Horror And Sons

Numerous films dealing with alien invasion were produced during science fiction’s heyday of the 1950’s. Some, such as producer George Pal’s The War of the Worlds or 1951’s The Day the Earth Stood Still, are considered legitimate classics of the genre and among the best sci-fi films of their era. Others, such as producer Edward L. Alperson Jr.’s Invaders From Mars or the Ray Bradbury-penned It Came from Outer Space, while widely respected, are remembered as prime examples of the “pulp” entertainment these films were generally meant to provide. Others still, such as Invasion of the Saucer Men or (arguably) 1959’s Teenagers From Outer Space are now considered “cult classics” to a growing legion of cinematic cheese gourmand.

And then there’s 1953’s Robot Monster.

Shot almost entirely in Los Angeles’ Bronson Canyon, which has been featured in countless classic (and not-so-classic) sci-fi films, Robot Monster tells the story…

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