The plan to release Creature (review here) on 1,500 movie screens will go down as one of the most ill-conceived and costly mistakes in film distribution history. Grossing a miserable $331,000 on its opening weekend and earning the dubious distinction of being the worst 1,500-screen or more movie release in history, the producers had better hope the March DVD release is met with greater fanfare. Or should I say any fanfare?
An ex-Navy seal, Niles (Mehcad Brooks, “True Blood”), his girlfriend, Emily (Serinda Swan, Tron), and their friends head out on a road trip to New Orleans. When the group decides to stop at a roadside convenience store owned by Chopper (Sid Haig, The Devil’s Rejects), they are introduced to the legend of Lockjaw, a creature who is part man, part alligator. The legend has it that an inbred local man by the name of Grimley (Daniel Bernhardt, The Matrix: Reloaded) lost his family to a monstrous white alligator and because of the devastating loss of his family was driven to madness and was transformed into the Creature. Their curiosity piqued, the group decides to head deeper into the swamps to check out the birthplace of this Creature legend. As they journey further into the backwoods, the group arrives at an old dilapidated cabin and decide to camp there for the night and inadvertently unleash the Creature, who terrorizes the group.
VideoETA brings first word that Fred Andrew’s critically decimated box office boondoggle Creature is set to rise from the muck once again on March 20th when Arc Entertainment releases it to DVD and, presumably, Blu-ray.
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