The Legend of Lockjaw Dissected in "Anatomy of a Creature"

CREATURE, opening in theaters on September 9 and starring Mehcad Brook, Serinda Swan, and Sid Haig, will have a companion 30-minute TV special called "Anatomy of a Creature" that will air from this Sunday August 28 up until the theatrical release date in markets around the US.

With behind-the-scenes interviews from the cast and crew of CREATURE and new eyewitness accounts of the Lockjaw monster, "Anatomy of a Creature" will delve into the mythology behind the creature. Audiences can decide for themselves after watching the TV special leading up to the theatrical release just how much is legend and how much is real. Then go see CREATURE in theaters on September 9!

Release Date: September 9, 2011 (wide, top 20 markets on 1,500 screens)
Directed by: Fred M. Andrews
Written by: Fred M. Andrews and Tracy Morse
Starring: Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Amanda Fuller, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Aaron Hill, Daniel Bernhardt, and
Sid Haig
Running Time: 95 minutes
Rating: “R” by the MPAA (for bloody violence, grisly images, some sexual content, graphic nudity, language, and brief drug use)
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An ex-Navy seal (Mehcad Brooks), his girlfriend (Serinda Swan) and their friends head out on a road trip to New Orleans. The group decides to stop at a roadside convenience store owned by Chopper (Sid Haig), who tells them the tale of Lockjaw, a fabled god-like creature who is half-man, half-alligator.

The legend has it that an inbred local man by the name of Grimley (Daniel Bernhardt) lost his family to a monstrous white alligator, which then drove him to madness and some believe he was transformed into that very creature that now haunts the depths of the swamps. Their curiosity piqued, the group decides to play along with the local tourist trap and journey deep into the backwoods to find the old dilapidated cabin which is supposed to be the birthplace of the creature.

As they set-up camp for the night, their faith is put to the test when Lockjaw turns out to be more than just a myth and they realize the locals are hiding a horrifying secret that jeopardizes them all.

Directed by Fred M. Andrews and starring Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Amanda Fuller, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Aaron Hill, Daniel Bernhardt, and Sid Haig, CREATURE introduces a new monster legend into the horror film lexicon.


  1. Pssst - I might'a might-kinda-sorta got a sneak peek at this flick - it sucks. :( Review to be published upon the release, and of course you'll wanna see for yourself... but the smart money says don't get your hopes up too far.

  2. Did it give you lockjaw from your mouth gaping wide in disbelief at how terrible it was?

  3. Ha. More like "cock-jaw", because I felt like I'd just been assaulted with a stale gator-dick. Yikes. An ugly thing to have to say, but absolutely true nonetheless.

  4. Counterbalance the lame with DONT BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, it was hella cool. Hella.