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Swamp Thing (1982)

PG  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  19 February 1982 (USA)
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After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

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Alice Cable
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Ferret
Nicholas Worth ...
Bruno
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Ritter
Al Ruban ...
Charlie
Dick Durock ...
Ben Bates ...
Arcane Monster
Nannette Brown ...
Reggie Batts ...
Jude
Mimi Craven ...
Arcane's Secretary (as Mimi Meyer)
Karen Price ...
Arcane's Messenger
Bill Erickson ...
Young Agent
Dov Gottesfeld ...
Commando
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Storyline

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 . . . Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more! See more »

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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El monstruo del pantano  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was made and released about ten years after its source DC Comics book of the same name was first published in late 1972 and about eleven years after the first appearance of the Swamp Thing character in the No. #92 ed. of the DC Comics book "House of Secrets" which was published in mid-1971. The edition has been of note for being the publication that introduced the Swamp Thing character which was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. See more »

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Amplification of Each's Essence
17 February 2008 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

I really have an affection for this truly campy, cheaply-made, cheesy film from the early 80's. Wes Craven, before he hits it real big, obviously has some directorial flair, but there is a lot here that is atypical of his work. The special effects are really cheap, I mean, aside from the Swamp Thing outfit, everything else is very badly done from the hideous, cowardly midget to the overblown, terrible outfit of another "fearsome" monster that personifies the very essence of evil - or so we are told. It would be very easy to dissect this film for all of its obvious faults, but what I do like is that it has that feel of an old sci-fi film from years gone by - good vs. evil. It has some decent acting and set locations. Louis Jourdan plays the suave villain as well as anybody and David Hess(Last House on the Left fame) plays a despicable henchman with few peers. And Adrienne Barbeau? She bares it and is beautiful in all forms of undress as her cleavage barely manages to stay on as she runs through swampland. She plays Alice Cable, a love interest for the Swamp Thing, a creation of serendipity and scientific experimentation. The story, loosely based on a comic book, is liberally dosed with action, inane dialog, and what you would expect for a film of this ilk, but all enjoyable. I enjoyed the character of Jude too, played with an innocence to acting(and perhaps talent) that few films would allow but comes off I think. Besides, Adrienne Barbeau is in it - this is one of the few times I really would like to have Cable!


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