The Creature From The Black Lagoon HE MAY have only risen from his murky depths on three cinematic occasions, but the impact that The Creature From The Black Lagoon had on the world of classic monster movies was massive.
CELEBRATING its 30th anniversary in 2019, Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of 'film consultants' to help programme a series of films for this year's festival which runs throughout October.
The Bodies Beneath REGULAR readers of this column will know that there's a wealth of beauty to be found in the deepest, dustiest corners of British cinema and TV history – bizarre, broken and bewildering as it may occasionally be.
CHILD'S PLAY (15, 90 mins), Horror/Thriller Starring: Mark HammilAubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Marlon Kazadi Director: Lars Klevberg RELEASED in 1988, director Tom Holland's slasher horror Child's Play brought to life a demented doll, which goes on a bloodthirsty rampage after a serial killer transfers his tormented soul into the benign plaything.
IN THE lyrics to Will Smith's Grammy Award-winning song Men In Black, which played over the end credits to Barry Sonnenfeld's 1997 sci-fi caper, the Fresh Prince raps, "We're your first, last and only line of defence against the worst scum of the universe.
"IF YOU'RE going to build a time machine, why not do it with some style?" This was Back To The Future boffin Doc Brown's rationale for converting John Z DeLorean's Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed stainless steel DMC-12 roadster into a nuclear-powered fourth dimension-smashing scientific marvel.