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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 will be Executive Producing a film for Universal called Unbroken. It is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing. Previously, Garris 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 latest books “Snow Shadows” and “Tyler’s Third Act” are now out from Cemetery Dance. A new novella, “Ugly”, and new Hollywood desert noir novel, “SALOME”, will be coming out this year.