6 Horror film victims that probably deserved to die…
Why is it that victims in horror films and television series always seem to be lacking a certain level of common sense? We don’t want to seem heartless or anything, but with the majority of them practically seeking their own demise, one can’t help but think that the majority of horror TV victims probably had it coming.
So, here’s a list of fiction characters whose idiotic actions meant they perhaps deserved their outcome:
1. Marion Crane in Psycho
They say what goes around comes around, so maybe that’s what you get for doing a runner and stealing $40,000, Marion! As if that wasn’t stupid enough, the film’s leading woman then decides to stop at very creepy looking and mysteriously empty Bates Motel before agreeing to eat dinner with the incredibly shifty motel proprietor, who just so happens to have a weird obsession with taxidermy and has loud arguments with his anonymous mother… anyone with sense would have been out of there like a shot.
Sorry Marion, but you had it coming.
2. Ellison Oswalt in Sinister
“Oh, I can hear a weird noise outside. Let me go and investigate the dark depths of the night armed with nothing but a flashlight.” NO. Why do they always do this? If you’d stayed in bed none of this would happen. One character particularly prone to getting up in the middle of the night to investigate strange noises is Ellison Oswalt, a crime novelist who decided it would be a dandy idea to move into the scene of a crime so that he can complete his next writing venture. The number of times he goes up into his pitch-black attic alone will have you screaming at your television screen. They really don’t help themselves, do they?
3. Heather, Michael and Joshua in The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project tells the story of three student filmmakers, Heather, Michale and Joshua, who hike in the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland in order to film a documentary about a local legend: the Blair Witch. Brave or stupid? Nope, definitely stupid. Why on Earth would you put yourself through that?
4. The parents in Orphan
Any character in a scary film choosing to trust the token creepy child is an automatic goner. I’m sorry, but you’re going to go to an orphanage and choose the most ominous little girl who’s alone in a room painting a picture? Dead and dead. Husband and wife Kate and John Coleman should have known they were in for trouble when the head of the orphanage warned that bad things happen when Esther is around, but they refused to listen. Next thing you know, they’ve got a murderous 33-year-old stuck inside a child’s body loose in their home. Whoops.
5. The couple at the beginning of American Horror Story: Asylum
Listen, whatever floats your boat, but don’t go to an old haunted asylum for a night of bedroom action and expect to return alive. The beginning of the second series of American Horror Story begins with Leo Morrison and his wife exploring the decrepit Briarcliff Manor. After getting steamy in the asylum, the pair end up getting murdered by the villain of the series Bloody Face. Go for dinner next time, maybe.
6. Annie in It Follows
Here we have an example of the horror film cliché that baffles just about everyone: the woman running away in heels. Take them off for goodness sake! The opening of It Follows sees a young woman running outside her house onto the streets in terror… in pink stiletto heels. Honestly, heels are tricky at the best of times, let alone when you’re trying to escape a supernatural entity. And surprise, surprise. When morning comes, Annie has been violently killed. If only she’d worn some trainers.
So, there’s a round up of some of the dumbest moves pulled in horror television history. And that’s just to name a few – the genre has some rich pickings. Which victims do you think should be on the list?