No, Emerald Lagoon, Swamphead, and Mold! is not the title of a new Bill Cosby comedy in the vein of Mother, Jugs, and Speed. They’re three new very low budget monster comedies about a gillman swamp monster, a zombiefied head on the attack, and mold-covered zombies.
The first is Emerald Lagoon, a new spin on the Creature from the Black Lagoon. In fact, the movie was originally going to be Creature in the Black Lagoon. Now the lagoon is green instead of black.
When micro scientist Dr. Connors and his assistant, Libby Myers, are discovered missing from the small Everglades community of Emerald Lagoon, Libby’s father becomes concerned and tries to find Roland, a local fishing guide, to search for her… But the errant guide is currently in the doghouse with his wife, Alyssa, who has discovered that he has been anything but faithful. Local law enforcement, Sheriff Blackburn, is not taking the disappearance of the two seriously, and Roland is more concerned about getting his family back than looking for Libby. When Myers, frustrated on both fronts, decides to undertake a search on his own, he quickly discovers that the swamp is a scary and dangerous place. He retreats to approach Roland with another offer. Luckily Alyssa feels sympathy for Myers and urges Roland to help the desperate father. Roland and Alyssa’s young daughter, Sophie, upset with her parents over the breakup, wanders into the swamp. A suspicious creature from the muck lurks in the waters of Emerald Lagoon, and patiently waits as Sophie treks deeper into the jungle…
Undead Backbrain brings us word of this “family adventure film” from upstart filmmaker Bobby Bragg. Here’s the trailer.
The words “family adventure film” will never be used to describe the next feature: Swamphead. Once again, Undead Backbrain brings us the breakdown.
An ancient relic is found at the bottom of a local lake which resurrects the severed head of Robert Gross, aka Swamphead. A group of hapless teens come across the relic, and their weekend camping trip becomes a nightmare of blood, feces, and more head than a night in Tijuana. Can they destroy the zombie head, or will they die trying?
Writer-directors Justin Propp and Dustin Drover seem to have put the emphasis on gross-out scat humor over horrifying head action if this trailer is any indication. Not really my cup of tea, but somewhere Lloyd Kaufman is no doubt smiling.
Finally, here’s the new trailer for Neil Meschino’s campy homage to over-the-top 1980’s horror movies, Mold! This isn’t the first time we’ve told you about Meschino’s gooey gross-out zombie flick set in 1984 about a genetically engineered strain of mold designed to wipe out Colombian cocaine fields that gets loose in a military installation with icky results.
Here’s the newest trailer for this salute to direct-to-video horror movies of the Eighties, which, by the way, Meschino initially intends to release on VHS.
Thanks to Avery Guerra for the head’s up on all three of these.
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