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Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 September 1965 (USA)
When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. ... See full summary »

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When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space capsule manned by an android. With his electronic brain damaged, the android terrorizes the island while the Martians raid beaches and pool parties. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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This film was ranked #7in the 2004 DVD documentary The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made. See more »

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When the space monster is advancing during the end of the film, there's a brief shot of him from below where fluorescent lights may be seen in the ceiling. It's kind of hard to believe fluorescents would be present in a space ship of alien design. See more »

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Dr. Adam Steele: Gentlemen, we have just returned from our last meeting with our science advisors, and I'm happy to report that the launch is ready to go on schedule. The countdown will begin at 0800 tomorrow. And now, gentlemen, I want to introduce the astronaut chosen for this mission... Colonel Frank Saunders. Colonel Saunders will answer any questions that you might have. Frank?
[shows Frank to the podium]
Col. Frank Saunders: Dr. Steele is an optimist. What he means is I'll *try* to answer your questions.
Reporter #1: Colonel, aren't you ...
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Referenced in The Hot Pearl Snatch (1966) See more »

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To Have and to Hold
by The Distant Cousins
Courtesy DVX Records,
A Bob Crewe Production
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Delightfully twisted 60s camp
10 December 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

"Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster" deserves more than the small cult following it has attracted. Due to the lack of its inclusion on "Mystery Science Theater 3000," the movie is not widely known.

The story (what there is of it) concerns Earth's first mission to Mars. A scientist (Jim Karen) has decided a robot would be better sent than a human, considering the enormous risks involved in interplanetary travel. Unknown to NASA, a ship containing the inhabitants of a doomed planet is orbiting Earth, seeking women to repopulate their species. The ship considers the Mars mission an attack, and destroys the ship, but not before Col. Frank (the robot) escapes the explosion and lands in Puerto Rico(!)

This film, simply put, is a hoot to watch. From Dr. Nadir's Play-Doh ears, to the most stock footage I have ever seen in a movie (featuring the groovy song "That's The Way It's Got To Be" by The Poets), to the toy air-guns used by the aliens, to common drapery being used to incubate the captured women, "Space Monster" delivers many delciously awful moments.


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