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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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!!!