Tue, 19 April 2016
Brace yourselves as MONSTER PARTY gets maniacal with a spleen splattering special guest!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, roll out the blood red carpet for the director of such classic genre films as MANIAC (1980), the MANIAC COP series, VIGILANTE, RELENTLESS, and UNCLE SAM... WILLIAM LUSTIG!!!
Bill (he let us call him that!) began working in film production in his teens, and went on to pave a career that was no stranger to success or controversy. Pour yourself a stiff absinthe and learn the art of doing dangerous car stunts on a budget, how to piss off an entire country with a single movie poster, the proper etiquette when lighting a man (or two) on fire, what it takes to get Tom Savini to blow up his own head, why Joe Spinell probably got paid more on the Godfather than Al Pacino, and many more nuggets of show business wisdom!
Bill also owns the video releasing company BLUE UNDERGROUND, that puts out such Monster Party favorites as Shockwaves, Deathdream, The Blind Dead series, the films of Dario Argento, and even the original Django movies!
Don't miss this birthday present of episode, with a horror legend who is as much a fan as he is, a film-maker! Great company indeed!
Mon, 4 April 2016
MONSTER PARTY digs deep to uncover the horror genre's most unique treasures!
On this archeological expedition of terror, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD explore... HORROR OBSCURA!!!
You know, those great little classics that may have fallen through your movie knowledge cracks. To make sure we don't screw this up, Monster Party is once again graced by friend of the show, actor/comedian/film buff extraordinaire... DAVE HIGGINS!
You've loved Dave on Ellen, Malcolm In The Middle, Mike and Molly, and on his comedy/horror TV show, International Ghost Investigators: Hollywood Division! But, on this episode, that "love" will turn to "in love," as Dave shares his wide knowledge of obscure films with the Monster Party gang! We don't want to give away any of the unique cinematic artifacts we have in store, but expect to be recommended films that involve a chimp/human romance, split screen murders, bomb shelter vampire bats, zombie creating robots, satanic cannibals, a grasshopper that rides a motorcycle, a very pissed off Spencer Tracy, Kurt Russell, Sea World, and so very much more!
For the films you're about to be turned on to...you're welcome!
Mon, 21 March 2016
MONSTER PARTY gets giddy about those gloriously gruesome gumshoes!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return to their flophouse of fear, and bump gums about a subject that's near and dear to their hooch soaked hearts... HORROR & SCI-FI DETECTIVES!!!
And helping us hit the cinematic pavement, is actor/director/comedian and fellow film fiend, GREG TRAVIS (Showgirls, Starship Troopers, Watchmen, Humanoids from the Deep, Mortuary,Toolbox Murders)! Greg has much to contribute to this discussion, due to the fact he is now releasing his own previously lost/cursed horror detective comedy, DARK SEDUCTION!
The game is certainly afoot as the guys take snorts of giggle juice, and investigate such cinematic classics as Silence of the Lambs , Hannibal, Soylent Green, Until The End of the World, Blade Runner (voice-over vs. no voice-over?), Dead Heat (we're so, so sorry); genre detectives like, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Van Helsing; the works of Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft; and so much more!
So what have these films taught us? Don't be a dick! It's dangerous!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_and_Sci-Fi_Detectives_Greg_Travis.mp3
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Tue, 8 March 2016
MONSTER PARTY knows a problem film when they see it!
In this especially antagonistic episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD examine the genre shattering ramifications of what happens... WHEN HORROR FILMS GO BAD!!!
And, accompanying the gang on this insidious intervention is writer/director/comedian and geek supreme...CHRIS MANCINI! Of course, you know Chris from the Comedy Film Nerds website and podcast, but, did you know he also had an up close and personal experience with his own horror film going bad...through no fault of his own?
Hear is a truly unbelievable tale, as well as a healthy dose of diabolic debates over films like, The Village, The Conjuring, The Mist, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, The Blair Witch Project 2, Cloverfield, The Purge, Anaconda, and many more!
If you have a horror film you feel has gone down the wrong path, call on MONSTER PARTY! We feel your pain!
Direct download: Monster_Party_When_Horror_Films_Go_Bad_Chris_Mancini.mp3
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Tue, 23 February 2016
MONSTER PARTY is back for another star studded, career spanning podcast!
This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome veteran actor/comedian TIM THOMERSON (Quark, Trancers, Dollman, Fade To Black, Near Dark) to discuss his decades long journey through the business that we call "show"! But Monster Party gives you more bang for your podcast buck! Along for this madcap and informative ride is past guest, friend of the show, and friend of Tim Thomerson, writer/director C.COURTNEY JOYNER (From A Whisper To A Scream, Prison, Doctor Mordred, Tracers III, Lurking Fear, Class of 1999).
The gang sit back and hoist a few, as Tom and C.J. regale them with tales of working with Demonic Toys, surviving Lance Henrickson and Bill Paxton, getting comfortable playing characters with names like "Jack Deth" and "Brick Bardo", treading the fine line between "Gene" and "Jean", and ever so much more! And for you fledgling actors out there, get ready for some keen insights into the craft, from a student of the great Stella Adler!
This episode truly has something for everybody! With the exclusion of manners, of course.
Mon, 8 February 2016
Tasha Yar is at the bar, in this galaxy shattering episode of MONSTER PARTY!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome the extra lovely, super talented, and mega cool, DENISE CROSBY (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pet Sematary, Dolly Dearest, Eliminators, Trekkies 1&2, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Ray Donovan, The Magicians; and pretty much every other TV show in recent memory!), to discuss her amazing career. Get ready for an informative, hilarious, and emotional journey, as Denise shares intimate and enlightening stories about her remarkable life.
Like sharing screen time with a Mandroid in Eliminators, quitting Star Trek:TNG and then coming back for its most popular episodes, the emotional rollercoaster that was the Pet Sematary set, her personal connections with fans, the behind the scenes drama of Trekkies, and so much more!
Denise was such a great guest, we've practically made her the fifth member of MONSTER PARTY! What can we say...Denise knows how to hang!
Mon, 25 January 2016
MONSTER PARTY acolytes! Abandon all sobriety, ye who listen to this episode!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, make a Faustian pact with demon booze, to explore the monstrous movie malevolence that is... SATANIC SINEMA!!!
And to join us in this cinematic celebration of devilish delights is Playboy's Miss July 2011 and host of Anything Goes with Jessa Hinton...JESSICA HINTON!
Whether you call him Lucifer, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, or some new name you made up, the horned one has been a staple of horror genre right from the beginning. Get ready for some sinfully scintillating speaking sounds about The Exorcist, The Omen, Bedazzled, The Sentinel, Rosemary's Baby, Angel Heart, Constantine, Abby, Hot Stuff, American Gothic, Race With The Devil, The Devil's Rain, and much, much, more!
And if that wasn't enough, keep listening for SPECIAL ADDED BONUS CONTENT after the podcast!!!
The Devil made us do it...but he wasn't a dick about it!
Mon, 11 January 2016
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_The_Outer_Limits_vs_The_Twilight_Zone_David_J_Schow.mp3
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Mon, 28 December 2015
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Who_Would_Win_Ben__Nadia_Roberstson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm PDT
Sun, 13 December 2015
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!