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From Streams to Screams: 36 Films Currently Streaming That Feature Creepy Crawlies and Movie Monsters

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Hello, readers! Welcome to another installment of our ongoing streaming series, From Streams to Screams, where we rundown all the great horror and sci-fi offerings across a variety of streaming platforms that should undoubtedly get you in the Halloween mood. Today, we’re celebrating all the great monster movies that are currently available on Shudder, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, and Tubi TV that feature all sorts of creatures—from the traditional monsters to entities that come from outer space to those already here on Earth, there’s sure to be something on this list for every kind of monster movie fan out there.

Happy Streaming, everyone!

The Monster Squad (Available on Amazon Prime & Hulu)

A group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from monsters.

Leviathan (Available on Tubi TV)

An underwater exploration team is trapped five miles beneath the ocean's surface with a creature that cannot die and exists only to kill.
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DC Universe Cancels Swamp Thing

Only one episode into its first season, Swamp Thing has been canceled by the streaming service DC Universe.

Multiple outlets, including Deadline and Entertainment Weekly, report that DC Universe has decided not to move forward with Swamp Thing, which premiered on the streaming service on Friday, May 31st.

Warner Bros. has not officially commented on the cancellation, but Deadline reports that the streaming service is being "reevaluated" following the "At&T acquisition of Time Warner."

Back in April, StarNews reported that the show's previously planned 13-episode first season had been cut down to 10.

At this point, it looks like a new episode of Swamp Thing will continue to be released every Friday until this season comes to an end. Time will tell if the series can find a home at a different streaming service or network, and we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.

Based on the
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‘Swamp Thing’ Canceled After One Season at DC Universe

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The Swamp Thing will have to return to its swamp.

DC Universe has canceled the show after a single season, and the news comes after only one episode of the series has aired.

Based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the one-hour drama series followed Cdc researcher Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed), who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland, only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby discovers that the swamp holds mystical secrets, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Henderson Wade, Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott and Will Patton all also starred.

Mark Verheiden
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Watch the Official Trailer for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Series

Ahead of its May 31st premiere on DC Universe, the official trailer for the live-action Swamp Thing series has risen from the murky depths of the swamp, giving viewers an in-depth look at the show's nightmarish atmosphere and infection-fueled scares.

Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman.

The series stars Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th) as the titular character, with Andy Bean playing Alec Holland, the human version of Swamp Thing. The cast also includes Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Jeryl Prescott, Maria Sten, and Ian Ziering.

In addition to executive producing the series, Verheiden and Dauberman co-wrote the first episode, which is directed by Wiseman. Here's the official synopsis:

"Swamp Thing follows Abby
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Watch a New Teaser Trailer for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Series

After its first teaser video emerged from the murky depths, a new teaser trailer for the live-action Swamp Thing series has been released ahead of its May 31st premiere on DC Universe.

You can watch the new teaser trailer for the new Swamp Thing series below. As previously reported by Wilmington's StarNews (via Bloody Disgusting), production on the Swamp Thing series is expected to end after 10 episodes instead of the originally planned 13. At this time, it looks like horror fans will still have a full season of Swamp Thing to look forward to, just with a few less episodes.

Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman. The series stars Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th) as the titular character, with Andy Bean playing Alec Holland,
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Watch the Teaser Video for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Series

Following reports that production had ended a little earlier than expected on DC Universe's Swamp Thing, the streaming service has released a teaser video for the series, giving viewers their first look at Derek Mears as the titular character and confirming that the series will still premiere on May 31st.

You can watch the first teaser video for the new Swamp Thing series below. According to Wilmington's StarNews (via Bloody Disgusting), production on the Swamp Thing series is expected to end after 10 episodes instead of the originally planned 13. At this time, it looks like horror fans will still have a full season of Swamp Thing to look forward to, just with a few less episodes.

According to a previous press release from DC Universe, "the series follows Abby Arcane [Crystal Reed] as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana, only
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Heathers of Horror: Heather Locklear in The Return Of Swamp Thing (1989)

[To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic Heathers, we're celebrating all week long with "Heathers of Horror" special features highlighting our favorite horror performances by women with the same name as the iconic clique from the 1989 dark comedy! Check here to catch up on all of our Heathers Week special features!]

Zoom! Pow! Zap! These are the familiar utterances of my childhood, as comic book heroes on the screen were given over to the less ethereal and the more pragmatic: diamond thieves, bank robbers, maybe the occasional mad scientist to remind you of the fantastical origins of the material. Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing (1982) had certain campy elements, but didn’t completely reach that sugar-coated rush I was looking for. Jim Wynorski’s The Return of Swamp Thing (1989), however, is overflowing with teeth-rotting material that my inner 10-year-old craves.

Let’s be clear: I’m down with the grittier iterations of comic books that have boomed at
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DC Universe Announces May 31st Premiere Date for New Swamp Thing Series

Following the recent announcement that Adrienne Barbeau (who co-starred in Wes Craven's Swamp Thing) joined the cast of DC Universe's new Swamp Thing series, it's now been announced that the live-action show will premiere on the streaming service this May.

According to multiple sources, including Entertainment Weekly, the streaming service DC Universe announced at WonderCon that their live-action Swamp Thing series will premiere on Friday, May 31st.

Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series will star Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th) as the titular character, with Andy Bean playing Alec Holland, the human version of Swamp Thing. The cast also includes Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Jeryl Prescott, Maria Sten, and Ian Ziering.

According to a press release from DC Universe (via Newsarama), "the series follows Abby
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Adrienne Barbeau to Appear in New Swamp Thing Series

In addition to hosting the new Shudder Original podcast She Kills, Adrienne Barbeau also has another exciting project underway this year, as she'll appear in DC Universe's new Swamp Thing series.

On Twitter, Barbeau announced that she's "headed back to the swamps" in the live-action Swamp Thing series that is expected to premiere on the DC Universe streaming service sometime this year.

As alluded in her tweet (see below), this won't be the first time Barbeau has explored the water-logged world of Swamp Thing, as she played Alicee Cabl in Wes Craven's 1982 Swamp Thing movie, based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.

It's not yet known if she'll reprise her role as Alice Cable in the new series (Jennifer Beals will play Sheriff Lucilia Cable and Henderson Wade will play Matt Cable in the new show), but we'll keep Daily
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Derek Mears to Play Title Role in Live-Action Swamp Thing Series

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One of the most intriguing creations of the DC Universe (from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson), the Swamp Thing is looking to rise from the murky depths of its watery home in a new live-action series, and Derek Mears has been cast to play the iconic DC Comics creature!

Splash Report revealed that Mears is up for the Swamp Thing role, and Bloody Disgusting confirmed the news. Mears will be playing the creature version of Swamp Thing, but the human side of the character, Dr. Alec Holland, has yet to be cast.

Horror fans of course are no stranger to Mears, who has appeared in a wide range of genre projects over the years, including Predators, The Aggression Scale, Twin Peaks, Hatchet III, and 2009's Friday the 13th, in which he played Jason Voorhees. According to Bloody Disgusting, Mears joins a Swamp Thing cast that already
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Swamp Thing live-action series in development for DC streaming service

DC Entertainment has ordered a new Swamp Thing live-action series based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for its new streaming service, DC Universe.

The show, which is looking to launch in 2019, see’s The Conjuring’s and Aquaman’s James Wan attached as executive producer on the hour-long episodes. Battlestar Galactica’s Mark Verheiden and It’s Gary Dauberman are also attached to co-write the script and act as showrunners. Rob Hackett of Atomic Monster will serve as co-producer. Atomic Monster will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The story focuses on Cdc researcher Abby Arcane who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland who is then tragically taken from her. As powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties,
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Live-Action Swamp Thing Series In Development with James Wan on Board as One of the Executive Producers

One of the most intriguing creations of the DC Universe (from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson) is looking to rise from the murky depths of its watery home in a new live-action Swamp Thing series.

Variety reports that a new Swamp Thing series has received a "script-to-series order" at the new streaming service DC Universe. Gary Dauberman and Mark Verheiden (Ash vs Evil Dead) are co-writing and executive producing the series, with James Wan and Michael Clear also executive producing the project (through Wan's Atomic Monster label). Rob Hackett of Atomic Monster will also be on board via Atomic Monster, and Warner Bros. Television is producing in conjunction with Atomic Monster.

According to Variety, the Swamp Thing series will revolve around "Cdc researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland,
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‘Swamp Thing’ Series in the Works at DC Streaming Service

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‘Swamp Thing’ Series in the Works at DC Streaming Service
A live-action “Swamp Thing” TV series has landed a script-to-series order at DC Universe, the upcoming DC-branded streaming service, Variety has learned.

Based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the one-hour drama series would follow Cdc researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland, only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

The show is currently slated for a 2019 launch. Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman will serve as writers and executive producers. James Wan and Michael Clear will also executive produce via Wan’s Atomic Monster banner.
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The Return Of Swamp Thing Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

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Mvd Entertainment Group is heading back to the bog this May with their special Blu-ray release of Jim Wynorski's The Return of Swamp Thing. The fifth release in Mvd's Rewind Collection, The Return of Swamp Thing will include a 2K transfer of the 1989 movie, a new audio commentary, and several fresh interviews that are detailed in the full list of bonus features:

From Mvd Rewind Collection's Facebook Page: "Mvd Rewind Collection #5 is The Return Of Swamp Thing! Street Date is May 8, 2018.

This one has been driving me crazy because everytime I think we are done with adding bonus material, the head of Lightyear Entertainment keeps bringing me more. Now this is subject to change, but I think what we have below is what will be on the release. It's jam packed and I'm super stoked to get this on Blu-ray.

America’S Favorite Superhero Is Back In Action!

After her mother's mysterious death,
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Heroes: DC vs. Marvel Part 3: The 1980s

On today’s Heroes episode (September 26, 2017), Jon Schnepp is joined by Robert Meyer Burnett and Amy Dallen for Part 3 of their exploration of Marvel vs DC in TV and Film thru the decades, Today, they explore the 1980s: DC: Movies 1980 - Superman II 1982 - Swamp Thing 1983 - Superman III 1984 - Supergirl 1987 - Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1989 - The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 – Tim Burton’s Batman DC: Television 1988-1992 - Superboy - Syndication 4 seasons DC Animated 1980-1983 - Super Friends Hanna Barbera ABC 1981-1982- The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! - Filmation NBC …
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The Bottom Shelf: The Return Of Swamp Thing, Creepozoids, Nekromantik 2

Nick Aldwinckle Jul 20, 2017

Our latest round up of genre DVDs and Blu-rays is here, with Wes Craven, Creepozoids, Dario Argento and more...

With the DC cinematic universe currently riding high on the coattails of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins’ megahit antidote to the miserablism of messrs Bats and Soops, it would seem churlish to point out that company’s past failures. Things being as they are, though, with the recent release of a camp classic on Blu-ray, it’s time to do precisely that.

The sequel to Wes Craven’s 1982 superhero effort that was more Toxie than Alan Moore, Jim Wynorski’s 1989 adaptation of the tale of scientist turned mutant bog creature Alec Holland, slyly monikered The Return Of Swamp Thing, cranks the ridiculousness dial right up to 'comedy horror' level. As Swampy meets the love of his life, Abigail – Heather (Locklear) be thy name – and battles the evil Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan,
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Horror Highlights: VFX Legion Q&A, Sharkansas Women’S Prison Massacre, Sadako Vs Kayako

Wanna know how some of your favorite sounds, action sequences, or visual effects were created? Daily Dead got a chance to do a Q&A with the VFX Legion team who worked on The Purge: Anarchy, Hardcore Henry, Ouija, and more. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre Blu-ray clip and trailer as well as three promo videos for Sadako vs Kayako.

Daily Dead Q&A with the VFX Legion Team, Breakdown Reel and Images:

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Can you give our readers an idea of what the VFX Legion team does to improve the look of a film and enhance the cinematic experience for viewers?

There are a lot of things that make up a movie. There’s sound, acting, locations, lighting, editing, and often times, visual effects. There are a ton of aspects to visual effects.
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Round-Up: Sharkansas Women’S Prison Massacre Blu-ray, We Go On World Premiere, Alienated Release Details

Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre on Blu-ray will debut courtesy of Scream Factory on May 3rd. Also in this round-up: release details for We Go On and Alienated.

Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre: Press Release: “Get ready for a wild ride when Dominque Swain (Skin Traffik, Alpha Dog) and Traci Lords (Cry Baby, Not of this Earth) come face to face with the deadliest prehistoric man-eaters nature has ever spawned when the uproarious Sharkansas Women’S Prison Massacre Blu-ray™ debuts May 3rd, 2016 from Scream Factory™. Directed by cult filmmaker Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall, The Return of Swamp Thing), this high-camp, creature-feature also stars Cindy Lucas (America Pie Presents: The Book of Love), Christine Nguyen (Get Him to the Greek), Corey Landis (Chrysalis), John Callahan (Falcon Crest) and Amy Holt (Dinocroc vs. Supergator).

Available for the first time on Digital, On-Demand, DVD and Blu-ray, Sharkansas Women’S Prison Massacre Blu-ray and
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Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre Swims Onto Scream Factory Blu-ray

With over 100 films on his resume, including Chopping Mall, The Return of Swamp Thing, and Ghoulies 4, Jim Wynorski is somewhat of a cult icon. What’s next? Well, his latest feature is titled Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre, and it’s… Continue Reading →

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Is This the Villain in 'Justice League Dark'?

Is This the Villain in 'Justice League Dark'?
Yesterday, a report surfaced that revealed a few of the actors and actresses being considered for key roles in Warner Bros.' Justice League Dark. While nothing is set in stone yet, Colin Farrell is reportedly being eyed to play John Constantine, along with Ewan McGregor, while Monica Bellucci is the top choice to play Madame Xanadu and Ron Perlman is being eyed to play Swamp Thing. Today we have yet another casting rumor from Heroic Hollywood, which claims that Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is being eyed for the main villain role, Anton Arcane. While it doesn't seem that an official offer has been made, the actor's involvement may hinge on one key factor.

The actor will reportedly consider taking on the role, but that will depend on who Warner Bros. chooses to direct Justice League Dark. Guillermo del Toro wrote the script and he was
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