Getting comfy with the monster
You’re in a spooky surrounding, you should be scared of even the most harmless object. But no, these characters get all up, close and personal with the terrifying looking thing. In Prometheus (2012), the biologist thinks that it would be a great idea to stick his face close to a funky looking, alive and twitching thing.
Use the bloody phone!
They have a phone for god sakes! But no, why would they call anyone for help. No, no let’s use it as a shield, it’s the better idea. In Scream, Casey does the very stupid act, meeting a gory death.