film The Worst Horror Movie Heroes  

Jacob Shelton
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As a rule, horror movie heroes are usually either cunning and brave, or they’re tasked with an unenviable quest that they take on for the good of humanity. Unfortunately for some horror films, their protagonists aren’t as up to snuff with the whole horror hero thing as they should be. Sometimes you want Ash, and you end up with Ashlee Simpson. The worst horror movie characters usually spend more time screaming than they do anything else, let alone fighting the forces of evil. And the characters who aren’t yelling for a full hour and a half are usually drab, one note characters who make increasingly terrible decisions.

Thankfully, the worst characters in horror movies are like bad pieces of cake. Sure, they’re terrible, but at least they’re cake. Even when they’re making terrible decisions you know that it’s highly likely that they’ll pay for their idiocy in blood. Unless it’s just a terrible horror film, and if that’s the case then you need to switch up your Netflix queue. Relive all your least favorite screams with these horrible horror heroes and If you haven’t seen a lot of these films, BEWARE! The spoilers on this list are as bountiful as ghosts in a graveyard as we count down the worst horror movie heroes.

Vote up the horror movie heroes who are the absolute worst, and if you’re screaming at your computer about a protagonist from a horror film that’s even worse the folks on this list – leave their name and idiocy in the comments.
Micah 
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Micah


Ugh, Micah. When he and his are haunted by a demon, the only thing he can think to do is spend thousands of dollars on camera equipment and start filming his wife while she sleeps. Too cool.
Jesse Walsh 
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Jesse Walsh


Jesse Walsh has been called by many in the horror community "the first male scream queen," and with good reason. When facing Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Jesse does little more than scream until he faints. He also does a pretty sexy dance at one point.

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Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Actor: Mark Patton

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Julie James 
    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Heroes
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Julie James


Julie from I Know What You Did Last Summer is supposed to be the girl next door, but she makes poor choice after poor choice while being followed by a man with a hook. Hindsight says that she could have saved a lot of lives by going to the police and coming clean about the whole thing, but then what would be the fun in that?

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Film: I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Actor: Jennifer Love Hewitt

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#68 on Fictional Characters Named Julia

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Heather Donahue 
    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Heroes
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Heather Donahue


When faced with imminent death, some heroes snap to action and gain a steely reserve that allows them to rise about the impossible situation. But not Heather, she cries into a camera, which is basically the same thing.

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Film: The Blair Witch Project

Actor: Heather Donahue

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#24 on Fictional Characters Named Heather

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