Films: The Hatching (2016)
Height/Weight: That of average alligators.
Summary: If there is one type of reptile that should not be tampered with, it is the crocodilian. Alligators, crocodiles, anything that can bite your parts off in less than a minute. In this case, a childish mistake led to a conga line of scaly deaths and human insanity. And because no one seems to get tired of this plotline, of course a human is feeding the gators.
History: Long ago in Somerset, England, a trio of boys raided a gator farm, and took three of the eggs. However, they got the attention of the adults, and one didn't make it. Now, one of the kids has returned, older and wiser, after his father's death. Soon, he and the rest of the people there realize that something is killing anything and anybody who dares go near the water. It's the same alligators that he and his friends stole, and they've grown into healthy adults off the meat of the land. And what's worse, someone close to him and his pals is feeding whatever he can to the reptiles out of misguided obligation. The hunt begins, on both sides.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After the first gator is captured by the people, the other two are left to pick up the pace. One manages to tear their maniacal feeder to pieces before one out of the remaining two is taken two days later. The fate of the third one isn't quite clear, though.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Contrary to what you would believe a film of this budget would do, the gators are not all computer graphics. In fact, there are full-scale props here, and they look pretty alright. The struggles are real, the teeth are sharp, and there are three prehistoric apex predators in the water, waiting for someone to slip in...
Trivia: -Alligator farms, and of course crocodile ones, are real, often used to harvest their meat and/or hides. Such a business makes up a huge backbone for Louisiana's economy, though some valid concerns regarding diseases, escapes, and general animal cruelty have been lauded against them.
-On the subject of alligators and Europe, some say that when old European explorers went into crocodilian territory, the reptiles became one of the major inspirations for dragons.