“Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed
him even more!” Swamp Thing, a Wes Craven movie
released in 1982, was more sci-fi than horror, but we
include it here. The movie received mixed reviews,
although they were weighted more on the positive side.
The movie did up being profitable, and a low budget
sequel, The Return of Swamp Thing, was released in
In the original movie, a government agent, named Alice
Cable, is sent to guard Dr. Alec Holland, who is
developing some kind of weird plant/animal concoction in
the swamp lands of Louisiana. The formula is meant to
create animal/plant things that can thrive in harsh
conditions, in the hopes to end world hunger. Holland's
arch enemy, Anton Arcane, comes to steal the potion, and
then decides to douse Holland with it.
What happens? Holland turns into a walking weed. But
this weed has powers, and he is hell bent on saving the
beautiful Alice from his Anton. In the end, Holland is
able to battle Anton’s forces and even Anton himself,
who has also mutated into some type of strange creature
after having misappropriated the secret formula.