|Directed by||Steven R. Monroe|
|Produced by||Lisa Hansen
|Written by||Jason Bourque|
|Music by||Pinar Toprak|
|Cinematography||C. Kim Miles|
|Editing by||Christopher A. Smith|
|Distributed by||RHI Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||January 31, 2009|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Wyvern is a 2009 American made-for-television natural horror film produced by RHI Entertainment that premiered in the United States on the Sci Fi Channel on January 1, 2009. Written by Jason Bourque and directed by Steven R. Monroe, the film is part of the "Maneater" film series produced under an agreement with Sci Fi Pictures. The film stars Nick Chinlund, as Jake Suttner, a trucker who must stop a wyvern from eating the residents in the fictional small town of Beaver Mills, Alaska. It is slated to be released to Region 1 to DVD on August 18, 2009.
The small Alaskan town of Beaver Mills is located just north of the Arctic Circle, meaning that the sun doesn't set during the summer solstice. As the town prepares for its annual celebration of this event, a wyvern, awakened from its prison of ice by the melting of the ice caps, appears, attacking the town's residents. It continues its bloody rampage as the humans in town desperately try to escape. Eventually, the townfolk find that the creature has laid a nest of eggs. The Wyvern's reign of terror is finally ended when Jake runs it off a cliff with his new semi–truck.
The film presents its own mythology surrounding the creature. According to Haas, the Wyvern is an ancient beast from Norwegian mythology. Haas further states that the Wyvern was the son of Hel, the goddess of death, who went on a rampage and bit Odin, causing the king of the Norwegian gods to imprison it in ice far to the north.