No doubt many of you have noticed how often movies reuse tropes and themes that were used many times in other movies. Sure, sometimes it can work, especially if it’s a unique twist on the concept. But that’s not always the case, and other times, the trope is run into the ground.

Well, one horror movie trope that has eluded many of us is how males in movies fall for female serial (or not) killers or straight-up monsters in female disguise just because they weren’t thinking.

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Writer, editor, and horror enthusiast Juliet Bennett Rylah has recently made a list on her Twitter pointing out a number of horror movies that, to put it simply, include dumb horny guys, and the internet loved it.

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Check out the list with all of JB Rylah’s comments included below. And while you’re down there, vote and comment on the ones you like the most!

#1

Species (1995)

Species (1995)

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Doggo Froggo
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1 month ago

lol that's flipping stupid

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Juliet Bennett Rylah is a writer and editor for a number of news outlets, including We Like L.A. and The LAnd Magazine, but is also an avid horror movie enthusiast.

One day, she noticed how many movies have this pretty obvious (and somewhat ridiculous) theme of sexually aroused men being seduced by murderous women (or murderous female monsters) and then, surprise, murdered to death. Or transformed into vampires. Victimized, the word I was looking for was victimized.

So, she went to Twitter to share some of her observations regarding this trope, saying “Men in horror movies are always like wow, a sexy lady just emerged from the woods/bog/cave/lake etc. and wants to kiss me? Nothing suspicious about this!”

#2

Jennifer´s Body (2009)

Jennifer´s Body (2009)

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Why?
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1 month ago

She's about to lose her pants.

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#3

No Escape Room (2018)

No Escape Room (2018)

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Nala Rose
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1 month ago

lol what movie is that?

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#4

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

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Why?
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1 month ago

Looks fine to me!

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Rylah mentions a number of films (and dumb horny men in them), including Trick 'r Treat, It Follows, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Hellraiser, and many more.

Each tweet also included some hilarious comments and remarks from Rylah herself. Most of the time, she voices what’s going on in the minds of the male characters before their impending doom, but there are also other comments like her saying where she herself would have probably died.

#5

The Shining (1980)

The Shining (1980)

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JennyBee
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1 month ago

"Haunted Bathtub"

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#6

Splice (2019)

Splice (2019)

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 month ago

I'm dying

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#7

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

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Tagzwoelf
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1 month ago

Angel and Darla, wohoo

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Rylah also provided some context on how there are also mythologies that are based on seducing men:

“The baobhan sith gets you when you have horny thoughts. The patasola gets you in the wilderness. The sayona gets cheaters. A lot of sexy monsters are just hungry. The folklore is to try to encourage you to NOT be seduced by a sexy monster, but as many of you have shown… you are horny for monsters.”

She did, however, also point out that this list doesn’t say that all men in real life make poor decisions—it merely points out how a trope was used repeatedly in ridiculous ways.

#8

Knock Knock (2015)

Knock Knock (2015)

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JennyBee
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1 month ago

maybe they are teenage girls who fell into a lake. Maybe they were also homeless.

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#9

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 month ago

That is Weird...

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#10

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

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N G
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1 month ago (edited)

Nope! No resisting here!

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#11

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Doggo Froggo
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1 month ago (edited)

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Ok, downvote me if you will but I don't get all the fuss about her. She's not that pretty really (I look a bit like her so don't think I'm just being a b**ch) and the outfit is rather tasteless, imo. The snake is cool though. EDIT: I have no idea why I'm finding going from 8 people agreeing to -1 points amusing lol

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#12

Hellraiser 2: Hellbound (1988)

Hellraiser 2: Hellbound (1988)

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Why?
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1 month ago

I definitely don't want what she's having!

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Many people found this to be a rather entertaining list. Rylah’s Twitter thread made some headlines and garnered over 28,000 likes with over 5,000 retweets.

Many in the comments pointed out some other movies that used this same trope, adding to the list of dumb guys in horror films, while others were discussing the nuances of the genre.

You can check out more by going to Rylah’s Twitter thread, but before you go, let us know what you thought about this in the comment section!

#13

American Gods (2017)

American Gods (2017)

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 month ago

I'm officially dead

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#14

Once Bitten (1985)

Once Bitten (1985)

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Stille20
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1 month ago

Huh? What's the movie?

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#15

Lovecraft Country (2020)

Lovecraft Country (2020)

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Trinity
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1 month ago

What movie is this???

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#16

Queen Of The Damned (2002)

Queen Of The Damned (2002)

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Jayne Kyra
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1 month ago (edited)

The book was a masterpiece. (And to me still is).

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#17

True Blood (2008-2014)

True Blood (2008-2014)

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Stille20
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1 month ago (edited)

Why are people getting mad? Women are ALWAYS questioning if the random guy who wants to hook up with them is going to murder them.... I mean that as was of explanation … just we think of it all the time and Are shocked men wouldn't consider it.

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#18

Audition (1999)

Audition (1999)

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 month ago

NeEdlEs NEEDLES

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#19

Hannibal (2013-2015)

Hannibal (2013-2015)

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Camden
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1 month ago

aaaaaah Hannibal

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#20

Girl On The Third Floor (2019)

Girl On The Third Floor (2019)

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Rukkia
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1 month ago

Yes, yes it does. It actually goes poorly for everyone.

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#21

It Follows (2014)

It Follows (2014)

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

why did I immediately think about Jesus just now?

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#22

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

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YoChicken
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1 month ago

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well. thats boring.

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#23

The Hunger (1983)

The Hunger (1983)

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Cammie Sizemore
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1 month ago

catherine deneuve and david bowie? Will die twice for the pleasure of dying again

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#24

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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Qw3stion
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1 month ago

Nope

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#25

Trick 'R Treat (2007)

Trick 'R Treat (2007)

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Qw3stion
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1 month ago

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#26

The Mortuary Collection (2019)

The Mortuary Collection (2019)

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Qw3stion
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1 month ago

Never seen it.

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#27

The Love Witch (2016)

The Love Witch (2016)

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Jayne Kyra
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1 month ago

The Love Witch is a fantastic movie with a rather sad ending.

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