Swamp Thing

A research scientist (Wise), contaminated while working on a government project in Louisiana bayou country, mutates into the peaceable and amorous 'swamp thing' (played by Durock). Craven tries to do this 'veggie-man' horror in a suitable DC Comics style; and with Louis Jourdan as arch-villain 'Arcane', not to mention Adrienne Barbeau (Mrs John Carpenter) as the Thing's object of desire, he's definitely on the right track. At other times, the picture is right off its trolley. The budget limitations are pretty obvious, though the money did stretch to oodles of gunk and goo.

Release details

Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Wes Craven
Screenwriter: Wes Craven
Cast: Louis Jourdan
Adrienne Barbeau
Ray Wise
Davis Hess
Nicholas Worth
Dick Durock

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5 / 5

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Richard Freeman

Forget the cruddy film read the Alam Moore comic book. You can get them in collected form, truly excellent stuff.

Richard Freeman

Forget the cruddy film read the Alam Moore comic book. You can get them in collected form, truly excellent stuff.