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BEYOND LOCH NESS (2008) **

A team of scientists goes to study the legend of the Loch Ness Monster only to learn that Nessie is not only real, but hungry as well.  Years later, Nessie reemerges in Lake Superior and gobbles up some fishermen.  The lone survivor of the previous Loch Ness attack has grown up to become a crypto-zoologist (Brian Krause) that tracks the monster down in hopes of getting revenge.  He’s unaware however that Nessie has had a full litter of little monsters that are looking to turn everyone into a hot lunch.

 

Beyond Loch Ness is a typical SyFy Channel Original Movie, so you should already know what to expect going in.  I will say that the CGI effects for the Loch Ness Monster aren’t nearly as bad as most SyFy Channel flicks and the carnage old Nessie creates ain’t too shabby either.  She chomps off arms, legs, and heads and even bites one dude in half.  I also have to applaud the filmmakers’ decision to make Nessie amphibious.  I think it’s cool that Nessie can come on land to eat people because if she was a water-bound creature, then all the characters had to do to stay alive would be to keep out of the lake.  I also liked all of the nods to Jaws too (Krause makes cyanide laced bullets, there’s a character named Brody, etc.).

 

All the stuff not revolving around Nessie chowing down on people is a real snoozer though.  After a solid first half, the flick sorta gets bogged down when the crypto-zoologist comes onto the scene and starts hunting the monster.  The Nessie Cam POV shots are overused too and wear out their welcome pretty fast.  Still, it’s kinda funny seeing the monster kid from Sleepwalkers playing a tough-talking, cowboy hat-wearing, scar-faced crypto-zoologist. 

 

Which reminds me, here’s a suggest drinking game for ya:  Take a shot of your favorite alcoholic beverage every time someone says “crypto-zoologist”.

 

AKA:  Loch Ness.  AKA:  Loch Ness Terror.

Tags: b, horror
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