5 Horror Movie Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movies

Whether a minor or major character, there are many people in horror movies who don't get as much screen time as they should. Maybe they appear briefly in the first scene or they're part of the main friend group, but either way, these characters are well-developed, interesting and smart, and fans would love to watch an entire movie focused on them.

There are several horror movie characters who need their own movies, whether another scary film or even a comedy, as some of them make some intelligent quotes and prove that they have a great sense of humor admist all of the terror.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith's Scream 2 character Maureen Evans is such an unforgettable part of the beginning of this popular horror sequel that fans wish that they could see her for more of the movie. Maureen isn't exactly thrilled to be attending a screening of Stab. Her boyfriend Phil Stevens (Omar Epps) is having a great time, but she doesn't like the violence, blood, or how silly the characters in horror movies usually are. During the first death scene, she says, "See, if that was me, I'd be running!" Maureen is then tragically killed by Ghostface but no one notices since they think that it's just part of the movie's screening.

It would be great to see Maureen in her own movie as she's intelligent, witty, and unafraid to share her opinions. What is her career? How did she meet her partner? There are so many questions that a film about Maureen could answer.

The Cabin In The Woods is incredible and it would be great if this was a horror movie with a franchise, but unfortunately, there's just one movie. Fran Kranz's character Marty Mikalski steals the movie, which is a big deal since it's already a completely unique and out there story that no one would ever guess or predict.

Marty is considered "the stoner" character in the group of friends but he's brilliant and sees life in a smart, philosophical way that no one else does. In one scene, Marty says,"Statistical fact. Cops will never pull over a man with a huge bong in his car. Why? They fear this man. They know he sees further than they... and he will bind them... with ancient logics." Marty is funny but also very kind and an entire movie about him would be a lot of fun. It would be cool to see this character not dealing with being in a simulation about the end of the world.

Helen Shivers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) may be the best friend character in I Know What You Did Last Summer, a '90s horror movie that holds up, but she's more interesting than Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Helen dreams of becoming a famous actress and marrying and starting a family with her boyfriend Barry Cox (Ryan Phillippe). Helen is a perfect character: funny, smart, kind, and not one to be bossed around. When she and her friends run over someone at the beginning of the movie, she has a great slasher movie quote: "We should have a plan. Angela Lansbury always had a plan."

While fans see the aftermath of Helen's involvement in the accident, as she works at a department store in her hometown and watches her relationship and dreams die, it would be great to watch a whole movie about Helen, whether a prequel about her popular high school life or an alternate reality about her post-high school life where there is no horror at all.

While fans wait to learn the story of Jordan Peele's new movie Nope, fans can reflect back on the brilliance of Peele's 2019 film Us. Winston Duke played Gabe Wilson, the husband and father who just wanted to go on a fun and normal vacation and who finds himself in the middle of unimaginable terror.

Gabe is such a funny and fully formed character that a movie all about him would be hilarious. In one of the movie's best scenes, he tells his wife Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) "Let's make some traps or something, like some 'Home Alone' type stuff. That way, if she comes..." When she comments that he talked about Home Alone, he says, "You know what I'm talking about." Gabe would be a great character in a comedy as fans would love to see him make more smart jokes.

Just like The Sixth Sense is an important horror movie, The Ring is one of the most unforgettable films from the 2000s. While Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is the one investigating Samara, Amber Tamblyn plays a teenage character who appears briefly at the beginning of the movie, and Katie Embry would be the perfect protagonist of her own film.

Rachel's niece Katie hangs out with her friend Becca Kotler (Rachael Bella) and shares that she watched a videotape with her boyfriend and friends a week earlier. Of course, horror fans know what that means: Katie is about to die. It's fun to imagine a movie focusing on Katie and Becca's friendship and their high school life, and this could even be a prequel about how Katie finds the tape.

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