“No one can cheat Death”

Films: The Void (2016)

Alias: Various, notably Dr. Richard Powell, Beverly, and Sarah Powell

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted home/Eldritch location

Height/Weight: That of average humans (usually).

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: You don't tamper with the far reaches of cosmic horror. You just don't. And if you do, chances are you're not exactly the greatest person in the world. If anything, you outta be completely insane for thinking that any of this is a good idea.

History: Dr. Richard Powell was more than a little broken after the death of his unborn daughter. Seeking a reprieve from death, he turned to developing a cult to the Void, an eldritch place presumably where the dead all go. Of course, it could be more like it's where the fate worse than death lies, but it's rather ambiguous. Either way, Powell saw it as a means to cheat death, and through his cult, he gained the power to place souls from the void into human vessels. All it really did was turn his hospital into an ever-shifting maze of horrors filled with dead humans turned into tentacled monstrosities out for blood.

Notable Kills: Beverly uses both her tentacles and scissors to kill people.

Final Fate: After Powell's rituals cause his wife to fatally give birth to perhaps the most gruesome monster of them all, he is dragged into the Void by a survivor. By the end, all of the cultists and monsters are presumed dead.

Powers/Abilities: By placing souls from the Void into human bodies, Powell can create undying abominations.

Weakness: All of the monsters really hate fire, though conventional means work all the same.

Scariness Factor: 4.5-It may not be the most hopeless cosmic horror story, but dear lord, it's one of the most disturbing so far! The Void itself is an undesirable Afterlife ruled over by an imposing and enigmatic giant floating black pyramid. And once a madman starts placing souls from there into people, all bets are off. The grotesque, misshapen horrors are so awful, they're actively trying to kill themselves in their pastime. As one person plainly put it, this hospital was indeed Hell.

Trivia: -This film's budget came from a small crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and whatever the filmmakers could find. No pun intended, but it did pay off in the end.

-One major inspiration for this film was Guillermo del Toro's constantly rejected adaptation of "At the Mountains of Madness", if only because it felt like at the time there wasn't enough Lovecraftian cinema.

Image Gallery

He's gonna be the fleshy welcome mat!

Which would you rather be? Don't answer that.

For class, he dissected...that...thing.
Bill Cipher's coming is foretold.

"Yawn. Hell? Really?"

Worst locker-room ever.

Joining the skeelton war was a horrific process.
Their medical degrees were bathed in praise and blood.

Kraang? What are you doing like this?