Thu, 15 March 2018
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Revenge_of_Topic_Free-For-All_John_Matta_Joline_Towers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm PDT
Tue, 6 March 2018
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!
Mon, 19 February 2018
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?
Thu, 1 February 2018
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Trailers__Commercials_Jordan_Brady.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm PDT
Sun, 21 January 2018
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?!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_Obscura_Vol_2_C_Courtney_Joyner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm PDT
Sat, 6 January 2018
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Films_That_Never_Were_Jon_Schnepp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm PDT
Thu, 21 December 2017
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_The_Island_of_Wishlist_Toys_David_Weiner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am PDT
Fri, 8 December 2017
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.
Tue, 21 November 2017
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?
Thu, 9 November 2017
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!