"Possession in Space"

Films: Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Eldritch Location/Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Wait a sec, where are the vampires again? Was it too hard to call this film "Planet of the Ghosts" or something like that? Aw well, can't get everything in life.

History: The folks of planet Aura used to have a physical form, but a cataclysm resulted in their untimely deaths. Leaving behind only their bones, the Aurans entered a spiritual form, and would possess any dead body to get off their dying world.

Notable Kills: These guys barely have to do anything for any killings to occur.

Final Fate: After a couple Aurans possess a ship captain and another, they successfully manage to get off Aura, and decide that Earth would be a good place to settle down.

Powers/Abilities: The Aurans can drive others to madness and violence to fight amongst one another. They can also possess the dead.

Weakness: They actually need a body to possess to get physical work done.

Scariness Factor: 4-Imagine being perfectly normal at one point, but murderously violent the other. That's how the Aurans roll. And there’s barely anything you can do about it.

Trivia: -This film is known in Italy as "Terror in Space".

-Like "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" before it, this film is considered to be a major influence on Ridley Scott's "Alien".


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In the film proper, you'd WISH they were physical demons.

The wind calls out in terror.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Dormammu?

On this world, the Aurans shall be forever.

No, seriously! The inspiration is there!


The human mind: A great place to fester.


Turns out, other inhabitants here are less than hospitable.


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