Saturday, September 17, 2011

Creature From the Emerald Lagoon?

Another new film by Bobby Bragg, last featured on Undead Backbrain in regards to his film Maggots, is a creature-feature with an obvious lineage that harkens back to the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon (US-1954; dir. Jack Arnold). Instead of a bunch of scientists traveling down the Amazon in search of a prehistoric survival in an isolated tributary, this one has a scientist and his assistant gone missing in the vicinity of a backwater everglades community and adds assorted family concerns playing out around the shores of an idyllic lagoon, a lagoon which is decidedly emerald and well-lit instead of black and gloomily monochrome, and is home to a monster that may or may not look like its cinematic ancestor. Director Bragg isn't revealing much in regards to his creature's appearance just yet, beyond that obscure humanoid silhouette on the poster and the following two muck-shots.

Emerald Lagoon's original working title was, in fact, "The Creature in the Black Lagoon" -- but that was obviously felt to be a little derivative... Emerald Lagoon is described as "A Family Adventure Film", so I'm guessing there's little that's overly horrific in it.

When micro scientist, Dr Connors and his assistant Libby Myers are discovered missing from the small everglades community of Emerald Lagoon, Libby's father becomes concerned and tries to find Roland, a local fishing guide to search for her... But the errant guide is currently in the doghouse with his wife, Alyssa, who has discovered that he has been anything but faithful. Local law enforcement, Sheriff Blackburn, is not taking the disappearance of the two seriously, and Roland is more concerned about getting his family back than looking for Libby. When Myers, frustrated on both fronts, decides to undertake a search on his own, he quickly discovers that the swamp is a scary and dangerous place. He retreats to approach Roland with another offer. Luckily Alyssa feels sympathy for Myers and urges Roland to help the desperate father. Roland and Alyssa's young daughter Sophie, upset with her parents over the breakup, wanders into the swamp. A suspicious creature from the muck lurks in the waters of Emerald Lagoon, and patiently waits as Sophie treks deeper into the jungle... 


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  • AMERICAN INTERGLOBAL MEDIA LLC and SOROTV present a Bobby Bragg film.
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS - Bobby Bragg, Grant Austin Waldman
  • PRODUCED, DIRECTED and EDITED by Bobby Bragg
  • WRITTEN BY Bobby Bragg, Kameron Devine, John Stanford Anderson
  • DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - John Stanford Anderson
Chris Romero "Male Comedian", Debbie Rallo, Keely Allen, Erica Lea Shelton, Jerry Wisner, Grant Austin Waldman, Jessie LaBorn, Nathena Lewis, Randy Allen

Sources: Bobby Bragg via Avery. Official website. Written by Robert Hood

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EMERALD LAGOON – Exclusive Release – Video On Demand

The exclusive Video On Demand release of EMERALD LAGOON, Oct., 1, 2011 at SOROTV:
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