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Swamp Thing
Director: Wes Craven
Producer: Benjamin Melniker
Michael E. Uslan
Writer(s): Screenplay:
Wes Craven
Comic Book:
Len Wein
Bernie Wrightson
Release Date: February 19, 1982
Running Time: 91 mins
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Swamp Thing is a 1982 horror movie that focuses on the transformation of Alec Holland into the Swamp Thing. A sequel, The Return of Swamp Thing, was released in 1989.


In the swamps of Louisiana, Dr. Alec Holland works with his sister Linda on a top-secret bio-engineering project to create a plant/human hybrid capable of thriving in extreme environments. Government agent Alice Cable arrives just as Holland makes a major breakthrough, and begins to develop feelings for him. However, a paramilitary group led the evil Dr. Arcane, who is obsessed with immortality, kills Linda while trying to steal the formula. Dr. Holland is covered in chemicals, caught on fire, and runs screaming in the swamp, presumably to die, but returns as a monstrously mutated plant creature. As the Swamp Thing, Holland battles Arcane's forces to protect Cable, and eventually takes on the mad doctor himself, who has also mutated from his incomplete understanding of the formula.



  • Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!
  • The comic book legend lives!


The film was shot in South Carolina.

Swamp Thing Films
1980s series Swamp Thing | The Return of Swamp Thing
Future Swamp Thing (Reboot)