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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 <>

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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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If you think Ed Wood films are bad...
16 August 2002 | by (Houston, TX USA) – See all my reviews

People say that "Plan 9 From Outer Space" is the worst film ever? I beg to differ. Larry Buchanan's mad scientist flick makes Plan 9 look like Citizen Kane! I think this film definitely gives Plan 9 a run for its money.

Just take a look at what you're getting here -- among other things, you have a mad scientist in the Louisiana swamp using his co-workers as guinea pigs for his evolution experiments, a deaf-mute girl, American blacks doing an African "curse the dr." dance while burning an effigy, a guy who gets cut up with a log cutter (off-screen), ping pong ball-eyed monsters, alligators in a swimming pool, and John Agar! Be sure and watch for the guy who answers and carries on a conversation on a telephone that never rings -- they apparently forgot to put the sound effect in during post-production (trust me -- it won't be the only time). The swanky '60s costumes and music are absurd, and the performances have to be seen to be believed. Films don't often get worse than this one.

I love this movie. It is so ridiculously bad that it can actually pull me out of a grumpy mood. If you like Ed Wood or Ray Dennis Steckler or Ted Mikels, you'll love this. If you like quality motion pictures with plots that make sense, realistic special effects, and Oscar-caliber acting, well...I warned you.

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