Based on a fifty-year-old legend from the backwater swamps of Louisiana is the upcoming monster film “Creature.” The legend states that the creature dubbed, “Lockjaw” by locals is an abomination, combining “man’s fierce intellect” with the “killing instincts of the alligator.” The site creaturethemovie.com claims the film is about an actual “Creature.” The Legend of Lockjaw departs from recent horror movies because there is a story behind the monster. It has a mythology.
The film follows a group of young adults who stop at a roadside convenience store owned by Chopper (Sid Haig,) who tells them the tale of Lockjaw, a fabled god-like creature who is half-man, half-alligator. The group decides to journey deep into the backwoods to find the old dilapidated cabin, which is supposed to be the birthplace of the creature. As they set-up camp for the night, their faith is tested when Lockjaw turns out to be more than just a myth.
This formulaic approach is standard for any horror/slasher film in the same vein as “Friday the 13th,” or “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” The only difference is this monster uses his teeth and consumes his victims. So, why is NuketheFridge.com spotlighting this film? You have to see the monster. It may be a guy in a rubber suit, but this creature resembles the Batman villain Killer Croc. So, take a look and decide for yourself. The scary element here is, does this creature really exist? (Check out the trailer)
In anticipation of the September 9th release of the film, a television special, “Anatomy of a Creature” will include behind the scenes interviews with cast and crewmembers as well as new eyewitness information about the elusive Lockjaw monster. It will dig into the mythos of the creature. The 30-minute special will air on select U.S. stations beginning on Sunday, August 28th and will continue to air until the release of the film on September 9th.
“Creature” will gnash its way into select theaters on September 9th. The film will star Sid Haig, Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Amanda Fuller, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Aaron Hill, D’Arcy Allen, and Daniel Bernhardt. Fred Andrews and Tracy Morse wrote the screenplay. Fred Andrews directs.
“Creature” is rated R for bloody violence and grisly images, some sexual content, graphic nudity, language, and brief drug use.