I don't know about you but I have found myself wondering whether I would survive a horror movie (the answer is a resounding NO I would definitely not). So just for fun Ann and I decided to take a selection of our favourite fictional characters and rate their chances in a horror movie situation!
Jace (The Mortal Instruments)
Would do well in horror movies that DONT involve ghosts or zombies - because in his world they are not believed to exist and he wouldn't know how to deal with them. In other situations, however, I think he would do very well. He is well-trained and very skilled in combat!
Harry, Ron, Hermione (Harry Potter)
Hermione would be amazing at this. She would research whatever creature they were up against and then plan everything so failure would be impossible.
Ron would die.
Harry is very resilient so he stands a good chance. He managed to stand up to the Dark Lord many times with just a simple spell so I'm sure he could handle anything that came his way!
Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Regular Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth doesn't stand a chance. But P&P&Z Lizzie!? She would do amazing in a zombie apocalypse - she would have her family fighting with her and she is well-trained. However I feel she would be less likely to succeed in other horror movie situations as she is lacking the knowledge.
Gus and Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars)
I'll be honest - Turtles All the Way Down is staring at me right now so John Green books are heavily on my mind which inspired this pick. But I actually love it. OK so Gus would be useless but hilarious in any kind of horror situation. I can just see him throwing random wisdom at the poor monsters as they (increasingly bewildered) try to kill him. Hazel might fare better, but I think she stands a good chance of sacrificing herself if it would save someone else - especially Gus.
Frodo (Lord of the Rings)
I'm 90% sure that on his own Frodo couldn't survive a stroll to the shops. But with the whole LotR fellowship behind him? Totally. Sam would just carry Frodo right out the other side through the credits.
Westley and Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
Possibly one of my all time favourite books. OK so Westley is down for definite survival. 100%. The monster should run from him, he is not to be defeated. Buttercup.... I don't know. I was going to say her chances of survival were low but LOOK HOW FIERCE SHE IS! There's no way she would go down without a fight at the very least.
There are so many characters we didn't choose because their survival was so obvious (Katniss, Kaz, Inej etc.) but overall I'm pretty happy with the survival chances of (most of) our favourite characters! Let us know if your faves would survive and if you agree with our verdicts!!
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