Creature from the Black Lagoon is a genre-making 1954horror film. A fossil expedition along the Amazon River discovers the fabled Black Lagoon and its prehistoric menace, a "Gill-Man" - a fish-humanhybrid. The explorers capture the creature after it kills their native guides, but it escapes. It then returns to kidnap the token female research assistant and carries her away to its lair for the others to rescue her.
It is considered a classic of the 1950smonsterB-movies and has wonderfully crisp photography to back up the featherweight plot and acting.
Followed by two sequels Revenge of the Creature (1955) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956). Both the 1954 and 1955 films were originally made in 3-D for polarized 3D-glasses (but mainly distributed for the red/green anaglyph spectacles, showing an inferior 3D-effect), the last one was only produced "flat". In the 1980s the director John Carpenter attempted to produce a remake, and a script was written by John Landis and Nigel Kneale, but the film ultimately went unproduced.
The film has also had an effect on paleontology. When Jenny Clack of the University of Cambridge discovered a fossil amphibian in what was once a fetid swamp, she named it Eucritta melanolimnetes, which is Latin for, literally, "the creature from the black lagoon."
The Creature from the BlackLagoon is a poor misunderstood monster that was created by Universal studios to cash in on the Monster Mayhem films that were so popular during the 1950’s.
The Creature himself is one of the infamous Universal Horror family being the youngest of his 7 siblings (being Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, The Hunchback and the Phantom).
The Creature was born in 1949 somewhere in the distant parts of Transylvania.
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