Monsters | Creatures

Monsters and creatures are fantastical beings. They are part of our stories, our folklore and mythologies. The word monster derives from the word ‘monstrous’ which is used to describe something or someone as unnatural, horrifying, or evil. Monsters are non-human entities who have strange and mystical powers or characteristics. They come in all shapes and forms and live in all sorts of places -- some live underground or in the sea, but others live under your bed or in your wardrobe. Frankenstein’s Monster is a really famous monster, but he has always been misunderstood. He was just a little lonely.

What is a monster?

A monster can be defined as an imaginary creature that is generally large, ugly, and frightening. A monster is considered a horror creature, like Frankenstein or Dracula, that often appear in literature and films to scare audiences. Monsters are regarded as grotesque who scare others with their appearance, and threaten society with their powers. Monsters can also be human-like, but they are portrayed as lower class, mutants, and supernatural.

What do monsters look like?

Typical images of monsters include animals with no heads or exaggerated features. Monsters are often ugly, lurk in the dark, and do not look like anything else. Physically monsters sometimes have qualities like dwarfism, giantism, physical splicing with other creatures, extra or missing human features, or more elements that differentiates them completely from what society accepts as normal.

Why are we afraid of monsters?

Humans are afraid of monsters because they challenge society’s standards. We create monsters and they are often a reflection of ourselves. Monsters are also characteristically out of our control and do not follow rules or opinions. Monsters are not predictable and tend to be extremely violent. Also, since we do not know what to expect from monsters or easy to explain and our mind makes them scarier than they actually are.

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Balrogs
115000
14’-18’ | 4.3-5.5 m (Varies)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
Balrogs
550.000
1954.00
115000
3D
Balrogs
Bantha
1200
6’7”-9’10” | 2-3 m
1977 (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
Bantha
300.000
1977.00
1200
3D
Bantha
7’ | 2.13 m
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein
213.000
1935.00
40000
3D
Bride of Frankenstein
Bulbasaur
148000
2’4” | 71.1 cm
15.2 lb | 6.9 kg
#001
Bulbasaur
71.100
6.900
1.00
148000
3D
Bulbasaur
Charizard
184000
5’7” | 170.2 cm
199.5 lb | 90.5 kg
#006
Charizard
170.200
90.500
6.00
184000
3D
Charizard
2’0” | 61 cm
18.7 lb | 8.5 kg
#004
Charmander
61.000
8.500
4.00
109000
3D
Charmander
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
Dementor
Guide-1-F
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-C
21000
9’10” | 3 m
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
Dementor
300.000
1999.00
21000
3D
Dementor
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
Ditto
134000
1’0” | 30.5 cm
8.8 lb | 4 kg
#132
Ditto
30.500
4.000
132.00
134000
3D
Ditto
Dobby
Guide-1-F
61500
3’6” | 1.06 m
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Dobby
106.000
1998.00
61500
3D
Dobby
Dracula
122000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dracula (novel, 1897), Dracula (film, 1931)
Dracula
193.000
1897.00
122000
3D
Dracula
7’3” | 221 cm
463 lb | 210 kg
#149
Dragonite
221.000
210.000
149.00
97000
3D
Dragonite
Eevee
239000
1’0” | 30.5 cm
14.3 lb | 6.5 kg
#133
Eevee
30.500
6.500
133.00
239000
3D
Eevee
8’ | 2.4 m (novel)
Frankenstein (novel, 1818), Frankenstein (film, 1931)
Frankenstein’s Monster
240.000
1818.00
211000
3D
Frankenstein’s Monster
Gengar
142000
4’11” | 149.9 cm
89.3 lb | 40.5 kg
#094
Gengar
149.900
40.500
94.00
142000
3D
Gengar
Gollum
735000
3’6” | 1.07 m (Film)
The Hobbit (1937)
Gollum
107.000
1937.00
735000
3D
Gollum
Gremlin
51000
24” | 61 cm
Gremlins (1984)
Gremlin
61.000
1984.00
51000
3D
Gremlin
Gyarados
114000
21’4” | 650.2 cm
41’ | 12.5 m
518 lb | 235 kg
#130
Gyarados
650.200
1250.000
235.000
130.00
114000
3D
Gyarados
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
5’9" | 1.75 m
12’9” | 3.9 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Jabba the Hutt
175.000
390.000
1983.00
86000
3D
Jabba the Hutt
1’8” | 50.8 cm
12.1 lb | 5.5 kg
#039
Jigglypuff
50.800
5.500
39.00
96000
3D
Jigglypuff
Lurtz
9100
6’4” | 1.93 m (Film)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lurtz
193.000
2001.00
9100
3D
Lurtz
Mew
100000
1’4” | 40.6 cm
8.8 lb | 4 kg
#151
Mew
40.600
4.000
151.00
100000
3D
Mew
Mewtwo
152000
6’7” | 200.7 cm
269 lb | 122 kg
#150
Mewtwo
200.700
122.000
150.00
152000
3D
Mewtwo
Nosferatu
153000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
Nosferatu
191.000
1922.00
153000
3D
Nosferatu
Orcs
43000
4’-5’ | 1.22-1.52 m (Varies)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
Orcs
152.000
1954.00
43000
3D
Orcs
Pennywise
358000
6’3.5” | 1.92 m
1986 (Novel), 1990 (TV)
Pennywise
192.000
1986.00
358000
3D
Pennywise
Pikachu
524000
1’4” | 40.6 cm
13.2 lb | 6 kg
#025
Pikachu
40.600
6.000
25.00
524000
3D
Pikachu
Psyduck
66000
2’7” | 78.7 cm
43.2 lb | 19.6 kg
#054
Psyduck
78.700
19.600
54.00
66000
3D
Psyduck
Rancor
21000
13’9”-16’5” | 4.2-5 m
1983 (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Rancor
500.000
1983.00
21000
3D
Rancor
Shelob
34000
6’ | 1.83 m (Film)
17’ | 5.18 m (Film)
8’ | 2.44 m (Film)
The Two Towers (1954)
Shelob
183.000
518.000
244.000
1954.00
34000
3D
Shelob
Smaug
117000
60’ | 18.3 m (Grounded)
360’ | 110 m (Wingspan)
427’ | 130 m (Film); 59’ | 18 m (Book)
The Hobbit (1937)
Smaug
1830.000
11000.000
13000.000
1937.00
117000
3D
Smaug
Snorlax
130000
6’11” | 210.8 cm
1014 lb | 460 kg
#143
Snorlax
210.800
460.000
143.00
130000
3D
Snorlax
Squirtle
105000
1’8” | 50.8 cm
19.8 lb | 9 kg
#007
Squirtle
50.800
9.000
7.00
105000
3D
Squirtle
5’11” | 1.8 m
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy
180.000
1932.00
71000
3D
The Mummy
14’ | 4.28 m (Book & Film)
The Two Towers (1954)
Treebeard
428.000
1954.00
12000
3D
Treebeard
5’10”-6’1" | 1.78-1.85 m (Varies)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
Uruk-hai
185.000
1954.00
73700
3D
Uruk-hai
Vampira
21000
5’7” | 1.70 m
The Vampira Show (1954)
Vampira
170.000
1954.00
21000
3D
Vampira
Wampa
1400
7’3”-9’10” | 2.2-3 m
1980 (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Wampa
300.000
1980.00
1400
3D
Wampa
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Wolf Man (1941)
Wolf Man
188.000
1941.00
5100
3D
Wolf Man
Mew
Scaled illustration of Mew compared to typical people

Mew, known as Hepburn in Japan, is a psychic type mythical Pokémon introduced in the first generation of games. Mew is a pink, two-legged, mammal-looking creature with a snout and long tail. Mew is not known to have any evolutions, but is one of member of the Mew duo, along with Mewtwo. Mew is regarded to have DNA of every Pokémon in it and, therefore, is able to learn any and all skills. Mew is very intelligent, kind, and even selfless. Mew was first discovered in South America, however, Mew is invisible to most people and only shows itself to those that are pure of heart.

Mew has an average height of 1’4” (40.6 cm) and weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg). Mew is a Psychic type Pokémon and is listed as #151 in the National Pokédex.

Collection of elevation drawings of Mew with labeled height
Mew, known as Hepburn in Japan, is a psychic type mythical Pokémon introduced in the first generation of games. Mew is a pink, two-legged, mammal-looking creature with a snout and long tail. Mew is not known to have any evolutions, but is one of member of the Mew duo, along with Mewtwo.

Mew has an average height of 1’4” (40.6 cm) and weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg). Mew is a Psychic type Pokémon and is listed as #151 in the National Pokédex.

Collection of elevation drawings of Mew with labeled height
Mew
Height:
1’4” | 40.6 cm
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
8.8 lb | 4 kg
Area:

Generation: 1

Type
Psychic
Pokédex
#151

Drawings include:
Mew front elevation, side, back, fighting

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The Mummy
Collection of illustrations of the Mummy in various horror postures with overall height measurements

The use of the character of a Mummy, an undead creature under wraps and bandages, originates from nineteenth century Britain when they were colonizing Egypt. Originally, the Mummy was a female portrayed love interest. It was not until 1932, when the romantic Mummy archetype was replaced with the monster Mummy by Boris Karloff’s movie The Mummy. Now joining the ranks of Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy has been seen as an antagonist in works of horror despite a slight revival of the romantic archetype towards the end of the twentieth century.

The Mummy, portrayed by Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932), is 5 foot 11 inches (1.8 m) tall.

The use of the character of a Mummy, an undead creature under wraps and bandages, originates from nineteenth century Britain when they were colonizing Egypt. It was not until 1932, when the romantic Mummy archetype was replaced with the monster Mummy by Boris Karloff’s movie The Mummy.

The Mummy, portrayed by Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932), is 5 foot 11 inches (1.8 m) tall.

The Mummy
Height:
5’11” | 1.8 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Boris Karloff
First Appearance
The Mummy (1932)

Drawings include:
The Mummy front (arms raised), front, side

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Dracula
Drawings with labeled height of Dracula in poses ranging from the front, side, and with an open cape

Dracula, a vampire spawned from the imagination of Bram Stoker and the namesake of his 1897 novel, is the most iconic vampire of all time. The story of Dracula and some of his key characteristics became the basis for a whole genre of literature and films to come. Dracula is a vampire that lives Transylvania, but moves to England to partake in his favorite activity of blood sucking and spreading the undead curse. Once in England, however, he is hunted by a group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula is the basis for Nosferatu, an illegal adaptation of the story due to violations of copyright laws that the studio tried to avoid by slightly altering the story.

Dracula is popularly depicted at 6 foot 4 inches (1.93 m) tall, but was originally portrayed by Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931) at 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Dracula, a Transylvanian vampire spawned from the imagination of Bram Stoker and the namesake of his 1897 novel, is the most iconic vampire of all time. The story of Dracula and some of his key characteristics became the basis for a whole genre of literature and films to come.

Dracula is popularly depicted at 6 foot 4 inches (1.93 m) tall, but was originally portrayed by Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931) at 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Dracula
Height:
6’4” | 1.93 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Bela Lugosi (6’1” | 1.85 m)
First Appearance
Dracula (novel, 1897), Dracula (film, 1931)

Drawings include:
Dracula front, side, front (cape open)

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Treebeard
Size comparison drawings of Treebeard comparing the heights of other related Lord of the Rings characters

Treebeard was an Ent, a very old race of Middle-Earth created by the magician Yavanna after she learned of a danger to the forests of the land. Ents were ancient treelike beings known as the ‘shepherds of the trees’. They varied in height, size and colour and often resembled the species of tree they were created to protect. Treebeard was the oldest Ent alive at the time, so old that he remembered the Elves teaching the Ents to speak. After befriending Merry and Pippin, Treebeard joined the War of the Rings and enlisted the rest of the Ents to fight against Isengard.

Treebeard is portrayed in the Lord of the Rings films and books as having a height of 14’ (4.28 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Treebeard with height measurements
Treebeard was an Ent, a very old race of Middle-Earth created by the magician Yavanna after she learned of a danger to the forests of the land. Ents were ancient treelike beings known as the ‘shepherds of the trees’. They varied in height, size and colour and often resembled the trees they protect.

Treebeard is portrayed in the Lord of the Rings films and books as having a height of 14’ (4.28 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Treebeard with height measurements
Treebeard
Height:
14’ | 4.28 m (Book & Film)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor (Film)
John Rhys-Davies (Voice)
First Appearance
The Two Towers (1954)

Drawings include:
Treebeard elevations (assorted)

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Vampira
Dimensioned drawings of Vampira posing in a variety of standing postures

Vampira is a campy creation of actress Maila Nurmi in the 1950s. Inspired by Mortica Addams, Nurmi created a spooky horror television host. On her show, The Vampira Show, Nurmi would introduce different horror films, feign speaking with spirits, and play with her pet spider, Rolo. The show aired from 1954 to 1955 exclusively in Los Angeles, but Vampira’s instantaneous success outlived the life of the show with her being featured in films past the cancellation of the show. The Vampira Show is now regarded as a cult classic and created fan clubs worldwide.

Vampira, created and portrayed by Maila Nurmi, is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Vampira is a campy creation of actress Maila Nurmi in the 1950s. Inspired by Mortica Addams, Nurmi created a spooky horror television host. On her show, The Vampira Show, Nurmi would introduce different horror films, feign speaking with spirits, and play with her pet spider, Rolo.

Vampira, created and portrayed by Maila Nurmi, is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Vampira
Height:
5’7” | 1.70 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Maila Nurmi
First Appearance
The Vampira Show (1954)

Drawings include:
Vampira front (standing), front (spooky), front (raised arms)

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