Revenge Of The creature
One instance, where the sequel is as good as the original. At least to me, and that's who counts. Right?
One reason I feel that way is the fact that a lot of the film was shot in and around my home town of Jacksonville Florida. I was in fifth grade at the time, a horror, scifi nut and thought it too cool. A classmate's father worked for the city bus line, and somehow got the job of taxiing some of the stars around town. What can I say the Gillman is one neat monster.
|One scene was shot at a glitzy resturant on the St. Johns River, downtown Jacksonville, called the Lobster House. The Gillman cimbs, dripping, onto the dock interrupts the festivities, snatches Lori Nelson and jumps back into the murky St Johns. Of course the hero, John Agar, jumps in after them. The Lobster House has been gone many years now and I'm not sure that this old boy would jump into the St Johns now. Murky is not the right word.|
|Eventually the Gillman is captured and taken to a marine institute called Ocean Harbor. It was really a Florida tourist attraction "Marine-Land" located on route A1A, just south of St. Augustine. Recently, after countless years, Marine-Land has talked of closing. People don't travel the smaller highways anymore. Faster interstates and larger attractions lure tourist away. Another reason Bobaloons misses the fifties.|
|One last bit of trivia about this great flick. In the early part of the film, look for a young lab assistant trying to find a missing mouse. Yep, that's none other than Clint Eastwood in his first movie role.|
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