The Ghosts of Poveglia Island

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Welcome to Poveglia, the most haunted island on Earth! Author J.H. Moncrieff has been there and on this episode of Monster Men, she tells us her stories.

Just off Venice in Italy, Poveglia is known as one of the world’s most haunted places.

Poveglia has a terrifying, plague-infected history complete with a creepy mental hospital, a deranged doctor, the buried remains of hundreds of people and maybe a ghost or two. The island is a legendary haunted location and off limits to the public, but that did not stop our courageous guest. Not only did she make it to the island, but she explored it alone. (Just her and the ghosts.) You will love her stories.

She also shares a few other fascinating stories of her paranormal experiences, which just might have you leaving a light on tonight.

J.H. Moncrieff is a delightful person and an amazing author. You won’t want to miss her books; City of Ghosts, The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts and The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave.

You can find J.H. Moncrieff on her website, http://www.jhmoncrieff.com or on Twitter at @JH_Moncrieff

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Monster Men 114: Lyle Blackburn Interview: Boggy Creek Monster Movie & Monstro Bizarro

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We are thrilled to welcome Lyle Blackburn back to Monster Men. Lyle is a renowned author, musician, cryptid researcher and now co-producer, narrator and star of the new “BOGGY CREEK MONSTER” documentary. He is also a contributor to Rue Morgue magazine. His new book, MONSTRO BIZARRO, is part of the impressive Rue Morgue Library collection.

You’ve seen Lyle on cryptid documentaries on Destination America and other channels. He was also featured on Monster Men’s first ever two-part episode, where we discussed his books THE BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK and THE LIZARD MAN. Check out Monster Men episode 58: https://youtu.be/i8a8ETrl3xA

Lyle tells us all about the fascinating case of the Boggy Creek Monster that inspired the 1972 movie, The Legend of Boggy Creek. It’s a story that still resonates today with the people of Fouke, Arkansas and continues to grow as sightings continue to be reported today. We also get some behind the scenes stories of what it’s like to be a part of a movie/documentary. We also get a quick look at some of Lyle’s crazy horror memorabilia collection. It’s simply amazing.

We also discuss his new Rue Morgue book, MONSTRO BIZARRO, which covers real-life monsters and cryptozoological legends like the Chupacabra, Jersey Devil, Boggy Creek Monster, Momo, Mokele-Mbembe and more! Plus Cryptid Cinema, Monstrous Museums, Monster Toys, Real Case Files, Cryptid Television, Photo Galleries and more!

We love having Lyle on. He’s a great guy and a kindred spirit with the Monster Men. It was hard to stop talking, with him. We could have gone on all night about cryptozoology, horror movies and old TV shows.

You find all things Lyle Blackburn at his website and find links purchase BOGGY CREEK MONSTER. http://www.lyleblackburn.com – You can also rent BOGGY CREEK MONSTER on Amazon Prime.

You can purchase MONSTRO BIZARRO at the Rue Morgue site. – http://www.rue-morgue.com

New Jersey Myths and Monsters with Tim Meyer

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The Monster Men are happy to welcome author Tim Meyer to the show as he takes us on a journey to the creepy side of New Jersey. Tim is a long time friend of the show and one hell of a writer. We are so happy to finally have him on.

To help celebrate the release of Hunter’s new book, THE JERSEY DEVIL, Tim and Hunter recently co-hosted a book-signing event in a microbrewery in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. It does not get much cooler than that. This got us thinking that the Garden State probably deserved a show dedicated to all of it’s bizarre legends and monsters. And who better to guide us than Tim?

Tim Meyer has an impressive body of work, which you should check out as soon a you can. His books include the short story collection, “Worlds Between My Teeth” as well as novels like IN THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS, LESS THAN HUMAN, THE THIN VEIL, the SUNFALL series and the DEMON BLOOD series.

You can find out more about Tim at: https://timmeyerwrites.com

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Monster Men Celebrate 100 Shows!

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It started with a simple premise: two buddies talking horror, as they would in a bar. Simple, spontaneous, sometimes spooky and often silly.

It’s the 100th episode of Monster Men! Help us celebrate five years of hanging out and talking horror. It’s been filled with great conversation and a ton of laughs, covering everything and anything including horror movies, ghost stories, toys, paranormal investigations, bobble-heads, author interviews, demons, UFOs, super heroes, book reviews, comic book recommendations, serial killers, conventions, Bigfoot, aliens, candy corn, Halloween celebrations, cryptids, urban legends, horrific wine and pumpkin ale.

It’s been a long strange trip and we are only getting started.

On this show we reflect on the journey so far and thank many of the people who have supported us and helped make Monster Men something special. We also discuss some of our favorite horror movies and finish up with the story about how Spider-man brought the Monster Men together.

Thanks for a wonderful 100 shows. Here’s to what’s next!

They Rise, Deadpool and Bizarro Fiction

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Monster Men Episode 99: This time on Monster Men we are talking books and movies. First Jack reviews the hilarious superhero romp, Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds. Then he visits the ghostly gothic Crimson Peak and finishes out the segment with a fun little monster movie on Netflix called Stung.

Then Hunter takes the wheel to discuss the works of Carlton Mellick III, one of the greats in a genre called Bizarro Fiction. His works include such titles as Apeshit and Clusterfuck.

 

Monster Men Episode 98: On this episode of Monster Men we celebrate the latest novel by horror author and Monster Men co-host, Hunter Shea. This time Hunter brings us terror from the deep with his new book THEY RISE. Learn about the amazing ghost shark, the extremely creepy, real life fish that inspired the monsters in this tale.

Krampus is Dreaming of a Red Christmas

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On this episode of Monster Men, we welcome Matt Manochio, the author of two horror novels featuring everyone’s favorite Christmas demon, Krampus. The Dark Servant and Twelfth Krampus Night are two must read books that are a great gift for both the naughty and nice boys and girls on your list. Matt also has a great horror/western called The Sentinel, in case you prefer a warmer climate.

After we discuss the legend of Krampus and Matt’s books, we naturally delve into the horror movies and books that fuel Matt’s fire.

It’s a very interesting and entertaining show. Don’t miss it!

You can find Matt Manochio at http://www.mattmanonchio.com

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Monster Men Shows 91, 92 and 93

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Time to catch up on Monster Men shows. Here’s the latest shows. I’m telling you, you really are gonna want to read the works of Brian Moreland and Russell James. Great stuff.

Monster Men Ep. 93: Russell James, Q Island – Quarantine, Outbreak and Horror
It’s a new MONSTER MEN with horror author Russell James. His book Q ISLAND tells the terrifying tale of an epidemic that ravages Long island and turns the infected into rage-fueled killers. Just another day on the Island.

 

Monster Men Ep. 92: Brian Moreland, Horror Author. Darkness Rising & Dead of Winter
Horror author Brian Moreland is the guest on the latest Monster Men show. Good guy. Great writer. Big horror fan. Check out his books including Darkness Rising, Dead of Winter, The Vagrants and The Witching House.

 

Monster Men Ep. 91: Blood Sucking Bastards: Vampire Movies & Wes Craven Tribute
This time on the Monster Men video podcast we review of several of the more recent vampire movies and discuss the bloodsucker genre in general. The films we cover include: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Blood Sucking Bastards, Summer of Blood and Byzantium. Since several of these are horror/comedies, we also discuss What We Do in the Shadows.

 

Russell James joins the Monster Men