Movie mogul J.P. Shelldrake discovers he's in desperate need of a tax write-off to keep the Internal Revenue Service off his back. Young writer, producer and director Stevie Horowitz walks in the studio with his homemade space parody "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film send-ups: Mars suffers from a severe air leakage, and the King of Mars sends the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The Lobster Man's plot is foiled by a mad scientist, an army colonel, and a young and innocent woman. Shelldrake buys the movie, which makes a huge profit and sends Shelldrake to tax prison, with Stevie taking his place as the studio mogul.
Meet the crabby crustacean from a faraway world who has clawed his way to the top of Tinseltown... Lobster Man from Mars!
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Did You Know?
In his autobiography, Tony Curtis
says that he worked on the movie because they paid him $100,000, and he needed to make child support payments. He also mentions that during the production, he never saw the scenes of the movie that his character was reacting to. See more
It means that either he escaped, or he walked backwards from the horizon to commit suicide in this bonfire.
No lobsters were harmed during this production, only eaten. See more
Written by Kate Pierson
(uncredited), Fred Schneider
, Keith Strickland
(uncredited), Cindy Wilson
(uncredited) / Ricky Wilson See more