Best and Worst Shark Movies: From JAWS to Sharknado 5

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Fins to the left! Fins to the right! Just in time for Sharnado 5: Global Swarming, the Monster Men present a look back at some of the best and worst shark movies through the years. Naturally, we start with JAWS, the crown jewel, or crown fin of shark movies, and from there we cover such classics as Deep Blue Sea, Bait, Mako, Blue Water, White Death, Two-Headed Shark attack and more.

We also discuss a few new shark books including Sharkwater Beach by Tim Meyer, Shark Island by Chris Jameson and Megalodon in Paradise by some guy named Hunter Shea.

You’re gonna need a bigger boat for this episode.

finalguysPlus, we are happy to announce that we have launched FINAL GUYS, a new podcast available on iTunes and our website. We have joined forces with our friend Jason Brant from the So Bad It’s Good show and Drinking with Jason. Each week we discuss a featured movie, generally horror, but we also cover superhero movies, sci-fi and other genre favorites. Please check it out and spread the word.

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

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 Shows 101 to 103

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Episode 103: It’s the Witches, Bitches! The Witch, Harrow County Comics 

It’s the Witches, Bitches! New Monster Men: We review THE WITCH, the hottest horror movie of the year so far. Plus, HARROW COUNTY, an amazing horror comic that also involves a witch.

Episode 102: Guilty Pleasure Horror Movies (Mostly 80’s Edition)

We are talking about some of our favorite GUILTY PLEASURE horror movies.
So join us for a hilarious walk down Memory Lane as we talk about such “classics” as Witchboard, Leviathan, Basket Case, Humanoids from the Deep, Puppet Master, Mother’s Day, Jason X, Kingdom of the Spiders, From Beyond and more.

Episode 101: X-Files, Walking Dead, Bates Motel, Ash vs. Evil Dead

What’s on TV? That’s the question we answer on this episode of Monster Men. Join us for a casual discussion about the state of genre TV and a few shows that these two, jaded horror fans are watching. Shows covered include the return of the X-Files, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Bates Motel and Ash vs. Evil Dead.

 

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.

Monster Men Ep. 97: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, The Boy and The Forest

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On this episode of Monster Men we review three new horror movies for 2016. First we explore THE FOREST, which takes us on a supernatural trip into the infamous Suicide Forest of Japan. Luckily we have the lovely Natalie Dormer to guide us. Then we turn our attention to some serious literature. Well, as serous as we can get on Monster Men. Next up we have PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, as the classic novel gets infected with the Z virus, We’ll let you know if it’s worth catching or not. Finally, we discuss THE BOY, starring the stunning Lauren Cohan and one creepy little doll.

We close the show with segment about the new book by Adam Cesare, Zero Lives Remaining. Not only is this a great book, but it has THE COOLEST packaging you’ll ever see for a horror novel.

You can find Adam Cesare at http://www.adamcesare.com

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