Sunday, July 25, 2010
BEFORE THEY BECAME MOVIES . . .
Lots of times movies are based on novels or short stories. The books are usually "optioned", where they sit on a shelf along with the hundreds of others that any movie studio sees fit to plunder. The B-movie shlocker, THE NAVY VS. THE NIGHT MONSTERS(1966), recently re-leased on DVD was based on a novel by science-fictioneer Murray Leinster (pen name of Will F. Jenkins) entitled THE MONSTER AT WORLD'S END. The most memorable thing about the book was the fabulous psychedelic cover and the most memorable thing about the movie was Mamie Van Doren, and . . . oh, the tree monsters.