Swamp Thing (1982) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

The new episode of the Revisited video series looks back at writer/director Wes Craven’s 1982 version of Swamp Thing

Just a couple days ago, DC Studios head James Gunn announced that a Swamp Thing movie will be part of the first slate of DC films he will be producing as he reboots the DC Universe. Yesterday, we heard that Logan director James Mangold is in early talks to direct the Swamp Thing movie. So today seemed like the perfect time to release a new episode in the Revisited video series that looks back at the 1982 film adaptation of Swamp Thing (watch it HERE). To find out all about the version of Swamp Thing that reached theatres over forty years ago, check out the video embedded above.

The 1982 Swamp Thing was written and directed by legendary genre filmmaker Wes Craven. His film has the following synopsis: Deep in Florida’s darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alec Holland, and a sexy government agent, Alice Cable, have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and change civilisation forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis, Arcane, is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnaping Cable, Arcane douses Holland with the chemicals and leaves him for dead in the swamp. Mutated by his own formula, Holland becomes “Swamp Thing”-a half plant superhero who will stop at nothing to rescue the beautiful Cable and defeat the evil Arcane… even if it costs him his life!

Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, Louis Jourdan, Dick Durock, David Hess, and Nicholas Worth star.

The Swamp Thing episode of Revisited was Written by Emilie Black, Narrated by Niki Minter, Edited by Victoria Verduzco, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner in the past. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. Since then, the series has covered Tales from the Darkside: The MovieVideodromeJacob’s LadderRe-AnimatorHouse II: The Second StoryTales from the Crypt: Demon KnightPoltergeistKiller Klowns from Outer SpaceFright NightThe FogThe CraftElvira: Mistress of the DarkPet SemataryProm NightStorm of the Century, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and Gremlins.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.