Swamp Devil

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Swamp Devil
DVD cover
Directed byDavid Winning
Screenplay byGary Dauberman
Ethlie Ann Vare
Story byGary Dauberman
Produced byIrene Litinsky
Ric Nish
StarringBruce Dern
Cindy Sampson
Nicolas Wright
CinematographyDaniel Vincelette
Edited bySimon Webb
Music byJames Gelfand
Muse Entertainment
Distributed byGenius Entertainment
RHI Entertainment
Release date
  • 17 April 2008 (2008-04-17)
Running time
90 minutes

Swamp Devil is a 2008 Canadian horror film directed by David Winning and starring Bruce Dern, Cindy Sampson and Nicolas Wright. It is the 13th film of the Maneater Series.


Melanie Blaime returns to her hometown of Gibbington, Vermont because her father, a former sheriff, is wanted for multiple murders. Jimmy Fuller wants to help find her father, and it looks as if something incredibly sinister is responsible for the corpses in Gibbington the creature known is swamp devil.


  • Bruce Dern as Howard Blaime
  • Cindy Sampson as Melanie Blaime
  • Nicolas Wright as Jimmy Fuller
  • Robert Higden as Jones
  • Allison Graham as Deputy Jolene Harris
  • James Kidnie as Sheriff Nelson Bois
  • Bronwen Mantel as Shelly
  • Kwasi Songui as Bigg
  • Mary-Pier Gaudet as Lisa Jones
  • Jenna Wheeler-Hughes as Young Dream Girl
  • Marc Viger Denis as Young Howard Blaime


The film was completely shot in Montréal, Québec[1] and actor Bruce Dern broke his leg on camera running in the woods, one week into the three-week shoot.[2] He finished the film on crutches and using various photo doubles and camera tricks.


It premiered on April 17, 2008 as part of the Houston Film Festival[3] and was released on DVD by Genius Entertainment on April 7, 2009 with no special features.[4]


Justin Felix, of DVD Talk, said that if you like your horror cheap and dumb - and don't have access to the Sci-Fi Channel - then this is worth a rental.[5] Michael Simpson, of CinemaSpy, said that the film is a cheesy, predictable but entertaining chiller that isn't likely to scare the pants off anyone in their teens or older and that Winning's direction created enough suspense that such cliches were unnecessary.[6] A Fangoria review says that the film pulls no punches about what it is—a throwaway monster flick that borrows heavily from Swamp Thing and the vine-attack sequence from Evil Dead II.[7]


  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ Calgary Herald interview January 19, 2009
  3. ^ Film Intuition: Review Database: DVD Review: Swamp Devil (2008)
  4. ^ H. Harris, Mark. "'Swamp Devil' DVD Review". About.com. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  5. ^ Felix, Justin (March 7, 2009). "Swamp Devil". DVD Talk. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  6. ^ Simpson, Michael (June 10, 2009). "'Swamp Devil' (DVD)". CinemaSpy. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  7. ^ De Lorde, André (August 15, 2008). "SWAMP DEVIL (Film Review)". Fangoria. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2010.

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