The monster of the mucky waters is back in this sequel to the campy horror classic. This time, Swamp Thing is a hero of sorts, rescuing attractive horticulturist Abby (Heather Locklear) from her stepfather, Dr. Arcane (Louis Jourdan), whom she suspects is behind her mother’s death. Between flirtations, Swamp Thing and Abby team up to topple the dastardly Dr. Arcane in this humorous adaptation of the comic book series.
A 25-year veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, writer/producer/director Jim Wynorski is responsible for over 150 varied motion pictures in a myriad of genres. Leaving behind a successful commercial business in New York, Wynorski relocated to California in 1980 and soon found himself on the doorstep of his childhood idol, B-film king Roger Corman. “The rest was destiny,” recounts Wynorski, who soon found himself hired by the renowned movie mogul to cut “coming attractions” for all of the company’s new action and horror films. “It was like grasshopper learning from the kung-fu master,” says Wynorski, who claims his six-months internship with Corman taught him more than four years at film school.
“It wasn’t long after that Corman offered me the first of many writing/directing assignments. Some distributor wanted a flick about a killer in a shopping mall,” recalls Wynorski, “and Roger trusted me enough to say ’come up with something good, and you can direct it.” Well, a couple… read more