Monster Party (general)

MONSTER PARTY celebrates its 50TH EPISODE with comic royalty and a petrifying, pint-sized topic!

Take a time out with JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, as they put the subject of EVIL KIDS over their knee! Joining in on the topic of terribly terrifying tykes is a comic giant with a whopping 45 David Letterman appearances...JAKE JOHANNSEN!

Prepare to soil your diapers as the gang tackles questions like, is a possessed child actually evil; what's with evil kids and corn; should Larry be worried his daughter loves The Bad Seed; and is the actor who played King Joffrey on Game of Thrones really great, or actually a dick? It's a celebration of the dastardly brats from films like The Exorcist, The Omen, The Chosen, The Child, Who Can Kill A Child?, Halloween, Pet Sematary, The Other, The Children, Battle Royale, Orphan, The Cooties, Kill Baby Kill!, Demon Seed, The Unborn, and more!

You better not try to steal one of these kids' noses. It won't end well!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Evil_Kids_Jake_Johannsen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY just spiked the Strawberry Quik!

Listen in as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD lounge in their PJs and relive the glorious Golden Age of SATURDAY MORNING TV!

Returning to the show is MONSTER PARTY Hall of Famer, comedian DANA GOULD! (Tales of Halloween, The Simpsons, Mob City, Working, Super Adventure Team, and a gazillion stand-up specials)

Mr. Gould comes armed with tales of working on the Sigmund & The Sea Monsters movie, Sid Krofft's telephone messages, the radicalization of The Mighty Isis, and the first cool thing that ever happened to him involving a freak themed cereal! Also slated for this soused Saturday Morning schedule is the Quisp vs. Quake election, the awesomeness of The Herculoids, Bob Burns' Tracy The Gorilla, portly Captain Marvels, animated Star Trek,  barely-animated Planet of the Apes, Kimba's vegan diet, Schoolhouse Rock, The Jetsons, H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Scooby Doo, The Banana Splits, Land of the Lost, and oh so much more!

This time, MONSTER PARTY is on a sugar cereal high! With a vodka and Rockstar chaser, of course. Brought to you by the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK!

 

 

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Saturday_Morning_Dana_Gould.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm PDT

In holiday tradition, MONSTER PARTY goes bobbing for cocktails!

To celebrate JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD's favorite holiday, the gang welcomes actor/director/monster lover DANIEL ROEBUCK (MATLOCK, RIVER'S EDGE, THE LATE SHIFT, LOST, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, HALLOWEEN, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, DOCTOR SHOCKER'S VAULT OF HORROR, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and a gazillion more awesome credits!) to join in a horrific and hilarious hop of HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA!

But if that wasn't enough guest candy to fill your trick or treat bag, we also have the nerd treasure experts from BLACKSPARROW AUCTIONS, FONG SAM and ERICA ENDERS on deck to give this All Hallows Hullabaloo some credibility. Up on the conversation chopping block is Ben Cooper bibs, electric hobo costumes, lethal candy, impossible to afford Don Post masks, a slightly more affordable Don Post book, the DON CON CONVENTION, Halloween movie picks,  Larry insulting our guests, and much, much more!

Put our your tightest, slutty whatever costume and join the party! We promise, we'll do the same!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Halloween_Hysteria_Roebuck_Sam_Enders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

Prepare for a terrifying trip inside the minds of MONSTER PARTY! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a good hard look at themselves with the help of psychotherapist THOMAS RAY, in an attempt to explain what's underneath their love for all things frightening and futuristic. In this episode, we psychoanalyze Psycho, learn the most scientific way to scare a baby, contrast and compare sibling bullying techniques, and find out why sometimes, the most healthy answer to all our problems is "Fuck it!"

Also on the couch is Forbidden Planet, Star Trek, the real life Invasion of the Body Snatchers syndrome, toy collecting vs. hoarding, comforting apocalyptic futures, violent child art, sick bed time stories, and more!

This time, it's a MONSTER PARTY, more terrifying a trust fall! 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Monster_Therapy_Thomas_Ray.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY kicks you right in your JurASSic!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take a journey to a genre that time forgot...DINOSAURS!

Joining them on this inebriated expedition are actor/filmmaker/animator FRANK DIETZ and screenwriter/director/editor FRANK WOODWARD, who are also two of the hosts of another excellent sci-fi horror podcast, DAMN DIRTY GEEKS.

The two Franks have brought their amazing talents to such films as ROCK N ROLL NIGHTMARE, BLACK ROSES, WRONG TURN 6, and BLACK FOREST; DISNEY'S HERCULES, MULAN, TARZAN, FANTASIA 2000; and the documentaries MEN IN SUITS, THE SPLAT PACK, and LOVECRAFT:FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. Marvel as the gang ponder baffling questions like: What kind of dinosaur is Dino from THE FLINSTONES? Does REPTILICUS qualify as a dinosaur or a good film? Did anyone make it through the film, BABY:SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND? And after the first day of shooting on the THE MIGHTY GORGA, why did anyone return the next day?

Hear preposterous theories about ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., THE LAND UNKOWN, BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE VALLEY OF GWANGI, DINOSAURUS, KING KONG, THE LAST DINOSAUR, JURASSIC PARK, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, CARNOSAUR, UNKNOWN ISLAND, LAND OF THE LOST, DINOSAUR TOYS/MODELS, and MORE!

Is that the sound of thunder or is MONSTER PARTY just happy to see you!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Dinosaurs_Frank_Dietz_Frank_Woodward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am PDT

MONSTER PARTY travels through time and space to pick the best from the rest!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome comedian/writer/producer FRED BELFORD to engage in a spirited, opinionated, libation tainted parley to pick the BEST AND WORST SCI-FI VILLAINS!

Highlights include an examination of what actually makes a good villain, a ball-busting Batman badguy debate, Middleton Ming vs. Von Sydow Ming, Darth Vader's descent into crappiness, and the usual potpopourri of accusations, insults, and silly voices!

If you have a nerd crush on one of the heavies from films and TV shows like Alien, A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Blade Runner, and Kamen Rider, this is the episode you'll hate to love! But don't say "no" to love.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

Mind the gash! MONSTER PARTY sets it's sights on old blighty!

Get ready for bone chilling terror and bad accents as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD invites "The Smartest Man In The World" GREG PROOPS for an old chinwag about BRITISH HORROR!!!

This brilliant comedian and Whose Line Is It Anyway staple is delivered a lorry load of terrifying titles, spanning the range from Hammer Horror classics like Curse of the Werewolf, to modern day shockers like The Descent and Kill List! Of course, there are the usual conversational diversions that include the story about Peter O'Toole hitting on Greg's wife, and the time they stalked Toshiro Mifune.

Then it's back across the pond for cigars, brandy, and chat about The Innocents, Village of the Damned, Peeping Tom, Burn Witch, Burn, Curse of the Demon, Eden Lake, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Psychomania, and more!

Brace yourselves! This episode is more dangerous than a Scotch egg!

Direct download: Monster_Party_British_Horror_Greg_Proops.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm PDT

In this episode of MONSTER PARTY, you’re about to get schooled!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD sit at the feet of ZOMBEAVERS director JORDAN RUBIN, for a crash course in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER MOVIE! Get ready for a step by step look at what it took to get this instant cult classic from the script to the screen. Learn about the writing process, getting funding, directing, camera work, nudity, titles, music, special effects, sound, stunts, distribution, the necessity of social media, and much, much more!

And if that isn’t enough to get your own dead beaver crawling out of its grave, how about some excellent “brush with fame” stories, the usual Larry angering tangents, and even a delightful dose of Nazi Humor? Now listen to the podcast and get out there and make your own monster movie!

C’mon, every zombeaver needs a friend!

Direct download: Monster_Party_How_To_Make_A_Monster_Movie_Jordan_Rubin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY once again returns to its birthplace! And this time, we brought the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again descend on the halls of the SAN DIEGO COMIC CON to experience its wonders, meet and greet the fans, purchase unique treasures, and then mock each other for said purchases. Yes, it's... COMIC CON 2017: ANYTHING GOES!!!

Joining the festivities is a writer and host of the award winning podcast, THE LEGAL GEEKS... JOSH GILLILAND!

As a geek and a lawyer, Josh guides us through the legal questions surrounding STAR WARS, ACTION FIGURES, DAREDEVIL, and more! But what would a Comic Con podcast be without the usual heckling from the Monster Party wives, GINA SHERIDAN and CARRIE WEINHOLD? Answer:Way less sexy! Prepare for an especially fiesty episode featuring bare-knuckled arguments over whether its safe to buy oranges from a Stormtrooper, whether action figure size matters, and how many unopened boxes are needed for Larry to consider something mint! The answer may surprise you!

If you happened to miss the convention, consider this episode your Comic Con exclusive!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Comic_Con_2015_Josh_Gilliland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm PDT

Welcome to the first episode of MONSTER PARTY as part of the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK! And boy, have we got a great one!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD are graced by the presence of the man responsible for such groundbreaking genre classics as THE BEAST WITHIN, CLASS OF 1984, PSYCHO II, FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD'S PLAY, THINNER, CLOAK AND DAGGER and more! It's writer/director/producer/actor...  TOM HOLLAND!

Tom guides us through his vast career with affable wit, sage film making wisdom, and an arsenal of behind the scenes stories that are not to be missed! For anyone who loves movies, Tom has rubbed elbows with many of the greats of show business and shares his unique perspective. For once, the hosts of Monster Party all agree... Tom Holland is a horror icon, a brilliant film maker, and a really great guy!

VIVA TOM HOLLAND! VIVA FANGORIA! VIVA MONSTER PARTY!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Tom_Holland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT