Monster Party

MONSTER PARTY once again returns to its birthplace! And this time, we brought the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again descend on the halls of the SAN DIEGO COMIC CON to experience its wonders, meet and greet the fans, purchase unique treasures, and then mock each other for said purchases. Joining the festivities is a writer and host of the award winning podcast, THE LEGAL GEEKS... JOSH GILLILAND! As a geek and a lawyer, Josh guides us through the legal questions surrounding STAR WARS, ACTION FIGURES, DAREDEVIL, and more! But what would a Comic Con podcast be without the usual heckling from the Monster Party wives, GINA SHERIDAN and CARRIE WEINHOLD? Answer:Way less sexy! Prepare for an especially fiesty episode featuring bare-knuckled arguments over whether its safe to buy oranges from a Stormtrooper, whether action figure size matters, and how many unopened boxes are needed for Larry to consider something mint! The answer may surprise you!

If you happened to miss the convention, consider this episode your Comic Con exclusive!

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Welcome to the first episode of MONSTER PARTY as part of the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK! And boy, have we got a great one!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD are graced by the presence of the man responsible for such groundbreaking genre classics as THE BEAST WITHIN, CLASS OF 1984, PSYCHO II, FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD'S PLAY, THINNER, CLOAK AND DAGGER and more! It's writer/director/producer/actor TOM HOLLAND! Tom guides us through his vast career with affable wit, sage film making wisdom, and an arsenal of behind the scenes stories that are not to be missed! For anyone who loves movies, Tom has rubbed elbows with many of the greats of show business and shares his unique perspective. For once, the hosts of Monster Party all agree... Tom Holland is a horror icon, a brilliant film maker, and a really great guy!

VIVA TOM HOLLAND! VIVA FANGORIA! VIVA MONSTER PARTY!

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It's alive! It's ALIVE! Through the power of lightening, mad science, and a few stiff drinks... MONSTER PARTY is back!

Join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD in their lounge/lab as they stitch together pieces of their halfcocked opinions in an attempt to create podcast life! Yes, this time the topic is what our guest calls, "The Beatles of Horror"... FRANKENSTEIN! That guest is a returning friend of MONSTER PARTY, "The Pitbull of Comedy" himself, BOBBY SLAYTON! Witness Bobby being pushed to the limits of his patience with chat about castle self destruct switches, why the monster has no "game", how to bring lady parts back to life, and why we all belong dead! We've got Universal Frankenstein, Hammer Frankenstein, Teenage Frankenstein, Toho's Frankenstein Conquers The World, Young Frankenstein, Frankenstein: The True Story, Penny Dreadful's Frankenstein, and more!

So join the party and remember the monster's words... "Drink!!!! Good!!!!"

 

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Move aside Crypt Keeper and make way for the Cocktail Caddy! MONSTER PARTY is back and has a mausoleum full of creepy tales to tell!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, invite comedian/author/actor JOE DeROSA (Better Call Saul, The Opie and Anthony Show, Comedy Central Presents, The Pete Holmes Show, Cheat: The Man’s Guide To Infidelity) to enter "The Vault of Humor" and discuss a much loved terror tradition…HORROR ANTHOLOGIES! Join us if you love “deadtime stories” about competing awful afterlives, the world’s worst alternate universe, the world’s best Valentine’s Day card, flesh peddling gamblers, blind carpenters with a grudge, Stephen King trying to act…and more! Whether its films like Dead of Night,  Creepshow and VHS, or TV shows like The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, and Tales From The Crypt, we’ve got something that’ll win the undead heart of the most jaded monster kid!  Just don’t give away the scary, surprise twist ending! Here’s a hint: Guess who’s actually been podcasting from HELL?

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MONSTER PARTY loves animals! Especially when they're at someone's throat!

In this particularly well lubricated episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD chat about all of the terrifying things that can happen WHEN NATURE ATTACKS! Can your shattered nerves cope with a high octane discussion about intelligent ants, a revenge driven orca, a baby mauling bear, a murderous baboon, an army of rats, megalomaniacal frogs, cars that dress up like spiders, some film called JAWS, and more?! If that isn't enough for you to want to pave over nature for good, you'll just have to listen to the podcast again! Recorded at a past MONSTERPALOOZA convention, this episode also shows us what can happen when booze attacks. We say, let booze win!

 

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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?

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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?!!!

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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!

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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?

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT