Sunday, June 26, 2011

Contemplating Compositions concerning Colossal Creatures

Since giant monster-themed blogs (or websites, for that matter) aren’t exactly common, I thought that I’d make mention of the newest kid on the block, Monstrous Fiction. According to the blogmaster (is that the correct term? It sounds like Dungeons & Dragons slang), the site will be mostly focused on literature pertaining to the giant monster genre as well as essays and reviews. The blog is also kicking things off with a short story-writing contest, so for those of you with ambitions of composing a tale about city-flattening behemoths, you’ve now got your outlet. You can check out the site here:

Monstrous Fiction

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Links of Note and Poor Zoo Planning

When will zoo curators learn to not put anything directly beside the alien squid pens? It’s just a recipe for disaster. (Art by Franco Brambilla- you can see the full image on his website)

Media Blasters has acquired the rights for Destroy All Monsters and Godzilla vs. Megalon on region 1 DVD and Blu-Ray. (Sci-Fi Japan)

More cool-looking and supah-posable daikaiju figures from Revoltech. Dammit, Japan- where were these toys when I was eight years old?! (Revoltech)

Artist Michael Bukowski draws H.P.Lovecraft monsters. Not all of them are of the “giant” variety but the blog is just too nifty not to mention (Yog-Blogsoth).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Turner Classic Movies Drive-In Double Features

I hate hectic work weeks. I was all set to give everyone a nice, advanced alert about Turner Classic Movies' Thursday night lineup of classic, atomic-era monster movies running all month... and then promptly forgot about it. What ended up jogging my memory was turning on the television about an hour ago and coming across the last fifteen minutes of the original 1954 Godzilla. Sigh.

If you’re an insomniac or can record your television programs, you can still check out the remainder of tonight’s line-up, including an early morning (2:45 am- ugh!) showing of Dinosaurus!- the stop-motion dinosaur movie that answers the age-old question: what wins in a fight between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a steam shovel?

Here’s the list of what’s playing for the rest of the month:

June 9


8:00 PM - Them! 1954

9:45 PM - The Cosmic Monsters 1958


11:15 PM - Tarantula 1955

12:45 AM - The Black Scorpion 1957


2:30 AM - The Giant Claw 1957

4:00 AM - The Wasp Woman 1959

June 16

Giant People

8:00 PM - Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 1958

9:30 PM - Village of the Giants 1965

Ladies of Sci-Fi

11:00 PM - Queen of Outer Space 1958

12:30 AM - Mars Needs Women 1968

Mutant Men

2:00 AM - The Cyclops 1957

3.30 AM - The Manster 1962

June 23

Out of the Deep

8:00 PM - It Came From Beneath the Sea 1955

9:30 PM - The Monster that Challenged the World 1957

Appetite for Destruction

11:00 PM - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms 1953

12:30 AM - The Giant Behemoth 1959

Monsters from the Sea

2:00 AM - The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues 1955

3:30 AM - Creature From the Haunted Sea 1961

June 30


8:00 PM - The Blob 1958

9:30 PM - The H-Man 1958

Radioactive Monsters

11:00 PM - The Magnetic Monster 1953

12:30 AM - X: The Unknown 1956

Killers from Space

2:00 AM - The Thing From Another World 1951

3:30 AM - It! The Terror From Beyond Space 1958

(a special thanks to Raf who first brought this to my attention)