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« on: October 29, 1999, 12:55:34 AM »

A classic b-movie!  Ro-Man is the perfect b-movie monster, because he is a man in a gorilla suit who is wearing a deep-sea diving helmet with antenna.

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paul westbrook
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 1999, 12:18:48 PM »

Truly a formidable rival for Plan 9 from Outer Space as far as being the worst film ever made.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2000, 05:05:29 AM »

I absolutely adore this horrible movie!  The first time I saw it I sat with mouth agape--what the heck does it all mean!!?? Dream?  Premonition?  Flashback?  Just great 1950s at its worst.
James B.
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2000, 09:39:02 AM »

This is, without peer, the greatest movie EVER! I don't watch any other movies....what's the point?

« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2000, 09:06:56 PM »

Awesome multi-train disaster to. the nth degree! Think of the carefully crafted teamwork that went into this (Elmer Bernstein soundtrack?). Up there with Ed Wood classics, Mesa of Lost Women, and The Creeping Terror.Twelve stars!
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2000, 09:22:06 AM »

Cool movie, (well, you know what I mean)>
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2001, 08:01:46 AM »

Don´t cry little Johny, of the best scene´s in the movie,I´ve seen alot of bad movies but this one is really great.
peter johnson
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2000, 02:09:02 PM »

You have the soundclip of my/our favorite line from the film:  You're so bossy, you ought to be milked!  This said by a young man to a young woman with one of those '50's pointy bras.  We ran this on the big screen a few years back at the Boulder Theatre, along with PLan 9.  HUge, enthusiastic audience response!!  Just a wonderful waste of celluloid--enjoyable on every level.  Even Salvador Dali didn't give us an image of that roborilla sitting happily amidst his Lawrence Welk champagne BUBBLE MACHINE!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

My best friend and i use this film to test our boyfriends.
if they are too stupid to find these 3 things wrong with it out they go! (strangly nobody has yet mentioned these things on any sight that ive seen, perhaps out of respect???
1.) Johnny: can i have just a little bit of water mom???
Mom: sure honey
(large splash akin to the sound of a hippo diving into a
swimming pool from 30 feet.)
3.) the pornographic scene where alice is being tied up by ro-man and he pulls her shirt down.  rather then re-film this section the director opted to instead place a big black  censored bar across her chest...smooth.
Brenton McIntosh
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

If there was ever a film crying out to be remade this is it... but then again would the big studios ever be able to get that perfect mix of poorly selected stock footage, unattractive child actors, truely wierd plot twists and bubble machines? I think not.

This film is a testiment to the human spirits ability to ignore the blantently obvious (witness the mother's faith in finding a peaceful solution once the creature that wiped out every other living creature on the planet once they get to know each other) and the downright impolite (the hero doesn't even bother to put his shirt on for his own wedding). GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Big Dave
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Another fact I've read is that the Gorilla Suit/Diving Helmet costume is a result of the budget not being able to afford a robot costume.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

somehow the gorilla suit and space helmet just made it seem so real ...this movie is a primal screamer for me..but I never have quite got the "dinosaurs" thing
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I haven't seen this on video only on the big screen and I laughed and laughed at the outstandingly bad special effects.  Cigarette smoke for clouds rocket ships with sticks and hands propelling them through the heavens, fantstically tight tops, communcications consoles that looked like an old dresser with the silver peeling of the mirror and that fantastic alien suit, makes the early Trek aliens look convincing.  Just when I thought it couldn't get any sillier Plan 9 was the last feature in the twenty four hour sci fi fest i was watching but thats another story.
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Robot Monster aka Monsters from the Moon, aka Monster from Mars, is my all-time favorite bad film. For years I thought I had missed about 20 minutes of the movie, I didn't know it just had no continuity.

Some classic awfulness:
The house they live in is just the foundation for a house with no roof. The ruins the go to is a perfectly good house with a woman standing outside of it.

You can see the hand holding the string spinning the space platform around.

Great Dialogue.
Guidance Roman: You want to be like a hu-man, good, you can die like a hu-man.

Robot Monster: I must but I cannot. How do you calculate that? Where on the graph do must and cannot meet? Yet I must but I cannot.
Bill C
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

The pinnacle of stupid filmaking. Horrible acting, awful costumes, no continuity - it has it all! Ro-man has to be the most hilarious villain in film history. I laughed my butt off when I first saw him. He's supposedly killed billions, but can't detect people hiding 5 feet from him behind a rock. He stumbles around the countryside like a drunk bear using the high tech method of strangulation to get rid of the remaining hu-mans. The dinosaurs scenes are the worst non-sequitor I have ever seen. And what's with the bubbles? Then there's the hand...
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