Monster Party

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MONSTER PARTIERS!

In this landmark 100th episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return to their roots with the topic of their first ever MONSTER PARTY episode. Behold listeners, it's... REVENGE OF WORST MONSTERS!

In the tradition of the wet-behind-the-ears style of our debut episode, we skewer cinema's most un-scary, un-realistic, un-satisfying creatures! And what better guest to guide us through this monster-gone-wrong celebration, than a special friend that Matt Weinhold reacquainted with during is recent back surgery... PERCOSET!

We dedicate this episode to all our fans who have kept this ridiculous little podcast growing over the years. We love you, and we promise more devilish delicious delights to come!

KEEP AMERICA STRONG! KEEP LISTENING TO... MONSTER PARTY!

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY is thrilled to horrify you! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, tackle the age old question that has defied people who care about this sort of thing for ages... is it THRILLER OR HORROR?!!!

What makes a film horror or thriller? Is it the story, the atmosphere, the music, gore, or whether the film has an A-list cast? Can a film be both? Or neither? Wait...what?

Helping us  negotiate our way through these perplexing celluloid dilemmas is comedian/writer/actor/hooligan... KEVIN KATAOKA! (TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL, NEWSREADERS, MADTV, DR. KATZ)

With this episode, MONSTER PARTY is definitely not horrified to thrill you!

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MONSTER PARTY has a fit of GILLMANIA!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, celebrate the films and legacy of a very special monster. It's every true monster kid's favorite love struck fish-dude... THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON!!!

Joining us on this historic expedition is a special guest who holds the record the longest ever episode of Monster Party... it's writer/Creature expert/gentleman ...DAVID J. SCHOW!!! (THE CROW, CRITTERS 3 & 4, LEATHERFACE:THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III, MASTERS OF HORROR, THE OUTER LIMITS COMPANION, THE OUTER LIMITS AT 50) 

We also witness the return of a comedian who never met a gillman he wouldn't make fun of... it's actor/comedian/pitbull... BOBBY SLAYTON! (ED WOOD, GET SHORTY, THE RAT PACK, DREAMGIRLS, THE ARISTOCRATS, MARON, MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN, WONDER WHEEL) 

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON tagline pretty much says it all about this episode: Amazing! Startling! Shocking! We'd add: SEXY!


This time, MONSTER PARTY does it by the book!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have created a game more challenging than the one where they see who can be the first to get so drunk, they can't say the word, "shapeshifter." It's THE MAD MOVIE SMACKDOWN!!!

The rules are simple: We pick a genre movie guidebook like, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, or John Stanley's Creature Feature Movie Guide; close our eyes, flip through the pages, and randomly jab our fingers at a film entry. Whatever come up...we have to discuss! No matter how obscure, or awful it is. Sounds fun, right? RIGHT?!!!

Joining us for this terrifying game of nerd Russian Roulette, is returning friend of the show, actor/writer/dungeon master... KEN DALY! (THE KARATE KID, MR. SHOW WITH BOB AND DAVID, DUCK DODGERS, NERD POKER, STAN AGAINST EVIL)

WARNING: If you plan on playing this game at home, please drink somewhat irresponsibly. 

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MONSTER PARTY WANTS TO BELIEVE! And we believe we'll have another drink!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, go "in search of" aliens, bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, and other assorted cryptozoological oddities that can be filed under the classification of... UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENA!!!

Joining us on this quest for truth is the acclaimed director/producer of such documentaries as TREKKIES, TREKKIES 2, SIX DAYS IN ROSWELL, and THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE... ROGER NYGARD!

Get ready for an informative and challenging discussion that will not only blow your mind...it'll also put it back together.

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INEBRIATES ASSEMBLE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, shed their casual spandex and put on their super fancy heroic spandex, for another look at those marvelously memorable metahumans! Because we think you may have at some point in the past asked for it, it's... SUPERHEROES VOL. 2!!!

Snared in our lasso of truth is special guest, actor, writer, and honest to goodness TV superhero... COOPER BARNES!

You may know Cooper from his starring role as CAPTAIN MAN on the hit NICKELODEON show, HENRY DANGER! We know him as one of the most knowledgeable, hilarious, and uncharacteristically in shape comic book nerds we've ever had the pleasure of sharing our microphones with.

Please enjoy this exciting audio adventure, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood MONSTER PARTY!

 

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Choose your weapons! MONSTER PARTY suggests, VODKA!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take you on an auditory armory tour of some of the most fantastic and formidable devices of destruction! It's the BEST & WORST HORROR & SCI-FI WEAPONS!!!

Bringing his best thousand yard stare to the battlefield is past guest and super friend of the show, comedian, actor, and love weapon... MARK PITTA! (THE TONIGHT SHOW, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO, FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS, MAD ABOUT YOU)

MONSTER PARTY ALERT: Stick around after the end music for a bonus edition of MARK PITTA'S CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS! Recorded in DRUNK-O-PHONIC!

One could argue that the most dangerous weapon in the MONSTER PARTY arsenal is DEMON BOOZE! So listen responsibly.

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It's date night MONSTER PARTIERS!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, tackle the often tricky subject of romance in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres. Prepare your pitter-pattering hearts for a look at... LOVE, MONSTER PARTY STYLE!!! 

Helping us make sense of all these strange new feelings is the lovely, hilarious, and talented star of such genre favorites as THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HOLLISTON, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... LAURA ORTIZ!!!  

Prepare to get all gooey over murderous lonely hearts, incestuous shapeshifters, satanic love triangles, cross species courting, adolescent androids, cannibal crossed lovers, and oh so much more!

Love is in the air, and there's a good chance it's going to kill you! But what else is new?

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MONSTER PARTY wants you to go where not very many sci-fi fans have gone before!

Just when you finished watching all the films we turned you on to in our classic episode HORROR OBSCURA, MONSTER PARTY has a new assignment. JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD have come up with a whole new list of seldom seen science fiction cinematic surprises, that can only be described as... SCI-FI OBSCURA!

Bringing his own selection of unearthed science fiction gold is our very special guest, Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, writer, and whiskey enthusiast... KEVIN AVERY! (TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW)

MONSTER PARTY gives you even more reasons to shun the daylight, pour yourself a cocktail, and retreat to comfort of your big screen TV. No wonder nerds have such wonderful skin!

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If you're excited about this episode of MONSTER PARTY, give us a CHEKOV SCREAM!!!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome a true science fiction legend... WALTER KOENIG!!!

Mr. Koenig is probably best known for his role as PAVEL CHEKOV in the original STAR TREK television series, but his amazing career didn't stop there! Walter had a recurring role in the TV show THE STARLOST, starred in the feature film MOONTRAP, and went on to appear in six of the STAR TREK motion pictures! As a writer, he created the character of ENIK on LAND OF THE LOST, and wrote "The Infinite Vulcan" episode of STAR TREK:THE ANIMATED SERIES. Of course Mr. Koenig truly blew all of our minds with his role as Psi-Cop ALFRED BESTER in the critically acclaimed television series, BABYLON 5!

Walter Koenig provides us with a thoughtful and often humorous look at the world of show business, and the ups and downs of being a cultural icon.

This episode is a MONSTER PARTY essential! So we expect you to download it before you can say, "Nuclear wessels."

 

 

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