Island Claws

The sordid tale of a Florida island catching a bad case of crabs. As in the ocean dwelling Crustaceans coming out of the water and seeking human flesh.

Gojira (1984)

Also Called: The Return of Godzilla Godzilla (1985) Date: 1984 Stars: Ken Tanaka Yasuko Sawaguchi Yôsuke Natsuki Writers: Hideichi Nagahara Director: Koji Hashimoto WRC Score: 2.5/4 An erupting volcano brings about the return of  Gojira in this sequel to the 1954 classic.  Or rather the first appearance of a new Godzilla, as the original… But that…

Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon

Also Called: War of the Monsters Gamera v. Barugon Date: 1966 Voices: Kôjirô Hongô Kyôko Enami Yûzô Hayakawa Writer: Niisan Takahashi Director: Shigeo Tanaka WRC Score: 3/4 Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (also known as Gamera v. Barugon as well as a few other titles) recounts Gamera’s return to the world stage as a threat to Humanity…

The Giant Gila Monster

Date: 1959 Stars: Don Sullivan fred Graham Lisa Simone Writer: Jay Simms Director: Ray Kellogg WRC Score: 2/4 This is the story about a young man, struggling to make his way in the world.  Working as a mechanic, he saves up money to build his hot rod and care for his ailing sister.  All the…

Monster

Date: 1980 Stars: James Mitchum John Carradine Philip Carey Writers: Kenneth Hartford Walter Roeber Schmidt Garland Scott Herbert L. Strock Directors: Kenneth Hartford [Uncredited] Herbert L. Strock WRC Score: 2/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on October 10, 2014 Just as you thought it was safe to go into the water, something comes out…

Taekoesu Yonggary

Also Called: Yongary, Monster from the Deep Date: 1967 Stars: Yeong-il Oh Jeong-im Nam Sun-jae Lee Writers: Ki-duk Kim Yun-sung Seo Director: Ki-duk Kim WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on April 7, 2012 A nuclear test disturbs a mammoth fire breath horror that comes charging into the nearest city and… Sure. Taekoesu…

The Food of the Gods

What should have been a restful retreat turns into a life-or-death battle against giant insects and rodents.

Empire of the Ants

A land development scam goes wrong when it turns out the land already has owners: giant ants

Food of the Gods

Date: 1976 Stars: Marjoe Gortnor Pamela Franklin Ralph Meeker Writer: Bert I, Gordon Director: Bert I. Gordon WRC Score: 3/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on July 15, 2010 A restful retreat for two friends turns to tragedy as one of them dies of massive poisoning. Meanwhile a remote farmhouse becomes a place…

Empire of the Ants

Date: 1977 Stars: Joan Collins Robert Lansing John Davie Carson Writer: Jack Turley Director: Bert I. Gordon WRC Score: 2/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on July 9, 2010 Empire of the Ants tells a cautionary tale about trying to run a land development scam.  Namely make sure there are no giant ants…

Godmonster of Indian Flats

Date: 1973 Stars: Christopher Brooks Stuart Lancaster E. Kerrigan Prescott Writer: Fredric Hobbs Director: Fredric Hobbs WRC Score: 1.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on March 8, 2010 Godmonster of Indian Flats recounts  the various schemes and dirty dealings of a small town mayor.  And there’s a giant mutant sheep in there.  Somewhere.  I…

Kingu Kongu tai Gojira

Also Called: King Kong v. Godzilla Date: 1962 Stars: Tadao Takashima Kenji Shara Yû Fujiki Writers: Shin’ichi Sekizawa [American Version] Bruce Howard Paul Masob Director: Ishirô Honda WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on August 19, 2009 Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (also known as King Kong v. Godzilla) tells the tale of…

Daikaijû Gamera

Opening Thoughts Also Called Gammera the Invincible Giant Monster Gamera Gamera Date: 1965 Stars: Eiji Funakosi Harumi Kiritachi Yoshiro Uchida Writer: Nisan Takahasi Director: Noriaki Yuasa WRC Score: 1.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on September 14, 2009 Daikaijû Gamera/Giant Monster Gamera is one of a whole slew of movies cashing in on the…

Daikaijû Gamera

Gamera, freed from centuries of imprisonment, sets out to do his best Godzilla impersonation.