"I Speak for the Trees"

Films: Maneater of Hydra (1967)

Alias: Agave Muscipula

Type: Man-Made

Location: Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of an average oak tree.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: As we have established earlier, there are plants out there that can and will eat whatever they can bet their gobs around. Now imagine a charmless, more primal version of Audrey Jr., and you either have the Juju the woman eater, or this thing.

History: Baron von Weser has been experimenting with plants for some time on his private island. Most of his creations are a bit unorthodox, such as a plant that tastes like beef, but anyone would be hard-pressed to find his magnum opus, the Agave Muscipula, as anything but freaky. This thing is like a vampire to the superstitious, and it will do anything to get some of that sweet blood.

Notable Kills: The plant sucks blood by jamming a large proboscis into the human cheek. No wonder this thing can't ever get a date. Its kissing bites!

Final Fate: When the Baron and one of his visitors get into a fight, the mad scientist accidentally rams an axe into the plant, causing it to bleed out profusely. Not wanting to see his pride and joy die alone, Weser offers himself as a last meal, to which the plant complies before they both die.

Powers/Abilities: The Agave Muscipula smells like fresh meat, so unwary animals and humans can be drawn into its clutches.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2-While it's a pretty nasty bloodsucker, this plant is just a very slow and wobbly prop. As one character exploits, there should be very little struggle. People just die because they never heard the definition of "run away!".

Trivia: -This mutant plant's name, as the movie explains, comes from the scientific names of the sentry plant (Agave Americana) and the Venus fly-trap (Dionaea muscipula).

-One plant that smells like flesh is the corpse flower, which stands taller than a man, and uses an odorous scent of decaying meat to attract scavenging insects to help pollinate it.

Image Gallery

Doomed is the recognizability of this film.

Oh, a vampire does appear...just not in the form you think.

A little handiwork here.
This is actually kind of disturbing. Who drew for these VHS covers again?