I love horror movies, although some are hard to watch alone. But when I watch a horror movie, there are always some clichés that appear in almost every movie in the genre. I’m going to share with you some of the most overused horror movie clichés.
5. Inept authority figures
Somehow adult authority figures never seem to believe the one being chased. They are useless in horror movies, because when they do try to help, they often get killed.
Especially when it involves teens, there is always the good virgin, the nice guy, the jerky jock, the stoner or nerd, the slutty chick. And it’s always predictable who dies first and who will survive.
3. Running away and falling
It’s often seen that someone (mostly women) is running away from the killer, but they can never do it without falling at least once. And not even over a branch or a rock, they just trip. Gravity seems to grab them.
2. Bad reception
The phone doesn’t work when you most need it. And this is very convenient for the killer.
1. The car doesn’t start
With cell phones not working, there is also a big problem with cars in horror movies. At the moment of truth, when someone tries to flee the killer, the car they get into doesn’t start. And most of the time it does start right before the killer can strike.
They Almost Made the Top 5: Dumb people, The black guy dies, The killer is never dead the first time, Sex gets you killed