Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal ) Universal’s most effective new traditional classic monster came in the shape of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Although the film was billed at the time as a sci-fi thriller, the gill man has ultimately joined the ranks of the studio’s most famous entries into their gothic horror stable. Chief scientist (Richard Carlson) then launches a crusade to rescue his assistant ans cast the ominous creature back to the depths from where he came. Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature From The Black Lagoon remains an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators/5(). Creature from the Black Lagoon () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.