The 1954 movie Creature from the Black Lagoon gets a creepy update in new art, showcasing the classic Gill-man monster in multiple different styles.
- Eerie AI art reimagines Creature from the Black Lagoon with sketches and prosthetic-looking designs, showcasing the monster in different updated looks.
- The Gill-man from the 1954 horror movie is celebrated as a classic monster of “The Golden Age of Horror,” alongside Godzilla, through the multiple updated looks in the AI art.
- While a remake of the original 1954 film should be avoided, the tribute art serves as a great reminder of the lasting impact of the Gill-man and the classic horror genre.
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Creature from the Black Lagoon gets an update in creepy new art. Directed by Jack Arnold, the 1954 horror sci-fi movie follows a group of scientists trying to capture and study a rogue prehistoric beast, later coined the Gill-man, found in the depths of the Amazon jungle. Though debuting as a low-budget B-movie, Creature from the Black Lagoon has gained staying power and now stands as one of the most formative horror movies of the mid-20th century.
In an eerie art from @zona_zigma, Creature from the Black Lagoon is reimagined with AI. The art features a variety of Creature from the Black Lagoon looks, including sketches and fuller-body, prosthetic-looking art. In one image, the famous Gill-man monster dons ropes and other underwater-associated attire. In another, the creature looks massive and domineering as he bares his teeth on a human woman.
In their post, the artist refers to Creature from the Black Lagoon as part of “The Golden Age of Horror.” The Gill-man became one of the classic horror monsters of the era, along with others such as Godzilla. The AI art celebrates Gill-man’s legacy by giving the creature multiple updated looks.
The Horror Legacy Of Creature From The Black Lagoon Explained
Though crafted with a fairly thin plot, Creature from the Black Lagoon was an important technical achievement of the time. The horror movie was filmed and released in 3D, a format that was novel to many viewers. This gave the campy Gill-man monster a more pronounced and scary feel, creating jump scares in a dimension that audiences had not yet experienced. Thus, Creature of the Black Lagoon may not have been the most well-executed script of horror films at the time, but it did create a spectacle as few others did.
Creature from the Black Lagoon ended up spawning two sequels: Revenge of the Creature in 1955 and The Creature Walks Among Us in 1956. The former was also released in 3D, while the latter was in 2D as the appeal of 3D wore off among audiences. There have also been multiple other abandoned attempts to remake Creature from the Black Lagoon over the years, including a pitch from James Gunn.
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While AI images make a Creature from the Black Lagoon remake seem enticing, it is probably best that the 1954 classic remains untouched. Its influence is well-felt through monster movies of today, and more directly in the Oscar-winning movie The Shape of Water. Still, the Creature from the Black Lagoon tribute is a great reminder of the lasting impact of the Gill-man and the classic horror.