The Monster Mash: The Creature Walks Among Us

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“[…]’Cause we all stand between the jungle and the stars, at a crossroads. I think we better decide what brings out the best in humankind, and what brings out the worst, because it’s the stars or the jungle.”

The Creature from the Black Lagoon series was short lived. Already at just film three we’ve reached the end. It was the only entry in the series to not be shot in 3-D, audiences having grown disenchanted of the format by 1956, and it focuses less on action. It attempts to have a grand message about what makes the Creature and what makes people who they are but never offers up any actual answers.

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The Monster Mash: Revenge of the Creature

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“This beast exists because it is stronger than the thing that you call evolution. In it is some force of life, a demon driving it through millions of centuries. It does not surrender so easily to weaklings like you and me.”

This movie is so incredibly boring and forgettable it hardly deserves being talked about. Here we go anyway. Continue reading

The Monster Mash: Creature from the Black Lagoon

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“There are many strange legends in the Amazon.”

The Gill-Man from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) is the first new classic Universal monster we’ve discussed since 1941’s The Wolf Man. How does he hold up to the others? Well, the character is impressive. The ultimate movie? Not so much. Continue reading