MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,558 this week

Robot Monster (1953)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  25 June 1953 (USA)
2.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.9/10 from 3,078 users  
Reviews: 134 user | 48 critic

The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 12 May 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 24 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Robot Monster" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Robot Monster (1953)

Robot Monster (1953) on IMDb 2.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Robot Monster.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Milner
Stars: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen
Certificate: Passed Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke, Chick Chandler
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.

Director: Robert Hutton
Stars: Robert Hutton, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line.

Director: Phil Tucker
Stars: Timothy Farrell, Lenny Bruce, Bernie Jones
Dream Follies (1954)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A group of male office workers, bored with their daily routine, decide to stop in at the local burlesque house.

Director: Phil Tucker
Stars: Deenah Prince, Stacy Farrell, Rusty Amber
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: Ted Cooper, Tom Daly, Steve Acton
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A woman's husband has disappeared on an expedition into the jungle. She hires a guide to take her into the jungle to find him. However, they discover that he has been captured by a savage female tribe.

Director: Edward Finney
Stars: Robert Lowery, Patricia Morison, J. Edward Bromberg
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people.

Director: Vic Savage
Stars: Vic Savage, Shannon O'Neil, William Thourlby
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group's story, as well as the moon's dangers.

Director: Cy Roth
Stars: Susan Shaw, Anthony Dexter, Paul Carpenter
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Roy
Claudia Barrett ...
Selena Royle ...
Mother (as Selena Royale)
John Mylong ...
Gregory Moffett ...
Pamela Paulson ...
George Barrows ...
John Brown ...
Edit

Storyline

Ro-Man, an alien that looks remarkably like a gorilla in a diving helmet, has destroyed all but six people on the planet Earth. He spends the entire film trying to finish off these survivors, but complications arise when he falls for the young woman in the group. Love that bubble machine! Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

MOON MONSTERS LAUNCH ATTACK AGAINST EARTH! (original posters) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monsters from the Moon  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,000,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scenes on the view screen presented by Ro-Man come from a variety of sources: among them, the shots of New York in apocalyptic ruins are matte paintings by Irving Block from Captive Women (1952) (RKO, 1952); the shots of the headquarters of the Great Guidance (a rocket ship in launching position) was originally created for Rocketship X-M (1950) (Lippert), also painted by Block. See more »

Goofs

Obvious hand holding the rocket ship flying to earth. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: [to Ro-Man] You look like a pooped out pinwheel.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Automatic Billion Bubble Machine by N.A. Fisher Chemical Products, Inc. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Robot Monster (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ultra Low Budget Nonsense!
8 September 2004 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Robot Monster" has got to be one of the all time turkeys. It was apparently filmed in 3-D and it appears that that was where most of the meager budget went. The "monster" of the title is is the now legendary someone in a gorilla suit wearing what appears to be a diving helmet.

The story involves the monster being sent to earth from God knows where, to eliminate the remaining humans in advance of the ultimate take over of earth by the Robot Monsters. You see, the Robot Monsters have destroyed civilization except for a family of five people (and one boy friend), who are immune to detection by the monsters due some kind of cure all anti-biotic.

The family includes the father (John Mylong), the mother (Selena Royle), a scientist daughter Alice (Claudia Barrett), her boy friend Roy (George Nader) and two younger kids, a boy Johnny (Gregory Moffat) and a girl Carla (Pamela Paulson).

We're supposed to believe that the monster and his chief "The Great One" (no not Jackie Gleason) control the entire world from an isolated cave with incredibly cheap looking "scientific" instruments. And then there's those flashbacks to dinosaurs and lizards made to look like dinosaurs. The same sequences (from stock footage no doubt) are repeated a couple of times. I guess if you saw this film in 3-D it might hold some bit of interest. But in 2-D nothing.

George Nader actually survived this turkey and went on to bigger and better things at Universal as a contract player.

Absolutely awful and well deserving of the dreaded "1".


17 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 quote? petekrug17
Remake? Sonipohetleppa
does any one know where the costume is today maudeflanders79
Bubbles. aphonyadversity
maybe i'm just not up on my 1950's colloquialisms but... stabbingtonbear
It couldn't be that bad davidh602000
Discuss Robot Monster (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page