DEATH KAPPA (2010) Reviews and overview

‘A monster will rise.’ Death Kappa is a 2010 Japanese action-comedy Kaiju feature film about the rise of a gargantuan irradiated water goblin. Directed by Tomo’o Haraguchi (Ultraman Ginga; Werewolf …

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MONSTER ISLAND (2019) Reviews and overview

‘The heavyweight championship has begun!’ Monster Island is a 2019 American fantasy horror feature film written, photographed, edited and directed by Mark Atkins (6-Headed Shark Attack; Planet of the Sharks; …

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MOTHRA (1961) Reviews and overview

‘Mightiest monster in all creation!’ Mothra – original title: モスラ Mosura – is a 1961 Japanese science fiction kaiju tokusatsu feature film directed by Ishirō Honda (Matango; The Human Vapour; …

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GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS (2017) Reviews and overview

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters – Godzilla -怪獣惑星– Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei – is a 2017 Japanese CGI anime kaiju film produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures. The film is co-directed by Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, from a screenplay by Gen …

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COLOSSAL (2016) Reviews and overview

‘There’s a monster in all of us’ Colossal is a 2017 Spanish-Canadian psychological science fiction monster movie written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo (V/H/S Viral; Open Windows; The ABCs of Death). …

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GAMERA (2015) Japanese monster movie

Gamera (ガメラ) is a 2015 Japanese kaiju monster film directed by Katsuhito Ishii and produced by Kadokawa Pictures. It will apparently be a reboot to the Gamera series as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary …

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YONGARY: MONSTER FROM THE DEEP (1967) Reviews and overview

Yongary: Monster from the Deep – original title: Yonggary or Yongary (대괴수 용가리; Taekoesu Yongary; literally Great Monster Yongary) is a 1967 South Korean Kaiju monster film directed by prominent genre-film director Kim Ki-duk. It stars Oh Yeong-il and Nam Jeong-im. The …

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PULGASARI (1985) Reviews and overview

Pulgasari – aka Bulgasari – is a 1985 North Korean film directed by Shin Sang-ok and Chong Gon Jo. The film, a giant-monster film similar to the Japanese Godzilla series, was produced by the South Korean Shin, who had been kidnapped in 1978 by North …

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GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) Reviews and overview

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ Gojira Tai Mekagojira), is a 1974 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Jun Fukuda and featuring special effects by Teruyoshi Nakano, the film stars Gorō Mutsumi, Hiroshi Koizumi and Kenji Sahara. The 14th film of the Godzilla series, …

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PACIFIC RIM (2013) Reviews and overview

Pacific Rim is a 2013 American science fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by del Toro and Travis Beacham, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman. Plot: In the …

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VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE (1958) Reviews and overview

Varan the Unbelievable, released in Japan as Giant Monster Varan (大怪獣バラン Daikaijū Baran), is a 1958 Kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda and Eiji Tsuburaya (special effects), and their last black-and-white monster film. …

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CLOVERFIELD (2008) Reviews and overview

Cloverfield is a 2008 American found-footage style monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams and written by Drew Goddard. Before settling on an official title, the film was marketed as 1-18-08. The film follows six …

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