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The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Horror | 19 May 1966 (USA)
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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CPO Fred Twining (as Bill Gray)
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Ens. Rutherford Chandler
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Marie - Scientist
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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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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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$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 »

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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slithering omnivore trees and Mamie
24 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

The only thing that would have made this movie a lot better would have been a nude shower scene with Mamie. The real night monsters of this film are the ones under Mamie's blouse. And those really are monsters! But seriously, this movie is not half bad once you get past the idiot plot. The cast, such as it is, is worth a look-see in spite of the plot and terrible dialog. The romantic triangle subplot is a mere throwaway and the monsters look like people and midgets camouflaged and moving like the walking carpet in THE CREEPING TERROR. But this movie is a lot more entertaining than that film. For a drive in type horror movie, it's okay as they go, but almost entirely predictable and you can even play the "okay who's the next celebrity cameo who is going to get devoured by these fugitives from a greenhouse.


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