Gorgo is a novel based on King Brothers Productions' 1961 film Gorgo, written by Bruce Cassiday 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.
Sam didn't believe in love, either, until he met virginal Moira McCartin and helped her to discover the deep passions slumbering within her.
Moira taught him to love and Gorgo taught him to fear. Spewn from some sub-oceanic cavern, the monster catapulted from the sea, threatening death for all who challenged it.
Captured, it presented even more of a problem, for deep in the bowels of the sea was a larger, more vicious monster, even now rising from the depths to rescue its offspring and to destroy everything in its path - battleships, tanks and half of London!
Differences from the Movie[edit | edit source]
- As 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 racy scenes in the early 1960's, including a Reptilicus adaptation.
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