Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell, Nancy Marshall and Robert Reilly
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
Duel of the Space Monsters (UK)
Frankenstein Meets the Space Men
Mars Attacks Puerto Rico
Mars Invades Puerto Rico
Operation San Juan
The space program has hit a major snag on their quest to be the first to land on the moon and that snag is a cloaked alien
ship which is shooting down every rocket we send up.
Not knowing the cause of the destruction they send Frank Sanders up in the next rocket, Frank is an experimental android.
But when the aliens shoot this one down it doesn't destroy Frank but damages the American Android, now the aliens are kidnapping
women for mating purposes on their home planet.
Okay, okay. I got to admit that Frankenstein meets the Spacemonster ain't never going to win any awards for acting, depth
of characters or creature design. But it is pretty fast pace and it does keep your interest away from reading a book for at
least 70 to 80 minutes. The monster design is cheesy but kind of cool at the same time, the robot effects is pretty cool,
but I don't see the connection to the classic Frankenstein novel other then Frank being a man made man, but androids don't
count with that. So the title is completely off and the budget was somewhat low even for 1965 at around sixty grand. But they
did put some effort into it and there are some character actors will go on to bigger and much better things. So it's fun to
watch this and see them when they were struggling actors willing to take any job, even this one. 1 1/2 stars.
Again a case of Zedd being too generous on a low budget loser, I don't care if it was made yesterday or during the time of
the great silents, bad is just bad and this is just plain bad. I emphasized this enough, bad is bad, no matter when it was
made and no matter what aspect you look at this turkey, it's bad. Not it's so bad it's good, it's just plain bad. THE NOOSE!
ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):
+ MONSTER (The monster design was kind of cheesy but also kind of cool.)
+ ROBOT EFFECTS (Not bad for 1965)
+ STORY (Aliens sabotaging our space efforts to mask their prescience in order to kidnap earth women for breeding is a
ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):
- CORNY (The acting was kind of corny.)
- GOOFY ALIENS (Bald Vulcan's.)
- FRANKENSTEIN IN NAME ALONE (There is no link to the classic story.)
- NEEDS REMAKING (This movie screams for a remake.)