The Giant Monster Movie Fanclub

The only reason you’re not afraid of Ants is because you haven’t thought about it hard enough. :wink:

Them is great, especially the introductory mystery in the desert. The atmosphere is absolutely perfect and the sound of Them! haunts my nightmares.

Night of the Lepus, however, is fantastically silly. Rifftrax did a riff on it that was great.

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Yes, the Legion film is superb as well. I think I have a fondness for the third due to the development of the titular Iris. And very cool that you are also into Daimajin! (I always want to write that as Daimaijin, it just scans right that way to me.) Thanks for the tip on the NK knock-off, it just has to be awful. :grin:

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Oh don’t get me wrong, 3 is still a fantastic film, and it’s action sequences are some of the absolute best the genre has to offer, and Iris has an utterly outstanding design. I just really hate the edgy nerd and psychic lady villains in a not good way lol.

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For some reason I gravitate toward monster films when I’m sick (maybe something to do with my weird childhood).

Recently watched The Giant Claw and War of the Gargantuas.

Man, what was Russ Tamblyn doing in that?

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Big fan. Mechagodzilla is peak awesome IMHO.

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I was pitching in the “Make an Episode” thread that any Kaiju/Zilla fans would be appreciated down the road in riffing some of the Heisei or Showa era Godzilla movies. I’m a life long fan of Zilla movies.

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Me too! My sick movie list is almost entirely Godzilla films.

War of the Garganuas is great except for Russ, who was either bored or stoned. The actual Gargantuas are great and it’s got some wonderful classic effects.

But as far as non-Godzilla Toho Kaiju films go, Rodan is by far the best. Ironically I love the American version a lot more than the original Japanese.

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I would too but it’s very unlikely Toho would give them the rights - they’re super protective of the brand.

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Yes! The Gamera movies are the best. What’s not to love about hating on Kenny, a flying turtle who is the friend of all children, and a guy apparently named “Cornjob”?

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It’s not MST3K i’m talking about. There is a thread going on for a fan made episode and we would totally be allowed to use Toho material as we aren’t selling the end product, just riffing and parodying.

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Yes—THEM! is an enjoyable movie all on its own. If you like those, be sure to check out “Beginning of the End” with the giant grasshoppers.

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I really dig Night Of The Lepus, but I think a lot of that affection is the memory of being six, staying up past my bedtime and watching it on the CBS Late Movie with my pop. It is pretty goofy.

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Hell yeah. If I had my druthers, I’d give an honorary Oscar to the dude who managed to deliver the line “There is a herd of killer rabbits coming this way” through a bullhorn without completely losing it. :rofl:

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I love Godzilla vs Space Godzilla. It’s pretty much the first one I saw back in college and I’ve been in love ever since. I really hope they remaster the Heisei series one day because it’s my favorite. I’m also one of the lucky ones that got his Gamera ultimate collection with the comic and all that stuff, but never saw the mst3k episodes.
Q the winged serpent is pretty cool too!

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One of the conceptually strangest giant monster movies has to be The Monolith Monsters. Though apart from the monster premise it plays out very much like a standard monster film of the era. Wouldn’t feel amiss as a Quatermass story, either.

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Just watched Shin Godzilla for the first time, and I really like it. It’s a very Evangelion-esque “this is how an old movie trope would play out in real life” kind of film. I especially love that they used lots of the old music from various Godzilla films, most particularly the wonderful Monster Zero March.

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My people!

I’m not sure when I started liking giant monster movies, but my collection began way back in the home VHS era when there was an Independence Day Godzilla marathon (“He never ran for office, but boy did he get his way!”) and basically taped the whole thing. Lots of Showa-era Godzilla goodness that day.

My collection has of course been upgraded since and I’m in the process of hunting down decent copies of non-Godzilla Toho films.

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Just stumbled across these two Godzilla prints today. I’m sure there are a blue million such things, but these are pretty fun. The first one is great for the “ID the kaiju game” aspect, too.

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Been a kaiju fan since forever. I’ve met three different Godzilla suit actors, met Bin Furuya, a.k.a Ultraman, and even watched the 2014 Legendary Godzilla movie on opening night with Kenpachiro Satsuma (Godzilla suit actor from '85 to ‘94) in attendance. I watched a frickin’ Godzilla movie WITH Godzilla. Major life highlight!

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Q! Oh wow, I thought I was the only person who knew that glorious stinkbomb!

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