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The Easiest Horror Monsters To Outrun 

Eric Luis
Updated October 21, 2019 4k votes 730 voters 33.5k views 15 items

List Rules Vote up the horror-movie monsters who are too slow to chase you down on foot.

Horror movies are designed to terrify, but not all movie monsters and villains are as dangerous as they seem. Sure, they might end up slaughtering a group of air-headed teenagers, but that's because the film's writer wanted them to kick the bucket. If you were to transport them to the real world, they'd be no more dangerous than an oncoming steamroller; they can take your life, but they'll have to catch you first.

This is the reality for a lot of horror movie chase scenes, since characters seem to always make one dumb decision that gets them wiped out by something they could have easily avoided. As it turns out, lots of movie monsters are actually pretty terrible at their jobs. These are the monsters you could probably outrun without breaking a sweat, ranked by how easy they would be to escape from.

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Chucky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Easiest Horror Monsters To Outrun
Photo: Child's Play/MGM

Hunting Style: Chucky is a doll that has been possessed by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, and therefore takes sadistic pleasure in his brutal livelihood. His primary tool is a knife, but he's known to get the job done in various creative ways.

How To Avoid Them: Chucky can be relentless, but he's also fairly vulnerable. He's not much bigger than a toddler, and runs about as fast as one. He's also not immortal in his doll form and can be offed through conventional means like bullets and fire.

Biggest Blunder: Assuming he is immortal as a doll and putting himself in situations with no regard for his own safety.

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The Grandparents ('The Visit')
The Grandparents ('The V... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Easiest Horror Monsters To Outrun
Photo: Universal Pictures

Hunting Style: The "Grandparents" (Nana and Pop Pop), are actually mental patients who have assumed the identities of the kids' actual grandparents. Having never met them before, the children willingly come to their house when invited. 

How To Avoid Them: While they may be psychotic villains, they are still geriatrics. An average adult should be able to overpower either of them easily, and they're not in any shape to go chasing after anyone who attempts to flee.

Biggest Blunder: They underestimated the children, who were able to overpower them.

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The Puppet Master's Puppets
Puppet Master is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Easiest Horror Monsters To Outrun
Photo: Puppet Master/Paramount Pictures

Hunting Style: Each one of the Puppet Master's puppets has its own slaying style, but they tend to all work together to subdue their marks.

How To Avoid Them: While many of the puppets are equipped with weapons, they're still just puppets. A fully capable human should be able to outrun the puppets without much effort.

Biggest Blunder: Often times the puppets tend to work on their own, which makes them a lot less threatening than when they work together as a pack.

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Zombie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Easiest Horror Monsters To Outrun
Photo: Dawn of the Dead/United Film Distribution Company

Hunting Style: Almost all "slow" zombies depicted in movies are based on George Romero's zombies from Night of the Living Dead. They mindlessly wander until they find a fresh human, at which point they try to chow down. 

How To Avoid Them: Romero zombies are incredibly slow and stupid. Most can be avoided by power-walking away from them, and a good blow to the head will take them out permanently. 

Biggest Blunder: Romero zombies will follow their targets at all costs, even if they walk directly into a trap. 

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