Zombieblargh has won for the third time with a nuts 531mil on Monster Bash. How did you all find the limited tries? I was away at the weekend and used my last five tries in the final hour and couldn’t get anywhere with only 29mil, yet the one game I played before I entered the tourney I got 160mil, why does that happen!?
ZombieBlargh has selected Creature From The Black Lagoon as our next table
Main Tournament (Limited tries) Creature from the Black Lagoon Tournament
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Third time wasn’t a charm for Zen_jeno, keeping last place warm and making me feel a little better in second to last :(
The Gill-Man, star of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) and two sequels.
The nature of this varmint seems open to debate. Apparently, there's only one of him around. No mention of a small breeding population is ever made, no eggs or nests or anything like that. Like the Loch Ness Monster, the Black Lagoon Creature is apparently very old, around long enough to have inspired native legends. The scientists briefly mention that he may be a missing link between marine and land life but this sounds dubious to me, considering how well adapted he is for walking around. He stands upright on two legs, after all, not something you'd expect from an intermediate species. (Holding some blood samples, scientist Agar remarks, "It's amazing.. every test, every reaction just short of being human.")
What's really hard to explain is what happens after the beastie is severely burned and undergoes desperate surgery to save his life. Under that armor plate is a complete surface of healthy humanlike skin, and he had two fully functional lungs ready to make him an air-breather. The more I try to figure how such a complex being could have evolved, the less sense it makes.
Finally, the Creature twice takes an unsavory interest in a human woman, abducting them and carrying them around although it seems he's not sure what to do with them once he has them in his clutches. He kills a few men in these films, but he has a different reaction to women even though they can't much resemble any possible females of his own species (if there were any).
No, I suspect the origin of the Gill-Man is much more bizarre and supernatural than that. He may be the product of some ancient lost civilization like Lemuria that experimented with engineered life forms. He might possibly be related to the Deep Ones which HP Lovecraft warned us about. And it's interesting to speculate that the Creature might be a variety of lycanthrope. Instead of changing into a wolf or bear or tiger form as in other parts of the world, suppose a Jivaro who was under a curse transformed into a manfish... and got stuck in that shape permanently.
Mine is probably Creature from the Black Lagoon. Something about the scenery and the creature himself is just really cool to me every time I watch it. I even like the 2 sequels (one of which fun fact has Clint Eastwood in his film debut). Which movie is your favorite?
I’m just wondering this because I’ve recently been watching all the classic universal monster movie I.e. invisible man, Dracula etc and knowing the time they came out and I’m pretty sure that this was when lovecraft was coming out of his shell as a man but I could be wrong
In my opinion Creature from the Black Lagoon has the most memorable soundbytes and voiced lines in pinball history. From "Thank you enjoy the show" and the ever famous "MOOOOOVE YOUR CAAAAAR!" these lines have never left my head despite how little time I have playing the game.
However the most famous of all would have to be "Stay cool daddy-o" from a ball save. The line is so condensed, so strange, and comes in so clear as not muddled by music. Paired with its offbeat graphic as opposed to most machines settling on a text that says "Ball save" makes the act of a drain be the talk of legends
Also, is the 3D made for the red and blue glasses or the ones they give you at the cinema?