Thursday, July 17, 2014


Time to get Monster-of-the-Week started up again, and with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes now in theatres, something ape-ish and sequel-ish seems in order, so…

Monster-of-the-Week: …how about the sweet-natured underachieving (if ultimately nobly martyred) title character of 1933’s Son of Kong

This hastily-cranked-out movie isn’t one of the more beloved of classic monster flicks, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. “Baby Kong” is endearing, and while she’s no Fay Wray, leading lady Helen Mack is cute, too, and she sings a Betty Boop-ish song called “Runaway Blues” that gets agreeably stuck in my head for days every time I see the film.

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