Thursday, April 1, 2010

Swamp Devil (2008)

Yes! It is time for a new bad movie! Nancy and I had actually been on the look out for Swamp Devil awhile before we found it at Wal-Mart. We first heard about this movie from the previews of the other Maneater Series. We usually watch any previews on the DVD because bad movies with previews have a better chance of actually entertaining us. Have you ever noticed that? Did Kiss of the Vampire or Vampires vs. Zombies have previews? Oh HELL no! I rest my case.

When I first saw the trailer for Swamp Devil, I immediately thought of Lesilie Nielsen as The Swamp Fox for some reason.

I know, I know. Doesn't quite seem to fit, does it? The theme song is catchy, I guess: "Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox! Tail in his hat! Nobody knows where the Swamp Fox is at!" But I digress. On to Swamp Devil!

A beautiful young woman receives a mysterious phone call informing her that her estranged father (and ex-Sheriff) is accused of a string of grisly murders and on the run from the law. The mysterious man asks her to come home and help clear her father and, because we need a movie, she does.

Soon, the manhunt intensifies and the body count grows but, when the current local sheriff becomes the next victim, its clear that something is amiss deep in the dank, musty swamp.

Say what? This ain't Fangorn!

Secrets are revealed and it's soon clear that a killer long dead has resurrected from the depths of the swamp and is now hell-bent on leafy vengeance!

Taste my Leafy Vengeance!

The whole town is in danger as this unstoppable force of nature wants to destroy and devour everyone in his wake. Its up to the ex-Sheriff and his clueless daughter to trim the vengeful vines. Ooohh scary!

Overall this is a pretty good bad movie and worth a $.49 rental price. Although the mystery of the monster is rather straight forward, there are some truly intense scenes even though everyone does seem to like to sneak up on people. Ironically, this is the one movie where the hero would rather have a hedge trimmer than a chainsaw!

Rating: 3 Bites out of 5

-Safari Bob

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