Kenny from Ol' Mexico kicks off Lucha de Mayo 2021 with Derek when they discuss the 1969 film Blue Demon y las invasoras (dir. Gilberto Martínez Solares). (And Derek actually pronounces Lucha de Mayo correctly . . . most of the time.) And it's a double-shot of Kenny this week as we revisit a classic Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland. Mark Matzke hits us with another Beta Capsule Review, and we have Atomic Tales #3 ("Bugged by Flying Saucers") from Stephen D. Sullivan.
Fly me to the moon, Alistair Hughes! Or, at least, join Monster Kid Radio this week to discuss one of Hammer Films' few forays into science fiction - Moon Zero Two (dir. Roy Ward Baker). Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland takes a look at a movie I would have never thought would make an appearance on the podcast, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review discusses the return of one of Derek's favorite Ultra kaiju!
Stop-motion animation is magical, and those who practice this craft are magicians. This week, one of those magicians joins Derek on Monster Kid Radio. Ryan Lengyel (Theseus and the Minotaur, Cowgirls vs. Pterodactyls) shares his love of stop-motion animation, and then he and Derek go through their Top Three Favorite Non-Harryhausen Stop Motion Movies. Plus, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and the return of Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review.
It's science fiction to make you think. It's The 27th Day (dir. William Asher). Scott Morris stuck around from his appearance on the podcast last week to discuss a particular favorite sci-fi film with Derek. And to honor the co-host of Disney, Indiana, Kenny brings us a special Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland segment.
Derek is joined by the head mouse wranglers at Disney, Indiana, Tracey and Scott Morris, to discuss a movie from 1994 - Ed Wood (dir. Tim Burton). Yes, we realize that historically, it's not very accurate. And, yes, we know it plays fast and loose with the portrayals of some of our monster kid heroes. But, yes, we still love the movie. Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland takes a look at some Wood films, as well as one of Derek's favorite Disney films. And Mark Matzke introduces us to the Alien Baltan in his Beta Capsule Review.
When he's not maintaining the New York City Giant Monster Attack Map (http://foxtrotstudios.net/html/nycgmam.html), or creating his award-winning short films (http://foxtrotstudios.net/), Mark Bailey is learning all that he can about Ed Wood. In this never-before-heard conversation from the heyday of the Plan 9 By Podcast, Mark and Derek discuss whether or not Wood really was the "worst director of all time," as well as the merits of the so-called "bad movies" of the world. Also, Mark Matzke brings us into the Ultraman era with his Beta Capsule Review, Kenny has another Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, there's Listener Feedback, and MORE in this week's Monster Kid Radio.
Due to the state of the world last summer, there was no Monster Bash, but that didn't slow Ron Adams down one bit! There WILL be a Monster Bash event this summer, and this week, Ron tells Derek all about it. Plus, don't miss Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and another installment of Atomic Tales by Stephen D. Sullivan and Christopher R. Mihm! And, hey, it's Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award Season! (https://rondoaward.com/)
Haven Podcasts' Regor (Then is Now Podcast, The East Meets The West) joins Derek this week to head down to Arizona to take on some angry arachnids with William Shatner when they discuss Kingdom of the Spiders (dir. John "Bud" Cardos). Plus, don't miss Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review and Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland! And, hey, it's Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award Season! (https://rondoaward.com/)
Derek didn't mean to watch Supernatural (dir. Victor Halperin) for this week's show. Well, he DID, but he thought he was going to be watching something else. Was he glad he done goofed up? And how did this week's guest Stephen D. Sullivan (https://sdsullivan.com/) feel about it? Find out this week on Monster Kid Radio. Plus, don't miss Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review and Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland! And, hey, it's Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award Season! (https://rondoaward.com/)
Get off the tracks! Here comes Horror Express (dir. Eugenio Martín)! Author and film historian Troy Howarth joins Derek this week for a discussion about this Cushing-Lee-Savalas classic. And, of course, we have Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review.
Let's join Cyrus, Hilda, Medea, and Buck, as well as Bram Stoker award-winning author Nicole Cushing, and keep an eye out for 13 Ghosts (dir. William Castle). Nicole and Derek discuss the film and they even manage to pull it off without the assistance of Illusion-O or Ghost Viewers. Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland takes a look at William Castle's background, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review takes a look at a non-giant-monster episode of "Ultra Q."
Also, Derek takes a moment at the top of the show to talk about the passing of one of our own, monster kid Tim Durbin. Rest in peace.
Derek returns to his zombie roots when he and Go Forth and Game's Tom Gurganus go looking for diamonds while avoiding the Zombies of Mora Tau (dir. Edward L. Cahn). Oh, let's be honest. Derek would go running TOWARD the zombies! But before he does anything foolish, he introduces Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland . . . and a new segment - Atomic Tales: Stories of Science, Mystery, and Excitement from Stephen D. Sullivan and Saint Euphoria.
Monster Kid Radio usually covers monsters that exist only in the movies. But what if those monsters were real . . . and were hanging out in Fouke, Arkansas? This week, Monster Study Group's Mark Matzke takes Derek monster-hunting in The Natural State (yes, that really is Arkansas' nickname) as they discuss 1972's The Legend of Boggy Creek (dir. Charles B. Pierce). If that's not enough Matzke for you, Mark also has this week's Beta Capsule Review ready to go as well! No week would be complete without Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Derek goes through the Patreon Executive Producer Roll Call.
We showed 1948's Unknown Island (dir. Jack Bernard) last weekend at the Monster Kid Movie Club, so what better time to talk about the movie itself here on the podcast? Author Stephen D. Sullivan (https://sdsullivan.com/) joins Derek this week to discuss this early-ish dinosaur film. Kenny has another look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke breaks down another episode of Ultra-Q in the Beta Capsule Review.
This week, Derek invites Anthony D.P. Mann to the podcast to discuss his history with podcasting, audio drama, production, acting, filmmaking, and the crowd-funding for the upcoming film Bug-Eyed Monsters from Outer Space! Kenny has another great Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke keeps going Ultra-strong with his Beta Capsule Review. Plus Listener Feedback.
Tim Durbin from Viewing the Classics (http://viewingtheclassics.blogspot.com/) joins Monster Kid Radio this week for a look at a little known Cold War flying saucer movie called The Bamboo Saucer (dir. Frank Telford). Mark Matzke brings us a Beta Capsule Review featuring (another) one of Derek's favorite kaiju, and Kenny breaks down another issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland.
We're starting 2021 with a trip to the Himalayas with Steve Turek from the DieCast Movie Podcast in search of The Snow Creature (dir. W. Lee Wilder) . Mark Matzke brings us a particularly prescient Beta Capsule Review, and Kenny breaks down another issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland.