I unfortunately haven't enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. It was nice to finally have a look on the gill-man and for this, it didn't bothered me to watch it. It's just that once the build-up is done, the action ain't that great and the sexual innuendo doesn't sell nothing more than a way for the story to be terminated. So much for the studies. And nice touch with the freemake.com logo on the credits, MUBI!
Emocionante desde el primer plano secuencia, anclada firmemente en el horror de lo desconocido y aquello que juega entre el conocimiento y la creencia, se nutre de la ambición y el miedo que nos ocasiona ver nuestra naturaleza reflejada en los desechos de la evolución que consideramos ya ajenos. El descubrimiento científico está por encima de todas las vidas que se pierdan durante el proceso. Academia o muerte.
Loved the B-gradeness of "Creature From the Black Lagoon" which I guess films of that era seem to "B" now. I can imagine during the time it was released it would have been scary, just as I was super scared watching "Jaws" as a young person but now think the shark is so unreal. Am sure this underwater photography influenced "Jaws". Amazing underwater scenes which were beautiful to watch & worth watching just for that!
Un vecino de una área residencial de lujo decide disfrazarse de lagartija con el objetivo de asustar a la típica vecina con cejas sobrepobladas. Los machos del vecindario deciden organizarse con lanzas y chorros de droga para neutralizar al vecino ignomioso. Así durante 79 minutos. No consiguen derrotarlo pero sí echarlo de la presidencia de la comunidad. Un documental sobre las casasveraniegas a tiempo compartido.
It seems rather cheesy now, but I remember this film scaring the crap out of me as a kid. For a low budget creature feature, I have to say the make up effects were ahead of their time. Does it stand the test of time, not entirely, but I gave it four stars for nostalgia and a truly creative monster like no other we had seen in movies before.
Seminal B-Horror with possibly the most over-the-top sound effects in the genre. Deservedly a classic, if only because it is so cheesy and quintessentially American in its xenophobia, its gender politics, and its lack of self-awareness. Also some kind of beautifully shot sequences in a Poverty Row imagining of Latin American and the eponymous lagoon.
Somewhat funny to watch with all the bad acting - but nonetheless an influential and important film of the monster genre. Especially noteworthy (and also of historical significance) is the atonal score written by five (uncredited) composers: Hans Salter, Henry Mancini, Herman Stein, Milton Rosen and Robert Emmett Dolan.
We start off with the Big Bang, which at the time of this movie was battling with the Steady State theory. From the Big Bang we hypothesize that such a creature would be a natural part of evolution. The distinction made here is that what is needed is scientific proof. It's not enough to take it on faith that Mark and David saw it. Using science I have deduced it is a metaphor.
Way more fun than my 3 star rating indicates, since it encapsulates all the campy cliches of 50s sci-fi—like the same huge musical sting every time—into one lovable, unironic package. It has a shockingly sincere gee-whiz love for the "science" part of "sci-fi", and it understands that the rest is joyful balderdash. See it, and meditate on the eternal dance between hideous reptile monsters and perky lab assistants.