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Ryan Rotten’s Got Some Interesting CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON News!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I like the online horror community a lot. Everyone knows everyone, and even though a number of sites compete for scoops and exclusives, I still get a sense that everyone is united in their love of the genre. One of the guys I’ve always enjoyed reading and talking to over the years is Ryan Rotten, who has seemingly written for every site on the planet except ours. These days, he’s the high poobah of, and he managed to get some very cool news about the long-in-gestation CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON remake:

Sounds like this shit's finally going to happen: Designer, FX house named! Ryan "Rotten" Turek
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  • May 4, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST

    MORE IRONMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Lashlarue


  • May 4, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

    I kinda want to see this remade

  • May 4, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Original needs a new speical edition DVD

    by ZombiKiller86

    Universal has to have a print of the 3D version somewhere or else I wouldn't have been able to get my hands on an old ass VHS copy that had the original 3D version on it (thank you very much Movie Gallery).

  • May 4, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Where did the Big Fish story go?

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    And I could have sworn I saw something for True Lies 2 and now both are gone off the site. WTF?

  • May 4, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST

    ryan rotten

    by The Real MiraJeff

    is a cool dude. we spent an hour or so shooting the shit on the roof of the standard downtown while waiting for jessica alba to arrive so we could talk to her for 8.5 minutes about The Eye (the 2nd worst movie of the year next to Prom Night -- sorry couldn't resist) and let me tell you, that dude knows horror movies. the arrow ain't got nothin' on him.

  • May 4, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Big Fish story?


    As in the movie? I loved that movie what was the article about?

  • May 4, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Big Fish story was about

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    someone saying they saw a parade that had Ewan Mcg and the tall man in it. The story had a link and it was a rumor about a possible sequel. <BR> <BR> Gone off the site.

  • May 4, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Obama is playing the Black Lagoon

    by Missing Dink

  • May 4, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST




  • May 4, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST

    The Hillary from the Black Obama...

    by Supermans

    Oh wait that sounds

  • Are am I mistaken...

  • May 4, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    "Are am I mistaken"...?

    by Osmosis Jones

    OR am I mistaken.

  • May 4, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Why? The original is perfection?

    by Uncle Stan

    Updated special effects will not make it a better movie when the original film is more than that. Did you nancy-boys learn nothing from Burton's Planet of the Apes or the various remakes of King Kong?

  • May 4, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    hope there's a guy in a suit

    by sith_rising

    at least for the close ups, obviously lots of CG for underwater and action scenes. the gill man/ merman was my favorite creature when I was a kid, so I hope this is good...

  • May 4, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Hide a zipper on the CGI model somewhere

    by BrandLoyalist

  • May 4, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I agree. Why?

    by Knuckleduster

    The original is pure joy. Why fuck with it? Oh yeah, money.... right. Anyhoo, I hope they at least get the folks who made Abe Sapien for the Hellboy movie to do this.

  • May 4, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Hillary Clinton...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    can play Jason's mom in the unncessary remake of FRIDAY THE 13TH (a pretty sorry franchise to begin with). Bill Clinton could play a "playboy" politician (married, of course) whose promiscuity prompts Jason's wrath. Nice cameo. Hillary could reprise her role in the sequels; in another month or two she'll--as usual--have nothing to do. By the way, Ben Chapman--who played the original CREATURE OF BLACK LAGOON (dryland scenes)--passed away a few weeks ago.

  • May 4, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST


    by ImMorganFreeman

    I concur with your thoughts on Ryan. I see him at any and every "horror" type event I get sent to as well. I was also up there on the Standard roof. I was the guy who asked ALba if I could have her fries after the interview. (You might have been with the other group, though). Anyway, I had fun on the roof with all the horror guys (even if you all did see Grindhouse the day before and couldn't stop talking about it) but that was a waste of a day. A set visit to watch Alba play blind as she exits a cab. Ooooohhh.. Hollywood magic!

  • May 4, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    I don't think this will work

    by INWOsuxRED

    and I hate people that "know horror".

  • May 4, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Kong 2005

    by INWOsuxRED

    was tedious but had some good cgi ape stuff.

  • May 4, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Creature From The Black Lagoon

    by Snookeroo

    worked because of the era in which it was made (amazingly well, I might add). Make something new, don't ruin something that's not.

  • May 4, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by LittleDudes

  • May 4, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Screw a new effects team

    by thujone68

    Just pull the creature from Monster Squad out of mothballs. That was a cool ass monster!

  • May 4, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Barack Obama as Gillman!

    by Prossor

    put some green paint on him and he's it! he has the frog lips and everything!

  • May 4, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Sahara was hideously bad...

    by blackmantis

    This will be too.

  • May 4, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I too agree...

    by rutgersjaffo

    Why mess with perfection? I love the originals here. Leave The Thing, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Crazies ALONE! Come up with YOUR OWN IDEAS!!!!

  • May 4, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    The only way this film will get my money is if...

    by Kirbymanly

    They cast Diora Baird as the female lead. Imagine the swimsuit... (drooling, drooling)

  • May 5, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    The original was so good

    by godzillasushi

    I wouldn't mind this remake if only it gets more people to watch the original. Scared the hell outta me when I was younger. Still kind of does. Exposing a new audience to that would be great. At least until they find out it's black and white, and want to jump off a roof.

  • May 5, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Kong 2005 Should Have Started


    With them getting to the island. A little pre-amble with the map and chatting about the film makers legal and financial troubles, all done in under 5 minutes, and then we're done. All the exposition in the first hour accomplished nothing. Can't recreate the exposition of the classic Kong, so why try? Just get right to the giant monkey.

  • May 5, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Creature From the Black Lagoon Might Be Cool


    Best thing about Kong 2005 was that they set it back in the original time frame. If The Creature of the Black Lagoon is set in the 50s, they've already done one thing right, in my book.

  • May 5, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    One thing that King Kong remake gave us...

    by Darth Macchio

    ..was the fucking mind blowing hottness of Jessica Lange back in '76. If you don't believe me go and watch it again. Years before the aeorbics and years before "Daisy Dukes" and the sheer crazy hottness and beauty of Jessica Lange was all over the screen. Plus...she's a very talented actor which makes her a pleasure to watch on pretty much all levels. Granted, she's done some crazy roles very good justice and thus seems a little crazy herself and I realize I'm being horribly shallow here but I don't give a shit. She's perfect in that movie...perfect.

  • May 5, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Cthulhu of the Black-lagoon?

    by Pumpkinjoe

    It would be awesome if they added a little H.P.L. to the story line..."Deep Ones" maybe?

  • May 5, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by JohnIan

    I've been busy, couldn't post it until now. Anyhow went looking in my archive. Found production artwork from one of the aborted 1990s remakes.

  • May 6, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    At least we don't need a "Revenge Of The Creature" Remake...

    by Kirbymanly

    That was Jaws 3-D