“Feel the sting”

Films: Scorpios Gigantus (2006)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Up to that of a small car.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Guess what? We have even more scorpions coming out of the woodwork. Except this time, they're somehow even worse. Not only are they huge, but you'll never guess what they now look like.

History: Designed to help in the development of vaccines...somehow...this breed of super-scorpion was quick to escape after being released by criminals. Then it started multiplying. The next thing people know, an abandoned building is full of the monsters, led by a massive queen.

Notable Kills: The queen sucks out a person's innards through a proboscis like a straw. Also, anyone who dies from its sting.

Final Fate: After all of the lesser scorpions are killed, the queen is taken out after being fed a bomb. However, it is later shown that a baby individual has survived undetected...

Powers/Abilities: Scorpius Giagantus can grow exponentially in just hours, has a tube between its mandibles to slurp up guts, and can deliver a sting that first kills all brain power then causes horrific explosive swelling. The queen also seems to understand human language and gestures.

Weakness: Heavy artillery. Also, gasses.

Scariness Factor: 3-Design and power-wise, this new arachnid breed is terrifying, looking like scorpions designed by H.R. Giger. But in execution, it could have been a bit better. The head close-ups are pretty good, but the rest is such low-key CGI that we're surprised there was a budget to begin with.

Trivia: -Scorpions do not form caste systems. In fact, they are rather solitary animals for the most part, only coming together to mate or eat. Eat each other, that is.

-There are more than just stinging scorpions out there. For instance, there is the tailless whip scorpion, which makes up for its lack of stinger with a pair of front limbs filled to Hell with long spikes. Not exactly something you'd challenge to an arm-wrestling contest.

Image Gallery

Right down to stealing this kind of poster!

Such a polite monster. He picked those bones so cleanly.

Looks like science class became more interesting.

That had better be just insect blood...
From Hell, it crawled! From destruction, it reigned!

Kind of like dog's eyes.

The terror of anybody who picks up a hitchhiker.

Goodbye, Amy Santiago.
Money well spent, really.

Analysis: Handsome as heck!

Mother of the year?

"It's because I'm six-legged, isn't it?

Her dates always end the same way.

The coke-and-mentos trap worked too well.