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Hunting the Kamongo in the Black Lagoon

I was home alone for lunch, so I cooked myself a bowl of rice, and then I watched The Creature from the Black Lagoon, from 1954. Because it’s a movie I like, because it’s been a long time since last I watched it, and because in a couple of weeks I’ll have to record a podcast about it and I want to sound smart and say intelligent stuff.

And as I was quietly enjoying the show, something suddenly … ah!

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Celebrating the Gill Man

I’ve been working on a number of water-themed projects, recently, and I’ve had the opportunity of renewing my acquaintance with the Gill Man, also known as the Creature from the Black Lagoon.



And I told myself I’d really love to do something with a Gill man-like character.
While I wait for the ideas to click, here’s my Pinboard dedicated to the most underrated monster in the Universal classic catalog.


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