Which Horror Movie Archetype Are You?

Most horror films—especially classic slashers that feature a group of friends as the killer’s victims—have stereotypical character archetypes. These archetypes play a key role in carrying along with the conventional tropes of a horror movie’s plot. Which horror movie archetype are you, and how would you fare in a horror movie scenario? Let’s find out!

  • Question of

    You think someone has broken into your house–you may have to defend yourself. What’s the first weapon you grab?

    Three masked figures stand in the dark holding weapons.
    • A letter opener or a knife
    • If my fists don’t do the trick, then my baseball bat will.
    • No intruder can get through the security system. If they do, I have my keychain mace.
    • Does my phone count as a weapon?
  • Question of

    How and when did you lose your virginity?

    Long shot of car parked in woods in the dark with nude teenagers embracing in back seat.
    • I waited longer than most of my friends, and it was with the right person.
    • Why don’t you ask your mom?
    • Erm…Well, this is awkward, why are you talking about virginity?
    • Ha! I got laid the first chance I got.
  • Question of

    You agree to spend the night in an abandoned haunted house with some buddies. What’s the first thing you do?

    Angular red door stands ajar in dark, creepy room.
    • I stay calm and try to get a feel for the house.
    • I look for a way to set up pranks and ridicule anyone who falls for them.
    • Even though ghosts aren’t real, I set up a few cameras to see if we can get any evidence.
    • I roam from room to room and challenge the ghosts to show themselves.
  • Question of

    Now you’re going camping with your friends. What do you do when you get there?

    Four teenagers stare cautiously out from the inside of a cabin window.
    • I stick close to the campsite and set things up.
    • I chug a few beers and then go jump in the water.
    • I make sure that my Wi-Fi hotspot can establish a network connection.
    • I go off for a solo hike in the woods.
  • Question of

    While camping, a member of your group is found dead with a knife protruding from their slumping back. How do you react?

    Close up picture of teenaged girl screaming.
    • I am immediately aware that the killer could still be around and go on high alert.
    • I become enraged and accuse the person that I distrust the most.
    • I freeze up. I’m a problem solver, but I don’t know what to do in this situation.
    • I am probably the one who has been killed–I’m a pretty easy target.
  • Question of

    What’s your beverage of choice?

    Costumed figure wearing ghostface mask talks into phone and drinks a forty oz bottle of beer.
    • Diet soda
    • Beer
    • Energy drink
    • Hard liquor
  • Question of

    What’s your biggest fear?

    Close up of man looking aghast and fear-stricken with tears streaming down face and mouth hanging open.
    • Being alone
    • Losing control
    • Artificial intelligence
    • I don’t really fear anything.

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