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The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 26 April 1956 (USA)
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A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

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In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Half monster... Half man - A clutching claw at the heart of civilization. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Sequel to Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Revenge of the Creature (1955), and the only one of the three not made in 3-D. See more »

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When the creature throws Dr. Barton from the balcony, the wire holding him flashes in the light. See more »

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Dr. William Barton: We are changing a sea creature into a land creature.
Dr. Thomas Morgan: We only use what nature offered. The lungs were there, we didn't make them.
Dr. William Barton: You'll see Dr. Morgan.
Dr. Thomas Morgan: Just don't move too fast trying to change him.
Dr. William Barton: Are you afraid of unknown things?
Dr. Thomas Morgan: I'm only afraid of misusing what I do know.
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Follows Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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The Best of the Three For Me.
5 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I seem to differ from many of my fellow "monster movie" fans because I find this film the best of the series and in many ways one of the better horror flicks from this era. The reason for this preference on my part is because the human characters are rich, the actors do an excellent job, especially Jeff Morrow, and the focus is on the relationships between the characters against the backdrop of the adventure of again capturing the creature and then dealing with what to do with him when they get him. These relationships are as complex as my last sentence. The film opens with establishing a very strained relationship between Dr. Barton and his wife Marsha by inference of their nonverbal behavior. We soon find that Dr. Barton is not simply a very suspicious man afraid of being turned into a cock old by his young sexy wife. He is exploding with paranoia and she is repelled by him. This sets the underplay of all the remaining events in the film. Dr. Barton is a narcissistic, arrogant man besides paranoid. And, these are his more charming features. Jeff Morrow, who usually played a good natured hero, gets to show his muscles an actor by making himself totally repulsive in this role. Rex Reason is very good in his role and does so by using his good looks, great voice and easy charm to underplay his part. Thus, he makes himself a pleasant contrast to the splenetic Dr. Barton. Leigh Snowden as Dr. Barton's wife Marsha is, well, very good and also underplays her sexuality so well that it becomes intense. For those who look at a "monster movie" and think the plot of the movie is the monster, which in a good monster film would never take place, this film is not for that person. For those who like a little gem of good acting and interesting characters- enjoy this film.


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