Officer Dewey from Scream

10 horror movie survivors who were so stupid they really deserved to die instead

Contributed by
Default contributor image
Evan Hoovler
Oct 20, 2013

Life isn't fair. People who act really dumb can often succeed over the hard-working, whether it's getting promoted, winning an award or getting elected to a high office in the U.S. government.

This is another reason we love horror films: As a rule, people who act stupid get iced. But it's the exceptions to the rule, idiots failing to die despite trying their hardest to get killed, that leave us screaming at the screen.

Here, for the 20th of  our 31 Days of Halloween posts, are 10 characters who survived horror films despite doing the dumbest things possible: