Katahdin is the main antagonist of the 1979 American horror film Prophecy.
Mutagens used as a fungicide in a Maine forest have resulted in the birth of a horrifically deformed grizzly bear named Katahdin (after a local legendary forest spirit), who goes on a rampage upon reaching adulthood.
Katahdin is an abnormally large bipedal grizzly bear that was born with a horrific birth defect that left the skin on the left side of her body horribly scarred and disfigured. It is believed that Katahdin is 8,2 feet tall, in fact is bigger than a normal bear, which reach 6,6 feet.
Powers and Abilities
The Katahdin possesses the following powers and abilities:
- Can hold his breath
- Super Intelligence
- Shut without making any noise.
Verne kills Katahdin by stabbing her to death and then drowns her in a lake. However, Katahdin's mate is seen at the end of the film, having survived its events.
- The spirit from which Katahdin takes it name was described as "larger than a dragon with the eyes of a cat."
- The Katahdin used in the film is a suit, and she was portrayed by Kevin Peter Hall.
- Katahdin is sometimes confused with ManBearPig from South Park.