Format: Amazon Watch Party
Director: Jack Arnold
My goal for the Hallow-Scream Watch Parties was to watch some of the classic monster films with folks who hadn't seen them. And: mission accomplished.
I think Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) is a fantastic movie. I've also seen it, like, 15 times, so I don't mind talking over it, giving it some light ribbing, and generally making it fun for people who might not otherwise watch the film.
Anyway - I think it was more or less a success this year, so I'll look into it next year, too. We didn't watch some classics like The Invisible Man, which absolutely demand a viewing. And maybe Hammer? I mean, people need to see Cushing and Lee fighting on a table.
But Creatch is a good one to end on. It's really good, but feels a lot more like modern film. Or, at least for those of us born 20 years after it came out, we have some perspective on what this was pointing to. Especially as many of us are more than familiar with B-film. And, man, it's such a pretty and well-designed film.