Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The magazine and story told in this movie is real and true. When Dr. Jess Rodgers (Hans Conried) is explaining how it is possible that the Monsters came into existence suddenly in the Salton Sea, he shows a "Life Magazine" dated October 17, 1955. This magazine actually does have a article about fresh-water shrimp that suddenly appeared in a once dry Mojave desert lake.
Lt. Cmdr. John 'Twill' Twillinger:
Guess what, Sandy, you can go swimming again.
Sandy MacKenzie: Can I?
When little Sandy is first speaking to the caged rabbit it's quietly lying down; when the camera cuts away and a second later comes back the rabbit is busily munching away.