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Category Archives: Craziest Kaiju Countdown
1 Guilala from Uchu daikaiju Girara [trans. Giant Space Monster Guilala] (1967; dir. Kazui Nihonmatsu) [aka The X from Outer Space (US, 1968)] Monsters have rights also! Guilala is best known and loved (not to mention derided) as the “giant … Continue reading
2 Gamera first introduced in Daikaiju Gamera [trans. Giant Monster Gamera] (1965; dir. Noriaki Yuasa) [aka Gammera the Invincible (US, 1966)] Gamera! Gamera! You’re so groovy, Gamera! You’re so groovy, Gamera! You are groovy, Gamera! Sun, Moon, Mars, … Continue reading
3 Mothra first introduced in Mosura [trans. Mothra] (Japan-1961; dir. Ishiro Honda) [aka Mothra (US, 1962)] and then she co-starred in Mosura tai Gojira [trans. Mothra vs Godzilla] (1964; dir. Ishiro Honda) [aka Godzilla vs. The Thing (US-1964)] … Continue reading
4 Ghidrah from San daikaiju chikyu saidai no kessen [trans. Three Giant Monsters’ Decisive Battle for Earth] (Japan-1964; dir. Ishiro Honda) [aka Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster] Naoko Shindo: Oh it looks like they’re having a conversation. Oh Shindo, … Continue reading
5 Designate “Cloverfield” from Cloverfield (US-2008; dir: Matt Reeves) My name is Robert Hawkins. It’s 6:42 AM on Saturday, May 23rd. Approximately seven hours ago, some thing attacked the city. I don’t know what it is. If you … Continue reading
6 The Wawa from Birth of a Legend: The Story of the Wawa (US-2007; dir: Steve Wiggins) Every town has a local legend. Sweet Tee was no different — it’s just that Sweet Tee’s legend was eating people. … Continue reading
7 The Rat-Bat-Spider from Angry Red Planet (US-1960; dir: Ib Melchior) You know, I can’t say that I recommend spacesuits for beautiful young dolls. What happened to all your curves? This freakish-looking monster only appears on screen for … Continue reading
8 Kothoga from The Relic (US-1997; dir: Peter Hyams) Well, how goes the gradual extinction of the human race, Lieutenant? Kothoga (translation: “Satan Is My Father”) is a chimera — a creature formed from a parasite that … Continue reading
9 Wangmagwi from Space Monster Wangmagwi [aka Ujugoe-in Wangmagwi; Space Monster Demon King] (South Korea-1967; dir. Kwon Hyeok-jin) Aliens from another world seeking the conquest of Earth invade with flying saucers. They unleash a gigantic monster called … Continue reading