Creepy Classics & Monster Bash News!santaclausinsertmexiWitnessing Santa Claus Vs. The DevilWhen I was a little kid in the mid 1960s it was common for parents to drop off their children at the local theater for a matinee on the weekend without worries. Mom could get shopping done while the little one was entertained with a cartoon, maybe a Three Stooges short and a “children’s movie.”The matinee movies I remember seeing were re-issues of THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE MAGIC SWORD, TARZAN’S GREATEST ADVENTURE and the wonderful JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME. But the ones that really scared me were films based on classic fairy tales imported from Mexico and Germany…dubbed in English and packaged to appear like Disney movies. Producer/distributor K. Gordon Murray was one of the main forces behind these imports. From the movie posters and newspaper ads they appeared to Mom as just cute little movies. Well, they weren’t.These imports, dubbed in English, were much grittier and out right scary versions of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, HANSEL & GRETEL, RUMPLESTILTSKIN, SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED and CINDERELLA. But, look out, for the holiday season there was SANTA CLAUS (imported from Mexico). One of the most memorable movies I ever saw when I was young.Mom dropped me off so she could probably do holiday shopping. This was 1965 or 1966. My baby sister was probably dropped off at my grandparents. But there I was, in a theater filled with other kids waiting for a cinematic assault that would scar me for life.SANTA CLAUS (shot in 1959) was in color and featured a presiding Santa in a mystical cloud hovering above the world. There was a mechanical Roto-Rooter like robotic snake with an electronic eye on the end that could see into kids rooms while they slept. Santa had slave children from all different countries in his workshop (though they seemed perfectly happy). There was Merlin the Wizard employed in Santa’s lab. Large lips that moved on a machine that ratted out bad kids. A little girl that dreamed of giant dolls with dead eyes…inspired by a guilt complex as she had thought about stealing a doll. A little boy was left home alone on Christmas eve while his parents went out to a holiday party. It was all the stuff of nightmares.Worst of all, the film took us into the bowels of Hell. There a red, evil devil called “Pitch” was set-up to return to the earth’s surface and stop Santa Claus and corrupt children. Which he proceeds to do through the movie…including setting vicious dogs loose to chase Santa up a tree at night.This Christmas horror flickered across the big screen as I sat, transfixed through its duration. Mom had no idea what she subjected me to. Shell shocked kids would shamble out of the theater squinting in the afternoon sun. They would not dare to ever be bad again, lest Satan send a minion up from Hades to torture them. Now the movie did have a happy ending…but what a trip it was down a dark path.I finally located this film on video sometime in the late 1980s. While it was (and is) scary and twisted…I am quite fond of it. It helped make me a monster movie fan that loved to be scared and to appreciate some mighty weird films.SANTA CLAUS (1959) is now a holiday staple in the Adams house.Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
December 2020On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…SantaClaus-EyeFor The Season…Mexico’s SANTA CLAUSYep, it’s here on both crystal clear Blu-Ray or Re-Mastered DVD for holiday enjoyment. The notorious SANTA CLAUS (1959) from Mexico: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!Restored. American English and Spanish versions. Lots of extras: Commentary by documentary maker Daniel Griffith. Making of featurette. Trailer. TV and radio spots, vintage Santa shorts, “Howdy Doody Christmas” Castle Film and more! Commentary by K. Gordon Murray biographer Daniel Griffith.Find this and many other heart-warming creepy Christmas classics in our Holiday DVD & Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.New! FAMOUS MONSTERS Back IssuesYou’re shopping at your local newsstand in the 1970s…you might come across these gems…in newsstand new condition! The time machine worked. Relive the excitement of finding these mags.These are in stock now at Creepy Classics, but they go fast…so get the ones you want now:FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #140 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new and tight. Inside this great issue: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, The Most Hellish Frankenstein, STAR WARS, Mystery Photo and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #141 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine. Inside this great issue: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, GODZILLA, All The Amazing Sinbad Movies, Giants Animals and Monsters, Super Rare Photo Treats and much more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #142 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine. Inside this great issue: The 20th Year Anniversary Issue, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, The House of Ackerman, Christopher Lee, Ray Harryhausen, Boris Karloff, FM Celebrity Fans!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #143 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine. Inside this great issue: The Macabre Mummy Created By Boris Karloff, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, The House of Ackerman, Alien Movies, Vincent Price’s Phibes and more.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #144 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine condition! Inside this great issue: TV Horror Host Dr. Paul Bearer, The 1000 Faced Fan, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Special Effects, THE MUMMY with Boris Karloff, Vampira and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #146 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight spine condition, just very slight cover wear. Inside this great issue: JAWS, APE, Christopher Lee Talks About STAR WARS, Hammer THE LOST CONTINENT, Peter Cushing – Gentleman of Horror and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #147 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman! Like new condition, tight spine. Inside this issue: STAR WARS, How To Communicate with Aliens from the Movies, Boris Karloff Rare TV Appearances, Rare Photos, THE NIGHT STALKER, Basil Gogos cover art!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #148 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, fresh and tight spine. Inside this issue: Original STAR WARS FAN CLUB insert, The Darth Vader Story, KING KONG’s Ruth Rose – screenwriter, THIS ISLAND EARTH, Vampire Film Photos and Vampire Jokes.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #149 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, just slight cover wear. Inside this great issue: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, Science Fiction Movies from Mars, The Different Versions of THE BLACK CAT, Luna: Actress Carroll Borland, Vincent Price’s HOUSE OF WAX.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #150 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new! Includes original min-posters still inside! This issue features: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, Forrest J Ackerman as Frankenstein’s Monster and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #151 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, fresh, tight copy. Inside this issue:SUPERMAN – THE MOVIE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, GALACTICA Special Effects, STAR WARS Contest Winners, Movie Monsters with Claws, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #152 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Another like new, tight and fresh copy of this great magazine. Inside this issue: SUPERMAN Merchandising, Werewolf Movies, Around The World With 80 Monster Movies, Among The Vampire Movies and more!FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #154 – Magazine
The classic monster movie magazine produced by James Warren and Forrest J Ackerman. Like new, tight and fresh magazine. Inside this great issue: LOVE AT FIRST BITE, All New Vampire Films, Monster From the Ads – Classic Movie Posters, Ted Cassidy Memorial, Abbott and Costello’s Monster Movies.Hop on that banana seat bicycle and zip into our on-line store and head for the FAMOUS MONSTERS Department to get these quick! Plus, there are MANY other back issues of this great mag too.WizardOfOz-FlyingMonkeyMB40cMONSTER BASH #40 is Here, In StockGet that flyin’ monkey off your back! You don’t want to miss out on MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE #40. The cover is a masterpiece of monsterdom….Karloff as the Monster from the hand of legendary artist Basil Gogos.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!See all the issues, CLICK HERE!Vampiress1-DetailNew! From The Publisher of THE CREEPS, it’s VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #1Warrent Publishing and Rich Sala have been working overtime in the crypt, now presenting a new title for retro monster fans. It’s the VAMPIRESS CARMILLA premier issue:VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #1 – Magazine
Here it is..the very first issue of VAMPIRESS CARMILLA. Did you grow up reading CREEPY, EERIE…and VAMPIRELLA? Well publishing has done it again…recaptured the look and feel of VAMPIRELLAs with VAMPIRESS CARMILLA. A black and white horror comic magazine. Lots of creepy stories. Cover by Ken Kelly.This is in stock now and shipping to your dark vault right away..don’t hesitate. She won’t bite. Well, maybe she will. Anyway, get your fresh new magazine now from our VAMPIRESS Department in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here on-line at Creepy Classics.JackTheRipperBRRe-Shocked! They’re Back…Severin Films Blu-RaysShocking Stuffers for the holiday…it’s two great creepers on Blu-Ray, ready to creep your way in a hurry:JACK THE RIPPER (1959) – Blu-Ray
Great mystery-horror that tells the classic story of England’s Ripper. In the style of the great early Hammer shockers of the late fifties and early sixties. Great Old England feel with fog and…there…hear… footsteps behind you! Taut, cool Thriller! 2 versions. Extras!COUNT DRACULA (1970) – Blu-Ray
Stars Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom and Klaus Kinski. The original Bram Stoker told through the eyes of director Jess Franco. Lee is the count, complete with gray hair and mustache, Lom is Van Helsing and Kinski, the fly-eating madman – Renfield. Lots of extra features and interviews!Get these discs to point your laser beam at for crystal clear clarity on your TV. They’re now back in stock in our Creepy Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.giftcertificatelogobigPerfect! Let Your Monster Movie Fan DecideIt’s the perfect gift for that monster movie buddy or family member…they will love a gift certificate to pick out what they want from Creepy Classics! They’re are three denomination available:$100 Creepy Classics Gift Certificate
A hard copy gift certificate will be mailed to you for great monstrous gift giving! Good for anything on the Creepy Classics web site: Monster Bash Admissions Memberships, Blu-Rays, DVDs, Model Kits, Posters, T-Shirts, Collectibles…everything for that special Monster Movie Fan!$50 Creepy Classics Gift Certificate
A hard copy gift certificate will be mailed to you for great monstrous gift giving! Good for anything on the Creepy Classics web site: Monster Bash Admissions Memberships, Blu-Rays, DVDs, Model Kits, Posters, T-Shirts, Collectibles…everything for that special Monster Movie Fan!$25 Creepy Classics Gift Certificate
A hard copy gift certificate will be mailed to you for great monstrous gift giving! Good for anything on the Creepy Classics web site: Monster Bash Admissions Memberships, Blu-Rays, DVDs, Model Kits, Posters, T-Shirts, Collectibles…everything for that special Monster Movie Fan!You’ll be mailed a certificate that you can package any way you’d like for that special monster fan on your Christmas list. You can CLICK HERE to pick out the certificate you want from Creepy Classics.PandoraandtheFlyingMASONNew DVDs! PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Double Feature and Kino’s IN SEARCH OF DRACULAThese two new additions are in stock now at Creepy Classics:PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN/THE LIVING IDOL – DVD
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 IDOL (1957).IN SEARCH OF DRACULA (1975/Kino) – DVD
A full-length documentary that examines the history and historic background on the Dracula legend through writings and film. Christopher Lee narrates. A highlight features Lee in make-up as Vlad The Impaler and as Count Dracula. Also, a lot of very interesting footage from the actual Carpathian Mountains and the still intact old world and its legends.Get these titles now available for immediate shipping from our New DVD Department at Creepy Classics.LSOH45RetroFan12New! Great Magazines…LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS and RETRO FANThe latest editions of these two great magazines are in stock now at Creepy Classics…ready to ship to you to read over the holidays:LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #45 – Magazine
The cornerstone magazine for Hammer Horror fans! In this slick, quality issue: Behind-the-Scenes for THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN with Peter Cushing, A History of Horror fanzines, Hammer actress Annette Whiteley Interview, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in THE CREEPING TERROR and more!RETRO FAN #12 – Magazine
The great retro pop culture magazine! In this all glossy color issue: The Greatest Christmas Movie of All-Time, SHEENA – Pin-Up Queen of TV, The Making of the stop-motion classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, Popeye’s Long Strange History, Behind-the-Scenes of TV’s THREE’S COMPANY and more!Get these issues now at our on-line Creepy Magazine Newsstand…where else, Monster Kid? But, right here at Creepy Classics!All shipped bagged and boarded for protection.WinterMonsterlandBundlechristmassnowballfightNew! Winter Monsterland Bundle PackZounds! Get the greatest monster movie magazines around all for one low price in this special, limited time bundle pack:WINTER MONSTERLAND MAGAZINE BUNDLE – Magazines
Winter sends chills down your spine and so will this creepy cool bundle. Three new mags for one low price: SCARY MONSTERS #119, FILMFAX #157 and MONSTER BASH #40. The great monster movie magazines that are sure to keep you going through the winter. All three in this bundle! All three for only 19.99.Dash in to our Bundle Packs Department to get this wild winter deal now from Creepy Classics.mb-gag-hunch-reading-materiMake Sure You’re Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!Don’t get “Monster Mushy,” get “Monster Bash!”The NEW classic monster movie magazine! 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!TeeChristmasFrankieSanta-Rocket-Sled-BIGMake It A Creepy Classics Christmas!Have you figured out what on earth to wear on Christmas this year….well, say no more! We have you covered. It’s the monster fan’s perfect Christmas t-shirt: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. Select size in pull-down option. Retro Christmas Frankenstein Santa. Face is BIG on front of shirt…..and don’t forget, we have CREEPY CLASSICS GIFT CERTIFICATES too. In various denomination…just CLICK HERE to see the options.Happy Holidaze!GrabBagPOGrabBagNew! Back For Another Year….Creepy Classics’ Santa Grab BagWho knows, what you’ll get? But it will be a great deal regardless!!! This is the annual grab bag holiday horror deal:CREEPY CLASSICS GRAB BAG – 12 DVDs
We’re clearing out inventory and you can help and get cool DVDs! This grab bag is loaded with 12 random DVDs. All movies on DVD that we normally sell…it will include some major label DVDs…all factory sealed and new! No returns or exchanges…just a great surprise box ‘o’ DVDs! Worth at least $100 or more! Limited time! $49.99.Details…click here to reach into the grab bag for 12 mystery DVDs.GirlInTheGiantHairyPawPosteGorillaLooksRightNew! Big Colorful Rare Poster from 1976This is an original 1976 poster that promoted the book THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW about the classic 1933 KING KONG film. Here are the hairy details:THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW – 22.5 x 30 inch poster
Original 1976 promotional poster for the Flare Book: THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW. Very good condition. Originally folded and still in proper fold. 22.5 inch by 30 inch. Full color. Find ones on eBay in lesser condition for $150 or more. Our price $49.Won’t it look great framed in your movie viewing room? Grab it in our Original Movie Posters Department 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:NB-PostersNBRegistrationLaughsNBRonEarlNBShoppersNBSophieO SullivanNormToySoldierGalleryPaisleyZach-KevPicPhantomBillAndTonyPrizeTossRachelRichardHandsRegistrationQuestionsRegistrationTeamResinModelsRonAdamsKrisYeaworthMonster 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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