Films: Mega Scorpions (2003)
Location: Forest/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Half that of an average human.
Summary: You will notice a disturbing trend across this decade. One involving monsters breaking into houses primarily consisting of sexually promiscuous women, to the point where you have to wonder if they even wanted monsters in there in the first place. Today, the flavor is scorpions. Big ones.
History: Somewhere in the western US, some careless dumping of toxic waste has mutated a few scorpions into giants. Now, the arachnids have come to haunt a small halfway house full of people who just want to have sex. But alas, the scorpions are just here to eat.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Eventually, the folks figure out that the scorpions are not immune to their own venom, and use this knowledge to kill the horde, the last one dying due to eating a guy full of it himself. However, it is later shown that there is at least one scorpion left.
Powers/Abilities: These scorpions can fire their venom at people with their tails as well as inject it.
Weakness: Anything conventional, though they are vulnerable to their own venom as well.
Scariness Factor: 2-As terrifying as giant scorpions should be, the CGI is so awful that any sort of terror is extinguished. These creatures have no weight to them at all, and the only thing keeping them from being any lower is that they have a knack for turning people into bloodbaths.
Trivia: -This film was the result of an attempted deal between Full Moon and 20th Century Fox. Alas, it was put on the backburner for some time due to the deal already showing signs of decay with previous failures.
-Believe it or not, there are actually scorpions that shoot venom from their stingers. Specifically, those in the genus Parabuthus. However, experiments show that they are methodical in using this technique, only using it to get away from predators.