Victor Crowley and 13 Other Swamp-Dwelling Baddies
Written and directed by Wes Craven, and inspired by the DC Comics character, Swamp Thing kicked ass. The comic was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, and the film starred Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau and Ray Wise. In the movie Dr. Alec Holland was trying to create a plant-animal hybrid able to survive in extreme environments. However, the meddling of the devious Dr. Anton Arcane (doesn't he sound devious?) leads to the good doctor becoming Swamp Thing. And then the good versus evil struggle between Swamp Thing and Dr. Arcane commences!
This is a fantastic Cajun legend! The Rougarou is another Bigfoot-like figure that is believed to have a human body and the head of a wolf or dog. The legend has often been used to persuade Cajun children to behave, but it has also been said that the Rougarou would hunt down and kill Catholics who did not obey the rules of Lent. Seems like a steep price to pay for not giving up fattening foods for 40 days. Yikes!
He's an ogre! Sure, kids love him, but let's be honest... Shrek is an ogre that lives in a swamp and would have been more than happy staying there, eating the flesh of any unfortunate passerby who happened upon his path. However, once Shrek got involved in big-time adventures, he pretty much left his flesh-eating desires behind him. But we can always hold out hope that there is one more Shrek movie in the works that shows what happens when the ogre gets sick of living by society's rules and decides to start grinding bones into powder.