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Creature (2011)

 -  Horror  -  9 September 2011 (USA)
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In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp.

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In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp.

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Rated R for bloody violence and grisly images, some sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$327,000 (USA) (9 September 2011)

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$327,000 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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Daniel Bernhardt stayed away from the other cast members when he was in the Lockjaw costume. See more »

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During the opening swimming sequence the lady has a black bracelet that changes from right wrist, to left wrist, back to right wrist at least once. See more »

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Oscar: My dad was way into all this kind of stuff.
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Referenced in Conan: Alex Trebek in Actual Jeopardy (2011) See more »

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The good old days of horror are no more...
9 September 2011 | by (South Jersey) – See all my reviews

I've always been a fan of blood, gore and guts. I would watch anything that fell under the genre of Horror. I've seen all the Friday the 13ths, Nightmare on Elm Streets, and Halloweens; I've seen all the Jeepers/Creepers, Texas Chainsaw Massacres, and Saws; and I've watched most of the classic Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Invisible Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon movies. Some of my all-time favorite Horror films have been the less mainstream films though; such as Killer Klowns from Outer Space and the cult classic Evil Dead. When I was asked if I was interested in passes to see a screening of Creature, I couldn't resist. I'd seen a trailer for the movie and knew that it was definitely a "low-budget" film; and with low-budget films comes low expectations.

Using a budget of approximately $3,000,000, an extremely small amount by Hollywood standards), Fred Andrews III makes his directorial debut. The most notable actor in Creature is horror film stalwart Sid Haig, mostly known for playing Captain Spaulding in the movies House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. Sadly, Haig basically just plays a dumbed down version of Spaulding and sadly his is extremely underutilized because he's the best thing in the movie. The "creature", if you will, is not a computer generated image but is merely someone wearing a costume; similar to the way it was done back in the "good old days." Regrettably the comparison to the "good old days" stops there. Yes, there's the nudity, and quite a bit more than the standard gratuitous, there's pot smoking and drunkenness; but, the shock factor is lacking. The kill scenes show very little gore…if any at all. The characters are underdeveloped, giving you no one to relate to or to root for. The witty humor is dull and the dialogue isn't much better. There really isn't much that actually works.

Grade: F

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