Thursday, October 22, 2015
31 Days of Halloween - Day 22 - Movie 1
After the death of her grandmother, a young woman vows to protect the kappa that her grandmother cared for. The people shy creature becomes friendly and both he and the young woman are captured by a group that wants to use the kappa as part of its army of fishmen that they have created to return Japan to its glory days. As the kappa and the young woman fight to free themselves, a nuclear explosion is ignited in the fringe group's headquarters. The kappa survives, becoming a giant monster who fights another giant monster named Hangyolis who is currently stamping around Japan.
This ridiculous movie pretty much divides into too separate movies featuring the same creature. Obviously a parody of a variety of Japanese fantasy and science fiction movies, the humor is really too brad to be funny, but does make some direct hits on the tropes of movies such as the Gamera series. I can't recommend Death Kappa (2010), but fans of the giant monster and yokai films from Toho and Daiei may want to take a look.