Now, by sidekicks, I mean people you wouldn't want to be stuck with in a horror film with... You want to survive, and these people really would not help you one bit...
I have a few obvious people in my head, but I'm going to shock you by surprising you with this first one...Rosemary from Rosemary's Baby! I know, a weird one, right?
The reason she is on here is because she is useless in this film, really really down right useless. She has pretty much no idea what is going on half the time, even when she has suspicion about what is going on and the neighbours. Her partner has some idea of weird things going on too, but he also doesn't do anything about it. He actually just forgets about it and just thinks she's mad.
Now, by this point, I know it sounds like the partner is the bad one as she is saying things are weird and he is the one ignoring her, but she is the one who has worked some of it out and doesn't act on it. She has all these ideas at the end, but doesn't do anything. Guy is pretty much gone and brainwashed, so he stands no chance, but she has one, she could escape.
But nope, she eats the food that she is sure isn't right and stays in that same apartment with her crazy neighbours, and surprise, is pregnant by the Devil... Nah..
This is the most obvious one on this list I would say, going from my most hated items and characters in horror films, and was meant for this list. This next one is going to be a fair picks, as they are all pretty similar. Off the bat, these entries aren't going to be that helpful, but people still get stuck with them in films.. Life is a bitch..
This entry is Kids. Kids are useless, so insanely useless and terrible and just nah, in horror films. The only good thing is they can fit into small spaces if need be - but sometimes they even bugger that up.
The first kid in this little entry, is Rachel from the new War of the Worlds, who literally spends the entire time screaming and crying. Before you say it, "that's a normal reaction from a child when aliens invade", yes, that might be so, but its still annoying. She doesn't have Tom Cruise in this at all, she's a brat and he is trying his best to keep her and her snotty but hot brother safe and neither could give a monkey's about him. She just screams and wants her horrible mum and strops... I would have literally left her behind..
Talking of leaving kids behind, her parents should have left this next one behind when they moved house. This is Sally from the new version of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, and the reason I actually almost gave up on this film and hated it. Sally was so awful, I hated this film because of her, I literally could not stand her, she was just a selfish little child. She grassed someone up at some point and got them in trouble, she was nosey and she just wouldn't keep herself to herself. She would be told to stay away and she knew to, and to not get mixed up with the scary monsters, but no, she just couldn't help herself. Silly Sally.
I could go on and on about how I hate kids in horror films, and how awful and slow they tend to be, but I feel this is long enough on them, so to end this little section I will leave it with one of my most hated characters in all of horror history, so much so, my close friend got me a toy of him for Christmas as a very good joke... Carl from The Walking Dead. I literally hate this kid, ever since I started watching the show, I hated him. He is just a cocky little thing or will not do as he is told, he always has to do what he feels and wants to do, even if that means putting everyone in danger.
Back at the beginning of the show, you might have put it down to him being a young child and stress of the zombies and all sorts and hoped and assumed he would grow out of it.. Has he heck?! Only a few episodes he was running away trying to fight Negan. Stupid boy, listen to your dad and sit still!
Eleanor in The Haunting, the original one, is my next person on this list, as similar to everyone on this list, she does bugger all the entire film. She screams, she runs, if she sees a spirit she will just there and scream, waiting for someone, mainly a man, to come save her. And then I'm pretty sure she crashes into a tree at the end of the movie... for no reason. She really was not helpful and just writing this annoys me...
This has become a longggggg list. My bad. The last ones I couldn't find an exact film for it or an exact character for it, so this is just an all round one, all the cliche women in horror films who scream and fall over when they run - you know the ones I mean. But saying that, I wouldn't want to be with them in a horror film, but I don't mind them in horror films... The rest, I enjoyed less...
And I am not even getting started on the kid from The Badadook... That screaming brat.