Godzilla in the Horror Universe: KING KONG VS. GODZILLA

10 Jul

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (FILM)

Release Date: 1962 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: King Kong (original); Godzilla

The Story: Both monsters rise once more, menace civilization, and fight each other. What else were you expecting?

Notes: This is a Toho film that is a sequel in the Godzilla series, and the first of two Toho King Kong films, that is meant to be a sequel to the original King Kong. Faro Island, which is where they find Kong, must be another name for Skull Island. This obviously isn’t the original King Kong, but considering Son of Kong, and common sense, it’s doubtful that Kong would have been the only one of his kind. There must be many giant apes, who do not live in tribes but isolate. This film follows Mothra and is followed by Godzilla vs. Mothra in the official Toho franchise. This film is alluded to in several other King Kong films and others. It has also been spoofed several times.

For more King Kong crossovers, click here.

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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