Horror Movie Cliches
Horror Film Cliches
Horror movie cliches can be a tiresome thing that can become predictable within the genre of horror films and they also become noticeable when they are blindingly obvious, to some people, this annoys, but to others, it is a gem of every horror movie!
What cliches are you thinking that I am thinking of? well it's all the obvious ones like....
1. It's dark and there is a noise in the unseen shadows, don't go and investigate everyone cries, but no they don't listen to us or what normal people would do, instead they go and try to find out who closed a door or accidentally knocked the edge of a chainsaw against a door and they ultimately die or are chased and then they get killed....booo to the investigating Sherlocks!
2. He's behind you! this is a classic cliche, were our hapless heroes or in some cases the characters we don't like Yay! are walking around slowly because the boogeyman or whoever is out to get them, but as the viewers we are in on it and he's behind you, don't turn around, no wait do turn around, cos you're dead, oh well.
3. A character is running very fast away from the monster or Michael Myers serial killer type, whilst the bad guy is walking they still seem to catch up to the victim or find some kind of secret short cut that is off camera and then the victims are deader than a door nail, Friday the 13th used this trick alot back in the 80's.
4. It's all teenagers! if there is horror to be had, then teenagers are are having a horrible time of it, from Friday the 13th, to Halloween and Scream to I know What You Did Last Summer and Final Destination too, occasionally there is some older folk in the horror films, but the majority of the cast is teenagers for some unknown reason.
5. Cliched character types, you always get one bad one in the group who are about to get sliced and diced and quite often they always put the others in danger to try and save their own skin, other cliched character types include a hard as nails dark haired goth lass who is in tune with horror or a dumb Blondie who drops her knick knacks(which is a good cliche now I think about it!) and then gets killed while her boobies wobble!
6. The hero is always allowed enough time to do the right thing and either kill the bad dudes or creatures and often it's the bad dudes that let em, crazy eh?
7. Depressing ending, this is fast becoming a predictable ending that is good sometimes, but other times it just pisses me off when a film ends like this, or when a film ends good like in Hostel, but then in Hostel Part 2 it was all for nought. Endings that are abrupt are another cliche that I despise, often it's the horror of the situation that you are left with to think about, but in the sense of a movie you feel that you want to have some form of conclusion to satisfy your viewing experience.
What other horror movie cliches can you think of?
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