Gorgo is a novel based on King Brothers Productions' 1961 film Gorgo, written by Bruce Cassiday (1920-2005) under the pseudonym Carson Bingham. It was published by Monarch Books in July 1960, about nine months before the film's release in the United States.
While the original 141-page paperback has been out of print for decades, it was reprinted by BearManor Media in 2014, accompanied by a Gorgo production background written by Bill Cooke and the film's shooting script.
Description[edit | edit source]
Sam Slade didn't believe in Gorgo until he saw the monster's hideous scaly face, its slimy green talons and the massive mouth that could swallow a killer whale.
Differences from the film[edit | edit source]
- As even the description on the back cover suggests, the novelization contains numerous sexual situations completely absent from the film.
- Sean has a half-sister named Moira who becomes Sam's love interest.
- Maurice Kaufmann's reporter character, who narrates Ogra's rampage through London in bombastic fashion, does not appear.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Monarch Books would publish several other horror novelizations with added sex scenes in the early 1960s, including a Reptilicus adaptation.
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