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Swamp Thing (1982)

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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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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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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

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Das Ding aus dem Sumpf  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The character of Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau) is an amalgam of two characters, Abby Arcane and Matthew Joseph Cable, from the source "Swamp Thing" comic books, who in them was married at different times to both Matthew Cable is and Dr. Anton Arcane, the latter of whom in the film is played by Louis Jourdan but the two are antagonists and are not romantically involved. See more »

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The first time Arcane's thugs chase Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau) in the swamp, one of the guys shoots his own man and the squad leader takes his rifle away from him. After a quick cut away, the original shooter has his rifle back. See more »

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Dr. Anton Arcane: A man who loves, gives hostages to fortune.
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Featured in Tales from the Swamp with Adrienne Barbeau (2013) See more »

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Good Scenes Complimented with Not so Good Scenes
2 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Not a masterpiece by any means but still an entertaining film with a couple of postives. One, the appearence of Adrienne Barbeau who shows here why she was a mainstay in American horror films during the late 70s to early 80s. Two, the humorous but slightly dark appoarch of the material. Now for the negatives of the films. One, the acting goes from being very good to very bad in seconds. Two, the inconsistency of the film's sequences and story. Swamp Thing(1982) is what I consider a transitional film that bridges his early films of Last House on the Left(1972), and The Hills Have Eyes(1977) to his mid 1980s films like A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984). A very satifying performance is given by Last House on the Left(1972) actor, David Hess. Its too bad that Craven never worked with David Hess after this film because Hess added a true feeling of screen villainly in his performances for LHOTL & Swamp Thing(1982). Swamp Thing(1982) belongs in the category of cult classic status and as a middle of the road type of film for Wes Craven.


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