The Book of Lists - Horror: Jörg Buttgereit's Top Ten Japanese Monster Moviesby MinaGrentham | created - 06 Sep 2014 | updated - 06 Sep 2014 | Public
Jörg Buttgereit is the director/cowriter of the legendary art house horror films Nekromantik, Nekromantic 2, Der Todesking, and Schramm. He has also directed music videos, TV shows, and stage productions, and written the books Monster Island and Nightmares in Plastic.
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1. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »
2. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.
3. King Kong Escapes (1967)
G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
5. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Unrated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.
6. Mothra (1961)
Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
7. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires.
9. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.