Sun, 13 November 2016
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Monster_Party_Against_Stan_Against_Evil_Dana_Gould_Susan_Burke.mp3
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Sat, 29 October 2016
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Evil_Dead_Halloween_Extravaganza_Dana_DeLorenzo_Ray_Santiago.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm PDT
Sun, 16 October 2016
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!
Tue, 4 October 2016
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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Mon, 19 September 2016
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?"
Direct download: Monster_Party_Worst_Horror__Sci-Fi_Cliches_Mark_Pitta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT
Sat, 3 September 2016
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.
Mon, 22 August 2016
MONSTER PARTY has seen it all! And, seen it again...and again...and again!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take aim at those coat tail riding, idea stealing, B list actor employing films that we love to hate, and hate to love... RIPOFFS & WANNABES!
When choosing a guest for this opinion fueled free for all, the MONSTER PARTY gang knew there was only one man for the job. You know him for his offbeat wit, impeccable timing, and matinee idol voice...it's comedian/actor... RON LYNCH! (BOB'S BURGERS, ADVENTURE TIME, HOME MOVIES).
We all love movies that burst at the screen with inspiration, but there's a warm place in our cold hearts for the ripoff and the wannabe. What they lack in originality, they often make up for in humor, charm, or utter ridiculousness! And let's not forget, although imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, it's also a good way to make a quick buck!
P.S. There's also a quite spirited discussion about spandex! It could be put off no longer.
Mon, 8 August 2016
Although Comic Con 2016 is over, why not relive it by sitting in on the most swingin' event since the furry orgy in the Convention Center parking lot... MONSTER PARTY!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again return to where "the world's greatest podcast featuring four cocktail swigging nerds wearing match T shirts," was spawned... THE SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON!!! As we do every year, this special Comic Con edition of MONSTER PARTY, features the topic that is no topic... ANYTHING GOES!
Joining the cacophony of inappropriate jokes, drunken insults, and ridiculously passionate toy buying stories, are a veritable Dean Martin Show closet-full of surprise guests, that include some old favorites and new faces! Or voices. Whatever.
Anyway, you know the drill, and to tell you more, would be a crime. Not a crime as horrendous as the one that serves as the premise for the HBO hit series, The Night Of. But hey HBO, it's not a contest!
Mon, 25 July 2016
MONSTER PARTY makes worlds collide!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, turn to their private stash of self-written fan/slash fiction, to come up with the nerdiest of nerd topics... CROSSOVERS WE'D LIKE TO SEE!
Yeah, you know this game! What if blah blah blah met such n' such? No, we're not giving away any of our brilliant ideas in this simple episode description. You're just going to have to listen!
Helping the gang in their attempt to create a genre universe gone haywire, is the absurdly talented actor and writer...STEVE BANNOS! You know him from FREAKS & GEEKS, BRIDESMAIDS, LOVE, GHOSTBUSTERS, and so many more roles, he's broken IMDB! But let's face it, IMDB had it coming.
There ain't no crossover, like a MONSTER PARTY crossover! Yes, that was a challenge.
Direct download: Monster_Party_Crossovers_Wed_Like_To_See_Steve_Bannos.mp3
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Sun, 10 July 2016
MONSTER PARTY is back, and in this episode, there will be blood!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, all made a list, checked it twice, and decreed which horror, science fiction, and fantasy films are the most... OVERRATED & UNDERRATED!!!
If you thought a topic like this might lead to arguing, character assassination, and numerous trips to the bar, you would be correct!
Dropping herself into this monstrous melee is return guest, comedian and famed William Windom impersonator... SUE MURPHY!
Remember Sue? She's the one who got James to admit he never watched an episode of Star Trek! Good times! Sue brought in her own list and attempted to engage in a calm and reasonable discourse on the merits of each film. We'd like to say that is what happened but of course, that would be a lie.
If there's one episode that's liable to piss off everyone, this is it! Let the MONSTER PARTY hate mail commence!