Horror movies are just like any other genre of movie in that they can be filled with cliche’s and tropes that have the audience laughing at the absurdity of the situation or the stupidity of the characters decisions. In horror movies the classic ever present cliche is of the damsel in distress who while running away from the killer just happens to stumble over something and is unable to get up and run away before being viciously attacked.
My wife and I will often joke about who this damsel will be and as soon as someone trips we laugh about how they should really be more motivated when being chased by a killer. Now, that’s not to say that all horror movies have this terrible cliche and in fact some have downright been able to flip the genre on its head by creating smart characters who are able to outwit the killer using brains and determination in order to succeed.
When this happens we are often left in awe and now rooting for them to get away, instead of laughing at the absurdity of what’s going on and in a recent video from Watch Mojo they take a look at some of these characters with brains and the smart decisions they made in order to survive.
What is your favorite smart character decision from any horror movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.