Continuity mistake: When the scientists find the creature climbing onto the ship at one point, it's night time. It smashes a lamp, then jumps back in the water, swims across the lagoon, then standing up near the water's edge, it grunts and slashes at the spotlight they aim at it, then goes back underwater. Two of the scientists dive in to go after it, and follow it through an underwater (then above-water) cave. When both creature and scientists exit the cave, however, it is not only daytime, but the other scientists are waiting on the shore nearby.
8.8/10.It's still a classic, Creature From The Black Lagoon.I would say it belongs one the list of all time greatest horror movies.I confess to preferring the first sequel Revenge Of The Creature more but this one shouldn't be overlooked.The chilling contact the Gill Man makes, touching the leading lady's ankle underneath the water was chilling, made my spine tingle the first time I saw it.The Gill Man's like King Kong in that people have invaded his home to bother him and he's merely defending himself.A sad ending when he seems to sink to the bottom of the lagoon dead, it's also a strong ending too.
Dr. Thompson: Demon, eh? Well, it's no more far-fetched than your gillman.
Lucas: There are many strange legends in the Amazon. Even I, Lucas, have heard the legend of a man-fish.
Trivia: William Alland who produced The Creature From The Black Lagoon, acted in Citizen Kane as the reporter who investigates Kane's career. During the filming Alland met Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa Mateos, who told him a legend of an amphibious creature who comes out of the River Amazon to seize women. Alland wrote a story based on the legend, which would form the basis of this 1954 horror film.
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