The Worst Horror Movie Heroes

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.


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    278 VOTES

    Blaire Lily - 'Unfriended'

    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!
  • 2
    295 VOTES

    Micah - 'Paranormal Activity'

    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.
  • 3
    252 VOTES

    Louis Creed - 'Pet Sematary'

    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.
  • 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.

  • Imagine that you're stuck in a room with someone, or a even a long car ride, with some know it all who can't stop complaining. Rather than looking at the facts and making an informed decision, Dr. Gordon wastes an entire evening before he finally cuts off his own foot and shoots a guy who he could have helped. But he doesn't even kill the guy, he just wounds him. Can't you do anything right Lawrence?
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    225 VOTES

    Julie James - 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

    Julie from I Know What You Did Last Summer is supposed to be the girl next door, but she makes poor choice after poor choice while being followed by a man with a hook. Hindsight says that she could have saved a lot of lives by going to the police and coming clean about the whole thing, but then what would be the fun in that?