The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

Return Swamp Thing 1989 sequel Heather LocklearDr. Anton Arcane is back. Yeah, in the original movie it looked like he was killed, but he got resurrected somehow.

And he’s got another evil scheme planned. He’s got a lab full of genetic mutated creatures and is out to stop the effects of his illness. His step-daughter Abigal Arcane just happens to be paying him a visit and she looks ripe for some genetic experimentation. It looks like major trouble for poor Abigal. Fortunately, Swamp Thing makes his return and is ready to save the sexy leading lady and try to defeat Dr. Arcane once again.

With the absence of director Wes Craven and the buxom presence of Adrienne Barbeau, The Return of Swamp Thing attempts to follow-up the original film, this time with a much different tone. Unlike the original where horror and drama were pushed to the forefront, this time the goal is campy laughs.

But maybe it will work. The swampy stage is set for knee-slappers, action and a bit of human/plant romance.

Returning to their roles are Louis Jourdan as the evil Dr. Arcane and Swamp Thing himself Dick Durock. Sarah Douglas appears as Archane’s devoted henchwoman. And this time the damsel who needs saving by Swamp Thing is television sweetheart Heather Locklear, who would got onto win a Razzie Award for that years Worst Actress for her performance here.

I take a look at The Return of Swamp Thing!


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