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The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim 

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List Rules Add horror movie cliches, and upvote the mistakes that many victims make

List of the stupid moves that every horror movie victim makes--the worst horror movie cliches. If you've ever found yourself yelling, "Don't run up the stairs!!" or "Get up!!" you know what we're talking about. These stereotypical moves made by victims in scary movies are usually so dumb that you start to think that they deserve their bloody ending. Stereotypical horror movie victims include the sexy girl and her lover, the helpful minority character, the overly curious guy, the macho man and the jokester. These people will all usually die in scary movies. Stupid mistakes made by horror movie victims range from underestimating how fast a killer can move to running into the woods rather than hopping in a nearby car.

Why do characters in horror movies split up? Why don't they get up when they fall? Why do women whimper softly when they are hiding by a nearby psycho murderer? If you get to the bottom of these mistakes, you just may be able to survive a horror movie. 

 
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Split from the Group is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Split from the Group
Not the best time to go it alone. 
2
Shoot the Villain Once a... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Shoot the Villain Once and Assume He Is Dead
Welp, my work is done here. Oh no! He is still alive and is now coming after me!
3
Trip and Don't Get Up Im... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Trip and Don't Get Up Immediately
4
Investigate a Strange So... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Investigate a Strange Sound
Ooh! A scary noise! I should arm myself with this flashlight and go investigate!
5
Whimper While Hiding Nea... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Whimper While Hiding Near the Killer
6
Leave the Doors Unlocked... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Leave the Doors Unlocked
7
Ignore Warnings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Ignore Warnings
Stay in that haunted hotel or that creepy town in the middle of nowhere that people have warned you about. 
8
Don't Call the Police fo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Don't Call the Police for Back Up
9
Run Into the Woods Rathe... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Run Into the Woods Rather Than Sticking to the Road
10
Don't Look Behind Them ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Don't Look Behind Them
11
Run Upstairs! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Run Upstairs!
12
Scream While They Are Ru... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Scream While They Are Running Away
AAAAAH - if only I - AAAAAH - could run - AAAAH - a little faster! But I am screaming, so I can't.
13
Watch Someone Being Kill... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
BreonArzellJackson added Watch Someone Being Killed Instead of Using It As an Opportunity to Get Away
14
Run and Hide in the Base... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
KAYLA1 added Run and Hide in the Basement Where They'll Be Trapped.
15
Answer the Door at Night... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Answer the Door at Night When You Aren't Expecting Anyone
16
Don't Arm Yourself Even ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Dismalhead added Don't Arm Yourself Even Though A Killer Is on The Loose
17
Follow a Trail of Blood ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Follow a Trail of Blood
18
Hide in a Nearby, Obviou... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Hide in a Nearby, Obvious Structure
This abandoned tool shed will do!
19
Drop the Car Keys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
usernamenotavailable added Drop the Car Keys
20
Throw Away a Gun When It... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Throw Away a Gun When It Is Out of Ammo
21
Push Your Ear Against a ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Push Your Ear Against a Wall or Door When It Goes Quiet
22
Wear High Heels, a Mini ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Wear High Heels, a Mini Skirt, Etc.
(for the ladies, of course) How are you supposed to run in that?
23
Ask If Someone Is There ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
duhhhh added Ask If Someone Is There When It's Quiet
24
Forget to Charge Your Ph... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Forget to Charge Your Phone
25
Act Like Car Doors Can't... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
usernamenotavailable added Act Like Car Doors Can't Be Unlocked from the Inside