Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

The crew (minus a called into work for emergency duty Jerry but adding talented horror talkers Issac Cain and Sean Burnham) dive into a Universal Horror classic featuring one of the most iconic “monsters” to come from the water, 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The first and most well known of three films to feature the Creature, Creature from the Black Lagoon was something of a swansong for what most people consider the classic group of Universal Studios horror creations. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The Wolf Man had all debuted in the early 1920s through the early 1930s with sequel films running heavy until the end of the 1940s. With the exception of the Mummy’s appearance in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy in 1955, there wasn’t even another of the classic monsters to see a release through Universal Studios after Creature from the Black Lagoon hit the theaters. But it was an amazing swansong for that era of movie monster. 

But, the important thing for our podcast, what did Richard think? You can find out by listening to the podcast on the player below. 

If you’re curious, you can read Jerry’s views on the Creature in an earlier Assignment: Horror blog entry HERE

Millicent Patrick, creature designer of The Creature From the Black Lagoon ( 1954)
Millicent Patrick, creature designer of The Creature From the Black Lagoon

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