Monster Party (general)

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm PST

MONSTER PARTY is back with a vengeance! Specifically, a vengeance against that movie you think is great but we don't.

In an enlightening, informative, and inevitably abusive holiday episode called... I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LIKED THAT!, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, make it clear, they really can't believe you liked that.

But what would a Monster Party podcast about hating things other people like without some lambs to the slaughter. Introducing fresh lambs, power nerd couple NADIA & BEN ROBERTSON, two intelligent, thoughtful, funny people who have the gall to defend the movie PROMETHEUS...and actually do a pretty admirable job. Seriously!

Of course the Robertson's eloquence and charm could not stop the usual verbal piling on....or the physical piling on.

You get that many angry drunks in a room, s**t happens!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am PST

When there's no more room in hell, the dead will cheer themselves up with another episode of MONSTER PARTY!

Tempted by the smell of fresh brains and martinis, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, climb out of their graves to take on the undead cultural phenomenom that is ZOMBIES! "But Monster Partiers" you may ask, "can you possibly make this dis-corpse a bit sexier?" To which we answer, "Done!"

MONSTER PARTY is proud to welcome MEGHAN CHADEAYNE and RICKY BIRD, the star and director of the hit short film, NAKED ZOMBIE GIRL! Now if you don't want to see a film with a title like that, something has died in you, and unlike a zombie, it's not coming back. In this episode, the gal and ghouls duke it out over topics like slow zombies vs. fast zombies, zombies vs. farmhouses, why bad things tend to happen when Brad Pitt shows up, and how fighting zombies in the nude can be empowering.

Like we have to tell you that!

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Yes MONSTER PARTY fans, it's true!

With help from the ghost of H.P. LOVECRAFT; the tentacled god CTHULHU; and a forbidden incantation from the pages of the NECRONOMICON; our humble podcast has been graced by legendary film director and all around great guy... STUART GORDON!!! 

Mr. Gordon has made such game changing horror films as Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dolls, Dagon and a host of others that any true fan of the genre should know!

Join JMAES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, as they try to keep it together while talking to one of their horror film heroes.

Get ready for a personal journey through Stuart's fascinating career and lots of behind the scenes stories, including shopping for fetish wear with the lovely BARBARA CRAMPTON, and what wasn't included in the theatrical release of "From Beyond". You can also get the latest info about where and when you can see Re-Animator: The Musical! Yes, it's a freakin' MUSICAL and it's fantasic! So listen!

Yog-Sothoth commands you!

 

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Wipe away those post-Halloween blues with another electrifying episode of MONSTER PARTY!

Accompany JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, as they take a steamy excursion into SEX, HORROR, and the amazing world of JEWEL SHEPARD!

The eternally gorgeous Ms. Shepard has starred in such MONSTER PARTY favorites as “Hollywood Hot Tubs” and the horror/comedy classic “The Return of the Living Dead”, and brings her provocative, stream of consciousness style to this risqué soiree. Along with sexy horror talk, hear Jewel’s tales of bowling with Phil Spector, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ garage, and why some breasts require a coaster! 

We know…we had you at “coaster”.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm PST

MONSTER PARTY has scheduled you a FRIGHT PHYSICAL!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, have laced up their labcoats and started tampering with the laws of man and God! The topic is... MAD DOCTORS!!! Those twisted scientists whose theories are always the cause of laughter at the academy. But to be fair, the gang at the academy are easy laughers.

Aiding in this abominable audio experiment is writer/director (MONSTER MAKERS, SANTA JR.) and fellow podcaster (SUCCOTASH:THE COMEDY PODCAST PODCAST) MARC HERSHON, a man still wanted for questioning by his hometown's burgermeister.

Listen in as they dissect the questionable parenting skills of Victor Frankenstein, the attempts of Marlon Brando to save/destroy "The Island of Doctor Moreau", the sweet, sweet sounds of RE-ANIMATOR: THE MUSICAL (Seriously!), and why "The Human Centipede" may not be for everyone. And by everyone, that means Larry.

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Get ready to slam back a triple shot of sexy, followed by a super scary chaser! It's the return of MONSTER PARTY!

The hotness of this podcast finally reaches its boiling point as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, are graced by the delightful and dazzling presence of Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year... RAQUEL POMPLUN! That's right... THE PLAYMATE OF THE FRICKIN' YEAR!

MONSTER PARTY has a horror hootenanny coming your way because this time, the subject is... BACKWOODS PSYCHOS! And who better to help us face these murderous mountain menaces than our second guest, writer/director/producer of the upcoming horror spectacular, MUCK (FYI: Raquel has already been cast for the sequel), STEVE WOLSH! Prepare yourself for chainsaw massacres, hills that have eyes, Ned Beatty's famous animal impressions, and the reason why most Monster Partiers tend to avoid camping.

Listen, for Muck's sake!

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY once again wreaks havoc on the ears of the living with this new episode, saluting those sherpas of shock, the heroes of horrific hyjinks... HORROR HOSTS!!!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome the multi-talented JOHN MATTA, to praise such praiseworthy late night iconoclasts as Vampira, Chilly Billy, Zacherley, Bob Wilkins, John Stanley, Elvira, Count Floyd, Peter Vincent (Friiight Niiiight!) Ghoulardi, The Ghoul, Svengoolieand even Dana Ghould! Well, that's the way he should spell it.

Of course they talk about a host of other hosts, but may have have missed your favorite. Why not give this show a listen and then get mad at them? Anger is power! Ask Larry and Matt!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_Hosts_John_Matta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm PST

For this somewhat personal, and rather intoxicated episode of MONSTER PARTY, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, reveal their horror/sci-fi fan "origin stories"!

Find out what turned four apparently normal kids into the raving, die-hard nerds they are today. Shriek in terror at stories of creative sibling abuse! Listen in shock to tales of sex, drugs, rock n' roll, and the horror of living in a world without ebay! And can your heart handle James describing the day Woody Allen challenged Godzilla?!

It probably can. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm PST

Yes, there is something wrong with your television set. It's scaring the HELL out of you!

In this episode of MONSTER PARTY, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, raise a glass to... HORROR TV!!! 

But what would this Monster Party be without our special guest (and designated driver), voice actor royalty and everything cool expert... WALLY WINGERT!

Wally's worked on almost every cartoon/video game you can think of, and for years was the voice of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"! This time, he's using all his vocal skills to get a word in edgewise as we celebrate such TV frights as The Night Gallery, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Dark Shadows, The Walking Dead, and a bunch of 1970's TV movies you're about to be very happy we're turning you on to.

Oh, and there's some arguing.

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Get your stinkin’ ears listening, you damn dirty humans!

This jam packed new episode of MONSTER PARTY is all about... PLANET OF THE APES! 

Talking humans JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome back our comedy Lawgiver and “Apes” expert supreme... DANA GOULD (STAN AGAINST EVIL, THE SIMPSONS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, MOB CITY), and knock back a few rounds of “grape juice plus”!

Get ready for behind the scenes mayhem, Dana’s audience with CHARLTON HESTON, how the ending of “Beneath” f**ked us all up, and why James would have ruined “Dawn”!

IT’S A MADHOUSE… in the sense that we record this in a house and people often get angry.

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COMIC CON 2014: ANYTHING GOES!!!

For this special 2014 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON podcast, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, throw the rules out the window and let demon booze decide where the conversation goes! It's... ANYTHING GOES!!!

We don't want to give away too much but let's just say that the film, FREE ENTERPRISE, is revealed to be a malevolent force, capable of destroying friendships. And don't get us started on THE BIG BANG THEORY. Oops, too late!

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Get ready for one of strangest MONSTER PARTY podcasts ever!

The topic is TIME TRAVEL and JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome super comedian and THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN staple, JAKE JOHANNSEN, to explore the complexities of the time/space/booze continuum. Sadly, LARRY STROTHE could not join us (due to some good natured tampering with his time line that temporarily erased him from existence), but filling in is Matt’s lovely, intelligent and opinionated wife, CAROLYN WEINHOLD.

After imbibing copious amounts of an experimental vodka, the conversation covers the greatest time travel films, whether Jake is actually female and from the future, and what exactly is a “taint”?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm PST

MONSTER PARTY just got sexier, if that’s even possible!

This time out, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, are graced by the loveliness of scream queen MAX WASA as they discuss…wait for it… SCREAM QUEENS!

It’s a celebration of those tantalizing heroes and victims who are the staples of cinematic horror!  Oh, and it’s also a drinking game, created from our inability to be inebriated say, “scream queen”. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

In this episode, we also welcome vampire/zombie rapper WAYZAY to the party. Let’s do this!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Scream_Queens_Max_Wasa.mp3
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DARK RIDES!!! With KEN DALY!

Take a dark ride with gang of MONSTER PARTY …literally!

In this new episode, JAMES GONIS, LARRY STROTHE, MATT WEINHOLD, SHAWN SHERIDAN (absent, but there in spirit), and special guest, actor/comedy writer/longtime chum, KEN DALY (NERD POKER, THE KARATE KID, STAN AGAINST EVIL, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM), revel in the amusement park magic of... DARK RIDES!

We’re talkin’ haunted horror houses (Ken’s quite the expert on that one), Japan’s take on the sci-fi of Jules Verne, and that crazy Norwegian ride at Epcot that’s half travelogue/half scenes from the movie TROLLHUNTER!

It’s a doom buggy ride for your ear-holes!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Dark_Rides_Ken_Daly.mp3
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GODZILLA!!! With JOHN FASANO!

Our parents are out of town, so we're having another MONSTER PARTY!

Join the comic, earth-shattering action as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, sing the praises of one of our favorite screen monsters... GODZILLA!

But what would a great party be without a great guest? That's why we have have writer (Another 48 Hours, Darkness Falls, and loads of other truly great stuff), director, artist, and Godzilla expert... JOHN FASANO!

Listen in as we discuss the advantages of having a time share on Monster Island, why everyone in the new Godzilla film will soon be dead, and why bullies have Godzilla to blame for their ass kickings!

 

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Just give us your car keys now, because this MONSTER PARTY is gonna wreck you!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, drink a magical elixir called vodka, as special guest comedian and visiting necromancer, JACKIE KASHIAN (CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, THE DORK FOREST PODCAST) schools us in the often annoying subject of... FANTASY!

Get ready to learn why you're wrong about THE LORD OF THE RINGS, even wronger about WILLOW, and probably permanantly damaged by the horrors of KRULL. And how does WORKING GIRL fit in to all this? Because we say so, damn it!

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VAMPIRES!!! With DANA GOULD!

The MONSTER PARTY rages on!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD,  are joined by monster of comedy DANA GOULD (STAN AGAINST EVIL, THE SIMPSONS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, MOB CITY) as they breathe new life into those undead staples of horror...VAMPIRES!

Some of the questions pondered are, "Why didn't Blacula protest his name?", "Why is a bloodsucking Muppet allowed near children?", and "Why does Tim Burton have to ruin everything we love?"

 

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GHOSTS!!! With DAVE HIGGINS!

In this spookily informative podcast, Monster Partiers JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome comedy actor extraordinaire... DAVE HIGGINS (Higgins Boys and Gruber, Ellen, Malcolm In The Middle, American Horror Story) to a lively discussion about... GHOSTS!!!

This leads to some very kind words about THE SHINING, some not so kind words about POLTERGEIST, some unusual comments about CASPER, and then back to kind words about Dave's new show, INTERNATIONAL GHOST INVESTIGATORS: HOLLYWOOD DIVISION, now airing on Direct TV's Audience.

And the circle of anti-life is complete. Oh, the horror!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:58am PST

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!! With BOBBY SLAYTON!

MONSTER PARTY is back...AND NOW WITH GUESTS!

In this new and improved episodeJAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD,  unearth the classic monster/horror films of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS with our guest monster movie expert, The Pitbull of Comedy... BOBBY SLAYTON! 

You'll need to pour yourself two fingers of fright as we talk about the best of... UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!

Like FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER, DRACULA, THE WOLFMAN, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE INVISIBLE MAN, and begrudgingly, THE MUMMY... you know, I guess because we had to.

The new MONSTER PARTY is ALIVE! It's ALIVE!

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TERRIBLE, BUT WE LOVE IT!!!

Time for more monstrous MONSTER PARTY madness!

This time JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a stab at those movies that are so horrible, they somehow manage to be good. A move that is TERRIBLE, BUT WE LOVE IT!!!

Prepare your fragile psyches for GIANT TEENAGERS, DISEMBODIED HEADS, DEAN & JERRY impersonators, an OCTOMAN, an Italian STAR WARS ripoff, and four inebriated nerds talking over each other.

In one word: SEXY!

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MONSTER PARTY is back and slithering down your chimney!

 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD,

ring in the season with some high octane holiday horror chat! 

Deck your ear halls with some salty banter about ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN, a MEXICAN

SANTA CLAUS battling SATAN, and a TINY TIM you do NOT want to mess with!

This episode is your lump of coal antidote, not to mention the perfect re-gift!

 

HO-HO-HORROR!!!

 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm PST

WEREWOLVES!!!

Perfectly timed for Thanksgiving, the new, literally hair raising episode of MONSTER PARTY is up and ready to engorge your ear drums!

This time, the subject matter is WEREWOLVES and what better way of celebrate the holiday than to be happy that you haven't been afflicted by a gypsy curse that turns you into a bloodthirsty beast. Around here, we call that lycanthanks!

Join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, as they jabber on about The Wolfman, American Werewolf In London, Paul Naschy, The Howling, and other super important werewolf stuff!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm PST

ROBOTS!!!

In this argument provoking episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, examine the majesty, the menace and the malarkey surrounding ROBOTS!

Prepare your minds for some white hot banter about Robby the Robot, Bubo, The Black Hole, Lost In Space, Mecha-Godzilla, Daleks, Pacific Rim, robot toys, other robots, some more robots, and that robot from that thing. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PST

In this special HALLOWEEN episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, discuss the scariest moments in horror film history, and their apparent love for girl drinks.

Be ready to take notes and go find these terrifying treasures as soon as you can...if you dare! C'mon, dare!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PST

SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA!!!

In this blood curdling episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, hoist a few at the "SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA" convention in scary Burbank, California.

They discuss convention guests like the star of the original 1954 GODZILLA (Gojira) film Akira Takarada, argue about whether or not Bela Lugosi Jr. should be asked to leave, and generally get on each other's nerves.

And if that weren't enough, the gang welcomes special guest, BIRDEMIC 2 producer JEFF GROSS! Jeff answers the question, "Is it better than Birdemic 2 better than Birdemic 1? And should it be?"

 

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WORST MONSTERS!!!

What happens when four Comic Con hardened sci-fi/horror fans sit around some microphones, slam down cocktails, and argue about all things monstrous? It's the new podcast...MONSTER PARTY!

In this episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take an uncompromising look at the WORST MONSTERS in the history of horror and science fiction. The gang dish the dirt about killer sleeping bags, gas guzzling spiders, murderous tree stumps, and a creature that may have caused Godzilla to get a DNA test. Expect some surprises and a lot of use of the word "Lepus". And seriously...what's up with Japan and gorillas?!

Also check out our MONSTER PARTY You Tube show (search monsterpartytv) if for Halloween, you want some eye candy!

 

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