Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster


Calling all villagers with pitchforks! It’s DUMB FRANKENSTEIN MONTH at Mondo Mondays, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly’s literary creation with a re-animated array of fun-loving Frankie Flicks you’ll just be dying to see!

“Warning! Beware Their Stare!” An American astronaut named Frank (who also happens to be an android) becomes a hideous burnt-face monster thanks to some gratuitous outer space laser-blasting by Martians who want to invade Earth in order to kidnap bikini-clad dancing women for the purpose of re-populating their dying planet, which somehow leads to an epic battle in Puerto Rico between the ray gun-toting Frank and a hairy space monster wearing a rubber devil mask. Or something.

“Quintessentially cheesy … an undisputed gem of sleazery … a truly enjoyable bad movie one can enjoy to the fullest.” – Bad Movie Report

An astoundingly messy combination of Frankenstein, Beach Blanket Bingo and Plan 9 From Outer Space (but even less coherent than that sounds), Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster features a slew of unforgettable characters, including the glamorous and cranky Martian Princess Marcuzan (who looks like a 1950’s flight attendant on acid, sporting a stylish sequined Kleenex box on her head), her snarky, bat-eared assistant Dr. Nadir (Lou Cutell, who later went on to appear in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure), and some of the dopiest monsters to ever grace a terrible movie. Throw in lots of big beehive hairdo’s, gratuitous Cold War stock footage and some catchy ‘60s tunes, and you’ve really got yourself a bad movie party! (Dir. by Robert Gaffney, 1965, USA, 79 mins., Not Rated)

Mondo Mondays RAFFLE 2018

VH-YES! Each month at Mondo Mondays in 2018 we’ll be holding a free raffle for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind prize: an old-school VHS case with original Mondo Mondays cover art designed by Tucson artist Ben Mackey! There’ll be new cover art every month, and each case will include a fabulous mystery VHS tape! Collect ‘em all! You must attend EVERY Mondo movie of the month in order to enter, and only one lucky winner will be selected at the final screening of each month. A special punch card will be provided to keep track of your attendance. And remember … please be kind and rewind.