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Owen, Dean

Entry updated 22 April 2020. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym – and eventually perhaps the legal name – of US author Dudley Dean McGaughy (1909-1986), whose routine novelizations of horror and sf films are The Brides of Dracula (1960); Konga (1960), based on Konga (1961); Reptilicus (1961), based on Reptilicus (1962); and End of the World (1962), based on Panic in Year Zero! (1962), a film which was in turn based without acknowledgement on two short stories by Ward Moore. Monarch Books's habit of publishing soft-porn adaptations of chaste movies led to at least one court case (see Reptilicus). [JC/PN]

Dudley Dean McGaughy

born Covington, Tennessee: 2 April 1909

died 3 October 1986

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