Films: Videodrome (1983)
Location: Civilized area
Summary: They say that too much television is never a good idea for our youth, or really society in general. Then again, if any guy saw this in real life, they'd probably never want to set foot near the boob tube ever again.
History: On the surface, Videodrome is a simplistic snuff film with no real reason to live. But it's so much more that that. It's so much worse. It is the mascot of a social movement declaring that television will overtake everyone's lives from top to bottom. Not only that, but the tape can instill terrifying visions, as well as give people fatal brain tumors. This is going to be used on the lower-class citizens, by the way.
Notable Kills: See Final Fate.
Final Fate: Eventually, a man controlled by Videodrome manages to turn on it, and its prime user gets ripped to shreds by tumors growing in his body. The evil tape is defeated when that last person corrupted by it shoots himself.
Powers/Abilities: Can instill fatal hallucinogenic brain tumors into anyone who views it.
Weakness: If there's no one left under its influence, than it cannot spread.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-Before any ghost girls were stepping out of T.V.s, this killer tape was instigating the horrid body horror that David Cronenberg was known for. Then again, you have to actually watch it to be hurt by it, so just throw that tape in the trash.
Trivia: -Cronenberg got the idea for this film from a childhood fear of seeing something not meant to be seen on television every time the broadcasting futzed up.
-There were actually three endings for this film, but the true one got chosen by lead actor James Woods.