As we all know, horror movies are notorious for having their characters make some pretty terrible decisions. It’s slightly more forgivable in older horror films because at the time, those characters didn’t know any better. In a post-Scream world (which even that movie had some characters making terrible decisions, as you’ll see below), it’s frustrating to see characters make the same mistakes over and over. I myself have never been in a horror-movie situation, so I’m sure that stress, fear and adrenaline cause people to make hasty, ill-advised decisions. That doesn’t mean we can’t shake our heads at the idiocy of some of the characters in our favorite movies. Here are some of my biggest facepalm moments when it comes to characters making stupid decisions.