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Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

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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. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Marilyn Hanold ...
Princess Marcuzan
Dr. Adam Steele (as Jim Karen)
Dr. Nadir
Nancy Marshall ...
Karen Grant
David Kerman ...
Gen. Bowers
Robert Reilly ...
Col. Frank Saunders / Frankenstein


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 <>

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Warning! Beware their stare!


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Release Date:

22 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein Meets the Space Men  »

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$60,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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James Karen's film debut. See more »


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 »


Featured in Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991) See more »


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IGNORE the low rating on this 60's sci-fi classic. Excellent entertainment!
15 December 2006 | by (Subcrust Base 955 - Venus) – See all my reviews

This is a really low-budget b/w movie but it is very entertaining. This movie has really aged well. Many sci-fi fans that see this movie for the first time will know what I'm talking about. I saw this 1965 movie for the first time in 2006 and loved it. I guess this one fits into the category "so bad it's great." But I consider this a damn good effort, especially considering the budget.

The movie is tons of laughs. The alien invaders have an Uncle Fester-looking adviser to a hot-looking queen, who looks kind of like Barbara Steele. They come invading Earth and run into a cyborg ("Frank") built by the good old USA to explore space. This movie even has a helicopter air assault in vintage transport choppers! AWESOME! They had to send the Army to help the cyborg defeat the bat-people aliens and their weapon of last resort - a fanged monster that the aliens themselves can barely control!!!!! This movie has EVERYTHING and any fan of classic sci-fi and 60's bikini party horror should really love it.

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