Manticore (film)

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Written byJohn Werner
Directed byTripp Reed
StarringRobert Beltran
Heather Donahue
Chase Masterson
Jeff Fahey
Theme music composerDavid C. Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English, Arabic
Producer(s)Jeffery Beach, Phillip Roth
Editor(s)David Flores, Tripp Reed
Running time88 minutes
Original networkSci-Fi Channel
Original releaseNovember 26, 2005

Manticore is an American Sci-Fi original movie that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel on November 26, 2005. It was directed by Tripp Reed and featured Heather Donahue, Chase Masterson and Robert Beltran. It is about a squad of United States Army soldiers in Iraq that must fight against a resurrected, nearly unstoppable manticore awoken from its slumber by an Iraqi insurgent leader.[1]


United States Army soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division stationed in Iraq are sent on a search to look for missing journalists. They come to a small Iraqi town and find a man-eating monster instead. The soldiers find out that the residents of the town are dead and discover a living "Weapon of Mass Destruction", a Manticore. The Manticore was awakened from its long slumber by an Iraqi insurgent leader wanting to rid the country of foreign occupation forces at any price. The Manticore goes on a killing rampage and soon, the only ones left are Baxter, Keats, and Ashley Pierce. The Manticore kills Ashley by spitting acid on her face before eating her alive, but Baxter and Keats manage to kill it with a camcorder and a sledgehammer.



  1. ^ Jason Buchanan. "Manticore (2005)". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-04.

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