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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.

Direct download: Monster_Party_Ripoffs__Wannabes_Ron_Lynch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm PDT

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! 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Comic_Con_2016_Anything_Goes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm PDT

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.

Direct download: Monster_Party_Crossovers_Wed_Like_To_See_Steve_Bannos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Overrated_Underrated_Sue_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

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!

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Incredibly_Strange_Titles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Fiendish_Females_Jackie_Kashian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm PDT

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.

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror__Sci-Fi_Game_Changers_David_Weiner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Celebrity_Encounters_Brian_Peck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Lisa_Langlois.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am PDT

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!

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_William_Lustig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33am PDT

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