A 1989 sequel to the Swamp Thing.Dr. Alec Holland, or rather Swamp Thing, is still living in the swamp, avoiding Dr. Arcane's men and helping people when needed to. Anton Arcane himself has managed to regain his humanity, thanks to his currents assistants Dr. Rochelle and Zurell, and is still searching for Swamp Thing in hopes of gaining immortality from his DNA. He has invited his stepdaughter Abigail to his mansion, as he needs her DNA as well for the operation. Ignorant to his motivation, Abigail agrees to visit him in hoping that she'll learn what happened to her late mother. Later on she meets up with Swamp Thing, and a romance develops between the two as he fights it out with Arcane's men and mutants.
Batter Up: Darryl brings a baseball bat to his and Omar's short journey to find Swamp Thing. Once they are captured by Gunn and his men, Swamp Thing uses Darryl's bat to beat up the bad guys before posing for photos.
Battle in the Rain: Swamp Thing's second battle with the Leech Man happens on a rainy and thunderous night.
Big Eater: Darryll. When he and Omar are searching for Swamp Thing, he ends up eating all of their food, except for two apples.
Blind Without 'Em: Dugan in the beginning falls down while running away from Leech Man, losing his glasses. He then starts blindly fumbling around, searching for them. He finds Leech Man instead, but just when it seems that he is a goner for sure, Swamp Thing steps in to rescue him. Afterwards, Swampy hands his glasses back to him and introduces himself.
Body Horror: Dr. Rochelle's studies has resulted in a "zoo full of misshapen monstrosities", as Arcane puts it.
Camp: Oh yes. You wouldn't guess that this is the sequel to a Wes Craven movie.
Car Cushion: Swamp Thing throws Leech Man into a car, breaking its windshield.
Chainsaw Good: Gunn wields a chainsaw during his last attempt at Swamp Thing's life, which he easily knocks aside before finishing off Gunn with a well-placed grenade.
Cradling Your Kill: Arcane does this to Lana after he shoots her and lays her down carefully.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Every battle between Swamp Thing and Gunn. First time Gunn isn't aware of Swamp Thing when he is kcocked out with a baseball bat, the second time he is knocked out with the jeep he is on with a grenade, and for the last time, his chainsaw is useless as he is blown up by an another grenade.
Damsel in Distress: Dr. Arcane kidnaps Abby from Swamp Thing's care, forcing him to storm his mansion in order to rescue her.
Dead Hat Shot: After Leech Man captures Morty (of the office workers looking for the moonshine distillery in the opening) offscreen, his hat is found floating in the swamp, signifying that he is dead.
Doomed Expedition: The office workers' search for the moonshiners in the opening. Two of them are killed by the Leech Man, and other two are killed by Poinsettia. One survives, telling the papers about Swamp Thing.
Dramatic Thunder: Used gratuitously when the camera is panning over Arcane's mansion in a scene after Abby's arrival. This goes as far as showing Arcan'es portrayal, which shows skeletal features on each lightning strike (which are accompanied with Instant Thunder).
Explosive Overclocking: Dr. Rochelle's death in the incinerator reserved for mutants causes a chain reaction which makes Arcane's mansion to blow up.
Redemption Equals Death: On a critical moment on her boss' rejuventaion, Dr. Zurell switches samples. After learning about it, Dr. Arcane lets her to believe that everything is all right before shooting her.
Scar Survey: An argument between Poinsettia and Gunn on about being the next official Mook Lieutenant come to a halt when they find out that they are both covered in scars and start comparing them with each other.
Secret Path: Arcane has a hidden elevator to the laboraties below his mansion, which accessible by turning a certain candlestick on the wall.
Sequel Escalation: The Return contains more mutants, action scenes and explosions than the first film.
Stuff Blowing Up: Swamp Thing's fight with the Leech Man causes an RV to blow up, with various cars in the close proximity following the suit.
Sword Sparks: It's not sparks that fly when Swamp Thing and Leech Man are fighting with metal poles, the fight creates sword lightning.
Talking to Plants: Abby talks to her plants, and she even has names for them. Before leaving, she instructs her co-worker Eunice to read to them ("especially the sports section") and to leave televison on at all times.
Tested On Humans: Dr. Rochelle's method of conducting experiments is to splice DNA with human subjects, resulting in many grotesque exhibits behind bars.
There Is a God!: Exclaimed by the moonshiner Gurdell, when he and his buddy hear Abby's voice, just after talking about how neither of them has seen a woman (or a sheep) in months.
Two-Faced: Two of the caged mutants in Dr. Rochelle's laboratory, who are results of his DNA-splicing methods. One has a reptilian right half and other has an entire elephant face covering his left half.
Use Your Head: Abby uses a headbutt against Gunn. Turns out that ten years of karate study in Okinawa has nothing against a two day vacation in east LA!
Video Credits: The end credits start with displaying chracters with the text indicating their actors.
Weaponized Car: Gunn tries to take Swamp Thing out with an armed jeep.