Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster released September 22, 1965
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965) is a science fiction cult film, directed by Robert Gaffney and starring Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, and Lou Cutell. The film was released in Great Britain as Duel of the Space Monsters. It is also known as Frankenstein Meets the Space Men, Mars Attacks Puerto Rico, Mars Invades Puerto Rico, and Operation San Juan. The film was among those featured in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004). Released by the Futurama Entertainment Corp., it was released on DVD by Dark Sky Films in 2006.
Tagline: Warning! Beware their stare!
During a solo space mission to Mars, NASA astronaut Col. Frank Saunders (Robert Reilly) – who happens to be an experimental android– is shot down by an alien warship. Frank survives the attack, crash-landing on Puerto Rico. The space aliens—led by Princess Marcuzan (Marilyn Hanold) and her putty-eared lieutenant, Dr. Nadir (Lou Cutell) — decide he must die, so they give chase, but manage to only disfigure him before commencing with their ultimate endeavor: steal bikini-clad young women to re-populate their nuclear-ravaged planet! Meanwhile, scientists Adam Steele (James Karen) and Karen Grant (Nancy Marshall) leisurely tour the scenery on a Vespa motor scooter in search of their creation, Frank, who’s busy terrorizing the coastal populace. The marauding aliens crash a swingin’ pool party and steal the girls, who are brought aboard their ship to be separated by their lusty attributes and then further frightened by a hairy, skull-faced space monster… In the overcrowded pantheon of bad but deliriously fun movies, few surpass this science fiction drive-in staple.
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