Swamp Thing

Science changed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!

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Podcast Release Date:
Oct 29, 2013

Swamp Thing Series Episode 1

Only a vegetable wouldn’t listen to this show!

By 1980 Superman had proven audiences of all ages could watch in wonder as comic books came to life on the big screen. But the next DC hero on the big screen wasn’t Batman, Green Lantern, or even Aquaman, it was Swamp Thing. The film was directed by Wes Craven and starred James Bond baddie Louis Jordan and scream queen Adrienne Barbeau. It did not find box office success but did lead to a sequel, a TV series, and a cult following. Did the film just need time to bloom, or did it wither on the vine? Listen to Now Playing’s latest DC Comic movie review to find out!

Explicit: This is an uncensored podcast which may contain strong language and adult content that is not appropriate for all ages.

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Movie Details

Series
Comic Book Movies
Series
DC Comics Series
Series
Swamp Thing
Original Title
Swamp Thing
Title
Swamp Thing
Director
Wes Craven
Author
Producer
Michael Uslan, Benjamin Melniker
Writer
Wes Craven
Actors
Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess, Nicholas Worth, Don Knight, Al Ruban, Dick Durock, Ben Bates, Nannette Brown, Reggie Batts, Mimi Craven, Karen Price, Bill Erickson, Dov Gottesfeld, Tommy Madden
Runtime
1 h 31 min
Release Date
19 February 1982
Genres
Horror, Science Fiction
Overview
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...

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