With Halloween just around a corner, many of us are preparing to binge-watch horror movies. Good scary films can set a perfect Halloween mood, by making us shiver with fear and suspense. However, there are also plenty of films that leave us just plain confused, rather than scared. This is usually because they are either ridiculously predictable, or just don't make sense. We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of the most annoying cliches, the ones that just ruin horror films. While we're not saying that all horror movies are guilty of these cliches, you'll definitely be able to recognize quite a few! Scroll below to read them!

#1 Running On A Road While Being Chased By A Car Cliche

Running On A Road While Being Chased By A Car Cliche

This one is actually a comedy gold. If you were chased by a car, wouldn't your survival instincts tell you to run somewhere where the car can’t drive? Well, not if you’re a horror movie character. It’s way too common for the protagonist to run on the road, in front of a car while being chased.

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

What is even more funny, sometimes they run for a long moment before the car catch them up.

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#2 Women Can't Run Without Falling Down Cliche

Women Can't Run Without Falling Down Cliche

In real life, women are pretty good runners. Too bad horror movie script writers think otherwise. According to them, women can't run a mile while being chased by a killer without slamming their whole weight into the ground and that's when the killer gets them.

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Dan H 3 weeks ago

and usually wearing heels

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#3 The Car Never Starts Cliche

The Car Never Starts Cliche

One of the most nerve-racking moments of horror movies is when the protagonist tries to escape from the claws of death. However, luck is never in their favor if they decide to flee the danger by jumping into a car. Because in horror movies the car never starts, for no apparent reason. Your brand new vehicle may have been working perfectly 10 minutes ago, but it won't start when you... Read More

One of the most nerve-racking moments of horror movies is when the protagonist tries to escape from the claws of death. However, luck is never in their favor if they decide to flee the danger by jumping into a car. Because in horror movies the car never starts, for no apparent reason. Your brand new vehicle may have been working perfectly 10 minutes ago, but it won't start when you are being chased by a killer.

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Misterscooter 3 weeks ago

It goes with the, "No mechanics work in spooky towns," cliché.

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#4 Splitting Up Cliche

Splitting Up Cliche

If you wind up in situations when there’s a psycho killer running around murdering people, the best thing you can do is stay with as many people as possible to increase your chances of survival. What do horror movie characters choose to do in situations like these? They split up! Sure, they will cover more ground when searching for an escape, but usually, they will end up getting offed one... Read More

If you wind up in situations when there’s a psycho killer running around murdering people, the best thing you can do is stay with as many people as possible to increase your chances of survival. What do horror movie characters choose to do in situations like these? They split up! Sure, they will cover more ground when searching for an escape, but usually, they will end up getting offed one by one.

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Victoria A 3 weeks ago

Ok gang let's split up. 10 seconds later..... Hey where is everyone?

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#5 The Inconsistent Strength Of A Killer Cliche

The Inconsistent Strength Of A Killer Cliche

The villain is so skilled at killing that they make every irrelevant character drop like a fly, up until they encounter the main protagonist. Then suddenly a killer becomes weaker and clumsier than usual, giving an unfair advantage to the hero of the movie.

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Pan39 3 weeks ago

Yeah, this just isn’t right

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#6 Adults Are Useless Cliche

Adults Are Useless Cliche

In horror movies that revolve around teenagers or younger children, getting help from responsible adults is next to impossible. They usually never believe nor listen when children try to tell them about the crazy things that are happening.

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Misterscooter 3 weeks ago

Adults don't have time for murderous shenanigans.

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#7 Betrayed By One Little Sound Cliche

Betrayed By One Little Sound Cliche

No matter how good is the victim's hiding spot is, there's definitely going to be a sound that will give away their location. We’ve seen way too many scenes of a victim hiding in a closet or under the bed and their phone going off helping the killer to find their victim.

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Misterscooter 3 weeks ago

And they've always just had beans for dinner.

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#8 The Speed Walking Killer Cliche

The Speed Walking Killer Cliche

It doesn't matter if the killer is crippled or missing a leg, he can even walk instead of running because he will always be faster than a victim sprinting in terror.

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Kenny Kulbiski 3 weeks ago

It doesn't make any difference anyway, the sexy victim always trips over a dust particle .

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#9 The Mirror Scare Cliche

The Mirror Scare Cliche

It seems that the filmmakers just cannot resist this cliche. Every time there’s a mirror in a movie you know what’s about to happen - when the character looks at it they will suddenly see a reflection of a monster standing behind them.

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Misterscooter 3 weeks ago

With some of these clichés, they do it well when they show the mirror or other expected scare moment, and then shift it just when you think the scare moment has passed.

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#10 Bad Cell Phone Reception Cliche

Bad Cell Phone Reception Cliche

At some point, scriptwriters probably realized that it's quite unconvincing for a character to never have a phone when they need to call for help. So they figured out a solution - bad reception. So when disaster strikes, phones are always useless.

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Tomas Holicka 3 weeks ago

That´s to compensate for the spy/war/scifi movies where technology always works, and much faster than in real life.

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