In horror, there are tons of stupid decisions made. Every day. Every hour.
Matter of fact I could probably fill up an entire book full of dumb ass moves that people have made in horror movies.
That quintessential moment where you scream at the movie screen or your tv, a warning not to go there or do that. Very often, the characters themselves are told straight out that it's not a good idea, but stupidity leaks out of every pore and off they go.
Here's a smattering of some of my favorites.
How many of these characters have you yelled at?
A place to spend the night, you say? Aww... HELL no!
Hypnotism is never a good idea.
(Stir of Echoes)
How about you don't drive your Mustang in the snow, ok? Trust me.
There's a reason it's so cheap...
(The Amityville Horror)
Don't pick this one up. Seriously not the best choice.
If you knew your niece died watching a video, would you watch it? Of course not!
By all means, never take the shortcut!
(The Hills Have Eyes 2006)
Take my advice...don't just leave the dude there.
(I know what you did last summer)
For God's sake, don't go to Romania on vacation.
Don't agree to work for DeNiro.
Seriously - who would actually spend the night here?
(The Legend of Hell House)
Do not ask this woman out on that date...
You don't really want to work with kids that bad...
(Friday the 13th)
Don't ski uncharted territory.
And while you're at it, don't go caving in uncharted caves either.
If it seems too good to be true... it is.
You know what they say about Ouija boards...
How about you don't let the redhead stay with you?
(Let's scare Jessica to death)
Drinking is not advised...
Turn back now. No, really.
(The Woman in Black)
Don't go in that house...
(The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Don't do the interview...
(The Silence of the Lambs)
Don't eat that mushroom...
Heed the warnings. Don't go, Jack.
Don't be looking for books the devil supposedly wrote...
(The Ninth Gate)
No, not that dance academy!
Don't pick up that hitchhiker.
(House of 1000 Corpses)
Don't answer the phone.
(When a Stranger Calls)
Don't take the job.
(House of the Devil)
Stay out of that room.
Don't play games with truckers.
Seriously, don't go down there.
When the dead speak, listen.
Just get the f**k out now.
No, don't listen to that!
(The Evil Dead)
No, it's not a fancy Rubik's cube.