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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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