Archive for the “Giant Cryptid Reptiles”
Posted by: Scott Mardis on April 28th, 2014
Freed by chance geologic events from the refuge that saved its kind 65 million years previously, a Mesozoic horror rises to engulf a quaint East Coast Florida town. An 80-foot eating machine that’s neither fish nor mammal, the relentless beast wreaks havoc in the already-complicated lives of several disparate people: a former Olympic fencing champion turned small town sheriff, a conservationist/marine biologist and a psychotic politician. Some other Mesozoic dietary staples of this monster make cameos along the way, as well as some familiar “sea monsters” of modern oceans.
Read: Reviewed: Kronos Rising »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 20th, 2014
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Read: Crypto Four Corners Beyond the Edge »
Posted by: Monster Island News on April 4th, 2014
This is a poster graphic print featuring an image of Godzilla as he goes on a rampage in the new movie that will be released May 16th. The print looks amazing matted to 8 x 10 to 24 x 36 and framed and will make a great addition to your movie memorabilia collection. A must for all Godzilla fans!
Read: Godzilla 2014 – Godzilla’s Rampage – Version B – Poster Print »
Posted by: Monster Island News on March 23rd, 2014
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this latest poster for the much-anticipated ‘Godzilla.’ Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Read: The Endless Parade Of Godzilla Posters Continues: Banner Poster Unleashed »
Posted by: Monster Island News on March 23rd, 2014
While Legendary Pictures is finishing up on their production of a 60th anniversary Godzilla film here in the states back in Japan Kadokawa studios is in the early stages of production on a 50th anniversary Gamera movie. The plans for this new film were revealed recently when the Japanese retailer Amiami listed an advertisement for the upcoming Summer issue of Newtype magazine that has the exclusive scoop on the details. The issue will reportedly contain storyboard images and other pre-production art. Until now a 50th anniversary Gamera film had been speculated but not confirmed.
Read: Kadokawa Working On 50th Anniversary Gamera Movie! »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 21st, 2014
“After 65 Million years, the world’s greatest predator is back…. “
Read: Kronos Rising Soon! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 15th, 2014
It was fine fall day in October 1933 when W.H. Langley and his wife set out for an afternoon’s sail near Victoria. Their boat had reached the point of Discovery Island when they made a discovery of their own. A greenish-brown creature, later named Cadborosaurus, was travelling quickly in front of their boat. In a CBC interview, Mrs. Langley recalls that she wasn’t afraid, merely interested. “It took my fancy that it wasn’t anything we’d seen before,” she says.
Read: Monsters and Myths: I saw Caddy! »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 14th, 2014
We must remember that the best case for most cryptids at this point in time is based on ambiguous, circumstantial evidence and any possible connections to extinct animals are tenuous at best. Assuming the bulk of descriptive and photographic evidence might be correct and bear some resemblance to a known fossil form, we should not overlook the remarkable phenomenon of convergent evolution. It’s within the realm of possibility that some recently evolved animal, unknown to us in fossil form, has developed features similar to some well known extinct forms.
Read: Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm Under Fire? »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 11th, 2014
Vertebrate paleontologist Darren Naish has posted a wonderful article on the probable behavior and lifestyles of plesiosaurs at his Scientific American blog, Tetrapod Zoology. This is obviously of interest to those in cryptozoology with questions regarding what we know about real plesiosaurs versus speculation about “long necked sea monsters”. Dr. Naish himself does not endorse the “relict plesiosaur” theory but is open minded to the giant long necked seal idea.
Read: Plesiosaur Peril and the Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 10th, 2014
“The most famous photograph has now been shown to be a fake, but could there be an unknown mammal or even reptile of large dimension swimming in a Scottish lake? Sure there could. That we don’t know about? Sure there could. Who say’s no?”
Read: Carl Sagan and the Loch Ness “Monsters” »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 10th, 2014
King Kong is set to make its return to the Universal Orlando Resort. The great ape, star of movies from the 1933 Fay Wray original to the 2005 Peter Jackson blockbuster, once made a home at Universal Studios Florida, before the Kongfrontation ride closed in 2002 to make way for the Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster. When Kong returns, it will be to Universal Orlando’s other theme park, Islands of Adventure.
Read: King Kong Returns! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 9th, 2014
Deep in the Amazon jungle a research team led by a respected Professor embark on an Expedition to protect vulnerable and endangered species… but when their superstitious guides abandon them, the team, desperate to complete their study, begin to realize there is more to the jungle than they could have ever imagined and that they are in the hunting ground of a true apex predator… And now they will be the ones on the endangered list…
Read: The Expedition: Nature Has Evolved… »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 8th, 2014
Mama Creech: As we celebrate 60 years of Creech this week, we would be remiss if didn’t mention the amazingly talented (and often overlooked) genius who created the Creature, Milicent Patrick. The Creature is one of the few Universal monsters who was arguably more famous than the actors behind the makeup. Legendary!Famous Monsters of Filmland
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Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 7th, 2014
London artist John Conway recently painted a hypothetical reconstruction of what the infamous Zuiyo Maru carcass (found off New Zealand in 1977) might have looked like in life, assuming the carcass as found was an accurate representation of the living animal.
Read: Zuiyo Maru Carcass Comes to Life »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 6th, 2014
Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of The Creature From the Black Lagoon‘s theatrical release.
Read: Happy Anniversary Creature! »