Creepy Crawlers

 Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!CreepyCrawlersMoldBatSpiderA Creepy Crawlers ChristmasThere’s one Christmas that comes back to me with a whiff of pungent hot plastic goop. Yes, indeed, Creepy Crawlers for Christmas. One of the best Christmas gifts ever for a creepy monster loving kid.We lived on Pine Street in Grove City, PA when I got the Creepy Crawlers set complete with the little electric oven and stock colored goop. In case (heaven forbid) you don’t know what Creepy Crawlers are…it’s a set where you could make bugs, spiders, snakes, bats, worms and such in multi-colors. You got metal molds to fill up with “Plasti-Goop.” You cooked them on a small oven (The Thing-Maker) and pried them out with pins, forks or paper clips. Presto, a little rubber bug.You could make loads of them and Mom and Dad could get you refills of goop at the store. What a dream-come-true. Making icky bugs to plant around the house, in baby sister’s room, or to smuggle to school. Even trade ones with other cool kids.I’ll never forget that first plunge in Creepy Crawlers on a Christmas Day in about 1966. It was in the kitchen, on the Formica kitchen table with the curved chrome corners. My dad and I whipping up those rubber bugs in bright yellows, reds and life-like black for spiders and ants. That strong, strong smell of Plasti-Goop rubber. Burning my finger on a not quite totally cooked lizard, the plastic still molten on part of it. Ouch.A later Christmas, after we had moved to State College, PA would bring the similar “Fright Factory” with even cooler monstrous things to make with Plasti-Goop. Shrunken heads, fangs, eyeballs, scars. Oh man, someone at Mattel Toys knew exactly what would bring joy to a young Monster Kid. The memories to last a lifetime.Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
December 2020On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…snowball-chubbySupport MONSTER BASH with Creepy ClassicsCreepy Classics is the powerhouse that drives the MONSTER BASH Conferences. It’s been a tough year with no hotel conferences or conventions. Help out and support www.creepyclassics.com.We have it all for the classic monster movie fan…MONSTER BASH magazines, vintage FAMOUS MONSTERS magazines, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Monster T-Shirts, Rare Collectibles…head to Creepy Classics and pick a link in the left sidebar and start clicking and creeping around. You’ll love it!New! DESTINATION MOON 1950 Story RecordJust one copy of this rare collectible which plays great and would look great on your shelf or in a display case! This is the 1950 story book 78 RPM record album:DESTINATION MOON (1950 Story Record) – 78RPM Record
Two sided 78RPM record with sound effects, music and the story of the George Pal movie DESTINATION MOON. Extremely rare collectible. Plays great, tested. Cover jacket intact, see photos above. Capitol Records. 10 inch record.Get it in our Vinyl Department right now before someone else does at Creepy Classics. Would make an awesome Christmas gift.HammerFilms20CushingRevengeOfFrankBack in Stock! 20 Hammer Movie Blu-Ray Set….Wow!We’ve re-stocked on this great Blu-Ray set…many of the movies have never been on Blu-Ray before. Striking crystal clear studio transfers and lots of extras, including new extras like MONSTER BASH alumni/filmaker Josh Kennedy on THE GORGON. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Ripper, Oliver Reed, Barbara Shelley and all your Hammer actor favorites are alive and well on this set:HAMMER FILMS (20 Movie Set) – Blu-Ray Box Set
Massive Blu-Ray set of Hammer Films: REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB, THESE ARE THE DAMNED, TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL, THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1963), THE GORGON, CASH ON DEMAND, THE SNORKEL, MANIAC, DIE! DIE! MY DARLING, STOP ME BEFORE I KILL, NEVER TAKE CANDY FROM A STRANGER, SCREAM OF FEAR, THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY, TERROR OF THE TONGS, PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER, SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST, THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND, YESTERDAY’S ENEMY and CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT. Plus, new extras!Get it in our New Blu-Ray Department for watching through the entire winter. Discounted now at Creepy Classics.SantaClausBluTwo Must Watch Creepy Christmas MoviesWhat would Christmas be like without the two weirdest Christmas movies on your TV? Why, it wouldn’t be a Monster Kid Christmas! Make sure you get these (in stock!) for immediate shipping: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!FM121bNew! FAMOUS MONSTERS Back IssuesRemember that excitement of finding the latest issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS on the newsstand. It was hot or miss as they sold fast to the other kids. These are in stock now at Creepy Classics:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #121 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest cover wear, otherwise, like new! Inside this great issue: Fritz Lang, Rare Photos, Ray Harryhausen, Bela Lugosi Family History, Farewell Rod Serling, Monsters From Mexico and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #122 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest cover wear, otherwise, like new! Inside this great issue: More Monsters from Mexico, You Axed For It, The Monster Demands a Mate, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, Rocket To the Rue Morgue and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #123 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest cover wear, otherwise, like new! Inside this great issue: Non-Horror – Horror Films, MAN MADE MONSTER with Lon Chaney Jr., Michael Carreras – Hammer Films, Don Post, 3 Stooges Monsters!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #124 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new! Inside this great issue: Terror Tribute to Lugosi, The FAMOUS MONSTERS Convention, James Whale Remembered, The Daleks Are Coming – DR, WHO, Mystery Photo, Monsters From Mexico and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #125 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest cover wear, otherwise, like new! Inside this great issue: The new KING KONG, You Axed For It, Monsters From Mexico, Rare Photos, This Must Be Transylvania, Bela Lugosi, DARK SHADOWS!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #126 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new! Inside this great issue: KING KONG’s Colorful Crash, Lugosi’s Transylvania Trip, MR. SARDONICUS from William Castle, Renfield Revisited At Last, TV’s DR. WHO, Rare Photos and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #127 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest cover wear, tight, like new. Inside this great issue: The Unholy 2 – Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, Hammer’s Horrific Monsters, THE GOLEM’s Gonna Get You, Master Monster Maker and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #129 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Tight spine, like new. Inside this great issue: THE GREEN SLIME, You Asked For It, The Scream Test, The Daleks Invade England, Prehistoric Monster Movies, AT THE EARTH’S CORE, Witch Movies and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #130 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Tight spine, like new. Inside this great issue: SPACE 1999, Gimmicks for Horror Movies, THE TIME TRAVELERS, Richard Arlen Tribute, Universal’s THE MAD GHOUL and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #131 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. In this great issue: Boris Karloff in BEDLAM, Universal’s THE MAD GHOUL, Ed Wood and BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, Bela Lugosi’s Forgotten Films, Mystery Photo and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #133 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine. In this great issue: Dracula After Midnight, 100 Horror Previews, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, KING KONG’s Creator Dies, The Ackermonster and The Wolf Man…and more!Ron down the slate sidewalk…don’t step on a crack…you may break your mother’s back and give your dad a heart attack! Head for the FAMOUS MONSTERS Department to get these quick! Plus, there are MANY other back issues of this great mag too.PhantomOfTheOrganLPNew! Collectible 33RPM Vinyl Record AlbumsHere they are…collectible vinyl at Creepy Classics to spin on your terrortable:DESTINATION MOON (Original Stereo Album!) – Used LP
This is an original record album (stereo version!) on Omega Records. The cover shows wear is split at top, magic marker on back cover..but record is in good shape! Rare collectible.PHANTOM OF THE ORGAN (1973 Forrest J Ackerman Liner Notes) – LP
The 1973 record album promoted in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine. Organist and producer Verne Langdon delivers a full record album of ghoulish tunes. The liner notes are written by FAMOUS MONSTERS editor Forrest J Ackerman with flourish. A Monster Kid collectible in great condition!See all the collectible vinyl for monster fans in on Vinyl Record Department here at Creepy Classics.COF26New! Miscellaneous Monster MagsSome great magazines have been unearthed at Creepy Classics, snag the ones you want now, before they’re gone:SCARLET STREET #34 – Magazine
The Magazine of Mystery and Horror. Like new. In this issue: HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN from Universal Studios, Elena Verdugo Interview, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN Vs. HOUSE OF DRACULA, The Voices of Sherlock Holmes, Jane Adams Interview, The World of Film Noir and more.MONSTERLAND #1 – Magazine
Before the revival of FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine, there’s was a first revival for Forrest J Ackerman, the little known MONSTERLAND magazine in the 1980s. Glossy FM styled with FJA. In this premiere issue GODZILLA, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and more.CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #26 – Magazine
The revived CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine from publisher Dennis Druktenis. A great Larry Ivie cover,Frankenstein Monster Masks, When FAMOUS MONSTERS met CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Karloff’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931), Christopher Lee in CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Excellent condition.Locate these for your collection in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics today.FrankensteinUnboundBestOfISpyNew! More Used VHS Tapes In StockFrom Roger Corman’s FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND to I SPY with special guest star Boris Karloff…it’s great used VHS tapes at Creepy Classics:FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND (1990/Roger Corman) – Used VHS
Stars John Hurt, Raul Julia and Bridget Fonda. Roger Corman produces and directs this future vision of the Frankenstein tale. A scientist tears time and finds himself in the 19th century Europe. He meets Dr. Frankenstein and…his monster! It was Corman’s return to directing.BEST OF “I SPY” Volume 1 (1960s/Boris Karloff!) – Used VHS
Super spies Robert Culp and Bill Cosby in this popular action show from the 1960s. Two full episodes include “Get Ye To A Nunnery” with guest star Peter Lawford and :Mainly on the Plains” with Boris Karloff as an eccentric scientist. 100 minutes of fun and action, swingin’ sixties style.We have these and many, many more rare titles in our Used VHS Graveyard at Creepy Classics. Light a torch and slide in to start digging with Ygor.Monsterama1SpaceFrankNew! Rare Issue of Forrest J Ackerman’s MONSTERAMAHere it is…the first issue Forrest J Ackerman’s follow-up to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND…it was called MONSTERAMA! It was a herald back to the early issues of FM. Only one copy here:MONSTERAMA #1 – Magazine
A heartfelt revival to what early FAMOUS MONSTERS were. Produced in 1991 with Forrest J Ackerman at the helm and it really captured that earl FM feel. Only the slightest cover shelf wear. Otherwise like new. Karloff. Chaney, Lugosi, THE WOLF MAN, 3-D Frankenstein, packed with classic photos too!Grab it, before it disappears from our shelves like Jack Griffin. It’s in our MONSTERAMA Department in the Creepy Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics.MBMagMummyMONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!Make Sure You’re Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!The NEW classic monster movie magazine! 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!GiantBehemoth-TownspeopleGiantBehemothBRBack in Stock! The Behemoth is Back…Often overlooked, but it’s great….from the man behind THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and GORGO…it’s THE GIANT BEHEMOTH. One of the best stop-motion giant dinosaur movies. It’s re-stocked now on Blu-Ray with special features too. Grab one for viewing this holiday season…dinosaurs are in season:THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (1959) – Blu-Ray
Stars Gene Evans, Andre Morell, John Turner and Leigh Madison. A really cool giant monster flick with great British seaside atmosphere. A radioactive-charged dinosaur terrifies and tromps around London. Very reminiscent of BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. Commentary, trailer.It’s also available on DVD. CLICK HERE to see the DVD.Get THE GIANT BEHEMOTH in our Blu-Ray Department or Complete DVD Catalog…and bag your dinosaur for Christmas at Creepy Classics.CurseOfFrank-Hanging2CurseOfFrankBRBack In Stock NOW! Hammer’s CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN on Blu-RayAfter selling out a case in one day, we’ve now re-shocked with this Hammer Studios classic, order yours now for immediate shipping:CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957/Hammer) – Blu-Ray
BACK IN STOCK! Peter Cushing plays Dr. Frankenstein and Christopher Lee is the creature. Still startling and a cornerstone for Hammer Horror! This is a two disc set. The film in 4K new scan on disc one. Second disc has an “Open Matte” HD version, plus four new featurettes on the film and its music.Get it in our New Blu-Ray Department for your collection from Creepy Classics.HeywoodHolidayTreeSanta-Rocket-Sled-BIGHeywood Horror HolidayWe’d like to thank Dave Heywood in Florida for the awesome photo of his awesome Christmas tree and tribute to MONSTER BASH magazine!Wow….we were floored (Just like in THE TELL-TALE HEART). After we pried ourselves out from under the floorboards we had to post this. So cool, this yule…..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:RonAdamsOnStageRunaway RonAndColinShoppersAtCreepyClassicsSliceOfDealerRoomSonOfFRankSteveSallySteveUngerTerriMountTheMonsterThomLeonardPaisleyThreeWiseMenUnderTheStarsHollyAndAllieHUrsulaAndCrewMonster 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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Santa Vs. The Devil

 Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!santaclausinsertmexiWitnessing Santa Claus Vs. The DevilWhen I was a little kid in the mid 1960s it was common for parents to drop off their children at the local theater for a matinee on the weekend without worries. Mom could get shopping done while the little one was entertained with a cartoon, maybe a Three Stooges short and a “children’s movie.”The matinee movies I remember seeing were re-issues of THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE MAGIC SWORD, TARZAN’S GREATEST ADVENTURE and the wonderful JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME. But the ones that really scared me were films based on classic fairy tales imported from Mexico and Germany…dubbed in English and packaged to appear like Disney movies. Producer/distributor K. Gordon Murray was one of the main forces behind these imports. From the movie posters and newspaper ads they appeared to Mom as just cute little movies. Well, they weren’t.These imports, dubbed in English, were much grittier and out right scary versions of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, HANSEL & GRETEL, RUMPLESTILTSKIN, SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED and CINDERELLA. But, look out, for the holiday season there was SANTA CLAUS (imported from Mexico). One of the most memorable movies I ever saw when I was young.Mom dropped me off so she could probably do holiday shopping. This was 1965 or 1966. My baby sister was probably dropped off at my grandparents. But there I was, in a theater filled with other kids waiting for a cinematic assault that would scar me for life.SANTA CLAUS (shot in 1959) was in color and featured a presiding Santa in a mystical cloud hovering above the world. There was a mechanical Roto-Rooter like robotic snake with an electronic eye on the end that could see into kids rooms while they slept. Santa had slave children from all different countries in his workshop (though they seemed perfectly happy). There was Merlin the Wizard employed in Santa’s lab. Large lips that moved on a machine that ratted out bad kids. A little girl that dreamed of giant dolls with dead eyes…inspired by a guilt complex as she had thought about stealing a doll. A little boy was left home alone on Christmas eve while his parents went out to a holiday party. It was all the stuff of nightmares.Worst of all, the film took us into the bowels of Hell. There a red, evil devil called “Pitch” was set-up to return to the earth’s surface and stop Santa Claus and corrupt children. Which he proceeds to do through the movie…including setting vicious dogs loose to chase Santa up a tree at night.This Christmas horror flickered across the big screen as I sat, transfixed through its duration. Mom had no idea what she subjected me to. Shell shocked kids would shamble out of the theater squinting in the afternoon sun. They would not dare to ever be bad again, lest Satan send a minion up from Hades to torture them. Now the movie did have a happy ending…but what a trip it was down a dark path.I finally located this film on video sometime in the late 1980s. While it was (and is) scary and twisted…I am quite fond of it. It helped make me a monster movie fan that loved to be scared and to appreciate some mighty weird films.SANTA CLAUS (1959) is now a holiday staple in the Adams house.Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
December 2020On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…SantaClaus-EyeFor The Season…Mexico’s SANTA CLAUSYep, it’s here on both crystal clear Blu-Ray or Re-Mastered DVD for holiday enjoyment. The notorious SANTA CLAUS (1959) from Mexico: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!Restored. American English and Spanish versions. Lots of extras: Commentary by documentary maker Daniel Griffith. Making of featurette. Trailer. TV and radio spots, vintage Santa shorts, “Howdy Doody Christmas” Castle Film and more! Commentary by K. Gordon Murray biographer Daniel Griffith.Find this and many other heart-warming creepy Christmas classics in our Holiday DVD & Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.New! FAMOUS MONSTERS Back IssuesYou’re shopping at your local newsstand in the 1970s…you might come across these gems…in newsstand new condition! The time machine worked. Relive the excitement of finding these mags.These are in stock now at Creepy Classics, but they go fast…so get the ones you want now:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #140 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new and tight. Inside this great issue: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, The Most Hellish Frankenstein, STAR WARS, Mystery Photo and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #141 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine. Inside this great issue: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, GODZILLA, All The Amazing Sinbad Movies, Giants Animals and Monsters, Super Rare Photo Treats and much more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #142 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine. Inside this great issue: The 20th Year Anniversary Issue, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, The House of Ackerman, Christopher Lee, Ray Harryhausen, Boris Karloff, FM Celebrity Fans!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #143 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine. Inside this great issue: The Macabre Mummy Created By Boris Karloff, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, The House of Ackerman, Alien Movies, Vincent Price’s Phibes and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #144 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine condition! Inside this great issue: TV Horror Host Dr. Paul Bearer, The 1000 Faced Fan, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Special Effects, THE MUMMY with Boris Karloff, Vampira and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #146 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine condition, just very slight cover wear. Inside this great issue: JAWS, APE, Christopher Lee Talks About STAR WARS, Hammer THE LOST CONTINENT, Peter Cushing – Gentleman of Horror and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #147 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Like new condition, tight spine. Inside this issue: STAR WARS, How To Communicate with Aliens from the Movies, Boris Karloff Rare TV Appearances, Rare Photos, THE NIGHT STALKER, Basil Gogos cover art!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #148 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, fresh and tight spine. Inside this issue: Original STAR WARS FAN CLUB insert, The Darth Vader Story, KING KONG’s Ruth Rose – screenwriter, THIS ISLAND EARTH, Vampire Film Photos and Vampire Jokes.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #149 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, just slight cover wear. Inside this great issue: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, Science Fiction Movies from Mars, The Different Versions of THE BLACK CAT, Luna: Actress Carroll Borland, Vincent Price’s HOUSE OF WAX.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #150 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new! Includes original min-posters still inside! This issue features: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, Forrest J Ackerman as Frankenstein’s Monster and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #151 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, fresh, tight copy. Inside this issue:SUPERMAN – THE MOVIE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, GALACTICA Special Effects, STAR WARS Contest Winners, Movie Monsters with Claws, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #152 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Another like new, tight and fresh copy of this great magazine. Inside this issue: SUPERMAN Merchandising, Werewolf Movies, Around The World With 80 Monster Movies, Among The Vampire Movies and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #154 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight and fresh magazine. Inside this great issue: LOVE AT FIRST BITE, All New Vampire Films, Monster From the Ads – Classic Movie Posters, Ted Cassidy Memorial, Abbott and Costello’s Monster Movies.Hop on that banana seat bicycle and zip into our on-line store and head for the FAMOUS MONSTERS Department to get these quick! Plus, there are MANY other back issues of this great mag too.WizardOfOz-FlyingMonkeyMB40cMONSTER BASH #40 is Here, In StockGet that flyin’ monkey off your back! You don’t want to miss out on MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #40. The cover is a masterpiece of monsterdom….Karloff as the Monster from the hand of legendary artist Basil Gogos.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!Vampiress1-DetailNew! From The Publisher of THE CREEPS, it’s VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #1Warrent Publishing and Rich Sala have been working overtime in the crypt, now presenting a new title for retro monster fans. It’s the VAMPIRESS CARMILLA premier issue:VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #1 – Magazine
Here it is..the very first issue of VAMPIRESS CARMILLA. Did you grow up reading CREEPY, EERIE…and VAMPIRELLA? Well publishing has done it again…recaptured the look and feel of VAMPIRELLAs with VAMPIRESS CARMILLA. A black and white horror comic magazine. Lots of creepy stories. Cover by Ken Kelly.This is in stock now and shipping to your dark vault right away..don’t hesitate. She won’t bite. Well, maybe she will. Anyway, get your fresh new magazine now from our VAMPIRESS Department in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line at Creepy Classics.JackTheRipperBRRe-Shocked! They’re Back…Severin Films Blu-RaysShocking Stuffers for the holiday…it’s two great creepers on Blu-Ray, ready to creep your way in a hurry:JACK THE RIPPER (1959) – Blu-Ray
Great mystery-horror that tells the classic story of England’s Ripper. In the style of the great early Hammer shockers of the late fifties and early sixties. Great Old England feel with fog and…there…hear… footsteps behind you! Taut, cool Thriller! 2 versions. Extras!COUNT DRACULA (1970) – Blu-Ray
Stars Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom and Klaus Kinski. The original Bram Stoker told through the eyes of director Jess Franco. Lee is the count, complete with gray hair and mustache, Lom is Van Helsing and Kinski, the fly-eating madman – Renfield. Lots of extra features and interviews!Get these discs to point your laser beam at for crystal clear clarity on your TV. They’re now back in stock in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.giftcertificatelogobigPerfect! Let Your Monster Movie Fan DecideIt’s the perfect gift for that monster movie buddy or family member…they will love a gift certificate to pick out what they want from Creepy Classics! They’re are three denomination available:$100 Creepy Classics Gift Certificate
A hard copy gift certificate will be mailed to you for great monstrous gift giving! Good for anything on the Creepy Classics web site: Monster Bash Admissions Memberships, Blu-Rays, DVDs, Model Kits, Posters, T-Shirts, Collectibles…everything for that special Monster Movie Fan!$50 Creepy Classics Gift Certificate
A hard copy gift certificate will be mailed to you for great monstrous gift giving! Good for anything on the Creepy Classics web site: Monster Bash Admissions Memberships, Blu-Rays, DVDs, Model Kits, Posters, T-Shirts, Collectibles…everything for that special Monster Movie Fan!$25 Creepy Classics Gift Certificate
A hard copy gift certificate will be mailed to you for great monstrous gift giving! Good for anything on the Creepy Classics web site: Monster Bash Admissions Memberships, Blu-Rays, DVDs, Model Kits, Posters, T-Shirts, Collectibles…everything for that special Monster Movie Fan!You’ll be mailed a certificate that you can package any way you’d like for that special monster fan on your Christmas list. You can CLICK HERE to pick out the certificate you want from Creepy Classics.PandoraandtheFlyingMASONNew DVDs! PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Double Feature and Kino’s IN SEARCH OF DRACULAThese two new additions are in stock now at Creepy Classics:PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN/THE LIVING IDOL – DVD
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 IDOL (1957).IN SEARCH OF DRACULA (1975/Kino) – DVD
A full-length documentary that examines the history and historic background on the Dracula legend through writings and film. Christopher Lee narrates. A highlight features Lee in make-up as Vlad The Impaler and as Count Dracula. Also, a lot of very interesting footage from the actual Carpathian Mountains and the still intact old world and its legends.Get these titles now available for immediate shipping from our New DVD Department at Creepy Classics.LSOH45RetroFan12New! Great Magazines…LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS and RETRO FANThe latest editions of these two great magazines are in stock now at Creepy Classics…ready to ship to you to read over the holidays:LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #45 – Magazine
The cornerstone magazine for Hammer Horror fans! In this slick, quality issue: Behind-the-Scenes for THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN with Peter Cushing, A History of Horror fanzines, Hammer actress Annette Whiteley Interview, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in THE CREEPING TERROR and more!RETRO FAN #12 – Magazine
The great retro pop culture magazine! In this all glossy color issue: The Greatest Christmas Movie of All-Time, SHEENA – Pin-Up Queen of TV, The Making of the stop-motion classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, Popeye’s Long Strange History, Behind-the-Scenes of TV’s THREE’S COMPANY and more!Get these issues now at our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand…where else, Monster Kid? But, right here at Creepy Classics!All shipped bagged and boarded for protection.WinterMonsterlandBundlechristmassnowballfightNew! Winter Monsterland Bundle PackZounds! Get the greatest monster movie magazines around all for one low price in this special, limited time bundle pack:WINTER MONSTERLAND MAGAZINE BUNDLE – Magazines
Winter sends chills down your spine and so will this creepy cool bundle. Three new mags for one low price: SCARY MONSTERS #119, FILMFAX #157 and MONSTER BASH #40. The great monster movie magazines that are sure to keep you going through the winter. All three in this bundle! All three for only 19.99.Dash in to our Bundle Packs Department to get this wild winter deal now from Creepy Classics.mb-gag-hunch-reading-materiMake Sure You’re Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!Don’t get “Monster Mushy,” get “Monster Bash!”The NEW classic monster movie magazine! 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!TeeChristmasFrankieSanta-Rocket-Sled-BIGMake It A Creepy Classics Christmas!Have you figured out what on earth to wear on Christmas this year….well, say no more! We have you covered. It’s the monster fan’s perfect Christmas t-shirt: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. Select size in pull-down option. Retro Christmas Frankenstein Santa. Face is BIG on front of shirt…..and don’t forget, we have CREEPY CLASSICS GIFT CERTIFICATES too. In various denomination…just CLICK HERE to see the options.Happy Holidaze!GrabBagPOGrabBagNew! Back For Another Year….Creepy Classics’ Santa Grab BagWho knows, what you’ll get? But it will be a great deal regardless!!! This is the annual grab bag holiday horror deal:CREEPY CLASSICS GRAB BAG – 12 DVDs
We’re clearing out inventory and you can help and get cool DVDs! This grab bag is loaded with 12 random DVDs. All movies on DVD that we normally sell…it will include some major label DVDs…all factory sealed and new! No returns or exchanges…just a great surprise box ‘o’ DVDs! Worth at least $100 or more! Limited time! $49.99.Details…click here to reach into the grab bag for 12 mystery DVDs.GirlInTheGiantHairyPawPosteGorillaLooksRightNew! Big Colorful Rare Poster from 1976This is an original 1976 poster that promoted the book THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW about the classic 1933 KING KONG film. Here are the hairy details:THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW – 22.5 x 30 inch poster
Original 1976 promotional poster for the Flare Book: THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW. Very good condition. Originally folded and still in proper fold. 22.5 inch by 30 inch. Full color. Find ones on eBay in lesser condition for $150 or more. Our price $49.Won’t it look great framed in your movie viewing room? Grab it in our Original Movie Posters Department 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:NB-PostersNBRegistrationLaughsNBRonEarlNBShoppersNBSophieO SullivanNormToySoldierGalleryPaisleyZach-KevPicPhantomBillAndTonyPrizeTossRachelRichardHandsRegistrationQuestionsRegistrationTeamResinModelsRonAdamsKrisYeaworthMonster 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 Phantom of the Opera: The Classic 1925 Version

CLASSIC FILM JOURNAL

The original 1925 silent film version of The Phantom of the Opera is the most famous version of the Gaston Leroux story of the disfigured and deranged Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House. The film is most famous for Lon Chaney’s astounding performance and grisly makeup.

The film’s origins had begun in 1923 when the president of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle, had met author Gaston Leroux while on vacation in Paris. Leroux gave Laemmle a copy of his 1910 novel of Le Fantôme de l’Opéra when hearing that Laemmle was an admirer of the Paris Opera House.

Laemmle quickly bought the film rights with Lon Chaney to star as the monstrous Erik. Production began in mid-October of 1924 and the film was released on November 25, 1925.

The Story Begins

The film begins at the opening night of a production of Gounod’s Faust at the Paris Opera House. Comte…

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CREEPY CLASSICS NEWS! OH YEA!

 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

Silver Screen Classics

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)

Pale Writer

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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