Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Shin Godzilla

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where this week we’re looking at Japan’s newest Godzilla feature, Shin Godzilla! Plot Rundown A giant, radioactive creature enters Tokyo, causing plenty of damage even before it makes landfall. The Japanese government must come up with a solution to this unprecedented problem, as … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Pulgasari

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re examining a Kaiju picture from one of Japan’s neighbors to the west: Pulgasari, hailing from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Plot Rundown Pulgasari is an iron eating monster created by a dying blacksmith to aid in the other throw of a corrupt … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re getting away from the venerable studios of Toei and Toho for the less moneyed flicks of Daiei. In particular, we’re watching the serious 1995 reboot of their goofy Gamera franchise, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe. Plot Rundown First, a Japanese ship … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kong: Skull Island

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re deviating heavily from the usual format to talk about an American feature film still in theaters right now. However, it’s not every summer that an American studio knocks it out of the park with a Kaiju picture, much less one set in the wider Godzilla franchise, so Kong: … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Mothra

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where your intrepid author was a bit busier than he expected to be this week. As such, we’re going to discuss the 1961 kaiju classic, Mothra! Plot Rundown A joint Japanese/Rolisican (stand-in for the U.S.A.) expedition to a mysterious island and atomic bomb test site in the South … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack!

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where men in rubber suits beat CGI every time! In celebration of this week’s Rifftrax Live: Mothra (Thursday at 8 PM), we’re watching Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (abbreviated as “GMK”). Plot Rundown Godzilla, not seen since 1954, returns from … [Read more...]

Spook Show Cinema #16: Chillerama

          As we creep closer to our local horror convention, Motor City Nightmares, I bring you yet another film starring one of their guests. This week I’m going to talk about a movie starring the legendary Kane Hodder. Kane is known best for playing the machete wielding maniac Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th … [Read more...]

Creepy Classics #3: Gojira (Godzilla)

Gojira is a Japanese science fiction movie produced and released by Toho in 1954. Gojira is probably best known to the world by its English title, Godzilla. Just hearing the word “Godzilla” invokes a wide array of emotions amongst the population. Some don’t care, some get excited and others groan. Godzilla has become … [Read more...]

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