Swamp Devil NR

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Melanie Blaime returns to her southern hometown to learn that her estranged father is in hiding, accused of murder in the swamps. But when the real culprit emerges, an inhuman, killing mass of mud and vines, more surprises emerge from the bog--those of a town healer, of a secret buried years ago, and of the true identity of the vengeful Swamp Devil.

Starring:
Bruce Dern, Cindy Sampson
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

Swamp Devil

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This movie wasn't too bad.
Thressa Phillips
While things get a little too cute at the end, Swamp Devil is a nicely executed and mostly entertaining B movie, with an intriguing monster.
trebe
It seems that, for reasons that are never explained, the Swamp Devil can't escape the confines of the town.
Michael J. Tresca

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David J. Garcia on December 29, 2009
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This is a very interesting movie. The effects were very cool and the plot was entertaining. I think the whole family could enjoy this because there is little language, not a ton of gore, and no sex. It has some action and is thoroughly entertaining. I highly recommend it for sci-fi fans.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Larry Abney on October 20, 2009
Format: DVD
for a Sci Fi type of movie, it was actually pretty good! usually when i think of Sci Fi type movies, i automatically skip it, but i decided to give this one a shot and i actually liked it.
Even though there were some small plot holes as to why the monster couldn't cross county lines
or how it became to be an actual monster?
but i dont sit there and talk negitively about every horror movie and how it sucked b.c it didnt do this or that, blah blah blah.
dont want to hear the BS.
it was a good movie for a low budget film.
i enjoyed it a lot and i might just add it to my horror collection. :)
good job you guys
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Thressa Phillips on April 11, 2009
Format: DVD
This movie wasn't too bad. The chacaters were very likable. The Swamp Devil wasn't that scarey, but maybe it would have been if I lived in the woods or near a swamp! If you're looking for a good, creepy movie that the whole family can watch, this is a good choice. There's no sex and only one scene was the least bit gorey. I don't recall any bad language. I think I'll probably dust it off one day and watch it again.
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Format: DVD
Part of the Maneater series, Swamp Devil (2008) isn't great, but with a decent story, good acting, and passable special effects, it is slightly better than your average B grade monster movie. The swamp devil creature doesn't actually eat humans, just kills them. Entirely a CGI creation, the monster is a humanoid shaped bundle of twisted roots, vines, stalks, and branches. While obviously fake, this is at least a different kind of creature, that offers some things perhaps not seen before.

Melanie Blaine (Cindy Sampson) receives a call from Jimmy Fuller (Nicolas Wright), an old classmate she barely remembers, who tells her that her estranged father, Howard Blaine (Bruce Dern) is dying. Arriving back at the town of Gibbington, a place she last saw at about age seven, she meets Jimmy and discovers that her father, a former law man, is actually wanted for the murder of a young woman found in a nearby swamp.

Melanie goes to stay at her father's cabin in the woods, and receives a visit from Sheriff Nelson Bois (James Kidnie), deputy Jolene Harris (Allison Graham), and Ed Jones (Robert Higden), the father of the dead girl. The following day, Melanie has a reunion with her Dad, and learns the secret behind the origin of the creature. Along with those that are left, they struggle to find a way to destroy the swamp devil.

The story is not that complicated, and you can probably see the reveal coming from some distance, but at least there are no really stupid and annoying characters. Cindy Sampson (High Plains Invaders) is an engaging actress, who does what she can with her role, and Allison Graham plays a more prominent role than might first be expected.
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I had to get this. However, the dialogue and the other actors are so bad as to make this a highly entertaining film, up there with the likes of Shark Attack 3. Buy, laugh, and enjoy this train wreck of a movie.

* DVD Note: The audio on this DVD was a little messed up at parts, creating occasional minor electronic feedback. I thought at first it was my DVD player or TV, but I tried another player on another TV, and the problem persisted. Don't know if a whole bad batch of these went out, or if it was just mine. The disc itself looks fine and undamaged.
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By rita on April 6, 2014
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looked for this movie for months,so glad i found it. my 5yr old grand daughter just loves it so does my 20 yr old grandson
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its a pretty good syfy movie has a nice story line will keep your attention and has a pretty good monster i liked the thing but i love horror movies and it kept my attention
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By Tammy N. Zhang on May 8, 2011
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this is great it has gore,
creature violence,guns.
and the most important thing
a kinda good ending.so no
more bad reviews please.
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