Shadows in the Swamp (Swamp horror movies)

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1. Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton

Votes: 487

2. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 5,386

3. Swamp Thing (1982)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess

Votes: 11,875

4. The Beast Within (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror

A young woman gets raped by a mysterious man-creature, and years later her son begins a horrific transformation into a similar beast.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon

Votes: 3,045 | Gross: $7.74M

5. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy

39 Metascore

The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dick Durock, Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas

Votes: 3,651 | Gross: $0.19M

6. Black Water (2007)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

Directors: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki | Stars: Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda, Ben Oxenbould

Votes: 11,954

7. Swamp Thing (I) (1990–1993)

30 min | Sci-Fi

The adventures of a man-turned-muck monster. Swamp Thing was once a man named Alec Holland, but after being caught on fire, doused with strange chemicals, and dumped into the Louisiana ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Lindsay Chapman, Dick Durock, Scott Garrison, Kevin Quigley

Votes: 641

8. Swamp Thing (II) (1990– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Scientist Alec Holland invents a growth substance that could end world hunger, but a plantation owner obsessed with immortality tries to steal it and causes an accident that turns Alec into a human-plant mutant, protector of the bayou.

Stars: Len Carlson, Don Francks, Philip Akin, Errol Slue

Votes: 238

9. Giant Crocodile (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror

A giant crocodile is killing and frightening people living nearby rivers. Two men, whose wives and daughter have been killed by the crocodile, decide to chase and eliminate it.

Director: Sompote Sands | Stars: Nard Poowanai, Ni Tien, Angela Wells, Kirk Warren

Votes: 216

10. Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966 TV Movie)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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 »

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: John Agar, Francine York, Jeff Alexander, Shirley McLine

Votes: 597

11. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,570

12. Terror Inside (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the smallest of Florida towns a lone well driller, Joe, works gathering geological samples for a university study. Unknowingly, Joe unearths more than just primordial muck from deep ... See full summary »

Director: Joe G. Lenders | Stars: Corey Feldman, Tanya Memme, Joe Abby, Susie Feldman

Votes: 199

13. Man-Thing (2005)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jack Thompson, Matthew Le Nevez, Steve Bastoni, Rachael Taylor

Votes: 5,626 | Gross: $0.14M

14. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 23,098 | Gross: $1.30M

15. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Passed | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 4,868

16. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 2,648

17. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror

A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr.

Votes: 2,545

18. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Charles B. Pierce, Cindy Butler, Chuck Pierce Jr., Jimmy Clem

Votes: 3,019

19. The Legend of the Honey Island Swamp Monster (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

This documentary takes the viewer deep into Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp, in search of new evidence that the Honey Island Swamp Monster is still roaming the wet forests. Several ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Holyfield | Star: Locals

20. The Mysterious Monsters (1975)

G | 86 min | Documentary

Peter Graves examines a range of supernatural topics, including mysterious monsters Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and the Yeti, and also psychics and hypnotism.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Peter Graves, Peter Hurkos, William Stenberg, Sidney Walter

Votes: 212

21. Creature from Black Lake (1976)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Two men exploring the Louisiana swamps encounter a Bigfoot-type creature.

Director: Joy N. Houck Jr. | Stars: Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple, John David Carson

Votes: 733

22. Monster in the Woods (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 47 min | Horror

A monster has been roaming the town of Rose St. Clair for years. Now, three girls decide to search the woods for this legendary creature.

Director: Mike Stanley | Stars: Olivia Davis, Serena Stanley, Veronica Stanley

23. Swamp Zombies!!! (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

A chief physician at a large metropolitan hospital is formulating a serum to resurrect recently deceased "patients".When his facility comes under inspection from the federal government, the... See full summary »

Director: Len Kabasinski | Stars: Brian Heffron, Jasmin St. Claire, Pamela Sutch, Dan Severn

Votes: 379

24. Swamp Women (1956)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Marie Windsor, Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,518

25. Swamp Woman (1941)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Into the vast swamplands hurry three people; honky tonk dancer Annabelle Tollington (Ann Corio), cheap promoter "Flash" Bland (Jay Novello) trying to catch Annabelle, and escaping convict ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Ann Corio, Jack La Rue, Mary Hull, Ian MacDonald

Votes: 49

26. The Swamp of the Ravens (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

A doctor who believes death is not the end,and will go to any length to prove that.

Director: Manuel Caño | Stars: Ramiro Oliveros, Marcia Bichette, Fernando Sancho, Antonia Mas

Votes: 268

27. Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A criminal carrying stolen money and gold hijacks a plane that crashes in a Mexican swamp, where the survivors are terrorized by a giant crocodile.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Heidi Lenhart, Chuck Walczak, Jon Sklaroff, Darryl Theirse

Votes: 1,680

28. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 5,857

29. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 73,408 | Gross: $17.19M

30. Venom (2005)

R | 87 min | Horror

25 Metascore

A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Meagan Good, Bijou Phillips

Votes: 9,227 | Gross: $0.88M

31. Razortooth (2007 Video)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The concept is based on a true story concerning an exotic species of eels that are released in the southeast from Asia. They breathe air and can survive on land.

Director: Patricia Harrington | Stars: Douglas Swander, Kathleen LaGue, Simon Page, Tim Colceri

Votes: 818

32. Chloe, Love Is Calling You (1934)

62 min | Horror

A black voodoo priestess comes out of the Louisians swamps to take revenge on the white plantation owner she believes killed her husband.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Olive Borden, Reed Howes, Molly O'Day, Francis Joyner

Votes: 202

33. Onibaba (1964)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror

Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 13,771

34. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 100,194 | Gross: $47.81M

35. Night Monster (1942)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths.

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Leif Erickson, Irene Hervey

Votes: 1,020

36. Swamp Devil (2008)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A young girl finds out some disturbing supernatural truths about her father, who has been a suspect to multiple murder cases.

Director: David Winning | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cindy Sampson, Nicolas Wright, Robert Higden

Votes: 877

37. Rugaru (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Superstition never killed anyone...until now Voodoo is unleashed in a small backwoods bayou town in the form of a large hairy beast which comes face to face with an unlikely hero with his own curse.

Director: Tony Severio | Stars: Randall Oliver, Joe Estevez, Christopher Severio, Robert Douthat

Votes: 31

38. Sister, Sister (1987)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Two sisters turn their family mansion in Louisiana into a guest house. One of their guests is an aide to a congressman, and turns their lives inside out.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey, Dennis Lipscomb

Votes: 746 | Gross: $0.74M

39. Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

A group of beautiful bikini-clad girls go on a vacation in the swamp of the Florida Everglades, never to return.

Director: Aiden Dillard | Stars: Ted Vernon, Katie Rotolo, Nicole Soden, Chelsea Harshman

Votes: 156

40. Revenge of the Zombies (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Altermann shortly after the death ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Bob Steele

Votes: 541

41. Terror in the Swamp (1985)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In an effort to create the perfect nutria for breeding by the fur industry, a scientist and his assistant inadvertently create a brutal mutation that escapes into the nearby swamps.

Directors: Joe Catalanotto, Martin Folse | Stars: Keith Barker, Chuck Bush, Gerald Daigal, Albert Dyket

Votes: 146

42. Bog (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

Dynamite fishing in a rural swamp revives a prehistoric gill monster that must have the blood of human females in order to survive.

Director: Don Keeslar | Stars: Gloria DeHaven, Aldo Ray, Marshall Thompson, Leo Gordon

Votes: 344

43. Stanley (1972)

PG | 108 min | Horror

A young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him.

Director: William Grefé | Stars: Chris Robinson, Alex Rocco, Steve Alaimo, Susan Carroll

Votes: 510

44. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

Votes: 3,546

45. The Alien Dead (1980)

R | 74 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ray Roberts, Linda Lewis, George Kelsey

Votes: 773

46. Hatchet (2006)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond, Amara Zaragoza

Votes: 26,812 | Gross: $0.16M

47. Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A genetically-altered fish wreaks havoc on a small fishing town.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow, Matthew Rauch

Votes: 4,693

48. Muckman (2009 Video)

80 min | Horror

A TV documentary crew searches the woods for a fabled creature.

Director: Brett Piper | Stars: A.J. Khan, Alison Whitney, Ian Piper, Jared Warren

Votes: 112

49. Sugar Hill (1974)

PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror

When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Maslansky | Stars: Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley, Betty Anne Rees

Votes: 1,393