We love horror movies; they get the blood boiling and the heart racing. We're even willing to forgo restful sleep for a good ole fashion jolt. Half the reason we love these films though are because we love to try and figure how we'd best our favorite cinematic forms of evil.
Redditor u/today_okay wanted to know who had the best survival skills from the land of horror by asking.... What horror movie do you think you'd easily survive if you were in it?
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The Strangers. The characters pissed me off the whole time. First of all, DON'T SPLIT UP. Also, TURN ON THE LIGHTS. Then grab the guns, camp out in the middle of the house, and wait for the killers to either leave or come for you, then blow their brains out. sjl1021
Ma. Just don't go back to the her house! yaggib
Or just don't trust a middle aged random lady and run away before she finds anything about you out. Ch8T0n
If you've got nine bucks, don't blow it all on pizza. hugeposuer
Maybe not easily, but if I were in A Quiet Place, I'd live next to that waterfall. ChillyFireball
I bet there are just a bunch of people living near the Niagara Falls, using it a natural sound dampener to hunt the creatures. LTman86
Go Towards the Light.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.
Those things are six inches tall! All you need is a golf club or hockey stick, and one of those LED headlamps that last 1,000 hours. NeroJoe
This movie scared the living shit out of me. The old man giving up his teeth, and his maid's teeth, as an offering to get his kid back. Messed. Me. Up. I would be fine sleeping with the lights on but I would totally fall for their trap if they took my kid. Mister_IceBlister
I think I could survive Psycho, especially after the first scene with the dude (that he's clearly deranged) and a load of money in my car like she had.
However I would probably die in every scenario of the 'Saw' movies. Dewy_Wanna_Go_There
Don't be an Idiot.
Jeepers Creepers. Idiots decide to investigate someone quite obviously shoving a dead body into a basement, in the middle of nowhere, without calling the police or letting anyone know where they are. AFTER that same creepy
person tried his best to run them off the road. Screw that! Reddit
Take a Brisk Walk.
It's a slow-moving blob that has to touch you to absorb you.
You know where I'm not? Anywhere within 100 miles of wherever this thing. In my car, and gone.
Military, do your thing. Once you drop it off to stay frozen deep in the Atlantic, let me know, I'm sure there'll be new job openings when I come back home. Dunehound
"Well those are some well prepared young ladies who look to be off spelunking..." as I drive on by. Blink and you miss me! BartenderOU812
Yeah my policy is to never take up any hobbies they specifically ask you about in your life insurance application, so I'm definitely safe from any horror movie featuring spelunking. Also scuba, mountain climbing and hot air ballooning, just in case anyone ever decides to make a horror movie about any of those things. Yellowbug2001
Predator... as long as I don't pick up a weapon it will leave me alone. Greg_the_cactus
Would the Yatuja kill a disabled person? I'm just thinking of a scenario where my asthmatic butt is scrambling on the forest floor because I dropped my dang glasses. The Predator would be standing nearby probs not even doing anything because my audio-processing problems mean I can't even hear it.
Predator: "I'm sorry, but this would be TOO easy." locomocomotives
"Excuse me, that room's haunted..."
"Cool, thanks for the tip."
I immediately seek a separate hotel. Danyawelly
And then some men with sledgehammers come in and destroy your current environment revealing that you never left 1408. stexski
Blair Witch Project.
We're filming where? Looking for what? Oh ok I'm not coming to that. BinaryBlasphemy
"You're going to spend a weekend in the woods with who? Yeah that guy sucks... all these people suck. This sounds real boring." El_Gran_Redditor
Camping? I'm out. eyeball-beesting
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Not really horror, but The Mummy. I can't read hieroglyphics, so I'd look at the Book of the Dead, go "neat book!" and walk away, so the Mummy would stay asleep. The_Late_Arthur_Dent
I'd take that with me in a heartbeat. A part of me would want to keep it, but it would be ruthlessly obliterated by the part that wants to sell it. Still wouldn't be able to read it though, the mummy would be someone else's problem. TheVoteMote
On Dry Land Only!
Jaws. Stay on land, problem solved.
Edit: Sharknado isn't a counter point. It's a different movie. Unless you can undeniably prove Sharknado and jaws happen in the same universe at the same time I say to you, "nah." MrRipShitUp
The Invitation. Because I never get invited to anything. cointelpro_shill
That movie was so good. Me and my gf to this day if we are on a weird social situation at someone's house are like are we being invitationed right now. laaerpig
Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's Texas, I'd just find someone with a gun or a gun store and arm up. cryptidhunter101
This easily, like the guy's walking with a chainsaw, he's slow. Also, you're in Texas, so you have a gun. OwenFollington
I'm not a child. And knowing that something would grow more powerful the more I fear it would probably cause some sort of reaction where I stop fearing it out of spite. The_Rhine
Scream. I hated parties when I was a teenager and when kids started getting knocked off, I'd have gotten the heck out of town and stayed with my Dad. He has guns! AllElse11
This would be me. I'd be at home studying. Although I did live in the woods in a rural area but if ghostface came after me they would just see a stressed out teenager screaming "I have two quizzes and an exam tomorrow! I don't have time to get murdered!!" Themaskedotaku
Anything that starts with someone touching/opening the thing that isn't supposed to be touched/opened.
I'm a basic rule follower. Movie would start with me reading the sign...and end with me walking away after reading the sign. chefjenga
See I thought I was like that. You know "don't touch the obviously alien and potentially lethal object." Easy. But then I saw this cactus in the desert and the spines looked kinda fleshy and soft so I got curious if it was more furry than spiky, and touched it and it hooked into my finger. SquirrelicideScience
The Sixth Sense. There's literally 0 life threatening parts in it. All the scary people are already dead. Teetothejay13
*If anyone gets mad about spoilers, the scene literally happens at the beginning of the movie. Plus, you came into a thread in which spoilers are obviously going to be everywhere. Phoequinox
Rules are Rules.
Any one that starts with people ignoring a public warning. I'm a stickler for the rules. Rhyye
Or "People found with their faces cut off and their dicks stuck in their ears."
I'm gonna lock my doors, set up a security cam, and have my firearms easily accessible. ToastyMustache
Sleepaway Camp movies, just don't go to camp or call home after one murder has been reported. bubbered_boast
The Lazy Way.
The Purge. Because 99.9% of people would just stay home because they want to live and don't want to kill people. improbable_humanoid
I imagine that if the purge were real, I feel like the real threat would be arson. Fires are easy to cause and burning down houses doesn't necessarily guarantee dead people so it fulfills a destructive urge while giving yourself plausible deniability on whether or not anybody died. GoldFishPony
Because I don't own a VCR. Hickspy
Technically Samara adapted to modern tech in the 3rd movie "rings" and honestly I would just stay cool and try to become her friend or something because being so alone must be so hard for her. MendicantBias42
The cenobites, for being interdimensional torture demons, are fairly easily tricked.
They even say "no more of your tricks, I will tear your soul apart." And then they immediately get tricked again.
Also, I have a strict policy of not fucking with anything that shady vietnamese men with dirty fingernails sell me. Zappy golden puzzlebox? Nope, I'll just play my Vidya, thanks. OttoVonJismarck
The Mist. Literally, because all you had to do, was bunker down and not go the fuck outside till the military showed up.
ANd yes I do not know the military is gonna clean their mess up. However I am home almost all the time, that 10% chance I am outside at the time can be negated.
But the book version? No no no, I would definitely be dead 100%. CommonSenseEludesMe
Be a Sandra....
Birdbox. I stay inside all day. Hypnotwiiist
I think Birdbox would be difficult to survive in because of those fools going around making people look. And maybe just one day slipping up, and that's it! eternalrefuge86
jk he's here now, someone please take care of my cat. carpetghost
Honestly use the enderman tactic from minecraft and hit him with you diamond sword in a small space that he can't reach cuz he's 3 blocks tall. EggronTheGreat
Until Dawn, just don't go to the REALLY far away cabin to get laid.
Boom, easy win. the_quiet_whisper
Also, don't "prank" your friend so much she'll run into the woods to die at the beginning of the game. nermid
Halloween. I'm pretty sure I could out run Michael Myers. Do I get to hear the music? That would increase my survival rate 100%. kellywithayy
Sorry to break it to you but somehow you'll inexplicably trip over nothing multiple times just so that good ol' Mike can catch you while moving at a speed that would suggest he's taking a stroll in a museum. 5-dollar-milkshake