There's always been a bit of an attraction to life-sized things. You can get full-scale cardboard cutouts of your favorite stars, and even almost-real mannequins. For a while a few years ago, I was trying to figure out if I could afford to buy a life-sized shaky, old man butler. I thought it would be a good jump-inducer for unknowing guests. But why scare them with a wrinkly old man who shakes, when you can scare them with a life-size Skinwalker?

What's that? It's one of those hairy beasts from the thriller Skinwalkers, which opens today. See, Stan Winston Studios designed the monsters for the movie, and After Dark Films is now giving away one of the creatures -- all snarling and arms out-stretched. According to the contest's official rules, the prize will be 7' to 9' tall, so you best have big ceilings, and, I'm assuming, some way to prop the thing up. To throw your hat in the ring, you have to mail your ticket stub to the address on the website with your contact info written on a 3x5 card. Now, before you go saying: "Awesome! A scary werewolf for free!" please note the contest rules over at the movie's website, which state that the winner picks up the tab for delivery and travel/lodging costs.

If you can afford them, it's a pretty small price to pay for a realistic creation from Stan Winston Studios, especially if you have a thing for werewolves. Me, I'd much rather have a full-sized Elias Koteas (who co-stars in the flick as Jonas) to guard my pad, instead of a dude who wears a jean jacket with no sleeves, but we can't all get what we want.

[via Rotten Tomatoes]