Based on fact, Maria is dancing with her husband until the monster attacks and kills him.
A company's CEO sends Bill Travis, one of his troubleshooters, to Columbia to investigate a tactory in Columbia. He doesn't believe
anything about monsters but thinks a Victor Sanchez, a revolutionary, is causing the trouble and to keep an eye on Patty Clark, an
environmentalist reporter, accusing the company of dumping toxic waste into the nearby lake.
Victor gathers his group and plans to drive out the US company from the town. The locals are blaming Maria as some sort of
witch casuing all the problems in the area.
Laura who has been seeing Pete, had a breakup. She mananges to convince him to see her again by the lake that
night. Later, the monster grabs Laura.
The next morning, the investigation of Laura's death starts. Bill thinks that Victor is involved in Laura's death.
The teens, Andrea and Glen, tell about how they've seen a monster at the lake.
Hi! I'll be the perky, cheerfuly monster terrorizing this lake...
Patty investigates the townsfolk and agrees to keep from releasing her story about the factory's polluting the lake if
Bill will help with her story about the monster.
The teens help search the lake and are later chased off by the monster. The creature goes after a couple of drunk fisherman.
Glen shows his picture of the monster which seems to get most of the adults to not think they're nuttier than Pistacchio tree.
Bill, and the others start to plan how to blow up the monster.
The angry townsfolk turn on to lynch mob mode and decide to go after Maria, the local witch. During the arsonry, Victor sneaks
off to the factory and tries to blow it up but manages to explode himself instead.
Pete and Bill set up the depth charges. The get a local pilot to fly the chopper as they start trying to lure the monster
with bait by dragging a lamb through the water. However, they lose the charge's control.
This spear looks like it'll be a good toothpick...
Bill dives into the water to recover the detonator. Bill finally reaches the detonator to trigger the charge. Exploded
monster, and the townsfolk rejoices.
Later, the teens are searchiing around the lake. Their dog discovers a monster egg hatching. Pan back to see
a large swarm of eggs hatching.