Ben Bates and Dick Durock in Swamp Thing (1982)

Seeing how this horror DC property recently got a 2019 DC Universe streaming show, I finally decided to check out this 80’s movie from the mind of Wes Craven! It tells the story of scientist Alec Holland (Ray Wise) who becomes transformed into the monster the Swamp Thing (Dick Durock) through laboratory sabotage orchestrated by the evil Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan). Later, he helps a woman named Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau) and battles the man responsible for it all, the ruthless Arcane. While the movie is campy, I couldn’t help but get sucked into this world of Swamp Thing and I found the love interest played by Adrienne Barbeau to be interesting. Although I couldn’t help but feel that the overall design of the titular character was too simplistic. Overall I found this to be a fun if imperfect introduction to Swamp Thing for me!

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