Running in a straight line
I don’t know what happens but almost always the character running from his death runs in a straight line. He/she never, god forbid, ever deviates from their path. In Prometheus (2012), the better idea would be to run off to the side rather than running in a straight line.
Going off alone to a haunted site is simply a death wish. Kindly stow the bravery for other events. As happens in Mama, the academic Dreyfuss, goes off alone to a place that he is certain has an evil being. What did he achieve, except being killed, do tell?
Getting too curious
Apparently, they never heard the phrase, “Curiosity kills the cat” as they go out to explore the very things that literally scream DANGEROUS!! As in The Ring, they go gaga over the videotape, ‘Ooh a haunted videotape, let’s watch it.’