The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) Movie poster and comic book cover compared.

The Return of Swamp Thing

Jim Wynorski, 1989

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Swamp Thing
Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, 1972

The Return of Swamp Thing is a movie directed by Jim Wynorski in 1989 and based on the characters from the comic book Swamp Thing by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, first published in 1972. The movie features Dick Durock, Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas, Joey Sagal, Ace Mask, and others.

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RATING

4.6

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Return of Swamp Thing (Jim Wynorski, 1989)

8.2

/ 10

Comic Book Cover: Swamp Thing (Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, 1972)

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Storyline

After her mother’s mysterious death, Abigail Arcane travels to the Florida swamps to confront her evil stepfather Dr. Arcane, who had been resurrected after his death in the first film. Dr. Arcane tries to use his stepdaughter Abby in his genetic experiments until she is rescued by Swamp Thing, a scientist previously transformed into a bog creature after a confrontation with the evil doctor.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Return of Swamp Thing, the 1989 movie by Jim Wynorski

Year

1989

Minutes

89

Movie Rate

4.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Return of Swamp Thing

Country: USA

Year: 1989

Length: 1h29m

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Cover of Swamp Thing, the 1972 comic book by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson

Year

1972

Pages

37

Book Rate

8.20

S: Goodreads

Comic Book

Swamp Thing

Country: USA

First published in: 1972

Length: 37 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the comic book

Movie poster
Swamp Thing (1982)
Movie by Wes Craven
TV Series poster
Swamp Thing (2019)
TV Series by Gary Dauberman, Mark Verheiden

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Poster of The Return of Swamp Thing, the 1989 movie by Jim Wynorski

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Poster of The Return of Swamp Thing, the 1989 movie by Jim Wynorski

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25% No

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2 votes

comic book

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Cover of Swamp Thing, the 1972 comic book by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson

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42% No

7 votes

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