What are 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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Exploitation Film - Subgenres - Monster Movies
... when concern over nuclear weapons testing made movies about giant monsters popular ... the Smog Monster are examples ... Animals, Great White, Grizzly, Humanoids from the Deep, Monster Shark, Orca, The Pack, Piranha, Prophecy, Razorback, Blood Feast (Night of 1,000 Cats), Tentacles, and Tintorera ...
Entertainment Weekly - Typical Content and Frequency - Specialty Issues
... – Generally each quarter the magazine 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 ... 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 - Little Voice Stephen ...
Monster Movie - History
... The first 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 ... as Horror films, they included iconic monsters ...
Monster Movies - History
... The first 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 ... as Horror films, they included iconic monsters ...
UPA (animation Studio) - History - Abandoning Animation and Toho Studios
... UPA into 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-runnin ... 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 ...

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