Gorosaurus is a theropod dinosaur who first appeared in Toho 1967’s King Kong Escapes.


  • Height   35-50 metres
  • Weight   8,000-22,000 tons

Special weapons

Claws, sharp teeth, brute strength; kangaroo kick; dig tunnel underground


Gorosaurus is an unusually large theropod dinosaur discovered by Lieutenant Susan Watson on Mondo or Faro Island. Before the dinosaur could devour Lt. Watson, it was attacked and seemingly killed by King Kong. In King Kong Escapes, Gorosaurus is an inhabitant of Mondo Island, the film’s primary setting. He attacks and attempts to devour the leading female character, Susan Watson. King Kong arrives to save her and fights Gorosaurus. Kong eventually breaks the dinosaur’s jaws, in defeating Gorosaurus.

In Destroy All Monsters, Gorosaurus appears on a new island, Monsterland. It is an artificially created environment for the monsters of Earth. He lives with other monsters including Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, Kumonga, Manda, Minilla, Baragon and Varan. A race of aliens called the Kilaaks invades Earth, capturing and establishing mind-control over the monsters. They then release them in cities throughout the world, with Gorosaurus being released in Paris, France (Baragon is blamed for the attacks).

However, the humans retaliate and find a way to break the mind control. The Kilaaks then unleash the space dragon King Ghidorah to kill the Earth monsters. Gorosaurus plays a pivotal role in the battle, as he twice brings down Ghidorah (the only monster who is able to), the first by pulling on his necks until it falls, heralding the turn of the tide of battle to the Earth monsters’s side, and second when he used his kangaroo kick to slam Ghidorah to the ground as Godzilla and Anguirus attack two of the heads, leaving Ghidorah helpless and vulnerable. After killing Ghidorah, Gorosaurus and the other Earth monsters return to Monsterland to live in peace.

Film appearances

  • King Kong Escapes (1967)
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  • All Monsters Attack (1969, Stock footage)
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972, Stock Footage)
  • Ike! Godman (1972)
  • Godzilla Island (1997)