San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
O Cinema & Popcorn Nights are proud to present the 1982 comic book movie classic "Swamp Thing", directed by Wes Craven.
The screening will be followed by a live Skype Q&A with make-up & creature artist Bill Munns (Swamp Thing, Return of the Living Dead, Beastmaster).
In the swamps of Louisiana, Dr. Alec Holland works with his sister Linda on a top-secret bio-engineering project to create a plant/animal hybrid capable of thriving in extreme environments. Government agent Alice Cable arrives just as Holland makes a major breakthrough, and begins to develop feelings for him. However, a paramilitary group led by the evil Dr. Anton Arcane, who is obsessed with immortality, kills Linda while trying to steal the formula for their own purposes. During the attack, Alice escapes and Alec is covered in chemicals, caught on fire, and runs screaming in the swamp, presumably to die. However, he returns as a monstrously mutated plant creature. As the Swamp Thing, Holland battles Arcane's forces to protect Cable, and eventually takes on the mad doctor himself, who has also mutated from his incomplete understanding of the Holland formula.
Swamp Thing first appeared in House of Secrets #92 (July 1971) which was set in the early 20th century before DC Comics gave the character his own solo series set in the contemporary world. In 1982, director Wes Craven was given the task of bringing the humanoid mass of vegetable matter to the big screen. Did he pull it off? Over the years opinions have been mixed, but one thing is for sure, there is no other movie based on a comic book hero quite like Swamp Thing. "Swamp Thing" went on to spawn a 1989 sequel titled "Return of Swamp Thing", which shifted the tone completely. That was followed by a live-action TV series and a five-part animated series.
Popcorn Nights & O Cinema have decided to show "Swamp Thing" the love it truly deserves. It is a one-of-a-kind flick and we are bringing it back to the big screen for one-night-only
The screening will be hosted by Marc Ferman of PopcornNights.com & Keepitclassic.com . There will be giveaways by Shout! Factory Make sure to reserve your tickets now for this exclusive one-night-only event!
O Cinema & Popcorn Nights have teamed up for a special monthly retro movie night that will take place on the last Wednesday of every month!
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O Cinema is a cutting-edge independent cinema located in Miami's Wynwood Arts District, that specializes in showing first-run independent, foreign, art, and niche films.