Monster Party

MONSTER PARTY starts the New Fear...uh, Year, with a return to a much loved topic!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again pit sci-fi, horror, and fantasy's most powerful and terrifying creatures against each other in another edition of...WHO WOULD WIN?!!! We don't want to give away too much, but expect big against small, hair against hairpiece, baby against worse baby; and of course, the MONSTER PARTY gang against their guest.

Bringing his best palm fist to this battle is comedian, filmmaker, podcaster icon...GRAHAM ELWOOD! (LAFFGHANISTAN, COMEDY FILM NERDS, EAR BUDS: THE PODCASTING DOCUMENTARY) Graham more than holds his own with this topic, and after the show, there was a lot of sweeping up of the minds he'd blown.

Listen in awe, as we bring you more of the dream battles you've been waiting for! And, feel free to contact us with pair-ups of your own! Who knows, it may be featured in a future volume of...WHO WOULD WIN?!!!

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MONSTER PARTY ends the year with an episode that is NEVER NOT FUNNY...or FRIGHTENING!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD make your holiday dreams come true by welcoming comedic force of nature and host of the trailblazing podcast, NEVER NOT FUNNY... JIMMY PARDO!!!

Since Jimmy is allergic to MW's familiars, the guys set up in his studio, and challenged him to answer the question, "WHY AREN'T YOU A BIGGER NERD?" Sure, Mr. Pardo enjoys a good PLANET OF THE APES film, or cheering on "The Shape" in the HALLOWEEN film series. But, where is his action figure shelf?! Where is his Klingon dictionary?! Why doesn't he own a Lawgiver statue?! And would it kill him to wear some Stormtrooper armor from time to time?! C'mon Jimmy, we know you can do better!!

Help MONSTER PARTY expunge the fetid stench of 2016, with this attempt to give a celebrated comedian, the ultimate nerd makeover! 

Next year...MONSTER PARTY may be coming for YOU!

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MONSTER PARTY celebrates the granddaddy of horror/fantasy/sci-fi fandom, and his remarkable legacy! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, ring in the holidays with a topic that should touch the palpitating heart of every Monsterpartier... FORRY ACKERMAN & THE MONSTER KID GENERATION! In case you've been hiding under a gravestone, the late FORREST J ACKERMAN was a science fiction writer, literary agent, and editor of the first ongoing monster magazine, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND!

Known as Uncle Forry to his friends, Ackerman was one of the most active proponents of fantastic films and fiction, and practically single handedly started science fiction fandom! Forry was also known for his massive collection of genre treasures, and would often give fans a tour of the "Ackermansion." 

Helping us to understand the impact that Forry left on a generation is writer/FX artist/Polynesian entertainer/studio vocalist/dark ride designer...JOE MOE! Joe took care or Forry during the last years of his life, and gives us a unique perspective on the man, as well doing the definitive Forrest J Ackerman impression!

If that were not enough, the gang is also joined by actress BARBARA LEIGH, star of such films as PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW, JUNIOR BONNER (alongside her then boyfriend Steve McQueen), and the cult classic TERMINAL ISLAND. But, Barbara may be best known by horror fans, as the first and best, live action cover model for VAMPIRELLA magazine! 

And don't miss out on our special new segment: THE MONSTER PARTY GIFT GIVING GUIDE!

To paraphrase Uncle Forry, "Take this podcast home monster kids, you will love it!"

 


The person has spoken, and MONSTER PARTY listened!

In our first ever episode featuring a topic suggested by a listener (Thank you, Brandon Meyer!), JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, don't fear the reaper as they examine...THE BEST & WORST HORROR & SCI-FI DEATHS!

Joining us for this cinematic stroll through the cemetery is comedian/writer/actress/film nerdess supreme... JODI MILLER! (AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, THE TONIGHT SHOW). 

But, just when you thought this episode could rest in peace, stick around after the closing music for a bonus interview with the daughter of RICHARD TOWERS (a.k.a GAYLORD ST. JAMES, the vengeful dad from the original 1972 WES CRAVEN film, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT), actress/model/filmmaker... JOLINE TOWERS!

To paraphrase the nanny from THE OMEN: Listen to MONSTER PARTY! It's all for you!

 

 

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MONSTER PARTY makes THANKSGIVING the new HALLOWEEN!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take this opportunity to give thanks for the excellent new IFC horror/comedy series...STAN AGAINST EVIL!

Joining us in this potluck of petrifying pleasures, is series creator/comedian extraordinaire/geek supreme, DANA GOULD (SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, THE SIMPSONS, WORKING), and series writer SUSAN BURKE (VAMP'D, X PLAY, SOUTHBOUND).

Dana, Susan, and the guys engage in a lively discussion of subjects, ranging from the making of the series, Evil Dead comparisons, who is "The Snakeman", the consequences of being "egregiously pregnant, what demon made Lionel Ritchie dance on the ceiling, True Blood vs.The Vampire Diaries, what Arthur C. Clarke was doing in Sri Lanka, a Judy Garland sidebar, and yet, still, even still, more!

And after the closing music, keep listening for a fiery Thanksgiving debate about whether to keep a turkey mint-in-package, how to ruin tater tots, to cranberry or not to cranberry, and more holiday hijinks!

Keep America Strong! Watch STAN AGAINST EVIL on IFC! 

 


Give MONSTER PARTY some sugar, baby!

To celebrate HALLOWEEN in the most awesome manner possible, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, decided to dedicate this year's All Hallow's Eve to one of the most beloved, and enduring horror franchises of all time...EVIL DEAD!!!

And somehow, the horror gods looked up upon us and smiled. For our guests, we managed to snag the stars of the hit STARZ TV series, ASH VS EVIL DEAD...DANA DeLORENZO and RAY SANTIAGO! With Kelly and Pablo in the house, they really put the "party" in MONSTER PARTY! Get ready for behind the scenes tales, straight from the mouths of these Deadite battling warriors, not to mention Dana vs Mint In Box Barbies, Ray vs His Hair, book titles stranger than the Necronomicon, and how pumpkin ale saved Halloween!

Groovy.


MONSTER PARTY says: When there's no more room in Hell...is a great way to start a horror movie tagline!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, use this very special podcast to celebrate perhaps one of the most important sales tools when it comes to marketing scary films... HORROR TAGLINES!

You know, those pulse pounding powerhouses of petrifying poetry, that grab our attention, and spark our imagination. Whether their great, bad, misleading, or confusing, a tagline is like a carnival barker, tempting us to experience the dark delights a horror film has to offer.

And, speaking of dark delights, there is no one more delightful to discuss this topic than comedian and host of podcast, THE 40 YEAR OLD BOY... MIKE SCHMIDT!

Mike, and the MONSTER PARTY gang, challenged each other to a two hour plus game of "Pin The Tagline On The Movie", and if you guessed the winner was "demon booze"... you're right! 

But, don't let that stop you listeners from playing along! When it comes to HORROR TAGLINES, everybody wins!

 

 
Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_Taglines_Mike_Schmidt.mp3
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MONSTER PARTY GETS DOWN AND DIRTY WITH EXPLOITATION FILMS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, embrace the salacious sanctity of celluloid sleaze, with a topic that could only be called... THAT'S EXPLOITATION!!!

Guiding us through this red light district of cult cinema, is a filmmaker that is no stranger to the genre. The director of such classics as DR. ALIEN, CREEPOZOIDS, PUPPET MASTER III, and SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA, it's DAVID DeCOTEAU!

But just when you thought you were content with one fantastic guest, we offer up another one at no extra cost! Rounding out the MONSTER PARTY, is film journalist/historian, and podcast raconteur...DAVID DEL VALLE!

MONSTER PARTY SAYS: Take your family to see an exploitation film. They'll be glad you did! Well...if they're our families.

Direct download: Monster_Party_Thats_Exploitation_David_DeCoteau.mp3
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MONSTER PARTY says: If it ain't broke, use it until it is!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, go where everyone has gone before, as they take on the tried and true tropes of terror and technology...the WORST HORROR & SCI-FI CLICHES!!!

Helping us discern which of these cliches are terrible, and which ones we may actually kind of like, is comedian/television host... MARK PITTA (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON AND LENO, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO, THE COMEDY CLUB)!

Join us for this rib-tickling and ribald round robin, where we answer such questions as: "Why does the girl always trip and fall?, "Why doesn't the car start?", "What's the difference between a 'trope' and a 'toupee'?" and, "Is STRANGER THINGS unoriginal and overrated, or just unoriginal?"

The End?

Direct download: Monster_Party_Worst_Horror__Sci-Fi_Cliches_Mark_Pitta.mp3
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MONSTER PARTY takes the party to the people!

Join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, for a monstrously marvelous milestone! It's a podcast that is a mix of in-studio commentary, and highlights of our first ever LIVE event, recorded at highbrow horror hangout, CREATURE FEATURES, as part of their GODZILLA: ALL ART ATTACK 2 gallery show.

Usually, a typical MONSTER PARTY episode would feature a celebrity guest, but this time, we made that guest YOU! Listen in, as audience members share their favorite (and occasionally flawed) Godzilla memories with a packed crowd. We did our best to re-create the standard MONSTER PARTY vibe, by offering an open bar, snacks, swag, raffles, and our usual trademark brand of adolescent squabbling. Thank you TAYLOR WHITE, ERIC OCTOBER, MATTHEW ABRAMS, MICHELLE OLIVIER, and KEVIN SMITH, for making this experiment in merriment, a resounding success!

Now, maybe the London Palladium will return our calls.

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Godzilla_All_Art_Attack_2.mp3
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