Today DC Universe released their official trailer for Swamp Thing and it’s horrific! We get to see just what this small Louisiana town is dealing with and how one scientist and the creature from the lagoon may be able to help save everyone.
The trailer starts with a young girl in class who’s hearing suddenly starts to fuzz. Blood drips from her nose and she coughs before she faints on the floor. Soon the entire town of Houma, Louisiana is panicking due to this deadly swamp-borne virus that’s sweeping through its citizens. CDC officer Abby Arcane is assigned to the case, mixing her with nostalgia since it’s happening in her hometown. The mystery of the virus soon deepens when they find a body consumed with vines in a very grotesque scene. At the same time, Alec Holland is also doing investigating of his own, linking some sort of drug to the virus going around. Unfortunately he’s killed in the swamp before he can get any answers. …or is he?
The trailer is filled to the brim with gore and jump scares, exciting to any horror fan. It is produced by James Wan afterall, so it makes sense that horror is front and center. Plus Swamp Thing himself is a monster, though one who protects the environment. Given this trailer though, I don’t think the message of environmentalism will make it in. We’ll just have to wait and see what the show does and how it unveils all of these secrets.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more DC TV news.
Swamp Thing stars Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott, Maria Sten, and Jennifer Beals.
SWAMP THING follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Swamp Thing debuts on DC Universe May 31st, 2019.
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