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By Newgate Productions, Oct 31 2017 10:56PM

Firstly, please accept our apologies for the delay, a combination of hellish housr moves and techincal difficulties have pushed this back much further than we planned. But we're nearly there and we can happily unveil this trailer for Queen of the Yeti Men! Listen here.

By Newgate Productions, Jan 4 2017 09:07AM


Grab your climbing gear and prepare for your next great adventure - reaching the summit of the brand new episode of The Monster Hunters!


We apologise that it's taken a little longer than planned to get this episode to you, but we hope you think it's worth the wait. We've scaled new heights to bring you an adventure a little out of the ordinary - one that takes our heroes to the Roof of the World!


"The majority of the episode is set on Mount Everest," says Peter Davis. "It's one of the most dangerous places on earth and people go there every year as a challenge or just for fun. I've been obsessed by Everest for many years and the idea of a natural feature as an antagonist to our heroes was too good to pass up."


"Peter did his homework on this one. The challenges we endure in the story are all things you would actually face scaling that mountain." says Matthew Woodcock. 'Recording it was quite taxing as well. There were a few occaisions when we were actually out of breath!"


"There's also a not-so-subtle homage to the movie An American Werewolf in London in the episode." Davis continues. "It's one of my all time favourite movies, and in my opinion the best example of comedy horror in film - genuinely funny and genuinely scary. We recorded this the film's 35th anniversary year, so why not pay tribute to it in The Monster Hunters?"


We're also pleased to have on board David Knight, who podcast listeners will have heard as 'David Knight' in MarsCorp and as 'David' in The Bunker, two fine podcasts from Definitely Human. What will be his name and what links him to the Monster Hunters? You can find out more about MarsCorp here.


This is also the first part of an epic two part story. Return here soon for part three, we'd tell you the title but it would ruin the surprise!


Roy Steel: Matthew Woodcock

Lorrimer Chesterfield: Peter Davis

Sir Maxwell House: Simon Kane

Geroge Crisp: David Knight


Other parts played by members of the cast


Engineered and edited by Peter Davis

Music by Simon Magus

Written and directed by Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock


LISTEN HERE: themonsterhunters.libsyn.com/series-3-episode-2-death-on-hell-mountain




By Newgate Productions, Oct 28 2016 08:50AM

The Halloween weekend is upon us and we’re sure you’ve got plans but if not, here are some ideas from us…


STAY IN. LOCK THE DOORS…


There’s a plethora of classic horror films to feast your eyes on but at this time of year, naturally we always turn to the British horror pictures that inspired us. You could certainly do no worse than firing up Dracula: AD 1972. The penultimate of Hammer’s cycle of Dracula films, this sees the action move to the contemporary world of swinging London and its hip and happening nightlife as depicted by people who, respectfully, probably didn’t spend that much time in nightclubs. It might not be the best Dracula film in the world but it’s far from the worst and as is always the case, any film with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in is usually better than a film without them.


The classic Cushing/Lee partnership can also be seen in The Curse of Frankenstein, the first of Hammer’s Frankenstein films and the film that cemented the company’s relationship with gothic horror. Christopher Lee’s Creature is horrific but also sympathetic, impressive when encased in all that makeup and only your eyes to work with.


For more from Christopher Lee, The Wicker Man is good choice. It might be an obvious classic now, but that wasn’t the case on release and it’s a film with a production history almost as interesting as the finished product. It’s eerie, beautiful to look at and the score is something special with its mix of funky guitars and folk music.


Finally, there’s Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors. It’s the first of Amicus’s portmanteau horror films and is made up of five short stories depicting the potential lives of the five men who share Dr. Terror’s train compartment. Our favourite has to be the disembodied hand that pursues Christopher Lee’s arrogant art critic, but the film should also be watched for Roy Castle’s adventures in Jazz…


GO OUT AFTER DARK…


If you don’t want to stay in, you could always venture out in onto the streets. If you’re in the capital, the London Horror Festival reaches its climax on 30th October. Now in its sixth year and a staple on the London fringe theatre scene, this is the place the Monster Hunters started back in 2011. Our original live production staged adventures which we then adapted back in series 1 and we went back with a second show in 2012, so we have a big soft spot for it. The festival is now based at the Old Red Lion Theatre and this weekend it plays host to Dandy Darkly, The Vienna Experiment and Philipp Oberlohr’s acclaimed show Séance. Tickets and information can be found here.


London, York and Edinburgh are also home to the Ghost Bus Tours. Board their spooky black routemasters for a chilling and funny tour of the horrific past of these cities. You might even see a familiar face from The Monster Hunters!


…LISTEN TO THE MONSTER HUNTERS


In preparation for our return, why not listen to all 22 episodes of The Monster Hunters? Binge watching is quite the thing these days, so why not binge listening? It has the advantage that you don’t have to stay in one place and you could always carry cue cards with simple bits of conversation on them (‘I’m fine, how is you sister?’ or ‘Can it, I’m listening to The Monster Hunters’, that sort of thing) if you absolutely have to see other people. If you prefer it with pictures, print out pictures of Roy and Lorrimer’s faces, make your friends wear them whilst you listen. It’s like actually being there!


We’ll see you very soon for episode 1 of the brand new series!


By Newgate Productions, Dec 30 2014 06:21PM

Draw the curtains, stoke the fire and attach an intravenous drip of scotch because it's time for The Monster Hunters Christmas special!


Roy and Lorrimer are back in (we hope) their most chilling adventure yet. Summoned by Telex and the promise of danger to a remote Swiss castle, Roy Steel finds that he may be too late to save Lorrimer Chesterfield from a fate created by his own curiosity. What links the mysterious creature stalking the grounds to the writings of minor 17th century philosopher Simon Diablo? What does cream of scotch branded instant soup actually taste like? What is the reason for Frau Goesler's gallows humour? All or some of these questions will be answered as we settle down for the Monster Hunters ghost story for Christmas, available to download or stream ethereally, much like a spectre...


Written and directed by Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock, with Matthew Woodcock as Roy Steel, Peter Davis as Lorrimer Chesterfield, Laura Marshall as Frau Goesler and Simon Kane as Klimt and Sir Maxwell House. Contains music by ERH, licensed under the Creative Commons attribution non commercial licence.

By Newgate Productions, Dec 19 2014 12:13PM

A terrible box that must never be opened...

An ancient horror, its talons on a mission to kill!

A dark night, a fearsome tale, an instant soup. It can only be The Monster Hunters Christmas Special!


Join us for The Box of Desires, our ghost story for Christmas, written by and starring Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock, with Laura Marshall and Simon Kane. Coming to haunt your ears very soon.

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