Ranking the Monsters: Pulgasari (1985) & The Host (2006)

This week, our newest editor Vaughn stops by to chat Korean kaiju. We dissect the fascinating politics of our first kaiju period drama, the DPRK’s Pulgasari. Then, we cross the border into the ROK to gush about Bong Joon-ho’s kaiju blockbuster, The Host.

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Join kaiju-superfan Stephen and kaiju-curious Calvin as they watch and rank every monster movie ever made. RanKing of Monsters is a brave attempt to finally answer that age old question: what is the best kaiju movie? Each episode focuses on a movie, or two, as the pair take monster cinema far too seriously, and not seriously at all, in equal measure. Come for some sincere film criticism and stay for two pals chatting nonsense about actors in rubber suits.

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