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Each episode, we choose a favorite obscure or semi-obscure horror movie, and run it down, scene by scene filling in plot hole, and connecting dropped story threads where they might occur...

Latest Episodes

Fun Box Monster Podcast #79 : Cellar Dweller (1988)

When famed IC Comics artist Colin Childress summons a demon from hell by using art references from what appears to be a copy of the Necronomicon made by local kindergarteners, he smartly sends it back by burning the art that summoned it. Unfortunately, being a bit of a klutz, he also burns himself alive in the process. Thirty years later, Childress super-fan and up and coming comic artist Whitney decides to enroll in an art school that occupies the exact building where Childress died. In an attempt to make "THE ULTIMATE MONSTER" she summons the same demon, and it eats its way through the small group of art students who are living in the house. Join Matt and Tristan as they dwell in the cellar that is...Cellar Dweller.

63 min1 w ago
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #79 : Cellar Dweller (1988)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #78 Sundown : The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

Definitely in the top five of anyone's list of Vampire-Westerns, Sundown : The Vampire in Retreat is the story of a neglectful husband who is too obsessed with curing disease and helping the stupid sick and suffering to properly bone down with his wife. She responds by having an affair with a vampire. This vampire then hires the husband to work at the local blood factory in hopes of murdering him and taking his wife for himself. Also, there's a daughter who's obsessed with vampires, who may or may not be his daughter, and also may have psychic vampire dream powers. Also, there's a town run by Vampires where a massive civil war is breaking out between people who want to be nice and drink artificial blood, and those who want to eat people. Extra points are awarded for surprise beheadings and people exploding. Plus, it's a western with lots of shoot-'em ups, and Bruce Campbell plays Van Helsing. Join Matt and Tristan as they put on their special vampire loin cloths and climb into David Carradine's secret coffin for, Sundown : The Vampire In Retreat.

111 min2 w ago
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #78 Sundown : The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #77 : Pieces (1982)

Papa Roach probably said it best when they said, "Wait...why do we only get 2 drink tickets? Are we even getting paid for this? Come on. At least give us gas money. This is the worst Chuck E. Cheese we've ever played." When a child who may be named Timmy or Tommy (I don't have the energy to figure out which) gets caught assembling a nudie puzzle by his mother, he overreacts, just a tad, and kills his mother with an axe. Having learned all he knows about women from his sexy jigsaw puzzle, he does the only thing he can think to do. He cuts her into small pieces with a carpenter's saw. 40 years later, he starts chopping up co-eds because somebody was skateboarding where they shouldn't have. Or something. I'm really unsure about that part. So climb into the water-bed you've just installed in your workout room, crank the Sousa marches, and join Matt and Tristan for the drugged cup of instant coffee that is, Pieces.

83 min3 w ago
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #77 : Pieces (1982)

Fun Box Monster Podcast Bonus Episode: Madhouse (1981) w/ Special Guest Damian Maffei

Sisters. Sisters. There were never such devoted sisters. They walk alike, they talk alike and sometimes one of them contracts a flesh-eating virus that renders her visage as monstrous as her sadistic soul, and then, breaking her restraints, escapes her hospital bed and embarks upon a murderous rampage using a weaponized attack Rottweiler and assistance from her insane uncle who is also a priest who then throws a basement corpse party for their birthdays. What a crazy pair! Tristan and special guest Damian Maffei (Haunt, Strangers : Prey at Night) speak over a terrible zoom interface about this movie that is not the same movie as Happy Birthday to Me. But it's close.

95 min3 w ago
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Fun Box Monster Podcast Bonus Episode: Madhouse (1981) w/ Special Guest Damian Maffei

Fun Box Monster Podcast #76 Watchers II

It turns out that the government thought that this dog-infiltrates-enemy-base, monster-hunts-dog weapons program was a strong enough concept to warrant a second go. This time they renamed it the Aesop Project, after rapper Aesop Rock, because he also removes people's eyes when he kills them. This time around the monster is a reused rubber suit from an earlier film, and the star power is Mark Singer, best known from the inescapable TBS stalwart, The Beastmaster. This movie features a driving dog, a living room swing set, and some of the bluest lighting this side of an Eiffel 66 video. Join Matt and Tristan as they splash LA sewer water into the giant open wound that is, Watchers 2.

85 minAUG 21
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #76 Watchers II

Fun Box Monster Podcast #75 Watchers (1988)

When an explosion in a secret government genetics lab and monster training facility releases a dog hating Sasquatch and the hyper intelligent golden retriever that he's psychically bonded to, there's only one person you can count on to round him up, Canada's scariest bald guy, Michael Ironsides. The government's Sasquatch wreaks havoc across the country side until a final confrontation in Corey Haim's ancestral hunting cabin. So get in your antique truck, feather your mullet, and join Matt and Tristan as they track down the Scrabble playing super-dog that is, Watchers.

108 minAUG 14
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #75 Watchers (1988)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #73 Cameron's Closet (1988)

Do you want to know what lives in the closet? Well, it's a bit complicated. He's a demon that little Cameron summoned with his psychic powers. But he only did it because his dad had an idol with his image on it that he gave Cameron because he was too cheap for a Skeletor figure to fight his unlicensed He-Man knockoff figure. While Cameron is slowly manifesting this demon into the real world, he's blowing through father figures like Kleenex. Once he's down to the last father figure in the box (Sam) he finally decides to use his godlike psychic powers to send the demon back to hell. Probably could have done that in act one...but that's cool. At least one of the people the demon murdered totally deserved it. So get yourself a knockoff Pazuzu statue, your mint condition Champion and Deceptor action figures, and join Matt and Tristan in Cameron's Closet.

92 minAUG 7
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #73 Cameron's Closet (1988)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #72 Popcorn (1991)

Popcorn is like Phantom of the Opera, but instead of Opera, it's got movies about killer mosquitos. Instead of Andrew Lloyd Webber music you get reggae. And where there was once a tragic performer haunting the theater and singing beautiful duets with a talented new Prima with whom he shares a bond deeper than life itself, you have a guy named Toby who keeps a sink full of faces. Better right? Obvi. Grab your ceremonial dagger, your box full of stink pellets, and join Tristan and Matt as they zip-line their way into one of the best meta horror movies of the 90's, Popcorn.

108 minJUL 31
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #72 Popcorn (1991)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #71 DEMONS (1985)

Demons is a cautionary tale about the dangers of skipping class and going to free movie screenings. Also, it's a cautionary tale about not naming your child Urbano Barbarini, which nobody can convince me is not just Italian for Urban Barbarian. When two college girls skip class because a man with a half-metal face gives them free movie tickets, they wind up getting sealed up in a cursed building overrun by both demons and broad stereotypes. Goop flies six ways to Sunday, faces are ripped, fingers eaten, and a dirt-bike katana demon battle unlike any other ensues. What's up with the computerized projection booth? Who's mask is that? Why is there a dirt bike and katana in the lobby? Who walled them in? Why wall anybody in if your whole plan is to overrun the world? Why did the helicopter fall through the ceiling? These and many other questions will never be answered, so just deal with it. Grab your grapple gun, tear off your shirtsleeves, and join Matt and Tristan as they discuss the Urban Barbarian's finest hour, 1985's classic Italian horror masterpiece, Demons.

88 minJUL 24
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #71 DEMONS (1985)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #70 American Gothic (1987)

If you think that this is just another movie about a family of middle-aged murderers, most of whom believe themselves to be children, living on a deserted island, who kill off a group of campers who's plane has gone down unexpectedly while they were on a vacation trip to take their friends mind off the death of her infant son, think again. Featuring, swing murder, children's skipping rope murder, and a basement full of corpses that little Fanny calls Big Dolls, this is not a run of the mill slasher. Put on your best party dress, cram your two seater seaplane with your five closest friends, (Plus, pots and pans, SCUBA gear, three tents, radio, a cooler of beer, food for several days and clothes) and kiss the mummified baby that is 1987's, American Gothic.

94 minJUL 9
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Fun Box Monster Podcast #70 American Gothic (1987)

Latest Episodes

Fun Box Monster Podcast #79 : Cellar Dweller (1988)

When famed IC Comics artist Colin Childress summons a demon from hell by using art references from what appears to be a copy of the Necronomicon made by local kindergarteners, he smartly sends it back by burning the art that summoned it. Unfortunately, being a bit of a klutz, he also burns himself alive in the process. Thirty years later, Childress super-fan and up and coming comic artist Whitney decides to enroll in an art school that occupies the exact building where Childress died. In an attempt to make "THE ULTIMATE MONSTER" she summons the same demon, and it eats its way through the small group of art students who are living in the house. Join Matt and Tristan as they dwell in the cellar that is...Cellar Dweller.

63 min1 w ago
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #79 : Cellar Dweller (1988)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #78 Sundown : The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

Definitely in the top five of anyone's list of Vampire-Westerns, Sundown : The Vampire in Retreat is the story of a neglectful husband who is too obsessed with curing disease and helping the stupid sick and suffering to properly bone down with his wife. She responds by having an affair with a vampire. This vampire then hires the husband to work at the local blood factory in hopes of murdering him and taking his wife for himself. Also, there's a daughter who's obsessed with vampires, who may or may not be his daughter, and also may have psychic vampire dream powers. Also, there's a town run by Vampires where a massive civil war is breaking out between people who want to be nice and drink artificial blood, and those who want to eat people. Extra points are awarded for surprise beheadings and people exploding. Plus, it's a western with lots of shoot-'em ups, and Bruce Campbell plays Van Helsing. Join Matt and Tristan as they put on their special vampire loin cloths and climb into David Carradine's secret coffin for, Sundown : The Vampire In Retreat.

111 min2 w ago
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #78 Sundown : The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #77 : Pieces (1982)

Papa Roach probably said it best when they said, "Wait...why do we only get 2 drink tickets? Are we even getting paid for this? Come on. At least give us gas money. This is the worst Chuck E. Cheese we've ever played." When a child who may be named Timmy or Tommy (I don't have the energy to figure out which) gets caught assembling a nudie puzzle by his mother, he overreacts, just a tad, and kills his mother with an axe. Having learned all he knows about women from his sexy jigsaw puzzle, he does the only thing he can think to do. He cuts her into small pieces with a carpenter's saw. 40 years later, he starts chopping up co-eds because somebody was skateboarding where they shouldn't have. Or something. I'm really unsure about that part. So climb into the water-bed you've just installed in your workout room, crank the Sousa marches, and join Matt and Tristan for the drugged cup of instant coffee that is, Pieces.

83 min3 w ago
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #77 : Pieces (1982)

Fun Box Monster Podcast Bonus Episode: Madhouse (1981) w/ Special Guest Damian Maffei

Sisters. Sisters. There were never such devoted sisters. They walk alike, they talk alike and sometimes one of them contracts a flesh-eating virus that renders her visage as monstrous as her sadistic soul, and then, breaking her restraints, escapes her hospital bed and embarks upon a murderous rampage using a weaponized attack Rottweiler and assistance from her insane uncle who is also a priest who then throws a basement corpse party for their birthdays. What a crazy pair! Tristan and special guest Damian Maffei (Haunt, Strangers : Prey at Night) speak over a terrible zoom interface about this movie that is not the same movie as Happy Birthday to Me. But it's close.

95 min3 w ago
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast Bonus Episode: Madhouse (1981) w/ Special Guest Damian Maffei

Fun Box Monster Podcast #76 Watchers II

It turns out that the government thought that this dog-infiltrates-enemy-base, monster-hunts-dog weapons program was a strong enough concept to warrant a second go. This time they renamed it the Aesop Project, after rapper Aesop Rock, because he also removes people's eyes when he kills them. This time around the monster is a reused rubber suit from an earlier film, and the star power is Mark Singer, best known from the inescapable TBS stalwart, The Beastmaster. This movie features a driving dog, a living room swing set, and some of the bluest lighting this side of an Eiffel 66 video. Join Matt and Tristan as they splash LA sewer water into the giant open wound that is, Watchers 2.

85 minAUG 21
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #76 Watchers II

Fun Box Monster Podcast #75 Watchers (1988)

When an explosion in a secret government genetics lab and monster training facility releases a dog hating Sasquatch and the hyper intelligent golden retriever that he's psychically bonded to, there's only one person you can count on to round him up, Canada's scariest bald guy, Michael Ironsides. The government's Sasquatch wreaks havoc across the country side until a final confrontation in Corey Haim's ancestral hunting cabin. So get in your antique truck, feather your mullet, and join Matt and Tristan as they track down the Scrabble playing super-dog that is, Watchers.

108 minAUG 14
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #75 Watchers (1988)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #73 Cameron's Closet (1988)

Do you want to know what lives in the closet? Well, it's a bit complicated. He's a demon that little Cameron summoned with his psychic powers. But he only did it because his dad had an idol with his image on it that he gave Cameron because he was too cheap for a Skeletor figure to fight his unlicensed He-Man knockoff figure. While Cameron is slowly manifesting this demon into the real world, he's blowing through father figures like Kleenex. Once he's down to the last father figure in the box (Sam) he finally decides to use his godlike psychic powers to send the demon back to hell. Probably could have done that in act one...but that's cool. At least one of the people the demon murdered totally deserved it. So get yourself a knockoff Pazuzu statue, your mint condition Champion and Deceptor action figures, and join Matt and Tristan in Cameron's Closet.

92 minAUG 7
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #73 Cameron's Closet (1988)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #72 Popcorn (1991)

Popcorn is like Phantom of the Opera, but instead of Opera, it's got movies about killer mosquitos. Instead of Andrew Lloyd Webber music you get reggae. And where there was once a tragic performer haunting the theater and singing beautiful duets with a talented new Prima with whom he shares a bond deeper than life itself, you have a guy named Toby who keeps a sink full of faces. Better right? Obvi. Grab your ceremonial dagger, your box full of stink pellets, and join Tristan and Matt as they zip-line their way into one of the best meta horror movies of the 90's, Popcorn.

108 minJUL 31
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #72 Popcorn (1991)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #71 DEMONS (1985)

Demons is a cautionary tale about the dangers of skipping class and going to free movie screenings. Also, it's a cautionary tale about not naming your child Urbano Barbarini, which nobody can convince me is not just Italian for Urban Barbarian. When two college girls skip class because a man with a half-metal face gives them free movie tickets, they wind up getting sealed up in a cursed building overrun by both demons and broad stereotypes. Goop flies six ways to Sunday, faces are ripped, fingers eaten, and a dirt-bike katana demon battle unlike any other ensues. What's up with the computerized projection booth? Who's mask is that? Why is there a dirt bike and katana in the lobby? Who walled them in? Why wall anybody in if your whole plan is to overrun the world? Why did the helicopter fall through the ceiling? These and many other questions will never be answered, so just deal with it. Grab your grapple gun, tear off your shirtsleeves, and join Matt and Tristan as they discuss the Urban Barbarian's finest hour, 1985's classic Italian horror masterpiece, Demons.

88 minJUL 24
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #71 DEMONS (1985)

Fun Box Monster Podcast #70 American Gothic (1987)

If you think that this is just another movie about a family of middle-aged murderers, most of whom believe themselves to be children, living on a deserted island, who kill off a group of campers who's plane has gone down unexpectedly while they were on a vacation trip to take their friends mind off the death of her infant son, think again. Featuring, swing murder, children's skipping rope murder, and a basement full of corpses that little Fanny calls Big Dolls, this is not a run of the mill slasher. Put on your best party dress, cram your two seater seaplane with your five closest friends, (Plus, pots and pans, SCUBA gear, three tents, radio, a cooler of beer, food for several days and clothes) and kiss the mummified baby that is 1987's, American Gothic.

94 minJUL 9
Comments
Fun Box Monster Podcast #70 American Gothic (1987)
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