"When Gill-Men Inbreeding Goes Unregulated"

Films: "It's Alive!" (1969)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Underground/Cave

Height/Weight: Cannot be determined (lousy editing).

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Who's up for mind-numbingly cheap monsters?! No-one? Of course not! We wouldn't drag anyone into a secluded cave with nothing but this movie to give them if it meant a fortune for us. It's that bad.

History: Mister Greely came into some Ozark caverns looking for gold, and what he found was even greater. A prehistoric monster was his prize, and he decided to feed to it anyone he didn't like. Being the jerk he was, that meant pretty much anyone who wandered into his territory.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Greely's maid, sick of his endless torment, tosses a pack of lit dynamite just as the monster is closing in on its alleged master. Before any blood can be spilt, the bomb goes off, taking the two with it.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 1-You give this thing one look and tell us you're frightened. Even the muppets had more intimidating characters than this! Giving this googly-eyed fish man sharp buck teeth didn't help at all, and the way it's shot sometimes comes off as desperate.

Trivia: -Fossils found in the Ozark region include what may be the largest cephalopod ever recorded. It was a nautiloid.

-The monster suit had already been used in an unofficial 1967 remake of "The She-Creature" known as "Creature of Destruction". If you were wondering how they could make the Mer-Monster from that movie cheaper, there you have it.

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Which is more dignified? Don't answer.
No, you're not getting your creature from the abyss. You're getting a cheap costume.
"Editing", as they call it.