By Ken Hulsey (From The Kensforce.com/Monster Island News Archives)
Science hunts Amazon Gill-man
Not since the begining of time has the world known terror like this?
Shocking and suspenseful
First underwater 3-D
Creature From The Black Lagoon!
Creature from the Black Lagoon was the last of a long line of classic movie monsters developed by Universal Pictures. By the 1950's most studios had switched from horror pictures to science fiction. Universal was no exception. Creature would come fresh on the heels of the very popular "It Came from Outer Space." Both films would star Richard Carlson who soon would become the studio's staple playing the role of hero scientist. This would be a twist from most films. Scientists were generally portrayed as evil or misguided. It was only logical for Universal to blend both their popular horror with the science fiction of the time. Creature from the Black Lagoon would be created from the melding of the two.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)