"The True Hearse"

Films: The Hearse (1980)

Alias: The Hearse and Driver, Jane's Aunt

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted Home/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of average humans/of an average hearse.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Funerals are never fun. Unless the dead person was an awful waste of space, nothing about them induces levity. But then there's one that didn't even get as far as being delivered to the cemetery.

History: Long ago in the small town of Blackford, the aunt of Jane was a dedicated Satanist. She died relatively young because of it, and the hearse carrying her dead body crashed, the driver and coffin oddly absent. Now, it is said that her spirit, the driver's spirit, and the hearse still roam the lands, with the car blocking the only way out of the town. And now Jane's come to move in...

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: The driver's attempts to woo Jane fall on deaf ears, and after an intense chase scene, the hearse and driver get shoved off a cliff by her car, and proceed to explode on the way down. Jane's aunt's spirit can only look from her house as her niece leaves forever.

Powers/Abilities: Immortality

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-The driver is already a hard sell, considering his quiet demeanor, but him combined with the hearse makes him one heck of a predator. It's one thing to haunt the locals, but another to make sure no one gets in or out with a black automobile of annihilation.

Trivia: -The first draft for this film was more oriented around there being a teenage plotline before it matured.

-The hearse used to portray the killer car was a 1951 Packard Funeral Coach.

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Nobody bothers to shut it anymore. We're out of damned doorstoppers, anyway.
Look out! There's a witch on the road!
At least, you bothered to close the lid.