6.6/10
204
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

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás
Cronos (1993)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean when the cable on their underwater diving bell snaps. The rest of their expedition, believing them to be lost, abandons hope of finding ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Warren
Stars: John Carradine, Robert Clarke, Phyllis Coates
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A crazed scientist invents an invisibility formula. He plans to use the formula to create an army of invisible zombies.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.

Director: Kurt Maetzig
Stars: Yôko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski
Hardware (1990)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley
Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef
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

Levantando Polvareda
Written by Eulalio González
Performed by Eulalio González
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Western/comedy/musical/scifi/horror/monster movie is infinitely better than it should be and is fun film that should be seen asap
22 May 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

A must see movie for anyone who loves 1950's style scifi , Mexican movies or movies that are in their own little universe.

This is a Mexican scifi/monster/western/musical/comedy/horror film. It concerns a space ship piloted by two women (think Cat Women of the Moon or Queen of Outer Space) who land on earth with a ship of monsters. They get mixed up with a Mexican cowboy who's prone to song and who falls in love with one of the women. As you can guess the monsters get loose and pandemonium ensues.

Wow, wow and wow.

This is a fun film that is NOT a so good its bad film, its just a fun little movie that is very good on its own terms. Its clear that everyone knows that what they are doing is silly but they play it straight anyway and seem to be having a good time.

Being a monster junkie I was in heaven. Not only is there a great looking robot, but a strange talking skeleton, a weird little guy with a brain like head, a furry guy with long arms. a giant monster of some sort, a vampire and something else. Its a a wonderful assortment of monsters of the clearly men in suit variety. You'll laugh at them and probably find them charmingly hokey.

I really loved this film. Its a 9 out of 10 for me for the simple reason that I had to see this with out any English translation. Somehow I think that had I seen this in English this would have been even better since from the few words I could grasp it seemed to strike the right balance between serious and silly.

If you get the chance see this movie, its just a lot of fun and it will make you feel good.


21 of 22 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:
?