Zed Fest celebrates the opening date of June 25th, 1953 of the classic Z-Movie "ROBOT MONSTER", the movie that inspired our low budget Indie/Amateur Horror/Sci-Fi/Action film festival.
Today The FIRST
George Nader + Claudia Barrett
ORPHEUM + DOWNTOWN
BROADWAY at 9th ST. + MI. 6272
Doors Open 10:30 + LATE SHOWS
Dir. Franchon & Marco – Cont. Noon
HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND
HO. 3 3263
MANCHESTER DAILY 6:30
SAT SUN 1:30 PL. 31431
MABCHESTER at B’DWAY+FREE PARK
Will These Astral
How Can Science
Meet this Menace
From OUT OF
THE FUTURE ?
Plus Full-length LAFF RIOT!
-ALL 3 THEARERS-
SONNY TUFTS AND BARBARA PAYTON
“RUN for the HILLS”
A JACK BRODER Production
Check out this "RAVE" review of ROBOT MONSTER! from when it was first released.
Robot Eerie Film Figure
Los Angeles Daily Mirror Jun 26, 1953
Because earthmen are becoming too intelligent and are threatening to destroy thrmselves, the Robot kingdom decides to save them the trouble in “Robot Monster,” Which started its 3D run Wednesday at the Orpheum, Paramount Hollywood and Manchester Theaters.
Unfortunately, the delegate selected to do the job—that is, collectively do everyone in—falls in love. The resulting action turns out to be a “crazy, mixed-up movie,”
The picture's redeeming factor, in a sort of negative way, is that nothing is thrown at the audience, not even a little spear or rock.
Only Eight Left
When the film opens, the earth is pretty well destroyed; only eight people are left. Two are bumped off at once, a couple more take a while longer, and when the film ends we’re back to 2,000,000,000 again.
To accomplish this miracle, the seven-man cast has to keep pretty busy, especially the not-too-threatening robot, who resembles a gorilla from the neck down. The plot gets involved toward the end and hardly needs repeating.
An accompanying feature, “Run for the Hills,” merits little comment. It Stars Johnny Tufts and Barbara Payton, who do nothing to enhance a weak script involving the H-bomb and a return to caves.
With all this violence, the viewer is liable to come out a bit worse for wear, and even children may be a little bored by it all.
Note: Contrary to popular belief, ROBOT MONSTER is not in the public domain.
This movie is under active copyright held by Wade Williams Distribution.