Monster Party

Mind the gash! MONSTER PARTY sets it's sights on old blighty!

Get ready for bone chilling terror and bad accents as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD invites "The Smartest Man In The World" GREG PROOPS for an old chinwag about... BRITISH HORROR!!!

This brilliant comedian and Whose Line Is It Anyway staple is delivered a lorry load of terrifying titles, spanning the range from Hammer Horror classics like Curse of the Werewolf, to modern day shockers like The Descent and Kill List! Of course, there are the usual conversational diversions that include the story about Peter O'Toole hitting on Greg's wife, and the time they stalked Toshiro Mifune.

Then it's back across the pond for cigars, brandy, and chat about The Innocents, Village of the Damned, Peeping Tom, Burn Witch, Burn, Curse of the Demon, Eden Lake, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Psychomania, and more!

Brace yourselves! This episode is more dangerous than a Scotch egg!

Direct download: Monster_Party_British_Horror_Greg_Proops.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm PST

In this episode of MONSTER PARTY, you’re about to get schooled!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD sit at the feet of ZOMBEAVERS director JORDAN RUBIN, for a crash course in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER MOVIE! Get ready for a step by step look at what it took to get this instant cult classic from the script to the screen. Learn about the writing process, getting funding, directing, camera work, nudity, titles, music, special effects, sound, stunts, distribution, the necessity of social media, and much, much more!

And if that isn’t enough to get your own dead beaver crawling out of its grave, how about some excellent “brush with fame” stories, the usual Larry angering tangents, and even a delightful dose of Nazi Humor? Now listen to the podcast and get out there and make your own monster movie!

C’mon, every zombeaver needs a friend!

Direct download: Monster_Party_How_To_Make_A_Monster_Movie_Jordan_Rubin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm PST

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. Yes, it's... COMIC CON 2017: ANYTHING GOES!!!

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Comic_Con_2015_Josh_Gilliland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm PST

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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Tom_Holland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm PST

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 half-cocked 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!!!!"

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Frankenstein_Bobby_Slayton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm PST

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?

Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_Anthologies_Joe_DeRosa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm PST

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!

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_When_Nature_Attacks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm PST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26am PST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm PST

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 preconceived ideas is a virtual Mount St. Helens of information and anecdotes, 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 separated 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!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Back_To_The_80s_C_Courtney_Joyner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm PST