18. The Creature From The Black Lagoon
- Fictional: Creature from the Black Lagoon
We’re not sure how to discuss this without sounding weird. But it’s plainly obvious that Creature from the Black Lagoon was one of the most notable horror movies ever. Yet it was a big deal in its time due to most never seeing anything like it beforehand. It was made in the 1950s and 3D had become a big deal at the time, in spite of its infancy in films. It was shot in 3D and projected in theaters using a polarized light method. The audience then wore gray polarizing filter glasses to see it.
Other audience members later saw the movie in 2D. Yet its original 3D version helped to make this weird-looking “creature” even more terrifying. That notable nature helped to make the movie legendary. The Creature itself looked impressive for its time. Coming out of the water, it played on people’s fears about what was truly in the deep ocean. It had a humanoid appearance but almost prehistoric as if a species of human never left the water and evolved into this. Truly, it lands well even today as one of the top monsters in movie history.