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Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966)

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Deep in the rural swamps of Texas the mad Dr. Simond Trent is conducting experiments on the local swamp people in an attempt to discover the secret of evolution. When a party of oil ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Rogers
Pat Trent
Jeff Alexander ...
Dr. Simond Trent
Shirley McLine ...
Brenda Simmons
Cal Duggan ...
Charles McLine ...
Rabbit Simms
Bill McGhee ...
Tracker (as Bill McGee)
Ted Mitchell ...
Roger Ready ...
Frenchie (as Rodger Ready)
Bill Thurman ...
Driscoll West / The Swamp Creature
Tony Huston ...
Tom (as Tony Houston)
Gayle Johnson ...
Michael Tolden ...
Elderly Father
Annabelle Weenick ...
Hotel Clerk
Pilot (as Pat Cranshaw)


Deep in the rural swamps of Texas the mad Dr. Simond Trent is conducting experiments on the local swamp people in an attempt to discover the secret of evolution. When a party of oil surveyors comes upon his isolated laboratory he decides to take the final step and turn one of them into a grotesque amphibious creature. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The titular creature doesn't actually show up until the last 6 minutes of the film. See more »


Tom: Doctor, I was thinking... just the work that you've done with the crocodiles and taking them back along the evolutionary path and making them into fish would be enough to win you world acclaim.
Dr. Simond Trent: Yes, but acclaim... that's nothing. To create life, to move it up and down the evolutionary path... that's something. Something I don't you quite appreciate, Tom.
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from It Conquered the World (1956)
Ronald Stein
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A big fishman in a small pond.
27 April 2004 | by (Movieland USA) – See all my reviews

Director Larry Buchanan's Curse of the Swamp Creature is a worthy companion to the parade of "swamp-stomping mad scientist trying to shake off meddlesome interloper" films which populate one of horror's tiniest genres. It's not hard to make waves in such a small pond, and Curse of the Swamp Creature certainly doesn't disappoint devoted horror fans, many of whom follow Larry Buchanan as a kind of successor to Schlock horror's undisputed Grand Champion, Ed Wood.

The Curse of the Swamp Creature is that he lives at all. In the murkiest reaches of Louisiana's bayou a reclusive scientist experiments with the genetic map and creates a sort of man-phibian out of one of his apprentices. Meanwhile a cadre of well-meaning interlopers and less-well-meaning con-artists threatens the Doctor's harmonious freak-making activities and themselves become fodder for future human-animal hybrids. If they don't stop him, no one will be safe from "The Curse of the Swamp Creature."

All of the elements of good "bad" cinema are here in spades. Dopey acting, campy dialog, silly monsters, and interior sets that look like someone's Grandma's house got invaded over the weekend and turned into an evil laboratory brimming with everything one would need to do radical genetic engineering. Well, maybe not everything. But he does have an aquarium and some test tubes.

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