“Downed and dirty”

Films: Wither (2012)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Sometimes, the worst creature is not the undead, but rather what creates the undead. And in this house, there is something that can only be described as one of the most vile of those things.

History: A nature spirit bent on feasting on people, the Vaetrr tormented a hunter living in the Swedish woods for a long time before a bunch of kids showed up to crash at his place. They had no idea what they were getting themselves into, as one by one, they fell to the monster's influence and became bloodthirsty puppets of its powers.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: The Vaetrr's possessed/undead are killed again and again before the beast itself makes its presence known. But the survivor knows to turn off the lights, render it weak, and crush it with a fridge. Whether it is truly dead now is a mystery.

Powers/Abilities: The Vaetrr can possess people with just a look. Likewise, the possessed can infect people into becoming undead savages with just a bite.

Weakness: An absence of light causes the Vaetrr to become frail.

Scariness Factor: 4-Holy God, you don't want this thing to come and possess your friends, much less you. And considering all it needs is some eye contact, you're boned. It doesn't help that its minions become shark-toothed berserkers, and its own true form is rather hideous too.

Trivia: -The Vaetrr's name is actually the Norse name of the Vittra, a Swedish folk creature whose name means "wither" (hence the film's title). Vittra are typically underground beings that play a role in the more natural aspects of Nordic mythology.

-Although this is the first Swedish zombie flick to be shown in theaters, it is not their first in general. That title goes to the 2005 film "Die Zombiejager".

Image Gallery

Say hello to your new grotesque friends!

The Evil Dead hand goes the way of mini-Orochi.
Especially after the Nick slime dump!

Her eyes are scrunched up due to, well, the obvious blindness.
No relation to Romero.