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Swamp Thing

Film poster for Swamp Thing
Directed by Wes Craven
Produced by Benjamin Melniker
Michael E. Uslan
Written by Screenplay:
Wes Craven
Comic Book:
Len Wein
Bernie Wrightson
Starring Louis Jourdan
Adrienne Barbeau
Ray Wise
David Hess
Mimi Craven
Dick Durock
Nicholas Worth
Music by Harry Manfredini
Cinematography Robbie Greenberg
Editing by Richard Bracken
Distributed by Embassy Pictures
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Release date(s) February 19, 1982
Running time 91 min.
Language English
Budget $3,000,000 (est.)
Followed by The Return of Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing is a 1982 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven. It starred Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau and Ray Wise as the scientist who was transformed into a monster (Swamp Thing) by a laboratory accident. The film was based on the DC Comics (later Vertigo Comics) character of the same name by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.

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Production

Filming occurred primarily on location in Charleston, South Carolina, and nearby Johns Island, South Carolina.

Response

Author John Kenneth Muir notes that Swamp Thing differs in many respects from Craven's usual work, in that Craven's intent was to show the major Hollywood studios that he could handle action, stunts and major stars,[1] Craven substituted his usual focus on the problems of the family and society for pure entertainment.[2] Nevertheless, Muir points out, some of Craven's usual themes and images do appear in Swamp Thing. For example, as in The Last House on the Left (1972), and The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Craven shows a close connection between the landscape and his characters.[3]

Sequel

A latecoming, low-budget sequel entitled The Return of Swamp Thing appeared in 1989.

Remake

In 2009 it was announced that Joel Silver will direct the remake of the movie, the storybook is written from Akiva Goldsman.[4]

References

  1. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (1998). "Swamp Thing (1982)" in Wes Craven: The Art of Horror. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0576-7. p.95.
  2. ^ Muir (1998). p. 90.
  3. ^ Muir (1998). p. 91.
  4. ^ "Swamp Thing" Makes Akiva Goldsman's Heart Sing, DreadCentral.com, October 21, 2009

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Swamp Thing is a 1982 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven. It starred Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau and Ray Wise as the scientist who was transformed into a monster (Swamp Thing) by a laboratory accident. The film was based on the DC Comics character of the same name by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. A latecoming, low-budget sequel entitled The Return of Swamp Thing appeared in 1989.

Author John Kenneth Muir notes that Swamp Thing differs in many respects from Craven's usual work. Intending to show the major Hollywood studios that he could handle action, stunts and major stars,[1] Craven substituted his usual focus on the problems of the family and society for pure entertainment.[2] Nevertheless, Muir points out, some of Craven's usual themes and images do appear in Swamp Thing. For example, as in The Last House on the Left (1972), and The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Craven shows a close connection between the landscape and his characters.[3] Filming occurred primarily on location in Charleston, South Carolina, and nearby Johns Island, South Carolina.

References

  1. Muir, John Kenneth (1998). "Swamp Thing (1982)" in Wes Craven: The Art of Horror. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0576-7. p.95.
  2. Muir (1998). p. 90.
  3. Muir (1998). p. 91.

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