People in horror movies are pretty dumb. They practically hand themselves over on a silver platter with their asinine decision-making skills. They should at least try to make the killer work for it. It frustrates the audience to no end watching each character die needlessly. Yet, somehow, time and time again, they do stupid things. From forgetting how to run to hanging out in haunted houses, people in horror movies seem to think they’re invincible until the end ultimately comes. When will they ever learn? We’re hoping sooner rather than later. In the meantime, here are 25 Dumbest Things People Do In Horror Movies.
They go into the woods.
How many people in horror movies have died because they thought going into the woods would be a good idea? The answer is too many. From going on a vacation in a secluded cabin in the woods to running down a clear path but deciding the woods is safer, horror movie characters should never go into the woods. Period.
They live in a haunted house.
For many horror movie characters, it’s hard to know if their house is haunted. Sometimes the house looks normal until doors start slamming and footprints are visible on the floorboards. But, why in the world do they stay in the house even after they have literal proof of it being haunted? If you have video evidence of a ghost, get out of the house as soon as possible before it kills you. In the meantime, go cash in that video. It’s worth millions.
They encourage the killer to kill them.
With so much stress, anxiety, and emotion swirling around the characters in a horror movie, to some degree, it makes sense they might not be thinking too clearly. In this case, the hero usually is so angry and desperate they scream at the murderer to kill them. It’s seriously stupid. The ax-wielding maniac’s one job is to kill. You don’t need to encourage them.
They follow the trail of blood.
When a person in a horror movie sees a trail of blood, they usually do one of two things. They scream at the top of their lungs or, like a dummy, they decide to follow it. This is a no-brainer. There’s no pot-of-gold at the end of that bloody rainbow. It’s only a masked murdered wielding a machete and your friend’s severed head.
They make contact.
Demons are by nature evil. They aren’t empathetic or friendly or wanting to play Monopoly surrounded by candles. No, they want to mess with your head, torture you, and kill you. Yet, for some reason, people in horror movies think the obvious decision is to dust off the old Ouija board and make contact with grandma. Except, it turns out whatever is on the other end isn’t grandma; it’s a soul-sucking demon.