4.1/10
1,548
31 user 18 critic

Beyond Loch Ness (2008)

James Murphy is a rugged cryptozoologist, who thirty years earlier, during a trip to Loch Ness, Scotland encountered the fabled "Nessie" creature that killed his father, and left James with... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Loch Ness (1996)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

Director: John Henderson
Stars: Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, Ian Holm
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

An increasing number of people are dying mysterious deaths in the dark waters of Loch Ness, victims of the famous monster. But what other mysteries does the Loch hold? What about the ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Buchanan
Stars: Sandy Kenyon, Miki McKenzie, Barry Buchanan
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

The legendary Loch Ness Monster, terrorizes a lake in Scotland and Patrick Bergin comes out to kill it.

Director: Chuck Comisky
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Lysette Anthony, Brian Wimmer
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

Director: Zak Penn
Stars: Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain
100 Million BC (Video 2008)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A scientist leads a team of Navy SEALs back in time to the Cretaceous Period to rescue the first team he sent back during the 1940s. Things go wildly when he accidentally brings a giant dinosaur back into Los Angeles.

Director: Griff Furst
Stars: Michael Gross, Christopher Atkins, Greg Evigan
Sand Serpents (TV Movie 2009)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Jason Gedrick and a small group of US Army Soldiers are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Renfroe
Stars: Jason Gedrick, Tamara Hope, Elias Toufexis
Carny (TV Movie 2009)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A devilish creature escapes from a carnival to wreak havoc on a small town.

Director: Sheldon Wilson
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, A.C. Peterson, Vlasta Vrana
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A plane flight carrying a college football team crashes in the Himalayas. Surviving the crash was only part of their problem. Trying not to become a meal for the monster lurking in the mountains will be their greater challenge.

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Marc Menard, Carly Pope, Adam O'Byrne
Basilisk: The Serpent King (TV Movie 2006)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Two millennia ago, a Lybian king has a basilisk (snake-shaped dragon), which petrifies people, subjected to the same fate with a golden scepter during a solar eclipse. Both these and ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Furst
Stars: Jeremy London, Wendy Carter, Cleavant Derricks
Robocroc (TV Movie 2013)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A rocket carrying nano robots crash lands shortly after takeoff into a zoo. The bots are released and find their way into a massive crocodile. The croc, now programmed to kill, will target anything and anyone for its next meal.

Director: Arthur Sinclair
Stars: Corin Nemec, Lisa McAllister, Keith Duffy
Sabretooth (TV Movie 2002)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Scientists create a genetically engineered sabretooth cat and must hunt it down after it escapes and begins eating innocent people.

Director: James D.R. Hickox
Stars: David Keith, Vanessa Angel, John Rhys-Davies
Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (TV Movie 2015)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A giant crocodile goes head to head with a giant Anaconda. The town sheriff must find a way to destroy the two monsters before they kill the whole town.

Director: A.B. Stone
Stars: Corin Nemec, Yancy Butler, Skye Lourie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Josh Riley
...
Neil Chapman
...
Uncle Sean
...
Karen Riley
...
Zoe
Neil Denis ...
Chad
...
Brody
...
Michael Murphy
...
Caroleena
Sam Laird ...
...
Scientist #1
Bart Anderson ...
Scientist #2
Suzanne Ristic ...
Marge
Rob Morton ...
Bill Maxwell
Edit

Storyline

James Murphy is a rugged cryptozoologist, who thirty years earlier, during a trip to Loch Ness, Scotland encountered the fabled "Nessie" creature that killed his father, and left James with a deep facial scar. Thirty years later, James is hunting for Nessie, when his search leads him to the sleepy town of Pike Island, Ashburn, on Lake Superior. Hiring Josh Riley as his guide, James and Josh bond over their mutual scientific interests and deceased fathers, while James tries to convince Josh's mother, Sheriff Karen Riley, that the 60-foot plesiosaur is killing and breeding. Written by Icedberry

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's Hunt Or Be Hunted


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loch Ness  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Sheriffs in Canada are not like the law enforcement professionals who hold the same title in the USA. In Ontario, sheriffs typically enforce civil orders, such as evictions and the like. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is not a film for audiences with critical faculties
24 March 2008 | by (Thousand Oaks, California) – See all my reviews

I watched most of this film using my DVR to fast-forward through the early parts, so I missed the explanation of how Nessie gets from Scotland to North America. The more interesting question is *why* she would make the trip. After all, she and her ancestors seem to have done fine in Loch Ness for untold centuries. (Incidentally, Loch Ness is a freshwater lake–contrary to what one person posting here says. Some "lochs" are indeed saltwater sea inlets; however, Loch Ness isn't that kind.) I've enjoyed watching science fiction monster films since the Golden Age of Radiation during the 1950s, when I must have seen every film featuring dinosaurs released from the depths of the sea by atom bomb testing or mutant giant insects and mollusks running amok. I can still enjoy many of those films, but I've not yet been able to make a habit of watching the Sci-Fi Channel's made-for-TV films. Apart from their weak scripts and dreary acting, the films are hard to watch because of their almost uniformly poor CGI. Other people have commented here that the special effects in BEYOND LOCH NESS are a cut above the Sci-Fi Channel's usual standard, and I think that's probably true. There are moments in this film when it's almost possible to believe that the dinosaurs are real. However, those moments are both few and brief. A general problem with this film is that the dinosaurs are on the screen far too long; the longer we look at them, the phonier they appear. Wouldn't it make more sense to have less dinosaur footage and to make the effects in the footage that is used better? There are scenes in this film in which Nessie waddles across dry land like a duck; I almost expected it to quack.

Another problem I find with this film may be more a matter of my taste than an objective criticism of the film–namely its emphasis on gore. Is it absolutely necessary to show graphic images of people being bitten in half and chewed up? Older films are often much more frightening for the off-camera violence and carnage that they suggest. Nowadays, I suppose, it's necessary to show audiences the blood–and lots of it. It's a shame that audiences are so desensitized that they can't be frightened unless they see closeups of people being dismembered and eaten. Personally, I find graphic gore more repulsive than scary. Moreover, in BEYOND LOCH NESS, the gore often merely looks ludicrously unrealistic.

I have one final question about this film that another person here has already raised: What does become of the deputy sheriff at the end of the film? Is it possible that a scene accounting for his fate was cut, leaving an awkward continuity problem? Oh, well. The same thing has happened in far better films, such as THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI (exactly what is Jack Hawkins trying to explain to the Burmese women as they leave the river in that film?).


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?