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Dean Owen – Reptilicus

Posted by demonik on December 22, 2009

Dean Owen – Reptilicus (Monarch, June 1961)


Reptilicus, the gargantuan prehistoric monster, crouched on the ocean bottom, ready to take off on another destruc­tive rampage. A depth charge thundered. One of the beast’s legs ripped from the body and was blown out of the sea. General Grayson looked at the girl beside him, wondering if he would live to enjoy Connie’s warm, vibrant flesh again. Svend Alstrup, his aide, was remembering Karen’s wanton seduction of him and hoping for a repeat performance.
Suddenly, Grayson panicked, realizing that if they blew the animal to pieces, each section could grow into a new monster. That was the ultimate danger — a whole new generation of giant, reptilian monstrosities roaming the earth and annihilating civilization.
He gave the order to cease firing …

see also the Reptilicus thread on the Vault Forum


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Dean Owen – The Brides Of Dracula

Posted by demonik on August 22, 2007

Dean Owen – The Brides Of Dracula (Monarch, May 1960)


Dean Owen - Brides Of Dracula

Not so much a straight novelisation, more a bizarre variation on the movie. Baron Meinster is still present and correct, bound by a chain to prevent his wandering abroad, but his nemesis, Lee Van Helsing, acts as if he’s never heard of vampires in his life. As with the film, despite the title, the Count isn’t involved in any shape or form. One of Owen’s innovations – the ending – preempts the climax of Kiss Of The Vampire by five years.

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