“High school is the worst”

Films: The Faculty (1998)

Alias: Various, such as Marybeth herself

Type: Alien

Location: Haunted home

Height/Weight: Grows from that of a small tadpole to that of a truck.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Prepare to have the body snatcher experience transferred to the most savage and unforgiving environments of our time...high school! And this time, there's lots of aquatic aliens and drugs involved. It's going to be a trip.

History: Ohio's Herrington High School is the pits. The teachers are rather apathetic and hurtful at worst, no one wants to be there, and the budget is starting to value sports and images over any real education. But then everything changes. The teachers become more laid back, there's less fighting, and people start acting perfect. Too perfect. As it they’ve been taken over by some kind of parasite. Well, they have. As it turns out, a massive alien queen has come from a dried up ocean planet to take over this one. But she needed to keep a low profile, so she masqueraded as nice teen girl Marybeth Louise Hutchinson to spread her brood and take over everyone beneath the public's noses.

Notable Kills: Nothing special

Final Fate: Marybeth pursues one of the few rebelling students into the P.E. room. Luckily, the kid manages to get Marybeth stuck between the wall and the bleachers before injecting her with a special drug that completely dries her out, killing her, along with the rest of her offspring, and causing her to crumble to dust.

Powers/Abilities: Marybeth's young can infest people and put them under her control. She herself can shapeshift.

Weakness: At times, Marybeth still casts her original shadow in human form. But more to the point, she cannot survive in a completely dry environment, so figure out a way to rid her of any fluids. If she dies, so do her brood.

Scariness Factor: 4-Marybeth was already frightening with how smart she was to start small and grow from there with her invasion plan. But her true form is absolutely horrifying! It looks like some kind of eldritch monstrosity blending together elements of squid and crustaceans. Also, she's a total sociopath, preying on your insecurities so that she may lure you into her fold. Don't listen to her.

Trivia: -This film was also known as "Them", "A Lesson in Terror", "Dangerous Classrooms", "Parasite", and "The Invasion".

-As of now, the only full-ocean world we know of isn't even a world, but a moon. Namely, the frozen Jupiterian moon of Europa. Oh, and it's rumored to contain its own form of alien life...


Image Gallery


That explains why they're not getting paid well.

It's the little things that make for a great invasion.

So...this an alien tradition?
Pray you don't breath that thing in...

She's wasn't my type before, but now...

Remember! Drugs will save the day! Wait...


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