2nd Annual Classic Monster Awards 2020

Greetings classic monster fans and monster kids all over the world. HAPPY HALLOWEEN Last years Monsters After Midnight presented the very first Classic Monster Awards. The awards were created to honor those classic monster fans who keep the genre alive and breathing. Last year we gave three awards in three different categories. They were for best artist, best podcast and best article. This year we decided to give out only one award to a monster kid whose talents and dedication to the genre cover all three of those categories. This year’s award gores to (pun intended) monster kid Warner Todd Huston.

Warner is from northern Illinois and probably one of horror host Svengoolies greatest fans. A few years ago, Warner took to social media and created the Svengoolie Fans Svengoolians Facebook page which has thousands of members. There are other Sven fan pages out there, but Warner adds a special touch to the SFS page by running commentary during Sven’s Saturday night appearances. Warner also creates online fan art. In which he showcases before the show, incorporating Sven into classic monster movie posters.

Warner is also a prolific writer and has a huge collection of classic monster related collectables. He has had his work and pictures featured on Svengoolie and works hard to keep the genre alive. CONGRATS Warner!

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Creepy Halloween

 Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!Halloween-TrickOrTreatersHalloween RitualsIt’s Halloween weekend and I’ve pressed the GO button on my instant flashback machine. The images flicker by at a high rate….ambers, yellows, greens, reds, orange and black. The smell of pumpkin pie, apple cider, latex rubber masks. The sound of hard corn kernels hitting the window, giggling children at the door peering into buckets of candy, a roar of a high school football game in the distance, a dog barking like crazy in a neighbor’s yard. Halloween year after year filled with smiles.Prepping for Halloween, that anticipation and excitement. It usually began with the hunt for a pumpkin. Whether it was the grocery store where they were piled up outside, Long’s Dairy or Harner’s (a local apple farm)…it was the selecting from a pumpkin patch. I liked the tall skinny ones best….ones where I could do more of a Frankenstein Monster or fanged vampire face. Dad usually did the run for the pumpkin with me and my sister. Then it was at the kitchen table with Mom. Drawing with magic markers the fiendish face that first came into my brain onto the bright pumpkin. Careful not to make the lines too tight (difficult cutting). Then the steak knife…and the guts. Yes, the gooey, stringy guts with slimy seeds. Thankfully Mom didn’t seem to mind helping yank the innards out. Slopping them onto the spread out newspaper.Digging with a tablespoon a hole for candle placement. Finally, putting the Halloween masterpieces on the front porch. The wrangling, getting a match at the right angle. Not wanting to burn our hands as we lit the carved creations. The glowing glory of the season looked so great in the dark.Inside, Mom made cookies and IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN aired on television. Costumes went over coats and sweaters, tightly. Masks strapped on or pulled on…large grocery bags that were specially printed for the season were locked on our arms…ready to be loaded as we marched off into the night.I got to re-live this all with my daughter for years too, and the great thrills were still intact.Gee. Halloweens were, and are, magic.Ron Adams
October 2020
Ligonier, PAOn with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…COF19bCOFAnnual1967New! More Vintage CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN MagazinesNow available, beautiful copies of the original CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine:CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #17 – Magazine
In this classic issue from editor Calvin Beck: History of Horror and Fantasy Films, Rat Harryhausen, Bran Stoker’s DRACULA, THE MEPHISTO WALTZ, Rondo Hatton bio and films….and much more!CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #18 – Magazine
The Calvin Beck classic monster movie magazine. This issue from 1972…A beautiful issue. No cut-outs, no markings, just typical age tanning. Inside: Robert Bloch’s THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, Interview with John Carradine, Lovecraft Films, Boris Karloff’s Last Movie and more!CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #19 – Magazine
The Calvin Beck monster magazine..a vintage issue which is in unread condition. Super nice. In this issue: Ray Harryhausen, New Hammer Films, VAMPIRE OF THE OPERA, Mystery Movie from Columbia Studios, The Frankenstein Movie Guide, Christopher Lee in DRACULA A.D. 1972 and more!CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #21 – Magazine
The classic Calvin Beck monster movie magazine. This issue from 1974…like new! Just typical age tanning. Inside: NBC’s FRANKENSTEIN – THE TRUE STORY, Caroline Munro, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, Ray Harryhausen’s THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD and more!CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #22 – Magazine
The classic movie monster magazine from Calvin Beck. This issue from 1974. Super nice condition, no cut coupons, no pen marks! Inside: Linda Blair and THE EXORCIST, Interview with Peter Cushing, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, Ingrid Pitt, MADHOUSE with Vincent Price and more.CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN ANNUAL 1967 – Magazine
Almost like new…clean, tight spine, almost like right off the newsstand. Amazing condition for this 1967 special! Only typical age tanning. Inside: Frankenstein Movies, Flash Gordon and Buster Crabbe, BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE, The Silent Horror NOSFERATU and more.Grab the back issues of CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine that you need for your collection now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics…you’ll see the CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Department behind the dungeon door.Re-Shocked By The Shock Monster! MONSTER MASH Hardback BookA high gloss hardback book filled with the retro monster goodies we grew up with…the magazines, the toys, the TV shows, the advertising, the movies. A making of a Monster Boom Generation. If you don;t have this yet…you need it! Really! It’s produced by the gang at RETRO FAN magazine and is a great glossy big book:MONSTER MASH – Large Hardback Book
Time-trip back to the frightening era of 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated, full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit “Monster Mash,” Aurora’s model kits, TV shows (Shock Theatre, The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Dark Shadows), Mars Attacks trading cards, Eerie Publications, Planet of the Apes, and more! FOREWORD by TV Horror Host icon Zacherley!Get it now in our Creepy Bookstore at Creepy Classics.InvisibleManReturnsOS-NewWildKidLeftNew! 11X17 PostersBack in shock stock, here at Creepy Classics, it’s beautiful color poster reproductions in thick, crystal clear acrylic slip sleeves for your movie room, dorm room, apartment or, heck…right in your kitchen:INGAGI (1930 Lost Film) – 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) – 11X17 Poster Repro
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933/Claude Rains) – 11X17 Poster Repro
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1940) – 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.THE INVISIBLE RAY (1936) – 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (1940) – 11X17 Poster Reproduction
An 11X17 inch full color poster reproduction on heavy stock paper inserted in a heavy shell crystal clear acrylic protective sleeve.Get them in our 11X17 Posters Department here at the creepiest place on earth…Creepy Classics!MB40-FrightMONSTER BASH #40! The Latest Issue is Here, In StockWe 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!It’s in our MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE Department at Creepy Classics.Go-Go Gogos, MONSTER BASH!Caligari sCabinetNew! Books For Your Creepy Movie LibraryTime to run down the street to the Creepy Bookstore on the corner…words out! New books have arrived and there just might be some about the classic movies you love. Here are some of the latest additions to the shelves that are now available, while they last:CINEMA OF MYSTERY – Hardcover Book
A super cool hard cover illustrated with loads of photos….Macabre classic cinema documented. Edgar Allan Poe films from the silent era to Roger Corman. Vampires, Caligari, Universals, Karloff, Lugosi…they’re all here. From major studios to obscure weird mystery horrors of the 1930s and 1940s. Hardcover with dust jacket.THE MAKING OF THE WIZARD OF OZ – Used Hardcover
An amazing account in hundreds of pages on THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)…an MGM masterpiece. Loaded with rare black and white AND color photos…behind-the-scenes. Author Aljran Harmetz explores everything in the production. Amazing book. 330 pages, Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket is worn with some small tears.CALIGARI’S CABINET (FILM DESIGN) – Softcover Book
A history of film design. Set designer Leon Barsacq explores set design in fantastic films from the silent era through 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. An amazing book with detailed design photos from classic films throughout. 264 pages of movie magic.JOHN FORD: THE MAN AND HIS FILMS – Softcover Book
‘Here at last is a book that richly documents his life and catalogs with sound critical commentary all of Ford’s films.’ – Howard Ziff, The Boston Sunday Globe. 572 pages with scores of photos. Softcover, new.THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION – Big Softcover Book
Heavy book printed on heavy stock paper with beautiful photo reproductions and illustrations…350 pages of a visual history of science fiction in pop culture: The movies, the books, the pulps, the comic books. Heavy volume that you can spend hours paging through with beautiful photos and illustrations.Get the above books and many more now available from Creepy Classics in our Creepy Bookstore, some rare ones!ApeManBelaAndLouiseCurrieNew and Re-Stocked! THE APE MAN and DOOMED TO DIE Double Feature Blu-RayWe’ve already sold out of our first case of this one. A new case of fresh Blu-Rays just arrived! Get yours….Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff together again on the same Blu-Ray…two fun features from the 1940s and….a GREAT bonus feature:THE APE MAN (1943)/DOOMED TO DIE (1940) – Blu-Ray
THE APE MAN (1943) One of poverty row’s most infamous films. Bela Lugosi stars with Wallace Ford and Louise Currie. DOOMED TO DIE (1940) Stars Boris Karloff. Karloff as detective Mr. Wong investigates murder most foul! Bonus: Amazing Monogram Picture Blooper, out-take reel!Snare your copy now, it’s in stock, at Creepy Classics in our New Blu-Ray Department!FM51bNew! Classic FAMOUS MONSTERS In StockJust added, more classic FMs:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #51 – Magazine
Like right off the newsstand new, only typical age tanning and a small dog-ear crease on the back cover. Appears unread and like new. The classic James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman monster movie magazine from 1968. Inside: Lon Chaney Jr.’s THE WOLF MAN, BARBARELLA, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #53 – Magazine
Warehouse find in NYC. The great iconic monster mag from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Inside this issue: The Horror of Hammer, You Axed For It, William Castle – Man of Terror, Face 1001 of Lon Chaney, WHAT starring Christopher Lee and more! FM from the 1960s. Great condition!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #54 – Magazine
A simply gorgeous issue in condition…fresh and like right off the newsstand, unread. The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Inside this mag: Giant Prehistoric Monsters, INVASION OF THE VAMPIRES, The British Monster King – Christopher Lee Talks!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #55 – Magazine
Excellent condition, like right off the newsstand, unread. Tiny, tiny cover wear only on bottom right of cover. The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Inside this mag: TV’s LAND OF THE GIANTS, Chaney’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE UNHOLY THREE and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #56 – Magazine
A simply gorgeous issue in condition…fresh and like right off the newsstand, unread. The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Inside this mag: Boris Karloff’s Life, Commentary from Christopher Lee, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price. Plus FRANKENSTEIN Filmbook.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #57 – Magazine
A beautiful copy, appears unread and brand new except for normal age tanning. The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Inside this issue: The FRANKENSTEIN Picture Book, Monster Horrorscope, Horror From Space: THE GREEN SLIME, Hammer’s New Dracula…FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #58 – Magazine
A beautiful copy, appears unread and brand new except for normal age tanning. The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Inside this issue: See Karloff as THE MUMMY, See Bela Lugosi in THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, Dick Martin as a werewolf and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #60 – Magazine
A beautiful copy, appears unread and brand new except for normal age tanning. The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Inside this issue: The FRANKENSTEIN Picture Book, The Incredible Man-Eating Plant Movies, WHITE ZOMBIE, David Allen and more!Plus, check out all the vintage FAMOUS MONSTERS YEARBOOK annuals….all listed and ready for you to click, add to your cart and get them mailed directly to you! They’re in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand in the FAMOUS MONSTERS Department…here on-online at Creepy Classics.RodanPolarLightsDrJekyllAsMrHydeMODELNew! Model Kits In Shock Stock Now…Here they are…some of your favorite model kits, brand new and in stock at Creepy Classics:BLACKBEARD – THE BLOODTHIRSTY PIRATE (Square Box) – Model Kit
Based on the classic Aurora kit! Blackbeard the bloodthirsty pirate plastic model kit! Plastic model kit is in 1:10 scale, detailed base and Blackbeard figure with nameplate. Features 51 pieces and classic packaging with detailed instructions. Requires glue for assembly.DR. JEKYLL AS MR. HYDE – Classic Model Kit
The classic Aurora model kit re-issued by Moebius Models. The crazed doctor turned into the Hyde monster. The long box we remember! All plastic assembly, paint and glue not included. Build yourself a monster today.RODAN – Snap Together Model Kit
The classic Rodan flying monster model kit! Snap together, posable neck, 11 inches tall, detailed base (crushed buildings!). Sanctioned from the Godzilla studios – Toho! Does not include paint. Monstrous fun with your own giant monster.Order these now for immediate shipping to your dungeon door from our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics.LostInSpaceRobotModelBack in Stock! The Big LOST IN SPACE Robot Model KitWe’ve re-stocked on the classic LOST IN SPACE (B-9) Robot model kits. Get yours for building over the winter, or giving to a fellow sci-fi fan for Christmas:LOST IN SPACE ROBOT – Model Kit
DANGER! DANGER! WILL ROBINSON! All new 1:6 scale LOST IN SPACE Robot kit from Moebius Models! Styrene plastic kit. Nearly 13 inches tall. Opening door on robot, detailed power pack, photo-etched vent screens and optional retracted arms. Assembly required, paint and glue not included.Head over to our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department at Creepy Classics to order yours right now.TalkingPictures2New! Vintage Magazines From the Fabulous Fifties & Swingin’ Sixties For Your Creepy CollectionGet the above vintage magazines direct from decades past from your retro time machine…Creepy Classics:MONSTER PARADE #2 – Magazine
Vintage monster movie magazine from 1958! Very collectible and hard-to-find. This issue has light cover wear. Spine is tight. On one middle page a small monster face photo was cut out. Otherwise just typical age tanning. Inside: IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, Ghoul Gallery, more.MONSTER PARADE #3 – Magazine
A rare collectible monster magazine from Magnum Publications in 1958! Some slight cover wear, otherwise, tight spine, one page – photos cut – but not missing, no markings. Inside: HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, THE INVISIBLE MAN, Mummy Movies, horror stories, crazy ads.MONSTER PARADE #4 – Magazine
Wow, other than some super light cover wear, this is a great copy. Tight spine, appears unread! An early monster movie magazine. Movie features on THE APE (Karloff), I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, Dracula – His Story in PIctures, Horror Stories. Vintage monster mag from 1958!TALKING PICTURES #2 – Magazine
Like new other than age tanning. Full page TV show photos with funny captions. Almost entirely THE ADDAMS FAMILY and THE MUNSTERS in this issue from 1964. Lots of Herman and Grandpa from THE MUNSTERS and Gomez and Morticia from THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Hip, swinging sixties monster fun.TALKING PICTIRES #3 – Magazine
A movie photo magazine. Full page photos with funny captions. Includes THE GIANT GILA MONSTER, TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN photos as well as photos from James Bond, etc. 1965 vintage magazine aimed at the hot rod, surf teenage hip crowd from the swinging sixties. Excellent condition, just age tanning.They’re in our Monster Parade Department and Miscellaneous Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics. Get yours from our Creepy Magazine Newsstand today…..and now, photos of the fun from The Riverside Drive-In’s UNIVERSAL HORROR NIGHTS last weekend in Vandergrift, PA! We were there haunting the concession building with a massive display of Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster T-Shirts, Monster Magazines, posters and more! Stay up-to-date with all our future MONSTER BASH Shows:Drive-InUniversal-1Drive-InUniversal-10Drive-InUniversal-11Drive-InUniversal-12Drive-InUniversal-13Drive-InUniversal-2Drive-InUniversal-3Drive-InUniversal-4Drive-InUniversal-5Drive-InUniversal-6Drive-InUniversal-7Drive-InUniversal-8Drive-InUniversal-9Drive-InSEPT2017-CarsSouthOMonster Bash….good times, good monsters and great times!

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8mm Home Made Monster Movies

When I was in 6th grade I met a kid that also like monster movies. His name was Bruce Guerney. We’d visit each other’s houses listening to vinyl records of things like Orson Welles’ WAR OF THE WORDS broadcast, old SUSPENSE radio shows, CHLLING THRILLING SOUNDS OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE and FAMOUIS MONSTERS SPEAKS. One time I was over at his house and we talked about how cool it would be to make our own monster movies. Like lightning struck him, he said he would ask his dad if he could borrow his dad’s 8mm movie camera. It was used for chronicling family outings…but, soon, it would be the vehicle for making monster movies.

Bruce got the okay and bought some film. That was the beginning of a series of horror and science films that lasted about five to ten minutes each. There was space footage. Bruce came up with using black poster board with holes poked in it and a bright light behind to creature a star field. He did some test dinosaur claymation. Then we began in earnest.

Our biggest epic was something called CURSE OF THE FURFACE! I can’t remember if Bruce actually got permission, but he cut a chunk out of a fur coat of his mother’s! He applied the fur to me face using stop-motion. I became a rack-shamble werewolf (“The Furface”) and did things like jumping out of a tree house to attack Bruce’s little brother. Yes, ketchup was involved. We never realized how bad ketchup could start smelling in the hot sun. There was another film that involved packing oatmeal on my face with stop-motion. Ever try to get dried oatmeal off your face. Ouch!

I was lucky enough to have another friend, Dave Lewis, that also had access to an 8mm camera. We made more home made films. They included THE PHANTOM OF THE ATTIC….me wearing a fake cape and always with a red filter light. A NOSFERATU kinda crazy thing where I was discovered in an old home’s attic and came down to terrorize. We had seen NOSFERATU where Murnau utilized stop-motion in a few scenes for a jittery effect. We did the same with “The Phantom” popping across a room.

There was also a renegade little move we made called BADGER. We were in 10th grade at this point. BADGER was a Clint Eastwood/Charles Bronson type vigilante film. Dave came up with some pretty amazing way to do “bullet hits” with fake blood. I was Badger wearing my fake leather jacket and an overly-serious attitude! Downtown State College, PA was the background, subbing for New York City. Many scenes set in a parking garage where we couldn’t be seen too much. A filming permit? What was that? We just got chased out of places, like a local doughnut shop.

I know I was not alone in trying to make movies when I was a kid, like the ones we loved to watch. I sure wish I could track down Bruce or Dave to see if those films still exist. I’ve tried. I haven’t seen them since the 1970s.

See Monster Kid movies on this Monster Bash link: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/8mmMonsterMovies.html

If you have vintage home made monster movies you can post on You Tube send me the link if you’d like yours included on our web page.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
June 2020

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

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New! More Used VHS Tapes in Shock Stock

We just loaded in more Used VHS tapes in great condition…many like new! So, if you’re a VHS collector, now’s the time to jump and get the ones you need before they’re gone.

Here’s just two of the hundreds in stock now:

THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957) – Used VHS
You’ll never look the same at a praying mantis again! This thing destroys buildings and eats people. Call the Orkin man FAST!

THE RAVEN (1963/Goodtimes) – Used VHS
Tongue-in-cheek fantasy-horror romp with Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Peter Lorre! Peter Lorre is literally turned into a raven as wizards Price and Karloff battle. A drive-in fright flick from director Roger Corman!

See these and cores more in our Used VHS Department at Creepy Classics!

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Bernard Herrmann Score, Re-Imagined by Nick Posengal

Our MONSTER BASH friend Nick Posengal is a music composer in his own right, but tried his hand at a re-working of the great Bernard Herrmann score for THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951).

This is “Gort Re-Constructed!” Just click on the image/link above to enjoy this DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL slideshow with Nick’s work. Amazing. Ominous!

CLICK HERE to hear it!

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New! Vintage Paperback Books Are Here

Stop into our on-line Creepy Bookstore today to discover all the vintage paperbacks that have been added. Here are a few of the ones available right now:

MASTER OF THE WORLD (Movie Tie-In 1964) – Paperback Book
The Ace paperback released to promote the current film MASTER OF THE WORLD with Vincent Price in 1964. Features the original Jules Verne novel. Movie tie-in paperback in un-read condition. Just age tanning!

HORROR IN THE CINEMA (Ivan Butler) – Used Paperback
A complete critical review of horror films from DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE to ROSEMARY’S BABY and beyond. This edition from 1971. Appears un-read with just slight small crease on cover. Illustrated with lots of photos. Silent films, The Universals, Val Lewton, British horror, AIP Poe and more!

SUSPENSE IN THE CINEMA – Paperback Book
A complete critical guide to the suspense film by Gordon Gow. 1971 edition, In u-read condition! Just age tanning. 222 pages and lots of photos too.

BORIS KARLOFF’S FAVORITE HORROR STORIES – Used Paperback
An Avon paperback book collection from 1965. Great horror stories from the 1930s-1950s. Authors include H.P. Lovecraft, Roald Dahl, Robert Bloch, August Derleth, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Silverberg, C.M. Kornbluth and others! Great collectible.

ADDAMS FAMILY: HOMEBODIES (Charles Addams) – Used Paperback
First printing of the paperback version of this collection from 1965. Before The Far Side or Bizarro there was Charles Addams’ dark humor one panel dark-horror comics. Many feature the “The Addams Family” long before the TV show. Really, really cool and fun. 128 pages.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Anthony Quinn Cover) – Used Paperback
The famous Victor Hugo novel 1965 edition featuring the Anthony Quinn image as Quasimodo on the cover. Quinn played in the 1957 version of the film. This edition was a student copy with some stray pen marks. Used paperback, 304 pages.

Get these and many, many more in our on-line Creepy Bookstore at Creepy Classics.

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Summer Monster Bash Conference Canceled

The summer show has, unfortunately, been canceled. With the regulation in place for Pennsylvania regarding the virus. Please read the above for more details.

Additional note: Kate at the Double Tree hotel has informed me that they can’t get the Bash June 18-20, 2021 hotel rooms in their system till after this year’s Bash would have happened. So please call them after June 20 to get your room set-up for next June.

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Step Out of the Graveyard and Take a Look, It’s the Latest Issue! MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #39

Don’t get left behind, get your copy of the latest MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE right now! Available now from Creepy Classics…home of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

This is it….what a cool ghoul issue:

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

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

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

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Coming Soon! MONSTER-ART MAGAZINE #3 with Alternate Covers

Coming soon…and available at October’s MONSTER BASH….it’s the new magazine MONSTER-ART #3. Kinda like the classic FAMOUS MONSTERS but with stunning art in place of photos…all your favorite horror and science fiction films celebrated! Here’s a word from publisher/editor John Sargent:

MonsterArt issue 3 is heading to the printer! Look for your favorite full color illustrated monster magazine at this October’s Monster Bash. This issue will primarily feature artwork from two Forry award winning artists, David Heywood and John Sargent, and have alternative covers featuring both artists. Full of fun and surprises in this issue!

It will be available here at Creepy Classics too! And, check out the first two issues still available HERE!

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Thank You Derek Koch of MONSTER KID RADIO

Thanks to Derek of MONSTER KID RADIO for putting this video together for Creepy Classics, See it, CLICK HERE!

It helps support the efforts of MONSTER BASH the conference and the magazine!

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New! “Duel with Death” Model Kit

After decades from when it originally was issued…it’s back! The “Duel with Death” model kit is here. It’s companion model kit is “Escape the Tentacles of Fate!” We have hem both here at Creepy Classics. Get yours today and start building, and painting they way you like it! Keep scrolling, matey…

JOLLY ROGER: DUEL WITH DEATH – Model Kit
A pirate fights a living skeleton! A classic model kit is back! Molded-in Glow-In-The-Dark plastic. Two 6” tall pirate-themed figures on a detailed diorama base. 1st reissue in 40 years. The model comes to life with rubber band action. 1/12 scale, skill 2, paint, and cement not included.

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JOLLY ROGER: ESCAPE THE TENTACLES OF FATE – Model Kit
A really cool model kit! Dead pirate skeletons and threatening octopus on ramshackle raft. Molded-in Glow-In-The-Dark plastic. Two 6” tall pirate-themed skeleton figures on a detailed diorama base. Model comes to life with rubber band action. 1/12 scale. Paint and glue not included.

Get one, or get both today in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department here at home for darn cool stuff, Creepy Classics!

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Convention Show Schedule Revisions

Make sure to keep checking out Convention Page to stay updated on the shows that Creepy Classics/Monster Bash will be at.

With this year’s turmoil, dates have changed and shows cancelled, then re-scheduled. Quite a few changes.

CLICK HERE to go to our Convention Listing Page and bookmark it. Check it frequently for changes.

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New! Vintage Issues of FILMFAX Magazine

Now in stock, these classic issues of FILMFAX magazine with in-depth articles and interviews:

FILMFAX #18 – Magazine
In this issue: Bela Lugosi’s Last Screen Rights, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE with director Joseph Green, On Location with THE MONSTER FROM PIEDRAS BLANCAS…dozens of behind-the-scenes photos…and more!

FILMFAX #21 – Magazine
In this issue: A Look Back at the “Space Race,” TV’s MEN INTO SPACE, Harry Thomas – B-Movie Monster Maker, Virginia Christine from THE MUMMY’s CURSE, A Tribute to Wendayne Ackerman and more!

FILMFAX #42 – Magazine
In this issue: The Art of Fright – A Farewell Interview with Vincent Price. Also, The Amicus movies and an interview with writer Richard Matheson. Might be a small price sticker on cover.

FILMFAX #57 – Magazine
In this issue: Weird B-Movies, 50 Fantastic Film Reviews, Vampira!

Get the above issues and many, many more in our FILMFAX Magazine Department today at Creepy Classics!

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Seventies: Shelley Winters in ‘The Devil’s Daughter’ (1973)

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The release of Rosemary’s Baby in 1968 unleashed the full force of the audience’s fascination with satanic panic, with such films as The Devil Rides Out, The Omen, The Exorcist, and To The Devil A Daughter being released. These films showed two groups who were perennially at risk: young women and children. In Polanski’s seminal adaptation of Ira Levine’s classic novel, Rosemary is a young, doll like woman (played by a cropped haired Mia Farrow), who is ultimately subsumed by the worship of the Devil through her love for her child.

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She is entirely vulnerable because her husband has sold her soul to that infinite evil, and the one friend she had in the world, her previous landlord, is brutally murdered when he tries to save her.

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Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!

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Fantasy Spectacles on Sundays

I was never into sports that much as a kid, well, I take that back. During baseball season I liked listening to the Pittsburgh Pirates on the radio and collecting 8X10 color photographs of those Pirates of the 1970s that were given out with “fill-ups” at a local gas station. Those ware the days of gas station attendants that would fill up your tank for you, and check your oil. Remember the long black snake hoses that would “ding” as Dad drove across them. It would alert the attendant that there was a car to service. A grease stained red or blue rag would hang out of the guy’s back pocket.

But, I was less interested in football. So when Sundays rolled around and I was home or visiting grandparents that we frequently did, I really wasn’t watching too much football. Before or after games there was something that interested me more on TV. It seems many networks and local stations would play fantasy spectacles and epics. Movies would air like JASON AND THE ARGONAUNTS, JACK THE GIANT KILLER, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BROTHERS GRIMM, THE MAGIC SWORD or THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD.

Those movies had the adventure, magic…and sometimes monsters that I was ever on the lookout for. I would be glued to the TV as my father or grandfather awaited the beginning of a game. Then when football was on, or golf….I would pull out a copy of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine or a STRANGE TALES Marvel Comic that featured Dr. Strange and Nick Fury.

Another place I saw those fantasy epics would be at “Kiddie Matinees” in a local theater. They would re-issue some of those for Saturday and Sunday shows aimed at kids. There was nothing like seeing the giant creatures of stop-motion Dynamation master Ray Harryhausen on a giant screen. Even that fire-breathing dragon from Bert I. Gordon in THE MAGIC SWORD was simply amazing on a big screen when I was about 7 years old.

There was color and pageantry of far-off lands where magical things happened and there was action and mystery at every open market bazaar. That was the stuff of dreams and wonder.

Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
May 2020

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

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Back in Stock! The Spectacle of Monsters and a Hero

The adventure, fun and youthful excitement is still there with JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962). Full of majesty and vivid color, this film was great on the big screen and super on your home set-up. We’ve just re-stocked from Kino-Lorber this brilliant film on Blu-Ray and DVD:

JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962/Kino-Lorber) – Blu-Ray or DVD
A princess is kidnapped, a fierce giant monster is on a rampage and flying witch-harpies attack a ship. Sound neat? It is. Similar in many ways to THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (including star Kerwin Matthews) this made a big splash with ticket-buying monster kids of the 60’s. A bit grittier and spookier than 7TH VOYAGE; this has more horror elements. Special effects by Jim Danforth. Includes the uncut original version at 94 minutes, plus the re-edited musical version at 91 minutes. Audio commentary by Tim Lucas. Original trailer.

Get JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962) in our Complete DVD Catalog on-line or our Blu-Ray Department…order right now and get it fast from Creepy Classics!

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You Can “Hyde” at MONSTER BASH!

It’s on-line, the schedule of events for the June MONSTER BASH! Once again, it was very hard to schedule as we simply had too many great events and features to get in there. We had to drop a few things…which will appear at our October show.

Direct link to the schedule: https://www.monsterbashnews.com/schedule.html

It’s another jam-packed, no-sleep, 3-day weekend. You won’t want to miss a single thing.

Keep in mind that events are subject to change. All systems are go, with back-up dates of July 24-26, 2020. We’ll announce whether we need the back-up dates on June 2 after a meeting with the hotel on the 1st of June.

We’ll be ready to finally get out, and what a way to start…with your MONSTER BASH friends!

All the details, vendors, and guest listings are here: www.monsterbash.us

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Artist Vin Davis Submitted This!

I want to thank Vin Davis for sharing his fantastic art (above) and his super nice sentiment here.

Gotta keep the classic monsters going! -Ron

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Items From the FJA Private Collection

These items were acquired by super fan, Malcolm Gittins. They came from Forrest J Ackerman’s private collection. For those of you that don’t know (although if you’re reading this, you probably do!), Forrest J Ackerman was the founding editor of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine. He got this whole collection fever going…and the fire has never gone out.

Here’s what Malcolm says about these, that he has so graciously shared with us fellow fans:

Dear Ron, I just wanted to share some really cool things…Recently I began buying original photos and other items once owned by Forry! Two different sets arrived so far, and a third is on its way! I am so happy to be able to own stuff from his collection! So now, a part of his collection will now reside with me, and I’m thrilled to say that!
Here are just a few of the amazing goodies!

See you soon,
Malcolm

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Click to see the new MONSTER BASH preview trailer!

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The New Trailer For MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020

Get ready, get set…for MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020. This is the new preview trailer for the October Bash. Here’s the direct link produced by Kevin Slick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWNG8MhSvs0.

All the info on the October show…Click Here!

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New! More Vintage Fantastic Classic Scholastic

Throwback time. It’s 5th grade all over again and the Scholastic Book order just came in. Your teacher is calling out names for you to come up to her desk and get your book order! The excitement of getting your books…the mysteries, the ghost stories, the magic books.

More titles entering our retro hallowed halls include: TV FAVORITES, HEROES AND MONSTERS OF GREEK MYTH, ONE WEEK OF DANGER, THE MARVELOUS INVENTIONS OF ALVIN FERNALD, MISS PICKERELL GOES TO MARS, THE SHAGGY DOG, THE MYSTERIOUS SHRINKING HOUSE, MRS. COVERLET’S MAGICIANS, A CROCODILE’S TALE and more!

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

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The Kids are Exited! It’s the Latest Issue of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.

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

This is it….what a cool ghoul issue:

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

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

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

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New! We’re All Getting THE CREEPS…

Just like the old days…we’re still nervous picking up the latest issue thinking Mom might find it and throw it away. The retro gruesome black and white horror comic magazine that’s just just like the CREEPY and EERIE magazines we remember and loved:

THE CREEPS #25 – Magazine
The best in illustrated horror that gives you THE CREEPS! Rich Sala’s great CREEPS magazine is just like CREEPY or EERIE back in the 1970s. Great black and white horror comics in retro fashion. Stories include The Frankenstein Factor, The Other Lodgers, Mis-Stake-En Identity and more.

Get THE CREEPS #25, or check out all the issues of THE CREEPS available in our THE CREEPS Department here at Creepy Classics!

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Thom Shubilla’s build-up on his KING GHIDORAH kit!

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Here’s what Creepy Classics/Monster Bash reader Thom Shubilla has been doing. He built and painted his KING GHIDORAH model kit. He sent in the above photo of his completed project, proudly on display.

You can grab one of these kits yourself:

KING GHIDORAH (65th Anniversary Series) – Big Model Kit
Godzilla’s nemesis, King Ghidorah, can now be constructed in 1/350 scale with this snap fit model kit from polar lights. Made of plastic, Snap fit design. Paint and glue not included. Re-release of the Aurora Ghidorah kit. Model includes base and nameplate.

It’s in our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department, here at Creepy Classics!

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YES! NOW….BACK IN STOCK! THE BLU-RAY OF THIS! Our first case went like hotcakes. Now it’s BAAAAACK!

One of the greatest pre-code horror films ever….filmed in that surreal early two-strip technicolor. Restored with new bonus features too….one of the most exciting releases of the year from the Warner Studio vaults and available on Blu-Ray or DVD:

THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933) – Blu-Ray or DVD
Early color horror! Lionel Atwill is a sculptor who tries to save his work when a the building owner wants to burn the museum for insurance money. Atwill is knocked unconscious and left to die. He survives…now completely insane. He uses real dead bodies to mold wax over for his new exhibits. A horrifying climax with a great “unmasking” scene with help from the lovely Fay Wray. New extras: Fay Wray documentary, restoration featurette, commentaries.

It is in stock now at Creepy Classics and ready to ship immediately to your creaky door!

Get it in our New Blu-Ray & DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.

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