Monster Bash. This year's Conference is a 1950s celebration of of Martians, Monsters and Movies! I would love to go this year, but I can't make it. I have a Creature From The Black Lagoon poster signed by Ben Chapman and Ricou Browning that I would love to get signed by Julie Adams.And as I've done for the past few years, here's a compilation of themes and trailers based on this year's guests.
1. 13 Ghosts
2. Beginning of the End
3. Chiller Theatre
4. Earth vs The Spider
5. Ed Wood
6. I Was A Teenage Werewolf (Radio Ad)
7. Night Gallery
8. Night of the Living Dead
9. One Step Beyond
10. The Amazing Colossal Man (Movie Trailer)
11. The Amazing Colossal Man
12. The Blob (Beware of the Blob)
13. The Creature From The Black Lagoon
14. The Cyclops
15. The Day The Earth Stood Still
16. The Fly
17. The Haunted Strangler (Radio Ad)
18. The Three Stooges
20. Twilight Zone
21. War of the Worlds
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This year's guest include --
Jimmy Hunt The little red-headed kid is back! Jimmy Hunt heads for Monster Bash to stomp out the last of those pesky Martians with his government issued ray-blaster! Jimmy appeared in INVADERS FROM MARS (1953 & its remake in 1986), CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950), THE ALL-AMERICAN with Tony Curtis and more.
Ann Robinson The ever lovely Ann Robinson who lived the Martian invasion of 1953 with co-star Gene Barry and director George Pal in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS!
Billy Gray The warning from space came and Billy Gray was there on THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951). Later he would flicker across America as "Bud" in Father Knows Best on TV.
Julie Adams Julie Adams hung out in the Creature Cave in the classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954). She also found herself wandering in Rod Serling's Night Gallery. We're happy to have Julie back - Monster Bash alumni!
Bert I. Gordon Forrest J Ackerman called him "Mr. Big" for good reason. Bert directed and brought us giant monsters and bugs...from BEGINNING OF THE END (giant grasshoppers), THE CYCLOPS, EARTH VS, THE SPIDER, VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS, THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST, ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE, TORMENTED and much more! Get his new book - THE AMAZING COLOSSAL WORLDS OF BERT I. GORDON autographed at this year's BASH!
Richard Gordon The super horror-fan and producer of films like FIEND WITHOUT A FACE (the flying brains that attacked us in 1958), ISLAND OF TERROR, THE HAUNTED STRANGLER, CORRIDORS OF BLOOD and much more. He worked with Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and many more!
Susan Gordon Susan graced the silver screen with ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE, made friends with an alien in THE TWILIGHT ZONE, met up with a ghost in TORMENTED, fell into a world of madness in PICTURE MOMMY DEAD, starred in the early TV 1950s version of MIRACLE on 34th STREET, hung out with Charles Herbert in THE BOY AND THE PIRATES and much more!
George "The Animal" Steele The big man from Tim Burton's ED WOOD film who portrayed Tor Johnson of PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE fame! George re-enacted scenes from the most beloved bad movies of the 1950s - PLAN 9, BRIDE OF THE MONSTER and NIGHT OF THE GHOULS. George is the former WWF wrestler that sold out Main Events at Madison Square Garden, The Boston Gardens, The Philly Spectrum, New Jersey Meadowlands and near the home of Monster Bash - The Pittsburgh Civic Arena. One of the most outrageous wrestlers of all-time was a real-life teacher for 25 years.
"Chilly Billy" Cardille The host of Pittsburgh's Chiller Theatre from the 1950s through the 1980s on Channel 11, Pittsburgh, PA. This is the man who brought you spooky movies and made pizza parties a way of life on Saturday nights for the city of Pittsburgh for three decades.
Stan Gordon A real look into aliens. Reports from the 1940s-1960s gave the public a new perspective on UFOs, flying saucers and the existence of beings from other worlds that have visited this planet. World famous researcher Stan Gordon visits MONSTER BASH 2010 with unbelievable footage and information that will have you taking a new look at reports of close encounters and phenomenon from around the country and documentation from right here in Pennsylvania. Stan will give a talk, take questions and have an unforgettable presentation for fans. Stan is best known for being the authority on the second most documented UFO crash (next to Roswell) - The Kecksburg Incident from 1965. Stan has TWO new books coming out by Bash time!
Charles Herbert Charles was one of the premier kid actors from the 1950s and early 1960s! He was the lead in the original 13 GHOSTS, he was in THE FLY with Vincent Price, THE BOY AND THE PIRATES, THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, ONE STEP BEYOND, MY THREE SONS, THE DONNA REED SHOW, THE PATTY DUKE SHOW pilot and much, much more. He has great stories of working with Cary Grant, Vincent Price, William Castle, Ross Martin, Donna Reed, Sophia Loren, Doris Day and more!
Kenny Miller From ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE to I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF....fan favorite Kenny Miller is back at BASH! Kenny also was in Orson Welles A TOUCH OF EVIL.
Mr. Lobo We're happy to welcome, host of Cinema Insomnia, Mr. Lobo to Monster Bash 2010. One of the most talked about Contemporary Horror Hosts on the Shock Scene!
Wes Shank & The Blob, himself! A man-eating cosmic monster, no not Wes Shank - THE BLOB! Wes is the owner of The Blob used in the original movie. It creeps! Wes has a new book out on The Blob. It's fantastic. Interesting, full of behind-the-scenes information and history. Plus, lots of photos from the set. Wes will have a stack of the book for sale at Bash! And, of course, Wes will be bringing the actual Blob to Bash too. Get your picture taken with it, or it will absorb you.
Tom Savini Local monster, done good! Tom Savini, horror renaissance man. He's dome it all - breakthrough special effects master, actor, director, artist, sculptor and teacher. See Tom back at BASH!
Bill Hinzman A zombie that's a SMASHING success! Bill was the graveyard zombie from the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
Kyra Schon The little girl zombie from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is all grown-up and ready to MONSTER BASH!
John Russo NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD screenwriter, zombie, author, film director, and film instructor.
George Kosana NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD actor - The Sheriff! "They're dead....they're all messed-up!"
Moe, Larry, and Curly Too! See the tribute to The Three Stooges parading around Monster Bash this year! Funny bits, all your favorite routines....we're keeping them away from the hotel's plumbing....but, watch out for those pies! These guys have appeared at the Three Stooges Museum - the Stoogeum and are true fans. See them on stage with Son of Ghoul for our Stooge Matinee and roaming the halls at Monster Bash!
Kevin Slick Keyboardist and life-long silent film fan, Kevin Slick! Kevin will perform at this year's MONSTER BASH! Don't miss out on this live event.
Don Reese Monster Bash stand-up comedy Saturday Night with Don Reese. Catch the man from Iowa at Bash and around the country through the year....check out his schedule on his web site....he might be near your area soon! RUN!
Ghoul A Go-Go See you're favorite TV show personalities at Monster Bash! It's Vlad and Creighton from the Ghoul A Go-Go show. A twisted twisting monster -craze for kids of all ages. A retro kid's show that is a combination of Dick Clark's American Bandstand and The Addams Family.
Cortlandt Hull Cortlandt Hull is the nephew of Henry Hull (the WEREWOLF OF LONDON) and Josephine Hull (ARSENIC AND OLD LACE). Cortlandt, in his own right, is a sculptor and artist, heading The Witch's Dungeon in Connecticut. On display you'll see some of Cortlandt's life-size wax classic monsters!
Movie Monster Museum Dennis Phelp's Movie Monster Museum will be at Monster Bash! The room across from the Movie Room will be filled with props and rare classic monster items. The Movie Monster Museum sports items from the estates of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and make-up man Harry Thomas. Some items will be for sale. It will be a real terror treat...don't miss it.
Bill Diamond Bill Diamond, who worked with Jim Henson's Muppets, now runs MONSTER TV on the Internet! Plus, he's be having his "Gorgo" introduce The Witch's Dungeon new documentary on Aurora Monsters at Monster Bash!
Son of Ghoul The horror host that rocks Cleveland through to its bones! Son of Ghoul will be back to put the scare on you. Make sure to visit him at Bash and if you're in Ohio, check your local listings for that SOG listing! Son of Ghoul will host Saturday Stooge Matinee at Bash.
Richard Sheffield Friend of Bela Lugosi during Bela's last years. Richard also co-wrote the book BELA LUGOSI - DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES with Gary Don Rhodes. A wealth of knowledge and stories from Lugosi to Lon Chaney Jr.
Arthur Lennig Friend of Bela Lugosi and author of THE IMMORTAL COUNT book about Lugosi.
Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers Back at Bash, it's Penny and the crew, including Garou. This Boston area TV creepy crew will be bringing their unique brand of horror and humor to Monster Bash. Plus, check out all the cool goodies they'll have at their table, including DVDs of their TV shows and scary movies! Kids, don't worry, Garou the werewolf doesn't bite, but he slobbers a whole lot.
Tom Weaver Noted author of many, many books on the genre. Host of the Bash Braintwister Quiz live at Bash.
Richard Scrivani Noted author of the book "Good Night, Whatever You Are!" An expert on the Universal horror films. He's also the host of the Forgotten Film Series at Monster Bash.
Lorraine Bush Classic Monster portrait artist. She's also a cover artist for Monster Bash Magazine.
Robert Michael Cotter Author Bob Cotter will be set up at Bash signing books and hanging with the Monster Bashers. Bob's books for McFarland include A HISTORY OF DOC SAVAGE, THE GREAT MONSTER MAGAZINES, THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER & MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY, and a forthcoming book on Hammer actress Ingrd Pitt! Also, don't miss him introducing our Mexican Movie Night at Monster Bash!
The Patient Creatures Spooky personalities, the Patient Creatures will be roaming the Monster Bash halls in search of a home....perhaps, yours! Our friends from the Netherworld will treat the kiddies to spooky stories too!
....and David "The Rock" Nelson The indescribable David "The Rock" Nelson. But, we'll try! No budget film-maker from the Chicago area. An inspiration to some, a nuisance to others. But, undeniably a unique personality that can't be duplicated or cloned. Fueled on coffee and monster movies, and video taping everything for stock footage in his movies. If you see people running down the hallway and a guy wearing a suit and a rubber creature mask and dripping wet from going in the swimming pool, you've found The Rock!