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)
Ash Williams
Measured height drawings of Ash Williams from The Evil Dead Series in various poses

Ash Williams is the protagonist of the Evil Dead franchise. Ash Williams becomes the destroyer of evil Deadites that are created by an demonic force that him and his friends released using the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, or the Book of the Dead, while on a trip to a cabin. When Ash and his friends arrived at the cabin, they found the book and a tape recording from a professor, which when played back released the Kandarian Demon. This demon proceeded to possess all of Ash Williams’ friends, killing them one by one and attacking Ash. The franchise follows Ash Williams on his journey to destroy evil throughout a series of locations and time periods all while wielding a sawed-off shotgun and a chainsaw outfitted to replace his hand he self-amputated after it became possessed.

Ash Williams, portrayed by Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead (1981), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Ash Williams from the Evil Dead as seen from the front and back
Ash Williams is the chainsaw-arm wielding protagonist of the Evil Dead franchise. Ash Williams becomes the destroyer of evil Deadites that are created by an demonic force that him and his friends released using the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, or the Book of the Dead, while on a trip to a cabin.

Ash Williams, portrayed by Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead (1981), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Ash Williams from the Evil Dead as seen from the front and back
Ash Williams
Height:
6’1” | 1.85 m
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Actor
Bruce Campbell
First Appearance
1981

Drawings include:
Ash Williams front (pose), front (chainsaw), back, side

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Facehuggers
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Facehuggers in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

A Facehugger is the second life stage of the Xenomorph, an extraterrestrial creature that finds its way onto the ship Nostromo. The Facehugger evolves from an Ovomorph, which waits until a host organism is sensed nearby. It attaches itself to the host, and implants a Chestburster, which later bursts out of the host’s chest and develops to a fully formed Xenomorph. The Facehuggers spit acid in order to gain access to a host, making them vulnerable for implantation. After implantation occurs, a Facehugger’s purpose is complete, and they die.

Facehuggers have an upright height of 2’9” (83.8 cm), overall length of 4’11” (149.8 cm), and open width of 2’4” (71.1 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Facehuggers labeled with overall height
A Facehugger is the second life stage of the Xenomorph, an extraterrestrial creature that finds its way onto the ship Nostromo. The Facehugger evolves from an Ovomorph, which waits until a host organism is sensed nearby. It attaches itself to the host, and implants a Chestburster.

Facehuggers have an upright height of 2’9” (83.8 cm), overall length of 4’11” (149.8 cm), and open width of 2’4” (71.1 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Facehuggers labeled with overall height
Facehuggers
Height:
2’9” | 83.8 cm (Upright)
Width:
2’4” | 71.1 cm
Length:
4’11” | 149.8 cm
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Species: Xenomorph XX121

Stage: 1

Actor
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

Drawings include:
Facehuggers elevations (assorted)

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Invisible Man
Drawings of the Invisible Man standing as seen from the front and back views with labeled height

The Invisible Man, also known as Griffin, is a character from the 1897 science fiction novella, The Invisible Man, by Henry G. Wells. Griffin was a scientist, who through research with optics, discovered he could make a person unable to reflect light and render them invisible. After performing this experiment on himself, Griffin realizes he cannot undo what he has done. Being completely invisible unnerves Griffin and he desires to begin a “Reign of Terror” throughout the nation. Griffin remains invisible until he is beaten to death at the hands of enraged mob.

The Invisible Man, portrayed by Claude Rains in the Invisible Man (1933), is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

The Invisible Man, also known as Griffin, is a character from H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man (1897). Griffin was a scientist, who through research with optics, discovered he could make a person unable to reflect light and render them invisible and performs this experiment on himself.

The Invisible Man, portrayed by Claude Rains in the Invisible Man (1933), is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Invisible Man
Height:
5’7” | 1.70 m
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Actor
Claude Rains
First Appearance
The Invisible Man (novel, 1897), The Invisible Man (film, 1933)

Drawings include:
Invisible Man front (original), front (modern), back (modern)

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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
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Depth:
4’11” | 1.5 m
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Type: Cargo Transport
Manufacturer: Weyland Corp

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Power Loader elevations (assorted)

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Ridley Scott
Height comparison diagram of Ridley Scott compared to other directors

Ridley Scott is an English filmmaker and advertiser, who garnered success in both industries, with hit films, such as Blade Runner, and hit ads, such as the 1984 ad for Apple Macintosh. Scott got his start in filmmaking while in college studying art at the bequest of his father. After college, Scott worked for the BBC as a trainee set designer and director before breaking into advertising with his brother. Scott’s breakthrough as a filmmaker came with his creation of Alien in 1972. Ridley Scott is known to feature strong female characters, have movies that are centered on adventure, and films that are beautiful, as he sketched most of his own storyboards.

Ridley Scott has a height of 5′9″ (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ridley Scott with overall height
Ridley Scott is an English filmmaker and advertiser, who garnered success in both industries, with hit films, such as Blade Runner, and hit ads, such as the 1984 ad for Apple Macintosh. Scott’s breakthrough as a filmmaker came with his creation of Alien in 1972.

Ridley Scott has a height of 5′9″ (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ridley Scott with overall height
Ridley Scott
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5′9″ | 1.75 m
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Nationality: England

Years Active: 1965–Present

Given Name
Ridley Scott
Birthday
November 30, 1937

Drawings include:
Ridley Scott elevations (assorted)

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