TV and Movies·Posted on 29 Oct 202216 Things That Make Horror Movies A Lot Less ScarySometimes blood is scary, but sometimes it just looks like ketchup.by Hanifah RahmanBuzzFeed StaffLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail When it comes to horror movies, there are some things that are scary, and some things that are, well, not. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Well, we asked the horror fans of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the things that make horror movies a whole lot less scary to them – here’s what they said. 1. When the person running away from the villain trips over, and then attempts to crawl away. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. "The frustration!"—dehydratedgay 2. Way too many jump scares. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Pictures "There's is a big difference between being startled for a second and actually feeling fear/suspense!!"—tiger24_ 3. When all the characters are given an explicit warning about their fate, but everyone just ignores it. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Lionsgate "I know it's a plot device, but ugh."—dehydratedgay 4. When the villain's identity is revealed too soon and the terrifying fear of the unknown evaporates. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures "We all know Jaws worked so well due to its ‘left to the imagination’ tactic. The power of suggestion really gives weight to the idea of less is more."—cafenner17 5. The random sex scene amidst all the terror. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. "It brings nothing to the plot aside from 'tHe OnEs WhO HaVe SeX aLwAyS DiE.' It's unnecessary."—cheesebones 6. When something scary happens and the characters have zero sense of speed and/or urgency. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures "Whether it's towards the unexpected noise outside an empty house, a phone ringing, down a hallway... WHY must you slide like a drunk snail to get to it? It takes up so much screen time. GET ON WITH IT!"—puss_pastry 7. When the characters decide to venture into the basement, unarmed and without a light. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Amazon Prime "It’s so overused that it has become a boring way of storytelling. Anyone with sense would not go in, lock that door with reinforcements, and get away from the noise until backup arrives."—claire79 8. Or when they hear a strange sound and yell out to a potential intruder. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures "It's like, the logic went out the window at that point and you just put yourself in possible danger."—aries97"At that point, I'm too annoyed to be scared."—ravenbard 9. Too much blood and gore. Lionsgate "Extra blood and guts kind of separates you from the emotional connection and feeling of terror because it just looks like ketchup, and ramps up the fantasy."—outoftoucholdwhiteguy"Don't overuse blood and gore for the sake of being bloody and gorey and you want that shock factor. It's so overdone."—cheesebones 10. When the ominous music just isn't subtle and kills the suspense. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures "Like, you know something terrifying is about to happen – where's the tension?!"–tomvto 11. When zombies have inexplicable strength and are seemingly invincible. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Orion Pictures "For instance, when they jump or fall off something from a height they might break their legs or hips or whatever. They're human bodies they should be beholden to at least some of the weaknesses that come with that." —danan49ee425a0 12. When the most incompetent character is the last one standing and they somehow manage to defeat the villain. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF New Line Cinema "I'm so tired of seeing every competent person with a good weapon dying off first, and the last person, usually seen running around like the Energizer Bunny and screaming at every jump-scare, miraculously killing the villain."—itoldthemisaid 13. When the villain stalks their prey at about 2mph, but still manages to catch them up. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Compass International Pictures / Aquarius Releasing —meandtwoboys 14. Plot twists that are way more illogical than they are scary. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sony Pictures Releasing "There's examples of plot twists done well, but the number of poorly executed plot twists is growing."—fillionfan4002 15. When the victim doesn't do a thorough job of killing the villain. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Dimension Films "They have a chance to kill the villain, and they don’t make a good job of it! And in the same vain, the killer being stabbed/shot/run over multiple times and they still come back. It just gets ridiculous!"—cafenner17 16. When it's getaway time and the car won't start. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Trimark Pictures "Apparently no one in horror movies owns a reliable vehicle."–tomvto What horror movie clichés do you always spot? Let us know in the comments, and don't forget to follow the BuzzFeed Community to be featured in future posts!