Monday, September 30, 2019

Kaiju Movies on Turner Classic Movies This October

This October Turner Classic Movies has a treat for fans of kaiju movies (known as "Japanese monster movies" to the unwashed). Godzilla is TCM's Monster of the Month, so that all October they are showing classic kaiju movies on Friday nights. It all kicks off with the one and only, original Gojira (1954) on Friday, October 4. In all, TCM will show seventeen classic kaiju movies from the Shōwa Era (1954 to 1975). Here is the schedule of kaiju films being shown on TCM this October. All times are Central.

October 4:
7:00 PM Gojira (1954)
8:30 PM Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
10:00 PM Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
11:30 PM Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

October 5:
1:15 AM Mothra (1964)

October 11:
7:00 PM Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964)
8:45 PM Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965)
10: 30 PM Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)

October 12:
12:00 Midnight Son of Godzilla (1967)
1:45 Destroy All Monsters (1969)

October 18:
7:00 PM All Monsters Attack (1969)
8:30 PM Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
10:15 PM Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

October 19:
12:00 Midnight Rodan (1958)

October 25:
7:00 PM Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
8:00 PM Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
10:00 PM Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

To get you in the mood for all the kaiju movies next month, here is the classic "Godzilla" by Blue Öyster Cult.

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