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

Description: 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!


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