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.
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).