Films: The Hunchback of the Morgue (1973)
Alias: Wolfgang Gotho, the Primordial
Type: Natural (Gohto), Man-made (Primordial)
Location: Haunted home
Height/Weight: That of an average human
Summary: We all remember the timeless tale of the hunchbacked Quasimodo, right? Well, guess what? He isn't here. But his more demented cousin is!
History: Dr. Orla was frankly out of his mind. Thinking he hit the jackpot in terms of scientific breakthroughs, he fed a giant mass of flesh and goop a lot of human heads. But he would need to get these heads somehow, so he enlisted the help of Wolfgang Gotho, a mentally handicapped hunchback.
Notable Kills: See Final Fate.
Final Fate: The mass eventually becomes the Primordial, a humanoid mass of filth that kills indiscriminately. Gotho and the freak eventually fall into acid after an inevitable struggle.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-We admit, Gotho had a bit of a mean streak, but he was just following orders. The Primordial on the other hand is pretty damn hideous, looking like raw sewage given human form.
Trivia: -Live rats were used in this film. Many were burned to death too. Not cool.
-While a real life corpse's head was allowed, the director couldn't stomach it, and they had to use a fake one.