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Horror That Grows On You

Posted in Classic Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

It Grows!

Cool one-sheet for the impending It Grows (2014), an indie made creature feature movie short filmed in “verdant photosynthescope.” I have no idea what a “verdant” is.

Here’s how this thing sprouts: “Zac has a problem. He suffers from ‘cyberchondria’ – he contracts every disease he ever reads about online. But that’s not his only problem. Something is growing in his garden…and it’s growing fast! Is it just a cute little plant, or could it be the harbinger of something more sinister?”

I vote for something more sinister.

Little Shop of Horrors

Man-eating vegetation is nothing new to horror. One only needs to look back to the Little Shop of Horrors (1960 and re-made in 1986) as a random starting point. In that one a florist’s assistant cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. They had me at florist assistant.

One of my all time-y favorite “plants gone wild” horror movies is Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), wherein a rose bush gets super-sized thanks to being fertilized with some of Godzilla’s cells. A Biollante by any other name…

Godzilla vs Biollante

Wild fun fact: Movie producer Tomoyuki Tanaka had been looking to create new monster opponents for Godzilla to turn into mush. As part of pre-release publicity, Tanaka solicited script ideas from the public with 5,000 entries being received. The winning entry that was selected was from Shinichiro Kobayashi, a dentist.

I wish Shinichiro Kobayashi was my dentist.

New Age Crystal Godzilla

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Foreign Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

 

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

That butt-head Mothra. He gets a little Godzilla goo on him, flies into outer space and through a black hole, and when he comes out the other side, his backwash contrail fuses with a crystalline alien life-form and Biollante’s remaining spores. (See Godzilla Vs. Biollante/1989.) This entity grows into a giant crystal cocoon that heads to earth to do one thing: kill Godzilla, his estranged test tube father.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

Once SpaceGodzilla arrives the military sends out Moguera (Mobile Operation Godzilla Universal Expert Robot Aero-type) to intercept. (Moguera looks a helluva lot like the alien space robot in The Mysterians/1957. I’m just sayin’.) SpaceGodzilla kicks Moguera’s tin ass as easily as if were an empty can of creamed corn.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

A bunch of stuff happens, then Godzilla and his outer space counterpart eventually bash each other good, and while SpaceGodzilla looks to have the advantage, Moguera discovers a large nearby tower that’s been feeding SpaceGodzilla energy vinegar. Moguera knocks it down, thereby leveling the playing field for Godzilla to smack SpaceGodzilla right in the orbiting satellites. Whose your daddy now, b*tch?

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

SpaceGodzilla looks awesome with those huge ass crystals growing out of its shoulders. He also has a dark red belly and an energy mohawk. It’s like he’s Goth, punk and techno hip-hop at the same time. Godzilla doesn’t like Goth, punk or techno hip-hop, and emphasizes this by serving up a big bowl of f*ck off soup to those that do.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

There’s a distracting sub-plot to Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) that involves Little Godzilla. Got five words for you – who cares?