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    Quote Originally Posted by CrawlingChaos View Post
    Well, my most hated one and it's so maddeningly overused - the killing of the family dog who runs off to investigate something amiss. Over and over and over again this is used as the first sign of danger in a movie and I hate it, hate it, hate it. I'm one of those who can't stand to see animals killed in films. People, no problem. Can't really explain it, but I know I'm not alone.

    There's a whole new slew of cliches specific to found footage horror, such as the documentarian who must keep filming no matter what!!! So that people will know what happened here... And I say that as a fan of many found footage films. [REC] is one of my favorite horror movies ever.

    I can be pretty forgiving of cliches, if the movie is well done and I'm enjoying it. Except the dog one!
    I was looking for the dog one. Seriously... its almost lazy at this point. Its the easiest way for you to make the audience hate the killer/thing and pull at everyone's heart strings. Find another way! This one has been done to death and definitely reduces the re-watchability of a move for me!

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    So tired of this -
    The "monster" is "killed" by the heroine/hero, they stop running/fighting, sit down to rest, or maybe have a nervous breakdown. SUDDENLY and GRADUALLY the monster rises again (in the blurry background). IT'S NOT DEAD!!!! YIKES!!! Depending on how close it is to the end and who the character is, that person either dies or gets slashed/bitten/grabbed then runs some more to fight again and usually figure out how to ultimately destroy what/whoever is pursuing everyone.

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    During the course of the story, one of the two characters that ultimately survive gets "infected", to be revealed in the closing scenes.

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    Not something that myself or anyone else likes to see, but you will never see anything bad happen to young children. It's still a taboo, probably the only one left.

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    Yet evil children abound!
    Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, the best damn little band you should be listening to!
    http://azpeacemakers.com/

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    If kids are the monsters themselves, then yes, but if they are only victims of monsters, then no, and certainly nothing will be shown.

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    Wait, I bet someone has a list...hang on....Bloody Disgusting can help us with the "killed kids" thing!!

    https://bloody-disgusting.com/editor...-killed-a-kid/

    Some of those I'd forgotten about & some aren't on-screen deaths.
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    In Children of the Corn , I guess Isaac and Malachi were supposed to be younger than they actually were, but the actor that played Issac was actually in his mid 20's, Malachi in his late teens. Showing kids getting killed on screen is still a taboo.

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    I'll give you Gage getting run over by a truck. To be even more specific, you won't see any kids getting stabbed, sliced, or diced. Nothing extremely graphic, They have to wait until their teens to show that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffnStein View Post
    So tired of this -
    The "monster" is "killed" by the heroine/hero, they stop running/fighting, sit down to rest, or maybe have a nervous breakdown. SUDDENLY and GRADUALLY the monster rises again....

    Yep. Stunning the pursuing baddie and then running away or stopping to rest without finishing the job is a classic.

    And we don't see it as often these days, but I hate when the female character hangs back while the male lead fights the villain. I want to scream, "Don't just stand there, honey! Get in there and help!"

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