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A Book Under the Tree

Back in the early 1970s there weren’t many books about classic horror movies readily available at bookstores. Today, there’s hundreds. But, back in 1973, there were only a few in stores. One I got at Christmas back then was A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF HORROR MOVIES by Denis Gifford.

I don’t think I had even seen this book anywhere. My parents must have come across it in the local mall…and knew. They knew this was exactly the kind of thing I would love. And, I did. For years it was right there with my FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine collection. A big hardback that legitimized my love of these movies. Heck, it was a real book on monster movies! Plus, there were photos and information about films that were new to me.

Keep in mind, step back, and realize there was no Internet, no speciality bookstores in average towns. So this kind of book was a monumental discovery. And that cover, that cover with Glenn Strange’s Frankenstein Monster face was just so cool (see the first issue of MONSTER BASH magazine’s cover by Kerry Gammill…similar?).

That Christmas morning was…my sister and I running out to the tree after we got the “all clear” from the parents. Yelling back-and-forth from our bedrooms. Seeing the lit tree, the sparkling tinsel icicles hanging above that treasure of presents. I remember tearing the wrapping paper off of that book…thinking it was a book on cars, trains, or some kind of education encyclopedia hardback. But, as the Christmas wrapping peeled back to display that green cover of monsters. Wow! I think I spent the next few days glued to that book. We drove to both my grandparent’s houses….and that book was with me.

Thanks again, Mom and Dad. You knew, you knew what this Monster Kid needed.

-Ron Adams
Ligonier, PA
December 2019

On with the show, now let’s check out the new cool stuff and classic monster news…

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New! Blu-Rays and DVDs

Just falling off of Santa’s sleigh and into Creepy Classics:

THE MAGIC SWORD (1962) – Blu-Ray or DVD
Wonderful costume adventure with young man facing odds of an evil wizard (Basil Rathbone). Dragons and witches. Shocking scene with an ugly witch portrayed by the infamous Vampira (PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE). And that’s one cool dragon. One of director Bert I. Gordon’s very best! Extras.

KONGA (1961) – Blu-Ray or DVD
Stars Michael Gough. A serum is discovered to grow plants to monstrous proportions. Why not try it on a chimpanzee? The chimp grows into a gigantic ape-gorilla?! It obeys the commands of its mad doctor (naturally!). Instead of New York, or Tokyo, this time it’s London that takes a whooping. Extras!

TRILOGY OF TERROR II (1996) – Blu-Ray
The sequel to 1975’s TRILOGY OF TERROR with Karen Black. This one, like te first, has the star in a different role in each of the three horror stories. Stars Lysette Anthony. Dan Curtis is back directing these stories of graveyard rats, vampires and the iconic living Zuni warrior doll!

Get these and other New DVDs and Blu-Rays in our…..New DVD & Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics….make it a Creepy Classics Christmas!

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Monster Bash Meets Dorian Gray

Thanks to super fan Bruce Tinkel for submitting the above photo with this explanation:

Hi Ron:

We’re in Chicago visiting my daughter Erin and her husband. We stopped at the Art Institute of Chicago and saw the great, eerie painting used in movie THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945).

I introduced the painting to the Monster Bash Magazine.

Take care,

Bruce Tinkel, Edison, NJ

Get your copy of the latest MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE, or any of the creepy cool back issues…CLICK HERE to see them.

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Admission increase at the end of December 2019

Monster Bash June 2020! VIP Admission Memberships (Prices increase at the end of December 2019) and Dealer Tables 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!

Guest stars:
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 and Mr. Lobo! 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, vendors and meeting guest stars NOW! Available right now, CLICK HERE!

You are a vendor, tables are already going fast! CLICK HERE for details and to reserve your table space. Only 14 left right now.

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!

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Hey! There’s MONSTER BASH MAG

One of our buddies, Ted, sent this picture to us yesterday. It’s a magazine shop with MONSTER BASH magazine prominently displayed. So cool. Thanks for sharing.

Get the latest issue, or back issues of the retro monster mag, CLICK HERE!

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New! More Photos From MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2019

Thanks to attendee Steve Turek for sending in some great new photos from this past October’s MONSTER BASH in Mars, PA. That’s Steve above with LOST IN SPACE actors Marta Kristen and Mark Goddard. It was a quick commute on the Jupiter II spaceship!

See more pics from MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST 2019…..CLICK HERE!

Find out about NEXT year’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST…CLICK HERE!

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New! Classic Monsters Specials and Re-Shock on Other Specials Too…

Now stocked, the new CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: SCREAM SIRENS (extra thick!) and the CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN! These are premium glossy mags on heavy stock paper from England.

Plus, we’ve re-stocked on these specials from CLASSIC MONSTERS: LON CHANEY JR., THE MUMMY’S HAND, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, SCARS OF DRACULA, DR/ JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1931), MARK OF THE VAMPIRE and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN!

Get them all, and more, in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department, right here at Creepy Classics!

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THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH Blu-Ray Stocked and Ships For Delivery in the USA Before Christmas!

On Amazon for $56.41. At Creepy Classics for $29.99.

SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH, THE (1963) – Blu-Ray
Stars Patrick McGoohan. Originally a three part made-for-TV Disney movie that has production quality above most theatrical period films! “The Scarecrow” is a mysterious and frightening character that rises above bands of British en-slavers. Mixed in smuggling, The Scarecrow, becomes a dark justice fighter. Amazing, creepy, and full of per-revolution color. 151 minutes.

Get your copy in our New Blu-Ray Department here at Creepy Classics!

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New! Our Vinyl Record Department is Open

Here comes the vintage vinyl…great LPs from the 1960s, rare cult discs, super rare movie promotional discs…it’s all here with voices like Vincent Price, Gabriel Dell, Buster Crabbe and more. From our Creepy Classics Front Page…just scroll all the way down on the left button column….and, you’ll find the “Vinyl Records Department!”

Can’t you see these wrapped under your Christmas tree….quick, check them out and get them on your list for the big guy in red!

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New! More Lasers for the Laser Disc Department

The short lived, but loved format the Laser Disc! A full 12 inch discs with oversize large cover art…some with gatefold covers. They were beautiful and got us into the digital age for films. Our Laser Disc Collectibles Department is growing!

The latest additions that are available now include Universal Horror classics, Hammer Horror, the rare FIEND WITHOUT A FACE, RKO classics and more. See the selection in our Laser Disc Department, here at Creepy Classics!

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Make It a Monster Kid Christmas

Get the stuff you REALLY want under your tree. Find over 7,000 classic monster items to choose from at Creepy Classics!

Make sure to tell your family and friends to shop for you here: www.creepyclassics.com. They can call-in too at (724) 238-4317. Forward this email to them!

It’s the creepy cool stuff you REALLY want for Christmas.

Creepy Classics delivers with Santa to magically put Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines, Monster T-Shirts, Monster Models, Monster Toys and more…right under your tree.

….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!

©2019 Adams | Ron Adams Media, P.O. Box 23, Ligonier, PA 15658

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