Creature from the Black Lagoon ★★★½

Halloween film fest day 29 - a monster movie - I remember this film psychologically damaging me when I was about 4 and it gave me nightmares for weeks so its been oddly therapeutic to revisit this 31 years later. Its funny how The Shape of Water is such a homage to this movie, albeit in a genre switch up. This feels like a proper Universal horror with a score thatll send shivers down your spine. The actual story has a lot of repetition but it was still fun to watch