Monster Party (general)
MONSTER ACTING

Put on your finest formal fright frock! You've been cordially invited to Horrorwood's swankiest affair... MONSTER PARTY!

Using sense memory, the Meisner technique, and a dash of necromancy, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, explore the eerie art of MONSTER ACTING!

And who better to give us a beast's eye view of this creepy craft than Monster Party's answer to Lawrence Olivier, star of HOCUS POCUS, BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, HELLBOY, PAN'S LABYRINTH, FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, and FALLING SKIES... DOUG JONES!

Marvel as Doug reveals the process of creating a creature, his uncanny ability to channel Guillermo Del Toro, his special relationship with goldfish, and why Barry Manilow is down with Abe Sapien! We've also got Godzilla talk, Planet of the Apes talk, Mummy talk, the usual trash talk, and more!

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SCI-FI TV

There is nothing wrong with your internet device! Do not attempt to refresh your browser! Listen as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD experience the awful bickering that reaches from the inner drinks cabinet to... MONSTER PARTY!

This time, the guys are talkin' SCI-FI TV and are joined by some big time science fiction royalty! Yes, it's actor/ comedian/producer/artist and star of THE X FILES and THE LONE GUNMEN... DEAN HAGLUND!

Submitted for your approval is a some breathtakingly bizarre and boozy banter concerning tip toeing on the Seaview, the perfect Dr. Smith impression, The X Files Noromos vs. Shippers fued, the inspirational words of Talkie Tina, and more! Who is Doctor Who?! What is The Starlost?!! And why that effing STUPID Star Trek:Enterprise theme song?!

Trust no one... except MONSTER PARTY!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PDT

There's strange noise coming from your internet devices! It's another madcap episode of MONSTER PARTY!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD welcome two members of the DR GOD comedy troupe, NEIL GARGUILO and BRIAN JAMES O'CONNELL to get serious about... HORROR COMEDY! Aside from bringing us some fangtastic news about their own horror comedy feature film, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (The hit of SLAMDANCE, soon to be released nation wide!), the guys join the party to discuss The Evil Dead films, Frankenhooker, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, the directorial style of Corbin Bersen, and more! Also expect more Human Centipede bickering, the usual fast zombies vs. slow zombies debate, and a look at the dark, existential angst of Shaggy from Scooby Doo!

Zoinks...sigh.

 

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Space, the final frontier? Ha! Not unless it’s the space between four sci-fi/horror geeks and their guest on this episode of MONSTER PARTY!

 

Break out the Tranya, the Bloodwine, and the Romulan ale! It’s the Monster Party you’ve been waiting for! JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, boldly go where frankly a LOT of people have gone before …the subject of STAR TREK! Accompanying them on their roughly hour and a half mission is Emmy Award winning comedian/writer/producer (The Ellen Degeneres Show, Wanda At Large , Chelsea Lately) SUE MURPHY! In this often contentious podcast, Sue and the lads discuss how to piss off Klingons at a convention, whether/how much “Voyager” sucks, female empowerment in “Spock’s Brain, the real surprise ending of “First Contact”, the truth behind the "Fek'lhr" bit, and what possibly may be the best William Windom impression ever! So make it so!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm PDT

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! 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 PDT

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 gaul 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 PDT

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 James 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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:11am PDT

Wipe away those post-Halloween blues with another electrifying episode of MONSTER PARTY! Accompany JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDANLARRY 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,HerschellGordonLewis’ 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 PDT