“Worming your way into fortune”

Films: Mongolian Death Worm (2010)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Desert/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Up to that of a truck.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: If you thought that the Huns and Velociraptors were the worst things to come out of Mongolia, you haven't seen the creatures rumored to inhabit its deserts. They are under the ground, many times your size, and can't wait to get their gobs around your head. You'd better have a good reason for invading the Death Worm's turf.

History: Somewhere in Mongolia, there are two things that some very greedy people want. They are, in no particular order, the oil and the treasure located within the tomb of Genghis Khan himself. But the search for the former has unearthed some horrific beasts. Known to the locals as Death Worms, these subterranean super-predators have been a part of Mongolia's culture for time immemorial, and they are not happy with having their turf get used in such a way. Thus, anyone who dares set foot near the area is worm food for sure.

Notable Kills: A woman is dragged through a well. Cue blood blowhole.

Final Fate: After the queen is roused from her dormancy, the entire power plant the survivors and the worms are in gets blown up, taking out all of the worms and causing gold coins to rain from the sky.

Powers/Abilities: Aside from a potential deadly disease being carried by them, the Death Worms can issue an EMP blast.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-At least this time, the CGI isn't quite as bad as its other Syfy compatriots, but that's some faint praise right there. What truly keeps these worms from being any lower is their unsettling appearances and the way they just eat everyone alive. Seeing that hidden set of jaws come at you cannot be a pleasant last sight.

Trivia: -The Mongolian Death Worm is also called olgoi-khorkhoi, or the large intestine worm. It's described as a loathsome predator, capable of killing from a distance with either metal-melting poison or electricity. Some say that just touching it results in immeasurable pain at least. That said...

-The Death Worm only came to western attention when famed archaeologist Roy Chapman Andrews brought back the tales and denounced them as legend. Then in the 80s, this was further confirmed when it became obvious that the sightings were more than likely just based on encounters with the Tartar sand boa, a Mongolian desert snake

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