Creature from the Black Lagoon Overview:

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) was a Science Fiction - Horror Film directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland.


A group of scientists discover a terrifying prehistoric monster they dub "Gillman" with an appetite for beautiful women in an Amazonian lagoon, where it has existed undisturbed since the Devonian Period. The creature begins to attack the humans after they invade his quiet habitat, but falls prey to the charms of the female research assistant whom he tries to spirit off to his underwater hideaway. A sci-fi/horror classic, originally shown in 3-D. The film spawned two sequels: Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 27, 2022 From 4 Star Films

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and they were without form or void.” This not only the beginning of the book of Genesis and the creation story but also the film Creature from the Black Lagoon. If this sounds like a curious inclusion, it fits the way the story is b... Read full article

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

By KC on Nov 14, 2019 From Classic Movies

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 full article

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

on Oct 18, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

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 full article

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

By Rick29 on Jun 8, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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 full article

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

By Beatrice on Dec 20, 2015 From Flickers in Time

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 about the... Read full article

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Before the script was finished, plans had already been made to leave the Creature's fate uncertain at the end of the picture, in order to leave an opening for a sequel.
Ingmar Bergman watched this film every day on his birthday.
The Creature's appearance was based on old seventeenth-century woodcuts of two bizarre creatures called the Sea Monk and the Sea Bishop. The Creature's final head was based on that of the Sea Monk, but the original discarded head was based on that of the Sea Bishop.In one sequence Julie Adams' character is captured by the creature and carried into a cave. During the filming the stuntman misjudged where the side of the entrance was and accidentally struck Ms. Adams' head against the wall, knocking her unconscious.
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