6.7/10
192
11 user 10 critic

The Ship of Monsters (1960)

La nave de los monstruos (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror | 1961 (USA)
Two extraterrestrial women are sent on a mission by the regent of Venus to search for a male of another planet.

Writers:

(story), (adaptation) (as Alfredo Varela Jr.)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Frankenhooker (1990)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Director: Frank Henenlotter
Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Duncan 'Dean' Parkin
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

Lacey travels to Hollywood, to the home of a film director, where she brings along the last surviving haunted mirror shard from the end of the first movie as proof to her horrifying experiences.

Directors: Bruce Pearn, Ulli Lommel
Stars: Suzanna Love, Ulli Lommel, Shannah Hall
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 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
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Aliens release a furry critter in the wilds of Lapland where it takes a woman captive and threatens a group of scientists.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: Barbara Wilson, Sten Gester, Robert Burton
Bloodeaters (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.

Director: Charles McCrann
Stars: Charles McCrann, Beverly Shapiro, Dennis Helfend
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots. Female masked wrestler Lucy (who ... See full summary »

Directors: René Cardona, Jerald Intrator
Stars: José Elías Moreno, Carlos López Moctezuma, Armando Silvestre
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.

Directors: Alain Deruelle, Olivier Mathot, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire, Pamela Stanford
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco De Grassi
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.

Director: William Marshall
Stars: Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Anthony Dexter
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eulalio González ...
Lauriano (as Lalo Gonzalez 'Piporro')
Ana Bertha Lepe ...
Gamma
Lorena Velázquez ...
Beta
Consuelo Frank ...
Regente de Venus
Manuel Alvarado ...
Ruperto (as Manuel Alvarado Lodoza)
Heberto Dávila Jr. ...
Chuy
Mario García 'Harapos' ...
Borracho (as Mario Garcia Hernandez)
José Pardavé ...
Atenógenes
Jesús Rodríguez Cárdenas
Edit

Storyline

Two extraterrestrial women are sent on a mission by the regent of Venus to search for a male of another planet.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Ship of Monsters  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's leading ladies, Ana Bertha Lepe and Lorena Velázquez, were crowned Señorita México (Miss Mexico) in 1953 and 1960, respectively. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mexican Monsters on the March (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Nace el Amor
Written by Eulalio González
Performed by Eulalio González
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Little B-movie made with a big heart!
2 June 2007 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

A Mexican Sci-fi/Western starring the late but always great Piporro and Ana Bertha Lepe. This is a sui generis movie because the b-movie market in México during the late 50's was really poor in production values mainly but this movie is the exception. This is probably the best of it's kind. I mean, the best b-sci-fi flick Mexican movie of probably 50 years. It's no wonder this movie it's ahead of it's time mainly because it's heavily influenced by American productions but still the effort is recognized. GREAT f/x and art direction. This is a likable, entertaining, cultural movie.

An earth Mexican cowboy is the only hope for humanity to confront four monsters that have been commanded to destroy: animals and humanity mainly. The monsters are really cool and you can see the effort of the production. There is a cyclops monster in the likes of "Clash Of The Titans", a short martian with a gigantic brain, an ape type gigantic monster, and a skeleton in the likes of "Sinbad and his 7th Voyage". All of them are menacing but Piporro faces them with his comedic Norteño attitude and his gun. After a first encounter with them, he goes to a local cantina (bar) and with the aid of a beer and Tequila he recovers his strenght and faith and faces the monsters for once and all. Oh and there's also room for some Norteño singing! Piporro delivers a comedic performance that relies on his on-screen charisma and his over the top Norteño attitude. He is supposed to be the brave cowboy but he gives the character his own charm.

Lorena Velázquez is really beautiful and sexy and delivers a great performance as the aspiring Mars Queen. She's always great and this is no exception. She looked gorgeous and sexy with his one-piece outfit. Hot. And her dialogs are very evil! There's always a room for cheese and in these performances there wasn't exception.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
"Ship of Monsters" toy figures dbwindhorst
Discuss The Ship of Monsters (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?