Monday, June 07, 2010

Creature from the black lagoon actor Ben Chapman died

Two years later I found the article saying that Ben Chapman the actor who played the Creature of the Black Lagoon and scared the shit out of me when being a toddler - and loved every second of it. Ben Chapman was 79 when he died according to an old article in 2008 that I just happen to find when surfing the net for creatures of the black lagoon.

Anyone in love of pulp movies from the 50´s and 60´s should quickly get hold of a movie of it. Dont get a crappy copy of it from a dodgy place on the net, instead go to the video/DVD store and rent it or buy a proper movie DVD with hopefully extra material in honour of the man and those who made it in the 50´s. And you will enjoy.

Article in the NY Times >
Found this seemingly private website with pictures of Ben Chapman at a party >


Stefan Lindblad
Illustrator & artist


Jeff Harrison said...

argh this movies scared me silly too, nightmares for a long time...

Stefan Lindblad - illustration & art said...

And finally got to see how he looked like under that mask. That movie and attack of the ants with burt lancaster or something like that - movies that changed a generation? ;-)