A movie monster that many baby boomers remember as a big part of their childhood will be at the center of “Kaiju Christmas,” a 96-hour marathon of Godzilla movies airing on El Rey Network.
The event, El Rey’s second annual “Kaiju Christmas,” surfaces on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 6 a.m. ET/PT. The celebration of classic Godzilla movies will include 10 network premieres.
Godzilla will be joined by fellow monsters including Rodan, Mothra, Monster Zero and King Ghidorah, not to mention Mechagodzilla.
Here are the blurbs released by El Rey, followed by the full schedule:
GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA
Japanese scientists create a robotic creature to fight a destructive monster.
GODZILLA: FINAL WARS
Humans revive a frozen and gargantuan creature to save the Earth from sinister aliens and the monsters they control.
GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK
Three monsters battle the giant lizard to prevent it from destroying Japan.
GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S.
Godzilla, Mothra and Mechagodzilla threaten to turn Tokyo into toothpicks in an all-out battle for supremacy.
GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH
Scientists freeze a radioactive dinosaur and contend with a horde of lethal creatures formed from its cells.
GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH
Time-travelers’ efforts to prevent a dinosaur’s mutation result in the creation of a three-headed dragon that terrorizes Japan.
GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II
A radioactive dinosaur fights a genetically engineered monster and battles pterodactyl Rodan for custody of a reptilian infant.
GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY
Japan is threatened not only by Godzilla, but by a gigantic flying monster and its legions of hungry larva. As the monsters go at it, the Japanese military scrambles to destroy all them all.
GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA
After a meteorite awakens Godzilla, Mothra and a dark counterpart named Battra join forces to defeat him.
GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA
Godzilla prepares for battle with an extraterrestrial creature that was formed from his own particles in space.
GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER
The citizens of Tokyo are subjected to an ill-tempered atomic mutant: the triple-headed Ghidorrah, who breathes electric volts in all directions.
In the very first Godzilla film a 400-foot-tall mutant dinosaur called Gojira, awakened from the depths of the sea, becomes a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath. Crushing ships, villages, and buildings in his wake, Gojira marches toward Tokyo.
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
An American reporter witnesses a 400-foot amphibious monster, brought back to life by underwater nuclear testing, go on a rampage through Tokyo.
GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN
Tsukioka and Kobayashi fly scout planes for a small fishing fleet, based in Osaka. A mechanical problem forces Kobayashi to set his plane down on remote Iwato island, and as he and Tsukioka are trying to make repairs, they are drawn to the sound of a horrendous conflagration and discover two enormous dinosaurs battling each other amid the snowy wastes of the island.
A precocious little boy has real-life traumas including harassment by bullies and kidnapping by a gang of bank robbers. He escapes these dilemmas mainly by taking frequent naps, during which he dreams of journeys to Monster Island to partake in Godzilla’s exploits.
GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO
Following discovery of the mysterious Planet X in our solar system, a joint U.S./Japanese space exploratory mission is organized. The explorers discover aliens who claim their planet has been under constant attack from the powerful Monster Zero.
MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA
A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.
A giant pterodactyl whose wings create massive, destructive winds as it flies by makes its way to Japan.
TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA
A race of malevolent aliens bent on world domination unleash the ultimate weapon of destruction on mankind, leaving them with no hope for survival but the power of the mighty Godzilla.
El Rey Network’s “Kaiju Christmas” Marathon Film Schedule
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
6:00 AM ET/PT “GOJIRA”
8:15 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
9:45 AM ET/PT “RODAN”
11:45 AM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
1:15 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
3:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO”
5:00 PM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
7:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLAS REVENGE”
8:30 PM ET/PT “TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA”
10:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
1:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA”
3:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA”
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25TH
6:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
8:15 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
10:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA”
12:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
2:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK”
5:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. ”
7:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: FINAL WARS”
9:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
11:30 PM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
1:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
3:15 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: FINAL WARS”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26TH
6:00 AM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
8:00 AM ET/PT “TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA”
10:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
12:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. ”
2:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA”
4:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA”
7:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
9:15 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
11:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA”
1:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
3:45 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK”
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
6:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. ”
8:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: FINAL WARS”
10:45 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
12:30 PM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
2:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
4:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
7:15 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA”
9:15 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA”
11:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
2:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
4:15 AM ET/PT “RODAN”