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Rebirth of Mothra

Rebirth of Mothra
Rebirth of Mothra (1996) Synopsis of Rebirth of Mothra In Rebirth of Mothra, Mothra, one of Godzilla’s longtime allies (and sometimes foe) gets her very own movie series in this, the first of a trilogy. When the three-headed Death Ghidorah, an even fiercer cousin of King Ghidorah, begins to destroy...
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Return of the Fly

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The Return of the Fly (1959) starring Vincent Price, Bret Halsey Synopsis of The Return of the Fly Since the brilliant scientist of The Fly is dead, time skips forward 20 years to his now-adult son,  In The Return of the Fly, Phillipe seeks to recreate his father’s matter transporter.  He hopes to...
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The Beast of Hollow Mountain

The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)
The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) Synopsis of The Beast of Hollow Mountain  The Beast of Hollow Mountain deals with the efforts of a pair of young ranchers in Mexico, to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of their cattle, ravished by a pre-historical monster. …
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King Kong Lives

King Kong Lives, starring Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton
King Kong Lives, starring Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton Synopsis of King Kong Lives  King Kong Lives is a sequel to the 1976 remake of King Kong with a lot of heart – or at least … a heart transplant?  Kong has survived his fall from the twin towers, gets an...
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The Mad Monster [George Zucco, Glenn Strange]

The Mad Monster (1942), starring George Zucco, Glenn Strange, Ann Nagel, Johnny Downs
The Mad Monster (1942), starring George Zucco, Glenn Strange, Ann Nagel, Johnny Downs Synopsis of The Mad Monster  In The Mad Monster, Dr. Cameron (George Zucco) has succeeded in his experiments with a serum which will turn a man into a wolf-like monster and is ready to avenge himself on...
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Terrordactyl

Terrordactyl (2016) starring Christopher John Jennings, Jason Tobias, Candice Nunes,  Jack E. Curenton
Terrordactyl (2016) starring Christopher John Jennings, Jason Tobias, Candice Nunes,  Jack E. Curenton Terrordactyl is a modern creature feature, in the style of the cheesy monster movies that we grew up with. Except for a few minor language issues, I recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s fun, fast-paced, with good acting.  It has...
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House of Frankenstein

House of Frankenstein (1944), starring Boris Karloff, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Glenn Strange, Lionel Atwill, Anne Gwynne, Peter Coe Synopsis of House of Frankenstein House of Frankenstein is the first of the Universal Studios monster mashes.  In short, mad scientist Niemann and “friend Daniel” his hunchback assistant...
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King Kong

King Kong (1933) starring Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Robert Armstrong To be clear, this is the original King Kong movie, not the 1976 remake, or the more recent remake by Peter Jackson. Both remakes are enjoyable in their own right although I strongly prefer Jackson’s.  This is the...
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King Kong Escapes

King Kong Escapes (1967) starring Mie Hama, Rhodes Reason, Linda Miller, Hideyo Amamoto
King Kong Escapes (1967) starring Mie Hama, Rhodes Reason, Linda Miller, Hideyo Amamoto King Kong Escapes is, in fact, one of the cheesiest monster movies of all time — with special effects by Rankin-Bass. No, seriously. It’s enjoyable, cheesy fluff that doesn’t take itself very seriously, which is a good thing. The...
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King Kong vs Godzilla

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King Kong vs Godzilla, 1962 No one will mistake  King Kong vs Godzilla for high art — and that’s fine; it doesn’t pretend to be anything other than enjoyable silliness. It’s two men in rubber suits, fighting in choreographed style — shades of professional wrestling. The movie has...
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