Terror in the Swamp (1984)

USA, 1984
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Joseph J. Catalanotto.

Plot Summary

A scientist trries to create the petfect nutria for the fur industry but instead creates a monster that is soon loose in the nearby swamps.


Directed by: Joseph J. Catalanotto
© 1984 Martin Folse Productions Inc.
Executive Producer: Martin Folse
Screenplay by: Billy Holliday
Based on the Original Story by: Martin Folse, Terry Hebb
Director of Photography: Wade Hanks
Edited by: Irina Gregory
Music by: Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Production Sound Man: Kenny delbert
Wardrobe: Marry Kate Powell
Makeup: Susan Spade
Creature Design: Ed Flynn
Costume Design: David Rau
Nutriaman: Keith Barker
Casting: Martin Folse Productions, Inc, Houma, LA
Nutriaman, the Copasaw creature filmed and produced entirely in Houma, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Billy Holliday
Chuck Long
Chuck Bush
Mike Thomas
Ray Saadie
Gerald Daigal
Mark Peterson
Claudia Wood
Albert Dyket
Michael Tedesco (T-Bob)
Floyd Duplantis
Brian Guenidt
Norman Fonsexa
Keddy Jenning
Harvey Hamilton
Jeff Bourdeax
Clarence Shaarup
Jerry Fairbanks
Dan Naquin
Ricardo Alda

Alternative Titles

Les marais de l’enfer – France
Louisiana murhat – Finland
Nutria Man: Terror in the Swamp – alternative title
Nutriaman: The Copasaw Creature – shooting title
Sumpf des Grauens – West Germany
Terror en el pantano – Mexico
Terror en la selva – Peru
Terror in the Swamp – alternative title



  • Variety 1 May 1985 p.276 – credits (International: Secret feature films)
  • Variety 31 Jul 1985 p.16 – credits, review (by Lor)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.395
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.501
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.218