All Monsters Attack!: Kaiju Movie Month

Posted in The Screening Room by - September 01, 2016

Kaiju movies are part of the film culture of Japan, and have been a mainstay in their pop culture zeitgeist since the first Godzilla film was released in 1954. Since then, the King of Monsters has been featured in over 31 feature films including two American language films. While Godzilla may be the most famous kaiju imported to the States, he is not the only one that has torn up the Japanese cinema screens, far from it. From Mothra to Gamera and even Garuda, the kaiju genre is overflowing with some of the most creative creatures that the filmmakers could dream up.

This month, we take a look at Godzilla, his son Minilla, and his biggest kaiju buddies in our Kaiju Movie Month. Not only we will be all looking at Japanese films but also some of their American counterparts. It’s going to be a destructive month full of atomic rays, giant lizards, and some dudes in foam suits so prepare yourself!

We’ll also be a taking a break from kaiju towards the end of the month to check out the remake of The Magnificent Seven from director Antoine Fuqua featuring Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington. 


Week 1

Thursday Kulturecast: Godzilla (1954)


Week 2

Monday Kulturecast: All Monsters Attack

Tuesday: Frankenstein Conquers the World

Wednesday: Rebirth of Mothra

Thursday Kulturecast: Gamera


Week 3

Monday Kulturecast: King Kong vs. Godzilla

Tuesday: Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Wednesday: Them!

Thursday Kulturecast: Garuda


Week 4

Monday Kulturecast: The X from Outer Space

Tuesday: The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit

Wednesday: Gorgo    

Thursday Kulturecast: Tarantula


Week 5

Monday Kulturecast: Monsters (2010)

Tuesday: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Wednesday: Godzilla: Final Wars

Thursday Kulturecast: King Kong (1976)

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He's a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You'll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.
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