Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Did anyone stop to think that maybe the monster is just deeply misunderstood?

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is a cult classic that has aged like fine wine. Timeless and elegant this 1954 creature feature from Jack Arnold is incredibly eerie and revolutionary for its time with definitive underwater sequences that play like a mad ballet.

A member of the Universal Monster legacy from the golden age of cinema the Creature is a terrifying (but masterful) creation of half man and half fish, with a costume that is sickeningly frightful. We are gifted with genuinely frightening imagery as we spy the Creature lurking just beneath the surface of water, whilst mimicking the lazy movements of bombshell Julie Adams (Kay) as she unknowingly dangles her long lovely white legs into the grips of a misunderstood gill man.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is terrifically entertaining and is heralded as a memorable icon of horrors greatest villains. This black and white classic not only boasts impressive underwater photography, but also a little bit of magic that shouldn’t be overlooked.

8.5 / 10

“We didn’t come here to fight monsters”

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