The Creature from the Black Lagoon
In Universal Studios’ 3D horror extravaganza, a crew of geologists in the Amazon jungle discover fossil evidence of a missing link between land and sea creatures—shortly before a living specimen starts picking them off one by one. Undaunted, they head into its lair in the Black Lagoon in a rickety boat, where the lovely scientist Kay catches the creature’s eye. With a gorgeous creature designed by Disney animator Millicent Patrick (whose work on the film was suppressed and only recently rediscovered), stunning underwater footage shot in Wakulla Springs, Florida, and ace direction by creature-feature veteran Jack Arnold, this film is packed to the gills with suspense, a consummate 3D spectacle that is guaranteed to deliver thrills, chills, and perhaps some water up your nose. We’ll supply the 3D glasses; bring your own snorkel.
(Jack Arnold, 1954, 79 min., 3D DCP)