Creature from the Black Lagoon

1954

Long before Freddy and Jason stalked across celluloid, there was a creature. A creature from the Black Lagoon! (Cue scary music)

Truth be told, by modern standards the 1954 Creature From the Black Lagoon isn't all that scary, but it's still a lot of fun. It was originally released in 3-D (one of Universal Pictures first in that format) and is a must-see for both horror and classic film lovers.

In the film, a group of scientists venture to the Amazon in search of a fossilized prehistoric creature. But, it turns out, that creature — an amphibious fish-man — still swims among them. The creature is out for blood and has a special interest in the ladies, particularly the lovely Kay Lawrence, played by Julia Adams. The cast also includes Richard Carlson, Richard Denning and Antonio Moreno.

At one point the Gill-man is captured after a murderous rampage, but he manages to escape with Lawrence, taking her to his lair. In a final confrontation, Kay is rescued, and the creature is shot and presumed dead. But is he?

You know it can't be that easy to get rid of a prehistoric maniac fish-man. There are two sequels in which he returns— Revenge of the Creature (1955) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).

Past Recommended Showtimes

Patio Theater
September 28, 2013
Patio Theater
September 28, 2013
Hollywood Theater
January 19, 2012
Hollywood Theater
January 18, 2012
Hollywood Theater
January 18, 2012