Creature from the Black Lagoon
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Perhaps the most influential cycle of films in cinema history, the Universal Classic Monsters of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and early ‘50s have proven to be immortal—dreamlike, macabre, horrific, atmospheric, haunting, and among the most wonderfully crafted films of all time. Spawning hundreds of knock-offs, sequels, models, comic books, magazines, books, toys, t-shirts, lunch boxes and more, these iconic film masterpieces have had a profound effect on the art and culture of multiple generations of movie fans. Based on the works of famed authors such as Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells and Gaston Leroux—and featuring the filmmaking talents of celebrated directors such as Tod Browning, James Whale, and Jack Arnold, along with legendary actors like Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Claude Rains, Elsa Lanchester, and Lon Chaney, Jr.—these 8 classics are where it all started for genre lovers (and you know who you are!) For the first time in Enzian’s history, all of them can be seen in the same week. Amazing!
One of the most iconic science fiction movies of all-time, Creature From the Black Lagoon is a groundbreaking classic showcasing Hollywood magic at its best. When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble upon a “missing link” connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. The creature has plans of his own, however, inspired by the lead scientist’s (Richard Carlson) beautiful fiancée (Julie Adams). Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore’s brilliantly designed monster, Creature From the Black Lagoon remains a touchstone in Florida film history.
USA, 1954, 79 minutes, Rated G, Directed by Jack Arnold