A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON SERIES: THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US

Actually, the gill man survives in the first two movies. This is evidenced by the fact that even though the last scene shows him sinking, apparently dead, it is never made absolutely clear he is. Also, the fact he is alive in the same lagoon in “Revenge of the Creature” and brought back to civilization, shows he survived the injuries from the first film. No dialog indicates that he is not the same creature, or that there was more than one Gill man. Same as with the ending of “Revenge of the Creature”, where the last scene is of him sinking again, this time in the waters of Florida. When “The Creature walks among us” begins, the creature is still in Florida waters when he is captured again. This proves that in the first two films, the Gill man actually survives in the end. In all truth, it can be assumed that he doesn’t not survive in the end of “Walks among us”, because it ends with the creature entering the ocean, trying to return to the world he knew, but because he no longer has his gills at this point, the audience can draw the conclusion that he ended up going to his death by drowning.

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7 thoughts on “A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON SERIES: THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US

  1. I am pretty sure that when I was younger, I might have cried when he entered the ocean, just wanting to go home and knowing that he probably knew as well, that he would not survive.

  2. Whoah! I did not realize all of that. I’d wondered, though. Most of the time when we watched that at my house as a kid it was for the oh-so-dazzling 3-D aspect with the red and blue glasses. (My uncle was a massive fan of 3-D pictures.) I know it’s been a long time for me with the films because seeing him in this image with clothing I sure got confused! Thanks, eh.

      • I have to admit if the Gill Man showed up at my house I’d no doubt run inside, kind of like when rattle snakes show up. I might drop F bombs at him and hit him with a shovel. Or just shoot him (but according to the law he’d have to be INSIDE of my house, that is if I had a gun available.)

        But it was that last line you wrote…
        “because it ends with the creature entering the ocean, trying to return to the world he knew, but because he no longer has his gills at this point, the audience can draw the conclusion that he ended up going to his death by drowning.”

        He is the last of his kind, alone, sad, no doubt depressed. I know it is a B movie but I’m more sensitive than I used to be. Oh well. It was a fun post. Those movies were so over the top goofy and iconic.

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