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Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Released 1964
Distributor Paramount

Often misidentified as a George Pal production, this popular sci fi thriller recycles space ships from War of the Worlds and space suits from Destination Moon in the service of a clever updating of Daniel Defoe’s original survivalist classic. Sadly, co-star Mona the Wooley Monkey seems to have retired after her screen debut.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing