Even though Halloween is fast approaching, the blogoween prompts keep coming! This weeks host is Sam at Fictionally Sam! Sam’s prompt today takes a look into the darker aspects of the fall season – horror films. More specifically, which book characters would be the first to die in a horror movie.
Prompt Title: The Sacrifice
Prompt Explanation: Characters or creatures that would die first in a horror film
I’m not a huge fan of horror films but I have watched a few and always end up yelling at the TV because the characters make dumb decisions that are obviously going to get them killed or they’re oblivious to the danger they’re in. I can’t say whether I would survive but I know I wouldn’t go down into a dark and creepy basement or wander off into the woods alone, meaning I wouldn’t be the first to die at least. However, there is a small list of characters that come to mind that wouldn’t do well in a horror film, starting with…
Bella Swan from Twilight
Theres always that one person who dies because they can’t seem to run away without falling. Repeatedly. Bella Swan is one of the biggest klutz out there and even knows that about herself. Her lack of self preservation and fighting skills combined with her inability to move without falling basically guarantees her being one of the first to die.
This made me think about this video which makes fun of people who trip in horror movies. Check it out here, it cracks me up every time (warning – there is some profanity).
Abigail Rook from Jackaby
I adored Abigail Rook and enjoyed her character immensely, she’s sharp and a perfect compliment to Jackaby. She’s very observant and smart, and has dealt with characters that could have come straight out of a nightmare, but she can’t fight one bit. She barely made it out alive in the first book and only because two other characters save her. She also has a tendency to throw herself into dangerous situations and she walked into the woods by herself, so I don’t think she would make it very far in a horror film.
The Dursely’s from Harry Potter
I don’t feel like I even need to explain why I picked them but for the sake of the prompt – they’re arrogant, lazy and lack imagination. They would be walking targets in any horror film. I think out of the three Dudley would be the first to die. A killer could easily set a trap with some sweets and get Dudley all by himself. Vernon may stand a chance and be the last of the three to die because he is paranoid (and lets admit it – crazy) enough to avoid the killer for a bit.
A short list today! Who would be on your list? What do you think of mine? Let me know down in the comments!
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