Films: Minotaur (2006)
Location: Civilized Area/Cave
Height/Weight: Twice that of an average bull.
Summary: One of the most famous fictional labyrinths ever was the one made to contain a great Greek beast. A monster that was offered ritual sacrifice until a great hero destroyed it. The almighty minotaur. And believe us. A bull monster can be quite effective.
History: Back during the Minoan Bronze Age, the isle of Minos dominated almost every land surrounding it. Its great God was the bull, and one day, people demanded living proof of the bull's watch. So, the queen decided to rut an actual bull, and give fatal birth to a half-man, half-bull monstrosity known as the minotaur. It was highly carnivorous and unstable, so it was kept in a series of caverns right below the throne room. And every three years, eight sacrifices would be offered to it. But this time, things could be different...
Notable Kills: Rams its horn through a particularly annoying and ungrateful sacrifice's mouth mid-rant.
Final Fate: After a methane leak is discovered, the Minotaur is led into an explosive trap that results in a cave-in. And even THEN it doesn't go down. It only dies when it rams into its own horn, impaling it through the mouth and out the back of its head.
Powers/Abilities: Fantastic resiliance.
Weakness: Its own horns. Also, it can't take lots of damage forever.
Scariness Factor: 4-This is one of those Syfy monsters that makes you wonder how the others would have turned out if they had this much effort put into them. Indeed, this might be the scariest minotaur ever put to film. It's practically demonic in appearance, and the close-ups are guaranteed to give the more faint of heart nightmares. Also, you simply cannot stop it normally. Perhaps in a modern world we'd fare better, but like this, you're gonna be lucky if you just get charged to death.
Trivia: -This film is (very loosely) based on the legend of Theseus, and his confrontation with the minotaur. In the original Greek myth, King Minos of Crete refused to kill a majestic bull on Poseidon's request, causing the sea God to brainwash Minos' queen Pasiphae into mating with the bull. The minotaur was the result, and Minos had the great inventor Daedalus and his son Icarus construct a massive labyrinth to imprison the monster and send sacrifices to.
-The minotaur makes a cameo appearance in Dante's "Divine Comedy", looking like a centaur in many interpretations, and representing the land of Violence in the Seventh Circle of Hell.