100 episodes

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 a podcast called Monster Party! You have been warned.

Monster Party James Gonis, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, and Matt Weinhold

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 179 Ratings

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 a podcast called Monster Party! You have been warned.

    MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 PART 2!!!

    MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 PART 2!!!

    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!

    • 3 hr 4 min
    MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 PART 1!!!

    MONSTERPALOOZA 2022 PART 1!!!

    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.

    • 2 hr 28 min
    BOOZE!!! With BRIAN REED!

    BOOZE!!! With BRIAN REED!

    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!!!

    • 2 hr 15 min
    SOUND DESIGN!!! With JAMEY SCOTT!

    SOUND DESIGN!!! With JAMEY SCOTT!

    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!)
    EAR-DRUMROLL PLEASE..

    • 1 hr 55 min
    SINISTER SURGERIES & MEDICAL MAYHEM!!! With DR. ALBERT LIN, MD!

    SINISTER SURGERIES & MEDICAL MAYHEM!!! With DR. ALBERT LIN, MD!

    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.

    • 2 hr 8 min
    WHAT WE'RE WATCHING VOL. 2!!! With ERIC DALLAIRE!

    WHAT WE'RE WATCHING VOL. 2!!! With ERIC DALLAIRE!

    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!

    • 2 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

katfoodbreath ,

Religious

Obsessed. If you don’t devour this podcast you need god.

Ackee123 ,

Ultraman is a Superhero!

Dear Monster Party:

You lot have put my marriage in jeopardy and have me heading towards Divorce Court. Since, after discovering your podcast, I have spent all my time and money buying movies, books, toys, etc. II now spend my time ignoring my spouse and squandering all of our savings. Hearing you guys talk about all the great stuff that I love every other week for the past 8 years has put me down an obsessive path from which I won’t return.

It's well worth it.

In all seriousness, Monster Party strikes to the core of everything I love: from horror and sci fi and fantasy, books and movies and TV shows, toys and collectibles, I soak in all of their expertise knowledge. Imparting all of their passion in a fun party atmosphere it feels like I’m hanging out with the friends I always wish I had (I mean, I do have friends but not ones who share my love of these things). Your recent epoisode on "Asian Shock Cinema" made me so happy - especially when talking about Old Boy and the Park Chan-wook trilogy of revenge films.

The banter and repartee with each other make it feel like you’re part of the conversation and I often talk back to my listening device (but that may be my own mental illness). You can clearly tell these are close friends and you really get to know each one of them (not in a stalker-ish way). My wish one day is for Larry to call me a “Clown” in person.

Keep up the great work, guys! Over 200 episodes and you haven’t lost a beat. I look forward to every other Tuesday when a new episode drops into my podcast library.

rockinmule ,

Buds

Imagine if you will… sitting in a room with four of your buddies talking all things horror and sci-fi. Sounds great doesn’t it. I never really had friends growing up who were into the horror scene but here I am now at 63 years of age and I’ve found just that. Four buddies I can hang around with and listen as they discuss and sometimes argue about all of the things I grew up with . Be it movies or toys these guys cover so much in a very comfortable format. Sometimes when my wife goes to bed ( she’s also not a genre fan ) I will pop open a beer and feel like I’m hanging with my buds. And yes I know that sounds lonely and pathetic but it’s just so true. Especially in these crazy pandemic times to be able to shut all that off for an hour or two is refreshing. Thanks Matt, Larry, James and Shawn.

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