Category Archives: Lake Monsters

Outing the Lake Champlain Monster

It seems every decent-sized lake with dark, murky waters is home to a monster — or at least to a legend of one. Most of them are, like the infamous Nessie in Scotland’s Loch Ness, rather plesiosaurian or at least … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh: If It’s Not Zombies, It’s Some Damn Cryptid…

Spot the monster! embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct Well, maybe later! Monongahela is a feature length sci-fi thriller filmed entirely in Pittsburgh, PA by director Cayce Mell and independent film production company 2nd State. Pittsburgh was, of course, the birthplace … Continue reading

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New Crypto Thriller: Monongahela

A Backbrain Exclusive Monongahela (US-2013; dir. Cayce Mell) is a new creature feature based on the search for a “legendary” monster. A pair of cryptozoologists have come to Pittsburgh to investigate sightings of a mysterious creature lurking in the Monongahela river. … Continue reading

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The Second Secret of Loch Ness

Michael Rowitz has released a sequel to his first venture into the world’s most famous cryptozoological site, The Secret of Loch Ness [aka Das Wunder von Loch Ness] (Germany-2008). The Secret of Loch Ness 2 [aka Das zweite Wunder von … Continue reading

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There’s a Creature (or Two) in Lake Michigan

So it took James Cameron 15 years to make Avatar, eh? Big deal! Maybe he should have spent more time on the script. Jim Hardison worked on his cinematic magnum opus for 21 years, and it’s finally done. The film … Continue reading

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What Up with Lake Okanagan?

The Beast of Bottomless Lake is what’s up with Lake Okanagan. Known as Ogopogo, the Beast is a classic lake monster that dwells in the darkest depths, rising every now and then to scare visitors, annoy rationalists and foster local … Continue reading

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First Cloverfield, Now Brookfield?

At the bottom of Lake Michigan a sleeping terror waits. Lying dormant for centuries, now it has come ashore… In late 2009, something huge rose from the waters of Lake Michigan and attacked the City of Milwaukee, leaving a trail … Continue reading

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Fancy a Monster Cruise?

No, not a Pacific islands vacation on a huge cruise ship stacked to the gills with celebrities. Instead it’s a new film from long-time genre director Jim Wynorski, whom we last saw on these pages with his now nearing-release giant … Continue reading

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Lake Van Monster: Video Addendum

As an addendum to the recent Undead Backbrain article about Van Gölü Canavarı [aka Lake Van Monster] (Turkey-2009; dir. Bünyamin Yaşar), which is currently in production, here are a number of videos on the subject. News Report: This one appears … Continue reading

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Lake Van Monster

Now in production is a lake monster movie about a lake other than Loch Ness or Lake Champlain. While these latter are well-known domiciles of megafauna of a vaguely prehistoric nature, it is less well-known that Lake Van (aka Van … Continue reading

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