A Big Basil Thank You

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I want to thank every blogger who dedicated their time to taking part in this Blogathon which honoured such an amazing performer, who deserves to be better remembered today.


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Creepy Classic News Monsters for Christmas!

 Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!Christmas1969FangsRonRon Remembers A Christmas FrankensteinOur local radio station has started playing Christmas music….Thanksgiving is getting very close and the trees are bare now. It’s got me thinking of the holidays and some of my favorite times. Close family and friends, popping from house to warm house…I will always remember. But, once in a while a certain gift will be indelible. Something special.It was Christmas Eve in about 1969 and I got to open one gift early. I didn’t question the reason for opening this one early. Looking back through the decades, I think I know now. My Grandfather Shorts (my mom’s side) wanted to see this gift as much as I would! He wanted to see it in action.I ripped the Christmas wrapping paper apart, not sure what was in this oblong box. There, there, there was this Frankenstein Monster coming through a castle archway on the box’s cover. Wow! I slid off the box top and pulled the monster out. The thing was about a foot tall. He was on a metal stand with a red button on it. My grandfather beamed as he handed me a couple of batteries. I put them in the bottom of the metal stand.Don’t push the button! My grandfather instructed that we go to the bottom of the stairs where it was darker, no windows close by. I placed it on a bookcase downstairs. “Now!” commanded my red-haired, smiling grandfather. I pressed the button like I was launching World War III. It came to life. With the grinding sound of its mechanism, the creature’s arms moved and I was frozen with amazement. Pop! The pants of the monster dropped, revealing striped shorts and it’s face went from the pale dead green to a glowing red!My grandfather and I laughed. Of course, now I had to run the thing upstairs to show my dad, my mom, sister, and great aunts. That thing followed me through the years. Through moves with my parents, when I moved over the years and is still here with me. One of the very few childhood gifts that has stayed with me, all these decades.Thank you, to my grandfather. Thank you to my parents who brought me two wondrous families that both had Christmases to always remember. And, thank you, Christmas.Here’s a You Tube demo of this Blushing Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_8pqK1coBYRon Adams
November 2020
Ligonier, PAOn with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…EdDisplay15Photo courtesty of Monster Bash’s M. Oleman.TeeChristmasFrankieMake It A Creepy Classics Christmas!Here are the tried and true Creepy Christmas items. If you don’t have this arsenal of fun for your season…get the ones you need and be prepared! If you have a fellow monster movie fan on your Christmas list…these are stupendous ideas for them:CHRISTMAS FRANKIE (Green Shirt) – T-Shirt
100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton comfortable green tee shirt with quality silk-screened image. Heavy Guildan shirt. Santa claws is here. While supplies last, sizes are men’s SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XL, 2X, 3X. Select size in pull-down option. Retro Christmas Frankenstein Santa. Face is BIG on front of shirt.MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38 – Magazine
The horror-day issue for good monster boys and ghouls everywhere! THE MUMMY’S HAND lurks, Snow Monsters, Spooky Things in Haunted Houses, Agnes Moorehead’s Manor House, Fan Flashbacks and more, more more! Writers Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Leonard Hayhurst, Rich Scrivani, Ron Adams.SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) – Blu-Ray or DVD or Budget Line DVD
Martian children cry out for their own Santa Claus, just like the one they see on TV transmissions coming from the planet Earth. Not to disappoint, Martians head for earth to kidnap Santa. Cult weird Sci-Fi classic known for featuring Pia Zadora as a child.SANTA CLAUS (1959/Santa Meets The Devil!) – Blu-Ray or DVD
This is it! The Christmas movie that warped the minds of a generation! Released in the Unite states to the children’s matinee market during the holiday season through the 1960s. It features Santa Claus fighting a devil from Hades named “Pitch.” Pitch has tried to teach the children of earth evil, but Santa Claus won’t have it and is risking everything on Christmas eve to save the holiday from the demons of the dark! A wizard, Santa’s sci-fi lab, robot reindeer, a creepy dream sequence of giant dolls taunting a little girl….total weirdness. You’ll find yourself simply shaking your head in disbelief. Imported from Mexico and dubbed in English. A holiday must for every fan of strange cinema. An alternate title could be SANTAS CLAUS VS. THE DEVIL!Load up your sleigh…or shopping cart here at Creepy Classics today…get ahead of the game for the Christmas season!….and don’t forget, we have CREEPY CLASSICS GIFT CERTIFICATES too. In various denomination…just CLICK HERE to see the options.Happy Holidaze!New! A Batch of New DVDs & Re-Stocked TitlesJust in and stocked at Creepy Classics…these interesting entries…hey, I love that cover for the Lon Chaney HE WHO GETS SLAPPED:HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (1924/Alpha) – DVD
Stars Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer and John Gilbert. An inventor whose idea and wife is stolen by deceit, the man hides from the world as a circus clown. Without warning, those who wronged him, re-enter his life. Tragedy and revenge turn up the heat in this Chaney vehicle!THE PERILS OF PAULINE (1947) – DVD
A color telling of the Peal White story…the actress that won the hearts of America during World War I in the serial THE PERILS OF PAULINE. Betty Hutton stars as the stunt/woman actress in this musical tribute to the silent era of the silver screen. Silent era director George Marshall, directs!BORDER BADMEN (1945) – DVD
Stars Buster (Flash Gordon) Crabbe, Al “Fuzzy” St. John, Lorraine Miller and Arch Hall. Billy “The Kid” Carson is involved in the estate of a wealthy man along with a beautiful girl. However there’s a switched identity, kidnapping and a band of criminals behind a massive scam. Billy faces the danger!TEENAGE ZOMBIES (1959) – DVD
Stars Katherine Victor (WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN). Teenagers out water-skiing happen on a mysterious island. The island happen to be the home of a female mad doctor who wants to control the world by placing drugs in the word’s water supply. The drugs will turn the population into a world of zombies! The teenagers become the first victims of her experiments. Low-budget drive-in material that goes great with greasy popcorn and hot dogs!Get these and more in our New DVD Department here at your Creepy Christmas shopping headquarters.FM92bClawHandTransNew! FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Back IssuesGrab these beautiful, like new, back issues of the classic monster movie magazine FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND in our, chill your spine, on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #90 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Only the slightest tiny cover wear, otherwise like new. Inside: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing in SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN. Plus: TARANTULA, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, CRY OF THE BANSHEE, BLACK SLEEP.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #92 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. On the very slightest cover wear, otherwise, like new! This is the iconic Bela Lugosi special issue! The Life of Filmland’s DRACULA. The Great Lugosi Mystery, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, DRACULA Filmbook, more Bela!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #94 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Slight reading wear, but no cut-outs or clipped coupons. Spine tight, etc. Inside this harder-to-find issue: Fascinating Karloff Facts, Dracula in Flames, Dinosaur Films, Shock Endings and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #95 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, unread condition. Inside this great issue: The New Dr. Phibes with Vincent Price, The New Planet of the Apes, The New Blacula! Plus, Attack of the Giant Insects, THE NIGHT STALKER and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #96 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new! Super nice condition. Inside this great special Wolfman issue: Lon Chaney Sr. – Letter To An Angel, THE WOLF MAN (1941), SCHLOCK, Dracula in Flames, Hammer’s Frankenstein and Dracula…more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #97 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. In like new condition except for slight rub marks on cover probably from the original printing. Fresh and tight. Inside this issue: Farewell to A.I.P.’s James Nicholson, ASYLUM, Monster Marathon and more!Get these great issues and many more classic FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines in our FAMOUS MONSTERS Department at Creepy Classics.MB26-DinoReadsMONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age…and even in prehistoric ages!Make Sure You’re Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection! See them all….CLICK HERE. 40 issues and five specials.Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, King Kong, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Hyde…they’re all here, at home in MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.Collect them all….Click Here to get them right from the publisher (us!), new glossy mags shipped bagged and boarded for protection to you!All at Creepy Classics, right now!PandoraBRNew on Blu! Two Brand New Releases and Re-StocksThe Blu-Ray explosion rages on….just in:PANDORA & THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (1951) – Blu-Ray
James Mason is the walking ghost of a sea captain who must sail the seas until he finds a woman who will die for him. A strange movie full of wonder, magic and terror. The beautiful Ava Gardner stars with Mason. Also included, bonus rare film by director Lewin: THE LIVING DOLL (1957).HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (1958) – Blu-Ray
A great make-up man is kicked out of his studio. In this guy’s case, though, he goes nuts and creates real monsters utilizing his TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN and TEENAGE WEREWOLF make-ups! Extras: featurette, interviews, commentaries AND Gary Clark and Gary Conway at the MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!THE WONDERS OF ALADDIN (1961) – Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars Donald O-Connor, Noelle Adam and Vittorio De Sica. Directed by Henry Levin (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH) and Mario Bava. An Italian-American co-production. One of the most colorful and strangest Aladdin tales in cinema. Comedic, horrifying and adventurous, plus very odd! Genie and robot girls included.THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1961) – Blu-Ray
One of Hammer films best looking, wonderfully acted and exciting films! A young woman ends up in a castle with an imprisoned vampire. She unwittingly frees him and all heck breaks loose. Peter Cushing (as Van Helsing) is on the case chasing hissing vampires! Packed with bonus material!HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (1966/Ultimate Edition) – Blu-Ray
The classic 1966 TV animated Dr. Seuss tale of a green Grinch who steals Christmas…but with a heart-warming finale! Stars Boris Karloff’s voice talent as the narrator and The Grinch! Loads of extras.THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1977 Kino) – Blu-Ray
Stars Burt Lancaster and Michael York. Lancaster as Moreau in this version….the mad doctor that is grafting animals into humans and visa-versa! It’s set on an uncharted tropical island. Conditions are not necessarily sanitary and definitely not approved by the American Medical Association. Lion-men, bear-men, and various beast-things!Get them in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics to put on your collection shelf!Panic1New! PANIC, It’s A Super Rare Fanzine From the Early 1960sHere’s one you might never see again….get this super rare vintage fanzine…one of the most professional that was focused on horror and science fiction films:PANIC #1 (Early 1960s) – Fanzine
Extraordinarily rare, but great fanzine from the early 1960s. No date, but based on articles, probably 1962. 28 pages. Produced by Dave Gabelman and Walter (Wes) Shank. Inside: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925 with photos), JOURNEY TO THE 7TH PLANET, REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN and Paul Blaisdell Interview. Very professional for a fanzine. Age tanning, but complete and staples intact.Get it in our Miscellaneous Department from the Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line at Creepy Classics.newsstandNew! THE CREEPS #28 Is In Stock and Shipping To YouKa-Blam, it’s here, in stock…THE CREEPS #28. Did you used to get a chill up your spine when you found a new issue of CREEPY or EERIE at your local newsstand when you were a kid? Well, the chills are back…here’s the latest available right now:THE CREEPS #28 – Magazine
It’s a super cool throwback to the 1960s and 1970s with THE CREEPS…the black and white illustrated horror comic magazine! In this fab issue from editor Rich Sala: Historic Horrors, The Wizard of Vlunder, Isle of Pines, Stakes on a Train and more! Cover art from Richard Corben!Smash your way into our THE CREEPS Department right now and get your shipped right away…it’s in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.Alien4Alien7New! Super Rare British Fanzines From the Early 1960sTry to locate these anywhere….very rare early fanzines that have fiction, movie reviews, comics, illustrations and a serious love of horror and science fiction:ALIEN #4 (1963) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from August 1963. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Art by Harry Nadler. Cover by Jack Partington. Stories, articles, editorials, artwork, photos. Published in England. 28 pages.ALIEN #5 (1963) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from October 1963. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Art by Harry Nadler. Special Halloween issue. News on new films THE RAVEN and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, article on Bela Lugosi. Stories, articles, editorials, artwork. Published in England. 22 pages.ALIEN #7 (1964) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from January 1964. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Cover by Charles Partington. Inside: the new EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN and Hammer Films, THE HAUNTING movie and more. Stories, photos, articles, editorials, artwork, photos. Published in England. 28 pages.ALIEN #8 (1964) – Fanzine
Super rare fanzine from April 1964. The International Fanzine of Horror and Science Fiction. Art by Harry Nadler. Cover by Jack Partington. Stories, articles, comics, editorials, artwork. In this issue: Horror and Science Fiction Movie Quiz and more. Published in England. 46 pages.Get the above vintage fanzines in our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics. Only one each, better grab yours now.World sGreatestMonsterQuizNew! Vintage Paperbacks From the 1960s-1980sThese vintage paperbacks are now here…spin the rack to find the ones you want here in the Creepy Bookstore:STAR TREK 7 (TV Tie-In) – Paperback Book
Stunning, like new! Tight, unread. No markings. A James Blish book. Six superb stories from the prize-winning television series created by Gene Roddenberry. A 1972 first edition.STAR TREK: SPOCK MUST DIE (James Blish) – Paperback Book
A Star Trek novel by James Blish. TV tie-in. 1970 paperback in excellent condition. No markings. An exciting new story of interplanetary adventure.SHOCK TREATMENT (1964 Movie Tie-In) – Paperback
A novel by Winfred Van Atta. Movie tie-in from 1964. Like new, super tight and unread! The movie starred Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall and Lauren Bacall.WORLD’S GREATEST MONSTER QUIZ – Paperback
Shockingly illustrated with photos from the classics! A ghoulish goulash of filmdom’s most frightening fiends! Like new, appears unread. 1975 first edition.THINGS WITH CLAWS (Horror Collection) – Paperback
Collection of horror stories by Daphne de Maurier, William B. Seabrook, Byron Liggett and others. A 1961 vintage horror paperback. Slight cover wear and name in pen on inside front page. Otherwise, real nice!SATAN BUG (1963 Firtst Edition) – Paperback
By Ian Stuart. The movie was based on this novel. A first Popular Library edition. Other than the slightest cover wear, this is like new, in unread, tight spine condition!SCIENCE FICTION IN THE CINEMA – Paperback Book
John Baxter’s complete critical review of Science Fiction films from A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) through 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). One of those books of sci-fi films when it was hard to find books like this back in 1970. First printing.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981 Edition) – Paperback
1981 paperback edition. Like new! Unread condition. The cover had age marks in the printing on purpose to make it look old. It’s clean and like new! Movie tie-in. A novel of high adventure by Campbell Black.VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (TV Tie-In) – Paperback
The classic Theodore Sturgeon novel…TV tie-in edition from 1964. From the original screenplay by Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett. Like new, tight and appears unread! 1964 edition. Ties-in with the TV show. No markings, excellent.TIME TUNNEL 2: TIMESLIP – Paperback Book
By Murray Leinster. The second paperback tie-in with THE TIME TUNNEL ABC-TV series starring James Darren and Robert Colbert. Like new, unread condition…tight and solid. First printing July 1967.Get these and many more at Creepy Classics in our Creepy Bookstore…start shopping today!UltramanBack Super-Stocked! The Complete Original ULTRAMANRemember watching Ultraman after school while doing your homework? There’s nothing like non-stop action, monsters and just plain fun. We’ve re-stocked on the ULTRAMAN Complete Original Series, four DVD set here at Creepy Classics:ULTRAMAN – THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SERIES – DVD Set
In the future earth is protected by The Science Patrol. A group of scientists and their team that protect our world from alien monsters and prehistoric giant reptiles! One of the team members is, himself, an alien that has vowed to help earth….Ultraman! When all the scientific weapons don;t cut it, Ultraman will step up to fight raging monsters and save the planet. All 39 episodes episodes are contained on this DVD set. You can watch in Japanese, with, or without subtitles. You can also view the shows with the original dubbed English, like most of us saw on American TV. From the creator of GODZILLA! Lots of giant monsters for one and all. The complete series from 1966-1967 – 880 minutes!You’ll see this in our Complete DVD Catalog (and it’s also available on Blu-Ray too!) here at Creepy Classics.StarWarsBannerStarWarsTVSpot-BoyGirl2New Collectible! Original TV Station 1977 STAR WARS Commercial on Professional 2 inch Video TapeSTAR WARS Historic Memorabilia.How rare is this? If you, or someone you know is a STAR WARS collectible….there probably is very few (if any) of these original 2 inch TV video tape commercials around. This one is titles “Boy & Girl” (Luke & Leah focus). Please make sure you know this cannot play in a home tape deck. This is a professional 2 inch video used at TV stations before digital:STAR WARS (Boy & Girl Spot) TV – Professional 2 inch Video Tape
This is a TV station professional 2 inch video reel tape for the STAR WARS 1977 :30 second TV commercial spot “Boy and Girl.” Features Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Will not play on home tape decks, this is 2 inch pro tape used by TV stations back in the day. VERY rare STAR WARS Collectible. Issued by 20th Century Fox in original box provided to TV stations.You can find it in our Collectibles Department here at Creepy Classics…..and now, photos of the fun from our past MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE shows! Our next planned MONSTER BASH (R) is June 18-20, 2021 at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA. Stay up-to-date with all our future MONSTER BASH Shows:FamilyBashFiguresThreeFramesFrankAndPhilSmootFrankDelloStrittoFrankJoinsLaosFrankNBrainFrankTrioGatheringGetYourTShirtGlennFaceGrimAtBashGuestOfHonorHallwayHouseOfFRankBoysHappyMonsterFansMonster Bash….good times, good monsters and great times!Monster Bash June 2021Monster Bash Bela Lugosi Film FestMonster Bash Admission MembershipsMonster Bash Vendor TablesShop 1000s of Classic Monster Items ©2020 Adams | Ron Adams Media, P.O. Box 23, Ligonier, PA 15658Web Version  Preferences  Forward  Unsubscribe  
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5 Years of Classic Monsters, Horror and some Sci-Fi too.

We had a few other milestones as well. In 2019 we made the top 100 list of horror blogs and we have been ranked at #36 for many months. We also created our own Classic Monster Awards. Last year we gave away three Monsters After Midnight Classic Monsters Awards in three different categories and we gave one away this years to an awesome monster kid.

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 Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!BoredKidWhen We Had Free TimeIt’s kinda weird to reminisce about this….but it’s something that has actually become nostalgic to me. Strangely and sadly.When I was a kid there were times I was bored….even into my first few years out of school. Mom would drag me shopping, or I would be at a friend of my parent’s house. After school with no homework. Cartoons over on a Saturday and just walking around the neighborhood wondering if other kids might come out.There was a solution for this and it often came to the rescue. Comic books, monster magazines and, sometimes, an old movie on TV. Heaven forbid none of those would be available. We didn’t have cell phones with the stuff we like at our fingertips.There were many times, Mom would run into the grocery store and I’d ask if I could “stay in the car.” The reason would be that I had an old copy of FAMOUS MONSTERS that I had taken with me, or a FANTASTIC FOUR comic book that I would be happy to re-read. If I didn’t have reading material, I might go in and “B-Line” for the magazine rack…usually no FAMOUS MONSTERS or comic books in the grocery store…maybe a MAD or CRACKED magazine to look at. Or, I’d just have to walk the aisles searching for any monster or superhero on a food product.Simpler times. Times you could actually get bored with nothing to do. Times when books and imagination would come to the rescue. Boy, I sure wish I had time to get bored now.Ron Adams
November 2020
Ligonier, PAOn with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…FM83FM81bNew! FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Back IssuesGet these beautiful, like new, back issues of the classic monster movie magazine FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND in our, chill your spine, on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #63 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, appears unread in condition, only tiny dog ear crease on cover. Inside: The Fiendish Hands of Orlac with Peter Lorre – MAD LOVE, Christopher Lee and Other Frightening Faces, Rare Karloff Make-Up!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #65 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! This issue is like new, unread condition. Inside: The Man Who Made THE MUMMY, THE SEVEN FACES OF DR. LAO, Boris Karloff in THE MASK OF FU MANCHU, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Giant Beasts and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #66 – Magazine
The classic monster magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, fresh off the newsstand! Inside this issue: The Boris Karloff Classic – THE OLD DARK HOUSE, William Castle Films, Bela Lugosi, You Axed For It!, THE LEECH WOMAN and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #67 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Like new! Fresh and right of the newsstand back from 1970. Inside this issue: Witches and Witchcraft Movies. Lon Chaney Jr. in WITCHCRAFT, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in THE BLACK CAT, Glenn Strange, You Axed For It!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #81 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, fresh! Beautiful condition. Inside this great issue: ISLAND OF LOST SOULS with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, Acquanetta…the Ape Woman in CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #82 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Like new, beautiful condition. In this 1971 edition: HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS with Barnabas Collins, Disney Land’s House of Horrors, THE MUMMY’S TOMB, Girls and Ghouls Feature and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #83 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Beautiful, unread, like new condition. Inside this issue: THE MUMMY’S TOMB with Lon Chaney Jr., THE RAVEN with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, All the Film Hunchbacks of Notre Dame, WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH…Get these great issues and many more classic FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines in our FAMOUS MONSTERS Department at Creepy Classics.New! 11X17 Poster Reproduction in Protective Acrylic Slip SleevesA handful of film posters have been added to the reproduction selections at Creepy Classics! They’ll look great in your movie viewing room…giving that feel of the theater when those films were just released.See the above selection in our Creepy Classics Poster Reproduction Department right now…and many more!AtomAgeVampireAtomAgeVampireRe-Stocked! Hard-To-Find Horrors on DVDWe just re-stocked scores of hard-to-find-horrors on DVD for your collection or..getting a jump on the holiday shopping for your fellow monster fan friends. Here are just a few of the cool titles, factory sealed and ready to ship to you:ATOM AGE VAMPIRE (1960) – DVD
Italian vampire flick with a doctor looking for blood from young woman….and turning into something quite hideous. Similar, in a way, to 1957’s THE VAMPIRE with John Beal. Cool photography and a neat opening cartoon credit with a bat!VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET (1965) – DVD
Soviet sci-fi with American segments tying it together. The American segments include sci-fi 50’s queen Faith Domergue and Basil Rathbone. A ship lands on Venus and it’s full of dinosaurs and a mysterious siren. Some of the dinosaur puppet effects are pretty good.TRAUMA (1962) – DVD
Stars Lynn Bari, John Conte and Lorri Richards. A moody dark mystery of a isolated family estate and a psychotic murderer at large. A real rarity in the tradition of DEMENTIA 13.Get them, and hundreds of others in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics.Imp2New! Super Rare Fanzines from the 1940s-1960sThese amazing and rare fan publications are available now in our Miscellaneous Magazine Department:IMP POCKET FANZINE #2 – Fanzine
Ultra rare! A 1964 fanzine produced by Robert Bell and produced in New York. A small pocket fanzine of science fiction and horror stories with illustrations. Typical page tanning, otherwise complete with only slight wear. 24 pages. In this issue: “And Time Went MAD,” “The Poe Lover.”CINE WORLD (1968) Vol. 3 No. 1
A digest size Canadian movie magazine from 1968. A 30 page small gloss paper magazine from Canada that focuses on actresses of the time, heavy on glamour photos. Featured: Julie Christie, Senta Berger, Ann-Margaret, Chris Noel, Marlene Dietrich and more. Other than age coloring, like new.VENUS #1 (1944/Forrest J Ackerman) – Fanzine
Collectibles don’t get RARER than this! A 1944 fanzine, complete but with a few loose pages, no tears etc…just age tanning. A sci-fi, horror story fanzine, illustrated. Features stories by Forrest J Ackerman, Leigh Brackett, Glen Daniels, more! Produced by the Los Angeles Sci-Fi Society.Get these now…..they are most likely the very last surviving copies of these fan publications. VENUS, in particular, is of significant sci-fi history from 1944.You’ll find them in the Miscellaneous Department within our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics.BlackSabbathBRBack in Stock! Bashin’ Bava Horror…This selection of Mario Bava Italian horror on Blu-Ray, now available at Creepy Classics:BLACK SABBATH (1964/AIP American Version) – Blu-Ray
A trio of horrifying tales told in wrap-arounds by Boris Karloff. The first story – “A Drip of Water,” never fails to raise the hair on the back of my neck. Try watching it alone very late at night. The second story features a phantom who continues to phone a woman late at night. The final story features Karloff in a Mario Bava mini-classic of vampirism. THIS IS THE A.I.P. American version of the film in English. Widescreen, trailer.KILL BABY, KILL (1966) – Blu-Ray
It’s Transylvania (and you know THAT can’t be good!) and a series of murders is attributed to an age-old curse. The ghost of a young girl is seen from shadows and windows. This Italian Gothic will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Directed by Mario (BLACK SUNDAY) Bava. Many extras!BLACK SUNDAY (American AIP version) – Blu-Ray
Stars Barbara Steele, John Richardson and Ivo Garrani. A witch/vampire has an iron mask pounded on her face, then is burned at the stake. She was having a REALLY bad day. Years later her remains are found by travelers in the ruins of an old crypt on the countryside. A bad set of circumstances has the witch and her cohort vampire returning from the dead. Terror strikes the lives of people in a castle as the witch tries to take over a young girl’s soul. Really atmospheric photography from Mario Bava. Steele shines. This is the American release version from A.I.P. Studios!CALTIKI – THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959) – Blu-Ray & DVD Combo
Mario Bava’s (Cinematographer) blob-monster movie. Weird cosmic forces at work near a Mayan temple…a monster is the result. Evil from an ancient civilization is unleashed. A man is transformed into an insane killer and an insatiable blob-like creature eats human flesh and grows gigantic. Eerie atmosphere and great scenes. Packed with extras, packed! Blu-Rat disc and HD DVD disc included in this double pack.PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965) – Blu-Ray
Italian Mario Bava space Gothic. Astronauts land on planet, only to be slowly turned into vampires themselves. Weird photography, creepy sets and fast pacing make this pretty cool. Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, trailers, stills and more.BARON BLOOD (1972) – Blu-Ray
Mario Bava directed this modern day update of his classic BLACK SUNDAY. With Joseph Cotton as an evil warlock who is reincarnated and living in an old castle. Visitors are not made welcome! Mastered in HD.BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (1964) – Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (2 discs)
A metal clawed killer is on the prowl. Beautiful models are his victims. A quality great print of this Mario Bava cult classic. Stars Cameron Mitchell. Directed by Mario Bava. 2-Disc Special Edition, Uncut, widescreen original version. Packed to the brim with extras!Get them in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department…when you creep into Creepy Classics!SpacewayJanuary1969New! Vintage Digest Featuring Forrest J Ackerman and Paul BlaisdellHere’s a rare treat…an appearance by Forrest J Ackerman and monster creator Paul Blaisdell art in this digest magazine:SPACEWAY (January 1969/Forrest J Ackerman) – Digest Magazine
This vintage digest is of particular interest, besides great classic science fiction stories. “A Letter from Mr. Sci-Fi” is a article written by Forrest J Ackerman with photo from his office and a story beautifully illustrated by Paul Blaisdell. Only the very slightest wear. Really nice condition.Only one copy of this on the shelves, be the one to snag it now….it’s in our Vintage Digest Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics.markofthevampire-wingsRe-Shocked! Magic Image Books Re-Stocked…Back in stock, three definitive books on the movies we love…and the COUNTESS DRACULA is a very special edition by Carroll Borland with Greg Mank:COUNTESS DRACULA (Carroll Borland) – Magic Image Filmbook
This special Magic Image Filmbook on MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) actress Carroll Borland and her story. Her relationship ship with Bela Lugosi, the amazing deleted scenes from the 1935 film, rare photos. An amazing history from Greg Mank and Carroll herself. Plus, her novel COUNTESS DRACULA!HOUSE OF DRACULA – Magic Image Filmbook
Magic Image Filmbook series issue of HOUSE OF DRACULA! The 1945 classic monster rally with Lon Chaney, John Carradine, Glenn Strange and Jane Adams! The definitive source on the film. Includes: shooting script, history by Greg Mank, Intro by John Carradine, Jane Adams interview. Rare photos!HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944) – Magic Image Filmbook
The classic Universal Monster Fest! The original shooting script from the vaults of Universal Studios. Background from historian Greg Mank. Interview with actress Elena Verdugo. Introduction by actor Peter Coe, commentary by Glenn Strange. Rare photos. Publicity art. Packed big book.Get the above Magic Image Books (oversize magazine publications), plus there are many more available like DRACULA (1931), THE WOLF MAN (1941), THE BLACK CAT (1934), THE MUMMY’S CURSE (1944) and many more. See them all in our MAGIC IMAGE FILMBOOK Department here at Creepy Classics.marilyn-monroe-reads-MBMB40cMONSTER 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 see all the issues. Get them right from the publisher (us!), new glossy mags shipped bagged and boarded for protection to you!All at Creepy Classics, right now!CandidMonsters8Back in Stock! The Big LOST IN SPACE Robot Model KitGet the latest issue of the big magazine/book CANDID MONSTERS now….here and ready to ship to you right away:CANDID MONSTERS #8 – Magazine Book
Book-size, giant publication on the behind-the-scenes of our favorite classic monsters. This issue spotlights the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and designer Milicent Patrick, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, THE FLY, THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK and is packed with actor interviews and photos from the films!Get every issue (all available) right now by zipping over to our CANDID MONSTERS Department in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand at Creepy Classics…all ready to ship to you on the backs of our speedy vampire bat air force.PhantomSquareNew! Square Box Glow Phantom Model KitIt’s back from your childhood past…the classic Aurora design square box glow model kit:PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Square Box) – Model Kit
Classic Aurora design and retro pop glow-in-the-dark model kit! The horrifying MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES Phantom image shocks and glows! His poor prisoner behind bars in the cellar of the opera house! 1/8 scale, about 10 inches tall. Assembly required, all plastic kit. Paint and glue not included.Get it now in our Models, Toys and Action Figures Department at Creepy Classics…we deliver monsters to your door!COF25bFrankensteinTalksNew! More Back Issues of the Original CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEINThese classic monster magazines are in the racks now at Creepy Classics:CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #14 – Magazine
In this classic issue from editor Calvin Beck: STAR TREK, KING KONG ESCAPES, Ray Harryhausen’s VALLEY OF GWANGI, Interview with Ray Bradbury, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED with Peter Cushing and much more!CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #16 – Magazine
Calvin Beck’s classic horror movie mag! In this issue: WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH, The History of Horror Films, Robert “Psycho” Bloch, Vampire films and more.CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #23 – Magazine
The classic Calvin Beck monster magazine! In this issue: Return to the Planet of the Apes, Roger Corman Interview, George Pal’s DOC SAVAGE, Beverly Garland in NOT OF THIS EARTH and much more! Great condition!CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #24 – Magazine
The classic Calvin Beck monster movie magazine. This one, like fresh off the newsstand in 1974, great condition. Inside: Boris Karloff Memorial Spotlight, THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN from Hammer, The $25,000 Monster, FREAKS and THE MUTATIONS, Linda Blair and more.CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #25 – Magazine
One of the harder to find issues and this one is like new in condition. Like right off the newsstand in 1975. Inside this issue: THE NIGHT STALKER, TIME MACHINE’s Creator George Pal, THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Andy Warhol’s FRANKENSTEIN and more.Get them from the Creepy Classics Magazine Newsstand in our CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN Department here at your home of classic monsters…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:DaveHeywoodwithTomSaviniDealerRoomAisle1DealerRoomEarlySaturdayMornDealsInTheDealerRoomDerekKochJaninaFayeDonMegowanFrankDonSmeraldiDonSmeraldiSmilesDracsDaughterCardDriveInFunDrLaos-BillAndTonyEnteringErikOmlandJoeyVentoExecutionerAndBruceMonster 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 Curse of Frankenstein

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Old-timey monster movie fans already know the story: Boris Karloff wasn’t the first choice to play Frankenstein’s monster back in 1931. The folks at Universal Pictures wanted to cast Bela Lugosi, fresh from the success of his Dracula performance.

Apparently the original screen test didn’t go very well for the Hungarian-born actor. Depending on what you’ve read, Lugosi either looked like Prince Valiant or Buster Brown. Reportedly, his on-screen reveal was more laughable than scary.

Thus Boris Karloff got the iconic part—and the rest was celluloid history. Frankenstein was a big hit and kept the stately British actor rich and comfortable for the rest of his life. “My dear old monster,” Karloff said at the time. “I owe everything to him.” For Lugosi it was the beginning of a long slide into Grade Z pictures, drug addiction, unemployment and a squalid death.

Over the years, the Lugosi screen test has…

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UNIVERSAL HORROR: The Legacy of the original ‘Monster Movies’

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Bela Lugosi will always live as Dracula
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‘Universal Horror’ was the very first shared franchise in film that ran successfully from the late 1920’s to the early 1950’s. The studio gave the world the visual embodiment of some of the greatest characters in literature with Bela Lugosi as ‘Count Dracula’ and Boris Karloff as the ‘Monster’ in Frankenstein. While theses two images stray somewhat dramatically from the original characters from the classic novels it has not stopped the public image that still exists of Lugosi and Karloff as ‘Monsters’, only proving how powerful the impact of ‘Universal Horror’ has been on the world. While these films are certainly classic and have stood the test of time on their own merits they clearly have been surpassed by contemporary horror films. John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN, considered by many to be the gold standard of horror movies owes much to its ‘original talkie’ predecessors.

Dracula and

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: Dr. Caligari, Hannibal Lecter, & the portrayal of the ‘Evil’ Psychologist

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Hannibal Lecter - Home | Facebook
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Wikipedia
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“You all think I’m insane! It isn’t true! It’s the doctor who’s insane!” – Francis, ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’

The Horror film may be the most popular genre of all films. Slashers, Zombies, Demons all haunt our dreams and force us to watch the movies with the lights on, sometimes. Of all the famous evil characters from Nosferatu to Michael Myers, are any of them more terrifying than the ‘Evil’ Doctor? Two legendary characters from legendary films prove that the answer very well could be No.

In 1920, a film was produced in Germany that has been unparalleled in the 100 years that have passed. The film, ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’, is so rich in content from its abstract sets to the chilling acting by its two stars, Werner Krauss(Dr. Caligari) and Conrad Veidt(Cesare, the Somnambulist). The story is…

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