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The Creature from the Black Lagoon 

In its continuing "Natural Horror Picture Show" series, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is offering another classic with Universal Studios' 1954 monster movie, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Originally shot in 3-D, this film is remembered for its underwater photography and elaborate rubber monster suit, constructed without an oxygen tank to appear more realistic. Olympic swimmer Ricou Browning was required to hold his breath for up to four minutes at a time for his underwater scenes as the "Gill Man." The film tells the story of a group of scientists, led by David Reed (Richard Carlson), who--prompted by the discovery of a half-man, half-amphibian skeletal hand--descend upon the Amazon to search for fossils. They soon discover their specimen to be alive and well, hopping mad and smitten with Reed's girlfriend Kay (Julia Adams). In formulaic horror movie fashion, the "Gill Man," picks off unsuspecting characters one by one, until his weakness is discovered. See "Special Showings" for details.

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