Friday 15 October 2010

The Creature from the Gay Lagoon

Having never seen The Creature from the Black Lagoon I don’t know too much about it. What I do know is that ‘The Creature’ looks ridiculously awesome especially for a man in a rubber suit. When it was first released it was shown in glorious two tone 3D pretty nifty eh? Word on the grapevine is that there’s a remake in the works (also 3D).
They should take the 3D a step further and do 4D, they could have cinema attendants throwing buckets of rancid swamp water over the audience and have the Gill Man burst from behind the screen and drag an unsuspecting female into the deep dark waters. The only thing that bothers me about ‘the creature’ is its’ fish lips. There’s nothing particularly scary about fish lips. Jaws never had fish lips and he had a 3D film too. ‘The creature’ seems more gross than scary. I wouldn’t want him to touch me because he’d make me all wet and smell all fishy. This is more of an inconvenience rather than something terrifying. More sort of something that would ruin your day as opposed to a vampire bite that would turn you into the living dead.

1 comment:

  1. Your theories on the fourth dimension could do with some work, although if our universe is supposed to be the fourth dimension then maybe you're not that far off with buckets of rancid swamp water... carry on.

    Maybe Gill Man could actively seek out people with that OCD cleanliness thing which would also put his evilness rating through the roof. For them, it would arguably a purer horror/terror, when his touch alone inspires the most horrible apprehension!