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The Human Scale Parasites are minor antagonist in the 2008 American horror film Cloverfield.

These arthropod-like creatures hitch a ride up to the surface world on the back of Clover, only to leave their giant host and search for new terrestrial victims. Their bites contain a powerful venom that causes victims to swell up and explode.

Appearance

Human Scale Parasites are dog-sized crustaceans with six spider-like like and 4 arms tipped with pincers. Their exoskeleton is a dirty white and their exposed jaw muscles are gray. They have multiple small black eyes.

Powers and Abilities

Human Scale Parasites possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Exoskeleton
  • Venomous bite

Fate

The parasites are presumably killed after the city is bombed.

Trivia

  • Despite ostensibly being decapod crustaceans, their movements and hunting patterns seem to be modeled after spiders.

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