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Are Mummies Fast Enough?

 

Whenever a discussion of classic mummy movies comes up….inevitably it’s “Mummies just aren’t fast enough to get you or to scare you!” That’s the line, or something similar that usually ends a conversation. In one of my many, against the grain stands, I quietly offer my thoughts.

First, of course, you have to put the Universal mummy films in perspective with the time frame. There were no fast moving zombies or mummies in movies back in the 1930s-1940s. People weren’t desensitized.

But beyond that, these things were the ancient dead, mixed and stirred with Egyptian mythos. Strange, odd magic that was centuries old. Creepy enough. Then there’s this living dead mummy, moving and walking…ready to end your life with a slow, crushing grip. It’s dead hand, mold flaking from it, tightening around your throat.

Yes, it was slow, but if you think about what this thing is, it could in real life, paralyze you with sheer terror. No matter if it’s dark, cold, raining…it’s coming for you a shambling step at a time. It doesn’t sleep….but when you do, it’s still coming for you. Slow and persistent doom.

I think of those things and somewhere in the back of my mind…yep, I’m scared. It is going to get me, sooner or later, no matter how slow it is.

This was solidified in stories told to me by my Uncle Wally. He was a kid in the 1940s. He knew I was a horror movie fan at a young age. He related his story that branded him as a kid back in New Castle, PA. He had seen the mummy movies, first run, in the theaters. Walking home alone from the theater, he felt that chill. The mummy, Kharis, was there in the bushes as they moved in the breeze. He still remembered those scary moments of his 1940s childhood when he told me in the 1970s.

Uncle Wally was a pilot and pilot trainer for Mohawk Airlines that would become USAir. He got to travel to the Middle East for his work and probably wondered if he might see a living mummy. Because it scared him, The Mummy was his favorite monster.

I like Kharis too….think about it, no matter how slow he is, he can scare you.

Ron Adams
September 2019

Now let’s check out the new cool stuff…

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New! Victoria Riskin’s Bio on Her Mom and Dad – Fay Wray and Robert Riskin

Victoria Riskin is coming to our MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST show next month! Get the book now to read before meeting her at MONSTER BASH. Here are the details:

FAY WRAY & ROBERT RISKIN: A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR – Hardcover Book

A Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood’s golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer.

Fay Wray was most famous as the woman—the blonde in a diaphanous gown—who captured the heart of the mighty KING KONG! Robert Riskin is considered one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. Academy Award–winning writer and collaborator with Frank Capra on IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, LOST HORIZON, and more.

Loaded with rare, great photos!

Get this new book in our Creepy Bookstore….here at Creepy Classics!

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Get Ready for This Year’s MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

There’s nothing like that feel of an Autumn Halloween season in the hills of western, Pennsylvania. Head to MONSTER BASH to see all your friends and enjoy the crisp, cool season.

CLICK HERE to see the preview trailer for this October’s big bashin’ MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST!

All the guests, the vendors, the films and the MONSTER BASH fun! Preview trailer produced by Kevin Slick.

Hurry….see the preview: CLICK HERE!

Quick, get your on-site room at the Monster Bash rate now, CLICK HERE!

All the details, CLICK HERE!

Admission Memberships, CLICK HERE!

You can’t miss MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST, October 18-20, 2019.

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Re-Released! THE BRIBE with Vincent Price on DVD

THE BRIBE was made in 1948, the same year Vincent Price did the voice-over acting for The Invisible Man in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. It’s just been re-released by Warner with the original movie poster cover. Nitty gritty details:

THE BRIBE (1948) – DVD
Re-released! Stars Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, and Vincent Price. A gritty, dark Film Noir set in South America. Everyone is sweaty and unsavory. The ending features one of the greatest visual effects scenes with Price running through explosive fireworks. An amazing film.

It’s in stock now and ready to duck down dark corners and race its way to your front door. Track it down now in our Complete DVD Catalog here at Creepy Classics.

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Fan Art! The Outer Limits by Dave Walker

These pen and ink drawings by monster fan Dave Walker. He dove into the “outer limits” at this past June’s MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE. Here’s Dave:

Hi Ron, just sending some fan art. I had a great time at my first Monster Bash.

Best,

Dave

Thanks for sharing your talent, Dave!

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What’s Old is New Again! More Used DVDs in Stock Now

A new batch of used DVDs are spinning into our Used DVD Department! Fill in some of those holes in your DVD collection with these great titles (some out-of-print versions!).

You’ll find titles like KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962), THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN (1966), LOST HORIZON (1937 Restored!), THEM! (1954), THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951), THE TINGLER (1959, a Vincent Price favorite), THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939 Remastered), VOODOO MAN (1944/Rifftrax & original “just movie” version) and KING KONG ESCAPES (1968) and many more titles that might be missing from your collection…see them all in our Used DVD Department….where else?, but Creepy Classics!

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MONSTER BASH is for MONSTER KIDS everywhere of every age!

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!

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New! Just Arriving Together…GREAT Monster Mags

These great monster mags have just hit the slab at Creepy Classics. We’re going to fasten the electrodes and get these charged up to ship fast to you. All bagged and boarded for protection, it’s:

SCARY MONSTERS #114 – Magazine
Werewolves, werewolves and more werewolves! The giant Howl-O-Ween Scaretacular issue…inside: 40 Years of Svengoolie, Rondo Hatton, the greatest wolf man movies, Ray Bradbury, Maine’s Haunted Places, Peter Cushing and more…packed with more moonlight madness!

FAMOUS MONSTERS ACK-IVES #2 (Dracula Cover) – Magazine
In this retro fearbook Hammer Horror like THE REPTILE, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, VAMPIRE CIRCUS and more. Christopher Lee’s Dracula movies, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD, CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF and all-Hammer Horror!

FAMOUS MONSTERS ACK-IVES #2 (Frankenstein Cover) – Magazine
In this retro fearbook Hammer Horror like THE REPTILE, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, VAMPIRE CIRCUS and more. Christopher Lee’s Dracula movies, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD, CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF and all-Hammer Horror!

Order up the ones you want or all three right now in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand on-line, or you can call Creepy Classics to place your order at (724) 238-4317 with credit card.

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New Bundle! It’s the Monster Fall-Out Special!

Here it is…three great magazines at one special price, that will be perfect on your coffee table this autumn:

MONSTER FALL-OUT! (Three Magazine Bundle) – Magazines
It’s retro-activity fall-out! Three great magazines at one special price! It’s THE CREEPS #20, SCARY MONSTERS #114 and MONSTER BASH #37….all bagged and boarded for protection. Three super keen monster magazines just for you. Shipping direct to your dungeon doorway.

Get this cool autumn deal for a limited time….right now in our Bashin’s Bundles Department from Creepy Classics.

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New! CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Specials

Wow! Two new CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Specials:

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE ART #1
Over 80 pages on heavy stock gloss paper and thick cover…hundreds of poster, lobby card and movie art from the classics. Horror films from the silent era and the Golden Age of sound horror films. Beautifully reproduced in this lush volume of eye-popping color classic monster art and info!

CLASSIC MONSTERS SPECIAL: DRACULA’S DAUGHTER (1936) – Magazine
A guide filmbook to the 1936 Universal Studio’s DRACULA’S DAUGHTER with Gloria Holden. This luxury publication is produced in full color, with stills, lobby cards and posters illustrating in-depth articles and biographies. Beautiful oversize magazine, heavy stock, all glossy.

Get these all, ans more, in our CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES Department, here at your Internet monster stopping place, Creepy Classics! Shipped, bagged and boarded for protection, to your dungeon’s doorstep.

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Mark and Marta….Art!

Artist John Sargent just emailed this great render of MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST guests Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen from LOST IN SPACE.

Super nice! John is the publisher of MONSTER-ART Magazine.

See him at this October’s MONSTER BASH.

….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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