• Publication date: April 19, 2009

In Man-thing Your Fear Is His Deadliest Weapon

Premiered in 2005, "Man-Thing" is a straight to video then television film that combines the elements of action, horror and science fiction. It is directed by Brett Leonard and featuring the Marvel Comics creature created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway.

Premiered in 2005, "Man-Thing" is a straight to video then television film that combines the elements of action, horror and science fiction. It is directed by Brett Leonard and featuring the Marvel Comics creature created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway.

The plot of the movie is based loosely on a storyline by Steve Gerber, who wrote the most well-known television series of "Man-Thing".

The film, the runtime of which is 97 minutes, stars Matthew Le Nevez as Sheriff Kyle Williams, Rachael Taylor as Teri Elizabeth Richards, Jack Thompson as Frederic Schist, Rawiri Paratene as Pete Horn, Alex O'Loughlin as Deputy Eric Fraser, Steve Bastoni as Rene LaRoque, Robert Mammone as Mike Ploog, Pat Thompson as Jake Schist, William Zappa as Steve Gerber, John Batchelor as Wayne Thibadeaux, Ian Bliss as Rodney Thibadeaux, Brett Leonard as Val Mayerick, Imogen Bailey as Sarah, James Coyne as Billy James.

The story is about a vengeful creature, living in the brackish waters of the Louisiana swamp. It is half plant half human, with no brain to speak of, but full of emotions. The monster seeks revenge for all the injustice done to him and to nature.

An oil baron drills oil wells in a sacred swamp and awakens the mystical monster that is the soul and spirit of the swamp. When the monster rises from the depths of the swamp, a string of deaths follows.

Dozens of townspeople have gone missing in the small town bayou of Bywater. Newly appointed sheriff Kyle Williams is working to figure out the secret to the continuing disappearances.

The likeliest suspect happens to be local misanthrope Rene LaRoque. But what they ultimately discover is more horrific than they could ever imagine. The swamp creature feeds off of human fear.

Despite the public´┐Żs issues with oil mogul Frederic Schist, the growing body count in the town proves a more serious problem as authorities are led to blame the murders on the mysterious monster lurking around the swamps. It is Man-Thing, the being that sustains itself on human, a Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.

The film is rated R for violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality.