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Creature from the Black Lagoon [Richard Carlson]

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams

In Creature from the Black Lagoon, an expedition exploring the Amazon River discover a ‘Gill Man’. A strange, half man and half amphibian. Thought by the team to be the missing link in human evolution, the creature is captured and kept under observation.

While in captivity it falls in love with the chief scientist’s (Richard Carlson) female assistant (Julie Adams). He kidnaps her before making its escape. Followed by two sequels, ‘Revenge of the Creature‘ (1955) and ‘The Creature Walks Among Us‘ (1956).

Review

There’s no argument that Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the classic Universal monster movies. But why? There are several components to the answer:

Editorial review of Creature from the Black Lagoon courtesy of Amazon.com

Perfectly blending Universal’s classic monster heritage with the science-fiction explosion of the 1950s, Creature from the Black Lagoon tells the mythical story of a dangerous half-human, half-fish creature lurking in the depths of the Amazon. After discovering a unique prehistoric claw fossil on an expedition deep in the jungle, scientists investigate its origins which lead them directly to a mysterious creature. Led by ichthyologist David Reed (Richard Carlson), the men try to capture the monster who has become obsessed with David’s assistant, Kay (Julia Adams). Originally released in 3D, this thrilling adventure inspired sequels, TV series and more that continue to strengthen the monster’s legacy to this day.

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