Monster Party

Snap your fingers MONSTER PARTIERS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky look at the monster kid's answer to THE BRADY BUNCH. It's... THE ADDAMS FAMILY!!!

The original ADDAMS FAMILY cartoons in THE NEW YORKER, led to a hit television show in the 60s, numerous animated series, TV specials, several feature films, and even a musical! And like one of Gomez's trains, THE ADDAMS FAMILY shows no sign of stopping! Case in point, our guest for this episode. She's the gifted and beloved actress who played the original, and dare we say, the definitive, WEDNESDAY ADDAMS... LISA LORING! (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, FANTASY ISLAND, AS THE WORLD TURNS, BLOOD FRENZY, DEATH FEUD, ICED)

Join us for a fascinating talk with this genre icon, then stick around after the bloopers for another BONUS AUDIO segment, recorded at the 2018 G FEST convention in CHICAGO. This one features one of our most loyal MONSTER PARTIERS... ANGELA McNICHOLS. We also interviewed her boyfriend ROBB GATICA, but we'll save that for our WKRP IN CINCINNATI episode.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh!

 

 

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When it comes to movies, MONSTER PARTY is finally in charge!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, become imaginary movie moguls and present a question they've all mused about while lying in their coffins on a sunny day...  "WHAT IF I HAD MY OWN MOVIE STUDIO?!!!"

Joining us as another studio head honcho is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and musician, who is nothing short of 100% bonafide comedy royalty! He's a founding member of the groundbreaking comedy troupe, THE KIDS IN THE HALL, and is a man who really knows how to turn a studio around! It's SCOTT THOMPSON! (THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW, HANNIBAL, AMERICAN GODS, THE SIMPSONS, WHAT WOULD SAL DO?, THE KIDS IN THE HALL: DEATH COMES TO TOWN)

Get ready for an often combative episode, that tackles all the serious challenges facing a forward thinking studio chief. We're talkin' political correctness, drug use, parking, omelette stations, "females", and more!

ATTENTION: Stick around after the outtakes for another BONUS AUDIO segment, recorded at the 2018 G FEST convention in CHICAGO. This one features Canadian MONSTER PARTIER... JAMES THOMPSON! No relation to Scott..we think. 

 

 

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Time to get out your frustrations, MONSTER PARTIERS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, dig deep down into their notorious noodles, to reveal every science fiction trope that really irks them. It's a cathartic trip into the future that we call... SCI-FI PET PEEVES!!!

Joining us in this space age spleen venting is a guest who is practically MONSTER PARTY family. She's a comedian, an actor, an Emmy Award winning writer and producer; and will do no podcast other than MONSTER PARTY! It's your favorite cocktail podcast provocateur... SUE MURPHY! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, ELLEN, WANDA DOES IT, CHELSEA LATELY) 

It's time to take those pet peeves for a walk. Just keep them off our lawn!

ATTENTION: Stick around after the outtakes for the first in a series of special BONUS AUDIO segments, recorded at 2018 G FEST in CHICAGO. This one features MONSTER PARTIER... ROB LAURICH!

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MONSTER PARTY TRIES TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, embark on a trip into another dimension where popular non-genre films are now horror movies. Listen in as the gang go around their fancy new podcast table, and take turns pitching ideas for taking a beloved mainstream movie and turning it into something HORRIFYING! It's an episode we arrogantly call... SHOULD'VE BEEN A HORROR FILM!!!

No surprise, we managed to book the perfect guest to tackle this mind-blowing concept. It's actor, comedian, podcaster, and improviser supreme... REGAN BURNS! (DOG WITH A BLOG, HALFWAY HOME, SUPERNATURAL, OBLIVIOUS, CRITICALLY YOURS, and EVERY COMMERCIAL ON TELEVISION!)

This is a game you can play at home! Come up with your own pitches and share them with us! You know you want to!

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MONSTER PARTY knows, the suit makes THE MONSTER!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, due their best to hide their zippers, and tackle the kaiju sized topic of... MONSTER SUITS!!!

Any listener knows how much we all love a great (or sometimes even bad) monster suit! From creations like THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and GODZILLA, to H.R. GIGER's "ALIEN" and CHEWBACCA, monster suits continue to thrill and fascinate us. And speaking of thrilling and fascinating, MONSTER PARTY once again manages to score the perfect guest for this topic. It's monstrously talented monster suit creator...TED HAINES! (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, BLADE II, WISHMASTER, CARNOSAUR, DOLLMAN VS. DEMONIC TOYS, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, THE MUPPETS, and MUCH MORE!)

WARNING: If you plan on making a HUMAN CENTIPEDE suit, don't forget lots of air holes!

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THE GANG ARE BACK TOGETHER...SORT OF!

So here's the story: While JAMES GONIS, MATT WEINHOLD, and Matt's wife, CARRIE, attended SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON 2018, LARRY STROTHE was called away on important business and was unable to attend. SHAWN SHERIDAN, just released from the hospital (and towing around an intravenous antibiotic tube), was able to make it down to San Diego with his wife GINA, but was only able to enjoy the Con from his hotel room. Using his trusty Comic Con press pass, James managed to book as our guest, MEGO TOYS expert, and owner of DR. MEGO'S REPROS... DR. MEGO! Luckily, we were able to convince DR. MEGO (aka PAUL CLARKE) to make his way up to Shawn's recuperation room for a fun and informative discussion about... THE WORLD OF MEGO!!!

Now, when we talk MEGO, we're talkin' about the groundbreaking toy company that brought us some of the most coveted action figures since the 1970's. MEGO gave us drooling nerds, high quality fabric clothed figures from such franchises as STAR TREK, PLANET OF THE APES, MARVEL & DC SUPERHEROES, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and many, many more! Oh, and they also brought us a little thing called, THE MICRONAUTS! And that's only scratching the surface.

And, if that were not enough, we've also recorded an extra wrap-around segment that includes some of Larry Strothe's fondest MEGO memories! Isn't it nice when Larry's memories are fond?

Whew! So there you have it! We've re-united the band, and as long as we can rely on modern medicine, it'll stay that way!

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HOLY TOPIC, MONSTER PARTIERS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN (kind of), LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a totally biased look at those struggling second bananas, doing what they can to get their fair share of the spotlight. Feast your ears on... THE BEST & WORST SIDEKICKS!!!

Joining us once again is a writer, producer, and performer, who as a child actor, introduced the world to Chicken McNuggets!  He's more than just a guest, he's MONSTER PARTY family. Please welcome back... KEN DALY! (THE KARATE KID, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, MR. SHOW, DUCK DODGERS, STAN AGAINST EVIL)

In this episode, we not only dissect what it takes to make a good & bad sidekick, we lament the absence of a sidekick of our own. Due to a medical emergency, SHAWN SHERIDAN regretfully had to miss the recording this episode. However, he did manage to provide us with his own "Best & Worst Sidekick" list, straight from his hospital bed! Shawn's perfectly fine now, but not having him on the mic, showed us just how much we need him. That being said, Ken, you're resume was very impressive. 

LONG LIVE SHAWN SHERIDAN!!!

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With this episode, MONSTER PARTY enters a new age!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have left their old Studio City digs behind, and set up their new secret headquarters in the not-so-secret city of Van Nuys! No more keeping Carrie Weinhold up at all hours, while a bunch of nerds drink in her dining room, arguing loudly about ET, running zombies, and MIP toys. Now, we have our own permanent studio!!!

What better way to make a new place feel familiar, than with a popular topic, and a favorite guest? Help us by helping yourself to another round of our most beloved schoolyard game...it's, WHO WOULD WIN? VOL. 3!!! And helping us to christen our new fortress of nerditude, is friend of the show, and geek supreme... DAVID WEINER! (FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, IT CAME FROM...)

MONSTER PARTY has a new home! We mean, besides that place in your twisted hearts.

 

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MONSTER PARTY redefines the word...ADVENTURE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, engage in an intimate conversation amongst themselves, in an attempt to uncover more of the geeky life-experiences that shaped them. It's an episode we have had the gall to call...ADVENTURES IN NERDLAND!!!

This new edition of MONSTER MONSTER features hair-raising tales of devious adolescent pranks, on-the-job mishaps, action figure anal retentiveness, child art trauma, dream/nightmare tattoos, birthday party humiliations, and MORE!

MONSTER PARTY humbly invites you to take a pub crawl through the mindscape that is our NERDLAND! We want you to make it yours!

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Set aside some time MONSTER PARTIERS! This episode is a real page turner!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take this golden opportunity to salute those pulse pounding periodicals that continue to shape our nerd lives. It's...HORROR & SCI-FI MAGAZINES!!!

Why is this a golden opportunity, you may ask? Because the guest for this voluminous topic, happens to be the KING of horror & sci-fi mags himself! He's the co-creator/publisher of such genre tomes as STARLOG, FANGORIA, CINEMAGIC, FUTURE LIFE, and COMICS SCENE, as well as producing the STAR TREK 20th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION, and the STAR WARS 10th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION. MONSTER PARTY proudly welcomes... KERRY O'QUINN!

Kerry's vast knowledge of publishing and colorful stories, paint a fascinating picture of how fandom has grown, and changed over the years. This episode is not to be missed! Just like all the other ones!

And be sure to look for the KERRY O'QUINN documentary, "FROM THE BRIDGE," hosted by GEORGE TAKAI! Coming soon!

 

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The wait for the conclusion of our convention cliffhanger is over MONSTER PARTIERS! And, we promise it won't be a letdown like, RETURN OF THE JEDI!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again man their trusty MONSTER PARTY booth, at the MONSTERPALOOZA convention in scaaaaary Pasedena, California. Strap yourselves in for another onslaught of chilling chat with convention goers, cosplay enthusiasts, MONSTER PARTY fans, our friends and family, and special guests that includes, DANA GOULD, BOBBY SLAYTON, 2013 PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR: RAQUEL POMPLUN, WILLIAM STOUT, and MORE!

MONSTER PARTY would like to thank all of our old and new fans, our guests, and our wonderful pals, for making this event the success that it was! And, special thanks goes out to ELIOT BRODSKY, for making the  MONSTERPALOOZA convention possible. You have our beast witches!

ATTENTION: Once again, this PART 2 of our MONSTERPALOOZA adventures, so if you didn't listen to PART 1, you'll be completely lost! Well, maybe not completely lost, but a little disoriented...but, not really, Look, just listen to PART 1, okay! Jeez!

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MONSTER PARTY brings the party to the people!

In their first ever official convention appearance, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, hold court at the best monster festival in the world... MONSTERPALOOZA!!!

Since the convention took place over a three day period, this is just PART 1 (Friday & Saturday) of the monster kid antics that took place at this incredible event! Prepare your deviant minds for special guests, convention floor color commentary, interviews with fans, and the usual squabbling that made MONSTER PARTY, the podcast you know and love!

If you've always wanted to attend MONSTERPALOOZA, and never had the chance, let MONSTER PARTY be your virtual guides! Sit down and pour yourself a cocktail of pure excitement. Because, LIVE AT MONSTERPALOOZA: PART 2 is coming!

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MONSTER PARTY shows you how to build a better action figure! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, give you a Santa's elf's eye view of what it takes to bring a toy from concept to reality, in an episode simply called... TOY MAKING!!!

Showing us what it takes to get the toys we love to our shelves, is CO-OWNER/CEO of BIF BANG POW! TOYS...JASON LENZI! Jason's wonderful company has brought us delights from such franchises as FLASH GORDON, THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE MARVEL & DC UNIVERSE, DEXTER, STAR TREK, KISS, and oh so much more!

BUT WAIT TOY SHOPPERS, THERE'S MOR\E!

In this episode, we also welcome the next generation of toy makers! From SEA DEMON TOYS, it's MICHELLE OLIVIER & KEVIN SMITH! Michelle and Kevin are currently producing a line of vinyl sofubi figures, starting with their Lovecraftian creation...JOHNNY INNSMOUTH!

Get ready for a playdate...with, EXCITEMENT!

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In this episode, MONSTER PARTY is in your face! Virtually.

Get ready for JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, to jump out of your listening device, and into your lap! We're going to take a stereoscopic journey into... THE WORLD OF 3-D!!!

There was literally only one guest suitable for a discussion of this massive subject, and he agreed to join us in three dimensions! He's an award-winning filmmaker, CEO of 3-D SPACE 3-DSPACE.org , and Director of the LA 3-D Movie Festival... ERIC KURLAND!

Eric has been a life-long champion of 3-D in all its forms, including films, photos, View-Master, lenticulars, comic books, posters, and more! He's turned this passion into a fantastic career, and has consulted on 3-D projects for clients that include National Geographic, Nintendo, and NASA/JPL! But, his IMAX-size resume doesn't end there. Eric's 3-D music videos for the band, OK GO, included the Grammy nominee,“All Is Not Lost,” and he was lead stereographer on the Oscar-nominated animated short “MAGGIE SIMPSON in THE LONGEST DAYCARE.” 

Eric also owns his own ROBOT MONSTER costume, which he occasionally wears. But only for ROBOT MONSTER emergencies.

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It doesn't matter whether you thought our past episode,  OVERRATED & UNDERRATED, was overrated or underrated. WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have dusted the cobwebs off a beloved old topic, and are tickled pink to present you... UNDERRATED & OVERRATED VOL. 2!!!

Once again, the title says it all! We each bring up a movie, book, or other bit of nerd nonsense, and defend it as either "overrated" or "underrated." And if that weren't fun enough, this is all done while wiping each other's angry spittle from our faces. 

Joining us for this audacious orgy of opinions, is a man who doesn't pull any punches....well, maybe the physical ones. It's TV show host, power nerd, and movie reviewing icon... SCOTT MANTZ! (ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, JUST SEEN IT, 50 YEARS OF STAR TREK, SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT)

This episode is guaranteed to make you yell at your listening device. If it yells back, you may have accidentally called your mother. And if it's not too much trouble, could you ask her what she thinks about SUPERMAN 3?

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Once again, MONSTER PARTY seeks guidance from a mass produced plastic skull!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, leave their decision making to chance, when they return to a topic that's part nerd talk, part game show. It's the... REVENGE OF TOPIC FREE-FOR-ALL!!!

You remember how this goes! We fill a plastic skull with a bunch of topic ideas written on small pieces of paper, we each pick one at random, then discuss it until someone throws a punch. And, this goes on for over two hours! Fun, right?!

The last time we played this game, we were joined by acclaimed comedian, writer, and cartoonist... JOHN MATTA! (THE MARTIN SHORT SHOW, BEWARE THE BATMAN, DUCK DODGERS, STAY COOL SCOOBY DOO, MATTA NAPKIN) This time we pulled some strings, ordered some honey walnut shrimp, and managed to book...guess who? JOHN MATTA!!!!

But, not only do we have this long time friend and supporter of MONSTER PARTY returning to the show, we also have actress, model, and daughter of Gaylord St. James (the father in the original LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT!) ...JOLINE TOWERS!

Sure, this is a game you could play with your own friends, but, wouldn't you rather play it with us? C'mon, don't be a clown!

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This time, the anthill is going to step on you!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, give each other an Empire State Building-sized case of the heebie-jeebies, in this creepy, crawling episode called... BIG BUGS!!!

And for a topic this unnerving and HUGE, we managed to book THE DEADLY MANTIS of guests! He's the writer/director of such entomologically epic films as BIG ASS SPIDER and LAVALANTULA, as well as THE GRAVEDANCERS, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, and DON'T KILL IT! Look out! It's MIKE MENDEZ! 

But if that weren't enough, prepare yourselves for a special musical performance that can only be described as... actually, it can't be described.

MONSTER PARTY has a bug up its ass. And damn it, it's gonna stay there for a while!

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Unlike Seinfeld, this episode of MONSTER PARTY is about EVERYTHING!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return to a topic that was normally reserved for COMIC CON. But, since they couldn't all be in San Diego last year, the gang has decided to haul out this favorite, right now! Yes, it's the return of... ANYTHING GOES!!!

For a topic like this, it helps to have a guest who knows quite a lot about a lot of things, especially when it comes to entertainment. So, we welcome to MONSTER PARTY, power manager, producer, musician, and all around knowledge guru... BRUCE SMITH!

At OMNIPOP TALENT GROUP, Bruce manages some of the greatest names in showbiz, including many previous MONSTER PARTY guests! We're talkin' Rick Overton, Jimmy Pardo, Cooper Barnes, Laura Ortiz, Doug Jones, Oscar Nunez, Andy Kindler, Doug Benson, Maria Bamford, and Scott Thompson, just to name a few! Oh, and he also handles some guy named Matt Weinhold.

It's ANYTHING GOES!!! And, the first thing to go is common courtesy. So what else is new?

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Coming soon to MONSTER PARTY! And by soon, we mean,  NOW!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, dissect some of the most important advertising tools, when it comes to selling a film or product. We're talkin' ... TRAILERS & COMMERCIALS!!!

Of course, who better to give us a "fly on the wall" view of these unique attention grabbers, than comedian, filmmaker, and acclaimed commercial director... JORDAN BRADY! (I AM COMIC, I AM ROAD COMIC, I AM BATTLE COMIC, MARIA BAMFORD: THE SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL! & THE BEST DAMN EGGO WAFFLE COMMERCIALS EVER MADE) He's also the inventer of the "chocolate chip squib." But you knew that.

Enter an upside-down world, where trailers & commercials are the main feature! The world of MONSTER PARTY!

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REJOICE! MONSTER PARTY has unearthed even more hidden horrors!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, revisit one of their all time favorite topics! It's that one where they dig deep into their vast knowledge of fright films, to come up with a list of offbeat oddities from the sinister screen! Yes, it's... HORROR OBSCURA VOL. 2!!!

Helping them negotiate their way off the beaten terror track, is return guest and big-time friend of the show, writer/director/novelist/film expert supreme... C. COURTNEY JOYNER! (FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM, PUPPET MASTER III: TOULON'S REVENGE, LURKING FEAR, DOCTOR MORDRID, BUSHWACKED: THE JOHN BISHOP SHOTGUN SAGA, NEMO RISING)

Just when you thought you'd completed your horror film "must see" list, MONSTER PARTY provides you with a new one! Isn't life grand?!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR MONSTER PARTIERS!

To start off the NEW YEAR right, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, play a cinematic game of "What If?" and look at the genre films we almost got to see... THE FILMS THAT NEVER WERE!!!!

Of course, we got the singularly perfect guest for this topic! He's the writer, director, actor, animator, who brought us the always fascinating documentary, "THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES:WHAT HAPPENED?" ...JON SCHNEPP! (METALOCALYPSE, SPACE GHOST:COAST TO COAST, AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, THE VENTURE BROS., THE ABCs OF DEATH, SLAYER:REPENTLESS)

Prepare yourself for tales of controversial casting, studio infighting, inadequate ninjas, and a heapin' helping of movies we'd love to see to made!

YAY 2018! Fingers crossed!

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Santa's making a list, and checking it twice... because the toy you want doesn't exist!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, put on their BRAINIAC thinking caps, to come up with their perfect dream toys! Prepare to take an inebriated excursion to... THE ISLAND OF WISHLIST TOYS!!!

Joining us for this pie-eyed play date is returning guest and MONSTER PARTY patron saint, writer/producer/director/toy imagineer... DAVID WEINER! (ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, IT CAME FROM...)

MONSTER PARTY celebrates the holidays with another raucous episode, guaranteed to fill your ear-stockings with joy. Wait...what? Ear-stocking don't exist either? DAMN YOU SANTA!

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MONSTER PARTY paints a pretty swingin' picture!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, listen to their monstrous muses, and embrace the finest of fine arts... THE ART OF MONSTERS!!!

Think the fantastic Aurora model kit of JAMES BAMA! The diabolically delightful devil girls of COOP! The FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND covers of BASIL GOGOS! And the incredible work of one the most popular, iconic, and creative artists of our time! We're talking about our special guest, and the answer to every monster kid art lover's dream... SHAG!!!!

This episode is so good, it belongs in a museum! Or should we say "BOO-seum"? No...we definitely should not say that.

 

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY looks at the future, through the films of the past!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, examine the often imperfect task of predicting the future through movies and TV, in an episode we call... FUTURE PAST!!!

Joining us on this guided tour through these antiquated and often hilarious cinematic worlds of tomorrow, is a return guest of legendary proportions! MONSTER PARTY welcomes back actor, comedic force of nature, eerily accurate futurist... RICK OVERTON! (I'M DYING UP HERE, VEEP, THE OFFICE, EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS, THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF JULES VERNE, GROUNDHOG DAY, WILLOW)

Transporters! Flying cars! Force-fields! Phasers! Did we ever get them? And if we did, can you remind us where we left them? 

 

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Along time ago, in a condo's dining area off the kitchen, in a galaxy, actually, quite near... MONSTER PARTY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, had a ridiculous amount of fun when they welcomed hilarious comedian/podcaster, MIKE SCHMIDT, to send up the best and worst of HORROR TAGLINES!!! The episode was so popular, the guys had to get this guy back for another round!

Yes, the great, MIKE SCHMIDT (THE 40 YEAR OLD BOY PODCAST) returns to take a crack at... SCI-FI TAGLINES!!!

Just like with our HORROR TAGLINES episode, the rules are simple: Each person takes a turn reading out a SCI-FI TAGLINE, and the rest have to guess what the film is. It's a game you can play along with at home, in the safety of your own drinking nook!

Remember, MONSTER PARTY is the warmest place to hide. Next to a JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING fleece blanket, of course. Thank you Etsy!

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NEWSFLASH: MONSTER PARTY just figured out what "REDRUM" means!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, venerate a modern master of horror literature in special HALLOWEEN episode! Let us give you a tantalizingly and terrifying tour through... THE WORLD OF STEPHEN KING!!!

Helping us sort through the voluminous volumes that make up the work of Stephen King, is documentary filmmaker and King expert... CONSTANTINE NASR!

Constantine has produced and directed many of the featurettes on the DVDs of your favorite films and TV shows, including THE GREEN MILE, THE WALKING DEAD, THE MIST, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, HOUSE OF WAX, THE VAL LEWTON HORROR COLLECTION, and many, many more!

The gang immediately bonded with Constantine, especially after he presented us with an actual piece of THE GREEN MILE, taken directly from the set. Of course, the squabbling over who would actually get this rare collectible eventually turned violent.

If you listen to one episode of MONSTER PARTY, this is "IT!" Ha! See what we did? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sigh.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MONSTER PARTIERS!

In this landmark 100th episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return to their roots with the topic of their first ever MONSTER PARTY episode. Behold listeners, it's... REVENGE OF WORST MONSTERS!!!

In the tradition of the wet-behind-the-ears style of our debut episode, we skewer cinema's most un-scary, un-realistic, un-satisfying creatures! And what better guest to guide us through this monster-gone-wrong celebration, than a special friend that Matt Weinhold reacquainted with during is recent back surgery... PERCOSET!

We dedicate this episode to all our fans who have kept this ridiculous little podcast growing over the years. We love you, and we promise more devilish delicious delights to come!

KEEP AMERICA STRONG! KEEP LISTENING TO... MONSTER PARTY!

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY is thrilled to horrify you! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, tackle the age old question that has defied people who care about this sort of thing for ages... is it THRILLER OR HORROR?!!!

What makes a film horror or thriller? Is it the story, the atmosphere, the music, gore, or whether the film has an A-list cast? Can a film be both? Or neither? Wait...what?

Helping us  negotiate our way through these perplexing celluloid dilemmas is comedian/writer/actor/hooligan... KEVIN KATAOKA! (TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL, NEWSREADERS, MADTV, DR. KATZ)

With this episode, MONSTER PARTY is definitely not horrified to thrill you!

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MONSTER PARTY has a fit of GILLMANIA!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, celebrate the films and legacy of a very special monster. It's every true monster kid's favorite love struck fish-dude... THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON!!!

Joining us on this historic expedition is a special guest who holds the record the longest ever episode of Monster Party... it's writer/Creature expert/gentleman... DAVID J. SCHOW! (THE CROW, CRITTERS 3 & 4, LEATHERFACE:THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III, MASTERS OF HORROR, THE OUTER LIMITS COMPANION, THE OUTER LIMITS AT 50) 

We also witness the return of a comedian who never met a gillman he wouldn't make fun of... it's actor/comedian/pitbull... BOBBY SLAYTON! (ED WOOD, GET SHORTY, THE RAT PACK, DREAMGIRLS, THE ARISTOCRATS, MARON, MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN, WONDER WHEEL) 

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON tagline pretty much says it all about this episode: Amazing! Startling! Shocking! We'd add: SEXY!


This time, MONSTER PARTY does it by the book!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have created a game more challenging than the one where they see who can be the first to get so drunk, they can't say the word, "shapeshifter." It's... THE MAD MOVIE SMACKDOWN!!!

The rules are simple: We pick a genre movie guidebook like, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, or John Stanley's Creature Feature Movie Guide; close our eyes, flip through the pages, and randomly jab our fingers at a film entry. Whatever come up...we have to discuss! No matter how obscure, or awful it is. Sounds fun, right? RIGHT?!!!

Joining us for this terrifying game of nerd Russian Roulette, is returning friend of the show, actor/writer/dungeon master... KEN DALY! (THE KARATE KID, MR. SHOW WITH BOB AND DAVID, DUCK DODGERS, NERD POKER, STAN AGAINST EVIL)

WARNING: If you plan on playing this game at home, please drink somewhat irresponsibly. 

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MONSTER PARTY WANTS TO BELIEVE! And we believe we'll have another drink!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, go "in search of" aliens, bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, and other assorted cryptozoological oddities that can be filed under the classification of... UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENA!!!

Joining us on this quest for truth is the acclaimed director/producer of such documentaries as TREKKIES, TREKKIES 2, SIX DAYS IN ROSWELL, and THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE... ROGER NYGARD!

Get ready for an informative and challenging discussion that will not only blow your mind...it'll also put it back together.

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INEBRIATES ASSEMBLE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, shed their casual spandex and put on their super fancy heroic spandex, for another look at those marvelously memorable metahumans! Because we think you may have at some point in the past asked for it, it's... SUPERHEROES VOL. 2!!!

Snared in our lasso of truth is special guest, actor, writer, and honest to goodness TV superhero... COOPER BARNES!

You may know Cooper from his starring role as CAPTAIN MAN on the hit NICKELODEON show, HENRY DANGER! We know him as one of the most knowledgeable, hilarious, and uncharacteristically in shape comic book nerds we've ever had the pleasure of sharing our microphones with.

Please enjoy this exciting audio adventure, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood MONSTER PARTY!

 

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Choose your weapons! MONSTER PARTY suggests, VODKA!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take you on an auditory armory tour of some of the most fantastic and formidable devices of destruction! It's the BEST & WORST HORROR & SCI-FI WEAPONS!!!

Bringing his best thousand yard stare to the battlefield is past guest and super friend of the show, comedian, actor, and love weapon... MARK PITTA! (THE TONIGHT SHOW, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO, FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS, MAD ABOUT YOU)

MONSTER PARTY ALERT: Stick around after the end music for a bonus edition of MARK PITTA'S CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS! Recorded in DRUNK-O-PHONIC!

One could argue that the most dangerous weapon in the MONSTER PARTY arsenal is DEMON BOOZE! So listen responsibly.

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It's date night MONSTER PARTIERS!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, tackle the often tricky subject of romance in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres. Prepare your pitter-pattering hearts for a look at... LOVE, MONSTER PARTY STYLE!!! 

Helping us make sense of all these strange new feelings is the lovely, hilarious, and talented star of such genre favorites as THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HOLLISTON, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... LAURA ORTIZ!!!  

Prepare to get all gooey over murderous lonely hearts, incestuous shapeshifters, satanic love triangles, cross species courting, adolescent androids, cannibal crossed lovers, and oh so much more!

Love is in the air, and there's a good chance it's going to kill you! But what else is new?

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MONSTER PARTY wants you to go where not very many sci-fi fans have gone before!

Just when you finished watching all the films we turned you on to in our classic episode HORROR OBSCURA, MONSTER PARTY has a new assignment. JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD have come up with a whole new list of seldom seen science fiction cinematic surprises, that can only be described as... SCI-FI OBSCURA!!!

Bringing his own selection of unearthed science fiction gold is our very special guest, Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, writer, and whiskey enthusiast... KEVIN AVERY! (TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW)

MONSTER PARTY gives you even more reasons to shun the daylight, pour yourself a cocktail, and retreat to comfort of your big screen TV. No wonder nerds have such wonderful skin!

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If you're excited about this episode of MONSTER PARTY, give us a CHEKOV SCREAM!!!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome a true science fiction legend... WALTER KOENIG!!!

Mr. Koenig is probably best known for his role as PAVEL CHEKOV in the original STAR TREK television series, but his amazing career didn't stop there! Walter had a recurring role in the TV show THE STARLOST, starred in the feature film MOONTRAP, and went on to appear in six of the STAR TREK motion pictures! As a writer, he created the character of ENIK on LAND OF THE LOST, and wrote "The Infinite Vulcan" episode of STAR TREK:THE ANIMATED SERIES. Of course Mr. Koenig truly blew all of our minds with his role as Psi-Cop ALFRED BESTER in the critically acclaimed television series, BABYLON 5!

WALTER KOENIG provides us with a thoughtful and often humorous look at the world of show business, and the ups and downs of being a cultural icon.

This episode is a MONSTER PARTY essential! So we expect you to download it before you can say, "Nuclear wessels."

 

 

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This MONSTER PARTY episode isn't for wussies!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, celebrate those unsung and sung protagonists who overcome the odds, and denigrate the ones who don't.  We're talking about... HORROR & SCI-FI HEROES!!!

Joining us in honoring and dishonoring the best and worst of these heroes is long time friend of the show, EMMY AWARD WINNING comedian/actor/writer/producer/hero... SUE MURPHY! (CHELSEA LATELY, ELLEN, HELLO ROSS, WANDA DOES IT)

Sue is a long time MONSTER PARTY fan favorite, and this is still the ONLY podcast she does! So, if you're looking for something heroically exclusive, this is it! 

Now puff out your chest, grab a flamethrower, and pour yourself a stiff class of courage! MONSTER PARTY has your back!

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MONSTER PARTY boldly goes where quite a few people have gone before! Specifically, a condo in Studio City with WAY too many action figures!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, push their booze engines to 80 PROOF, just to tackle their latest, star spanning topic... SPACESHIPS!!!

Joining us for the historic launch of this episode, is comedian, writer, producer, and friend of the show... FRED BELFORD! Fred once again brings his quick wit and nerd pedigree to challenge the gang on their spaceship preconceptions. And who doesn't love their spaceship preconceptions challenged?!

Expect the usual bi-weekly allotment of passionate bickering and character assassination, as we dissect the spacecraft from films and TV shows like STAR WARS, STAR TREK, ALIEN, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, FLASH GORDON, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, DOCTOR WHO, LOST IN SPACE, WAR OF THE WORLDS, GODZILLA, GAMERA, BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, BLAKE'S 7, U.F.O., SPACE:1999, and MORE!

Don't miss the show that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs! And by the way, why isn't there a Kessel Rum?

 

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Once upon a time, you watched what you thought was just an innocent kiddie film...and it scarred you for LIFE! And MONSTER PARTY understands.

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, dig deep into their most traumatic childhood memories, to you bring you an episode that may screw up your inner child even more... CREEPY KID VID!!!

Yes, we're talking about those films and TV shows that were presented to a young you like friendly family fare, but soon became the stuff of everlasting NIGHTMARES! 

Returning to MONSTER PARTY to discuss these seemingly innocent cinematic day terrors, is actor, director, and voice over actor supreme... WALLY WINGERT! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, FAMILY GUY, NARUTO, SONIC BOOM, BATMAN:ARKHAM ASYLUM)

MONSTER PARTY WARNS YOU: When watching a CREEPY KID VID, keep telling yourself...it's only rated G, it's only rated G, it's only rated G...

 

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MONSTER PARTY looks back at where we've been, and how far we've come!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, use their magic oracle (not to mention, a few shots of vodka) to peer into the past, present, and future of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre! Let's look at... NERD CULTURE: THEN & NOW!!!

Helping us tackle this Tim Burns-size project, is one of the most talented and passionate, monster kid trailblazers of today! It's the writer/producer/director/co-creator of such projects as the YOUTUBE series VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL, and the new HULU sci-fi anthology series DIMENSION 404... DEZ DOLLY!

The minute Dez entered the studio, he felt like an old friend. And what brings friends closer together than having some drinks, nerding out, and being the occasional target of personal attacks? Welcome home Dez!

In addition to our usual 100% FUN GUARANTEE, stick around after the end music for some extra feisty backstage bloopers! 

Now enjoy this audio pub crawl across time and space!

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Snuggle up in your straitjackets MONSTER PARTIERS! Things are about to get CRAY CRAY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pay a visit to the laughing academy, when they delve deep into the lovable madness of... PSYCHOPATHS!!!

Helping us with a not-so-clinical diagnosis of this subject is, EMMY AWARD WINNING writer/producer/director... ROB COHEN! (THE BEN STILLER SHOW, THE SIMPSONS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, THE BIG BANG THEORY, MARON, LADY DYNAMITE, MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000)

Rob goes off his meds, and joins us on a psychotic ride through some of screen history's most magnificent maniacs!

MONSTER PARTY BONUS: Just when you thought this episode had pushed you beyond the realms of sanity, stay tuned after the closing music for a special story from Rob Cohen (hint: it involves Canada and gun play), and some EXTRA PSYCHOPATH CHAT!

Insert maniacal laughter here.

 

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MONSTER PARTY learns how to build a better tomorrow!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a trip from the drafting table into the future, when they get a crash course in... SCI-FI DESIGN!!!

Serving as our resident futurist is the conceptual artist for such films as ZATHURA, SPIDER-MAN 3, TRON:LEGACY, IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR, and a whole bunch of AVENGERS films... PHIL SAUNDERS!

Phil gives us the nuts and bolts info on what it takes to make the perfect IRON MAN armor; the inside dope on such design pioneers as SYD MEAD, H.R. GIGER, and RALPH McQUARRIE; the origin story of a certain wisecracking A.I. from THE JOURNEYMAN PROJECT CD ROM series; and so much more, it could fill a shared universe!

Of course, when Phil finally designs the perfect martini, we'll definitely have him back!

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For this episode, MONSTER PARTY has assembled the perfect cast!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, roll out their mint-in-package casting couch for a rip snortin', side-splitting, but actually informative look into... HORROR & SCI-FI CASTING!!!

Giving us a look behind the audition veil, is veteran casting director and fellow genre nerd, G. CHARLES WRIGHT! (THAT 70'S SHOW, ANGER MANAGEMENT, THE MIDDLE)

G Charles provides us with the inside scoop on what it takes to book the right actor for the right project, and shares some hilarious stories of his time in the casting chair. Of course, expect the usual childish disagreements, personal attacks, and obvious sexual tension, that are an integral part of every MONSTER PARTY show.

Now give this episode a listen...in your own time...and have fun with it!

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This time, MONSTER PARTY gets DANGEROUS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, decide to throw caution to the wind, and engage in some very risky podcasting. Just when you thought it was safe to settle in and listen to five inebriated nerds argue over one obscure topic, MONSTER PARTY brings you a... TOPIC FREE-FOR-ALL!!!

Buckle up as the MP gang and their guest, pick random topics out of a plastic skull, and test each other's expertise at free form improvisational geeking out!

Joining us for this game of nerd Russian Roulette is comedian, writer, producer, napkin cartoonist, and friend of the show... JOHN MATTA! (THE MARTIN SHORT SHOW, THE ANDY DICK SHOW, BEWARE THE BATMAN, MATTA NAPKIN)

John brings his vast knowledge, razor sharp wit, and urbane decadence to this exciting night of...well...pulling topic ideas out of a plastic skull. 

Like we said at the top... DANGEROUS!

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A great man once said, "Who's going to believe a talking head?" We say, "How about five?!"

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, roll out the blood-red carpet, to welcome one of the best damn actors in the business! Pull up a slab, put your phasers on "Maker's Mark", and extend your pineal gland for... AN EVENING WITH JEFFREY COMBS!!!

Mr. Combs has delighted MONSTER PARTY listeners with performances in films like RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, THE FRIGHTENERS, CASTLE FREAK, DR. MORDRID, and many more! He's also lent his talents to television, playing host of memorable characters on shows like STAR TREK:DEEP SPACE NINE (who doesn't love to hate Weyoun?!), STAR TREK:VOYAGER, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, BABYLON 5, and THE 4400.

If that weren't enough, Mr. Combs has taken the voice over world by storm in such projects that include SPIDER-MAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, SCOOBY DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED (H.P. Hatecraft!), THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES, and as the voice of "Ratchet" in the TRANSFORMERS animated series, and video games. But a personal favorite of MONSTER PARTY has to be Jeffrey Combs' performance as EDGAR ALLEN POE, in his critically acclaimed one man show, NEVERMORE: AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE, directed by STUART GORDON! Two friends of the show... in one show!!!

Receive this reward from The Founders...may it keep you strong!

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THE END IS NIGH! And as you know, when things get to "nigh', it's like...really bad!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, batten down their bomb shelters and stoke them with vodka, all in preparation to discuss the... THE APOCALYPSE!!!

It's the end of the world as you know it, and possibly a few end of the world scenarios you might not have thought of. Lucky you!

This time, MONSTER PARTY opens up their lead doors and welcomes back friend of the show, comedian, actor, and fellow horror podcaster... JOE DeROSA! (BETTER CALL SAUL, WE'LL SEE YOU IN HELL, COMEDY CENTRAL)

What better time than now to look back fondly at all our favorite movie, TV, comic book, and literary cautionary tales about THE END! If you love vicious cannibals, desolate hellscapes, majestic space arks, telepathic canines, and the usual assortment of post apocalyptic shenanigans, this is the episode you want to go out on!

ATTENTION! After the end music, stick around for a BONUS SEGMENT of "apoc talk", and another dose of behind the scene bloopers! THAT IS ALL!

MONSTER PARTY puts the "def" in DEFCON 1! Word.

 

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MONSTER PARTY starts the New Fear...uh, Year, with a return to a much loved topic!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again pit sci-fi, horror, and fantasy's most powerful and terrifying creatures against each other in another edition of... WHO WOULD WIN?!!!

We don't want to give away too much, but expect big against small, hair against hairpiece, baby against worse baby; and of course, the MONSTER PARTY gang against their guest.

Bringing his best palm fist to this battle is comedian, filmmaker, podcaster icon...GRAHAM ELWOOD! (LAFFGHANISTAN, COMEDY FILM NERDS, EAR BUDS: THE PODCASTING DOCUMENTARY) Graham more than holds his own with this topic, and after the show, there was a lot of sweeping up of the minds he'd blown.

Listen in awe, as we bring you more of the dream battles you've been waiting for! And, feel free to contact us with pair-ups of your own! Who knows, it may be featured in a future volume of...WHO WOULD WIN?!!!

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MONSTER PARTY ends the year with an episode that is NEVER NOT FUNNY...or FRIGHTENING!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD make your holiday dreams come true by welcoming comedic force of nature and host of the trailblazing podcast, NEVER NOT FUNNY... JIMMY PARDO!!!

Since Jimmy is allergic to MW's familiars, the guys set up in his studio, and challenged him to answer the question, "WHY AREN'T YOU A BIGGER NERD?"

Sure, Mr. Pardo enjoys a good PLANET OF THE APES film, or cheering on "The Shape" in the HALLOWEEN film series. But, where is his action figure shelf?! Where is his Klingon dictionary?! Why doesn't he own a Lawgiver statue?! And would it kill him to wear some Stormtrooper armor from time to time?! C'mon Jimmy, we know you can do better!!

Help MONSTER PARTY expunge the fetid stench of 2016, with this attempt to give a celebrated comedian, the ultimate nerd makeover! 

Next year...MONSTER PARTY may be coming for YOU!

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MONSTER PARTY celebrates the granddaddy of horror/fantasy/sci-fi fandom, and his remarkable legacy! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, ring in the holidays with a topic that should touch the palpitating heart of every Monsterpartier... FORRY ACKERMAN & THE MONSTER KID GENERATION!!!

In case you've been hiding under a gravestone, the late FORREST J ACKERMAN was a science fiction writer, literary agent, and editor of the first ongoing monster magazine, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND!

Known as Uncle Forry to his friends, Ackerman was one of the most active proponents of fantastic films and fiction, and practically single handedly started science fiction fandom! Forry was also known for his massive collection of genre treasures, and would often give fans a tour of the "Ackermansion." 

Helping us to understand the impact that Forry left on a generation is writer/FX artist/Polynesian entertainer/studio vocalist/dark ride designer... JOE MOE! Joe took care or Forry during the last years of his life, and gives us a unique perspective on the man, as well doing the definitive Forrest J Ackerman impression!

If that were not enough, the gang is also joined by actress BARBARA LEIGH, star of such films as PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW, JUNIOR BONNER (alongside her then boyfriend Steve McQueen), and the cult classic TERMINAL ISLAND. But, Barbara may be best known by horror fans, as the first and best, live action cover model for VAMPIRELLA magazine! 

And don't miss out on our special new segment: THE MONSTER PARTY GIFT GIVING GUIDE!

To paraphrase Uncle Forry, "Take this podcast home monster kids, you will love it!"

 


The person has spoken, and MONSTER PARTY listened!

In our first ever episode featuring a topic suggested by a listener (Thank you, Brandon Meyer!), JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, don't fear the reaper as they examine... THE BEST & WORST HORROR & SCI-FI DEATHS!!!

Joining us for this cinematic stroll through the cemetery is comedian/writer/actress/film nerdess supreme... JODI MILLER! (AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, THE TONIGHT SHOW). 

But, just when you thought this episode could rest in peace, stick around after the closing music for a bonus interview with the daughter of RICHARD TOWERS (a.k.a GAYLORD ST. JAMES, the vengeful dad from the original 1972 WES CRAVEN film, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT), actress/model/filmmaker... JOLINE TOWERS!

To paraphrase the nanny from THE OMEN: Listen to MONSTER PARTY! It's all for you!

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY makes THANKSGIVING the new HALLOWEEN!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take this opportunity to give thanks for the excellent new IFC horror/comedy series... STAN AGAINST EVIL!!!

Joining us in this potluck of petrifying pleasures, is series creator/comedian extraordinaire/geek supreme, DANA GOULD (SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, THE SIMPSONS, WORKING), and series writer SUSAN BURKE (VAMP'D, X PLAY, SOUTHBOUND).

Dana, Susan, and the guys engage in a lively discussion of subjects, ranging from the making of the series, Evil Dead comparisons, who is "The Snakeman", the consequences of being "egregiously pregnant, what demon made Lionel Ritchie dance on the ceiling, True Blood vs.The Vampire Diaries, what Arthur C. Clarke was doing in Sri Lanka, a Judy Garland sidebar, and yet, still, even still, more!

And after the closing music, keep listening for a fiery Thanksgiving debate about whether to keep a turkey mint-in-package, how to ruin tater tots, to cranberry or not to cranberry, and more holiday hijinks!

Keep America Strong! Watch STAN AGAINST EVIL on IFC! 

 


Give MONSTER PARTY some sugar, baby!

To celebrate HALLOWEEN in the most awesome manner possible, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, decided to dedicate this year's All Hallow's Eve to one of the most beloved, and enduring horror franchises of all time...EVIL DEAD!!!

And somehow, the horror gods looked up upon us and smiled. For our guests, we managed to snag the stars of the hit STARZ TV series, ASH VS EVIL DEAD...DANA DeLORENZO and RAY SANTIAGO!

With Kelly and Pablo in the house, they really put the "party" in MONSTER PARTY! Get ready for behind the scenes tales, straight from the mouths of these Deadite battling warriors, not to mention Dana vs Mint In Box Barbies, Ray vs His Hair, book titles stranger than the Necronomicon, and how pumpkin ale saved Halloween!

Groovy.


MONSTER PARTY says: When there's no more room in Hell...is a great way to start a horror movie tagline!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, use this very special podcast to celebrate perhaps one of the most important sales tools when it comes to marketing scary films... HORROR TAGLINES!!!

You know, those pulse pounding powerhouses of petrifying poetry, that grab our attention, and spark our imagination. Whether their great, bad, misleading, or confusing, a tagline is like a carnival barker, tempting us to experience the dark delights a horror film has to offer.

And, speaking of dark delights, there is no one more delightful to discuss this topic than comedian and host of podcast, THE 40 YEAR OLD BOY... MIKE SCHMIDT!

Mike, and the MONSTER PARTY gang, challenged each other to a two hour plus game of "Pin The Tagline On The Movie", and if you guessed the winner was "demon booze"... you're right! 

But, don't let that stop you listeners from playing along! When it comes to HORROR TAGLINES, everybody wins!

 

 
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MONSTER PARTY GETS DOWN AND DIRTY WITH EXPLOITATION FILMS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, embrace the salacious sanctity of celluloid sleaze, with a topic that could only be called... THAT'S EXPLOITATION!!!

Guiding us through this red light district of cult cinema, is a filmmaker that is no stranger to the genre. The director of such classics as DR. ALIEN, CREEPOZOIDS, PUPPET MASTER III, and SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA, it's DAVID DeCOTEAU!

But just when you thought you were content with one fantastic guest, we offer up another one at no extra cost! Rounding out the MONSTER PARTY, is film journalist/historian, and podcast raconteur...DAVID DEL VALLE!

MONSTER PARTY SAYS: Take your family to see an exploitation film. They'll be glad you did! Well...if they're our families.

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MONSTER PARTY says: If it ain't broke, use it until it is!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, go where everyone has gone before, as they take on the tried and true tropes of terror and technology...the WORST HORROR & SCI-FI CLICHES!!!

Helping us discern which of these cliches are terrible, and which ones we may actually kind of like, is comedian/television host... MARK PITTA! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON AND LENO, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO, THE COMEDY CLUB)

Join us for this rib-tickling and ribald round robin, where we answer such questions as: "Why does the girl always trip and fall?, "Why doesn't the car start?", "What's the difference between a 'trope' and a 'toupee'?" and, "Is STRANGER THINGS unoriginal and overrated, or just unoriginal?"

The End?

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MONSTER PARTY takes the party to the people!

Join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, for a monstrously marvelous milestone! It's a podcast that is a mix of in-studio commentary, and highlights of our first ever LIVE event, recorded at highbrow horror hangout, CREATURE FEATURES, as part of their GODZILLA: ALL ART ATTACK 2 gallery show.

Usually, a typical MONSTER PARTY episode would feature a celebrity guest, but this time, we made that guest YOU! Listen in, as audience members share their favorite (and occasionally flawed) Godzilla memories with a packed crowd. We did our best to re-create the standard MONSTER PARTY vibe, by offering an open bar, snacks, swag, raffles, and our usual trademark brand of adolescent squabbling.

Thank you TAYLOR WHITE, ERIC OCTOBER, MATTHEW ABRAMS, MICHELLE OLIVIER, and KEVIN SMITH, for making this experiment in merriment, a resounding success!

Now, maybe the London Palladium will return our calls.

 

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MONSTER PARTY has seen it all! And, seen it again...and again...and again!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take aim at those coat tail riding, idea stealing, B list actor employing films that we love to hate, and hate to love... RIPOFFS & WANNABES!

When choosing a guest for this opinion fueled free for all, the MONSTER PARTY gang knew there was only one man for the job. You know him for his offbeat wit, impeccable timing, and matinee idol voice...it's comedian/actor... RON LYNCH! (BOB'S BURGERS, ADVENTURE TIME, HOME MOVIES).

We all love movies that burst at the screen with inspiration, but there's a warm place in our cold hearts for the ripoff and the wannabe. What they lack in originality, they often make up for in humor, charm, or utter ridiculousness! And let's not forget, although imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, it's also a good way to make a quick buck!

P.S. There's also a quite spirited discussion about spandex! It could be put off no longer.

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Although Comic Con 2016 is over, why not relive it by sitting in on the most swingin' event since the furry orgy in the Convention Center parking lot... MONSTER PARTY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again return to where "the world's greatest podcast featuring four cocktail swigging nerds wearing match T shirts," was spawned... THE SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON!!! As we do every year, this special Comic Con edition of MONSTER PARTY, features the topic that is no topic... ANYTHING GOES!

Joining the cacophony of inappropriate jokes, drunken insults, and ridiculously passionate toy buying stories, are a veritable Dean Martin Show closet-full of surprise guests, that include some old favorites and new faces! Or voices. Whatever.

Anyway, you know the drill, and to tell you more, would be a crime. Not a crime as horrendous as the one that serves as the premise for the HBO hit series, The Night Of. But hey HBO, it's not a contest! 

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MONSTER PARTY makes worlds collide!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, turn to their private stash of self-written fan/slash fiction, to come up with the nerdiest of nerd topics... CROSSOVERS WE'D LIKE TO SEE! 

Yeah, you know this game! What if blah blah blah met such n' such? No, we're not giving away any of our brilliant ideas in this simple episode description. You're just going to have to listen!

Helping the gang in their attempt to create a genre universe gone haywire, is the absurdly talented actor and writer...STEVE BANNOS! You know him from FREAKS & GEEKS, BRIDESMAIDS, LOVE, GHOSTBUSTERS, and so many more roles, he's broken IMDB! But let's face it, IMDB had it coming.

There ain't no crossover, like a MONSTER PARTY crossover! Yes, that was a challenge.

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MONSTER PARTY is back, and in this episode, there will be blood!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, all made a list, checked it twice, and decreed which horror, science fiction, and fantasy films are the most... OVERRATED & UNDERRATED!!!

If you thought a topic like this might lead to arguing, character assassination, and numerous trips to the bar, you would be correct!

Dropping herself into this monstrous melee is return guest, comedian and famed William Windom impersonator... SUE MURPHY! 

Remember Sue? She's the one who got James to admit he never watched an episode of Star Trek! Good times! Sue brought in her own list and attempted to engage in a calm and reasonable discourse on the merits of each film. We'd like to say that is what happened but of course, that would be a lie.

If there's one episode that's liable to piss off everyone, this is it! Let the MONSTER PARTY hate mail commence!

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MONSTER PARTY has exhumed a petrifyingly pugnacious podcast, from it's abominable archive!

Take a trip back in time to the early days of MONSTER PARTY, where four middle-aged, snot-nosed upstarts named, JAMES GONISSHAWN SHERIDANLARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, took the horror podcast world by storm! It was a time of no guests; just piss, vinegar, and an endless stream of girl drinks. In this newly found MONSTER PARTY classic, recorded at a MONSTERPALOOZA convention a couple years back, the boys take on the subject of horror and sci-fi films with... INCREDIBLY STRANGE TITLES!!! 

And when you get a film with an incredibly strange title, there are bound to be questions. Why shouldn't children play with dead things? What actually is a matter with Helen? And if you're having sex with Sister Hyde, what happens if she suddenly turns back to Doctor Jekyll? 

All these questions and more, will be answered in this pulse pulverizing edition of MONSTER PARTY!

 

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This time, MONSTER PARTY puts horror on a petrifying pedestal!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, make it ladies night, with this fearfully feminine fright fest featuring film's ferocious fear-fatales... FIENDISH FEMALES!

For a topic like this, we spared no takeout Chinese food, nor mid priced vodka to lure our special guest to CASTLE MONSTER PARTY! We welcome back friend of the show, stellar comedian and brilliant host of THE DORK FOREST, and Nerdist's, THE JACKIE AND LAURIE SHOW podcasts... JACKIE KASHIAN! Allow yourself an alluring abundance of killer queens, spiders with attitude, Borg royalty, snake cougars, biblical hellcats, real-life monsters, vampire siblings, a meat lady, and so much more. It is so much fun, it's almost embarrassing!

MONSTER PARTY likes its women like it likes its coffee... strong, with cashew milk, Stevia, and a drop of PURE EVIL!

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MONSTER PARTY, FANGORIA, and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, join forces in a battle with DEMON BOOZE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, give you this informative and particularly lubricated episode, where they discuss those ground breakers of the genres... HORROR & SCI-FI GAME CHANGERS!!!

And to take part in the festivities, the gang welcomes executive editor of their other favorite horror magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, DAVID WEINER! Talk about a game changer, it's a FANGORIA/FAMOUS MONSTERS CROSSOVER! Expect a spirited conversation covering everything from sound, color, make-up, stop-motion animation, CGI, and gore; to an impassioned debate over Uncle Gilbert from The Munsters!

MONSTER PARTY changes the game! But this time, it might be a drinking game.

 

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MONSTER PARTY gets star struck where it counts!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have stars in their eyes! Get up close, but hopefully not too personal, with some of your favorite showbiz greats as the MONSTER PARTY gang share they're shocking tales of...CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS!!!

And, who better to escort us down the red carpet of fame than a celebrity himself! Yes, you loved him as Scuz, from the horror/comedy classic, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, it's BRIAN PECK!

Aside from starring in this genre staple that MUST be watched as often as possible, Brian has also managed to rub elbows with some amazing celebs including, Roddy McDowall, Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra, John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon, Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Shag; and has managed to "acquire" celebrated props from Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, and Planet of the Apes! Yeah, we kind of jealously hate him, but we can't help loving him at the same time!

Be forewarned, this is an episode of mammoth proportions! Draw yourself a bath, pour yourself a Maker's Mark, and encounter a world of star-studded awesomeness that only an inebriated nerd can truly appreciate!

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MONSTER PARTY gets the star treatment from one of our all-time favorites! 

JAMES GONISSHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, are graced by an actress that has worked with likes of such directors as Claude Chabrol, John Huston, Robert Clouse, and J. Lee Thompson... LISA LANGLOIS!!!

Lisa has starred in such MONSTER PARTY favorites as Happy Birthday To Me, Deadly Eyes, Class of 1984, The Nest, and an avalanche of other great films! Our lovely and charming guest, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the often challenging career of a film actress, especially in the horror/sci-fi genre. Learn what happens when you work with Hollywood royalty, a legend of the French new wave, dogs wearing rat costumes, and Roddy McDowall behind the wheel of a car. And don't get her started on nudity...but we did! 

Don't miss our fascinating episode with this talented and uncompromising actress, who really knows how to hang!

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Brace yourselves as MONSTER PARTY gets maniacal with a spleen splattering special guest!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, roll out the blood red carpet for the director of such classic genre films as MANIAC (1980), the MANIAC COP series, VIGILANTE, RELENTLESS, and UNCLE SAM... WILLIAM LUSTIG!!!

Bill (he let us call him that!) began working in film production in his teens, and went on to pave a career that was no stranger to success or controversy. Pour yourself a stiff absinthe and learn the art of doing dangerous car stunts on a budget, how to piss off an entire country with a single movie poster, the proper etiquette when lighting a man (or two) on fire, what it takes to get Tom Savini to blow up his own head, why Joe Spinell probably got paid more on the Godfather than Al Pacino, and many more nuggets of show business wisdom!

Bill also owns the video releasing company BLUE UNDERGROUND, that puts out such Monster Party favorites as Shockwaves, Deathdream, The Blind Dead series, the films of Dario Argento, and even the original Django movies!

Don't miss this birthday present of episode, with a horror legend who is as much a fan as he is, a film-maker! Great company indeed!

 

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MONSTER PARTY digs deep to uncover the horror genre's most unique treasures!

On this archeological expedition of terror, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD explore... HORROR OBSCURA!!!

You know, those great little classics that may have fallen through your movie knowledge cracks. To make sure we don't screw this up, Monster Party is once again graced by friend of the show, actor/comedian/film buff extraordinaire... DAVE HIGGINS!

You've loved Dave on Ellen, Malcolm In The Middle, Mike and Molly, and on his comedy/horror TV show, International Ghost Investigators: Hollywood Division! But, on this episode, that "love" will turn to "in love," as Dave shares his wide knowledge of obscure films with the Monster Party gang! We don't want to give away any of the unique cinematic artifacts we have in store, but expect to be recommended films that involve a chimp/human romance, split screen murders, bomb shelter vampire bats, zombie creating robots, satanic cannibals, a grasshopper that rides a motorcycle, a very pissed off Spencer Tracy, Kurt Russell, Sea World, and so very much more!

For the films you're about to be turned on to...you're welcome!

 

 

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY gets giddy about those gloriously gruesome gumshoes!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return to their flophouse of fear, and bump gums about a subject that's near and dear to their hooch soaked hearts... HORROR & SCI-FI DETECTIVES!!!

And helping us hit the cinematic pavement, is actor/director/comedian and fellow film fiend, GREG TRAVIS (Showgirls, Starship Troopers, Watchmen, Humanoids from the Deep, Mortuary,Toolbox Murders)! Greg has much to contribute to this discussion, due to the fact he is now releasing his own previously lost/cursed horror detective comedy, DARK SEDUCTION!

The game is certainly afoot as the guys take snorts of giggle juice, and investigate such cinematic classics as Silence of the Lambs , Hannibal, Soylent Green, Until The End of the World, Blade Runner (voice-over vs. no voice-over?), Dead Heat (we're so, so sorry); genre detectives like, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Van Helsing; the works of Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft; and so much more!

So what have these films taught us? Don't be a dick! It's dangerous!

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MONSTER PARTY knows a problem film when they see it!

In this especially antagonistic episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD examine the genre shattering ramifications of what happens... WHEN HORROR FILMS GO BAD!!!

And, accompanying the gang on this insidious intervention is writer/director/comedian and geek supreme...CHRIS MANCINI! Of course, you know Chris from the Comedy Film Nerds website and podcast, but, did you know he also had an up close and personal experience with his own horror film going bad...through no fault of his own?

Hear is a truly unbelievable tale, as well as a healthy dose of diabolic debates over films like, The Village, The Conjuring, The Mist, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, The Blair Witch Project 2, Cloverfield, The Purge, Anaconda, and many more!

If you have a horror film you feel has gone down the wrong path, call on MONSTER PARTY! We feel your pain!

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MONSTER PARTY is back for another star studded, career spanning podcast!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome veteran actor/comedian TIM THOMERSON (Quark, Trancers, Dollman, Fade To Black, Near Dark) to discuss his decades long journey through the business that we call "show"! But Monster Party gives you more bang for your podcast buck! Along for this madcap and informative ride is past guest, friend of the show, and friend of Tim Thomerson, writer/director C.COURTNEY JOYNER (From A Whisper To A Scream, Prison, Doctor Mordred, Tracers III, Lurking Fear, Class of 1999).

The gang sit back and hoist a few, as Tom and C.J. regale them with tales of working with Demonic Toys, surviving Lance Henrickson and Bill Paxton, getting comfortable playing characters with names like "Jack Deth" and "Brick Bardo", treading the fine line between "Gene" and "Jean", and ever so much more! And for you fledgling actors out there, get ready for some keen insights into the craft, from a student of the great Stella Adler! 

This episode truly has something for everybody! With the exclusion of manners, of course.

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Tasha Yar is at the bar, in this galaxy shattering episode of MONSTER PARTY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome the extra lovely, super talented, and mega cool, DENISE CROSBY (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pet Sematary, Dolly Dearest, Eliminators, Trekkies 1&2, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Ray Donovan, The Magicians; and pretty much every other TV show in recent memory!), to discuss her amazing career. Get ready for an informative, hilarious, and emotional journey, as Denise shares intimate and enlightening stories about her remarkable life.

Like sharing screen time with a Mandroid in Eliminators, quitting Star Trek:TNG and then coming back for its most popular episodes, the emotional rollercoaster that was the Pet Sematary set, her personal connections with fans, the behind the scenes drama of Trekkies, and so much more!

Denise was such a great guest, we've practically made her the fifth member of MONSTER PARTY! What can we say...Denise knows how to hang!

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MONSTER PARTY acolytes! Abandon all sobriety, ye who listen to this episode!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, make a Faustian pact with demon booze, to explore the monstrous movie malevolence that is... SATANIC SINEMA!!! 

And to join us in this cinematic celebration of devilish delights is Playboy's Miss July 2011 and host of Anything Goes with Jessa Hinton...JESSICA HINTON!

Whether you call him Lucifer, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, or some new name you made up, the horned one has been a staple of horror genre right from the beginning. Get ready for some sinfully scintillating speaking sounds about The Exorcist, The Omen, Bedazzled, The Sentinel, Rosemary's Baby, Angel Heart, Constantine, Abby, Hot Stuff, American Gothic, Race With The Devil, The Devil's Rain, and much, much, more!

And if that wasn't enough, keep listening for SPECIAL ADDED BONUS CONTENT after the podcast!!!

The Devil made us do it...but he wasn't a dick about it!

 

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There is nothing wrong with your computer device! There's signpost up ahead! Your next stop...MONSTER PARTY!

MONSTER PARTY goes DEEP geek as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pit two classic science fiction/horror TV series against each other in the battle of the millennium. It's THE OUTER LIMITS VS. THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!!

And who better to referee this battle of the titans? The man who wrote THE OUTER LIMITS COMPANION, countless other books, and such films as THE CROW, CRITTERS 3 & 4, and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING...DAVID J SCHOW!

David is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to both The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, and is an engaging storyteller...especially when he's had a few beers! Prepare yourself to start the new year with this over two and half hour, nerdgasm of an episode that will definitely make you choose a side. 

The battle has begun! May the best show win!

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Get ready to have everything you believe challenged, MONSTER PARTY fans! The Prometheus apologists are back!

Our favorite fright foils, BEN & NADIA ROBERTSON (1931 Productions), are back for a horrifying holiday happening! Listen in as they join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD for merry and merciless debate, taken straight from the playground at recess...WHO WOULD WIN?!!!

Marvel in astonishment as six grown adults argue who would win in a fight! Kirk vs. Picard? Superman vs. Hulk? Godzilla vs. Gamera? Fast zombie (yes Larry, we know they don't exist) vs. Deadite? And the monstrous mash-ups keep coming!

If there's a better way to enjoy the holiday season than listening to a bunch of nerds get drunk and talk about horror and sci-fi characters battling each other in a room, find the people enjoying that activity and DESTROY THEM!

Happy Holidays from MONSTER PARTY!

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Brace yourselves fear aficionados! This time, MONSTER PARTY has a topic so huge, it needs a sequel!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take a stab at chronicling the ups, downs, and sideways of... HORROR SEQUELS!!!

And somehow (possibly through the promise of reasonably priced wine) they managed to secure as a guest, the writer of one of the finest horror sequels of all time...ROBERT ZAPPIA!

Robert's amazing screenwriting prowess led to HALLOWEEN H2O, a film that reunites JAMIE LEIGH CURTIS with the Halloween film series. If you haven't seen this film, watch it, then come back and bask in the many fantastic behind the screen stories Robert brings to the MONSTER PARTY table! Also up for applause and attacks are such fright franchises like A Nightmare of Elm Street, Child's Play, Hellraiser, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, and more!!!

Hey, if MONSTER PARTY is a horror franchise, this is our 51st sequel!

 

 

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY gives fear an international flavor!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD cross every possible time zone to bring you their most trepidatious, transatlantic topic... FOREIGN HORROR!!!

Of course, to help dissect such a massive topic, who could they get but a guest with massive talent? Yes, it's the star of the legendary comedy series,THE OFFICE...OSCAR NUNEZ!

You'll cringe when you listen to Oscar bring up creepy movies that even the Monster Party gang have never heard of! You'll shudder when you hear about the works of such horror trailblazers as Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Guillermo Del Toro, Jean Cocteau, Takashi Miike, Coffin Joe, Jean Rollin, Paul Naschy and Lucio Fulci! And you'll faint from fright learning about films like The Blind Dead series, Martyrs, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Braniac, Juan of the Dead, We Are What We Are, Goke: Body Snatcher From Hell, The Son of the Shark, Cannibal Holocaust, and much, much more!

This time, MONSTER PARTY is your passport to TERROR! But when vacationing in TERROR, it's best not to drink the water.

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MONSTER PARTY celebrates its 50TH EPISODE with comic royalty and a petrifying, pint-sized topic!

Take a time out with JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, as they put the subject of EVIL KIDS over their knee! Joining in on the topic of terribly terrifying tykes is a comic giant with a whopping 45 David Letterman appearances...JAKE JOHANNSEN!

Prepare to soil your diapers as the gang tackles questions like, is a possessed child actually evil; what's with evil kids and corn; should Larry be worried his daughter loves The Bad Seed; and is the actor who played King Joffrey on Game of Thrones really great, or actually a dick? It's a celebration of the dastardly brats from films like The Exorcist, The Omen, The Chosen, The Child, Who Can Kill A Child?, Halloween, Pet Sematary, The Other, The Children, Battle Royale, Orphan, The Cooties, Kill Baby Kill!, Demon Seed, The Unborn, and more!

You better not try to steal one of these kids' noses. It won't end well!

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MONSTER PARTY just spiked the Strawberry Quik!

Listen in as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD lounge in their PJs and relive the glorious Golden Age of... SATURDAY MORNING TV!!!

Returning to the show is MONSTER PARTY Hall of Famer, comedian DANA GOULD! (Tales of Halloween, The Simpsons, Mob City, Working, Super Adventure Team, and a gazillion stand-up specials)

Mr. Gould comes armed with tales of working on the Sigmund & The Sea Monsters movie, Sid Krofft's telephone messages, the radicalization of The Mighty Isis, and the first cool thing that ever happened to him involving a freak themed cereal! Also slated for this soused Saturday Morning schedule is the Quisp vs. Quake election, the awesomeness of The Herculoids, Bob Burns' Tracy The Gorilla, portly Captain Marvels, animated Star Trek,  barely-animated Planet of the Apes, Kimba's vegan diet, Schoolhouse Rock, The Jetsons, H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Scooby Doo, The Banana Splits, Land of the Lost, and oh so much more!

This time, MONSTER PARTY is on a sugar cereal high! With a vodka and Rockstar chaser, of course. Brought to you by the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK!

 

 

 

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In holiday tradition, MONSTER PARTY goes bobbing for cocktails!

To celebrate JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD's favorite holiday, the gang welcomes actor/director/monster lover DANIEL ROEBUCK (MATLOCK, RIVER'S EDGE, THE LATE SHIFT, LOST, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, HALLOWEEN, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, DOCTOR SHOCKER'S VAULT OF HORROR, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and a gazillion more awesome credits!) to join in a horrific and hilarious hop of HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA!

But if that wasn't enough guest candy to fill your trick or treat bag, we also have the nerd treasure experts from BLACKSPARROW AUCTIONS, FONG SAM and ERICA ENDERS on deck to give this All Hallows Hullabaloo some credibility. Up on the conversation chopping block is Ben Cooper bibs, electric hobo costumes, lethal candy, impossible to afford Don Post masks, a slightly more affordable Don Post book, the DON CON CONVENTION, Halloween movie picks,  Larry insulting our guests, and much, much more!

Put our your tightest, slutty whatever costume and join the party! We promise, we'll do the same!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

Prepare for a terrifying trip inside the minds of MONSTER PARTY! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a good hard look at themselves with the help of psychotherapist THOMAS RAY, in an attempt to explain what's underneath their love for all things frightening and futuristic. It's time for... MONSTER THERAPY!!!

In this episode, we psychoanalyze Psycho, learn the most scientific way to scare a baby, contrast and compare sibling bullying techniques, and find out why sometimes, the most healthy answer to all our problems is "Fuck it!"

Also on the couch is Forbidden Planet, Star Trek, the real life Invasion of the Body Snatchers syndrome, toy collecting vs. hoarding, comforting apocalyptic futures, violent child art, sick bed time stories, and more!

This time, it's a MONSTER PARTY, more terrifying a trust fall! 

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MONSTER PARTY kicks you right in your JurASSic!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take a journey to a genre that time forgot...DINOSAURS!!!

Joining them on this inebriated expedition are actor/filmmaker/animator FRANK DIETZ and screenwriter/director/editor FRANK WOODWARD, who are also two of the hosts of another excellent sci-fi horror podcast, DAMN DIRTY GEEKS!

The two Franks have brought their amazing talents to such films as ROCK N ROLL NIGHTMARE, BLACK ROSES, WRONG TURN 6, and BLACK FOREST; DISNEY'S HERCULES, MULAN, TARZAN, FANTASIA 2000; and the documentaries MEN IN SUITS, THE SPLAT PACK, and LOVECRAFT:FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. Marvel as the gang ponder baffling questions like: What kind of dinosaur is Dino from THE FLINSTONES? Does REPTILICUS qualify as a dinosaur or a good film? Did anyone make it through the film, BABY:SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND? And after the first day of shooting on the THE MIGHTY GORGA, why did anyone return the next day?

Hear preposterous theories about ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., THE LAND UNKOWN, BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE VALLEY OF GWANGI, DINOSAURUS, KING KONG, THE LAST DINOSAUR, JURASSIC PARK, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, CARNOSAUR, UNKNOWN ISLAND, LAND OF THE LOST, DINOSAUR TOYS/MODELS, and MORE!

Is that the sound of thunder or is MONSTER PARTY just happy to see you!

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MONSTER PARTY travels through time and space to pick the best from the rest!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome comedian/writer/producer FRED BELFORD to engage in a spirited, opinionated, libation tainted parley to pick the...  BEST AND WORST SCI-FI VILLAINS!!!

Highlights include an examination of what actually makes a good villain, a ball-busting Batman badguy debate, Middleton Ming vs. Von Sydow Ming, Darth Vader's descent into crappiness, and the usual potpopourri of accusations, insults, and silly voices!

If you have a nerd crush on one of the heavies from films and TV shows like Alien, A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Blade Runner, and Kamen Rider, this is the episode you'll hate to love! But don't say "no" to love.

 

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Mind the gash! MONSTER PARTY sets it's sights on old blighty!

Get ready for bone chilling terror and bad accents as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD invites "The Smartest Man In The World" GREG PROOPS for an old chinwag about... BRITISH HORROR!!!

This brilliant comedian and Whose Line Is It Anyway staple is delivered a lorry load of terrifying titles, spanning the range from Hammer Horror classics like Curse of the Werewolf, to modern day shockers like The Descent and Kill List! Of course, there are the usual conversational diversions that include the story about Peter O'Toole hitting on Greg's wife, and the time they stalked Toshiro Mifune.

Then it's back across the pond for cigars, brandy, and chat about The Innocents, Village of the Damned, Peeping Tom, Burn Witch, Burn, Curse of the Demon, Eden Lake, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Psychomania, and more!

Brace yourselves! This episode is more dangerous than a Scotch egg!

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In this episode of MONSTER PARTY, you’re about to get schooled!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD sit at the feet of ZOMBEAVERS director JORDAN RUBIN, for a crash course in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER MOVIE! Get ready for a step by step look at what it took to get this instant cult classic from the script to the screen. Learn about the writing process, getting funding, directing, camera work, nudity, titles, music, special effects, sound, stunts, distribution, the necessity of social media, and much, much more!

And if that isn’t enough to get your own dead beaver crawling out of its grave, how about some excellent “brush with fame” stories, the usual Larry angering tangents, and even a delightful dose of Nazi Humor? Now listen to the podcast and get out there and make your own monster movie!

C’mon, every zombeaver needs a friend!

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MONSTER PARTY once again returns to its birthplace! And this time, we brought the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again descend on the halls of the SAN DIEGO COMIC CON to experience its wonders, meet and greet the fans, purchase unique treasures, and then mock each other for said purchases. Yes, it's... COMIC CON 2017: ANYTHING GOES!!!

Joining the festivities is a writer and host of the award winning podcast, THE LEGAL GEEKS... JOSH GILLILAND!

As a geek and a lawyer, Josh guides us through the legal questions surrounding STAR WARS, ACTION FIGURES, DAREDEVIL, and more! But what would a Comic Con podcast be without the usual heckling from the Monster Party wives, GINA SHERIDAN and CARRIE WEINHOLD? Answer:Way less sexy! Prepare for an especially fiesty episode featuring bare-knuckled arguments over whether its safe to buy oranges from a Stormtrooper, whether action figure size matters, and how many unopened boxes are needed for Larry to consider something mint! The answer may surprise you!

If you happened to miss the convention, consider this episode your Comic Con exclusive!

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Welcome to the first episode of MONSTER PARTY as part of the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK! And boy, have we got a great one!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD are graced by the presence of the man responsible for such groundbreaking genre classics as THE BEAST WITHIN, CLASS OF 1984, PSYCHO II, FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD'S PLAY, THINNER, CLOAK AND DAGGER and more! It's writer/director/producer/actor...  TOM HOLLAND!!!

Tom guides us through his vast career with affable wit, sage film making wisdom, and an arsenal of behind the scenes stories that are not to be missed! For anyone who loves movies, Tom has rubbed elbows with many of the greats of show business and shares his unique perspective. For once, the hosts of Monster Party all agree... Tom Holland is a horror icon, a brilliant film maker, and a really great guy!

VIVA TOM HOLLAND! VIVA FANGORIA! VIVA MONSTER PARTY!

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It's alive! It's ALIVE! Through the power of lightening, mad science, and a few stiff drinks... MONSTER PARTY is back!

Join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD in their lounge/lab as they stitch together pieces of their half-cocked opinions in an attempt to create podcast life! Yes, this time the topic is what our guest calls, "The Beatles of Horror"... FRANKENSTEIN!!!

That guest is a returning friend of MONSTER PARTY, "The Pitbull of Comedy" himself, BOBBY SLAYTON! 

Witness Bobby being pushed to the limits of his patience with chat about castle self destruct switches, why the monster has no "game", how to bring lady parts back to life, and why we all belong dead! We've got Universal Frankenstein, Hammer Frankenstein, Teenage Frankenstein, Toho's Frankenstein Conquers The World, Young Frankenstein, Frankenstein: The True Story, Penny Dreadful's Frankenstein, and more!

So join the party and remember the monster's words... "Drink!!!! Good!!!!"

 

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Move aside Crypt Keeper and make way for the Cocktail Caddy! MONSTER PARTY is back and has a mausoleum full of creepy tales to tell!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, invite comedian/author/actor JOE DeROSA (Better Call Saul, The Opie and Anthony Show, Comedy Central Presents, The Pete Holmes Show, Cheat: The Man’s Guide To Infidelity) to enter "The Vault of Humor" and discuss a much loved terror tradition…  HORROR ANTHOLOGIES!

Join us if you love “deadtime stories” about competing awful afterlives, the world’s worst alternate universe, the world’s best Valentine’s Day card, flesh peddling gamblers, blind carpenters with a grudge, Stephen King trying to act…and more! Whether its films like Dead of Night,  Creepshow and VHS, or TV shows like The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, and Tales From The Crypt, we’ve got something that’ll win the undead heart of the most jaded monster kid!  

Just don’t give away the scary, surprise twist ending! Here’s a hint: Guess who’s actually been podcasting from HELL?

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MONSTER PARTY loves animals! Especially when they're at someone's throat!

In this particularly well lubricated episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD chat about all of the terrifying things that can happen... WHEN NATURE ATTACKS!

Can your shattered nerves cope with a high octane discussion about intelligent ants, a revenge driven orca, a baby mauling bear, a murderous baboon, an army of rats, megalomaniacal frogs, cars that dress up like spiders, some film called JAWS, and more?!

If that isn't enough for you to want to pave over nature for good, you'll just have to listen to the podcast again! Recorded at a past MONSTERPALOOZA convention, this episode also shows us what can happen when booze attacks.

We say, let booze win!

 

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MONSTER PARTY learns how to make a monster! Turns out, it takes more than grain alcohol!

In this new creature creating episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, get a crash course in MONSTER MAKING by diabolical genius MARK TAVARES!

Mark has worked with such fear factories as KNB, DON POST STUDIOS, and he even made the puppets for the classic MTV Thunderbirds parody SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM... the brainchild of SIMPSONS alumni DANA GOULD and ROB COHEN!

In addition to a heaping helping of monster recipes, enjoy tales of pig-faced women, waffled faced police chiefs, tantalizing toxic chemicals and STEVEN SEAGAL'S secret fear!

After listening to this episode, go forth and create a monster army of your own! That would be friggin' awesome, right?

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Konichiwa Kaiju Kooks!

In the first ever international edition of MONSTER PARTY,  Ultrageeks JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, literally head Far East to the monster island itself… JAPAN!!!

Take off your shoes and crack open a bottle of sake as the gargantuas of gab discuss their whirlwind tour of this magnificent country that is a big slice of nerd heaven! 

Hear hilarious and harrowing tales of a visit to a 30 foot Godzilla slide, a pilgrimage to the Kitahara Tin Toy Museum, an audience with Kamen Rider at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park, getting up close and personal with Lon Chaney’s jacket in Osaka, playing action figures with a three old in Ultra-town, and singing the Mothra song with locals at a Godzilla themed bar!  

And as for Tokyo’s incredible Robot Restaurant…why aren’t you there now?!!!

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MONSTER PARTY is back. and getting a bit nostalgic!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD dust off their Members Only shrouds and take a look back at a golden age of horror and science fiction films...THE 1980s!

Tearing down the Berlin Wall of our preconceived ideas is a virtual Mount St. Helens of information and anecdotes, the writer and director of such genre classics as From A Whisper To A Scream (aka The Offspring), Prison, Doctor Mordrid, The Class of 1999, Lurking Fear, and Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge... C. COURTNEY JOYNER!

In this totally tubular episode, we hear what happens when you disturb Vincent Price while he's baking, what it's like work with an actor who has to be to shackled between scenes, and whether actor Richard Lynch and Blade from Puppet Master were separated at birth?

Of course after some chit chat about Battle Beyond The Stars, ET vs. The Thing, Hellraiser, Xtro, Poltergeist, The Evil Dead, A Nightmare of Elm Street, the Friday The 13th films, the legacy of Halloween and more...we barely scratch the surface!

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There ain't no party like a MONSTER PARTY...and if there was, it would be destroyed!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take on a subject that is close to their undead hearts... MONSTER COLLECTING!

And the only guest that would be appropriate for this episode would be their monster collecting enabler, owner and propreitor of Burbank and the WORLD'S foremost monster store/gallery/fan church Creature Features...TAYLOR WHITE!

Get stoked for some seriously anal retentive discourse concerning the gang's geeky collector wish list, the endless in package vs. out of package debate, whether it's possible to save air from 1970's, and more!

If you love Micronauts, Star Wars toys, Sideshow Toys, Distinctive Dummies, tin robots, and all things creepy, cool, and collectible, this one is for you!

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Watch the skies! Look out for giant pea pods! The MONSTER PARTY assimilation continues and YOU'RE NEXT!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, invade the world wide web with this latest podcast, all about... EVIL ALIENS!

And if that wasn't boss enough, joining them on this campaign of intenet conquest is PLAYBOY'S MISS MAY 2014 and admitted Martian spy, the galactically gorgeous... DANI MATHERS!

Of course with a topic like EVIL ALIENS comes a Star Destroyer full of questions! Are the Alien Xenomorphs actually evil? Are the Borg really just buddhists? Why does Dani Mathers know so much about "The Greys"? And just as the talk heats up over Twilight Zone, War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Predator, They Live, Independence Day, The Thing, and It:The Terror From Beyond Space... someone brings up Prometheus and the fists start swingin' again! What else is new?

 

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MONSTER ACTING!!! With DOUG JONES!

Put on your finest formal fright frock! You've been cordially invited to Horrorwood's swankiest affair... MONSTER PARTY!

Using sense memory, the Meisner technique, and a dash of necromancy, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, explore the eerie art of... MONSTER ACTING!

And who better to give us a beast's eye view of this creepy craft than Monster Party's answer to Lawrence Olivier, star of HOCUS POCUS, BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, HELLBOY, PAN'S LABYRINTH, FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, and FALLING SKIES... DOUG JONES!

Marvel as Doug reveals the process of creating a creature, his uncanny ability to channel Guillermo Del Toro, his special relationship with goldfish, and why Barry Manilow is down with Abe Sapien! We've also got Godzilla talk, Planet of the Apes talk, Mummy talk, the usual trash talk, and more!

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SCI-FI TV!!! With DEAN HAGLUND!

There is nothing wrong with your internet device! Do not attempt to refresh your browser! Listen as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD experience the awful bickering that reaches from the inner drinks cabinet to... MONSTER PARTY!

This time, the guys are talkin' SCI-FI TV!!! and are joined by some big time science fiction royalty! Yes, it's actor/ comedian/producer/artist and star of THE X FILES and THE LONE GUNMEN... DEAN HAGLUND!

Submitted for your approval is a some breathtakingly bizarre and boozy banter concerning tip toeing on the Seaview, the perfect Dr. Smith impression, The X Files Noromos vs. Shippers fued, the inspirational words of Talkie Tina, and more! Who is Doctor Who?! What is The Starlost?!! And why that effing STUPID Star Trek:Enterprise theme song?!

Trust no one... except MONSTER PARTY!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PDT

There's a strange noise coming from your internet devices! It's another madcap episode of MONSTER PARTY!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD welcome two members of the DR GOD comedy troupe, NEIL GARGUILO and BRIAN JAMES O'CONNELL to get serious about... HORROR COMEDY!

Aside from bringing us some fangtastic news about their own horror comedy feature film, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (The hit of SLAMDANCE, soon to be released nation wide!), the guys join the party to discuss The Evil Dead films, Frankenhooker, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, the directorial style of Corbin Bersen, and more! Also expect more Human Centipede bickering, the usual fast zombies vs. slow zombies debate, and a look at the dark, existential angst of Shaggy from Scooby Doo!

Zoinks...sigh.

 

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Space, the final frontier? Ha! Not unless it’s the space between four sci-fi/horror geeks and their guest on this episode of MONSTER PARTY!

Break out the Tranya, the Bloodwine, and the Romulan ale! It’s the MONSTER PARTY you’ve been waiting for! JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, boldly go where frankly a LOT of people have gone before …the subject of STAR TREK!!!

Accompanying them on their roughly hour and a half mission is Emmy Award winning comedian/writer/producer (The Ellen Degeneres Show, Wanda At Large , Chelsea Lately) SUE MURPHY!

In this often contentious podcast, Sue and the lads discuss how to piss off Klingons at a convention, whether/how much “Voyager” sucks, female empowerment in “Spock’s Brain, the real surprise ending of “First Contact”, the truth behind the "Fek'lhr" bit, and what possibly may be the best William Windom impression ever!

So make it so!

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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No...it's just some chem trails. But if you look down at your personal internet machine, you'll see the new episode of MONSTER PARTY!

In this supersized podcast, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, shed their costumes and meet up at "The Hall of Cocktails" for a cataclysmic verbal battle over the subject of... SUPERHEROES!!!

But what would a supergeek mash-up be without a special appearance by critically acclaimed comic book artist/writer/antihero...DARICK ROBERTSON!!! (WOLVERINE, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE BOYS, HAPPY)

Brace yourselves for an opinion shattering conflict that includes such pulse pounding adventures as Batman taking on roadside fruit & vegatable stands, Superman turning a blind eye to pimps, The Hulk on acid, and a walk through the darkly satiric world of Darick Roberstson & Garth Ennis' groundbreaking series, THE BOYS! Not to be confused with the slash fiction version of the same name.

'nuff said!

 

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What better way to scare away the horror that was 2014, and lure in the hopefully less horrible 2015, than with a MONSTER PARTY?!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, wish you all the best in the coming new year. But as we all know, that's a long shot! So to better prepare you for a crappier tomorrow, Monster Party welcomes acclaimed comedian/actor/force of nature, RICK OVERTON, to discuss this episode's topic...DYSTOPION FUTURES! You know, like the one we're living in now!

Future imperfect has never been so perfect for a lively sci-fi debate that includes Robocop's marriage problems, cloak fashion in The Omega Man, some Logan's Run "Love Shop" acapella, and a Bladerunner/Air Force One/Stand And Deliver mash-up that's the bee's knees! Wait, are bees extinct yet?

Happy Dystopian New Year Monster Partiers! 

 

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