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The 20 Unluckiest Horror Movie Characters

04 June 2013 | Features, Other Lists | by David Zou

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In horror movies, one of the biggest cliche is that the pathetic victims always find a shelter which happens to be the home of the monster, and no matter how young they are, they can never run fast enough to escape the hunt. They are the unluckiest bunch of movie characters in all movie genres, sometimes we really wish they had been carrying a rabbit foot, if that would help… Here are 20 characters in horror movies who has the worst luck of all, poor souls…


20. Hostel 2


The Horror Character: Whitney, the “tough” one of the trio of girls who find themselves in a spot of bother at a remote Slovakian health spa…

The Bad Luck: Obviously, picking that particular spa was fairly unfortunate, but even allowing for that, Whitney gets a pretty raw deal, having to sit bound to a chair with her skull partially sawed apart before finally getting decapitated. Rubbish.

If They’d Been Carrying A Rabbit’s Foot: The girls would have camped instead.


19. Final Destination


The Horror Character: Valerie Lewton, a high-school teacher who managed to cheat death by avoiding the plane crash foreseen at the beginning of the film.

The Bad Luck: She suffers the most convoluted bait-and-switch routine in the entire film, her ice-cold vodka cracking a warm glass and spilling into a computer monitor, causing it to explode and embed a sliver of screen into her neck. Stumbling into the kitchen, she’s floored by a small gas explosion, before a desperate grab for a towel drags a kitchen knife off the surface and into her chest. And then her house explodes.

If They’d Been Carrying A Rabbit’s Foot: She’d have died on that plane. It would have been a lot less traumatic!


18. Hellraiser


The Horror Character: Frank Cotton, a petty criminal who buys an antique puzzle box from a mysterious dealer, with terrible consequences…

The Bad Luck: Not only was Frank unlucky enough to inadvertently open a portal to a nightmarish nether world, he also suffers one of the most painful deaths on this list, as the flesh is pulled from his body by numerous metal hooks.

If They’d Been Carrying A Rabbit’s Foot: He’d have come away from the dealer with a jigsaw with a few pieces missing rather than the puzzle box that drags him to hell.


17. Wolf Creek


The Horror Characters: Liz Hunter and Kristy Earl, a pair of backpackers unlucky enough to get themselves lost in the middle of the Outback…

The Bad Luck: Not only do they get themselves lost, they also get themselves found by local nutjob Mick Taylor. That said, they don’t help themselves by not escaping when they have the chance. If you think the killer might not be dead, he’s definitely alive.

If They’d Been Carrying A Rabbit’s Foot: They might have had the presence of mind to drive the hell away, rather than attempting a convoluted plan in which they fake their own deaths and go back to Taylor’s camp!

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  • Jeroen Ledderhof

    No Martyrs, Salo?

  • Korabljenik

    The ending to ‘The Mist’ was pure bullshit.
    I mean, what kind of a man makes such decision?
    It’s always better to try and survive, than just giving up.

  • Jaytattoo

    The girl from martyrs def should be on here, plus the pregnant girl from inside.

  • Brett Talley

    Night of the Living Dead takes place outside of Pittsburgh…

    • MrGJG

      Why ruin a good racial angle (where none exists) with details.