Saturday, October 29, 2011

October Fright Fest-Revenge of the creature

It's frequently a joke about how bad sequels are, but I don't think this idea came up until the 1980's when sequels were being churned out with more regularity and not always a great deal of care. However sequels both good and bad existed before that. There were some solid sequels in the past. The Creature from the black lagoon is in the minds of many (including me) the best monster film of the 1950's. So following up a film like that was a tall order. The Revenge of the creature isn't quite as good, but it's good and a worthy sequel. The gill man gets brought back to Florida and of course he escapes to terrorize the locals. Being it's the 50's the dialog is often, but great scenery and the creature make things go pretty well.

Favorite part-There is a part where the creature throws and unsuspecting victim into a tree. It looks to be done with a dummy and ropes on pulleys. Quaint by today's standards, but considering what was availible

Why you should see this film-If you liked the first film and almost any 1950's monster films you would probably like it. It's not as essential or as original as the first film, but it has a fair amount of action and looks good even today.

If you've seen it before then you should watch it again because-As I said above it still holds up pretty well.

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