1932's Doctor X (dir .Michael Curtiz) is a film of firsts, as this week's guest - Micah Harris - tells us this week on Monster Kid Radio! And one of those firsts? This was a first-time watch for Derek! Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review!
He's a monster kid. He's an independent filmmaker. He's Sébastien Godin, and he's joining Derek this week on Monster Kid Radio. Seb's a busy guy and doesn't seem to know how to NOT make movies, and us monster kids are all the better for it. He's gearing up to shoot his biggest film to date - The Damnation of Dracula - while he has at least three other movies waiting for him once that movie's finished. He took some time to hang out with Monster Kid Radio to talk about The Damnation of Dracula, why he does what he does, and how he manages to do all this and find time to sleep. We also have a Listener Email and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review!
There's nothing quite like the TV show "Dark Shadows." It's spooky, it's gothic, it's got vampires . . . and it's got a LOT of episodes and story lines. Fortunately, there's a (relatively) new podcast - Terror at Collinwood - that's exploring all things Dark Shadows, and it's hosted by friend-of-the-show Penny Dreadful (aka Danielle Gelehrter). She joins Derek this week to discuss her podcast, her history with Dark Shadows, and more! Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review!
Two podcasters. Two giant monsters. Four films. This week, Robert Kelly from the Record All Monsters podcast joins Derek to reflect on the way Legendary Pictures has handled two of the biggest monsters of all time - King Kong and Godzilla. It's a fun conversation between two podcasters having a fun time discussing these fun movies. And don't miss the latest Beta Capsule Review from Mark Matzke.
Your own experiments will have to wait, because it's time for another episode of Monster Kid Radio. This week, David Heath calls in from his goat farm to discuss the 1968 film The Astro-Zombies (dir. Ted V. Mikels), and he does so while Tura Satana is nearby (really!). Of course, Kenny shares his Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review tackles another amazing episode of Ultraman. Plus, Listener Feedback!
Fritz Lang's classic film M is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and there can be no better way to celebrate this movie's milestone than to discuss it with Cineversary's Erik J. Martin. It's a dark film . . . but it's oh-so-good. Also this week, we have a new installment of Atomic Tales, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, and Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland.
Yes, in this episode Derek compares the iconic Bronson Caves to the Egyptian Pyramids. Why? You'll have to listen to find out! This week, D. B. Spitzer joins Derek to discuss the most famous movie featuring a man in a gorilla suit and what looks like a diving helmet - 1953's Robot Monster (dir. Phil Tucker). And, of course, the show is made more complete with Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review.
Paul McComas returns to Monster Kid Radio this week to regale us with a story of the time he saw King Kong IN PERSON! King Kong - Alive on Broadway ran from 2018-2019 in New York, and Paul and his wife attended one of the performances. The memories made that night have lasted with Paul, and he shares those memories with Derek. Of course, it wouldn't be an episode of MKR without Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland AND Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review.
Deader than Dead: A Reddy Boys Mystery is the newest book from Michael Legge (aka the horror host Dr. Dreck), and this week he joins Derek on Monster Kid Radio to talk about it. (It's a fun read!) Additionally, they spend a good deal of time talking about one of Michael's favorite classic actors - Dwight Frye. Kenny returns to the podcast with a piping fresh hot Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke Ultra-hits us with another Beta Capsule review.
Lucha de Mayo 2021 concludes when Chris McMillan returns for another . . . kinda-sorta luchador movie? 1973's 3 Dev Adam, aka Three Giant Men (dir. T. Fikret Uçak) is the movie on deck today, and it's a Turkish film featuring El Santo . . . and his buddy Captain America fighting evil Spider-Man. WHAT?!? During their conversation, Derek almost flashes back to a previous podcasting life when, for some reason or other, Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead comes up. Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland Flashback brings us back to how the magazine covered Mexican horror films, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule review features the debut of one of Derek's favorite Ultra Kaiju.
Lucha de Mayo 2021 continues when Chris McMillan from the Shadow Over Portland swings into action with 1968's The Batwoman, aka La mujer murcielago (dir. René Cardona). This superhero/spy/luchadora movie brings a lot to the table, and Chris and Derek break it down this week. We have the next installment of Atomic Tales from Stephen D. Sullivan and Saint Euphoria Pictures, and Mark Matzke's latest Beta Capsule Review.
Lucha de Mayo 2021 continues with another Blue Demon film . . . sort of. Go Forth and Game's Tom Gurganus joins Derek this week to discuss the film Blue Demon and Zovek and the Invasion of the Dead (dir. René Cardona). It's a movie with a luchador, zombies, a werewolf (for some reason), and . . . Zovek. Also, a Flashbook Famous Monsters Look with Kenny, and Mark Matzke teases your taste buds with this week's Beta Capsule Review.
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.