Films: Abby (1974)
Location: Cave/Civilized area
Summary: Ah yes, the Blaxploitation genre strikes again. And this time, it's got its eyes on that one movies about evil spirits or something. Everyone was doing it anyway, so why not hop onto the bandwagon while there's still time?
History: Somewhere in Africa, a bizarre box-like artifact was found. The phallic and chaotic markings pointed only to one thing: Eshu, the African god of chaos. Unfortunately, further tampering resulted in the spirit within this figurative Pandora's Box racing out and all the way into Kentucky. Eshu found a body to possess in the form of innocent Abby Williams. Soon, she became possessive and sinister, and an exorcism was in order.
Notable Kills: None.
Final Fate: An exorcism is eventually pulled on Abby, and while it seems a bit difficult (and rather explosive), Eshu is put back into the box. With all of that said and done, there is some speculation that this was not Eshu, but an evil imposter.
Powers/Abilities: Can possess the living.
Scariness Factor: 4-Pretty standard for as possessive spirits go, though that face shown constantly at the end, while no Pazuzu, is pretty freaky.
Trivia: -Eshu, in Yoruba folklore, is an Orisha, a being meant to represent the supreme divinity. Eshu is often associated with the crossroads of destiny and taking great risks. Almost all of Eshu's different forms are benevolent ones.
-This film, rather inevitably, faced a lawsuit from Warner Brothers, and now the original cut for it is frustratingly scarce.