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Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man (2004)

First surfacing in 1954, the Gill-Man from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON has been one of the most influential screen monsters. This documentary fondly recalls the history of the 3-D horror... See full summary »

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First surfacing in 1954, the Gill-Man from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON has been one of the most influential screen monsters. This documentary fondly recalls the history of the 3-D horror film - which spawned several sequels and countless imitators - and the behind-the-scenes story of its making as told by cast and crew. Written by rottentomatoes

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Not your average Horror Documentary
17 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Last night I had the great pleasure of attending a screening of this documentary. I first heard about this being made roughly 2 years ago and have been anxiously waiting it's completion.The wait was well worth it and the film surpassed my expectations.

This is a film by fans of the Classic Universal Horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon,but it's not just FOR fans of the film. It's for Fans of Classic Universal Monster films and a standard bearer for all Horror based documentaries to come.

The film is entertaining and highly informative. Narrated by Keith David,this 83 minute film contains interviews with many of the foremost "Creature' fans throughout the country as well as celebrities and cast members of the original film. It showcases many never before seen stills, a newly restored clip from the Colgate Comedy Hour featuring Abbott and Costello meet the Creature segment,numerous collectibles,film clips and in-depth interviews by some of the most knowledgeable fans of the film today.

I for one can't wait for this film to get the distribution it so rightly deserves or at the very least,become available so I can add it to my collection of genre films. It's really that damn good and worth while to seek out and watch! I HIGHLY recommend this documentary for fans of the Classic horror genre both young and old!


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