The Creature Walks Among Us is to be released on DVD August 24th from Fabulous Films .Following on from the cult monster movie classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon, this is the final film in the ultimate B-movie monster trilogy.
Half Monster…Half Man – a clutching claw at the heart of civilisation…
Steven Spielberg has confessed to seeing the Creature films several times during his youth and stated that they were a prime influence on his career.
In all 3 films the Gill Man in the underwater scenes was played by Ricou Browning who directed underwater scenes in Thunderball and Never Say Never Again.
The physical appearance of the Creature is apparently based on seventeenth-century woodcuts of two creatures called the Sea Monk and the Sea Bishop as well as the Academy Awards Oscar statuette.
Forrest J. Ackerman, a horror and science fiction writer for Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, bought the mask and claws of the Creature’s costume from a young man who had once used them as a Halloween costume. The costume pieces were discarded by Universal after production had finished on the three films and were later recovered from the studio’s dumpster by a janitor, who thought the ensemble would make a good Halloween costume for his son.
The Creature, using the name “Uncle Gilbert”, appeared in an episode of the TV series The Munsters (1964) The episode is titled “Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights.”
Synopsis: A group of scientists, led by Dr Barton (Jeff Morrow), take a trip into the Florida Everglades to find the sinister Gill Man, capturing him for further medical experiments-and to utilise his ability to breathe underwater to further space travel. But the rampaging Gill Man pays the team an unexpected visit and is accidentally set on fire. In saving his life, the deranged Dr Barton discovers that the creature has lung tissue and can be transformed to become more human than fish. Put on display as a freak, the modified creature finds little acceptance in an intolerant world and embarks on a trail of revenge and destruction!
Extras: Original Trailer; Stills Gallery; Lobby Card Gallery; Poster Gallery
Release Date: 24th August 2015
Release Type: DVD
Running Time: 78 mins
Label: Fabulous Films Ltd /Fremantle Media Enterprises