Monster Party

MONSTER PARTY LEGALIZES TANNA LEAVES!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, unwrap a topic they've been threatening to do since the time of Imhotep. These four doomed adventurers have incurred the curse of Karnak, to unseal an episode that you've probably figured out by now is called... MUMMIES!!!

Whether a star-crossed stalker, an extra-toxic extraterrestrial, or a cartoon Kharis, mummies have been capturing our imaginations for as long as we've waited for them to catch up with us.

Helping us decipher the hidden mysteries in this "Podcast of Thoth," is a long time friend of MONSTER PARTY! He's famed  actor, comedian, writer, and mummitologist... DAVE HIGGINS! (THE HIGGINS BOYS & GRUBER, ELLEN, MALCOM IN THE MIDDLE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, MIKE & MOLLY, STAN AGAINST EVIL, INTERNATIONAL GHOST INVESTIGATORS)

DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE! IT'S A SARCOPHA-GAS!!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm PDT

IT'S ABOUT TIME... THAT MONSTER PARTY DID ANOTHER EPISODE ABOUT TIME TRAVEL!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again break the barriers of the space/time continuum! How they do this, is with a provocatively paradoxical podcast episode called... TIME TRAVEL: TAKE 2!!!

Why is this a "Take 2"? Well, when we did our first TIME TRAVEL episode with JAKE JOHANNSEN, LARRY STROTHE was unable to attend, and SHAWN SHERIDAN had to arrive late. Luckily, MATT WEINHOLD'S WIFE, CARRIE, was able to fill in! And,  although this episode was extremely entertaining, the episode didn't always entirely focus on time travel. Thus... TIME TRAVEL: TAKE 2!

If you're going to attempt to create an alternate timeline episode about time travel, it helps to get the guest from the original timeline. So by traveling back in time, we managed to get celebrated comedian/writer/actor/friend of the show/time traveler... JAKE JOHANNSEN!!! ("JAKE THIS" PODCAST, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIAN, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS, JAKE JOHANNSEN: I LOVE YOU)

We hope you enjoy this episode. But if you don't, travel back in time and fix it! It's the least you could do!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm PDT

THE BATTLE OF THE BADASSES IS BACK!

JAMES, GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, bring back a time honored MONSTER PARTY favorite! It's a classic school yard game, turned nerd podcast gold, and it's called... WHO WOULD WIN? VOL 5: A NEW BEGINNING!!!

In case you never listened to any of our past WHO WOULD WIN? episodes (and if you haven't...really?), the concept is pretty simple. Two fictional characters from the world of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy, walk into a room...and only one leaves. Of course, if it's two giant monsters fighting each other, imagine an extremely large room.

To say that the guest we got for this episode was excited about the topic, would be the understatement of the century. He's a five-time EISNER AWARD NOMINATED comic book artist and writer, who has quite the knack for picking a fight. Please welcome, for the first time on MONSTER PARTY... DAN BRERETON! (NOCTURNALS, GIANTKILLER, THE PSYCHO, THE BLACK TERROR, BATMAN: THRILLKILLER, SUPERMAN & BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD'S FINEST, JLA: SEVEN CASKETS, ROB ZOMBIE: HELLBILLY DELUXE)

NOTE: In this episode, we had some occasional sound dropouts, but nothing too egregious. Please send all complaints to: The Elders Of The Internet.

Let the ass-kicking comence!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY GOES OFF THE BEATEN KAIJU!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, know you've heard of GODZILLA and GAMERA. But what about some of the other creatures who never made the kaiju "A List" ? Well, we're all going on a social distancing safari, in search of some of the lesser known monsters to burst forth from Japan. It's a gargantuan gala we're calling... KAIJU OBSCURA!!! 

Join us as we explore some of the kaiju kraziness that may evaded even the most die hard tokusatsu fans. We're talkin irate idols, selfish cephalopods, super-sized serpents, ramen eating rascals... and MORE!

When hunting cult kaiju, you need a guide with an extensive knowledge of these fantastic creatures. Not to mention, an excellent collection of Japanese monster toys! This man was the host of the insanely popular pocast, KAIJUCAST, and has been a long time friend of MONSTER PARTY. Please let out an ear-deafening roar for... KYLE YOUNT! (THE MONSTER REPORT, HAIL TO THE KING: 60 YEARS OF DESTRUCTION, COLLECT ALL MONSTERS)

BREAK YOUR AUDIO QUARANTINE, AND TAKE TO VIRTUAL TRIP TO MONSTER ISLAND... WITH MONSTER PARTY!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm PDT

JOIN THE CULT OF... MONSTER PARTY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take you on a guided tour through the outermost reaches of fantastic cinema. Whether it's considered high brow art, or low brow schlock, there is a certain category of film that almost defies description. Stiffen your wobbly knees for...  ATTACK OF THE KILLER CULT FILMS!!!

Cult films are an umbrella genre, with sub genres that include  horror, science fiction, animation, action, martial arts, comedy, musicals, and erotica.  And occasionally... all at the same time! 

We promised this would be a guided tour, and boy, did we find the ultimate tour guide.  He's a prominent film journalist, author, and television host, with an encyclopedic knowledge of film that could rival the most hardcore film addict. Are you listening SHAWN SHERIDAN? MONSTER PARTY is proud to welcome... ED GRANT! (MEDIA FUNHOUSE, THE MOTION PICTURE GUIDE, TV GUIDE, MOVIES ON TV, PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO, VIDEOSCOPE, GROOVY MOVIES)

HOPE ALL YOU MONSTER PARTIERS ARE STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY! WE'LL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER! MUCH LOVE FROM MONSTER PARTY!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm PDT

CURSES! IT'S A NEW EPISODE! OF MONSTER PARTY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, love that hoodoo that you do! And because of that, we are proud to present a truly bewitching episode we've conjured into being called... HEXES, SPELLS, AND CURSES!!!

Using the arcane science of ZOOM remote conferencing, the boys are back for another quarantine-busting dose of podcast pandemonium. This time, MONSTER PARTY explores the films and TV shows where magic is used as a weapon!  And considering the need for social distancing, what weapon could be more convenient?

Joining us for this incantation vacation, is a long time friend of the show, and a certified hexpert! MONSTER PARTY is proud to welcome back, actor/director/producer/writer... MARC HERSHON! (I HATE PEOPLE, SLEEVE TALKERS, MONSTER MAKERS, SANTA JR., WEDDING DAZE, THE CALIFORNIANS, RUCKUS)

STAY HEALTHY MONSTER PARTIERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY CAN'T BE STOPPED!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, make social distancing, VERY social! Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, MONSTER PARTY has unfortunately been forced into self quarantine. But, being quarantined doesn't mean the fun has to end. That's why we proudly bring you this CDC compliant episode, entitled... QUARANTINE FUNHOUSE!!!

Now that you're all being forced to hole up in your various nerd caves, some of you may be looking for ideas on how to overcome your cabin fever. And FYI, it's not by watching the film, CABIN FEVER. Uggh! 

With the help of ZOOM remote conferencing, and something we like to call, "pizazz", the MONSTER PARTY gang suggest  numerous activities for avoiding monster kid boredom. We could provide you with some examples right here, but then that would spoil some of the white hot excitement this episode has to offer.

NOTE: Since we recorded this using ZOOM and headset mics, the sound quality of this podcast is not quite at the level of a typical episode. But despite the technical limitations, we have done our best to bring you all humor, enthusiasm, info, and personal attacks you've come to expect from MONSTER PARTY!

STAY HEALTHY MONSTER PARTIERS!

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Quarantine_Funhouse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY PRESENTS AN EPISODE THAT WILL BE MUSIC TO YOUR EARS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a deep dive into a part of movie making that is essential in bringing a film to life. Yes, we've talked about doing this episode for years, but now, the waiting is over! MONSTER PARTY proudly presents... SOUNDTRACKS!!!

What would iconic films and TV shows like STAR WARS, STAR TREK, JAWS, DOCTOR WHO, ALIENS, SUSPIRIA, and HALLOWEEN be, without the genius of the composers who scored these classics? MONSTER PARTY examines the careers of such legendary composers as JOHN WILLIAMS, JERRY GOLDSMITH, ENNIO MORRICONE, LALO SCHIFRIN, JAMES HORNER, JOHN CARPENTER, GOBLIN, and a host of others!

Guiding our way through all this musical magnificence, is another new guest to MONSTER PARTY. He's celebrated actor, writer, producer,  journalist, podcaster, temp track editor, and film music expert... DANIEL SCHWEIGER! (ON THE SCORE, FANGORIA, CINEFANTASTIQUE, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, BUBBA HO TEP, FREE ENTERPRISE, THE LURKING FEAR)

Find out more about the exciting world of Daniel Schweiger at Filmmusicmag.com  And please, make MONSTER PARTY the soundtrack of your lives!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Soundtracks_Daniel_Schweiger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY SPENDS SOME QUALITY TIME WITH OUR FICTIONAL FRIENDS!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be friends with your favorite characters from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and horror? Well, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have done just that, in a very special episode entitled... CHARACTERS WE'D LOVE TO HANG WITH!!!

Let's all put on our imagination caps, and ponder which of our favorite heroes and villains would be a blast, or a drag. Brace yourself for some volcanic debates over who would be our "besties" (or "beasties") from STAR WARS, STAR TREK, D.C., MARVEL, UNIVERSAL HORROR, LORD OF THE RINGS, CLASSIC SCI-FI, and MORE!

Joining us on this journey into imaginary speed friending, is a celebrated director, screenwriter, producer, and podcasting giant! Please welcome for the first time on MONSTER PARTY... JONATHAN LONDON! (GEEKSCAPE, NERD RAGE, FANBOY FUNHOUSE, DOC OF THE DEAD, SINGLEDOM, GAY BY DAWN)

ATTENTION MONSTER PARTIERS: For all of you who have joined us on our MONSTER PARTY PATREON adventure, we give you our heartfelt thanks! Which brings us to some exciting news! This episode debuts THE MONSTER PARTY PATREON RAFFLE! Winners will be chosen at the end of each podcast, and will be shipped a box of special genre goodies! But the only way to be eligible, is to become a MONSTER PARTY PATRON. So if you haven't done it yet... MAKE IT SO! 

https://www.patreon.com/monster_party_podcast?fan_landing=true

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY SERVES UP ANOTHER DOLLOP OF TELEVISUAL TORMENT!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return to a ghoulish goldmine of ghastly gifts. Whether we're talking cathode ray creepers, or streaming screamers, the time has come for another episode celebrating all the terrors that your home theater system can handle. It's... HORROR TV VOL. 2!!!

To be frank, this is kind of a strange episode. Yes, we do talk quite a bit about HORROR TV, past and present. But, we also take a few tangents, that are as necessary as they are entertaining.  How did these tangents come about?  Well, that might have something to do with our very special return guest!

Joining us once again is a BIG friend of the show, and a powerhouse of entertainment! He's a celebrated comedian, actor, writer, producer, and hands down, the best DR. ZAIUS impersonator in the business. MONSTER PARTY is proud to welcome back... DANA GOULD! (STAN AGAINST EVIL, CREEPSHOW, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, THE SIMPSONS, CONAN O'BRIAN, GEX, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM) 

Just keep telling yourself... it's only a TV show!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_TV_Vol_2_Dana_Gould.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY GIVES 2019 SOME VERY TOUGH LOVE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, load up their brand new opinion cannons, and fire away at all that 2019 had to offer. We implore you to brace your 2020 ears for the verbal assault that will rain down on... THE BEST AND WORST OF 2019!!!

Since they knew this discussion would get heated, the MONSTER PARTY guys decided to tackle this one on their own. A guest would have only served as one more thing from 2019 to criticize!

Listen in HORROR, as grown men engage in character assassination over such nerd targets as STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, THE MANDALORIAN, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, JOKER, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, GAME OF THRONES, MIDSOMMAR, THE LIGHTHOUSE, SHAZAM, and MANY MORE!

2020 just started... and MONSTER PARTY is already pissed off!

Direct download: Monster_Party_The_Best_And_Worst_Of_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am PDT

IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE. BUT PISSING HER OFF IS JUST PLAIN STUPID!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, explore what happens when nature has had enough of our bulls**t! Whether the result is nuclear nightmares, fearsome foliage, or sapien saltines, they all fit perfectly under the terrestrially toxic title of... ECO-HORROR!!!

Aside from discussing the aforementionad fictional eco-horrors (and whole lot more), we also delve into the possibilities of these civilization smashing scenarios coming true. Let's face it, lately, the truth has been much scarier than fiction! 

To help us sort the facts from the flim flam, is a our own ecological expert! He's a professor of practice at Arizona State University, in both the School of Sustainability and the Cronkite School of Journalism; and an acclaimed filmmaker, best known for his documentaries on climate change, soil carbon, and other ecological issues. He also like to think of himself as "a scientist wrangler"! MONSTER PARTY welcomes for the first time...    PETER BYCK! (CARBON COWBOYS, CARBON NATION: A CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS MOVIE [THAT DOESN'T CARE IF YOU EVEN BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE], REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, GARBAGE)

MOTHER NATURE CAN BE A REAL MOTHER!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

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