Hey Monster Kid… What’s on The Newstand?

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The Newsstand

It’s been a while since I discussed one of my favorite places on Earth. The Newsstand in Grove City, Pennsylvania. It’s now a shimmering memory, my favorite place, as it was between 1965-1977. A place of magic, discovery and a large floor fan that cooled the interior on those hot golden summer days.

It’s one of those places, I image, that maybe I can re-visit somewhere in a future dimension. That period of time still existing out in space there somewhere. When I’m gone…you can look for me in that newsstand in that segment of time. I’ll be the one in the blue jeans, plaid untucked shirt, black Converse tennis shoes and crew cut.

I wish I could go back there now. Push down that gold, well worn metal thump tab that would open the door. The mixed aroma of newsprint, tobacco and oiled wooden floor hitting me in the face. It was a refuge, a kinda place where I felt at home. Dark and cool.

To my right would be he wooden magazine racks. I’d have to stand on the lower tier to reach the place where FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine would be…maybe hidden behind a wrestling magazine, hot rod magazine, football magazine and next to CREEPY, MAD and CRACKED magazines. I might even, on occasion, see a CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN or FOR MONSTERS ONLY mag.

On the left would be stacks of the latest newspapers from the towns of Sharon, Butler, Pittsburgh and others. These stacks would often be taller than I was. Beyond the stacks was the counter with a big old cash register that had those push-down buttons. A box of Bazooka bubble gum on the counter.

Moving down the dark cool store there were the comic book spin-around racks. Maybe there was no new issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS…surely I could find a FANTASTIC FOUR comic or a TALES FROM ASTONISH that featured The Incredible Hulk. There might be a STRANGE TALES with Doctor Strange with that Steve Ditko fantastic art. Maybe a METAL MEN or JERRY LEWIS comic where he met monsters. Or, a STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES that had army men fighting prehistoric, ravenous dinosaurs.

Then another step back into the long narrow newsstand and there was a large red Coca-Cola cooler. You could insert a dime and open up the top. The glass bottles of soda pop could be slide along a metal rail and released as you pulled up. The bottle opener was on the side of the machine. On the floor, wooden crates with slots to put empty bottles in.

At the back of the store, paperback book racks. I would stare endlessly at the great cover art. DOC SAVAGE books, Gothic novels with some fleeing woman and a castle in the background (one upper window lit), CONAN books with Frazetta covers (I didn’t know his name at that time) and DARK SHADOWS books too.

In the 1980s the newsstand was closed. The last time I checked, there was a travel agent there with carpeted floors, desks and no sign of my newsstand. That place in time that I remember, I want to find again someday, someway. It was heaven to this Monster Kid.

Have a blessed and happy Easter,

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
April 2020

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

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Stop In and Fill Those Baskets

Please stop in through the weekend to load up your Easter baskets with cool goodies, the kind Mom used to get for your Easter basket.

Maybe pick some stuff out to give as a gift to another dear Monster Kid friend.

Click here and wonder around, you’ll love all the stuff you see.

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New Adds! The Wonderful World of Warren Magazines…

We just pulled open warehouse boxes of Warren magazines from the 1960s and early 1970s. Wow, some great rare stuff that is now available for your collection. These great James Warren publications include early FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, CREEPY, EERIE, MONSTER WORLD, SCREEN THRILLS ILLUSTRATED and even, the ultra rare Warren magazine TEEN LOVE STORIES!

Here are just a few of the selection in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand:

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #10 – Magazine
A early issue of the classic James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman landmark monster magazine. Other than tape on the spin, this magazine is tight and super nice. How often do you get a chance to grab one of the first ten issues of FM? Mad labs, Mexican monsters, The Phantom, Robert Bloch!

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #16 – Magazine
Other than tape on spine this vintage FM is in super nice shape…tight. From 1962 this James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman masterpiece seems unread…really, really great. Lon Chaney, Canada’s THE MASK, Robert Bloch, Way Out and more. A real gem for your collection!

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #53 – Magazine
Warehouse find in NYC. The great iconic monster mag from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Inside this issue: The Horror of Hammer, You Axed For It, William Castle – Man of Terror, Face 1001 of Lon Chaney, WHAT starring Christopher Lee and more! FM from the 1960s. Great condition!

CREEPY #20 – Magazine
The great vintage black and white horror comic magazine with a super color cover of the WAR OF THE WORLDS Martian. The James Warren horror publication that warped a generation of kids. In this issue, great horror stories illustrated by George Tuska, Gray Morrow, Reed Crandall and more! Unused warehouse find. Some shelf/storage wear, but unread.

EERIE #6 – Magazine
Classic Warren black and white horror comic magazine – from 1966! Features one heck of an artist line-up: Steve Ditko, Gene Colan, Gray Morrow, Reed Crandall and others.

EERIE #12 – Magazine
Original 1967 magazine. This James Warren publication features great artists like Dan Adkins, Tom Sutton, Jeff Jones, Joe Orlando and others! What a great cover, based on Lon Chaney in THE MUMMY’S CURSE. A really GREAT issue.

EERIE #15 – Magazine
Warehouse find! Unused original 1968 EERIE magazine from James Warren Publishing! Great black and white horror comics that our moms all frowned upon… In this issue, lots of monsters with art by greats: Pat Boyette, Gray Morrow, Joe Orlando and more. Classic Warren.

EERIE #36 – Magazine
The classic James Warren black and white horror comic magazine from 1971! Art in this issue by Dave Cockrum, Bruce Jones, Pablo Marcos, Tom Sutton and others. A beautiful uncirculated magazine in super condition.

EERIE #37 – Magazine
Uncirculated new! The classic black and white horror comic magazine from James Warren. Artist Gene Colan and other greats! Stories include: The Other Side of Atlantis, Horror at Hamilton House, Dethslaker and more. Issued in 1971. Cousin Eerie hosts these great horror stories.

MONSTER WORLD #6 – Magazine
One of my all-time favorite magazines….for the cover alone! The 1965 James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman companion magazine to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. Inside: RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES, TARANTULA, DRACULA-PRINCE OF DARKNESS and more golden age monster movie fun. Warehouse unused copy.

SCREEN THRILLS ILLUSTRATED #1 – Magazine
The James Warren FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND spin-off magazine with editors Sam Sherman and Forrest J Ackerman. From 1962, serial, classic movies, horror and sci-fi. Three Stooges, Dick Tracy, The 13 Tarzans and more. Seems unread, but owner put tape on spine..otherwise GREAT! Not loose at at all.

SCREEN THRILLS ILLUSTRATED #8 – Magazine
A James Warren-Forrest J Ackerman magazine in the great FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND formatting. A great issue: THE SPIDER serials, SABU – Hero of Modern Arabian Nights, The Marx Brothers, Bela Lugosi, classic westerns and great monster ads! Unused warehouse find!

TEEN LOVE STORIES #1 (Warren Publication) – Magazine
Jim Warren (FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND) created this, now rare, teen magazine in 1967. First premiere issue. Black and white teen love comics, photos, Davy Jones, Twiggy, Frazetta anti-smoking ad. Very hip 1967…summer of love teen mag! Familiar FM formatting. Great condition!

Get all of the above and more in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand…where else, but Creepy Classics?!

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Get Your Hotel Room Booked Now for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

Get Your Hotel Room Booked Now for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020!

Hotel rooms at the host hotel, The Marriott Pittsburgh North are discounted now to $109 a night for MONSTER BASH attendees.

Call (724) 772-3700, or CLICK HERE to register on-line!

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Blu-Ray Marathon Deal Right Now

Check out this new bundle pack of Blu-Rays:

BLU-RAY MOVIE MARATHON (5 Movies) – Bundle Pack
Get these five movies on Blu-Ray for a weekend marathon! A variety of horror, chills and science fiction: A STUDY IN TERROR (1959 Sherlock Holmes Meets Jack the Ripper, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968), YOR – HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE (1983), NIGHTWING (1979) and SHADOW OF THE HAWK (1976).

Find this movie marathon Blu-Ray bundle in our Bashin’ Bundles Department. Or, you can get them individually in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department. What a great variety to spend a weekend watching while you have cabin fever!

Ready to ship to you….we’re shipping three times daily on weekdays and every Saturday morning too. Creepy Classics is here for you…keeping monster movie fans entertained for 28 years.

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New! Double Feature History Book

We’ve just added to our Creepy Bookstore, copies of this great book by Bryan Senn….incredible research:

TWICE THE THRILLS! TWICE THE CHILLS! – Large Softcover Book
By Bryan Senn. In the 1950s, distributors began releasing double-bills–including many horror and sci-fi features. This book presents these double features year-by-year, and includes production details, historical notes, and critical commentary for each film. Big 423 pages, ad art and photos!

Snag your BIG double feature history book now in our Creepy Bookstore at Creepy Classics. Boy, I sure wish we had these kind of history books back when I was in school…

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Make Sure You’re Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!

Do you have all of the magazines pictured above?

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! Vintage Creepy Collectible Library Books

These are the books that we took out from the school library…we’d search the stacks and shelves for movie books, UFO books and spooky story collection books. When we’d find ones like those pictured above, we knew we hit the target and would quickly pull it off the shelf and head for the desk to check it out! New arrivals:

MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (Poe) – Hardback Library Book
Similar to the Crestwood House books…hardback aimed at young adult reader. Amazing, beautiful color paintings as illustrations by John Lawn. The classic Edgar Allan Poe tale. Typical library wear with Library stamp, check out card in back.

CASK OF AMONTILLADO (Poe) – Hardback Library Book
Similar to the Crestwood House books…hardback aimed at young adult reader. Amazing, beautiful color paintings as illustrations by Ann Toulmin-Rothe. The classic Edgar Allan Poe tale. Typical library wear with Library stamp, check out card in back.

These ones were just added to our Creepy Bookstore.

You can also see more in our Crestwood House Collectible Department at Creepy Classics.

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Virginian and Forbidden Planet Actor, James Drury Passes Away

Another star of movies and TV passes away at 85 years old, James Drury. Here’s more from Monster Bash’s Leonard Hayhurst:

Western actor James Drury died April 6, 2020, in Houston, Texas, of natural causes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 85. He was born April 18, 1934, in New York City, New York.

Drury is best known for playing the title character of THE VIRGINIAN in the western series that ran on NBC from 1962 to 1971. He also played a crewman in the landmark 1956 sci-fi film FORBIDDEN PLANET.

Others movies included BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, THE TENDER TRAP, THE LAST WAGON, LOVE ME TENDER, POLLYANNA, RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY and MAVERICK. Television guest starring roles were on GUNSMOKE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, THE RIFLEMAN, RAWHIDE, WAGON TRAIN, ALIAS SMITH AND JONES, IRONSIDE and THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTRY JR.

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Rest In Peace Honor Blackman

This in from MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE writer Leonard Hayhurst:

British actress Honor Blackman died April 5, 2020, of natural causes at the age of 94, according to The Guardian. She was born Aug. 22, 1925, in London, England.

Blackman had a career than spanned nearly 70 years across stage, film and television. She’s best remembered for three roles.

She played femme fatale Pussy Galore in the 1964 James Bond flick GOLDFINGER, considered by many to be the best in the long running franchise. She was leather-clad judo fighter Cathy Gale on the cult series THE AVENGERS from 1962 to 1964. She played the goddess Hera in the 1963 stop-motion movie JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS.

Her other movies included DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS, THE GLASS CAGE, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS, MOMENT TO MOMENT, FRIGHT, SOMETHING BIG, TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER, THE CAT AND THE CANARY, TALE OF THE MUMMY, COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES and BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY. She also played the vivacious Laura West for seven seasons on THE UPPER HAND, a British adaption of the U.S. series WHO’S THE BOSS.

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New! More Vintage Fantastic Classic Scholastic

Throwback time. It’s 6th grade all over again and the Scholastic Book order just came in. Your teacher is calling out names for you to come up to her desk and get your book order! The excitement of getting your books…the mysteries, the ghost stories, the magic books.

More titles entering our retro hallowed halls include: OZMA OF OZ, THE RUNAWAY ROBOT, MISS PICKERELL GOES TO MARS, HOMER PRICE, THE GHOST ROCK MYSTERY, CALL IT COURAGE, THE MYSTERY OF THE CRIMSON GHOST, STORIES OF GHOSTS, MONSTER JOKES AND RIDDLES and more!

Re-live it all one more time…order your Scholastic Books in our Scholastic Book Department at Creepy Classics. They’ll be in your mail box or at your door fast. The wait and excitement is on…but, you won’t have to wait too long now!

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

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A Glowing Mist: Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw (1944)

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A few months ago I undertook the task of watching all fourteen of the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies. I am very glad to say that I was successful in my little quest. Like most classic film fans, my feelings about the series are mixed. I feel that the majority of the films are highly enjoyable and very competently done for such a large amount of entries being made in a relatively brief period. And I feel that the combination of Rathbone and Bruce is an absolute delight, with it being abundantly clear that these two fine actors really held each other in very high esteem. But some of the films are bogged down in too much war propaganda, sluggish plots, and not utilising the often wonderful supporting cast to full effect. And let’s not even talk about Rathbone’s weird windswept do in a few of the…

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The 18th Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Another perspective. By Editor Gene Stevens

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Today marks the 18th year that the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror award has been bestowed upon many of the writers, producers, artists, podcasters and bloggers who work within the classic horror genre.

Having myself been involved for over ten years as a writer and editor in the genre. And having spent many hours reading, watching and writing about classic horror and monsters. It’s a fun profession where I’d made almost no money. Though I’ve found my fortune in making some great friends in the way of writers, podcasters and artists. Some of who have become life long friends.

These fellow monster kids have been generous to a fault. They have shared content with me for my blog freely. They have openly given me their own work in the way of art, photos and words, both written and audio. All of these gifts adorn pages of this blog.  And the fact is that my monster kid contributors are “in my opinion”, the backbone of the genre. They are the people who when they were kids,  rushed home to the TV set to watch their favorite horror hosts in the evening, and they spent their Saturdays reading monster magazines. And they grew up to be talented people.

I kinda felt like a kid waiting for the news of the 2020 Rondo winners to come out this year. I was extra excited to see the news, because this blog had been nominated for a Rondo. I also knew quite a few people who were also nominated this year.  I had great hopes that one of us would win a Rondo, or at least be a runner up in the classic horror genre award.

Upon waking up at 4:30 AM, I immediately jumped on my cell phone to check out the results. Shockingly, the two first winners, both in movie categories (movie and made for TV) were the Joker and Star Wars The Mandalorian. This shook me up a bit, because, for one thing, neither production had anything to do with the classic horror genre.

As I looked down the long list of winners and honorable mentions, it became clear to me that many of the winners were from segments of the genre that were on a higher tier or cast, than many of the other nominees.  This trend however, was not new news to me whatsoever. And was in fact the catalyst for the creation of our own Monsters After Midnight Classic Monsters Awards in October of 2019, which we hope to continue with in 2020.  As I observed the Rondos over the last few years, I noticed a trend towards awarding well funded productions, highly popular websites, more recognized writers and popular artists.

The Rondo Hatton award on the left, portrays a stern face proud man, the Picture of Rondo Hatton on the right reminds me that some bold and brave figures are often forgotten. I’m pleased that he was granted the honor of being the face of such a coveted  award.

While there’s nothing wrong with these practices, and the awards are given out based upon votes received from fans, I cant but help feel that many of the monster kids who dedicate their life to the genre are out gunned in a big way by others such as horror host Svengoolie, or movies like the Joker who are well paid, at the top of their game and have hundreds of thousands of followers. For instance, Svengoolie has been the only winner in the Horror host category for many years now. That leaves other lesser horror hosts, (and there are quite a few in other cities and online) artists, writers, producers and podcasters without a chance to ever see a Rondo sitting on the fireplace mantle in their own castle. Considering this trend, I can’t but help wonder if the Rondos should add additional tiers to their awards lineup to include the worker-bees of the classic horror genre.

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Invasion of The Body Snatchers.. 1956

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Imagine this… One morning You wake up. As you walk down street, and get to your job and start your day.  You begin to notice this nagging, unexplainable  change in your loved ones, friends and co-workers. You see things going on around you that just don’t make sense. You’re just not sure if it’s your overactive imagination, or if something is afoot?

Then one day you walk into your own basement to find a tool or do your laundry. There in the subdued light, you find this weird gigantic seed pod. You’re totally perplexed by this strange thing.  As you’re standing there staring at it, the pod begins to shake and boil. It starts to open up and foam like a pot of pasta boiling over on a hot stove… suddenly… it pops opens to reveal a humanoid figure inside of it. A figure which looks like an incomplete being with vague, yet familiar features. It looks familiar because it has your own face on it! No… It’s not a day at the spa…

IT’S AN INVASION

OF BODY SNATCHERS…..

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Living the BODY SNATCHERS…

As time passes, you find out that these strange seed pods have been turning up all over. Even your best friends have found them in their house, and they are experiencing the same types of feelings about things around them.

Soon thereafter, trucks begin to roll into town packed full of the giant pods to be distributed to your friends.. Or at least people who you thought were your friends.. Because now your not sure of anything.  Then suddenly one of your close friends turns on you and tells you that this whole thing is part of a bigger plan. A program.. That includes you too. He explains that the pods are absorbing everything that we are. And reproducing into a new being that becomes us, and we are absorbed by the pods. And this whole process happens to you while you are sleeping. And that’s the only time the whole process can complete itself.

Immediately, and understandably,  you freak out. You try to run and escape from your home town. But now you realize that the whole town has been over run by these pods, and the new beings that they have created.

The one thing you know for sure is, that if you fall asleep, you will be absorbed by the pods. So you run as fast as you can. Then suddenly, you are spotted by a group of people who have lost their souls to this unholy alliance of alien and human. They pursue you through the hills around your town for hours. Not one or two, but hundreds of them are trying desperately to find you, to silence you, to stop you from leaking your secret of the pods to the rest of world.

You are so exhausted, you can’t think straight. But you have now made it to the main highway of the larger city that you live near. Its rush hour and the highway is packed full of cars. You try to stop them and warn them. But your mental state from the ordeal has left in barely coherent and your screaming and crying for help. Surely the people in the cars just assume that your just another crazy person, like so many others that they have seen before.

Eventually, the police arrive and take you into custody. You try to tell them too. You do your best to tell them what happened to you. And was happening to the world you knew just down the road. But they think you need to see a psychiatrist. So they transport you to a local hospital for an evaluation. You speak to several doctors there, they are skeptical, but educated enough to see that your not completely crazy and try to sort through what’s happening. Suddenly an ambulance arrives with the victims of a car wreck. One of the doctors asks about how the victims were injured, and the paramedic tells them that they were injured in an accident with a truck. A semi truck, that was carrying a strange cargo of large seed pods that no one had ever seen before.. It’s now clear to them, that you told them the truth and they place a call to the state police for further assistance in the matter.

Let’s face it the 1956 version of the Body Snatchers was way ahead of its time. Perhaps it was Hollywood playing on our post World War ll cold war fears, or maybe it was just pure sci fi mixed in with a pinch if serious spice that turned it into a great thriller.

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Art, Music & Monsters

It seems fairly universal that growing up liking monster movies seemed to go hand-in-hand with drawing, writing and music.

I grew up drawing dinosaurs, monsters…and even imagined making monster magazines and drawing covers….see above from when I was about eleven. Ironically I’ve gone on to publishing MONSTER BASH magazine and even used a Lorraine Bush painting for issue #23 that kinda mirrored that drawing from long ago.

My grandfather would let me go to work with him a lot and would give me used poster boards from signs that college kids had put up. I could draw on the back of them (which was blank) with all kinds of magic markers. On the floor, near his desk drawing. Years later, my daughter would do the same thing…drawing monsters on the floor next to me while I worked.

In my twenties and thirties I did a lot of pen-and-ink drawings and paintings of monsters (see to the left). It just seemed to be the thing I gravitated to.

I always enjoyed reading and writing. The movies would inspire me to read things like H.P. Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury. I’d write stories on torn out notebook pages and on a beloved portable typewriter I had when I was in 6th and 7th grades.

And, music seemed to always be a part of my life too. Playing my dad’s oldies albums of 1950s rock and roll endlessly.

Remembering being in the barber shop, getting my hair cut when I was five or six. Looking through the comic books the barber had there for kids that waited. A Jerry Lewis comic book had a back cover ad for Aurora monster models…I was grooving on a careful examination of that when “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles came on the barber’s radio. I loved it and the barber was talking to another older customer about those long-haired guys from England that were on the Ed Sullivan TV show.

But, it’s always been art, music and monsters for me. The more fellow monster movie fans I meet, the more I see this as a pattern too. It’s all that pop culture wax that molded together to make us.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
April 2020

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

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New! It’s An “End of the World” Epic on Blu-Ray

Here’s a new Blu-Ray at Creepy Classics that will make you think as you sit out the virus. It’s ON THE BEACH from 1959 with a stellar cast and an “End of the World” scenario:

ON THE BEACH (1959) – Blu-Ray
Stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. It’s post nuclear war and a crew aboard a submarine reach Australia were blasts and radiation haven’t reached. But, there’s a massive radiation cloud coming their way and no hope of escape. How do the small group of people react? Amazing and powerful.

Get it now for fast shipping right to your door…you’ll locate it in our New Blu-Ray Department here in the bunker at Creepy Classics!

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Creepy Classics is Still Shipping…Three Times A Day!

Yes, we are still packing and shipping movies, magazines, t-shirts, posters and collectibles! While you’re holed up, we’ve got the stuff for horror and science fiction fans and are shipping them to your door.

We are shipping boxes three times a day….make one of our stops, your house!

Start shopping now and you can order on-line or call (724) 238-4317. If we can’t pick-up, leave a message and we’ll call back ASAP.

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Happy Birthday To Monster Bash Staffer John Bishop

We extend a BIG Happy Birthday wish to our dear friend and true black and orange blooded Monster Bash staffer John Bishop. He rolls over the half-a-century mark today (Friday, April 3, 2020).

He’s at an undisclosed location, behind 4 foot concrete walls watching Godzilla, Martial Arts, John Wayne movies and listening to Bill Haley & The Comets.

Happy birthday John!

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…And They’re Off!

These photos and this note coming in from Monster Basher Mark Glassy:

Ron…greetings. Due to shelter at home the streets are empty so the monsters got together for the “Monster 500” hot rod race and on the last lap it was a photo finish between Frankenstein’s Flivver and the Wolf Man’s Wagon. Having fun at home.

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First Convention of the Season

As of right now, our first convention appearance for Creepy Classics will be the re-schedule CHILLER THEATRE from Kevin Clement! We’re looking forward to things re-setting in June and being at CHILLER.

The re-scheduled dates are June 5-7, 2020.

Details at the CHILLER THEATRE web site, Click Here!

Here’s a photo of our past set-up at CHILLER:

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New! The Sci-Fi Adventure from 1935…AIR HAWKS

Now on factory sealed DVD, digitally re-mastered AIR HAWKS (1935):

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Stars Ralph Bellamy, Tala Birell, Wiley Post, Douglas Dumbrille, Robert Allen and Edward Van Sloan. Planes are mysteriously dropping from the sky on important government mail runs. Ralph Bellamy’s new private mail service has got the job of delivering the goods now. Little does he know that an evil professor (Edward Van Sloan) has created a giant ray gun that zaps the planes like pesky flies out of the air. A rock ‘im sock ‘im science fiction adventure.

Get it on re-mastered DVD in our New DVD Department at Creepy Classics. A fun 1930s programmer that we love!

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Art-back of Notre Dame by Dave Heywood

Above is a super nice color art piece by Monster Basher Dave Heywood (holed up somewhere in the deep, dark swamps of Florida). Here’s what Dave said:

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Here is a colored pencil drawing I did of Quasimodo. I really enjoy Charles Laughton in that role. His portrayal was excellent. Take care and see you at Monster Bash… Dave Heywood

Thanks for sharing Dave! Bash is coming….

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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! We expect things to be returning to normal by BASH time, and what better way to celebrate than with Monster Bash with all your friends.

The place were fans, professionals and Monster Kids meet! Plus, movie & TV stars signing autographs.

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 guests! Available right now, Click Here!

All the details, Click Here!

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Latest Monster Art from John Sargent

The above piece of work by artist John Sargent features Evelyn Ankers and Lon Chaney. Jr. as The Wolf Man.

Rumors are swirling that John’s magazine MONSTER-ART #3 is in the works. Here are the first two all-color issues:

MONSTER-ART #1 – Magazine
An all glossy, full color classic monster magazine! New, premiere issue. Classic films, great articles, color illustrations. Lugosi, Karloff, Chaney, Lee. Inside: Universal classics, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, HERE COMES THE BRIDE (of Frankenstein), FJA, TV Horror Host Chilly Billy, Hammer Girls, more!

MONSTER-ART #2 – Magazine
An all glossy, full color classic monster magazine! CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON gurgles on the over! Classic films, great articles, color illustrations. Inside: John Agar Gets the Girl, Vincent Price – Price is Right, STAR TREK, TWILIGHT ZONE, Bela and Boris, Universally Classic, more!

Get these two monster mags for your collection in our Monster-Art Magazine Department at Creepy Classics!

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The Latest! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #39

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.

This is it….what a cool ghoul issue:

MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #39 – Magazine
Wow! This issue is packed with great articles: Bela Lugosi’s Ygor, Lon Chaney’s Inner Sanctum series, Jack Pierce and THE WOLF MAN, Tom Weaver’s TERROR IN THE WAX MUSEUM interview, Monster Music stax of weird wax, Fan Flashbacks and more. Writers include Tom Weaver, John DeGarmo, Leonard Hayhurst, Thom Shubilla, Ron Adams…cover art by FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND classic artist Basil Gogos!

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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