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The Worst Horror Movie Heroes

Updated June 14, 2019 3.9k votes 733 voters 32.5k views21 items

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.
  • Blaire Lily
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    Blaire Lily

    Can we all agree that teenagers are THE WORST? This fact is on heavy display in the Blumhouse film Unfriended, when Blaire and her friends are forced to play a deadly game of "Never Have I Ever" by the ghost of a girl that they cyber bullied to death. Her one attempt to stop the angry ghost is to disconnect from Skype and sign on again. Smart!
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    • Micah
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      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.
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      • Mike Tobacco
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        Mike Tobacco

        When Crescent Cove is overrun with Killer Klowns (from outer space, no less), Mike Tobacco tries to stop their invasion. But instead of getting straight to business, and blowing up the tent/spaceship he calls his buddies the Terenzi brothers and gets them to drive him around town warning the townspeople. Uh... Mike, we're pretty sure everyone knows that there are killer clowns killing people.
        • Film: Killer Klowns from Outer Space
        • Actor: Grant Cramer
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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
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