Monster Party

MONSTER PARTY learns how to make a monster! Turns out, it takes more than grain alcohol!

In this new creature creating episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, get a crash course in MONSTER MAKING by diabolical genius MARK TAVARES! Mark has worked with such fear factories as KNB, DON POST STUDIOS, and he even made the puppets for the classic MTV Thunderbirds parody SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM... the brainchild of SIMPSONS alumni DANA GOULD and ROB COHEN! In addition to a heaping helping of monster recipes, enjoy tales of pig-faced women, waffled faced police chiefs, tantalizing toxic chemicals and STEVEN SEAGAL'S secret fear!

After listening to this episode, go forth and create a monster army of your own! That would be friggin' awesome, right?

Direct download: Monster_Party_Monster_Making_Mark_Tavares.mp3
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Konichiwa Kaiju Kooks!

In the first ever international edition of MONSTER PARTY,  Ultrageeks JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD literally head Far East to the monster island itself… JAPAN!!! Take off your shoes and crack open a bottle of sake as the gargantuas of gab discuss their whirlwind tour of this magnificent country that is a big slice of nerd heaven!  Hear hilarious and harrowing tales of a visit to a 30 foot Godzilla slide, a pilgrimage to the Kitahara Tin Toy Museum, an audience with Kamen Rider at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park, getting up close and personal with Lon Chaney’s jacket in Osaka, playing action figures with a three old in Ultra-town, and singing the Mothra song with locals at a Godzilla themed bar!  

And as for Tokyo’s incredible Robot Restaurant…why aren’t you there now?!!!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Japan.mp3
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MONSTER PARTY is back and getting a bit nostalgic!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD dust off their Members Only shrouds and take a look back at a golden age of horror and science fiction films...THE 1980s! Tearing down the Berlin Wall of our pre-conceived ideas is a virtual Mount St. Helens of information and annecdotes, the writer and director of such genre classics as From A Whisper To A Scream (aka The Offspring), Prison, Doctor Mordrid, The Class of 1999, Lurking Fear, and Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge... C. COURTNEY JOYNER! In this totally tubular episode, we hear what happens when you disturb Vincent Price while he's baking, what it's like work with an actor who has to be to shackled between scenes, and whether actor Richard Lynch and Blade from Puppet Master were seperated at birth? Of course after some chit chat about Battle Beyond The Stars, ET vs. The Thing, Hellraiser, Xtro, Poltergeist, The Evil Dead, A Nightmare of Elm Street, the Friday The 13th films, the legacy of Halloween and more...we barely scratch the surface!

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There ain't no party like a MONSTER PARTY...and if there was, it would be destroyed!

This time JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take on a subject that is close to their undead hearts... MONSTER COLLECTING! And the only guest that would be appropriate for this episode would be their monster collecting enabler, owner and propreitor of Burbank and the WORLD'S foremost monster store/gallery/fan church Creature Features...TAYLOR WHITE! Get stoked for some seriously anal retentive discourse concerning the gang's geeky collector wish list, the endless in package vs. out of package debate, whether it's possible to save air from 1970's, and more! If you love Micronauts, Star Wars toys, Sideshow Toys, Distinctive Dummies, tin robots, and all things creepy, cool, and collectible, this one is for you!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Monster_Collecting_Taylor_White.mp3
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Watch the skies! Look out for giant pea pods! The MONSTER PARTY assimilation continues and YOU'RE NEXT!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD invade the world wide web with this latest podcast, all about EVIL ALIENS! And if that wasn't boss enough, joining them on this campaign of intenet conquest is PLAYBOY'S MISS MAY 2014 and admitted Martian spy, the galactically gorgeous DANI MATHERS!

Of course with a topic like Evil Aliens comes a Star Destroyer full of questions! Are the Alien Xenomorphs actually evil? Are the Borg really just buddhists? Why does Dani Mathers know so much about "The Greys"? And just as the talk heats up over Twilight Zone, War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Predator, They Live, Independence Day, The Thing, and It:The Terror From Beyond Space... someone brings up Prometheus and the fists start swingin' again! What else is new?

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Evil_Aliens_Dani_Mathers.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Monster_Acting_Doug_Jones.mp3
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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!

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Sci-Fi_TV_Dean_Haglund.mp3
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.

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_Comedy_Neil_Garguilo_Brian_James_OConnell.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Star_Trek_Sue_Murphy.mp3
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!

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Superheroes_Darick_Robertson.mp3
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