31 Days of Halloween – 003: Robot Monster (1953)

RobotmonsterYep, it’s October which means it’s time for the usual countdown to All Hallows Eve. This year, rather than trying to do a full 31 film reviews or something truly time-consuming like that, most of what I’m going to be posting are favorite trailers, short films, some full-length movies, and other items just to kind of help get everyone in the spirit of what really is one of my favorite holidays.

Okay, so the first couple of posts in this series featured two truly classic films. 1953’s Robot Monster is also a classic, but in an entirely different way. Despite what is a truly promising title, that really is the best thing about the movie. The acting is abysmal, the plot is incomprehensible, the special effects are laughable, and the “monster” itself is… well, that’s a surprise I’m not going to spoil for you. So why am I taking today to feature it? Well, for one thing, it’s actually come up in conversations recently with some friends of mine about “so bad they’re just plain bad” movies. and secondly, sometimes we all just need a laugh in the midst of all the ghoulish goings-on around Halloween. So here you go:

Oh, and did I happen to mention that this movie was originally released in 3D? Yep, sho’ ‘niff.

If you’ve got any comments on this, or any ideas for other scary bits an bobs that you’d like to see featured in the countdown, let me know either in the comments below, or over on the Durnmoose Movies Facebook page which can be found here.


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