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Beyond The Trope

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We're a podcast for nerds, dedicated to exploring the deeper side of genre fiction, popular art, comics, and movies.


Episode 208 What Makes a Good Monster with Laurence MacNaughton

This week Laurence MacNaughton is back for a roundtable discussion on what it takes to make a good monster.

Mentioned in this episode:

A Monster in Paris (Movie)


Stephen King

CHRISTINE by Stephen King

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

Dexter Morgan thrillers (Book Series) by Jeff Lindsay

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Denver Comic Con (now Denver Pop Culture Con)

Alien (Movie)

Aliens (Movie)

Crowley from Supernatural (TV Show)

Sulley from Monsters Inc (Movie)

Shrek (Movie)

Stranger Things (TV Show)

H. P. Lovecraft

CALL OF CTHULHU by H. P. Lovecraft

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (Board Game)

Arkham Horror (Board Game)

Jim Butcher

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show)

Terry Pratchett

Hagrid from the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling

Dodge Demon

NO SLEEP TILL DOOMSDAY by Laurence MacNaughton

To get a free copy of Laurence MacNaughton's new book, NO SLEEP TILL DOOMSDAY, send him an email from his Contact form at and let him know you listened to this episode. The winner will be chosen in the beginning of November.

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