Creature is a 2011 American monster horror film, based on a screenplay written by Fred M. Andrews and Tracy Morse. The film is set in the Louisiana Bayou, where a group of friends discover a local legend and are in a fight for their survival. The movie has an MPAA R-rating in the United States with a running time of 93 minutes, it is in Dolby Digital SRD and is also available as a digital cinema print (DCP). The film opened in theaters on September 9, 2011, in the United States and Canada and was directed by Fred M. Andrews. It stars Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Amanda Fuller, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Aaron Hill, Daniel Bernhardt, and Sid Haig. In its first weekend in the USA, Creature earned only $327,000 from 1507 venues. It was the lowest grossing first weekend ever for a film appearing on over 1500 screens, and the second worst per location average ever.