21 search results for Creature From The Black Lagoon

  • Children-of-the-corn_home_top_story

    What Horror Movies NEED to Be Remade/Rebooted?

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

  • Universalclassicmonstersboxsetartlsuniversal_home_top_story

    Universal to relaunch its classic monsters with Marvel-style cinematic universe

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

    Dracula, Wolf Man, the Mummy and more to feature in interlocking film series
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    Universal Pictures introduced audiences to yet another classic movie monster with this superbly crafted film, originally presented in 3-D. The story involves the members of a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, where they enter the domain of a prehistoric, amphibious "Gill Man" -- possibly the last of a species of fanged, clawed humanoids who may have evolved entirely underwater. Tranquilized, captured, and brought aboard, the creature still manages to revive and escape -- slaughtering several members of the team -- and abducts their sole female member (Julie Adams), spiriting her off to his mist-shrouded lair. This sparks the surviving crewmen to action -- particularly those who fancy carrying the girl off themselves. Director Jack Arnold makes excellent use of the tropical location, employing heavy mists and eerie jungle noises to create an atmosphere of nearly constant menace. The film's most effective element is certainly the monster itself, with his pulsating gills and fearsome webbed talons. The creature was played on land by stuntman Ben Chapman and underwater by champion swimmer Ricou Browning -- who was forced to hold his breath during long takes because the suit did not allow room for scuba gear. The end result was certainly worth the effort, proven in the famous scene where the Gill Man swims effortlessly beneath his female quarry in an eerie ballet -- a scene echoed much later by Steven Spielberg in the opening of Jaws. ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide
  • Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection - Trailer

    Type: Video | Date: Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

    Watch the trailer for the essential collection for Universal Classic Monsters, which includes Dracula, Drácula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man / The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Film_nerd_-_to_scare_or_not_to_scare_home_top_story

    Film Nerd 2.0: To Scare or Not To Scare

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

    We go from (Bud) Abbott to (Twilight) Zone to discuss what scares the boys
  • Bob_burns_halloween_show_home_top_story

    Who is Bob Burns, who are his friends, and where can you see them?

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Oct 5, 2009

    Excellent documentary made available free today on the Internet
  • Xena-on-throne_home_top_story

    Rally the troops! Xena's title is on the line in our 2nd annual March Mayhem!

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 12, 2015

    Who will reign supreme in this year's battle of the fandoms?
  • Mcp_steve-o_interview_home_top_story

    Listen: The MCP returns with Steve-O interview and 'The Hobbit,' this week's DVDs, and more

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Oct 23, 2010

    Special guest Scott Swan stops by for a round of Movie God
  • Lego-jurassic-park_home_top_story

    LEGO 'Jurassic Park' game lovingly lampoons films with irreverent LEGO humor

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Mar 16, 2015

    Clever Girl returns, with even more tricks up her sleeve!
  • March-mayhem--too-close-to-call_home_top_story

    Only YOU can determine the winner of these 'too close to call' March Mayhem combatants!

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

    Vote now and you could make all the difference!
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