It's day 2 of 13 Nights of Halloween 2014. Coming all the way from 20,000 fathoms is the Rhedosaurus, from the 1953 Classic, "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". This atomic created dinosaur that rampaged and destroyed The Eastern Coastline before making a stand in New York City, beat the famous Godzilla to the theaters by a full year. Ishirō Honda has cited the movie as a big influence on him when he was creating his masterpiece. Enjoy!
One of the best movie monsters in terms of special effects from the fifties. Great job on this guy, now I really want one for a pet.
Love the beast from 30000 phantoms
Rhed rocks! He is half the reason why Godzilla came to be whom he is and this big guy fought toe to toe with Tyrannosaurus Rex so kudos to Rhedosaurus the brutal lizard!
Great job! I love Rhedosaurus. I wouldn't mind seeing him in a remake.
Still my favourite movie monster. It would be nice if he appeared in the next Godzilla movie, after the one released this year.
Gotta love the Rhedosaurus
Such a great movie!
Splendid picture, you have such great lighting in this one.
Really glad you like it. When I was done I hated scales LOL
I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!
Amidst my collection of dvd's (in the horror section ) is a copy of this movie and like repeating ''It's a wonderful life '' at Christmas , I tend to re-watch this film around this time of year! It's great film as this is a great artwork!
It really is a benchmark. I would love for their to be more monster movie marathons around the holidays
I'm not surprised with that admission from Mr. Honda. The Japanese are infamous for taking good ideas and making them their own.
Well it went on to inspire a whole generation of giant atomic monsters, it could be argued it created the genre. There are even parts of the 1954 Godzilla that used stop motion. But it was abandoned due to money and time constraints. Ray Harryhausen was a giant that could knock out huge amount of animation in a short amount of time. Truly a master
Indeed! In animation and also in film classes, we often had one lecture or a good bit of mentioning about the impact Ray Harryhausen had on the movie industry. I actually spent one weekend watching a bunch of his movies and got credit for a report on his works and style.
Still one of the coolest movie monsters ever.