Category Archives: Teaser

Giant Monsters vs Giant Hero … and It’s Not Ultraman

As you can see from the following concept trailer, Red Jade shares an ancestry that grew from Gojira/Godzilla (daikaiju eiga) and split off into the tokusatsu TV series Ultraman (most notably) — in which a human “host” channels the power … Continue reading

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Godzilla Unleashed

As I write this, barely a day has past since the trailer for Gareth Edward’s Godzilla (US-2014) was let loose on the internet — and already it’s everywhere. So none of the following is news. I put it here … … Continue reading

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Zella Suits Up

A Backbrain Exclusive It’s official. CGI hasn’t totally killed off the latex suits and miniature sets. Undead Backbrain, in the person of monster-film hound Avery Guerra, has unearthed a new, good-looking daikaiju eiga (giant monster film) being made using traditional … Continue reading

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The Insects Will Rule

We all know that despite humanity’s profligate populating of the planet, we are still vastly outnumbered by the insects. It is said there are more insects in a few random acres of practically anywhere than there are people worldwide. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Legendary Rises from the Tomb

New Discovery There’s another cryptid on the loose — and this one is a big, nasty dragon-like reptile, looking to contribute to the ongoing history of giant monsters in cinema. The film has gone through several name-changes (Legendary: The Shocate … Continue reading

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Demon Attack!

Check out this clip from a new short film called Transcendence: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct Transcendence is directed by Chris Mirjahangir and it tells the story of a family who, on the last stop on their vacation, get taken … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Eyes: Early Trailer

Check out this early trailer for Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s proposed live-action fantasy trilogy, Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes): embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct Full of the sort of cuteness displayed by much of Murakami’s work, and looking rather kid-centric … Continue reading

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B-Movie Celebration: The Woodsman

Sasquatch (aka Bigfoot, close cousin to the Abominable Snowman or Yeti) may be the new Vampire. As yet he hasn’t been romanticised and made into a de-fanged love-interest (though the 1989 film Harry and the Hendersons, directed by William Dear, … Continue reading

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From Beneath Gets Under the Skin

A Backbrain Exclusive Creepy-crawly things that get under the skin are a staple of a certain type of parasite-based horror film. Big or small, such slimy invaders prey on our fear of bodily violation and the movies that feature them … Continue reading

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An Aussie Sasquatch?

A Backbrain Exclusive Interview Currently in production in Cairns, Far North Queensland, is Throwback, which might be the first film to feature a Yowie. For those who think a Yowie is one of the lesser known Muppets, it is, in … Continue reading

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