Films: Drive-In Massacre (1976)
Location: Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of an average human.
Summary: It is an axiom of horror movies that at some point, the killer's identity and motivation must be revealed so that there is context. But as with any media art form, not all projects go on the beaten path.
History: Every now and then, a Californian drive-in is terrorized by a murderous voyeur wielding a sword to kill young couples. The police are on the case, but they just cannot seem to find a halfway decent lead.
Notable Kills: The return of the couple's kebab!
Final Fate: Everywhere the police look, it's just one big red herring after another. The killer's identity remains a mystery, and the film has the gall to warn the audience that he could be here right now! But silver lining: the police are coming too.
Powers/Abilities: The only thing we see is his long katana-like sword.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-This killer is effective in that not even we know who he/she is. We know there's a killer, but every possible suspect is just some random schmuck he/she might even murder just to prove it. Keep in mind, it takes almost just as much patience to find the identities of real killers at times.
Trivia: -One of the suspects, a madman with a machete, was played by George Buck Flower, who's notability comes from cameoing in just about every film John Carpenter made in the 80s.
-The longest sword on record was the Zweihander (Double-hander), the apotheosis of the 14th century trend of creating greater longswords. It's so long, there isn't even a sheath for it.