Ranking the Monsters: Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966) & Son of Godzilla (1967)

This week, two exciting entrants in the monster canon join the fray. First, it’s everyone’s favorite crustacean Kaiju, the indomitable and very crabby Ebirah, the horror of the deep! It’s a surf-rock camp fantasy in the 1966 monster movie, wherein Godzilla, Mothra, and Ebirah square off, and a lot of peculiar Kaiju hijinks ensue. The fun does not end here, as Godzilla’s paternal instincts are given the spotlight with the inclusion of Minya, a debatably cute rapscallion who has won our hearts. Is Ebirah’s sea-bound mettle enough to menace his way up the rankings? Is Minya’s odd cuteness enough to secure a place among the Gods of Kaiju? Our team of experts have all the answers.

Son of Godzilla. Dir. Jun Fukuda.

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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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