CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON in 3D
Local TV legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present another terrifying film with interactive games, prizes and more! Jack Arnold's iconic 3D creature feature introduced the fearsome "Gill Man," an amphibious humanoid discovered in a remote tributary of the Amazon river by a team of international scientists led by Antonio Moreno and Richard Carlson. The team lands this spectacular discovery on their boat, only to see him overpower his puny captors and make off with his own prized catch — Carlson's shapely fiancée Julie Adams! A late entry in Universal's classic monster lineup, the film has had an outsized influence over the years, including impressing a young Guillermo del Toro with its eerily beautiful underwater scenes; the future filmmaker's ambiguous reading of the amphibian's intentions inspired the Oscar®-winning THE SHAPE OF WATER. DIR Jack Arnold; SCR Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross; PROD William Alland. U.S., 1954, b&w, 79 min. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.