The edges of the cosmic slit sizzle with color; an alien galaxy sparkles on the other side. Suddenly, a work light tears loose and flies in. From the other side of the cosmic slit, the six-foot work light tumbles by the massive Ogdru Jahad: seven egg-like monoliths of unholy origin.
Within their translucent walls, horrible creatures lie slumbering. As the light sweeps by, one of the giants opens a filmy eye, and then another, and another, and another. Fleshy tentacles move lazily within their crystalline prison.
A Nazi scientist standing at a control panel, inserts a 20 inch solid gold cylinder into the machine. Two openings remain vacant next to it. Click. Someone shoots a photograph. In the underbrush, it's Matlin, snapping for all he's worth. Whitman pulls him down.
Too late. One of the Nazi scientists has heard them and approaches. Broom implores to Whitman the portal is open and they have to stop them. Hiding behind a stone wall, Whitman shooshes Broom and throws two grenades over the wall.
The Nazi scientist notices something lands next to him: the two grenades. He shouts, but it's too late the explosion blows him into the portal.
Kroenen attacks the Americans, killing several and wounding Professor Broom in the leg. Broom crawls over to a fallen soldier and picks up a grenade, hurling it just beneath the portal.
Kroenen breaks off his attack and tries to remove the grenade, but cannot get to it in time. The grenade explodes, destroying the portal and Kroenan's right hand. Kroenen is then impaled by a fragment from the portal and is presumed dead.
Rasputin is unexpectedly sucked into the portal, closing it. Professor Broom has his leg bandaged while instructing the remaining soldiers to search the island, fearful that something may have come through the portal before they could close it.
Broom and another soldier suddenly encounter a strange red ape-like creature with a massive stone hand. The soldiers are fearful, but Broom manages to attract the creature with a Baby Ruth candy bar.
They realize that this creature, whatever it may be, is just an infant and is essentially harmless to them. The soldiers give the creature a name based on its demonic appearance: "Hellboy."
HELLBOY - Main Title / Montage: Tabloid covers and news clippings screaming Hellboy sightings; Government denial; Some blurry, grainy footage depicts Hellboy crossing an alley. Much like Bigfoot in the woods. The movie's credits continues with Hellboy's position in modern-day society, effectively as an "urban legend."
Birgau Pass, Modovia / Present Day: In the thick of a snowstorm, three figures climb the icy steps of a massive rock formation. The three figures move through a narrow passage until they reach a dead end. Figure One stops at a symbol carved in the rocky ground and consults Grigori's leather-bound book. The symbol matches an illustration in the book. They continue through a rough-walled small corridor leading to an ice cave. They reach the main nave, a cathedral-like vault that could easily hold a stadium.
From an opening somewhere above, eerie blue light streams down on a magnificent labyrinth. The three figures move past cyclopean statues guarding the inhuman architecture. The humans are dwarfed by the monumental scale of the walkways and ramparts.
At the center of the labyrinth, the stone floor is covered in grooves radiating from a shallow stone basin. Figure Three uncovers his face: he's a Peasant guide. Figure Two throws a solid gold piece at the feet of the Sherpa. On it, an embossed Swastika.
After a greedy moment of thought, the Peasant kneels to pick up the gold. TCHKK!!! A long, shiny blade pierces the Peasant's chest from behind. He slumps forward. Figure Two steps out from behind him, a long, bloody blade in his hand. The figures uncover their faces. Ilsa has not aged and Kroenen, still wears the same tight gas mask. Ilsa watches the Sherpa's blood as it runs in a steaming rivulet, tracing a glyph in the grooves and filling the basin. A figure rises from the blood, a naked human shape. They approach him, it's Grigori Rasputin.
A much older Professor Broom is being examined by doctors. The findings are not good; he has cancer and not much can be done about it. On his way home, Broom sees his friend Tom Manning (Jeffery Tambor) on TV, answering questions about a recent photograph supposedly taken of Hellboy. Manning denies Hellboy's existence.
Meanwhile, a lone figure on a motor scooter arrives at a waste management plant. He activates the speaker-phone and identifies himself as John Meyers (Rupert Evans), a recent graduate of FBI training supposedly reporting for his first assignment. He is taken downstairs by a secret elevator and ends up in a gigantic library with a water tank in the middle of the room.