An incestuous love affair between two siblings comes to an abrupt end when an albino alligator devours the pregnant sister. Her brother hunts, kills, and eats the alligator along with the remains of its other human victims and then inexplicably mutates into a half-alligator monstrosity that stalks the hillbilly-populated swamps of Louisiana. Back-story aside, Creature is an unimaginative, uninspired bore of a low-budget horror film that does the genre absolutely no favors. Six vacationing kids get picked off by the Muppet-esque monster one by one, every female in the film appears topless at least once, and Sid Haig does his usual creepy guy thing. The bar on quality horror films is so low thanks to movies like this that have no right to be shown anywhere outside of the Syfy Channel. Contrived, trite, fucking terrible.
Creature opens in select Philly-area theaters today.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.