Thursday, June 9, 2016


Newspaper ad above is from Daytona Florida U.S.A. ( Dec. 21, 1966 )

In my opinion, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACEMONSTER is a ridiculous masterpiece, and one of the tastiest pieces of cinematic-cheese ever filmed! I also feel that way about a few other flicks.

It's one of my many youthful favorites, and I will NOT apologize for having those feelings to anyone... ha-ha.

As a kid, I had a ton-o-fun watching this goofy and smile inducing flick numerous times - usually as part of a double or triple feature in a theater, and also on television.

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACEMONSTER was written by George Garrett and directed by Robert Gaffney.

It stars, James Karen, Nancy Marshall, Marilyn Hanold, Lou Cutell, and Robert Reilly. Some of these folks have had very LONG careers in showbiz, and you've seen others in popular movies and shows.

I thought both of the lead actresses were very attractive.

I love looking at all the cars from the sixties and the VESPA the main characters ride on.

I also think the music fits the mood of the movie.

I don't know if this movie was ever released on legit VHS.

As for region one DVD, I think a company called DARK SKY may have released it.

You can also watch it for free online.


  1. I remember seeing this at the drive-in with my dad, who took me to the movies almost every weekend when I was a kid, be it the drive-in or a kiddie matinee double-feature.

    So, I must have been about 10 at the time, as we went to see FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER, because the TV spots looked so cool (!!!) and they handed out those blue-tinted "cobalt blast protective glasses" at the box office, along with a straight-faced warning to PUT THE GLASSES ON! when we heard the warning! So...once the movie was well underway and the warnings started, totally believing the glasses were real like a typical guileless and naive '60s kiddo would be, I yelled to my dad, "PUT ON THE GLASSES, DAD!" Gotta love my dad, who didn't have a cynical bone in his body -- yep, he dutifully put his blue glasses on, right along with his kiddo. 8)

    He was a wonderful dad, who indulged me far too often when it came to taking me to b-movie marathons, reading Charlton comics, Famous Monsters, Spacemen, Cracked and CARtoon magazines, and building those 98 cent Aurora monster models and launching Estes rockets, too. We had fun.

    RIP, Dad... ;)

    1. I love reading about other people's experiences.

      These types of films bring back a lot of memories for a lot of people ( mostly good memories I hope ).

      You can not get those types of 'bonding' experiences sitting in front of a computer, that's for sure.

      I never got "cobalt blast protective glasses". These days, most theater chains don't do things like that, and that's sad on so many levels.....

  2. Oh, only good memories for me. This movie is a favorite of mine, and I would never apologize for enjoying it so much! Others who put down or bash films they consider beneath them, as "lower-tier", "inferior" works, only do so in an effort to feel puffed-up and superior for a fleeting moment or two. That's what that's all about. HA!

    BTW, I wish I still had those funky glasses ... maybe someone out there knows about them, but I can't seem to find a pic online.

  3. "Others who put down or bash films they consider beneath them, as "lower-tier", "inferior" works, only do so in an effort to feel puffed-up and superior for a fleeting moment or two."

    Which explains the popularity of the MST3K series and the sheeple who mindlessly follow it, slack-jawed and drooling all the way. Hm, I wonder if they ever tried making a feature film of their own, even one as "bad" as Robot Monster? And the wind whispers, "Noooo..."