Films: Horror Express (1972)
Location: Tundra/Civilized area
Height/Weight: Varies depending on host.
Summary: Have a plan for world domination. Otherwise, you just look like a fool as you keep running into roadblocks created by nature or puny man.
History: An alien force eons old, it came to Earth by complete accident, and survived by going from one host to another. Its body theft frenzy came to a sudden end when it inhabited an ancient hominid and got frozen with it in the eastern lands. However, an archeologist has found the being, and takes it with him on a train. Perfect opportunity for mass enslavement...
Notable Kills: Bleeding eyes always look nasty.
Final Fate: Every survivor manages to get to the caboose as the entity desperately tries to operate the train. Thing is that it's now headed for a cliff. Alas, the being is destroyed as it and the train go careening off the edge and towards an explosive fall.
Powers/Abilities: Can possess another life form with just a look, and summon an army of its dead victims.
Weakness: Cannot function well in a brightly-lit area, will die if without a host for too long.
Scariness Factor: 3.5- It definitely has some chops for its quick and easy possession powers, and that ape man was quite intimidating, but a myriad of weaknesses keep this ancient evil from being at the top.
Trivia: -Peter Cushing very nearly didn't star in this film due to the trauma of losing his wife earlier, but Christopher Lee managed to convince him otherwise.
-This film is, like "The Thing From Another World", based on the short story, "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell, Jr.