to a realm where creatures roam and where monsters dwell.  IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS is a site celebrating the fantastic beasts of movies, mythology, and other media.  Monsters of all sizes and shapes lurk within.  From Kaiju to Cryptids, Ghosts to Ghouls, and Aliens to Apes; if it is inhuman, it will have a home here.  

UPDATED ON 11/19/2014!!!

This website has been dormant for at least eight months, but now it will resume activity!  Since I last worked on this site, my documentary film KAIJU GAIDEN has completed much of its filming in Japan.  Please click on the new KAIJU GAIDEN link at left to find out more about this groundbreaking project!  Also visit and "like" our Facebook page

Mark Jaramillo is a lifelong enthusiast of monster movies and Cryptozoology with a special love for Japanese Science Fiction Cinema and Television.  Field Research has included the Bluff Creek and Redwoods areas of Northern California (independently and as part of BFRO expeditions) and Boggy Creek, Arkansas.  Mark has written articles for Famous Monsters of Filmland, SciFi Japan, and Cryptomundo.  He also founded the Independent Kaiju Project and was instrumental in finding and promoting Director Shizuo Nakajima's "lost" independent film LEGENDARY GIANT BEAST WOLFMAN VS GODZILLA and arranging the first public screenings of footage outside of Japan.  Mark also brought Director Shinpei Hayashiya to the U.S. to meet fans and screen his infamous independent films GAMERA 4: TRUTH and GODZILLA VS DEATHGILAS in Chicago and Los Angeles.  He is currently working with Director David Hall on the documentary film KAIJU GAIDEN, which focuses on independent filmmakers such as the above-named gentlemen, and their works.  It is scheduled to be completed and released March 2015.


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