8. The Chase - Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
One of the first films made in 3D, 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon remains one of the most important monster movies to this day. In the Amazon, an expedition uncovers a fossil of a human-like hand with webbed fingers. The members of the initial expedition are brutally killed under mysterious circumstances. All the audience sees is the first-person point-of-view shots and the long-nailed scaly fingers of the Creature. In a chase scene under the surface of the Black Lagoon, the creature is hunted down and shot with a harpoon. The Gill-man is shot through the gut, but keeps on swimming as it pulls the harpoon from its belly. Before the poacher can get free, the Creature darts up to the surface and grabs him by the legs. Dragging him to the floor of the lagoon, the struggle ensues as swamp-dust scatters up opacifying the air, a fate deserved of dolphin-hunters worldwide.
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