Mon, 19 December 2022
IT'S MONSTER PARTY'S END OF THE YEAR OFFICE PARTY, AND WE'VE SPIKED THE PUNCH WITH... PIZAZZ!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, celebrate this magical season with an event of modestly epic proportions. To make things extra exclusive, we winnowed the "A-List" down to the four of us, and... YOU! We invite you to attend... THE MONSTER PARTY HOLIDAY BASH 2022!!!
Get your party groove on with a rambling, off the cuff, anything goes, conga line of nerd talk, aided by a hellish helping of demon booze! And hey, it's a party! You might get lucky!
Speaking of nerd talk, this raucous round robin includes delighful debates over Soylent Green, Andor, Avatar, Star Trek 5, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Christmas movies, genre documentaries, Pluto TV, and soooo much more!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HAPPY NEW YEAR MONSTER PARTIERS! NOW IF YOU'LL EXCUSE US, ASS CHEEKS DON'T PHOTOCOPY THEMSELVES!
Direct download: Monster_Party_The_Monster_Party_Holiday_Bash_2022.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38pm PST
Wed, 7 December 2022
IT'S TIME FOR MONSTER PARTY TO TELL YOU WHAT IT WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again share their ultimate wishlists for the gift-giving season! Prepare to max out your credit cards and drain your bank accounts, as we present... THE MONSTER PARTY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2022!!!
Like many years past, the MONSTER PARTY gang helps you with that sometimes tricky task of finding the perfect present for that persnickety monster kid. It's the least we could do to stop you from ruining Christmas.
As this holiday tradition goes, we are yet again joined by a friend of the show, a past smooth young intern, and monster toy maker extraordinaire! We love him but we hate him because he always tells us about too many cool things. Please welcome back... KEVIN SMITH! (SEA DEMON VINYL, H.O.P. TOYS, SPIRAL TOY, OTAKUMERICA)
NOW GET SHOPPING PEOPLE!!!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Holiday_Gift_Guide_2022_Kevin_Smith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST
Mon, 21 November 2022
MONSTER PARTY PRESENTS A DINNER WITH FIENDS!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, give thanks for all those genre characters with extremely questionable table manners. We hope you have the appetite for… DIABOLICAL DINNERS!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of you might be dreading that family dinner with your unpleasant relatives. But if you thought your uncle was crazy, listening to this episode should put things into perspective. We’ve got a venomous variety of aliens, oddballs, zombies, murderers, animated a-holes, a whole lotta cannibals, and more! And by more, we mean more cannibals.
Helping us set the table for this gathering of ghastly gourmets, is a dear friend of the show, not to mention all of us. No stranger to good food, as a young TV pitchman, he introduced the world to McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, and the Shamrock Shake. He’s a mega-talented writer, actor, podcaster, and fellow monster kid, who is like a member of the MONSTER PARTY family. We are as pleased as poisoned punch to welcome back the great… KEN DALY! (NERD POKER, STAN AGAINST EVIL, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, MR. SHOW WITH BOB AND DAVID, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE KARATE KID, QUINCY M.E., DUCK DODGERS, AND SO MUCH MORE!)
WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS! PLEASE WATCH EVERY MOVIE WITH A WEIRD DINNER SCENE BEFORE LISTENING.
MONSTER PARTY WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! BUT IF YOU’RE HAVING GRAVY… LEAVE SOME FOR THE REST OF US!
Sat, 5 November 2022
MONSTER PARTY SUCCUMBS TO BATMANIA! AND WE DON'T WANT TO GET WELL!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, emerge from their own private BATCAVES, to present a one-stop history of everyone's favorite DARK KNIGHT. So slide into your preferably nipple-less crime fighting costume, and curl up next to the internet, for a cowl-eye view of... THE BATMAN LEGACY!!!
When people think of BATMAN, their minds usually go to the campy 60's TV show, or the grim cinematic depictions of today. But if that's all you think there is to Gotham City's own millionaire vigilantee, you must be as crazy as THE JOKER! Batman has a colorful backstory that continues to shape his legacy for each new generation of fans. And much like an English muffin, it's in the nooks and crannies where you'll often find the most satisfaction.
Joining us for this ultility belt of information is our own caped curator of all things BATMAN. Not only is he a past guest and friend of the show, but also an insanely talented author, artist, game designer, Disney Imagineer, and educator! MONSTER PARTY is proud to welcome back... SCOTT ROGERS! (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE GAME, MARVEL VILLAINOUS: WE ARE VENOM, RAYGUNS AND ROCKETSHIPS, PANTONE: THE GAME, ALIEN: FATE OF THE NOSTROMO, GOD OF WAR SAGA, WARHAMMER 40,000: KILL TEAM, MAXIMO & THE ARMY OF ZIN, PAC-MAN WORLD, DRAWN TO LIFE, DARKSIDERS, LEVEL UP, & SO MUCH MORE!)
ZOK!! OOOFF! VRONK! ZGRUPPP! SORRY MONSTER PARTIERS BUT THE CAT JUST WALKED ACROSS MY KEYBOARD.
Thu, 20 October 2022
THIS HALLOWEEN, MONSTER PARTY IS PLAYING PUMPKINHEAD GAMES!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, celebrate their favorite holiday with a ghastly gala of gruesome glee! It's an earful of elated eeriness entitled... HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO!!!
The Halloween season is a magical time for MONSTER PARTY. It's when we adorn our homes is spooky decorations, dress up in costumes, watch our favorite horror films, and party like the monsters we are. So basically, it's like every other part of the year, but with rest of the world joining us.
For this Halloween, we've got a special guest who brings his own special spice to the holiday. Pumpkin spice, that is!
He's an acclaimed writer, filmmaker, film historian, and trading card guru, who is making his debut on MONSTER PARTY! He co-wrote the screenplay for the ultimate Halloween film, PUMPKINHEAD, as well as the cult horror/superhero classic... VAMPIRELLA!
And if that we're not enough, he basically worked on every genre trading card that ever gave your life meaning. We're talkin' series like CREATURE FEATURES, STAR WARS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, and WACKY PACKAGES! Yes, WACKY FREAKIN' PACKAGES!
MONSTER PARTY is proud to welcome... GARY GERANI!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN MONSTER PARTIERS! AND STAY SAFE...OR PUMPKINHEAD WILL COME FOR YOU!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Halloween_Hullabaloo_Gary_Gerani.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm PST
Fri, 7 October 2022
MONSTER PARTY IS WATCHING! DO YOU DARE WATCH BACK?!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pull themselves away from their baccanale of binge-watching, to bring you another blast of audio-visual audaciousness! So get ready, get set, go download... WHAT WE'RE WATCHING VOL. 3!!!
With the seemingly endless procession of genre product coming out of our various screens, there's more for monster kids to watch than ever. But whether it's TV shows, independant films, or big ticket blockbuster releases, separating the good, the bad, and the god awful, can be quite the challenge. What the hell, we're gonna do our best!
Joining us for our most recent round of cinematic samplings is an award-winning journalist, producer, editor, sound designer, and film critic. She covers arts and culture around San Diego for KPBS News, and has gained an honored seat at the MONSTER PARTY table by editing "THE ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES" sequels. Please welcome our new monster kid friend... BETH ACCOMANDO!
SO WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING? HONESTLY, WE'D REALLY LIKE TO KNOW!
Direct download: Monster_Party_What_Were_Watching_Vol_3_Beth_Accomando.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm PST
Mon, 26 September 2022
MONSTER PARTY GETS BARBARIC!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a fresh claw swipe at a topic we did several years ago. But this time, we've got some new blood! If you want to know what goes into trodding the boards of a horror movie set, have a listen to this sinister seminar of sound we call... MONSTER ACTING VOL. 2!!!
In MONSTER ACTING VOL. 1, we got a look from inside the creature suit with monster acting (and every other kind of acting) legend... DOUG JONES. This time, we've booked a shining new talent who is the star of the smash hit horror film, BARBARIAN... MATTHEW PATRICK DAVIS!!!
Alhough BARBARIAN is Matthew's breakout film, he's no novice at monster acting, playing a hilarious zombie in a SPRINT commercial, James Corden's new Alien Xenomorph girlfriend on THE LATE LATE SHOW, and the "Geek" in the Broadway production of SIDE SHOW!
But Davis is more than just an amazing actor! He's an accomplished musician and composer who has written music for the DISNEY JR. shows, THE GHOST AND MOLLY McGEE and T.O.T.S., as well as parody mini-musicals of JURASSIC PARK, and THE SHINING!
SO STRAP YOURSELVES IN FOR "THE MOTHER" OF ALL MONSTER PARTY PODCASTS!
NOTE: THIS EPISODE HAS QUITE A FEW "BARBARIAN" SPOILERS, SO WE SUGGEST WATCHING THE FILM BEFORE LISTENING. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Monster_Acting_Vol_2_Matthew_Patrick_Davis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm PST
Fri, 16 September 2022
THE SMACKDOWN HAS RETURNED, AND APPARENTLY, IT'S NOT WEARING A LEASH!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return once again to a MONSTER PARTY fan-favorite topic that is not only informative, but occasionally combative. Prepare to push your fragile psyche to the limit, as we present... THE MAD MOVIE SMACKDOWN UNLEASHED!!!
As you may already be aware, the rules are simple. We all take turns thumbing through our beloved collection of genre reference books (remember books?), randomly stopping on a page, and blindly pointing to a film entry. After that, we partake in a lively discussion about the movie, with a bit of character assassination sprinkled in.
Joining us for this reference book romp, is someone new to "The Smackdown," but a longtime MONSTER PARTY favorite. He's a multiple RONDO AWARD winning filmmaker, and Blu-ray audio commentary staple. Please welcome back... CONSTANTINE NASR! (A GOOD GAME: KARLOFF & LUGOSI AT UNIVERSAL, THE ANIMAGIC WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS, WHEN DARKNESS CAME: THE MAKING OF 'THE MIST', SHADOWS IN THE DARK: THE VAL LEWTON LEGACY, MEL BLANC: THE MAN OF A THOUSAND VOICES, VAL GUEST: 'QUATERMASS' AND THE HAMMER EXPERIENCE, WALKING THE MILE, AND SO MANY MORE!)
THE SMACKDOWN IS BACK! BECAUSE THE WORLD NEEDS MORE THINGS THAT DON'T COMPLETELY SUCK.
Direct download: Monster_Party_The_Mad_Movie_Smackdown_Unleashed_Constantine_Nasr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm PST
Mon, 22 August 2022
MONSTER PARTY SETS THE TABLE FOR THE WORLD'S SCARIEST POTLUCK!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, just recently unearthed a very special episode that we honestly thought might be lost forever. It's a multi-course menu of monstrous meats that should appeal to the putrid palates of the most ghoulish gourmets. Sink your fangs into this newly found delicacy that we've titled... MONSTERS WITH GOOD TASTE!!!
We all love the various monsters and creatures from our favorite sci-fi and horror films. But have you ever wondered how delicious these beasts would taste if prepared properly? No? Well then we'll take it from here!
In this episode, MONSTER PARTY writes the cookbook for easy to cook meals featuring supernatural starters, terrifying tapas, galactic gastronomy, kaiju cuisine, Krofft comfort food, spook smores, deadly desserts, and so much more!
We know this offering is a bit shorter than what you usually expect of MONSTER PARTY, but what it lacks in length, it makes up for in succulent flavor! So bon appe-TERROR!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Monsters_With_Good_Taste_A_Monster_Party_Lost_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm PST
Tue, 16 August 2022
MONSTER PARTY GIVES YOU ANOTHER BLAST OF THE "MONSTER" OF ALL CONVENTIONS!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, return to the halls of the SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, for another spandex-friendly super-celebration of pop-culture, comic books, cosplay, collectibles, and MORE! MONSTER PARTY presents a multiverse bending episode that we could only call... COMIC CON 2022 PART 2!!!
Just like in COMIC CON 2022 PART 1, once the on-site convention merriment dies down, THE MONSTER PARTY 4 race to their temporary "Fortress of Sound-itude," for cocktails, surprise guest interviews, and general nerd ranting. It's a boisterous gathering that actually incurred the gentle wrath of hotel security. We're so rock n' roll!
But if that wasn't enough to flutter your cape, we've also provided a post show wrap-up where we share many of our favorite COMIC CON 2022 moments. And there were many!
COMIC CON IS BACK, AND SO IS MONSTER PARTY! WE'RE THE ONE-TWO-PUNCH OF PERSONAL SPACE INVASION!
Wed, 3 August 2022
MONSTER PARTY WELCOMES THE OFFICIAL RETURN OF THE KING OF ALL NERDFESTS!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again prowl the halls of the SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, indulging in an unbridled celebration of comic books, popculture, genre merchandise, questionable pizza, and MORE! MONSTER PARTY is ecstatic to present... COMIC CON 2022 PART 1!!!
Now, as exciting and fun as the official "Con" can be, you listeners know that the real action starts back at the hotel room. And we're certainly not going to enlist The Hulk to smash your expectations. This year, were back to our much loved format of welcoming surprise guests who just happen to randomly knock on our door. Just like they've been instructed to.
Although we said our guests would be a surprise, we can't help letting a couple cool cats out of the bag.
MONSTER PARTY is beyond proud to welcome to our mics, an actor who has starred in such genre classics as STARSHIP TROOPERS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, and new Popcornflix/Crackle TV sci-fi action series, SALVAGE MARINES. Yes, we've got... CASPER VAN DIEN!
Joining Casper is his SALVAGE MARINES co-star, accomplished actress and famed WONDER WOMAN cosplayer (She's been on JIMMY KIMMEL like a gazillion times)... JENNIFER WENGER!
We've also got some old and new friends stopping by for a happy hour, that happily goes on for hours.
COMIC CON IS BACK! SO GET WORKING ON THAT CARDBOARD ARACHNID COSTUME FOR NEXT YEAR!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Comic_Con_2022_Pt1_Casper_Van_Dien_Jennifer_Wenger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07am PST
Tue, 19 July 2022
MONSTER PARTY TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF YOUR FILM!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take part in another round of one of their favorite movie nerd games. Can you guess who said what to whom in what film, in this especially vocal episode called… HORROR & SCI-FI MOVIE QUOTES!!!
Because our HORROR MOVIE QUOTES and SCI-FI MOVIE QUOTES episodes were such smash hits, we decided to team these two genres up for a MONSTER PARTY mash-up of quotable proportions! But just to make things magical, we’ve thrown in some fantasy quotes as well! But don't expect any of that "my precious" malarky.
The rules are the same as usual: Each of us recite a quote (or quotes) from a film, and the rest of the gang try to figure out which film it's from. It’s just that insanely simple! The tricky part is performing the quote, while attempting not to sound like James Mason.
Joining us for this quotation vacation is a return guest, a great friend, and a long time MONSTER PARTY fan. He’s an extremely talented actor, writer, filmmaker, TV host, and comedian, whose appearances on multiple incarnations of THE TONIGHT SHOW, have only made the world a better place. Please welcome back… MARK PITTA! (THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, MAD ABOUT YOU, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, DR. KATZ: PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST, MORNINGS ON 2, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO)
MONSTER PARTY HOPES YOU ENJOY THIS GAME, AND URGES YOU TO PLAY IT AT HOME. BUT DON'T LET THE WORDS GET STUCK IN YOUR THROAT!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror__Sci-Fi_Quotes_Mark_Pitta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20pm PST
Tue, 5 July 2022
MONSTER PARTY TOONS OUT!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, ani-make-some-trouble with this in depth look at the dark side of a usually lighthearted subject. It’s an episode we indecently titled… CONTROVERSIAL CARTOONS!!!
Everyone loves a good cartoon, but since the birth of cel animation, this artform has occasionally been hit with the anvil of controversy. Many a cartoon has been labeled violent, obscene, sexist, pornographic, inappropriate, counterculture, anti-establishment, and of course, racist.
In this podcast, MONSTER PARTY examines these troublesome toons, in an attempt to objectively assess their pejorative labels. Do they deserve their negative publicity? Were they simply a product of their times? And in an age of canceling, is there a place for provocative animation?
Joining us for this merrie melody of mayhem, is an Emmy Award-winning writer/director/producer, actor, and quite the kick-ass stand up bass player! During the 90’s, he was the VP of Animation at MTV, and brought us such classics as BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD, DARIA, AEON FLUX, THE MAXX, and THE HEAD. Please welcome… JOHN ANDREWS! (MTV, 6 POINT MEDIA, KLASKY CSUPO, DREAMEAST PICTURES, HOUSE OF COOL)
TH-TH-TH-THAT’S OFFENSIVE FOLKS!!!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Controversial_Cartoons_John_Andrews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm PST
Sat, 18 June 2022
MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 CONTINUES! AND MONSTER PARTY LOVES EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN (Yes, he's back!), LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take on day 2 of their favorite convention with ghoulish gusto! MONSTER PARTY presents another chilling chapter in the ongoing auditory onslaught that is... MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 PART 2!!!
Once again, the MONSTER PARTY gang returns to pulse-pounding Pasadena, for another crypt-ful of MONSTERPALOOZA mayhem! We've got more past guests, artists, writers, filmmakers, collectors, vendors, awesome fans, and great fiends! Yes... FIENDS!
It was an honor and a pleasure to be back at MONSTERPALOOZA, and we're already planning for next year! Claws crossed!
ATTENTION: STAY TUNED AFTER THE END MUSIC FOR A TERRIFYING TASTE OF MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 PART 3! THE REST OF PART 3 WILL SOON BE RELEASED ON OUR PATREON PAGE, SO BECOME A MONSTER PARTY PATRON TODAY!
Wed, 8 June 2022
MONSTERPALOOZA IS BACK! AND MONSTER PARTY COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome back the paramount event for any serious monster kid! MONSTER PARTY is delighted to accompany you on an ghastly tour of the audio adventure called... MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 PART 1!!!
In this episode, we travel to haunted Pasadena, to bring you the horrific highlights of the first day of MONSTERPALOOZA 2022! We've got past guests, amazing artists, talented writers, famous filmmakers, iconic collectors, awesome vendors, loyal fans, and a creepy cavalcade of old and new friends!
Thanks again to everyone at MONSTERPALOOZA for giving us what we really needed right now!
NOTE: DUE TO A PREVIOUS WORK COMMITMENT, SHAWN SHERIDAN WAS UNABLE TO PARTAKE IN THIS EPISODE. BUT FEAR NOT! HE'LL BE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN "PART 2"! WELL, TO BE HONEST, HE'S ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY VENGEANCE.
Fri, 20 May 2022
MONSTER PARTY PRESENTS A LIBATION CELEBRATION!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pay tribute to the unofficial fifth member of the team. It's time give a toast to the toast, with this conversation cocktail we simply call... BOOZE!!!
Over the years, MONSTER PARTY has cherished and chastised our ole friend, DEMON BOOZE. But for this episode, we're putting its genre film and television appearances in the spotlight!
What HAMMER HORROR film would be complete without a snifter of spirits in a Victorian study, or a pint of beer at Baron Frankenstein's favorite pub? What fun would STAR TREK be without the deleterious effects of Romulan Ale, or an impromptu drinking contest with Scotty? And what better way to make life's troubles melt away, than with a nice bottle of TENAFLY VIPER?
These a just a few examples of alcohol's many fine movie and TV performances that will be discussed on this podcast. Which begs the question, "Where's the BOOZE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD?!!!"
Inebri-aiding us with this episode is a very special guest, who is also a huge MONSTER PARTY fan! He's one of only twenty MASTER CICERONES (which is basically the beer equivalent of a MASTER SOMMELIER) in the world, and is the host of his own fangtastic horror podcast, HALLOWEEN IS FOREVER! Let's give a super sloshy, happy drunk welcome to... BRIAN REED!
NOTE: When it comes to booze, as with our podcast, please use responsibly! And yes, we're already planning for BOOZE VOL.2!!!
Tue, 10 May 2022
GET READY TO GROOVE TO THE HAPPENING SOUNDS OF MONSTER PARTY!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a behind-the-scenes dive into a fascinating aspect of filmmaking that can often be taken for granted. It's an ear-enlightening audio adventure known to the professionals as... SOUND DESIGN!!!
In this rare peek behind the sound studio veil, we explore the delicate artistry that goes into building the audio landscape of a film or TV show. You'll learn how sound design can act as narrative that punctuates the emotional impact of a piece, as well as the painstaking work that goes into this craft.
We'll also delve into the origins of the iconic sound effects from many of your favorite genre films. Whether were talkin' lightsabers, phasers, alligators, bar room brawls, or a little ditty called The Wilhem Scream, this is an episode you do not want to miss!
Joining us for this soundtrack of excitement is an award-winning sound designer, sound mixer, sound editor, and composer. He's worked on numerous genre films, TV shows, and video games, as well as the MATT WEINHOLD classics, THE JOURNEYMAN PROJECT 3: LEGACY OF TIME and WHACKED. Please welcome... JAMEY SCOTT! (LOST OLLIE, AGENTS OF SHIELD, CRAWL, BLACK LIGHTNING, RAISED BY WOLVES, THE DARK TOWER, AND A GAZILLION MORE!)
Mon, 25 April 2022
MONSTER PARTY GOES UNDER THE KNIFE!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, don their scare scrubs, and enter their operating theater of thrills! You'll need an insanity innoculation before attending this Mardi Gras of malpractice that we call... SINISTER SURGERIES & MEDICAL MAYHEM!!!
In this thought-provoking, wince-inducing episode, the MONSTER PARTY gang puts the medical establishment to the test. Expect a whole bunch of hard-hitting and like super-scientific questions like: "Are two heads better than one, if one is racist?", "Is my cat hitting on me... and why?", "How much does a human centipede need to hydrate?", and "Where do I find the best wine in an emergency room?" The answers will shock you!
Joining us for this triage of terror is a medical professional who is board certified in Internal Medicine, recieved a BA in Psychology and BS in Biological Sciences from STANFORD UNIVERSITY, got his MD from NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER. He now practices in Oahu, Hawaii, which is pretty frickin' sweet! Please welcome for the first time on MONSTER PARTY... DR. ALBERT LIN, MD!
WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY OF THE PROCEDURES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE AT HOME. SPECIFICALLY, OUR HOMES.
Direct download: Monster_Party_Sinister_Surgeries__Medical_Mayhem_Dr_Albert_Lin_MD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm PST
Mon, 11 April 2022
MONSTER PARTY IS STILL WATCHING!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, go media surfing once again, in hopes of finding new genre gold, or re-discovering an old favorite. Pour yourself a Red Bull and absinthe, and buckle up for... WHAT WE'RE WATCHING VOL. 2!!!
This time, we're sampling the current crop of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy shows from various networks, digging into our DVD/Blu-ray/download archives, and evaluating many of the recent films Hollywood has visited upon us. To cut to the chase, all of us have finally seen SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME, and we have a few things to say about it. To save time, you should probably become outraged now.
Joining us for this screaming streaming party is an acclaimed writer, producer, and game designer, who worked with MATT WEINHOLD on the classic CD-ROM game: THE JOURNEYMAN PROJECT 2: BURIED IN TIME! Making his MONSTER PARTY debut, please welcome... ERIC DALLAIRE! (SHADES: THE GEHENNA DILEMMA, THE JOURNEYMAN PROJECT: PEGASUS PRIME, THE JOURNEYMAN PROJECT 3: LEGACY OF TIME, STAR TREK: AWAY TEAM, STAR TREK: HIDDEN EVIL, THE SIMPSONS GAME, GUNDAM 0079: THE WAR FOR EARTH)
WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS QUITE A FEW SPOILERS. BECAUSE WE CAN'T HELP SPOILING YOU!
Direct download: Monster_Party_What_Were_Watching_Vol_2_Eric_Dallaire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm PST
Mon, 28 March 2022
MONSTER PARTY GOES TOO FAR WITH THE FAR EAST!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a tour of the continent that has provided us with a tsunami of fiercely original and delightfully twisted films. It's a yokai guided-tour through the celluloid nightmare known as... ASIA SHOCK CINEMA!!!
ASIA SHOCK covers wide array of films from various countries, featuring dark and often bizarre plotlines, outrageous and over the top violence, and a heapin' helping of controversy.
Oh, and let's not forget all the revenge! We've got vengeful spirits, vengeful lovers, vengeful prisoners, vengeful fighters, vengeful monsters, vengeful gods, vengeful phones, and even a vengeful toilet. Hope you're not feeling flushed! Hahahaha! sigh
Joining us for the first time on MONSTER PARTY is the man who literally wrote the book about this fascinating sub-genre of movies. He's a celebrated Asian film expert, and author of the sold out book, ASIA SHOCK: HORROR AND DARK CINEMA FROM JAPAN, KOREA, HONG, AND THAILAND. He's also Matt Weinhold's childhood friend, mentor, and partner in mayhem. Please welcome... PATRICK GALLOWAY! (STRAY DOGS & LONE WOLVES: THE SAMURAI FILM HANDBOOK, WARRING CLANS, FLASHING BLADES: A SAMURAI FILM COMPANION)
HAS THE WORLD GOT YOU DOWN? TRY SOME ASIA SHOCK TREATMENT! SEE, YOU'RE FEELING BETTER ALREADY.
Direct download: Monster_Party_Asia_Shock_Cinema_Patrick_Galloway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm PST
Sat, 12 March 2022
MONSTER PARTY REJOINS THE CULT THAT DEFIES DEPROGRAMMING!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again offer sacrifices to the god of offbeat, under-appreciated cinema. It's a return to the raucous, ribald ritual, reverently referred to as... REVENGE OF THE KILLER CULT FILMS!!!
This time, we've got another maniacal menagerie of foreign fantasies, rock' n' roll relics, animation artifacts, comedic cavorting, thoughtful thrillers, un-pc policing, spoofy spy-ploitation, trailblazing troikas, and MORE! Can you handle MORE?!!! We think so.
Joining us for this cinematic salvage operation is a return guest who graced our internet waves for ATTACK OF THE KILLER CULT FILMS. He's a passionate film historian/author/journalist/reviewer, and host of the long-running cable TV show, MEDIA FUNHOUSE! MONSTER PARTY is positively tickled to welcome back... ED GRANT! (THE MOTION PICTURE GUIDE, TV GUIDE, MOVIES ON TV, FILMS IN REVIEW, PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO, VIDEOSCOPE, THE VIDEO MOVIE GUIDE, GROOVY MOVIES)
JOIN THE MONSTER PARTY CULT, AND EXPERIENCE ECSTASY AND ENLIGHTENMENT!
And don't worry, we wont ask you to give us all your material wealth like those other cults. I mean, unless we're talking vintage Mego figures!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Revenge_Of_The_Killer_Cult_Films_Ed_Grant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm PST
Fri, 25 February 2022
MONSTER PARTY HAS SEEN THE FUTURE... AND IT DOESN'T WORK!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, offer some quality control for the world of tomorrow. Tighten your skant for a fantastically FUBAR festival of fun called... FUTURE FAILS!!!
So what's a FUTURE FAIL? Well, it's either some sort of technology that the sci-fi genre promised us that we never got, or technology that is sooooo stupid, we should consider ourselves lucky we never got it. We'd love to give you more specifics, but then we'd be a future fail.
Joining us for this consumer cautionary tale, is a returning guest who is a MONSTER PARTY favorite! She's a gifted comedian, writer, producer, director, and E.T. provacateur, who always brings the party to our podcast. Please welcome back.... SUE MURPHY! (CHELSEA LATELY, WANDA AT LARGE, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, EWOKS)
IF ALL THIS WERE NOT ENOUGH, WE'VE GOT A SPECIAL DROP IN FROM OUR OLE PAL DAVID WEINER, AND SOME FABULOUS MONSTER PARTY NEWS!
TAKE THAT THE FUTURE!
Mon, 14 February 2022
YOU CAN DO IT, MONSTER PARTY!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a "fantastic journey" with a celebrity who's IMDB credits could circle the Earth. He was always a welcome presence in our young lives, and it's an honor to have him on our show. Taking time out from his busy schedule up on Witch Mountain, please welcome, the one and only... IKE EISENMANN!!!
Ike has starred in such MONSTER PARTY favorites as ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN, RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN, THE AMAZING COSMIC AWARENESS OF DUFFY MOON, DEVIL DOG: THE HOUND OF HELL, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (He's only SCOTTY'S NEPHEW!), and the short-lived but much-loved 70's sci-fi series, THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY! He's also guest starred in a multitude of classic TV shows that include GUNSMOKE, MANNIX, KUNG FU, EMERGENCY, WONDER WOMAN, FANTASY ISLAND, EIGHT IS ENOUGH, THE JEFFERSONS, T.J. HOOKER, and a ton more!
Aside from his on-screen projects, Ike has lent his vocal talents to such works as NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, GOBOTS, DINO-RIDERS, POM POKO, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME 2: THE SECRET OF THE BELL, and HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE. I know, it's like music to your ears!
And years after the release of first two WITCH MOUNTAIN films, Ike re-united with his co-star, KIM RICHARDS, in the reboot film, RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN. And all they found was a Rock.
Ike was gracious enough to give us a pretty big chunk of his day to discuss his amazing career, and regale us with some truly fascinating behind-the-scenes tales. I mean, this guy worked with the likes of DONALD PLEASENCE, CHRISTOPHER LEE, RODDY McDOWALL, RAY MILLAND, and BETTE FREAKIN' DAVIS!
Not bad for a kid armed only with talent, determination, and telekinetic powers.
Sun, 30 January 2022
THE SKULL RETURNS! AND THIS TIME...IT'S PISSED!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, bring back another MONSTER PARTY tradition that's a virtual tribulation of trivia. Secure your nerves in their panic room, as we present... TOPIC FREE FOR ALL: THE ANNIHILATION!!!
For those of you who have never experienced a TOPIC FREE FOR ALL, the format goes like this: 1) We stuff pieces of paper with topic ideas into a plastic skull bucket. 2) We each pull one of the pieces of paper out of the skull 3) We read out loud the topic that has be chosen. 4) We discuss and debate. 5) Drink and repeat!
These topics would be better defined as "top-ettes" Topics that may not be long enough for a full episode, but with enough meat on them for a short, fiery skull sesssion. So expect a catastrophic collection of categories, as we converse about films, TV shows, actors, monsters, animation, secret crushes, and more!
Joining us once again for more MONSTER PARTY merriment, is an immensly talented author, screenwriter, director, actor, film journalist, and long time friend of the show. And talk about a skull full of information! Please welcome back... C. COURTNEY JOYNER! (NEMO RISING, SHOTGUN, DOCTOR MORDRID, THE LURKING FEAR, PUPPET MASTER III: TOULON'S REVENGE, CLASS OF 1999)
So we called this installment, THE ANNIHILATION, mainly because we wanted it to sound sexy, but also because we're annihilating your expectations! Didn't expect that, did you?
Direct download: Monster_Party_Topic_Free_For_All_The_Annihilation_C_Courtney_Joyner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm PST
Fri, 14 January 2022
MONSTER PARTY IS ITCHIN' FOR A FIGHT! JUST NOT ONE INVOLVING US.
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again throw the hats of their favorite genre characters into the ring. Or to be more precise, room! Yep, it's the return of a time-honored playground game that this time, we've titled for no apparent reason... WHO WOULD WIN? VOL. 6: THE CONUNDRUM DOMINATION!!!
Most of you know the rules to this game but for any newcomers, here's how it goes: Two characters enter a room, one comes out. Oh, and there's some fighting inbetween. Now, we know you all played this game in your youth with your friends, but isn't it way more fun listening to group of supposedly full-grown men do it? Especially when one of them has OD'd on a box of See's Candy chocolate balls!
Helping us referee these maniacal mashups is a return guest who we consider MONSTER PARTY family! He's an extremely talented comedian, actor, writer, improviser, TV host, and filmmaker, who has dazzled us with his numerous appearances on various incarnations of THE TONIGHT SHOW. Please welcome back... MARK PITTA! (HOUSESITTER: THE NIGHT THEY SAVED SIEGRIED'S BRAIN, THE COMEDY CLUB, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, MORNINGS ON 2, DR. KATZ, PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO)
WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS QUITE A FEW MOVIE SPOILERS, SO BEFORE LISTENING, YOU MIGHT WANT TO WATCH EVERY GENRE FILM EVER MADE. C'MON! YOU CAN CAN DO IT!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Who_Would_Win_Vol_6_The_Conundrum_Domination.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am PST