Monster Party (general)

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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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.

 

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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!

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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!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:33am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_When_Horror_Films_Go_Bad_Chris_Mancini.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:38am PDT

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Denise_Crosby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT