Just when you thought it was safe, the Creature returns to the Night Market!
The St. Augustine Historical Society is once again sponsoring a celluloid trip down memory lane by showing The Return of the Creature at the St. Augustine Farmer’s Night Market on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
The St. Augustine Historical Society partners with the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the St. Johns County Public Library System to screen films made in St. Augustine and the surrounding area.
This installment in the Creature of the Black Lagoon saga is pure satire, turning the origin story on its head and coming in at just 25 minutes long. This time the Creature gets the girl, who willingly joins him in domestic life. He also has a bathtub of his very own, rather than sticking to a giant tank at Marineland.
Originally filmed in 8 mm format, Return of the Creature was made as entertainment for the wrap party of the production of Revenge of the Creature, the sequel to The Creature from the Black Lagoon. It was written and filmed by a 27 year-old Michael Gannon. Gannon would go onto achieve great things as a historian, educator, and author, including the book Operation Drumbeat, about German U-boat activity along the eastern coast of the United States in the early days of World War II.
The Night Market will run 6pm-9pm at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
The Return of the Creature will be shown after 8pm, following a musical performance by The Ken Jensen Blues Band. The Library System will have a table of fun Creature related crafts, plus the ever popular Creature Face Fans will be available while supplies last.
Remember, History is fun and made every day!