Fangoria #17 November 1981
features On The Set of Swamp Thing, part 3 of 3. Part 1 can be found in Fangoria 15, part 2 can be found in issue 16.
Unfortunately, part 3 of the series doesn’t have much of a focus on Swamp Thing . The subtitle “also: dinner with a Playmate” references the brief, immature and sexist intro pertaining to model, Karen Price. I’ll spare you of the details.
since the on-set interview with Craven was shared by a group of journalists, more thorough accounts of the interview can be found in Cinefantastique volume 11 number 4, Cinefantastique volume 12 number 4, Famous Monsters 183, The Twilight Zone Magazine 11 and a few other movie/sci-fi related magazines published around the same time. Below are some of the details.
I enjoyed the following bit about Craven’s start in the movie biz. I did not realize he got his start so late and with a little help from Harry Chapin.
Below is a reference to production troubles while shooting Swamp Thing in relation to other film projects Craven was working on at the time.
“… best suited for a very young audience”