Classic TV Stars Invade Butler County
"Monster Bash" Expo & Film Festival 2008
The Beverly Hillbillies, The Twilight Zone, The Munsters, The Addams Family, The Andy Griffith Show, Mannix, Mission Impossible -- actors from these shows and many more will be appearing in Butler at The Monster Bash Expo & Film Festival, June 20-22, 2008. "Ready, set, action" at the Days Inn Conference Center, Route 8, in Butler, PA.
The county seat of Butler County will become "Little Hollywood" with dozens of actors, directors, and movie producers for Monster Bash. It's a 3-Day film festival and autograph signing show that also includes classic TV, horror movie, science fiction movie, and mystery movie collectible vendors. Over 100 vendors, from across the country, will be bringing rare movie merchandise -- kids toys, original movie posters, movie magazines, and DVDs.
TV Stars that will be signing autographs for all three days include: Pat Priest (Marilyn Munster), Lisa Loring (Wednesday on the Addams Family & As The World Turns actress), Donna Douglas (Ellie Mae from The Beverly Hillbillies), Susan Gordon (The Twilight Zone), Jackie Joseph (The Doris Day Show & The Andy Griffith Show), and many more. Plus, our local star of Chiller Theatre and Night of the Living Dead - "Chilly Billy" Cardille will be at Monster Bash on Saturday.
Movie stars signing autographs will include Donnie Dunagan (Actor from 1939's Son of Frankenstein and the voice of Disney's Bambi), Charles Herbert (star of The Fly & the original 13 Ghosts), Elizabeth Shepherd (Vincent Price leading lady), Don Sullivan (The Giant Gila Monster & The Rebel Set), Robert Dix (star in Forbidden Planet), Jonathan Haze (star of The Little Shop of Horrors), Conrad Brooks (Plan 9 From Outer Space), Bert I. Gordon (Director of Beginning of the End & Earth Vs. The Spider) and many more!
Special features include an appearance all weekend long of the giant "puppet-prop" plant from the Broadway show of The Little Shop of Horrors, with Jim Hensen Studios puppeteer Bill Diamond. There's a planned live teleconference with Forrest J Ackerman and Ray Bradbury live from Hollywood on a big screen.
Films will be showing in one of the Days Inn Conference Center Ballrooms all weekend. Classic Horror and Science Fiction films, as well as many Vincent Price Films. Plus: David "The ROCK" Nelson will host the classic 1959 movie, "Monster of Piedras Blancas"!
The show is dedicated to the memory of actor Vincent Price. This from Vincent Price's son, Vincent Barrett Price: "I'm sure my dad would have been delighted with the conference and your highlighting his career. I wish you all the best and offer you much gratitude on behalf on my dad."
The events get under way Friday at 10AM until 2AM, Saturday from 10AM until 2AM, and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. The star signing and vendor ballroom hours are Friday from 3PM-9PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM, and Sunday 10AM-3PM. Please note that events are subject to last minute cancellation or change - but, at this time, all stars are confirmed.
Admission for The Monster Bash Expo & Film Fest at the Days Inn Conference Center, Route 8, Butler is $15 per day at the door. Kids 12 and under are free with an adult. For details, call (724) 238-4317, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, see the web site at: www.creepyclassics.com/bash, or call the Days Inn at (724) 287-6761.
I'm going to the Bash this year. We're staying in a "yurt" at a campground. On Saturday, all of the members (who are going) of The Universal Monster Army message board are getting together for a group photo. It should be a blast.
As I did last year, I've put together a compilation of creepy music based on this year's guests plus some short stories read by Vincent Price that, I believe, originally came from Scar Stuff. For more classic horror music, I suggest you visit Music From The Monster Movies 1950-69 and Universal Horror Sounds. These are two excellent blogs that I have
1. 13 Ghosts (Opening Credits)
2. The Addams Family
3. The Amazing Colossal Man (Movie Trailer)
4. Beginning Of The End (Natural,Natural Baby)
5. The Blob (Beware Of The Blob)
6. Blood Of Dracula's Castle (The Next Train Out)
7. The Broomstick Train (Vincent Price)
8. Chiller Theatre
9. The Day The World Ended (Theme)
10. Earth vs The Spider (Theme)
11. First Men Into Space (Title & Truck Death)
12. The Fly (Main Theme)
13. Forbidden Planet (Main Titles - Overture)
14. Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (Festival Of The New Wine Song)
15. Frankenstein's Daughter (Special Date)
16. Giant Gila Monster (The Mushroom Song - Laugh, Children, Laugh)
17. Hand Of Glory (Vincent Price)
18. The Haunted Strangler (Movie Trailer)
19. House On Haunted Hill (Theme)
20. The Little Shop Of Horrors (Main Title)
21. The Monster Mash (Vincent Price)
22. The Munsters
23. Not Of This Earth! (Main Title)
24. One Step Beyond
25. Plan 9 From Outer Space (Main Title)
26. Prayer (Vincent Price)
27. Son Of Frankenstein (main Title)
28. Teenage Zombies (Main Theme)
29. To Raise The Dead (Vincent Price)
30. Tormented (Theme)
31. Twilight Zone (Season 1 - Rod Serling Intro)
32. Twilight Zone (Season 1 - Alt. Main)
33. Witches On The Heath (Vincent Price)
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