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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Gremlin
Assortment of drawings of a Gremlin seen from the front and side with overall height dimensions

Gremlins are creatures of folklore, similar to goblins or fairies, famous for causing havoc. Gremlins came to public attention during World War II when they were blamed for technological malfunctions on aircrafts, especially with the Royal Air Force. These Gremlins were typically depicted with spiked backs, sharp teeth, claws, and large eyes. There is also a movie, Gremlins (1984), but these creatures bare little resemblance to the folklore creatures, except for their malicious desire for harm and havoc. In physical appearance, the Gremlins from the movie, Gremlins, resemble a Furby, a popular children’s toy from the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Gremlins, as represented in Gremlins (1984), are roughly 24 inches (61 cm) tall.

Gremlins are creatures of folklore that are famous for causing havoc. Gremlins are typically depicted with spiked backs, sharp teeth, claws, and large eyes. In Gremlins (1984), the creatures bare little resemblance to the folklore creatures, except for their malicious desire for harm and havoc.

Gremlins, as represented in Gremlins (1984), are roughly 24 inches (61 cm) tall.

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Peter Cullen
First Appearance
Gremlins (1984)

Drawings include:
Gremlin front, front (aggressive), side

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Demodog
Scale dimensioned drawing of a Demodog with Dustin from Stranger Things

Demodogs are the fifth form of a Demogorgon in the Netflix television series Stranger Things. Roughly resembling the size and scale of a typical large dog, demodogs are predatory creatures that obey the commands of the Mind Flayer. Adolescent demodogs are not as resilient or powerful as their final Demogorgon form, but they are strong enough to tackle adult humans and resilient enough to withstand light gunfire. Demodogs are adept at digging and climbing and often hunt in packs.

Demodogs vary in size with typical withers heights between 26”-32” (66-80 cm) and overall lengths in the range of 45”-54” (114-137 cm).

Series of illustrations of Demodogs from Stranger Things in multiple postures from standing to walking
Demodogs are the fifth form of a Demogorgon in the Netflix television series Stranger Things. Roughly resembling the size and scale of a typical large dog, demodogs are predatory creatures that obey the commands of the Mind Flayer. Demodogs are adept at digging and climbing and often hunt in packs.

Demodogs vary in size with typical withers heights between 26”-32” (66-80 cm) and overall lengths in the range of 45”-54” (114-137 cm).

Series of illustrations of Demodogs from Stranger Things in multiple postures from standing to walking
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26.0”-32.0” | 66-80 cm
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Life Cycle: Stage Five

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Demodog side elevation (standing), side (walking), front (open), side (open)

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Nosferatu
Collection of dimensioned illustrations of Nosferatu in various standing postures

Nosferatu is an illegal adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, created by Prana-Film. Nosferatu stars a vampire named Count Orlok who resides in 19th century Transylvania, but requests to buy a house in Germany from Thomas Hutter’s estate company. Once Thomas Hutter arrives at Count Orlok’s estate to sell him his new house, a series of suspicious circumstances arise that lead to Hutter’s discovery that Count Orlok is a vampire. However, he realizes too late, after selling him a house next door to his own in Germany. Count Orlok moves to his new home and is tempted into a blood-sucking trance by Hutter’s wife, Ellen. This turns out to be his downfall as he is too distracted by sucking her blood to realize the rising of the sun and vanishes in a puff of smoke.

Nosferatu, portrayed by Max Schreck in Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922), is 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 m) tall.

Nosferatu is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, created by Prana-Film. Nosferatu stars a vampire named Count Orlok who resides in 19th century Transylvania, but buys a house in Germany. A series of suspicious circumstances arise that lead to the discovery that Count Orlok is a vampire.

Nosferatu, portrayed by Max Schreck in Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922), is 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 m) tall.

Nosferatu
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Max Schreck
First Appearance
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)

Drawings include:
Nosferatu front, side, side (leaning)

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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
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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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Bride of Frankenstein
Pair of drawings of the Bride of Frankenstein standing from the front and side views with overall height

The Bride of Frankenstein is a character briefly introduced in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and fully brought to life in the film sequel The Bride of Frankenstein in 1935. In the novel, reluctant Henry Frankenstein agrees to make a mate for his monster through coercion of the monster, but destroys his work before she is brought to life. In retaliation, the monster kills Frankenstein’s wife. In the film, Henry Frankenstein completes his female creation, but like the townspeople before her, she is disgusted by the monster and refuses his advances. The film ends with the monster destroying the lab with him and her in it while Henry and his wife escape.

The Bride of Frankenstein, portrayed by Elsa Lanchester in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), is 7 foot (2.13 m) tall. Elsa Lanchester is only 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall, but she was lifted on stilts for the role.

The Bride of Frankenstein is a character introduced in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and brought to life in the film sequel The Bride of Frankenstein in 1935. In the novel, reluctant Henry Frankenstein agrees to make a mate for his monster, but destroys his work before she is brought to life.

The Bride of Frankenstein, portrayed by Elsa Lanchester in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), is 7 foot (2.13 m) tall. Elsa Lanchester is only 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall, but she was lifted on stilts for the role.

Bride of Frankenstein
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Elsa Lanchester (5’4” | 1.63 m)
First Appearance
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Drawings include:
Bride of Frankenstein front, side

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