“Raking on our nerves”

Films: The Raking (2017)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Desert/Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: If you ever go out of your way to disprove urban legends, you should always keep in mind that there is always a grain of truth to them. And most of the time, that truth is worse than what the legend implied. That, or the story was just flat-out true, and you just waltzed into an easy target for it.

History: Somewhere in the deserts of America, there are tales of a monstrous humanoid known as the Rake, which only comes out during the night of the Equinox, and kills anyone in the area. But there are some who don't believe in such stories, and a few have set out to debunk the legend once and for all. But alas, they should have been a bit more careful. For the Rake is very much real, and it revels in the hunt that they have so generously provided.

Notable Kills: Uses a victim like a ventriloquist's dummy to speak before jamming its claws through their throat.

Final Fate: After killing just about everyone, the Rake takes some time to reveal to the survivor that it was the one who attacked and killed his family so many years ago. After seemingly being locked in a room, the Rake simply finishes what it started.

Powers/Abilities: Super speed, possible possession through physical contact.

Weakness: Anything conventional, though it hates bright lights the most.

Scariness Factor: 4-For a monster designed by Brain Damage Films, this one might be one of their best. It looks like a malnourished goblin with huge talons, and is incredibly violent when given the chance. There is also its boundless cruelty and the fact that even after this, it is still out there. So next time, treat the legends with a bit more reverence, and you might survive.

Trivia: -This film was done in Joshua Tree, California...in the desert...in the middle of a goddamn heatwave. It must have been Hell for the Rake's actor, Alex Manson, who also played as a similar goblin-like creature in "The Woods", also released in 2017.

-The Rake is indeed a creature of real urban myth, with records dating all the way back to the 15th century. Described as a being not too far off from the one in this film, it was said to have sharp talons like its namesake implies, as well as cause people to have deep psychological trauma upon encountering it. Around the early 2000s, sightings of the Rake began to crop up around America, and the beast became something of an internet fascination. However, everything about the Rake has proven to be rather dubious in origin, to the point where some believe that all evidence of encounters are fake.

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Quick! To the title! Red light will do! I think.
Like he is! So, you're screwed.
"Who's the puppet now?!"