"Sunburn Would be an Improvement"

Film: The Hideous Sun Demon (1958)

Alias: Dr. Gilbert McKenna, Gil

Type: Mutant

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: When one sees a full moon, he/she might have it in the head that a beast empowered by the night is stalking. But now, not even the sun is safe to be under. For the Atomic Age has given rise to a powerful monster that thrives on this hot summer day.

History: Dr. Gilbert "Gil" McKenna was just a regular scientist until something went wrong with testing a new radioactive isotope. The thing ended up cursing him to the nth degree, for now every time he went into the sun, he would undergo a state of devolution, turning into a gruesome lizard-man (yes, it's one of those explanations). Horrified by what he had become, Gil ended up a wandering fugitive.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Gil is eventually chased up a tower by the cops before getting fatally shot. He soon plummets to his death.

Powers/Abilities: Even outside of the sun, Gil now has impressive strength.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3-While easy to kill, it's hard to sneeze at how ferocious this thing looks and acts. It's also hard to not pity him immensely.

Trivia: -This film was meant to be a loose adaptation of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". It shows.

-The film was the creation of a bunch of students from the University of Southern California. Considering how much this cheese-fest ended up costing, they clearly bit off more than they could chew.

Image Gallery

A very confused monster, it seems.

A sleepy monster, as well.

"Good. I escaped those anti-Darwin club members."

He has become his very own sun...and we are all dead now.

"Hey, lady! Got any sunblock?"

Orange or green? Make up your mind!

"Larry King, NO!"

Yeah. There's that sequel. Yep.

"I know! The best solution for my condition is to get even CLOSER to the sun!"