History Film / CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon

3rd Sep '17 9:28:02 PM AntMan
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Gill Man's theme tune is a three-note key "Dun-dun-DAAA!

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Gill Man's theme tune is a three-note key "Dun-dun-DAAA!"Dun-dun-DAAA!"
3rd Sep '17 4:40:43 PM Draghinazzo
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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. [[TheAmazon heart of the Brazilian Jungle]], a scientist named Carl Maia finds a unique fossil which suggests a creature an amphibious, transitional creature. After showing it to his colleagues at the Brazilian Marine Institute, an expedition is organized to go find the rest of the fossil. Little do they know that a live specimen of the creature, the Gill Man (or "Devonian man) lives in the waters, who's highly territorial, [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]] and intelligent, and has no intention of letting them any of them leave alive.

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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. [[TheAmazon [[TheAmazon In the heart of the Brazilian Jungle]], a scientist named Carl Maia finds a unique fossil which suggests a creature an amphibious, transitional creature. After showing it to his colleagues at the Brazilian Marine Institute, an expedition is organized to go find the rest of the fossil. Little do they know that a live specimen of the creature, the Gill Man (or "Devonian man) lives in the waters, who's highly territorial, [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]] and intelligent, and has no intention of letting them any of them leave alive.
3rd Sep '17 4:37:23 PM Draghinazzo
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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. Tells the story of "the Devonian man," or Gill Man, an amphibious, half man, half fish, creature that has existed since the age of dinosaurs in such a perfect condition that it has not had to evolve. An expedition is organized to go into [[TheAmazon heart of the Brazilian Jungle]] where "Evolution has stopped" to try and find a living specimen. Naturally, Gill Man is highly territorial and [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]], killing and drowning anyone he can get his claws on. He's also highly intelligent; once the IgnoredExpert convinces the crew to leave while they can, Gill Man barricades the exit to the lagoon by toppling a tree so he can finish them off.

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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. Tells the story of "the Devonian man," or Gill Man, an amphibious, half man, half fish, creature that has existed since the age of dinosaurs in such a perfect condition that it has not had to evolve. An expedition is organized to go into [[TheAmazon heart of the Brazilian Jungle]] where "Evolution has stopped" Jungle]], a scientist named Carl Maia finds a unique fossil which suggests a creature an amphibious, transitional creature. After showing it to try and his colleagues at the Brazilian Marine Institute, an expedition is organized to go find the rest of the fossil. Little do they know that a living specimen. Naturally, live specimen of the creature, the Gill Man is (or "Devonian man) lives in the waters, who's highly territorial and territorial, [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]], killing lonely]] and drowning anyone he can get his claws on. He's also highly intelligent; once the IgnoredExpert convinces the crew to intelligent, and has no intention of letting them any of them leave while they can, Gill Man barricades the exit to the lagoon by toppling a tree so he can finish them off.
alive.
2nd Jun '17 3:55:47 PM Frankenkong
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As of the Essential Collection, Gill Man is one of the 8 official Universal Monsters. (Incidentally, Ricou Browning is the only person to play one of the Universal monsters who's still alive.)

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As of the Essential Collection, Gill Man It is one of many films included in the 8 official Universal Monsters. "Franchise/UniversalHorror" canon.(Incidentally, Ricou Browning is probably the only person to play one of the Universal monsters who's still alive.)
6th May '17 3:13:40 PM jamespolk
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* {{Fanservice}}: Well, surely the one gorgeous female member of the scientific expedition would make sure to pack a skintight swimsuit, so that she can go swimming in a South American jungle swamp that could not possibly have any weird bugs or parasites (or gill men, for that matter).
20th Jan '17 8:11:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth." Some subsequent CthulhuMythos writers have written Innsmouth stories inspired by or that make reference to ''Creature from the Black Lagoon''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth." Some subsequent CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos writers have written Innsmouth stories inspired by or that make reference to ''Creature from the Black Lagoon''.
17th Dec '16 11:03:31 AM Temmere
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As of the Essential Collection, Gill Man is one of the 8 official Universal Monsters.

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As of the Essential Collection, Gill Man is one of the 8 official Universal Monsters.
Monsters. (Incidentally, Ricou Browning is the only person to play one of the Universal monsters who's still alive.)
25th Nov '16 8:00:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Brazilian Jungle was actually the Florida Everglades; you can even see a light post at one point!
25th Nov '16 7:59:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AccidentallyAccurate: Oddly, the drunken Riverboat captain's statement that the Creature is "stronger than that which you call evolution" was probably a more accurate explanation for how evolution actually works than the "scientists" who seem to believe that [[EvolutionaryLevels a "living fossil" like the creature is "less evolved" than more recent creatures.]] The truth is, such creatures happen because they've achieved a form that's more-or-less ideal to their environment, and any deviations would be out-competed.
6th Sep '16 8:10:43 PM TheWildWestPyro
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Gill Man is one of the [[Franchise/UniversalHorror 8 Major Universal Monsters]].

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As of the Essential Collection, Gill Man is one of the [[Franchise/UniversalHorror 8 Major official Universal Monsters]].
Monsters.
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