BEHEMOTH (THE MIST)
"The Impossibly Tall Creature"
Mist movie & Novella by Stephen King
The creatures of the Mist are the inhabitants of an alternate reality. After a severe rainstorm from the night before, a thick, foggy, unusual mist crept into our world, bringing the creatures with it when a top secret government experiment involving many scientists called the “Arrowhead Project”, intended to peer into other dimensions, went terribly wrong. This allowed the creatures to cross over the spilled portal and into the human realm. The phenomenon first manifested in Bridgton, Maine, and spread across an unknown amount of the U.S., or possibly the entire planet. Due to the thickness of the mist making sight almost useless to them, all the creatures in the mist hunt on the basis of scent. In the novella by Stephen King, it is hinted that the mist plagued the entire world and thus the creatures nearly eliminated humanity; while in the film version, the creatures were only seen in a certain area of America and were exterminated by the military two or three days after the Arrowhead Project went wrong.
Also known as “The Impossibly Tall Creature”, the Behemoth is a huge creature with six legs. In the novella universe, other than the legs, with hundreds of Scorpion-Flies clinging to them, this creature is unseen. Although the creature’s exact size is never specified, David gets the impression that its size would make a blue whale resemble a trout if both were posed together and its weight is sufficient to leave six-foot deep footprints the size of large SUVs in solid concrete. The size of the Behemoth is estimated at 240 feet tall.