creature from the black lagoon

Jack Arnold, 79 mins, USA, 1954, B&W, 35mm. Courtesy: Universal Pictures/UIP Australia

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Creature from the Black Lagoon. Courtesy: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and United International Pictures, Australia
Scriptwriter Harry J. Essex attributed much of the inspiration behind this monster movie classic to the original King Kong.

Two marine scientists take Kay Lawrence with them on a riverboat journey into the Amazon. Upon reaching the Black Lagoon, they discover the Gill Man: an amphibious, prehistoric creature.

Provoked by the scientists' intrusion into his domain, and obsessed with the beautiful Kay, the creature begins to murder the cabin crew.

Creature from the Black Lagoon was the first 3D film to include underwater footage, including beautifully shot, erotic underwater interplay between the Gill Man and his beloved.

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Sun 18 Dec 2005, 3pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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