Horror movies are major box office. Some experts see the film The Creature from the Black Lagoon as a turning point. One reason is the Gill Man character, created by an often overlooked female trailblazer in monster design, Milicent Patrick. An author who has researched Patrick discusses her significance in American culture and the horror film genre.


  • Mallory O’Meara, author, Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Millicent Patrick

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