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Monster Kid Radio #024 - Tom Biegler ate the mushrooms of Matango, Part Two

Derek continues his chat with artist and monster kid Tom Biegler about 1963's Matango (dir. Ishirō Honda). There seems to be something about these monster movies that inspires monster kids to create, and Tom has created a 24-hour sculpt inspired by Matango. You'll have to listen to this episode to learn how you can win this Matango Mini Bust! Also in this episode, Larry Underwood (aka Dr. Gangrene) swings by for a game of the Classic Five, and Derek talks about two 1950s science fiction films he's watched recently - World Without End (dr. Edward Bernds) and Riders to the Stars (dir. Richard Carlson).

(.mp3s of every episode of Monster Kid Radio is available for download at our barebones behind-the-scenes website at http://monsterkidradio.libsyn.com)

William Hope Hodgson's "A Voice in the Night" read by Michael G - http://youtu.be/SSrxy9EjieE

The Mushroom Attack on archive.org - http://archive.org/details/TheMushroomAttackAkaMatango

Dr. Gangrene - http://drgangrene.com/

The Weird Works of Larry W. Underwood - http://larrywunderwood.blogspot.com/

The opening and closing song "The Age of Space" appears with permission of King Ghidorah - http://www.facebook.com/King.Ghidora.Rock - http://www.reverbnation.com/kingghidorarock

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Direct download: Episode024.mp3
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Monster Kid Radio #023 - Tom Biegler and the killer fungus of Matango, Part One

Artist and monster kid Tom Biegler invited Derek to his home theater to watch a movie Derek had never seen before - 1963's Matango (dir. Ishirō Honda). Despite having a lifelong love of classic horror movies, Derek's experience with Japanese monsters has been limited up until recently. Tom is helping Derek to expand his monster movie horizons by sitting him down in front of a movie featuring one of Derek's near-phobias - mushrooms.

(.mp3s of every episode of Monster Kid Radio is available for download at our barebones behind-the-scenes website at http://monsterkidradio.libsyn.com)

William Hope Hodgson's "A Voice in the Night" read by Michael G - http://youtu.be/SSrxy9EjieE

The Mushroom Attack on archive.org - http://archive.org/details/TheMushroomAttackAkaMatango

The opening and closing song "Pacific City" appears with permission of King Ghidorah - http://www.facebook.com/King.Ghidora.Rock - http://www.reverbnation.com/kingghidorarock

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Direct download: Episode023.mp3
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In Part Two of Monster Kid Radio's reaction to the Rolling Stone article "Best Monster Movies of All Time" by Alexis Murphy and Julian Ring, Derek looks harder at the list of "twenty horror classics" and considers what movies should end up on a list like this. And just how hard is it to define the word "Best" when creating these lists anyway? Also, Derek's been watching a few movies - Manfish (dir. W. Lee Wilder) and Beyond the Time Barrier (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer) - and responds to the show's first piece of email feedback.

(.mp3s of every episode of Monster Kid Radio is available for download at our barebones behind-the-scenes website at http://monsterkidradio.libsyn.com)

Paul McComas - http://paulmccomas.com

Daniel Horne's Monster Show - http://www.danielhornestudios.com/

Mill Creek Entertainment - http://www.millcreekent.com/

The opening and closing song "It's the Night of the Vampire!" (from the album Atlantis EP) appears with permission of Monsters from Mars - http://monstersfrommars.com/

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Direct download: Episode022.mp3
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Monster Kid Radio #021 - Reaction to Rolling Stone's Best Monster Movies of All Time list

In mid-July, Rolling Stone published on their website the article "Best Monster Movies of All Time" by Alexis Murphy and Julian Ring. At the very least, the list generated some . . . minor discussion on various message boards and forums. What movies were missed? What shouldn't have been on the list? Why exactly is Swamp Thing on there? In Part One of Monster Kid Radio's reaction to this list, Derek looks at the twenty films that made Rolling Stone's list, agreeing with some of the picks, but disagreeing with others.

Paul McComas - http://paulmccomas.com

The opening and closing song "We are the Defenders of Atlantis!" (from the album Atlantis EP) appears with permission of Monsters from Mars - http://monstersfrommars.com/

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Monster Kid Radio #020 - Paul McComas is Fit for a Frankenstein...and Son of Dracula

As the publisher of the 24-issue fanzine Lonny Jr., Paul McComas started writing about monsters before he was even a teenager, and he's still writing about them now. He co-wrote (with Greg Starrett) the short novel Fit for a Frankenstein as a tribute to all things Universal monsters with a particularly fond look at Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Ygor and the Frankenstein Monster as portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Paul and Derek talk about the genesis of this book as well as another role Lon Chaney, Jr., undertook - the Son of Dracula in the film of the same name (dir. Robert Siodmak). Along the way, they also talk about Jack Pierce, early goth girls, and . . . buying used books?

Paul McComas - http://paulmccomas.com

The opening and closing song "Toxic Train" (from the album Release the Mosquitos) appears with permission of Atomic Mosquitos - http://http://www.atomicmosquitos.com/

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RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network - http://www.rainn.org/

Direct download: Episode020.mp3
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Monster Kid Radio #019 - Lon Chaney, Jr., and Paul McComas

Creighton Tull Chaney left us July 12, 1973, and he left so many classic films behind for us to remember him by. This week's guest was such a fan of the work of Creighton, aka Lon Chaney, Jr., that he started a fanzine called Lonny Jr....before he was even a teenager! Paul McComas has been affected by Chaney's work throughout his life, and just recently released the short novel Fit for a Frankenstein (co-authored by Greg Starrett) which visits the classic Frankenstein's Monster during a time when it was portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Paul is also a filmmaker, a public speaker, a teacher, and an advocate of RAINN, and has graciously taken some time to chat with us here at Monster Kid Radio. Lon wasn't just in werewolf films - Paul and Derek talk about other films in Chaney's filmography, Paul's favorite film of all time (it's not The Wolf Man), and how his own movie Blood of the Wolfman helped to finally solve Lawrence Talbot's curse while letting Paul pay tribute to a lost friend.

Paul McComas - http://paulmccomas.com

The opening and closing song "Planet From Outer Space" (from the album Release the Mosquitos) appears with permission of Atomic Mosquitos - http://http://www.atomicmosquitos.com/

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RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network - http://www.rainn.org/

Direct download: Episode019.mp3
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Monster Kid Radio #018 - Dr. Gangrene Rules with Tarantula

Before Dr. Gangrene (aka Larry Underwood) joins Derek for Part Two of their discussion of all things Tarantula (dir. Jack Arnold) and a few things John Agar, Casey Criswell from 1951 Down Place and Bloody Good Horror stops by to play a round of Monster Kid Radio's Classic Five.

Dr. Gangrene - http://drgangrene.com/

Larry Underwood on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Underwood/e/B00AWQDOQY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1374462787&sr=1-2-ent

Bloody Good Horror - http://www.bloodygoodhorror.com/bgh/

1951 Down Place - http://www.1951downplace.com/

The opening and closing song "John Agar Rules" (from the album Graveland) appears with permission of The Dead Elvi - http://www.deadelvi.com/

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Direct download: Episode018.mp3
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Monster Kid Radio #017 - Dr. Gangrene and Tarantula

Dr. Gangrene, aka Larry Underwood, is a big fan of a movie about a big spider - Tarantula (dir. Jack Arnold) - but, let's be honest. As wonderful as the giant tarantula is, John Agar steals the show. Larry and Derek talk about this Universal classic big bug movie, dip into the plot, talk about the representation of women's roles, and take a science lesson or two.

Dr. Gangrene - http://drgangrene.com/

Larry Underwood on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Underwood/e/B00AWQDOQY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1374462787&sr=1-2-ent

The opening and closing song "John Agar Rules" (from the album Graveland) appears with permission of The Dead Elvi - http://www.deadelvi.com/

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Direct download: Episode017.mp3
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Monster Kid Radio #016 - Derek and Joe Meet Abbott and Costello and Frankenstein

Abbott and Costello aren't the only ones to meet Frankenstein (or Dracula or the Wolf-Man) in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (dir. Charles Barton), and Derek and Joe talk about the two leading ladies and some leading man type running around with the boys and the monsters in this film. After their chat, Derek reminds listeners of the create-the-promo contest in which you hae an opportunity to win a blu-ray of White Zombie.

The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones - https://www.facebook.com/furtheradventuresofindianajones/

The IndyCast - http://theindycast.com/

The opening and closing song "Footprint" (from the album Activate!) appears with permission of Retroactive Gamma Rays - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retroactive-Gamma-Rays/154156214597217/ - http://www.reverbnation.com/retroactivegammarays

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Direct download: Episode016.mp3
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Monster Kid Radio #015 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Joe Stuber

Before Monster Kid Radio's launch, Derek collected a number of recordings for future episodes of the show, and for the very first recording session, he invited Joe Stuber (The IndyCast & The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones) to chat about one of his favorite movies. Not only did Joe bring ONE of his favorite monster movies, he brought his ALL-TIME FAVORITE comedy -Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (dir. Charles Barton). Derek and Joe talk about how Lou and Bud got involved with the monsters, where the film fits into the greater Univeral movie monster filmogrpahy, and how it affected them as young monster kids.

The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones - https://www.facebook.com/furtheradventuresofindianajones/

The IndyCast - http://theindycast.com/

The opening and closing song "Avast Ye!" (from the album Activate!) appears with permission of Retroactive Gamma Rays - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retroactive-Gamma-Rays/154156214597217/ - http://www.reverbnation.com/retroactivegammarays

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Direct download: Episode015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm PDT