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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