Tag: kaiju

“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 […]

What is Godzilla thinking?

Lately my son has been asking me to play a game called “Nutcracker” with him. The rules are simple – be whoever you want and do whatever you want. Sounds good in theory, but since being social requires some element of shaping who you are and what you […]

Now Cthulhu is Blofeld

The moons have aligned and given me the opportunity to slip two October articles in, which means you get (or are inflicted with) a third installment of the ongoing series Punching Cthulhu in the Face, a look at the many ways H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmic horror has been corrupted […]