Rock Songs in Horror Movies with Mike Carlon – Monster Men Ep: 169

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Are you ready to rock? This week we welcome our buddy Mike Carlon on the show to reminisce about some of our favorite songs featured in horror movies. It’s a fun and nostalgic ride down the Highway to Hell. Mike is an author, podcaster and stand-up comic. He also knows a lot about 80s hair metal. Don’t mess with him when it comes to Dokken. He also has a funny story about the time he saw the Warrens.

So bust your hair spray out and get ready to bang your head, it’s time to rock out.

Some of Mike’s books include: All the F*cks I Cannot Give, The Ruin of Souls, Return to Casa Grande and Uncorking a Murder. You can find Mike’s books and podcast, Uncorking a Story, at https://uncorkingastory.com​ and he’s on Twitter at https://twitter.com/uncorkingastory

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Self-Publishing from a Pro with Armand Rosamilia – Monster Men Ep: 168

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Talk about prolific! Author Armand Rosamilia has written more books than most people have owned underwear! Having navigated a successful career of traditional and self-publishing, we pin the man himself down to give us some tips on how to succeed as a self-published author.

Before we dig into that, we discuss obscure Marvel titles that would make great movies and then talk about his latest book, a collection of his short stories titled Make Pretend: The Complete Short Fiction of Armand Rosamilia.

The man is a master of many genres and we can all learn a little from him. You can buy his short story collection at https://www.amazon.com/Make-Pretend-C…

IT FOLLOWS Horror Debate with JG Faherty – Monster Men Ep: 164

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IT FOLLOWS. It’s just one of those movies, either you love it, or you hate it. Some considered a modern horror masterpiece and others want their 1h and 40 minutes back. On this episode of Monster Men we welcome author JG Faherty for a good, old fashioned throw-down on this polarizing film. JG is not shy and he knows his stuff, so this is sure to be a great debate.

You can fiind JG Faherty at https://www.jgfaherty.com
Twitter: @jgfaherty

JG Faherty is a Multiple Bram Stoker Award and Thriller Award Nominated Author of THE CURE, CARNIVAL OF FEAR, CASTLE BY THE SEA, WINTERWOOD, LEGACY, GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY, THE BURNING TIME, THE COLD SPOT, CEMETERY CLUB, SINS OF THE FATHER, HELLRIDER, HOUSES OF THE UNHOLY, THE CURE and THE BURNING TIME.

UFO Investigation with Ryan Sprague – Monster Men Ep: 162

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… a tic tac! This is the episode Hunter has been waiting for since the Monster Men crawled out of the muck and into the interwebs. Join us as we talk UFOs (or as some call them now, UAPs) with one of the world’s leading Ufologists, Ryan Sprague, the author of Somewhere in the Skies and host of the podcast of the very same name. We’re talking about government disclosure, real life encounters, horror at a drive-in, terrifying abductions and more. Trust us. After this one, you’ll all keep your eyes on the skies!

Find Ryan Sprague at:
Web: https://somewhereintheskies.com
Twitter: @RyanSprague51

How to Write Horror with Tim Waggoner – Monster Men Ep: 158

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So, you wanna be a horror writer? Perfect timing. Prolific, award winning author Tim Waggoner has penned the essential guide to writing horror. Tim sits down with the Monster Men to discuss his latest book, WRITING IN THE DARK. When a Bram Stoker award winner and acclaimed creative writing professor gives you all the tools you need, you listen and get ready to fill your toolbox!

Tim’s also written many movie and television tie-in novels and we dig deeper into that unique world. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, and Writer’s Workshop of Horror. Oh, and we naturally talk about horror movies and what makes us all children of the night. You can check out his books from Flame Tree Press (THE FOREVER HOUSE and THEY KILL), his tie-in novels and explorations into horror and fantasy over at that little start-up company, Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @timwaggoner and Instagram at @tim.waggoner.scribe

Werewolves with Michelle Garza – Monster Men Ep: 157

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Beware the moon! This week we welcome Michelle Garza to the podcast. Michelle alongside her twin sister, Melissa Lason, are better known as The Sisters of Slaughter, authors of some great horror, science fiction and dark fantasy. This week we discuss a subject that’s near and dear to Michelle; werewolves. Naturally we cover many of the staples of the genre including The Wolfman, An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, Dog Soldiers, Ginger Snaps and more. You’ll be howling at the moon by the end of this one.

Be sure to check out the books by the Sisters of Slaughter. Their novel, MAYAN BLUE, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and their work has been featured in anthologies such as FRESH MEAT by Sinister Grin Press, WISHFUL THINKING by Fireside Press and WIDOWMAKERS a benefit anthology of dark fiction.

You can find The Sisters of Slaughter at https://www.facebook.com/sistersofhorror Twitter – @fiendbooks

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Elevated Horror with Chad Lutzke – Monster Men Ep: 156

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It’s time to elevate the Monster Men show and talk about Elevated Horror. What exactly is elevated horror? What does that term even mean? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? What are some of the best examples of elevated horror?

To help us tackle these questions, we welcome horror author Chad Lutzke to the show. This man has a legit horror resume. He’s written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, Cemetery Dance and Scream magazine. His books include: OF FOSTER HOMES & FLIES, STIRRING THE SHEETS, THE PALE WHITE, SKULLFACE BOY and THE NEON OWL.

You can find Chad Lutzke at http://www.chadlutzke.com
Twitter – @chadlutzke

Horror, Erotica & Vampires with V. Castro

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Monster Men Ep: 155

It’s another Monster Men Horror Hangout. This time welcome the delightful V. Castro (Violet) to the show. She is the author of Hairspray and Switchblades, Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keepers, as well as her debut vampire novel series and The Erotic Modern Life of Malinalli the Vampire- an erotic novella series. She is a Mexican American ex-pat living in the UK.

Our conversation ranges from vampires and horror to erotica and female/Latino representation in the genre. We also touch upon Nic Cage, Murder Hornets and life under quarantine. It’s a mixed bag and it’s a blast.

You can find V. Castro at https://www.vvcastro.com
Instagram and Twitter – @vlatinalondon
And her horror film reviews on
https://www.scifiandscary.com

Horror Hangout with Matt Manochio

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Monster Men Ep: 151: Talking Baseball and Horror Movies

It’s another Monster Men Horror Hangout. This time we are joined by return guest, Matt Manochio. Matt is the author of Close Call, The Highwayman, The Dark Servant, Sentinels and Twelfth Krampus Night. Matt’s latest book, Close Call, is a baseball-themed thriller where a botched call of a perfect game leads to murder.

This leads to a conversation about baseball, horror movies and life under quarantine. You can find Matt Manochio at:
Web: http://www.mattmanochio.com
Twitter: @MattManochio

Stay at Home Horror Hangout with Chris Sorensen

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Monster Men Ep: 150

It’s another Stay at Home Horror Hangout. This time we are joined by horror author and audio book narrator Chris Sorensen. In an effort to stay connected during the COVID-19 virus lock-down, we are inviting our friends from the horror community to join us for a chat.

Chris’s books include THE NIGHTMARE ROOM, THE HUNGRY ONES and THE MESSY MAN. He also has a fascinating career as a reader of audio-books. Close your eyes and you just might recognize that smooth voice.

We cover such topics as the life of an audio-book narrator, UFOs, horror movies & novels and a toast to the great Stuart Gordon. It’s an interesting and fun conversation. Pull up a chair and enjoy.

You can find Chris Sorensen at:
Web: https://www.casorensenwrite.com
Twitter: @casorensen