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It had everything: nudity, gore and the most superfluous lesbian sex scene in the history of film. How could it possibly fail? Stuart Heritage goes behind the scenes of a real Hollywood disaster movie

Nobody knows anything. That's what William Goldman decided after spending a lifetime in the movie business. Nobody knows anything, and that's as true now as it's ever been. The fate of poor, unloved Creature proves his point perfectly.

Given a second chance, the makers of Creature probably wouldn't have opened on what's traditionally one of the quietest weekends of the year. Nor would they have picked the 10th anniversary of 9/11. And they almost definitely wouldn't have opened the film on 1,500 screens after mounting a barely existent marketing campaign. These are terrible conditions for any film to be released into, let alone a micro-budget horror flick about some sex-crazed teenagers running around a swamp being eaten by »

- Stuart Heritage

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