Subtitle An Illustrated Guide to the World of Strange Beasts

Shawn Pryor
Price $29.99 / £22.00
Description Description
Celebrate the world of movie monsters and beasts with Kaiju Unleashed, a complete reference guide to strange creatures in film and how they came to be.

Kaiju (Japanese for “strange creature”) is a film genre that emerged in Japan in the early ’50s. The movies center on giant monsters battling humans, machines, or other beasts. First popular in the ’50s and ’60s, this film category has stomped its way back into mainstream culture.

This comprehensive guide features:
  • A thorough discussion of monster movies (Gamera; Rodan; Destroy All Monsters)
  • Insight into how kaiju has impacted international films (Ant Man; 50-Foot Woman; Jurassic Park)
  • Stunning movie posters and film stills, plus fan-made tributes to some of the kaiju classics (Godzilla; King Kong; Mothra; Pacific Rim)
  • And more! 

If you are a kaiju fan or are interested in kaiju’s cultural influence worldwide, this display-worthy volume provides the perfect general introduction to the genre, reference to its film highlights, and celebration of its practitioners, trends, and stories.
Format Paper Over Board 240 Pages
ISBN 9780760392898
Size8.27 in x 10.63 in / 210.06 mm x 270.00 mm
Published Date October 15th, 2024
Shawn Pryor
Shawn Pryor’s (he/him) work includes the middle-grade graphic novel Fast Break (FSG/Macmillan, 2025), the hi/lo reader series The Gamer (Capstone Publishing), the Cash and Carrie series (Action Lab Entertainment), and several books for Capstone’s Jake Maddox Sports and Adventure series, Graphic Library, and the Kids Sports series. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, listening to streaming music playlists, and talking about why Zack from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is the greatest Black superhero of all time.
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