Films: The Water Horse-Legend of the Deep (2007)
Alias: Water Horse, Nessie
Location: Lake/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Grows to that of a small building.
Summary: It's somewhat interesting how at times, the feared Loch Ness monster will receive more positive treatment in film instead of, say, Bigfoot, but that's probably because we have a small pool of data to go off on where the big lake plesiosaur is concerned. Still, whenever it happens, we're all ears.
History: Discovered by an aquaphobic boy named Angus McMorrow, this beast's egg was raised by him in secret before it hatched out as a genderless Water Horse. Angus named the small creature Crusoe, but found that its burgeoning size was becoming a bit much for the house. So, Crusoe found a home in Loch Ness. But soon, people began telling stories of a monster living in the loch, and the chase was on to catch it. Worse, there's weapon testing going on in the lake due to it being the twilight years of WWII. Needless to say, Crusoe's in a bit of trouble...
Notable Kills: None.
Final Fate: After just about every nearby with a gun shows up at the loch, either wanting Crusoe's head or thinking he's a U-Boat, Angus and pals help the beast get out of the trap laid before him. Soon afterward, man and beast say their goodbyes, and Angus never sees Crusoe again. He grows old to tell his tale to whoever asks, and somewhere near the loch, another boy finds another egg…
Weakness: Will die after laying an egg.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-Crusoe is by no means a helpless animal, and can be quite dangerous when angered. But when all is well, it is a playful and curious being with dolphin-like intelligence and memory. Overall, probably the most benevolent version of the Loch Ness monster ever put to film.
Trivia: -There are water horses in European myth, an example being the Kelpie. It...uh...isn't very friendly, as it spends its life tricking people into riding it into the water, where they drown.
-This film was based on a novel for young audiences by Dick King-Smith. Apparently director Jay Russell had been working on an adaptation of it for years, but kept delaying it for the sake of better technology. And yet the film takes a LOT of liberties from the original, such as being set nearly a decade later.