HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 2: The Giant Behemoth (1959)

The time of the spooks is upon us! Happy almost-Halloween to my fellow classic fanatics. Halloween on TMP means Horror Half-Week, a four-day celebration of eerie films from the early to mid-20th century. Today we’ve got a monster flick — The Giant Behemoth (1959)! Yesterday’s review: The Walking Dead (1936) American marine biologist Steve Karnes (Gene Evans) is visiting London to speak at a conference … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 2: The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Favorite things about… Creature from the Black Lagoon

The favorite film: The “Amazing! Startling! Shocking!” Creature from the Black Lagoon (dir. Jack Arnold), a near-perfect 1954 sci-fi/horror featuring one of the most famous Universal monsters. The synopsis: Dr. Carl Maia is doing some exploration in the Amazon when he discovers a fossilized claw unlike anything he’s seen before. Unable to dig out the rest of the fossil on his own, Carl calls in … Continue reading Favorite things about… Creature from the Black Lagoon