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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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Del 'Sonny' West ...
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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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A nightmare comes alive...terrifying acid bleeding monsters multiply by the millions...ready to cremate the human race!! See more »

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Monsters of the Night  »

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Alternate titles include "Monsters of the Night" and "The Night Crawlers". See more »

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The airplane heading to the island is a C-47 Skytrain, the military version of the civilian DC-3. The film of the plane crash-landing on the runway is that of a C-46 Commando. See more »

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Nora Hall: It's hard to imagine. Carnivorous trees that move on their own roots.
Dr. Arthur Beecham: Not carnivorous. Omnivorous. All-devouring. Our bogey has no class at all. He'll eat anything, even other trees.
Bob Spaulding: What would create a monster like that?
Dr. Arthur Beecham: Antarctica. A place where the nights are six months long.
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Poor Man's Day of the Triffids?
27 August 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have always enjoyed; Day of the Triffids, but I must say, The Navy vs the Night Monsters has that high cheese factor that makes so many of these 60s films simply fun to watch. While most of the cast was relegated to 'B' films, they did a nice job with the story line and there was a gruesome moment or two. Sex kitten Mamie Van Doren is the nurse, Anthony Eisley is the commanding officer and Van Doren's love interest, Bobby Van the comic of the group and Billy Gray (Father Knows Best) is on of the Navy men that meets one of the 'Night Monsters', face to face. Another staple of late-night TV at one time, this is rarely seen on TV and it's a shame, it definitely deserves a DVD release. Many would argue that the best aspect of this film is the poster artwork and it is fantastic!


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