RIP Haruo Nakajima – The Man Who Was Godzilla Has Passed

From the original film in 1954 till 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan – Haruo Nakajima was the man in the suit.  He was Godzilla.  He was 88 years old.  Of late he had become a bit of a staple on the convention circuit, much to the delight of fans everywhere he went. He had been quoted as saying that the original suit was constructed with ready mix concrete and weighed up to 100 kilos and that […]

“Kong: Skull Island” (2017): This Kong is King

The summer movie arrives early! Kong: Skull Island features a version of the furry king that literally towers above its predecessors, nearly one hundred foot tall. The film looms as large as the King in its scope, ferocity, and action. This is a monster movie in every aspect. It never pretends to be more than that for better or ill. In most respects, Kong: Skull Island is a roaring success: exhilarating, exhausting, and a hell […]

Thomas Mariani’s Worst Horror Films of 2016

It’s a cliche at this point to say that 2016 was a bad year. Putting aside the more intense political, social or deadly reasons, 2016 was also a major disappointment in terms of film. Well, at least mainstream films, mainly in terms of highly anticipated summer blockbusters. Horror wise, things were a bit more consistent, mostly for smaller surprises that came out of the woodwork. However, there were plenty of incredibly awful examples of how bad […]

“Shin Godzilla” (2016): King of the Monsters vs Boardrooms

After getting his second American make over, The King of the Monsters returns home. Shin Godzilla, the first Japanese Godzilla in over a decade, shows off a new look for the massive monster from Tokyo Bay. He’s got clear radiation scars all over his body. His eyes are super small googley eyes of death. The monster’s tail is slightly taller than he is. This ain’t your grandpa’s Japanese Godzilla… or is it? The trouble with […]

[Podcast] Hush – Holidays – Episode 159 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew dive into a pair of horror films on VOD and streaming on Netflix. First up is the Blumhouse feature HUSH from director Mike Flanagan. The film features Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr. starring opposite each other as victim and predator in a tense, home-invasion thriller. Next is an anthology film centered around a years worth of holidays from Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films called, you guessed it, HOLIDAYS. The eight segments feature […]

[Trailer] “Godzilla: Resurgence” (2016): 13 Gruesome Kaiju Screen Caps

ToHo is promising a return to what made Godzilla scary back in 1954 as found in the original Kaiju film Gojira. The upcoming release Godzilla: Resurgence is on its way and ToHo has released another teaser trailer. The clip is full of eerie music and somber images of devastation, desperations and the giant monster as well. Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi are bringing Godzilla back to the theaters ToHo style this Summer. Let’s take […]

King Kong Moves Into Godzilla’s Neighborhood As WB Gears Up For A Classic Showdown

It would appear that Warner Bros. may have some big future plans for two of the genres most beloved creatures.  News has broken that ‘KONG: Skull Island’ has made a move from Universal and taken up residence at Warner Bros.  Of course, Godzilla is currently calling that studio home and it turns out that Legendary Pictures has some big plans and would like to have the two classic beasts sharing an apartment.  Here’s the lowdown. […]

Fantastic Four – Episode 123 – Horror News Radio

This week, the grue-crew shine the light on a smaller theatrical release, THE GIFT. Written and directed by co-star Joel Edgerton leads Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall on an intimate character set piece full of lies, suspense and…revenge. Vixen returns to lead the Grue-crew review. Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about a possible A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, a grittier then ever Godzilla ToHo film and Kevin […]