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Space Children

19 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This last in the Jack Arnold/William Alland series of '50s sci-fi classics is a low key (and lower budget) plea for galactic peace and hasn't been generally available for decades. But we'd like to think our revival of the trailer on Tfh a few years ago factored in Olive Films' decision to release it on DVD and Blu-Ray. Well, we'd like to think that. »

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Creature From The Black Lagoon: the unmade Carpenter film

25 January 2016 6:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Universal's classic monster movie Creature From The Black Lagoon was almost remade by John Carpenter in the 1990s. So what happened?

It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...

Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.

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