So it’s been about eight years since I last went to Universal Studios in Orlando and I haven’t been to Universal Studios Hollywood since never. And now, I’m really itching to go. First, they got rid of that sort of lame Back to the Future ride (that was still awesome just because it was a Back to the Future Ride) to make room for what looks to be a really fun Simpsons ride.
And now, Universal Hollywood is getting a new show called Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical.
Which, basically, is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard. Creature From the Black Lagoon seems to be the redheaded stepchild of Universal Monster Movies, I guess because you can’t see the visage of a Lugosi or Karloff or Raines under all that make-up, but as far as pure filmmaking goes, it stands head-and-shoulders above the other well-known Universal Monster fare, with the exception of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, which research shows, are the greatest movies ever.
The sequels to Creature are also pretty solid, as opposed to, say, The Ghost of Frankenstein. So color me excited that this movie is getting made into a musical. Because I’d like to see the Gill Man sing. Who wouldn’t?
Unfortunately for me, this seems to be only opening in Universal’s Hollywood theme park, so I’ll either have to wait a while, or walk a very long ways to see it.
Click here to see the full-size awesome teaser poster for the show over at ShockTillYouDrop (it’s their exclusive and my morals are too high to just steal it).