Behemoth (film)

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Behemoth
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DVD cover
Written by Rachelle S. Howie
Directed by W.D. Hogan
Starring Ed Quinn
Pascale Hutton
William B. Davis
Music by Michael Neilson
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) John Prince
Cinematography Anthony Metchie
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) RHI Entertainment
Distributor Corus Entertainment
Release
Original release
  • January 15, 2011 (2011-01-15)

Behemoth is a 2011 Canadian film. It is the 22rd film of the Maneater Series.[1]

Plot[edit]

Two military agents are taking readings on Mount Lincoln near the town of Ascension. There is a quake and the woman, Agent O'Neil, dies with marks on her face. The man, Agent McKewan, also dies after being crushed. Elsewhere, a man is injured in a work crew and dies for no apparent reason. It later appears the quakes on the mountain are producing a layer of carbon dioxide gas, suffocating those who descend to its altitude. A woman named Emily, studying Mt. Lincoln, visits the mountain to repair two machines. In the adjacent town, an old man named William is considered an eccentric for believing that the mountain contains a monster. Emily meets with William's son and her old friend, Thomas. Satellite images show movement under the mountain, which they attribute to volcanism. Thomas's sister Grace and her boyfriend ascend the mountain, and Thomas is persuaded to go as guide to government agent Jack Murray. They meet Emily, who is running because part of a mountain suddenly exploded; whereas Grace and her boyfriend are startled by a monstrous eye and accompanying tentacle.

After she and Thomas have discovered Agent O'Neil's body, Emily has persuaded the Sheriff to evacuate the town, but Thomas and Emily ascend the mountain to look for the missing couple. They find Jack injured on the mountain, and the monster kills Jack immediately after revelation that the troubles at Mt. Lincoln were felt all over the world six months ago, and a missing box may be their only chance against the monster (lost when the agents were killed). William goes to the local diner to get the waitress, Zoe, to safety. However, an earthquake damages the town, and the diner sinks into the ground with William and Zoe still inside. The box is recovered; but the monster consumes the boyfriend, while Thomas pulls Grace to safety. The monster then emerges from the mountain, whereupon Thomas opens the box and fires a shoulder-launched missile into the monster's throat, destroying it. William and Zoe escape from the diner in a sinkhole, and all five survivors are reunited.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming[edit]

The location used for the town and surrounding countryside was Stawamus Chief (Squamish), British Columbia, Canada.

The film was budgeted at an estimated $1,300,000.[2]

Home media[edit]

Behemoth was released on DVD on April 5, 2011 by Vivendi Entertainment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikipedia Maneater series
  2. ^ Internet Movie Database

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