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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 »

Directors:

Michael A. Hoey, Jon Hall (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Michael A. Hoey (screenplay), Murray Leinster (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Van Doren ... Nora Hall
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 David Brandon
Kaye Elhardt Kaye Elhardt ... Diane
Taggart Casey Taggart Casey ... Warrant Officer Holly Hollister
Russ Bender Russ Bender ... Chief Warr. Off. McBride
Mike Sargent Mike Sargent
Del 'Sonny' West Del 'Sonny' West ... Airplane Guard / Fireman (as Del West)
Biff Elliot ... 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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Sci-Fi | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Navy vs. the Night Crawlers See more »

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Budget:

$178,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Mamie Van Doren was cast because she owed uncredited producer Roger Corman another film on her contract. Van Doren was highly dismissive of her work on the film and indeed the film itself. See more »

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At the end of the film when the island is being bombed, the obviously stock footage of the planes uses at least four different kinds of aircraft. 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 Svengoolie: The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (2006) See more »

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slithering omnivore trees and Mamie
24 March 2007 | by john22900See 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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