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 Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!SearsWishBook1971Holiday Shopping The Toy Aisles…For MonstersIt’s November, Thanksgiving and KING KONG are on the way…more on that next week. There’s that cold wind and it feels like the holidays. It feels like shopping.A tradition when I was a kid…the family loading in the car and heading out for holiday shopping. Malls were relatively new. And that’s exactly where we were heading. I was bundled in my brown winter coat and a Charlie Brown styled hat with ear flaps. My sister in a white, with flowers print, hooded coat. Dad at the wheel of the blue Chevrolet and mom commandeering the shopping plans from the navigator seat.In the mall, Grants Department store was where the action was. This store had aisles and aisles of toys. I was released loose to cruise. My eyes beamed in on Creepy Crawler sets, Monster Makers, dinosaur sets, and ahhhh, amidst all the airplane and car models…the monster model kits! I scanned and scanned locating monsters, creepy things, weird board games and comic book characters like The Hulk and Thor on sparkle paint sets. I don’t know how Mom and Dad put up with the endless list of monsters I wanted (well, needed…as I would beg) for Christmas.Outside of the Toy Department there were two other locations I would gravitate to. Over in the photo and camera department there was a display of 8mm movies that featured condensed versions of the films I loved. Even though I didn’t have a projector (too expensive of a gift to hope for), I still liked looking. The other place was the pet department. There in aquariums were turtles, chameleons and baby alligators. Just cool to watch.Sooner or later I’d be dragged by one parent to shop for others. I now realize this ploy was so that the other parent could shop for me and my sister. I get it, I get it…now. My allowance, with help from the parents, would assist me in getting a wallet for my dad, maybe a colorful fashion scarf for mom, a Colorform set for my sister.It was quite the Saturday of shopping. An excitement that I can remember more than many of the gifts. Back at home there was the Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs. Ready for my finely aimed pen to circle all those cool toys in there.It wasn’t the gifts, though I loved them at the time. It was the experience and excitement of holiday shopping with family.Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
November 2020On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…ChristmasMoleman2013Photo courtesty of Monster Bash’s M. Oleman.TeeChristmasFrankieMake It A Creepy Classics Christmas!Here are the tried and true Creepy Christmas items. If you don’t have this arsenal of fun for your season…get the ones you need and be prepared! If you have a fellow monster movie fan on your Christmas list…these are stupendous ideas for them:CHRISTMAS FRANKIE (Green Shirt) – T-Shirt
100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton comfortable green tee shirt with quality silk-screened image. Heavy Guildan shirt. Santa claws is here. While supplies last, sizes are men’s SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XL, 2X, 3X. Select size in pull-down option. Retro Christmas Frankenstein Santa. Face is BIG on front of shirt.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! Writers Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Leonard Hayhurst, Rich Scrivani, Ron Adams.SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) – Blu-Ray or DVD or Budget Line DVD
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.SANTA CLAUS (1959/Santa Meets The Devil!) – Blu-Ray or DVD
This is it! The Christmas movie that warped the minds of a generation! Released in the Unite 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!Load up your sleigh…or shopping cart here at Creepy Classics today…get ahead of the game for the Christmas season!….and don’t forget, we have CREEPY CLASSICS GIFT CERTIFICATES too. In various denomination…just CLICK HERE to see the options.Happy Holidaze!Look! Bela’s Back in ShockNow back in stock, two great Lugosi films on restored Blu-Rays:THE HUMAN MONSTER (1939) – Blu-Ray
Also known as DARK EYES OF LONDON, this is a dark Bela Lugosi classic. He is truly evil in a dual role as an insurance salesman and proprietor of a school for the blind. Really gruesome for its time! Made in England. Commentary by Garey Don Rhodes, photo gallery, trailer and more!WHITE ZOMBIE (1932/VCI Version) – Blu-Ray
Bela Lugosi in top-form, loaded with confidence (just coming off DRACULA) and sinking his teeth into the role of plantation/zombie owner. Probably the best photographed horror to come out of any poverty-row studio. New Gary Don Rhodes commentary.Scoop up these for viewing through the holidays…creepy comfort cinema great for viewing after a holiday meal or get togehter with creepy companions.You’ll find these, and scores more, in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics! Ready to ship out to your inner sanctum.FM112FM109bNew! FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Back IssuesNew! FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Back IssuesGrab these beautiful, back issues of the classic monster movie magazine FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND in our, chill your spine, on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #106 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. A super Basil Gogos painted cover of THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON! Beautiful, like new condition. Inside: THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD from Ray Harryhausen, TV’s DRACULA with Jack Palance, Witch Movies, John Agar and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #107 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only a very slight dog ear crease on cover, otherwise the issue is like new and fresh! Inside: WESTWORLD, The New Canadian DRACULA, Monster Movie Marathon, The Westmore Make-Up Team, Peter Lorre and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #108 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, only the very slightest cover rub wear…otherwise fresh, and like right off the newsstand in the 1970s! Inside: The KING KONG Special Filmbook, PLANET OF THE APES, You Axed For It and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #109 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest cover wear, excellent condition. Inside this issue: TV’s Monster Hall of Fame, Vincent Price in MADHOUSE, SON OF KONG, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Karloff Revisited and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #110 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. This issue is like new, fresh, tight and just a beautiful copy. Inside: Boris Karloff in THE GHOUL, Vincent Price’s THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, The Trail of Dracula, Lon Chaney as Frankenstein and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #111 – Magazine
The classic monster magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. A super nice condition issue with only the slightest imperfection, basically like new! Inside this issue: Can You Take THE EXORCIST?, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, The Silent Horror of NOSFERATU, ZARDOZ and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #112 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Some light cover wear, clean with no clipped coupons or pen marks, bagged and boarded. Inside: Christopher Lee in HORROR EXPRESS, Bela Lugosi’s Secret Life, FANTASTIC PLANET, Agnes Moorehead and more.Al bagged and boarded for protection. Get these great issues and many more classic FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines in our FAMOUS MONSTERS Department at Creepy Classics.FilmBuffV2-1New! FILM BUFF Fanzines from 1971 & 1972Now in stock, FILM BUFF fanzines from the 1970s. Here are the issues we have available now (only one each), so if you want them, grab them:FILM BUFF Volume 1 (1971) #3 – Fanzine
A fanzine newsletter published in the early 1970s that focused on silent and early sound films. 10 pages of articles on: Lon Chaney’s NOMADS OF THE NORTH, Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa interviews by Mike Wallace, Home Film Collecting, Origins of Color Film and more packed! Age tanning.FILM BUFF Volume 1 (1972) #6 – Fanzine
A fanzine newsletter published in the early 1970s that focused on silent and early sound films. 18 pages of articles on: THE EAGLE with Rudolph Valentino, Cinevent Columbus 1972, Rochelle Hudson Memorial, Home Film Collecting, Super 8 Sound and more packed! Age tanning.FILM BUFF Volume 2 (1972) #1 – Fanzine
A fanzine newsletter published in the early 1970s that focused on silent and early sound films. 18 pages of articles on: Douglas Fairbanks in MR. ROBINSON CRUSOE, Hitchcock’s silent THE LODGER, Mary Pickford in SPARROWS, The Films of D.W. Griffith, Science Fictional Convention and more packed!These are available, while they last, in our Miscellaneous Magazine Department at Creepy Classics.MB29-InvisibleMONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!Make Sure You’re Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!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!AlfredHitchcockArchiveColleNew! Alfred Hitchcock Blu-Ray Archive CollectionIn stock now at Creepy Classics, these great Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, now on a Blu-Ray set:ALFRED HITCHCOCK ARCHIVE COLLECTION (Four Films) – Blu-Ray Set
Four classic Alfred Hitchcock Chillers on a multi-Blu-Ray set! Films: SUSPICION (1941) with Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, I CONFESS (1953) with Montgomery Cliff and Anne Baxter, DIAL “M” FOR MURDER (1955) Ray Milland and Grace Kelly, WONG MAN (1956) with Henry Fonda and Vera Miles.Get this great Blu-Ray set in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics today.WestworldNew! Vintage Paperbacks…Movie and TV Tie-InsThese vintage paperbacks are now here…spin the rack to find the ones you want here in the Creepy Bookstore and grab the ones you want:WAR OF THE WORLDS (1962 Edition) – Paperback
The H.G. Wells classic novel. This is the 1962 Popular Library first edition. In like new condition other than typical age tanning. Tight spine. Appears unread, excellent. The Martians invade! Beautiful cover art.WESTWORLD (1974 Movie Tie-In 1st Edition) – Paperback
Highly collectible first edition movie tie-in paperback from 1974. Like new condition, appears unread, totally tight spine. Photos in the middle of the book. Movie starred Yul Brynner as the emotionless killer android.MORE STORIES FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE (Serling) – Paperback
1961 first edition from Bantam paperbacks. Stunning new condition. Tight spine, appears unread. Clean and only slight age tanning. Amazing quality. TV show tie-in for 1961. Rod Serling’s classic, ironic stories.WHEN WORLD COLLIDE (1962 Paperback Library) – Paperback
The 1962 first edition for Paperback Library. The novel by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer. The classic science fiction story. This collectible book is in like new condition, tight spine, appears unread…like right off the rack in 1962. Only typical age tanning.WORLD OF STAR TREK (1973 First Edition) – Paperback
This 1973 first edition book is tight and in like new condition. Only slight typical age tanning. 276 pages, 64 pages of photos. The show itself, total background. How the fans kept the show alive through network opposition. Collectible!YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974 first edition movie tie-in) – Paperback
This is the 1974 first edition movie tie-in paperback by Ballantine. Unread, excellent condition. Totally tight spine. Lots of photos. Novel by Gilbert Pearlman based on the Mel Brooks’ film.WILLARD (Movie Tie-In) – Paperback
1968 novel, this is the 1971 movie tie-in, first edition by Lancer Books. Stephen Gilbert novel. Excellent condition, just normal age tanning.ROGER MOORE’S JAMES BOND DIARY – Paperback
This is the 1973 first edition paperback. Roger Moore tells his own uncensored, behind-the-scenes stories from the set of the James Bond films. Lots of photos too. Like new, unread condition – excellent condition! Only typical age tanning.WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES (Ace, H.G. Wells) – Paperback
1963 vintage Ace paperback of H.G. Wells novel “When the Sleeper Wakes.” In excellent condition, like new, tight spine, appears totally unread. Only normal age tanning.VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET (1960 1st Ed. Movie Tie-In) – Paperback
This is the 1960 first edition movie tie-in paperback from Signet. In like new, unread condition, tight spine. Only normal age tanning. Movie tie-in with the Jerry Lewis science fiction film. Novel by Gore Vidal.2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968 1st Ed. Movie Tie-In) – Paperback
The 1968 movie tie-in first edition on Signet paperback. This is in unread, tight, new condition! The Arthur C. Clarke novel, movie tie-in book. Photos in the center of the book.RETURN OF DR. FU MANCHU (1961 Pyramid 1st Ed.) – Paperback
The 1961 Pyramid Paperback first edition printing. The classic Sax Rohmer novel. Paperback is tight, like new. Appears unread. Typical age tanning and only flaw is name written small in pen on inside first page.Get these and many more at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Bookstore…start shopping today!FrozenGhostPublicityChaneyInnerSanctumMysteriesLon Chaney Double Take….New Blu-Ray Set or DVD SetLon can’t decide…but you can choose between the new INNER SANCTUM Blu-Ray Set or the Used Like New INNER SANCTUM DVD set:INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES (1940s/Lon Chaney) – Blu-Ray Set
The great Inner Sanctum Series of Universal thrillers all starring Lon Chaney, Jr.: CALLING DR. DEATH, WEIRD WOMAN, DEAD MAN’S EYES, THE FROZEN GHOST, STRANGE CONFESSION and PILLOW OF DEATH. Lots of extras including an interview with series actor Martin Kosleck, posters, trailers and more!INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES (1940s Set) – Used, Like New DVD Set
The six Universal Lon Chaney Jr. Inner Sanctum mystery chillers! CALLING DR. DEATH (1943), WEIRD WOMAN (1944), DEAD MAN’S EYES (1944), THE FROZEN GHOST (1945), STRANGE CONFESSION (1945) and PILLOW OF DEATH (1945). Multi disc set from Universal. Like new.Pick the one you want, just click on the title above and….zap! Order it from Creepy Classics and it will mysteriously appear in your mailbox like a flash!MB40page4A peek inside MONSTER BASH #40.MB40cInside MONSTER BASH #40 is Creepy Cool Stuff!We are proud to present MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #40! The cover is a masterpiece of monsterdom….Karloff as the Monster from the hand of legendary artist Basil Gogos through the Gogos estate.Keeping the legacy of Basil Gogos and Forrest J Ackerman alive and well in the 21st century…MONSTER BASH:This 40th issue anniversary special features writers Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Dennis Druktenis, Thom Shubilla, Leonard Hayhurst, Ron Adams, publicity for FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN from the vaults of 1943 and your Fan Flashbacks! Click and order yours now, it’s ready to ship to your doorstep:MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #40 – Magazine
The 40th anniversary issue! Inside: The Horrors of Flying Monkeys and Witches – THE WIZARD OF OZ, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, Interview with Universal Frankenstein stuntman Gil Perkins, The Lost TV Show SHIMPENSTEIN, Fan Flashbacks, Rare Photos and cover by iconic artist Basil Gogos!See all the issues, CLICK HERE!MarkStatlerCDRe-Stocked! The Perfect Christmas GiftOkay, you’ve got a fellow monster movie fan and you’d like to get them something for Christmas. But, perhaps you’re not sure what movies they already have in their Blu-Ray and DVD collection. Well, here’s the perfect gift….a CD of 1960s styled monster music from Mark Statler and his Creepy Classic Chiller Band!We’ve just re-stocked on this factory sealed great CD. Fun, monster songs in surf-guitar, rock-a-billy and “Monster Mash” styled tunes:MARK STATLER & HIS CREEPY CLASSIC CHILLER BAND – CD
Original 50’s rock-a-billy monster songs that will send chills of delight to everyone from the monster boom generation! This is the CD, to put on in the car, roll the windows down and cruise to. It’s high-top sneakers, blue jeans, bowling shirts and classic pop rock for the fans of monster movies. Tracks include: DRACULA’S DAUGHTER, SILVER SCREEN MONSTERS, HAUNTED HOUSE, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, EXPERIMEMT IN TERROR, MOONGLOW, MYSTERY OF THE BLACK LAGOON, BATMAN-WOLFMAN- FRANKENSTEIN OR DRACULA, THE WAY TO DRACULA’S CASTLE, MAKE-UP MAN, THE BALLAD OF FRANKENSTEIN AND HIS BRIDE, and MONSTER BASH!What a great re-stocked stocking stuffer in our Creepy CD Department at Creepy Classics.ghostoffrankensteinYgorMonJanetJanetAnnDennisJanet Ann Gallow Carried AwayWe will truly miss this wonderful lady. The ever smiling Janet Ann Gallow has passed away. Janet was the little girl, Cloestine, in THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942). She was one of the “Frankenstein Kids” and joined us many times at the MONSTER BASH conferences.We will miss you Janet and our most sincere condolences to her great husband, Dennis.This from MONSTER BASH magazine writer, Leonard Hayhurst:Former child actress Janet Ann Gallow has passed away, as confirmed by her husband, Dennis, on his Facebook page. She was 87. Gallow was born July 21, 1937, in San Jose, California.She’s best remembered for playing Cloestine in THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN in 1942, opposite Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. Cloestine befriends the Monster and he retrieves her ball from a roof. The Monster later kidnaps Cloestine and wants her brain inserted into his head.Gallow appeared in five other movies from 1942 to 1946. The parts were uncredited and had her playing a variety of random little girls. This included CANYON PASSAGE, THAT NIGHT WITH YOU, TIL WE MEET AGAIN, BUTCH MINDS THE BABY and IT AIN’T HAY with Abbott and Costello.She appeared at numerous MONSTER BASH CONFERENCES as a Guest of Honor.Her husband, Dennis Brookins, served as a negative cutter on a variety of Hollywood films from 1978 to 1991…..and now, photos of the fun from our past MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE shows! Our next planned MONSTER BASH (R) is June 18-20, 2021 at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA. Stay up-to-date with all our future MONSTER BASH Shows:IntenseHenryIt sAlive JaninaFayeJaninaFayeScottGoettelMovieRoomPrizeTossJoeyAndBlondeJoeyMKShowAndTellJohnRadcliffAttendeeJohnSargentJoyceMeadowsJpyceMeadowsAndDalronSmootKenAndPamKishKidsLoveBashTooMonster Bash….good times, good monsters and great times!Monster Bash June 2021Monster Bash Bela Lugosi Film FestMonster Bash Admission MembershipsMonster Bash Vendor TablesShop 1000s of Classic Monster Items ©2020 Adams | Ron Adams Media, P.O. Box 23, Ligonier, PA 15658Web Version  Preferences  Forward  Unsubscribe  
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The Mummy (1932): A Unique Monster in the Universal Pantheon Of Monsters

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by Paul Batters

 ‘My love has lasted longer than the temples of our gods‘ Imhotep (Boris Karloff)

Directed by the great cinematographer Karl Freund, The Mummy (1932) is one of the great films from the classic horror cycle that began at Universal with Dracula (1931). A huge success at the time, it would cement Karloff (billed by only his last name) as a huge star. 

With Boris Karloff now hailed as the heir to the throne vacated by the death of Lon Chaney Snr (and incidentally and arguably missed out on by Bela Lugosi), opportunities for his talents were sought out after his film-stealing performance as the Monster inFrankenstein(1931). Like the Monster ‘created’ by Colin Clive, Karloff’s Imhotep would also be brough to life. However, unlike the determined doctor using science to bring his creature to life, the long-dead mummified body of Imhotep would be re-animated…

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Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1966): Hammer Horror In Full Colour

Silver Screen Classics

by Paul Batters

Dracula-Prince-of-Darkness-featuredDuring the classic era of cinema, it is indisputable that Universal was the master of the horror film. They would introduced to audiences iconic monsters that are known and loved and in Lugosi, Karloff and Chaney (Snr and Jnr) gave us wonderful actors who themselves became deserved icons of the silver screen. When the first cycle of horror films began in the early 1930s, high production values and story development were key with directors such as James Whale and Tod Browning, as well as the cinematography of the brilliant Karl Freund, shaping now classic films. By the 1940s, however, not only had production values changed but audiences had as well, and what were initially quality films became arguably less so, with more of an exploitive approach that sought to capitalise on ‘monster combinations’. The final nail in the coffin (excuse the pun) was the Universal pantheon of…

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Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (1974): Last of the great Hammer films

Silver Screen Classics

by Paul Batters

e7ff1cb4f55db52ecc3352e76f94e662_3x3“There are as many species of vampire as there are beasts of prey”  – Grost ( John Cater) Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter

Of all the horror films produced by Hammer in the 1970s, Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter perhaps had the greatest potential. Touted to become a new franchise, the studio was in such dire financial straits that no incantations or tana leaves could have revived its’ dying body. And so, any possible future for a series of Kronos fighting all manner of monsters was sadly ended. As a result, there’s only one film as testimony to what Hammer was planning. Yet even as a stand-alone film, Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter, offers a different and fascinating take on the legend of the vampire with an intriguing story.

Directed by Brian Clemens (famed scriptwriter of numerous British TV shows such as The Persuaders, The Avengers and The Professionals),

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960): The Essence Of Gothic Horror

Silver Screen Classics

by Paul Batters

psycho2On those cold nights when the winds howl, the rain is falling and perhaps even the lightning startles the dark sky, who has felt the need to immerse themselves in the deep abyss of a Gothic tale? Whether it be a book or a film, the atmosphere of dread, gloom and fear takes us down dark corridors through ancient mansions and past a myriad of doors behind which are secrets which shock us to the bone. We seem to be drawn to what lurks in the shadows and our curiosities are aroused. The Gothic tale, born in the era of Romanticism, has been interpreted and presented in fascinating ways and its’ themes and tropes are ever-present in popular culture. Whilst initially the classic Gothic tale was bound to its’ British and European origins, it has found life in the ‘New World’, with the term American Gothic also…

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Paging Dr Death: Vincent Price in “Shock” (1946)

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Like most people, my first exposure to Vincent Price was through horror films, and the only early film of his that I really knew was Dragonwyck. But over the years, as my appreciation for classic film has continued to grow and mature, I’ve sought out more films from his pre-horror career, such as the two other classics he made with Gene Tierney, Leave Her To Heaven and Laura. Thanks to the Attaboy Clarence Podcast, I recently discovered another wonderful pre-horror venture of Vincent’s, the wonderfully titled Shock, from 1946.

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Creepy Classic News Monsters for Christmas!

 Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!Christmas1969FangsRonRon Remembers A Christmas FrankensteinOur local radio station has started playing Christmas music….Thanksgiving is getting very close and the trees are bare now. It’s got me thinking of the holidays and some of my favorite times. Close family and friends, popping from house to warm house…I will always remember. But, once in a while a certain gift will be indelible. Something special.It was Christmas Eve in about 1969 and I got to open one gift early. I didn’t question the reason for opening this one early. Looking back through the decades, I think I know now. My Grandfather Shorts (my mom’s side) wanted to see this gift as much as I would! He wanted to see it in action.I ripped the Christmas wrapping paper apart, not sure what was in this oblong box. There, there, there was this Frankenstein Monster coming through a castle archway on the box’s cover. Wow! I slid off the box top and pulled the monster out. The thing was about a foot tall. He was on a metal stand with a red button on it. My grandfather beamed as he handed me a couple of batteries. I put them in the bottom of the metal stand.Don’t push the button! My grandfather instructed that we go to the bottom of the stairs where it was darker, no windows close by. I placed it on a bookcase downstairs. “Now!” commanded my red-haired, smiling grandfather. I pressed the button like I was launching World War III. It came to life. With the grinding sound of its mechanism, the creature’s arms moved and I was frozen with amazement. Pop! The pants of the monster dropped, revealing striped shorts and it’s face went from the pale dead green to a glowing red!My grandfather and I laughed. Of course, now I had to run the thing upstairs to show my dad, my mom, sister, and great aunts. That thing followed me through the years. Through moves with my parents, when I moved over the years and is still here with me. One of the very few childhood gifts that has stayed with me, all these decades.Thank you, to my grandfather. Thank you to my parents who brought me two wondrous families that both had Christmases to always remember. And, thank you, Christmas.Here’s a You Tube demo of this Blushing Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_8pqK1coBYRon Adams
November 2020
Ligonier, PAOn with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…EdDisplay15Photo courtesty of Monster Bash’s M. Oleman.TeeChristmasFrankieMake It A Creepy Classics Christmas!Here are the tried and true Creepy Christmas items. If you don’t have this arsenal of fun for your season…get the ones you need and be prepared! If you have a fellow monster movie fan on your Christmas list…these are stupendous ideas for them:CHRISTMAS FRANKIE (Green Shirt) – T-Shirt
100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton comfortable green tee shirt with quality silk-screened image. Heavy Guildan shirt. Santa claws is here. While supplies last, sizes are men’s SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XL, 2X, 3X. Select size in pull-down option. Retro Christmas Frankenstein Santa. Face is BIG on front of shirt.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! Writers Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Leonard Hayhurst, Rich Scrivani, Ron Adams.SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) – Blu-Ray or DVD or Budget Line DVD
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.SANTA CLAUS (1959/Santa Meets The Devil!) – Blu-Ray or DVD
This is it! The Christmas movie that warped the minds of a generation! Released in the Unite 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!Load up your sleigh…or shopping cart here at Creepy Classics today…get ahead of the game for the Christmas season!….and don’t forget, we have CREEPY CLASSICS GIFT CERTIFICATES too. In various denomination…just CLICK HERE to see the options.Happy Holidaze!New! A Batch of New DVDs & Re-Stocked TitlesJust in and stocked at Creepy Classics…these interesting entries…hey, I love that cover for the Lon Chaney HE WHO GETS SLAPPED:HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (1924/Alpha) – DVD
Stars Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer and John Gilbert. An inventor whose idea and wife is stolen by deceit, the man hides from the world as a circus clown. Without warning, those who wronged him, re-enter his life. Tragedy and revenge turn up the heat in this Chaney vehicle!THE PERILS OF PAULINE (1947) – DVD
A color telling of the Peal White story…the actress that won the hearts of America during World War I in the serial THE PERILS OF PAULINE. Betty Hutton stars as the stunt/woman actress in this musical tribute to the silent era of the silver screen. Silent era director George Marshall, directs!BORDER BADMEN (1945) – DVD
Stars Buster (Flash Gordon) Crabbe, Al “Fuzzy” St. John, Lorraine Miller and Arch Hall. Billy “The Kid” Carson is involved in the estate of a wealthy man along with a beautiful girl. However there’s a switched identity, kidnapping and a band of criminals behind a massive scam. Billy faces the danger!TEENAGE ZOMBIES (1959) – DVD
Stars Katherine Victor (WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN). Teenagers out water-skiing happen on a mysterious island. The island happen to be the home of a female mad doctor who wants to control the world by placing drugs in the word’s water supply. The drugs will turn the population into a world of zombies! The teenagers become the first victims of her experiments. Low-budget drive-in material that goes great with greasy popcorn and hot dogs!Get these and more in our New DVD Department here at your Creepy Christmas shopping headquarters.FM92bClawHandTransNew! FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Back IssuesGrab these beautiful, like new, back issues of the classic monster movie magazine FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND in our, chill your spine, on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #90 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest tiny cover wear, otherwise like new. Inside: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing in SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN. Plus: TARANTULA, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, CRY OF THE BANSHEE, BLACK SLEEP.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #92 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. On the very slightest cover wear, otherwise, like new! This is the iconic Bela Lugosi special issue! The Life of Filmland’s DRACULA. The Great Lugosi Mystery, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, DRACULA Filmbook, more Bela!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #94 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Slight reading wear, but no cut-outs or clipped coupons. Spine tight, etc. Inside this harder-to-find issue: Fascinating Karloff Facts, Dracula in Flames, Dinosaur Films, Shock Endings and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #95 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, unread condition. Inside this great issue: The New Dr. Phibes with Vincent Price, The New Planet of the Apes, The New Blacula! Plus, Attack of the Giant Insects, THE NIGHT STALKER and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #96 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new! Super nice condition. Inside this great special Wolfman issue: Lon Chaney Sr. – Letter To An Angel, THE WOLF MAN (1941), SCHLOCK, Dracula in Flames, Hammer’s Frankenstein and Dracula…more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #97 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. In like new condition except for slight rub marks on cover probably from the original printing. Fresh and tight. Inside this issue: Farewell to A.I.P.’s James Nicholson, ASYLUM, Monster Marathon and more!Get these great issues and many more classic FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines in our FAMOUS MONSTERS Department at Creepy Classics.MB26-DinoReadsMONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age…and even in prehistoric ages!Make Sure You’re Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection! See them all….CLICK HERE. 40 issues and five specials.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!PandoraBRNew on Blu! Two Brand New Releases and Re-StocksThe Blu-Ray explosion rages on….just in:PANDORA & THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (1951) – Blu-Ray
James Mason is the walking ghost of a sea captain who must sail the seas until he finds a woman who will die for him. A strange movie full of wonder, magic and terror. The beautiful Ava Gardner stars with Mason. Also included, bonus rare film by director Lewin: THE LIVING DOLL (1957).HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (1958) – Blu-Ray
A great make-up man is kicked out of his studio. In this guy’s case, though, he goes nuts and creates real monsters utilizing his TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN and TEENAGE WEREWOLF make-ups! Extras: featurette, interviews, commentaries AND Gary Clark and Gary Conway at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!THE WONDERS OF ALADDIN (1961) – Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars Donald O-Connor, Noelle Adam and Vittorio De Sica. Directed by Henry Levin (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH) and Mario Bava. An Italian-American co-production. One of the most colorful and strangest Aladdin tales in cinema. Comedic, horrifying and adventurous, plus very odd! Genie and robot girls included.THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1961) – Blu-Ray
One of Hammer films best looking, wonderfully acted and exciting films! A young woman ends up in a castle with an imprisoned vampire. She unwittingly frees him and all heck breaks loose. Peter Cushing (as Van Helsing) is on the case chasing hissing vampires! Packed with bonus material!HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (1966/Ultimate Edition) – Blu-Ray
The classic 1966 TV animated Dr. Seuss tale of a green Grinch who steals Christmas…but with a heart-warming finale! Stars Boris Karloff’s voice talent as the narrator and The Grinch! Loads of extras.THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1977 Kino) – Blu-Ray
Stars Burt Lancaster and Michael York. Lancaster as Moreau in this version….the mad doctor that is grafting animals into humans and visa-versa! It’s set on an uncharted tropical island. Conditions are not necessarily sanitary and definitely not approved by the American Medical Association. Lion-men, bear-men, and various beast-things!Get them in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics to put on your collection shelf!Panic1New! PANIC, It’s A Super Rare Fanzine From the Early 1960sHere’s one you might never see again….get this super rare vintage fanzine…one of the most professional that was focused on horror and science fiction films:PANIC #1 (Early 1960s) – Fanzine
Extraordinarily rare, but great fanzine from the early 1960s. No date, but based on articles, probably 1962. 28 pages. Produced by Dave Gabelman and Walter (Wes) Shank. Inside: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925 with photos), JOURNEY TO THE 7TH PLANET, REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN and Paul Blaisdell Interview. Very professional for a fanzine. Age tanning, but complete and staples intact.Get it in our Miscellaneous Department from the Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line at Creepy Classics.newsstandNew! THE CREEPS #28 Is In Stock and Shipping To YouKa-Blam, it’s here, in stock…THE CREEPS #28. Did you used to get a chill up your spine when you found a new issue of CREEPY or EERIE at your local newsstand when you were a kid? Well, the chills are back…here’s the latest available right now:THE CREEPS #28 – Magazine
It’s a super cool throwback to the 1960s and 1970s with THE CREEPS…the black and white illustrated horror comic magazine! In this fab issue from editor Rich Sala: Historic Horrors, The Wizard of Vlunder, Isle of Pines, Stakes on a Train and more! Cover art from Richard Corben!Smash your way into our THE CREEPS Department right now and get your shipped right away…it’s in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.Alien4Alien7New! Super Rare British Fanzines From the Early 1960sTry to locate these anywhere….very rare early fanzines that have fiction, movie reviews, comics, illustrations and a serious love of horror and science fiction:ALIEN #4 (1963) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from August 1963. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Art by Harry Nadler. Cover by Jack Partington. Stories, articles, editorials, artwork, photos. Published in England. 28 pages.ALIEN #5 (1963) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from October 1963. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Art by Harry Nadler. Special Halloween issue. News on new films THE RAVEN and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, article on Bela Lugosi. Stories, articles, editorials, artwork. Published in England. 22 pages.ALIEN #7 (1964) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from January 1964. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Cover by Charles Partington. Inside: the new EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN and Hammer Films, THE HAUNTING movie and more. Stories, photos, articles, editorials, artwork, photos. Published in England. 28 pages.ALIEN #8 (1964) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from April 1964. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Art by Harry Nadler. Cover by Jack Partington. Stories, articles, comics, editorials, artwork. In this issue: Horror and Science Fiction Movie Quiz and more. Published in England. 46 pages.Get the above vintage fanzines in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics. Only one each, better grab yours now.World sGreatestMonsterQuizNew! Vintage Paperbacks From the 1960s-1980sThese vintage paperbacks are now here…spin the rack to find the ones you want here in the Creepy Bookstore:STAR TREK 7 (TV Tie-In) – Paperback Book
Stunning, like new! Tight, unread. No markings. A James Blish book. Six superb stories from the prize-winning television series created by Gene Roddenberry. A 1972 first edition.STAR TREK: SPOCK MUST DIE (James Blish) – Paperback Book
A Star Trek novel by James Blish. TV tie-in. 1970 paperback in excellent condition. No markings. An exciting new story of interplanetary adventure.SHOCK TREATMENT (1964 Movie Tie-In) – Paperback
A novel by Winfred Van Atta. Movie tie-in from 1964. Like new, super tight and unread! The movie starred Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall and Lauren Bacall.WORLD’S GREATEST MONSTER QUIZ – Paperback
Shockingly illustrated with photos from the classics! A ghoulish goulash of filmdom’s most frightening fiends! Like new, appears unread. 1975 first edition.THINGS WITH CLAWS (Horror Collection) – Paperback
Collection of horror stories by Daphne de Maurier, William B. Seabrook, Byron Liggett and others. A 1961 vintage horror paperback. Slight cover wear and name in pen on inside front page. Otherwise, real nice!SATAN BUG (1963 Firtst Edition) – Paperback
By Ian Stuart. The movie was based on this novel. A first Popular Library edition. Other than the slightest cover wear, this is like new, in unread, tight spine condition!SCIENCE FICTION IN THE CINEMA – Paperback Book
John Baxter’s complete critical review of Science Fiction films from A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) through 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). One of those books of sci-fi films when it was hard to find books like this back in 1970. First printing.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981 Edition) – Paperback
1981 paperback edition. Like new! Unread condition. The cover had age marks in the printing on purpose to make it look old. It’s clean and like new! Movie tie-in. A novel of high adventure by Campbell Black.VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (TV Tie-In) – Paperback
The classic Theodore Sturgeon novel…TV tie-in edition from 1964. From the original screenplay by Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett. Like new, tight and appears unread! 1964 edition. Ties-in with the TV show. No markings, excellent.TIME TUNNEL 2: TIMESLIP – Paperback Book
By Murray Leinster. The second paperback tie-in with THE TIME TUNNEL ABC-TV series starring James Darren and Robert Colbert. Like new, unread condition…tight and solid. First printing July 1967.Get these and many more at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Bookstore…start shopping today!UltramanBack Super-Stocked! The Complete Original ULTRAMANRemember watching Ultraman after school while doing your homework? There’s nothing like non-stop action, monsters and just plain fun. We’ve re-stocked on the ULTRAMAN Complete Original Series, four DVD set here at Creepy Classics:ULTRAMAN – THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SERIES – DVD Set
In the future earth is protected by The Science Patrol. A group of scientists and their team that protect our world from alien monsters and prehistoric giant reptiles! One of the team members is, himself, an alien that has vowed to help earth….Ultraman! When all the scientific weapons don;t cut it, Ultraman will step up to fight raging monsters and save the planet. All 39 episodes episodes are contained on this DVD set. You can watch in Japanese, with, or without subtitles. You can also view the shows with the original dubbed English, like most of us saw on American TV. From the creator of GODZILLA! Lots of giant monsters for one and all. The complete series from 1966-1967 – 880 minutes!You’ll see this in our Complete DVD Catalog (and it’s also available on Blu-Ray too!) here at Creepy Classics.StarWarsBannerStarWarsTVSpot-BoyGirl2New Collectible! Original TV Station 1977 STAR WARS Commercial on Professional 2 inch Video TapeSTAR WARS Historic Memorabilia.How rare is this? If you, or someone you know is a STAR WARS collectible….there probably is very few (if any) of these original 2 inch TV video tape commercials around. This one is titles “Boy & Girl” (Luke & Leah focus). Please make sure you know this cannot play in a home tape deck. This is a professional 2 inch video used at TV stations before digital:STAR WARS (Boy & Girl Spot) TV – Professional 2 inch Video Tape
This is a TV station professional 2 inch video reel tape for the STAR WARS 1977 :30 second TV commercial spot “Boy and Girl.” Features Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Will not play on home tape decks, this is 2 inch pro tape used by TV stations back in the day. VERY rare STAR WARS Collectible. Issued by 20th Century Fox in original box provided to TV stations.You can find it in our Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics…..and now, photos of the fun from our past MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE shows! Our next planned MONSTER BASH (R) is June 18-20, 2021 at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA. Stay up-to-date with all our future MONSTER BASH Shows:FamilyBashFiguresThreeFramesFrankAndPhilSmootFrankDelloStrittoFrankJoinsLaosFrankNBrainFrankTrioGatheringGetYourTShirtGlennFaceGrimAtBashGuestOfHonorHallwayHouseOfFRankBoysHappyMonsterFansMonster Bash….good times, good monsters and great times!Monster Bash June 2021Monster Bash Bela Lugosi Film FestMonster Bash Admission MembershipsMonster Bash Vendor TablesShop 1000s of Classic Monster Items ©2020 Adams | Ron Adams Media, P.O. Box 23, Ligonier, PA 15658Web Version  Preferences  Forward  Unsubscribe  
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