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The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)

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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(screenplay), (novel)
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Lt. Charles Brown
Billy Gray ...
CPO Fred Twining (as Bill Gray)
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Ens. Rutherford Chandler
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Marie - Scientist
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Dr. Arthur Beecham
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Bob Spaulding
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Base Doctor
David Brandon
Kaye Elhardt ...
Diane
Taggart Casey ...
Warrant Officer Holly Hollister
Russ Bender ...
Chief Warr. Off. McBride
Mike Sargent
Del 'Sonny' West ...
Airplane Guard / Fireman (as Del West)
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Cmdr. Arthur Simpson
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Storyline

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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All-Devouring Carnivorous Trees That Move On Their Own Roots! See more »

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19 May 1966 (USA)  »

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The Navy vs. the Night Crawlers  »

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$178,000 (estimated)
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After the movie had completed shooting a producer added the scenes of the island being destroyed by military bombers. There also were close-up shots of the creatures showing off how low budget the effects were. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nora Hall: If that tree was planted at the warm springs, how did it get here?
Dr. Arthur Beecham: In plain English, it walked here.
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Featured in Attack of the Killer B-Movies (1995) See more »

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poor mans day of the triffids
10 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love b-movies and i especially enjoyed navy verses the night monsters. its so bad its good,i would call this a poor mans day of the triffids. i especially liked the music on the soundtrack,its been used in many other monster films like;king Kong vs Godzilla.there's these prehistoric plant monsters that look like tree stumps that walk,and its up to the navy to stop them,led by gung ho navel officer;Anthony Fred Eisley (wasp women,mighty gorga)and busty Mamie van doran(high school confidential)also on hand is billy gray(father knows best)and bobby van. there's some early gore scenes like arms being ripped off,acid burns,etc; kind of gory for 1966.its a perfect b-movie.kind of enjoyable in an odd sort of way.this would've been great on mystery science theater 3,000. i give this b-movie gem 5 out of 10.


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