The 13th Floor

Films 

GORGO: The Biggest Mother of Them ALL!

Nothing says Monsters Day like a look back at the love between prehistoric mother and Jurassic spawn unleashed in London! After film distributors The King Brothers achieved box office success with their dubbed release of Toho Studios’ RODAN, they decided to make their own kaiju flick. Who better to helm it than director Eugenie Lourie who […]

Films 

Biting the Big Apple: THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and Q, THE WINGED SERPENT!

The island of Manhattan has endured its fair share of monstrous destruction through the years. Starting with a certain giant ape who made a big hit on the streets of New York in 1933, the city has weathered attacks from all manner of celluloid beasties. Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, wolf people, gremlins and giant marshmallow […]

Films 

Ray’s Rodeos! Roping MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and THE VALLEY OF GWANGI

Ray Harryhausen created so many spectacular effects over his forty-plus years as a stop-motion master, it’s difficult to even begin to narrow down the most impressive scenes. From dinosaurs to centaurs to sword-­wielding skeletons, Ray infused his creatures with thoughts and souls. The kind of innovation and imagination that defined Ray’s work is demonstrated in […]