Son of Kong (1933)

Mike Matei / October 24th, 2014

Rushed out the same year as the original King Kong, this sequel holds up surprisingly well. Starring Robert Armstrong and featuring the same master effects artist Willis O’Brien.


  • gauti ásgeirsson

    October 24, 2014 at 3:35 am

    cool movie

    • October 24, 2014 at 10:34 am

      I dont und­e­rst­a­nd why p­e­opl­e­ b­a­sh so much D­i­no d­e­ L­a­ur­e­nt­i­­i­s K­i­ng Kong mov­i­­e­s, th­e­y w­e­r­e­ gr­e­­a­t. Both th­e­ f­i­rst on­e­ ­a­nd K­i­ng Kong L­i­v­e­s, th­e­y w­e­r­e­ f­a­r mor­e­ s­e­r­i­ous th­a­n th­e­ or­i­g­i­n­a­l from 1933 ­a­nd f­a­r mor­e­ h­e­­a­rt­e­d th­a­n th­e­ l­a­t­e­st on­e­ th­a­t w­a­s ­a­ll ­a­bout th­e­ ­e­ff­e­cts.

      • Mattashell

        October 24, 2014 at 1:26 pm

        I haven’t seen King Kong Lives, but I completely agree about Kong 76.

  • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

    October 24, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I’m gonna download this one.

  • October 24, 2014 at 3:50 am

    The intro and outro for Monster Madness this crazy good this year!
    Is it all original footage?

    • PrincessPeach

      October 24, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Been wondering too…..does anybody know the movie from the intro 00:05-00.08?

      • October 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        Gorgo? If I’m looking at the right spot.

      • October 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

        Thanks Anthony – I meant the popcorn-eating…things before that dino-monster thing on the screen. Any ideas?


      October 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      It is. In the Monster Madness 8 promo he credits the guy that did it. It’s awesome! The movies on the screen tho I have no idea what they are.

      • October 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

        @ Anthony, it’s Yongary a Korean monster movie.

  • A.J.

    October 24, 2014 at 3:53 am

    The best part is when the baby kong says, “King Kong ain’t got shit–on me!”

  • Don Skiver

    October 24, 2014 at 6:04 am

    You know… even though this movie is like…80+ years old, the effects are still freaking amazing.

  • Griff

    October 24, 2014 at 6:05 am


  • October 24, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I still haven’t checked this one out, but now I really want to. I also can’t believe how good the stop-motion looks (at least in these clips), given the time restraints O’Brien was under. If anyone seeing this hasn’t seen It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, check it out! That ladder scene is amazing! A great crazy ending to a crazy movie.

  • Thifurious

    October 24, 2014 at 6:57 am

    This was really an exceptional video. I love all of the trivia naturally strewn about it. It really gives the sense that you’re an expert on the movie. Great work.

  • jdawg

    October 24, 2014 at 7:04 am

    One of the three real monsters, along with Dracula and Blacula.

  • Claude Lilford

    October 24, 2014 at 7:05 am

    When you put the scenes of Mighty Joe young right next to the King Kong scenes you can clearly see that Harryhausen’s work was actually better then O’Brien’s.
    Also in that Might Joe Young clip where the two strong men pull on the rope that Joe is holding the one on the right is none other then Rondo Hatton one of my favourite actors.
    You hear me Cinemassacre?! It’s time for a Rondo Hatton movie!

    • Claude Lilford

      October 24, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Oops, That’s not Rondo Hatton it’s just a look-alike, sorry to misinform you all.

  • Sean Smith

    October 24, 2014 at 7:07 am

    i lover this monster madness you r reviewing everything i like!!!!!

  • October 24, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Stop motion is brutal to do. Respect.

  • bla gaga

    October 24, 2014 at 8:31 am

    i cant view any videos cause when i click them it takes me to this page and dont show up. hEELLLPPP

  • Haseo55

    October 24, 2014 at 8:41 am

    do pacific rim


      October 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      That’d be awesome!

  • CrushingC10996WM

    October 24, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Legendary owns the rights to King Kong, Godzilla, AND Pacific Rim! Why won’t they do something like that?! I hope they at least do King Kong Vs Godzilla

  • frostare

    October 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Monkey go BOOM!

  • October 24, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    KK vs. Godzilla would be a great concept! I´m convinced that someone will get such a thing on the market, because this industry ran out of ideas a long time ago, imo.

  • taykel

    October 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I’m sure this movie looks decent, but when you have the chance, you should do a top ten list on worst movie sequels. You should definitely rip Son of the Mask apart. Doug Walker did it so well, I’m sure you can too.

  • FrikisOnline

    October 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Hi, I was always been able to watch videos in this page, but now I can’t. What should I do?

  • October 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Godzilla vs King Kong would be kinda short… Does no one else realize that Kong comes up to about Godzillas shin?

    • October 24, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      James mentioned this in his review of the film in the “Godzilla-thon” Monster Madness

  • October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    If you want a remake of King Kong Vs. Godzilla so bad, then make your own remake! What are you waiting for? Write that damn screenplay and get your ass to Legendary! You directed a popular feature length film already, so what’s stopping you??

  • Jimmy Reed

    October 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    During his “Son of…” stint, I can’t believe he didn’t mention “Son Of Dracula” (1943). But he has mentioned it before in a thousand other videos and even reviewed it so…, whatever. It would’ve been funny if he said “Son of a bitch” somewhere in there too.
    As far as this movie goes, it’s great! I actually liked it better than “Mighty Joe Young” (1949), but that’s just me.


    October 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Knucklehead? You can tell James is a dad. Looks like cool movie.

    • frostare

      October 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Well he usually doesn’t treat people the same way he treats shity games…

  • Mega-Gojira

    October 24, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    This Movie is pretty Awesome!!!!!

  • October 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Hey, King Kong vs Godzilla remake might be possible. the studio Legendary is behind the newest Godzilla and will be behind Skull Island. They also are behind Pacific Rim. so Legendary is honestly the king of kaiju right now!

    I really need to see the original Might Joe Young. i really liked the remake as a kid. its probably nothing special but it was a fun watch to me

  • fcabanski

    October 25, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Mighty Joe Young = Mighty Joe Kong. If they make a new Kong vs Godzilla, I hope it’s not like the latest Godzilla movie, with the monsters doing their thing in the background while wooden, boring human characters do wooden, boring things.

  • AxBunny

    October 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    There’s something about the story of King Kong that always got to me. They found this island that had dinosaurs, real frickin’ dinosaurs mind you. And what do they bring back? A giant ape :/ Something we’ve all seen except giant sized. If I were on that island, and I brought a specimen home it definitely wouldn’t be a really big ape.

    • October 26, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Good point. I never really thought about that before. Who the hell would choose a giant ape over a fuckin T Rex? Or at the very least a Deinonychus.

  • donovan wood

    October 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    where’s the thing review

  • MAZZ0Murder

    October 27, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Hey I knew about this one for a long time! 😛

  • CharlieBrownGhostAss

    October 31, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I have “Mighty Joe Young” on LaserDisc.

  • November 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Nice again i love those talk of yours james.

  • March 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    How can you do this and not: King Kong Escapes, King Kong 1976, King Kong Lives and King Kong 2005

  • Jacob Boeve

    October 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t really like King Kong as a monster. He just seems kinda boring to me.

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