Monster Party

There is nothing wrong with your computer device! There's signpost up ahead! Your next stop...MONSTER PARTY!

MONSTER PARTY goes DEEP geek as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pit two classic science fiction/horror TV series against each other in the battle of the millennium. It's THE OUTER LIMITS VS. THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!!

And who better to referee this battle of the titans? The man who wrote THE OUTER LIMITS COMPANION, countless other books, and such films as THE CROW, CRITTERS 3 & 4, and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING...DAVID J SCHOW!

David is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to both The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, and is an engaging storyteller...especially when he's had a few beers! Prepare yourself to start the new year with this over two and half hour, nerdgasm of an episode that will definitely make you choose a side. 

The battle has begun! May the best show win!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm PST

Get ready to have everything you believe challenged, MONSTER PARTY fans! The Prometheus apologists are back!

Our favorite fright foils, BEN & NADIA ROBERTSON (1931 Productions), are back for a horrifying holiday happening! Listen in as they join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD for merry and merciless debate, taken straight from the playground at recess...WHO WOULD WIN?!!!

Marvel in astonishment as six grown adults argue who would win in a fight! Kirk vs. Picard? Superman vs. Hulk? Godzilla vs. Gamera? Fast zombie (yes Larry, we know they don't exist) vs. Deadite? And the monstrous mash-ups keep coming!

If there's a better way to enjoy the holiday season than listening to a bunch of nerds get drunk and talk about horror and sci-fi characters battling each other in a room, find the people enjoying that activity and DESTROY THEM!

Happy Holidays from MONSTER PARTY!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm PST

Brace yourselves fear aficionados! This time, MONSTER PARTY has a topic so huge, it needs a sequel!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take a stab at chronicling the ups, downs, and sideways of... HORROR SEQUELS!!!

And somehow (possibly through the promise of reasonably priced wine) they managed to secure as a guest, the writer of one of the finest horror sequels of all time...ROBERT ZAPPIA!

Robert's amazing screenwriting prowess led to HALLOWEEN H2O, a film that reunites JAMIE LEIGH CURTIS with the Halloween film series. If you haven't seen this film, watch it, then come back and bask in the many fantastic behind the screen stories Robert brings to the MONSTER PARTY table! Also up for applause and attacks are such fright franchises like A Nightmare of Elm Street, Child's Play, Hellraiser, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, and more!!!

Hey, if MONSTER PARTY is a horror franchise, this is our 51st sequel!

 

 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

MONSTER PARTY gives fear an international flavor!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD cross every possible time zone to bring you their most trepidatious, transatlantic topic... FOREIGN HORROR!!!

Of course, to help dissect such a massive topic, who could they get but a guest with massive talent? Yes, it's the star of the legendary comedy series,THE OFFICE...OSCAR NUNEZ!

You'll cringe when you listen to Oscar bring up creepy movies that even the Monster Party gang have never heard of! You'll shudder when you hear about the works of such horror trailblazers as Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Guillermo Del Toro, Jean Cocteau, Takashi Miike, Coffin Joe, Jean Rollin, Paul Naschy and Lucio Fulci! And you'll faint from fright learning about films like The Blind Dead series, Martyrs, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Braniac, Juan of the Dead, We Are What We Are, Goke: Body Snatcher From Hell, The Son of the Shark, Cannibal Holocaust, and much, much more!

This time, MONSTER PARTY is your passport to TERROR! But when vacationing in TERROR, it's best not to drink the water.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm PST

MONSTER PARTY celebrates its 50TH EPISODE with comic royalty and a petrifying, pint-sized topic!

Take a time out with JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, as they put the subject of EVIL KIDS over their knee! Joining in on the topic of terribly terrifying tykes is a comic giant with a whopping 45 David Letterman appearances...JAKE JOHANNSEN!

Prepare to soil your diapers as the gang tackles questions like, is a possessed child actually evil; what's with evil kids and corn; should Larry be worried his daughter loves The Bad Seed; and is the actor who played King Joffrey on Game of Thrones really great, or actually a dick? It's a celebration of the dastardly brats from films like The Exorcist, The Omen, The Chosen, The Child, Who Can Kill A Child?, Halloween, Pet Sematary, The Other, The Children, Battle Royale, Orphan, The Cooties, Kill Baby Kill!, Demon Seed, The Unborn, and more!

You better not try to steal one of these kids' noses. It won't end well!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm PST

MONSTER PARTY just spiked the Strawberry Quik!

Listen in as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD lounge in their PJs and relive the glorious Golden Age of... SATURDAY MORNING TV!!!

Returning to the show is MONSTER PARTY Hall of Famer, comedian DANA GOULD! (Tales of Halloween, The Simpsons, Mob City, Working, Super Adventure Team, and a gazillion stand-up specials)

Mr. Gould comes armed with tales of working on the Sigmund & The Sea Monsters movie, Sid Krofft's telephone messages, the radicalization of The Mighty Isis, and the first cool thing that ever happened to him involving a freak themed cereal! Also slated for this soused Saturday Morning schedule is the Quisp vs. Quake election, the awesomeness of The Herculoids, Bob Burns' Tracy The Gorilla, portly Captain Marvels, animated Star Trek,  barely-animated Planet of the Apes, Kimba's vegan diet, Schoolhouse Rock, The Jetsons, H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Scooby Doo, The Banana Splits, Land of the Lost, and oh so much more!

This time, MONSTER PARTY is on a sugar cereal high! With a vodka and Rockstar chaser, of course. Brought to you by the FANGORIA PODCAST NETWORK!

 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm PST

In holiday tradition, MONSTER PARTY goes bobbing for cocktails!

To celebrate JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD's favorite holiday, the gang welcomes actor/director/monster lover DANIEL ROEBUCK (MATLOCK, RIVER'S EDGE, THE LATE SHIFT, LOST, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, HALLOWEEN, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, DOCTOR SHOCKER'S VAULT OF HORROR, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and a gazillion more awesome credits!) to join in a horrific and hilarious hop of HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA!

But if that wasn't enough guest candy to fill your trick or treat bag, we also have the nerd treasure experts from BLACKSPARROW AUCTIONS, FONG SAM and ERICA ENDERS on deck to give this All Hallows Hullabaloo some credibility. Up on the conversation chopping block is Ben Cooper bibs, electric hobo costumes, lethal candy, impossible to afford Don Post masks, a slightly more affordable Don Post book, the DON CON CONVENTION, Halloween movie picks,  Larry insulting our guests, and much, much more!

Put our your tightest, slutty whatever costume and join the party! We promise, we'll do the same!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PST

Prepare for a terrifying trip inside the minds of MONSTER PARTY! 

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a good hard look at themselves with the help of psychotherapist THOMAS RAY, in an attempt to explain what's underneath their love for all things frightening and futuristic. It's time for... MONSTER THERAPY!!!

In this episode, we psychoanalyze Psycho, learn the most scientific way to scare a baby, contrast and compare sibling bullying techniques, and find out why sometimes, the most healthy answer to all our problems is "Fuck it!"

Also on the couch is Forbidden Planet, Star Trek, the real life Invasion of the Body Snatchers syndrome, toy collecting vs. hoarding, comforting apocalyptic futures, violent child art, sick bed time stories, and more!

This time, it's a MONSTER PARTY, more terrifying a trust fall! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm PST

MONSTER PARTY kicks you right in your JurASSic!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take a journey to a genre that time forgot...DINOSAURS!!!

Joining them on this inebriated expedition are actor/filmmaker/animator FRANK DIETZ and screenwriter/director/editor FRANK WOODWARD, who are also two of the hosts of another excellent sci-fi horror podcast, DAMN DIRTY GEEKS!

The two Franks have brought their amazing talents to such films as ROCK N ROLL NIGHTMARE, BLACK ROSES, WRONG TURN 6, and BLACK FOREST; DISNEY'S HERCULES, MULAN, TARZAN, FANTASIA 2000; and the documentaries MEN IN SUITS, THE SPLAT PACK, and LOVECRAFT:FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. Marvel as the gang ponder baffling questions like: What kind of dinosaur is Dino from THE FLINSTONES? Does REPTILICUS qualify as a dinosaur or a good film? Did anyone make it through the film, BABY:SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND? And after the first day of shooting on the THE MIGHTY GORGA, why did anyone return the next day?

Hear preposterous theories about ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., THE LAND UNKOWN, BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE VALLEY OF GWANGI, DINOSAURUS, KING KONG, THE LAST DINOSAUR, JURASSIC PARK, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, CARNOSAUR, UNKNOWN ISLAND, LAND OF THE LOST, DINOSAUR TOYS/MODELS, and MORE!

Is that the sound of thunder or is MONSTER PARTY just happy to see you!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am PST

MONSTER PARTY travels through time and space to pick the best from the rest!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome comedian/writer/producer FRED BELFORD to engage in a spirited, opinionated, libation tainted parley to pick the...  BEST AND WORST SCI-FI VILLAINS!!!

Highlights include an examination of what actually makes a good villain, a ball-busting Batman badguy debate, Middleton Ming vs. Von Sydow Ming, Darth Vader's descent into crappiness, and the usual potpopourri of accusations, insults, and silly voices!

If you have a nerd crush on one of the heavies from films and TV shows like Alien, A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Blade Runner, and Kamen Rider, this is the episode you'll hate to love! But don't say "no" to love.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm PST