Just about all of the 1960's Japanese monster movies were pretty campy, cliche and not frightening at all... But the one that gets my vote as the campiest, silliest and most cliche of all time is Japanese Director Haruyasu Noguchi's "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet" that features a monster that looks like a huge chicken. The Japanese title of this dog is "Daikyoju Kappa."
Scary monster or Super Chicken? You decide!
The Internet Movie Database says:
An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is discovered inside. The natives warn the foreigners to leave the hatching alone, but they don't listen and take it back to a zoo in Japan. Soon after, moma and papa Gappa start smashing Tokyo looking for their kidnapped child.
You certainly do not want to sit through this entire, er, "thriller" but the trailer is pretty funny and is quite satisfying by itself... So, without much further ado, here is it ladies and gentlemen:
From Internet Archives
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Gappa angry! It was quite good for the Japanese economy when all of these Monstahs attacked back in the 50's and 60's. Tokyo had to be re-built dozens of times, thus stimulating the construction industry. Gapppa! This economic fallacy seems to have been endorsed by the Bank of Japan, as they go about destroying the ability to earn money from savings and spending countless trillions of Yen on money losing schemes. Gappa! World wide terror!
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