31 Days of Kaiju

It's the most wonderful time of the year! October is the month in which you're not only permitted but encouraged to watch at least one horror movie a day, celebrating the spookiest, goriest, campiest holiday of the year. With that in mind, we're offering our list of the 31 best monster/kaiju movies to watch this … Continue reading 31 Days of Kaiju

Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Considered Universal's last "good" Frankenstein, this third installment in the Karloff trilogy certainly offers much for horror fans. Nevertheless, the wicked vision of James Whale and vulnerable humanity of Boris Karloff are starkly absent, and at times sorely missed. Director: Rowland V. LeeWritten by: Willis CooperRuntime: 99 minutesUS Release:  January 13, 1939; Universal Pictures Left to do the heavy … Continue reading Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

What is the effect of nostalgia on a movie? Does it lend credibility to form and function? Or does it provide a nice impetus for enjoyment, but loses its luster soon after? Such a question begs consideration when sitting down to watch this feature-length adaption of the famous media franchise, whether it is your first … Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

The Predator (2018)

*Spoilers* Rarely does a film leave your mouth agape as much as this entry in the Predator franchise. Sometimes bold, sometimes stupid, sometimes boldly stupid; The Predator is a helluva ride. Director: Shane BlackWritten by: Shane Black, Fred DekkerRuntime: 107 minutesUS Release:  September 14, 2018; 20th Century Fox Co-written and directed by Shane Black (of original Predator fame), the … Continue reading The Predator (2018)

Predators (2010)

Three years after Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, 20th Century Fox welcomed fans back to the jungle. Not only is Predators a return to familiar stomping - er, hunting - grounds, but it manages to provide enough twists and turns to prove itself more than a soft-reboot. Director: Nimrod AntalWritten by: Alex Litvak. Michael FinchRuntime: 107 minutesUS Release:  July 9, … Continue reading Predators (2010)

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

*Spoilers* The follow up to 2004's clumsy - but overall solid - Alien vs. Predator, proves that more is not always better. Sometimes more runs counter to any hopes of artistic coherence. Director: The Brothers StrauseWritten by: Shane SalernoRuntime: 94 minutesUS Release:  November 4, 2007; 20th Century Fox Picking up immediately after the events of AVP, Requiem follows … Continue reading Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

Discovering the stand alone Mothra trilogy is like finding $20 in your pocket. It’s such an wonderful surprise being treated to something you never expected. That is what Rebirth of Mothra promises for any kaiju fan, with Mothra/Godzilla enthusiasts getting a particular kick out of it. Director: Okihiro YonedaWriters: Masumi SuetaniRun Time: 106 minutesJapanese Theatrical … Continue reading Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

Playing into the tradition of other classic "versus" movies, AVP presents an uneven - yet rollicking - entry for fans of each franchise. Director: Paul W.S. AndersonScreenplay: Paul W.S. AndersonRuntime: 101 minutesUS Release:  August 13, 2004; 20th Century Fox Set in 2004, a team of researchers (and mercenaries?) explore a recently discovered pyramid hidden under the ice of Antarctica. … Continue reading AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)