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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965)


Your preview of the coming attraction: 


1965 - Allied Artists - D: Robert Gaffney - S: Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell 

In The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, Michael Weldon's review of Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster said it all in the first two sentences: "Don't miss. It's the worst." The plot is about a Martian princess and her flamboyant dwarf assistant coming to Earth in search of women to help repopulate their planet. They both have hilariously un-subtle homoerotic undertones. There's an android astronaut named Frank (the "Frankenstein" of the title), who ends up fighting the Martians' giant monster they keep chained up in their spaceship (played by an uncredited Bruce Glover). There's also some groovy soundtrack music, including "That's the Way It's Got to Be" by the Poets. And that's pretty much it. All in all, a mindless but fun flick that cruises along and delivers plenty of laughs. This was Gaffney's only credit as a director, but he later showed up as the DP on Superfly T.N.T. in 1973. Enjoy!

And now, our feature presentation,.... 









3 Comments:

Pinto Bean said...

This is great. While it's cold outside, this gets me primed up for the re-opening of The Fools Paradise Twin, hopefully sometime around No Pants Day (May 2).

Mtc65 said...

Oh Yeah - a statement of purpose!

Andrew Loog Oldham should have given more attention to these guys.

Crankenstien said...

another winner, check out my review
http://www.theaterofguts.com/2013/11/frankenstein-meets-space-monster.html

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