It wouldn’t be October without horror movies in the theaters and all over television. Some gleefully spend every night indulging in this genre. Others may avoid them because they don’t like being scared or find the overall concept rather ridiculous. It always seems like characters are idiots in horror movies because they make mistakes all the time. I get into this debate with a friend all the time. He texts me when he watches a horror movie and gets annoyed with the characters. I can’t say I blame him . . . or them.
Before I get to the questions, I’m going to point something out. We laugh or yell at horror movie victims because they do stupid things. Splitting up, checking out the dark basement, avoiding the most obvious escape route, etc. Yet, we tend to forget one important fact. The audience is able to comfortably take in the scenario with the knowledge that it is a horror movie. The characters don’t enter the story knowing that they are in a horror movie. Legends are shrugged off because that’s what we would do in real life. So, imagine you are in a horror movie without being told beforehand.
- What is the big ‘mistake’ that you know you would make in a horror movie?
- Do you really think you would survive? Why?
- What is the one horror movie villain that you hate to meet the most?