The Loch Ness Horror

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The Loch Ness Horror
Theatrical poster for The Loch Ness Horror
Directed byLarry Buchanan
Produced byIrvin Berwick
Jane Buchanan
Larry Buchanan
John F. Rickert
Written byLarry Buchanan
Lynn Shubert
StarringSandy Kenyon
Miki MacKenzie
Barry Buchanan
Eric Scott
Music byRichard H. Theiss
CinematographyRobert Ebinger
Edited byRandy Buchanan
Distributed byM&M Films
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Loch Ness Horror is a 1981 independent monster movie directed by Larry Buchanan. The film was written by Larry Buchanan and Lyn Schubert. [1]


The Loch Ness Monster is feeding on unsuspecting swimmers and eventually goes on a killing spree. There are three subplots: the monster's egg that is ready to hatch, a scientist who wants to capture the beast, and a mysterious sunken Nazi bomber plane which the military is trying to cover up.



The film was made on an infamously low budget and on location at Lake Tahoe, California, whose surrounding countryside passes poorly for Scotland. The firearms used were 1 Colt Python and 2 M16s.[2]


It was released on 1 January 1981 under MPAA rating of PG.[3]


The limited release of this motion picture was poorly received.

Its rating on IMDb is 2.6 out of 10, from 262 viewer votes.[4]

The Loch Ness Horror is a 1981 horror movie directed by Larry Buchanan, who had a reputation for helming poorly-made films and even proclaiming himself the "schlockmeister".[5]

The film is infamous for its poor special effects, meandering story, awful use of California doubling for Scotland and the fact that, as with almost all of his films, Larry Buchanan uses members of his family both in front of the camera and behind it, whether they are suited to the task or not. The Nessie puppet (just a head on a stick) was later used as Jack the Ripper in one of the "Bullshit or Not?" segments in Amazon Women on the Moon.[6]

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  1. ^ "The Loch Ness Horror". imdb. Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ "The Loch Ness Horror - Production". imfdb. Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ "The Loch Ness Horror". Retrieved 25 November 2016
  4. ^ "The loch Ness Horror- Ratings". IMDb. Retrieved 25 November
  5. ^ "The Loch Ness Horror - Comment". imfdb. Retrieved 25 November 2016
  6. ^ "The Loch Ness Horror". TV Tropes. Retrieved 25 November 2016

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