Films: Super 8 (2011)
Location: Civilized Area/Underground
Height/Weight: Twice that of an ox.
Summary: It's your typical sci-fi plotline involving kids. They go about their business, something fantastical happens, and they get involved. But in this case, they might wish they hadn't. This isn't exactly an "E.T" situation. Far from it, in fact. This is the sort of thing that makes visitors into monsters. And they might not make it out alive.
History: One day while shooting a low-budget film, a group of kids bear witness to (or really they are almost killed by) a massive train crash caused by their biology teacher. As it turns out, he meant to break something out. Way before the current year (in this case, 1979), Area 51 captured a bizarre alien, took its technology, and studied it, the teacher being the only one who treated it with respect. And now, it's loose in this small town in Ohio. Having been driven into a misanthropic state by its torture, it is going around kidnapping humans for food and getting whatever metal objects it can find to repair its ship and get out of there.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After killing the one who hurt it the most and capturing a lot of people, the alien comes into contact with one of the kids, and through telepathy, comes to realize that its only made things worse by lashing out due to its trauma. Soon, it forgoes any more death, and manages to repair its ship to leave Earth, hopefully forever.
Powers/Abilities: Can split its arms into two separate pairs, is immune to most weaponry, and is possibly able to create sticky webs. It can also communicate through touch.
Weakness: Heavy artillery.
Scariness Factor: 4-Just because it's a sympathetic prisoner of Earth who's just trying to survive and get out of here as soon as possible doesn't mean that it's necessarily the type to negotiate. Whatever happened in Area 51 royally screwed this alien up for a while, and pretty much no one was safe from it. Not helping is just how unnatural this thing looks, with an anatomy/appearance like a Rorschach painting and a seemingly humanoid mouth that splits into a pair of eviscerating mandibles. The bottom line is that aliens need therapists badly.
Trivia: -Cooper is not the alien's actual name, but a nickname given to it by fans as a portmanteau of Clover and Super, mainly due to the former being a creation of J. J. Abrams as well.
-Originally, there was no alien, and the kids instead accidentally caught evidence of a robbery. Trust us when we say that would make for a duller film.