Janine Pipe: Badass Woman of Horror – Monster Men Ep. 171

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Talk about a whirlwind! We welcome Janine Pipe, horror reviewer, author, editor, blogger, podcaster and everything in between. In just one year, Janine has been a force of nature in the horror genre, and this is only the beginning. We talk about how she came to be a reviewer, her past life as a copper, upcoming writing projects and so much more. If you dream of breaking into the world of horror, you need to listen to Janine’s story. Aside from her reviews in Scream Magazine and Night Worms and editing for Kandisha Press, you can find her at :

Blog – https://janinesghoststories.wordpress…
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC32B…
Crytids, Crypts and Coffee podcast – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiIsIodtIZ29WE1rlL9o3Vw
Twitter – @JaninePipe28
Instagram – mrsdisney_28

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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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.

1970s Made-For-TV Horror Movies with Terry M. West – Monster Men Ep: 165

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The Monster Men welcome back the man himself, author Terry M West, to the show. Some people say that we are living in the new golden age of horror movies. Well, the belt holder for the decade of the BEST horror made for TV movies was, is and always will be the 70s. Jack, Hunter and Terry wax poetic over a cavalcade of 70s horror classics like The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror, Duel, and dozens of other found and hidden gems that hit the airwaves during a presidential resignation, gas crisis, hostage crisis, and overall identity crisis. Build your to-watch list and let us know your own personal favorites.

You can follow Terry M West and buy his excellent books at http://www.terrymwest.com

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.

Halloween in Quarantine & 1978 Horror Movies – Monster Men Ep: 161

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It’s Halloween time again, but times have changed and so must we. Thanks to the pandemic, Halloween will look a little different this year, and so does our Halloween episode. We have done it remotely, as is the case with most things in 2020… but that does not stop us from having fun. This time we discuss and celebrate the horror movies 1978, the year the John Carpenter’s Halloween came out. It was quite a year for the genre. Plus, throughout the conversation we talk about some of the ways you can enjoy Halloween while still staying safe.

So, pull up some candy corn and join us as we celebrate our favorite holiday. And don’t forget to get yourself a Monster Men shirt, hoodie or mug at our TeePublic store. Go to http://tee.pub/lic/S9-0-iRSDP8 and don’t forget to post a pic and tag us once you have your swag.

31 Days of Terror: Halloween Movie Watch-list – Monster Men Ep: 159

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It’s that time of year again, monster boys and girls. Horrortober is upon us, and who doesn’t want to fill their days and nights with a little blood and guts, screams and scares? Welcome to the fourth annual Monster Men Halloween movie curation event, thanks to the killer game book, 31 Days of Terror. Author Steve Hutchison has done it again, filling the pages with new categories and a host of movies to tickle your horror bone.

Looking for something new to watch or revisit a lost classic? Just roll the dice and follow the book as it takes you down a path of darkness and delight. Jack and Hunter pony up to the craps – we mean, 31 Days of Terror table – and get to rolling. What follows is an unexpected viewing list, curated by the book and the fickle finger of fate. Play and watch along, or grab a copy of the book and set your own viewing list that will take you all throughout Horrortober and deep into Halloween night. 

For those playing along, see our list below.

You can pick up 31 Days of Terror on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/31-Days-Terror-Halloween-Horror-ebook/dp/B07TLTLL3Q

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