The Being, formerly known as Michael Smith, is the main antagonist of the 1983 American horror film The Being.
Once young teenager Michael Smith, The Being is a mutant brought about by exposure to radioactive materials from the dumpsite of the town of Pottsville, Idaho.
The Being is a tall emaciated humanoid with no skin and exposed muscle. Its head is large, bulbous, and somewhat phallic in shape. The creature has two mismatched deep-set eyes, and it has a mouth full of sharp teeth.
Powers and Abilities
The Being possesses the following powers and abilities:
- Superhuman strength
- Human intelligence
The Being is hacked to death with an axe by Detective Lutz. However, another similar mutant is born at the end of the film.
- The film was the first movie to be written and directed by cult film director Jackie Kong.