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Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

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 »

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:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster 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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Trivia

In their book "Son of Golden Turkey Awards", Harry and Michael Medved award this film the Golden Turkey for "Most Ridiculously Inane Rock 'n' Roll Lyrics Used in a Motion Picture". (For "To Have and To Hold" by the Distant Cousins) See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) If you look to the inside of the purification chamber you can see it is made of plywood. 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

Referenced in E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

That's the Way It's Got to Be
by The Poets
Courtesy DVX Records,
A Bob Crewe Production
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Low-Budget but fun Schlock.
4 October 2005 | by SheliakBobSee all my reviews

A low budget, low brain-power film that is nevertheless quite entertaining. This film was a staple of late night and afternoon horror/SF movie shows when I was growing up. I never missed it. Disappointing at first, since there is no "Frankenstein" to speak of, only the android "Frank". But the Spacemonster is low-budget gruesome. The crash-burned android looks sufficiently frightening but is still sympathetic. The Martian invaders are something out of a low-grade exploitation film and make me giggle every time I watch the film. If you're looking for production values and crisp scripting, you probably ought to look somewhere else. If you're looking for a light-weight romp, something to swill soda and eat popcorn to on a rainy evening, then you could do much worse.


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