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Monday May 20 - Tuesday May 21, 2024


TODAY'S MONSTER BASH PHAN FOTO: One of his many faces, it's Lon Chaney in  OUTSIDE THE LAW (1920). Get it on DVD, Blu-Ray, or VHS here at Creepy Classics.




What a great, long overdue set of classic horror films! Throw away those bootleg copies, this is what you really want:



Four hard-to-find horror films of the 1940s! The first three listed here have never had an official release on Blu-Ray, DVD, or even VHS:


THE LADY & THE MONSTER (1944) First film version of DONOVAN'S BRAIN. Stars Richard Arlen Erich von Stroheim (as nasty as ever!) and Vera Ralston. This version is much more Gothic/film noir with an old castle and lots of under lighting. Excellent.


THE PHANTOM SPEAKS (1945) Stanley Ridges reprises his role in BLACK FRIDAY as an innocent man possessed by a gangster. Where BLACK FRIDAY took the brain transplant route, this film is based in mental power and supernatural possession. For a small studio, this is an excellent programmer with solid acting, good direction and an excellent music score. Some creepy moments with the ghost of a gangster tormenting Ridges. Richard Arlen stars with Ridges.


VALLEY OF THE ZOMBIES (1946) Ian Keith stars in what is more a vampire story of a never-aging man who needs blood to stay young. A moody, well-done low budget picture. Keith was one of many considered for the role of Dracula in the classic 1931 film. Here you see him as a caped, shadowy figure in need of blood, to give a hint of what might have been. No Lugosi, but pretty darn sinister!


THE CATMAN OF PARIS (1946) Republic Studio's version of THE WOLF MAN. There's a half-cat, half-man running around Paris killing people who are involved with an aristocrat. Part mystery (who's The Catman!), part all-out horror! Some fairly graphic scenes for 1946. Pretty nasty looking make-up with The Catman in top hat and cape.


Plus, extras! Get this set now, it's in super shock stock in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics!


NEW! PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Poster Reproduction on Glossy Jumbo Photo


This is a unique collectible for poster reproduction collectors and Lo Chaney fans:


PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Jumbo Photo (1925) - Poster Reproduction

This is a unique collectible that was found in a collection we acquired. It's a glossy poster reproduction on thick photo paper. It's a reproduction of a poster for the 1925 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA starring Lon Chaney. Beautiful, vivid color. 11x14 inches in size.


Get this in our Poster Reproduction Department for your collection here at Creepy Classics.


NEW! A Boatload of VHS Titles...


More selections are available now in our Used VHS Graveyard! VHS collecting is now the retro rage. These (and many more) are now available:


GODZILLA 1985 (1985) - Used VHS

The American version of THE REURN OF GODZILLA (1984). This version stars original GODZILLA - KING OF THE MONSTERS actor Raymond Burr. An atomic explosion once more releases the big guy, Godzilla. The radioactive, mutated dinosaur and it's stompin' time.


GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974/Alternate Cover) - Used VHS

Gorilla men from outer space build a robot Godzilla to destroy the real Godzilla. Getting him out of the way, the ape creatures can take over our planet! Godzilla must fight for his life and building are crushed at every turn.



Elvira hosts this classic 1950s shocker! Grandson of Dr. Frankenstein is back to develop a new monster....a female...Monsterous (literally) problems occur. Those Frankenstein's have the worst luck! 1950's fear show!


BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1959/Hosted by Elvira) - Used VHS

Whoahhh. Probably the grossest movie around for its time. A ludicrous beginning with a woman's head being kept alive by a crack-pot scientist. He also keeps a weird mutation of a creature in the lab closet. Outrageous ending. This is the uncut, uniterrupted version, hosted by Elvira - The Mistress of the Dark.


CULT OF THE DEAD (1968/Rhino) - Used VHS

Also known as: THE SNAKE PEOPLE, ISLE OF THE SNAKE PEOPLE and ISLE OF THE LIVING DEAD. Stars Boris Karloff. In his studies of ancient black arts, Karloff falls into a place of evil and sacrifices. His daughter becomes a victim of the Snake People!



Four episodes from the TV show THE VEIL that was an unsold series. Macabre stories in the vein of the THRILLER TV show, but on a lower budget. Great guest stars too.


TORTURE ZONE (1967/Portrait Cover) - Used VHS

One of Boris Karloff's last movies. A rock from outer space needs women's blood to grow and Boris assists.


JUNGLE WOMAN (1944) - Used VHS

Acquanetta and J. Carrol Naish in the follow-up to CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN. Paula, the ape woman is on a killing spree.



In CALLING DR. DEATH (1943) Lon Chaney is a hypnotist who believes he can kill people by willing it. Those great crazy voice-overs and the opening with the spooky head in the crystal ball. STRANGE CONFESSION (1945) was the most sought after of the series, being out of circulation for decades because of rights problems. It's back! And, guess what Lon Chaney is carrying in that bag that's just big enough for a human head (hint!)?! 



Wow! Two faves of the Inner Sanctum series on this tape. WEIRD WOMAN is the most "supernatural" of the series with voodoo and witchcraft. Chaney got super support with three great ladies of the 40's: Evelyn Ankers, Anne Gwynne and Elizabeth Russell. THE FROZEN GHOST features Chaney hiding out, trying to get his life straightened out in a wax museum. Wrong place. The museum has Martin Koslack playing a sculptor with a bit too twisted of a brain. Both movies on one tape.



Stars Richard Carlson and Dr. Frank Baxter (THE MOLE PEOPLE). Hemo the Magnificent is a one-hour Technicolor made-for-television educational film, released in 1957 by Bell Laboratories and directed by Frank Capra, and first telecast by CBS. It details the workings of the circulatory system. Animation, cartoons highlight this fun educational film. Former library with sticker removed from back cover.


Get these above titles and see hundreds more in our Used VHS Graveyard, out back of Creepy Classics! Start digging now...


New! Original Pressbook for ABSOLUTE POWER


An original press kit issued to media back in 1997:


ABSOLUTE POWER (1997/Clint Eastwood) - Original Press Kit

An original 1997 press kit for the Clint Eastwood film ABSOLUTE POWER. Press information pack, cast listing, 10 8x10 inch glossy photos featuring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, and others.


It's in our Collectible Department here at Creepy Classics right now.


The Next Bash: MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE Information


This summer we'll be back at the Pittsburgh Marriott North. Almost every vendor at our October show signed back up, the couple remaining sold in a hurry. The vendors are re-loading with super great stuff for Monster Kid shoppers from across the nation. The host hotel is sold out already! On this link you can reserve a room at the back-up sister hotel (The Courtyard) which is only 400 feet away from the host hotel -- CLICK HERE now and get the special Bash rate. 


The Guest List that includes...Diane Baker, Beverly Washburn (SPIDER BABY, OLD YELLER), Sharon Baird, Victoria Price, plus Jessica Rains (Claude Rains daughter) will be at MONSTER BASH JULY 2024. Plus, Daniel Roebuck said he's in....and even more -- from TOMB OF LIGEIA, Vincent Price co-star Elizabeth Shepherd. And, Monster Bash Family Guests: Special EFX Wizard-Actor-Director Tom Savini, Son of Ghoul (TV Horror Hosts), Drac & Countess Carita (more Horror Hosts!), Mr. Lobo (TV Horror Host), and who could ever forget, the one and only David "The Rock Nelson."


Weddings knocked us out of all the June weekends. So MONSTER BASH will be July 19-21, 2024. If you want to get a jump on discounted admission, you can CLICK HERE. 


Note from the hotel: "Please be aware that any room cancellations made after July 3rd, 2024 (cut-off date) will incur a cancellation fee."


All the details on MONSTER BASH SUMMER 2024...CLICK HERE!


Rondo Remembers: Smells Like...Monsters!


I heard years ago that the sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers for memories. Now I do take note of that, a lot!


It is a rush of flashbacks when I open an old FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine or comic book. That yellowed newsprint snaps into my mind's view, laying on my bed browsing comics and magazines for hours. Radio playing for my ears...Boris Karloff to Jack Kirby in my eyes.


Cracking open a cardboard model kit box with that "woof" and a rush of fresh plastic aroma bring it back! Sitting on the picnic table on my parent's front porch....pulling the model kit pieces off the plastic tree. Bending the "flange" back and forth on some parts to break it off. Then, of course, the Testor's glue and paint thinner.


A more personal memory is the industrial cleaner used to mop the floors of the recreation building at Grove City College when I was a kid. My grandfather managed the building and that smell brings those days into view. There was a long hallway that lead to the swimming pools. Many times we would walk down that ceramic tiled hall, my grandfather letting me run ahead. He would snap the lights off. No windows. Total darkness. Then from my dear grandfather came a maniacal laugh that echoed down that long ceramic hallway. Well, that probably is one reason I now live the crazy life I do.


The smell of fresh cut grass. That always is a wonderful aroma that places me, plop, back on a Saturday morning in the early 1970s. Saturday cartoons, and the building excitement of anticipation for the monster movies on TV through the day. It all started with that smell of fresh cut grass (accompanied by the distant buzzing of neighborhood lawn mowers). Saturdays! Yes.


The odors of sweet candies and spilled soda pop. I catch a whiff of those somewhere and I think of the days helping my dad clean the "Youth Center" in Grove City, PA on weekends. The dance floor and concession area reeking of stale sweetness. My imaging that building was full of Frankenstein monsters that lived at the bottom of the stairs and dark, shadowed areas of that youth center. I was only five or six...but those memories flood back with that stale sweet smell.


Buttered popcorn and a very slight smell of mildew in cavernous movie theaters. Seeing scary movies or giant monster movies on the big screen. The theaters of my youth, the good times that were had.


Finally, oiled hardwood floors. A distinct odor that assailed my little lungs as I entered the local newsstand. That accompanied by the fresh newsprint ink smell as stacks of papers lined the counter. I loved that smell, it meant a spin-around rack of comic books and standing on the lower shelf of the magazine shelving to search for monster magazines. Those monster titles usually tucked behind CRACKED, MAD, wrestling, motor car or sports magazines. But that excitement comes to me with that oiled hardwood floor smell.


The aroma of monsters, memories and our lives.


Ron Adams 
Ligonier, PA 
May 2024


NEW! This Great, Vintage Lon Chaney Hardback Book


Like Lon Chaney silent films? If you do, this belongs in your bookcase:


By Robert G. Anderson. The history of the actor....Lon Chaney. Plus, a deep look into his artistry both as a make-up artist, and amazing actor. Contains page after page of great photo reproductions, and many rate photos I've never seen anywhere else! This is the 1971 first edition wth the original dust jacket. Excellent condition expept, note: there is some highlighting of key points in the introduction of the book (probably by a film student).


Head over to our Creepy Bookstore to get this now!

Build your own library with books you really want from Creepy Classics.


It's Here NOW! MONSTER BASH Magazine #53


The all-glossy retro classic monster magazine! In this issue, the great dinosaur on the loose movie, GORGO! Plus, working with Lon Chaney, Jr., Boris Karloff's mad doctor movie THE DEVIL COMMANDS, Fan Flashbacks, The Sound of Monsters, Blu-Ray & DVD New Release Reviews, and much more. Writer include Tom Weaver, Frank Dello Stritto, Gord Reid, Dr. Roger Solberg, Ron Adams, Leonard Hayhurst. Cover art by Micah Carey. 


Get your issue, it's roaring for you, in our MONSTER BASH Magazine Department here at Creepy Classics...your fearful foundation of fright!


CREEPY CLASSICS Heads South in October


Creepy Classics/Monster Bash is going south! Join us for  nationally acclaimed film collector Hugh Thomas' THE WORLD'S WORST FILM FESTIVAL. It all starts at 12 noon on Saturday, October 12, 2024. Actual film only will be screened in a theater setting through the afternoon, evening, and night. Plus, vendors too.


While it's called the "Worst" film festival and Hugh will be screening low budget vintage horror and science fiction films, there will also be classic Universal favorite monster movies too.


The admission to this event....FREE!


Make your plans now! The location is the Holiday Inn, 170 Country Club Drive, Stockbridge, GA 30281.  Call (678)-782-4000 and reserve your room now.


NEW! This Ray Harryhausen Special Edition Blu-Ray Box Set


Wow! What a set! A great "best of" collection of Harryhausen landmark films:


Eight films featuring the magic of stop-motion genius Ray Harryhausen. Classics, every one: IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955), EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956), THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1957), THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER (1960), MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961), JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963), THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1973), and SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER (1977). Loads of special features! Region 0.


Get one for you shelf and it'll be in the ready whenever you want to see a dynamic Harryhausen blockbuster. It's in our New Blu-Ray Department now at Creepy Classics.


MONSTER BASH Magazine is for Monster Kids of  All Ages!

Make Sure You're Caught Up On Your MONSTER BASH Magazine Collection!


Everyone's talking about MONSTER BASH! The ultimate 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 (or, subscribe here too)....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! 


NEW! 1986 Original Poster for SCENE OF THE CRIME


It's a French thriller film from 1986. Nice condition! Grab it now, if you want it:


SCENE OF THE CRIME (1986 French Film) - Original Poster
A French film thriller. This is a big one sheet poster. Approximately 27 x 40 inches. Stars actress Catherine Deneuve. In excellent condition. No pin holes or pen markings. Comes folded as it originally was.


It's in our Original Posters Department at Creepy Classics.



It's getting hard to find, the out-of-print special Blu-Ray edition of HORROR EXPRESS (but we have a few in stock):


HORROR EXPRESS (1972) - Special Edition Blu-Ray
A really cool movie with a prehistoric demonic beast. The beast is being shipped via a train with cargo in a giant coffin sized box. It escapes doing very nasty things to people. Part raging monster movie, part "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," part "Murder on the Orient Express!" With Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Telly Savalas. This is the special ARROW edition that is packed with extras and a gorgeous pristine print of the film.


Get it before it's gone, gone, gone. Available, while supplies last, in our Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.


NEW! More Great Used VHS Tapes

The vinyl re-revolution is in full swing as people are going retro and collecting VHS again. Here are some great titles for the VHS collector:


QUATERMASS 2 (1957/Anchor Bay) - Used VHS
Also known as ENEMY FROM SPACE. Stars Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James and Vera Day. A mysterious, heavily guarded factory is discovered. Food and agriculture development is the's really a bunch of aliens bent on world domination through cloning and control. Shades of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS in this top-flight science fiction feature from England.


Stars Ralph Bates, David Prowse, Kate O'Mara, Veronica Carlson and Dennis Price. Hammer studios's re-make of the original Frankenstein story with Ralph Bates as a sardonic Baron Frankenstein and David Prowse (Darth Vader in STAR WARS) as the monster. Prowse is pretty nasty-looking....ahhhcck....he's choking me...arggghhh.


FLESH AND BLOOD (Hammer Documentary) - Used VHS
The story of Hammer films narrated by Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. 100 minutes if highlights and behind-the-scenes of the trials and tribulations of one of the best horror movie studios ever. Warning ADULT CONTENT.


Stars Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker and Maureen Connell. Peter Cushing and Forrest Tucker search the highlands for the infamous beastie. Cushing is doing it for science and Tucker is doing it for fame and fortune as he plans to catch and exploit the creature. Intense and sharply acted. Many British films of the time seem rather slow, but this never loses your attention. It almost seems like an English version of THE THING (1951); Isolation and a monster, lurking out there in the blinding snow. High production values with Val Guest directing for Hammer Studios. The best snowman movie made. Widescreen. NOTE: Crack in hard shell case.


Stars Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley, Christopher Matthews and Patrick Troughton. A kind of back-to-the-basics Hammer Dracula that works for me. Drac's in his castle, a young couple happen to wind up as house guests, and the nightmare begins. Still in the great Gothic trappings with superb visuals. This is the Hammer Dracula with Lee climbing the castle walls like a spider (as in Bram Stoker's original novel). Ah, and there's always the poor human servant that gets seriously roughed-up by the ol' count. Used VHS (has a small sticker on the back cover).


Stars Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon and James Villiers. The tomb on an ancient , and nasty, Egyptian queen is violated. A man steals the ring from the mummy's hand and unleashes the terror. The ancient queen posseses his daughter and then things get really bad.


THE BEST OF W.C. FIELDS (1930s) - Used VHS
Three great W.C. Field comedy shorts: THE DENTIST (1939), THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER (1933), and THE GOLF SPECIALIST (1930). Used, former rental.


Pick out the ones you want and need for your VHS collection in our Used VHS Graveyard at Creepy Classic!



Rest in Peace, Actor Mark Damon

From THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER to BLACK SABBATH and more, actor Mark Damon has left us. Here's more information from MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE writer Leonard Hayhurst:


Actor, producer and international film sales executive Mark Damon died May 12, 2024, in Los Angeles, California, according to Variety. He was 91. Damon was born April 22, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois. 


Damon won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role in 1960’s HOUSE OF USHER as Philip Winthrop. He also appeared in the horror movies BLACK SABBATH, THE DEVIL’S WEDDING NIGHT, CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD and several spaghetti westerns and foreign adventure flicks. 


It was through his work overseas that Damon learned of the need to link American movies with foreign distributors. He founded Producers Sales Organization and helped to launch the American Film Market and Independent Film and Television Alliance to do just that.


Through this work, Damon was credited as a produce or executive producer on many films. These included DAS BOOT, THE NEVERENDING STORY, 9 ½ WEEKS, SHORT CIRCUIT, FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR, THE LOST BOYS, MAC AND ME, FEARDOTCOM, MONSTER, IT’S ALIVE and 2 GUNS. 


CREEPY CLASSICS On the Road - Upcoming Conventions

Here a listing of shows that Creepy Classics will be setting up at, we hope to see you down that dusty trail:


MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE, Marriott Pittsburgh North Hotel, Cranberry Township (Mars), PA July 19-21, 2024.

All details: CLICK HERE.


MONSTER BASH FILM FESTIVAL - August 16-17 2024. The Canton Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio.

All the details: CLICK HERE.


DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER RAMA - September 20-21, 2024: Riverside Drive-In, Vandergrift, PA.

All the details: CLICK HERE.


THE WORLD'S WORST FILM FESTIVAL - October 12, 2024 Noon-All Night: Holiday Inn, Stockbridge, GA.

All the details: Call (404) 229-3387


MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE, Marriott Pittsburgh, North, Cranberry Township (Mars), PA November 1-3, 2024. 

All the details: CLICK HERE.


AKRON COMICON - Emidio's  Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, November 9-10, 2024.

All the details: CLICK HERE.


DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER RAMA - April 2025: Riverside Drive-In, Vandergrift, PA.

All the details: CLICK HERE.


NEW! Unwrapped...THE MUMMY in ULTRA 4K Blu-Ray

In shock stock, Karloff creeping in ULTRA 4K Blu-Ray:


THE MUMMY (1932) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray
NOTE: This is the 4K ULTRA HD Blu-Ray! Karloff in this skillfully filmed classic. Edward Van Sloan is here to fight the evil, David Manners, the hero, is confounded. Next to Karloff the performance award goes to Bramwell Fletcher who has an electrifying mental breakdown upon seeing the mummy rise from his coffin and walk. Jam packed with extras: features, commentaries, and more. Digital code included too.


Open the sarcophagus and get this in our New Blu-Ray Department at Creepy Classics.


Back in Stock! It's the Deluxe GODZILLA 15 Movie Blu-Ray Set

The Godzilla lovers dream set is available again here:


GODZILLA 1954-1975 (Giant Book, Box Set) - Deluxe Blu-Ray Set
Giant, handsome, book-box set with 8 Blu-Rays and 15 movies in crystal clear, building stompin', HD! Deluxe, glossy book packaging. Movies included with plenty of extras: GODZILLA (1954), GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955), KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1963), MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (1964), GHIDORAH - THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964), INVASION OF THE ASTRO MONSTER (1965), EBIRAH - HORROR OF THE DEEP (1966), SON OF GODZILLA (1967), DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968), ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (1969), GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971), GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972), GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973), GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974), and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).


Get this glorious Godzilla set in our Godzilla & Japanese Giant Monsters Department here at Creepy Classics.


Now Available! VIP Admission Memberships To the Autumn 2024 MONSTER BASH


From Hammer Horror, to 1950s sci-fi, to Universal Monsters, all your favorite creatures will be featured at MONSTER BASH, November 1-3, 2024! Guests already include Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Valerie Leon, Victoria Vetri, writer/historian Michael Olszewski, nationally acclaimed UFO-UAP Researcher Stan Gordon, and more to come! 


For a limited time, MONSTER BASH November 2024 membership admission is $20 off per person:


MONSTER BASH NOVEMBER 1-3, 2024 - VIP Membership Admission
3-day admission VIP membership! November 1-3, 2024 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, (Cranberry Township-Mars, PA). The classic monster movie conference and festival! Movie and TV stars, wall-to-wall monster vendors, special events, screenings. The multi-Rondo award winning best convention. Discounted for a limited time. Events-guests subject to change. Non-refundable. 3-Day Pass at the door $60. Admission is non-refundable, non-transferable.


More details on the show, CLICK HERE.

Sign-up now and save, save, save....lock in to Bash, autumn 2024 from Creepy Classics.



Classic movies on the big screen, classic monster collectible vendors, popcorn, pizza, live organ music between features and good times! 

Get your admission memberships now, CLICK HERE.


Get your special, discounted MONSTER BASH hotel room rate only until July 17, 2024 at the Canton Double Tree hotel (just a few blocks away from the theatre). Hotel phone (330) 471-8000. You can book your hotel room on-line now for the discounted rate: CLICK HERE


See all the details on the MONSTER BASH FILM FESTIVAL at the historic, grand PALACE THEATRE in Canton, Ohio - CLICK HERE.