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Traveler's Aid: CreatureFest (10/25/2002)

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Get ready for a trip to one of the creepiest places in the world: a murky black lagoon in the upper reaches of the Amazon, the home of a BLOODTHIRSTY AMPHIBIOUS GILL-MAN!!

Sound like the setup of a B-monster movie? Well, it is ... The Creature from the Black Lagoon, to be specific. It's about a bunch of scientists who travel up the Amazon to a mysterious lagoon in search of fossils. They run across a scary swamp creature who terrorizes the crew and snatches the hottie female scientist. Naturally, they all freak out and want to hightail it back to civilization, but the creature isn't going to let them leave quietly.

We won't give away the ending, but if you want to visit the Black Lagoon, you can. And, you don't have to go all the way to the Amazon, either. The movie was shot in Florida's Wakulla Springs State Park, site of one of the world's largest freshwater springs and the upcoming CreatureFest, a monster movie film festival. John Fraser from the Tallahassee Film Society tells us more about it. Plus, we also talk to the creature himself. He joins us in the studio to chat about life in the lagoon, his struggle with addiction, and his love of travel.

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Wakulla Springs State Park

Tallahassee Film Society

Tallahassee Area Visitor Information Center

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