Thursday, February 5, 2009

THE NAVY vs THE NIGHT MONSTERS / Standard Club of California Productions Inc. - 1966 / Music by Greene, Salter + Stevens

Tonight, Tabonga feature Triffid-like cousins, THE NIGHT MONSTERS!! Boy, this is some whack out flick, too, no kiddin'...

Unspecial music is stock from composers Walter Greene, Leith Stevens and Hans J. Salter. But, anyway, here is THE NAVY vs THE NIGHT MONSTERS!

When flick begin wif' dude like this, well, you in for bumpy ride!!

Two second later, he accidently let go of balloon and it fly away! And, he do it twice!!

Okay, back to story... They find big plant in Antarctic and airplane that carry it crash on island where Mamie Van Doren working as Candy Striper! Anthony Eisley star as base commander.

Dude was nominated for Academy Award, but, he not win!..

Tabonga throw this in for all guys out there!!..

You welcome!

Okay, back to story!.. Doctor and top brass out for walk on Saturday morning and almost step in poop!

Bobby Van have short movie career!

Lookit this! A lil' baby Night Monster bite big tough guy and he faint!.. Then, take two guy to capture puny lil' baby monster! Dang!.. That one reason why 'Monsters Rule!!'

Dungeon pal Billy Gray was real trooper on set! For small bump, he let Night Monster rip left arm off!! So, you think you so tough?!!

Not since ATTACK OF THE (THE) EYE CREATURES have Tabonga be so confused about what time is it?!! And, like, where in Hell did jungle go?

Make you glad that it over though!


Greg Goodsell said...

as Elvira used to complain on Movie Macabre back in the day, Mamie Van Doren made her look like Cher!

mario giguere said...

Quite silly but quite fun !

Anonymous said...

Arthur C. Pierce was given the task by producer Jack Broder, of writing and directing about 18 minutes of lively scenes when this film came up short and dull. So he wrote some fun comic relief bits along with the film's best (only?) action scene, which helped people stay awake in the midst of this soporific (but nicely-shot?) flick, thanks mostly to the world's slowest cinematographer, Stanley Cortez, and not so much to Mamie Van Doren.

Arthur C. Pierce was actually the producer's second choice to "pad" the film, since Pierce was exhausted and dealing with a serious heart condition, having just completed shooting WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET, but Broder was planning to go outside to hire another writer-director for a ridiculous amount of money. Pierce convinced him that he could do the job for a lot less cash, which he did! During shooting, Pierce had a brush with serious injury, falling from an unmanned camera crane to the studio floor during the shoot.

In all honesty, the Pierce scenes are the only ones I ever remembered and enjoy. Hoey was very early in his directing career, whereas Pierce had already directed 3 feature films, so Hoey, possibly inexperienced and out of his league, fell in love with his footage and bored us all, IMHO.

Pierce had a great talent for writing funny little character scenes (often based on scenes from his own life) that picked up otherwise sluggish pictures. So-called genre film "historians" can keep on bashing Pierce, but they're guilty of giving off more heat than light.

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