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The Definitive Ranking Of Bad Decisions Made In A Horror Movie

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20. Ignoring any warning signs of impending danger.

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19. Asking for directions.

No bigger target than a lost traveler, but c'mon! We live in the age of technology. GPS! G-P-S!
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No bigger target than a lost traveler, but c'mon! We live in the age of technology. GPS! G-P-S!

18. Playing with a Ouija board.

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There are NO winners in this game.

17. Going to a place without cell reception.

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16. Filming an occult documentary.

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15. Continuing to film even in the midst of danger.

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All right, we get it! But, we think your Instagram followers can manage.

14. Looking back when you're getting chased.

How many professional runners have you ever seen look back in the middle of a race? EXACTLY! ZERO!
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How many professional runners have you ever seen look back in the middle of a race? EXACTLY! ZERO!

13. Uttering the words "Is anyone there?”

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Why would someone sneaking around answer this question?

12. Running down the middle of the road when getting chased by a car.

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Makes A LOT of sense to run on the only area where your chaser can drive. SMH.

11. Hiding in a closet.

You just ran the equivalent to a half marathon. Highly doubt the closet door will block the sound of your heavy breathing. HIGHLY DOUBT!
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You just ran the equivalent to a half marathon. Highly doubt the closet door will block the sound of your heavy breathing. HIGHLY DOUBT!

10. Trying to escape by running upstairs in a multi-floor building.

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9. Trusting people you just met.

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STRANGER, DANGER! STRANGER, DANGER! STRANGER, DANGER!!!

8. Taking refuge in a basement.

No windows to escape from. Contrasting walls to give away your location. Insulated walls for no one to hear you scream. Yep, seems like you made the right choice...
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No windows to escape from. Contrasting walls to give away your location. Insulated walls for no one to hear you scream. Yep, seems like you made the right choice...

7. Walking over corpses.

Because they're never just corpses.
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Because they're never just corpses.

6. Running into a room full of chainsaws.

Out of all rooms?!
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Out of all rooms?!

5. Investigating that "strange noise."

Slow your roll, Sherlock Holmes. No need to leave the safety of your surroundings to go "investigate" a "sound."
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Slow your roll, Sherlock Holmes. No need to leave the safety of your surroundings to go "investigate" a "sound."

4. "Let's go back!"

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You finally escape after spending hours trying to escape the stronghold of your psychopathic captor, and you want to go back? ARE YOU CRAZY?!

3. Continuing to live in a house with a haunted history or one that demonstrates paranormal signs.

We all know how hard it is to find a place with the best location, great views, and a reasonable price, but any paranormal instances should be a HUGE red flag to get out of there.
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We all know how hard it is to find a place with the best location, great views, and a reasonable price, but any paranormal instances should be a HUGE red flag to get out of there.

2. Checking to see if the killer is dead.

FIGHT or FLIGHT! If you're not going to make sure he's dead by taking action, then run, run as fast as you can.
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FIGHT or FLIGHT! If you're not going to make sure he's dead by taking action, then run, run as fast as you can.

1. And splitting up the group.

Math NEVER changes. NEVER. SPLIT. UP.
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Math NEVER changes. NEVER. SPLIT. UP.

Well, I guess that's what you do in horror movies.

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