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
5’10” | 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)
Deacons
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Deacons in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

The Deacon features in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. The Deacon is an extraterrestrial creature that evolved from the impregnation of the Last Engineer by the Trilobite, a large, octopus-like alien creature. The Deacon grew inside the Last Engineer and then burst through the Engineer’s chest, ripping it apart. Like all Xenomorphs, the Deacon’s characteristics are dependent on the host organism. The Deacon has a sharp cone pointed head, plantigrade legs and pale blue skin. It has two sets of jaws. It is incredibly strong and fast which makes it a dangerous predator.

Deacons have an upright height between 8’–10’ (2.44–3.05 m), but are often seen crouching or bent over.

Set of dimensioned drawings of Deacons labeled with overall height
The Deacon features in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. The Deacon is an extraterrestrial creature that evolved from the impregnation of the Last Engineer by the Trilobite, a large, octopus-like alien creature. The Deacon grew inside the Last Engineer and then burst through the Engineer’s chest.

Deacons have an upright height between 8’–10’ (2.44–3.05 m), but are often seen crouching or bent over.

Set of dimensioned drawings of Deacons labeled with overall height
Deacons
Height:
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
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Creation: Trilobite & Engineer hybrid

Actor
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

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Xenomorphs (Drones)
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Xenomorphs (Drones) in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

Xenomorph is the name given to the fully grown extraterrestrial species in Ridley Scott’s Alien film series. In the first film the Xenomorph evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism which then bursts out of the host, ripping them apart. The Xenomorphs development depends on its host, but they are typically over seven feet tall, with a muscular shell-like body, and a long, curving tail. They have elongated domed heads and a sharped-tooth mouth. They have a second proboscis-like mouth which suddenly protrudes to bite and kill its prey. The Xenomorphs possess superior intelligence, strength and speed and as a result they are deadly predators.

Xenomorphs (Drones) have a height between 7’–8’ (2.13–2.44 m) and overall body and tail length between 14’–16’ (4.27–4.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Xenomorphs (Drones) labeled with overall height
Xenomorph is the name given to the fully grown extraterrestrial species in Ridley Scott’s Alien film series. In the first film the Xenomorph evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism which then bursts out of the host, ripping them apart.

Xenomorphs (Drones) have a height between 7’–8’ (2.13–2.44 m) and overall body and tail length between 14’–16’ (4.27–4.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Xenomorphs (Drones) labeled with overall height
Xenomorphs (Drones)
Height:
7’–8’ | 2.13–2.44 m
Width:
Length:
14’–16’ | 4.27–4.88 m
Depth:
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Area:

Species: Xenomorph XX121

Stage: 3

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Xenomorphs (Drones) 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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Nationality: England

Years Active: 1965–Present

Given Name
Ridley Scott
Birthday
November 30, 1937

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Stanley Kubrick
Height comparison diagram of Stanley Kubrick compared to other directors

Stanley Kubrick was an American filmmaker (although most his films were made in the UK) known for making controversial, but widely successful films. Despite being intelligent, Kubrick did not perform well in school as a kid and in an attempt to find something to interest his son, his father gifted him a camera for his thirteenth birthday. After that, Kubrick began shooting photography before getting into filmmaking in 1950 with his first documentary Day of the Fight.

Stanley Kubrick is known for directing films such as, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick is also known for being a very intense director and demanding his actors to be perfect often involving many takes of the same scene, sometimes for hours on end.

Stanley Kubrick had a height of 5′7″ (1.70 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Stanley Kubrick with overall height
Stanley Kubrick was an American filmmaker (although most his films were made in the UK) known for making controversial, but widely successful films. Stanley Kubrick is known for directing films such as, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket.

Stanley Kubrick had a height of 5′7″ (1.70 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Stanley Kubrick with overall height
Stanley Kubrick
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5′7″ | 1.70 m
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1951–1999
Death: March 7, 1999 (70)

Given Name
Stanley Kubrick
Birthday
July 26, 1928

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Engineers
Height comparison diagram of Engineers compared to other xenomorphs

The Engineers are an ancient alien species featuring in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. They are humanoid in appearance, but unlike humans, they are over nine feet tall, hairless and the palest of greys. They are an incredibly advanced humanoid race and are credited with the creation of Mankind as well as other biological life throughout the galaxy. They are especially skilled in genetic engineering. Not much information is known about their planet of origin, except they live in a culturally advanced society. They are revered by many intergalactic species as Gods.

Engineers have a height between 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Engineers with overall height
The Engineers are an ancient alien species featuring in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. They are humanoid in appearance, but unlike humans, they are over nine feet tall, hairless and the palest of greys. They are an incredibly advanced humanoid race and credited with the creation of Mankind.

Engineers have a height between 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Engineers with overall height
Engineers
Height:
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
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Species: Unknown

Actor
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

Drawings include:
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