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…

2020 The Year in Horror – Movies, Books & TV – Monster Men Ep: 166

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2020 was a pretty terrible year, for all the reasons you already know about. However, there was a bright spot, and it came from one of the darkest places… the horror genre. 2020 brought us an amazing array of horror movies. There was something for everyone. And let’s not forget all the great books and TV shows, while we’re at it. So, sit back and join the Monster Men as we review the year in horror that was 2020.

Movies discussed include: The Wolf of Snow Hollow, The Invisible Man, The Color Out of Space, The Lodge, Come To Daddy, Anything For Jackson, Possessor, Hunter, Hunter, The Dark And The Wicked, Freaky, 1BR, Hosts, The Owners, His House, Impetigore, VFW, The Hunt, Sea Fever, The Rental, Sputnik and more.

Books include Crossroads by Laurel Hightower, The Plumbers by Terry M. West, Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare, Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe, My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, Meathead 2 by Steve Barnard, The Pale White by Chad Lutzke’s and more.

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

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

Ask Us Anything

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Monster Men: Ep. 153

It’s time for the Monster Men to answer your questions. We asked our viewers to submit their questions and boy, did they step up. We’ve got a great show that covers everything from horror movies to the paranormal.

Some examples include:

  • Who are your favorite modern horror directors?
  • What’s the movie you disagree on the most?
  • Has any horror book ever TRULY scared you to the point you had to set it aside?
  • What haunted place would you like to visit?
  • What is the absolute worst movie you have watched?

Thanks for your questions. We hope you enjoy our answers.

Horror Hangout with Glenn Rolfe

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Monster Men Ep: 152

For this Horror Hangout we welcome back our old pal, horror author & musician Glenn Rolfe. He’s an old friend of the show and one hell of a guy. This particular show really sums up what our Horror Hangouts are all about; a great, and often hilarious conversation that ranges from Guns ‘n Roses to drinking with minor league pro-wrestlers. Oh, and don’t worry, there is plenty of horror talk, including Glenn’s new vampire novel, Until Summer Comes Around, which comes out in May of 2020.

Be sure to check out Glenn’s other books as well, including The Window, Becoming, Blood and Rain, The Haunted Halls, Chasing Ghosts, Abram’s Bridge, Things We Fear, Boom Town, and the collections, Slush and Land of Bones.

You can find Glenn Rolfe at:
Twitter: @GRolfeHorror
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/grolfehorror

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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

Stay at Home Horror Hangout with Laurel Hightower – Monster Men Ep: 149

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Welcome to our first ever Stay at Home Horror Hangout

It is a crazy time. The Coronavirus has swept the world and forced us all to stay home as much as possible for the foreseeable future. In these kinds of times, connection with others is vital. That’s why the Monster Men have decided to host a Stay at Home Horror Hangout.

We’ve invited horror author and podcaster Laurel Hightower as our guest for a chat about all things horror. We talk about the books and movies we plan to enjoy during the shutdown, the life of a horror author and podcaster and the importance of the horror community in days like these.

Laurel Hightower is the author of Whispers in the Dark and one of the hosts of the Ink Heist podcast.

You can find her at:
Web: https://laurelhightower.com
Twitter: @HightowerLaurel
Ink Heist:
https://inkheist.com