It almost slipped my notice that today is Earth Day, and the fortieth anniversary of the holiday to boot. As luck would have it, we've been compiling a list of seasonal horror films to watch throughout the year for a Darkley Niche special calendar post, among which includes Earth Day. So as a sneak peak of the calendar, here's what we recommend for your viewing pleasure.
'Swamp Thing' (1982)
The original DC Comics' 'Swamp Thing' had a strong environmentalist message and the movie adaptation tells the origin story of the film's namesake, a man once known as Dr. Alec Holland with aspirations of creating a plant/animal hybrid and is tragically turned into such.
Additional Earth Day suggestions:If you have any additional suggestions or remarks, then by all means be sure to include them in the comments. We appreciate the input. Anything related more specifically to trees, however, would be appreciated for Arbor Day.
- 'Little Shop of Horrors' (1986; plant with an appetite, Audrey II)
- 'Creepshow's second story, "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" (1982; meteorite creates unusual plant growth)
- 'Eight Legged Freaks' (2002; toxic waste creates giant spiders)
- 'Mutant'/'Night Shadows' (1984; toxic waste creates zombies)
- 'Attack of the Vegan Zombies!' (2010; witchcraft creates plants that turn people into zombies)