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The following is a comprehensive list of all creatures in Sega's 1996 game The House of the Dead and its upcoming 2021 remake. Serving as the main enemies, creatures were produced by the mentally unstable Dr. Curien. After Curien went insane, he released the creatures into his mansion to slaughter his own research staff. This string of events has often been referred to as the Curien Mansion incident.


Most creatures in The House of the Dead are identified by both name and type number. All creatures of a certain type share similar characteristics, though differ in appearance.

All canon creature names and type numbers have been obtained from the Sega Saturn manual and official guidebooks.[1] Creatures lacking names are identified by their filenames. This list excludes unused creatures.

Known name and type


This group consists of average-sized humanoids. Every creature except Cyril can be killed with a single headshot.

Image Name/Type Chapters Description
Sam.jpg Sam (サム, Samu?)(A-1) 1-4 Weak and commonly found creature. Attacks by biting.
Nail.jpg Neil (ネイル, Neiru?)(A-2) 1-3 Stronger variant of Sam. Attacks by swiping.
Cyril.jpg Cyril (シリル, Shiriru?)(A-3) 1-3 Swings axes at close range or throws them from afar.


This group consists of creatures that inhabit humid and wet environments: the Kageo and Ebitan families, respectively.

Image Name/Type Chapters Description
Kageo.jpg Kageo (カゲオ, Kageo?)(B-1) 1 and 3 Weak, slow-moving adversary. Attacks by swiping.
Bourbon.jpg Bourbon (ブルボン, Burubon?)(B-2) 1 and 3 Kageo's successor. He has larger health and resilience.
Ebitan a.jpg Ebitan a (エビタンa, Ebitan a?)(B-3) 1-3 Found in wet habitats, often lurching from bodies of water to attack.
Ebitan b.jpg Ebitan b (エビタンb, Ebitan b?)(B-4) 1 and 2 Hangs upside-down or drops from above. Attacks with a jagged sword or by vomiting.


This group consists of obese humanoids. They can sustain large amounts of damage, surviving even with their bellies blasted open; two headshots, however, will kill them faster. C-type creatures also tend to charge their opponents for a shoulder tackle.

Image Name/Type Chapters Description
Samson.jpg Samson (サムソン, Samuson?)(C-1) 1 and 2 Wields a chainsaw that deflects gunfire.
Bentley.jpg Bentley (ベントレー, Bentorē?)(C-2) 2-4 Often throws barrels.
Burner.jpg Burner (バーナー, Bānā?)(C-3) 3 only Behaves like Samson, but uses a blowtorch instead.


This group consists of muscular humanoids. Stronger than the average-sized creature, D-types are often slow-moving but make up for it with their various weapons and means of protection.

Image Name/Type Chapters Description
Simon.jpg Simon (サイモン, Saimon?)(D-1) 1 and 2 Attacks by shoulder tackling. Can throw barrels or civilians.
Scan-20-5.jpg Gilmore (ギルモア, Girumoa?)(D-2) 2 and 4 Attacks with a large sledgehammer.
Scan-20-6.jpg Harris (ハリス, Harisu?)(D-3) 3 and 4 Swings a ball and chain either while standing or moving.
Robert.jpg Robert (ロバート, Robāto?)(D-4) 3 and 4 Attacks with a metallic arm that is invulnerable to gunfire.


This group consists of small, agile humanoids.

Image Name/Type Chapters Description
Rubin.jpg Rubin (ルービン, Rūbin?)(E-1) 2 only Rolls at his prey for a claw attack. Often paired with Drake.
Drake.jpg Drake (ドレイク, Doreiku?)(E-2) 2 only

Throws daggers or attempts biting the player if defenseless. Often paired with Rubin.

Moody.jpg Moody (ムーディー, Mūdī?)(E-3) 3 and 4 Launches iron claw from his arm or attempts biting the player.
Parlor.jpg Parlor (パーラー, Pārā?)(E-4) 3 and 4 Like Drake, but with larger health and an unlimited supply of laser daggers.


This group consists of animal-based creatures. Every F-type enemy, with the exception of Saruzou and (on some occasions) dies when shot anywhere once.

Image Name/Type Chapters Description
Hellhound.jpg Kenfis (ケンフィス, Kenfisu?)(F-1) 1 only Charges at players while leaping left and right to bite them.
Saruzou.jpg Saruzou (サルゾウ, Saruzou?)(F-2) 1 only A Japanese macaque (snow monkey) that attacks in pairs, leaping at prey for a bite.
Bueel.jpg Buele (ブエール, Buēru?)(F-3) 1 only Often lurches from bodies of water to attack.
Devilon.jpg Devilon (デビロン, Debiron?)(F-4) 1 , 2 and 4 Home in on a player's position, dying instantly upon damaging them. A swarm of Devilons appear during Hangedman's boss battles.


This group consists of insectoid creatures who die when shot anywhere once.

Image Name/Type Chapters Description
Murrer.jpg Murrer (モゥラー, Myurā?)(G-1) 1 and 2 Squirms in groups, attacking with a lunging bite.
Name.jpg Name (ナーメ, Nāme?)(G-2) 1 only Crawls on walls, shooting projectiles or biting at close range.
Thalang.jpg Taran (タラン, Taran?)(G-3) 3 only Crawls on the ground or drops down from ceilings for a bite.

Other creatures

There are six other creatures whose names or type numbers were never revealed in official House of the Dead print materials. These creatures, along with their respective filenames, include:

Image Filename Chapters Description
Kage.jpg "kage" 2 only Moves and attacks like Saruzou, but with larger health. In Japanese, the name Kage (, Kage?) alludes to a shadow, figure, or silhouette.
80x "pdolob" 1 only What appears to be a third variant of Ebitan. Only encountered in the Curien Mansion's underground waterway. Dies in one shot.
IvanHOTD.png "neopetit" 1-3 The first of three weak and lowly-detailed creatures who mostly roam backgrounds, infrequently encountered as a hostile enemy. Dies in one shot.
ShawnHOTD.png "neopetit2" 1-3 The second "background" creature.
VincentHOTD.png "neopetit3" 1-3 The third and final "background" creature.
"taalu" 3 only Behaves similar to Bourbon.


The House of the Dead

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Manual pages

Official artwork


Concept artwork

The House of the Dead: Remake

Official artwork



  1. Kori (May 14th, 2012). "Creature Files: The House of the Dead". The Website of the Dead.
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Prototypes (The House of DeadSega Saturn prototype)
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