Synopsis: This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms.
Director(s): Graham Baker
Production: Miramax
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Hey, why I always gotta get

the broken ones?

Try the trigger.

Father, I'm fighting this time.

- Father!

- Go back in your room, Kyra.

Get back in your room!

Go inside, please.


I can't see it.

Fight me, butcher!

Not you.


No more!

Bring her to the scaffold.

Kill her!

Someone help!



Help me!


Quickly now. Somebody help!

You must die.

Please stop!

Kill her!

Maker of all

that is pure and good,

we release this girl

from the evil that possesses her.

- Kill the beast!

- You don't understand.

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast! Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Kill the beast!

Cut her loose.

She's from the outpost.

The place is infested

with evil.

No one gets away

from there and lives.

I said cut her loose.

This conversation is over.

Now move on.


- Uhh!

- Come on!

Let's get him!

- Go.

- Hyah!






No! No!

Come on. Come on!


Enough. Enough!


Just kidding.

Take her and go.

Thank you, but I'm not

going that way.

You're a dead man already.

Let's go.

So many are dead.

I don't want to die.

It comes and kills.

It's killing everybody.

It's gonna kill you.

Why did you run?

It's there.

- It's in there.

- "It"? What is "it"?

Every night.

It comes out every night.

Every night,

it's killing everyone.

- What's up?

- It's Pendra. She's alive.


but who is that with her?

And how the hell

did they get through?

If they let him and her through,

well, maybe it's over.

Oh, no.

How many people

left inside?

How many-



- Well, there's your answer, kid.

- She should've stayed.

At least for her it's over.

Who are you

and what do you want?

I'm Beowulf, and I need

some food and rest.

He's one of them.

How else could he have

gotten through?

Go on back to your friends.

- I'm not one of them.

- And you're not one of us.

No, but by the looks of things,

you would think an additional

sword would be welcome.

If he's good enough

to get through the siege scum,

the border lord

should talk to him.

We can always kill him later.

It's for Hrothgar to decide.

You may enter,

with no guarantee of safe passage.

I'll take the chance.

Gates closed.

Gates secured.

Follow me.

Beowulf. I've heard

that name before.

- What'd you hear?

- Stories only idiots would believe.

Only an idiot would come

to this damn place.

Unless he was already damned.

A mercenary.

It's not something

we've come to expect around here.

How did you get through

the siege lines?

On my horse.

You just asked them nicely?

Something like that.

You think that we've

got buried gold here?

Or are you just a lover

of drafty, old outposts?


Then what brings you?

The darkness.

You know about...

our problem?

And what?

You're offering to help?


No sane man would come here

to face this thing.

- I have no choice.

- You make it sound personal.

Border Lord, we don't know anything

about this man. Send him back.

Roland, we have less

than 40 men left.

And, as you noted,

night comes quickly.

Give him Nivri's room.


Nivri's room.

He's dangerous.


Until now, at least, we could

trust our guys on the inside.

He's not from the siege lines.

No man who's been

sitting out there...

night after night,

knowing what's happening here,

would willingly come to this place.

There's something else.

He may have been sent

by Nivri's family.

Revenge for

your son-in-law's death.

They lost their only son.

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