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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Country: USA

Director:  Jack Arnold

Main Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell

Storyline:  Scientists search the Amazon River for fossils and awaken the creature from the Black Lagoon. The creature kidnaps one of the scientist’s fiancée Kay and they must track him down to save her.

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Review (Spoils):  Another Universal film and movie monster. This time it is the Gill Man also known as The Creature. I found this film not as great as the others but the film itself is unique and the underwater shots are amazing for its time.  The most classic shot of this is the swimming scene with the beautiful Kay (Julie Adams) where the creature is just beneath her feet. The storyline itself can be a little boring but it opened the door for monster movies in the horror genre. The Gill Man is one of the most recognized monsters from the Universal era.

Rating: This was an ok film not the greatest from the Universal collection but none the less a classic. The monster itself was done by two different people so no credit was made to them but hats off to both Ricou Browning and Ben Chapman for their work.  This is the best of the Gill Man series.

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6/10 Beers!

Yacker

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