Films: The Relic (1997)
Alias: Mbwun, He Who Walks on All Fours, John Whitney
Location: Haunted home
Height/Weight: Twice that of an average Siberian Tiger.
Summary: If you've found the next archaeological masterpiece, of course you're going to want to put it in a museum (unless you're a petty thief). But in movie-land, if that find has any particularly supernatural tales attached to it, chances are that the modern day is going to get a mouthful of ancient occult mayhem.
History: Deep within the jungles of South America is a bizarre concoction of fungi and unknown leaves that is said to be capable of awakening Kothoga, a demonic menace that the natives are desperate to drive away. One day, an archaeologist named John Whitney came and drank this soup. Upon arriving back to Chicago, he was nowhere to be seen. Turns out that concoction is an unholy mixture of different animal genes, and it mutated John into the monstrous Kothoga, doomed to seek out the closest thing to its leafy food source: hypothalami located in the human brain.
Notable Kills: Nothing special
Final Fate: After killing just about everyone in his path, Kothoga is lured into a place full of flammable objects. It all goes alight, and while being initially set on fire doesn't kill him, the ensuing explosion does.
Powers/Abilities: Extreme durability.
Weakness: Without brain juice, Kothoga will starve. Also, heavy artillery.
Scariness Factor: 4.5-Kothoga is everything you ever feared about the jungle wrapped up in one vicious, predatory package. Looking like a reptilian tiger with freakish mandibles, there's nothing that'll stop this beast from seeking you out and violently tearing off your head for the nice brain within.
Trivia: -The book this film is based on had a much different beast simply known as Mbwun. He was also a mutated human, but he more closely resembled a human than the more animalistic adaptation.
-Ironically, one of the hypothalamus' main functions in the brain is to control hunger and thirst.