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Toys, Our Childhood Ghosts…

A good friend of mine just emailed a photo of a broken PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Aurora model. Broken, but a treasure to him. It was his when he was eight years old. He painted it, was proud of it and it branded part of his childhood. Now, fifty years later….there it appears in his attic. So powerful with memories and something even more special. A reminder of our youth…when we were a kid and this item is now a psychological time machine.

He’s going to glue and rebuild it, but not make the paint job on it any better. He said it would be an affront to eight-year-old him. Exactly…it’s part of him…at eight years old. It’s magic.

I have a variety of things that have re-appeared over the years to give me those feelings. Sometimes it’s something so small, or seemingly insignificant. A magazine ad that showed monsters, in a women’s magazine my mom had given me to draw on! But those monsters were what got me. Seeing that ad again brought that excitement of seeing those monsters through six year old eyes all over again.

My dad had bought me coloring books when I had my tonsils out…no monsters, but coloring books of dinosaurs, army men and cowboys. Those are what meant the world to me at that time and take me back. MPC plastic little monsters, zombie, witch, executioner, mummy with snake, skeleton…Marx plastic dinosaurs. All this stuff.

And, me too, those Aurora model kits. The scary black plastic of those gnarled trees on the Dracula model. Foam glider airplanes you put together that had Marvel super heroes on them like The Hulk and Ben Grimm (The Thing). If they didn’t survive the years, we search for them.

These things of our childhood are the magic pieces of time that take us back to a simpler place…where there’s adventure, excitement and imagination that was so bright. These intangibles are real magic to the kid in us. It’s rekindled by these old toys and simple items. The child in us can live again, even for a fleeting moment, a glimpse back. The friendly ghosts of our past.

-Ron Adams, February 2020.

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

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

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.

…and so is our TV Horror Host legend from Ohio, Son of Ghoul (pictured left)!

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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MONSTER BASH BELA LUGOSI FILM FEST Advance Admission Membership NOW Available!

Everything is now set and in place…for another wild adventure…a Bela Lugosi film marathon at the grand Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. It’s August 14 and 15, 2020. A Lugosi extravaganza with some of his best and most fun films ever, plus a bonus film to wrap-out Saturday night…Tim Burton’s ED WOOD. Get your advance VIP admission, CLICK HERE.

All the details on the show, CLICK HERE!

See the trailer preview by Kevin Slick, CLICK HERE.

View your Lugosi favorites in a real grand movie palace. We’ll also feature the popular prize-toss late Saturday night! Free Blu-Rays, DVDs, Monster Magazines and Monster Toys will be pitched into the audience.

If you haven’t been to one of our summer marathons at The Palace yet….you really need to do it. A gorgeous restored grand theatre from the 1920s. A real pipe organ with music between showings.

And author/film historian Frank Dello Stritto will give two power-point presentations on Bela Lugosi…on the giant screen. One of the biggest screens in the state of Ohio.

Who let the bats out??? Why, MONSTER BASH! Sign-up for this August fear fest now…it will be a once in a lifetime event.

Secure your VIP admission membership for all films, talks, prize toss, CLICK HERE!

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New! It’s Here! The Restored Official Release of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK: Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack

The family of the director gave the film elements to The George Eastman House for the best restoration of this cult classic. The results are stunning. Beautiful HD and this is a set that includes two discs, one DVD and one Blu-Ray. Finally see the film the way it was first run back in 1972. The brilliant quality is just what our beloved Fouke monster needed:

THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1972/Restored!) – Blu-Ray & DVD Combo
Stars many people from the town of Fouke, Arkansas. This is THE iconic Bigfoot movie. An ape-like hairy giant is said to roam the swamps and forest near a small town in Arkansas. The film is a series of re-created actual events and interviews from the people who have claimed to encountered the beast. Semi-documentary, semi-drama of an unknown monster. A very nostalgic feel; especially the opening with a kid in the early 1970s running across fields.

Restored by The George Eastman House. A double disc set, both Blu-Ray and DVD are included. Finally, the official release.

Get your copy right now at Creepy Classics in our New Blu-Ray & DVD Department.

See the director’s daughter, actress and CEO of Boggy Creek Productions Pamula Pierce at MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST this year!

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New! X THE UNKNOWN from Hammer on Blu-Ray

One of the most thoughtful and exciting science fiction monster movies from the 1950s! It’s the British “Blob” movie. Now available on Blu-Ray:

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Stars Leo McKearn, Anthony Newley and Edward Judd. A radioactive creature from the inner depths of the earth’s crust rises to feed. It needs power and nothing can stop it! A great Hammer sci-fi similar to the Quatermass films. Exciting and frightening! Loaded with extras.

Get it in our underground containment area for radioactive monsters…also known as our New Blu-Ray & DVD Department here at Creepy Classics.

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New! Ray Harryhausen Ultimate Collection on Blu-Ray

Now in stock….Ray Harryhausen great films all in one set:

RAY HARRYHAUSEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION (7 Movies) – Blu-Ray Set
The great Ray Harryhausen films, plus loads of extras! Region 0, plays in USA players. Movies: SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER, 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER, GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS and IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA.

Get it right now in our New Blu-Ray Department…here at the Creepy Classics mad laboratory.

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New! Obscure, Subtle Ghost Movie From 1965

I had never heard of this feature called FORTRESS OF THE DEAD from 1965. Shot in black and white, it’s well-acted, thoughtful and mighty creepy with subtle sounds of footsteps, digging sounds and shadows. The photography and the setting in a real bombed out island fortress really elevate this small, obscure feature to a very interesting level. It feels quite a bit like a story that could have been written by Rod Serling. Here are more details on its new DVD release:

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Stars John Hackett. An obscure, ghostly post-war intimate horror film. A private during World War II returns to Corregidor Island in the Philippines. His fear of enemy fire kept him from saving his unit that was trapped in a tunnel beneath a fortress. In Twilight Zone style it seems the ghosts of his unit have called him back for otherworldly revenge. Filmed on location at a bombed out fortress, creepy!

Get it in our New DVD Department…deep in an abandoned tunnel below the Creepy Classics fortress. Don’t mind those scrapping sounds and distant voices. Heh.

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A Peek At Charlie Arrigo’s Workshop

Sculptor, make-up artist Charlie Arrigo shared the above photo with us. It’s his Creature bust (beautiful!).

Charlie’s a good friend who has appeared at MONSTER BASH many times…sometimes as various monsters in make-up.

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New! More Used DVDs in Shock Stock

It’s now in the hundreds of great DVDs available in our Used DVD Graveyard. Super deals on great titles. If you haven’t stepped into that section of our catacombs, well, now’s the time.

We are stocked on titles like THE VANISHING SHADOW (1934), FAMOUS MONSTER – FORREST J ACKERMAN, THE FACELESS MONSTER (Barbara Steele), MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH/PREMATURE BURIAL (Vincent Price), METROPOLIS (Classic Silent), THEM (Giant Ants), ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY, THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE (Lon Chaney, Jr.), THE GREEN SLIME and hundreds more!

Creep on over to the Used DVD Department now at Creepy Classics and check them out!

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New! Jack Kirby Comic Fans Face Front…

If, like me, you grew up loving comic books in the 1960s-1970s…you probably know all about one off the greatest comic artist ever, Jack Kirby! We now are stock great Kirby magazines that reprint the comics, unpublished rare work, interviews with Kirby and associates.

If you love those Jack Kirby monsters and super-heroes, you’ll love magazines like The Jack Kirby CollectorJack Kirby Quarterly and The Jack Kirby Treasury! Find them all in our Creepy Magazine Newsstand here at Creepy Classics.

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Happy Birthday To Tami Mizikar, Monster Bash Staffer

Well, a happy birthday (February 20) to my sister, Tami Mizikar. She’s been helping with the MONSTER BASH shows since the beginning in 1997.

She and her husband are frequently the food runners, bringing in the giant sheet cakes for the attendees and loading their car with hundreds of tacos and burritos for our Mexican Monster feature Friday nights.

That’s her, pictured on the left, with Nosferatu (Kevin Slick).

Happy birthday from the monsters, Tami!

….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!

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