Human Scale Parasite
Others HSP
Average height 3. ft (estimate)
Sapience Non-Sapient
Aggressivity Extreme
Place of origin Earth
Habitat Underwater
Diet Carnivore
Locomotion Crawling, jumping
Status Data Deficient
Behind the Scenes
Universe Cloverfield
Designed by Neville Page
Performed by Sounds of Seagulls, Birds and other animals

Human Scale Parasites, or HSPs for short, were brought to Manhattan during the Cloverfield Incident by a newborn Kishin.


Approximately 2,000 of these creatures appeared in New York during the Cloverfield Incident. They hunt in packs, preferring enclosed spaces in order to ambush their prey. Their bite is toxic due to its yellowish saliva. Within 20-40 minutes, a bite victim will start to feel disoriented, bleeding from the eyes, nose, mouth and ears, finally culminating in a bloody explosion of the abdomen. Exposing the wound to water will speed up the process. They can also scale walls, ceilings, as well as jumping very far. It is unknown how HSPs track their prey.


  • Most of their sounds came from Compsognathus' from the Jurassic Park series.