The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy

The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786494187
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tom Weaver of Sleepy Hollow, New York, has been interviewing moviemakers for 35 years. The New York Times called him a leading scholar in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images said he was “the best interviewer we have today.” A frequent contributor to film magazines, he has written many books about American popular culture and is also a Blu-ray audio commentator. David Schecter has been a writer for more than three decades, and also produces soundtrack recordings for his Monstrous Movie Music CD label. He lives in Chatsworth, California. Steve Kronenberg is the managing editor of Noir City, the e-magazine published quarterly by the Film Noir Foundation. He lives in Millville, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments xi

Introduction by Julie Adams 1

Part One

1. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) 11

2. Revenge of the Creature (1955) 139

3. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) 227

Part Two

4. The Official Gill Man Guide to the Sunshine State 303

5. Aquatic Kith and Kin 305

 • The Return of the Creature (1954) 305

 • Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956) 310

 • The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) 312

 • Octaman (1971) 315

6. Creature Conversations 319

 • Ginger Stanley 319

 • Mike Gannon 337

 • Vikki Megowan 342

7. A Brief History of The Black Lagoon Bugle (David J. Schow) 349

8. Revenge of the Return of the Remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon (David J. Schow) 353

Chapter Notes 363

Index 387


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