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    18 Horror Movies People Believe They Could 100% Live Through With No Problems

    Just say "No" to filming in the creepy woods with your weird friends.

    There is no film fan in existence who — at least once — hasn't watched a horror movie and thought, "What an idiot, I could've totally lived through this!"

    Dimension Films

    And this point was further highlighted this week when Reddit user today_okay asked, "What horror movie do you think you'd easily survive if you were in it?" and people had A LOT to say about it.

    Compass International Pictures

    Here are just a few of the most ~confident~ responses:

    1. The Strangers (2008)

    Rogue Pictures

    "The characters pissed me off the whole time. First of all, DON'T SPLIT UP. Also, TURN ON THE LIGHTS. Then grab the guns, camp out in the middle of the house, and wait for the killers to either leave or come for you, THEN blow their brains out."


    2. Ma (2019)

    Universal Pictures

    "Just...don't go back to the bitch's house???"


    3. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

    Miramax Films

    "Those things are six inches tall! All you need is a golf club or hockey stick, and one of those LED headlamps that last 1,000 hours..."


    4. A Quiet Place (2018)

    Paramount Pictures

    "Maybe not easily, but if I were in this universe, I'd just live next to that waterfall."


    5. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

    United Artists

    "Those idiots decided to investigate someone quite obviously shoving a dead body into a basement, in the middle of nowhere, without calling the police or letting anyone know where they are? Just...don't do that."


    6. The Blob (1958)

    Paramount Pictures

    "It's a slow-moving blob that has to touch you to absorb you. You know where I'm not? Anywhere within 100 miles of wherever this thing is, in my car, and gone. Military? Do your thing. Once you drop it off deep in the Atlantic, let me know, I'm sure there'll be new job openings when I come back home."


    7. The Descent (2005)

    Pathé Distribution

    "'Well, those are some well-prepared young ladies who look to be off spelunking!' I say to myself as I drive by them. Blink and you miss me!"


    8. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    Artisan Entertainment

    "'We’re filming WHERE? Looking for WHAT? Oh OK, I’m not going to that.'"


    9. Jaws (1975)

    Universal Pictures

    "Stay on land, problem solved."


    10. The Invitation (2015)

    Drafthouse Films

    "This one's easy, I never get invited to anything!"


    11. Halloween (1978)

    Compass International Pictures

    "I’m pretty sure I could out-run Michael Myers. Do I get to hear the music? That would increase my survival rate 100%."


    12. Friday the 13th (1980)

    Warner Bros.

    "Joke's on you because my parents never let me go to camp!"


    13. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

    Bryanston Distributing Company

    "It's Texas...I'd just find someone with a gun OR a gun store and arm myself immediately."


    14. The Mummy (1999)

    Universal Pictures

    "I can't read hieroglyphics, so I'd look at the 'Book of the Dead,' be like, 'Oh neat, a book!' and walk away. Thus, Imhotep would stay dead."


    15. It (2017)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "I'm not a child, and knowing that something would grow more powerful the more I fear it would probably cause some sort of reaction where I stop fearing it out of spite."


    16. Don't Breathe (2016)

    Screen Gems

    "I don't make it a habit of robbing blind people, so..."


    17. Child's Play (1988)

    United Artists

    "He’s a doll...Just put him in a box and ship him to Australia."


    18. The Purge (2013)

    Universal Pictures

    "I think almost everyone could survive this because 99.9% of people would just stay home — because they'd want to live — and most people don't actually want to kill people."


    Now it's your turn! What horror movie do you think you could totally survive on your own? Share the movie and the reason why in the comments below!

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    Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.

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