Attack of the Underwater Movie Monsters

Tuesday, August 17 by

Monster movies have been around since actors realized they could still get paid if they climbed into a hot rubber suit. It didn’t take long for makers of those movies to figure out that those actors in rubber suits might be able to swim. So, they threw them into Universal’s big ol’ backstage swimming hole and let those actors attempt to stay afloat. Clever editors made it appear that they were attacking attractive teenage women. And, thus, a genre was born, the waterborne "creature feature."

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