Incident at Loch Ness

DVD review from The Movie Snob

Incident at Loch Ness (B-). As a kid, I was fascinated by the Loch Ness Monster, which is probably why I sought out this little-seen independent flick from a couple of years ago. It’s a movie within a movie, starring acclaimed German film director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man). The premise is that he is going to make a movie called “The Enigma of Loch Ness,” while somebody else is simultaneously making a documentary about him as he makes his movie. Herzog plans to make a philosophical film about the reasons we seem to need to believe in monsters, but we quickly see that his producer (Zak Penn, Chuck & Buck) is trying to hijack the movie and turn it into a mainstream monster-hunt sort of movie. (Example, he brings a gorgeous “sonar operator” (Kitana Baker, Intolerable Cruelty) aboard the boat, and she turns out to be a Playboy model and aspiring actress.) Chaos ensues when Herzog gets wind of what’s going on — and then the real Loch Ness Monster shows up! Not a great movie, but definitely some chuckles.

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