Mon, 12 December 2016
MONSTER PARTY celebrates the granddaddy of horror/fantasy/sci-fi fandom, and his remarkable legacy!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, ring in the holidays with a topic that should touch the palpitating heart of every Monsterpartier... FORRY ACKERMAN & THE MONSTER KID GENERATION!!!
In case you've been hiding under a gravestone, the late FORREST J ACKERMAN was a science fiction writer, literary agent, and editor of the first ongoing monster magazine, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND!
Known as Uncle Forry to his friends, Ackerman was one of the most active proponents of fantastic films and fiction, and practically single handedly started science fiction fandom! Forry was also known for his massive collection of genre treasures, and would often give fans a tour of the "Ackermansion."
Helping us to understand the impact that Forry left on a generation is writer/FX artist/Polynesian entertainer/studio vocalist/dark ride designer... JOE MOE! Joe took care or Forry during the last years of his life, and gives us a unique perspective on the man, as well doing the definitive Forrest J Ackerman impression!
If that were not enough, the gang is also joined by actress BARBARA LEIGH, star of such films as PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW, JUNIOR BONNER (alongside her then boyfriend Steve McQueen), and the cult classic TERMINAL ISLAND. But, Barbara may be best known by horror fans, as the first and best, live action cover model for VAMPIRELLA magazine!
And don't miss out on our special new segment: THE MONSTER PARTY GIFT GIVING GUIDE!
To paraphrase Uncle Forry, "Take this podcast home monster kids, you will love it!"
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Mon, 28 November 2016
The person has spoken, and MONSTER PARTY listened!
In our first ever episode featuring a topic suggested by a listener (Thank you, Brandon Meyer!), JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, don't fear the reaper as they examine... THE BEST & WORST HORROR & SCI-FI DEATHS!!!
Joining us for this cinematic stroll through the cemetery is comedian/writer/actress/film nerdess supreme... JODI MILLER! (AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, THE TONIGHT SHOW).
But, just when you thought this episode could rest in peace, stick around after the closing music for a bonus interview with the daughter of RICHARD TOWERS (a.k.a GAYLORD ST. JAMES, the vengeful dad from the original 1972 WES CRAVEN film, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT), actress/model/filmmaker... JOLINE TOWERS!
To paraphrase the nanny from THE OMEN: Listen to MONSTER PARTY! It's all for you!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Best_Worst_Horror__Sci-Fi_Deaths_Jodi_Miller.mp3
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Sun, 13 November 2016
MONSTER PARTY makes THANKSGIVING the new HALLOWEEN!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take this opportunity to give thanks for the excellent new IFC horror/comedy series... STAN AGAINST EVIL!!!
Joining us in this potluck of petrifying pleasures, is series creator/comedian extraordinaire/geek supreme, DANA GOULD (SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, THE SIMPSONS, WORKING), and series writer SUSAN BURKE (VAMP'D, X PLAY, SOUTHBOUND).
Dana, Susan, and the guys engage in a lively discussion of subjects, ranging from the making of the series, Evil Dead comparisons, who is "The Snakeman", the consequences of being "egregiously pregnant, what demon made Lionel Ritchie dance on the ceiling, True Blood vs.The Vampire Diaries, what Arthur C. Clarke was doing in Sri Lanka, a Judy Garland sidebar, and yet, still, even still, more!
And after the closing music, keep listening for a fiery Thanksgiving debate about whether to keep a turkey mint-in-package, how to ruin tater tots, to cranberry or not to cranberry, and more holiday hijinks!
Keep America Strong! Watch STAN AGAINST EVIL on IFC!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Monster_Party_Against_Stan_Against_Evil_Dana_Gould_Susan_Burke.mp3
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Sat, 29 October 2016
Give MONSTER PARTY some sugar, baby!
To celebrate HALLOWEEN in the most awesome manner possible, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, decided to dedicate this year's All Hallow's Eve to one of the most beloved, and enduring horror franchises of all time...EVIL DEAD!!!
And somehow, the horror gods looked up upon us and smiled. For our guests, we managed to snag the stars of the hit STARZ TV series, ASH VS EVIL DEAD...DANA DeLORENZO and RAY SANTIAGO!
With Kelly and Pablo in the house, they really put the "party" in MONSTER PARTY! Get ready for behind the scenes tales, straight from the mouths of these Deadite battling warriors, not to mention Dana vs Mint In Box Barbies, Ray vs His Hair, book titles stranger than the Necronomicon, and how pumpkin ale saved Halloween!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Evil_Dead_Halloween_Extravaganza_Dana_DeLorenzo_Ray_Santiago.mp3
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Sun, 16 October 2016
MONSTER PARTY says: When there's no more room in Hell...is a great way to start a horror movie tagline!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, use this very special podcast to celebrate perhaps one of the most important sales tools when it comes to marketing scary films... HORROR TAGLINES!!!
You know, those pulse pounding powerhouses of petrifying poetry, that grab our attention, and spark our imagination. Whether their great, bad, misleading, or confusing, a tagline is like a carnival barker, tempting us to experience the dark delights a horror film has to offer.
And, speaking of dark delights, there is no one more delightful to discuss this topic than comedian and host of podcast, THE 40 YEAR OLD BOY... MIKE SCHMIDT!
Mike, and the MONSTER PARTY gang, challenged each other to a two hour plus game of "Pin The Tagline On The Movie", and if you guessed the winner was "demon booze"... you're right!
But, don't let that stop you listeners from playing along! When it comes to HORROR TAGLINES, everybody wins!
Tue, 4 October 2016
MONSTER PARTY GETS DOWN AND DIRTY WITH EXPLOITATION FILMS!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, embrace the salacious sanctity of celluloid sleaze, with a topic that could only be called... THAT'S EXPLOITATION!!!
Guiding us through this red light district of cult cinema, is a filmmaker that is no stranger to the genre. The director of such classics as DR. ALIEN, CREEPOZOIDS, PUPPET MASTER III, and SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA, it's DAVID DeCOTEAU!
But just when you thought you were content with one fantastic guest, we offer up another one at no extra cost! Rounding out the MONSTER PARTY, is film journalist/historian, and podcast raconteur...DAVID DEL VALLE!
MONSTER PARTY SAYS: Take your family to see an exploitation film. They'll be glad you did! Well...if they're our families.
Direct download: Monster_Party_Thats_Exploitation_David_DeCoteau.mp3
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Mon, 19 September 2016
MONSTER PARTY says: If it ain't broke, use it until it is!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, go where everyone has gone before, as they take on the tried and true tropes of terror and technology...the WORST HORROR & SCI-FI CLICHES!!!
Helping us discern which of these cliches are terrible, and which ones we may actually kind of like, is comedian/television host... MARK PITTA! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON AND LENO, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO, THE COMEDY CLUB)
Join us for this rib-tickling and ribald round robin, where we answer such questions as: "Why does the girl always trip and fall?, "Why doesn't the car start?", "What's the difference between a 'trope' and a 'toupee'?" and, "Is STRANGER THINGS unoriginal and overrated, or just unoriginal?"
Direct download: Monster_Party_Worst_Horror__Sci-Fi_Cliches_Mark_Pitta.mp3
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Sat, 3 September 2016
MONSTER PARTY takes the party to the people!
Join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, for a monstrously marvelous milestone! It's a podcast that is a mix of in-studio commentary, and highlights of our first ever LIVE event, recorded at highbrow horror hangout, CREATURE FEATURES, as part of their GODZILLA: ALL ART ATTACK 2 gallery show.
Usually, a typical MONSTER PARTY episode would feature a celebrity guest, but this time, we made that guest YOU! Listen in, as audience members share their favorite (and occasionally flawed) Godzilla memories with a packed crowd. We did our best to re-create the standard MONSTER PARTY vibe, by offering an open bar, snacks, swag, raffles, and our usual trademark brand of adolescent squabbling.
Thank you TAYLOR WHITE, ERIC OCTOBER, MATTHEW ABRAMS, MICHELLE OLIVIER, and KEVIN SMITH, for making this experiment in merriment, a resounding success!
Now, maybe the London Palladium will return our calls.
Mon, 22 August 2016
MONSTER PARTY has seen it all! And, seen it again...and again...and again!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take aim at those coat tail riding, idea stealing, B list actor employing films that we love to hate, and hate to love... RIPOFFS & WANNABES!
When choosing a guest for this opinion fueled free for all, the MONSTER PARTY gang knew there was only one man for the job. You know him for his offbeat wit, impeccable timing, and matinee idol voice...it's comedian/actor... RON LYNCH! (BOB'S BURGERS, ADVENTURE TIME, HOME MOVIES).
We all love movies that burst at the screen with inspiration, but there's a warm place in our cold hearts for the ripoff and the wannabe. What they lack in originality, they often make up for in humor, charm, or utter ridiculousness! And let's not forget, although imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, it's also a good way to make a quick buck!
P.S. There's also a quite spirited discussion about spandex! It could be put off no longer.
Mon, 8 August 2016
Although Comic Con 2016 is over, why not relive it by sitting in on the most swingin' event since the furry orgy in the Convention Center parking lot... MONSTER PARTY!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again return to where "the world's greatest podcast featuring four cocktail swigging nerds wearing match T shirts," was spawned... THE SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON!!! As we do every year, this special Comic Con edition of MONSTER PARTY, features the topic that is no topic... ANYTHING GOES!
Joining the cacophony of inappropriate jokes, drunken insults, and ridiculously passionate toy buying stories, are a veritable Dean Martin Show closet-full of surprise guests, that include some old favorites and new faces! Or voices. Whatever.
Anyway, you know the drill, and to tell you more, would be a crime. Not a crime as horrendous as the one that serves as the premise for the HBO hit series, The Night Of. But hey HBO, it's not a contest!
Mon, 25 July 2016
MONSTER PARTY makes worlds collide!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, turn to their private stash of self-written fan/slash fiction, to come up with the nerdiest of nerd topics... CROSSOVERS WE'D LIKE TO SEE!
Yeah, you know this game! What if blah blah blah met such n' such? No, we're not giving away any of our brilliant ideas in this simple episode description. You're just going to have to listen!
Helping the gang in their attempt to create a genre universe gone haywire, is the absurdly talented actor and writer...STEVE BANNOS! You know him from FREAKS & GEEKS, BRIDESMAIDS, LOVE, GHOSTBUSTERS, and so many more roles, he's broken IMDB! But let's face it, IMDB had it coming.
There ain't no crossover, like a MONSTER PARTY crossover! Yes, that was a challenge.
Direct download: Monster_Party_Crossovers_Wed_Like_To_See_Steve_Bannos.mp3
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Sun, 10 July 2016
MONSTER PARTY is back, and in this episode, there will be blood!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, all made a list, checked it twice, and decreed which horror, science fiction, and fantasy films are the most... OVERRATED & UNDERRATED!!!
If you thought a topic like this might lead to arguing, character assassination, and numerous trips to the bar, you would be correct!
Dropping herself into this monstrous melee is return guest, comedian and famed William Windom impersonator... SUE MURPHY!
Remember Sue? She's the one who got James to admit he never watched an episode of Star Trek! Good times! Sue brought in her own list and attempted to engage in a calm and reasonable discourse on the merits of each film. We'd like to say that is what happened but of course, that would be a lie.
If there's one episode that's liable to piss off everyone, this is it! Let the MONSTER PARTY hate mail commence!
Mon, 27 June 2016
MONSTER PARTY has exhumed a petrifyingly pugnacious podcast, from it's abominable archive!
Take a trip back in time to the early days of MONSTER PARTY, where four middle-aged, snot-nosed upstarts named, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, took the horror podcast world by storm! It was a time of no guests; just piss, vinegar, and an endless stream of girl drinks. In this newly found MONSTER PARTY classic, recorded at a MONSTERPALOOZA convention a couple years back, the boys take on the subject of horror and sci-fi films with... INCREDIBLY STRANGE TITLES!!!
And when you get a film with an incredibly strange title, there are bound to be questions. Why shouldn't children play with dead things? What actually is a matter with Helen? And if you're having sex with Sister Hyde, what happens if she suddenly turns back to Doctor Jekyll?
All these questions and more, will be answered in this pulse pulverizing edition of MONSTER PARTY!
Mon, 13 June 2016
This time, MONSTER PARTY puts horror on a petrifying pedestal!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, make it ladies night, with this fearfully feminine fright fest featuring film's ferocious fear-fatales... FIENDISH FEMALES!
For a topic like this, we spared no takeout Chinese food, nor mid priced vodka to lure our special guest to CASTLE MONSTER PARTY! We welcome back friend of the show, stellar comedian and brilliant host of THE DORK FOREST, and Nerdist's, THE JACKIE AND LAURIE SHOW podcasts... JACKIE KASHIAN! Allow yourself an alluring abundance of killer queens, spiders with attitude, Borg royalty, snake cougars, biblical hellcats, real-life monsters, vampire siblings, a meat lady, and so much more. It is so much fun, it's almost embarrassing!
MONSTER PARTY likes its women like it likes its coffee... strong, with cashew milk, Stevia, and a drop of PURE EVIL!
Fri, 27 May 2016
MONSTER PARTY, FANGORIA, and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, join forces in a battle with DEMON BOOZE!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, give you this informative and particularly lubricated episode, where they discuss those ground breakers of the genres... HORROR & SCI-FI GAME CHANGERS!!!
And to take part in the festivities, the gang welcomes executive editor of their other favorite horror magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, DAVID WEINER! Talk about a game changer, it's a FANGORIA/FAMOUS MONSTERS CROSSOVER! Expect a spirited conversation covering everything from sound, color, make-up, stop-motion animation, CGI, and gore; to an impassioned debate over Uncle Gilbert from The Munsters!
MONSTER PARTY changes the game! But this time, it might be a drinking game.
Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror__Sci-Fi_Game_Changers_David_Weiner.mp3
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Mon, 16 May 2016
MONSTER PARTY gets star struck where it counts!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have stars in their eyes! Get up close, but hopefully not too personal, with some of your favorite showbiz greats as the MONSTER PARTY gang share they're shocking tales of...CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS!!!
And, who better to escort us down the red carpet of fame than a celebrity himself! Yes, you loved him as Scuz, from the horror/comedy classic, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, it's BRIAN PECK!
Aside from starring in this genre staple that MUST be watched as often as possible, Brian has also managed to rub elbows with some amazing celebs including, Roddy McDowall, Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra, John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon, Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Shag; and has managed to "acquire" celebrated props from Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, and Planet of the Apes! Yeah, we kind of jealously hate him, but we can't help loving him at the same time!
Be forewarned, this is an episode of mammoth proportions! Draw yourself a bath, pour yourself a Maker's Mark, and encounter a world of star-studded awesomeness that only an inebriated nerd can truly appreciate!
Tue, 3 May 2016
MONSTER PARTY gets the star treatment from one of our all-time favorites!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, are graced by an actress that has worked with likes of such directors as Claude Chabrol, John Huston, Robert Clouse, and J. Lee Thompson... LISA LANGLOIS!!!
Lisa has starred in such MONSTER PARTY favorites as Happy Birthday To Me, Deadly Eyes, Class of 1984, The Nest, and an avalanche of other great films! Our lovely and charming guest, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the often challenging career of a film actress, especially in the horror/sci-fi genre. Learn what happens when you work with Hollywood royalty, a legend of the French new wave, dogs wearing rat costumes, and Roddy McDowall behind the wheel of a car. And don't get her started on nudity...but we did!
Don't miss our fascinating episode with this talented and uncompromising actress, who really knows how to hang!
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
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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!
Sun, 29 November 2015
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.
Mon, 16 November 2015
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!
Mon, 2 November 2015
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!
Mon, 19 October 2015
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Halloween_Hysteria_Roebuck_Sam_Enders.mp3
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Sun, 4 October 2015
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!
Sat, 19 September 2015
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!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Dinosaurs_Frank_Dietz_Frank_Woodward.mp3
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Sun, 6 September 2015
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.
Direct download: Monster_Party_Best__Worst_Sci-Fi_Villains_Fred_Belford.mp3
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Mon, 24 August 2015
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!
Mon, 10 August 2015
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
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Mon, 27 July 2015
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!
Thu, 9 July 2015
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!
Wed, 24 June 2015
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!!!!"
Mon, 15 June 2015
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?
Mon, 1 June 2015
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!
Tue, 19 May 2015
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?
Mon, 4 May 2015
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?!!!
Mon, 20 April 2015
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
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Wed, 1 April 2015
There ain't no party like a MONSTER PARTY...and if there was, it would be destroyed!
This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD take on a subject that is close to their undead hearts... MONSTER COLLECTING!
And the only guest that would be appropriate for this episode would be their monster collecting enabler, owner and propreitor of Burbank and the WORLD'S foremost monster store/gallery/fan church Creature Features...TAYLOR WHITE!
Get stoked for some seriously anal retentive discourse concerning the gang's geeky collector wish list, the endless in package vs. out of package debate, whether it's possible to save air from 1970's, and more!
If you love Micronauts, Star Wars toys, Sideshow Toys, Distinctive Dummies, tin robots, and all things creepy, cool, and collectible, this one is for you!
Sun, 22 March 2015
Watch the skies! Look out for giant pea pods! The MONSTER PARTY assimilation continues and YOU'RE NEXT!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, invade the world wide web with this latest podcast, all about... EVIL ALIENS!
And if that wasn't boss enough, joining them on this campaign of intenet conquest is PLAYBOY'S MISS MAY 2014 and admitted Martian spy, the galactically gorgeous... DANI MATHERS!
Of course with a topic like EVIL ALIENS comes a Star Destroyer full of questions! Are the Alien Xenomorphs actually evil? Are the Borg really just buddhists? Why does Dani Mathers know so much about "The Greys"? And just as the talk heats up over Twilight Zone, War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Predator, They Live, Independence Day, The Thing, and It:The Terror From Beyond Space... someone brings up Prometheus and the fists start swingin' again! What else is new?
Sun, 8 March 2015
Put on your finest formal fright frock! You've been cordially invited to Horrorwood's swankiest affair... MONSTER PARTY!
Using sense memory, the Meisner technique, and a dash of necromancy, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, explore the eerie art of... MONSTER ACTING!
And who better to give us a beast's eye view of this creepy craft than Monster Party's answer to Lawrence Olivier, star of HOCUS POCUS, BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, HELLBOY, PAN'S LABYRINTH, FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, and FALLING SKIES... DOUG JONES!
Marvel as Doug reveals the process of creating a creature, his uncanny ability to channel Guillermo Del Toro, his special relationship with goldfish, and why Barry Manilow is down with Abe Sapien! We've also got Godzilla talk, Planet of the Apes talk, Mummy talk, the usual trash talk, and more!
Fri, 20 February 2015
There is nothing wrong with your internet device! Do not attempt to refresh your browser! Listen as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD experience the awful bickering that reaches from the inner drinks cabinet to... MONSTER PARTY!
This time, the guys are talkin' SCI-FI TV!!! and are joined by some big time science fiction royalty! Yes, it's actor/ comedian/producer/artist and star of THE X FILES and THE LONE GUNMEN... DEAN HAGLUND!
Submitted for your approval is a some breathtakingly bizarre and boozy banter concerning tip toeing on the Seaview, the perfect Dr. Smith impression, The X Files Noromos vs. Shippers fued, the inspirational words of Talkie Tina, and more! Who is Doctor Who?! What is The Starlost?!! And why that effing STUPID Star Trek:Enterprise theme song?!
Trust no one... except MONSTER PARTY!
Sun, 8 February 2015
There's a strange noise coming from your internet devices! It's another madcap episode of MONSTER PARTY!
This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD welcome two members of the DR GOD comedy troupe, NEIL GARGUILO and BRIAN JAMES O'CONNELL to get serious about... HORROR COMEDY!
Aside from bringing us some fangtastic news about their own horror comedy feature film, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (The hit of SLAMDANCE, soon to be released nation wide!), the guys join the party to discuss The Evil Dead films, Frankenhooker, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, the directorial style of Corbin Bersen, and more! Also expect more Human Centipede bickering, the usual fast zombies vs. slow zombies debate, and a look at the dark, existential angst of Shaggy from Scooby Doo!
Direct download: Monster_Party_Horror_Comedy_Neil_Garguilo_Brian_James_OConnell.mp3
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Sun, 25 January 2015
Space, the final frontier? Ha! Not unless it’s the space between four sci-fi/horror geeks and their guest on this episode of MONSTER PARTY!
Break out the Tranya, the Bloodwine, and the Romulan ale! It’s the MONSTER PARTY you’ve been waiting for! JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, boldly go where frankly a LOT of people have gone before …the subject of STAR TREK!!!
Accompanying them on their roughly hour and a half mission is Emmy Award winning comedian/writer/producer (The Ellen Degeneres Show, Wanda At Large , Chelsea Lately) SUE MURPHY!
In this often contentious podcast, Sue and the lads discuss how to piss off Klingons at a convention, whether/how much “Voyager” sucks, female empowerment in “Spock’s Brain, the real surprise ending of “First Contact”, the truth behind the "Fek'lhr" bit, and what possibly may be the best William Windom impression ever!
So make it so!
Mon, 12 January 2015
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No...it's just some chem trails. But if you look down at your personal internet machine, you'll see the new episode of MONSTER PARTY!
In this supersized podcast, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, shed their costumes and meet up at "The Hall of Cocktails" for a cataclysmic verbal battle over the subject of... SUPERHEROES!!!
But what would a supergeek mash-up be without a special appearance by critically acclaimed comic book artist/writer/antihero...DARICK ROBERTSON!!! (WOLVERINE, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE BOYS, HAPPY)
Brace yourselves for an opinion shattering conflict that includes such pulse pounding adventures as Batman taking on roadside fruit & vegatable stands, Superman turning a blind eye to pimps, The Hulk on acid, and a walk through the darkly satiric world of Darick Roberstson & Garth Ennis' groundbreaking series, THE BOYS! Not to be confused with the slash fiction version of the same name.
Mon, 29 December 2014
What better way to scare away the horror that was 2014, and lure in the hopefully less horrible 2015, than with a MONSTER PARTY?!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, wish you all the best in the coming new year. But as we all know, that's a long shot! So to better prepare you for a crappier tomorrow, Monster Party welcomes acclaimed comedian/actor/force of nature, RICK OVERTON, to discuss this episode's topic...DYSTOPION FUTURES! You know, like the one we're living in now!
Future imperfect has never been so perfect for a lively sci-fi debate that includes Robocop's marriage problems, cloak fashion in The Omega Man, some Logan's Run "Love Shop" acapella, and a Bladerunner/Air Force One/Stand And Deliver mash-up that's the bee's knees! Wait, are bees extinct yet?
Happy Dystopian New Year Monster Partiers!
Tue, 9 December 2014
MONSTER PARTY is back with a vengeance! Specifically, a vengeance against that movie you think is great but we don't.
In an enlightening, informative, and inevitably abusive holiday episode called... I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LIKED THAT!, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, make it clear, they really can't believe you liked that.
But what would a Monster Party podcast about hating things other people like without some lambs to the slaughter. Introducing fresh lambs, power nerd couple NADIA & BEN ROBERTSON, two intelligent, thoughtful, funny people who have the gall to defend the movie PROMETHEUS...and actually do a pretty admirable job. Seriously!
Of course the Robertson's eloquence and charm could not stop the usual verbal piling on....or the physical piling on.
You get that many angry drunks in a room, s**t happens!
Direct download: Monster_Party_-_I_Cant_Believe_You_Liked_That_-_Robertsons.mp3
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Tue, 2 December 2014
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will cheer themselves up with another episode of MONSTER PARTY!
Tempted by the smell of fresh brains and martinis, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, climb out of their graves to take on the undead cultural phenomenom that is ZOMBIES! "But Monster Partiers" you may ask, "can you possibly make this dis-corpse a bit sexier?" To which we answer, "Done!"
MONSTER PARTY is proud to welcome MEGHAN CHADEAYNE and RICKY BIRD, the star and director of the hit short film, NAKED ZOMBIE GIRL! Now if you don't want to see a film with a title like that, something has died in you, and unlike a zombie, it's not coming back. In this episode, the gal and ghouls duke it out over topics like slow zombies vs. fast zombies, zombies vs. farmhouses, why bad things tend to happen when Brad Pitt shows up, and how fighting zombies in the nude can be empowering.
Like we have to tell you that!
Tue, 18 November 2014
Yes MONSTER PARTY fans, it's true!
With help from the ghost of H.P. LOVECRAFT; the tentacled god CTHULHU; and a forbidden incantation from the pages of the NECRONOMICON; our humble podcast has been graced by legendary film director and all around great guy... STUART GORDON!!!
Mr. Gordon has made such game changing horror films as Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dolls, Dagon and a host of others that any true fan of the genre should know!
Join JMAES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, as they try to keep it together while talking to one of their horror film heroes.
Get ready for a personal journey through Stuart's fascinating career and lots of behind the scenes stories, including shopping for fetish wear with the lovely BARBARA CRAMPTON, and what wasn't included in the theatrical release of "From Beyond". You can also get the latest info about where and when you can see Re-Animator: The Musical! Yes, it's a freakin' MUSICAL and it's fantasic! So listen!
Yog-Sothoth commands you!
Mon, 3 November 2014
Wipe away those post-Halloween blues with another electrifying episode of MONSTER PARTY!
Accompany JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, as they take a steamy excursion into SEX, HORROR, and the amazing world of JEWEL SHEPARD!
The eternally gorgeous Ms. Shepard has starred in such MONSTER PARTY favorites as “Hollywood Hot Tubs” and the horror/comedy classic “The Return of the Living Dead”, and brings her provocative, stream of consciousness style to this risqué soiree. Along with sexy horror talk, hear Jewel’s tales of bowling with Phil Spector, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ garage, and why some breasts require a coaster!
We know…we had you at “coaster”.
Mon, 20 October 2014
MONSTER PARTY has scheduled you a FRIGHT PHYSICAL!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE and MATT WEINHOLD, have laced up their labcoats and started tampering with the laws of man and God! The topic is... MAD DOCTORS!!! Those twisted scientists whose theories are always the cause of laughter at the academy. But to be fair, the gang at the academy are easy laughers.
Aiding in this abominable audio experiment is writer/director (MONSTER MAKERS, SANTA JR.) and fellow podcaster (SUCCOTASH:THE COMEDY PODCAST PODCAST) MARC HERSHON, a man still wanted for questioning by his hometown's burgermeister.
Listen in as they dissect the questionable parenting skills of Victor Frankenstein, the attempts of Marlon Brando to save/destroy "The Island of Doctor Moreau", the sweet, sweet sounds of RE-ANIMATOR: THE MUSICAL (Seriously!), and why "The Human Centipede" may not be for everyone. And by everyone, that means Larry.
Mon, 6 October 2014
Get ready to slam back a triple shot of sexy, followed by a super scary chaser! It's the return of MONSTER PARTY!
The hotness of this podcast finally reaches its boiling point as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, are graced by the delightful and dazzling presence of Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year... RAQUEL POMPLUN! That's right... THE PLAYMATE OF THE FRICKIN' YEAR!
MONSTER PARTY has a horror hootenanny coming your way because this time, the subject is... BACKWOODS PSYCHOS! And who better to help us face these murderous mountain menaces than our second guest, writer/director/producer of the upcoming horror spectacular, MUCK (FYI: Raquel has already been cast for the sequel), STEVE WOLSH! Prepare yourself for chainsaw massacres, hills that have eyes, Ned Beatty's famous animal impressions, and the reason why most Monster Partiers tend to avoid camping.
Listen, for Muck's sake!
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Mon, 22 September 2014
MONSTER PARTY once again wreaks havoc on the ears of the living with this new episode, saluting those sherpas of shock, the heroes of horrific hyjinks... HORROR HOSTS!!!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome the multi-talented JOHN MATTA, to praise such praiseworthy late night iconoclasts as Vampira, Chilly Billy, Zacherley, Bob Wilkins, John Stanley, Elvira, Count Floyd, Peter Vincent (Friiight Niiiight!) Ghoulardi, The Ghoul, Svengoolie, and even Dana Ghould! Well, that's the way he should spell it.
Of course they talk about a host of other hosts, but may have have missed your favorite. Why not give this show a listen and then get mad at them? Anger is power! Ask Larry and Matt!
Fri, 5 September 2014
For this somewhat personal, and rather intoxicated episode of MONSTER PARTY, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, reveal their horror/sci-fi fan "origin stories"!
Find out what turned four apparently normal kids into the raving, die-hard nerds they are today. Shriek in terror at stories of creative sibling abuse! Listen in shock to tales of sex, drugs, rock n' roll, and the horror of living in a world without ebay! And can your heart handle James describing the day Woody Allen challenged Godzilla?!
It probably can.
Mon, 25 August 2014
Yes, there is something wrong with your television set. It's scaring the HELL out of you!
In this episode of MONSTER PARTY, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, raise a glass to... HORROR TV!!!
But what would this Monster Party be without our special guest (and designated driver), voice actor royalty and everything cool expert... WALLY WINGERT!
Wally's worked on almost every cartoon/video game you can think of, and for years was the voice of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"! This time, he's using all his vocal skills to get a word in edgewise as we celebrate such TV frights as The Night Gallery, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Dark Shadows, The Walking Dead, and a bunch of 1970's TV movies you're about to be very happy we're turning you on to.
Oh, and there's some arguing.
Mon, 11 August 2014
Get your stinkin’ ears listening, you damn dirty humans!
This jam packed new episode of MONSTER PARTY is all about... PLANET OF THE APES!
Talking humans JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome back our comedy Lawgiver and “Apes” expert supreme... DANA GOULD (STAN AGAINST EVIL, THE SIMPSONS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, MOB CITY), and knock back a few rounds of “grape juice plus”!
Get ready for behind the scenes mayhem, Dana’s audience with CHARLTON HESTON, how the ending of “Beneath” f**ked us all up, and why James would have ruined “Dawn”!
IT’S A MADHOUSE… in the sense that we record this in a house and people often get angry.
Mon, 28 July 2014
For this special 2014 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON podcast, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, throw the rules out the window and let demon booze decide where the conversation goes! It's... ANYTHING GOES!!!
We don't want to give away too much but let's just say that the film, FREE ENTERPRISE, is revealed to be a malevolent force, capable of destroying friendships. And don't get us started on THE BIG BANG THEORY. Oops, too late!
Sat, 12 July 2014
Get ready for one of strangest MONSTER PARTY podcasts ever!
The topic is TIME TRAVEL and JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome super comedian and THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN staple, JAKE JOHANNSEN, to explore the complexities of the time/space/booze continuum. Sadly, LARRY STROTHE could not join us (due to some good natured tampering with his time line that temporarily erased him from existence), but filling in is Matt’s lovely, intelligent and opinionated wife, CAROLYN WEINHOLD.
After imbibing copious amounts of an experimental vodka, the conversation covers the greatest time travel films, whether Jake is actually female and from the future, and what exactly is a “taint”?
Mon, 30 June 2014
MONSTER PARTY just got sexier, if that’s even possible!
This time out, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, are graced by the loveliness of scream queen MAX WASA as they discuss…wait for it… SCREAM QUEENS!
It’s a celebration of those tantalizing heroes and victims who are the staples of cinematic horror! Oh, and it’s also a drinking game, created from our inability to be inebriated say, “scream queen”. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
In this episode, we also welcome vampire/zombie rapper WAYZAY to the party. Let’s do this!
Mon, 16 June 2014
Take a dark ride with gang of MONSTER PARTY …literally!
In this new episode, JAMES GONIS, LARRY STROTHE, MATT WEINHOLD, SHAWN SHERIDAN (absent, but there in spirit), and special guest, actor/comedy writer/longtime chum, KEN DALY (NERD POKER, THE KARATE KID, STAN AGAINST EVIL, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM), revel in the amusement park magic of... DARK RIDES!
We’re talkin’ haunted horror houses (Ken’s quite the expert on that one), Japan’s take on the sci-fi of Jules Verne, and that crazy Norwegian ride at Epcot that’s half travelogue/half scenes from the movie TROLLHUNTER!
It’s a doom buggy ride for your ear-holes!
Mon, 2 June 2014
Our parents are out of town, so we're having another MONSTER PARTY!
Join the comic, earth-shattering action as JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, sing the praises of one of our favorite screen monsters... GODZILLA!
But what would a great party be without a great guest? That's why we have have writer (Another 48 Hours, Darkness Falls, and loads of other truly great stuff), director, artist, and Godzilla expert... JOHN FASANO!
Listen in as we discuss the advantages of having a time share on Monster Island, why everyone in the new Godzilla film will soon be dead, and why bullies have Godzilla to blame for their ass kickings!
Sun, 18 May 2014
Just give us your car keys now, because this MONSTER PARTY is gonna wreck you!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, drink a magical elixir called vodka, as special guest comedian and visiting necromancer, JACKIE KASHIAN (CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, THE DORK FOREST PODCAST) schools us in the often annoying subject of... FANTASY!
Get ready to learn why you're wrong about THE LORD OF THE RINGS, even wronger about WILLOW, and probably permanantly damaged by the horrors of KRULL. And how does WORKING GIRL fit in to all this? Because we say so, damn it!
Mon, 5 May 2014
The MONSTER PARTY rages on!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, are joined by monster of comedy DANA GOULD (STAN AGAINST EVIL, THE SIMPSONS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, MOB CITY) as they breathe new life into those undead staples of horror...VAMPIRES!
Some of the questions pondered are, "Why didn't Blacula protest his name?", "Why is a bloodsucking Muppet allowed near children?", and "Why does Tim Burton have to ruin everything we love?"
Sun, 20 April 2014
In this spookily informative podcast, Monster Partiers JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome comedy actor extraordinaire... DAVE HIGGINS (Higgins Boys and Gruber, Ellen, Malcolm In The Middle, American Horror Story) to a lively discussion about... GHOSTS!!!
This leads to some very kind words about THE SHINING, some not so kind words about POLTERGEIST, some unusual comments about CASPER, and then back to kind words about Dave's new show, INTERNATIONAL GHOST INVESTIGATORS: HOLLYWOOD DIVISION, now airing on Direct TV's Audience.
And the circle of anti-life is complete. Oh, the horror!
Tue, 8 April 2014
MONSTER PARTY is back...AND NOW WITH GUESTS!
In this new and improved episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, unearth the classic monster/horror films of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS with our guest monster movie expert, The Pitbull of Comedy... BOBBY SLAYTON!
You'll need to pour yourself two fingers of fright as we talk about the best of... UNIVERSAL MONSTERS!!!
Like FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER, DRACULA, THE WOLFMAN, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE INVISIBLE MAN, and begrudgingly, THE MUMMY... you know, I guess because we had to.
The new MONSTER PARTY is ALIVE! It's ALIVE!
Sun, 19 January 2014
Time for more monstrous MONSTER PARTY madness!
This time JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a stab at those movies that are so horrible, they somehow manage to be good. A move that is TERRIBLE, BUT WE LOVE IT!!!
Prepare your fragile psyches for GIANT TEENAGERS, DISEMBODIED HEADS, DEAN & JERRY impersonators, an OCTOMAN, an Italian STAR WARS ripoff, and four inebriated nerds talking over each other.
In one word: SEXY!
Tue, 24 December 2013
MONSTER PARTY is back and slithering down your chimney!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD,
ring in the season with some high octane holiday horror chat!
Deck your ear halls with some salty banter about ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN, a MEXICAN
SANTA CLAUS battling SATAN, and a TINY TIM you do NOT want to mess with!
This episode is your lump of coal antidote, not to mention the perfect re-gift!
Sun, 24 November 2013
Perfectly timed for Thanksgiving, the new, literally hair raising episode of MONSTER PARTY is up and ready to engorge your ear drums!
This time, the subject matter is WEREWOLVES and what better way of celebrate the holiday than to be happy that you haven't been afflicted by a gypsy curse that turns you into a bloodthirsty beast. Around here, we call that lycanthanks!
Join JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, as they jabber on about The Wolfman, American Werewolf In London, Paul Naschy, The Howling, and other super important werewolf stuff!
Sun, 10 November 2013
In this argument provoking episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, examine the majesty, the menace and the malarkey surrounding ROBOTS!
Prepare your minds for some white hot banter about Robby the Robot, Bubo, The Black Hole, Lost In Space, Mecha-Godzilla, Daleks, Pacific Rim, robot toys, other robots, some more robots, and that robot from that thing.
Fri, 25 October 2013
In this special HALLOWEEN episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, discuss the scariest moments in horror film history, and their apparent love for girl drinks.
Be ready to take notes and go find these terrifying treasures as soon as you can...if you dare! C'mon, dare!
Tue, 15 October 2013
In this blood curdling episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, hoist a few at the "SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA" convention in scary Burbank, California.
They discuss convention guests like the star of the original 1954 GODZILLA (Gojira) film Akira Takarada, argue about whether or not Bela Lugosi Jr. should be asked to leave, and generally get on each other's nerves.
And if that weren't enough, the gang welcomes special guest, BIRDEMIC 2 producer JEFF GROSS! Jeff answers the question, "Is it better than Birdemic 2 better than Birdemic 1? And should it be?"
Fri, 4 October 2013
What happens when four Comic Con hardened sci-fi/horror fans sit around some microphones, slam down cocktails, and argue about all things monstrous? It's the new podcast...MONSTER PARTY!
In this episode, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take an uncompromising look at the WORST MONSTERS in the history of horror and science fiction. The gang dish the dirt about killer sleeping bags, gas guzzling spiders, murderous tree stumps, and a creature that may have caused Godzilla to get a DNA test. Expect some surprises and a lot of use of the word "Lepus". And seriously...what's up with Japan and gorillas?!
Also check out our MONSTER PARTY You Tube show (search monsterpartytv) if for Halloween, you want some eye candy!