Horrors are films that are supposed to make you scared. They can feature all sorts of things, like ghosts, or serial killers, or creepy clowns, or weird ghost children. The plots can vary but they often feature frightening situations for a person or group of people. They can have a lot of tense moments and make you jump. Often they are really gory and can involve a lot of people being killed in gruesome ways. Even though horrors are quite horrible to watch, they seem to be a very popular genre of film.

Why do people enjoy watching horror movies?

People enjoy watching horror movies as they are given an adrenaline rush. People like to see things that shock them if they know they won’t be harmed, and horror movies offer a way to experience fear in a controlled environment. Watching horror movies serves as an experience of catharsis and makes people feel more alive. Scary movies offer feelings of fear, stress, resolution, and relief.

What was the first horror movie?

The first horror movie is Le Manoir du Diable and was released in 1896. It was released as the Haunted Castle in the United States. It was made by the French filmmaker Georges Méliès. The movie plot depicts a bat that turns into the demon Mephistopheles. It also features some of the first 19th century special effects like people appearing and disappearing and bats taking on a human form.

Why are characters in horror movies stupid?

Characters in horror movies are stupid because they don’t know that they are in a horror movie. They are not aware of their situation so they don’t think they have to avoid certain actions or be more careful. Also, the characters in horror movies are often startled and act impulsively. There is also not a lot of character development in horror movies and the characters are expected to be stupid.

Horror Guides
Browse through our curated Horror Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Horror. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
5′7″ | 1.70 m
August 13, 1899
Alfred Hitchcock
170.000
1899.00
111000
3D
Alfred Hitchcock
6’1” | 1.85 m
1981
Ash Williams
185.000
1981.00
22000
3D
Ash Williams
7’2” | 2.18 m
Alien (1979)
Big Chap
218.000
1979.00
450
3D
Big Chap
7’ | 2.13 m
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein
213.000
1935.00
40000
3D
Bride of Frankenstein
5’3” | 1.60 m
1974 (Novel), 1976 (Film)
Carrie White
160.000
1974.00
6600
3D
Carrie White
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Alien (1979)
Chestbursters
24.400
106.700
1979.00
5900
3D
Chestbursters
Chucky
120000
29” | .74 m
1988
Chucky
74.000
1988.00
120000
3D
Chucky
6’5” | 1.96 m
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Creature from the Black Lagoon
196.000
1954.00
56000
3D
Creature from the Black Lagoon
6’0” | 1.83 m
Prometheus (2012)
David 8
183.000
2012.00
450
3D
David 8
5′11″ | 1.80 m
January 20, 1946
David Lynch
180.000
1946.00
143000
3D
David Lynch
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
Prometheus (2012)
Deacons
305.000
2012.00
1500
3D
Deacons
26”-32” | 66-80 cm
45”-54” | 114-137 cm
Demodog
80.000
137.000
4700
3D
Demodog
6’-10’ | 1.83-3.05 m
Demogorgon
305.000
116000
3D
Demogorgon
Dracula
122000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dracula (novel, 1897), Dracula (film, 1931)
Dracula
193.000
1897.00
122000
3D
Dracula
5’10” | 1.78 m
Alien (1979)
Ellen Ripley
178.000
1979.00
14000
3D
Ellen Ripley
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien (1979)
Engineers
274.000
1979.00
1500
3D
Engineers
2’9” | 83.8 cm (Upright)
2’4” | 71.1 cm
4’11” | 149.8 cm
Alien (1979)
Facehuggers
83.800
71.100
149.800
1979.00
31000
3D
Facehuggers
8’ | 2.4 m (novel)
Frankenstein (novel, 1818), Frankenstein (film, 1931)
Frankenstein’s Monster
240.000
1818.00
211000
3D
Frankenstein’s Monster
5’9.5” | 1.77 m
1984
Freddy Krueger
177.000
1984.00
173000
3D
Freddy Krueger
5’10” | 1.78 m
1996
Ghostface
178.000
1996.00
22000
3D
Ghostface
Gort
9700
8’ | 2.4 m
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Gort
240.000
1951.00
9700
3D
Gort
Gremlin
51000
24” | 61 cm
Gremlins (1984)
Gremlin
61.000
1984.00
51000
3D
Gremlin
5′10″ | 1.78 m
October 9, 1964
Guillermo del Toro
178.000
1964.00
165000
3D
Guillermo del Toro
2’–3’ | 61–91.4 cm (Upright)
4’–5’ | 1.22–1.52 m
Prometheus (2012)
Hammerpedes
91.400
152.000
2012.00
350
3D
Hammerpedes
5’8” | 1.73 m
1981 (Novel), 1986 (Film)
Hannibal Lecter
173.000
1981.00
100000
3D
Hannibal Lecter
Igor
47000
5’7” | 1.70 m
Frankenstein (1931), Young Frankenstein (1974)
Igor
170.000
1931.00
47000
3D
Igor
5’7” | 1.70 m
The Invisible Man (novel, 1897), The Invisible Man (film, 1933)
Invisible Man
170.000
1897.00
42000
3D
Invisible Man
5’10” | 1.78 m
1977 (Novel), 1980 (Film)
Jack Torrance
178.000
1977.00
13000
3D
Jack Torrance
6’5” | 1.96 m
1980
Jason Voorhees
196.000
1980.00
136000
3D
Jason Voorhees
6’4” | 1.93 m
1974
Leatherface
193.000
1974.00
110000
3D
Leatherface
6’7” | 2.01 m
1978
Michael Myers
201.000
1978.00
190000
3D
Michael Myers
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Neomorphs
244.000
2754.000
2017.00
8400
3D
Neomorphs
6’1” | 1.85 m
1960
Norman Bates
185.000
1960.00
60000
3D
Norman Bates
Nosferatu
153000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
Nosferatu
191.000
1922.00
153000
3D
Nosferatu
3’3” | 100 cm
30” | 76.2 cm (Diameter)
Alien (1979)
Ovomorphs
100.000
76.200
1979.00
4460
3D
Ovomorphs
Pennywise
358000
6’3.5” | 1.92 m
1986 (Novel), 1990 (TV)
Pennywise
192.000
1986.00
358000
3D
Pennywise
6’2” | 1.88 m
Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (1909), The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Phantom of the Opera
188.000
1909.00
201000
3D
Phantom of the Opera
Pinhead
57000
6’5” | 1.95 m
1986 (Novella), 1987 (Film)
Pinhead
195.000
1986.00
57000
3D
Pinhead
9’10” | 3.0 m
4’11” | 1.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Power Loader
300.000
150.000
1986.00
30
3D
Power Loader
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m
Predator (1987)
Predators (Yautja)
244.000
1987.00
311000
3D
Predators (Yautja)
4’11” | 1.50 m
1971 (Novel), 1973 (Film)
Regan MacNeil
150.000
1971.00
3600
3D
Regan MacNeil
5′9″ | 1.75 m
November 30, 1937
Ridley Scott
175.000
1937.00
82000
3D
Ridley Scott
5′5″ | 1.65 m
August 18, 1933
Roman Polanski
165.000
1933.00
237000
3D
Roman Polanski
6’–7’2” | 1.83–2.18 m (Upright)
11’–12’ | 3.35–3.66 m
Alien 3 (1992)
Runners
218.000
366.000
1992.00
600
3D
Runners
4’4” | 1.32 m
1998 (Japan), 2002 (US)
Samara Morgan
132.000
1998.00
6600
3D
Samara Morgan
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 8, 1949
Sigourney Weaver
178.000
1949.00
167000
3D
Sigourney Weaver
5′7″ | 1.70 m
July 26, 1928
Stanley Kubrick
170.000
1928.00
144000
3D
Stanley Kubrick
5’11” | 1.8 m
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy
180.000
1932.00
71000
3D
The Mummy
6′0″ | 1.83 m
August 25, 1958
Tim Burton
183.000
1958.00
159000
3D
Tim Burton
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m
Prometheus (2012)
Trilobites
305.000
2012.00
400
3D
Trilobites
Vampira
21000
5’7” | 1.70 m
The Vampira Show (1954)
Vampira
170.000
1954.00
21000
3D
Vampira
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Wolf Man (1941)
Wolf Man
188.000
1941.00
5100
3D
Wolf Man
14’9” | 4.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorph Queen
450.000
1986.00
1300
3D
Xenomorph Queen
7’–8’ | 2.13–2.44 m
14’–16’ | 4.27–4.88 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorphs (Drones)
244.000
488.000
1986.00
112000
3D
Xenomorphs (Drones)
Chestbursters
Height comparison diagram of Chestbursters compared to other xenomorphs

A Chestburster is an evolutionary stage of the Xenomorph, the extraterrestrial species found by the crew of the Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. The Facehugger is contained in an Ovomorph until it senses a potential host nearby. It hatches and attaches itself to the host, implanting an organism which later bursts through the host’s chest, ripping them apart.  The Chestburster typically grows to become an adult Xenomorph. Its development is then dependent on the host’s characteristics, but they usually have a muscular shell-like body, elongated domed heads and a long, curving tail.

Chestbursters have an upright height of 10” (25.4 cm) and an overall length of roughly 3’6” (106.7 cm).

Collection of elevation drawings of Chestbursters with overall height
A Chestburster is an evolutionary stage of the Xenomorph, the extraterrestrial species found by the crew of the Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. The Facehugger is contained in an Ovomorph until it senses a potential host nearby. It hatches and attaches itself to the host.

Chestbursters have an upright height of 10” (25.4 cm) and an overall length of roughly 3’6” (106.7 cm).

Collection of elevation drawings of Chestbursters with overall height
Chestbursters
Height:
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
Width:
Length:
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Species: Xenomorph XX121
Stage: 2

Actor
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

Drawings include:
Chestbursters elevations (assorted), person

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

David 8
Size comparison drawings of David 8 comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

David 8 is a character in the 2012 Alien prequel, Prometheus. David 8, also known as David, is an android serving as an assistant and surrogate son to his creator, Peter Weyland. David is intelligent, resourceful and compassionate.  He joins the crew aboard the research vessel Prometheus which is headed for the moon LV-223 and passes time by monitoring the crew members' dreams and watching films. He becomes obsessed with the concept of creating life of his own and begins to conduct experiments to engineer his own Alien life form. David is played by Michael Fassbender.

David 8 is portrayed by Michael Fassbender with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of David 8 with height measurements
David 8 is a character in the 2012 Alien prequel, Prometheus. David 8, also known as David, is an android serving as an assistant and surrogate son to his creator, Peter Weyland. David is intelligent, resourceful and compassionate. He joins the crew aboard the research vessel Prometheus.

David 8 is portrayed by Michael Fassbender with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of David 8 with height measurements
David 8
Height:
6’0” | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Species: Android

Actor
Michael Fassbender
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

Drawings include:
David 8 elevations (assorted), sitting

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Neomorphs
Height comparison diagram of Neomorphs compared to other xenomorphs

The Neomorph is the name given to the extraterrestrial species discovered by the crew of the USCSS Covenant in Ridley Scott’s 2017 film Alien: Covenant. The Neomorph is similar to the Xenomorph in that it gestates inside a nearby living organism, and then bursts out when it is fully formed. The appearance of Neomorphs are dependent on the host organism, but they are generally humanoid, with two arms and two legs. They initially walk on all four limbs, but as they grow, they walk on two. Neomorphs have pale grayish white translucent skin, a bulbous shaped head, and a long spiky tail. Like Xenomorphs, they are incredibly strong and can be very dangerous.

Neomorphs have an overall upright height between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m), crouched height of 5’2”–6’ (1.57–1.83 m), and overall body and tail length from 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Neomorphs with overall height
The Neomorph is the name given to the extraterrestrial species discovered by the crew of the USCSS Covenant in Ridley Scott’s 2017 film Alien: Covenant. The Neomorph is similar to the Xenomorph in that it gestates inside a nearby living organism, and then bursts out when it is fully formed.

Neomorphs have an overall upright height between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m), crouched height of 5’2”–6’ (1.57–1.83 m), and overall body and tail length from 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Neomorphs with overall height
Neomorphs
Height:
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
Width:
Length:
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Height (Crouched): 5’2”–6’ | 1.57–1.83 m
Creation:
Motes & Human

Actor
First Appearance
Alien: Covenant (2017)

Drawings include:
Neomorphs elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Jason Voorhees
Dimensioned pair of illustrations of Jason Voorhees from the 'Friday the 13th' horror film franchise

Jason Voorhees is the main villain of the slasher movie series Friday the 13th. Jason Voorhees was the son of Pamela Voorhees who worked at Camp Crystal Lake in the movies. Jason Voorhees had physical deformities and mental disabilities and was homeschooled by his mother, developing an intense admiration and attachment for her. When she could not find a babysitter for Jason, she brought him to camp where he was bullied, pushed into the lake, and drowned. However, it only appeared Jason had died while he continued to live in the woods. His mother then killed multiple people to avenge his death, but then was decapitated. Jason found his mother’s severed head in the forest and began his killing streaks in retaliation for her death.

Jason Voorhees, portrayed by Derek Mears in Friday the 13th (1980), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Multiple drawings of Jason Voorhees from the 'Friday the 13th' horror series depicting various attacking poses
Jason Voorhees is the villain of the slasher movie series Friday the 13th. Jason Voorhees had physical and mental disabilities and was homeschooled by his mother, developing an intense admiration and attachment for her. Jason found his mother’s severed head in the forest and began his retaliation.

Jason Voorhees, portrayed by Derek Mears in Friday the 13th (1980), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Multiple drawings of Jason Voorhees from the 'Friday the 13th' horror series depicting various attacking poses
Jason Voorhees
Height:
6’5” | 1.96 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Derek Mears
First Appearance
1980

Drawings include:
Jason Voorhees front, side, front (attack), back

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Phantom of the Opera
Series of dimensioned height drawings of the original and modern Phantom of the Opera viewed from the front

The Phantom of the Opera, also known as Erik and referred to as The Phantom, is a character from Gaston Leroux’s novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra from 1909, which has been remade into a movie and musical. Erik is a mysterious, deformed man who haunts a Parisian opera house and falls in love with one of the stars of the show, Christine. Erik captures her during one of the shows after learning she has betrayed him and planned to run away with her lover, Raoul. While holding Christine captive and coercing her into marriage, Raoul and a Persian policeman attempt to rescue her. However they fall into many of Erik’s traps. The Phantom also threatens to blow up the entire opera house, but Christine keeps this plan by cooperating with Erik. Depending on the version (novel, film, or musical), Erik either lets Christine go with Raoul or is bludgeoned to death on the banks of the scenic Seine river by an angry mob.

The Phantom of the Opera, originally portrayed by Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925), is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

The Phantom of the Opera, also known as Erik, is a character from Gaston Leroux’s novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra (1909), which has been remade into a movie and musical. Erik is a mysterious, deformed man who haunts a Parisian opera house and falls in love with one of the stars of the show, Christine.

The Phantom of the Opera, originally portrayed by Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925), is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Phantom of the Opera
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Lon Chaney
First Appearance
Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (1909), The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Drawings include:
The Phantom of the Opera front (classic), side (classic), front (modern)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Related Pop Culture Collections
Pop Culture