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The Navy vs. the Night Monsters ()


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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 more »

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Nora Hall
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Lt. Charles Brown
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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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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
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Chief Warr. Off. McBride
Mike Sargent
Del 'Sonny' West ...
Airplane Guard / Fireman (as Del West)
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Cmdr. Arthur Simpson
William Meigs
Garrett Myles
Paul Rhone
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Charles Kramer ...
Corpse (uncredited)
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Navy Fireman (uncredited)

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Michael A. Hoey
Jon Hall ... (uncredited)
Arthur C. Pierce ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Michael A. Hoey ... (screenplay)
 
Murray Leinster ... (novel "The Monster from Earth's End")
 
Arthur C. Pierce ... () (uncredited)

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Jack Broder ... executive producer
Madelynn Broder ... associate producer
George Edwards ... producer
Roger Corman ... producer (uncredited)

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Stanley Cortez ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George White

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Ross Brown

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Paul Sylos

Set Decoration by

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Clarence Steensen

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Jean Austin ... hair stylist
Harry Thomas ... makeup artist

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Richard Dixon ... production manager

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Wyott Ordung ... assistant director

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Al Joyce ... property master

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Del Harris ... sound effects editor
Clarence Peterson ... sound mixer

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Jon Hall ... special photographic effects
Edwin Tillman ... special effects

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Marvin Paige ... casting consultant

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Patrick Cummings ... costumer

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Igo Kantor ... music editor
Gordon Zahler ... music supervisor
Walter Greene ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leith Stevens ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Wandra Ramsey ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines All-Devouring Carnivorous Trees That Move On Their Own Roots! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Night Crawlers (United States)
  • The Navy vs. the Night Crawlers (United States)
  • Monsters of the Night (United Kingdom)
  • Verhängnisvolle Fracht (West Germany)
  • Τα τέρατα της νύχτας (Greece)
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  • 87 min
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Budget $178,000 (estimated)

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Navy vs the Night Monsters (1984). See more »
Quotes 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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