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    Godzilla is "Monster of the Month" on TCM in October

    Source: Turner Classic Movies Official Site: #KingoftheKaiju In the month of Halloween, TCM offers the third annual installment of their "Monster of the Month" series that highlights a famous monster that has captured the public`s fear and fascination over the decades. Following in the horrific footsteps of the Frankenstein monster, Dracula and the Mummy, this year`s monster is the king himself, Godzilla. TCM`s "Godzilla: King of the Kaiju" tribute features eighteen classic films produced by Toho between 1954-1975. Ten entries are TCM premieres: GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955), MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (1964), EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (1966), DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968), ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (1969), GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971), GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972), GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973), GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).

    TCM "Godzilla: King of the Kaiju" Schedule for October 2019

    Friday, October 4 8:00 PM EST- GODZILLA (1954) American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata 9:30 PM EST- GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS! (1956) Nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Koch 11:00 PM EST- GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955) Nuclear tests awaken two prehistoric monsters whose battles threaten to level Japan. Dir: Motoyoshi Odo Cast: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Mindru Chiaki 12:30 AM EST- MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (1964) After Godzilla kills a legendary giant moth, its offspring set out for revenge. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi 2:15 AM EST- MOTHRA (1961) An unscrupulous businessman drives Mothra to attack Tokyo. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Franky Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoko Kagawa Friday, October 11 8:00 PM EST- GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964) Mothra, Godzilla and Rodan join forces to take on a space monster. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Yosuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi 9:45 PM EST- INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (1965) Aliens try to use Godzilla, King Ghidorah and Rodan to take over the planet. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno 11:30 PM EST- EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (1966) Young castaways wake up Godzilla to put an end to Ebirah and the Red Bamboo. Dir: Jun Fukuda Cast: Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno 1:00 AM EST- SON OF GODZILLA (1967) Scientists get caught in the middle when Godzilla fights to protect his newborn son from prehistoric monsters. Dir: Jun Fukuda Cast: Tadao Takashima, Akira Kub , Beverly Maeda 1:45 AM EST- DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968) Aliens release all the giant monsters and use them to destroy all major cities on the planet. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yoshio Tsuchiya Friday, October 18 8:00 PM EST- ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (1969) A boy dreams of running away to monster island and watching Godzilla fight. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Kenji Sahara, Tomonori Yazaki, Machiko Naka 9:30 PM EST- GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971) A giant pollution-created blob of a monster deteriorates everything in its path until Godzilla arrives to save the day. Dir: Yoshimitsu Banno Cast: Akira Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Kawase 11:15 PM EST- GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972) Godzilla teams up with Anguirus to defeat an invasion by alien beings disguised as theme park entrepreneurs. Dir: Jun Fukuda Cast: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima 1:00 AM EST- RODAN (1956) Miners uncover the nest of a giant pterodactyl. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata Friday, October 25 8:00 PM EST- GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973) Godzilla dukes it out with Megalon and his old nemesis Gigan. Dir: Jun Fukuda Cast: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase, Yutaka Hayashi 9:30 PM EST- GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) The legendary monster does battle with a mechanized counterpart sent down by aliens intent on taking over the earth. Dir: Jun Fukuda Cast: Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Reiko Tajima 11:00 PM EST- TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) A robot monster made by aliens comes returns to do battle with Godzilla. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, Toru Kawane 12:30 AM EST- WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966) Twin monsters with ape-like features roam the Japanese countryside. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara

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