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Skythulhu is the main antagonist of the 2010 Canadian horror film Altitude.

A group of friends flying in a small plane to see a concert are hit with mysterious turbulence that traps them in a nightmarish alternate dimension filled with endless sky and inhabited by a giant, tentacled monster.

Appearance

Skythulhu is a large dark cephalopod-like beast with a lamprey-like mouth lined with sharp teeth and over 50 long thin tentacles.

Powers and Abilities

Skythulhu possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Superhuman strength
  • Sharp teeth
  • Flight
  • Tentacles

Fate

Skythulhu survives to the end of the film.

Trivia

  • The creature is never named in the film, but fans have taken to calling it "Skythulhu" due to its similarities with H. P. Lovecraft's monster Cthulhu.
  • Skythulhu is loosely based on atmospheric beasts, cryptozoological creatures described as large wispy creatures that live in the Earth's upper atmosphere.

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