The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (a.k.a. Monsters of the Night and The Night Crawlers) is a 1966 independently made American science fiction-monster film drama produced by Jack Broder (and Roger Corman, uncredited), written and directed by Michael A. Hoey, that stars Mamie Van Doren, Anthony Eisley, Billy Gray, Bobby Van and Pamela Mason. The film was distributed by Realart Pictures Inc.
The dull, workaday life at the small American Navy weather station based on Gow Island in the South Pacific is interrupted by the pending arrival of a C-47 transport for refueling. Aboard the aircraft are a team of scientists, an Air Force flight crew, and a cargo of specimens from their completed expedition to the Antarctic. On final approach, something moving in the cargo area unbalances the aircraft. The crewman sent to investigate returns, screaming, and he jumps to his death. At the naval base, the transport's radio transmits sounds of screaming and shots fired, and the descending plane suddenly weaves, veers, and crash lands on the island's single airstrip, destroying the control tower and the island's only two-way radio. The damaged aircraft also blocks the runway, preventing its further use.
|author||Arthur C. Pierce Michael A. Hoey|
|director||Arthur C. Pierce Jon Hall Michael A. Hoey|
|genre||drama horror science fiction|
|keywords||air force air-to-ground missiles antarctic c-47 disturb douglas c-47 skytrain fight fighter jet frozen tundra molotov cocktail moving in napalm naval base oceania scream south pacific survive traumatize turn two-way radio|
|producer||Jack Broder Roger Corman|
|productionCompany||Standard Club of California Productions|
|publisher||Realart Pictures Inc.|
|theme||monster movie science fiction horror|