Films: Trees (2000), Trees 2: The Root of All Evil (2004)
Alias: The Great White Pine
Location: Forest/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of average Christmas trees.
Summary: Unconventional killer plants are going to be a recurring trend in this decade. So how about we start with the hair-brained idea that someone can shake a conifer around, maybe give it demon eyes, and claim it’s scary? No? Too bad, it happened. Twice.
History: The first film is...Jaws...but with a Great White Pine tree going around killing everything. Riveting. The next involves...Jaws 2...but with killer government-made pines attacking on the holiday season. Better question, why aren't we watching Jaws instead?
Notable Kills: The mere idea that a tree is murdering people somehow makes the head spin.
Final Fate: The first one is blown up by a match, while the rest are killed by chlorine...only to morph into a massive monster of bark that’s ultimately taken out by electricity. However, at least one person taken over by trees is still at large, and the battle against the tree menace has probably only just begun.
Powers/Abilities: he trees can fire razor-sharp bark, cover people in petrifying tree sap, and if need be, combine into a larger, stronger being at the cost of their leaves. Also, some people seem to get infected by them, warping their senses and minds.
Weakness: Heavy artillery and chlorine.
Scariness Factor: 1.5-The first tree is...literally a guy waving a conifer around in the hopes that someone gets intimidated. The next batch is slightly better, with designs evocative of insects, but the CGI ruins it completely. And on top of all of that, it's just a bunch of trees. Couldn't think of a better plant?
Trivia: -The last film hints at a finale known as "Trees 3: Regeneration", but there is pretty much no chance of that happening now...right?
-Believe it or not, there is actually a deadly tree in this world. It is the Manchineel Tee, also known affectionally as arbol de la muerte, "The Tree of Death". This is because literally every single aspect of the tree, from the sap to the leaves to the fruit to the very air around it, is covered in toxins that cause all kinds of pain and perhaps death for any unlucky passerby. Really, this tree's entire existence is a paradox to biologists, who cannot seem to figure out how this death tree could prosper in the first place.