Top 10 Horror Movie Cliches

The Top Ten
1 Nudity = Death

You know your gonna die if you do it, so why do it?

So, sex is a death sentence in this sense?

Jamie Lee Curtis survived in Halloween because she was a virgin

2 "Let's split up"

Don't people in horror movies know anything about horror movies?

Stay together, don't split.

Its like scooby doo

3 The killer seems immortal at first, then dies really idiotically

Michael Myers in a nutshell.

4 Can't run and fall after stumbling on virtually anything

Classic, what horror movie could be with out its ungraceful and uncoordinated victims?

Seriously, what kind of person would have two left feet?

THIS makes me really angry
I'm like : 'Run..yes run faster! Wait...don't trip...not again! '

5 Black guy always dies

Spoiler Alert. Finally,
There is a black character in Jeepers Creepers 2 that actually survives!

In jeepers creepers to the black gym teacher was technically the first to die. It's racist

6 Teens (or, big red targets with human bodies)
7 False scares for first half of the movie

Ah, the Lewton Bus! Actually pretty clever and scary... for the 1950s. Come on guys. In 2014, this is a cliche mocking a cliche.

8 Not checking to make sure the killer is really dead

How about this, after you knock out a killer, kick him in the head, punch him, do something!

9 Jump scares

Not even that scary true horror movies can make you get chills just with a creepy vibe.

I kinda like movies with jump scares, but just don't overuse them.

The most overused cliche in history that still gets us most of the time

10 Stuck in the middle of nowhere

So predictable, Look at my list of Things A Slasher Movie Needs - only if you feel like it of course!

The Contenders
11 Car not starting when trying to get away

That's in a lot of the horror movies, do something new directors.

So true, Cujo, the killer dog.

12 Using knives instead of cool guns

No, the guns are annoying. Loads of movie cliches about them. Sometimes they never run out of bullets, sometimes everyone's such a bad shot that you're safe if they aim at you, and sometimes they point a gun at you but don't shoot. With knives, you don't get any of these cliches. Unless they point it at you without attacking.

Possibly the biggest offender of this to a ridiculous number.

Killers in movie don't have guns!

13 A slut, jock, nerd, and virgin

Ever heard of Cabin In The Woods? Perfect example of this.

14 The face in the mirror
15 Authorities can't do diddly squat

You know your police department sucks when a group of average citizens stop the threat instead of them.

Police are just about as worthless as my ex-husband in most horror flicks.

16 Somebody is screaming but nobody hears him
17 Women are always the survivors

I don't care if it is apparently woman-hating if they weren't the survivors, its already man-hating so they are being so ironic. I don't mind that woman are survivors, but ALWAYS when they mess up they SOMEHOW still survive but if the men went through the same situation they will SOMEHOW always die.

Not trying to sound sexist, but can we have a man as the final survivor for once?

A little bit gender equality please?

18 Old run down house in the woods: "maybe they have a phone"
19 Welcome to Camp Clichè Horror!
20 Terrible acting
21 Love scene just before or just after action scene
22 Obvious hiding place
23 Hiding under beds like children

Hide somewhere else! Or Go Outside, and run for your lives!

Yeah! Like that's gonna help!

24 The guy who underestimates the villain dies first

And the guy is usually very cocky, gets killed mid cruel banter.

25 Guns never run out of bullets
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