"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Monday, October 29, 2012

The War of the Gargantuas & Monster Zero

Possibly the single greatest drive-in double feature of all time!

On the twenty-ninth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-nine Colossal Beasts, twenty-eight Haunted Houses, twenty-seven Poison Potions, twenty-six Pinewood Coffins, twenty-five Rattling Bones, twenty-four Creepy Crawlers, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tendrils, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!

1 comment:

KJBGojira said...

When I was a boy, my parents took me to the local drive-in, the Riverview Drive-In in Methuen, MA, to see this Toho double feature. I'll never forget it, I was completely blown away. I went home and made a "gargantua" out of a G.I. Joe. I covered him entirely in little paper towel pieces, then painted it sky blue(!), because it was the only spray can I could find. But at the time, it seemed pretty cool. This poster brought back great memories, thanks!