Happy Anniversary To Us

Many, many moons ago, I worked with a guy who became a very close friend. Over beers we often talked shop – shop for us being horror books, movies and TV shows. It got to the point where we found ourselves exploring our favorite genre even without the beer. We brought new discoveries to each other (thank you for hooking me on the Brian Keene) and said on an almost daily basis, “Man, we need to do a show about all this stuff we talk about. Just two guys who love horror – kinda like listening in on us at the bar.”

That guy is Jack Campisi, otherwise known as my brother from another mother.

For years we kept threatening each other with taking the giant leap into putting a show together. With seven months to go before the release of my first horror novel, Jack decided it was time to pull the trigger. He had an HD camera, a fully loaded Mac and wanted to create a vehicle to help promote my book.

I said, “Hell yeah, let’s do it!”

The Monster Men podcast was born.

The Monster Men Logo

We gathered in my house, built our ‘set’ and let it roll. I thought, we’ll probably film a few episodes then move on to other things.

Man, was I wrong. It’s now been 2 years, 44 episodes and tens of thousands of viewers. We have original logos, multiple theme songs, and fans. Whoa! The best part is, we both feel like we’ve just gotten started.

We are hardcore fans and unapologetic goofballs. We’ve loved and appreciated all the feedback and support folks have given us over the years. I hope everyone can feel our genuine love for all things that go bump in the night.

So, Happy 2nd Anniversary to the Monster Men. And thank you all for keeping us going! I can’t wait to unveil some of the new things that will be coming your way.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a montage of every opening we’ve done. Click here to go to our Monster Men channel on YouTube and check out episode 44 – 2 Years of Aaargh! You get to see us go from a couple of stiffs to full on aaarghing! Take a gander and feel free to aaargh along. You are all monster men and monsterettes.


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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter’s novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum. His video podcast, Monster Men, is one of the most watched horror podcasts in the world. You’ll also find him every week on the Final Guys podcast, available everywhere. He’s a bestselling author of over 30 books, all of them written with the express desire to quicken heartbeats and make spines tingle. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to gobble down Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits.

7 responses to “Happy Anniversary To Us”

  1. Joseph Pinto says :

    Stop it dude…you’re bringing tears to my eyes 😛


  2. Jonathan Janz says :

    So happy this show exists. You guys are awesome, and the show entertains every time. It doesn’t hurt that you’re both smart, extremely cool dudes. For my money, I hope y’all keep doing this for the next fifty years. Seriously. I recommend it to all my buddies who love horror.

    • Hunter Shea says :

      You just made our day! It’s hard to tell if anyone gets it when you talk to a camera. LOL MOnster Men in 50 years, huh. We’d have to rename it Incontinent Monster Men.

  3. hookofabook says :

    Reblogged this on Oh, for the HOOK of a BOOK! and commented:
    Happy Two-Year Anniversary to two of my favorite guys! I love the Monster Men podcast. If you haven’t heard, tune in. You won’t be sorry (or maybe you will but no matter you’ll have fun!)

  4. Paul D. Dail says :

    Congrats, brother. You guys are awesome. Look forward to the day that I know will come when we can all share a beer (or three…) Keep fighting the good fight.

  5. Jack Campisi (@backinjack) says :

    Hey everyone, thanks for all the nice comments. Besides all the fun we have with Monster Men, it’s been great getting to know you all. It’s been a fantastic two years and we hope in year three we can take the show to funnier and scarier places!!!

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