Top 20 Craziest Kaiju: Number 7

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The Rat-Bat-Spider


from Angry Red Planet (US-1960; dir: Ib Melchior)

Angry Red Planet poster 1

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 a matter of minutes but easily steals the show. It’s what everyone remembers about the film, From the moment it makes its debut all eyes are on it. Definitely one of cinema’s most unique creations.

Angrey Red Planet poster 2

Rat Bat Spider face


Rat-Bat-Spider blinded

Rat-Bat-Spider model

The Rat-Bat-Spider Attacks!

The trailer… in Cinemagic!


And just for fun, a painting inspired by Angry Red Planet by artist Bob Eggleton, called “Angrier Red Planet”:

Bob Eggleton - Angrier Red Planet

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10 Responses to Top 20 Craziest Kaiju: Number 7

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  2. Terry Frost says:

    According to the Wikipedia page, this monster inspired the Cloverfield Gecko – but at least they showed the monster fully in this one 😉

  3. Backbrain says:

    Really? I wonder if that’s true or just someone having a brain spasm? I can see how the one might have fed into the other…

  4. Terry Frost says:

    Not sure if I entirely believe it, but people are making a connection between the two which is interesting…

  5. Avery says:

    I could see that with it’s crazy looking legs.I had never heard that before.Of course you do have to watch what you read from that source,still this is one fun film and features one crazy looking kaiju.That’s not all,there’s a killer alien plant and a giant amoeba among the film’s other creatures too .

  6. Backbrain says:

    I must admit I’ve never seen it. Over the years I’ve read about it, of course — and it does sound interesting at the very least.

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  9. tohoscope says:

    In magnificent color? Yeah right, more like negative black and white footage with colored filters!

  10. Nate says:

    I noticed that the monster looks real similar to some Basil Wolverton artwork.

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