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MONSTER ATTACK!

MONSTER ATTACK! is a podcast dedicated to old “Monster Movies,” the ones we all grew up and fell in love with. These are the films that opened up a new world of scary creatures, sci-fi wonders and frightening tales of the supernatural. Former radio personality Jim Adams re-visits a time when radioactive dinosaurs threatened Tokyo, werewolves terrorized the population at large and mad scientists conducted hideous experiments in large mansions.

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Altered States | Episode 416
In this very special anniversary episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, Jim reflects on the first time he saw Ken Russell's classic 1980 Sci-Fi film "Altered States," written by Paddy Chayefsky and starring William Hurt, Blair Brown, Charles Haid, Bob Balaban, Thaao Penghlis, Dori Brenner, Charles White eagle, Drew Barrymore, Megan Jeffers, Jack Murdock, John Larroquette, and George Gaynes. Russell's surrealistic look at a man's obsession with finding answers to the meaning of life developed a large cult following during the last 40+ years. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
52:02 6/17/24
Targets | Episode 415
Jim reflects on a masterful tale involving a clean-cut suburban lad who goes on a deadly shooting spree in Los angeles - Peter Bogdanovich's "Targets," starring Tim O'Kelly, Boris Karloff, Nancy Hsueh, Arthur Peterson, James Brown, Tanya Morgan, Mary Jackson, Sandy Baron, Monte Landis and Mike Farrell. This critically-acclaimed 1967 thriller shocked audiences on first release and developed a cult following during the next five decades. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
49:52 6/10/24
Strange Invaders| Episode 414
Jim reflects on a 1983 Sci-Fi homage to old 50s films which initially did not do well, but found an audience in Home Video and a nice cult following - "Strange Invaders," starring Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Louise Fletcher, Shawn Wallace, Kenneth Tobey, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Michael Lerner and directed by Michael Laughlin. A college professor and a tabloid reporter go on a quest to find the man's missing ex-wife. And yes, Aliens are involved. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
43:54 6/3/24
Robocop (1987)| Episode 413
Jim reminisces about his first viewing of a classic sci-fi film from 1987 that has spawned an iconic franchise and following - "Robocop
58:35 5/27/24
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)| Episode 412
Jim reflects on his first viewing of a 1984 Science Fiction film which spawned a popular Urban Legend - "The Philadelphia Experiment," starring Michael Pare', Bobby Di Cicco, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Louise Latham, Stephen Tobolowsky and Keene Holliday. A naval experiment in 1943 results in two sailors ending up in 1984. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
47:54 5/20/24
Burn, Witch, Burn | Episode 411
Jim reflects on a classic tale of witchcraft based on Fritz Leiber Jr;s novel "Conjuring Wife" - 1962's "Burn, Witch, Burn," starring Janet Blair, Peter Wyngarde, Margaret Johnston, Anthony Nicholls, Colin Gordon and Reginald Beckwith. With a screenplay written by Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont and directed by Sydney Hayers, the film centers around the wife of a young college professor who uses spells and incantations to protect her husband from jealous co-workers. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
38:52 5/13/24
Marooned | Episode 410
Jim reflects on one of the first "Monster Movies" he saw after his family moved to North Carolina - "Marooned," starring Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman, James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Mariette Hartley, Nancy Kovak, Scott Brady, Walter Brooke, John Forsythe, and directed by John Sturges. This 1969 Sci-Fi tells the tale of three astronauts trapped in orbit around the Earth with no chance of being rescued. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
45:15 5/6/24
Die, Monster, Die | Episode 409
Mark Maddox returns for a rousing discussion of a 1965 classic tale based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft  "Die, Monster, Die," starring Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Suzan Farmer, Patrick Magee, Freda Jackson, Terence DeMarney and Directed By Daniel Haller. Based on "The Colour From Space," the story centers around a young man (Adams) visiting his British girlfriend and learning of the strange going-ons surrounded her home. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!. The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
51:53 4/29/24
The Land That Time Forgot | Episode 408
Jim reflects on a film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic "The Land That Time Forgot," starring Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Keith Barron, Anthony Ainley, Declan Mulholland, Steve James, and directed by Kevin Conner. A group of shipwrecked sailors (both British and German) must work together to survive on an island that has dinosaurs and other perils. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
43:42 4/22/24
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla | Episode 407
Madeline Brumby and Shane Morton join Jim for a rousing discussion of a Kaiju film celebrating its 50th Anniversary - "Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla," starring Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Akihiko Hirata, Hiroshi Koizumi, Reiko Tajima, Hiromi Matsushita, Goro Mutsumi, Shin Kishida and directed byJun Fukuda. An alien race seeking to conquer Earth makes a giant robot based on Godzilla. And when the "Big Guy" finds out, trouble ensues. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
58:21 4/15/24
From Beyond The Grave | Episode 406
Jim reflects on the final anthology film by Amicus Productions - 1974's "From Beyond The Grave," starring Peter Cushing, David Warner, Wendy Allnutt, Rosalind Ayres, Marcel Steiner, Ian Brennen, Donald Pleasence, Angela Pleasence, Diana Dors, John O'Farrell, Ian Carmichael, Margaret Leighton, Nyree Dawn Porter, Ian Ogilvy, Lesley-Anne Down, Jack Watson, Ben Howard and directed by Kevin O'Connor. Four stories centering around a strange curio shop are woven together nto a tale of the fantastical. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.    
44:20 4/8/24
PHASE IV | Episode 405
Jim discusses a film from 1974 that did not do well upon its initial release, but has gained a large following the last 50 years - "PHASE IV," starring Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Lynn Frederick,  Alan Gifford, Helen Horton and Robert Henderson. Director Saul Bass provides a thought-provoking look into what might happen if insects, namely ants, fight back against what man is doing to the planet. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
40:00 4/1/24
The Haunting | Episode 404
Jim discusses a classic 1963 Ghost Story based on the novel by Shirley Jackson ("The Haunting Of Hill House") and directed by Robert Wise -"The Haunting," starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Robert Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Rosalie Crutchley, Fay Compton, Valentine Dyall, and Lois Maxwell. This memorable tale about a small group investigating a legendary haunted house has developed a huge cult following the last 60 years. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
50:13 3/25/24
Blade Runner
Mark Maddox joins us for an in-depth discussion about Ridley Scott's 1982 Sci-Fi Classic "Blade Runner," starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, M Emmett Walsh, Edward James Olmos, Darryl Hannah, William Sanderson and Joanna Cassidy. A former cop (Ford) is forced to hunt down four "replicants" who have returned illegally to Earth. During the investigation, he finds himself having feelings for another replicant which complicates things a great deal. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
66:33 3/18/24
Firestarter (1984)| Episode 402
Jim discusses n adaptation of a popular Stephen King novel from 1984 - "Firestarter," starring Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, George C. Scott, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, Louise Fletcher, Art Carney, and Moses Gunn. Produced by Dino De Laurentis and Directed by Mark L. Lester, the film focuses on an 8-year-old girl and her father who both have special abilities that a secret government agency wants to know more about. It's full of action and intrigue as the two try to escape. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies. 
48:19 3/11/24
Dracula (1979)| Episode 401
Jim discusses a reimaging of a classic vampire tale - 1979's "Dracula," starring Frank Langella, Laurence Oliver, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Jan Francis, Trevor Eve, Tony Haygarth, Teddy Turner, Janine Duvitski, and Sylvester McCoy. Directed y John Badham, the story is based on the Hamilton Deane and John Balderston Broadway play which also starred Lasngella. The Count makes his way to England and sets his sights on two women for nourishment and pleasure. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.  
51:13 3/4/24
Matinee | Episode 400
It is our 400th EPISODE !!! and Jim discusses what he calls "The Perfect Movie For All Monster Kids," Joe Dante's 1993 "Matinee," starring John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Kellie Martin, Lisa Jakub, Robert Picardo, Lucinda Jenney, Jesse Lee, Jesse White, James Villemaire, David Clennon, Dick Miller, John Sayles, Lucy Butler, Belinda Balaski, Naomi Watts, and Kevin McCarthy. This loving tribute to old Monster Movies from the 50s and an homage to William Castle has won the hearts of many monster fans during the last three decades. And its all on this special 400th episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
46:24 2/26/24
THEM! | Episode 399
Jim dedicates this episode to the memory of his parents, Jim & Phyllis, who would have celebrated their 70th Wedding anniversary the day after this publishes. One of the most-loved "Big Bug" films of the 50's is discussed here with 1954's "THEM!," starring James Whitmore, James Arness, Joan Weldon, Edmund Gwynn, Sandy Descher, Fess Parker, Onslow Stevens, Sean McClory, Leonard Nimoy, Dub Taylor, and Olin Howland. Directed by Gordon Douglas, this film set the tone for radiation-themed, big-big films to come. Join us or a very special episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
47:55 2/19/24
Dr. Strangelove | Episode 398
Jim discusses a cult-classic celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year - Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove," starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones, Peter Bull, and Tracy Reed. An Air Force General (Hayden) sends his bomber wing into Russia to bomb the country because of a conspiracy he believes in. Find out more about this heralded Black Comedy on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
52:10 2/12/24
Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan | Episode 397
Jim reflects back of the first time he saw the second entry in the Star Trk TOS movie franchise - 1982s "Star trek The Wrath Of Khan," starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Paul Winfield, Kirstie Alley, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick, and Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Based on the TOS episode "Space Seed," Kirk encounters Khan, who blames him for the death of his wife and seeks revenge. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
54:30 2/5/24
Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman | Episode 396
Jim pays tribute to Universal Studio's first pairing of two of its iconic monsters in a feature film - 1943's "Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman,"starring Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi, Patric Knowles, Ilona Massey, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lionel Atwill, and Dwight Frye. On a quest to find Dr. Frankenstein, Larry Talbott crosses paths with "The Monster." Find out moe about this historical meeting on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
40:22 1/29/24
Frankenstein & The Monster From Hell | Episode 395
Jim discusses the last "Frankenstein" film produced by Hammer Films - 1974's "Frankenstein & The Monster From Hell," starring Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, John Stratton, Michael Ward, and Patrick Troughton. Directed by Terence Fisher, this film would also be Fisher's last feature film. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
41:56 1/22/24
It's Alive (1974) | Episode 394
Jim reflects on a classic Cult/Horror film from Director Larry Cohen - 1974's "It's Alive," starring John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell, James Dixon, Michael Ansara, William Wellman Jr, Robert Emhardt, Shamus Locke and Daniel Holzman. A young couple faces a virtual nightmare when it's child is born a mutant/killer. The race is on to stop the infant from killing again. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
44:25 1/15/24
Silver Bullet | Episode 393
Jim discusses a classic "Werewolf" tale based on a Steven King novella - 1985's "Silver Bullet" starring Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Megan Follows, Everette McGill,Terry O'Quinn, Robin Groves, Leon Russom, Lawrence Tierney and James Gammon. A small town in Maine is terrorized by a beast who is killing off its citizens. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
47:04 1/8/24
King Kong (1976) | Episode 392
Mark Maddux joins Jim for a very special New Years episide of MONSTER ATTACK! discussing the 1976 reboot of "King Kong," starring Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lang, Charles Grodin John Randolph, Ed Lauter, Rene Aubberjonois, Julius Harris, Jack O'Halloran, Dennis Fimple, John Agar and produced by Dino De Laurntis. The story centers around the discovery of Kong during an expedition for oil and leading to his being brought NYC for a global tour. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies. And Happy New Year!
90:48 1/1/24
The Wizard Of Oz | Episode 391
Jim takes a stroll down memory lane for this reckoning of a classic film that always hailed the onset of Christmas - "The Wizard Of Oz," starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, and The Munchkins. L. Frank Baum's tale of a young girl traveling to a fantastical world and encountering a Wicked Witch Of The West comes to life in this 1939 treasure. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!. The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.  
53:01 12/25/23
Popeye | Episode 390
Mark Maddux joins Jim for a loving look back at a classic film of the fantastique from 1980 and Director Robert Altman - "Popeye," starring Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Paul L. Smith, Paul Dooley, Donald Moffat, Ray Walston, Richard Libertini, Bill Irwin, Wesley Ivan Hunt, Peter Bray, Linda Hunt and Jack Mercer. Altman's homage to the loveable cartoon character from the 1920's takes us into the magical world of Sweet Water. Find out more on this special Holiday episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.   
58:48 12/18/23
Gremlins | Episode 389
In a continuing salute to the Holidays, Jim discusses a beloved classic from Director Joe Dante and Produced by Steven Speilberg - 1984's "Gremlins," starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Judge Reinhold, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Keye Luke, Scott Brady, Corey Feldman, Edward Anderson,  Belinda Balaski and Harry Carey Jr. A young man receives a special Xmas present from his inventor Father which results in the unleashing of several mischievous and sometimes deadly creatures. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
50:00 12/11/23
The Last Starfighter | Episode 388
Jim reflects on a Feel-Good Sci-Fi Classic from 1984, "The Last Starfighter," starring Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy Norman Shaw, Kay E. Kuter, Barbara Bosson, Chris Hebert and Vernon Washington. Directed by Nick Castle (Halloween and Halloween II), the film follows a young dreamer who ends up saving the universe. Find out more on this episode of MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
44:14 12/4/23
White Zombie | Episode 387
Jim looks at a 1932 Bela Lugosi Horror Classic from Halperin Productions - "White Zombie," Starring Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorne, Robert W. Frazier, John Harron, Brandon Hurst, George Burr Macannan and Clarence Muse. A Haitian plantation owner sets hi sights on a young woman and has her turned into zombie to have her to himself. Find out more about this first zombie film on MONSTER ATTACK!, The Podcast Dedicated To Old Monster Movies.
39:36 11/27/23

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