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Creature From the Black Lagoon
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Creature From the Black Lagoon 1954


From Amazon: Jack Arnold's horror classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon spawned not one but two iconic images: the web-footed humanoid gill-man with a hankering for women and the leggy, luscious Julia Adams, the object of his desire, swimming the lagoon in a luminous white bathing suit. Not since King Kong has the "beauty and the beast" theme been portrayed in such sexually charged (though chaste) terms. Arnold turns an effectively B-movie plot--a small expedition up a remote Amazon river captures a prehistoric amphibian man, who escapes to wreak havoc on the team and kidnap his bathing beauty--into a moody, stylish, low-budget...

Directed By:
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Written By:
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No image existsHarry Essex
Starring:
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No image existsJulie Adams
No image existsRichard Denning
No image existsAntonio Moreno
No image existsWhit Bissell
No image existsNestor Paiva
No image existsRicou Browning
No image existsBernie Gozier
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Creature From the Black Lagoon Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/16/2013)

There is a remake of this film in development. I can understand remaking Dracula or the Wolf-man, but remaking the Creature is futile. I really do not see how they can possibly improve on this picture. Not even putting some WB starlet in a skimpy outfit is going to improve on Julie Adams, who was magnificent as the object...

(complete Creature From the Black Lagoon review by Movie Addict)


Creature From the Black Lagoon Movie Review by BillyBob (12/7/2012)

Just like the guy in Shame, it seems that old gill-man here is also something of a sex-fiend, as well. (It must be contagious)

Having developed a strange carnal attraction for human females, gill-man is now on the hunt, shamelessly lusting (with drool on his lips) for a suitable sex-mate. And who could be a more ideal...

(complete Creature From the Black Lagoon review by BillyBob)


Creature From the Black Lagoon Movie Review by Derringer (11/29/2009)

This well-crafted 'Beauty and the Beast' Monster Movie from 1954 was originally presented in 3-D. 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 story involves the members of a fossil-hunting expedition...

(complete Creature From the Black Lagoon review by Derringer)



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