Great forum topic.
I got a movie for you. This movie takes place in a country area. I saw it as a kid...so probably from the 80's. I believe the monster is an alien. It is in the forest of course. It "shoots" little ninja-star-looking things. These "things" are alive and attach themeselves to peoples necks and whatnot, consequently killing them...I can't remember what else...I remember it really scared me as a kid. I'd like to see it again...
oops...sorry this should be in the "lost and found" section...