OK, I am including this in the "Bad Movies" section, first of all, because its makers actually tried releasing it in the theaters - a 1500 screen release that netted only 327,000 its opening weekend - one of the worst theatrical runs of the entire modern movie era! Secondly, because it is a Creature Feature, and most of those are bad. And, lastly, to be honest, it is a BAD movie - a half man, half alligator beast that is worshiped as a god by the swamp-dwellers near its lair, has a close encounter with the usual twentysomething slasher fodder.
But, doggone it, I LIKED this train wreck of a film! For one thing, there was NO CGI at all (OK, I take it back - there is one scene where a person's legs are digitally removed to make it look like they'd been dismembered). But the monster was a guy in a pretty well done monster suit. The kills were mostly done with prosthetics. There are numerous lovely girls, obnoxious college age guys (all Marine Corps buddies, I think), many bloody kill scenes, and enough gratuitous nudity to please even a jaded old curmudgeon like Jack. Literally, the first skinny-dipping sequence starts about 10 seconds into the movie!
The plot is kind of a cross between HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, DAGON, and DELIVERANCE. And, on top of ALL that, it has Sid Haig, chewing up the landscape in the manner only Sid Haig can do! In short, this is a movie that every Bad Movie Lover should see. And buy a copy of. And sleep with it under his pillow. This is what Bad Movies are all about.
Indy sez check it out!!!