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216 Ratings

Swamp Thing

Directed by Wes Craven
United States, 1982


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

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Swamp Thing Directed by Wes Craven

Critics reviews

Craven was always innovative—though not all his films are resounding successes, they’re always filled with interesting tidbits and ambition, even in for-hire projects like this one. Though based on a DC Comics property, Swamp Thing has more to do with 50s sci-fi like The Creature from the Black Lagoon, featuring mutants who fall in love with women.
May 17, 2017
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An enjoyable enough romp if taken as an amiably lunk-headed action flick, Swamp Thing starts off well with an effectively mounted first act that soon gives way to a lot of splashing around in the swamps, punctuated with some incongruously poetic (and oddly endearing) Beauty and the Beast-type moments, and liberally peppered with all the airboat crashes and cigar-chomping David Hess close-ups you could ever want.
August 09, 2013
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