So my love affair with MST3K comes, in truth, from my love affair with giant monsters that started when I was two, and sneaked a peek of King Kong fighting the TRex well after my bed time. Since then I’ve been borderline obsessed with Dinosaurs, Dragons and Giant Monsters of all kinds. This search for cheesy sci fi led, of course, to a guy and two robots who made fun of them.
So I unironically enjoy just about any movie that features a giant beastie chowing down on people or knocking over buildings. And while there are actual good films in the genre (Gojira, Them!, the 90s Gamera Trilogy (really!), Pacific Rim, Shin Godzilla), I make no apologies for the fact that around 90% of these films belong with a shadow box silhouette of said two robots and a guy. So I thought it would be fun to dedicate a thread to the DaiKaiju of the world, whether serious drama or, more likely, riffable silliness.
So Id like to start this thread off with some Monster Movies that Must be Mocked!
When the Return kicked off with Reptillicus I was overjoyed, as I had literally listed it earlier that year as one of the “Wish I saw it in MST3K” films. But there are several more that have yet to be graced with a Rifftrax or a MST3K, and here’s a couple!
THE GIANT CLAW: This is my number one Bad Monster Movie That Needs To Be Riffed now that Reptillicus has been done. If you’ve never seen this giant ugly turkey, you really don’t know what you’re missing.
THE GIANT BEHEMOUTH: This one is pretty dull but I’m pretty convinced it could be made funny with Rifftrax.
GAMERA SUPER MONSTER: So you know how silly Gamera movies are? You have no idea. You are not even prepared. Yeah this is 60% stock footage from already bad Gamera films, but the stuff in between is special.
GODZILLA VS SPACE GODZILLA: I make no apologies for loving Godzilla movies. But of them all, with the possible exception of Godzilla’s Revenge, this is the worst, with the most laughable effects of the serie.
VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE: This is a Godzilla related film where they just didn’t care.
SO! Who else loves Giant Monster Films?