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.

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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
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1809
Edgar Allan Poe
173.000
1809.00
134000
3D
Edgar Allan Poe
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
6’4” | 1.93 m
September 21, 1947
Stephen King
193.000
1947.00
273000
3D
Stephen King
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)
Power Loader | P-5000 Powered Work Loader
Size comparison drawings of Power Loader comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The P-5000 Powered Work Loader, also referred to as Power Loader, is a commercial and mechanical exoskeleton that is used for lifting heavy materials and objects in the Alien movie franchise. The P-500 Powered Work Loader can take the strength of its human operator and multiply it by thousands of times. The design of the P-5000 Powered Work Loader implements a hydraulic “claw” that is used to both hold and manipulate various objects. Its design was created and patented by Weyland Corp on January 29, 2025. It is primarily used by the United States Colonial Marine Corps to load their starships. 

Power Loader (P-5000 Powered Work Loader) has an overall height of 9’10” (3.0 m) and depth of 4’11” (1.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Power Loader with height measurements
The P-5000 Powered Work Loader, also referred to as Power Loader, is a commercial and mechanical exoskeleton that is used for lifting heavy materials and objects in the Alien movie franchise. The P-500 Powered Work Loader can take the strength of its human operator and multiply it many times.

Power Loader (P-5000 Powered Work Loader) has an overall height of 9’10” (3.0 m) and depth of 4’11” (1.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Power Loader with height measurements
Power Loader | P-5000 Powered Work Loader
Height:
9’10” | 3.0 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
4’11” | 1.5 m
Weight:
Area:

Type: Cargo Transport
Manufacturer: Weyland Corp

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Power Loader elevations (assorted)

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Frankenstein’s Monster
Multiple illustrations of Frankenstein's Monster standing, walking, and reaching with overall height measurements

Frankenstein’s monster, frequently and inaccurately referred to as Frankenstein, is a tragic villain from Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein. Frankenstein created his monster through a blend of chemistry and alchemy; creating an 8 foot tall, hideous creature that just wanted to be loved. Once shut out of the human society he so desperately wanted to belong to, Frankenstein’s monster sought revenge on his creator, Frankenstein. The novel is also referred to as The Modern Prometheus as a nod to the Greek myth of Prometheus, a character who created humans out of clay and gifted them with fire.

Frankenstein's Monster is described as being 8 foot (2.4 m) tall in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein (1818). Frankenstein's Monster was first portrayed by 5 foot 11 inch (1.8 m) tall Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931) with the assistance of lifted boots.

Frankenstein’s monster, frequently and inaccurately referred to as Frankenstein, is a tragic villain from Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein. Frankenstein created his monster through a blend of chemistry and alchemy; creating an 8 foot tall, hideous creature that just wanted to be loved.

Frankenstein's Monster is described as being 8 foot (2.4 m) tall in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein (1818). Frankenstein's Monster was first portrayed by 5 foot 11 inch (1.8 m) tall Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931) with the assistance of lifted boots.

Frankenstein’s Monster
Height:
8’ | 2.4 m (novel)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Boris Karloff (5’11” | 1.8 m)
First Appearance
Frankenstein (novel, 1818), Frankenstein (film, 1931)

Drawings include:
Frankenstein's Monster front, front (walking), side

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Gort
Collection of dimensioned drawings of Gort in various standing postures viewed from the front

Gort, also nicknamed Iron Man, is a humanoid police force robot that serves and protects his master Klaatu in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still from 1951. After arriving to Earth with Klaatu, Gort vaporizes the guns of several soldiers without harming the soldiers by using his main, and only weapon: a laser beam concealed in his facial visor powerful enough to destroy the entire Earth. For much of the movie, Gort stands still guarding their spaceship they arrived in and never speaks; he only follows commands from Klaatu or acts to protect his master. The Day the Earth Stood Still was remade in 2008 and the character of Gort was altered almost completely from the original.

Gort, portrayed by Lock Martin in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), is 8 foot (2.4 m) tall.

Gort, also nicknamed Iron Man, is a humanoid police force robot that serves and protects his master Klaatu in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still from 1951. After arriving to Earth with Klaatu, Gort vaporizes the guns of several soldiers without harming the soldiers by using his laser beam.

Gort, portrayed by Lock Martin in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), is 8 foot (2.4 m) tall.

Gort
Height:
8’ | 2.4 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Lock Martin
First Appearance
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Drawings include:
Gort front (guard), front (attack), front (carrying woman)

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Hannibal Lecter
Dimensioned height diagram of Hannibal Lecter illustrated in restrained and standing postures

Hannibal Lecter is the main character in a series of books and movies, the best-known being Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal Lecter is a forensic psychiatrist in Baltimore, as well as, a cannibalistic serial killer. In the first two books, Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter is the villain, but in the last two he is the protagonist and antihero. After being captured by the FBI, he assists them in capturing other serial killers. The books have been adapted into films, some by the same names, some not, as well as, a TV series Hannibal.

Hannibal Lecter, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Pair of drawings of Hannibal Lecter restrained in a straight jacket and attacking using a club
Hannibal Lecter is the main character in a series of books and movies, the best-known being Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal Lecter is a forensic psychiatrist in Baltimore, as well as, a cannibalistic serial killer. Hannibal Lecter is a villain that later becomes the protagonist and antihero.

Hannibal Lecter, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Pair of drawings of Hannibal Lecter restrained in a straight jacket and attacking using a club
Hannibal Lecter
Height:
5’8” | 1.73 m
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Length:
Depth:
Weight:
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Actor
Anthony Hopkins
First Appearance
1981 (Novel), 1986 (Film)

Drawings include:
Hannibal Lecter front (restrained), front (standing), front (attack), front (straight jacket)

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Xenomorph Queen
Size comparison drawings of Xenomorph Queen comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The Xenomorph Queen (Alien) is a fictional extraterrestrial character most commonly seen in the Alien film series. The character is also known as Internecivus raptus or Zenomorph, and her primary goal is to propagate its members' survival by eliminating other forms of life standing in their way. The Xenomorph Queen serves as the leader of a hive of aliens. Queen Aliens have four arms and feature a flat crown-like head.

The first appearance Xenomorph made was in the 1979 Alien film, while the last was in Fortnite Battle Royale in 2021. This fictional character has a quick biological life cycle taking hours to reach adulthood, especially after the larvae have erupted from the living host's body. It also takes various forms depending on its host characteristics. Meaning, there have been The Dragon, Newborn, Predalien, Deacon, and Neomorph alien.

Xenomorph Queen has a height of 14’9” (4.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Xenomorph Queen with height measurements
The Xenomorph Queen (Alien) is a fictional extraterrestrial character most commonly seen in the Alien film series. The character is also known as Internecivus raptus or Zenomorph, and her primary goal is to propagate its members' survival by eliminating other forms of life standing in their way.

Xenomorph Queen has a height of 14’9” (4.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Xenomorph Queen with height measurements
Xenomorph Queen
Height:
14’9” | 4.5 m
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Species: Xenomorph XX121

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Xenomorph Queen elevations (assorted)

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