Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Where’s the love for The Creature from the Black Lagoon?
This classic Universal monster doesn’t seem to get the respect that his better known counterparts—Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman—do. Maybe it’s because he debuted years after the era of Big Frank and the rest. Or maybe (and this is my theory) Gill-Man is just too damned creepy. I mean, have you seen that face? And he’s mostly an underwater guy, so when he’s attacking the nosy scientists on dry land, dude is dripping everywhere. But dig the tragedy: He's mostly fish, but all he wants is some human-style lovin'
He’s one of my favorites and after perusing this behind-the-scenes look at Gilly, I may have to watch the original flick tonight.
Where’s the love for The Creature from the Black Lagoon? Right here, my little mermaid.