Saturday, October 29, 2011

What measure the man?

Remember what I said about Charles Laughton earlier this week? Well, there he is; very symmetrical and looking very Captain Bligh with that whip.

I always had a plan to perform my own experiments: to create half-human\half-philosopher creatures. THE ISLAND OF DR. THOREAU! Some lives are worth more unexamined!



Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed and originally released in 3-D, and was one of the first Universal films filmed in 3-D (the first was It Came from Outer Space, which was released a year before). It is considered a classic of the 1950s, and generated two sequels, Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us.

Also, this happened. Marlyn Monroe was right. It "just wanted to be loved".

To be fair, that's Lon Chaney Junior.

I'd like to think that Andre was not actually the victim of homicide, but "death by misadventure". I also like how this trailer lets to listen to what's in store, which kinda makes it creepier.

This was seriously one of the dumbest movies I've ever watched. I might never forgive SyFy for this mess. It seems to be a common fear: men who become beasts. Kinda helps when the man in question is so beastly.

They aren't always frightening, however.

Meanwhile, women are always scary. This is either justification of the "boy's club" vibe a lot of fandom sends off, or a result of it. I'm thinking it's a combination of the two that results in stories like this.

Hey, the worst that can happen is she'll say no, right?

Although really, if she was all that liberated, she'd be "Cat Womyn".

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Did...did they give the Creature dreadlocks in that musical thing?

A Creature from the Black Lagoon musical? My mind is blown.