Tag: kaiju

Sci-Fi, Shochiku Style

In the 1960s, Japan’s venerable Shochiku Studio, struggling to stay relevant amid changing times, threw up its arms and said, “Fine. Whatever!” and rapidly produced four profoundly weird science fiction and horror films: The Living Skeleton, Genocide, The X from Outer Space, and the oddest of all, Goke: Bodysnatcher from Hell.

“An Ode to Mothra”

Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes an ode to Mothra at Balder & Dash at RogerEbert.com. “The giant moth’s introduction to audiences came in 1961’s “Mothra,” and for all it owed to the conventions of the Kaiju formula it offered plenty that was unique. Instead of a […]