Ep 1.7: Prospects for the Dark Universe and Revisiting The Mummy (2017) – LIVE!

We bid you 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 the monstrous side of cinema, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging Dark Universe.

Season 1. Episode 7. In this episode, we enter The Bride’s lair to discuss the latest Dark Universe news and re-visit The Mummy (2017) on the occasion of the BluRay release. This was the first time that all of us met face-to-face and it was our first LIVE! recording, as well.

With Bill Condon’s The Bride of Frankenstein on hold and the exit of Kurtzman and Morgan, some are ready to call the Dark Universe dead, 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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BONUS: 2017 MPN Meetup Event – Better Watch Out with Director Chris Peckover

Christmas comes early from the 2017 Movie Podcast Network Meetup Event in the safe neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah! It was an incredible event and we wish you all could have joined us. The weekend included multiple meals with hosts and listeners, trivia games, live podcasting, live music, hiking, a birthday party, group screenings of Better Watch Out (2017)—with a Filmmaker Q&A—and Tremors (1990), plus a double feature of Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1988) on the actual Friday the 13th of October 2017. Whew! Quite a weekend! You’re going to hear great live recordings from all these events in the days to come.

Here, UMC’s own Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh podcast with their MPN co-horts from Horror Movie Podcast, Retro Movie Geek, Movie Podcast Weekly and Movie Stream Cast, in front of a live audience after a screening of Better Watch Out (2017). The panel is also joined by the film’s writer/director, Chris Peckover for a Q&A with the MPN listeners. If you’re jealous of all the fun we had at the 2017 MPN Meetup Event, you’d better watch out for the next one! We’d love to see you there.

If this is your first time tuning in … Universal Monsters Cast is typically a show where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging Dark Universe. The first annual Meetup Event for our podcast network was held in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 14th, 2017.
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Ep 1.5 The Mummy (1932)

We bid you welcome to 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.

Season 1. Episode 5. In this episode we are joined by special guest The Bride (better known as Station! from The Sci-Fi Podcast) for our review of The Mummy (1932). In the first four episodes, we discussed all of the news surrounding Universal’s Dark Universe and reviewed the 2017 film The Mummy. We’ll come back around to what we think the future may hold for the Dark Universe when the Blu-Ray for The Mummy (2017) is released in September, but for now we’ll be going back to some classic monster movies, beginning with our review of The Mummy (1932)!
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Ep 1.4: 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.

Season 1. Episode 4. 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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Ep 1.3: 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.

Season 1. Episode 3. This is a continuation of our introduction to the show 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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Ep 1.2: 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.

Season 1. Episode 2. This is a continuation of our introduction to the show 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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Ep 1.1: A New World of Gods and Monsters – Part 1

It’s alive! Welcome to the very first episode of the very first season 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.

Season 1. Episode 1. This is the premiere episode of our debut season 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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