Horror movies are chock full of characters who do stupid things.
You know the type - the squealing bimbo who'd rather exercise her lungs screaming as the psycho killer approaches than her legs running away from him.
Or the bloke who decides that the best thing to do when your group is being stalked and off by the knife-wielding nutszoid is to split up.
We decided to skewer a few of the worst offenders, but be warned - there are some spoilers if you've never seen the films...
The Movie: Scream (1996)
The Character: Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore)
Casey's a special case (no pun intended), since writer Kevin Williamson is busy making a point about just this sort of character in gore pics.
She might be iconic, but it doesn't make her any less stupid or dead when a sicko with a voice-changer calls the house and challenges her to horror trivia.
The blonde starts out spunky and snarky about the whole thing, but soon becomes a blubbering mess.
Sure, he might claim to have her hunky jock boyfriend all tied up and bloody, but that's no excuse for forgetting the main rule of survival: get help.
If Only They'd: Stopped trying to play along, put the caller on hold and called every law enforcement officer around to the house pronto.
How Do They Die? After a brief knock-down, drag-out scuffle with the masked killer, she ends up the unlucky recipient of several fatal stab wounds.
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