“Scout-out”

Films: The Scout (2009)

Alias: Giant Cobra, Bat-Frogs

Type: Mystical

Location: Cave/Jungle

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of bulldogs to twice that of a bus.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Alright, scout's honor! For this excursion, we will do our best to describe a film that doesn't seem to have been localized in any conceivable way. Stay alert, leave no one behind, and try not to get killed.

History: On the eve of a solar eclipse, a group of young scouts have been transported to another realm like our own, but containing a fake archeologist who's been trapped there for God-knows-how-long, and horrific monsters. On one hand, the scouts need to find a way back home. On the other, they can't entirely resist the treasure in the sacred temple they ended up in. Trouble is, that temple has been guarded for centuries by a powerful cobra serpent, who does not take kindly to intruders at all, even kids...

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After the serpent is seemingly turned to stone, the scouts and the faker manage to escape back into their realm after another eclipse. However, unbeknownst to them, the serpent somehow followed them back, and is either looking for vengeance, or a new shot at life. Honestly, we'll go with the latter. It's cuter...

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional, though the frog bats hate bright lights, and there are mechanizations in the temple that can temporarily petrify the cobra.

Scariness Factor: 3-The CGI is honestly just as bad as a typical Syfy original. It's a miracle that the serpent looks as menacing as it does, like a rhinoceros viper crossed with a king cobra. The frog bats are novel, but ultimately serve as an annoyance more than anything. Still, it's impressive that a bunch of kids survived all of that.

Trivia: -An example of a serpentine beast in Thai mythology is the Phaya Naga of the Mekong River, which is said to be inspired by both cobras and oarfish, huge serpent-like fish with signature red crests going down their spines. Many consider the Kamchanod Forest to be the Phaya Naga's domain, making it very sacred.

-This is honestly all we have to say anymore here. It's been a fun decade. Let's look forward to the next one.


Image Gallery


An apocalypse upon those who wake him.

"I very clearly didn't leave out a welcoming mat!"
That hood ain't looking so hot now.

Oh, no! The executives who thought of the Emoji Movie!
Hell in a serpent's body.


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