Friday, October 21, 2011

Devastation Drive-In — 'Blood Beach' (1980)


No. Enc.:  1 (1)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  15' (5')
  —Burrow:  30' (10')
Armor Class:  0, or 9 (see below)
Hit Dice:  7
Attacks:  1 (bite)
Damage:  3d6 + special
Save:  L4
Morale:  11
Hoard Class:  VII, VIII
XP:  1,140

It's taken centuries for the oceans to recover from the damage inflicted by the The Ancients, and the beaches are once again pristine and alluring...


Beachteeth (both singular and plural) are 15'-20' long annelids that dwell beneath coastal sands.  Ambush predators, they lie in wait for unsuspecting prey to walk atop them...which they then suck down into their inescapable maws.

With a successful hit, a beachteeth latches onto the feet of its prey, and slowly gnaws it to death from the bottom up.  Each round, the victim takes an automatic 3d6 damage, and is dragged downward 1' into the sands.  When the dragging depth exceeds the victim's height (typically around 6', at the end of 6 rounds), the victim perishes instantly due to a combination of being eaten alive and suffocation.

Escaping from a beachteeth is next to impossible.  Not only is there really no way to hurt the submerged creature (they have an effective 0 AC when underground), but any damage that does manage to get through is split equally between both the beachteeth and its vulnerable victim!

When not hunting, beachteeth lair in seaside ruins or ocean caves, where they surface to store regurgitated kills for later re-consumption.  They must surface to disgorge their stomach contents, and this is when they're vulnerable, having an effective surfaced AC of 9.

During the summer months, beachteeth spawn 4d6 eggs beneath the sands, which hatch in 1d4 weeks into 1 HD young.

Mutations:  None


  1. Ugh. What an agonizing little movie.

    Goreless, talky, plodding, shot-too-dark-in-most-scenes, and a sucktacular monster that got only about 5 literal seconds of screen time.

    The best thing about it—and what stuck with me all these years since 1980—was the tagline on the poster.

  2. Agonizingly awesome! Then again I've been told I like to punish myself with horrible movies like Death Bed the bed that eats.

  3. @Steve-Head: If only the Spore was capable of making furniture.... Dare to dream, dare to dream!

    @Grungi: Tremors is actually a good movie with a great beastie, and therefore outside the scope of this month's posts. :)