How Well Do You Know Your Movie Monsters?

By: Isadora Teich

6 Min Quiz

About This Quiz

Some of film's most iconic characters have been terrifying monsters. How well do you know your aliens, vampires and ghouls? Test your film freak knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Which jellylike horror icon swallows its victims whole?

The blob oozes out of a crashed alien meteor to devour whole towns. It originally appeared in the 1958 horror classic and also starred in a 1988 remake.

Advertisement

__________ is the vampire who started it all.

Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Count Dracula in 1931's Dracula is one of the most important performances in film history. Ever since, there have been countless takes on Dracula and vampires in general.

Advertisement

Which iconic horror monster is a zombie in a hockey mask?

After first appearing in 1980's "Friday the 13th," Jason Voorhees became an immediate horror icon. This unkillable undead slasher in a hockey mask has haunted our dreams for decades.

Advertisement

Which of these iconic movie monsters is a killer great white shark?

"Jaws" is a 1975 horror classic that struck fear into moviegoers' hearts. Its antagonist is a massive great white shark, which manages to terrify from mostly off screen.

Advertisement

___________ is a killer robot from the future.

"The Terminator" is a 1980 classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a red-eyed unstoppable metal monster. This horror action masterpiece spawned a franchise and is one of the most quoted films of all time.

Advertisement

This prehistoric film monster is the king of the dinosaurs.

1993's "Jurassic Park" holds up even today, with dinosaurs that look almost too real. The T-Rex in this film is definitely one of the most horrifying monsters in the history of film.

Advertisement

Which gigantic ape takes to New York like a fish out of water?

"King Kong" has been remade several times since the 1933 original. This monster movie is unique for how it handles King Kong, who starts as a ferocious monster and ends as a misunderstood creature who earns the sympathy of the audience.

Advertisement

This classic horror monster has a seasonal fall treat for a head.

After his son is killed, a father seeks vengeance with the help of a witch who combines a corpse and a pumpkin to create a killer monster. "Pumpkinhead" has been a cult favorite for decades.

Advertisement

This hypnotized sleepwalking slave does the terrifying bidding of his master.

This Weimar horror classic is one of the most influential horror films of all time. In it, a mad doctor sends his mind-controlled servant Cesare around town to do his terrible bidding.

Advertisement

For this leather- and pin-wearing horror icon, pain is pleasure.

Pinhead is the leader of the Cenobites, a group of hedonistic and sadistic creatures who torture for fun in the "Hellraiser" franchise. Pinhead loves to torture his victims by summoning hooks to rip their flesh apart.

Advertisement

Which iconic knife-glove wearing maniac kills in dreams?

This horror icon first appeared in 1984's "A Nightmare on Elm Street." He attacks in dreams, killing victims is strange and gory ways.

Advertisement

This half-man-half-fly monstrosity was created by mistake.

In 1986's "The Fly" a scientist turns himself into a disgusting monster purely by accident. This giant grotesque creature vomits up acid.

Advertisement

These originally slow-moving monsters eat the living.

Zombies made their big screen debut in 1968's "Night of the Living Dead." Since then, they have appeared in numerous films in faster and more violent ways.

Advertisement

Which tech savvy extraterrestrial is the ultimate predator and hunts men for sport?

Predator is a distinctive film villain that's armed to the teeth and highly dangerous. It first appeared in 1987's "Predator."

Advertisement

This monster was created by a mad scientist out of corpses.

Frankenstein's Monster has appeared in numerous films since its 1931 debut. It first appeared in the horror novel written by Mary Shelley when she was a teenager.

Advertisement

Which of these movie monsters can take the form of anything at all?

The Thing could be anything at all and takes the form of hideous nightmares to terrorize. This 1982 film has special effects that are impressive to this day.

Advertisement

This massive originally Japanese sea monster attacks cities.

Godzilla has been in countless movies over the years, destroying New York and Tokyo and even battling other monsters. It was invented in Japan in the '50s due to the populace's fears surrounding nuclear testing,

Advertisement

This monster was the original on-screen vampire, before even Dracula.

Count Orlock is the ratlike parasitic vampire creature of 1922's "Nosferatu." Max Shreck's portrayal of the vampire is so intense that it's said he believed himself to actually be a vampire during filming.

Advertisement

This eyeless child eater exists in a fantastical dream world:

This iconic monster from "Pan's Labyrinth" stuffs two eyeballs into his palms and holds them in front of his eyeless skull to see. He guards an impressive feast, ready to attack anyone who touches his food.

Advertisement

_____ is a movie monster who is man, woman and animal.

Dren is created by two scientists who mixed human DNA with that of multiple animals. This ever-shifting monster is the main antagonist of the film "Splice."

Advertisement

This elegantly designed alien creature is known as __________.

This terrifying alien creature originally appeared in the 1979 horror/sci-fi classic "Alien." These bizarre creatures come from artist H.R Giger, who was known for his chilling and beautiful designs.

Advertisement

This modern monster enters a family's home through the pages of a children's book.

2014's "The Babadook" is a modern horror classic about a grieving family and the monster that has entered their home. It's a suspenseful horror film.

Advertisement

Which giant winged creature has glowing red eyes?

The 2002 film "The Mothman Prophecies" is supposedly based on real events. During the late '60s in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, many people claimed to spot a winged man with glowing red eyes.

Advertisement

These cave-dwelling creatures feast on human flesh.

The deformed humanoid flesh eaters in 2005's "The Descent" are definitely the stuff of nightmares. These blind creatures use sound to stalk unlucky cave explorers, who they rip apart and devour.

Advertisement

Which cloaked creatures feed on fear and despair?

Dementors feature throughout the Harry Potter films and books. They are cloaked creatures that feed on people's negative emotions.

Advertisement

These creatures are monstrous soldiers created by a dark wizard.

Uruk-hai are soldier-orcs created by the evil wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings." They are stronger, smarter and crueler Orcs that follow Saruman's orders.

Advertisement

Which of these terrifying lizard monsters are fought with giant robots?

2013's "Pacific Rim" features an update on classic Japanese movie monsters, called kaiju. Mechanized weapons called Jaegers are used to protect humanity from them.

Advertisement

Which movie monster went bad because it was fed after midnight?

Stripe from the kid-friendly horror classic "Gremlins" live to terrorize others. He was once a cute Mogwai before someone fed him after midnight.

Advertisement

Which creatures are vampiric mutants created by a cure for cancer gone wrong?

The 2007 film I Am Legend tells the tale of one man living in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a genetically engineered measles virus that killed most people and turned a small amount into vampiric creatures. These creatures are called Darkseekers.

Advertisement

Which movie monster elects to destroy himself after archaeologists bring him to life?

The 1932 horror classic "The Mummy" stars Boris Karloff as an undead Mummy brought to life by archaeologists who chooses to end his life after death. The 1999 remake is an effects-heavy love story almost nothing like the original.

Advertisement

Which monster was an elf before it was tortured?

Orcs are creature's from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" and Middle Earth mythology. These bloodthirsty violent creatures are created by torturing elves.

Advertisement

These reptile-bird creatures are the dark half of a fantasy race.

The Skeksis are a dark fantasy race from the cult fantasy classic "The Dark Crystal." This 1982 film was directed by Jim Henson.

Advertisement

Which grotesque flesh-eating monster appears every 23 years?

The Creeper, who originally appeared in 2001's "Jeepers Creepers" is a unique and terrifying monster in an equally scary and original film. He emerges for 23 days every 23 springs to add to his collection of human organs and limbs.

Advertisement

This horror monster has an odd head and rips the skin off of his victims.

2006's "Silent Hill" is based off the iconic video game series and is full of terrifying moments. Pyramid Head provides a particularly disgusting scare by ripping all of a woman's skin off of her body in a single move.

Advertisement

Which hyped-up lizard monster was revealed little by little?

2008's "Cloverfield" had a year of anticipation to content with and did not disappoint. This found-footage modern horror film shows the monster piece by piece, only for an epic reveal later in the film.

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!