“Monster in the mountain”

Films: Behemoth (2011)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Mountains/Forest

Height/Weight: That of an average mountain.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: The Maneater series of low-grade Syfy films have definitely been a mixed bag for sure. You have all sorts of creatures going around killing everything, and yet few of them actually have anything resembling staying power. For every "Wyvern" or "Sea Beast", you'll have plenty of things like "Blood Monkey" or "Croc". But then comes a monster that no one could have predicted. One that looks upon all other Syfy beasts that came before it...and roars in defiance.

History: It is said that every time the Earth falls into imbalance, a cataclysm will occur to even things out. In this case, the end times could be brought upon from within Mount Lincoln near the town of Ascension. Across the world, bizarre quakes have been happening, and no one can figure out why. Turns out, the answer is Mt. Lincoln. Or rather, what's in it. That of course being a millennia-old colossus known as the Behemoth. As it spreads deadly carbon gasses and tears the forest apart with its tentacles, it's a race against time before it demolishes all around it completely.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After rising from the mountain, Behemoth finds its rampage cut short when a man fires an overcomplicated missile at its throat and mouth. The beast is blown up and killed, and the day is saved.

Powers/Abilities: Its mere presence causes excessive carbon monoxide to spread, as well as powerful tremors and earthquakes.

Weakness: Its insides and its throat are the one spots for heavy artillery.

Scariness Factor: 4-Of all the monsters to come from such low budgets, this one stands tall above them all, and not just with its fantastic size. Sure, the CGI isn't always great, in fact it's pretty bad in some parts, but once the Behemoth is revealed in all of its glory, it just might be the most well-rendered beast we've seen so far from the Maneater series. There's also how it just looks so thoroughly alien and imposing from the get-go. A shame that it somewhat went out like a chump.

Trivia: -In the Book of Job, the Behemoth is the equally huge land-based rival of the sea monster Leviathan. It is said that when both beasts inevitably fight during the end of days, they will end up killing each other, and the righteous will feast on their remains. Descriptions of Behemoth usually depict it as some kind of giant quadruped, like a hippo or ox.

-Although the Behemoth's rise is described as a singularity theory, the trope actually refers to occurrences in spacetime and/or the possibility of AI outpacing the human mind.

Image Gallery

Remember that God's Mouth creepypasta? YOU'RE LIVING IT.

Were we even watching the same film?

Go back to the metal album cover you came from.

Seriously, were we?

Hippos were bad enough on their own!

I hate camp peepers.

Imagine all the dirt going into there.

"Frown you sonuva..."
The Super-Graboid!

"Where did I drop my keys?"

It's all bad Syfy fun and games until a monster unleashes a powerful roar like that...