Top 10 Monster Movies

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It’s the Monster Men on monsters!

On this episode we discuss Hunter Shea’s list of must see monster movies. Another top ten list with a ton great movies and a few that are sure to raise a few eyebrows. Which of these movies have you seen? What did we leave off the list?

The films discussed include; The Thing, The Descent, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Mist, The Funhouse, Them and Alien. We promise you’ll walk away with a few movies you’ll want to watch and you should get a few laughs while you’re here. So enjoy the show and don’t forget to check under your bed tonight.

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31 Days of Terror: A Movie Watchlist for Halloween / #Horrortober

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It’s October and that means it’s Horrortober here at Monster Men. This time we’ve created a 31 movie watchlist using the cool book “31 Days of Terror: The Game”. This book has compiled hundreds of films by category, and listed them so that you can create a list of movies to watch every day of the month, simply by rolling the dice.

Watch our entire list, just pick a few that pique your interest or better yet, buy the book and make your own list. No matter how you do it, this book is a great resource for finding new, old and different horror movies to watch.

Have fun and don’t forget to tell us about the movies you watch all month. Post your flicks on Twitter and tag it with #Horrortober. You can tag us too if you’d like at @backinjack and @huntershea1

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The First Family of Paranormal Investigation – The Warrens

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On this episode of Monster Men we discuss the first family of paranormal investigation, Connecticut’s own Ed and Lorraine Warren. The couple that is at the center of The Conjuring cinematic universe, including the Annabelle movies.

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Before they were a sensation on the silver stream, these two were blazing a trail as ghost hunters, before ghost hunting was even a thing. We’ve actually attended seminars hosted by the Warrens, and watch countless hours of their content on TV and online.

Join us as we tell stories about our encounters and our thoughts of their legacy in the field of paranormal investigation.

Planet of the Apes Retrospective

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We are going ape for The Planet of the Apes on this episode of Monster Men. We sit down to reminisce about all the Apes films from A to Z… or Apes to Zaius.

This includes: Planet of the Apes (1968) Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Planet of the Apes (2001) Remake
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

We also touch on the TV show and the absolute Ape-mania that gripped the country in the early seventies. If you have an affinity for all things Apes, you’ll go bananas for this one.

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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

Our Top 13 Horror Movies of 2016

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As we head into 2017, we take a moment to look back at the horror movies of 2016. It was an interesting year with a wide variety of films. In this episode, we each reveal our picks for the top 13 horror movies of the year and then discuss our choices in more detail. We agree on some and disagree wildly on others. The good news is that you will walk away from this show with a lot of good movies to watch.

But these are just our opinions. What were your favorites? What did we miss? What did you think? Let us know in the comments or visit us on Facebook.

Also, check out “Witch” by Jill Benson. A great horror novel that you won’t want to miss.

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Spoiler alert: The movies discussed include Don’t Breathe, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, The Neon Demon, The Witch, Lights Out, The Conjuring 2, Baskin, Train to Busan, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Hush, The Wailing, Pet, The Purge: Election Year, 13 Cameras, The Monster, The Invitation and The Boy.