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The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  19 May 1966 (USA)
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Operation Deep Freeze, a scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens. When specimens are shipped out for further study, the trees are accidentally introduced to a ... See full summary »

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Anthony Eisley ...
Lt. Charles Brown
Billy Gray ...
CPO Fred Twining (as Bill Gray)
Bobby Van ...
Ens. Rutherford Chandler
Pamela Mason ...
Marie - Scientist
Walter Sande ...
Dr. Arthur Beecham
Edward Faulkner ...
Bob Spaulding
Phillip Terry ...
Base Doctor
David Brandon
Kaye Elhardt ...
Diane
Taggart Casey ...
Warrant Officer Holly Hollister
Russ Bender ...
Chief Warr. Off. McBride
Mike Sargent
Del 'Sonny' West ...
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Cmdr. Arthur Simpson
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Operation Deep Freeze, a scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens. When specimens are shipped out for further study, the trees are accidentally introduced to a south seas Navy base, soon revealing themselves to be killer, acid-secreting monsters that live by night. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Beware of the Night Crawlers...their clutches will disintegrate you! See more »

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19 May 1966 (USA)  »

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Monsters of the Night  »

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$178,000 (estimated)
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Director Michael A. Hoey and producer Jack Broder had major disagreements during shooting. Broder changed the title from "Night Crawlers" - the title of the book upon which the script was based - to its current title, which Hoey detested. Broder also had story ideas Hoey disagreed with, and when the "tree stump monsters" arrived, Hoey thought they were ridiculous and refused to shoot them. Broder called in Arthur C. Pierce, who was working on another movie Broder was producing, and had him shoot additional scenes to add the story elements Broder wanted. He also had Jon Hall, who had created the "tree stump monsters", shoot the scenes with them that Hoey refused to do. See more »

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Dr Beecham opens the left side door of a double door to enter the mess with Marie and they are shown entering on the left from outside. The interior shot shows them entering the mess from the opposite door, the exterior right-side door. See more »

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CPO Fred Twining: [trying to catch one of the small creatures with two dinner plates] What if it jumps?
Bob Spaulding: Jump higher.
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Grade Z Classic
6 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When I was a little kid this film gave me the creeps, but now its just a cure for insomnia. The only thing that makes this film watchable is Mamie Van Doren in a blouse that looks like its about two or three sizes too small and shows the thing (or should I say things) that made her one of the icons of B-movies. This film will always hold a special place in the hearts of fans of Ms. Van Doren.


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