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10 Annoying Horror Final Girls!!!

By Zena S. Dixon.

I cannot possibly be the only one who screams at screens when these typical, annoying final girls manage to survive through the chaos of violence, guts and pools of blood. Everyone knows that THE final girl doesn’t have to be that bright or appealing! All she honestly has to be is THE last one. She will run for her life while unknowingly and unintelligently sacrificing her friends and family. Anyway, on with the list of these annoying ladies.

10: Shelly Duval (Wendy Torrance) — The Shining

If I was married to Wendy, I’d probably go buck bananas too. Not only is she dense, but what adds fuel to the fire is her high-pitched voice and ear ringing shrieks. I just don’t think she had a real purpose other than staring with her colossal eyes and breaking eardrums with her horrific screams.

Some say it was the hotel that made Jack nuts, I say it was Wendy.

9: Shauna MacDonald (Sarah) — The Descent

While watching this movie I often forgot that I was watching a horror movie. I didn’t mind that the movie had an all female cast! However, there was too much crying and ridiculousness flying around. Why did Sarah get on my nerves? I felt horrible that she lost her husband and young daughter in a car accident. As the movie progressed though, I had no sympathy for her or any of the ladies, not even Juno (even though she was pretty cool).

But it was more towards the end that Sarah annoyed me. You know the part! In the American version, we think that she escapes; instead, she’s smiling in the dark, envisioning joy and what not. Yes, my hopes were up, then I was tricked and left with the credits! Boo!

8: Jennifer Love Hewitt (Julie James) — I Know What You Did Last Summer

I’m surprised that there’s no fourth installment to the series “I Know What You Did Last Summer And This Time I’m Going To Kill You”! Apparently, there was a 3. Why? I don’t know. That’s neither here nor there. If someone out there decides to use that title, I want my cut! This may sound extremely mean, but Jennifer Love Hewitt in her younger days always had an annoying face. Whelp, she plays an annoying character, Julie James.

In this one, she’s way too self-involved, down to the point where I wanted to rip my own eyeballs out. She paraded around the movie in her extra tight clothes, whining about how all people are wrong. I completely had it with her with that whole “What are you waiting for, huh? What are you waiting fooooor?” You probaby read that in a calm voice but no, that’s not how it went. She screams in a harsh tone “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, HUH?! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOOOOOOR?!” I guess that was supposed to be a cool line. Someone kill her, PLEASE! Oh yeah, her boyfriend, Ray (Freddy Prince, Jr.), was just as annoying. But that’s just a side note.

7: Jennifer Carpenter (Angela Vida) — Quarantine

Just like the original, it’s a documentary style movie that follows a reporter named Angela (Jennifer Carpenter). The reporter and her camera man shadow firemen for a night, following them into a building where they become quarantined with a rabid like zombie virus. Jennifer Carpenter’s irritating laugh and excessive breathing… jeez.

She was the last survivor, though I wish she was the first one to get eaten alive beyond recognition.

6: Brittany Murphy (Jody Marken) — Cherry Falls

A horror movie where it’s okay to break the “No sex” rule! In this one, there is a serial killer in a small Virginian town targeting virgin teenage girls. Brittany Murphy plays Jody, a high school student with an awful hairstyle. You guessed it. She’s a virgin and her Dad is the sheriff. No doubt that Brittany Murphy was an amazing actress, however, she was not believable in this role for me. It seemed like she was supposed to portray a “good girl.” Instead, she was sultry and seemed way too promiscuous. Yep, that’s my complaint, guys! I’m a female…let me live!

May Brittany Murphy rest in peace!

5: Brittany Snow (Donna Keppel) — Prom Night (2008)

I know of a lot of people disliked this movie, perhaps even hated it. I honestly didn’t mind it! Yeah, it wasn’t really a remake. It only shares the name with the 1980’s Prom Night. Plus…when I watch a slasher, I expect to see blood, guts and gore. With this movie, I felt like I was watching a Lifetime flick. But let’s put that aside for now!

In this movie, Brittany Snow SUCKED. There I said it! She’s not memorable. And on top of that, she cries 99.9% of the movie… I’m exhausted just thinking about her! But maybe it’s not her fault? Maybe she had to play a lame character in a movie that lacked blood.

4: Alicia Witt (Natalie Simon) — Urban Legend

Nothing like a college setting slasher flick!

Am I the only one who felt that Natalie should have been the side character? Natalie is unfortunately the heroine in this one, but to me, she was just plain ol’ boring, whiny and just insanely annoying! Why was Alicia Witt casted as this main character? She should have been the side, side character.

3: Elizabeth Olsen (Sarah) — Silent House (2011)

Silent House might not be the scariest movie, but Elizabeth Olsen is annoying. That didn’t make any sense, but oh well! Anyhow, she plays Sarah, a way over the top, college dropout whose helping her dad and uncle clean out their old family lake house. She hears some eerie sounds. From then on, she’s having a screaming contest with herself. Ugh….she screams, cries, screams some more, whimpers, and to top it off, there’s snot and all kinds of her liquids everywhere!

She’s a great actress, but in this role I couldn’t sympathize with her character because she hurt my eardrums.

2: Monica Keena (Lori Campbell) — Freddy vs Jason

Usually there is at least ONE, MAYBE two characters that I have sympathy for. But I wanted everyone to die in this movie, especially Monica Keen’s character Lori. Honestly, she deserved a horrible death. I just didn’t buy into her acting and was quickly aggravated with her whining. Everything she did was over the top and draining to my soul.

All in all, because of Lori, I’d never name any of my future children or future pets Lori. THANKS LORI!

1: Rooney Mara (Nancy Holbrook) — Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

I’m honestly surprised that this movie hasn’t been banned yet. Look, for all who’ve seen this movie, I know you feel my pain! Rooney Mara played Nancy, except she’s nothing like Heather Langenkramp! She’s weak, lacks a personality, and is a complete drag. I could care less if Rooney Mara was nominated for awards, she even won some! But you know what? She wasn’t nominated for an award for this movie.

Maybe I should blame the script writer…then again, Rooney Mara is the actress, so it’s her responsibility to ACT!

Point of this list? Yeah….these girls made it to the end, but perhaps they should have got their eyeballs ripped out 10 minutes into the movie. Maybe I’m just a hot head! Anyway, who would be on your Top 10 list?




    Monica Keena annoyed me a lot as well.
    Her breasts… they kept distracting me

    • ill_mindedd

      her tits are great.

  • c-s-a78

    you forget Camilla Belle from when a stranger call(2006).
    that was badddddddd.

    • Lou

      This may be the all time worst!! Great call!

  • Tomie Kawakami

    OMG Yes at number 7. Jennifer Carpenter is so fucking annoying.

    • mobstar67

      hell yea she is…she gets it on principle alone for her never ending whining on Dexter..

      • Tomie Kawakami

        She’s the reason I cannot watch Dexter for a split second.

  • Darkness69

    Oh, hell yes, No. 1 is spot on!!! Rooney Mara being a drag is an understatement! The whole movie is a blasphemy and I agree – it should be banned!

    • Paul

      Thank you, that movie was an abomination.
      Having Kreuger’s face all CGI and stuff made me turn it off like 10 minutes in.

    • ill_mindedd

      i agree. the NOES remake is so horrible, its so fast paced that its hard to even develop feelings for these characters. its such a bad movie. i can honestly say i’ve never met anyone who enjoyed it.

  • mobstar67

    i could agree with just about all of this list with the exception of Shauna McDonald in The Descent films..i was kinda thinking she was one crazy bitch very badass..
    as far as Jen Love Hewitt i was memorized by her breasts also…

    • mobstar67


  • ThunderDragoon

    Even though I’m the only one on this planet who liked the Nightmare remake, I completely agree about Rooney Mara. They had a perfect lead in Katie Cassidy and they decided to make Kristen Stewart II the protagonist. Ugh, can’t stand her.

    • djblack1313

      ThunderDragoon, i agree! they should or could have just had Rooney (if the MUST have her in the movie) in Katie Cassidy’s role and had Katie in Rooney’s part. Katie Cassidy is always excellent and IMO she has a trillion times more screen presence and likability than Rooney (no offense, Rooney). lol.

  • doomas10

    I so much disagree with Sara in the Descent. Her character was utterly likeable and believable and she rarely screams (for a good reason too). Extra points for her killing her friend for mercy, a moment that destroys any humanity left inside her and starts her descent into the abyss of human survival against the crawlers – her eyes during her “escape” are amazing. Rooney Mara, f*** yes! I thought she was most the most annoying scream queen in the last decade.

    • Milk

      I loved Sara in the Descent as well and never found her annoying for a moment.

    • mobstar67

      im shocked that Sarah is on this list… literally thousands of nit-wit survivor girls out there and she ends up on this no no..not buying it

    • K-Dogg

      COMPLETELY agree, Sarah looked so fucking badass when she stood up from the bloody water, and screamed out, all drenched in blood. She should be nowhere on this list.

    • Lou

      I also agree that Sara does not belong here.


      Yeah, seriously. Worst choice to put on this list. She was totally badass. Does not belong here.

    • KirE-Hughes

      Sarah is one of my favorite “Final Girls”! Last person I would think to find here.

  • hrvstrsrrw

    I can’t stand Rooney Mara. The Nightmare remake is the movie that put her on the map. Yet, once she got the role in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, she did nothing but bash Nightmare. The movie wasn’t great, by any stretch, but she was definitely part of the problem. I just hate when actors do that shit.


    Bobbi Sue Luther (The Girl)- Laid To Rest was the most obnoxious person I’ve ever seen in a movie.

    • djblack1313

      RIGHONFIRE, yes! yes! yes!! Bobbi Sue should be on this list!!!

    • ill_mindedd

      oh my god, yes !

  • divisionbell

    Pretty solid list I must say. I absolutely despised Shauna from the descent. I really wanted her to die a horrible death. The final girl in FvsJ was one of the absolute worst actresses I’ve seen, though I did love that movie for all of its ridiculous. Actually I couldn’t help feel that the director should have just done a Freddy film since he clearly loved the character (especially the awesome dream sequence in the police station).

    I never did understand why they got Shelly Duvall for the shining. Or any movie at all really. She’s incredibly grating and always came across as completely useless.

    One thing I will say is that I was happy the new nancy was nothing like the original. Heather was always an atrocious character and the single worst part of the original film.

    • djblack1313

      divisionbell (and Evan) didn’t you find Shauna’s Sarah very unlikable/annoying in THE DESCENT 2 more than part 1? i liked her (overall) in the first movie but aside from being a terrible movie (part 2), they made Sarah completely unlikable.

    • Dismemberment

      You had to have read the Stephen King book to know why Kubrick changed the actor for Wendy. In the book, she was a beautiful blonde bombshell who was sexy as hell, but she was also chronically abused by Jack. Kubrick couldn’t really show that in the movie as the movie would have to be very long, so instead, he cast Shelly because of her already abused, mousey, and subservient look so that he didn’t have to go into the whole back story of how this beautiful woman could stay with such an ass as Jack. Not to mention, the topiary animals were completely taken out of the movie and the hedge maze put in because it was easier to make the maze seem scarier through cinematography, than to have the topiary animals move as they did in the book which would have looked hokey. Just my 2c. also, Ii had no issues with The Descent at all. great movie all around…however, I’m a bit claustrophobic so i was already biased towards fear with that one (I haven’t even watched the second one yet…but I will soon).

      • djblack1313

        Dismemberment, thanx for the info! i never read THE SHINING but reading what explained to me regarding the Shelly Duvall casting was pretty interesting (and puts in context of why she was cast, besides her acting skills).

  • djblack1313

    other than Monica Keener and i guess Rooney Mara (i literally feel nothing either way about her role in ELM ST.. she was bland enough that she didn’t annoy me or impress).

    but i respectfully disagree w/ everyone else on this list (although i agree on some minor things such as Love Hewitt’s “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!”. that part was cringe-inducing in an otherwise very good movie!).

    oddly enough as much as i hate with a passion the PROM NIGHT “remake”, i DO think Brittany Snow is a good actress. and how can you not adore Shelly Duvall????? lol. i guess she was a tad annoying in THE SHINING but she’s just so sweet that i was rooting for her all the way in the movie!

    regarding QUARANTINE, i guess i’m biased (i loved Carpenter in the movie!) since i worship Carpenter’s Deborah on DEXTER. lol.

  • Evil_Flip

    I wasn’t bothered by Monica Keena since that destiny’s child girl was way more terrible. Is it ‘more terrible’? terrible-er… whatever; she sucked.

  • Catastrophe

    THANK YOU. More than anything else, Rooney Mara’s Nancy turned the NoES remake from something that might’ve been half-way decent into an emo, angst-filled, whiny, bitch-fest. She RUINED Nancy.

    As for the others on the list, I agree with all of them save for Shelly Duvall. Not only did Wendy have to put up with Jack, Shelly herself had to endure what was borderline torture from Stanley Kubrick. So give the ol’ girl some slack, hmm?

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    i thought brittany murphy was awesome in Cherry Falls. i’m glad to see that someone else thought jennifer carpenter’s constant heavy breathing was annoying as well. jennifer love-hewitt was annoying too. natalie was kind of annoying in Urban Legend but i didn’t think she was that bad. i still say danielle harris should’ve had a bigger role as the hot, slutty goth.

    • dr.lamb

      I always had a special place in my heart for Britanny Murphy, I could never be angry at her. May she rest in peace, indeed.And Cherry Falls was kick-ass from beginning to the end. Brittany Snow shouldn’t play the heroine, they should type cast her as the weird, creepy girl. Also, that top image, oh my…

  • Milk

    Thank you for adding Quarantine. I am a fan of those movies but I prefer REC to Quarantine for the simple fact that the original reporter is so much more likeable. Silent House was annoying but the original was just as bad. I don’t think it’s the actress but just the movie in general.

    The person that mentions when a stranger calls gets a +1. The actress in that movie was uber annoying.

  • scorpiokorea

    i only found J. L. hewitt, B. murphy and monica keena not to be annoying in my opinion. but most on the list are in incredibly dumb. also I think #10 should have been # 1.

  • admittedly i skimmed the list before reading each actress/character’s review, until i came to #1. I have to whole-heartedly agree with this writer’s perspective. as my favorite horror movie (second only to aliens) i detest this drek of a remake and rooney mara’s acting is a major contributor to my utter disdain for this film.

    she is so bland and wooden in it, i couldn’t have been any less invested in her character. the funny thing is she has gone on record of saying that she didn’t even want the role, but just did it anyway… a half assed excuse for an abysmal performance. everytime i hear she is receiving praise or awards for a film (i found her performace in “dragon tatoo” serviceable but nothing special) i CANNOT get passed her charisma-vacuum performance in this film.

  • undertaker78

    Sally Hardesty from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre annoyed the Hell out of me.

  • kaido

    Kristen Stewart in The Messengers……

    • QueenOfHell

      Jessica Biel in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. Her character was so damn annoying in it. Hell the whole cast sucked in it.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    I agree with most on the list, but Shelly Duvall?!? Yes she is strange looking, but it’s so refreshing not seeing a “model-type” in the lead role. She really is a brilliant actress and was perfectly cast as the “annoying” wife. She brought a lot to the role and you really believe that her character would stay married with someone like Jack, even after the on screen verbal abuse she takes from him.

  • matt

    Nightmare on Elm Street is the worst horror remake ever. It sucks because the original is my all-time favorite. I have a feeling the Carrie remake may be a worst remake though.

  • 1,000,000 X yes on Jennifer Love Hewitt in I Know What You Did Last Summer. Yes, when a KILLER is stalking you, it’s smart to yell “What are you waiting for?” We’re right here!” out in the open. And she did the same thing in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. They were standing on the docks in the rainstorm, and I swear she repeated the same exact line. Ugh.

    Also, I have another one I didn’t see in here yet, Tina from Halloween 5. You already know who Michael Myers is, and what he’s capable of. Jaime and Loomis went out of their way to warn her, and like an idiot, she STILL went to the party. Michael killed off her two friends, and of course, Tina was all traumatized and hysterical afterwards. Idiot.

    And I also have to throw Laurie from Rob Zombie’s H2 (2009) in here. Remember how she was so innocent and likeable in the 2007 film? Yeah, she turned into this obnoxious and annoying brat, who couldn’t shut the hell up for one second. Her character went from likeable to unbearable so quick.

  • DoctorWest

    I’m surprised Scout Taylor Compton from Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 wasn’t on here. Her performance in that movie was aneurysm-inducing.

    • c-s-a78

      I fully agree on was like she was doing a comedy skit from the original Halloween!

  • VictorCrowley

    Another vote for Scout Compton. I was rooting for Michael to gut her something awful in both of RZ’s ‘Weens. Not sure what her motivation was, but she failed miserably to make Laurie Strode a sympathetic character. To me, she was just another dumb shit in serious need of a decapitation and not at all worthy to stand with Michael (even Rob’s white trash version) at the end. Only way I’d get behind another RZ Halloween starring Scout Compton is if she got it in the first 5 mins (and the movie ended right there).

    Can’t complain too much about Alicia Witt in Urban Legend. I guess the fact I always found her incredibly hot in that role over-shadowed any short-comings her performance my have delivered. She gets a free pass from me on that fact alone.

    And thankfully, I really don’t remember much of the Nightmare remake so I can’t agree/disagree with the #1 pick here. But, the whole movie was pretty damn bad and just about everyone involved should be on one hate list or another.

  • John Marrone

    What about that annoying ass chick from EVIL DEAD II? If not that, DEFINITELY Danielle Harris from Halloween 4 and 5

  • wildgator25

    I have to back the Undertaker’s play on Sally Hardesty in TCM. But let’s not forget the atrocious Lar Park-Lincoln as Tina in Friday the 13th Part 7. That was some annoying shit there.

    And I also don’t mind Jennifer Love Huge Tits.

    And as djblack said, Katie Cassidy would have been a much better lead in NOES. I really loved watching her on Harper’s Island.

    • QueenOfHell

      agreed with the Katie Cassidy part. I loved her on Gossip Girl and on Supernatural.

  • viking1983

    the descent was awesome, the only damn annoying character was juno, I was hoping she would die the whole time

  • issachar

    I really hate Monica Keena… for not strip. I have been expecting her sex scene the whole movie .\_/.

  • MaryOudeans

    Jennifer Love hewiit and Elizabeth Olsen should of died! I wanted to murder these girls I can see why a serial killer would want too. And not to mention Silent House and Cherry falls was two of the worst movies I have ever seen. I will never gets those hours of my life back..oh well. LOl

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