Film / Revenge of the Creature

Revenge of the Creature is a Universal Horror film from 1955.

One year after the events of Creature from the Black Lagoon, another group of people arrive at the Black Lagoon to catch the Gill Man. They are successful, and the creature is taken with them to an oceanarium for study. As Gill Man is subjected to various tests, it develops interest on the ichthyologist Helen Dobson. Sure enough, Gill-Man escapes his containment and later kidnaps Helen in a typical fifties monster movie fashion.

Features the first film appearance by Clint Eastwood, as the lab technician Jennings.

After one more sequel, The Creature Walks Among Us, the franchise came to an end.

For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please go to the episode recap page.


  • The Amazon: In the start of the film, until Gill-Man is brought to civilization.
  • Artistic License Biology: One of Prof. Ferguson's displays is a demonstration of how a well-fed cat won't kill mice. This is true of many predators, but cats (sometimes) kill things for fun.
  • The Cameo: Ricou Browning (Gill-Man's underwater actor) appears as a lab technician.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Gill Man is taught to stop moving on command. It comes handy in the ending.
  • Spinning Paper: Shown after Gill Man escapes.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: The Gill Man is shown being abused by electric shocks several times For Science! by the "heroes". It's only after this mistreatment that he makes a serious effort to escape and kill whatever humans he runs into on the way.