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Giant monsters, ghosts, zombies, weird stuff and Robert Hood, Writer

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Another G Hopeful

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 06:47:09 +0000

James Stokoe has reportedly been playing around with a Godzilla-themed comicbook called World War G. From these pages (below) I’d love to see it published, but chances are slim. Last I heard the US industry was of the opinion that … Continue reading

Obscure Godzilla Posters

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:54:31 +0000

We’re all familiar with the standard Godzilla posters, beginning with the original Japanese one: But there are many many others. As an excuse to reveal a poster that Kaiju Search-Robot Avery discovered on the Kong is King messageboard, here is … Continue reading

Another Loch Ness Monster

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 07:53:11 +0000

The Loch Ness Monster (US-2005; short [15 min.]; dir. Benjamin Williams) A terrible encounter with the Loch Ness Monster haunts a woman her entire life. This short, but ambitious-looking film stars Dee Wallace Stone (among others) and won the soundtrack … Continue reading

Real Ghosts in Babylon?

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 03:35:14 +0000

It’s quite a coup when you get the original actors, all dead, to cameo in your movie about the silent era of Hollywood — without splicing in old footage or engaging in CGI re-constructions. Director Alex Monty Canawati’s silent, black-and-white … Continue reading

Why Not [To] Be A Writer?

Sun, 19 Oct 2008 02:48:35 +0000

Unfortunately, this will need no comment for those of us who are writers. And those who aren’t … take note! Source: via Cat Sparks

Trailing Lake Monsters

Sat, 11 Oct 2008 21:22:12 +0000

Speaking of cryptozoology, here, just for the hell of it (and for Avery, who found some of them), is a collection of movie trailers featuring the ever popular — and often cute — lake monsters of legend: Serpent Lake (US-[in … Continue reading

Update: Creeping in Reptile Flesh is launched

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 06:58:35 +0000

At Conflux on Sunday, Jack Dann launches Creeping in Reptile Flesh, while the author, both pleased and embarrassed, listens to his words of praise: And off it goes into the world! Lots of folk bought it on the day, but … Continue reading

The Revenge of Moby Dick

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 22:23:12 +0000

When I read that Universal Pictures had paid a couple of guys (Adam Cooper and Bill Collage) a large amount of money to write a screenplay for a big budget take on Melville’s classic Moby Dick — arguing for an … Continue reading


Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:56:59 +0000

This picture of Takemajin — the giant statue animated to defend the Earth from the terminally weird Gilala in Girara-no Gyakushuu Touyaku Samitto Kiki Ippatsu [lit. Guilala’s Counter Attack: the Touyaku Summit One-Shot Crisis] (Japan, 2008; dir. Minoru Kawasaki) — … Continue reading

Interview with a Serpent Maker

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 11:19:18 +0000

Serpent Lake (US-2009, directed by Joel Trujillo) There is a long-running tradition of lake monsters, both in local legend and on film. Deep, dark waters seem to spark the imagination; stories of monstrous aquatic fauna go way back and have … Continue reading

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