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Even I, The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day, has heard the legend of a man-fish!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I’ve featured The Creature in a previous BtSPotD. That particular still was from Revenge of the Creature. I can’t be 100% positive, but I think today’s is from the original Creature From the Black Lagoon. You know, I don’t know what it is about the Creature flicks, but there’s a whole lot of behind the scenes looks at the guy in the suit goofing off. The first BTS pic was of the Creature kissing a dame and this one has him dancing. At least I hope that’s what he’s doing. So, for your October enjoyment I present to you a dancing fish-man!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow isn’t the Friday, but the Behind the Scenes Pic will still live up to the date. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)

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  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by tronton33

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Even Today...

    by Fievel

    ..the design of that suit is fantastic.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    My favorite classic monster.

    by disfigurehead

    I called it "Creature from the bottom of the swimming pool" when I was a kid.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Bet that suit is as uncomfortable as crap.

    by Yelsaeb

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    where is the ass?

    by KilliK

    nah without the ass from the first pic,this pic does not worth it.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by nylon raider

    Iconic as the creature design is(I've literally seen it a 1000's of times in magazines and comics for decades) I'm ashamed to say I have never seen this movie.I cant explain why-I saw every other monster B movie in existence but this movie always eluded my radar ....I am off to rectify this forthwith. The pic is a beaut' by the way.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    I remember..

    by KGB3317

    this movie set in Transylvania or something like that & it dealt with a town being terrorized my four or five "monsters", but they ended up just being people with genectic problems & deformities. I remember watching as a kid in the 80s, I also remember lots of smoke-machine usage in the movie. ANYBODY???HELP??

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Did the creature from the black lagoon invent Clowning?

    by dastickboy

    On this evidence, it's a definite maybe.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Can he do "trapped in a box"?

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    I'll second the praise.

    by AugustusMacReady

    There's junk in theatrical and direct-to-dvd to THIS DAY that can't touch that creature design.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Transyvania 6-5000?

    by Turingtestee

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I was expecting Old Greg.

    by slickjohnny

    I made the wrong assessment.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    haha this kinda reminds me of this picture:

    by DioxholsterRestored

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Ben Chapman said it was foam rubber...

    by Mike K

    ...that was light and that it was not that bad.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by NippleEffect


  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    For A Second, I Thought It Would Be Waterworld

    by Crow3711

    I'm pretty sure that line, or something close to it, is uttered within, no? Costner = Manfish

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Did any of the suits survive?

    by boogel

    Has anyone seen one in a museum or anything. I know a lot of the stuff from that era rotted pretty fast.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    So tomorrow's is TOM SAVINI fingering Jason's mom?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    The first Aurora monster model kit I bought as a kid

    by Snookeroo

    was Creature From the Black Lagoon.<br>Heady times indeed.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Heavens to Murgatroyd!

    by Odkin

    Exit, stage left!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    i thought it was going to be Cabin Boy..

    by nolan bautista

    ..but that was Sharky! half-man/half-shark!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista Aurora model kit was King Kong (w/glow in the dark Kong head and glow in the dark Fay Wray)..heady times indeed,indeed!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I hate that carpenter never got to remake this

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Any juicy details on that stalled (and ultimatley cancelled) production. I would have loved to see Carpenter tackle this in his prime<P>Speaking of projects that never were, are you still planing on doing a feature that would delve into projects that could have been?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by JFilm101

    I believe you're thinking of the film "The Monster Squad." At least that is what comes to mind from your description.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    @Turingtestee & JFilm101

    by KGB3317

    Yes, it is Transylvania 6-5000!! Awesome! & thanks anyway JFilm. heres the descript from Wiki "Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) is a movie about two tabloid reporters who travel to modern-day Transylvania to uncover the truth behind Frankenstein sightings. Along the way, they encounter other horror movie staples — a mummy, a werewolf, a vampire — each with a twist". And it stars Goldblum & Ed Begley Jr.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    He's *Putin On The Ritz^!

    by NippleEffect

    Now, if youre blue<br> And you dont know where to go to<br> Why dont you go where fashion sits<br> Puttin on the ritz!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    CROW: He's the only fish with a butt

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    suprised this hasn't been remade multiple times

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST


    by Generalcatburd

    I am super serial! this movie scared the crap outta me as a kid watching the saturday afternoon Creature Feature. great pic Quint -

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Was hoping it'd be Old Gregg

    by jimmy_009

    But this is cool too. One of the best creature designs ever.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Even I HAVE heard...

    by all

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Background guys!!

    by drumdaddy60

    I like how that real Goomba looking guy in the background of the pic is like "What the fuck is dis guy doing?!?" Ha Ha Classic!!

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by uberman

    And it looks friggin great. Also got me a full size bust of the creature mask in my office, as well a statue of the creature swimming. As an avid freediver and spearfisherman in the Pacific NW, I love the Creature. If only I could get some gills....

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Where is Chocky!?!?!?

    by LHombreSiniestro

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    I think it's just natural to goof up in a scary suit

    by tomimt

    I mean that's what I would do.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Ricou Browning

    by Shoegeezer

    The man in the suit (man in the suit, etc) is still working today at 80. Saw his name in the credits of Boardwalk Empire as marine co-ordinator. That's pretty darn cool, still top of his game late in life.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST


    by kingralphuk

    And when I shit, it smells just like tuna.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    he's doing a Jackie Gleason impersonation

    by durhay

    Similar to this pic:

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Old Greg is awesome...

    by scrote

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    2 of you beat me to it...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...but yeah, it's a Gleason impersonation.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Black Lagoon Fever

    by leo54304

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Give a man a fish...

    by REDD

    and he will eat for a day. Turn a man into a fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Odkin, thanks for the Snagglepuss ref

    by Sonny_Williams

    Hadn't thought about the 'puss for a long time!

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    He was getting antsy because he

    by Dennis_Moore

    wanted to grab some azz.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Do we know who was in the suit?

    by dogu4

    Rumor has it that James Arness or his brother Peter Graves prior to their long running TV programs; Gunsmoke and Mission Impossible, respectively.