Universal Monsters Cast Ep 4: The Mummy (2017) and Universal’s Dark Universe

Welcome to a New World of God’s and Monsters! This is Universal Monsters Cast, where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – regularly brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging Dark Universe.

Well, the time has come; the time is now: The Mummy has risen and we will take our first look at the film and Universal’s newly-minted Dark Universe. The mainstream reviews are not great. Some fans agree. Others don’t. The horror community has been a tad more forgiving. What did you think of The Mummy? What does this do to your hopes for the Dark Universe franchise? Let us know in the comments below.

Some are ready to call The Mummy dead on arrival, but if there is one thing we’ve learned from The Mummy’s many incarnations over the years, it is that Death is Only the Beginning!
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Universal Monsters Cast Ep 3: A New World of Gods and Monsters – Part 3 “Industry Insight”

We bid you welcome to Universal Monsters Cast, where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – will regularly brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging Dark Universe.

This is a continuation of our premiere episode and the final part of a 3-part series that we’re calling “A New World of Gods and Monsters,” wherein we discuss everything we know about the new Dark Universe.

Part 1 featured a discussion amongst the hosts, giving you our opinions on all of the news and rumors that we know so far. Part 2 featured a discussion with a panel of our listeners, telling us what the fans really want. And this episode, Part 3, will feature a discussion with some industry insiders, giving us some educated insight into what we can actually expect the studio to give us.

And now it is time to listen to the children of the night. What music they make!
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Universal Monsters Cast Ep 2: A New World of Gods and Monsters – Part 2 “Fans React”

We bid you welcome to Universal Monsters Cast, where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – will regularly brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging, shared cinematic universe.

This is a continuation of our premiere episode and the 2nd part in a 3-part series that we’re calling “A New World of Gods and Monsters,” wherein we discuss everything we know about the new Monsters Universe. Part 1 featured a discussion amongst the hosts telling you what we know so far. Part 2 features a discussion with some of our listeners, telling us what the fans really want. And Part 3 will feature a discussion with some industry insiders, giving us some insight into what we can actually expect the studio to give us.

And now it is time to listen to the children of the night. What music they make!
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Universal Monsters Cast Ep 1: A New World of Gods and Monsters – Part 1

It’s alive! Welcome to the first episode of Universal Monsters Cast, where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – will regularly brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging, shared cinematic universe.

This is our premiere episode and the 1st part in a 3-part series that we’re calling “A New World of Gods and Monsters,” wherein we discuss everything we know about the new Monsters Universe. Part 1 features a discussion amongst the hosts telling you what we know so far. Part 2 will feature a discussion with some of our listeners, telling us what the fans really want. And Part 3 will feature a discussion with some industry insiders, giving us some insight into what we can actually expect the studio to give us.

And now it is time to listen to the children of the night. What music they make!
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Universal Monsters Cast BONUS: The Essential Universal Monsters

This trial run for the Universal Monsters Cast was originally conceived of as a BONUS episode of Horror Movie Podcast. With the regular host out for the week, co-hosts Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock decided to discuss listener feedback from the recent HMP “Essential Universal Monsters” poll, give their own personal classic Universal Horror recommendations, and give their initial thoughts on the teaser trailer and first poster for The Mummy (2017) – as well as the potential for a new shared cinematic universe. Doc also brought his picks for the best monster movies of the 1930s that were not made by Universal Pictures.

Horror Movie Podcast is typically a bi-weekly show, released every other Friday, hosted by Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock, Dr. Walking Dead, and Wolfman Josh. You can find the show on iTunes, Stitcher and HorrorMoviepodcast.com

Help us spread the word and build up the following for this show on Twitter @MonstersCast. You can also follow Wolfman Josh on Twitter @IcarusArts and Dr. Shock on Twitter @DVDinfatuation. Music for this episode composed and produced by future UMC producer, Kagan Breitenbach. Check out Kagan’s work at KaganBreitenbach.com

Thanks for listening to this trial run of the Universal Monsters Cast!

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Universal Monsters Cast BONUS: 15 Film Gems That You Probably Haven’t Seen (But Should)

On behalf of our MOVIE PODCAST NETWORK, Universal Monsters Cast presents the first of our new SPECIAL FEATURES bonus episodes. In the future, these Special Features eps will be available only to Movie Podcast Network patrons, but we have released this first episode for free across the entire network to promote this new feature. Rest assured, all your favorite MPN podcasts will resume their regular release immediately. Thanks for listening!

Here’s what you need to know, going forward:

1. All of the Movie Podcast Network shows, including UNIVERSAL MONSTERS CAST, will continue to provide all of their regular content, 100% FREE of charge.

2. You can subscribe for FREE to our Movie Podcast Network feed, which provides short audio teasers of every new episode released across the network.

3. If you like this Special Features episode, then you can subscribe for a small fee to our Special Features BONUS episodes through our Patreon page.
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