Monster Party

HAVE A HOLLY, JOLLY, NEW EPISODE OF... MONSTER PARTY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, follow their shiny, inebriated noses to Santa's Podcast Factory. It's a festive celebration of those Yuletide events we eagerly wait for every year... CHRISTMAS SPECIALS!!!

Expect all your favorites! Family TV show staples like RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, and MORE!

Also on our checked twice list are holiday themed films, cartoons, songs, and TV show episodes! But since this podcast is hosted by natives from THE ISLAND OF MISFIT PEOPLE, brace yourselves for some weird and horrifying entries, like CHRISTMAS EVIL, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, and SANTA AND THE ICE CREAM BUNNY. Yes, you heard us... Ice Cream Bunny.

Helping us unpack all these wonderful holiday presents, are a new guest, and a friend of the show! We got writer/director/producer/cool thing experts... GREG EHRBAR (MOUSE TRACKS: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY RECORDS, THE ANIMAGIC WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS, SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN:AUDIO COMMENTARY, THE TOM & JERRY SHOW) & CONSTANTINE NASR! (THE ANIMAGIC WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS, WALKING THE MILE "DIRECTOR'S CUT", BATMAN: BIRTH OF THE MODERN BLOCKBUSTER, THE MIST)

Put one ear in front of the other, and listen to MONSTER PARTY! But, headphones may be more comfortable.

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MONSTER PARTY offers you a frightening family affair!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, invite their loved ones over for an intimate exchange of nerd talk, we call... THE FEARSOME FAMILY FEAST!!!

After a traditional holiday meal of pizza and booze, we fired up the mics, and welcomed dignitaries from the houses of MONSTER PARTY. This delegation included PATRICK RAY (MATT'S BROTHER-IN-LAW), GINA SHERIDAN (SHAWN'S WIFE), KATHY & KERRY STROTHE (LARRY'S DAUGHTER & WIFE), & CARRIE WEINHOLD (MATT'S WIFE)!

If you want to know what MONSTER PARTY is thankful for (aside from NIGHT OF THE LEPUS), this is the show for you!

WE LOVE YOU MONSTER PARTY FANS!


Once again, MONSTER PARTY gets the book thrown at them!

JAMES GONISSHAWN SHERIDANLARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, revisit a game more challenging than, "Bobbing For Vodka"! More perilous than, "Pin The Tail On The Traffic Cop". It's... REVENGE OF THE MAD MOVIE SMACKDOWN!!!

Like before, the rules are ridiculously simple: We pick a genre movie guidebook like, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, or John Stanley's Creature Feature Movie Guide; flip through the pages, and randomly SMACKDOWN our fingers on a film entry. Whatever comes up...we have to discuss! This game is also a great way to name your baby! Who wouldn't want a child named "FIREHEAD"?

Aiding us in this monstrous game of TERROR TRIVIA, is returning friend of the show, comedian, actor, writer, modeler, and overall talent tsunami... RICK OVERTON! (WILLOW, GROUNDHOG'S DAY, EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS, THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF JULES VERNE, I'M DYING UP HERE)

ATTENTION: Stay around after the outtakes (including some great behind-the-scenes tales from WILLOW, and a STERLING HAYDEN one-man show!) for another BONUS AUDIO segment, recorded at the 2018 G FEST convention in CHICAGO. This one features KENT NESSA & JASON NESSA from the DAIKAIJU NETWORK podcast, and it also takes place at the bar. Soooooo predictable.

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MONSTER PARTY trick or treats at THE GREATEST HOUSE ON EARTH!

This scare season, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, forgo the usual TPing of each other's homes, and celebrate ALL HALLOWS' EVE with some class. It's a terrifying tour through Tinsel Town called... HALLOWEEN, HOLLYWOOD STYLE!!!

To experience a true Hollywood Halloween, you need to be in the perfect location, and we managed to find just the right spot. We paid a visit to the home of legendary actor, director, producer, writer, and owner of literally THE BIGGEST SCI-FI/HORROR COLLECTION ON EARTH... RICH CORRELL! (LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, HAPPY DAYS, FULL HOUSE, STEP BY STEP, CO-CREATOR OF HANNAH MONTANA, and SO MUCH MORE!)

If that's not enough bang for your Halloween buck, we also managed to book a gorgeous and talented lady who is not only a PLAYBOY icon, but THE QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN herself... BRIDGET MARQUARDT! (THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR, SCARY MOVIE 4, THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT ELVIRA, BRIDGET'S SEXIEST BEACHES, CELEBRITY PARANORMAL PROJECT) 

Prepare yourself for a slew of great true-life stories involving such luminaries as BORIS KARLOFF, PETER LORRE, FAY WRAY, HAROLD LLOYD, STAN LAUREL, JACK PIERCE, WALT DISNEY, VINCENT PRICE, BASIL RATHBONE, RICK BAKER, ROBERT ENGLUNDHUGH HEFNER, and even MR. ED! It's a HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA not to be missed!

NOTE: We had some audio issues during the recording of this episode that we did our best to rectify. But don't worry, the ghosts in our machines are now "safely" stored in an Ecto Containment Unit.

ATTENTION: Stick around after the bloopers for another BONUS AUDIO segment, recorded at the 2018 G FEST convention in CHICAGO. This one features BRYAN CLARK from ATTACK OF THE KILLER PODCAST! Seriously, listening to it may kill you. So please, wear a helmet.

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Snap your fingers MONSTER PARTIERS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky look at the monster kid's answer to THE BRADY BUNCH. It's... THE ADDAMS FAMILY!!!

The original ADDAMS FAMILY cartoons in THE NEW YORKER, led to a hit television show in the 60s, numerous animated series, TV specials, several feature films, and even a musical! And like one of Gomez's trains, THE ADDAMS FAMILY shows no sign of stopping! Case in point, our guest for this episode. She's the gifted and beloved actress who played the original, and dare we say, the definitive, WEDNESDAY ADDAMS... LISA LORING! (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, FANTASY ISLAND, AS THE WORLD TURNS, BLOOD FRENZY, DEATH FEUD, ICED)

Join us for a fascinating talk with this genre icon, then stick around after the bloopers for another BONUS AUDIO segment, recorded at the 2018 G FEST convention in CHICAGO. This one features one of our most loyal MONSTER PARTIERS... ANGELA McNICHOLS. We also interviewed her boyfriend ROBB GATICA, but we'll save that for our WKRP IN CINCINNATI episode.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh!

 

 

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When it comes to movies, MONSTER PARTY is finally in charge!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, become imaginary movie moguls and present a question they've all mused about while lying in their coffins on a sunny day...  "WHAT IF I HAD MY OWN MOVIE STUDIO?!!!"

Joining us as another studio head honcho is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and musician, who is nothing short of 100% bonafide comedy royalty! He's a founding member of the groundbreaking comedy troupe, THE KIDS IN THE HALL, and is a man who really knows how to turn a studio around! It's SCOTT THOMPSON! (THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW, HANNIBAL, AMERICAN GODS, THE SIMPSONS, WHAT WOULD SAL DO?, THE KIDS IN THE HALL: DEATH COMES TO TOWN)

Get ready for an often combative episode, that tackles all the serious challenges facing a forward thinking studio chief. We're talkin' political correctness, drug use, parking, omelette stations, "females", and more!

ATTENTION: Stick around after the outtakes for another BONUS AUDIO segment, recorded at the 2018 G FEST convention in CHICAGO. This one features Canadian MONSTER PARTIER... JAMES THOMPSON! No relation to Scott..we think. 

 

 

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Time to get out your frustrations, MONSTER PARTIERS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, dig deep down into their notorious noodles, to reveal every science fiction trope that really irks them. It's a cathartic trip into the future that we call... SCI-FI PET PEEVES!!!

Joining us in this space age spleen venting is a guest who is practically MONSTER PARTY family. She's a comedian, an actor, an Emmy Award winning writer and producer; and will do no podcast other than MONSTER PARTY! It's your favorite cocktail podcast provocateur... SUE MURPHY! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, ELLEN, WANDA DOES IT, CHELSEA LATELY) 

It's time to take those pet peeves for a walk. Just keep them off our lawn!

ATTENTION: Stick around after the outtakes for the first in a series of special BONUS AUDIO segments, recorded at 2018 G FEST in CHICAGO. This one features MONSTER PARTIER... ROB LAURICH!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Sci_Fi_Pet_Peeves_Sue_Murphy.mp3
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MONSTER PARTY TRIES TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, embark on a trip into another dimension where popular non-genre films are now horror movies. Listen in as the gang go around their fancy new podcast table, and take turns pitching ideas for taking a beloved mainstream movie and turning it into something HORRIFYING! It's an episode we arrogantly call... SHOULD'VE BEEN A HORROR FILM!!!

No surprise, we managed to book the perfect guest to tackle this mind-blowing concept. It's actor, comedian, podcaster, and improviser supreme... REGAN BURNS! (DOG WITH A BLOG, HALFWAY HOME, SUPERNATURAL, OBLIVIOUS, CRITICALLY YOURS, and EVERY COMMERCIAL ON TELEVISION!)

This is a game you can play at home! Come up with your own pitches and share them with us! You know you want to!

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MONSTER PARTY knows, the suit makes THE MONSTER!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, due their best to hide their zippers, and tackle the kaiju sized topic of... MONSTER SUITS!!!

Any listener knows how much we all love a great (or sometimes even bad) monster suit! From creations like THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and GODZILLA, to H.R. GIGER's "ALIEN" and CHEWBACCA, monster suits continue to thrill and fascinate us. And speaking of thrilling and fascinating, MONSTER PARTY once again manages to score the perfect guest for this topic. It's monstrously talented monster suit creator...TED HAINES! (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, BLADE II, WISHMASTER, CARNOSAUR, DOLLMAN VS. DEMONIC TOYS, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, THE MUPPETS, and MUCH MORE!)

WARNING: If you plan on making a HUMAN CENTIPEDE suit, don't forget lots of air holes!

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THE GANG ARE BACK TOGETHER...SORT OF!

So here's the story: While JAMES GONIS, MATT WEINHOLD, and Matt's wife, CARRIE, attended SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON 2018, LARRY STROTHE was called away on important business and was unable to attend. SHAWN SHERIDAN, just released from the hospital (and towing around an intravenous antibiotic tube), was able to make it down to San Diego with his wife GINA, but was only able to enjoy the Con from his hotel room. Using his trusty Comic Con press pass, James managed to book as our guest, MEGO TOYS expert, and owner of DR. MEGO'S REPROS... DR. MEGO! Luckily, we were able to convince DR. MEGO (aka PAUL CLARKE) to make his way up to Shawn's recuperation room for a fun and informative discussion about... THE WORLD OF MEGO!!!

Now, when we talk MEGO, we're talkin' about the groundbreaking toy company that brought us some of the most coveted action figures since the 1970's. MEGO gave us drooling nerds, high quality fabric clothed figures from such franchises as STAR TREK, PLANET OF THE APES, MARVEL & DC SUPERHEROES, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and many, many more! Oh, and they also brought us a little thing called, THE MICRONAUTS! And that's only scratching the surface.

And, if that were not enough, we've also recorded an extra wrap-around segment that includes some of Larry Strothe's fondest MEGO memories! Isn't it nice when Larry's memories are fond?

Whew! So there you have it! We've re-united the band, and as long as we can rely on modern medicine, it'll stay that way!

Direct download: Monster_Party_The_World_of_Mego_Dr_Mego.mp3
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