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    26 Infuriating Things That Happen In All Horror Movies

    Please stop hiding in the closet.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what annoys them most in horror stories. Here are some of their responses...

    1. Protagonists coming up with witty dialogue in life-threatening situations.

    Renaissance Pictures / Palace Pictures

    "Who has time to be punny or corny when you're literally fighting for your life?"

    β€” childrenofthecornbread

    2. Scary shit always appearing behind someone when they look in a bathroom mirror – especially after closing a cabinet.

    Universal Pictures

    β€” jakescake

    3. The black character dying first.

    Dimension Films

    "Why doesn't the black guy ever live? They have the life expectancy of a Red Shirt in the original Star Trek show."

    β€” j4b8111f55

    4. Or a sexually liberated woman.

    Paramount Pictures

    "God forbid a woman should enjoy sex."

    β€” racquelf2

    5. Someone choosing to hide in an incredibly obvious place.

    Compass International

    "If you're going to hide in the closet at least bury yourself underneath a pile of clothes or something."

    β€” v4b8558df1

    6. Killers ALWAYS being one step behind, no matter how slow they appear to be walking.

    20th Century Fox

    β€” abbybelcher

    7. Someone calling out to a potential threat in the hopes of getting an answer.

    "When sombody calls out 'hello' when there's an intruder in the house. Like you really think they're going to answer 'what's up, I'm in the bedroom. Gonna kill you. Lolz.'"

    – Sylvia O, Facebook

    8. Villains delivering an elaborate monologue giving away their intentions, which allows their victim to escape.

    Warner Bros.

    9. Jump scares involving animals – which is usually a cat for some reason.

    Miramax Films

    – Chris Roll, Facebook

    10. The killer getting knocked down but no one bothering to further incapacitate them.


    "They assume he's going to stay unconscious for like three hours and they don't tie his ass up with anything! If the SOB is out for one minute wrap his ass up like a damn burrito."

    β€” pattyb44ebc1436

    11. Cell phones always being dead or having no signal.

    Paramount Pictures

    "Bitch, I have Verizon and my phone is always charged."

    β€” ashsmash7

    12. And flashlights flickering and then running out of battery at the worst possible moment.

    Embassy Pictures

    13. Characters not turning on the lights when in danger.

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Nobody ever turns on the lights when they're freaked out. Most people in real life would turn on all the lights if they're not sure if something is amiss."

    – Geena Landen, Facebook

    14. Doors never opening when someone is in immediate danger.

    Columbia Pictures

    "Who are these serial door lockers putting lives at risk? EVEN WORSE is when they realise the door is locked, but they keep trying to open it. How many lives have been lost because characters don't know what to do with a locked door?"

    β€” cazboline

    15. The car not starting until the crucial moment when the killer is right at the door.

    Paramount Pictures

    – Melissa Aksakal, Facebook

    16. People running past an obvious escape route.

    Miramax Films


    β€” annam422ac94ec

    17. Villains who just refuse to die.

    Compass International

    "Dude, you've been shot in the face, stabbed in the heart, and have two missing limbs. Yet when the protagonist is finally getting away you suddenly grow the ability to run and catch them AGAIN?"

    β€” mhian

    18. Characters tripping up over thin air while running away from a killer.

    Rogue / Vertigo Entertainment

    "Good job you tripped over a flat surface and now you're screwed."

    β€” alysonm406a0a55f

    19. People never leaving their new home after some seriously spooky shit has gone down.

    Paramount Pictures

    "First the dog refuses to go anywhere near it, then you hear strange noises, and THEN things start moving on their own. I'm long gone."

    β€” michaelz416c2c39c

    20. Someone hearing a noise coming from the attic and going to investigate it on their own.

    Summit Entertainment

    "'Wow, what's that scratching noise coming from my attic? BETTER GO CHECK IT OUT!' Like no, JUST RUN."

    β€” kittenfeathers

    21. The skeptical husband/boyfriend who doesn't believe their partner despite witnessing some weird shit themselves.

    Warner Bros.

    β€” dakotakm

    22. Characters in found footage films who ALWAYS keep filming.

    Filmax International

    β€” marvellest

    23. Groups deciding to split up and investigate strange going ons like they're in goddamn Scooby Doo.


    "Like, seriously. It's bad enough that you have to go investigate it, but to split up?"

    β€” amygracexoxo

    24. Protagonist having a weapon and then just fucking dropping it.

    Warner Bros.

    "I don't care if you think the bad guy is gone or if you're running for your life, hold on to that freakin' knife until you're absolutely 100% safe!"

    β€” demirose

    25. Characters never having their phone on silent while hiding, and of course, their phone then ringing at the WORST possible moment.

    Orion Pictures

    26. And no one ever calling the goddamn police.

    Screen Gems

    "That would be my first thought…"

    β€” jaimeeraee

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