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

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

Monster Men is now available as a video podcast on YouTube and as an audio podcast. Follow the links to hear it.

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

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.

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

Gone Squatchin’ – Let’s Talk Bigfoot Movies – Monster Men Ep: 148

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Gone Squatchin’ – Bigfoot Movies and More Cryptid Love – Monster Men Ep: 148

The topic on this Monster Men is one of Hunter Shea’s favorites; Bigfoot. Our little hairy friend can’t get enough of our big hairy friend. Lucky for us, he also has an encyclopedic knowledge of Sasquatch movies and as well as cryptids in general.

Join us as he takes Jack on a journey through the forest and into the cinema. If you are looking for a Bigfoot movie, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s a celebration of everyone’s favorite missing link.

And don’t forget to check it out Hunter’s new book, SLASH.