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Curse of the Swamp Creature (1968)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie February 1968
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 »


Larry Buchanan


Tony Huston (screenplay) (as Tony Houston)




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Agar ... Barry Rogers
Francine York ... Pat Trent
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander ... Dr. Simond Trent
Shirley McLine Shirley McLine ... Brenda Simmons
Cal Duggan Cal Duggan ... Ritchie
Charles McLine Charles McLine ... Rabbit Simms
Bill McGhee ... Tracker (as Bill McGee)
Ted Mitchell Ted Mitchell ... Valjean
Roger Ready Roger Ready ... Frenchie (as Rodger Ready)
Bill Thurman ... Driscoll West / The Swamp Creature
Tony Huston ... Tom (as Tony Houston)
Gayle Johnson Gayle Johnson ... Mura
Michael Tolden Michael Tolden ... Elderly Father
Annabelle Weenick ... Hotel Clerk
Patrick Cranshaw ... 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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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MOASASOURI - A MONSTER FROM ANOTHER AGE...with terrifying destructive powers...his victims fight for their lives in a silent, eerie underwater battleground!


Horror | Sci-Fi



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The film re-uses Ronald Stein's previous music from both It Conquered the World and Invasion of the Saucer Men. 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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Remake of Voodoo Woman (1957) See more »


Music cues
from Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)
Composed by Ronald Stein
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A big fishman in a small pond.
27 April 2004 | by pdthorneSee all my reviews

Director Larry Buchanan's Curse of the Swamp Creature is a worthy companion to the parade of "swamp-stomping mad scientist trying to shake off meddlesome interloper" films which populate one of horror's tiniest genres. It's not hard to make waves in such a small pond, and Curse of the Swamp Creature certainly doesn't disappoint devoted horror fans, many of whom follow Larry Buchanan as a kind of successor to Schlock horror's undisputed Grand Champion, Ed Wood.

The Curse of the Swamp Creature is that he lives at all. In the murkiest reaches of Louisiana's bayou a reclusive scientist experiments with the genetic map and creates a sort of man-phibian out of one of his apprentices. Meanwhile a cadre of well-meaning interlopers and less-well-meaning con-artists threatens the Doctor's harmonious freak-making activities and themselves become fodder for future human-animal hybrids. If they don't stop him, no one will be safe from "The Curse of the Swamp Creature."

All of the elements of good "bad" cinema are here in spades. Dopey acting, campy dialog, silly monsters, and interior sets that look like someone's Grandma's house got invaded over the weekend and turned into an evil laboratory brimming with everything one would need to do radical genetic engineering. Well, maybe not everything. But he does have an aquarium and some test tubes.

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February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Azalea Pictures See more »
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