Monster Movies

Monster Movies

A Monster movie (creature feature or giant monster film) is a film which revolves around innocent civilians and emergency services struggling to stay alive in assaults against Giant Monsters. The film may also belong to the horror, fantasy or science fiction genre. In most cases it is applied to films that feature more oversized monsters. Monster movies originated with adaptations of horror folklore and literature. In Japanese cinema, such monsters are referred to as Kaiju. Typically, movie monsters differ from more traditional antagonists in that many exist due to circumstances beyond their control; their actions not entirely based on choice, potentially making them objects of empathy to film viewers.

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Monster Movies - History
... feature length films to include what are regarded as monsters were often classed as horror or science fiction films ... In the 1930s, American movie studios began to produce more successful films of this type, usually based on gothic tales such as Dracula and Frankenstein in 1931, both heavily influenced by German ... Classed as Horror films, they included iconic monsters ...
UPA (animation Studio) - History - Abandoning Animation and Toho Studios
... a contract with Toho Studios of Japan to distribute its "giant monster" (see kaiju and tokusatsu) movies in America ... Theatrical releases, and especially TV syndication, of the Toho monster movies created a new cult movie market for Japanese monster movies, and such long-running television ... When Toho began producing a new generation of monster movies in the late 1980s, beginning with Godzilla 1985, UPA capitalized on its Toho contract and helped introduce the new ...
Entertainment Weekly - Typical Content and Frequency - Specialty Issues
... reports on upcoming releases in movies, music, television, live shows and books ... Typically the summer issue's focus will be on upcoming movies only unless major television series or events, music releases or book releases are occurring then. 1997 ACTOR Nick Nolte - Affliction Ian McKellen - Gods and Monsters Warren Beatty - Bulworth Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful Tom Hanks - Saving Private Ryan - Jim Carrey - The Truman Show Michael Caine ...
Monster Movie - History
... feature length films to include what are regarded as monsters were often classed as horror or science fiction films ... In the 1930s, American movie studios began to produce more successful films of this type, usually based on gothic tales such as Dracula and Frankenstein in 1931, both heavily influenced by German ... Classed as Horror films, they included iconic monsters ...
Exploitation Film - Subgenres - Monster Movies
... the Smog Monster are examples ... Examples are Alligator, Cujo, Day of the Animals, Great White, Grizzly, Humanoids from the Deep, Monster Shark, Orca, The Pack, Piranha, Prophecy, Razorback ...

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