Saturday, February 23, 2008

Horrible News, Some Of The Worst...

I held off on telling you this until I was ABSOLUTELY SURE IT WAS TRUE. I'm sorry -- so sorry -- to tell you all this, but Ben Chapman, one of our crack dry-land operatives for over 50 years, has passed away ON LAND, in a HUMAN-RUN HOSPITAL. I can't stand to tell you what they're planning to do with his dang-near-sacred remains; it's too horrible. He should OBVIOUSLY have been released into the water, so he could sink mournfully face-down into the wet ONE LAST TIME.

This is the man who played the Gillman so masterfully in the dry-land scenes of The Creature From The Black Lagoon, a B-picture that became one of Universal's horror classics AND ONE OF THE GREATEST RECRUITING TOOLS EVER. He's brought so many new recruits into our ranks beneath the sea, since BEFORE THE FILM'S RELEASE, that WE'VE LOST COUNT.

This is a dry-land operative SO BRILLIANT that even the glaring security leak worked into the three Gill Man pictures has caused us NO TROUBLE AT ALL.

Ben Chapman is an IRREPLACEABLE talent, and I shudder to think what it will be like to go on without him.

Here's the full story.

Here's the great Gill Man's own website.

There will never be another one like him.

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Blogger Ur-spo said...

sad news indeed
i remember that movie well.

6:55 PM  

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