The Loch Ness Horror – USA, 1982

“It IS alive!’

The Loch Ness Horror is a 1982 American monster movie directed by Larry Buchanan.

The plot revolves around The Loch Ness Monster feeding on unsuspecting swimmers and eventually going 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 German bomber plane which the military is trying to cover up.

The tag line: “It IS alive!” is ironic, as Buchanan made a film called It’s Alive! in 1969. The film’s reception was poor, due to its bad special effects and Scottish stereotypes.


“Suffering from the usual pitfalls of low budget filmmaking, Loch Ness Terror is a surprisingly solid creature feature. While the direction is mundane and effects range from superb to downright abysmal, there’s enough here to recommend to creature-feature fanatics. This is a fun one.”

“An orgy of incoherence.  I’m assuming the screenwriters only wanted to show off their cheap-looking Nessie costume (that no one told them looked about as menacing as a Muppet), as they bring in several college age-looking characters, for no other reason than to become monster chow.” Cinema Knife Fight

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