Generally, a protagonist in a horror film, like any other type of movie, is meant to carry the film and have us wishing that all turns out swimmingly for them. However, there are some lead characters in horror films that are not only questionable as being the "hero", but you almost could care less if they make it or not.
Here are some of our picks for that category:
CHARLEY BREWSTER. (FRIGHT NIGHT) I know you were trying to help the town out and all by getting rid of this vampire, but kids your age really should be more worried about getting laid. "YOU'RE SO COOL, BREWSTER!" ~MR
MARY REILLY. This movie itself is a total disaster, made even more horrific by the embarrassing miscasting of Julia Roberts in the titular character. With John Malkovich chewing up scenery as Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde, there was little room for Roberts and her awful accent to make much of an impression.
So she didn't. And to think this was almost directed by Polanski. ~CH
NANCY. (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) That hair is just... awful. She is a downright unpleasant young lady.~MR / And I'm just going to add that she has to be the whiniest, coffee-addicted horror chick on the planet, with a boyfriend who was waaay to good for her. ~CH
HEATHER. (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) You dumb ass, this is all your fault! Some idea for a camping trip; I would have abandoned the mission when that crazy lady from town told me that the Blair Witch was a floating hairy woman. Jesus, what made you think it was okay to snot all over the camera! You are just the worst.~MR
LESLIE DOYLE. (MORTUARY) As the widow with two kids and a questionable degree in mortuary science, this broad picks a dilapidated old funeral home with (literally) a whole graveyard of nasty secrets. She sucks at preparing bodies, but not nearly as badly as she does at parenting skills. The house is crawling with a black mold, has an unspeakable history, and to top it off, Mom becomes infected by some kind of zombie goo and tries to kill her kids. Seriously an awful character - but not as bad as the film itself! ~CH
SOOKIE. I love me some TRUE BLOOD (it's a little unhealthy) but goddammit do I hate Sookie Stackhouse! Aaaalways has to make everything about her. Look, you already have every sexy ass man in the South panting after your fairy form, can't you just chill out? ~MR
JONATHAN HARKER: As played by Keanu Reeves in BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA. With a simply horrendous accent, Keanu was a massive fail in a role that is intended to be a hero of sorts, but in all honesty, wasn't the Count the real hero all along? ~CH