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Science changed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!
Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed. Arcane, desperate for the formula, attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive chase ensues that ultimately ends with a confrontation between Holland and a changed Arcane...
Rest in peace, Wes.
Everything's a dream when you're alone.
This is one hell of an entertaining film, but for all the wrong god damn reasons. Thankfully Wes Craven still had A Nightmare on Elm Street up his sleeve because this isn't the film that was going to take his career to the next level, it might have taken him down a bit to be quite honest.
Adrienne Barbeau deserves an award being able to pull off scenes in any sort of coherent fashion playing off of Dick Durock who is in a rubber Swamp Thing costume. Durock on the other hand spends most of the film skulking about with his favorite offense maneuver being throwing guys. Like that's his big move.…
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The idea of making a new twist based on The Creature from the Black Lagoon was good, but the execution totally ruined the movie since it mainly had action sequences that are entertaining instead of creative horror movie magic. Now, I can see why people say when Wes Craven runs out of ideas, it turns out pretty bad in general. Hopefully, my next experience with Wes Craven on Hoop-Tober comes out with a more detail review than this one with how amazing it is instead of how much this film did not meet my expectations.
Wes Craven you've done it again! You've bored me to tears! This is the third Craven movie I've seen this year, the others being 'Red Eye' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street', and all three have been painful watches. This one was a little different in that it was actually going for camp instead of stumbling there accidentally. But that's no excuse for a shit movie watching experience. The one saving grace is that I did laugh out loud once or twice at Ray Wise in his rubber swamp suit, but that's not enough to make this recommendable. Wes Craven... I am not a fan.
A monster movie with heart, conspiracy, betrayal and Adrienne Barbeau's boobs.
Part of the 1982 Project
Film S of March Movie Madness
Cheesy and very camp Comic book adaption of The Swamp Thing from horror maestro Wes Craven. In a change from his usual style, Wes really camps it up in and if you take it as it is , its quite enjoyable. Although the score really reminded me of a Friday the 13th movie, so much so I half expected Jason to pop up through the swamp, very distracting.
Not a great movie - but it's a Wes Craven movie with a lot of heart. When I heard that he passed away, and I saw that Jim Kruger had lent this one to me, it felt like I had to watch it. It's simple in it's plot - Ray Wise is a scientist working with animal and plant DNA, trying to save the world. Arcane is the evil scientist who wants to get his work, so he uses DAVID HESS (Of Last House of the Left fame) as his hammer. It's wild to see Hess chasing Adrian through the swamp - his menace was still at a 10 in this movie. Brought back all the damage that was done…
Cheesy, swampy, DC horror comic book goodness. I wonder when/if Hollywood will ever get around to another Swamp Thing flick.
Rest in peace, Wes.
Gosh..... this movie is awful!!! But for a Comic Book Movie made in 1982, you have to give it a little credit for trying! As a comic book fan, and this being a DC Comics property, I'm surprised I hadnt seen this sooner, but when I eventually sat down to watch it, I knew I was going to be in store for some 80's sleeze!
Off the bat, Swamp Thing looks ridiculous... Its so evident that its a guy in a full body rubber suit, its not even funny...
And then theres the ultimate showdown at the end with the villain Arcane, an awful mix trying to embody a 007 villain, while utilising the mask switch used so eloquently by…
Something stinks and I think it's Swamp Thing. Master of Horror Wes Craven takes the excellent comic series and wipes his ass with it. The flushed remains are this rubber suited mess. I think he flushed a Beast Man action figure down the crapper too, because I'm pretty sure that's what Swampy fights in the end.
Having said all that, it's still pretty entertaining.
I will list elements of the movie followed by a Yay or a Nay.
Adrienne Barbeau - Yay
Mercenary dudes - Nay
The swamp store kid- Yay
Louis Jordan - Nay
Ray Wise - Yay
The reach for the light scene - Nay
The dinner party - Yay
Wolf/Pig monster - Nay
Swampy himself - yay
The Yays have it in a tight battle. Schlock buoyed by nostalgia.
Wes Craven directed this dismal 1982 horror spoof based on a DC comic about a scientist (Ray Wise) who transforms himself into a rampaging plant. The film is too lazy to provide any actual jokes with its send-up of the genre—it just exudes a hip, condescending attitude while the actors (Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau) ham it up. Craven seems to have set out to make a bad movie, and he's succeeded. 91 min.
Impressive b-movie nonsense from Wes Craven, somehow coming after Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes and before Nightmare on Elm Street. You'd think having seen the rest of what Craven was up to at this time that there'd be some pretty nasty stuff in this, but you'd be way off, it's proper man in a rubber suit fare, with stunts of A-Team quality. I'd be interested to learn how the hell this happened as it's so incongruous with the rest of his work. He does still manage to pull of a certain level of schlocky fun, but I'm not sure who the intended audience is here as it's a little too bloody for younger viewers (with some gratuitous nudity from Adrienne Barbeau definitely designed for older ones!) but if you're going for adults why stop as such a tame affair?
Wow, that was awkward. I wish Wes Craven would have waited a few more years to make this movie. Even today his filmography is VERY hit or miss, but at least not too long after this, he became a way more competent filmmaker. I can’t believe that he followed up this completely boring and cheesy mess with his masterpiece NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
More than 1100 movies of pure 80's horror!
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