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Strangler of the Swamp Reviews

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May 10, 2013
not so much B movie fare
½ July 16, 2011
Creepy, atmospheric little B-movie.
October 20, 2010
Interesting and atmospheric but creeky old story about a wrongly hanged man and his vengence from beyond the grave. Directed by Frank Wisbar, Strangler of the Swamp is his second take on the same story that he directed ten years earlier in Germany under the title Fahrmann Maria/Ferryman Maria. The voluptuous Rosemary La Plance is strategically costumed in a free-flowing blouse to serve as the main attention grabber, aside from the great mood and effective camera work. Slow but worthwhile semi-classic from PRC.
May 23, 2010
This short-and-sweet, mildly creepy B-movie has plenty of atmosphere with its swirling mist, bullfrogs croaking, and swamp muck, and the characters are fairly appealing. The movie does what it sets out to do: tell a ghost story with no frills.
August 18, 2009
Superlative American horror film with plainly evident German Expressionist roots. The action is mostly confined to a single foggy swamp set. Tree branches fill the foreground of most shots. Supremely spooky. The camera tracks the ferry back and forth across the swamp, granting the film a lulling cadence.
Director Frank Wisbar had filmed this same story, as "F√?¬§hrmann Maria", 10 years earlier in his native Germany. How I'd love to see that!
October 18, 2008
Cheesy movie with bad acting, but a decent movie to watch to get you in the Halloween spirit.
June 15, 2008
Highly effective, atmospheric povert row horror. Some say it's overrated, but compare this with the average George Zucco PRC flick and I think you'll agree this deserves any praise it gets.
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