"The Future Needs Men"

Film: Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

Alias: None

Type: Mutant

Location: Forest/Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: You know what type of character has the most problems? Those who have to go back to the past to fix the future. It's always bothersome to end up in an archaic version of the world and have everyone get all pissy about your lack of old social skills. Then again, try not to kill anyone before delivering the message.

History: In the distant future of 5,000 AD, nuclear Armageddon has occurred, and just about all remnants of humanity are sterile and in shambles. However, one of the mutants has found that she can go back in time via the time machine of a few scientists in the past. After getting to the modern day through one of their tests, she soon goes out to find a man to repopulate the Earth. But things get complicated when she kills others out of fear and/or necessity.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After being exposed, the mutant is shot in the abdomen and electrocuted by the faulty time machine. The humans decide that they will just have to stop devastation in the present so that this never happens again...somehow.

Powers/Abilities: Aside from hypnosis, the mutant has a device that turns cadavers into nifty disguises to blend into society.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2-To the person who thought a wet suit covered in shiny coins made for a good costume, we must ask what he/she was on at the time. Unremarkable and ultimately frail against foes. Pity, she had all those nifty gadgets and stuff.

Trivia: -This film got a double billing with both "The Screaming Skull" and in some areas, "The Brain Eaters".

-The 5,000 AD creature was played by acting newcomer Salome Jens, who would go on to star in a number of TV series, including "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Image Gallery

She doesn't nearly look this enticing on camera...
Are you dying or just playing us?