June 24-June 26, 2011
Days Inn Conference Center, Butler, PA
37 miles north of Pittsburgh
Bring all your monster friends and make new ones!
THURSDAY June 23, 2011
For people coming in early for Monster Bash, projectionist Geoffrey Curtis will be screening various 16mm films through the evening at various times.
FRIDAY June 24, 2011
DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3PM-9PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 12noon-2:30AM
12:00 Noon - 16mm FILM: MONSTERS WE'VE KNOWN AND LOVED. It's our traditional opening short film. A documentary produced back in 1964. A look at the classics from the early days through the eyes of 1964. Narrated by Joseph Cotten. Introduced by Ron Adams.
12:30 PM - THE WITCH'S DUNGEON - The latest documentary from Cortlandt Hull with Bill Diamond from MONSTER TV!
1:30 PM - CREEPY COOL SHORT FILMS: THE GLOB (Monster Kid Home Movie) and THE INSITUTE OF SEANCE (All Grown-Up Monster Kid Movie). Introduced by director Kevin Corcoran.
2:00 PM - Bela Talk with Author FRANK DELLO STRITTO. The author of VAMPIRE OVER LONDON and A QUAINT AND CURIOUS VOLUME is back with a special, fun presentation!
3:00 PM - MOVIE: DIALOGUES WITH DEATH - THRILLER (1961). Boris Karloff and Monster Bash Guest of Honor Ed Nelson together in two teleplays that broadcast on one Thriller showcase. Ed is absolutely great in both stories.
4:00PM - Q & A SESSION - Ed Nelson. Ed was a Roger Corman regular appearing in scores of films. He appeared on almost every 1960s and 1970s TV you can come up with. His TV career includes a long term stay at Peyton Place. Moderated by ace interviewer and Monster Bash staffer Bob Pellegrino.
5:30 PM - MOVIE: CAVE OF THE LIVING DEAD (1964) This film was also known as NIGHT OF THE VAMPIRE. It was imported by movie producer Richard Gordon back in the 1960s. Richard introduces the flick with background information.
7:00PM - SPECIAL: GILLIGAN'S HORROR ISLAND (Classic TV) Two spooky episodes of the classic TV show with Dawn Wells as Mary Ann. There are vampires and a Mr. Hyde afoot on the tropical island!
8:00PM - SPECIAL: Q&A: Dawn Wells. Dawn speaks to fans about her years on the iconic TV show and other film projects. Moderated by WQXE announcer Scott Goettel. Plus, don't miss some special appearances both before and after the Q&A courtesy of Bash staffers Kevin Slick, Leonard Hayhurst and Thom Subilla.
9:00 PM - DINNER BREAK & BASH BAND: It's time to catch your breath and have dinner. Enjoy The Monster Bash Band in the hotel restaurant bar. The band features staffers: Kevin Slick on guitar, Bob Pellegrino on the skins, Dan Weber thumping the electric bass, and Bash vendor Steve Unger (from the band Sunrise Highway) on keyboards. With a special guest appearance by the one and only Mark Statler!
10:00 PM - MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: SAMSON VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN (1961). Really moody and creepy in spots as a coven of female vampires in a run down castle threaten the old country. Don't worry, hero Samson (Santo) is on the case. Watch him wrasslin' a werewolf and take on the horde of vampires. Great fun. Introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, author Roberto Cotter and a guest appearance by El Diablo. Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
11:30PM BASH LATE NIGHT with 411Mania Movie Reviewer Leonard Hayhurt: A double feature of low budget madness! First a brief(!) Q&A with David "The Rock" Nelson as they discuss the making of our first feature WEREWOLF VS. THE VAMPIRE. Then, it's Leonard intrudcing that wonderous John Carradine wild west horror: BILLY THE KID VS. DRACULA!
1:30AM BALLYHOO PRODUCTIONS: HAMMERLAND with Daniel Griffith: A sneak peek at the forthcoming Hammer releases from Synapse DVD/Blu Ray, A new short documentary - THE PROPS THAT HAMMER BUILT! - a tour of props from Hammer, and GROTEQUERIES: A history of the circus in horror films.
SATURDAY June 25, 2011
DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10AM-6PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 8:30AM-2:30AM
8:30AM - SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS & CEREAL. Cartoons for kids of all ages. Plus, FREE cereal is passed out to the audience...just the way Saturday morning used to be growing up...cartoons and cereal. Hosted by TV horror host SON OF GHOUL!
9:30AM - SHORT FILM: DRACULA MEETS FRANKENSTEIN. A short stop-motion film featuring our favorite monsters. Time consuming, old school, puppet animation by super-fan Michael Aguilar.
10:00AM - MONSTER BASH "NOT SO" FORGOTTEN FILM SERIES: DRACULA (1931). The one that started it all! WATCH THIS MOVIE CLOSELY...it will be the subject of Tom Weaver Quiz Show that follows this presentation. It'll be your chance to win great prizes! Background and information on DRACULA by Universal Historian Richard Scrivani.
11:30AM - MONSTER BRAIN BRAINTWISTER QUIZ SHOW with your host Tom Weaver. Win DVDs, books and other cool prizes in this live quiz show about DRACULA!
12:00Noon - 16mm PROGRAM: SATURDAY STOOGE MATINEE. Cleveland TV Horror Host SON OF GHOUL runs amok with his Stooge show!
1:00PM - GHOUL A GO-GO (Retro TV...today!) Stars Vlad and Creighton...and The Invisible Man! It's a kid's TV show in black and white that looks like a cross between American Band Stand, Captain Kangaroo and The Addams Family. Twist to twisted fun with your favorite Ghoul A Go-Go personalities. Bring the kids to this inter-active eerie event as they present they're latest show!
1:30PM - BALLYHOO Sneak-Peeks! Join Daniel Griffith, documentary producer for cool projects. See the world premiere of the GAMERA vs. THE CHIODO BROTHERS featurette and CITIZEN WOOD: MAKING THE BRIDE, UNMAKING THE LEGEND documentary... and a sneek peek at something REALLY cool for classic Universal and Monster fans...keep your "Hat On." Heh.
2:30PM - INTERACTIVE ART: Daniel Horne - Monster Maker! More details forthcoming on this very special presentation by sculptor, painter, mask maker and big 'ol Monster Boom Generation kid - Daniel Horne.
3:30PM - MOVIE: RETURN OF DRACULA (1958). Starring Francis Lederer and Monster Bash Guest of Honor Norma Eberhardt.
5:00PM - Q&A: Norma Eberhardt. She worked with Mike Conners, appeared on Hogan's Heroes, Dragnet, worked with Kenneth Tobey and, of course, was the female lead with Francis Lederer in THE RETURN OF DRCULA. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
5:30PM - TRIBUTE TIME: THE QUEST FOR DWIGHT. Hosted by Charles Henson. A wonderful montage tribute to Fritz, Renfield, Karl, Herman...but mostly to the man who was those characters on screen - Dwight Frye. This will be followed with a salute to the late great Bash guest Kevin McCarthy with a short film I bet YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN of Kevin McCarthy. 16mm print provided by Bash staffer Dan Weber.
6:30PM - MONSTER BASH COMEDY: DON REESE. The man with the big heart and outrageous sense of humor, twisted into the world of monster movie fans. If you've never heard Don before...for heaven's sake, don't miss this.
7:00 PM - MOVIE: THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943). Bela Lugosi in one of the few times he actually played a real vampire...and he's great as the evil count and even has a werewolf assistant (Matt Willis).
8:30PM - Q & A SESSION: HAMMER VAMPIRE GIRLS! It's three wonderful women that all starred in Hammer Horror vampire films: Caroline Munro, Veronica Carlson and Yvonne Monlaur. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
9:00PM - BASH SPECIAL: LET THEM EAT CAKE! Guest of Honor Reception, photo ops & monster sized sheet cakes will be set up and served in the lobby, free to all Bash attendees!
OUTDOOR SATURDAY NIGHT BEGINS
9:30PM - OUTDOOR FILM: BLOOD OF DRACULA (1958). Drive-in style. We will show the film in the back parking lot. You will need to have your car facing the woods in the back of the hotel. If you won't have a vehicle, bring some "Off bug repellent, " a blanket and we'll have the audio on a PA system. Special thanks to Drive-In historian Mark Bialek and projectionist Geoffrey Curtis for making this happen. And, make sure to check out Mark's Drive-In Web areas at www.driveintheatre.org! In the event of rain..this will run indoors. Be ready for vampire fun during this presentation - DON'T MISS IT!
11:30PM - LIVE THEATRE - DRACULA'S GUEST. Actor Zach Zito presents his one man play of this Bram Stoker classic. Zach is phenominal....don't miss him! Plus, be ready for an extra special guest actress!
12:00 MIDNIGHT - THE MONSTER BASH "FESTIVAL OF THE NEW WINE Song." A Monster Bash tradition. Bob Pellegrino sings the "Song of the New Wine" from FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. ALSO - Two lifetime "Monster Bash Award" will be be presented. Two people who have supported Monster Bash through the years, and have helped keep the genre alive and well, will receive the MBA - "The Forry!" The MBA represents a lifetime achievement of fostering the love of classic movies, preserving the popularity and and preserving the memories of the actors that brought them to us. Plus, the great free prize toss, this year featuring magazines, DVDs, and just plain cool Monster Kid stuff. Plus, we'll be assisted by special guest Count Gore DeVol!
12:30AM - RAY HARRYHAUSEN BIRTHDAY PARTY FROM ENGLAND TO BUTLER, PA. Thanks to friend of Monster Bash, Ken Blose, you can relive Ray Harryhausen's birthday and see him recieving the wishes that many of you wrote to him last year at Monster Bash.
1:00AM - THE MONSTER BASH MYSTERY MOVIE. Projectionist Geoffrey Curtis will pull a 16mm celluloid treat out of a dusty film can for your viewing pleasure.
SUNDAY June 26, 2011
DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10AM-4PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-6:30PM
9:00AM - MONSTER BASH MASS. Father Mike returns to give Mass at Monster Bash. All denominations are welcome. Yes, Father Mike is a real priest from Ohio. Attendees don't have to go out looking for a church. We do it here with all your friends.
9:30AM - MOVIE: NOSFERATU (1922). Count Orlak performs this film score by composer and Bash staffer Kevin Slick...for this classic vampire flick live....a twisted twist....
MONSTER KID HOME MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE:
11:00AM - SCARY MONSTERS THEATRE: ATTACK OF THE CREATURE - It runs in the family. A film by Dylan James Druktenis....son of Scary Monsters magazinr publisher Dennis Druktenis. See a mutated giant cousin of Gamera threaten life on our planet as it begins to devour the great city of Chicago. Introduced by Dylan Druktenis.
11:30AM - MONSTER KID HOME MOVIE THEATRE: CHARLIE CHAN IN TRANSYLVANIA - Brian Nichols and family present another fangtastic home-made movie and Brian keeps topping himself. From the preliminary sneek peeks this will be he most fun yet. Don't scare miss it! Introduced by Brian NIchols.
12:00NOON - Q&A: JOHN STANLEY. He stepped into big shoes left by legendary west coast horror host Bob Wilkins and became one with his own style - John Stanley. Even if you didn't grow up on the west coast, as a fan you probably have well-worn editions of his CREATURE FEATURES movie guides. He's interviewed all the greats of the 1960s-1980s in horror and sci-fi. Moderated by Leonard Hayhurst.
12:30PM - THE SON OF GHOUL 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.....25 years of crazy antics on Ohio TV....you'll see stuff that you won't believe was ever on TV. A hoot and a salute to our guest and friend - TV Horror Host Son of Ghoul!
2:000PM - MOVIE: BLOOD OF DRACULA'S CASTLE (1957). Stars Robert Dix, John Carradine and Paul Raymond. Directed by the notorious and tragic Al Adamson. See Robert steal the show as the demented psychopath "Johnny."
3:30PM - Q & A SESSION: Robert Dix. Robert's film credits include BLOOD OF DRACULA'S CASTLE, FORBIDDEN PLANET, FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER, the James Bond film LIVE AND LET DIE. His TV appearences include classic westerns GUNSMOKE, THE RIFLEMAN and RAWHIDE. His father was also a famous actor, Richard Dix, who appeared in THE GHOST SHIP (1943) and over 100 films. Moderated by Ron Adams.
4:00PM - SPECIAL FEATURE: TRIBUTE: A fnd look back at all the Monster Bash past guests and classic horror and sci-fi stars that we lost over the past year. Compiled, produced and presented by Charles Henson
4:30PM - MONSTER BASH MEMORIES: MONSTER BASH 2010. What a great way to end another Monster Bash. Let's re-live Monter Bash 2010. Introduced by Charles Henson.