Mr. Hyde Vs. Dracula: monsters in literature rated

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Since everyone has a different level of tolerance for horror, it’s difficult to rate classic monsters against their contemporary counterparts.

Can classics like Frankenstein’s monster and Nazgul cut it with today’s White Walkers? We just had no definite scale to go byy… until dress-up store MorphCostumes created one.

“Monsters in Literature”, is an inforgraphic that assigns monsters from al times, spaces and dimensions with a “Scream Score” out of 100%. The Scream Score compares the monsters’ appearance, powers and evil intent to tally their scariness.

According to MorphCostumes lightweights like the Headless Horseman and Goblins sit in the lower tiers while H.P. Lovecraft’s old god Cthulhu (ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn) and Count Dracula sit pretty high up.

To spoil the end slightly, the clown from Stephen King’s It (named Pennywise) sits at the top of the pile with a perfect score of 100%. While we agree that killer clowns are no joke, we feel like coulrophobia played a part in that decision.


We discussed horror recently in a podcast – specifically the game Until Dawn, which turned our resident ice giant Deon into a terrified child. At the upcoming rAge, we’re sending the same person to get eaten by Aliens in a VR play of Alien: Isolation. Expect a story from that next week, after some pairs of pants have been cleaned.

[Via – MorphCostumes]

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of