Thursday, July 11, 2013

Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Director: Robert Gaffney

Starring: Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell, Nancy Marshall, David Kerman, Robert Reilly, Robert Alan Browne, Robert Fields, Bruce Glover, Susan Stephens

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Warning! Beware their stare!

Plot: 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.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.


I LOVE the aliens!

Great groovy tunes, too.  It's great seeing a young James Karen.

You might remember him as the old guy in THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985).  Robert Reilly looks a bit like a young James Coburn.

Putting Frankenstein in the title is pure exploitation because the "Frankenstein" is really an android whose body is partially burned from an alien ray gun blast.  The dude goes berserk and starts terrorizing folks in the desert.

 The aliens are checking out the local goods.
Get a glimpse of the great Bruce Glover standing in the middle.  Neat, huh?

It's a pretty fun picture that knows it's silly but it's got an underlying sense of camp that's able to sustain itself for the seemingly short 79 minutes.

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