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‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Julie Adams Passes Away

We have sad news to report as Julie Adams passed away yesterday in Los Angeles, California at the age of 92. Adams swam her way into the heart of ever horror fan as Kay Lawrence in the 1954 Universal classic, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Adams played alongside Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Antonia Moreno, Ben Chapman, and Ricou Browning. The film is considered the final chapter in the original classic monster flicks hailing from Universal.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa on October 17, 1926 Adams moved to California at the age of 19 to pursue a career in acting. She landed her first role as a starlet in Paramount’s Red, Hot and Blue which debuted in 1949. She would go on to appear in Tickle Me, The Last Movie, Horizons West, The Mississippi Gambler, The Private War of Major Benson, and The Killer Inside Me. read more

Ricou Browning Talks Becoming the Gill-Man And More in Exclusive Interview

During CT HorrorFest, Horror News Network’s Rob Caprilozzi sat down with Ricou Browning and discussed his career as the “Gill-Man” in Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The eighty-five-year-old actor who played the Creature in all three films said that he “Liked making the original Creature from the Black Lagoon film the best.” The role, which he nabbed while attending the Florida State University, launched his career in film.  During the panel, Browning discussed the experience getting in the Creature from the Black Lagoon costume and being given shots of brandy to keep him warm in the 40 degree water. read more

Kill of the Week-CTHorrorFest-Featured Guest Edition-Ricou Browning

We are just a few weeks away from Connecticut HorrorFest 2016! One of our featured guest is truly a living legend.  Ricou Browning played The Gil-man in The Creature from The Black Lagoon (1954) as well as its sequels, Revenge of the Creature (1955) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).  He is last living actor to have played a classic Universal Monster. Beyond playing the Gil-man, Mr. Browing is an accomplished director and choreographer.  He directed the the iconic underwater fight scenes in the James Bond films Thunderball and Never Say Never Again. read more