Most horror films consist of three character types—the villain, the hero and the useless authority figure. Whether they're a cop, teacher or parent, their sole purpose is to do more harm than good. Some of them actively thwart the protagonists, while others are genuinely inept. Either way, they're typically an embarrassment to their title or profession.
For the 22nd entry in our 31 Days of Halloween series, we're exposing 12 of horror's most unproductive characters.
Beware—their lack of common sense may cause annoyance.
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