• Gabe Powers

Episode 24: Monster Lovers, feat. Arianny Pilarte of Not All Podcasts Wear Capes

DEAR BIG SEXY MONSTER, DO YOU LIKE ME, A SMALL, NORMAL HUMAN?

[_] YES / [_] NO


Does your significant other sport a lush fur coat and fangs? Does your boyfriend have razor sharp talons, instead of feet? Is your wife the legendary chupacabra? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a Monster Lover. Or perhaps “love” is too serious a word for it. Maybe you’re just a down ‘n dirty Monster F#©ker? Either way, boy, have we got the episode of Genre Grinder for you.

Join Gabe and first-time special guest Arianny Pilarte (@laciguapa) of Not All Podcasts Wear Capes fame as we talk about the long-standing fictional phenomenon of loving, smooching, and screwing movie monsters, from vampires and zombies, to Beasts (of the “Beauty and” variety) and fishmen. This is a broad subject, so, for this podcast, we’ve narrowed it down to four movies: Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark (1987), Tony Ching Siu-Tung’s Chinese Ghost Story (1987), Brian Yuzna’s Return of the Living Dead III (1993), and Joel Schumacher’s Phantom of the Opera (2004). Note that we occasionally had some latency issues, so Gabe talks to himself for a few minutes during the Near Dark discussion. He blames gremlins, specifically that sexy one from Gremlins 2.


00:00 – Intro: What is a Monster F#©ker?

04:49 – Near Dark and other human/vampire romance

23:58 – Chinese Ghost Story

41:52 – Return of the Living Dead III and other human/zombie romance

1:03:51 – The Phantom of the Opera (2004 and beyond)

1:30:51 – Other Monster F#©kers and outro


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