“Born of Earth, cured by fear”

Films: Something Beneath (2007)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Underground/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of a large building.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: It's a classic set-up. Some idiots build their foundation on grounds that have more than meets the eye. But in this case, it isn't ghosts. It's something a bit more physical. Too physical.

History: For eons, a slime-like organism has been lying dormant beneath the ground. Then a conference building got erected over its tomb. Naturally, this angered it, and it proceeded to use its slime to drive people over the edge and cause them to die in a variety of ways.

Notable Kills: Every death by it is based on the fears of its victims. Some quick, others not so much.

Final Fate: The beast itself is confronted deep below the sewers, but just when it's about to go completely insane, its would-be next victim placates it with a Native American prayer. However, it is later shown infecting a particularly corrupt individual. The very same one who started this. Perhaps it was just a way of closing the book on this...

Powers/Abilities: This creature's black goo can possess people and cause them to hallucinate scenarios in which they are confronted by their deepest dread. It can also spread everywhere.

Weakness: Reciting certain prayers will cause it to reconsider your demise.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Slime that can make your worst traumas manifest again. That's not really something you EVER want to encounter. Sadly, even with that monstrous power, the true form of this thing a Syfy CGI monstrosity that barely gets by with a good design. Also, it has a sense of right and wrong, so there's that.

Trivia: -This film's star, Kevin Sorbo, claimed that it was meant to be a throwback to the old B-movies of the 50s. Mission...accomplished?

-Even slime meant for kids isn't entirely safe. There have been multiple cases of slime-based toys containing the deadly chemical called boron, which can cause burning and illness if handled improperly.

Image Gallery

I dunno. You'd think that the sewer would be seedier.

They reach for a release that will never happen...

I knew the Gak was evil, you fool!
Still think it's benevolent? Well...

Somehow, this feels like they mashed two Resident Evil games in one.

"Don't let it give me the succ!"