Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)





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Despite the title, this outrageously bad Rock 'n' Roll monster movie from Puerto Rico features neither the titular monster-maker nor his lumbering creation. Instead, we're presented with an "astro-robot" named Frank, who comes to save the day when Martian forces led by Princess Markuzan (Marilyn Hanold) begin kidnapping scantily-clad Earth females from sock-hops and beach-blanket shindigs everywhere -- apparently with the intent of populating a few parties of their own. The aliens manage to french-fry most of Frank's face off, but he nevertheless manages to snap back (after a few minor adjustments) and give the invaders what-for. Also known by the more honest title Mars Invades Puerto Rico. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
Drama , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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James Karen
as Dr. Adam Steele
Nancy Marshall
as Karen Grant
Robert Reilly
as Col. Frank Saunders/Frankenstein
Marilyn Hanold
as Princess Marcuzan
Lou Cutell
as Nadir
David Kerman
as Gen. Bowers
David Kernan
as Gen. Bowers
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Critic Reviews for Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster

All Critics (4)

It competes on the same playing field with Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) as one of those lovable worst pics ever made.

Full Review… | November 1, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Weird, up to the point that it sometimes doesn't look like a real film.

April 24, 2008

Unfortunate that the two met.

February 22, 2008

The worst movie ever made? Hard to say, given all the competition. Must-see viewing for bad-movie buffs? Oh, yeah.

Full Review… | May 31, 2006
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster


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. 3 1/2 stars 12-28-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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Want something quick, lousy, and entertaining? Than this is the movie for you. There really isn't much to say but the movie is good. I mean its not great but its not bad by any means. The effects are cheesy and so is the acting. The make up effects are surprisingly okay and work well with the black and white shading. This movie is definitely up there with a cult following. If you're a fan of the cult movies than I would give this one a watch. Definitely worth the time. It has an original idea and a few good moments, check it out.

Chad Halsman
Chad Halsman

From the title of the movie, you'd think Frankenstein (the monster) would be meeting a space monster, but that's not true. Frankenstein is actually a human/robot named Frank, who tries and stops a Princess from kidnapping beautiful looking Women to help re-populate their planet. The bald caps in this film look awful, but it's 1965, and even for that year they don't look good.

Jesse Richardson
Jesse Richardson

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