Creature

September 9th, 2011







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Plot
In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 3.6/10 (777 voted)

Critic's Score: 31/100

Director: Fred Andrews

Stars: Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Daniel Bernhardt

Storyline
In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp.

Writers: Tracy Morse, Fred Andrews

Cast:
Mehcad Brooks - Niles
Serinda Swan - Emily
Dillon Casey - Oscar
Lauren Schneider - Karen
Aaron Hill - Randy
Amanda Fuller - Beth
Wayne Pére - Bud
David Jensen - Jimmy
Pruitt Taylor Vince - Grover
Daniel Bernhardt - Grimley
Sid Haig - Chopper
Rebekah Kennedy - Caroline
Jennifer Lynn Warren - Ophelia
D'Arcy Allen - Villager
Ilya Krueger - Villager

Taglines: Terror Has Teeth



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 9 September 2011



Box Office Details

Budget: $3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $327,000 (USA) (11 September 2011) (1507 Screens)

Gross: $327,000 (USA) (11 September 2011)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Earned only $327,000 in its 1,507-theater opening weekend, setting the record of the worst opening weekend in more than 1,500 theaters, and its $217 per-theater average was the second worst for a wide release (behind only Proud American's $128 average).

Goofs:
Continuity: The red haired girl wears a black shirt. She changes into a white shirt because the black one smells bad. When the group reaches the path to the house by car, there is a shot of her wearing the black shirt again. When they exit the car, the shirt is white again.



User Review

The good old days of horror are no more...

Rating: 1/10

I've always been a fan of blood, gore and guts. I would watch anything that fell under the genre of Horror. I've seen all the Friday the 13ths, Nightmare on Elm Streets, and Halloweens; I've seen all the Jeepers/Creepers, Texas Chainsaw Massacres, and Saws; and I've watched most of the classic Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Invisible Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon movies. Some of my all-time favorite Horror films have been the less mainstream films though; such as Killer Klowns from Outer Space and the cult classic Evil Dead. When I was asked if I was interested in passes to see a screening of Creature, I couldn't resist. I'd seen a trailer for the movie and knew that it was definitely a "low-budget" film; and with low-budget films comes low expectations.

Using a budget of approximately $3,000,000, an extremely small amount by Hollywood standards), Fred Andrews III makes his directorial debut. The most notable actor in Creature is horror film stalwart Sid Haig, mostly known for playing Captain Spaulding in the movies House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. Sadly, Haig basically just plays a dumbed down version of Spaulding and sadly his is extremely underutilized because he's the best thing in the movie. The "creature", if you will, is not a computer generated image but is merely someone wearing a costume; similar to the way it was done back in the "good old days." Regrettably the comparison to the "good old days" stops there. Yes, there's the nudity, and quite a bit more than the standard gratuitous, there's pot smoking and drunkenness; but, the shock factor is lacking. The kill scenes show very little gore…if any at all. The characters are underdeveloped, giving you no one to relate to or to root for. The witty humor is dull and the dialogue isn't much better. There really isn't much that actually works.

Grade: F

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