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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.…
Oh shit. There goes the neighborhood.
That third act really should have gone all the way into Island of Dr. Moreau territory (yes the 96 one), but considering that they didn't even have the budget to properly do a Swamp Thing costume the fact we got to see any other mutations is a miracle.
Still plenty of fun to be had with Adrienne Barbeau and everyone else playing it straight with Dick Durock in a rubber Swamp Thing costume that makes the 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon seem incredibly ahead of it's time (for 1982).
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.
Swamp Thing vs. ManBearPig!
I seriously had to laugh out loud, as I have re-seen the villain of this movie.
Saw this movie as a kid and had pretty fond memories of it, today I wonder why.
Maybe it was just Adrienne Barbeau's boobs which kept this memory alive :-)
A really good B-movie helped by the fact that its made by great horror director Wes Craven. Yes its a guy in a rubber suit but it is a B-movie. An okay story that is well told, has some good action and a good cast. Yes the final fight between the two monsters is silly but again its a B-movie. The film is brought together in a way that makes it work.
Film #13 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 16/30: A film based on a DC Comic.
I really didn't enjoy this. From the awful look of the monster(s) to the silly premise and unfounded progression of the plot, it was just a mess to me. I thought Jude was kind of okay. And Adrienne Barbeau at least kept the film from getting a half star review. Considering the track record of the comic version of Swamp Thing, I would have much preferred something more along Alan Moore's vision for the character, but this is what we got.
Horribly cheap wipe transitions, and a hero in a shit rubber suit whose main superpower seems to be that he can throw people around a bit.
Qui Wes stava provando una roba che non era proprio nelle sue corde, e nemmeno nel suo budget. Infila un paio di maccosa simpatici ma morta lì.
Well, I'm happy Wes Craven got to do a goofy DC Comics movie. It about as good as you might expect, through no fault of his own. Jude is the bomb, though.
Terribly slow and laughably cheap, the most remarkable thing about this are the words "Directed by West Craven!"
Mostly a 70s b movie the 2 main actors aren't bad overall watchable and was surprised when Wes Cravens name came up in the credits.
I saw The sequel, The Return of Swamp thing in the Cinema in 1989, and only now watching this Wes Craven original, Not sure what to say to that...
This is my current watchlist for this year's '31 Days of Horror'.
As ever I will be trying to watch…