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Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 September 1965 (USA)
A Martian princess and a doctor replace the women on Mars, destroyed by atomic war, by raiding Puerto Rico while a shot down android terrorizes all.

Director:

Robert Gaffney

Writer:

George Garrett (story)
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Cast

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

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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Warning! Beware their stare!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Even though it was mentioned in the press releases that the aliens were from Mars, the name of their home planet is never mentioned at any time during the film. See more »

Goofs

Eight women are supposedly captured by the aliens, but when they're eventually released from their cage, nine women emerge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Nadir: We continue to hear modulated hydrogen frequency signal of 21 centimeters, Princess.
Princess Marcuzan: What does that mean?
Dr. Nadir: We're not quite certain, Princess. But it is definitely the same signal we have been following since we left our planet. The source of the signals is the planet that we are observing on the telescanner now. These transmissions indicate some intelligent life.
Princess Marcuzan: Let us move in for a closer look.
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Connections

Featured in Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

To Have and to Hold
by The Distant Cousins
Written by Larry Brown (uncredited) and Raymond Bloodworth (uncredited)
Courtesy DVX Records
A Bob Crewe Production
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Lame but Delightful to See
11 May 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In outer space, a Martian spacecraft commanded by Princess Marcuzan (Marilyn Hanold) and her assistant Dr. Nadir (Lou Cutell) is traveling to Earth to abduct women to breed a new race, since an atomic war has annihilated Martian women.

Meanwhile in NASA, Dr. Adam Steele (Jim Karen), his assistant Karen Grant (Nancy Marshall) and General Bowers (David Kerman) are in a press conference presenting the astronaut Colonel Frank Saunders (Robert Reilly), who will participate of an extended space travel on the next morning. However they do not disclose to the press that Colonel Saunders is an android developed by the scientists.

The Martian spacecraft lands on San Juan, in Porto Rico and when they see Saunders's capsule on the air, they believe it is an attack and they shoot the Earth ship down. The android is damaged and wanders on the island scaring people and behaving like Frankenstein. Dr. Steele and Karen head to Porto Rico to rescue the android, while the Martians abduct young women to take them to Mars.

"Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster" is a lame film for the younger generations used to colored movies and special effects. But for me, it is delightful to see since it is a journey to my childhood when I used to see sci-fi films like this one and worshiped National Kid.

This film is comparable with "Plan 9 from Outer Space" and other many famous and is underrated in IMDb. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Frankenstein Contra o Monstro Espacial" ("Frankenstein Against the Space Monster")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Frankenstein See more »

Filming Locations:

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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