"When Nessie's back home rearing the kids"

Films: The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Lake

Height/Weight: Twice that of an average automobile.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Nessie's not the only lake monster around. There are other plesiosaur-esque creatures lurking in the world’s millions of bodies of water. Take for instance this burly beast from the great northwest.

History: Apparently, this guy's ancestors have been coming into conflict with primitive man for years at Crater Lake, California. But that all stopped at some point. At least, until a hot meteor crashed into the lake recently, warming it up considerably. Now this plesiosaur has come out of hiding, and there's plenty of fools to snack on.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: The beast is eventually confronted by a bulldozer, which impales it enough for it to bleed out and die.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-A particularly nasty Nessie clone, this creature has some good stop motion and a voracious appetite going for it. As for the puppets used for close-ups, they can range (depending on the light used) from amateurish to downright ominous and terrifying.

Trivia: -Crater Lake is an actual place, but there's another all the way in Oregon. What exactly was wrong with Oregon, mister director?

-An American lake monster similar to this one is Champ, a plesiosaur said to be living in Lake Champlain, Vermont.

Image Gallery

He leanred how to stand tall? We're doomed.

Somewhere, a paleotologist is crying.
I'm pretty sure the monster just got here and noticed this corpse of the idiot who tried to swim against the current.

Behold the non-existant power of the Crater Lake Monster!

"Sir, did you just burn your boat?"
Awfully serene for something you're trying to play off as terrifying.

Redneck Vs. Prehistoric Reptile. The results are brought down to a corpse on the ground.