As far as movie monsters went, the one at the center of The Host was a weird one—a wicked mean salamander with a mouth that had way too many hinges and teeth and a long grabby tail. The result of a chemical dump into the Han River by American military scientists, the monster isn’t really a huge, city-razing threat. Instead, it’s a ravenous amphibian the size of a bus, able to slip away in the water and largely out of sight for much of the movie’s run time… More at GQ.
There must be many classics hidden in Netflix and other services. Not sure this is one of them though;)