Darn...SyFy is just too good to pass up. Did anyone see Heebie Jeebies? Several Chinese workers are accidentally (or maybe deliberately) entombed in a gold mine when it blows up. Over the years they have (inexplicably, BTW--these flicks NEVER explain how the monsters come to be or why) a terrible beast, formed from the mummified bodies of these men, has been freed from the mines and is (first explanation) killing anyone who has gold.
Richie Cunningham's Mother dies for her gold fillings (at least her dog lived to tell the tale) and you can write the rest of it. A Belushi nephew (don't know if he's John's son or Jim's) has the lead as the town Sheriff whose Chinese girlfriend lives with her grandmother who, for plot purposes, pretends not to speak or comprehend English...and then there are the hunters who are supposed to round up the monster. This movie is bigoted in its attitude toward minorities, small fat white men and elderly women who live alone with their dogs and would make an excellent drinking game:
Take a sip with each new body encountered. Take a swallow if the person finding the corpse turns away and gasps something like "He's been torn to shreds, there's hardly anything left!" Take a full gulp when the camera shifts to a completely intact actor (in some cases still breathing) with a few scratches on his or her face. Guzzle everytime the heroine and her grandmother yell at each other in Chinese. Upend the glass and pour it all down your throat when Gramma-san explains to the hero that, by pretending she doesn't understand or speak English, she has learned a lot about her granddaughter's life. (Yes, her geologist granddaughter is SO STUPID she doesn't realize her grandmother with whom she has lived for years, speaks English.)
It's a serious blast. Still nowhere near as good as Sharknado, but with potential for amusement.