Swamp Thing

Synopsis: Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed . . . Arcane, desperate for the formula attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive chase ensues that ultimately ends with a confrontation between Holland and a changed Arcane . . .
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Wes Craven
Production: Nelson Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.4
Metacritic:
50
Rotten Tomatoes:
65%
PG
Year:
1982
91 min
97 Views

NOT LONG AGO, IN THE UNEXPLORED|REACHES OF AN UNMAPPED SWAMP,

THE CREATIVE GENIUS OF ONE MAN

COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER'S EVIL|DREAM AND A MONSTER WAS BORN.

TOO POWERFUL TO BE DESTRO YED,|TOO INTELLIGENT TO BE CAPTURED,

THIS BEING|STILL PURSUES ITS SAVAGE DREAM.

So there's the swamp.|Where's the nearest good restaurant?

Depends. If you're a human,|it's back in Washington.

But if you're a 'gator,|could be right where we land.

Thank your lucky stars|you're comin' in at the end of this.

Holland insisted on building it all out here.|He said this is where the life is.

One of those life forms|nailed the guy you're replacing.

What? They sent a woman out here?

- Where are you goin'?|- Couldn't take it any more.

Well, he lasted longer than most.

(radio crackles)

Boo.

(snake hisses)

No!

Weird, isn't it? The local fishermen|say this place is haunted.

I don't know where we are, Toto,|but this sure isn't Kansas.

What?

Nothing.

Used to be a church until|about 50 years ago, then the levee broke.

It's just been us and the deer flies|for the last ten weeks.

Welcome back, sir.|What did Washington say?

That's confidential.

- (man) It's OK, Miss. I got it.|- But you can start packin'.

All right.

(man) Where's this go?|Give me a hand over here with this.

What does Holland think|about going back to Washington?

I doubt he's been told. Ritter couldn't|believe me when I gave him the news.

- Do you think Washington's paranoid?|- Do you think the Pope is Catholic?

This is your place.

You probably haven't seen half this stuff.|It's all new. This is a laser...

Laser-induced subsonic field generator.|Gives double readings in the 3200 band.

I got a trick for fixing that.

They send someone who knows what|she's doin' the week they pull us out!

What's he working on?

- Who?|- Holland.

This thing is so hush-hush, no one asks.|Something to do with plants.

(man) Where the hell's my man?|I thought he was back.

Hey, Charlie!

The emperor calls. Come on.

Hey, you know there's a...

What's going on here?|Get those crates into the church.

You men in the boat! What are you doing?|Get that damn thing outta sight!

Lamebrains!

Charlie, welcome back.|And this is Hank's replacement?

Cable, Harry Ritter,|Project Field Supervisor.

One of your sensors|is reading malfunction.

Not surprising.|They rot in a week in these swamps.

Charlie, did you get them|to change their minds?

No. They want him and the substance|in Washington where they can watch him.

Anything wrong?

A rumour. Somebody's heard|Arcane's gotten wind of the project.

- I thought Arcane was dead.|- He is. Who said that Arcane's onto this?

Nobody's taking credit for it.|You know Washington.

All it takes is one loudmouth|to spill this to Holland

and the whole project goes to hell,|do you know that?

Yes, sir.

That goes for you, too.

Come on. I keep the number of people|near to him at a minimum.

This admits the three of us,|and the Hollands.

It was programmed for your prints|this morning. Try it.

The stuff I have put up with - alligators,|bugs, snakes, and now rumours.

Charlie, I want to hear everything|about the Arcane business, now.

What about that sensor in sector three?

Get somebody to take you there|and take a look.

Me?

In the swamps?

- Any luck there?|- Wiggle your fingers.

Lose a contact lens?

Funny.

Well, don't just stand there.|Give us a hand. Right about in the middle.

Please?

I dropped a Cooper's digger.

Would you look under the rocks, please?

Go ahead.

What's a Cooper's digger? A shovel?

Nah...

Just Alessandro.

He's got a little one-celled animal living|in his fur that makes a terrific host.

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Wes Craven

Wesley Earl Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor. He was known for his pioneering work in the genre of horror films, particularly slasher films, where his impact on the genre was considered prolific and influential. Due to the success and cultural impact of his works in the horror film genre, Craven has been called a "Master of Horror". He is best known for creating A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, featuring the characters of Freddy Krueger and Ghostface respectively. Some of his other films include The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, Swamp Thing, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, Vampire in Brooklyn, and Red Eye. more…

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