Return of the 31 Days of Monsters, Day 15: The Answer Lies with Kishar!


By Shawn Robare

For all of those joining me for the first time, welcome to the Return of the 31 Days of Monsters Halloween countdown here at Branded in the 80s!  I had a blast last year, so again I’m counting down 31 of my favorite monsters from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.  All of these monsters come straight from my vintage animation cel collection, and my wife and I tried our best to put them in a not-so-scary to really-freaking-creepy kind of order with the creepiest falling on All Hallows Eve.

So did anyone guess what episode yesterday’s monster was from? Today we have his brother in arms Kishar!

These two guys hail from episode 122, Very Beast Friends.  Immortal giant monsters who love to hate each other and have been battling for millennia, Ansar and Kishar are searching for a way to finally destroy each other once and for all.  When they get the idea to inhabit the bodies of two mortal human beings, Ray and Peter get sucked into the fight.  When ever the two guys get testy with each other they literally transform into 40-foot monsters from hell, scratching and clawing it out to the death and it’s up to Winston, Egon and Slimer to calm them down long enough to find a solution…

   

I really dug the concept behind this episode, and it was a nice way to work in some Godzilla-esque beasties.  Along with Monster Egon from last year’s countdown, I now have an almost complete set of “Ghostbuster Monsters”.  Did Winston ever fully wolf out in an episode?  I know there’s one with Janine getting possessed, though I haven’t tracked down a cel yet…

Come back tomorrow for another Real Ghostbusters monster animation cel as I count down towards one of my favorite on Halloween day!

Also, if you feel inclined, I would love everyone to spread the word about the Return of the 31 Days of Monsters countdown, so hit up those social networks and tell a friend (my twitter handle is smurfwreck, and I’m on the Facebook as well.)  If you’d like to read more Halloween-y goodness, you can also click on the Halloween Archive link to the left (the banner with King Kong), as well as heading on over to the Countdown to Halloween to check out lists of a bunch of other sites participating in this year’s Halloween blogging event…

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