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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.

….and now, photos of fun from past MONSTER BASH shows! Stay up-to-date with MONSTER BASH Shows:

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Monster Bash….good times, good monsters and great times!

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