Photo © Marty Poole. In 1999, South Korean director Shim Hyung-rae brought Yonggary, the country's most famous monster that debuted in the film Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967), back to theaters in the hope of creating an international blockbuster that could compete with Hollywood's output. That film was called Yonggary and, despite its Asian … Continue reading RESURRECTING ‘REPTILIAN’! Marty Poole on Screenwriting the South Korean Monster Movie ‘Yonggary’!
MEMORIES OF JAPAN’S MASTER MONSTER MAKER! Keizo Murase Shares the Secrets of the World’s Greatest Kaiju!
Born on October 5, 1935, in Ikeda, Tokachi, Hokkaido (where his family home still is), Keizo Murase is a veteran kaiju suitmaker who began his career at Toho in 1958, leaving an indelible mark on the genre with his work on Varan the Unbelievable (1958). From there, Mr. Murase also worked on Mothra (1961), Gorath … Continue reading MEMORIES OF JAPAN’S MASTER MONSTER MAKER! Keizo Murase Shares the Secrets of the World’s Greatest Kaiju!