Saturday Morning Monsters
Just a quick flashback this week to those beloved Saturday mornings.
It was before old horror movies would start on Saturdays….we could still catch monsters in the morning cartoons….and believe me, I was always on the lookout for them!
The ones that come top of mind right now, in no particular order, include an early memory for me, MILTON THE MONSTER! This show might have been some of the earliest monster fondness for me and my six year old brain. It had a Frankenstein-styled Milton, whose head was open like a can, and all his monster friends. The show opened with a mad doctor pouring goop into a coffin shapped mold, and presto…Milton would form. I have such fond memories of myself cross-legged on the floor in our house on College Avenue in Grove City, PA watching this first run in 1966.
How about THE BUGS BUNNY SHOW that would feature guest stars like Gossamer (the big red-haired fuzzball monster with tennis shoes)? Witch Hazel (voiced by June Foray), Marvin The Martian, a Peter Lorre character as The Mad Doctor, Bugs doing a Frankenstein Monster impersonation…great stuff.
Of course, SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? with “the gang” meeting ghost pirates, haunted castles, mummies, witches…and, of course, The Creeper! Usually explained as evil-doers masquerading as spooky things, it still provided that early morning fix of ghouls.
One of my all-time favorites was the adventure cartoon show JONNY QUEST. Jonny, Hadji, Dr. Quest and Race Bannon would encounter Gothic scares, gill-men, mummies and 50s sci-fi styled things like giant robot spiders. Cartoon Monster Kid heaven.
Those are just some that came immediately to mind, I’m know I could come up with scores more…sorry if I missed your favorites. I probably loved them too! Ahhh, take me back, take me back. Cross-legged in front of that black-and-white Zenith TV watching cartoons and awaiting the monster movies that would come later.
-Ron Adams, February 2020.
On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…
New! More Back Issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS Are Here Now
Get vintage FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND from our FM Department right now. Just one each of many of these great ghoulish issues from the 1960s-1980s. The ghoul-standard of monster magazines from James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Fill in the gaps in your collection at Creepy Classics.
New! Vintage VHS Still Sealed, KONG in Color
Yes, yes, yes…Creepy Classics stocks sealed, unused VHS tapes from all te major labels and we just added this rare colorized version of the classic KING KONG (1933) with Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot.
VHS is the new vinyl for collectors…we have a Used VHS Graveyard and the still factory sealed New VHS Department too, here at Creepy Classics. Literally thousands in stock. Hundreds of titles to choose from.
New! Collectible Slim Line DVD Releases of the Early 2000’s
Check out the slim line DVDs from companies Westlake, TV Family Classics and FVC in stock at Creepy Classics: THE CORPSE VANISHES/INVISIBLE GHOST (Bela Lugosi Double Feature), THE SNAKE PEOPLE/SABAKA (Boris Karloff Double Feature), HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL/THE BAT Double Feature, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934 with Peter Lorre), THE THIRD MAN (TV Series with Michael Rennie), HERCULES UNCHAINED (1960 with Steve Reeves) and many more.
We have the product for all types of collection for classic horror fans!
Check these out, and more, in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics.
Monster Bash June 2020 is a Munster Bash…MONSTER BASH!
VIP Admission Memberships and Dealer Tables (Only six dealer tables left!) Available NOW!
You won’t want to miss out on this next summer’s MONSTER BASH at the Double Tree Hotel in Mars, PA on June 19-21, 2020!
The place were fans, professionals and Monster Kids meet!
The surviving cast members of the original THE MUNSTERS TV show, Pat Priest and Butch Patrick will be there, Ricou Browning from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, Arch Hall, Jr. from EGAHH, THE SADIST, THE CHOPPERS and WILD GUITAR, Kris Yeaworth technical staffers for THE BLOB, THE 4-D MAN and DINOSAURUS (and son of director Irving Yeaworth), Jeremy Ambler from TV’s THE WALKING DEAD, Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco’s Life-Size Monsters…plus, more to come!
Special presentations by historians and writers: Tom Weaver, Greg Mank, Frank Dello Stritto, Deborah Painter. Plus, TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul!
Guests and events subject to weird transformation.
200 vendor tables, film festival, talks, Q&A with the fans, autographs and the amazing Monster Bash fun for the whole family!
Reserve your 3-Day VIP admission for all events, dealer ballroom and meeting guest stars NOW! Available right now, CLICK HERE!
If you are a vendor, tables are already going fast (Six left)! CLICK HERE for details and to reserve your table space.
Bring the family!
And now, we have the link for booking your on-site rooms…hurry, they will sell out again: CLICK HERE!
Or, call the hotel at (724) 776-6900 and tell them you’re coming in with MONSTER BASH!
Back, Shock Stocked, Blu-Ray Kino Classics for 19.99 Each
All these are fully stocked now at Creepy Classics…these great classics on the high quality premium label, Kino-Lorber:
DEAD OF NIGHT (1945) – Blu-Ray
If I had to actually list my favorite horror/supernatural flicks…this would be near the top! It features five stories in a wrap-around form all tied together. Scary children’s games, ghosts, talking wooden dummies, a haunted mirror (yikes!)…all make for one entertaining good time. Extras!
THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, THE (1946/Kino) – Blu-Ray
Stars Dorothy McGuire, George Brendt, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Elsa Lanchester and Rhonda Fleming. A man returns to his home estate and killings begin around the town. An out of town doctor is trying to take root, and a servant is drunk…who is the killer? First class chills with a psychopathic murderer loose in a house on a stormy night. Every cast member is perfect. This is a classic. Remastered in HD! Extras include: commentary, radio broadcast of the play from 1945, theatrical trailer.
THE DEVIL BAT (1940) – Blu-Ray
Also known as KILLER BATS, this flick features Lugosi hell-bent on revenge from people making profits on his inventions. He uses giant killer bats and a special aftershave that attracts them. He gives the aftershave to his enemies and… “Goodbyeeeee.” HD restoration and image gallery.
THE AWFUL DR. ORLOF (1962) – Blu-Ray
Spanish horror with a blind wide-eyed zombie/servant who bites the necks of victims. A doctor tries to restore his daughter’s fire-scarred face with skin grafts from beautiful, unconsenting young ladies. Creepy stuff. In French or English with optional subtitles. Lots of bonus material.
Get them now in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department…down that stone spiral staircase at Creepy Classics.
New! Back In Stock, The Image DVD of FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS
Get the best quality version of it on Image DVD now while our supply lasts:
FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS (1962/Image) – DVD
Back in stock! Spacecraft travels to Venus to find it a radioactive mess from nuclear Holocaust. Vivid space adventure. East German/Polish film. This is the Image Entertainment, quality DVD. Only a few left.
It’s in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics (closer than Venus!).
Get Your Plans in Order for THIS Year’s MONSTER BASH Shows!
1) First off, it’s the June MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE (June 19-21, 2020) at the Double Tree Hotel, Mars, PA. Hotel phone: (724) 776-6900. Web site, CLICK HERE. Preview Trailer, CLICK HERE.
2) Then it’s the MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FESTIVAL (August 14-15, 2020) at The Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio. Where most Bashers stay, The Canton Fairfield. Hotel phone: (330) 484-0300 for reservations. Web site, CLICK HERE. Preview Trailer, CLICK HERE.
3) And to wrap up 2020, it’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST (October 16-18, 2020) at the Marriott Pittsburgh North (Mars, PA, Cranberry Township). Web site, CLICK HERE. https://www.monsterbashnews.com/bash-October.html. Hotel reservation block open now at the discounted rate of $109 a night. Hotel phone: (724) 772-3700.
Get all your reservations lined up, so you are ready to BASH in 2020!**
New! Five Box Sets Together…The Entire Original LOST IN SPACE Series on DVD
Used, but in great shape, 23 discs, five box sets. The original DVD releases on Fox Home Video. An amazing amount of extras. Get it before it slips away into space with somebody else:
LOST IN SPACE (1965-1968/Complete Series) – Used DVD Sets
All three seasons of the 1965-1968 classic TV series, plus massive amounts of extra features. 23 DVDs, all shows! The adventures of the Space Family Robinson. Used, but in great shape.
It’s in our Used DVD Department right now at Creepy Classics!
Happy Birthday To MONSTER BASH Projectionist Geoffrey Curtis
February 26 was our guy who lives and breaths film, Geoffrey Curtis’s birthday.
You’ll see Geoffrey at MONSTER BASH’s threading film and running audio for events. Hats off to the one and only….great Geoffrey Curtis!
The Winter Issue Still Available…MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #38, THE MUMMY’S HAND and more!
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.
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!
….and now, photos of fun from past MONSTER BASH shows! Stay up-to-date with MONSTER BASH Shows: