Antarctic Ice Beasts – Monster Men Ep: 141

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Spring is here! The weather is warming up and the trees are blooming. What better time to unleash the Antarctic Ice Beasts upon the world? Antarctic Ice Beasts is the latest novel from Hunter Shea and it’s the main topic on this episode of Monster Men.

Here’s the synopsis:
The South Pole in winter is one of the deadliest places on Earth. The seven person crew of the US Freedom Base lives alone in months of utter darkness with no hope of help or rescue. A freak storm batters the walls and threatens to expose them to the deadly cold. All they can do is wait…and pray.

The ground quakes. An alien screech rips through the night. There’s something, or someone, lurking outside. Fists bang on the walls. Each tiny crack in the base spells death by hypothermia. Untold horrors have come to Freedom Base…and they want in!

Pick up a copy today at http://www.huntershea.com or wherever you usually buy books.

 

Talking All Things Horror with Author Terry M. West

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Monster Men Ep: 140
On this episode of the Monster Men video podcast, we discuss all things horror with one of the great people in the industry, Terry M. West. This is a guy with stories. Lots of stories. Stories about the world of horror. Movies, books, stars, the business… you name it, he’s got a great story about it. And was nice enough to share a few with us.

Terry M. West is a horror author. His work includes: What Price Gory, Car Nex, Dreg and his Night Things series. He even has a YA graphic novel series, Confessions of a Teenage Vampire. Terry has also been a film maker and even ran a Halloween business.

You can find out more about Terry and get his books at: http://terrymwest.com

 

 

The Monster Men Pumpkin Ale Tasting Show

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Beers for Fears.

What beer pairs best with a horror movie? It’s the third annual Spooky Spirits episode of Monster Men, where we sample horror and Halloween themed beverages. (Beers, wines, whiskies, etc.)

This year we picked four very interesting assortment of pumpkin ales including Half Full Brewery Pumpkin Ale, Coney Island, Dogfish Head and Two Roads Brewery Roadsmary’s Baby. The good news is that all of these seasonal beers are delicious in their own way, but which one’s did we like best and why? You’ll find out.

 

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Monster Men Ep. 108: Gene Wilder Tribute and “The Scream Effect”

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This episode of Monster Men is dedicated to the legendary Gene Wilder, a comic genius and all-around beloved figure. When we heard the sad news of his passing, we had no choice but to sit down and reflect on his amazing career and all of the joy he brought us over the years. His filmography is amazing. He has been is some of the greatest and most popular movies of all time, including probably the greatest horror-comedy of all time, Young Frankenstein. Of course, he will truly live forever as Willie Wonka, a character that is both lovable and kind of terrifying at the same time. He and Mel Brooks also collaborated on another all-time classic, Blazing Saddles, but the list of hits does not stop there. Let’s not forget Silver Streak, The Producers, Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and many more.

Then we move onto the main topic of the day… The Scream Effect. The movie Scream may have a large following and is credited for being a groundbreaking film, however we feel it paved the way for a whole generation of poor horror movies. You may agree with us, you may think we’re crazy. Either one is fine with us. We’re pretty sure you’ll get a few laughs. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Monster Men Celebrate 100 Shows!

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It started with a simple premise: two buddies talking horror, as they would in a bar. Simple, spontaneous, sometimes spooky and often silly.

It’s the 100th episode of Monster Men! Help us celebrate five years of hanging out and talking horror. It’s been filled with great conversation and a ton of laughs, covering everything and anything including horror movies, ghost stories, toys, paranormal investigations, bobble-heads, author interviews, demons, UFOs, super heroes, book reviews, comic book recommendations, serial killers, conventions, Bigfoot, aliens, candy corn, Halloween celebrations, cryptids, urban legends, horrific wine and pumpkin ale.

It’s been a long strange trip and we are only getting started.

On this show we reflect on the journey so far and thank many of the people who have supported us and helped make Monster Men something special. We also discuss some of our favorite horror movies and finish up with the story about how Spider-man brought the Monster Men together.

Thanks for a wonderful 100 shows. Here’s to what’s next!

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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Creep, Unfriended and More

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On this episode of Monster Men we review three horror movies and a horror podcast. Two of the movies are now available on Netflix, CREEP and THE LAST DAYS ON MARS. Both are worth a look. You have to see CREEP to believe it. It’s odd, weird and entertaining… in a creepy way. We also review the social media-centric “found footage” movie, UNFRIENDED.

We also give a shout out to Bloody Good Horror, one of our favorite horror podcasts.

 

Monster Men Shows 91, 92 and 93

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Time to catch up on Monster Men shows. Here’s the latest shows. I’m telling you, you really are gonna want to read the works of Brian Moreland and Russell James. Great stuff.

Monster Men Ep. 93: Russell James, Q Island – Quarantine, Outbreak and Horror
It’s a new MONSTER MEN with horror author Russell James. His book Q ISLAND tells the terrifying tale of an epidemic that ravages Long island and turns the infected into rage-fueled killers. Just another day on the Island.

 

Monster Men Ep. 92: Brian Moreland, Horror Author. Darkness Rising & Dead of Winter
Horror author Brian Moreland is the guest on the latest Monster Men show. Good guy. Great writer. Big horror fan. Check out his books including Darkness Rising, Dead of Winter, The Vagrants and The Witching House.

 

Monster Men Ep. 91: Blood Sucking Bastards: Vampire Movies & Wes Craven Tribute
This time on the Monster Men video podcast we review of several of the more recent vampire movies and discuss the bloodsucker genre in general. The films we cover include: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Blood Sucking Bastards, Summer of Blood and Byzantium. Since several of these are horror/comedies, we also discuss What We Do in the Shadows.

 

Russell James joins the Monster Men

 

 

Funko Horror ReAction Figures and the Mount Rushmore of Horror

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Monster Men #87:
We are not just toying with you on this episode of the Monster Men video podcast. We are reviewing the amazing line of horror, sci-fi and movie themed action figures by FUNKO. The Funko ReAction Horror collection features the classic Universal Monsters like Dracula, Wolf Man and The Mummy as well as more modern favorites like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.

If you are into horror collectables you can find fun and affordable dolls like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Alien. You can also find figures from a wide variety of movie favorites like JAWS, Escape From New York, The Goonies, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction and Serenity.

We also tease the new book THE BORDER by Robert McCammon. It’s the return to horror by a true legend that has us so excited. We also take a few minutes to discuss one of our favorite horror icons, the TV horror movie host Svengoolie. He’s the best.

Monster Men #86:
What faces would you carve into a mountainside of the Mount Rushmore of horror? We debate our choices and we hope you’ll tell us your picks here in the comments.