“It's gonna be a scream”

Films: Banshee!!! (2008)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Haunted home

Height/Weight: Twice that of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: When you hear an unholy shriek, when you can feel the oncoming presence of death, a banshee might be there. No one sees the banshee, but they know it's an omen of impending misfortune. Or the banshee just drops all pretenses and kills for kicks.

History: Somewhere in the woods, a horrific monster is breeding. A specter-like beast known as the banshee. This spirit-demon has been waiting patiently for some unsuspecting folk to come into its turf for it to kill and eat. Well, the wait is over, as some spring breakers are about to realize too late.

Notable Kills: Any time the illusions work.

Final Fate: At first, it looks like the survivors are able to ward the banshee off. But then it reveals itself to be walking in human form, and kills the rest.

Powers/Abilities: The banshee can cast convincing illusions that lead people straight into its grasp. It is also apparently invincible, and prefers to kill by shoving sharpened sticks into people.

Weakness: Conventional means can ward the banshee off, unless it's part of an elaborate scheme on its part.

Scariness Factor: 3-The CGI is crap, but the monster isn't. With a haunting visage (that damn mouth...) and amazing powers, the banshee doesn't predict death, it enforces it. While it's around, you can't trust anyone, nor can you hope for a quick and painless death.

Trivia: -The banshee's name means "fairy woman" in the Old Irish language, and they are all closely associated with the tumuli mounds all across Ireland.

-The banshee's scream is the basis for the keening woman. These people, oftentimes hired as professions, engage in mournful laments of the dead, or keenings. However, they are not known for screaming them, otherwise they probably wouldn't get hired very often.


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That, or deaf. Not sure if that sounds better.

Who invited the naked harpy to this?
You're already a winged beast of death. Why the stakes?

The time where a hit-and-run would have been appreciated.
Getting Man-Thing flashbacks.


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