)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) (producer, visual effects)

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) (producer, visual effects)

Clash of the Titans (1981) (producer, visual effects

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Saturday Morning Monsters

Just a quick flashback this week to those beloved Saturday mornings.

It was before old horror movies would start on Saturdays….we could still catch monsters in the morning cartoons….and believe me, I was always on the lookout for them!

The ones that come top of mind right now, in no particular order, include an early memory for me, MILTON THE MONSTER! This show might have been some of the earliest monster fondness for me and my six year old brain. It had a Frankenstein-styled Milton, whose head was open like a can, and all his monster friends. The show opened with a mad doctor pouring goop into a coffin shapped mold, and presto…Milton would form. I have such fond memories of myself cross-legged on the floor in our house on College Avenue in Grove City, PA watching this first run in 1966.

How about THE BUGS BUNNY SHOW that would feature guest stars like Gossamer (the big red-haired fuzzball monster with tennis shoes)? Witch Hazel (voiced by June Foray), Marvin The Martian, a Peter Lorre character as The Mad Doctor, Bugs doing a Frankenstein Monster impersonation…great stuff.

Of course, SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? with “the gang” meeting ghost pirates, haunted castles, mummies, witches…and, of course, The Creeper! Usually explained as evil-doers masquerading as spooky things, it still provided that early morning fix of ghouls.

One of my all-time favorites was the adventure cartoon show JONNY QUEST. Jonny, Hadji, Dr. Quest and Race Bannon would encounter Gothic scares, gill-men, mummies and 50s sci-fi styled things like giant robot spiders. Cartoon Monster Kid heaven.

Those are just some that came immediately to mind, I’m know I could come up with scores more…sorry if I missed your favorites. I probably loved them too! Ahhh, take me back, take me back. Cross-legged in front of that black-and-white Zenith TV watching cartoons and awaiting the monster movies that would come later.

-Ron Adams, February 2020.

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

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New! More Back Issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS Are Here Now

Get vintage FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND from our FM Department right now. Just one each of many of these great ghoulish issues from the 1960s-1980s. The ghoul-standard of monster magazines from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Fill in the gaps in your collection at Creepy Classics.

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New! Vintage VHS Still Sealed, KONG in Color

Yes, yes, yes…Creepy Classics stocks sealed, unused VHS tapes from all te major labels and we just added this rare colorized version of the classic KING KONG (1933) with Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot.

VHS is the new vinyl for collectors…we have a Used VHS Graveyard and the still factory sealed New VHS Department too, here at Creepy Classics. Literally thousands in stock. Hundreds of titles to choose from.

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New! Collectible Slim Line DVD Releases of the Early 2000’s

Check out the slim line DVDs from companies Westlake, TV Family Classics and FVC in stock at Creepy Classics: THE CORPSE VANISHES/INVISIBLE GHOST (Bela Lugosi Double Feature), THE SNAKE PEOPLE/SABAKA (Boris Karloff Double Feature), HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL/THE BAT Double Feature, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934 with Peter Lorre), THE THIRD MAN (TV Series with Michael Rennie), HERCULES UNCHAINED (1960 with Steve Reeves) and many more.

We have the product for all types of collection for classic horror fans!

Check these out, and more, in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics.

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Monster Bash June 2020 is a Munster Bash…MONSTER BASH!

VIP Admission Memberships and Dealer Tables (Only six dealer tables left!) 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!

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, dealer ballroom and meeting guest stars NOW! Available right now, CLICK HERE!

If you are a vendor, tables are already going fast (Six left)! CLICK HERE for details and to reserve your table space.

Bring the family!

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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Back, Shock Stocked, Blu-Ray Kino Classics for 19.99 Each

All these are fully stocked now at Creepy Classics…these great classics on the high quality premium label, Kino-Lorber:

DEAD OF NIGHT (1945) – Blu-Ray
If I had to actually list my favorite horror/supernatural flicks…this would be near the top! It features five stories in a wrap-around form all tied together. Scary children’s games, ghosts, talking wooden dummies, a haunted mirror (yikes!)…all make for one entertaining good time. Extras!

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, THE (1946/Kino) – Blu-Ray
Stars Dorothy McGuire, George Brendt, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Elsa Lanchester and Rhonda Fleming. A man returns to his home estate and killings begin around the town. An out of town doctor is trying to take root, and a servant is drunk…who is the killer? First class chills with a psychopathic murderer loose in a house on a stormy night. Every cast member is perfect. This is a classic. Remastered in HD! Extras include: commentary, radio broadcast of the play from 1945, theatrical trailer.

THE DEVIL BAT (1940) – Blu-Ray
Also known as KILLER BATS, this flick features Lugosi hell-bent on revenge from people making profits on his inventions. He uses giant killer bats and a special aftershave that attracts them. He gives the aftershave to his enemies and… “Goodbyeeeee.” HD restoration and image gallery.

THE AWFUL DR. ORLOF (1962) – Blu-Ray
Spanish horror with a blind wide-eyed zombie/servant who bites the necks of victims. A doctor tries to restore his daughter’s fire-scarred face with skin grafts from beautiful, unconsenting young ladies. Creepy stuff. In French or English with optional subtitles. Lots of bonus material.

Get them now in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department…down that stone spiral staircase at Creepy Classics.

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New! Back In Stock, The Image DVD of FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS

Get the best quality version of it on Image DVD now while our supply lasts:

FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS (1962/Image) – DVD
Back in stock! Spacecraft travels to Venus to find it a radioactive mess from nuclear Holocaust. Vivid space adventure. East German/Polish film. This is the Image Entertainment, quality DVD. Only a few left.

It’s in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics (closer than Venus!).

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Get Your Plans in Order for THIS Year’s MONSTER BASH Shows!

1) First off, it’s the June MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE (June 19-21, 2020) at the Double Tree Hotel, Mars, PA. Hotel phone: (724) 776-6900. Web site, CLICK HERE. Preview Trailer, CLICK HERE.

2) Then it’s the MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FESTIVAL (August 14-15, 2020) at The Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio. Where most Bashers stay, The Canton Fairfield. Hotel phone: (330) 484-0300 for reservations. Web site, CLICK HERE. Preview Trailer, CLICK HERE.

3) And to wrap up 2020, it’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST (October 16-18, 2020) at the Marriott Pittsburgh North (Mars, PA, Cranberry Township). Web site, CLICK HERE. https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-October.html. Hotel reservation block open now at the discounted rate of $109 a night. Hotel phone: (724) 772-3700.

Get all your reservations lined up, so you are ready to BASH in 2020!**

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New! Five Box Sets Together…The Entire Original LOST IN SPACE Series on DVD

Used, but in great shape, 23 discs, five box sets. The original DVD releases on Fox Home Video. An amazing amount of extras. Get it before it slips away into space with somebody else:

LOST IN SPACE (1965-1968/Complete Series) – Used DVD Sets
All three seasons of the 1965-1968 classic TV series, plus massive amounts of extra features. 23 DVDs, all shows! The adventures of the Space Family Robinson. Used, but in great shape.

It’s in our Used DVD Department right now at Creepy Classics!

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Happy Birthday To MONSTER BASH Projectionist Geoffrey Curtis

February 26 was our guy who lives and breaths film, Geoffrey Curtis’s birthday.

You’ll see Geoffrey at MONSTER BASH’s threading film and running audio for events. Hats off to the one and only….great Geoffrey Curtis!

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The Winter Issue Still Available…MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38, THE MUMMY’S HAND and more!

Get your copy of the latest 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!

….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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