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Book Review: A Biography of the Woman Who Designed the Creature from the Black Lagoon

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 14, 2019

Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick Mallory O'Meara Hanover Square Press, 2019 The Creature from the Black Lagoon, known as the Gill-man is one of the most beloved movie monsters, but few know that its design was created by a woman, artist Milicent Patrick. Film read more

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Oct 18, 2016

Originally published October 11th, 2012 Before we get to today’s review I am running a day behind (this review should have gone up yesterday) so I’ll be catching up over the weekend.  Sorry about that but hey, it took over a week for me to fall behind so that’s a record in my book. read more

Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Gill-Man's Debut

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 8, 2016

Destined to join Universal's pantheon of monsters. Universal Studios was the “Home of Horror” from 1931 to 1946, but its Gothic monsters were relegated strictly to appearances alongside Abbott & Costello by the 1950s. There are many theories for the decline of Universal’s horr read more

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 20, 2015

The Creature from the Black Lagoon Directed by Jack Arnold Written by Harry Essex and Arthur A. Ross, story by Maurice Zimm 1954/USA Universal International Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   Rubber-suited man + white bathing-suit beauty = iconic movie couple. A group of scientists is excited abou read more

Classics Revisited: Creature from the Black Lagoon

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Mar 23, 2014

(1954) Directed by Jack Arnold; Written by Harry Essex and Arthur Ross; Starring: Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell and Nestor Paiva; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “The creature was violent because he’s provoked into violence.  Inh read more

Classics Revisited: Creature from the Black Lagoon

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Mar 23, 2014

(1954) Directed by Jack Arnold; Written by Harry Essex and Arthur Ross; Starring: Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell and Nestor Paiva; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “The creature was violent because he’s provoked into violence.  Inh read more

TCM Party // The Creature From the Black Lagoon

Stardust Posted by Vanessa on Jan 5, 2013

TCM Party // The Creature From the Black Lagoon Last night TCM aired The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) and us viewers actually managed to get TCM Party trending on Twitter (hurrah!) This basically means that a bunch of classic movie fans were live tweeting the film using #TCMParty read more

Happy Halloween from Me and Julie Adams, Star of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Oct 31, 2012

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Favorite things about… Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Oct 24, 2012

(Image via filmfanatic.org) The favorite film: The “Amazing! Startling! Shocking!” Creature from the Black Lagoon (dir. Jack Arnold), a near-perfect 1954 sci-fi/horror featuring one of the most famous Universal monsters. The synopsis: Dr. Carl Maia is doing some exploration in the Amazon read more

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Oct 11, 2012

Before we get to today’s review I am running a day behind (this review should have gone up yesterday) so I’ll be catching up over the weekend.  Sorry about that but hey, it took over a week for me to fall behind so that’s a record in my book. Today’s film is the classic Unive read more

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, Jack Arnold)

The Stop Button Posted by on Sep 14, 2012

Almost all of Creature from the Black Lagoon is a compelling mix of science fiction, workplace drama and horror. The Creature makes a great “villain” because there’s nothing human about him (except maybe his fixation on leading lady Julie Adams) so it’s possible to both fear read more