Throwback Thursday: Varan the Unbelievable – Main Title by Akira Ifukube (1958)

Varan the Unbelievable is a largely forgotten Daikaiju Eiga in the west, even though it was directed by Ishirō Honda (who also directed the original and classic Godzilla) and featured a score by the masterful Akira Ifukube (who scored the original Godzilla and many other films in the series). The film may have it's problems,... Continue Reading →

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Throwback Thursday: Michael Giacchino – “Roar” (The Cloverfield Overture)

I can't believe it's been almost nine years since this movie came out! I'd forgotten how good it's overture, only played during the film's credits, was. Many thematic tributes to Godzilla and Daikaiju film scores, as is fitting for a found-footage film about a giant monster attacking NYC. The stark lack of a score in... Continue Reading →

Unexpected Mash-Ups!

Today I’m at the first day of PortCon and the blog is largely on autopilot. However, as yesterday was a little thin on content, I thought I would share a fun little thing I did recently. On a whim last week, I placed a challenge on Reddit saying that if someone posted a reply with... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 21st, 2015

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! The peak of Autumn ended for me over the weekend with a cold rush of wind and felled leaves. However, it also feels as if a threshold was crossed with the ongoing work within the house. Things have come together... Continue Reading →

Gamera 2015 Trailer

I'm a big fan of daikaiju, mysterious monsters of the giant and usually Japanese variety. I have loved them for as long as I can remember, and it's the child within me that will pen my own story of giant monsters one day. Tonight, however, that child sees this "Proof of Concept" trailer for the... Continue Reading →

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