“I’ve talked about the Blob before. In Japan in 1958 there was a somewhat similar concept of a monster but brought to us by Toho (that’s the Godzilla people).”
It was a story that in the winter of 1942 would set the printed presses rolling from its beginnings in Orkney, south to Edinburgh and onwards to London.
Note I am reviewing King Kong vs. Godzilla NOT Godzilla vs. Kong
“Mothra in 1961 was quite a bit different for Kaiju films. You see while the monster is a force to be feared, it’s not the antagonist. No, this time the villain is a human, and oh boy how over the top evil this guy is, but anyway…..”
“Written when Mary Shelley was only 20 years old, it’s an exceptional piece of work, for its time, and has continued to be an inspiring piece of work, though time, to today.”
“A group of scientists go to an island where a previous team who had been studying the effects of nearby nuclear tests had vanished from.”
“The film opens with a small team of people investigating an abandoned ship floating in Tokyo bay.”
On 22nd of December 1932 ‘The Mummy’ starring Boris Karloff is released in the USA.
King of the Monsters was promised with not just the return of Godzilla but also the 3 most famous non Godzilla Kaiju from his franchise, Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah.
Kong: Skull Island was released in 2017 and is the second film of the monsterverse.