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Can You Predict the Horror Movie Plot?

Updated on December 12, 2017
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Some of the favourite films from 2017 had some incredible storylines, some predictable and some completely improbable? Did you guess the ending when you saw the trailer? We won’t put any spoilers in - we promise!

Here are some of the best of 2017’s horror film cliches so far! Which one was your favourite? Which one was the cheesiest? And which one scared you stupid? Are you made of the right stuff to pass the horror plot test or will you flop like the rest? Warning that some of these films are not for the faint of heart!

Some of the most improbable horror plots have actually been based off factual stories. Some of them are even based on real life crime scenes that later played out on the screens.

They are THAT Stupid

Notably the easiest way to die is walking in the general direction of the murderer or villain, despite the screams and shouts at the TV that “No one can be that stupid!” ultimately these nameless characters ‘Friend 4’ and ‘Girl in Red Top’ somehow end up being the first to go and set the scene - what a poetic and predictable end.

The best mobile coverage - not!

Funny how the signal cuts out when a villain's about! Society is more easily connected than ever but never less so that when being chased down in a horror film. You know that phone is useless, unreachable or broken. How does it always happen? Queue the Samsung, iPhone, Nokia wars, which one will see you through to the end of a dark harrowing night?


The car that will never start!

If you ever want a car to be reliable it’s that crazy moment in which you are being chased by a mass murderer. You know how it goes - old reliable just ends up being old - and bloody, but the blood stains will probably come right out for the next owner.

When the villain won’t die!

Of course, that fatal stab, shot or jump won’t kill off the villain. That would be all too easy. Suspend your disbelief that survival is possible. They may make it through yet - or it may just make the ending with the all important cliffhanger.

Clumsy feet - Lose your seat!

You know that one clumsy friend who can never stop falling over! There will be half a dozen of those in any given horror film that either get killed off or cause the death of a friend and spend the rest of the film guilt-stricken. Possibly the only survivor.

There are so many more horror plots to pick from. What is your favourite predictable horror plot?

© 2017 Morgan Franklin

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