THE BEST Monsters

Rebooted

Rebooted

Phil is a skeleton. He quickly rose to fame on the big screen as a stop-motion superstar. Then, modern effects put him out of business. Michael Shanks’ (aka “timtimfed“) charming short film is a fun blend of live-action, animation, and VFX, and a loving tribute to the great Ray Harryhausen. Behind the scenes here.

Monopoly Godzilla Monster Edition

Monopoly Godzilla Monster Edition

Kaiju fans, here’s an official version of Monopoly just for you! The board includes famous monster locations like Goro’s Workshop, Planet X, and the M Space Hunter Nebula. The set comes with custom sculpted tokens based on Mothra, King Ghidorah, Minilla, Mechagodzilla, and of course the O.G. (Original Godzilla.)

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Yuji Kaida Coloring Ultra Monster

Yuji Kaida Coloring Ultra Monster

A fantastic Japanese import for fans of monster movies, this oversize 96-page coloring book is loaded with Yuji Kaida’s line art illustrations of classic monsters and creatures, including Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, and more. The book also includes small color images of the original paintings for reference.

Number Cruncher Watch

Number Cruncher Watch

Designed by Onorio D’Epiro for Mr. Jones Watches, this whimsical timepiece offers up an image of a big blue monster chomping down on the time. As he plucks each hour from the sky, his belly fills up with minutes. If features a stainless steel case and strap, and is waterproof to 5 ATM.

Little Horrors: Gremlins

Little Horrors: Gremlins

Joe Dante’s 1984 Gremlins is a classic popcorn flick, packed with offbeat humor, gross-out gags, memorable monsters, and its share of charming moments. But In Praise of Shadows thinks it’s much more, establishing a whole new direction for how little creatures have been treated in horror and fantasy films ever since.

Trope Talk: Kaiju

Trope Talk: Kaiju

We love watching movies like Godzilla and Mothra and Ghidorah for their building-stomping monster action. But as Overly Sarcastic Productions points out, there’s way more depth to these films than just guys in lizard and moth costumes stepping on scale models of Tokyo.

Life-size Godzilla

Life-size Godzilla

This permanent “life-sized” replica of Godzilla is coming to Japan’s Nijigen no Mori anime theme park on Awaji Island in 2020. A massive lizard measuring 65′ x 82′ x 180′ will dominate Godzilla Interception Operation, which will feature several “missions” including a shooting game and a zipline that rides into the monster’s mouth.

Monster Etiquette

Monster Etiquette

Illustrator Don Moyer of Calamityware offers up a small book with some big lessons. If you feel like you’re a monster when it comes to parties, public events, or other places where people gather, this 68-page mini book will set you on the right path to proper decorum.

Martha the Monster

Martha the Monster

In Christopher Weekes bittersweet short film, humans and monsters live alongside each other, but they’re treated like outsiders and freaks. The film’s protagonist struggles with her desire to fit in, but in the end, it delivers a hopeful message about embracing our true selves. Oh, and that’s Rose Byrne as Martha.

Sculpting Godzilla

Sculpting Godzilla

What starts out as a few styrofoam spheres, aluminum foil, and some hunks of clay serves as the casting form for an incredibly detailed monster sculpture, courtesy of artist Nick Brown of LoreCraft. The finished piece has even got spikes and teeth that glow under black light.

Godzilla Guitar

Godzilla Guitar

This incredible handmade musical monster has a body sculpted to look just like Godzilla, complete with a pointy spine, scaly skin, sharpened teeth and claws, and purple LED lighting to show it all off. If The Awesomer was a heavy metal band, all of our instruments would be based on Kaiju.

Tokyo Apocalypse

Tokyo Apocalypse

A brief, but well-executed promo animation for the 2019 Festival International Du Film D’Animation d’Annecy. Students from the Gobelins animation school envision a world filled with guys in kaiju costumes stomping around a tiny Tokyo, slapping each other about in a monster-sized wrestling match.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 3)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 3)

The third and final trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters finally gives us a peek at the immense power of King Ghidora and its seemingly climactic, city-destroying face off against Godzilla. Let them fight! The movie premieres 5/31/19.

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Creature Trinket Box

Creature Trinket Box

Sure, you could store your keepsakes in a regular old box, or they could be guarded by a ferocious monster. If given a choice, we’d go with the latter. Boxnmor’s playful handmade wood box has beady little eyes and pointy maple wood teeth to ward off would-be thieves.

The Predator Holiday Special

The Predator Holiday Special

It’s Christmas time, and The Predator has found its way to the North Pole, terrorizing every reindeer and elf that stands in its way. But is Santa gonna just sit there and take it? No way. Sit back and enjoy this new stop-motion holiday classic, courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 2)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 2)

The second trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters sees the Earth reduced to ruin. Our planet has become an arena for the ultimate showdown between Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah. We wonder who named them in this timeline.

Navy Yard Sea Monster

Navy Yard Sea Monster

Artists FilthyLuker and Pedro Estrellas of Designs In Air bring old buildings to life by filling them with monsters. Their latest installation features an inflatable sea creature with 20 tentacles sticking out of Building 611 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See it in person through 11/16/18.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer)

The sequel to 2014’s Godzilla promises more giant monsters and mayhem this time out, as Godzilla battles Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah, without care for how many humans, cars, buildings, and trains they stomp on in the process.

Creepy Minion Costumes

Creepy Minion Costumes

Tested dropped by Monsterpalooza 2018, where artists and showed off some amazing creature creations, not the least of which being Pat Magee’s incredibly disturbing take on Despicable Me’s normally adorable minions. Pat’s kids must win Halloween every year.

Moldy Creations Phone Cases

Moldy Creations Phone Cases

Sick of boring old phone cases? Look no further than Moldy Creations’ Etsy shop for a real pocket monster. Each made-to-order phone case features a unique, creepy sculpture with teeth, eyeballs, and other shiny bits of gore.

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Copzilla

Copzilla

When your city is under siege by thugs and punks, you want a real hero. It’s time to call in the big guns. It’s time to call in COPZILLA. AOK dedicated their silly animated short to actor Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the classic Kaiju films, and recently passed away.

Rogue One: Creature Featurette

Rogue One: Creature Featurette

A brief look at some of the creatures that were developed for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Like The Force Awakens and the original trilogy, they’re being brought to life using puppets and practical effects where possible to make them seem more realistic.

Morgans Mutations

Morgans Mutations

Artist Morgan Loebel makes smartphone cases adorned with gruesome and incredibly detailed monster reliefs at the back. He loves to give them a slimy coating, and some also have pupils that seem to follow your gaze. Contact him on Etsy or Instagram to order.

Building Hollywood’s Monsters

Building Hollywood’s Monsters

Great Big Story introduces us to artists Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. to learn about their numerous contributions to moviemaking, in the form of amazing, handmade creatures, along with the performances that go with.

Monsters & Machines Database

Monsters & Machines Database

Like creepy creatures or giant robots? Visit Monsters & Machines. This website offers a database of movie and video game monsters and mechanical marvels, scored by their degree of awesomeness. It’s by no means comprehensive, but it’s still fun to explore.

Victor Frankenstein (Trailer)

Victor Frankenstein (Trailer)

Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy attempt to do for Mary Shelley’s monster tale what Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law did for Sherlock Holmes, offering an action and adventure-packed take on a classic 19th century franchise.

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