Monster Attack

MONSTER ATTACK! is a podcast dedicated to old “Monster Movies,” the ones we all grew up with 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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Mark Maddox
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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,

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

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

Blade Runner (The Final Cut)| Episode 403

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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,

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

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

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