‘Terror has teeth’
Creature is a 2011 American horror film directed by Fred M. Andrews based on a screenplay co-written with Tracy Morse. It stars Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Amanda Fuller, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Aaron Hill, Daniel Bernhardt, and Sid Haig.
In its first weekend in the USA, Creature earned a mere $327,000 from 1507 venues. It was the lowest-grossing first weekend ever for a film appearing on over 1500 screens, and the second-worst per location average ever.
The film is set in the Louisiana Bayou, where a group of friends discover a local legend and are in a fight for their survival…
“Good or bad, even if just to laugh at its shortcomings, a B-monster movie like this should be fun to watch. Creature is dull, witless, horribly written, not scary and, worst of all, doesn’t even make good use of its monster.” Dread Central
“The actual design of the Lockjaw monster isn’t bad at all, but it’s the kind of design which would look much more convincing as a comic book character. On screen, it looks eminently fake, with never a moment’s doubt as to the fact that it’s a stuntman in a suit. And once you notice that, you can’t help but feel sorry for the poor guy, wearing a plastic monster suit in the sweltering Louisiana swampland.” Daily Grindhouse
“… the kills. Most are off-screen entirely, opting for a sleight of hand technique where we see a character react to what has just happened to them out of frame, and then there’s a cut to them holding out their half-chopped off arm or looking at whatever impaled them.”
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