Creature

Genre: Horror

Director: Fred M. Andrews

Stars: Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan

*** 1⁄2

 

In an age where irony, self referencing and cruelty dominate the horror film, Creature is a refreshing throwback. A gothic, old-fashioned yet gory bit of trashy monster mayhem, the pic stars genre standby Sid Haig as a bayou-dwelling creep with a weird connection to a swamp demon called Lockjaw, a beastie that takes great pleasure in devouring the young, dumb kids who cross his toothy path. Part Creature From the Black Lagoon and part Friday the 13th, the fact this fun little flick is getting a wide theatrical release at all is cause for celebration.