We spend quite a bit of time in horror films rooting for people to survive, hoping they'll outsmart the psycho with the knife or outrun the monster or overcome the zombie horde. But sometimes there are those characters that we actively (and happily) root against, those characters so disruptive, so grating, so just plain annoying that we can't wait to watch them meet their ends.
Sometimes the character is obnoxious because he or she is written that way, and the acting is good enough to make us believe it. Sometimes they fit into one of those famed horror-movie stereotypes we know and love, and so we know how we're supposed to feel. Sometimes everything about the character just screams get off the screen.
Whatever the reason, each of the 14 characters below—presented for the 27th of our 31 Days of Halloween features—gave us someone to root against, and some truly satisfying death scenes to watch.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead!]
And here's a complete list of all 31 Days of Halloween features: