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Castle of Horror Podcast

Apr 26, 2017

We wrap up our King Kong retrospective with King Kong Escapes (released in Japan as Counterattack of King Kong, a 1967 Japanese-American science-fiction kaiju film featuring King Kong, co-produced by Toho and Rankin/Bass. This is a wild, fun film full of 60s spy tropes, an obsession with a world-ruling UN, and one giant...

Apr 18, 2017

We talk about the strange "monster mash" of American and Japanese giant monsters with the 1962 "King Kong vs. Godzilla" from Godzilla's own Toho Studios.

Apr 18, 2017

We talk to the author of Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972 (Twomorrows Publishing). We talk about horror hosts, toys, books, movies, and why monsters became an integral part of mid-century pop culture. 

Apr 12, 2017

We continue our look at Kong with Peter Jackson's 3-hour-plus tribute to the 1933 King Kong, featuring Andy Serkis' moving performance as the emotions of the great ape.