A monster the size of a mountain? No, a monster that is a mountain. Or is it a monster inside of a mountain that is the size of that mountain? Even afterwatching the trailer for Syfy’s Behemoth, I’m still unsure what exactly this tentacled volcano monster is supposed to be.
RHI Entertainment and Cinetel are the companies unearthing Behemoth, a forthcoming Syfy creature-of-the-week flick directed by David Hogan and starring Cindy Busby of “The Vampire Diaries”, Ed Quinn of “Eureka”, and William B. Davis, best known to genre fans as “Cigarette Smoking Man” on “The X-Files”.
An earthquake reactivates a long-dormant volcano, threatening the small town of Ascension, trembling in its shadow. But the gaping maws in the region reveal evidence of something else — a centuries-old subterranean creature at last given the chance to break free in a black cloud of fire and ash. As the Behemoth wreaks havoc, it’s a race against time as a small band of rescuers fight it with a force as destructive as the beast itself.
The special effects look fairly promising given the $1.3 million budget, but that’s probably because, and I’m fully expecting this to be the case, the majority of the monster action is relegated to the finale.
If someone had a real sense of humor, they would have named the volcano “Mount Cthulu”.
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