A Curse Indeed! – Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966)

Curse of the Swamp Creature, released in 1966, is a tedious piece of hocum that wears on one’s patience and not in a curse-of-the-swamp-creature-2good way. While the direction is not all that bad, it was obviously shot on a budget and definitely looks it. At twenty minutes in, it is all one can do from changing the channel to find something that has at least one redeeming quality, something that will keep the viewer interested.

The acting is atrocious. The script is terrible. Everything about it is painful and John Agar, curse-of-the-swamp-creature-3who is usually not too bad in essentially anything, is not good here. Wasted might be a good word to use, but he was so inept, it was hard to stomach.

The creature effects were something else, so beyond horrific even Roger Corman would be ashamed. Or maybe not, who is to say?

This is not a film worth watching. It is not a case of being so bad that it might be good. It is just bad. If thinking of watching Curse of the Swamp Creature, be forewarned.

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  1. Uncredited remake of another black and white AIP 50s effort, VOODOO WOMAN, for my money the worst of the scripts that Larry Buchanan was required to work with. John Agar replaces Mike Connors as the guide, Francine York in place of Mary Ellen Kaye as the captive wife, Shirley McLine a blank cipher compared to the fiery Marla English. They actually retain the last name West for the treasure hunter, Norman Willis replaced by burly Bill Thurman, who also performs double duty as the female monster for the climax.

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