Films: The Beast Within (1982)
Alias: Billy Connors, Michael MacCleary
Location: Forest/Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Summary: When most people think of spirits possessing the living, their imaginations don't tend to wander that much. Then this thing showed up and made us all reconsider.
History: Long ago, the slightly unhinged Billy Connors died chained up to a wall. As it turns out, he had practiced some ancient shaman magic so that whoever he raped would be cursed to birth a child as a vessel for Billy's soul to rise again. Sure enough, his last victim's 17-year old kid Michael was starting to feel a second personality creep up within. That of Billy...
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After overtaking Michael's body and mutating into an insectoid monster, Billy manages to sexually assault another girl before betting blasted with a shotgun to the face. He could very well turn up again in a new body...
Powers/Abilities: By infecting another person with his genes, his soul can pop up in the offspring, and trigger a horrid metamorphosis.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Rape as a superpower? Already very nasty. But then there's that transformation sequence of his. Cronenberg would be proud.
Trivia: -This film and "The Howling" were pioneers in the "air-bladder" special effects make-up technique. It allowed for some...interesting transformation sequences.
-This was the first film script by Tom Holland.