Monster Party (general)

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Big_Bugs_Mike_Mendez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am PST

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?

Direct download: Monster_Party_Anything_Goes_Bruce_Smith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.

 

 

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_The_Art_of_Monsters_Shag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm PST

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? 

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Future_Past_Rick_Overton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Sci-Fi_Taglines_Mike_Schmidt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm PST

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.

Direct download: Monster_Party_The_World_of_Stephen_King_Constantine_Nasr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm PST