You heard that right, everyone. From now on, instead of there being a
THEME OF THE WEEK there-there will be a THEME OF THE MONTH. This means three times the MISUNDERSTOOD fun as well as re-discovering and dedication for the misunderstood creatures we are honoring! It will also give you more time to find out about them.
This month, we are honoring THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) along with his other undersea brothers and sisters who search for acceptance not only below the earth but more importantly above the seas’ watery abyss. Some of these creatures want to be loved, to thrive, to explore a whole new world (not to be confused with the Disney idea if you catch my drift)! Others crave domination over the seas much like HUMANOIDS OF THE DEEP (1980) who seek to dominate human women but we’ll touch base on that later.
THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is one of those monsters that is rarely discussed and yet his image is used in many of the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS posters and merchandise. This Month we will change all that with a variety of posters, clips, reviews, and much more including this creature and it’s misunderstood undersea monster family.
It’s a new year here for CINEMA INSOMNIA and we would like to hear about what you think about THE CREATURE. Do you believe he is misunderstood? Which undersea monster is in your book the most misunderstood? Let us know in the comments on this site or our pages! Better yet, show us by sending us clips of your favorite undersea monster along with why you think they are misunderstood and we will share your findings.
If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall or send it to us and it will be shared on our pages. There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite UNDERSEA CREATURE FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIUNDERSEAMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.
Let’s Warm Up, Stretch, Wait 15 minutes after we finish our last meal, Now Let’s Go UNDER THE SEA! Step over, Ariel, because here comes THE CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON!
“Even a Man who is a pure heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” (THE WOLF MAN 1941)
Last week, we put FRANKENSTEIN and his monster up for our week theme. This week, we take a look at another misunderstood monster: THE WEREWOLF! The werewolf or lycanthropy legend has spanned across the world for a few centuries. According to the ancient Roman mythological tale, it all began with King Lycan who in false believe that the gods had any power, served them human flesh to them for dinner. He was vilely punished for his unforgivable deed by being transformed into a werewolf and in this form, he would be cursed to feast on human flesh. Since then, the legend has grown and transformed into it’s own legend spanning throughout the generations through the silver screen into the minds of audiences everywhere. The first film incarnation was in silent film form entitled THE WEREWOLF (1913) but it was lost in a fire. The first SOUND motion picture incarnation was WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935). You don’t really hear about this film, but it does give a temporary “cure” to the werewolf curse.
THE WOLF MAN (1941), on the other hand, we see and feel the conviction Lon Chaney Jr. goes through when he first gets bitten by the werewolf and as he attempts to try to comprehend something he doesn’t believe truly exists and tries to find a way out. Coincidentally it was this film that paved the way for future werewolf films.
Over the next few decades, Hollywood used the “victim” card on younger audiences in films such as THE WEREWOLF (1956), I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF (1957), and THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961). The lore and the tale changed even more when the 70’s and 80s rolled around, turning this misunderstood creature to be fighting between the balance of good and evil. This week, we will look into this misunderstood monster through clips, trailers, pictures, and film posters. We have an ultra fierce week up ahead for you!
If you have any pictures you’d like to share, private message us the pictures or post them onto our page wall to join the fun! What is your favorite misunderstood WEREWOLF film? Let us know in the comments, you never know-MITCH MITTENS might review it and give you a shout out in his next review! Show your love for THE WEREWOLF by posting your favorite scenes in the comment section or private message and you may see your favorite scene shared on our pages and receive credit. If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall and it will be shared on our pages. There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite WEREWOLF feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIWEREWOLFWEEK and tag the Cinema Insomnia we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.
Beware…..of the Wolf!