GORGO (1961) – Episode 157 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

“I came to let him go back to the sea where he belongs. Maybe to save your silly skins for you!” Yes, young sir. Save their silly skins, please, sir? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they travel across the pond (rather than across the Pacific) for some sweet kaiju-in-the-UK with Gorgo (1961).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 157 – Gorgo (1961)

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Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Gorgo features Doc’s favorite non-Japanese sea monster and you have to love the film’s, “No, the monster is not the main monster,” twist. How many times have you seen that trope in films? The Grue Crew can’t think of an example prior to Gorgo, but, perhaps, some of the Grue Believers know better. At any rate, it’s another Classic Era episode where nary an evisceration is seen. There is, however, much squashing and squishing.

At the time of this writing, Gorgo is available for streaming from Tubi, Pluto TV, and others, along with a variety of PPV options. The film is also available as a Blu-ray disc from VCI Video. A 4K Ultra HD version is due for release on August 29, 2023, from Vinegar Syndrome.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Chad, is Universal’s House of Dracula (1945). Calling all Universal Horror monsters! Well, maybe not all.

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Jeff Mohr
Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long-time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an Old Boy. Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk.

Jeff has written for Horrornews.net and SQ Horror Magazine. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is a co-host of the Decades of Horror podcasts - The Classic Era, 1970s, and 1980s - and the Gruesome Magazine Podcast.