Fellow fans of Svengoolie and Universal Studios monster films will be jumping for joy this weekend when he will showcase a 1954 cinematic gem.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (1954)
The iconic Berwyn/Chicago-based horror film host will be presenting the 1954 Universal monster film classic, “Creature From the Black Lagoon.” The fun starts this Sat., July 15 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
This isn’t the first time that Sven has shown “Creature From the Black Lagoon.” He had previously shown the film in July 2014 and Nov. 2015 on Me-TV.
The film was directed by Jack Arnold, who also directed “It Came from Outer Space” (1953), “Tarantula” (1955) and “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957). He also directed the 1955 “Gill-Man” sequel for Universal, “Revenge of the Creature” (all aforementioned films were previously shown on Sven’s showcase). James C. Havens directed the underwater sequences for Arnold’s film.
Who was in “Creature From the Black Lagoon?”
The players who appeared in “Creature From the Black Lagoon” were Richard Carlson (as David Reed), Julie Adams (as Kay, Adams was credited as “Julia Adams” in the film), Richard Denning (as Mark Williams), Antonio Moreno (as Carl Maia), Nestor Paiva (as Lucas), Whit Bissell (as Dr. Thompson), Henry A. Escalante (as Chico, Escalante was credited as “Henry Escalante” in the film), Bernie Gozier (as Zee), Ricou Browning (who appeared in the “Gill-Man” monster costume for underwater scenes) and Ben Chapman (who appeared in the “Gill-Man” costume for land scenes).