SPAWN OF HELL
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
- As even the description on the back cover suggests, the novelization contains numerous sexual situations completely absent from the film.
- Monarch Books would publish several other horror novelizations with added racy scenes in the early 1960's, 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."
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