STARRING: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess, Nicholas Worth,
Don Knight, Al Ruban, Dick Durock, Ben Bates, Nannette Brown
1982, 91 Minutes, Directed by: Wes Craven
Deep in Florida's darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist and a sexy
government agent have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and
chage civilization forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch
nemesis is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the
lab and kidnapping the agent, the madman douses the scientist with the secret
chemicals and leaves him for dead in the swamp. Mutated by his own formula, the
scientist is transformed into a half human/half plant superhero who will stop at
nothing to rescue the beautiful woman and defeat his arch nemesis...even if it
costs him his life.
Textbook example of how not to adapt a comic book to the big screen, Swamp Thing
is based on the DC Comics comic book of the same title. It's the story of a scientist left
to die in the swamps by bad guys, but turning into walking vegetation instead.
What Brit writer Alan Moore made work on the printed page, is as dumb as the plot
synopsis makes it sounds.
Rent it if you're in a Mystery Science
Theatre 3000 kind of mood, but otherwise avoid!