I am, however, working tirelessly to turn my Hyundai into a time machine), I was raised on a diet of Jim Cameron movies, He-Man cartoons, permed hair and big, puffy shoulder pads. In terms of books, I've been influenced by the works of Clive Barker, Robert Jordan, and countless others. I liked it well enough when I caught it on tape as a kid. I barely remembered it as an adult, though. I knew a guy got turned into a Creature From the Black Lagoon by toxic waste (toxic waste was huge in the 80s, btw).