La nave de los monstruos (1960)

Article 2860 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-7-2009
Posting Date: 6-12-2009
Directed by Rogelio A. Gonzalez
Featuring Eulalio Gonzalez, Ana Bertha Lepe, Lorena Velazquez
Country: Mexico

A singing cowboy must contend with two space babes (one of which is a vampire), a robot, and their cargo of monsters.

Words fail me. When faced with a genre-bender of this level (singing cowboy movie crossed with alien invasion movie crossed with vampire movie), I can only watch slack-jawed and marvel at the audacity of the minds of Mexican movie-makers. The robot is pretty silly-looking, but he’s no match for the assortment of monsters aboard the ship; they’re even stranger than the assortment from INFRA-MAN, and one of them is short enough so that the singing cowboy’s son can take him on in the final fight scene. The fact that the movie is in undubbed and unsubtitled Spanish only adds to the freaky atmosphere; after a while, it hardly matters that you’re not sure what’s going on. Incidentally, this is the second movie I’ve seen in less than a month where one of the central characters falls in love with a jukebox.


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