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Director Wes Craven, who went on to fame as the force behind blockbuster horror films such as Wes Craven, departed from his favorite genre to film this unique cult classic -- a spoof on the mad scientist movies of the 1950s. Adrienne Barbeau stars as Alice Cable, a government agent sent to replace a man who has disappeared while guarding a secret experimental lab in the middle of the Louisiana bayous. Dressed in heels and a skirt, Cable professes unease at her strange new surroundings, but she is soon wooed by Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise). Holland is working on a concoction that combines plant and animal cells. Arcane (Louis Jourdan) is the criminal mastermind who is trying to steal the secret recipe for the potion. When Arcane and his mercenaries break into the government camp, they kill Holland's sister Linda (Nannette Brown) and the scientist is accidentally doused with his own formula and bursts into flames, then dives into the swamp. Arcane's men pursue Cable, but she is rescued by a mysterious green man. It takes several rescues for her to understand that the Swamp Thing (Dick Durock) is Dr. Holland, transformed by his own formula. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


Louis Jourdan
as Arcane
Adrienne Barbeau
as Alice Cable
Ray Wise
as Alec Holland
David Hess
as Ferret
Nicholas Worth
as Bruno
Dick Durock
as Swamp Thing
Al Ruban
as Charlie
Mimi Craven
as Arcane's Secretary
Dov Gottesfeld
as Commando
Bill Erickson
as Young Agent


Wes Craven
Michael E. Uslan
Benjamin Melniker
Wes Craven
Robin Goodwin
Harry Manfredini
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Bracken
Robb Wilson King
Production Designer
David Nichols
Production Designer
Rhoda Neal
Art Director
Al Ruban
Executive Producer
Bennett Choate
Costume Designer
Paul A. Simmons
Costume Designer
Patricia Bolomet
Costume Designer
Todd Corman
First Assistant Director
Tony Cecere
Tony Cecere
Second Assistant Director
William Munns
William Munns
Makeup Special Effects
Esther Mercado
Makeup Special Effects