Graveyard Shift The Worst Horror Movie Heroes  

Jacob Shelton
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As a rule, horror movie heroes are usually either cunning and brave, or they’re tasked with an unenviable quest that they take on for the good of humanity. Unfortunately for some horror films, their protagonists aren’t as up to snuff with the whole horror hero thing as they should be. Sometimes you want Ash, and you end up with Ashlee Simpson. The worst horror movie characters usually spend more time screaming than they do anything else, let alone fighting the forces of evil. And the characters who aren’t yelling for a full hour and a half are usually drab, one note characters who make increasingly terrible decisions.

Thankfully, the worst characters in horror movies are like bad pieces of cake. Sure, they’re terrible, but at least they’re cake. Even when they’re making terrible decisions you know that it’s highly likely that they’ll pay for their idiocy in blood. Unless it’s just a terrible horror film, and if that’s the case then you need to switch up your Netflix queue. Relive all your least favorite screams with these horrible horror heroes and If you haven’t seen a lot of these films, BEWARE! The spoilers on this list are as bountiful as ghosts in a graveyard as we count down the worst horror movie heroes.

Vote up the horror movie heroes who are the absolute worst, and if you’re screaming at your computer about a protagonist from a horror film that’s even worse the folks on this list – leave their name and idiocy in the comments.
Micah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Heroes
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Micah


Ugh, Micah. When he and his are haunted by a demon, the only thing he can think to do is spend thousands of dollars on camera equipment and start filming his wife while she sleeps. Too cool.
Heather Donahue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Heroes
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Heather Donahue


When faced with imminent death, some heroes snap to action and gain a steely reserve that allows them to rise about the impossible situation. But not Heather, she cries into a camera, which is basically the same thing.

Film: The Blair Witch Project

Actor: Heather Donahue

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Jesse Walsh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Heroes
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Jesse Walsh


Jesse Walsh has been called by many in the horror community "the first male scream queen," and with good reason. When facing Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Jesse does little more than scream until he faints. He also does a pretty sexy dance at one point.

Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Actor: Mark Patton

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Louis Creed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Heroes
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Louis Creed


Louis is a big city doctor who wanted to live the small town life. Unfortunately, that small town life involves an ancient Native American burial ground that brings things back from the dead. When his son dies, Louis proves that he has no chill and immediately buries the kid who comes back to life and kills him mom, whom Louis immediately buries.

Film: Pet Sematary

Actor: Dale Midkiff