Swamp Thing is a 1982 horror film about a scientist who is turned into a monster following the destruction of his laboratory. Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise) is developing a cutting-edge technology that will create a hybrid of human and plant tissue that is able to live in extremely hard conditions. Desperate to get this technology into their hands, the government sends a team to steal it from Holland's laboratory. They send Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau) to find out what is going on, but when she falls for Holland, the government decides that harsher measures are needed. A team is sent to destroy the lab, which results in a cataclysmic explosion that transforms Holland into the monstrous anti-hero, the Swamp Thing (Dick Durock). As the evil Anton Arcane (Louis Jordan) attempts to steal Holland's ideas, the Swamp Thing fights to stop him, while trying to save Alice from being killed in the process.