Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Creature From the Black Lagoon

G Released Mar 5, 1954 1h 19m Horror List
80% Tomatometer 45 Reviews 74% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings
Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives. Read More Read Less
Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

Where to Watch

Creature From the Black Lagoon

Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

Rent Creature From the Black Lagoon on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

Creature From the Black Lagoon

What to Know

Critics Consensus

A solid, atmospheric creature feature that entertains without attempting to be deeper than it needs.

Read Critics Reviews

Critics Reviews

View All (45) Critics Reviews
Milton Luban Hollywood Reporter It makes for solid horror-thrill entertainment. Nov 16, 2014 Full Review Steve Macfarlane Slant Magazine What distinguished Jack Arnold's pictures from mutant spinoffs/knockoffs is even more imperative to sci-fi today than it was in 1954: wonderment. Rated: 3/4 Oct 11, 2012 Full Review William Brogdon Variety Jack Arnold's direction has done a firstrate job developing chills and suspense, and James C. Havens rates a good credit for his direction of the underwater sequences. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Kristy Strouse Film Inquiry Creature From the Black Lagoon creates a moody ambiance around a simple core idea, executed excellently. It is a visually stunning and well-designed film that both entertains and thrills, leaving a lasting impression. Nov 18, 2023 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand [Jack] Arnold turns what is effectively a B movie plot—an expedition in the jungle captures a creature and it escapes to wreak havoc and kidnap the team’s sole woman—into a moody, stylish low budget feature. Jan 7, 2023 Full Review Joe Lipsett Horror Queers Podcast Another classic Universal Monsters filled to the brim with homoerotic undertones. From Mark's obsessive interest in David to phallic Gill-Man to the murky white underwater gas, Creature From the Black Lagoon is chock full of queer. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 6, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (945) audience reviews
TimELiebe Fifties SF Classic, still holds up pretty well today, if you can forgive the smart female lead suddenly screaming every time the Gill-Man shows up! My friend found the 3D more effective than I did, and agreed that if it wasn't for the killing of the two bit players at the start the Gill-Man would have been a wholly sympathetic character who only attacked when threatened.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/12/23 Full Review Brad Its hard to watch a classic monster movie like Creature, and not feel a sense of nostalgia (along with a CrEePiNg sense of underwater TeRrOr!!!). Millicent Patricks work on the Gilman creature was astounding, then, and holds up beautifully now. Scotty Welborns underwater Cinematography is still breathtaking. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/24/23 Full Review Jay H Fun stuff, and the Gill Man is quite effective. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review Mike F While billed as a science fiction horror film, I found this to be more akin to a comedy with the bad rubber suit and constant dramatic music. The underwater cinematography was ahead of its time although oddly, the prehistoric fishman swam no faster than a regular person. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Underrated Classic Monster !! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/14/23 Full Review Jens B The youngest of the classic Universal Monsters and it still works pretty well. The comparisons to Del Toro's beautiful love story are obvious but nevertheless: If you're in the mood for an old school adventure, some 50s attractive people, a very cool creature, and stunning underwater shots; go for it, it's not even an hour and a half! Plus commentary on Man treating earth like shit which is probably more relevant than ever. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Creature From the Black Lagoon

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Creature From the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Underwater Hunt Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Underwater Hunt 2:24 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Killing the Creature Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Killing the Creature 2:02 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Into the Creature's Lair Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Into the Creature's Lair 1:01 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Dead or Alive? Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Dead or Alive? 1:30 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature's Hand Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature's Hand 2:15 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Snatched Off the Boat Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Snatched Off the Boat 1:24 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature Attacks Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature Attacks 1:05 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Underwater Stalking Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - Underwater Stalking 2:55 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature, Captured Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature, Captured 1:51 Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature Escapes Creature from the Black Lagoon: Official Clip - The Creature Escapes 1:20 View more videos
The Haunting 87% 82% The Haunting Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 60% 61% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Mark of the Vampire 81% 47% Mark of the Vampire The Devil Rides Out 96% 75% The Devil Rides Out Dracula Has Risen From the Grave 81% 61% Dracula Has Risen From the Grave Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

Movie Info

Synopsis Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives.
Director
Jack Arnold
Producer
William Alland
Screenwriter
Maurice Zimm, Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross
Production Co
Universal International Pictures
Rating
G
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 5, 1954, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 11, 2015
Runtime
1h 19m
Most Popular at Home Now