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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. 

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640 73
Whimper While Hiding Near the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Whimper While Hiding Near the Killer

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741 61
Shoot the Villain Once and Ass... is listed (or ranked) 3 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!

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656 68
Investigate a Strange Sound 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!

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605 64
Leave the Doors Unlocked is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Leave the Doors Unlocked

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676 57
Trip and Don't Get Up Immediat... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Trip and Don't Get Up Immediately

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503 69
Don't Look Behind Them is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Don't Look Behind Them

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423 46
Run and Hide in the Basement W... is listed (or ranked) 8 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.

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543 59
Ignore Warnings is listed (or ranked) 9 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. 

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490 82
Scream While They Are Running ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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.

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357 13
Watch Someone Being Killed Ins... is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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499 89
Run Upstairs! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Run Upstairs!

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556 81
Run Into the Woods Rather Than... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Run Into the Woods Rather Than Sticking to the Road

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546 62
Don't Call the Police for Back... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Don't Call the Police for Back Up

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410 71
Hide in a Nearby, Obvious Stru... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Hide in a Nearby, Obvious Structure This abandoned tool shed will do!

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364 18
Don't Arm Yourself Even Though... 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

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455 84
Answer the Door at Night When ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Answer the Door at Night When You Aren't Expecting Anyone

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435 79
Follow a Trail of Blood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Follow a Trail of Blood

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Wear High Heels, a Mini Skirt,... is listed (or ranked) 19 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?

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339 48
Drop the Car Keys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
usernamenotavailable added Drop the Car Keys

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231 14
Ask If Someone Is There When I... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
duhhhh added Ask If Someone Is There When It's Quiet

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338 87
Forget to Charge Your Phone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Forget to Charge Your Phone

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220 24
Try to get to the car once and... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Dismalhead added Try to get to the car once and then give up

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377 79
Push Your Ear Against a Wall o... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Push Your Ear Against a Wall or Door When It Goes Quiet

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387 86
Throw Away a Gun When It Is Ou... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Throw Away a Gun When It Is Out of Ammo

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273 47
Act Like Car Doors Can't Be Un... is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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238 62
Jump Out the Window Without Ch... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
AmandaMartinSandino added Jump Out the Window Without Checking What's Beneath

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225 29
Find a Body and Decide to Stic... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Dismalhead added Find a Body and Decide to Stick Around and Investigate

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Go Swimming at the Creepy Camp... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
JrFurman added Go Swimming at the Creepy Campground

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Tell Your Friends You'll Be &q... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Tell Your Friends You'll Be "Right Back"

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Have Sex or Get Naked is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Have Sex or Get Naked Dead and dead. It doesn't seem fair, but the slutty ones always die first. 

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Fight Among Themselves Despite... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Leann Morris added Fight Among Themselves Despite Violent Horde of Zombies Trying to Kill Them

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298 84
Leave Random Weapons Laying Ar... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Leave Random Weapons Laying Around in Your House Just in case your stalker didn't already have a weapon on hand, you just gave him one to use against you. 

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295 90
Trust the Creepy Little Kid Wh... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Trust the Creepy Little Kid Who Offers Advice

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221 68
Always Have to Touch the Blood... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
usernamenotavailable added Always Have to Touch the Blood On the Floor

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Being the Token Black Guy in t... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
ShaneBird added Being the Token Black Guy in the Group

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252 106
Sneak Up Behind Your Friend an... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Sneak Up Behind Your Friend and Grab Her Shoulder Jokesters don't last long

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282 93
Accidentally Kill Your Friend is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Accidentally Kill Your Friend

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238 104
Don't Get Their Car Servic... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Don't Get Their Car Serviced Regularly How else can you explain the coincidental engine trouble every time they need to make a quick escape?

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102 10
Ignoring Possible Danger When ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
TomerJosueEstradaRaz added Ignoring Possible Danger When the Dog Barks On Something or Run Away from Something

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217 136
Answer the Phone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Answer the Phone

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142 68
Try To Scare a Friend is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
DelaneyBramwell added Try To Scare a Friend

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139 55
Don't Answer the Phone the Sec... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
DelaneyBramwell added Don't Answer the Phone the Second Time

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161 77
Don't Call Back When They Get ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
usernamenotavailable added Don't Call Back When They Get Hung-up On

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Take a Bath or Shower is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
gregge added Take a Bath or Shower

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Ignore Warning of Supposedly C... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Leann Morris added Ignore Warning of Supposedly Crazy Old Coot That Knows More About Situation Than They Do

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51 10
Use a Match or a Candle and Do... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
reinaldo added Use a Match or a Candle and Don't Use a Flashlight

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Always Checking Themselves, Al... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
TomerJosueEstradaRaz added Always Checking Themselves, Alone, "why Their Friends Haven't Returned Yet"

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The Foreshadowing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
thepetikman added Foreshadowing death return of the living dead (punk girl... being eaten alive) dawn of the dead :prick steve (if i become 1 of them blow my F$$$$$$ brains out)

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Don't be baptized is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Dumbest Moves Made By Every Horror Movie Victim
Sean Phillips added Don't be baptized Warlock