Thursday, 16 May 2013

Day 6:
Blog Hop!

May Monster Madness Blog Hop

I am so excited to be taking part in the annual May Monster Madness Blog Hop for 2013! Brought to you by Annie Walls (Author), Emma from Little Gothic Horrors, and Ked from Something Wicked this Way Comes...

This post is going to be all about the SUPASTAR that is
Creature from the Black Lagoon!

I'm not going to review, as I will leave you to make your own opinions. For those of you who have seen the film, NICE WORK! For those who have not, skip "The Plot" section as it contains (is one big) Spoilers, and go rent/buy it now!

The Promo Poster:

The Trailer:

The Plot (SPOILERS):

A geology expedition in the Amazon uncovers fossilized evidence from the Devonian period of a link between land and sea animals in the form of a skeletal hand with webbed fingers. Expedition leader Dr. Carl Maia (Antonio Moreno) visits his friend, Dr. David Reed (Richard Carlson), an ichthyologist who works at a marine biology institute. Reed persuades the institute's financial backer, Dr. Mark Williams (Richard Denning), to fund a return expedition to the Amazon to look for the remainder of the skeleton.

They go aboard a tramp steamer, the Rita, which is captained by a crusty old codger named Lucas (Nestor Paiva). The expedition consists of David, Carl and Mark, as well as Reed's girlfriend, Kay Lawrence (Julie Adams), and another scientist, Dr. Edwin Thompson (Whit Bissell). When they arrive at the camp, they discover that Maia's entire research team has been mysteriously killed while he was away. Lucas suggests it was done by a jaguar, but the others are unsure. In fact, the camp was attacked by a piscine amphibious humanoid, a living member of the same species from which the fossil originated. The creature, curious upon seeing the expedition, investigates the camp site, but when its sudden appearance frightens the members, they attack it, and in response, the enraged creature kills them.

The excavation of the area where Carl found the hand turns up nothing. Mark is ready to give up the search, but David suggests that perhaps thousands of years ago the part of the embankment containing the rest of the skeleton fell into the water and was washed downriver. Lucas says that the tributary empties into a lagoon known as the "Black Lagoon", a paradise from which no one has ever returned. The scientists decide to risk it, unaware that the amphibious "Gill-man" that killed Carl's assistants earlier has been watching them. Taking notice of the beautiful Kay, it follows the Rita all the way downriver to the Black Lagoon. Once the expedition arrives, David and Mark go diving to collect fossils from the lagoon floor. After they return, Kay goes swimming and is stalked underwater by the creature, who then gets briefly caught in one of the ship's draglines. Although it escapes, it leaves behind a claw in the net, revealing its existence to the scientists.

Subsequent encounters with the Gill-man claim the lives of two of Lucas's crew members, before the Gill-man is captured and locked in a cage on board the Rita. It escapes during the night and attacks Edwin, who was guarding it. Kay hits the beast with a lantern; driving it off before it can kill Edwin. Following this incident, David decides they should return to civilization, but as the Rita tries to leave, they find the entrance blocked by fallen logs, courtesy of the escaped Gill-man.

While the others attempt to remove the logs, Mark is mauled to death trying to capture the creature single-handedly underwater. The creature then abducts Kay and takes her to his cavern lair. David, Lucas, and Carl give chase to save her. Kay is rescued and the creature is riddled with bullets before he retreats to the lagoon where his body sinks in the watery depths, presumably dead.

From Wikipedia

Promo Photo Shoot

On set

The Reboot:

In March of 2012, Universal announced that a reboot is in production, and will simply be referred to as The Black Lagoon rather than The Creature from the Black Lagoon, in order to distinguish the two versions. The film is expected to hit theaters by May of 2014. Only a year to go people!

To finish off folks, here are a few photo's of people who thought enough of our misunderstood monster, to have him tattooed!

Thanks again for visiting. I hope you have enjoyed the 6th day of May Monster Madness, and please don't forget to visit the other INCREDIBLE personalities on the hop below.


  1. I've always known about the movie, but have never seen it. I will definitely check it out at your recommendation. :)

    Here is my MMM - Day 6

  2. I have seen the movie, but I have barely any recollection of the details. ;P

    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles

  3. Haven't seen in a long time, but I clearly remember loving the hell out of it when it aired on some German channel in my youth :)

  4. I've not seen the movie, now it's on my 'to watch' list

  5. Great post. Have seen the movie but it's been a while. May just have to watch it again soon.

  6. I remember seeing this movie on BBC2 many years ago and feeling so sorry for the creature. I did start re-watching it a few months ago on one of the movie channels, but I was interrupted. I feel I should go find it again :)

  7. I LOVE how all the women look are stuck between a scream and a giggle, and posing lol


  8. That second tattoo is bad ass! The colors are so pretty.


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