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Creature from the Black Lagoon


Location: Redstone Theater

Followed by a discussion with Mallory O’Meara, author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon, and Grady Hendrix, with a book signing immediately afterwards

Dir. Jack Arnold. 1954, 79 mins. Restored 3-D DCP. With Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning. In this classic Universal Pictures monster movie, scientists drug and ensare “the creature,” who becomes enamored with head scientist David Reed’s (Richard Carlson) female assistant, Kay (Julie Adams) while in captivity. When the lonely creature, “a living amphibious missing link,” escapes from detainment, he kidnaps the object of his affection, setting into motion a rescue mission, as well as a campaign to cast the ominous creature back to the depths from whence he came. Beloved for its brilliantly designed monster, as well as for its trailblazing use of 3-D, Creature From the Black Lagoon remains a touchstone of Hollywood horror, influencing the likes of Guillermo del Toro’s recent The Shape of Water. Followed by a conversation with Mallory O’Meara, author of The Lady From the Black Lagoon, and Grady Hendrix, as well as a book signing.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page

Mallory O’Meara is an author, screenwriter, and film producer. Whether it is for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects filled with horror and monsters. Every week, she co-hosts the literary podcast “Reading Glasses.” The Lady from the Black Lagoon is her first book.