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Robot Monster (1953)

Robot Monster




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A young boy named Johnny (Gregory Moffett), who is fascinated with outer space, is on a picnic with his widowed mother (Selena Royle), older sister (Claudia Barrett), and younger sister (Pamela Paulsen), when he meets a pair of archeologists (John Mylong, George Nader) exploring a nearby cave. Later, as the family sleeps, he has a dream -- that the Earth has been attacked by a alien named Ro-Man, using the "calcinator death ray," and that he and his family (with Mylong and his mother now married) and scientist Nader are the only survivors. They try to elude capture by Ro-Man (played by actor George Barrows, in a gorilla suit with a diving helmet), who turns out to have some very human failings despite his computerized mentality -- several members of the family are killed, but Ro-Man is destroyed by his controllers when he decides he'd rather experience human emotions. Then Johnny awakens and realizes that he's been asleep, having fallen down near the cave where the two men were digging. The archeologists join the family on their picnic and leave the cave, Johnny now convinced it was a nightmare. After they leave, the image of Ro-Man appears, wandering out of the cave, his arms grasping toward the camera as the film fades out.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Wyott Ordung
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 10, 2000
Astor Pictures Corporation

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John Mylong
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Critic Reviews for Robot Monster

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

The Tru-Stereo Process (3-D) utilized here is easy on the eyes, coming across clearly at all times. To the picture's credit no 3-D gimmicks were employed.

Full Review… | January 7, 2008
Top Critic

'For the budget and for the time' said Tucker, 'I felt I had achieved greatness'.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

All hail the Robot Monster.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
Projection Booth

3-D raises the rating a mini-bar...but what a George Nader classic this is!

June 13, 2008

One of the most hackneyed, and lowest-budgeted, science-fiction films ever made.

Full Review… | January 7, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A really terrible monster movie, but a really entertaining viewing experience.

August 5, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Audience Reviews for Robot Monster


Ro-man, an emotionless alien gorilla in a diving helmet, hunts down the last surviving hu-mans on earth. It turns out it's all the dream of an eight-year old boy, which explains why unrelated footage of battling dinosaurs pops up every now and then. Indefensible, and indispensable.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

I hate to say so bad it's good, but...

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

Pretty sure Finding Bigfoot has copied from this film or something. Infamous for constantly being nominated as one of the worst films ever made, and they are right, it is terrible. If you want to see a retarded family terrorized by a man in gorilla suit in diving helmet then this is the film for you. It's so bad that's it's a little good, as a comedy.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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