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Creature From the Black Lagoon
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Directed By
Jack Arnold

Written By:
Arthur Ross, Harry Essex

Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Whit Bissell, Nestor Paiva, Ricou Browning, Bernie Gozier, Ben Chapman, Bernie Gozier

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Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
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Movie Review by BillyBob
December 7th, 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 morsel to mate with than the busty, brunette, pin-up girl, actress, Julie Adams, as character Kay Lawrence.

Supposedly set in the Brazilian Amazon (but really filmed in the Florida Everglades), this decidedly goofy, sexually-charged, B-Grade, Sci-Fi/Monster flick from 1954 was actually kinda enjoyable and entertaining, in a laughable sort of way.

And as an added bonus -

In between all of the gill-man's incessant murdering, rampaging, and "Julie Adams" stalking that seemed to prevail in this film, director Jack Arnold actually took some time out from all of this monstrous commotion to quiet things down with several relaxed moments of tranquil, underwater footage that featured some of the exotic, aquatic animal-life that was present in the neighboring area.

By the way -

I thought it was pretty despicable that on two occasions in the story the expedition team actually dumped large quantities of powdered poison into the Amazon's waters as a means of coaxing the gill-man up to the water's surface, thus making him that much easier to capture.

But, as it turned out with this diabolical plan, all they succeeded in doing was to kill a vast number of the smaller fishes who couldn't take the poison and survive like the lady-lusting gill-man could.

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