Robot Monster (1953)

Mike / October 3rd, 2010

Robot Monster (1953)


  • Shadowknight20

    October 3, 2010 at 3:04 am


  • collinbollin

    October 3, 2010 at 3:08 am

    dude i was waiting like crazy for this to try to get first curse you oh and what he said

  • skinnyluigi

    October 3, 2010 at 3:14 am

    awesome!! always loved this movie, greaat to see this one show up!!!

  • Masa

    October 3, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Keep it up James! Monster Madness FTW!

  • Pete09

    October 3, 2010 at 3:59 am

    HAHA what an awful looking movie!!

    Looks like they were given free range of the area for a few hours and did it all in one go!!

  • Liam Gauci

    October 3, 2010 at 4:11 am

    This movie is a classic I mean, technically it’s crap but entertainment value? Through the roof.

    They actually thank whoever DONATED that bubble machine in the credits. Just shows how desperate they were for props and how much they couldn’t afford them lol

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 3, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Geez, what a goofy flippin movie. It’s a shame MST3K never tried to make a full blown experiment out of this one

  • TechnoViking94

    October 3, 2010 at 4:27 am

    we are in the 50’s allready? woah…. that shows that bad movies are way more common these days

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    October 3, 2010 at 4:41 am

    OMG, how many times can you keep using the same cave over and over again? Crazy I tell you. =p

  • nerdyguy64

    October 3, 2010 at 4:56 am

    come on, you got to love the bad ones!

  • justcallmecloud

    October 3, 2010 at 5:02 am

    @TechnoViking94: No, it shows how hard it is to get old movies. There are probably thousands of movies that have only been seen by a few people when film started. Even good old movies are hard to find. Think about it, how many people save/restore a crappy movie on film?

  • Pinda-kaas

    October 3, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Wait what? “They saved Hitlers brain” haha Fingers crossed that movie will be on the list to!

  • October 3, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Oh dear, They Saved Hitler’s Brain…

  • Crowbar

    October 3, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Oh god.

  • yari

    October 3, 2010 at 7:03 am

    check out crater lake monster

  • chobitssofar

    October 3, 2010 at 7:03 am

    HaHaHa jsut one cave for every movies

  • horrorfanboy

    October 3, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Very campy. Even back then, audiences probably couldn’t take it seriously.

  • Onyx

    October 3, 2010 at 7:20 am

    @Dr. Forrester

    Ummm, they DID, It’s either season 1 or 2, can’t remember off the top of my head.

    I don’t know if I could personally watch it the whole way through without the commentary, they pushed the surrealism in this one a bit too much for my taste. To their credit, they did have a reason for that (I won’t say what it was because it might be considered a spoiler but I think it’s pretty obvious in the first 10 minutes of the movie).

  • Griff

    October 3, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Row Man likes to Row

  • raphael elmaleh

    October 3, 2010 at 7:31 am

    i love monster madnesses but i want to know when you are going to give out the new angry vidieo game nerd

  • horrorfanboy

    October 3, 2010 at 7:37 am

    James, please upload these videos to Youtube. You did it all those other years. Why not this year? Please upload them to Youtube.

  • viperxvii

    October 3, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Wooow, the “Bronsan Cave” re-use thing was a mind-blow. Like, I’ve seen many of those and never really made the connection, but seeing them sequentially it’s apparent. Awesome trivia, awesome bad movie.

  • October 3, 2010 at 8:54 am

    No campfire scene??

  • mojonono

    October 3, 2010 at 8:54 am

    this is the best month of my life,i love horror movies ๐Ÿ˜€

  • J.J. McSandfarm

    October 3, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Bronson Cave looks like those caves early in Zelda: Wind Waker where you learn how to use the conductor’s baton.

  • Overlookers

    October 3, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Bronson Cave is now on my bucket list!

  • October 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I knew this was gonnna be here awesome!!!

  • Lolli072

    October 3, 2010 at 10:45 am

    That is probably one of the more “creative” villains I’ve seen. I don’t think I could come up with something that stupid, and I’m pretty creative… AND stupid.

  • October 3, 2010 at 10:48 am

    oh wait tremors 4 and night of the blood beast were at bronson cave i gotta check that out

  • PatrickMulvihill

    October 3, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I’m loving the intro “Cinemassacre!” voices. All of them have been great so far.

  • tskep

    October 3, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I just seen this movie on TV a few weeks ago.. what a crapfest it truly is…

  • tskep

    October 3, 2010 at 10:53 am

    alot of these movies are played on a 2 hour show here in the Pittsburgh Area called The Its Alive Show…. pretty creative concept… Look it up they do a Zombiewalk every year at the Monroeville Mall where night of the Living Dead was originally shot.. James knows all about Monroeville Mall!!!

  • Otaku4Life

    October 3, 2010 at 10:59 am

    “Pieces” was one fucked-up slasher flick!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gman123

    October 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

    There really should be a documentory about Bronson Cave. Anyone agree?

  • Otaku4Life

    October 3, 2010 at 11:17 am

    You forgot to mention that the director, Phil Tucker, almost killed himself after the film’s release.

  • GoldRoger

    October 3, 2010 at 11:20 am

    That gorilla looks very funny.

  • Zetta

    October 3, 2010 at 11:34 am

    i saw this movie and Monster A Go-Go in one night. it was the greatest night ever

  • avgnfan96

    October 3, 2010 at 11:35 am

    ive seen that cave before, great review James

  • October 3, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Tremors 4? wow, sure this caught me off-guard

  • HealthInspector

    October 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

    You forgot to mention that after its release, the director shot himself. and missed.

  • DVious

    October 3, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I knew it! There’s really no way of getting around this one if you’re doing B-movies. I once saw this in a local cult movie theater, I nearly fell asleep.
    Bring on the MADNESS!

  • 70alt1

    October 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I’m the kinf of guy who wastes time on Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Frogs, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, but this just looks REALLY strange.

  • Spongeroberto

    October 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Really interesting about the cave!

    Maybe in the future you could crank up the volume a bit though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • October 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Ha I should have seen this one coming. Robot Monster is definitely cult and has surprisingly a lot of fans.

    The whole thing about the Bronson Cave was very interesting. Especially when Army of Darkness popped up. MY FAVORITE MOVIE!!!!!

  • October 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    going to camp in bronson’s cave in giffith park in los angeles! lol

    that should make for an interesting story! rofl!

  • October 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I could have sworn it was Vasquez Rocks park.

  • Butch Bitch

    October 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Haha! I got to see this one. Wasn’t this on MST3K *consults the almighty Wikipedia* ….why yes, it was!

    Either way, you got me interested this piece of shit, you MOTHERFUCKER!

  • owamon

    October 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Robot gorillas from outer space, random bubble machines, dinosaurs fighting for no apparent reason and that death ray… I’m sold XD

  • Iron Tiger

    October 3, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I just looked up Bronson Cave in wikipedia. That cave IS the most overused in motion picture history. The list is pretty big for both movies and TV.

  • John07

    October 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    i canยดt belive this, what they were thinking?!!

  • angel85

    October 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    wow, that’s a convenient cave, is it a natural phenomenon or did they go through the effort to dig the thing out and decided to keep using since they went through the trouble?

  • October 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Wow, over before you know it! Maybe I’ll just wait till the end of the month and watch them all at once.

  • OffsetServbot

    October 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    That monsters in Twiztid’s “Story Of our Lives” music video

  • botee

    October 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I recognize that monster. Has he made a cameo somewhere before?

  • ThrashKid

    October 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Gotta love that little clip from Pieces in the beggining.

  • Morgan Lamia

    October 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    The caves were also used a lot throughout Power Rangers history. There’s in-depth info here for anyone interested:

  • KO Stradivarius

    October 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Wow…My mind was straight to Eegah when I saw the robot space gorilla carrying the person into the cave.


  • Madpotator

    October 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    That cave sure has quite a history in films. And yes, that alien looks ridiculous.

  • cakemachine

    October 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Bubble machine ftw!

  • October 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    For some reason I felt that was the same cave they used for the Adam West Batman TV series, and 1966 movie, without knowning. lol. Nice vid as always, James.

  • Morris

    October 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I love Monster Madness. Keep them coming James.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    October 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    The bubble machine is better in 3D.

    I like the part when Ro-man is dubbed with an entirely different voice, saying “maybe I can get a date with the girl.”

  • Sirius

    October 3, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Anddddd wtf was that? Hahaha, awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tempest

    October 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I love the feel of this review. The campfire just makes it more fun. Great job as always, James.

  • October 3, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Tremors 4?? I watched the first one today and found that it was a pretty cool movie. Kevin Bacon’s pretty good in his role…

    I still can’t believe they made 4 Tremors movies.

  • October 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    3:10 to Yuma uses that cave too in the Apache attack scene ๐Ÿ˜€

  • October 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I thought that cave looked familiar. Was it ever used in Lost in Space? (The TV show)

  • Monstermash

    October 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm


  • sastath

    October 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I’m a little bit in agreement with MrCAB. Seriously you are the AVGN!! Cut loose!!! Give in to the Darkside! Just cause these movies were old doesn’t mean you have to cut them some slack. Because by the looks of this movie it sucked major ass.

  • L3monJuic3

    October 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    when and if i decide to visit this cave i expect to see a lot of you cinemassacre fans there ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Alex L

    October 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    what anawesome review and on my bday!… thats hilarious though talking gorillas with space helmets

  • Zentu

    October 4, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I don’t know why, but when I see the title card for this…. that is, the pictue of a Skull wearing a space helmet….. My thoughts went to the Origonal Scooby Doo Series, “Kooky Space kook”, I have to wounder if THIS movie was in inspiration for that episode?
    – Also, I’m supprized that as Many times as that cave was used through out Movie/Television History, it dident cause a cave-in.

    – Way to go James! I wounder what the next one will be? Is it a sub-par Movie with in-movie mention of an A list monster? a Flat out B- Movie (like this one?) Or, Dare I say…. A movie based off of a what if- concept? Like those made-for-tv movies?

  • rodheh

    October 4, 2010 at 2:35 am

    This was pretty sick, like the other movie ones.

    But uh,

    More……. …………………Neeeeeeeeeeeeeerd? Plz?

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 7:50 am

    LOL! I love this shit. I also loved watching MST3K riffing these films.

    LOOOL @ how shitty this movie is. You really did dig deep into the devil’s asshole to pull out this piece of shit. HAHA!

    Thanks bro!

  • October 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I remember reading about it in a book about creating a video game character and that alien was an example of a bad character design. I’m glad you decided to cover this movie because I’ve been curious about it myself.

  • polluxval

    October 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    hey why didnt u make the camping introduction?
    i know the movie sucks but thats ur signature. ๐Ÿ™

  • Nacho

    October 4, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Wow, now I have another “Must Visit Place” in my list for when I go to the US. Thanks a lot for all the time you spend doing this, you make all of us really happy and excited about the videos to come.

  • Mavalasko

    October 5, 2010 at 2:05 am

    I live like 5 min drive away from Griffith Park.. I gotta check out this spot!

  • Valis77

    October 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    wow must be the famous spot for movies

  • October 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Never heard of this one before. How do you find all these masterpieces?

  • Yeroc1337

    October 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    The evil laugh at the end was also used in Thriller – Michael Jackson. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • October 7, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Did not get this film at all. even the second tiem around, but good work James

  • OldStuffFan

    October 7, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I saw it yesterday in MST3K on Youtube. My God, this movie is really ass! I will never watch it second time because it fucking sucks!!!

  • October 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    This movie looks like a pooped-out pinwheel!

    When in Rome, do as the Ro-Man.

    it sucks- I lived near LA and never thought to visit Bronson Cave, now I wish I would have. Oh well, one more thing to do when I finally make it back to visit.

  • Nin10dO

    October 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Damn thats a lot of movies.

  • October 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Check out the “Story of our Lives” video by Twiztid, I think they got the “Robot Monster” suit lol.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 19, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Wow, I didn’t expect that it could talk, and it has such a ridiculous voice. But, the monster actually looked kind of cool on the artwork! Wow, haha!

    And, this movie was pretty silly and nonsensical of course… but then to learn all the movies that cave was used in… WOW! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Lort

    October 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Only in the 50’s could a gorilla wearing a space helmet be considered a movie monster. If only I had been born earlier.

  • nomad175

    November 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Are you calling Army of Darkness a B-Movie!? Just kidding, I’m pretty sure you’re not.

  • Otaku4Life

    February 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

    “Robot Monster” is so bad that the director, Phil Tucker, actually tried to kill himself after it’s release in theaters.

  • SpeedyEric

    April 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    This film became popular after appearing in “Mystery Science Theatre 3000.”

    Bronson Cave was also used in “Star Trek: TNG,” “Power Rangers,” and “The Scorpion King.”

  • fcabanski

    May 21, 2011 at 6:46 am

    The kid wakes up at the end, and most of the movie is supposedly a dream. But then the Ro-Man comes out of the cave so who knows.

    After I watched this I read about the movie – it grossed around a million dollars and cost only $16,000 to make. That’s why the Ro-Man is in a gorilla suit. There was not enough money for a robot costume, so the director hired an actor who had a gorilla suit. The director (Phil Tucker) slapped a helmet on the gorilla. I guess he thought a gorilla in a diving helmet looked more like a robot than a plain gorilla.

  • jonathanportm

    June 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Wow, I live in Los Angeles and knew that it was famous for the Bat cave but not for this movie! Hahaha Classic!

  • penpan

    September 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    that is so cheese it is awesome!

  • ravinspawn

    September 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

    DDAAMMNN!!!!! that cave is like the vilage whore every one has fucked it & jizzed all over it

  • Darthleather

    October 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Ro-Man had a cameo in the movie Looney Tunes:Back in Action. So does the crawling brain from Fiend Without a Face, The Metaluna Mutant from This Island Earth, A Triffid from Day of the Triffids, and more.

  • Doug

    October 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    wow, the amount of spam is amazing.
    anyway, this is a fun flick; i remember seeing that exact space helmet in a costume rental shop when i was a kid. i had no idea that same cave was in so many movies; if i ever visit California i’ll have to be sure to visit it.

  • Tekkenfan

    December 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    you got the lie about outtakes from that dinosaur film you got it from mystery science theater 3000 James

  • James Wooster

    May 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    well,at least it wasn’t a saiyan!

  • Robert Patterson

    September 19, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    if thats the last family on earth im siding with the space apes

  • MikamiFan92

    October 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Damn, I tried watching this on my Android and it only plays the first second of it. :'(

  • October 21, 2015 at 6:43 am

    The director tried to kill himself because he was so embarrassed.

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