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Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.
When nature fights back!
Release Date: April 30, 2005
Runtime: 97 mins
All Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
IMDB Rating: 4.1
Buried.com Rating: 5.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality.
Matthew Le Nevez ...Sheriff Kyle Williams
Rachael Taylor ...Teri Elizabeth Richards
Jack Thompson ...Frederic Schist
Rawiri Paratene ...Pete Horn
Alex O'Loughlin ...Deputy Eric Fraser
Steve Bastoni ...Rene LaRoque
Robert Mammone ...Mike Ploog
Patrick Thompson ...Jake Schist (as Pat Thompson)
William Zappa ...Steve Gerber
John Batchelor ...Wayne Thibadeaux
Ian Bliss ...Rodney Thibadeaux
Brett Leonard ...Val Mayerick
Imogen Bailey ...Sarah
James Coyne ...Billy James
Cheryl Craig ...Michele
Garry Waddell ...Cajun Pilot (as Gary Waddell)
Andrea Leon ...Nurse (as Xoqui Pesce)
Conan Stevens ...Man-Thing
Shannon Leonard ...School boy
Marc Kay ...F Schist body double
Rudolf G. Wiesmeier
Man-Thing Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- When nature fights back!
- The nature of fear
- Your fear is his deadliest weapon
- Rene LaRoque: Something is out there... waiting.
Pete Horn: No man can stand against it alone. Something is out there... waiting.
Rene LaRoque: [speaking to Sheriff Kyle Williams in the swamp] Go home, or you will die.
Steve Gerber: [to Teri] Why don't y'all go fuck a tree, ya hippie bitch!
[as he's getting bitten by mosquitoes while exploring the swamp] Sheriff Kyle Williams: Smart, Kyle. Take the Bywater job. Get a tan...beer belly...lots of sun. Get fuckin' eaten alive.
- This was originally intended for a direct-to-video release, but later there was plans for a small release to theaters. However those plans were scrapped, and the movie's fate became unknown, until it was later announced as a Sci Fi Channel original movie for Spring 2005. The DVD and VHS became available in Summer 2005.
Although filming was originally intended to be done in New Orleans, budget realities forced the production to be relocated to Australia. They were the first production to use the new Kurnell studios, and enlisted regional actors for virtually every role.
A test screening for the movie was held in which half of the audience walked out before the movie even ended.
The characters of Steve Gerber (William Zappa) and Mike Ploog (Robert Mammone) are references to the comic creators by the same names. While they didn't create the Man-Thing, they worked together on the first ongoing series of the comic book character and developed it further (e.g. establishing the "nexus of all realities"). Steve Gerber is also known as creator of "Howard the Duck" and Mike Ploog is famous for his work on Marvel Comics' adaptations "Planet of the Apes" and "Monster of Frankenstein" and most recently for his work on "Abadazad" (CrossGen Comics) and "Stardust Kid" (Image Comics) with writer J.M. DeMatteis.
The character of Val Mayerik (Brett Leonard) is also a reference to the creator by the same name. He worked with Steve Gerber on the first ongoing Man-Thing comic book series, too.
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