The Monster Movie Fan Family Reunion
We’re gearing up for a fun year with three shows all geared to us Monster Boom Generation Kids!
If you love old classic horror and science fiction films, these are the time and places that fans and professionals meet: The Monster Bash Shows.
Make your plans now as hotels sell out, and many admission memberships are discounted right now. Get an on-site hotel room while they last!
You can click on admission and hotel links on each respective web site for the 2020 shows:
MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE June 19-21, 2020
Double Tree Mars, PA (North Pittsburgh/Cranberry Township)
MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FESTIVAL August 14-15, 2020
Palace Theatre, Canton, OH
MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST October 16-18, 2020
Marriott Mars, PA (North Pittsburgh/Cranberry Township)
-Ron Adams, January 2020.
On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…
New! Classic Monster Magazine Added in Our On-Line Creepy Newsstand…Available Now
Get these classics:
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #10 – Magazine
Note: One coupon clipped from back cover…otherwise in pretty good condition…tight spine, no pens marks. Slight wear. In this early, classic issue from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman: FLASH GORDON, Claude Rains THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CALTIKI – THE IMMORTAL MONSTER, Fright Films by Robert Bloch, Mad Labs in Movies and more!
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #37 – Magazine
A classic issue from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman: Ray Harryhausen’s 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH, Inside Bela Lugosi’s Haunted House, See the FIEND WITHOUT A FACE, Peter Cushing in THE SKULL, Frances Lederer in THE RETURN OF DRACULA, VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS and more. Note some cover wear but all pages intact! The number “2/6” on cover.
CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #11 – Magazine
In this issue: THE HORROR CHAMBER OF DR. FAUSTUS, The Men Behind Marvel Comics, An Interview with Christopher Lee, THE BRIDES OF FU MANCHU, WEREWOLF OF LONDON, Frankenstein Movie Guide, Flying Saucer Do Exist – Real Photos!, The STAR TREK Story and more!
CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #12 – Magazine
In this issue: A Farewell To Basil Rathbone, Christopher Lee Interview, The British Avengers TV Show, PLANET OF THE APES Make-Up Behind-the-Scenes, Interview with Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee and all your favorite movie monsters.
CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN #13 – Magazine
In this issue from 1969: BARBARELLA, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Interview with Ray Bradbury, Jonathan Frid Make-Up Session for DARK SHADOWS, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., Interview with Basil Rathbone, The Return to the PLANET OF THE APES, A Fan’s Frankenstein and much more!
Get the above new additions…and many, many more classic monster mags in our On-Line Creepy Newsstand here at Creepy Classics right now!
MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2020 Guests!
This year’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST will be at the Marriott Pittsburgh North.
Guests line-up has begun….Victoria Vetri (WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH), Elizabeth Shepherd (TOMB OF LIGEIA), Ann Robinson from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, Pam Pierce from THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, Son of Ghoul (Ohio TV Horror Host Legend), Bill Diamond (Monster Muppeteer)….and MANY more to come.
Get all the details…CLICK HERE!
Dark Shadows’ Willie Loomis, Actor John Karlen Passes
This in from Creepy Classics/Monster Bash reader Michael Joyner:
A silence has fallen over the hallowed halls of Collinwood. One of Dark Shadows best players has passed. John Karlen is gone at age 86. John joined the Dark Shadows cast in 1967 shortly before he arrival of Barnabas Collins and would be the Renfield like servant to his vampire master and played 4 other characters over the course of the series until 1971.
He reprised the character in House of Dark Shadows. Karlen , a favorite of Dan Curtis, also appeared in other Curtis productions such as the TV remakes of “Frankenstein ” and “Dorian Gray”. Karlen was in the Euro cult vampire film Daughters of Darkness.
He spent his career on what seems like over a hundred guest shots, everything from The Magician , Night Gallery, Murder She Wrote and won an Emmy as a regular on Cagney and Lacey. He was a great convention guest at many Dark Shadows festivals and was always great with his fans who loved him dearly.
I included a festival photo from around 2001 with Diane and I with him and Lara Parker. (see above).
Shadow of The Creature!
Check out the cool photo sent in by reader Nick Pocengal (St. Petersburg, FL) from his collection.
Our favorite Gill-Man creating an interesting shadow on the wall….as he reaches out for Nick….and, maybe, YOU!
New! More Books Arriving at Creepy Classics
Now in stock at Creepy Classics….these super cool books: HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC by David Skal, MOON OF THE WOLF (A rare Ace paperback), THE SHRIEKING SIXTIES (British Horror Films of the 1960s) and three volumes of the daily comic strips…the classic Batman from newspapers in the 1940s!
Get these and more new additions in our Book Department here in the dark stacks of Creepy Classics!
Hey! Get Your Copy of Our Winter Issue Right NOW…MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38
Get your copy of the new MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE right now! Don’t miss out on getting it right away from Creepy Classics…home of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE.
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! Tales of The Moleman, Your Chance to Win a Blu-Ray, Monsters at Christmas, Rondo Hatton . Writers include Frank Dello Stritto, Tom Weaver, Leonard Hayhurst, Rich Scrivani, Ron Adams and Joseph Cole.
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!
Awesome Wrap-Around Cover for SCARY MONSTERS #116
Coming very soon, it’s the latest jam-packed issue of SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE! Brains, brains, brains is the theme of this fearful rocking mag. Stay tuned here, or your brain will get mushy.
Get ready…it’s coming scary soon at Creepy Classics!
In the meantime, check out all the back issues HERE!
New! Every Issue of Retro Fan Magazine In Stock
While you can still get the early issues…they’re all here now at Creepy Classics! Retro Fan is the cosmic retro magazine for us kids that grew up in the 1960s-1980s!
Get the issues you need now before these early ones get scarce. All gloss, all retro fun with toys, collection and star interviews. Cool Chaney article in issue #1 too!
You’ll find them all in our Retro Fan Department right now….here at Creepy Classics in our On-Line Creepy Newsstand.
Back In Stock! Monster Model Kits
It’s those chilling winter days….what better to do on a weekend afternoon than build a monster model kit?! Create you’re very own monster on your dining room table, work bench or down, deep in that refuse…the basement!
These kits are re-stocked and ready to ship to fans….click on the titles to see the ordering details:
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Aurora Re-Issue) – Model Kit
The legendary classic Aurora designed model kit of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! Re-issued by Atlantis models in the long box with original James Bama artwork. The Phantom shocks with prisoner in dungeon below. Assembly required. Glue and paint not included. About 11 inches tall.
THE MIGHTY KOGAR (Bob Burns, Monsters of the Movies) – Model Kit
An all plastic assembly model kit of The Mighty Kogar! Bob Burns, Hollywood Ape Man, model kit that features the awesome gorilla, plus extra attachable heads….one to make Kogar “Tracy The Gorilla” from GHOSTBUSTERS and one of Bob himself without his gorilla head on. Snap-together kit. Paint not included.
THE GHOST OF THE RED BARON – Model Kit
Mad Designer, Tom Daniels…dreamed up The Red Baron Show Rod in 1969 after He Began Having Midnight Visits From The Angry Baron’s Spirit. This injected model kit is one of the rarest plastic kits from the 1970’s and sought after by collectors worldwide. The model kit will include full graphic box art, instructions, chrome plated parts and snap rubber band action feature! Produced from the original Monogram molds!
EYE GONE WILD (Monster Hot Rod!) – Model Kit
Crazy monster hot rod re-pop from the 1960s…is back! This is the Moebius Eye Gone Wild by Von Franco in 1:20 scale. This model kit has easy to follow instructions to guide you through the build. Paint and glue not included.
Get these and many other selection from our Models, Toys & Action Figures Department here at Creepy Classics! We’ll send them right off to you.
….and now, photos of fun from past MONSTER BASH shows! Stay up-to-date with MONSTER BASH Shows: