Films: King Kong (1976), King Kong Lives (1986)
Alias: King Kong, Giant Snake, Lady Kong, Kong Junior
Location: Jungle/Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of a tall building for all but Kong Junior (that of a boulder).
Summary: Strap in, boys, because we're heading back to Skull Island. A watered down, less interesting Skull Island. But hey, Kong's back and madder than ever.
History: As the story usually goes, a bunch of explorers come to document their times on the lost Bornean land mass known as Skull Island. Kong's there too, and once again he's into blondes.
Notable Kills: See Final Fate.
Final Fate: The snake gets its jaws brutally ripped open by Kong, who is in turn captured, rampages in New York, and gets shot bloodily off the World Trade Center. But he's brought back inexplicably by a hasty heart transplant and a blood transfusion from a female Kong from Borneo. After some rampaging, Kong is killed by armed forces, but not before seeing the birth of his son. Mother and child are soon sent back to live in Borneo.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Lady Kong and son are docile, but King Kong is anything but. In fact, he eats people whenever he gets the chance. He's also quite brutal, as seen with that rubbery snake.
Trivia: -In early production, Meryl Streep and Barbara Streisand were considered for a role as Kong's love interest, but they were canned in favor of Jessica Lange.
-Roman Polanski was originally going to direct the film. Make of that what you will.