You’ve likely seen “The Shape of Water” by now, but have you seen it reimagined as a 1950s-style creature feature? Now you can thanks to the wonders of the internet, namely a fan-made trailer that brings the “Creature From the Black Lagoon” vibes of Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance out into the open. Watch below.
Complete with a scratchy filter, black-and-white visuals, and redubbed sound effects meant to remind you of he audio quality of yesteryear, the trailer lives up to the traditions of yore. “Not since the beginning of time has the world known terror like this!” it proclaims via intertitle.
There’s no dialogue, but there is voiceover narration: “Science couldn’t explain it, but there it was: alive in the deep, deep waters of the Amazon, a throwback to a creature that had existed 100 million years ago.”
“A woman’s beauty the bait that brought it out of its lair,” the narrator continues. “See underwater thrills never photographed before in this most terrifying of the science-fiction adventures.”