Reptilicus (Novelization)

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Reptilicus (Novelization)
Author(s) Dean Owen
Publisher Monarch Books
Publish date June 1961
Genre Novel, Film Adaptation, Science Fiction

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Reptilicus is a 143-page novel based on the 1961 American International Pictures and Saga Studios film Reptilicus, written by Dean Owen.

Description[edit | edit source]

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...

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Monarch Books would publish several other horror novelizations with added sex scenes in the early 1960s, including a Gorgo adaptation.
  • Reptilicus director-screenwriter Sid Pink sued American International Pictures and Monarch Books over this novelization, specifically for adapting his work without permission and Owen's addition of scenes containing "such lewd, lascivious and wanton desire as to inflame unsavory and lascivious desires in the reader."[1]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Reptilicus (Novelization). These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Bill Warren (2017). Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, The 21st Century Edition. McFarland. ISBN 1476666180.


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