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Jack Torrance
Measured front elevation drawings of Jack Torrance from Stephen King's The Shining with height labeled

Jack Torrance is the main villain of the novel by Stephan King, The Shining, as while as the movie by the same name, and the television miniseries, Dr. Sleep. Jack Torrance is the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado, but goes insane due to spirits inhabiting the hotel. It is due to these spirits that Jack goes insane and attempts to murder his family. However, his son, Danny, has psychic abilities known as “the shining” and uses them to foil his father’s plans and protect his mother. It is from this movie that one of the most iconic lines in film history hails: “here’s Johnny,” as yelled by Jack Torrance as he attempts to attack his wife who is hiding behind a door.

Jack Torrance, portrayed by Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Pair of illustrations of the front and back of Jack Torrance from The Shining
Jack Torrance is the main villain of the novel by Stephan King, The Shining. Jack Torrance is the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado, but goes insane due to spirits inhabiting the hotel. It is due to these spirits that Jack goes insane and attempts to murder his family.

Jack Torrance, portrayed by Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Pair of illustrations of the front and back of Jack Torrance from The Shining
Pinhead
Dimensioned height drawing of Pinhead from the Hellraiser horror series as seen from the front and side views

Pinhead, also known as Hell Priest, is the main character in the Hellraiser series. Pinhead is the lead Cenobite, a group of formerly human creatures who reside in Hell and travel to Earth through Lament Configuration, which is a puzzle box. When the box is opened, Pinhead and his crew greet the solver and either rip their soul apart, or make them into a cenobite themselves. Pinhead receives his name from the pins nailed into his whole skull. Pinhead’s pins are believed to be the source of his power and his crowing adornment that makes him the Priest of Hell.

Pinhead, portrayed by Doug Bradley in Hellraiser (1987), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Pair of front and back drawings of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series
Pinhead is the main villain in the Hellraiser series. Pinhead is the lead Cenobite, a group of formerly human creatures who reside in Hell and travel to Earth through a puzzle box. When the box is opened, Pinhead greets the solver and either rips their soul apart, or makes them into a cenobite.

Pinhead, portrayed by Doug Bradley in Hellraiser (1987), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Pair of front and back drawings of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series
Regan MacNeil
Dimensioned drawings of Regan MacNeil from the Exorcist measuring height

Regan MacNeil is the main character of The Exorcist novel, its film adaptation, television series, and radio adaptation. Regan is a shy little girl stuck in the middle of her parent’s divorce. When she starts to act aggressively, which is out of character for her, her mother, Chris, seeks medical advice, eventually being advised to seek a priest because they think Regan has been possessed. It turns out, Regan has been possessed by a demonic spirit, Pazuzu, and an exorcism is performed by two priests. Once relived of her demon, Regan has no recollection of the past events or her actions and returns to normal.

Regan MacNeil, portrayed by Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973), is 4 foot 11 inches (1.50 m) tall.

Illustrations of The Exorcist's Regan MacNeil spider crawling and levitating
Regan MacNeil is the main character of The Exorcist. Regan is a shy little girl stuck in the middle of her parent’s divorce. When she starts to act aggressively, her mother, Chris, seeks medical advice, eventually being advised to seek a priest because they think Regan has been possessed.

Regan MacNeil, portrayed by Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973), is 4 foot 11 inches (1.50 m) tall.

Illustrations of The Exorcist's Regan MacNeil spider crawling and levitating
Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Pair of dimensioned drawings of Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King's 'It' series

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is the preferred form of the shape-shifting, cosmic evil creature, It, as invented by the best-selling author, Stephan King. Pennywise is capable of shape-shifting into any person, animal, or object and uses these powers to fool and trap his victims into their deaths. Pennywise enjoys to feast on the flesh of his victims, who are frequently children. The idea for Pennywise the Dancing Clown came to Stephan King when thinking about what scared children the most and decided on a clown mixed with the troll that lives under a bridge; thus It lurks in the sewers under Derry, Maine waiting to lure his next snack to their grave.

Pennywise, portrayed by Bill Skarsgård in It (2017), is 6 foot 3.5 inches (1.92 m) tall.

Illustrations of Pennywise from Stephen King's 'It' drawn from the side with a balloon and from the front as a monster
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is the preferred form of the shape-shifting, cosmic evil creature, It, as invented by the best-selling author, Stephan King. Pennywise is capable of shape-shifting into any person, animal, or object and uses these powers to fool and trap his victims into their deaths.

Pennywise, portrayed by Bill Skarsgård in It (2017), is 6 foot 3.5 inches (1.92 m) tall.

Illustrations of Pennywise from Stephen King's 'It' drawn from the side with a balloon and from the front as a monster
Norman Bates
Pair of dimensioned drawings of Norman Bates in his 'mother' identity from Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' film

Norman Bates is the star of the well-known horror movie, Psycho, its prequels and sequels, and television series Bates Motel. Norman Bates is the motel keeper of the Bates Motel in California. Norman Bates developed a close relationship with his controlling, abusive, and domineering mother who he would later kill. After killing his mother Norman Bates developed dissociative identity disorder and psychosis, where he would have audible and visual hallucinations and imagine his dead mother telling him to commit acts of violence, usually against women. Norman Bates would dress as his mother during these murders and perform the murders under his “Mother” identity.

Norman Bates, portrayed by Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Norman Bates in casual attire as seen in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Pyscho'
Norman Bates is the star of the well-known horror movie, Psycho,. Norman Bates is the motel keeper of the Bates Motel in California. Norman Bates developed a close relationship with his controlling, abusive, and domineering mother who he would later kill and impersonate under his “Mother” identity.

Norman Bates, portrayed by Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Norman Bates in casual attire as seen in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Pyscho'
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