The Night Marchers are ancient Hawaiian warrior-ghosts that suck the life-force from their victims.
Legend says they come forth from burial sites or rise up in the ocean and march in large groups to long-forgotten burial sites and sacred Hawaiian places.
In The Unfamiliar, a Night Marcher crosses Elizabeth “Izzy” Cormack’s path after she was scared by the Mujina in the underworld.
Izzy does not get a good look at the Night Marcher and most of its features remain a mystery to the audience.
This encounter adds to the disorientation Izzy is feeling in the foreign space.