We just were informed that CREATURE FEATURE: 50 YEARS OF THE GILL-MAN, the unreleased documentary on the making of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON will screen one-time only this Friday evening, March 14th at the MONSTER MANIA convention taking place in Cherry Hill, NJ, in honor of the late Ben Chapman, the man who portrayed the Gill-Man. The MONSTER MANIA shows are always a fun event, but the screening at 6PM tomorrow night is definitely something we’re looking forward to. Check out the press release below, as well as a link to our wonderful Ben Chapman FRIGHT exclusive interview.
CHERRY HILL, NJ
Just added to The MONSTER MANIA X Convention schedule will be a special Friday night tribute screening of CREATURE FEATURE: 50 YEARS OF THE GILL-MAN, the unreleased documentary on the making of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. This special one-time screening will be held in honor of BEN CHAPMAN, who passed away February 21st, and who stars in the feature-length documentary that tells the story behind the creation and marketing of The Creature From the Black Lagoon. The Screening will kick off the upcoming MONSTER MANIA X weekend on Friday, March 14, at six p.m.
The film also features JULIE ADAMS, GINGER STANLEY, Academy-Award Winner BENECIO DEL TORO – who is currently starring in the new Universal remake of THE WOLFMAN – Actor and Monster Collector DANIEL ROEBUCK, two-time Academy-Award nominated Writer Arthur Ross, who penned the screenplays for the original film and Creature Walks Among Us, among others, and is narrated by KEITH DAVID, who will be attending the Monster Mania show as a guest that weekend.
Dave Hagan, who runs MONSTER MANIA and Sam Borowski, who wrote and Produced CREATURE FEATURE will both say a few words before hand about Ben Chapman. Then after the film there will be an approximate 35-minute Q&A featuring Borowski, Director Matt Crick, Associate Producer Eric Rosenberg and Movie Producer Sam Sherman who is featured in the film, and possibly some other special guests such as Keith David.
Show information can be found at http://www.monstermania.net
Click the frame below to read our legendary interview with BEN CHAPMAN: