“Beware the Sandman”

Films: The City of Lost Children (1995)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: What are we without dreams? Empty husks incapable of ambition or drive? Whatever the case, there are those who would do anything for the chance to dream. Anything...

History: Krank is the German phrase for "sick". Which was more than appropriate to use to describe this odd-looking man. But Krank is in fact a failed experiment from a man simply known as the Diver. Krank took over his lab and aged rapidly, but found himself unable to experience dreams or anything resembling joy or wonder. So he and his minions are now stealing children from the local port so that he may dream again.

Notable Kills: None

Final Fate: A strongman and an orphan are the ones to seal Krank's downfall, with the latter distracting him in the dream world before setting it on infinite loop. This breaks the madman's mind, and gives everyone enough time to escape and blow the whole place up with him and the Diver with it.

Powers/Abilities: Has built a special machine that allows him to take dreams and make them his own.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Krank may have something of a troubled past, but he's still an unhinged mad scientist who's employed equally unsettling coworkers to take away your kids and feast off their imagination. It doesn't help that he looks absolutely wrong, like Count Orlok if he were trying to be human.

Trivia: -Krank was played by Daniel Emilfork, who's naturally gaunt build made him a great actor for villainous characters.

-A common interpretation of this film is that it represents how capitalism has no place in a just world, with Krank's actions showing how it exploits innocence and leaves fear and cynicism in its wake.

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A grim tale in a grim sea on a grim Earth.

Send in the morbidly creepy clones.
No fantastic future here! Just Charles Dickens stuff if he was born in this age.

Try going into here without being freaked out.
Sweet dreams...not.

And you wonder why people fear you.