Reviewed by: Ryan Doom
and Sid Haig
What's it about
A new villain has come to horror! It’s from Louisiana! It’s part gator, part man! And it sucks!
Is it good movie?
You know, Hollywood loves the South. Not in a good way, of course, but in a love-to-make-an-entire-region-backwoods-inbred kinda way. They’re always unwashed, uneducated, and unoriginal. That’s ok because like Nazis, they always make good villains. Creature takes place in the deep backwoods of the South where a group of buddies have been harboring a half man/half gator thing who more or less resembles the love child of Swamp Thing and Spawn. I guess the Creature makes for a good monster character as its weird looking, slimy, and makes funny noises, but it doesn’t have a lot to offer. It just wanders around looking for fresh prey and flexing it’s scaly muscles. But as luck would have it, a group of young folk show up, which makes the gatorman all hot and bothered and hungry.
Creature tries very, very hard to be a kick ass movie. It has many of the necessary elements (lots of boobs, blood, and rednecks) but unfortunately the acting is VERY amateurish and the effects are even worse. The movie wants to be a lot of things, yet it never fully succeeds. Of course, I could argue the opposite…that the film is perfectly awful. That the acting is supposed to be bad, the characters are meant to be paper thin, and we’re not supposed to care that no plot exists. Maybe for some viewers that’s enough. It had potential, and I dug certain parts as I wanted to like the thing, but it tries too hard to be cute and clever.
Video / Audio
A nice quality (had a screener).
While it’s an enjoyable shitty movie, Creature doesn’t do enough for me. Sid Haig is as good as ever, but the rest of the cast and the villain are as forgettable as…shit, I forgot my comparison. Something that’s lame.