|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.