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Old 09-02-11, 04:04 PM
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Creature -- September 9, 2011

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

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Looks pretty good to me. It's been a while since I've seen a decent creature feature. I hope it's good.

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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

One of my friends was telling me about this recently. IIRC, he said he's heard good things about it.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

sid haig? i'm in
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

That looked awful, and I love creature features. Sort of half Black Lagoon, half Hatchet and all low budget. I'm there.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

I read an article about this in Fango recently. I'll definitely see this. I'll probably have to wait for video though, because I doubt if my local theater actually gets this one.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

The website says it's releasing nationwide. My local theater is getting it and it is a big Regal theater.

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Old 09-04-11, 01:06 PM
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Might have to sneak away and check this one out. I think a Sid Haig cameo should be mandatory for all serious horror movies.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Killer Film gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

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I think a Sid Haig cameo should be mandatory for all serious horror movies.

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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

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Thanks for agreeing. Something about seeing "Captain Spaulding" appear before a group of unsuspecting pretty people lets you know they are about to suffer big time!
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Sid Haig should be in everything!
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

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Sid Haig should be in everything!

Just think how he could spice up stuff like The Help if he did his normal schtick?
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

As it turns out, this IS playing at my local theater. I'm psyched.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Originally Posted by EdTheRipper View Post
As it turns out, this IS playing at my local theater.
Phew! Thank god! I've been on edge about your predicament all week.




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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Likely won't see this in theaters, but looks like a campy good time for those that do.
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Phew! Thank god! I've been on edge about your predicament all week.




I can imagine you would be. I was hoping for more happiness for me, to be honest.

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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Not showing at any of my local theaters

If I want to see it I'll have to trek across the Richmond Bridge.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Not playing any where near me, but I'm looking forward to seeing this one. Looks fun.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Saw this at a matinee earlier today. The writer/directors parents were sitting right behind me. It was kind of cool. When we left, his dad asked me what I thought of the movie.

Pros
-The story was decent.
-The creature design was good.
-Props for having a guy in a suit as the monster instead of it being CGI.
-The nudity was good.
-The practical effects were well done.
-Lockjaw's back story was pretty neat, as far fetched as it may have been.
-The ending was good (as hokey as it was).
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The black guy survived. I thought that was cool.


Cons
-The first half was pretty boring.
-The acting was pretty mediocre. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't very good.

Overall, I would give it a 7/10. Good but not great. I would definitely be up for a sequel.

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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

I'm a big horror/creature feature fan, so I decided to check this out tonight. There were some comparisons to Hatchet (which I enjoyed, thought it was an effective and fun slasher movie) and he trailer made it look like it could be a fun monster b movie. Thats all I was hoping for, but I was disappointed.

It was incredibly boring, especially the first half. Uninteresting characters, an uninteresting backstory for the monster, and the movie felt twice as long as it was. A couple of scenes just felt endless, with unnecessary slow motion and lame people. I will say that the creature design worked, and while I appreciated the blood (even though there really wasn't that much) and nudity, it wasn't enough to save the movie. It seems like the people behind the movie do have an affinity for these flicks too, but they couldn't turn that love into a good movie. Some of the turns in the plot felt so thrown in and sloppy.

I of course didn't go in hoping for an excellent story or great acting, but it failed to deliver a fun monster movie for me. Kind of hokey, really boring and just.. lifeless. Color me bummed. But another plus was one of the main girls, Serinda Swan, is quite easy on the eyes, we just don't see enough of her. Guess she was one of the "sirens" in Tron Legacy.

By the way, I'm surprised that this is getting a fairly large release. Apparently the budget was 3 million, but outside of the creature it looks like an even cheaper movie. Also, the name The Bubble Factory (the production company) brings me great joy for some reason.

I'd say * out of **** definitely try to wait for dvd, or maybe instant watch, save some cash. Or better yet just watch Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

I saw this listed at some local theaters. Never heard about it so I'm glad this thread was bumped.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

It's a bit weird. No promotion and yet it's playing at all three local theaters. I checked out the showtimes this afternoon and didn't know what the hell this was.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

'Creature' Feature's Opening One of the Worst Ever at the Box Office

The film grossed only $331,000 opening up in 1,507 U.S. theaters this weekend, making it the worst premiere ever for a film opening in 1,500 locations or more, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.


http://movies.yahoo.com/news/creatur...ox-office.html
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

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'Creature' Feature's Opening One of the Worst Ever at the Box Office

The film grossed only $331,000 opening up in 1,507 U.S. theaters this weekend, making it the worst premiere ever for a film opening in 1,500 locations or more, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.


http://movies.yahoo.com/news/creatur...ox-office.html
Doing horribly at the box office will probably get Creature more publicity than it ever would have for any other reason.
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Re: Creature -- September 9, 2011

Saw this yesterday. It's nothing great, but it was pretty decent. Like others have said, it was pretty slow to get started. I had a tough time getting into it for the first 30 minutes or so. The story was interesting and I enjoyed the backstory of Lockjaw. I'd definitely be down for a sequel.

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