Sunday, October 25, 2009

31 Days of Horror 2: Creature from the Black Lagoon

October 24, 2009: Creature from the Black Lagoon
A research team digging in the Amazon comes across the fossilized hand of a human fish creature. That night, the creature emerges from the swamp to kill. So begins the classic science fiction and horror genres stories. Shot originally in 3-D, this has been a late-night TV hit for decades. The hand makes its way back to the oceanographic institute and soon conscientious scientist David Reed (Richard Carlson), greedy scientist Mark (Richard Cunha) and the beautiful girl they fight over, Kay (Julia Adams) are heading up the Amazon to find more fossils. Instead, of course, they run into the real thing, and terror begins. While Mark and David fight over what to do next, the creature falls in love with Kay, and makes plans of his own. Island diver Ricou Browning plays the creature in the spectacular underwater scenes, the highlight being a beautifully creepy scene of Kay going for a swim, while the smitten creature swims along below her, transfixed.
My biggest fear is that movies like this will not live on into newer generations, because kids now a days most likely don't even know this film exists and that's sad.
This movie I first watched when I was a kid and I was sucked right into it. I remember loving it and till this day still comes to my mind when people talk about horror movies. Yes, it might be dated but it's still great.
If you are a parent please show your kids this movie and don't let it die. Also, if you haven't seen this film don't hesitate go out and get it.

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